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Format: 2018-01-24
Format: 2018-01-24
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    3 February 2018 - 7:30pm
    Goldberg Trio
    Alexandra Lomeiko, Tatiana Chernyshova, The Goldberg Trio, Ugne Tiskute
    The Civic Centre Berkhamsted HP4 3HD
    United Kingdom

    This concert is a rare opportunity to hear the string trio arrangement by Dimitri Sitkovetsky of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. The Goldberg Trio was founded in 2015 by Alexandra Lomeiko, Ugne Tiskute and Tatiana Chernyshova and since then has performed throughout the UK. The Trio met while studying in London and in June 2016, at the request of the Tilford Bach Society, came together to play the Sitkovetsky arrangement. This was composed in 1984 following the release of the Glenn Gould recording of the Variations in 1981, and was popularised through the virtuosity of Sitkovetsky and his friends who have played it all over the world.

    String Trio in B flat
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    String Trio No 1 in G
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Goldberg Variations
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    27 January 2018 - 7:30pm
    Laura Snowden (guitar) and Joo Yeon Sir (violin)
    Joo Yeon Sir, Laura Snowden
    Influence Church Richmond DL10 4AS
    United Kingdom

    Here are two exceptional young soloists, brought together by their love of the small but beautiful body of work for guitar and violin. Snowden, a protégée of Julian Bream and John Williams, recently "held the Wigmore Hall rapt with a performance of unassuming poise and intensity" (The Guardian). The Korean-born British violinist Joo Yeon Sir was winner of the Karl Jenkins Classical Music Award 2014 and has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall and Bridgewater Hall. It's always a privilege for us to programme young artists who have a stellar career ahead.

    Laura Snowden is kindly supported by Making Music’s Philip nad Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists scheme.

    Chorale Prelude 'Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    The Snow is Dancing, from 'Children's Corner Suite'
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    The little shepherd from Children's Corner
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Five Impressions, for violin and guitar
    Laura Snowden (1989-)
    Recuerdos de la Alhambra
    Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909)
    Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice
    Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
    Paganinia for violin and guitar
    Joo Yeon Sir (1990-)
    Excerpts from 5 Preludes
    Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
    Anpao for solo guitar
    Laura Snowden (1989-)
    7 Spanish Folk songs
    Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
    Bordel 1900 from L'histoire du tango (History of Tango)
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
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    24 January 2018 - 7:30pm
    Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell
    Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Joshua Bell
    Royal Concert Hall Nottingham NG1 5ND
    United Kingdom

    Anyone who witnessed Joshua Bell’s last visit to Nottingham won’t easily have forgotten his revelatory Beethoven performance whilst leading the Academy of St Martin in the Fields from a piano stool. This time we’ll be hearing Beethoven’s Second Symphony, whose buoyant mood wouldn’t necessarily have been expected given that the composer would only just have learned that his encroaching deafness was incurable. Making great play with sharp dynamic contrasts and rhythmic high jinks, it chortles with bluff humour.

    Vivaldi’s Four Seasons are some of the earliest – and certainly the most famous – pieces of programme music, inspired as they were by the landscape paintings of Italian artist, Marco Ricci. Vividly evocative, they’ve lost none of their popularity since Vivaldi composed them between 1720 and 1723, so much so that they’ve featured in at least a hundred films and television shows. Before Joshua unleashes his violin on them, there’s the chance to hear a new work by one of his regular collaborators. Virtuoso American double-bassist, Edgar Meyer, is also an acclaimed composer who’s won no less than five Grammy Awards writing commissions for several stellar artists including Yo Yo Ma, Emmanuel Ax and the Emerson String Quartet.

    Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    New commission for Joshua Bell
    Edgar Meyer (1960-)
    Symphony No 2 in D
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    2 February 2018 - 7:30pm
    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra with Vasily Petrenko and Nobuyuki Tsujii
    Nobuyuki Tsujii, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko
    Royal Concert Hall Nottingham NG1 5ND
    United Kingdom

    William Walton’s 1955 Partita gets this concert off to a boisterous start. Written at the invitation of George Szell for his virtuoso Cleveland Orchestra, it was wryly described by the composer as having “no ulterior motives or meaning behind it” but the spiky wit of this extrovert showpiece shows Walton at his jaunty best. No less appealing are the stylistic shifts of Rachmaninov’s famous Rhapsody which makes hay with the theme from Niccolò Paganini’s Caprice No 24 for solo violin. The astonishing Japanese pianist, Nobuyuki Tsujii – joint Gold Medal winner of the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition – makes his eagerly anticipated Nottingham debut.

    Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra are an irresistible combination in Russian repertoire, so expect to spend forty minutes on the edge of your seat during Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony. Emerging from the wreckage of his short lived marriage, it’s the definitive emotional roller coaster, opening up with an arresting fanfare signalling the malign forces of fate, but ending joyfully with a whirling folk dance finale.

    Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium: Professor Robert Adlington, University of Huddersfield: 'Variations of Variations: the lure of Paganini's Caprice No 24'.

    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
    Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Symphony No 4 in F minor
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
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    28 January 2018 - 11:00am
    Sunday Morning Piano Series: Dina Duisen
    Dina Duisen
    Royal Concert Hall Nottingham NG1 5ND
    United Kingdom

    The exciting young Kazakh pianist, Dina Duisen, made her orchestral debut aged 13, before studying in Texas and in London. Last year she recorded a whole album of Mazurkas by a host of composers and showcases contrasting examples here by Chopin and Saint-Saëns. These are bookended by Beethoven’s set of powerful and melancholy variations and Liszt’s most ingenious Hungarian Rhapsody, a winning mix of keyboard acrobatics and rousing dances.

    Variations on an original theme in C minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Mazurka No 13 in A minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 32 in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka in G minor
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    Mazurka in B minor
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    Hungarian Rhapsody No 12 in C sharp minor
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
  • 3 February 2018 - 7:30pm
    Kian Soltani (cello) performs Elgar | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Kian Soltani, Rory Macdonald, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Rose Theatre Kingston Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HL
    United Kingdom

    Join the world-famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for an evening of orchestral favourites.

    The concert begins with the haunting rhapsodic work by Vaughan Williams – his Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis. This is always in Classic FM’s top ten and is a spell-bindingly beautiful work.

    Cellist Kian Soltani takes centre stage for a performance of Elgar’s rich and noble masterpiece, his Cello Concerto. Considered to be the last great flowering of Elgar’s genius, the Concerto sweeps with melodic, autumnal beauty and remains one of the greatest examples of English music to date.

    With the rich, lush sounds of Romanticism, inspiration for Dvorák’s Symphony No 9, ‘From the New World’, came not only from the Native American and African-American music he heard, but the ‘wide open spaces’ he saw in America.

    Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Concerto for cello and orchestra in E minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Symphony No 9 in E minor, 'From the New World'
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
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    29 January 2018 - 7:30pm
    Huddersfield Music Society Centenary Season: Michael Collins and Brodsky Quartet
    Brodsky Quartet, Michael Collins
    St Paul's Concert Hall, University of Huddersfield Huddersfield HD1 3DH
    United Kingdom
    String Quartet No 11 in F minor
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Quintet for clarinet and strings in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Quintet for clarinet and strings in B minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    27 January 2018 - 7:30pm
    Three pieces for orchestra | Stockport Symphony Orchestra
    Richard Brocklehurst, Stockport Symphony Orchestra, Wyn Davies
    Stockport Town Hall Stockport SK1 3XE
    United Kingdom

    A return visit to Stockport for conductor Wyn Davies. Wyn lives locally but conducting takes him, literally, to all corners of the world. In addition to appearances in the UK, he is a regular in places like New Zealand.

    Asked what he would like to do with the orchestra this time he didn’t miss a beat before choosing his favourite, Martinu. If you’re not familiar with it, you will enjoy getting to know it before settling in for the fantastic second half show-piece of Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony featuring Richard Brocklehurst on the fabulous Town Hall Wurlitzer.

    Carnival Overture
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    Symphony No 3
    Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)
    Symphony No 3 in C minor, 'Organ'
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
  • 25 January 2018 - 7:30pm
    Orchestra of Opera North: From Hollywood with Love
    Ian Buckle, Orchestra of Opera North, Tobias Ringborg
    Huddersfield Town Hall Huddersfield HD1 2TA
    United Kingdom

    Classic FM presenter and Radio Times Film Editor Andrew Collins introduces a programme of iconic movie soundtracks and lesser-known gems, performed by the Orchestra of Opera North under renowned Swedish conductor Tobias Ringborg. Themes include The Thief of Bagdad, Star Wars and The Godfather – and there’s a nod to Huddersfield’s most famous son, James Mason, with Bernard Herrmann’s score for North by Northwest.

    The Love of the Princess from The Thief of Baghdad
    Miklós Rózsa (1907-1995)
    Excerpts from Gone With the Wind
    Max Steiner (1888-1971)
    Intermezzo (Souvenir de Vienne) from Escape to happiness
    Heinz Provost (1890-1959)
    Suite from 'Notorious'
    Roy Webb (1888-1982)
    Suite from North by Northwest
    Bernard Herrmann (1911-1975)
    Excerpts from Limelight
    Sir Charles Chaplin (1899-1977)
    Overture from Filmscore to the film 'The Sea Hawk'
    Erich Korngold (1897-1957)
    Filmscore to the film 'King's Row'
    Erich Korngold (1897-1957)
    Star Wars Suite
    John Williams (1932-)
    Main theme from Filmscore to Schindler's List
    John Williams (1932-)
    Warsaw Concerto
    Richard Addinsell (1904-1977)
    The Godfather
    Nino Rota (1911-1979)
    The Theme from Superman
    John Williams (1932-)
    Captain Blood
    Erich Korngold (1897-1957)
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    26 January 2018 - 7:45pm
    Escher Quartet
    Aaron Boyd, Adam Barnett-Hart, Brook Speltz, Escher Quartet, Pierre Lapointe
    Sussex Downs College Lewes BN7 2XH
    United Kingdom

    Within months of its inception in 2005 in the USA, the Escher Quartet was invited by both Pincus Zukerman and Itzhak Perlman to be Quartet in Residence at each artist's summer festival.

    Since then the quartet has flourished both in the US and Europe with a number of appearances at the Wigmore Hall and King's Place, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and the Berlin Konzerthaus. Their Naxos recording of the Zemlinski Quartets was the Guardian's 'Classical CD of the Year'.

    'One of the top young quartets before the public today...This is a group to watch' Washington Post

    String Quartet No 2 in D
    Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)
    String Quartet No 9 in E flat
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    String Quartet No 1 in D major
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
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