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Format: 2014-10-24
Format: 2014-10-24
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    Thu, 2014-10-30 19:30
    Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra
    Garry Walker, Giulio Poggia, Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra
    Blackheath Halls London SE3 9RQ
    United Kingdom

    Scottish born conductor Garry Walker directs the Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra in a programme based around water and the sea, in keeping with A song for all ships, all seas, the autumn theme linking a few concerts within our Faculty of Music programme this term.

    Frank Bridge’s orchestral suite The Sea aptly opens the concert, followed by Toru Takemitsu’s Riverrun, one of many pieces in the composer’s output reflecting his fascination with water. Gorgeous melodies and a vast, impeccably employed palette of orchestral colours have made Scheherazade one of Rimsky-Korsakov’s most popular works. A new composition from Trinity Laban student, Oliver Muxworthy, completes the programme.

    The Sea
    Frank Bridge (1879-1941)
    Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996)
    Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
    Oliver Muxworthy ()
  • Fri, 2014-10-24 19:30
    Feargus Hetherington (violin) and Gavin Brady (piano)
    Feargus Hetherington, Gavin Brady
    Cathedral of the Isles Millport, Isle of Cumbrae KA28 0HE
    United Kingdom

    Frankfurt-based pianist, Gavin Brady, joins Feargus Hetherington in two colourful masterpieces for violin and piano.

    Brahms completed three Violin Sonatas in his career - the last, in D minor possessing gripping drama and tender songfulness. Widely admired for his fine chamber music, John Ireland completed two Violin Sonatas, the first in D minor hints at his influences - Vaughan Williams and Charles Stanford.

    There will be a retiring collection.

    Sonata for Violin and Piano No 3 in D minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Violin Sonata No 1 in D Minor
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
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    Sat, 2014-11-01 21:30
    Crussell, Rossini and Brahms | London Lawyers' Symphony Orchestra
    Larissa Joy, London Lawyers' Symphony Orchestra, Rebecca Miller
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom
    Concerto for Clarinet No 2
    Bernhard Crussell (1775-1838)
    Overture from La Gazza ladra, 'The Thieving Magpie'
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    Symphony No 1 in C minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    Thu, 2014-10-30 19:00
    Laudate Choir at Temple Church
    George Inscoe, Howard Ionascu, The Laudate Choir
    The Temple Church London EC4Y 7BB
    United Kingdom

    The Laudate Choir present an hour's programme of sublime choral music in this stunning and historic building.

    Cantata, 'Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied '
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Hear My Prayer
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Orbis pratator optime
    Gabriel Jackson (1962-)
    Christus factus est
    Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
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    Sat, 2014-10-25 19:30
    Philip Glass's Songs from Liquid Days | Hertfordshire Chorus
    Clara Sanabras, David Temple, Esther Brazil, Hertfordshire Chorus, London Orchestra da Camera, Robin Green, Zoe Brown
    Milton Court Concert Hall, Guildhall School of Music and Drama London EC2Y 8DT
    United Kingdom

    The Hertfordshire Chorus pair two pieces from different ends of the classical repertoire; Handel's Dixit Dominus and Philip Glass's Songs from Liquid Days.

    Glass's Songs from Liquid Days, his most successful recording, is modern classical music that leaves a smile on your face, performed here in an arrangement by Jeremy Marchant. With Handel's exquisite Dixit Dominus this is an intriguing programme, promising a glorious evening of music.

    Dixit Dominus
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Songs from Liquid Days
    Philip Glass (1937-)
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    Sat, 2014-10-25 18:45
    Landscapes & Seascapes - Celebrating the music of Stephanie Cant
    Bobby Chen, Evgenia Startseva, Jill Kemp, Yuri Paterson-Olenich
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Pianists Bobby Chen, Yuri Paterson-Olenich and Evgenia Startseva and Jill Kemp recorder, play atmospheric works by Stephanie Cant
    alongside old favourites by Chopin, Rachmaninov, Schubert and J.S. Bach.

    Stephanie Cant will give a pre-concert talk at 6.00pm for 20 minutes including a performance by her of Wedding Songs (1993) for solo piano. Ticket holders only.

    … but I will miss the seagulls
    Stephanie Cant ()
    Winter Seascapes from Ospedaletti
    Stephanie Cant ()
    Sonata in C major for treble recorder
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Impromptu No 1 in F minor from 4 Impromptus
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Turning the Tide
    Stephanie Cant ()
    Weardale Variations
    Stephanie Cant ()
    Étude No 3 in E major, 'Tristesse' from 12 Études
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Étude No 5 in E minor from 12 Études
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Panorama (for LH alone) - world premiere
    Stephanie Cant ()
    Prelude No 5 in G from 13 Preludes
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Prelude No 5 in G minor from 10 Preludes
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Impromptu No 2 in A flat from 4 Impromptus
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Impromptu No 3 in B flat from 4 Impromptus
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Prelude No 10 in B minor from 13 Preludes
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
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    Sat, 2014-10-25 19:30
    FGSJ 20th Anniversary Concert | Ramirez: Misa Criolla
    Andrew Griffiths, Armando Murillo, Carlos Munoz Villalobos, Christopher Diffey, Leo Turner, Londinium
    St James's, Sussex Gardens London W2 3UD
    United Kingdom

    The Friends of the Georgian Society of Jamaica celebrate their 20th anniversary with a joyous mix of music inspired by Latin-American rhythms, gospel spirituals and the music of Jamaica itself. As the centrepiece, London chamber choir Londinium, conducted by Andrew Griffiths, sings Ariel Ramirez’s stunning Misa Criolla with Christopher Diffey, one of this generation’s up-and-coming tenors, as soloist. Traditional instruments, played by Carlos Muñoz Villalobos, Leo Turner and Armando Murillo (who also play Latin-American instrumental items during the concert), imbue the Spanish text with the Latin-American sounds and rhythms of Ramirez’s native Argentina. The programme features choral music by contemporary Jamaican composers, including Eleanor Alberga’s vivacious My heart danceth, written in 2007, and a traditional setting of Psalm 27 by Noel Dexter, together with arrangements of spirituals and folksongs by Andrew Marshall and the distinguished musicologist Olive Lewin (who died last year). The charming nineteenth-century part song Water-lilies, from Songs of the River, provides a rare chance to hear music by the Jamaican-born British composer, Sir Frederic Cowen, esteemed in his day, but now almost forgotten. Sir Michael Tippett could not be more English, but he sought inspiration for his much-loved Five Negro Spirituals (from ‘A Child of Our Time’) elsewhere; it spans the continents, fusing the directness of the gospel spiritual with his own distinctive musical style.

    The concert raises funds for the Friends of the Georgian Society of Jamaica, a registered charity dedicated to the preservation, restoration and maintenance of Jamaica’s historic buildings.

    Misa Criolla
    Ariel Ramírez (1921-2010)
    5 Negro Spirituals from A Child of our Time
    Sir Michael Tippett (1905-1998)
    My heart danceth
    Eleanor Alberga (1949-)
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    Sat, 2014-10-25 19:30
    Under an English Heaven | Chichester Sinfonietta
    Chichester, Chichester Sinfonietta, Choir of St Paul's Church, Christopher Larley, Mark Hartt-Palmer, Patricia Routledge
    St Paul's Church Chichester PO19 6FT
    United Kingdom

    A concert of music and poetry portraying England at the brink of the First World War. The concert will also include a performance of Richard Strauss's Metamorphosen, written during the Second Word War.

    On hearing the first cuckoo in spring
    Frederick Delius (1862-1934)
    The Banks of Green Willow
    George Butterworth (1885-1916)
    The Lark Ascending
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    Chanson de Matin
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    A Short Requiem
    Sir Henry Walford Davies (1869-1942)
  • Sun, 2014-11-02 16:30
    All Saints and All Souls | The Bartholomew Consort (choir)
    JanJoost van Elburg, The Bartholomew Consort
    St Michael's and All Angels Church Summertown OX2 7ES
    United Kingdom

    Bartholomew Consort return to Oxford with a highly sensitive selection of works in celebration of All Saints and All Souls.

    Tickets are free, donations are welcome.

    La deploration de Johannes Ockeghem
    Josquin des Prés (c1440-1521)
    When David heard
    Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623)
    How are the mighty fallen
    Robert Ramsey (1612-1644)
    Continuo lacrimas
    Jacobus Vaet (1529-1567)
    Memento homo
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Super flumina Babylonis
    Philippe de Monte (1521-1603)
    Quomodo cantabimus
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Audivi vocem de coelo
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    Gaudeamus Omnes
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Justorum animae
    Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)
    Justorum Animae
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    O quam gloriosum
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
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    Sat, 2014-10-25 19:30
    Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra
    Canada, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Pinchas Zukerman
    Royal Concert Hall Nottingham NG1 5ND
    United Kingdom

    Legendary violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman brings his orchestra from Ottawa to Nottingham in commemoration of Canada's role in the First World War. The programme brings together music from former adversaries, beginning with Vaughan Williams's atmospheric Tallis Fantasia. John Estacio's Brio then provides a fleet-footed Canadian entrée to Bruch's famous Violin Concerto No. 1, the composer's first, and most popular work. Finally, Beethoven's 7th Symphony is all about momentum, its relentless, dancing energy ensuring an irresistible conclusion.

    Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium: Composer John Estacio in conversation.

    Presented under the Royal Patronage of HRH Prince of Wales, with support from the W Garfield Weston Foundation and Presenting Sponsor RBC.

    Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Brio: Toccata and Fantasy for Orchestra
    John Estacio ()
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 1 in G minor
    Max Bruch (1838-1920)
    Symphony No 7 in A
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)