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Format: 2014-04-24
Format: 2014-04-24
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    Sun, 2014-05-04 12:00
    Bruch's Violin Concerto | Chloë Hanslip | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Chloë Hanslip, Nicholas Collon, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Royal & Derngate Northampton NN1 1DP
    United Kingdom

    Forming the centrepiece of the concert, Max Bruch's Violin Concerto No.1 is one of the most popular in the genre, full of Romantic melodies and exuberant themes. In the hands of Chloë Hanslip, this is sure to be a performance of virtuosity and sensitivity.

    Although Schubert intended further movements, his 'Unfinished' two-movement Symphony seems curiously perfect, from the wonderful lyrical Allegro moderato to the heart-breaking Andante con moto.

    Providing a fitting ending for tonight's programme is Elgar's best-loved creation: his glorious Enigma Variations include an air of mystic and orchestral flair, reaching great emotional depth in the well-known 'Nimrod' theme.

    Symphony No 8 in B minor, 'Unfinished'
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 1 in G minor
    Max Bruch (1838-1920)
    Variations on an original theme, 'Enigma'
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    £32.50 - £14.50 Available from 01604 624811 .
  • Fri, 2014-04-25 19:30
    Contemporaries and Romantics ! Waldegrave Ensemble
    Alex Wilson, Elliott DeVivo, Sarah Ovenden, Waldegrave Ensemble
    Bourne Hall Ewell Village KT17 1UF
    United Kingdom

    Enjoy an evening of enchanting music whilst tantalising your taste buds with fine wines and cheeses.

    Featuring music for flute, clarinet and piano by Bizet, Delibes, Kovacs, Horovitz Sancan, and Saint-Saëns.

    All money raised will go towards the Waldegrave Scholarship Fund for two of our resident musicians who’ve recently gained places on a postgraduate course at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

    Tarantella
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    Sous le dôme épais (The Flower Duet) from Lakmé
    Léo Délibes (1836-1891)
    Suite No 1 from 'Carmen'
    Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
    Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano
    Joseph Horovitz (1926-)
    Hommage á JS Bach for solo clarinet
    Béla Kovács ()
    Sonatine for Flute and Piano
    Pierre Sancan (1916-)
    £12 adults / £8 under 18s (Includes wine and cheese) Available from 0333 666 3366 Monday - Friday 9am to 7pm.
  • Thu, 2014-05-01 19:30
    Vivaldi and Pergolesi by candlelight | Trafalgar Sinfonia
    Grace Davidson, Ivor Setterfield, Kerenza Peacock, Trafalgar Sinfonia
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Nulla in mundo pax sincera
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings in B flat
    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Stabat mater
    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings in B flat (La stravaganza No 1)
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    £24, £20, £16, £13, £9 Available from 02077661100 Monday to Saturday: 9am to 5pm.
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    Sat, 2014-04-26 19:30
    Cinema in Symphony 2: The Sequel - Reading Symphony Orchestra
    Reading Symphony Orchestra, Rory McAllister, Stefan Hofkes
    Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park Arts Centre Bracknell RG12 7PA
    United Kingdom

    After last year's successful Hollywood celebration, Cinema in Symphony returns to the Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park. Hosted by BBC Radio Berkshire's Rory McAllister, hear the Reading Symphony Orchestra play classic themes from Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lord of the Rings, The Big Country, Black Swan and James Bond, to name a few! If you've never experienced the full scale of an orchestra playing the themes you know and love, then this is your chance! You'll also be able to get up close and personal to film props and have your photo taken when you arrive! So grab your family and friends and come along for a night at the movies with a difference - Cinema in Symphony is back!

    Theme from 'The Big Country'
    Jerome Moross (1913-1983)
    Imperial March from Star Wars
    John Williams (1932-)
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    Klaus Badelt ()
    Music from Swan Lake
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Music from Out of Africa
    John Barry (1933-2011)
    Jurassic Park
    John Williams (1932-)
    Excerpts from Forrest Gump
    Alan Silvestri (1950-)
    James Bond Medley
    John Barry (1933-2011)
    Theme from The Magnificent Seven
    Elmer Bernstein (1922-)
    Gabriel's Oboe from The Mission
    Ennio Morricone (1928-)
    Excerpts from Lord of the Rings
    Howard Shore (1946-)
    Dambusters March
    Eric Coates (1886-1957)
    Adult £20; under 21s £15 Available from 01344 484123 .
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    Sat, 2014-05-03 19:30
    Film Music Charity Concert | Amici Orchestra
    Amici Orchestra, Simon Walton
    St Gabriel's Church, Pimlico London SW1V 2AD
    United Kingdom

    The Amici Orchestra present an evening of film music. A great selection of popular music, and all in a good cause - there will be a retiring collection after the concert in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

    Star Wars
    John Williams (1932-)
    Music from Gladiator
    Hans Zimmer (1957-)
    Harry Potter Symphonic Suite
    John Williams (1932-)
    Jurassic Park Suite
    John Williams (1932-)
    Adagio for Strings
    Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
    The Dambusters
    Eric Coates (1886-1957)
    The Godfather
    Nino Rota (1911-1979)
    2 Pieces from Henry V
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
    March from Things to Come
    Sir Arthur Bliss (1891-1975)
    What's up at the Symphony
    Jerry Brubaker ()
    1st Movement, from Symphony No 25 in G minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    No Tickets required.
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    Sat, 2014-04-26 19:00
    Handel's Messiah - Portsmouth Baroque Choir and The Consort of Twelve
    Adrian Green, Ian Caddy, Malcolm Keeler, Portsmouth Baroque Choir, Sian Bibby-Hsia, The Consort of Twelve, Toby Forster
    St Paul's Church Chichester PO19 6FT
    United Kingdom

    Portsmouth Baroque Choir and The Consort of Twelve, conducted by Malcolm Keeler will perform The Messiah at St Paul's Church, Chichester on Sunday April 26th at 7pm, commencing with extracts from Part I but focussing on Parts II and III for the Easter season.

    Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    £15, £7 18 and under, £1 accompanied children Available from 01243 371128 .
  • Sat, 2014-05-03 19:30
    Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC Presents The Poet’s Song
    Church of the Holy Apostles New York 10001
    United Kingdom

    Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC Presents “The Poet’s Song,” a spring concert celebrating Shakespeare 450 and great poetry set to great music. Featuring the world premiere 'Full Fathom Five' by award-winning composer Errollyn Wallen.

    Melodia Women’s Choir led by Artistic Director Cynthia Powell heralds the poetry and music of spring with “The Poet’s Song,” a lyrical journey from William Shakespeare to William Blake to Johnny Mercer. Anchoring the concert is the world premiere of “Full Fathom Five,” composed by Belize-born, London-based Errollyn Wallen, whom the UK 'Observer' calls a “renaissance woman of contemporary British music.” Wallen’s unique vision for piano, flute, clarinet, percussion, and women’s voices is a setting of text from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” and is dedicated to the memory of Nelson Mandela (1918-2013). Continuing the celebration of Shakespeare 450 is Emma Lou Diemer’s 'Three Shakespeare Madrigals'. Also on the program is 'Piping Down the Valleys Wild' by Herbert Howells (1892-1983) for flute, piano, and women’s choir, with poetry by William Blake (1757-1827). The English poet Edward Lear’s (1812-1888) humorous nonsense poems set the tone for William Mathias’s playful 'Learsongs' for voices and piano, while Lear’s contemporary, poet Christina Rossetti (1830-1894), lends her text to 'Echo', by Eleanor Daley (1907-2003). Irrepressible mid-century jazz standards 'Come Rain or Come Shine', 'All the Things You Are', 'Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me', and 'Satin Doll' complete the tour.
    Performing will be award-winning pianist Taisya Pushkar (taisiyapushkar.com), accomplished flutist Nathalie Joachim (flutronix.com), clarinetist and saxophonist Debra Kreisberg (debrakreisberg.com), and percussionists Michelle Cozzi and Chihiro Shibayama (chihiroshibayama.com).

    About Melodia: The 28 voices strong Melodia Women’s Choir has established a reputation as the premier women’s choir of NYC through more than a decade of adventurous, fresh and wide-ranging repertoire that explores rarely heard, stylistically diverse and often original and debut works. Called “riveting” by the New York Times and hailed by composers such as Meredith Monk, Melodia is committed to nurturing emerging women composers through commissions, residencies and performances. Founded by Executive Director Jenny Clarke in 2003, Melodia collaborates with and supports women composers, musicians and performers across the musical spectrum. melodiawomenschoir.org

    About Cynthia Powell: Cynthia Powell, founding conductor and Artistic Director, celebrates her eleventh season with Melodia Women’s Choir. In addition to her positions as Director of Music and Organist at West End Collegiate Church in NYC, and Organist/Choirmaster of Temple Sinai in Tenafly, New Jersey, she serves as the Artistic Director of the Stonewall Chorale, the nation’s first LGBT chorus. Powell has performed at Lincoln Center, the Guggenheim, and the Whitney Museum with composer Meredith Monk, and has toured the U.S. and Europe. She has conducted many major works for chorus and orchestra.

    About Errollyn Wallen: A respected a contemporary composer, and singer-songwriter, the Ivor Novello Award recipient has written commissions for the BBC, Royal Opera House and composes across genres from Rand B to opera to choral to TV and fi lm scores. errollynwallen.com. About Shakespeare 450 Worldwide celebrations mark the 450-year anniversary of the famous English bard, William Shakespeare, born April 25, 1564.

    $20 advance/ $25 door ($15 adv. students and seniors) Available from (800) 838-3006 .
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    Sun, 2014-05-04 16:00
    Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC Presents The Poet’s Song
    DiMenna Center for Classical Music New York
    United Kingdom

    Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC Presents 'The Poet’s Song', a spring concert celebrating Shakespeare 450 and great poetry set to great music. Featuring the world premiere 'Full Fathom Five' by award-winning composer Errollyn Wallen

    Melodia Women’s Choir led by Artistic Director Cynthia Powell heralds the poetry and music of spring with 'The Poet’s Song', a lyrical journey from William Shakespeare to William Blake to Johnny Mercer. Anchoring the concert is the world premiere of 'Full Fathom Five', composed by Belize-born, London-based Errollyn Wallen, whom the UK Observer calls a “renaissance woman of contemporary British music.” Wallen’s unique vision for piano, flute, clarinet, percussion, and women’s voices is a setting of text from Shakespeare’s 'The Tempest' and is dedicated to the memory of Nelson Mandela (1918-2013). Continuing the celebration of Shakespeare 450 is Emma Lou Diemer’s 'Three Shakespeare Madrigals'. Also on the program is 'Piping Down the Valleys Wild' by Herbert Howells (1892-1983) for flute, piano, and women’s choir, with poetry by William Blake (1757-1827). The English poet Edward Lear’s (1812-1888) humorous nonsense poems set the tone for William Mathias’s playful 'Learsongs' for voices and piano, while Lear’s contemporary, poet Christina Rossetti (1830-1894), lends her text to 'Echo', by Eleanor Daley (1907-2003). Irrepressible mid-century jazz standards 'Come Rain or Come Shine', 'All the Things You Are', 'Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me', and 'Satin Doll' complete the tour.
    Performing will be award-winning pianist Taisya Pushkar (taisiyapushkar.com), accomplished flutist Nathalie Joachim (flutronix.com), clarinetist and saxophonist Debra Kreisberg (debrakreisberg.com), and percussionists Michelle Cozzi and Chihiro Shibayama (chihiroshibayama.com).

    About Melodia: The 28 voices strong Melodia Women’s Choir has established a reputation as the premier women’s choir of NYC through more than a decade of adventurous, fresh and wide-ranging repertoire that explores rarely heard, stylistically diverse and often original and debut works. Called “riveting” by the New York Times and hailed by composers such as Meredith Monk, Melodia is committed to nurturing emerging women composers through commissions, residencies and performances. Founded by Executive Director Jenny Clarke in 2003, Melodia collaborates with and supports women composers, musicians and performers across the musical spectrum. melodiawomenschoir.org

    About Cynthia Powell: Cynthia Powell, founding conductor and Artistic Director, celebrates her eleventh season with Melodia Women’s Choir. In addition to her positions as Director of Music and Organist at West End Collegiate Church in NYC, and Organist/Choirmaster of Temple Sinai in Tenafly, New Jersey, she serves as the Artistic Director of the Stonewall Chorale, the nation’s first LGBT chorus. Powell has performed at Lincoln Center, the Guggenheim, and the Whitney Museum with composer Meredith Monk, and has toured the U.S. and Europe. She has conducted many major works for chorus and orchestra.

    About Errollyn Wallen: A respected a contemporary composer, and singer-songwriter, the Ivor Novello Award recipient has written commissions for the BBC, Royal Opera House and composes across genres from R and B to opera to choral to TV and film scores. errollynwallen.com

    About Shakespeare 450: Worldwide celebrations mark the 450-year anniversary of the famous English bard, William Shakespeare, born April 25, 1564.

    $20 advance/ $25 door ($15 adv. students and seniors) Available from (800) 838-3006 .
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    Fri, 2014-05-02 19:00
    Bryce Morrison's Shoe Horn Concert - Jonathan Plowright (piano)
    Jonathan Plowright
    Pushkin House London WC1A 2TA
    United Kingdom

    MCS Young Artist Fund continues 2014 season with the collaboration of the world's leading authorities on piano performance - Bryce Morrison who presents ‘Shoe Horn’ Concert featuring the finest living pianist of our times Jonathan Plowright. His repertoire will include works from Brahms, Chopin and Bach-Busoni and will be followed by Q&A session with the artist.

    Jonathan Plowright

    With a long list of critically acclaimed and international award-winning CDs to his name, Jonathan Plowright was hailed ’one of the finest living pianists’ by Gramophone magazine. He is recording for the Hyperion Record label and in the past twelve years has been enthusiastically received with accolades awards from der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, Gramophone Editor’s Choice, BBC Music Magazine Choice, Diapason d’Or, FonoForum Tipp, and CD of the Week on Classic FM and ABC Classic FM and in the Daily Telegraph. Currently he is recording the complete Brahms solo piano works for the Swedish label, BIS Records; the first CD of which was released in 2013 to huge critical acclaim, receiving many ‘Editor’s Choice’ awards which we will see the second part at the end of this year. Professor Jonathan Plowright is at present the Head of Keyboard at the University of Chichester and on the Keyboard Faculty of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland as well as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music.

    MCS Young Artists Fund

    The MCS Young Artists Fund ever since its formation as a local society in Marylebone, London, in 2006, aims to provide a platform for young gifted musicians. The high demand for support of musicians between the ages of 26 to 33 prompted the fund to focus on this age group and to concentrate on one artist for three years.

    Every 3 years fund organises an audition leading to participation in its international instrumentalist’s competition which provides an opportunity to its first prize recipient to obtain financial assistance in covering travel costs and accommodation for the international competition, small grant and organisation of 24 annual soirée musicales, 1 orchestra subscription concert appearance and 9 recitals. From 2010 to 2013 the recipient of the fund was Sergey Sobolev (Tchaikovsky 4th prize, Laureate of Queen Elisabeth, Santandere, 2nd prize Liszt-Weimer).

    The MCS Young Artists Fund has played host to many guest performers from abroad and experts such as Kevin Kenner, Henri Barda, Igor Kamenz, Sequeira Costa, Liana Isakadze to name but a few, and continues developing ties with leading contemporary musicians throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

    The MCS Young Artists Fund continues the tradition of intimate 'Marylebone Soirée Musicales', through contributions and the goodwill of many attendees who share its passion for the finesse of life.
    The founding patrons of the MCS Young Artists Fund are Sequiera Costa and Viktor Merdjanov.

    For more information, visit www.mcsyaf.com

    Chaconne from Partita No 2 in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonata for Piano No 2 in F sharp minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Scherzo in E flat minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Nocturne No 3 in B from 3 Nocturnes
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Scherzo No 2 in B Flat minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    £20 with a glass of champagne, £15 for members and friends of MCS Available from 02072699770 Monday to Sunday: 9am to 6pm.
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    Fri, 2014-04-25 13:00
    Lunchtime Recital - Block4 Recorder Quartet
    Block4 Recorder Quartet, Emily Bannister, Katie Cowling, Lucy Carr, Maria Smith
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Presented by the Royal College of Music

    Formed in 2012, Block4 is a London based recorder quartet featuring Emily Bannister, Lucy Carr, Katie Cowling and Ria Smith. Studying at the Royal College of Music under Ashley Solomon, Julien Feltrin and Maria Martinez, Block4 present a dynamic approach to contemporary consort music as well as offering a captivating interpretation of music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Their innovative style has resulted in them being the 2014 winners of the Royal Overseas League Ensemble competition, the first recorder consort to receive this accolade in the competition’s 62 year history. They have also received a high commendation at the RCM’s Senior Woodwind Prize in 2013. Block4’s performances have included a variety of concerts and masterclasses with renowned experts such as Walter van Hauwe and Pamela Thorby, with exciting upcoming concerts at the Regent Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

    Canzona ‘La Lusignuola’
    Tarquinio Merula (1594/5-1665)
    Sitting Ducks
    Chiel Meijering ()
    No Tickets required.