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Format: 2020-02-26
Format: 2020-02-26
  • 7 March 2020 - 7:30pm
    JS Bach's St John Passion with Finchley Chamber Choir
    David Lardi, Finchley Chamber Choir, Johnny Herford, Linden Baroque Orchestra, Martyn Noble, Ruairi Bowen
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Finchley Chamber Choir presents one of Bach's great choral classics, sung in the original German, accompanied on period instruments.

    St John Passion
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • 1 March 2020 - 4:00pm
    Chopin and Champagne by candlelight | March: Sonata No 3 and Berceuse
    Warren Mailley-Smith
    Merchants House Glasgow G2 1BA
    United Kingdom

    Warren Mailley-Smith recently became the first British pianist to perform Chopin’s complete works for solo piano from memory in a series of 11 recitals at St John’s Smith Square. Hailed by the critics as an “epic achievement”, Mailley-Smith will repeat the series across the UK in 2020.

    He has given acclaimed solo recitals at The Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall and has performed for the British Royal Family on numerous occasions. One of the busiest concert pianists of his generation, he will give over 100 solo performances in 2020.

    His career has taken him all over the world, with solo performances in Australia, Europe and most recently solo tours in China and the USA. He is a popular soloist on the London concert scene and performs regularly in music societies, festivals, schools and concert halls throughout the UK and abroad and as guest artist on several of the world’s most famous cruise liners.

    He has 30 piano concertos in his repertoire, having made his concerto debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

    Warren’s growing discography has made an impact on critics, broadcasters and the public alike. His recordings have been featured by Classic FM as CD of the Week and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and the BBC. He is currently recording the complete works of Chopin over a 3-year period for a 14-disc set for Sleeveless Records.

    He is Artistic Director of The Piccadilly Sinfonia and also of The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series

    Warren studied with some of the world’s leading pedagogues, including Peter Feuchtwanger, Ronald Smith and John Barstow at The Royal College of Music. He is now in demand himself as teacher in both masterclasses and private lessons. He teaches at Royal College of Music Junior Department and tutors on a number of residential piano courses, including Pro Corda, Piano Week, Pianissimi and Finchcocks, in addition to giving masterclasses and adjudications throughout the UK and further afield.

    “Tall and talented, Warren Mailley-Smith is the embodiment of a modern romantic concert pianist…” – Musical Opinion

    3 Ecossaises
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz No 14 in E minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Variations brillantes on 'Je vends des scapulaires'
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Berceuse in D flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 19 in E minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 41 in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Sonata for Piano No 3 in B minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
  • 4 March 2020 - 7:30pm
    The Devil's Trill | Dominic Moore (violin) and Andrew Quartermain (piano)
    Andrew Quartermain, Dominic Moore
    St Mary's Church Peldon CO5 7PT
    United Kingdom

    A professional violin and piano recital given by Peldon resident Dominic Moore and international concert pianist and Colchester-born Andrew Quartermain. The programme celebrates 250 years since the birth of Beethoven and the death of Tartini.

    Sonata in G minor, 'Didone abbandonata'
    Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770)
    Sonata for volin and continuo in G minor, 'Devil's Trill'
    Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770)
    Sonata for violin and piano in G minor
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Sonata for violin and piano No 10 in G
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 28 February 2020 - 8:00pm
    Nicky Spence (tenor) and Joseph Middleton (piano)
    Joseph Middleton, Nicky Spence
    The Old Library, Pembroke College Cambridge CB2 1RF
    United Kingdom

    Fresh from his triumphs at New York’s Metropolitan Opera and London’s Royal Opera, tenor Nicky Spence joins Royal Philharmonic Society Award Winner Joseph Middleton to perform Janácek’s The diary of one who disappeared. This is music he has very much made his own and his recent recording of the work has been nominated for a BBC Classical Music Award.

    "A tenor who combines heroic tone and a poetic sensibility that takes the breath away.' The Times

    The diary of one who disappeared
    Leoš Janácek (1854-1928)
  • 29 February 2020 - 8:00pm
    Kitty Whately (mezzo-soprano) and Joseph Middleton (piano)
    Joseph Middleton, Kitty Whately
    The Old Library, Pembroke College Cambridge CB2 1RF
    United Kingdom

    Since winning the Kathleen Ferrier Awards, and being selected as a BBC New Generation Artist, mezzo-soprano Kitty Whately has been a regular guest at the finest musical centres. She returns to Pembroke College with Joseph Middleton, described in the New York Times as ‘the perfect accompanist’, ahead of their Wigmore Hall recital together later this spring. They perform a programme which includes Mahler’s Rückert Lieder, alongside songs by Alma Mahler, and English songs by Rebecca Clarke, Stanford, Judith Weir, Howells, Juliana Hall and Joseph Horowitz. (8pm, 29 February).

    'Kitty Whately is outstanding' The Stage

    Widmung from Myrthen, 26 songs for voice and piano
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Liebst du um Schönheit
    Clara Wieck Schumann (1819-1896)
    Ihr Bildnis
    Clara Wieck Schumann (1819-1896)
    Sie liebten sich beide from 6 Lieder
    Clara Wieck Schumann (1819-1896)
    Lorelei
    Clara Wieck Schumann (1819-1896)
    Bei dir ist es traut from 5 Lieder
    Alma Schindler-Mahler (1879-1964)
    Ich wandle unter Blumen
    Alma Schindler-Mahler (1879-1964)
    Laue Sommernacht from 5 Lieder
    Alma Schindler-Mahler (1879-1964)
    5 Rückert Lieder
    Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
    The Seal Man
    Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)
    La belle dame sans merci
    Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
    Song of a girl ravished away by the fairies from Songs from the Exotic
    Judith Weir (1954-)
    King David
    Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
    Godiva - monodrama for mezzo-soprano and piano
    Juliana Hall (1958-)
    Lady Macbeth - a Scena
    Joseph Horovitz (1926-)
  • 1 March 2020 - 4:00pm
    A Scandinavian Prelude - Pärt: Berliner Messe | Leeds Guild of Singers
    Anna Hartmann, ensemble Tundra, Joseph Judge, Leeds Guild of Singers, Renczés Balázs
    Parish Church of St Margaret Ilkley LS29 9QJ
    United Kingdom

    A joint concert with Leeds Guild of Singers and the strings from ensemble Tundra. The main work will be a performance of Arvo Pärt’s Berliner Messe. This will be complemented by beautiful music and folk arrangements from Nordic lands, including Praeludium from Edvard Grieg’s Holberg Suite, and Elgar: Cello Concerto Op 85, 1st movement.

    Prelude from Holberg Suite (From Holberg's Time)
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    Når mitt øye, trett av møye
    Sondre Bratland (1938-)
    Impromptu for string orchestra
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    I hear the rain
    Per Nørgård (1932-)
    Sommarnatten
    Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928- )
    1st Movement: Adagio, moderato from Concerto for cello and orchestra in E minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Divertimento for Strings
    Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928- )
    Brurebøn
    Ørjan Matre (1979-)
    Heyr, himna smiður
    Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson (1938-2013)
    Berliner Messe
    Arvo Pärt (1935-)
  • 1 March 2020 - 7:30pm
    Music by Julian Dawes - a variety of music for voice, cello and piano
    Camille Maalawy, Jonathan Fisher, Verity Evanson
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    A recital of a variety of music by Julian Dawes for voice, cello and piano. In the intimate and unique setting of the 1901 Arts club.

    Julian Dawes has worked extensively as a composer, accompanist and teacher. He has written scores for many theatre productions in the United Kingdom, including credits at the Royal Court, The Riverside Studios, Battersea Arts Centre, The Arts Theatre and The Bristol Old Vic. His scores for Brecht’s Caucasian Chalk Circle and Edward ll are both scores for these plays lodged with the Brecht Estate in Berlin. His musical The Braddocks Time was a commission by the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, and The Sacrifice, a music drama based on a Japanese No play was initially premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, and in a revised version by The Acting Company at the New End Theatre.

    For the concert hall he wrote a Mandolin Concerto, a commission from an International Music Competition for professional Mandolin players in Schweinfurt Germany. He has written choral music and chamber music for a variety of combinations of instruments, as well as thirteen song-cycles, including ‘Songs of Ashes’, a setting of fifteen poems by the Polish poet, Jerzy Ficowski, on the subject of the Holocaust. This work has been broadcast in Israel a number of times.

    His cantata ‘The Death of Moses’ and his Oratorio ‘Ruth’ were both first performed in London to high acclaim, as was also a recital of his music at the Wigmore Hall. His third oratorio, Shirat Hayam (The Song of the Sea), a setting of the biblical poem from the book of Exodus, received its first performance by the Alyth Choral Society in 2013, and his Pesach Cantata telling the story of Passover was first performed at the New London Synagogue in April 2016.

    Love Songs, for voice and piano
    Julian Dawes (1942-)
    Koach L’Hamin, for voice, cello and piano
    Julian Dawes (1942-)
    4 Songs of Protest, for voice and piano
    Julian Dawes (1942-)
    3 Jewish Songs, for voice and piano
    Julian Dawes (1942-)
    Siren Song, for solo voice
    Julian Dawes (1942-)
    Psalm Preludes, for solo cello
    Julian Dawes (1942-)
    The Cave, for voice and piano
    Julian Dawes (1942-)
    Limericks from Lear, for voice and piano
    Julian Dawes (1942-)
    A slash of blue, for voice and piano
    Julian Dawes (1942-)
  • 1 March 2020 - 8:00pm
    Ian Bostridge (tenor) and Joseph Middleton (piano)
    Ian Bostridge, Joseph Middleton
    The Old Library, Pembroke College Cambridge CB2 1RF
    United Kingdom

    Ian Bostridge’s international recital career takes him to the foremost concert halls of Europe, Japan and North America. His many recordings have won all the major international record prizes and been nominated for fifteen Grammys. He was awarded a CBE in the 2004 New Year’s Honours. In 2016 he was awarded the The Pol Roger Duff Cooper Prize for non-fiction writing for his latest book, Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession. Pembroke College is delighted to welcome Bostridge, alongside College Musician Joseph Middleton: 'Middleton is outstanding, his reputation as a rising star accompanist richly deserved.' Gramophone Magazine.

    Winterreise
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
  • 27 February 2020 - 7:30pm
    Concert in support of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation UK
    Ariel Lanyi, Henry Kennedy, Resonate Symphony Orchestra
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    This concert will feature young musicians from the Royal Academy of Music playing two iconic works. Mozart's 'Linz' Symphony, written during a stopover in Linz on the way to Vienna from the composer's birthplace in Salzburg, presents in the most subtle and elegant manner a vast variety of styles and emotions. Written nearly a century later, Brahms's second piano concerto, unlike the youthful and heroic first concerto, is a work whose wistfulness and intimacy are almost unusual to the genre of the concerto, as heard most clearly in the cello solo at the beginning of the slow movement.
    We are extremely grateful to Talent Unlimited for the generous support.

    All proceeds from this concert will go to the Israel Philharmonic Foundation UK.

    Symphony No 36 in C, 'Linz'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 2 in B flat
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • 7 March 2020 - 7:30pm
    Locus Iste - Architecture, Mathematics and Music | Brighton Consort
    Brighton Consort, James Dixon, Thomas Allery
    St George's Church, Kemp Town Brighton BN2 1ED
    United Kingdom

    There’s always been a strong connection between music and mathematics - the notes of the musical scales follow a strict mathematical law, and it’s notable the way that many mathematicians are also skilled musicians. Similarly, architecture is an art form which follows mathematical laws, both for aesthetic reasons and in the interests of safety. It’s sometimes said that the structure of much early church music reflects the structure of Gothic cathedrals, and works were often written with particular performance venues in mind.

    In tonight’s concert, we take you from Reims Cathedral in the 14th century to Westminster Cathedral in the early 20th century. On the way we pause to dip into The Art of Fugue by JS Bach, surely one of the most mathematically-influenced composers of all time, excerpts from which will be played by the young harpsichordist Thomas Allery, who’s well known to Brighton audiences through his appearances in Brighton Early Music Festival as a member of the young group 'Ensemble Hesperi.'

    Excerpts from The Art of Fugue
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Nuper Rosarum Flores
    Guillaume Dufay (c1397-1474)
    Kyrie from Messe du Nostre Dame
    Guillaume de Machaut (c1300-1377)
    Miserere mei, Deus
    Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652)
    Tribue Domine
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    If ye love me
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    Contrapunctus I from The Art of Fugue
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Locus iste
    Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
    Salve Regina
    Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
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