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Format: 2018-07-15
Format: 2018-07-15
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    15 July 2018 - 5:00pm
    Ariadne auf Naxos | Longborough Festival Opera
    Aidan Coburn, Alan Privett, Alice Privett, Anthony Negus, Clare Presland, Darren Jeffrey, Flora McIntosh, Harry Nicoll, Helena Dix, Jonathan Stoughton, Longborough Festival Opera, Longborough Festival Opera Orchestra, Richard Roberts, Robyn Allegra Parton, Suzanne Fischer, Timothy Dawkins
    Longborough Festival Opera House Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0QF
    United Kingdom

    Ancient Greek myth is ingeniously interwoven with Commedia dell'arte, as the music of Richard Strauss comes to Longborough for the first time. Musicians, singers and actors prepare for a serious opera, to be followed by a burlesque troupe. To avoid running late it is decided that the two entertainments be performed simultaneously, and the performers, tragic and comic alike, must tailor their efforts to their employer's requirements.

    This absurd predicament is the setting for Strauss’s musical exploration of the bitter-sweet nature of love, culminating in a duet in which Hofmannsthal's magical idea of poetic transformation is perfectly allied to the sublimity of Strauss's music.

    Longborough's Music Director Anthony Negus joins forces with Alan Privett, director of Tannhäuser in 2016 and Longborough’s monumental 2013 Ring cycle.

    Sung in German with English surtitles.

    Part of Longborough's 2018 season, which also includes Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer, Verdi's La traviata, and Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea.

    Ariadne auf Naxos
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
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    17 July 2018 - 5:00pm
    Ariadne auf Naxos | Longborough Festival Opera
    Aidan Coburn, Alan Privett, Alice Privett, Anthony Negus, Clare Presland, Darren Jeffrey, Flora McIntosh, Harry Nicoll, Helena Dix, Jonathan Stoughton, Longborough Festival Opera, Longborough Festival Opera Orchestra, Richard Roberts, Robyn Allegra Parton, Suzanne Fischer, Timothy Dawkins
    Longborough Festival Opera House Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0QF
    United Kingdom

    Ancient Greek myth is ingeniously interwoven with Commedia dell'arte, as the music of Richard Strauss comes to Longborough for the first time. Musicians, singers and actors prepare for a serious opera, to be followed by a burlesque troupe. To avoid running late it is decided that the two entertainments be performed simultaneously, and the performers, tragic and comic alike, must tailor their efforts to their employer's requirements.

    This absurd predicament is the setting for Strauss’s musical exploration of the bitter-sweet nature of love, culminating in a duet in which Hofmannsthal's magical idea of poetic transformation is perfectly allied to the sublimity of Strauss's music.

    Longborough's Music Director Anthony Negus joins forces with Alan Privett, director of Tannhäuser in 2016 and Longborough’s monumental 2013 Ring cycle.

    Sung in German with English surtitles.

    Part of Longborough's 2018 season, which also includes Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer, Verdi's La traviata, and Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea.

    Ariadne auf Naxos
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
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    21 July 2018 - 5:00pm
    Ariadne auf Naxos | Longborough Festival Opera
    Aidan Coburn, Alan Privett, Alice Privett, Anthony Negus, Clare Presland, Darren Jeffrey, Flora McIntosh, Harry Nicoll, Helena Dix, Jonathan Stoughton, Longborough Festival Opera, Longborough Festival Opera Orchestra, Richard Roberts, Robyn Allegra Parton, Suzanne Fischer, Timothy Dawkins
    Longborough Festival Opera House Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0QF
    United Kingdom

    Ancient Greek myth is ingeniously interwoven with Commedia dell'arte, as the music of Richard Strauss comes to Longborough for the first time. Musicians, singers and actors prepare for a serious opera, to be followed by a burlesque troupe. To avoid running late it is decided that the two entertainments be performed simultaneously, and the performers, tragic and comic alike, must tailor their efforts to their employer's requirements.

    This absurd predicament is the setting for Strauss’s musical exploration of the bitter-sweet nature of love, culminating in a duet in which Hofmannsthal's magical idea of poetic transformation is perfectly allied to the sublimity of Strauss's music.

    Longborough's Music Director Anthony Negus joins forces with Alan Privett, director of Tannhäuser in 2016 and Longborough’s monumental 2013 Ring cycle.

    Sung in German with English surtitles.

    Part of Longborough's 2018 season, which also includes Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer, Verdi's La traviata, and Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea.

    Ariadne auf Naxos
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
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    19 July 2018 - 5:00pm
    Ariadne auf Naxos | Longborough Festival Opera
    Aidan Coburn, Alan Privett, Alice Privett, Anthony Negus, Clare Presland, Darren Jeffrey, Flora McIntosh, Harry Nicoll, Helena Dix, Jonathan Stoughton, Longborough Festival Opera, Longborough Festival Opera Orchestra, Richard Roberts, Robyn Allegra Parton, Suzanne Fischer, Timothy Dawkins
    Longborough Festival Opera House Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0QF
    United Kingdom

    Ancient Greek myth is ingeniously interwoven with Commedia dell'arte, as the music of Richard Strauss comes to Longborough for the first time. Musicians, singers and actors prepare for a serious opera, to be followed by a burlesque troupe. To avoid running late it is decided that the two entertainments be performed simultaneously, and the performers, tragic and comic alike, must tailor their efforts to their employer's requirements.

    This absurd predicament is the setting for Strauss’s musical exploration of the bitter-sweet nature of love, culminating in a duet in which Hofmannsthal's magical idea of poetic transformation is perfectly allied to the sublimity of Strauss's music.

    Longborough's Music Director Anthony Negus joins forces with Alan Privett, director of Tannhäuser in 2016 and Longborough’s monumental 2013 Ring cycle.

    Sung in German with English surtitles.

    Part of Longborough's 2018 season, which also includes Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer, Verdi's La traviata, and Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea.

    Ariadne auf Naxos
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
  • 15 July 2018 - 7:30pm
    Last Night of the Derngate Proms | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Katerina Mina, Nick Davies, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Royal & Derngate Northampton NN1 1DP
    United Kingdom

    Programme includes: Elgar's Chanson de Nuit, Butterworth's A Shropshire Lad, Vaughan Williams's The Wasps Overture, Parry's Jerusalem, Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin: Polonaise, Sibelius's Karelia Suite: Intermezzo, Dvorák's Slavonic Dance No 8, Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 ...and many more!

    A guaranteed evening of fun for all in this orchestral extravaganza featuring the best of British music and much more, conducted and presented by Nick Davies. Bring your union jack flags and singing voices ready for some rousing and exhilarating works!

    Chanson de nuit
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad
    George Butterworth (1885-1916)
    Overture from The Wasps
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Jerusalem
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Intermezzo from Karelia Suite
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    Slavonic Dance No 8 in G minor from 8 Slavonic Dances
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 in D
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
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    15 July 2018 - 3:30pm
    Romance and Revelry with Duo Trobairitz
    Duo Trobairitz, Faye Newton, Hazel Brooks
    Old Baptist Chapel Tewkesbury GL20 5RZ
    United Kingdom

    Let us take you on a journey through medieval Europe, stopping to taste mouthwatering musical delights from each region. Colourful miracle stories from Spain, heart-rending love songs from France, philosophical musings from Germany and festive mirth from England combine with rumbustious Italian dances to create a feast of musical flavours to suit every palate.

    Faye Newton and Hazel Brooks formed Duo Trobairitz to explore the courtly song repertoire of the troubadours and trouvères, especially suited to their combination of voice and vielle (an early violin). Faye and Hazel’s fascination with the medieval period has inspired them to interpret medieval music in a way that is true to its historical roots whilst being entertaining and meaningful for a modern-day audience. The duo has been praised for its ‘glorious’ and ‘beautifully rich’ interpretations (Early Music Review).

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    15 July 2018 - 7:30pm
    Llanfyllin Music Festival 2018: Concert 2 - Allegri String Quartet
    Allegri String Quartet
    St Myllin's Church Llanfyllin SY22 5BW
    United Kingdom

    Concert 2 is an all-English event: who can resist the beauty of Purcell and Elgar, with some spice from Britten too.

    Chacony in G minor
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    String Quartet No 1 in D
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    String Quartet in E minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
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    20 July 2018 - 7:30pm
    Llanfyllin Music Festival 2018: Concert 3 - Allegri String Quartet
    Allegri String Quartet
    St Myllin's Church Llanfyllin SY22 5BW
    United Kingdom

    Three masters of chamber music composition tonight, including Mozart's Drum quartet, possibly not played before at Llanfyllin. A treat not to be missed.

    String Trio No 2 in B flat
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    String Quartet No 18 in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    String Quartet No 12 in E flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    20 July 2018 - 7:00pm
    Amadeus Orchestra
    Amadeus Orchestra, Philip Mackenzie
    Exeter Cathedral Exeter EX1 1HS
    United Kingdom

    The Amadeus Orchestra returns to Exeter Cathedral with their much anticipated annual summer concert and a thrilling programme of music from USA, Russia and France. Short Ride is described by Adams as a ‘Fanfare for Orchestra’ and leaves the listener breathless during its four minutes of puslating rhythmic drive. Stravinsky’s Rite, although 105 years old, sounds as fresh today as it ever did. The first performance famously caused a riot! Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique is an hedonistic ride through the fantasies of a young musician who has poisoned himself with opium in a paroxysum of love-sick despair. What better orchestra to play these three vivid and ground-breaking pieces than the Amadeus Orchestra who were praised in the Times thus: “They played with a zeal and quality that some more famous orchestras might learn from.”

    Short ride in a fast machine
    John Adams (1947-)
    The Rite of Spring, 'Le sacre du printemps'
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
    Symphonie fantastique
    Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
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    19 July 2018 - 7:30pm
    Amadeus Orchestra
    Amadeus Orchestra, Philip Mackenzie
    Wiltshire Music Centre Bradford on Avon BA15 1DZ
    United Kingdom

    The Amadeus Orchestra returns to Wiltshire Music Centre with their much anticipated annual summer concert and a thrilling programme of music from USA, Russia and France. Short ride is described by Adams as a ‘Fanfare for Orchestra’ and leaves the listener breathless during its four minutes of puslating rhythmic drive. Stravinsky’s Rite, although 105 years old, sounds as fresh today as it ever did. The first performance famously caused a riot! Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique is an hedonistic ride through the fantasies of a young musician who has poisoned himself with opium in a paroxysum of love-sick despair. What better orchestra to play these three vivid and ground-breaking pieces than the Amadeus Orchestra who were praised in the Times thus: “They played with a zeal and quality that some more famous orchestras might learn from.”

    Short ride in a fast machine
    John Adams (1947-)
    The Rite of Spring, 'Le sacre du printemps'
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
    Symphonie fantastique
    Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
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