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Format: 2018-04-25
Format: 2018-04-25
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    4 May 2018 - 7:30pm
    Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues
    Jonathan Powell
    Jacqueline du Pré Music Building Oxford OX4 1DY
    United Kingdom

    Shostakovich wrote his massive cycle of 24 Preludes and Fugues Op 87 in the space of only four months. A fusion of Bachian archetypes, a particularly Russian counterpoint (instigated in the late 19th century by Taneyev), Soviet classicism and Shostakovich’s unmistakable voice, Shostakovich’s Op 87 quickly became a cornerstone of 20th century piano polyphony.

    Livestreamed on our website from 6.45pm

    Jonathan Powell is a pianist and composer. After studies with Denis Matthews and Sulamita Aronovsky, he established an international career as a soloist, his programmes ranging from standard classical and romantic repertoire to contemporary and little known 20th century works. He has performed widely in Europe, as well as in Russia and the US; he has also appeared on national radio of many countries and recorded about 20 CDs.

    A JdP Music Circle drinks reception will take place during the interval of this performance. Find out more about the JdP Music Circle on our website.

    24 Preludes and Fugues
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
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    3 May 2018 - 8:00pm
    Oxford May Music: Silver-Garburg piano duo play Schubert and Mendelssohn's Octet
    Alexandra Raikhlina, Gil Garburg, Jack Liebeck, Silver-Garburg, Simon Oswell, Sivan Silver, Thomas Carroll
    Church of St John the Evangelist Oxford OX4 1EH
    United Kingdom

    Schubert wrote some of the greatest music for four hands at piano. Tonight we hear two excellent examples. The Mendelssohn Octet is a perennial favourite and has been heard at the Festival before – but never in this arrangement, for string quartet and four hands at piano.

    Octet for Strings in E flat, arranged by the composer for for piano 4 hands and string quartet
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Grand Sonata in B flat, for piano 4 hands
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Fantasie in F minor for piano 4 hands
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    26 April 2018 - 7:00pm
    Talent Unlimited Showcase Concert
    Cristian Grajner De Sa, Manu Brazo, Prajna Indrawati, Renate Sokolovska, Somi Kim, Tamila Salimdjanova
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Please join us for a memorable evening of musical entertainment from a varied and up and coming artists we are proud to promote as Talent Unlimited.

    5 Melodies for violin and piano
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Sonata for violin and piano in G minor
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Jeux Sonatine
    Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)
    Ookpik
    George Stevenson ()
    The Shepherd’s Song, for flute and piano
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Le chant du rossignol, 'Song of the nightingale'
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
    3 Preludes
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
    El paño moruno from 7 canciones populares españolas
    Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
    Sonata for saxophone and piano
    Robert Muczynski (1929-)
    La pequeña Czarda, for saxophone and piano
    Pedro Iturralde (1929-)
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    29 April 2018 - 7:45pm
    Aberdeen Bach Choir - Lo Sposalizio - music by Monteverdi, Gabrieli and others
    Aberdeen Bach Choir, David Gerrard, His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts, James Bramley, Peter Parfitt
    St Machar's Cathedral Aberdeen AB24 1RQ
    United Kingdom
    Plaudite, psallite
    Giovanni Gabrieli (c1553/7-1612)
    Lieto godea
    Giovanni Gabrieli (c1553/7-1612)
    Alla batagglia
    Andrea Gabrieli (c1510-1586)
    Vieni, vieni, Himeneo
    Andrea Gabrieli (c1510-1586)
    Christe, adoramus te
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Beatus vir from Selva morale e spirituale
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Toccata arpeggiata
    Johann Kapsberger (c1580-1651)
    Recercar con obligo di cantare la quinta parte senza toccarla
    Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
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    4 May 2018 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - David Shaw (violin) and Joseph Havlat (piano)
    David Shaw, Joseph Havlat
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    Presented by the Royal Academy of Music

    David Shaw is 21 and originally comes from North Wales. He now resides in London, and enjoying his third year at the Royal Academy of Music, where he studies with So Ock Kim.

    He has given many recitals throughout the UK, Italy, Germany ,Hungary and Norway. In 2009, David was the youngest musician ever to have reached the final of Texaco Young Musician of Wales. As a result of this, David was invited to perform in ‘One Thousand Christmas Voices’ in Llangollen , which was televised on S4C.

    David has performed concertos with Orchestras such as the Cardiff Symphony orchestra, the Chester Philharmonic, and more recently, the Welsh Chamber Orchestra.

    David has a great passion for chamber music, and his quartet has performed in venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Kingsplace , Dingley music festival, Norwich chamber music festival. David was recently invited to perform at Musique a Marsac and Wye Valley chamber music festival, and looks forward to joining the Doric string quartet on the Isle of Mull this summer.

    Outside of his life as a classical violinist, David is working on a number of creative projects, which marry his passions for violin, singing and visual art. David recently performed three shows at the Gothenburg fringe festival, singing and playing music he had composed alongside 5 dancers, and looks forward to more artistic endeavours!

    Sonata for violin and piano No 2
    Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)
    In the style of Albéniz
    Rodion Shchedrin (1932-)
    Rhapsody No 1 for violin and piano
    Bela Bartók (1881-1945)
    Danse espagnole No 1 from La vida breve
    Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
    Hebrew Melody for violin and piano
    Joseph Achron (1886-1943)
    Méditation from Thaïs
    Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
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    29 April 2018 - 3:00pm
    Tunbridge Wells Choral Society and Salomon Orchestra conducted by Rebecca Miller
    Eleanor Partridge, Rebecca Miller, Royal Tunbridge Wells Choral Society, Salomon Orchestra
    Assembly Hall Theatre Tunbridge Wells TN1 2LU
    United Kingdom

    In celebration of the centenary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein ,The Royal Tunbridge Wells Choral Society will be performing his well-known Chichester Psalms.The concert will also feature John Rutter's Magnificat and Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms, providing an interesting programme of modern and dynamic choral music.

    The choir will once again be joined by the Salomon Orchestra ,which has been described as London's finest non-professional orchestra,and the performance will be conducted by the Society's renowned Musical Director ,Rebecca Miller.This will be the choir's last concert under the baton of Rebecca Miller after her six years with the Society,during which she has led the choir in acclaimed performances of some of the greatest choral music .The increasing demands of her career as an international conductor ,along with family commitments ,has meant that Rebecca feels she must now hand over the reins to someone else who can devote more time to the Society and continue to develop its growth and choral repertoire.

    Photo credit Richard Haughton

    Chichester Psalms
    Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
    Magnificat
    John Rutter (1945-)
    Symphony of Psalms
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
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    28 April 2018 - 7:30pm
    The Peacemakers: Karl Jenkins /Dame Felicity Lott sings English and French songs
    Alison Howell, Cheltenham Choral Society, Dame Felicity Lott, English Concertante Orchestra, Ian Higginson
    Pittville Pump Room Cheltenham GL52 3JE
    United Kingdom

    Cheltenham Choral Society is 80! We are Cheltenham’s longest established choir. Join us for a celebratory 80th anniversary concert.

    We are delighted to welcome back our president Dame Felicity Lott who will be performing Mozart’s Laudate Dominum with us and a selection of English and French songs.

    Our main work, The Peacemakers, in the words of Terry Waite, ‘breathes the harmony of peace’.

    It draws on the words of iconic and inspiring people throughout history. Karl Jenkins has set to music texts from his ‘messengers of peace’ using an eclectic mix of musical instruments from around the world.

    We are very much looking forward to singing this inspiring work.

    The Peacemakers
    Sir Karl Jenkins (1944-)
    Laudate Dominum from Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, 'Solemn Vespers'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    O would I were but that sweet linnet
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    The sprig of thyme
    Percy Grainger (1882-1961)
    I know where I’m going
    Herbert Hughes (1882-1937)
    O waly, waly from Folksong arrangements
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Sweet Polly Oliver from Folksong arrangements
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Parlez-moi d’amour
    Jean Lenoir (1891-1976)
    À Chloris
    Reynaldo Hahn (1875-1947)
    Si mes vers avaient des ailes
    Reynaldo Hahn (1875-1947)
    Vous aimez le danger....Ah! que j’aime les militaires! from La grande-duchesse de Gérolstein
    Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)
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    5 May 2018 - 7:30pm
    An Evening with Mozart | Kendal South Choir and Orchestra
    Charles Murray, Don Gillthorpe, Guest Orchestra, Ian Pattinson, Jacob Clark, Katy Thomson, Kendal South Choir, Sarah Jillian Cox
    St Thomas's Church Kendal LA9 4QG
    United Kingdom

    Kendal South Choir and an invited orchestra present some of Mozart's best-loved music. Choral items include the Coronation Mass and Solemn Vespers, while organ and orchestral items are an Epistle Sonata and Organ Fantasie in F minor.

    Soloists are Katy Thomson, Sarah Jillian Cox, Jacob Clark and Charles Murray, with Ian Pattinson (organ).

    Mass in C, 'Coronation'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, 'Solemn Vespers'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Church Sonata No 15 in C major for organ and strings
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • 25 April 2018 - 5:30pm
    Elizabeth Sombart (piano)
    Elizabeth Sombart
    Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square London SW1X 9BZ
    United Kingdom

    French pianist Elizabeth Sombart presents a short early evening recital of much-loved romantic music for solo piano.

    Elizabeth has performed in the world’s most prestigious concert venues: Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Suntory Hall (Tokyo), Théâtre des Champs-Elysées (Paris). In addition to solo and chamber music recitals, she has played great piano concertos with L’Orchestre National de Lille and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and recently released a double album - Favourite Adagios - with the RPO and conductor Pierre Vallet.

    "A noted Chopin exponent for many years… Sombart’s playing is superb: technically precise but possessing a flexibility and freedom that lets the music breathe" (The Observer 2016)

    3 Intermezzi
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Klavierstücke No 2 in E flat from 3 Klavierstücke
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Barcarolle in F sharp
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
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    5 May 2018 - 7:30pm
    English choral music | English Concert Singers
    English Concert Chorus, English Concert Orchestra, English Concert Singers, Roy Wales, Tim Rhys-Morgan
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    The English Concert Singers and Chorus celebrate their 30th year with a fascinating and lively programme of English choral music. The choir has travelled extensively and given concerts in major venues in the UK and abroad.

    The choir has worked on many occasions with composer Paul Patterson and is pleased to include his Magnificat.

    Conductor Roy Wales has had a distinguished career and is the founder and Musical Director of the Choir.

    The Rio Grande
    Constant Lambert (1905-1951)
    Serenade to Music
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    A Hymn to the Virgin
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    The Lamb, 'Little lamb, who made thee?'
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
    Serenade for Strings in E minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Magnificat
    Paul Patterson (1947-)
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