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Format: 2019-09-24
Format: 2019-09-24
  • 28 September 2019 - 7:30pm
    Handel's Concerti Grossi - Opus VI Explored
    Marches Baroque Chamber Orchestra
    St Andrew's Church Presteigne LD8 2AF
    United Kingdom

    Presteigne is well known for presenting concerts that provide an eclectic mixture of world-class music.

    As part of the 15th annual ‘Early Music in the Marches’ weekend its musical director, David Hatcher, has brought together members of the Marches Baroque Orchestra to present six of the twelve ‘concerti grossi’ that are G.F. Handel’s well-loved Opus VI.

    These magnificent and diverse works have been continually performed, by orchestras of all sizes, since they were premiered between 1739 and 1740. Rarely, however, do we get the opportunity to hear them performed by early music specialists.

    In addition, we will be privileged to hear them presented as chamber pieces with the musicians playing one to a part, on baroque instruments with gut strings and without a conductor.

    On violin are: Maria Becker, David Lewis, Malu Lin Swayne and Kelly McCusker, on viola: Kate Fawcett, cello: David Hatcher: double bass: Peter McCarthy and on harpsichord: Hilary Norris.

    12 Concerti Grossi
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
  • 2 October 2019 - 7:30pm
    Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss | Windsor and Eton Opera
    Angela Good, George Priestley, Ian Massa-Harris, Karen Speight, Lindsay Bramley, Mike Scott, Naomi Langford-Wood, Philip Clieve, Richard Brooman, Windsor and Eton Opera, Windsor and Eton Opera Orchestra
    Courtyard Theatre, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Maidenhead SL6 4PF
    United Kingdom

    A popular comic masterpiece by Strauss - Die Fledermaus

    Following an adaptation of the libretto by Fraser Grant, this hilarious opereeta is being performed with an on stage four piece string quartet and piano wqith excellent solists and local renowned chorus.

    Gentlemen seeking amorius adventures kept 'respectable' wives from accompanying their husbands to balls and parties which were pleasurably decadent. 'Respectable' women could only attend such a ball wearing a mask and play the field without detection. Die Fledermaus, with its glittering and brittle respresentation of that short period of boom and excess in Vienna, also features the well-known Champagne and Brother Mine choruses amongst other delightful music.

    A real bargain at only £18 a ticket for a night of live opera!!

    Die Fledermaus
    Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
  • 28 September 2019 - 7:45pm
    The Meadows Chamber Orchestra
    Gordon Bragg, Maximilano Martin, Meadows Chamber Orchestra
    Stockbridge Parish Church Edinburgh EH3 5BN
    United Kingdom

    The Meadows Chamber Orchestra is delighted to welcome the return of Gordon Bragg as the first guest conductor of their new season in this programme of music for a string orchestra.

    Elgar’s Sospiri (sighs) is a short adagio including a harp. Tom Aitken’s short piece is the winning entry in last year’s annual Meadows Chamber Orchestra Composers’ Competition.

    The eminent clarinettist, Maximiliano Martín, Principal with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, is joining us for the performance of Copland’s clarinet concerto commissioned by the jazz clarinettist Benny Goodman.

    Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence originally a string sextet is arranged here for string orchestra. It was titled because the composer sketched one of the work's principal themes while visiting Florence, otherwise it is brilliant string writing very Russian in character.

    Sospiri, for strings, harp and harmonium
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    A Pink Chaise Longue
    Tom Aitken ()
    Concerto for clarinet, strings and harp
    Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
    String Sextet in D minor, 'Souvenir de Florence', arranged for string orchestra
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
  • 27 September 2019 - 7:00pm
    The 2019 Yorkshire English Music Festival - violin and piano recital
    Duncan Honeybourne, Rupert Marshall-Luck
    St Andrew's Church, Aysgarth Leyburn DL8 3SR
    United Kingdom

    Join us for another inspirational and convivial weekend of music-making in the historical and beautiful church at Aysgarth, by the famous Falls, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. This violin and piano recital, given by acclaimed artists Rupert Marshall-Luck and Duncan Honeybourne, features an early work of Bliss – his Sonata for piano and violin – alongside the effervescent third Sonata of Herbert Howells, Alwyn's colourful Sonatina, and Elgar's movingly beautiful Sonata for violin and piano, presented in the new Urtext edition from G. Henle Verlag.

    Sonata for violin and piano
    Sir Arthur Bliss (1891-1975)
    Sonata for violin and piano No 3 in E minor
    Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
    Sonatina for violin and piano
    William Alwyn (1905-1985)
    Sonata for violin and piano in E minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
  • 28 September 2019 - 11:00am
    The 2019 Yorkshire English Music Festival - Duncan Honeybourne (piano)
    Duncan Honeybourne
    St Andrew's Church, Aysgarth Leyburn DL8 3SR
    United Kingdom

    Join us for another inspirational and convivial weekend of music-making in the historical and beautiful church at Aysgarth, by the famous Falls, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. For this Saturday-morning recital, the acclaimed pianist presents a programme including the world première performances of two works by Edgar Bainton and Bax’s monumental Piano Sonata No 2.

    Sonatina for Piano
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    Primrose Mount
    Sir George Dyson (1883-1964)
    Twilight, 4 preludes for piano
    Sir George Dyson (1883-1964)
    Willows
    Edgar Bainton (1880-1956)
    The Making of a Nightingale
    Edgar Bainton (1880-1956)
    Visions
    Edgar Bainton (1880-1956)
    Ballade in D flat
    Cecil Armstrong Gibbs (1889-1960)
    Sonata for Piano No 2 in G
    Sir Arnold Bax (1883-1953)
  • 28 September 2019 - 2:30pm
    The 2019 Yorkshire English Music Festival - Madness and Torment
    Bethany Seymour, Peter Seymour
    St Andrew's Church, Aysgarth Leyburn DL8 3SR
    United Kingdom

    Join us for another inspirational and convivial weekend of music-making in the historical and beautiful church at Aysgarth, by the famous Falls, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. In this concert, intriguingly entitled ‘Madness and Torment’, soprano Bethany Seymour and harpsichordist Peter Seymour explore songs rich in emotion by composers including Henry Purcell, George Frideric Handel, and John Blow.

    Lysander, I pursue in vain
    John Blow (1649-1708)
    Music for a while from Oedipus
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    From silent shades, and the Elysian groves (Bess of Bedlam)
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Lamentations
    Johann Jakob Froberger (1616-1667)
    I burn, my brain consumes to ashes
    John Eccles (c1668-1735)
    A Hymne to God the Father, 'Will thou forgive that sin'
    Pelham Humfrey (1647-1674)
    Not all my torments can your pity move
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Sarai contenta un dì
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    How long, great God
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    An evening hymn on a ground, 'Now that the sun hath veiled his light'
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Occhi miei, che faceste?
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    From rosy bow'rs from Don Quixote
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
  • 28 September 2019 - 7:00pm
    The 2019 Yorkshire English Music Festival - The Yorkshire Bach Choir
    Peter Seymour, Yorkshire Bach Choir
    St Andrew's Church, Aysgarth Leyburn DL8 3SR
    United Kingdom

    Join us for another inspirational and convivial weekend of music-making in the historical and beautiful church at Aysgarth, by the famous Falls, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Following their outstanding concert in last year’s Festival, we are delighted to welcome back the Yorkshire Bach Choir under their conductor Peter Seymour for what promises to be a memorable evening featuring works by two masters of seventeenth century music: Henry Purcell and John Blow.

    Funeral Sentences for the death of Queen Mary
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Remember not, Lord, our offences
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    I was glad when they said unto me
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Hear my Prayer, O Lord
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    O dive custos Auricae domus (Elegy on the death of Queen Mary)
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    How long, great God
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Salvator mundi
    John Blow (1649-1708)
    Behold, O God our defender
    John Blow (1649-1708)
    Elegy on the death of Queen Mary (The Queen's Epicedium)
    John Blow (1649-1708)
  • 29 September 2019 - 2:30pm
    The 2019 Yorkshire English Music Festival - a concert of English song
    David Jones, Elizabeth Thompson, Lorna Day, Peter Lidbetter
    St Andrew's Church, Aysgarth Leyburn DL8 3SR
    United Kingdom

    Join us for another inspirational and convivial weekend of music-making in the historical and beautiful church at Aysgarth, by the famous Falls, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Following their extremely successful recital at last year’s Yorkshire English Music Festival, we are delighted to welcome back top students from the Royal Northern College of Music with a scintillating programme of song from composers including Finzi, Gurney, Ireland and Delius.

    Earth and Air and Rain
    Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
    Snow
    Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)
    Desire in Spring
    Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)
    Green Rain
    Joan Trimble (1915-2000)
    The fiddler of Dooney
    Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)
    The Fox
    Peter Warlock (1894-1930)
    Jillian of Berry
    Peter Warlock (1894-1930)
    Three Songs to poems by Thomas Hardy
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    The Trellis
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    My True love hath my heart
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    The Bird's Song from 7 Songs from the Norwegian
    Frederick Delius (1862-1934)
    I-Brasil
    Frederick Delius (1862-1934)
  • 29 September 2019 - 7:00pm
    The 2019 Yorkshire English Music Festival - Come, let us make love deathless
    Andrew West, James Geer, Ronald Woodley
    St Andrew's Church, Aysgarth Leyburn DL8 3SR
    United Kingdom

    Join us for another inspirational and convivial weekend of music-making in the historical and beautiful church at Aysgarth, by the famous Falls, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. The final concert in this year’s Festival is comprises a number of works that are featured on the artists’ recently-released recording, ‘Come, let us make love deathless’, issued on the Festival’s own label, EM Records. These songs, by Gustav Holst and Joseph Holbrooke, are complemented by effervescently colourful works for piano by Constant Lambert and William Walton.

    Come, let us make love deathless
    Joseph Holbrooke (1878-1958)
    I came at morn
    Joseph Holbrooke (1878-1958)
    Homeland
    Joseph Holbrooke (1878-1958)
    Killary from 5 Songs
    Joseph Holbrooke (1878-1958)
    Excerpts from 12 Humbert Wolfe Songs
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    Trois pièces nègres pour les touches blanches
    Constant Lambert (1905-1951)
    Siesta
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
    Eight Poems of Li-Po
    Constant Lambert (1905-1951)
    Façade Suite No 1
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
    Façade Suite No 2
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
  • 3 October 2019 - 7:30pm
    Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss | Windsor and Eton Opera
    Angela Good, George Priestley, Ian Massa-Harris, Karen Speight, Lindsay Bramley, Mike Scott, Naomi Langford-Wood, Philip Clieve, Richard Brooman, Windsor and Eton Opera, Windsor and Eton Opera Orchestra
    Courtyard Theatre, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Maidenhead SL6 4PF
    United Kingdom

    A popular comic masterpiece by Strauss - Die Fledermaus

    Following an adaptation of the libretto by Fraser Grant, this hilarious opereeta is being performed with an on stage four piece string quartet and piano wqith excellent solists and local renowned chorus.

    Gentlemen seeking amorius adventures kept 'respectable' wives from accompanying their husbands to balls and parties which were pleasurably decadent. 'Respectable' women could only attend such a ball wearing a mask and play the field without detection. Die Fledermaus, with its glittering and brittle respresentation of that short period of boom and excess in Vienna, also features the well-known Champagne and Brother Mine choruses amongst other delightful music.

    A real bargain at only £18 a ticket for a night of live opera!!

    Die Fledermaus
    Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
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