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Format: 2018-08-16
Format: 2018-08-16
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    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)
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    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.

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    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)
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    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)
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    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)
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    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)
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    17 August 2018 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital: Apeiron Duo - Paola Delucchi (violin) and Albert Lau (piano)
    Albert Lau, Apeiron Duo, Paola Delucchi
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    Paola and Albert started their chamber music career in January 2012, playing together as a duo during their last year of Masters Degrees at the Royal Academy of Music in London. As they met, their elegant interpretation skills matched and they instantly shared musical ideas and interests.

    More recently, Paola and Albert engaged in a long term-project, exporting an Italy inspired repertoire across the Asian continent and played in Hong Kong in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute and the General Consulate of Italy in February 2017.

    Many other concerts have followed in Italy and the UK. The performance were described as a “great success” on the online review by Gli amici del Carlo Felice and the Apeiron Duo was asked to come back the following year.

    In spring 2018 the duo is invited to perform at Le Moulin des Arts in Entrecasteaux, Provence, and the Senftöpfchen Theater in Cologne, where they will inaugurate the new classical music series at the theatre. In May, July and August they have a new series of concerts in London in beautiful venues including the Studio Sienko Galley, St Stephen Walbrook and the Charlton House. In October 2018 the duo will perform at the museums chamber season at Palazzo Spinola in Genoa, Italy, in a concert organised by the prestigious Giovine Orchestra Genovese.

    Sonata for violin and continuo No 7 in D
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Sonata for violin and piano No 3 in C minor
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    6 Romanian Folk Dances, for orchestra
    Bela Bartók (1881-1945)
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    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 ()
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    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)
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    17 August 2018 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Lunaire String Quartet
    Julian Latham, Lunaire Quartet, Mackenzie Richards, Stelios Chatziiosifidis, Steve Collisson
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    The Lunaire Quartet, formed of graduates of the Royal Academy of Music and The Royal Northern College of Music has, over the years, developed a focus on bringing contemporary and lesser known works to audiences. As individuals the musicians have busy freelance schedules working with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Concert orchestra, and the Southern Sinfonia. The Quartet gives recitals in London and the south east and often works with young contemporary composers. Each member of the quartet is also highly involved with educational and academic work, teaching students at both school and university levels to nurture and inspire the next generation of musicians.

    Three fugues from The Well-tempered Clavier
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    2nd movement, Adagio from String Quartet
    Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
    String Quartet No 3 in F
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
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    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)
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