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Format: 2014-11-01
Format: 2014-11-01
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    Tue, 2014-11-04 19:30
    The Pirates of Penzance | York Opera
    Alasdair Jamieson, Orchestra of York Opera, York Opera
    York Theatre Royal York YO1 7HD
    United Kingdom

    The Pirates of Penzance is one of the early Gilbert and Sullivan operas but, since its first performance in 1879, it has been one of the most popular and most frequently performed. With its succession of memorable songs including 'Poor wand’ring one', 'When a felon’s not engaged in his employment' and 'I am the very model of a modern Major-General' it still retains its freshness and sparkle 135 years on!

    The story of Frederic, the pirate apprentice, and his desperate attempts to avoid a life of crime with the infamous 'Pirates of Penzance', takes us through a colourful pageant of characters – from the dashing but gullible Pirate King to the knowledgeable Major-General Stanley, from the prim but beautiful Mabel to the timid members of the Metropolitan Police Force!

    The Pirates of Penzance (or The Slave of Duty)
    Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)
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    Tue, 2014-11-11 12:45
    Music in the Round's 2014 Autumn Series | Ensemble 360
    Ensemble 360
    The Upper Chapel Sheffield S1 2LG
    United Kingdom

    Rachmaninov’s famous second Piano Concerto, in the words of writer and critic Geoffrey Norris, announced the beginning of the composer’s “greatest outpourings of music with characteristically sumptuous harmonies and matchless lyrical inspiration.” Premiered in December 1901 just a few weeks after the Concerto, the Cello Sonata basks in the same luscious Romantic glow, consciously presenting the cello and piano as equal partners. Gemma Rosefield and Tim Horton’s performance of this grandly conceived work is definitely not to be missed.

    Tim is also joined by Naomi Atherton for two captivating works for French horn. Kirchner finds magical ways of evoking the legendary tale of Orpheus while Saint-Saëns’s Romance is a short song without words’ that offers a wonderful platform for demonstrating the warm sonority of the instrument.

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    Romance in E for horn and piano
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    Lamento d'Orfeo from Tre Poemi for horn and piano
    Volker David Kirchner (1942-)
    Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
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    Wed, 2014-11-05 19:30
    The Pirates of Penzance | York Opera
    Alasdair Jamieson, Orchestra of York Opera, York Opera
    York Theatre Royal York YO1 7HD
    United Kingdom

    The Pirates of Penzance is one of the early Gilbert and Sullivan operas but, since its first performance in 1879, it has been one of the most popular and most frequently performed. With its succession of memorable songs including 'Poor wand’ring one', 'When a felon’s not engaged in his employment' and 'I am the very model of a modern Major-General' it still retains its freshness and sparkle 135 years on!

    The story of Frederic, the pirate apprentice, and his desperate attempts to avoid a life of crime with the infamous 'Pirates of Penzance', takes us through a colourful pageant of characters – from the dashing but gullible Pirate King to the knowledgeable Major-General Stanley, from the prim but beautiful Mabel to the timid members of the Metropolitan Police Force!

    The Pirates of Penzance (or The Slave of Duty)
    Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)
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    Thu, 2014-11-06 19:30
    The Pirates of Penzance | York Opera
    Alasdair Jamieson, Orchestra of York Opera, York Opera
    York Theatre Royal York YO1 7HD
    United Kingdom

    The Pirates of Penzance is one of the early Gilbert and Sullivan operas but, since its first performance in 1879, it has been one of the most popular and most frequently performed. With its succession of memorable songs including 'Poor wand’ring one', 'When a felon’s not engaged in his employment' and 'I am the very model of a modern Major-General' it still retains its freshness and sparkle 135 years on!

    The story of Frederic, the pirate apprentice, and his desperate attempts to avoid a life of crime with the infamous 'Pirates of Penzance', takes us through a colourful pageant of characters – from the dashing but gullible Pirate King to the knowledgeable Major-General Stanley, from the prim but beautiful Mabel to the timid members of the Metropolitan Police Force!

    The Pirates of Penzance (or The Slave of Duty)
    Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)
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    Fri, 2014-11-07 19:30
    The Pirates of Penzance | York Opera
    Alasdair Jamieson, Orchestra of York Opera, York Opera
    York Theatre Royal York YO1 7HD
    United Kingdom

    The Pirates of Penzance is one of the early Gilbert and Sullivan operas but, since its first performance in 1879, it has been one of the most popular and most frequently performed. With its succession of memorable songs including 'Poor wand’ring one', 'When a felon’s not engaged in his employment' and 'I am the very model of a modern Major-General' it still retains its freshness and sparkle 135 years on!

    The story of Frederic, the pirate apprentice, and his desperate attempts to avoid a life of crime with the infamous 'Pirates of Penzance', takes us through a colourful pageant of characters – from the dashing but gullible Pirate King to the knowledgeable Major-General Stanley, from the prim but beautiful Mabel to the timid members of the Metropolitan Police Force!

    The Pirates of Penzance (or The Slave of Duty)
    Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)
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    Sat, 2014-11-08 16:30
    The Pirates of Penzance | York Opera
    Alasdair Jamieson, Orchestra of York Opera, York Opera
    York Theatre Royal York YO1 7HD
    United Kingdom

    The Pirates of Penzance is one of the early Gilbert and Sullivan operas but, since its first performance in 1879, it has been one of the most popular and most frequently performed. With its succession of memorable songs including 'Poor wand’ring one', 'When a felon’s not engaged in his employment' and 'I am the very model of a modern Major-General' it still retains its freshness and sparkle 135 years on!

    The story of Frederic, the pirate apprentice, and his desperate attempts to avoid a life of crime with the infamous 'Pirates of Penzance', takes us through a colourful pageant of characters – from the dashing but gullible Pirate King to the knowledgeable Major-General Stanley, from the prim but beautiful Mabel to the timid members of the Metropolitan Police Force!

    Get involved - come dressed as a pirate to this special performance (not compulsory!)!

    The Pirates of Penzance (or The Slave of Duty)
    Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)
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    Sun, 2014-11-09 14:45
    Worthing Symphony: Remembrance Sunday -Sibelius 5, Bliss Piano Concerto, Barber
    John Gibbons, Poom Prommachart, Worthing Symphony Orchestra
    Assembly Hall Worthing BN11 1HQ
    United Kingdom

    The Finnish composer Jean Sibelius wrote his Fifth Symphony in the second year of the Great War. Recognised as one of the greatest works of the 20th century, Sibelius called it “an expression of its creator’s great optimism, gained through suffering”.

    Sir Arthur Bliss was an officer who survived the Battle of the Somme. His Piano Concerto is a magnificent work which combines the romanticism of Rachmaninov with the jazzy brilliance of Gershwin.

    Ernest Farrar was killed in the final months of the Great War while Samuel Barber’s famous Adagio for Strings has been used at many events commemorating the war.

    Winner of the 2nd Sussex International Piano Competition, Poom Prommachart, gave an exquisite performance of Chopin’s First Piano Concerto last season and has since recorded a debut solo recital for Champs Hill Records.

    Heroic Elegy
    Ernest Farrar (1885-1918)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
    Sir Arthur Bliss (1891-1975)
    Adagio for Strings
    Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
    Symphony No 5 in E flat
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
  • Sun, 2014-11-09 19:30
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Eduardo Portal, Joaquin Achucarro, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Cliffs Pavilion Southend-on Sea S50 7RA
    United Kingdom

    The dash and drama of Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture will be followed by the composer’s youthful and exuberant Piano Concerto No 2 in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s first concert of our 2014/15 Symphonies By The sea season. In the second half the orchestra will play the first programmatic symphony ever written. Beethoven’s ever-popular Pastoral Symphony has been delighting audiences ever since its world premiere in 1808.

    Coriolan Overture
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 2 in B flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Symphony No 6 in F, 'Pastoral'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    Sun, 2014-11-02 19:00
    Mariinsky Opera conducted by Valery Gergiev -Prokofiev: Betrothal in a Monastery
    Anastasia Kalagina, Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre, Evgeny Akimov, Larissa Diadkova, Sergei Alexashkin, Soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre, The Mariinsky Theatre, The Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Moroz
    Donald Gordon Theatre, Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff CF10 5AL
    United Kingdom

    The Mariinsky Opera makes a welcome return to the Centre for this concert performance, with one of the world’s best-renowned conductors at the helm.

    Prokofiev’s comic opera is a piece rarely performed in Western Europe. Full of infectious melodies and wickedly funny characters, you can expect it to be conducted with characteristic wit and vigour by Gergiev, as he brings to life one of his favourite comedies.

    Set in Seville, and with a nod to the operas of Mozart, Rossini and Verdi amongst others, chaos and confusion reign in this tale of mistaken identities. Resourceful young lovers avoiding an arranged marriage; another maiden playing hard to get by hiding in a monastery; nocturnal elopements; a gold-digging chaperone and a surfeit of monks behaving badly…A rich, witty comedy of errors to relish.

    Please note - this will be a concert performance

    Betrothal in a Monastery
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
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    Sun, 2014-11-02 19:30
    Yehudi Menuhin’s Spirit
    Bobby Chen, Boris Kucharsky, Thomas Carroll
    The Forge London NW1 7NL
    United Kingdom

    Boris Kucharsky, Bobby Chen and Thomas Carroll thoroughly cherished their time spent at the Yehudi Menuhin School. Boris and Thomas first arrived at the School exactly 30 years ago. Today they are highly esteemed soloists, and both Professors at the Yehudi Menuhin School. Bobby is a soloist and chamber musician, and runs a biennial piano course for Asian students. What unites all three of them is the guidance they received from Lord Menuhin. As teenagers, every one of them was featured as soloist with the great master, an experience neither of them will ever forget. The inspiration they received, thrives and flourishes inside their musical hearts to this day. Tonight you will hear them playing some of the greatest trio repertoire ever written.

    Boris Kucharsky, a solo violinist, chamber musician, recording artist and teacher, studied chamber music at the Yehudi Menuhin School with Peter Norris, Sidney Griller (Griller Quartet) and Hans Keller as well as with the Endellion and Chilingirian Quartets. He studied at the Musikhochschule in Cologne (1989-1994) with Igor Ozim and was coached by the Amadeus and Alban Berg Quartet in chamber music. He has played with major orchestras worldwide including the Slovak Philharmonic and Radio Symphony, Dortmund Philharmonic, Karlsbad Symphony, European, Vienna and Prague Chamber Orchestras as well as the Gulf Coast Symphony. Kucharsky collaborated with the legendary violinist Yehudi Menuhin, playing Bach's Double and Triple Concerto with him and Beethoven's Violin Concerto as soloist with Menuhin conducting. This series of concerts across Germany first laid the foundation for Boris Kucharsky's remarkable reputation. His recording of all 10 Beethoven Sonatas, released in 2010, won widespread critical acclaim. Since 2008 he has performed all chamber works written for the violin by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert and Schumann. In 1999 Kucharsky's recording of Suchon's Violin Concerto 'Fantasia and Burleska' was awarded 'Best Classical Recording of the Year' by the National Slovak Radio.

    Born in Swansea, Thomas Carroll studied with Melissa Phelps at the Yehudi Menuhin School and with Heinrich Schiff in Austria. An exceptionally gifted cellist, he is one of only two artists who auditioned successfully for both Young Concert Artists Trust in London and Young Concert Artists, Inc. in New York. He has since gone on to give critically acclaimed debut recitals at Wigmore Hall (London), Alice Tully Hall (NY) and in Boston, California, Florida and Washington DC. As a concerto soloist Thomas has appeared with the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, London Mozart Players, ViVA, Orchestra of the East Midlands, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra (conducted by Heinrich Schiff), English Chamber Orchestra, Prague Philharmonic, Sofia Philharmonic, and Bayerischer Rundfunk Orchestra. Much in demand as a chamber musician, Thomas has worked with the Belcea Quartet, Chilingirian Quartet, Endellion Quartet, Yehudi Menuhin, Ivry Gitlis, Gidon Kremer, Steven Isserlis, Mischa Maisky, Michael Collins, Julian Rachlin at Wigmore Hall, the Edinburgh and Cheltenham International Festivals, among many others. Recordings include Michael Berkeley’s String Quintet with the Chilingirian Quartet for Chandos.

    Malaysian Bobby Chen studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal Academy of Music with Hamish Milne and Ruth Nye. He burst onto the scene in 1996 with a British tour with Lord Menuhin, and a recital at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the South Bank Prokofiev Festival. Chen has performed as soloist under conductors Lan Shui, Mathias Bamert, Maximiliano Valdés, Sir Neville Marriner, Pierre-André Valade, Giancarlo Guerrero, and with orchestras such as the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Warsaw Sinfonia, Singapore Symphony Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta. He is also in an active piano duo with Canadian Douglas Finch, and runs the biennial Overseas Masters Winter Piano Academy.

    Piano Trio in E flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    3 Duets for Clarinet and Bassoon (transcribed for Violin and Cello)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Piano Trio No 1 in B major
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)