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Format: 2017-11-19
Format: 2017-11-19
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    25 November 2017 - 7:30pm
    Mid-Somerset Orchestra performs Chopin's 2nd piano concerto
    Hannah Mitchell, Hywel Jenkins, The Mid-Somerset Orchestra, Tim Pithers
    The Strode Theatre Street BA16 0AB
    United Kingdom

    Following the recent retirement of Stephen Smith after seven years as our Musical Director, the orchestra will be engaging different guest conductors for each of our concerts this season. The first of these, Tim Pithers, who gained a double first in Music and French at Exeter University, has a fine reputation and is currently working with a number of orchestras and ensembles based in the South West.

    The soloist in Chopin’s Piano Concerto No 2 is Hannah Mitchell who also studied at Exeter University and then at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Hannah is now a very established performer, teacher and examiner based in South Wales where she is also half of the musical piano/flute duo “Tranquillo”.

    The concert begins with arguably one of Rossini’s finest overtures Semiramide, followed by the evening’s highlight, Chopin’s Piano Concerto No 2, which was premiered in 1830 and has been a firm concert favourite ever since. After the interval, the orchestra plays Brahms’s masterful, light and airy second symphony, which some critics have likened in character to Beethoven’s Pastoral.

    Overture from Semiramide
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 2 in F minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Symphony No 2 in D
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    25 November 2017 - 7:30pm
    Mozart and Melodies | Helix Ensemble (chamber orchestra)
    David Aspin, David Greed, Helix Ensemble
    St Mary's Church, Clifton Village Nottingham NG11 8NH
    United Kingdom

    Helix Ensemble is returning to Clifton Village, Nottingham on Saturday 25th November at 7.30pm with a lovely programme of popular works. We have David Greed, leader of the Opera North orchestra as our Musical Director for the concert and violin soloist in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola. Another Opera North player David Aspin will play the viola solo in this highlight of Mozart’s music.

    Elgar’s Elegy for strings and Purcell’s Chaconne are both well-known, and we also bring you two symphonies; Mozart’s Symphony No 29 and Haydn’s 22nd Symphony known as the Philosopher. It will be a lively and melodic concert in the beautiful surroundings and excellent acoustic of St Mary’s Church where the Festival is an annual attraction.

    Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola and orchestra in E flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Elegy for Strings
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Symphony No 22 in E flat 'Philosopher'
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Chaconne for strings in G minor
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Symphony No 29 in A major
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    25 November 2017 - 7:30pm
    Thornbury Choral Society
    Corinne Hart, Daniel Robson, Harriet Hougham Slade, Peter Davoren, Steven Kings, Thornbury Camerata, Thornbury Choral Society
    The Castle School Thornbury BS35 1HT
    United Kingdom
    Mass No 11 in D minor, 'Nelson Mass' (Missa in angustiis)
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Magnificat in D
    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
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    24 November 2017 - 7:30pm
    Explore Ensemble
    Explore Ensemble
    Jacqueline du Pré Music Building Oxford OX4 1DY
    United Kingdom

    The Jacqueline du Pré Music Building's Liveness, Hybridity and Noise Series presents three concerts curated by Nicholas Moroz (St Hilda’s), in partnership with the London based new music group Explore Ensemble, focussing on works with live electronics. This first edition sees Explore Ensemble present the music of Patricia Alessandrini, whose new work ‘Tracer la lune d’un doigt’ involves robotics, microprocessors, and transducers. This comes alongside the virtuosic music of Steven Daverson and Enno Poppe, plus an early spectral work by Fausto Romitelli.

    Liveness, Hybridity and Noise is a new series of talks, concerts and workshops convened by Professor Martyn Harry focusing on experimentalism and contemporary classical music, with most events live-streamed by the JdP. Three times a term invited composers will give lectures at the JdP, St Hilda’s College on a range of topics pertaining to composition, creative collaboration and live electronics that will provide the basis for a vibrant scholarly and interdisciplinary dialogue between composers, performers, academics and audiences.

    Composer talk by Patricia Alessandrini at 6pm with free refreshments served at 5.15pm

    All our Liveness, Hybridity and Noise events will be livestreamed for free on our website. Click here to watch.

    Gelöschte Lieder
    Enno Poppe (1969-)
    Firelife
    Steven Daverson ()
    Tracer la lune d’un doigt
    Patricia Alessandrini ()
    La Sabbia del Tempo
    Fausto Romitelli (1963-2004)
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    25 November 2017 - 7:45pm
    Sideshows | Constella OperaBallet
    Constella OperaBallet, Leo Geyer
    Sadler's Wells Theatre London EC1R 4TN
    United Kingdom

    Constella OperaBallet return to the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells on the 25 and 26 November with their award-winning Sideshows. An anarchic opera and ballet spectacular featuring dancing bears, mystical palm readers and explosive fire-eaters. Roll up! Roll up! For the most un-hinged circus show in town!

    Staring life as a single song, morphing into a song cycle and now in its premiere production of the final and complete two act extravaganza! Throughout its development, Sideshows has been awarded the Lord Mayor's Composition Prize and the Philip Bates Prize. In various guises Sideshows has been performed over 60 times across the UK and US, including Constella's production which has been broadcast twice on BBC Radio 3 to critical acclaim.

    Fun, fizzing and contemporary - Suzy Klein, BBC Radio 3

    Anarchic fairground fun - Opera Magazine

    Sideshows
    Leo Geyer ()
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    19 November 2017 - 3:00pm
    Verdi's Requiem | Leicestershire Chorale
    Andrew Kennedy, Bardi Symphony Orchestra, Catherine Griffiths, Jimmy Holliday, Leicestershire Chorale, Maureen Brathwaite, Paul McCreesh, Tom Williams
    De Montfort Hall Leicester LE1 7RU
    United Kingdom

    Leicestershire Chorale celebrates its 40th anniversary in style with a performance of Giuseppe Verdi's epic setting of the Requiem. Once again in collaboration with the Bardi Symphony Orchestra, we are joined by a cast-list of internationally renowned soloists.

    In a further twist the programme is opened with William Walton's vibrant Coronation Te Deum, conducted by our patron, the legendary maestro Paul McCreesh.

    Messa da Requiem
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
    Coronation Te Deum
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
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    19 November 2017 - 7:00pm
    JS Bach's Mass in B minor | Choir of Hampstead Parish Church
    Alison Bury, Choir of Hampstead Parish Church, Ensemble Passio, James Sherlock
    The Parish Church of St John-at-Hampstead Hampstead NW3 6UU
    United Kingdom

    This great baroque masterpiece will be performed by the well-known professional choir of Hampstead Parish Church, accompanied by the baroque Ensemble Passio and conducted by James Sherlock. It will be a performance in the manner of Bach's own time, with singers stepping forward from the chorus line to sing the solo arias.

    Mass in B minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    22 November 2017 - 7:30pm
    Early Music Wells: St Cecilia's Day Concert - music from Paris | Continuum
    Continuum, Elizabeth Walker, Lucy Russell, Michael Overbury, Sebatian Comberti
    Wells Cathedral Wells BA5 2PA
    United Kingdom

    Part of the Early Music Wells series, join us for a special candlelit St Cecilia's Day concert – music from Paris, 1738, performed by Continuum (Elizabeth Walker (baroque flute), Lucy Russell (baroque violin), Sebatian Comberti (baroque cello) and Michael Overbury (harpsichord), with works by Telemann, Blavet, Guignon, Forqueray, and JS Bach

    Trio Sonata in G, for flute, violin and basso continuo
    Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755)
    Sonata for flute and continuo in D minor, 'La Vibray'
    Michel Blavet (1700-1768)
    French Suite No 4 in E flat
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Deuxième récréation de musique
    Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764)
    Sonata No 3 for cello and continuo
    LFJ Patouart (1719-1793)
    Cinquième concert in D minor from Pièces de clavecin en concerts
    Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
    Sonata for violin and continuo in C minor
    Jean-Pierre Guignon (1702-1774)
    Paris Quartet No 1 (Set 2) in D, for flute, violin, viola da gamba and continuo
    Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
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    25 November 2017 - 7:00pm
    Highgate International Chamber Music Festival - Rustic Roots
    Alexandros Koustas, Ashok Klouda, Benjamin Gilmore, Evgenia Epshtein, Irina Botan, Matthijs Broersma, Natalie Klouda, Ruth Gibson
    St Michael's Church, Highgate London N6 6BJ
    United Kingdom

    Highgate International Chamber Music Festival brings together the finest musicians from across the globe for a week of chamber music collaborations. This concert is part of the 2017 festival (25th November-1st December) entitled ‘Rustic Roots’ exploring chamber music works which take their inspiration from folk music.

    Our 'Kids go free!' scheme means that up to 2 children aged 16 or under may attend any of the festival concerts when accompanied by a paying adult. Booking is still advised for the children's seats.

    Keyboard Trio in G , 'Zigeuner' (Gypsy Rondo)
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Quartet No 2, for violin, viola and 2 cellos in A minor
    Anton Arensky (1861-1906)
    String Sextet in A
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
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    29 November 2017 - 7:30pm
    Highgate International Chamber Music Festival - Rustic Roots
    Ashok Klouda, Barnabás Kelemen, Irina Botan, Julian Bliss, Katalin Kokas, Natalie Klouda
    St Michael's Church, Highgate London N6 6BJ
    United Kingdom

    Highgate International Chamber Music Festival brings together the finest musicians from across the globe for a week of chamber music collaborations. This concert is part of the 2017 festival (25th November-1st December) entitled ‘Rustic Roots’ exploring chamber music works which take their inspiration from folk music.

    Quintet for clarinet and strings in B minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    String Quartet No 8 in E minor, 'Rasumovsky'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Cafe 1930 from L'histoire du tango (History of Tango)
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
    Nightclub 1960 from L'histoire du tango (History of Tango)
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
    Hungarian Dance No 5 in G minor from 21 Hungarian Dances, for piano 4 hands, arranged for clarinet and piano
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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