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Format: 2019-03-26
Format: 2019-03-26
  • 26 March 2019 - 2:00pm
    Windsor Festival International String Competition: Semi Finals- Christoph Croise
    Christoph Croisé, Nigel Hutchinson, Simon Lane
    The Old Court Windsor SL4 3BL
    United Kingdom

    Semi-finals day one will feature the first seven of our twelve semi-finalists. Follow the action as the most talented young string players from across the globe compete to reach the Final of Windsor Festival International String Competition 2019.

    Each semi-final ticket is valid for a full day of semi-final recitals at The Old Court, Windsor’s community arts space. Come and go as you wish between performances or drop in for just a few; the bar, managed by Windsor anmd Eton Brewery, will be open throughout.

    This event will be streamed live

    Sonata for cello and piano in C
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Prelude from Suite for solo cello No 2 in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Pezzo capriccioso in B minor
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
  • 26 March 2019 - 3:00pm
    Windsor Festival International String Competition: Semi Finals - Alan Snow
    Alan Snow, Nigel Hutchinson, Simon Lane
    The Old Court Windsor SL4 3BL
    United Kingdom

    Semi-finals day one will feature the first seven of our twelve semi-finalists. Follow the action as the most talented young string players from across the globe compete to reach the Final of Windsor Festival International String Competition 2019.

    Each semi-final ticket is valid for a full day of semi-final recitals at The Old Court, Windsor’s community arts space. Come and go as you wish between performances or drop in for just a few; the bar, managed by Windsor and Eton Brewery, will be open throughout.

    All semi-finalists will be accompanied by the Windsor Festival International String Competition official pianists Nigel Hutchison and Simon Lane.

    This event will be streamed live

    Poème élégiaque
    Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931)
    Adagio from Sonata No 1 in G minor for solo violin
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Tres Piezas, for violin and piano
    Silvestre Revueltas (1899-1940)
    1st movement: Adagio sostenuto from Sonata for Violin and Piano No 9 in A, 'Kreutzer'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 26 March 2019 - 4:00pm
    Windsor Festival International String Competition: Semi Finals- Anna Do Gyung Im
    Anna Do Gyung Im, Nigel Hutchinson, Simon Lane
    The Old Court Windsor SL4 3BL
    United Kingdom

    Semi-finals day one will feature the first seven of our twelve semi-finalists. Follow the action as the most talented young string players from across the globe compete to reach the Final of Windsor Festival International String Competition 2019.

    Each semi-final ticket is valid for a full day of semi-final recitals at The Old Court, Windsor’s community arts space. Come and go as you wish between performances or drop in for just a few; the bar, managed by Windsor and Eton Brewery, will be open throughout.

    All semi-finalists will be accompanied by the Windsor Festival International String Competition official pianists Nigel Hutchison and Simon Lane.

    This event will be streamed live

    Adagio from Sonata No 1 in G minor for solo violin
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonata for violin and piano No 3 in C minor
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    Sonata for solo violin No 1 in G minor
    Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931)
  • 26 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    Windsor Festival International String Competition Semi Finals-Anastasia Feruleva
    Anastasia Feruleva, Nigel Hutchinson, Simon Lane
    The Old Court Windsor SL4 3BL
    United Kingdom

    Semi-finals day one will feature the first seven of our twelve semi-finalists. Follow the action as the most talented young string players from across the globe compete to reach the Final of Windsor Festival International String Competition 2019.

    Each semi-final ticket is valid for a full day of semi-final recitals at The Old Court, Windsor’s community arts space. Come and go as you wish between performances or drop in for just a few; the bar, managed by Windsor and Eton Brewery, will be open throughout.

    All semi-finalists will be accompanied by the Windsor Festival International String Competition official pianists Nigel Hutchison and Simon Lane.

    This event will be streamed live

    Adagio and Allegro for cello and piano in A flat
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Gigue from Suite No 6 for solo cello in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonata for solo cello
    György Ligeti (1923-2006)
    Variations on a Rococo Theme in A
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
  • 26 March 2019 - 8:30pm
    Windsor Festival International String Competition Semis - Cristian Grajner De Sa
    Cristian Grajner De Sa, Nigel Hutchinson, Simon Lane
    The Old Court Windsor SL4 3BL
    United Kingdom

    Semi-finals day one will feature the first seven of our twelve semi-finalists. Follow the action as the most talented young string players from across the globe compete to reach the Final of Windsor Festival International String Competition 2019.

    Each semi-final ticket is valid for a full day of semi-final recitals at The Old Court, Windsor’s community arts space. Come and go as you wish between performances or drop in for just a few; the bar, managed by Windsor and Eton Brewery, will be open throughout.

    All semi-finalists will be accompanied by the Windsor Festival International String Competition official pianists Nigel Hutchison and Simon Lane.

    This event will be streamed live

    Adagio from Sonata No 1 in G minor for solo violin
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonata for violin and piano in G minor
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Poème for violin and piano
    Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)
  • 27 March 2019 - 11:00am
    Windsor Festival International String Competition: Semi Finals - Gyehee Kim
    Gyehee Kim, Nigel Hutchinson, Simon Lane
    The Old Court Windsor SL4 3BL
    United Kingdom

    Semi-finals day two will feature the remaining five of our twelve semi-finalists. Follow the action as the most talented young string players from across the globe compete to reach the Final of Windsor Festival International String Competition 2019.

    Each semi-final ticket is valid for a full day of semi-final recitals at The Old Court, Windsor’s community arts space. Come and go as you wish between performances or drop in for just a few; the bar, managed by Windsor and Eton Brewery, will be open throughout.

    All semi-finalists will be accompanied by the Windsor Festival International String Competition official pianists Nigel Hutchison and Simon Lane.

    This event will be streamed live.

    6pm - announcement of Windsor Festival International String Competition 2019 Finalists

    Sonata No 1 in G minor for solo violin
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano No 8 in G
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    3rd movement: Allegretto poco scherzoso from Sonata for solo violin No 1 in G minor
    Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931)
    Valse-scherzo
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
  • 4 April 2019 - 7:30pm
    A Mass of Masses | Londinium (chamber choir)
    Andrew Griffiths, Londinium
    St Peter's Church, Eaton Square London SW1W 9AL
    United Kingdom

    For its debut in the acclaimed Eaton Square Concerts series, Londinium has brought together no fewer than four settings of the Mass. Two are classics of the repertoire: Josef Rheinberger's sumptuous double-choir Mass in E flat ('Cantus Missae'), Op 109, and Ralph Vaughan Williams's beloved Mass in G minor which, in reaching back to sixteenth-century models, breathed new life into English choral music. Alongside them, we perform two shorter settings: the highly attractive Missa Brevis by Richard Rodney Bennett, and the radiant Chichester Mass by the American composer William Albright.

    Missa Brevis
    Sir Richard Rodney Bennett (1936-2012)
    Mass for double choir in E flat, 'Cantus Missae'
    Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)
    Chichester Mass
    William Albright (1944-1998)
    Mass in G minor
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
  • 1 April 2019 - 7:30pm
    James Lisney... petits concerts VI
    Conrad Williams, James Lisney
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    The sixth of six 'petits concerts', curated by James Lisney, raising funds for musical/education charities (The Amber Trust). The title is taken from the annual series of recitals given by Charles-Valentin Alkan at the Erard showroom in Paris during the 1870s.

    ...impressionist and romantic (Conrad Williams piano)
    ...Richard Strauss’s melodrama after Tennyson’s Enoch Arden (James Lisney piano and narrator)

    Conrad Williams was weaned in Winnipeg and lives in Willesden Green (mainly for the sake of alliteration). He read English and Law at Trinity, Cambridge, and qualified as a barrister before defecting to the creative realm as novelist and literary agent. He is the author of three novels published by Bloomsbury: Sex and Genius (“supremely intelligent and intense” Publishing news), Unfinished Business (“a superb writer” Miami Herald) and The Concert Pianist (“ Savagely acute…Would-be concert pianists should steel themselves before reading this book” Bryce Morrison, Gramophone), and he has penned sundry articles for Pianist Magazine.

    As Head of Media at Blake Friedmann Literary Agency, Conrad represents scriptwriters, directors and book-into-film rights, and he alternates a velvet glove editorial touch with the negotiator's iron fist.

    Conrad triangulates the worldliness of agenting and the time-incinerating craft of writing with a passion for the piano. His collection of LPs and CDs boasts an insane 20 recordings of the Chopin Studies, endless B minor Sonatas, and a growing wedge of ‘Iberias’ - Spanish piano music being the latest craze. He has been honoured to perform on five occasions in Lucy Parham's celebrity amateur Coffee Concerts at King's Place.

    James Lisney enjoys a rich musical life, moving seamlessly from concerto and recital soloist to chamber musician, song accompanist and pianist director. Initiatives, such as his Schubertreise series at London's SouthBank Centre, and his extensive Beethoven Project for the recording company Woodhouse Editions, provide a platform for his wide-ranging musical sympathies.

    James Lisney made his Wigmore Hall debut in 1986 and early representation by the Young Concert Artists Trust in London led to a career that has taken him to many prestigious venues and gained invitations to appear with major orchestras. Highlights include residencies at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and Carnegie Recital Hall in New York.

    James Lisney's repertoire ranges from baroque masterpieces to music of the present day. In the past decade, the music of Schubert and Beethoven have been a central pre-occupation (in performance and in recordings) and he regularly presents cycles of the piano sonatas and relevant chamber music. His recordings (on Naxos, Bis, Somm, Olympia and Carlton) have gained the highest recommendations. Recent months have seen him performing Schubert cycles in the Oxford International Piano Series, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the first Schubert piano sonata cycles on the Indian subcontinent and his recital debut at the Prague Rudolfinum.

    Prélude No 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin (The girl with the flaxen hair) from 12 Préludes, Book 1
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Prélude No 3, La puerta del Vino from 12 Préludes, Book 2
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Jardins sous la pluie from Estampes
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Étude No 1 in A flat major, 'Aeolian harp' from 12 Études
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Los requiebros from Goyescas ‘Los majos enamorados’
    Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
    How fair this spot from 12 Romances
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Enoch Arden
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
  • 30 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    Rossini's Petite messe solennelle | Liverpool Welsh Choral
    Catrin Woodruff, Charlotte Badham, James Berry, Jonathan Bowden, Keith Orrell, Liverpool Welsh Choral, Matt Mears, Robert Woods, Stephen Hargreaves
    The Great Hall, Cornerstone Theatre, Liverpool Hope University Liverpool L6 1HP
    United Kingdom

    Rossini, better known for his comic operas, wrote this Petite messe solennelle in his later years. He had been living in Italy for many years, but returning to Paris, wrote many compositions including this mass. It is in fact neither 'little' nor 'solemn', but vibrant and lively! Just what we expect from a Rossini composition.

    The work, for chorus and 4 soloists, was originally written with the accompaniment of harmonium and two pianos, which is how you will hear it in this concert. Rossini later scored it for full orchestra, which was first performed on the 78th anniversary of the composer's birth (he was born on 29th February in a leap year!)

    The contralto voice was Rossini's favourite and he features this in his final movement, Agnes Dei, bringing the work to a dramatic close.

    Our two pianists will also treat us to Mozart's Sonata in D for 2 pianos, which the composer wrote when he was only 25 years old. This composition, more than any other by Mozart, has been the focus of much research on the 'Mozart effect'. The piece has been shown to have a positive effect on cognitive brain functions

    Petite messe solennelle
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    Pater Noster
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
    Sonata for 2 pianos in D major
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • 31 March 2019 - 7:00pm
    An Evening with Amadeus | Oxford Girls' Choir
    Caroline Balding, George Caird, Jane Salmon, Jonathan Slade, Judith Evans, Liz MacCarthy, Oxford Girls' Choir, Oxford Men's Chorus, Oxford Mozart Players, Penelope Martin-Smith, Richard Vendome, Vanessa McNaught
    St John the Evangelist Church Oxford OX4 1EH
    United Kingdom

    The genius himself, Amadeus Mozart (as portrayed by Paul Young), entertains us with observations and anecdotes from his remarkable life and work. The evening features performances of some of his best-loved vocal works, and showcases many talented members of Oxford Girls’ Choir. Including extracts from Figaro, The Magic Flute, Cosi fan tutte, C minor Mass and the Requiem, as well as some of Mozart’s less well known vocal gems. The performance starts at 7pm.

    Requiem Mass in D minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Vesperae solennes de confessore
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Kyrie from Mass in C minor, 'The Great'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Excerpts from Così fan tutte
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Excerpts from Le nozze di Figaro, 'The Marriage of Figaro'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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