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Format: 2018-01-21
Format: 2018-01-21
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    27 January 2018 - 7:30pm
    Laura Snowden (guitar) and Joo Yeon Sir (violin)
    Joo Yeon Sir, Laura Snowden
    Influence Church Richmond DL10 4AS
    United Kingdom

    Here are two exceptional young soloists, brought together by their love of the small but beautiful body of work for guitar and violin. Snowden, a protégée of Julian Bream and John Williams, recently "held the Wigmore Hall rapt with a performance of unassuming poise and intensity" (The Guardian). The Korean-born British violinist Joo Yeon Sir was winner of the Karl Jenkins Classical Music Award 2014 and has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall and Bridgewater Hall. It's always a privilege for us to programme young artists who have a stellar career ahead.

    Laura Snowden is kindly supported by Making Music’s Philip nad Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists scheme.

    Chorale Prelude 'Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    The Snow is Dancing, from 'Children's Corner Suite'
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    The little shepherd from Children's Corner
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Five Impressions, for violin and guitar
    Laura Snowden (1989-)
    Recuerdos de la Alhambra
    Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909)
    Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice
    Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
    Paganinia for violin and guitar
    Joo Yeon Sir (1990-)
    Excerpts from 5 Preludes
    Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
    Anpao for solo guitar
    Laura Snowden (1989-)
    7 Spanish Folk songs
    Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
    Bordel 1900 from L'histoire du tango (History of Tango)
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
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    23 January 2018 - 7:30pm
    Boxwood and Brass Harmonie (period wind ensemble)
    Boxwood and Brass Harmonie, Emily Worthington, Kate Goldsmith, Oscar Arguelles, Robert Percival, Takako Kunugi, Ursula Paludan Monberg
    Town Hall Skipton BD23 1AH
    United Kingdom

    Boxwood and Brass is the UK’s only period instrument Harmonie, the 18th century wind ensemble beloved by Mozart and Beethoven. Praised for ‘spectacular playing’ and ‘button-bright performances’, the ensemble’s programmes are a journey through the world of Harmoniemusik, including new arrangements made for the group in the best historical traditions. Formed in 2013, Boxwood and Brass is already in demand from top festivals and venues and recently released its debut CD Music for a Prussian Salon to unanimous critical praise.

    Wind Sextet in E flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Serenade for wind instruments No 12 in C minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Adagio and Rondo in F
    Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
    Symphony No 39 in E flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    24 January 2018 - 7:30pm
    Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell
    Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Joshua Bell
    Royal Concert Hall Nottingham NG1 5ND
    United Kingdom

    Anyone who witnessed Joshua Bell’s last visit to Nottingham won’t easily have forgotten his revelatory Beethoven performance whilst leading the Academy of St Martin in the Fields from a piano stool. This time we’ll be hearing Beethoven’s Second Symphony, whose buoyant mood wouldn’t necessarily have been expected given that the composer would only just have learned that his encroaching deafness was incurable. Making great play with sharp dynamic contrasts and rhythmic high jinks, it chortles with bluff humour.

    Vivaldi’s Four Seasons are some of the earliest – and certainly the most famous – pieces of programme music, inspired as they were by the landscape paintings of Italian artist, Marco Ricci. Vividly evocative, they’ve lost none of their popularity since Vivaldi composed them between 1720 and 1723, so much so that they’ve featured in at least a hundred films and television shows. Before Joshua unleashes his violin on them, there’s the chance to hear a new work by one of his regular collaborators. Virtuoso American double-bassist, Edgar Meyer, is also an acclaimed composer who’s won no less than five Grammy Awards writing commissions for several stellar artists including Yo Yo Ma, Emmanuel Ax and the Emerson String Quartet.

    Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    New commission for Joshua Bell
    Edgar Meyer (1960-)
    Symphony No 2 in D
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    28 January 2018 - 11:00am
    Sunday Morning Piano Series: Dina Duisen
    Dina Duisen
    Royal Concert Hall Nottingham NG1 5ND
    United Kingdom

    The exciting young Kazakh pianist, Dina Duisen, made her orchestral debut aged 13, before studying in Texas and in London. Last year she recorded a whole album of Mazurkas by a host of composers and showcases contrasting examples here by Chopin and Saint-Saëns. These are bookended by Beethoven’s set of powerful and melancholy variations and Liszt’s most ingenious Hungarian Rhapsody, a winning mix of keyboard acrobatics and rousing dances.

    Variations on an original theme in C minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Mazurka No 13 in A minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 32 in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka in G minor
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    Mazurka in B minor
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    Hungarian Rhapsody No 12 in C sharp minor
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
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    29 January 2018 - 7:30pm
    Huddersfield Music Society Centenary Season: Michael Collins and Brodsky Quartet
    Brodsky Quartet, Michael Collins
    St Paul's Concert Hall, University of Huddersfield Huddersfield HD1 3DH
    United Kingdom
    String Quartet No 11 in F minor
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Quintet for clarinet and strings in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Quintet for clarinet and strings in B minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    27 January 2018 - 7:30pm
    Three pieces for orchestra | Stockport Symphony Orchestra
    Richard Brocklehurst, Stockport Symphony Orchestra, Wyn Davies
    Stockport Town Hall Stockport SK1 3XE
    United Kingdom

    A return visit to Stockport for conductor Wyn Davies. Wyn lives locally but conducting takes him, literally, to all corners of the world. In addition to appearances in the UK, he is a regular in places like New Zealand.

    Asked what he would like to do with the orchestra this time he didn’t miss a beat before choosing his favourite, Martinu. If you’re not familiar with it, you will enjoy getting to know it before settling in for the fantastic second half show-piece of Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony featuring Richard Brocklehurst on the fabulous Town Hall Wurlitzer.

    Carnival Overture
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    Symphony No 3
    Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)
    Symphony No 3 in C minor, 'Organ'
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
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    21 January 2018 - 4:00pm
    Bartosz Glowacki (accordion)
    Bartosz Glowacki
    Constable Hall East Bergholt CO7 6TP
    United Kingdom

    Glowacki was born in Poland and has become a leading light amongst the younger generation of classical accordionists.He has a passion for his instrument and is working to raise awareness of the accordion and contribute to the development of new repertoire.

    He studied under Professor Andrzej Smolik in the National Music School in Sanok, and went on to the Royal Academy of Music where he graduated in 2015 with a first class diploma and Regency Award. He is still there, studying for a Masters Degree.

    He won the Polish Young Musicians of the Year in 2009 and has won many prizes in both national and international music competitions. He is a recipient of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the John Hosier Special Award 2015 and the Zygmunt Zaleski Foundation.

    As a soloist, he has performed in some prestigious concert halls and has premiered compositions. He is an extremely active chamber musician being the founder of the Deco Ensemble described as an “exceptional ensemble of the highest calibre”. He has also collaborated with well known musicians such as Nigel Kenndy, Dave Maric, Trevor Pinnock.. and also at institutions such as the Royal Opera House, The Philharmonia Orchestra and many others.

    Bartosz was awarded a place in the Open Space Scheme in 2015-16 in Aldeburgh where he had a residency to conduct innovative projects with accordion music and was also selected as one of the six City Music Foundation Artists in 2016.

    Fiona Maddocks from the Observer said: "for me the coup de foudre was Bartosz Glowacki… the young Pole creates a poignant and distinctive sound world."

    This concert is supported by the Countess of Munster Trust. The programme is subject to change and will be updated if we have advance notice!

    Sonata for keyboard in E minor, arranged for accordion
    Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
    The destroyed cathedral
    Václav Trojan (1907-1983)
    Pari intervallo
    Arvo Pärt (1935-)
    De Profundis for Bayan
    Sofia Gubaidulina (1931-)
    Oboe Concerto in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
    Sequenza XIII for accordion
    Luciano Berio (1925-2003)
    Five Views on Gulag Archipelago
    Victor Vlasov (1936-)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 4 in F minor, 'Winter' RV 297 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
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    25 January 2018 - 7:30pm
    Orchestra of Opera North: From Hollywood with Love
    Ian Buckle, Orchestra of Opera North, Tobias Ringborg
    Huddersfield Town Hall Huddersfield HD1 2TA
    United Kingdom

    Classic FM presenter and Radio Times Film Editor Andrew Collins introduces a programme of iconic movie soundtracks and lesser-known gems, performed by the Orchestra of Opera North under renowned Swedish conductor Tobias Ringborg. Themes include The Thief of Bagdad, Star Wars and The Godfather – and there’s a nod to Huddersfield’s most famous son, James Mason, with Bernard Herrmann’s score for North by Northwest.

    The Love of the Princess from The Thief of Baghdad
    Miklós Rózsa (1907-1995)
    Excerpts from Gone With the Wind
    Max Steiner (1888-1971)
    Intermezzo (Souvenir de Vienne) from Escape to happiness
    Heinz Provost (1890-1959)
    Suite from 'Notorious'
    Roy Webb (1888-1982)
    Suite from North by Northwest
    Bernard Herrmann (1911-1975)
    Excerpts from Limelight
    Sir Charles Chaplin (1899-1977)
    Overture from Filmscore to the film 'The Sea Hawk'
    Erich Korngold (1897-1957)
    Filmscore to the film 'King's Row'
    Erich Korngold (1897-1957)
    Star Wars Suite
    John Williams (1932-)
    Main theme from Filmscore to Schindler's List
    John Williams (1932-)
    Warsaw Concerto
    Richard Addinsell (1904-1977)
    The Godfather
    Nino Rota (1911-1979)
    The Theme from Superman
    John Williams (1932-)
    Captain Blood
    Erich Korngold (1897-1957)
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    26 January 2018 - 7:45pm
    Escher Quartet
    Aaron Boyd, Adam Barnett-Hart, Brook Speltz, Escher Quartet, Pierre Lapointe
    Sussex Downs College Lewes BN7 2XH
    United Kingdom

    Within months of its inception in 2005 in the USA, the Escher Quartet was invited by both Pincus Zukerman and Itzhak Perlman to be Quartet in Residence at each artist's summer festival.

    Since then the quartet has flourished both in the US and Europe with a number of appearances at the Wigmore Hall and King's Place, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and the Berlin Konzerthaus. Their Naxos recording of the Zemlinski Quartets was the Guardian's 'Classical CD of the Year'.

    'One of the top young quartets before the public today...This is a group to watch' Washington Post

    String Quartet No 2 in D
    Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)
    String Quartet No 9 in E flat
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    String Quartet No 1 in D major
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
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    21 January 2018 - 3:00pm
    Pomegranate Piano Trio
    Pomegranate Piano Trio
    Courtenay Centre Newton Abbot TQ12 2QA
    United Kingdom

    The Pomegranate Piano Trio is a new collaboration between highly successful, award-winning musicians with a passion for chamber music. Since its debut concert, for the City of London Chamber Music Society in January 2014, it has quickly established an enviable reputation for fine performances. It now pursues a busy concert diary playing imaginative and engaging programmes throughout Britain.

    Keyboard Trio No 45 in E flat
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Piano Trio in G minor
    Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884)
    Piano Trio No 7 in B Flat 'Archduke'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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