Classical Concerts in London UK
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1 October 2016
 
7.30pm
St Sepulchre’s Church
Holborn Viaduct
London
EC1A 2DQ
United Kingdom

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Liz Aram
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£12 / 7
Mariana

Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir
Feinklang Choir, Munich
Greg Morris, conductor

Byrd: O magnum mysterium
Grieg: Ave Maris Stella
Poulenc: Salve Regina
Rachmaninov: Ave Maria
Hassler: Magnificat
Tavener: Mother of God, here I stand
anon: There is no rose
Britten: Hymn to the virgin
Parsons: Ave Maria

This autumn, Collegium Musicum of London collaborates with the Feinklang Chamber Choir from Munich in two concerts of acappella anthems interpreting prayers to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The first, in the splendid setting of St Sepulchre’s church in the City of London, takes full advantage of the venue’s excellent acoustic for choral music. The concert will be repeated three weeks later in Munich. Marian anthems have been widely popular with composers, and the concert brings together a diverse collection of works from four centuries.

Featuring music by Byrd, Victoria, Bach, Grieg, Brahms, Bruckner, Rachmaninov, Poulenc, Britten and John Tavener, Mariana promises a varied and moving evening’s music-making, in one of London’s most majestic concert venues.
 
7 October 2016
 
7pm
The Oak Building Herne Hill School
127 Herne Hill
London
SE24 9LY
United Kingdom

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£18/16
Don Giovanni

Dulwich Opera Company
Jeremy Silver, music director
David Monteith, director


Herne Hill Music Festival

Dulwich Opera Company presents a semi-staged concert performance of Mozart's classic opera, Don Giovanni. Featuring some of Mozart’s greatest music, the opera will be performed in the original Italian with English surtitles, with an exciting cast of eight young professional singers. They will be directed from the piano by internationally renowned conductor, Jeremy Silver.

Premièred in 1787, Mozart's Don Giovanni remains one of the most loved and performed of all operas around the world. Based on the legends of Don Juan, it recounts the dramatic downfall of the serial seducer, Don Giovanni.

Dulwich Opera Company was established in 2015 to promote opera as an exciting and accessible artform, and to provide opportunities for professional opera singers at the start of their careers by presenting high quality performances of opera. Its first full production was Puccini's La bohème, in 2015. It recently presented a new production of Mozart's Così fan tutte.
 
8 October 2016
 
11am
Herne Hill United Church
Red Post Hill
London
SE24 9PW
United Kingdom

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Free
Coffee morning music

The Calton String Quartet

Herne Hill Music Festival

A morning of great classical pieces for string quartet for the Calton Quartet, returning to the Festival after a few years. They performed twice at the Carnegie Library.

Coffee Break, with a presentation from CalAid - a charity working to help refugees stranded in northern France, and a fund-raising collection.
 
7pm
Schott Music Shop
48, Great Marlborough Street London
London
W1F 7BB
United Kingdom

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David Breeze
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Tickets £9 (£6 concessions)
Contemporary music for voice and piano

Nigel Evans-Thompson, baritone
Matthew Rickard, piano
Janet Davey, piano

New and recent music by UK composers David Breeze and Janet Davey. Exploring themes of innocence and experience, the poetry of Wilfred Owen and HS2.

Tickets from 020 7534 0710 or at the door.
 
7.30pm
St Paul's Church
Herne Hill
London
SE24 9LY
United Kingdom

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£12/8
All The World's A Stage

The Friends' Musick
The Mock Tudor Band

Herne Hill Music Festival

Commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, The Friends' Musick chamber choir, Director James Dixon, together with the Mock Tudor Band, present a musical tribute in period costume with readings from the Bard's works.

The music and madrigals will be mainly from the 16th and early 17th centuries. Composers will include Dowland, Holborne, Gibbons, Morley and Weelkes.
 
9 October 2016
 
1.30pm
Brockwell Hall
Brockwell Park
London
SE24 9BJ
United Kingdom

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£8/5
Indian Classical Music - family concert

Mehboob Nadeem, sitar, tabla and vocals

Herne Hill Music Festival

With a musical heritage spanning over 15 generations, Mehboob Nadeem takes you on a musical journey that unravels 700 years of Indian culture. Featuring sitar, tabla, singing, and poetry, the concert will explore the DNA of Indian classical music, enabling you to better grasp and enjoy the different elements of this incredible tradition.

Grandson of legendary singers Ustad Vilayat Hussain Khan (Pranpiya) and Gayan Samrat Ustad Azmat Husain Khan (Dilrang), Mehboob Nadeem is acknowledged as one of the leading exponents of the present generation of the Vilayatkhani Gharana, a style of sitar developed to mirror the lyrical quality of the human voice. Alongside performing, Mehboob Nadeem is a passionate educator that gives regular workshops and one-to-one lessons all over the UK.
 
12 October 2016
 
The Oak Building Herne Hill School
127 Herne Hill
London
SE24 9LY
United Kingdom

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£10/7
Early Music Comes to Herne Hill

Chelys Consort of Viols

Herne Hill Music Festival

The Chelys Consort specialises in music of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, but also performs modern pieces written for period instruments. The programme in the Festival is called All the Kings' Men, and is consort music from the courts of Charles I and II, by composers including William Lawes, John Jenkins and Henry Purcell.

They trained at Trinity College of Music, London, and the Royal Academy. All are experienced and enthusiastic players and teachers, enjoying busy and varied careers. The members of Chelys are active in the wider Early Music world, playing with leading ensembles such as the Rose Consort of Viols, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Phantasm and Fretwork. They teach on courses around the UK and abroad, including the Benslow Trust, NORVIS, the Irish Recorder and Viol Summer School and the Easter Early Music Course in Ascot. They have recently performed at the Holywell Music Room in Oxford, Fitzwilliam College Cambridge, and the Worcester Early Music Festival. The word 'Chelys' is derived from the ancient Greeks and referred to a bowed lyre, said to have been invented by the god Hermes.
 
14 October 2016
 
7.30pm
St Sepulchre-without-Newgate
Holborn Viaduct
London
EC1A 2DQ
United Kingdom

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£12 (until 9th October) / £15 | 10 (students)
The Seven Ages of Man

Londinium
Andrew Griffiths, conductor

Orlando Gibbons: What is our life
Eric Whitacre: Sleep My Child
Thomas Tallis: O ye tender babes
Dominick Argento: There was a naughty boy
Hubert Parry: My delight and thy delight
Sebastián de Vivanco: Veni, dilecte mi
Thea Musgrave: Ithaca
Guillaume Dufay: Kyrie from Missa L'homme armé
Andrea Gabrieli: Sento, sent'un rumor ch'al ciel si estolle
Anton Bruckner: Os justi meditabitur
Thomas Morley: Sing we and chant it
William Byrd: Retire my soule
Gustav Holst: Nunc dimittis
Peter Cornelius: Grablied
Bob Chilcott: Even such is time
William Harris: Bring us, O Lord God

Inspired by Shakespeare's "All the world's a stage" monologue from 'As You Like It', this beguiling programme of unaccompanied choral music traces a course from the cradle to the grave. Our intriguing and eclectic journey begins with the tender sounds of Eric Whitacre's 'Sleep My Child', and ends with William Harris' luscious 'Bring us, O Lord God', taking in music old (Dufay, Tallis, Gabrieli, Byrd) and new (Dominick Argento's 'There was a naughty boy'), as well as evergreen works by Bruckner, Parry and Holst. The centrepiece of our programme is Thea Musgrave's 2014 Proms commission 'Ithaca', a celebration of life's journey in all its splendour.
 
15 October 2016
 
7.30pm
St Faith's Church
Red Post Hill
London
SE24 9JQ
United Kingdom

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£12/8
Music for Practical Action

The Jacquin Trio:
Jessie Grimes, clarinet
Kay Stephens, viola/violin
Charis Hanning, piano

Robert Schumann: Marchenerzahlungen
Kurtag: Hommage a Robert Schumann
Mozart: Kegelstatt Trio
Bruch: Acht Stucke (selection)
Hugh Watkins: Speak Seven Seas
Jean Françaix: Trio

Herne Hill Music Festival

Practical Action is an international development charity with a difference. Founded by the radical economist and philosopher Fritz Schumacher, author of Small is beautiful, the charity knows that the simplest ideas can have the most profound, life-changing effect. This is why, for over 40 years, it has been working closely with some of the world’s poorest people, using appropriate technology to fight poverty and transform lives for the better. This concert is promoted by PASELG, the charity’s SE London Group of supporters (Send us an email: paselgroup@yahoo.co.uk), founded over 20 years ago and now with some 80 local members.

The Jacquin Trio are winners of the Royal Overseas League Ensemble Competition and the St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition

‘Front runners taking to the chamber music stage.’ Classical Music Magazine

‘The Jacquin Trio stand out as an astonishingly versatile and virtuosic ensemble’ Charlotte Bray, award-winning British composer

‘What a night, terrific performance. Hugest congratulations. You were so consistently fabulous round after round.’ Royal Overseas League Panellist.
 
16 October 2016
 
3.45pm
St Faith's Church
Red Post Hill
London
SE24 9JQ
United Kingdom

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£12/8
Chamber Orchestra Concert

Nadia Lasserson, piano
The Southwark Sinfonietta
Rupert Bond, conductor

Haydn: Symphony No 44 in E minor (the 'Trauer')
Mozart: Piano Concerto No 17 in G, K 453
Mozart: Symphony No 40 in G Minor K 550


Herne Hill Music Festival

The Southwark Sinfonietta was formed by Michael Brooks and Matthew Redfearn in 2005 from a varied group of local musicians. The orchestra is similar in size to those which composers from Bach to Schubert wrote for.
 
30 October 2016
 
7pm
Burgh House
New End Square
London
NW3 1LT
United Kingdom

£10 (£8 concessions) children up to 18 years half price. you will receive a programme as your entry ticket
Marina Solarek, violin and Caroline Soresby, piano

Marina Solarek, violin
Caroline Soresby, piano

Lili Boulanger: Deux Morceaux pour Violon et Piano
Johanna Senfter: Elegie op 13 no 3
Johanna Senfter: III Heiter beschwingt from 5 pieces op 100
Grieg: Sonata for violin and piano no 2 in G major op 13
Barabara Heller: Lalai ‘Schlaflied zum Wachwerden’ (1989)
Johannes Brahms: Sonata for no 2 in A Major op 100 violin and Piano

Marina and Caroline who have enjoyed performing together since 2009. They will be playing a colourful programme of works by 19th and 20th century women composers like by Lili Boulanger, Johanna Senfter and Barbara Heller as well as Sonatas by Edward Grieg and Johannes Brahms.

The concert will open with “Deux Morceaux” by the young Lili Boulanger, sister of the famous teacher Nadia Boulanger. Lili wrote these two pieces only 4 years before her death at the young age of 24. The second set of compositions are by the German composer Johanna Senfter who’s writing was strongly influenced by Bach, Brahms and her teacher Max Reger. You will hear two pieces - Elegie op 13 from her early creative period and no 3 of her much later ‘Fünf Stuecke’ op 100. The first half will conclude with the 2nd Sonata in G Major op 13 by Edward Grieg, dedicated to the Norwegian violinist Johan Svendson. After a short interval Marina and Caroline will perform an intriguing piece titled ‘Lalai’ by the German composer Barbara Heller (born 1936) which is dedicated to all persian women. The concert will conclude with the wonderful 2nd Sonata in A Major op 100 by Johannes Brahms.
 
2 November 2016
 
7pm
St John's Smith Square
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

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Goyescas - José Menor, piano, Latin Chamber Orchestra - Granados Centenary

Echoes Festival

 
7 November 2016
 
1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

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Maria Canyigueral, piano

Echoes Festival

 
14 November 2016
 
1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

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Cervantes 400 - Elena Gragera and Antón Cardó

Elena Gragera, mezzo
Antón Cardó, piano

Echoes Festival

 
24 November 2016
 
1pm
Barry Rooms, National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2N 5DN
United Kingdom

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A celebration of Dame Myra Hess

Waka Hasegawa and Joseph Tong, piano 4 hands

Schumann: Bilder aus Osten
Bizet: Jeux d'Enfants (extracts)
McCabe: Upon Entering a Painting
Schubert: Fantasie in F minor, D940
Ravel: La Valse

 
7.30pm
St Sepulchre's
Holborn Viaduct
London
EC1A 2DQ
United Kingdom

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Idil Biret 75th Birthday Concert

Idil Biret, piano
Whitehall Orchestra
Michael Nebe, conductor

Sibelius: Finlandia
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances
Rachmaninov: Paganini Rhapsody
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances

 
25 November 2016
 
1pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

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Erato Piano Trio - Granados Chamber Music

Echoes Festival

 
1 December 2016
 
1pm
St George the Martyr
Borough High Street
London
SE1 1JA
United Kingdom

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Free lunchtime piano recital by Richard Hinsley

Richard Hinsley, piano

Richard Hinsley: Stain on the sunset
Richard Hinsley: Night wind
Richard Hinsley: Walk in the mist
Richard Hinsley: Calm before the storm
Yann Tiersen: Comptine d'un autre été l'après-midi
Richard Hinsley: Above the clouds
Richard Hinsley: Hide in the shadows
Richard Hinsley: Chasing the rain
Richard Hinsley: Timeless
Richard Hinsley: Wedding Day
Ludovico Einaudi: I Giorni

 


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