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Format: 2020-01-19
Format: 2020-01-19
  • 25 January 2020 - 7:30pm
    Mozart, Vaughan Williams, Tchaikovsky - Bromley Symphony Orchestra
    Adrian Brown, Andrew Laing, Bromley Symphony Orchestra
    Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, Langley Park School for Boys Beckenham BR3 3BP
    United Kingdom

    Our second concert this season begins with Mozart’s effervescent Overture to the Magic Flute, followed by Vaughan Williams’s deeply felt Sixth Symphony. The programme concludes with Tchaikovsky’s vivid and lyrical Third Orchestral Suite.

    Overture from Die Zauberflöte, 'The Magic Flute'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Symphony No 6 in E minor
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Suite No 3 in G
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
  • 19 January 2020 - 7:30pm
    Voices of 1945 | Philharmonia Orchestra
    Esa-Pekka Salonen, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tom Blomfield
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts three masterworks composed for a world emerging from the destruction of the Second World War.

    Ralph Vaughan Williams in Britain, Richard Strauss in Germany and Igor Stravinsky, newly emigrated to the United States: in 1945, the great composers of Western classical music responded in different ways to a new dawn.

    Stravinsky referred to his turbulent, propulsive Symphony in Three Movements as his 'war symphony'. Richard Strauss, in the extraordinary creative Indian Summer at the end of his life but under the shadow of his complex relationship with the Nazi regime, looked further back in time for his elegant, classically-poised Oboe Concerto. Vaughan Williams's powerful, dramatic Sixth Symphony caused a sensation and was performed 100 times in the two years following its premiere.

    Part of the opening weekend of celebrations to mark the 75 years of the Philharmonia Orchestra, this programme marks the music of the year of the Orchestra’s birth, and makes connections through two composers - Strauss and Stravinsky, who were closely connected with the Philharmonia. The first recording of Strauss’s Oboe Concerto was made in 1948 with the Orchestra and oboist Léon Goossens. Here it is performed by the Philharmonia's Principal Oboe, Tom Blomfield.

    Symphony No 6 in E minor
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra in D
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    Symphony in 3 Movements
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
  • 22 January 2020 - 7:30pm
    The Bach Players - Pour le souper du Roi
    The Bach Players
    Influence Church Richmond DL10 4AS
    United Kingdom

    Music by Rameau, Jacquet de la Guerre, Marais, Rebel, Anglebert, Clérambault and other composers of the age of Louis XIV, the 'Sun King', performed on violin, viola da gamba, theorbo and harpsichord.

    The Bach Players are known for their engaging programmes of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century music, played on original instruments. Their concerts are lively, informal events in which the musicians engage actively with their audiences.

    Tonight's programme paints a musical picture of the chamber music presented to Louis XIV by his favourite composers. Composers who were allowed into the inner circle of the king were given the title ‘musicien pour la chambre du Roy’: their tasks included providing music for the king in his private rooms. Some of the best chamber music of the period was written for these occasions.

  • 19 January 2020 - 3:00pm
    BBC Symphony Orchestra - Absolute Beethoven?
    BBC Symphony Orchestra, Doric String Quartet, Joana Carneiro
    Saffron Hall Saffron Walden CB11 4UH
    United Kingdom

    Surely you jest? A Beethoven inspired concert with a difference from the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Portuguese powerhouse conductor Joana Carneiro. The ‘Eroica’ symphony blew classical music sky-high and the Grosse Fuge still sounds modern after nearly 200 years. John Adams’s Absolute Jest – starring the Doric Quartet – absorbs musical artifacts, saluting Beethoven the way he would have wanted: with one enormous musical joke.

    Symphony No 3 in E flat, 'Eroica'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Grosse Fuge
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Absolute Jest, for string quartet and orchestra
    John Adams (1947-)
  • 24 January 2020 - 8:00pm
    Foyer Jazz - Gabriel Latchin
    Gabriel Latchin
    Saffron Hall Saffron Walden CB11 4UH
    United Kingdom

    End the week with a laid-back evening in the Saffron foyer. A well-stocked bar, food trucks serving a superb selection of street food, plus live music from Gabriel Latchin. Eat, drink, get into the swing and unwind!

    Described by legendary bassist Christian McBride as “an excellent musician and one hell of a nice guy”, Gabriel Latchin brings his acclaimed smooth and stylish playing to Saffron Hall for an evening of tasteful, swinging jazz compositions.

  • 19 January 2020 - 11:00am
    Sunday Morning Piano Series: Lauren Zhang
    Lauren Zhang
    Royal Concert Hall Nottingham NG1 5ND
    United Kingdom

    Winner of BBC Young Musician in 2018, Lauren Zhang impressed audience and judges alike with “a superhuman display of keyboard virtuosity”. She makes her Nottingham debut with two great Romantic works. Schubert’s second set of Impromptus is a grand sonata in all but name, creating a tightly-knit soundworld of lyrical intensity. Rachmaninov’s virtuosic second sonata, played here in its original version, features his trademark big-hearted melodies, incisive rhythmic motifs and is a technical tour-de-force.

    Each concert lasts an hour. Tickets include tea, coffee and cake before or after the concert.

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    4 Impromptus
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Sonata for Piano No 2 in B flat minor (original 1913 version)
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
  • 23 January 2020 - 7:30pm
    The Orchestra of Opera North: Steiner, Korngold, Prokofiev, Stravinsky
    Ben Palmer, Kristine Balanas, Orchestra of Opera North
    Huddersfield Town Hall Huddersfield HD1 2TA
    United Kingdom

    Rising star Kristïne Balanas makes her Kirklees Concert Season debut in Korngold’s Violin Concerto, at the heart of a programme of drama, romance and legend. Opening the evening, Max Steiner’s Casablanca Suite moves from the peril of wartime Morocco to the romance of As time goes by.

    Prokofiev’s Winter Bonfire takes a charming musical adventure by train, and Stravinsky’s Firebird is an enchanting evocation of magical creatures, spells and sorcerers.

    Suite from Music for the film Casablanca
    Max Steiner (1888-1971)
    Concerto for violin and orchestra
    Erich Korngold (1897-1957)
    Suite, 'Winter Bonfire'
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    The Firebird, 'L'oiseau de feu'
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
  • 22 January 2020 - 12:30pm
    Lunchtime Chamber Concert: Brahms's Piano Trio No 1 in B
    Byron Parish, David Cowan, Jessica Burroughs
    Dewsbury Town Hall Dewsbury WF12 8DS
    United Kingdom

    The Orchestra of Opera North’s Cello Section Leader Jessica Burroughs makes a welcome return to the Lunchtime Concert Season with First Violin Byron Parish. Joined by Opera North’s Head of Music, David Cowan, on piano, the trio will perform Brahms’s B major Piano Trio amongst other works.

    Piano Trio No 1 in B major
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • 20 January 2020 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Organ Recital with Christopher Stokes
    Christopher Stokes
    Huddersfield Town Hall Huddersfield HD1 2TA
    United Kingdom

    Christopher Stokes, organist at Manchester Cathedral since 1992, has chosen a programme in two halves; the first French, the second English. One piece to note is the Suite Laudate Dominum by Peter Hurford, who died in March 2019.

    Peter Hurford is best remembered for his recordings of Bach, but his few compositions for organ and for choir are extremely fine.

    Lunches are served in the Town Hall from 11.30am.

    Choral No 1 in E
    César Franck (1822-1890)
    Variations sur un thême de Clément Jannequin from Trois pièces pour grand orgue
    Jehan Alain (1911-1940)
    Excerpts from Messe pour les couvents
    François Couperin (1668-1733)
    Suite: Laudate Dominum
    Peter Hurford (1930-)
    Tune in E in the style of John Stanley
    Sir George Thalben-Ball (1896-1987)
    Sonata for Organ No 1 in G
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
  • 29 January 2020 - 7:30pm
    European Union Chamber Orchestra
    Ben Goldscheider, European Union Chamber Orchestra, Eva Stegeman
    The Concert Hall in the Town Hall Reading RG1 1QH
    United Kingdom

    Described as a musical Bear Grylls, Ben Goldscheider has quickly emerged as one of he most exciting horn players of his generation. He reached the final of the 2016 BBC Young Musician Competition, aged 18 and made his Proms debut at the Royal Albert Hall in 2018.

    Folllowing a fantastic debut at The Concert Hall in 2019, the European Union Chamber Orchestra are back to perform again. The concert also includes a new composition by young British composer, Dani Howard, featuring young brass players from our Emerging Artists Partnerships.

    Pre-concert talk 6.30pm - The Town Hall (free)

    St Paul's Suite, for strings
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    Concerto for horn and orchestra No 4 in E flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Rondo for Horn and Orchestra in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    New work
    Composer Not Known ()
    Symphony No 49 in F minor, 'La passione'
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
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