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Format: 2019-08-24
Format: 2019-08-24
  • 29 August 2019 - 7:30pm
    Eine kleine Nachtmusik by candlelight | London Gala Orchestra
    London Gala Orchestra, Stephen Ellery
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Beautiful baroque and classical music in London's finest and most central location.

    Stephen Ellery returns to St Martins with the London Gala Orchestra after a long tour of Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

    Serenade No 13 in G, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Air on the G string from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Adagio in G minor, for violin, strings and organ
    Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751)
    Air in F major from Water Music
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto Grosso No 8 in G minor, 'Christmas Concerto'
    Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Rondeau from Incidental music for Abdelazer
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Concerto for 2 oboes and strings in F
    Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751)
    Rondeau from Les Indes galantes
    Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
    Contredanse from Les Boréades
    Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
  • 24 August 2019 - 7:30pm
    Flower Festival - music for strings
    Claydon Chamber Orchestra, Hugh Molloy
    St Mary's Church Saffron Walden CB10 1JP
    United Kingdom

    Claydon Chamber Orchestra present a delighful and varied programme of music for string orchestra to complement the Flower Festival at St Mary's Church, Saffron Walden. The concert is free admission - and there will be a retiring collection for church funds.

    Concerto Grosso No 10 in D minor
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Pavane pour une infante défunte
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Chanson de matin
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Serenade for Strings in E flat
    Josef Suk (1874-1935)
    5 Variants on 'Dives and Lazarus'
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Chanson de nuit, for violin and piano, arranged for string orchestra by the composer
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
  • 24 August 2019 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi's Four Seasons and concertos 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 Violin and Strings No 2 in G minor, 'Summer' RV 315 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)
    Concerto for oboe and strings in D minor
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Sinfonia for strings and continuo in C
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  • 1 September 2019 - 3:00pm
    Sanctus | Oxford Bach Soloists
    Oxford Bach Soloists, Tom Hammond-Davies
    New College Chapel Oxford OX1 3BN
    United Kingdom

    A stirring Sanctus in C major, and three cantatas with big statements: BWV 179 preaches against hypocrisy with marvelous directness; BWV 77 illustrates the second of Jesus’ two commandments recounted in the gospel narratives – to ‘love thy neighbour as thyself’ – in a potent musical doctrine foreshadowing Brahms’s German Requiem; and BWV 69a enjoins us to praise the Lord and ‘do not forget what good He has done for you!’ with brilliant trumpet trills and vigorous arpeggios.

    Cantata No 179, 'Siehe zu, dass deine Gottesfurcht nicht Heuchelei sei'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Cantata No 69, 'Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Cantata No 77, 'Du sollt Gott in allen Landen!'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sanctus in C major
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • 26 August 2019 - 5:00pm
    Bampton Classical Opera:Stephen Storace's Bride and Gloom(Gli sposi malcontenti)
    Adam Tunnicliffe, Anthony Kraus, Aoife O'Sullivan, Arthur Bruce, Bampton Classical Opera, Caroline Kennedy, Gavan Ring, Jenny Stafford, Orchestra of Bampton Classical Opera, Robert Davies
    The Orangery, Westonbirt School Tetbury GL8 8QG
    United Kingdom

    This summer Bampton Classical Opera will stage Stephen Storace’s lively comedy of unhappy newlyweds 'Gli sposi malcontenti' (1785) under the title 'Bride and Gloom'.

    Stephen Storace is an undeservedly neglected 18th century composer, who was the brother of the legendary soprano Nancy Storace (Mozart’s first Susanna in 'Le nozze di Figaro'). Stephen and Nancy spent time in Vienna from 1785-87, and were friends with Mozart. 'Gli sposi malcontenti' was commissioned in 1785 by the Emperor Joseph II, and partly came about because the Emperor was infatuated with Nancy. Unfortunately on opening night Nancy lost her voice in the first Act, and retired from the stage for several months. 'Gli sposi malcontenti' was one of several operas which had an effect on Mozart and Da Ponte in their creation of 'Figaro' and 'Così fan tutte'.

    Stephen Storace returned to England a couple of years later, and introduced Viennese classical style to London. His hugely popular English operas dominated the Drury Lane Theatre from 1788 until his death in 1796. Storace had a lyrical gift and more sense of the theatre than practically any other English opera composer of the eighteenth century apart from Thomas Arne. His hugely successful later London operas such as ‘The Pirates’ helped establish a trend which eventually led to Gilbert and Sullivan.

    Synopsis

    Newly-wed Casimiro and Eginia hardly seem to be enjoying a state of marital bliss. Why does Eginia sleep on her own, and why is her ex, Artidoro, still hanging around? He now seems to have an eye for the undoubted charms of Casimiro’s sister, Enrichetta – but she’s also attracted the lustful interest of dull and dusty Dr Valente, a man likely to turn nasty if thwarted…

    Bampton Classical Opera is delighted that Gavan Ring will be joining the company for Bride and Gloom, having previously performed for Bampton in Mozart’s ‘La finta semplice’. These will be among Gavan’s first performances as a tenor, having already enjoyed a highly successful career as a baritone, including appearances with Glyndebourne, Garsington and Wexford. The talented team of singers assembled includes both company debuts and some familiar faces.

    Cast:

    Eginia Jenny Stafford (soprano)
    Bettina Caroline Kennedy (soprano)
    Enrichetta Aoife O’Sullivan (soprano)
    Casimiro Gavan Ring (tenor)
    Valente Adam Tunnicliffe (tenor)
    Artidoro Arthur Bruce (baritone)
    Rosmondo Robert Davies (baritone)

    Associate Director Alicia Frost
    Répétiteur Hannah Quinn

    There will be a pre-performance talk at 4.15pm

    Gli sposi malcontenti, 'Bride and Gloom'
    Stephen Storace (1763-1796)
  • 28 August 2019 - 1:10pm
    Flauguissimo Duo play works by Couperin and Princess Anna Amalia of Prussia
    Flauguissimo Duo, Johan Lofving, Yu-Wei Hu
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Flauguissimo Duo return to St James’s Piccadilly with a programme entitled ‘Forgotten Stories’ – a wondrous tale of human longings and musical masterpieces hidden in the private salons. The concert will feature music by Couperin, Roman and Princess Anna Amalia of Prussia.

    Flauguissimo Duo was founded by flautist Yu-Wei Hu and guitarist Johan Löfving in 2008. They have performed at many prestigious venues including Kings Place, Cadogan Hall and St John's Smith Square in London, Sage Gateshead in Newcastle and St George’s Bristol. Recently Flauguissimo was invited to perform in the Stratford-on-Avon Festival, King's Lynn Festival and London Guitar Festival; abroad their performance highlights include Utrecht Early Music Festival Fringe in the Netherlands, Swedish Guitar and Lute Festival and the Bach Hall in Taiwan. Passionate about contemporary music, Flauguissimo Duo performed and led composer’s workshop at Bristol University. Selected for Brighton Early Music Festival Live and International Guitar Foundation Young Artist Platform 2015, Concordia Young Artists and Live Music Now, Flauguissimo Duo’s performances have been highly appreciated by both audience and music critics.

    Besides Flauguissimo Duo, Yu-Wei and Johan have won many prizes in prominent competitions, including International Early Music Competition in Middelburg/The Netherlands 2011, Uppsala International Guitar Competition 2011 and London International Guitar Competition 2012. They have performed at MuTh-Konzertsaal der Wiener Sängerknaben, Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Radio France Festival Montpellier, Palace of Versailles, BBC Proms Cadogan Hall, Bachwoche Festival Vienna, Carinthischer Sommer Festival Austria, Opera Barga Festival Italy, London Handel Festival and London Festival of Baroque Music. Their performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4, Radio France, Austrian Radio Ö1 and Swedish Radio P2.

    Yu-Wei and Johan specializes in a historically-informed, lively and exciting interpretation of music. Their aim is to present a variety of music from the 18th and 19th centuries, as the intimate setting of flute and guitar flourished in the salon culture throughout Europe at the time.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

  • 30 August 2019 - 1:10pm
    Anna Szalucka (piano) plays Beethoven, Bach and Ravel
    Anna Szałucka
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Anna Szalucka is an exciting Polish pianist recognized for her exceptional musicality and intense virtuosity. She completed the Bachelor Degree at the Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdansk studying with Waldemar Wojtal. She then continued her studies at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien in piano class of Stefan Vladar and later on at the Royal Academy of Music in London under the supervision of Ian Fountain where she is currently holding a piano fellowship.

    In November 2016 she won the 1st Prize together with the Eller, Orchestra, Recital and Estonian Museum Awards at the 3rd Tallinn International Piano Competition. Anna is also a laureate of many other competitions, among others: 1st Prize in Young Pianists Forum in Rybnik and the 2nd Prize and The Special Prize of Jerzy Waldorff on IX International Competition for Young Pianists “Arthur Rubinstein in Memoriam” in Bydgoszcz, Poland. During her studies in London she’s been awarded The Worshipful Company of Musicians – Harriet Cohen Bach Prize, 2nd Prize and the Audience Prize at the Sheepdrove Intercollegiate Piano Competition as well as the 3rd Prize in the International Sussex Piano Competition. She was selected by the prestigious Musicians’ Company to give her Wigmore Hall debut recital in 2016. Her recent successes include multiple achievements among others St John’s Smith Square Young Artists Scheme and Asset chamber music scheme with Bukolika Piano Trio. In September 2018 Anna became a finalist of the 1st International Szymanowski Music Competition in Katowice.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    Sonata for Piano No 10 in G
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Toccata No 5 in E minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Excerpts from Miroirs
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
  • 31 August 2019 - 7:00pm
    The Brighouse and Rastrick Band
    David Thornton, The Brighouse and Rastrick Band
    Victoria Theatre Halifax HX1 1BU
    United Kingdom

    The Brighouse and Rastrick Band is regarded by many as the best and most consistent ‘public subscription band’ in the world. In its time the majority of premier band championships have been held by ‘Briggus’, most recently becoming National Champion Band of Great Britain in 2017, whilst the band has also attracted a formidable reputation for highly entertaining concerts for both the general public and brass band connoisseur.

    The band was formed over 130 years ago through public donations given by the townsfolk of the adjacent villages of Brighouse and Rastrick that face each other across the River Calder in West Yorkshire. Today, it still continues to be supported through public subscriptions and its own fundraising efforts.

  • 24 August 2019 - 7:30pm
    The Hanover Band's Arundel Festival Concert
    Benjamin Bayl, Erica Eloff, The Hanover Band
    St Nicholas Church Arundel BN18 9AT
    United Kingdom

    Our Festival Concert in St Nicholas Church, Arundel will once again be a wonderful celebration of Beethoven and Mozart. That superb soprano, Erica Eloff, will delight us with two pieces of work by Mozart and The Hanover Band will play two of Beethoven's wonderful works, The Overture to Prometheus and his Symphony No 8

    Overture from The Creatures of Prometheus
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Vado, ma dove? oh Dei!
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Exsultate, jubilate, for soprano and orchestra
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Symphony No 8 in F
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 30 August 2019 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital- La Flûte Enchantée- Dawid Venter (flute),Ben Schoeman (piano)
    Ben Schoeman, Dawid Venter
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Hailed by the South African press as a world class performer, flautist Dawid Venter enjoys a multifaceted career as orchestral player, soloist and chamber musician. He has performed concertos with the prominent orchestras in South Africa and his playing is often broadcast on radio and television. He has been praised for his “colourful tone, brilliance and delicacy”. He held positions as principal flautist in several symphony orchestras, including the National Chamber Orchestra and the New Arts Philharmonic Orchestra Pretoria. Over the years, he has performed under the baton of renowned conductors such as Gérard Korsten, Douglas Boyd, Carlo Franci and Ralph Gothoni. His experience in the field of contemporary music has given him the opportunity to perform in the Orchestre des flûtes français and the Ensemble Alternance in Paris.

    Dawid Venter was born in Stellenbosch where he completed his undergraduate studies. He holds the prestigious Diplôme de Concertiste (à l’unanimité du jury) from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot and he obtained a Masters Degree in Music Performance from the University of Pretoria with distinction. His teachers include Eva Tamassy, Devy Erlih and Pierre-Yves Artaud. He is a recipient of various prestigious awards and scholarships in South Africa, France and Great Britain.

    He currently lives in London with his wife and sons, where he holds the position of Principal Flautist in the Band of Her Majesty’s Grenadier Guards. In this capacity, he has received medals and awards for excellence from the Corps of Army Music as well as the Worshipful Company of Musicians. He frequently appears as soloist with the Band and has been privileged to perform in prominent state functions such as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the opening of the Olympic Games in London, the royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the centenary of the First World War, as well as numerous investitures and performances abroad. He frequently performs as freelance player in opera productions and regularly performs recitals, notably with his duo partner Ben Schoeman.

    The South African pianist and Steinway Artist Ben Schoeman is a senior lecturer in music at the University of Pretoria. He won several awards, including the first grand prize in the 11th Unisa International Piano Competition, Pretoria, the gold medal in the Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition, London, the Standard Bank Young Artist Award, the contemporary music prize at the Cleveland International Piano Competition, USA, and the Huberte Rupert Prize from the South African Academy of Arts and Sciences.

    He has given solo, chamber music and concerto performances in such prestigious concert halls as the Wigmore, Barbican, Cadogan and Queen Elizabeth Halls in London, Carnegie Hall in New York, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Gulbenkian Auditorium in Lisbon, Teatro Vittoria in Turin, the Fondazione Cariplo Auditorium in Milan, the Durban and Cape Town City Halls and the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest. He has performed at many international festivals such as City of London, Edinburgh Fringe, Chester, Enescu Bucharest, Grahamstown and Ottawa.

    Schoeman studied in Pretoria, Imola, Florence and London with renowned professors such as Joseph Stanford, Louis Lortie, Michel Dalberto, Boris Petrushansky, Ronan O’Hora and Eliso Virsaladze. He obtained a doctorate in music from City, University of London and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with a thesis on the piano works of the eminent South African composer Stefans Grové. His solo album, featuring works of Franz Liszt, is available under the TwoPianists label and he has recorded music of Rubinstein and Rachmaninoff with cellist Anzél Gerber. His performance in London with pianist Tessa Uys of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, arranged for piano duet by Xaver Scharwenka, was recorded for broadcast on national television.

    Concerto for flute and strings in A
    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
    Sonata for flute and piano, 'Undine'
    Carl Reinecke (1824-1910)
    Sonatine for flute and piano
    Pierre Sancan (1916-)
    Fantasy
    Philippe Gaubert (1879-1941)
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