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Format: 2014-10-21
Format: 2014-10-21
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    Tue, 2014-10-21 19:30
    Karin Norlén (viola) and Reinis Zarinš (piano)
    Karin Norlen, Reinis Zarinš
    St Augustine's Church, Kilburn London NW6 5XB
    United Kingdom

    Chamber Music in Little Venice presents a charity concert in one of our neighbouring churches – St Augustine’s Church, Kilburn.
    This magnificent Grade I listed building is one of the finest examples in London of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture. It is a building which, in the words of its architect John Loughborough Pearson, truly ‘draws people to their knees’. Our concert will be raising money towards St Augustine’s restoration fund.

    The violist Karin Norlén and pianist Reinis Zarinš will perform a programme of well-known works for viola and piano. The concert will include JS Bach’s Gamba Sonata No 3, Shostakovich’s Viola Sonata, Schumann’s Märchenbilder – images from fairytales, and dramatic excerpts from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet ballet. The artists are both well respected musicians: Karin Norlén is the artistic director of Chamber Music in Little Venice and Reinis Zarinš is an award-winning Latvian pianist. This concert marks their debut together as a duo.

    More information about our artists can be found on our musicians page.

    Entry for this concert is free with a retiring collection.
    Refreshments will be served during the interval.

    Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord No 3 in G minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonata for Viola and Piano
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Märchenbilder for Viola and Piano
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Excerpts from 'Romeo and Juliet' for Viola and Piano
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
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    Fri, 2014-10-24 07:30
    La Bohème - Giacomo Puccini
    Anthony Scales, Beatrice Danesfield, David Banbury, David Roberts, Derek Carden, Ian Wilson-Pope, Randy Nichol, Sarah Tyler
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Porcupine Productions in concert present Puccini's romantic and well loved opera, sung in English, in aid of Cats In Crisis Thanet and Goldies Oldies Senior Cat Resuce. Luxuriate in the sublime music and engage in the bitter sweet story of poet Rudolpho, the tragic Mimi and their friends living on the fringes of artistic society in 19th century Paris.

    La Bohème, 'Bohemian Life'
    Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
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    Fri, 2014-10-24 13:00
    Open University Orchestra Concert
    Hugh Molloy, Jonathan Hunt, Katharine Reedy, The Open University Orchestra
    Hub Theatre, The Open University Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
    United Kingdom

    The Open University will be playing a concert of well-known and tuneful favourites of the orchestral repertoire. Britten’s Matinees Musicales and Soirees Musicale are orchestrations of pieces by Rossini, the prolific Italian opera composer of a century earlier. Britten’s scores are lively and rhythmic and were used as ballet music.

    Jonathan Hunt, local musician and orchestra member, will be playing the beautiful cello solo in Max Bruch’s Kol Nidrei. This is a popular piece with audiences as indicated by its annual appearance in the Classic FM Hall of Fame.

    The orchestra will also be playing Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kijé Suite. This was originally composed as film music for the 1933 film Lieutenant Kijé and depicts the life story of a fictional soldier. The suite features a tenor saxophone and includes the familiar Troika which many audience members will associate with the Christmas season!

    The OU Orchestra is an amateur orchestra, based at the Open University, Milton Keynes, conducted by Hugh Molloy and Dennis Pim. Staff, students and people living or working nearby who can attend rehearsals are welcome to join us. We play a broad range of symphonic and other music.

    Selection from Matinées musicales
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Kol Nidrei
    Max Bruch (1838-1920)
    Lieutenant Kijé Suite
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Soirees musicales
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
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    Sat, 2014-10-25 19:30
    Sunshine and Shadows - British Composers and the Great War
    Claire Turner, Ed Tomlinson, Jack Cornwell, Quartet Camerata, Simon Woodhead
    The Church of St Mary and St Giles Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1BD
    United Kingdom

    Sunshine and Shadows - British Composers and the Great War. Jack Cornwell (tenor), Ed Tomlinson (piano), Clare Turner (soprano), Simon Woodhead (baritone), and Quartet Camerata present a concert of song and chamber music commemorating the First World War including music by Vaughan Williams, Holst, Ireland, Butterworth and Gurney.

    This recital is associated with a series of four lectures on the arts at the time of the First World War, taking place in Stony Stratford library. The fourth talk will be about music, given by Bill Prescott on Wednesday 22nd at 7pm.

    This recital is in aid of The Royal British Legion.

    Piano Quintet in D minor (1905, revised 1912)
    Frank Bridge (1879-1941)
    Love Blows as the Wind Blows, for voice and string quartet
    George Butterworth (1885-1916)
    Shulbrede Tunes
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
    To Gratiana Dancing and Singing
    William Denis Browne (1888-1915)
    The Soldier
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    4 songs for voice and violin
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    String Quartet No 1 in G
    Sir Arnold Bax (1883-1953)
    Severn Meadows
    Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)
    Merciless Beauty
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Mantle of Blue
    Frank Bridge (1879-1941)
    Music, when soft voices die from 6 Songs
    Roger Quilter (1877-1953)
    The fields are full
    Cecil Armstrong Gibbs (1889-1960)
    String Quartet No 1 in G minor
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Is my team ploughing? from A Shropshire Lad
    George Butterworth (1885-1916)
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    Thu, 2014-10-23 19:30
    Casa Margarita - House of Love
    Casa Margarita
    Priory Church of St Bartholomew-the-Great London EC1A 9DS
    United Kingdom

    'Good Evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to Seville!' Acclaimed band Casa Margarita bring you beautiful cameos of songs, stories and music presented in a charming and innovative show.

    A fascinating old house in Seville pours out its tales of love, enchanting audiences with this virtuosic musical event. An enticing take on legendary Spanish music with dazzling performances by mezzo-soprano Margarita, Oxford University's pianist and accompanist Guy Newbury, award- winning violinist Edward Brenton, and acclaimed guitarist Manus Noble. Be entertained by innovative percussion and virtuosic castanets in this exciting presentation of the music of Granados, Rodrigo, de Falla, Albeniz and more. Not to be missed!

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    Thu, 2014-10-30 19:30
    Ronan Magill plays and talks about Bach Massenet Scriabin Tchaikovsky and Liszt
    Ronan Magill
    Schott Recital Room London W1F 7BB
    United Kingdom

    Due to the favourable response to Ronan Magill's last concert at Schott's, he is repeating some works, but is also including the heart-rending Melodie by Massenet, and the momumental Sonata in G Op 37 by Tchaikovsky.This remarkable work is very powerful, demanding huge virtuosity from the pianist. It has a particulaly haunting slow movement, when the main theme undergoes varied repetition revealing fascinating changes of mood and character.

    Partita No 2 in C minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonata for piano No 2 in G sharp minor, 'Sonata-fantasy'
    Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
    Sonata for Piano in G
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Vallée d'Obermann from Années de pèlerinage - année 1: Suisse
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Mélodie from 10 Pièces de genre
    Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
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    Wed, 2014-10-29 19:00
    Schubert's Quintet and Death's Cabaret - A Love Story
    Matthew Sharp, Sacconi String Quartet
    St Mary the Virgin Ashford TN23 1QG
    United Kingdom

    Schubert's Quintet in C is a powerful and profound piece of music, widely regarded as one of the most important works in the chamber music canon. Written just two months before Schubert's death in 1828 after months of struggling with terminal illness, the piece has a cathartic quality with extraordinary emotional depth, described as "transcendent" and having "bottomless pathos". The Quintet features many of Schubert's trademark musical stylings with dramatic changes in mood, rich textural part writing and virtuosic lyricism. Allow the music to take you on an emotional journey through moments of whimsy, darkness, and the sublime.

    Death's Cabaret - A Love Story is a piece of dramatic music performance - an "all consuming" tragedy that follows the narrative of a conflicted young man's experience of finding and losing love, whilst exploring the themes of identity, fear and mortality. The performance features music by Maurice Ravel, Kurt Weill, Claude Debussy and Jacques Brel with the highly innovative Cabaret Concerto composed by Stephen Deazley - combining classical forms of the 19th Century with the raw sensuality of cabaret. Also Matthew Sharp's performance in the lead role uniquely features his versatility as a singer, actor and instrumentalist with him often engaging in the three roles at once! This intimate experience is not to be missed as it combines astonishing virtuosity with explosive drama and dynamic theatricality, making for a truly memorable performance!

    "Extraordinary cellist, virile bass-baritone, compelling actor - Matthew Sharp's astonishingly comprehensive versatility." - The Daily Telegraph

    "Extraordinarily impressive and effective...a spell-binding triumph." - Evening Star

    For an insight into Death's Cabaret - A Love Story: YouTube click here

    String Quintet in C major
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Death's Cabaret - A Love Story
    Stephen Deazley (1969-)
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    Mon, 2014-10-27 18:00
    Madeleine Mitchell Violin Recital - free admission/£1
    Geoffrey Poole, Madeleine Mitchell
    Paston Brown Room, Homerton College Cambridge CB2 8PH
    United Kingdom

    Homerton College Music Society are thrilled to welcome the distinguished violinist Madeleine Mitchell, described by BBC Radio 3 as 'a vioinist in a million', with pianist Geoffrey Poole, to perform two sublime classic violin sonatas in what promises to be a most memorable concert, ending with a short jazzy piece composed for Mitchell by Francis Shaw - Piccolo Divertimento, with guest trumpeter Zerlina Vulliamy. The concert will end by 7.20pm.

    Siciliano from Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord No 4 in C minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano No 10 in G
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano No 2 in A
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)