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Format: 2014-04-21
Format: 2014-04-21
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    Thu, 2014-05-01 19:00
    European Union Chamber Orchestra; Guy Johnston (cello) Gergely Kuklis (director)
    European Union Chamber Orchestra, Gergely Kuklis, Guy Johnston
    Subscription Rooms Stroud GL5 1AE
    United Kingdom

    Guy Johnston, a former BBC Young Musician of the year, has appeared with major orchestras across the globe, including as soloist in the First Night of the BBC Proms, and frequently in London's Wigmore Hall. The European Union Chamber Orchestra has given concerts in prestigious halls and festivals in 73 countries. Its most recent Mozart recording was given an "Outstanding Award" in International Record Review and described by the reviewer as, "the best disc of orchestral music by Mozart I have heard for several years, the playing being of very fine quality."

    “The wonderful European Union Chamber Orchestra played with beautiful, dancing transparency" Daily Telegraph

    St Paul's Suite, for strings
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    Nocturne from Shylock
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No 1 in C
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    3 pieces in the Old Style
    Henryk Górecki (1933-2010)
    Antiche danze ed arie per liuto, 'Ancient Airs and Dances'
    Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
    £12, £10 concessions; £5 under 18s Available from 01453 760900 Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.
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    Thu, 2014-04-24 19:30
    Paris with Orpheus Sinfonia
    Orpheus Sinfonia, Thomas Carroll
    St George's Church, Hanover Square London W1S 1FX
    United Kingdom

    Paris has long been a city that attracts musicians, artists and writers to seek new inspiration and our concert celebrates both the composers such as Mozart and Stravinsky, who moved there, and Paris’s own native composers such as Saint-Saens and Ravel who moved there when he was just three months old.

    Enjoy Mozart’s Paris Symphony, alongside Ravel’s La Valse, which received its premiere in Paris in 1920 and is a wonderfully coloured choreographic poem for orchestra. Saint-Saens wrote his Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in 1863 and it has since become a favourite among violinists, full of vivacity and daring. Stravinsky was drawn to Paris where he created some of his most famous compositions. The riot at his Rite of Spring and the exciting rhythms of Petrushka are known throughout the world.

    La Valse
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    La Mer
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    Petrushka (1947 version)
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
    £25, £15, £5 Available from 020 7734 6650 10.00 - 16.00.
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    Sat, 2014-04-26 19:30
    Baslow Choir Spring Concert
    Andrew Marples, Baslow Choir, Carol Reid, Chris Flint, Daniel Joy, Joanna Shacklock, Joe Hutchinson, Kate Symonds-Joy, Stephen Godward
    Ecclesall Parish Church Sheffield S11 7PQ
    United Kingdom

    A booking form can be downloaded from the choir's website www.baslowchoir.co.uk

    Petite Messe Solennelle
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    Ode at a Solemn Music, 'Blest Pair of Sirens'
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
    £12, £10 (concessions) in advance, £14 at the door (no concessions) Includes refreshments Available from 01433 631586 .
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    Tue, 2014-04-22 19:30
    Gala Close Harmony Concert by The Incognitos of Eton College
    The Incognitos
    Wakefield Cathedral Wakefield WF1 1HG
    United Kingdom

    The Incognitos, formally created in 1992, is the latest incarnation of a long standing Eton tradition of close harmony singing. The originial repertoire drew on influences like The King's Singers and indeed Incogs still perform many arrangements made famous by their Henry VI counterparts. The group is made up of eight boys from Eton who are particularly adept at singing normally drawn from final year pupils but augmented with two boys from the first year who sing the treble line. The current line up includes two pupils with offers of choral scholarship from Kings College Cambridge from September 2014.

    The group is entirely picked, rehearsed and managed by the boys themselves with a Musical Director nominated by the previous years' group who is then responsible for all aspects of the group's life for that year. In the last ten years the Incogs have broadened their horizons and established a career in performing beyond the concert halls of Eton College, combining the original repertoire with a new influx of popular music arrangements written by a number of the Incogs members.

    Perhaps their most notable appearance was at Grange Park Opera's 10th Anniversary where they shared the bill with Kit and the Widow, The London Symphony Orchestra and The King's Singers. Recently The Incognito's found themselves a hit on YouTube with their splendid rendition of The Real Group's 'Words' which has had 40,000 views as you can see at www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgl7QV8ACjU.

    This special performance follows one in London the night before and is in aid of the restoration fund for Wakefield Cathedral. The repertoire will include songs by Cole Porter, Billy Joel, Elton John, Burt Bacharach, Anders Edenroth and Eric Clapton.

    £5 Available from 01924 373923 Business Hours.
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    Fri, 2014-04-25 13:10
    Jubilee Quartet Recital
    Alma Olite, Jubilee Quartet, Lauren Steel, Stephanie Edmundson, Tereza Prívratská
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Enjoy a relaxing, musical lunch break and join us to celebrate the music of Beethoven.

    The Jubilee Quartet formed in 2006 at the Royal Academy of Music and are current Richard Carne Junior Fellows at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. The quartet enjoys performing across the UK and their continental tours include a performance in the presence of former Czech president Vaclav Havel. They are actively involved in outreach work as part of the ‘Live Music Now!’ (please link to http://www.livemusicnow.org.uk/) scheme and have performed with Jack Liebeck and Katya Apekisheva.

    String Quartet No 7 in F, 'Rasumovsky'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    No Tickets required.
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    Tue, 2014-04-22 18:30
    Beethoven and Debussy: Violin Sonatas
    Sebastian Müller, Terrence Allbright
    Chapel of The Ascension, University of Chichester Chichester PO19 6PE
    United Kingdom

    Violinist Sebastian Mueller and Pianist Terence Allbright will present an evening of superb music together, with the Violin and Piano Sonatas by Beethoven and Debussy. They will also perform as soloists with works by Paganini and Liszt.

    Beethoven’s Violin and Piano Sonata opus 30 No.2 was composed just after his 2nd Symphony, and in the same year as the ‘Tempest’ piano sonata: It’s a majestic four-movement work in C minor – always a dramatic key for Beethoven. More than 100 years later Debussy wrote his Violin and Piano Sonata, his last composition and the last music he ever played in public when he accompanied it in September 1917.

    Originally from Germany, violinist Sebastian Müller came to the UK in 2006 to take up his postgraduate studies. He is now professor for violin at the Guilhall School of Music and Drama (junior department) and Senior Lecturer at the Leeds College of Music as well as at the University of Chichester, maintaining successful violin and viola classes.

    Terence Allbright was born in Northampton, where he taught himself to play the piano and to compose. At 14 he began organ lessons and became a village organist and choirmaster; then he went to study organ, composition and piano at the Royal College of Music and at the Royal School of Church Music.

    Sonata for Violin and Piano No 7 in C minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Valse Impromptu
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Nathan Milstein (1904-)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    £5, £3 (concessions), University staff and students free Available from 0844 8700887 Mon-Fri 9-5.
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    Sat, 2014-04-26 19:00
    Coro Stellante present America In Song
    Coro Stellante, John Byron, Lisa Peretti, Michael Kibblewhite
    Thaxted Parish Church Thaxted CM6 2QY
    United Kingdom

    Coro Stellante are joined by guest soprano Lisa Peretti and young voices from Thaxted Primary School and Flitch Green Academy in a charity concert in aid of Marie Curie Care. Featuring American sacred classics, songs from Hollywood and Broadway and much more.

    Omnia Sol
    Z. Randall Stroope (1953)
    Come To The Music
    Joseph Martin (1959-)
    Ave Maria
    Guy Forbes (1950-)
    Sure on this Shining Night
    Morten Lauridsen (1943-)
    Don't Fence Me In
    Cole Porter (1891-1964)
    Nella Fantasia from The Mission
    Ennio Morricone (1928-)
    So deep is the night (after Chopin's Etude Op 10 No 3)
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Somewhere from West Side Story
    Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
    Al Shlosha D'varim
    Allan E Naplan (1972-)
    Let's get friendly
    William Edward Cotton (1899-1969)
    Richard Rogers (1902-1979)
    £10, children free Available from 01371 830104 .
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    Mon, 2014-04-21 19:30
    Violin recital by Sebastian Müller (violin) and Nico de Villiers (piano)
    Nico de Villiers, Sebastian Müller
    St Andrew's Church London N10 2DD
    United Kingdom

    An evening of exciting and virtuosic violin repertoire: Enjoy Mozart's lyrical G major violin sonata, Nathan Milstein's 'Paganiniana' - packed with all possible violinistic fireworks to be found in Paganini's repertoire - and the powerful dark C minor violin sonata by Beethoven.

    Sonata for Violin and Keyboard No 18 in G
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano No 7 in C minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Nathan Milstein (1904-)
    Fratres for Violin and Piano
    Arvo Pärt (1935-)
    No Tickets required.
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    Sat, 2014-04-26 19:30
    Francesco Mariani - classical guitarist
    Francesco Mariani
    St Mary's Old Church London N16 9ES
    United Kingdom

    Francesco Mariani's programme spans JS Bach's 1st Cello Suite, Mertz's arrangements of Schubert Song, Leo Brouwer's Tres Apuntes, Turina's Hommage to Tarrega, Tarrega's Caprichio Arabe and Albeniz's Asturias.

    Francesco Mariani studied at the RNCM with Graham Wade, Gordon Crosskey, and Richard Wright and his recitals are well known for his sharing of knowledge of the guitarists craft.

    He teaches at the Purcell School and his students have gone on to play in the National Youth Guitar Ensemble and study in institutions such as the Guildhall School and the San Francisco Conservatory.

    His playing is featured on the forthcoming album by Ambient/Balearic legend Phil Mison's Cantoma project.

    Francesco also directs the Stoke Newington Guitar Festival which has brought world class players such as Craig Ogden and Juan Martin to North London. The second Festival this November features Graham Devine, Clive Carroll and a return visit by Juan Martin in duo with Chapparo De Malaga.

    "Played with the dabbing watercolour tones of a truly sensitive musician" Classical Guitar Magazine
    "A fine musician with very great perception - all too rare amongst guitarists!" Chris Susans, The Panormo Duo
    "A performer of style and precision" Classical Guitar Magazine

    Suite for Cello No 1 in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Prelude No 1 in E minor
    Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
    Tres Apuntes
    Leo Brouwer (1939-)
    Hommage à Tárrega
    Joaquin Turina (1882-1949)
    Capricho árabe
    Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909)
    Asturias from Suite Española No 1
    Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
    Lob der Tränen
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Liebesbothschaft from Schwanengesang, 'Swan Song'
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    £10, £7 concessions - pension, universal credit, full-time students. 16 and under free. Available from 07812050336 447812050336.
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    Sat, 2014-04-26 19:30
    Castleford Choral Society with Gawthorpe Brass 85 present A Yorkshire Mixture!
    Castleford Choral Society, Claire Burden, Gawthorpe Brass '85, Simon Earl
    Trinity Methodist Church Castleford
    United Kingdom

    Join us for our Spring Concert - a mixture of music from a mixture of voices and brass. With pieces from Karl Jenkins's Armed Man, to opera choruses, to Andrew Lloyd Webber to Mendolssohn's Elijah highlights, there's bound to be something to suit all tastes!

    The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace
    Karl Jenkins (1944-)
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    £8 including refreshments Available from 01977 641867 .