What's On

Your essential guide to all the best concerts taking place in the UK and Ireland. Click here to find out how to submit an event.
Search for an Event
Format: 2018-08-18
Format: 2018-08-18
  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    18 August 2018 - 8:00pm
    Mary Plazas (soprano), Andrew Thurgood (violin) and Nancy Cooley (piano)
    Andrew Thurgood, Mary Plazas, Nancy Cooley
    St Peter's Church Wallingford OX10 0BH
    United Kingdom

    We are delighted to welcome back our former President, Mary Plazas, and pianist Nancy Cooley, together with newcomer Andrew Thurgood. Mary was born in the Wallingford area and has enjoyed a brilliant operatic career, and Nancy has devised many delightful and varied programmes for us. Andrew's professional career as a violinist has included playing in major orchestras and chamber ensembles.

    They present a diverse programme of French and Spanish music, including songs by Debussy, Obradors, Turina and Duparc,
    and works for violin by Granados, De Falla, Lili Boulanger, Albéniz and Fauré

    Ariettes oubliées
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano
    Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
    Excerpts from 'Canciones clásicas españolas'
    Fernando J Obradors (1897-1945)
    Danse espagnole No 1 from La vida breve
    Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
    Poema en forma de canciones
    Joaquin Turina (1882-1949)
    Sevilla from Suite española No 1
    Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    18 August 2018 - 7:30pm
    Oxford Proms - Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2 plus Russian classics
    Angela Moore, Catherine Underwood, Catriona Scott, Jocelyn Freeman, Oxford Proms Orchestra
    Sheldonian Theatre Oxford OX1 3AZ
    United Kingdom

    Oxford proms in their eighth season feature Russian classics plus the delightful concertino for clarinet by Weber and an opening overture by our resident composer Tim Perkins.

    We are delighted to welcome back star pianist Joycelyn Freeman who gave a brilliant performance of Liszt’s second concerto in last year’s Proms, to play Rachmaninov’s dramatic and passionate Second Piano Concerto. Jocelyn's pianism has been described as "outstanding", "brilliant", "sparkling" and "One to watch", including accolades from International Piano Magazine. Engagements have led her to perform on four continents, including television and radio broadcasts on BBC, Sky, S4C, ARD and RTL television. Collaborative highlights include performing with Bryn Terfel, Alfie Boe, Katherine Jenkins, Elin Manahan Thomas and Stuart Jackson.

    We are also welcoming clarinet virtuoso Catriona Scott who gave a stunning performance of Mozart’s clarinet concerto in our opening concert in 2011.

    A pre-concert serenade will be given from when doors open by our harpist Angela Moore who plays for the nation’s great orchestras – including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; The London Philharmonic Orchestra; the London Symphony Orchestra; and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

    Angela is just as happy entertaining the general public as she is playing for Claudia Schiffer or HRH Prince Charles – and is equally at ease reinterpreting contemporary music as the classics.

    Special ticket offers including 2 for 1 are available only on this link

    A veil of crimson and blue, for wind ensemble
    Tim Perkins (1960-)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 2 in C minor
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra in E flat
    Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
    In the Steppes of Central Asia
    Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)
    A Night on the Bare Mountain
    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    23 August 2018 - 7:30pm
    Oxford Proms - Jocelyn Freeman - Piano Classics
    Edmund Jones, Jocelyn Freeman
    The University Church of St Mary the Virgin Oxford OX1 4BJ
    United Kingdom

    Jocelyn Freeman is a Welsh pianist and conductor based in London. She began her performing career as chorister in St David's Cathedral Choir, released her debut solo piano album Night and Novelties in 2013 with Kissan Records, and now performs internationally as piano soloist, collaborative pianist, and conductor.

    Jocelyn's pianism has been described as "outstanding", "brilliant", "sparkling" and "One to watch", including accolades from International Piano Magazine. Engagements have led her to perform on four continents, including television and radio broadcasts on BBC, Sky, S4C, ARD and RTL television. Collaborative highlights include performing with Bryn Terfel, Alfie Boe, Katherine Jenkins, Elin Manahan Thomas and Stuart Jackson.

    Guest artist Edmund Jones is the Leader of the Oxford Proms Orchestra and joins Jocelyn for performances of Mozart's sonata K 304 and the original version of Ralph Vaughan Williams's 'The Lark Ascending' for violin and piano. The well known orchestral arrangement came 4 years later.

    Sonata for Violin and Piano No 21 in E minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Valses nobles et sentimentales
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    The Lark Ascending (original version for violin and piano)
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Pictures at an Exhibition
    Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    18 August 2018 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi's The Four Seasons - by candlelight | Belmont Ensemble of London
    Belmont Ensemble of London, Helen Davies, Helena Wood, Peter G Dyson
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for 2 violins No 8 in A minor
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Incidental Music from The Fairy Queen
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Air on the G string from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Church sonata in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Chaconne for Strings in G minor
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Divertimento for Strings No 2 in B flat, 'Salzburg Symphony' No 2
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    24 August 2018 - 7:30pm
    Bach, Handel and Vivaldi by candlelight | Belmont Ensemble of London
    Belmont Ensemble of London, Geoffrey Coates, Helen Davies, Peter G Dyson, Pippa Harris
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Concerto for oboe and violin in C minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for oboe No 3 in G minor
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Adagio in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 1 in E, 'Spring' RV 269 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Air on the G string from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for 2 violins No 8 in A minor
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Strings in G, 'Alla Rustica'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Jesu joy of man's desiring) from Cantata No 147, 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    24 August 2018 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Orpheus Wind Quintet
    April Clayton, Christian Smith, Geralyn Giovannetti, Jaren Hinckley, Laurence Lowe, Orpheus Wind Quintet
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    Orpheus Wind Quintet

    April Clayton maintains an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player and pedagogue. Highlights include touring as a guest with the New York Woodwind Quintet, soloing alongside Roberto Diaz, and being featured in a cover story by Flute Talk magazine. She is Director of the Ecole Normale de Musique Paris Summer Flute Class. She has been a Guest Artist Instructor at the Conservatoire MJC du Vesinet and the Centre de Musique F. Hasselmann in France, and for Manhattan School of Music. At The Juilliard School, April Clayton was a Starr Doctoral Fellow and the youngest student to have been admitted to the D.M.A. program. She has been concerto soloist with orchestras across the country. She is a four-time laureate of National Flute Association competitions, and is a Williams Flutes Artist.

    Geralyn Giovannetti is Professor of Oboe at Brigham Young University and a member of the faculty ensemble, Orpheus Wind Quintet. She received her DMA degree from the University of Michigan and is also a graduate of Western University in her native Canada. As a member of the award winning Canadian woodwind quintet, Essex Winds, she has recorded three compact discs. Geralyn is also a founding member of the Utah based Sundance Trio. They have released three CD recordings of works for oboe, bassoon and piano. Geralyn has been a Resident Artist at the Banff Center and was Principal Oboe of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and the Canadian Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Giovannetti and her colleague, Dr. Christian Smith were co-hosts of the 2008 International Double Reed Society Conference (IDRS) in Provo, Utah. She currently chairs the Young Artist Oboe Competition for the IDRS.

    Jaren Hinckley, clarinet professor at Brigham Young University, is the clarinetist with the Orpheus Wind Quintet and the piano/clarinet duo “HDUO.” He has also performed with the Utah Symphony, the Orchestra at Temple Square, Ballet West, and various New Music ensembles. Through his involvement with these groups and others, he has performed the world-premieres of many solo and chamber works. He has performed at music festivals, conventions and conservatories in Italy, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Belgium, Wales, England, Scotland, and the U.S. He received his D. M. and M. M. music degrees from Florida State University and Indiana University. His compositions include works for clarinet and various chamber groups (publishers include Woodwindiana, TrevCo, and Classical Vocal Repertoire). He has presented his unique approach to music pedagogy based on the acting techniques of Constantin Stanislavski at numerous universities and conferences.

    Christian Smith is Professor of Bassoon at the BYU School of Music. Beyond his responsibilities with the bassoon studio, he conducts the Symphony Orchestra, teaches instrumental conducting, coaches woodwind chamber music ensembles, and regularly performs with Orpheus Wind Quintet, the resident faculty wind quintet. An active orchestral musician, Dr. Smith has played under such conductors as Robert Shaw, Raymond Leppard, John Williams, Joseph Silverstein, Maxim Shostakovich, Keith Lockhart, Craig Jessop, and Mack Wilberg. Likewise, he has performed with the Utah Symphony, Utah Opera, Ballet West Orchestra, Toledo Symphony, Ann Arbor Symphony, Flint (Michigan) Symphony, Michigan Chamber Players, Utah Chamber Artists, Colors of the Baroque, and the Canyon Winds woodwind quintet. Currently he is principal bassoonist with the Orchestra at Temple Square in Salt Lake City.

    Laurence Lowe has established an international reputation as a horn soloist, composer, orchestral player, and teacher. Recent compositions include a sonata for violin and piano and two sonatas for horn and piano (both award winners in the International Horn Society Composition Contest). He has been a soloist at ten international horn workshops sponsored by the International Horn Society. Orchestral and chamber music engagements have taken him to Australia, The United Kingdom, Canada, Europe, the Far East, Brazil, Mexico, Carnegie Hall, and the Blossom Festival. His solo CD Four American Sonatas for Horn and Piano includes the first recording of the Crawford Gates Sonata for Horn and Piano, the first recording of the entire Thomas Beversdorf Sonata for Horn and Piano, and important sonatas by Halsey Stevens and Alec Wilder. He is professor of horn at Brigham Young University.

    Trois pièces en quintette
    Adolphe Deslandres (1840-1911)
    Serenade for Wind Quintet
    Karl Pilss (1902-1979)
    Roaring Fork
    Eric Ewazen (1954-)
    A Year in the Catskills
    Peter Schickele ()
  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    23 August 2018 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi's Four Seasons by candlelight | London Musical Arts Ensemble
    John Landor, London Musical Arts Ensemble
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Come and enjoy our candlelit concert in the beautiful atmosphere of London's iconic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square. The programme features some of the greatest classical music, carefully selected and exquisitely performed by some of London’s finest musicians.

    For details of all our concerts please visit the London Musical Arts website.

    Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Dances from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Air in D for Strings from 'Orchestral Suite No 3 in D'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Jesu joy of man's desiring) from Cantata No 147, 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Chacony for 4 strings in G minor
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Concerto Grosso in C, 'Alexander's Feast'
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    27 August 2018 - 5:00pm
    Bampton Classical Opera: Nicolo Isouard's Cinderella
    Alistair Ollerenshaw, Aoife O'Sullivan, Bampton Classical Opera, Benjamin Durrant, Bradley Smith, Harry Sever, Jenny Stafford, Kate Howden, Nicholas Merryweather, Orchestra of Bampton Classical Opera
    The Orangery, Westonbirt School Tetbury GL8 8QG
    United Kingdom

    Bampton Classical Opera celebrates its 25th anniversary with the UK première of Nicolò Isouard’sCinderella (1810), a charming and lyrical telling of Perrault’s much-loved fairy-tale, continuing the Company’s remarkable exploration of rarities from the classical period. The Bampton production will be sung in a new English translation by Gilly French with dialogues by director Jeremy Gray. Isouard died in Paris in 1818 and so this new production also marks his bicentenary.

    Cinderella (Cendrillon) is designated as an opéra féerie, and is in three acts, to a libretto by Charles Guillaume Etienne. Cinderella and her Prince share music of folktune-like simplicity, contrasting with the vain step-sisters, who battle it out with torrents of spectacular coloratura. With his gifts for unaffected melody, several appealing ensembles and always beguiling orchestration, Isouard’s Cinderella is ripe for rediscovery. Performances will be conducted by Harry Sever and directed by Jeremy Gray.

    Born in Malta in 1775, Isouard was renowned across Europe, composing 41 operas, many of which were published and widely performed. As a young man and following the success of his first operas which were performed in Italy, Isouard became director of the Teatru Manoel in Valletta, Malta. Moving to Paris in 1799, Cendrillon of 1810 was one of his many successes at the Opéra-Comique and was performed across Europe to great acclaim, especially in Germany and Austria, until knocked off its perch by Rossini’s La Cenerentola in 1817. Isouard’s Cendrillon was nominated in the ‘Rediscovered Opera’ category in the recent International Opera Awards, after its first modern-day performance at the Manhattan School of Music last year. Opera Magazine described it as “a little-known jewel of French opera”.

    There will be a pre-performance talk about Isouard's Cendrillon.

    Cendrillon (Cinderella)
    Nicolo Isouard (1775-1818)
  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    22 August 2018 - 7:00pm
    Robyn Koh (harpsichord)
    Robyn Koh
    The Stoller Hall Manchester M3 1DA
    United Kingdom

    Harpsichord recital : en passant, baroque and beyond …

    Robyn Koh performs the first ever harpsichord recital in The Stoller Hall, taking us on a jaunt around baroque Europe with music by Frescobaldi, Rameau, Purcell, Byrd, Scarlatti et al, as well as contemporary works by Olli Mustonen, Alan Hovhaness, Colin Riley and others

    Pièces de clavecin en concerts
    Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
    Puzzle Pieces
    Colin Riley ()
    A New Ground in E minor
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Sonata No 2 for harpsichord
    Edwin McLean (1970 -)
    Toccata ottava from Il primo libro di toccate
    Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
    Coranto
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Sielulintu (Soul Bird)
    Olli Mustonen (1967-)
    Dark river and distant bell
    Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)
    Sonata No 1 in A minor from 6 Wurttemberg Sonatas
    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
    Passacaille in C
    Louis Couperin (c1626-1661)
    Sonata for Keyboard in G
    Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    21 August 2018 - 7:30pm
    Schubert's Octet on a summer’s evening
    Agata Daraskaite, Colin Lawson, Consone String Quartet, Elitsa Bogdanova, Gavin Edwards, George Ross, Kate Aldridge, Magdalena Loth-Hill, Nathaniel Harrison, The Hanover Band Chamber Ensemble
    St Margaret's Church Rottingdean BN2 7HA
    United Kingdom

    The Hanover Band Chamber Ensemble with members of The Consone Quartet perform Schubert’s sublime Octet in the beautiful setting of St Margaret’s, Rottingdean.

    A ‘Nurturing the next Generation’ event

    Octet in F
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit and delivering advertising messages that are relevant to you. Read more here