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Format: 2017-08-19
Format: 2017-08-19
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    26 August 2017 - 7:30pm
    Oxford Proms | Dance and Dramatics
    Edmund Jones, Jocelyn Freeman
    The University Church of St Mary the Virgin Oxford OX1 4BJ
    United Kingdom

    Jocelyn Freeman is developing a career notable in its integrity and versatility; comfortable performing as song accompanist with Bryn Terfel, Katherine Jenkins, Alfie Boe and as concerto soloist, recitalist, and instrumental duo partner. She has been hailed as 'One to watch' by International Piano Magazine and has recently released her debut CD 'Night and Novelties'. Her engaging performances are characterised by colourful, intimate imagination and technical authority.

    Jocelyn will introduce the programme 'Dance and Dramatics' with guest violinist Edmund Jones who will perform JS Bach's monumental Chaconne.

    Sonata for Piano No 14 in C sharp minor, ‘Quasi una fantasia' (Moonlight)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Dance of the fairies, from 6 Pieces for piano, from the ballet 'Cinderella'
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Grande valse brillante in E flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Ballade No 2 in B minor
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Chaconne from Partita No 2 in D minor, for solo violin
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    19 August 2017 - 7:30pm
    Oxford Proms - Summer Serenade
    Celia Redgate, Christopher Redgate, Edmund Jones, Emma Sheppard, Oxford Proms Orchestra
    Sheldonian Theatre Oxford OX1 3AZ
    United Kingdom

    Summer serenade includes Mozart’s most melodic music from the opening movement of his nightmusic to the amazing Symphony No 29 written at the age of 18. Oxford proms are delighted to welcome the eminent oboist Christopher Redgate to conduct the concert and also perform on the Howarth-Redgate oboe. Oxford audiences will be familiar with Christopher who directs the ensemble Musicians of the Dreaming Spires.

    2 for 1 ticket offer is on the Oxford Proms concert website.

    Serenade No 13 in G for strings, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola and orchestra in E flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for Flute and Orchestra No 2 in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Symphony No 29 in A major
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for the Howarth-Redgate oboe
    Tim Perkins (1960-)
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    23 August 2017 - 7:30pm
    Oxford Proms - Ian Brown (piano) and friends
    Edmund Jones, Ian Brown, Pavlova Wind Quintet
    St Michael at the North Gate Oxford OX1 3EY
    United Kingdom

    Ian Brown is a musician of versatility whose career embraces solo playing, chamber music and conducting.

    As concerto soloist he has played with many of Britain's leading orchestras including the BBC Symphony, BBC Philharmonic and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestras, the London Sinfonietta and Mozart Players. He also appeared as soloist at the Proms in Messaien's Oiseaux Exotiques.

    He is the pianist of the Nash Ensemble and during this long association has played at all the major British Festivals, annually in their Wigmore Hall series and recorded a large repertoire of chamber music. He also teaches at Cambridge University and at the Royal Academy of Music.

    He is in demand as a duo player, having worked with many distinguished musicians including Rostropovich, Maxim Vengerov, Isserlis, Kirshbaum, Thomas Allen and Dame Felicity Lott. He has a regular Duo with Min Kym with whom he has recorded Beethoven and Brahms Sonatas.

    In recent years he has worked as a conductor with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, City of London Sinfonia, English Chamber Orchestra and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He made his London debut with a highly successful performance of Mahler's 'Resurrection' Symphony in the Barbican.

    He has conducted in Poland and the Czech Republic and at the Israel and Prague Festivals. He regularly visits the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra as soloist and conductor and last year had a series of five concerts with the Philharmonia Orchestra and toured with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell and Steven Isserlis as soloists.

    Quintet for Piano and Wind in E flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Theme and Variations for violin and piano
    Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
    Sextet for piano and winds
    Ludwig Thuille (1861-1907)
    Introduction and Variations on 'Trockne Blumen' from 'Die schöne Müllerin', for flute and piano
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Dix-sept variations
    Jean-Michel Damase (1928-)
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    24 August 2017 - 7:30pm
    Mozart, Vivaldi and Handel by candlelight | Belmont Ensemble of London
    Belmont Ensemble of London, Helen Davies, Peter G Dyson, Pippa Harris
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for 2 violins and strings in A minor
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto Grosso No 11 in A
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 2 in G minor, 'Summer' RV 315 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Strings in G, 'Alla Rustica'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Air on the G string from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Divertimento for Strings No 1 in D, 'Salzburg Symphony No 1'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Serenade No 6 in D, 'Serenata notturna'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Church sonata in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
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    19 August 2017 - 8:00pm
    Dinara Klinton (piano) plays Bach-Busoni, Medtner, Beethoven and Liszt
    Dinara Klinton
    St Peter's Church Wallingford OX10 0BH
    United Kingdom

    Ukrainian-born Dinara Klinton studied in Moscow and at the Royal College of Music, where she was the first holder of the College's prestigious Benjamin Britten Fellowship. Her performance of Liszt's Transcendental Studies was described by Andras Schiff as "astonishing ... a real virtuoso", and her recording was selected by BBC Music Magazine as Instrumental Choice of the Month. Nikolai Medtner, a pianist-composer in the mould of Rachmaninov and Scriabin, moved to Britain in the 1930s; his Sonata romantica was premiered in Glasgow in 1931.

    Prelude and Fugue in D, for organ
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonata romantica for piano in B flat minor
    Nikolai Karlovich Medtner (1880-1951)
    Sonata for Piano No 28 in A
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Excerpts from 12 Etudes d'exécution transcendante
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
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    28 August 2017 - 5:00pm
    Bampton Classical Opera: Antonio Salieri's The School of Jealousy
    Alessandro Fisher, Anthony Kraus, Bampton Classical Opera, Kate Howden, Matthew Sprange, Nathalie Chalkley, Orchestra of Bampton Classical Opera, Rhiannon Llewellyn, Samuel Pantcheff, Thomas Herford
    The Orangery, Westonbirt School Tetbury GL8 8QG
    United Kingdom

    Following highly successful UK premières of Salieri’s Falstaff (in 2003) and Trofonio’s Cave (2015), this summer Bampton Classical Opera will present the first UK performances since the late 18th century of arguably his most popular success: the bitter comedy of marital feuding, The School of Jealousy (La scuola de’ gelosi). The production will be designed and directed by Jeremy Gray and conducted by Anthony Kraus from Opera North. The English translation will be by Gilly French and Jeremy Gray.

    Setting a sharply cynical libretto by Caterino Mazzolà, this opera buffa was written in Venice and first performed at the Teatro San Moisè in 1778. It was selected to inaugurate the Emperor Joseph II’s new Italian opera troupe at the Burgtheater in Vienna in 1783, with an outstanding cast including the star English soprano Nancy Storace (later one of Mozart’s favourite sopranos and the first Susanna) as the Countess, and Francesco Benucci (later Figaro and Guglielmo) as Blasio. Salieri revised the score for these performances including new arias specially for Nancy Storace, and the librettist Lorenzo da Ponte added some textual adjustments. The opera made a huge impact and became one of the highlights of Storace’s career.

    La scuola de’ gelosi was performed widely across Europe – from London to St Petersburg - for several decades, and was praised warmly by Goethe. The opera’s great success in Vienna almost certainly inspired Da Ponte and Mozart to create La scuola degli amanti which eventually became known by its alternative title Così fan tutte and there are many narrative parallels between the two. In both fidelity and honesty are tested by means of dangerous games and deceits, and the manipulative Lieutenant in Gelosi is a counterpart to Don Alfonso.

    It was the first of Salieri’s works to be performed in London, in 1786.

    La scuola de' gelosi, (The School of Jealousy)
    Antonio Salieri (1750-1825)
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    28 August 2017 - 7:30pm
    Bach, Handel and Vivaldi by candlelight | Trafalgar Sinfonia
    Ivor Setterfield, Richard Milone, Trafalgar Sinfonia
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Concerto for 2 violins and cello in G minor
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Air on the G string from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Divertimento for Strings No 1 in D, 'Salzburg Symphony No 1'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Chaconne for strings in G minor
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 4 in F minor, 'Winter' RV 297 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto Grosso No 8 in C minor
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 1 in E, 'Spring' RV 269 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Air from Concerto Grosso No 10 in D minor
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for 2 violins and strings in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    26 August 2017 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi's Four Seasons by candlelight | Festive Orchestra of London
    Catherine Manson, Festive Orchestra of London, Martin Feinstein, Miki Takahashi
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Join the Festive Orchestra of London and violin virtuoso Catherine Manson for a beautiful programme featuring the music of Bach, Pachelbel and Vivaldi, culminating in Vivaldi’s celebrated ‘The Four Seasons’

    Concerto for 2 violins and strings in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for 4 violins in B minor
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for sopranino recorder and strings in C
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
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    21 August 2017 - 1:10pm
    Alexander Panfilov (piano) plays Bach, Mozart and Chopin
    Alexander Panfilov
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Alexander Panfilov was born in Moscow in 1989 and started music lessons at the age of six. He went on to study at Gnessin Music School and later continued at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Andrei Diev. Since 2012 he is based in the UK where he studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with Graham Scott, under a full scholarship. During the studies he has won the College’s major prizes, including Gold Medal for the top performance.

    Alexander debuted with a solo recital at the Moscow Philharmonie in 2009 and in Carnegie Weill Hall in New York in 2011. Since then he appeared in concerts throughout Europe and USA, performing in some of the most prestigious venues, such as Musikverein Vienna, Tonhalle Zurich, Wigmore Hall London, Town Hall Birmingham, Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. As a soloist, he appeared with orchestras such as Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Belarussian State Philharmonic, La Verdi Milan, Carlo Coccia Orchestra, City Orchestra of Granada, and Manchester Camerata, working with Conductors Brian Wright, Paul Mann, Carlo Tenan, Andrei Galanov, Alessandro Ferrari, Vasily Petrenko, and others. He has appeared in festivals among which Menuhin festival Gstaad, Schwarzwald Music Festival in Germany; Ribble Valley Piano Week, Ulverston Festival, and Rye arts festivals in the UK. His performances were broadcast on radio BBC 3 and Classic FM.

    Alexander is a laureate of 1st prizes of numerous International Piano competitions, including Rina Sala Gallo (2016), Premio Jaen (2016), Hastings Piano Concerto (2015), Premio Accademia Rome (2015), James Mottram (2014), Taranto (2013), Brant (2013), IBLA (2010). His other awards include Bronze Medal in Vercelli (2013) and Silver Medal in Minsk (2010), ‘Rosa Sabater’ Prize for the best performance of Spanish music at the 2016 Jaen Piano Competition.

    Alexander has taken part in Masterclasses, and received tuition and artistic advice from such artists as Naum Starkman, Robert Levin, Martin Roscoe, Michel Beroff, Philip Cassard, Nelson Goerner, Richard Goode, Noriko Ogawa, Andrea Bonatta, and Frank Wibaut, amongst others. His repertoire spans an array of styles from Baroque to the 21st century and includes more than 20 piano concerti.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    Partita No 1 in B flat for keyboard
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonata for Piano No 18 in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Ballade No 4 in F minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Étude No 11 in A minor, 'Winter wind' from 12 Études
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
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    23 August 2017 - 1:10pm
    Urška Horvat (cello) and Francesca Fierro (piano) play Beethoven, Berio, Brahms
    Francisco Fierro, Urška Horvat
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Urška Horvat is a young Slovenian cellist, currently studying at Trinity Laban with internationally renowned cellist David Cohen. She finished Postgraduate Artist Diploma in 2016 with Distinction and Director’s Prize for Excellence in Strings.

    Urška has worked with other great musicians such as Enrico Bronzi, Leonid Gorokhov, William Hagen, Maria Kliegel, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Valery Gergiev and Richard Markson. She is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes from national and international competitions: Concordia Foundation 2017, 1st prize at the Vera Kantrovitch Bach Competition 2015, 1st prize at the Soloists' Competition 2016, 1st prize at the Leonard Smith and Felicity Young Competition 2016, TEMSIG national competition (Slovenia), Wettbewerb fur Violoncello Liezen (Austria), Young International Janigro Competition (Croatia).

    She has performed in Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Slovenia, Croatia and Turkey, both as a soloist and in various chamber ensembles and orchestras. Urška has appeared in venues including the Wigmore Hall, St. Martin in the Fields, St. James's Piccadilly, Cadogan Hall, King's Place, Southbank Centre and Flagey (Belgium). One of her artistic focuses is chamber music and this has brought her to collaborate with many musicians.

    She is a member of YES Camerata (a Young European String Camerata) and a founder, with pianist Francesca Fierro and violinist Andrea Montalbano, of Tamesis Piano Trio, which has been awarded 2nd prize at TIM International Competition 2016, has been selected to play in the semifinal of St. Martin in the Fields Competition and became part of The Richard Carne mentorship programme at Trinity Laban. Urška is also playing in a cello duo, Duo Furioso with another young Slovenian cellist, Helena Švigelj. They performed in festivals in Belgium and Slovenia.

    Urška has been invited as a soloist and a chamber musician to participate in various festivals, such as Davos Festival (Switzerland), Les Sons Intensifs (Lessines, Belgium), Festival 'Côté Cour, Côté Jardin' (Belgium), Virenze Concerts Series (Netherlands), Glasbena mladina Ljubljanska (Ljubljana, Slovenia) and Festival Lent (Maribor, Slovenia).

    In June 2016 she performed Dvorák's Cello Concerto with Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra at Cadogan Hall. After she was invited to play the concerto again with London Euphonia Orchestra.

    She is very grateful to the Ofenheim Charitable Trust who generously supports her study at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

    Francesca Fierro was born in Italy in 1985, at six years old she moved to Argentina where she began her piano studies with Ana Chaves and with Elizabeth Westerkamp, pupil of M° Scaramuzza. In 2005 she moved back to Italy and attended the Conservatoire G.B. Martini of Bologna with Valeria Cantoni, graduating cum laude from Bachelor in July 2008 and cum laude and honourable mention from Master Degree in 2013. From 2007 she had also received frequent musical guidance and advice from Aldo Ciccolini. In 2014-2015 she attended the Chamber Music Advanced Course under Giampaolo Pretto at Scuola di Musica di Fiesole. Thanks to the Beverley Creed Scholarship she attended the Post Graduate Artist Diploma course at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London under Gabriele Baldocci in 2015/16.

    She made her debut at the age of eight for an Argentinean TV program, and at only nine years old she took part in the Festival about Beethoven’s Sonatas made at the National Conservatoire of Buenos Aires. She has been awarded in national and international competitions and she has also participated in the Seminar for Instrumentalists given by musicians from Julliard School of Music of Rochester University, in master classes of Piano Performance given by the Polish Piotr Paleczny, the Masterclasses at the Festival Martha Argerich in Buenos Aires, Alicja Kledzik, Boris Petrushansky, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling during the Summer Academy at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Deniz Arman Gelenbe, Gabriele Baldocci, Lilya Zilberstein, Luca Chiantore and David Kuijken at Mallorca Summer Academy, Arie Vardi at the 38th International Concert Weeks Working at Goslar (Germany), Benedetto Lupo, Jeffrey Swann and Claudio Martinez Mehner at Academy Dino Ciani of Cortina, Hakon Austbo; and Pier Narciso Masi, Nicholas Pendelbury, Kronos Quartet, Carducci Quartet, Wihan Quartet and Martin Lohr for chamber music.

    She has performed regularly as a soloist and in chamber music in Argentina, Italy, Spain, Germany and UK. She made her orchestral debut at seventeen years old playing Mozart and Beethoven Concertos with the Camerata Santa Cecilia in Buenos Aires and Youth Orchestra of Berisso (Argentina). In 2006 and 2009 she was invited to play the Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra K365 Mozart in Argentina, with Ana Chaves and the Academic Orchestra of the Teatro Argentino of La Plata. In 2010 she played the Concerto No. 1 by Chopin at the Teatro Manzoni in Bologna, and in 2012 she performed at the Festival "Vivacissimo Italy" with the String Orchestra of Radio Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina). In 2013 and 2014 she performed as a soloist at Festival PalmaClassica in Mallorca-Spain. In 2014 she played the Concerto in G by Ravel with the SenzaSpine Orchestra at the Teatro Manzoni in Bologna.

    She is founder, with cellist Urška Horvat and violinist Andrea Montalbano, of Tamesis Piano Trio, which became part of the Richard Carne mentorship programme at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London in 2015/2016. The trio won 2nd prize at TIM International Chamber Competition and 3rd prize at ‘Grand Prize Virtuoso’ International Music Competition.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    Les mots sont allés...
    Luciano Berio (1925-2003)
    7 Variations on 'Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen', from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, for cello and piano
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Cello and Piano No 2 in F
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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