Classical Concerts in London UK
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17 January 2019
Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court, Silk Street
United Kingdom

Barbican Box Office
Web site
+44 (0)20 7638 8891

Britten Sinfonia - Elder conducts Mahler and Brahms

Anna Stephany, mezzo-soprano
Britten Sinfonia
Mark Elder, conductor

Britten: Suite on English Folk Tunes
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Brahms: Symphony No 2

Brahms as Brahms wished it to be heard: Mark Elder joins Britten Sinfonia for the second instalment of their Brahms Symphony Cycle, paired with Mahler songs and Britten’s last completed orchestral work .

Mark Elder conducts Brahms’s radiant and bucolic 2nd symphony, in the second year of an acclaimed four-year symphony cycle. The cycle borrows from the spirit of early performances of the works by performing them with the musical forces that Brahms intended, to ‘exhilarating’ effect (The Times). The concert also traces a poetic line from Brahms’s symphonic Romanticism to more intimate evocations of poetry, love and nature in Mahler’s emotionally charged Songs for a Wayfarer, and Britten’s Suite on English Folk Tunes, the composer’s last completed orchestral work.
25 January 2019
St James's Church
197 Piccadilly
United Kingdom

Warren Mailley-Smith
Web site
+44 (0)3336 663366

£15, 20, 28, 32
Burns Night 'Baroque Spectacular by Candlelight'

The Piccadilly Sinfonietta
Harriet Mackenzie, violin
Susan Parkes, soprano
Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Albinoni: Adagio
Bach: Piano Concerto in D minor
Handel: Lascia ch'io pianga
Vivaldi: Winter (from the 4 Seasons)
Bach: Double Violin concerto in D minor

Celebrate the end of the week on Burns Night with The Piccadilly Sinfonietta, London's newest orchestra featuring some of the UK's most brilliant young professional musicians, lead by the sensational british violinist Harriet Mackenzie.

The dynamic Chamber Orchestra presents a programme of some of the greatest Baroque music ever written including 'Winter' from Vivaldi's masterpiece, 'The Four Seasons' and Bach's thrilling Double Violin Concerto in the beautiful surroundings of St James' Church, in the heart of London's West End by the evocative glow of candlelight.

This is complimented by a rendition of Handel's heart-wrenching Aria 'Lascia ch'io pianga' sung by stunning soprano Susan Parkes and a performance of Bach's sparkling Piano Concerto in D minor featuring exceptional british pianist Warren Mailley-Smith, who has developed a large following across the UK thanks to his effortless technique and charismatic charm. One of his most extraordinary achievements is performing the complete solo works (3.5 million notes) of Frederick Chopin from memory. Mailley-Smith is a firm favourite with the Royal Family and he has been featured as Classic FM CD of the Week.
26 January 2019
St Peter's Church
119 Eaton Square
United Kingdom

Web site

£20 no score needed, 30 with score, 5 performance audience only
Mozart Requiem: Come and Sing

London Oriana Choir
Dominic Ellis-Peckham, conductor

Mozart: Requiem

Blast away the winter blues or kick off your New Year’s resolution in style by joining renowned conductor and choral expert Dominic Ellis-Peckham and the London Oriana Choir for an inspirational and energetic afternoon of singing.

Join us and bring some friends to perform Mozart’s Requiem, complete with orchestra and guest soloists. This is guaranteed to bring smile to your faces and delight to your ears to start 2019! Perhaps you are even considering becoming a member of the London Oriana Choir? Well, what better way to test us out.
29 January 2019
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
United Kingdom

Warren Mailley-Smith
Web site
+44 (0)20 7766 1100

£9, 13, 18, 25, 29
Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Beethoven: Sonata for Piano No 8 in C minor 'Pathetique'
Schubert: Impromptu No 3 in G flat
Chopin: Prelude No 15 'Raindrop'
Chopin: Waltz in D flat 'Minute Waltz'
Beethoven: Sonata for Piano No 14 in C sharp minor 'Moonlight'
Rachmaninov: Prelude in G minor
Rimsky Korsakov arr Rachmaninov: Flight of the Bumblebee
Debussy: Arabesque
Gershwin: Preludes
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

An evening of sublime classical music performed by one of London's leading concert pianists.

On Tuesday 29th January at 7.30pm, in the heart of London, the walls of St Martin-in-the-Fields will resound to the music of Gershwin, Chopin, Beethoven and Rachmaninov played by British concert pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith, under the warm flicker of candlelight.

Described as 'Stunning' by Classic FM and 'The embodiment of the modern Romantic Concert pianist’ by Musical Opinion, this outstanding pianist is a favourite at St Martin's with audiences and staff alike. Warren Mailley-Smith has performed for the British Royal Family on many occasions and has given acclaimed solo recitals at Carnegie and Wigmore Halls.

This evening's concert promises to take the listener on a spell-binding journey of moods and emotions. Audiences will be treated to a programme full of poetry and virtuosic display, with the 2 celebrated works by Beethoven – The Moonlight & Pathetique Sonatas and Debussy’s Arabesque, in addition to a number of celebrated works by Chopin. The evening concludes with Gershwin's ever popular Rhapsody in Blue, with its powerful melodies, driving rhythms and glittering piano writing in this compelling kaleidoscope of jazz and classical influences.

Resplendent from its recent renovation, the church of St Martin's offers visitors to London a unique concert experience, with its superb acoustic, beautiful interior and the convenience of dining downstairs beforehand in the crypt restaurant.

Set in Trafalgar Square, this beautiful and self-contained venue is conveniently situated in the heart of London’s West End, offering warm, peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of the capital’s winter evening.

So why not treat yourself and join us for an evening of uplifting music at St Martin's performed by this spectacular British pianist?
31 January 2019
St Sophia's Cathedral
Moscow Road, Bayswater
W2 4LQ
United Kingdom

Web site

£15 (under 18 free)
Salve Regina

Canticum, chamber choir
Mark Forkgen, conductor

Victoria: Missa Salve Regina
John Tavener: Song for Athene
John Tavener: The Lamb
John Tavener: Funeral Ikos
John Tavener: Mother of God here I stand
John Tavener: Hymn to the Mother of God
Arvo Pärt: Magnificat
Arvo Pärt: Nunc dimittis
Arvo Pärt: Bogoroditsye Dyevo

Western and Eastern Liturgical Music (Victoria and Tavener)
2 February 2019
St James's church, Paddington
Sussex Gardens
W2 3UD
United Kingdom

Web site

£12 ('earlybird' discount) / £15 | 10 (students)
The Hour Glass

Andrew Griffiths, conductor

György Ligeti: Night/Morning
William Byrd: Haec Dies
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Una hora
Arvo Pärt: Which was the Son of…
Barnaby Martin: I saw eternity (first performance)
Johannes Ockeghem: Deo gratias à 36
Irving Fine: The Hour-Glass
Bob Chilcott: Even such is time
Charles Stanford: On Time
Stephen Chatman: Clocks

In a typically inventive and alluring programme, Londinium draws together a fascinating selection of choral music exploring Time and its passing. Highlights include the American Irving Fine's virtuosic suite 'The Hour-Glass', rarely heard on this side of the Atlantic, and the first performance of 'I saw eternity' by the award-winning young composer Barnaby Martin, alongside works by such varied figures as Byrd, Chilcott, Ligeti, Pärt and Stanford.
28 November 2019
St Bartholomew the Great
West Smithfield
United Kingdom

Web site
James Kreiling, piano

To include:
McCabe: Tenebrae

City Music Society


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