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Format: 2019-04-26
Format: 2019-04-26
  • 3 May 2019 - 7:45pm
    Philharmonia Orchestra: The Anvil's 25th birthday concert
    Martyn Brabbins, Philharmonia Orchestra, Sheku Kanneh-Mason
    The Anvil Basingstoke RG21 7QR
    United Kingdom

    Come and celebrate with us, as we mark the 25th anniversary of the opening of The Anvil with the first visit from one of the brightest new stars of the music world. Elgar’s Cello Concerto vies with Dvorak’s as the best ever written for the instrument, with the composer’s heartfelt lyricism to the fore. The drama of the opening movement is followed by a nimble scherzo, and a slow movement of elegiac beauty. The powerful finale is memorably interrupted by a haunting reminiscence of the slow movement before rushing to its close. Elgar’s variations are fond musical descriptions of close friends, varying from the serious ‘Nimrod’ (his publisher) to the romantic and delicate C.A.E. (his wife), concluding with an energetic and confident self-portrait.

    The Philharmonia Orchestra is Anvil Arts Orchestra in Partnership

    New work (world premiere)
    Composer Not Known ()
    Concerto for cello and orchestra in E minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Here and there
    Composer Not Known ()
    Variations on an original theme, 'Enigma'
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
  • 26 April 2019 - 6:30pm
    Chopin and Champagne - Concert 7 - Barcarolle, Ballade 3 | Warren Mailley-Smith
    Warren Mailley-Smith
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    CityMusic Promotions presents 'Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight', a new concert series in central London on 10 Friday nights in the 2018-19 season (pre-dinner and post-dinner performances on the same evening of the same programme) given by British concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith.

    ***Due to the intimate size of the venue, tickets for this unique series are extremely limited. Book now to avoid disappointment ***

    The brilliant piano music of the great Frédéric Chopin has never been out of fashion since it first burst onto the international scene in the early 19th century. This music wasn’t intended for the great concert halls of today, but for the intimate setting of Parisian and London Salons of the aristocracy. This was the setting where Chopin felt most at ease and improvised many of his works for the first time.

    Audiences can now experience his music across 10 x 1 hour programmes (from memory) in the beautifully authentic salon-setting of London’s 1901 Arts Club - with the accompaniment of a pre-performance champagne reception at this intimate and exclusive venue. The series includes 10 separate programmes, one per month from September 2018 to July 2019.

    In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British concert pianist to perform the complete solo piano works (233 works) of Frédéric Chopin, from memory in one series, hailed as “an epic achievement” by the British press. He is currently recording the complete works between 2017 and 2020. Warren has performed on many occasions for the British Royal Family and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and BBC Radio.

    Ballade No 3 in A flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 16 in E flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz in A flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz No 13 in D flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Impromptu No 2 in F sharp
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 14 in F sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Barcarolle in F sharp
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 43 in G minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Polonaise in G sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Scherzo No 4 in E
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
  • 3 May 2019 - 9:45pm
    After Hours: Richard Uttley and Kate Whitley (piano)
    Kate Whitley, Richard Uttley
    Royal Concert Hall Nottingham NG1 5ND
    United Kingdom

    Winners of the Mikhasoff Trust Pianist/Composer Commissioning Project Award in January 2018, acclaimed British pianist, Richard Uttley and composer and pianist Kate Whitley present a new work to begin our final After Hours concert of the season. This is followed by Eric Satie’s score for René Clair’s classic 1924 surrealist film, Entr'acte, performed here in Darius Milhaud’s arrangement for piano duet, with added prepared piano elements inspired by the ideas of John Cage and Alexei Lubimov, together with a screening of the film.

    This event follows an earlier concert with the CBSO.

    Start time may vary depending on the finishing time of the earlier concert.

    Free for CBSO concert ticket holders.

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    Cinéma: entr'acte symphonique de 'Relâche'
    Erik Satie (1866-1925)
  • 26 April 2019 - 9:00pm
    Chopin and Champagne - Concert 7 - Barcarolle/Ballade 3 | Warren Mailley-Smith
    Warren Mailley-Smith
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    CityMusic Promotions presents 'Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight', a new concert series in central London on 10 Friday nights in the 2018-19 season (pre-dinner and post-dinner performances on the same evening of the same programme) given by British concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith.

    ***Due to the intimate size of the venue, tickets for this unique series are extremely limited. Book now to avoid disappointment ***

    The brilliant piano music of the great Frédéric Chopin has never been out of fashion since it first burst onto the international scene in the early 19th century. This music wasn’t intended for the great concert halls of today, but for the intimate setting of Parisian and London Salons of the aristocracy. This was the setting where Chopin felt most at ease and improvised many of his works for the first time.

    Audiences can now experience his music across 10 x 1 hour programmes (from memory) in the beautifully authentic salon-setting of London’s 1901 Arts Club - with the accompaniment of a pre-performance champagne reception at this intimate and exclusive venue. The series includes 10 separate programmes, one per month from September 2018 to July 2019.

    In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British concert pianist to perform the complete solo piano works (233 works) of Frédéric Chopin, from memory in one series, hailed as “an epic achievement” by the British press. He is currently recording the complete works between 2017 and 2020. Warren has performed on many occasions for the British Royal Family and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and BBC Radio.

    Ballade No 3 in A flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 16 in E flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz in A flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz No 13 in D flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Impromptu No 2 in F sharp
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 14 in F sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Barcarolle in F sharp
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 43 in G minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Polonaise in G sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Scherzo No 4 in E
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
  • 30 April 2019 - 7:30pm
    Orchestra of the Swan: Peter Donohoe plays Mozart's Piano Concerto No 25
    Jason Lai, Orchestra of the Swan, Peter Donohoe
    Stratford ArtsHouse Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6LU
    United Kingdom

    This journey across the ages is also the exemplification of melody and passion: from Tallis’s unforgettable 450-year-old psalm-tune (heard through early-twentieth-century ears) through the last of Mozart’s twelve renowned Viennese piano concertos (only, though, becoming part of the repertoire in the late twentieth-century) to one of the most glorious of modern symphonies (Wilfrid Mellers wrote that this was “music imbued with what one can only call greatness of soul… the consummation of the lifetime’s work of a great and good man” ). Additionally, we can experience how Vaughan Williams’s career progressed – or, more accurately, was progressing… – because, even at the age of seventy, the Fifth wasn’t the large-scale farewell that had been expected: there were four more such works still to be composed!

    Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Symphony No 5 in D
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 25 in C
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • 27 April 2019 - 7:30pm
    London Philharmonic Orchestra: Merry pranks
    London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski, Yefim Bronfman
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    ‘A goodly, portly man, of a cheerful look, a pleasing eye and a most noble carriage’. And as this musical portrait of Falstaff lumbers humorously into life, you’ll hear Shakespeare’s fat knight transformed into pure Elgar. Witty, stirring and surprisingly poignant, Falstaff is one of British music’s most unexpected masterpieces; a fitting companion for the dazzling orchestral high-jinks of Richard Strauss’s Till Eulenspiegel. And since both composers revered Brahms, his Second Piano Concerto makes a perfect opener. Vladimir Jurowski is joined by Yefim Bronfman, whose combination of gentleness and power has made him known for his stunning interpretations of Brahms’s piano music.

    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 2 in B flat
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Falstaff
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
  • 3 May 2019 - 7:30pm
    London Philharmonic Orchestra: Alpine journeys
    Janine Jansen, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    Some listeners have described Bruckner’s symphonies as cathedrals in sound, and it’s true, there’s no denying either their majesty or their intensely spiritual beauty. But the voice of nature sings throughout them, too, and in his Third Symphony – Bruckner’s homage to his hero Wagner – he creates nothing less than a whole Alpine landscape in sound. Fittingly, Vladimir Jurowski has paired Bruckner with another masterpiece from the mountains. Brahms wrote his Violin Concerto while on a summer holiday in the Austrian Alps – and you can definitely tell. Few living violinists make it sing (and dance) quite like Janine Jansen.

    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Symphony No 3 in D minor
    Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
  • 1 May 2019 - 7:30pm
    A Voyage of Invention | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Alexandru Tomescu, Gabriel Bebeselea, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    This programme celebrates the rich music heritage of Romania, beginning with Enescu’s neo-classical Suite No 2, full of spirit and vigour from the composer’s homeland. Renowned violinist Alexandru Tomescu pairs Saint-Saëns's inventive and impressionistic Violin Concerto No 3 with a musical gem of sheer romantic indulgence by little-known Romanian composer Ciprian Porumbescu. Nicknamed the ‘Jupiter’, Mozart’s final symphony is a true eighteenth-century tour de force and widely regarded as the zenith of the Classical period.

    This concert is kindly supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute.

    Suite No 2 in D major
    George Enescu (1881-1955)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 3 in B minor
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    Ballade for violin and orchestra
    Ciprian Porumbescu (1853-1883)
    Symphony No 41 in C, 'Jupiter'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • 4 May 2019 - 3:00pm
    Film Music Gala (matinee) | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Nick Davies, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Cantus Ensemble, Tommy Pearson
    Royal Albert Hall London SW7 2AP
    United Kingdom

    Hear your all-time favourite movie themes and some of the greatest soundtracks ever written in this spectacular film music celebration, perfect for movie fans of all ages. Featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London’s magnificent Royal Albert Hall.

    May the Fourth be with you! With music from: Star Wars®, Apollo 13, The King's Speech, Cinema Paradiso, Jurassic Park plus choral highlights from: Star Trek, The Mission, Saving Pirate Ryan, Gladiator, Edward Scissorhands featuring The Cantus Ensemble and much more!

  • 4 May 2019 - 7:30pm
    Film Music Gala (evening) | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Nick Davies, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Cantus Ensemble, Tommy Pearson
    Royal Albert Hall London SW7 2AP
    United Kingdom

    Hear your all-time favourite movie themes and some of the greatest soundtracks ever written in this spectacular film music celebration, perfect for movie fans of all ages. Featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London’s magnificent Royal Albert Hall.

    May the Fourth be with you! With music from: Star Wars®, Apollo 13, The King's Speech, Cinema Paradiso, Jurassic Park plus choral highlights from: Star Trek, The Mission, Saving Private Ryan, Gladiator, Edward Scissorhands featuring The Cantus Ensemble and much more!

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