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Format: 2019-11-20
Format: 2019-11-20
  • 20 November 2019 - 7:30pm
    Film Music Gala | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Richard Balcombe, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Tommy Pearson
    The Baths Hall Scunthorpe DN15 7RG
    United Kingdom

    Hear your all-time favourite movie themes and some of the greatest soundtracks ever written in this spectacular film music celebration for movie fans of all ages, featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Scunthorpe’s magnificent Baths Hall.
    This concert features the famous scores behind the timeless adventures, with music from:

    Murder on the Orient Express,
    La Dolce Vita,
    Schindler’s List,
    Star Wars,
    JFK,
    Breakfast at Tiffany’s,
    Fiddler on the Roof

    ...and many more!

  • 21 November 2019 - 7:30pm
    Herreweghe conducts Beethoven and Schubert
    Philharmonia Orchestra, Philippe Herreweghe, Thomas Zehetmair
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    Hear Schubert’s youthful Fifth Symphony alongside Beethoven’s Violin Concerto performed by Thomas Zehetmair, whose recording of the masterpiece Gramophone described as “a great performance, one that simply has to be heard”.

    Schubert was just 19 years old and, according to his diary, ‘infatuated with Mozart’, when he composed his Fifth Symphony. Mozart’s influence can be heard in his remarkably accomplished orchestral writing. But the symphony’s profusion of melodies and the hint of melancholy underlying its grace and youthful energy are all Schubert’s own.

    In the first half, baroque and Classical music expert Philippe Herreweghe conducts Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, with Thomas Zehetmair the soloist. With its breathtakingly beautiful central slow movement, this work is one of the mainstays of the violin repertoire.

    The overture to Beethoven’s only ballet opens tonight’s concert. The story of The Creatures of Prometheus was apt source material indeed for Beethoven - the programme for the first performance describes Prometheus as ‘a lofty spirit who, finding the human beings of his time in a state of ignorance, refined them through art and knowledge.’

    Overture from The Creatures Of Prometheus
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Symphony No 5 in B flat
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
  • 28 November 2019 - 7:30pm
    Ashkenazy conducts the New World Symphony | Philharmonia Orchestra
    Philharmonia Orchestra, Sayaka Shoji, Vladimir Ashkenazy
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    We welcome back Vladimir Ashkenazy for a performance of Dvorák’s timeless classic, the New World Symphony.

    Heartfelt, spirited and filled with a love of life, the New World Symphony is a perfect marriage of the Bohemian sounds of Dvorák’s Czech homeland with the Native American music and African-American spirituals of his briefly adopted home in America. A dynamic opening launches a magical experience, as audience and orchestra alike share a journey through vibrant musical scenes, all framing arguably the most famous twelve minutes of orchestral music ever written: the soulful largo, with its evocative melody on cor anglais.

    With a musical career spanning sixty years that has made him a household name, Vladimir Ashkenazy is one of the great musicians of our time. Joining him on stage is acclaimed violinist Sayaka Shoji, who performs Brahms’s ambitious Violin Concerto. Opening innocently from a single melodic line, the music grows to a symphonic scale, revealing some of Brahms’s most emotionally charged music. At the centre of it all is the violin – at some points wild and tempestuous, at others infinitely tender.

    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Symphony No 9 in E minor, 'From the New World'
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    Holberg Suite (From Holberg's Time)
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
  • 29 November 2019 - 7:30pm
    Viennese Christmas by candlelight | London Concertante
    London Concertante
    Derby Cathedral Derby DE1 3DY
    United Kingdom

    Touring their ever-popular festive programme, London Concertante travel the length and breadth of the country presenting treats from across Europe to get you in the mood for mulled wine, mince pies, and baubles.

    The UK based chamber orchestra, London Concertante, regularly perform up to and over one hundred concerts per year, making it the busiest ensemble of its kind in the country. Regularly selling out venues such as St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Southwark Cathedral, the ensemble performs in some of the most prestigious venues around Britain and abroad, with recent tours taking them to USA, Finland, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Spain and France. With their numerous recordings reaching great critical acclaim, the ensemble is continually regarded as one of the finest groups in Europe since their founding in 1991.

    If you don’t consider yourself ‘in the know’ about Mozart, Beethoven, or Bach, fear not, this is the orchestra for you. The London Concertante boasts an impressive audience record in which an impressive 50% of spectators are first time classical concert goers! The London Concertante has its audience laughing at jokes, gasping at virtuosity, moved by gorgeous string playing, and leaving with a smile on their faces.

    Excerpts from Die Fledermaus
    Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
    Excerpts from The Nutcracker
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Tritsch Tratsch Polka
    Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
    Excerpts from The Sleeping Beauty
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Hungarian Dance No 5
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Rondo for violin and strings in A
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    An der schönen, blauen Donau, 'Blue Danube Waltz'
    Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
  • 30 November 2019 - 7:30pm
    Viennese Christmas by candlelight | London Concertante
    London Concertante
    Coventry Cathedral Coventry CV1 5AB
    United Kingdom

    Touring their ever-popular festive programme, London Concertante travel the length and breadth of the country presenting treats from across Europe to get you in the mood for mulled wine, mince pies, and baubles.

    The UK based chamber orchestra, London Concertante, regularly perform up to and over one hundred concerts per year, making it the busiest ensemble of its kind in the country. Regularly selling out venues such as St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Southwark Cathedral, the ensemble performs in some of the most prestigious venues around Britain and abroad, with recent tours taking them to USA, Finland, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Spain and France. With their numerous recordings reaching great critical acclaim, the ensemble is continually regarded as one of the finest groups in Europe since their founding in 1991.

    If you don’t consider yourself ‘in the know’ about Mozart, Beethoven, or Bach, fear not, this is the orchestra for you. The London Concertante boasts an impressive audience record in which an impressive 50% of spectators are first time classical concert goers! The London Concertante has its audience laughing at jokes, gasping at virtuosity, moved by gorgeous string playing, and leaving with a smile on their faces.

    Excerpts from Die Fledermaus
    Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
    Excerpts from The Nutcracker
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Tritsch Tratsch Polka
    Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
    Excerpts from The Sleeping Beauty
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Hungarian Dance No 5
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Rondo for violin and strings in A
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    An der schönen, blauen Donau, 'Blue Danube Waltz'
    Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
  • 30 November 2019 - 7:30pm
    Best of British | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Hilary Davan Wetton, Marta Fontanals-Simmons, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    G Live Guildford GU1 2AA
    United Kingdom

    Embracing British music in all its rich and diverse range, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra leads you on a journey through green and pleasant lands in a concert that celebrates some of the country’s finest music. Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending, with its lyrical and soaring violin line, features alongside the blazing fanfares and noble themes of Coates's Dambusters March and Parry's Jerusalem.

    Elgar’s ever-popular, and quintessentially English Pomp and Circumstance March No 4 provides a fantastic finish to this performance. This piece was a landmark not just for Elgar, but for British music.

    Overture from The Wasps
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    A Shropshire Lad (Orchestral Rhapsody)
    George Butterworth (1885-1916)
    Capriol Suite, for piano 4 hands, arranged by the composer for orchestra
    Peter Warlock (1894-1930)
    Excerpts from Sea Pictures
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Dambusters March
    Eric Coates (1886-1957)
    Overture (Largo – Allegro) in F major from Water Music
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    The Lark Ascending
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Marching Song from 2 Songs without Words
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    Nimrod, from 'Enigma Variations'
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Finale from Variations on an original theme, 'Enigma'
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Jerusalem
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Pomp and Circumstance March No 4 in G
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
  • 28 November 2019 - 7:30pm
    Shostakovich 360° | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Alexander Shelley, Kian Soltani, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    Inspired by his teachers Borodin and Glazunov, the opening concert of the 360° series features Shostakovich and the works that were instrumental in forming the radical Russian composer’s music, presented and conducted by Alexander Shelley.

    Whilst Borodin and Glazunov demonstrate the rich Russian traditions produced in the nineteenth century, it is perhaps with Shostakovich’s contemporary Prokofiev that comparisons are most readily drawn. Prokofiev enjoyed popularity in his day as a modern, adaptable voice that in works such as his Sinfonia Concertante, written for cello and orchestra, resonates with a unique versatility of tone, expression and technical challenge. Shostakovich’s legacy has taken a different course of a composer heavily affected by political demand. In navigating the harsh realities of the Second World War and appeasement of the Soviet regime came his Symphony No.9, an abstract expression of hope for a nation ravaged by war.

    Concert Waltz No 1 in D
    Aleksandr Konstantinovich Glazunov (1865-1936)
    Sinfonia Concertante for Cello and Orchestra in E minor
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
    Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)
    Symphony No 9 in E flat
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
  • 23 November 2019 - 8:00pm
    Sveta and Slava (cello and piano)
    Slava Sidorenko, Sveta and Slava, Svetlana Mochalova
    Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre Holmes Chapel CW4 7DZ
    United Kingdom

    “You had the sense that you were listening to the future, and the near future at that.” - The New York Times

    Russian cellist Svetlana Mochalova and Ukrainian pianist Slava Sidorenko first met at the Royal Northern College of Music. A musical relationship blossomed into a personal relationship and the couple are now married. Between them, they’ve won multiple awards and performed at venues including the Purcell Room, the Barbican, Wigmore Hall and Glastonbury. As part of their mission to engage with audiences in a more imaginative way, they’ve developed their own Sveta and Slava app. This allows concert goers to see their Music á la carte menu, and vote for the pieces the duo will perform in the second half of the concert.

    This is the third in the 48th season of eight concerts organised by Holmes Chapel Music Society.

    Full details of the season’s artists, music and tickets can be found at Holmes Chapel Music Society's website.

    The concerts regularly attract audiences of up to 200. The atmosphere is friendly and informal. We go out of our way to welcome new members.

    Wheelchair access is available by arrangement.

    The Society retains the right to change the programmes without notice.

    Do not sing to me, fair maiden from 6 Romances
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Sonata for cello and piano in D minor
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Sonata for cello and piano in G minor
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
  • 28 November 2019 - 6:15pm
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Preludes: Trombone Quartet
    Brass players of Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    RPO Preludes is a series of chamber concerts curated and performed by musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. These 30-minute concerts take place on stage at Cadogan Hall from 6.15pm, before the main concerts begin at 7.30pm. The series provides a unique opportunity not only to listen to some astounding chamber music but also to hear the RPO musicians in a more intimate and personal setting.

    Fanfare from La péri
    Paul Dukas (1865-1935)
    Trois pieces pour une musique de nuit
    Eugene Bozza (1905-1991)
  • 22 November 2019 - 7:30pm
    Stephen Bryant (violin) and Clara Rodriguez (piano)
    Arnaldo Cogorno, Clara Rodriguez, Stephen Bryant, Sue Porrett
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Two special musicians reunite to play a concert in aid of young Venezuelan musicians who are in desperate need to renew the accessories for their instruments.

    The programme will combine piano solo and violin and piano much-loved pieces, including Grieg's Violin and Piano Sonata No 2 and Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata with a reading offered by Susan Porrett of the 'Letter to the immortal beloved' by Beethoven. Pieces such as the Schindler's List theme and the Nana by Manuel De Falla plus vibrant Venezuelan music will also be performed by Stephen and Clara.

    New and second-hand strings for violins, violas, cellos, double-basses or reeds for wind instruments will be hugely welcomed. Do please bring them on the evening, otherwise, you can send your kind donations to Clara Rodriguez by writing to claris97@hotmail.com
    A crowdfunding account will also be set up after this concert for those that might like to contribute with this worthwhile and on-going cause. In conjunction with Luis Miguel González and the Fundación para el Impulso de las Artes en Venezuela.

    Stephen Bryant has been the Concertmaster of the BBC Symphony Orchestra since 1992 up to present day. In addition to his BBC role, he is in demand as a guest leader and has led all the major British orchestras and a number of orchestras in America, Europe and Asia. As a concertmaster, he has collaborated with some of the worlds finest conductors including Pierre Boulez, Bernard Haitink, Mariss Jansons, Witold Lutoslawski, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Sir Georg Solti, Sir Michael Tippett. As a soloist, Stephen has appeared regularly with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and other orchestras. Among the works he has performed and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 are violin concertos by Korngold, Delius, Goldmark, Khachaturian, Mendelssohn, and Lutoslawski.In March 2017 Stephen was made an Honorary Fellow of The Guild of Musicians and Singers in recognition of his outstanding contribution to orchestral music, solo performance, and orchestral coaching.

    "The virtuoso pianist Clara Rodriguez"- The Daily Telegraph- has built up an enviable international reputation for her innovative programme planning, juxtaposing standard European and North American repertoire with works by South American composers.

    Her playing has been described as being highly expressive,sensitive with considerable digital clarity and stylistic acumen. At sixteen she won the 'Teresa Carreño' Scholarship that enabled her to travel to London to study at the Royal College of Music under Phyllis Sellick.

    In Caracas, she made her debut playing with the Simón Bolívar Orchestra under the baton of José Antonio Abreu; from then on Clara Rodriguez's career as a soloist has taken her to the Americas, Europe, Asia and the north of Africa. In London, she is a hugely popular performer who plays to great acclaim at the Southbank Centre, Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre, Saint Martin-in-the-Fields and St Johns Smith Square. She has recorded six solo CDs for the Nimbus Records label.

    Recently she has played a series of celebratory concertos with the Simón Bolívar Orchestra for their 40thAnniversary. Clara Rodríguez also played in the celebrations of the 35th Orquesta Municipal de Caracas Anniversary Series and at the Fitzrovia Festival (Fitzfest) alongside the Orchestra of the Age of The Enlightenment and clarinetist Michael Collins who also has also conducted her Mozart Concertos.Clara Rodriguez has played a series of recitals at the home of former British Prime Minister, Sir Edward Heath in Salisbury.

    In 2015 she was awarded the Latin UK Award LUKAS as 'Classical Music Personality of the Year'.
    Clara teaches privately and at the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music.

    Sonata for Piano No 14 in C sharp minor, ‘Quasi una fantasia' (Moonlight)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano No 2 in G
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    Pajarillo, for piano
    Luisa Elena Paesano (1948-2019)
    Schon Rosmarin
    Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
    Filmscore to 'Schindler's List'
    John Williams (1932-)
    Scherzo for violin and piano in C minor, from 'F-A-E Sonata'
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Nana from 7 canciones populares españolas
    Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
    Joropo
    Moises Moleiro (1904-1979)
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