Classical Concerts in London UK
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24 February 2018
 
7pm
St Cuthbert's Church
Philbeach Gardens, Earls Court
London
SW5 9EB
United Kingdom

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£15
Katarina Makevic, piano

Daniel Matej: Fragile
Robert Schumann: Piano Sonata op. 11 in f sharp minor
Brahms: Balladen Op 10

 
27 February 2018
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH
United Kingdom

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Jeremy Denk, piano and Britten Sinfonia - rhapsody of jazz and dance-inspired music by Gershwin and Stravinsky

 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
United Kingdom

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£15-30
Britten Sinfonia: Rhapsody in Blue with Jeremy Denk

Jeremy Denk, piano

To include;
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (original jazz band version)
Stravinsky: Concerto for piano and winds

From its opening clarinet glissando Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue has become synonymous with 1920s America and its popularity continues to this day. Performed here in the original jazz band arrangement with acclaimed pianist Jeremy Denk the work is paired with Stravinsky’s rhythmically complex Concerto for piano and wind. Both works explore rhythm from the syncopated cadenzas in Stravinsky to the abundant use of dance and ragtime rhythms in Gershwin.
 
10 March 2018
 
7.30pm
St Sepulchre-without-Newgate
Holborn Viaduct
London
EC1A 2DH
United Kingdom

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£10-15
The Gluepot Connection - CD launch concert

Londinium
Andrew Griffiths, conductor

Ireland: The Hills
Rawsthorne: Four Seasonal Songs
Warlock: The Full Heart
Moeran: Songs of Springtime (selection)
Alan Bush: Lidice
Elisabeth Lutyens: Verses Of Love
Adrian Peacock: Venite, Gaudete!
Leighton: Mass for Double Choir
Bax: Mater ora filium

This celebratory concert marks the launch of Londinium's debut recording 'The Gluepot Connection' - a mouthwatering selection of British choral music by composers who frequented 'The George' pub in Great Portland Street in the first half of the twentieth century, released on the SOMM label. Our programme will include highlights from the disc, including Arnold Bax's stupendous Mater ora filium and works by Alan Bush, John Ireland, Elisabeth Lutyens, EJ Moeran, Alan Rawsthorne and Peter Warlock. Alongside this glorious repertoire we perform an underrated masterpiece: Kenneth Leighton's Mass for Double Choir, op.44. Copies of the disc, which includes several première recordings, will be available to purchase.
 
11 March 2018
 
3pm
St John's
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

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+44 (0)20 7222 1061
Julian Jacobson, piano and Mariko Brown, piano - Schubert, Beethoven, Prokofiev and Gershwin

Schubert: Fantasie in C, D 760, 'Wanderer Fantasy'
Beethoven: Sonata No 23 in F minor, Op 57, 'Appassionata'
Prokofiev: Selections from Ten Pieces, Op 75, 'Romeo and Juliet': No 1, 'Folk Dance'
Prokofiev: No 4, 'The Young Juliet'
Prokofiev: No 6, 'Montagues and Capulets'
Prokofiev: No 10, 'Romeo Bids Juliet Farewell'
Gershwin, transcribed by Julian Jacobson: An American In Paris (for piano four hands)

 
14 March 2018
 
7.30pm
St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
Bedford Street
London
WC2E 9ED
United Kingdom

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£15. Age 18 and under: Free
Around the World in 80 minutes

Canticum
Mark Forkgen, conductor

Hywel Davies: Five English Folksongs (1st performance)
Vaughan Williams: The Turtle Dove
Stravinsky: Four Russian Peasant Songs
Mongolian Folksong: Shepherd's Song
Takemitsu: Small Sky
Sibelius: Finlandia Hymn
Berger: Brazilian Psalm
Debussy: 1er Chanson de Charles d'Orléans
Sotho trad: Mangwani M'pulele (Children's Song)
Nigerian trad: O-re-mi (Highlife Song)
Neapolitan trad: Santa Lucia
Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry ('O Danny Boy')
Orlando Gough: Tall Stories

Ranging from traditional English folksong arrangements (inc Hywel Davies - world premiere), to exotic sounds such as a Mongolian shepherd's song, Nigerian and Sotho songs, and 'Small Sky' by the Japanese composer Takemitsu. Sibelius' Finlandia Hymn, the Neapolitan song Santa Lucia and Grainger's setting of 'Danny Boy' are familiar tunes to all and we return via South America with Berger's Brazilian Psalm. Finally, Orlando Gough's 'Tall Stories', a choral song-cycle about immigrants to New York in the early 20th century, receives its second performance.
 
28 March 2018
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH
United Kingdom

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Britten Sinfonia - Stravinsky and Mozart

Britten Sinfonia celebrates Easter with a double-bill of choral masterpieces: Stravinsky’s Mass and Mozart's Missa Brevis.
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
United Kingdom

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£15-30
Britten Sinfonia: Easter Voices

Ben Goldscheider, horn
Britten Sinfonia Voices
Eamonn Dougan, conductor

Mozart: Venite populi
Stravinsky: Fanfare for a New Theater
Mozart: Missa Brevis in F, K192
Stravinsky: Pater noster, Ave Maria
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Concert etude for solo horn
Stravinsky: Mass

The talents of the acclaimed Britten Sinfonia Voices, conducted by Eamonn Dougan, are showcased in a special Easter concert featuring two masses written 170 years apart. Stravinsky considered function as important as form and composed his Mass, which many consider his finest religious work, for church use, writing 'religious music without religion is almost always vulgar'. The Mass features gorgeous harmonic colours, animating the text of the Roman Catholic liturgy with voice, wind and brass.

In the run-up to writing his own Mass, Stravinsky stumbled across a handful of Mozart’s masses in a Los Angeles bookshop; Britten Sinfonia’s Easter celebration is completed by Mozart’s beautiful Missa Brevis.
 
17 April 2018
 
1pm
West Road Concert Hall
11 West Road
Cambridge
CB3 9DP
United Kingdom

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Caroline Shaw: new work (first performance)

 
18 April 2018
 
1pm
Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
United Kingdom

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Caroline Shaw's new work receives its world premiere in this lunchtime chamber concert

 
19 May 2018
 
7.30pm
Barbican Hall
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
United Kingdom

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Beethoven Symphonies Nos 4 and 5

Thomas Adès and Britten Sinfonia’s journey through Beethoven’s Symphonies reaches the half-way point.
 
22 May 2018
 
7.30pm
Barbican
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
United Kingdom

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Britten Sinfonia Beethoven Symphony Cycle - Symphonies 4 & 5

 
23 May 2018
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH
United Kingdom

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Volatile substances: Thomas Adès and the Britten Sinfonia mix the music of Beethoven and Gerald Barry

 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
United Kingdom

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Thomas Adès and the Britten Sinfonia mix the music of Beethoven and Gerald Barry. Hear them explode ...

 
24 May 2018
 
7.30pm
Barbican Hall
Silk.Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
United Kingdom

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Thomas Ades juxtaposes Beethoven’s life-affirming Symphony No 6 with Gerald Barry’s passionate The Conquest of Ireland

 
7.30pm
Barbican
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
United Kingdom

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Britten Sinfonia's Beethoven Symphony Cycle continues with Symphony 6

 


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