Classical Concerts in London UK
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28 June 2016
 
1pm
Lecture/Recital Room, Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Silk Street, Barbican
London
EC2Y 8DT
United Kingdom

Details:
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Postgraduate Voiceworks Concert

Performers to include:
Elisabeth Swiedlund, soprano
Clare Simmonds, piano

To include:
McCabe: Requiem Sequence
Babbitt: The Widow's Lament
Cage: The Wonderful Widow
Harbison: Two songs from 'Mirabai songs'
McCabe:: Gladestry Quatrains (selection)
Weir: The Voice of Desire

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

 
7.30pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2N 4JH
United Kingdom

Details:
Box office
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E-mail
+44 (0)20 7766 1100

£13-20
Rhapsody in Blue by Candlelight

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Beethoven: Sonata No 14 in C sharp minor 'Moonlight'
Schubert: Impromptus Op 90 Nos 2 and 3
Grieg: Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No 2
Debussy: Clair de Lune
Chopin: Scherzo No 1 in B minor Op 20
Chopin: Study Op 10 No 5 'Black Key'
Chopin: Study Op 10 No 12 'Revolutionary'
Chopin: Polonaise Op 40 No 1 in A 'Military'
Rachmaninov: Prelude Op 3 No 2 in C sharp minor
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

The virtuoso concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith has made his solo debuts to critical acclaim at Wigmore Hall, London and Carnegie Hall, New York. He has performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and has received many invitations to perform for the British Royal Family at Buckingham Palace, Highgrove and Sandringham. He is in increasing demand as a solo concert artist, having been described recently by Classic FM as ’Stunning…’, ‘Fantastic…’ ‘Sensational…’, ‘Huge UK talent…’, ‘Gorgeous…!’ and by BBC Music Magazine as ‘Rising Star – Great Artist of Tomorrow”. He has recorded several CDs including ‘Silhouettes’, Chopin ‘Souvenirs’, Beethoven ‘Moonlight Serenade’, Mozart ‘Piano Sonatas’, Liszt ‘Depictions’, ‘Romantic Cello’ and a Live in concert DVD. His CD 'Rhapsody in Blue' was recently featured as CD of the Week and Video of the Week on Classic FM and Classic FM TV respectively.
Quotes from recent reviews: " .. formidable technique .. breathtaking command of dynamic gradations .. wholly exceptional .. elegant tone and emotional refinement .. each (Etude)was a minor miracle, sensitively rendered and deftly delivered .. overall result was exceptionally engaging and intense .. the Mazurkas themselves emerged pristine: he caught the sweet artlessness and abrupt mood-changes to a T .. consistently high technical and expressive standard .. mastery of phrasing and a quite magical graduation between piano and pianissimo passages .. exceptionally well conveyed .. admirably convincing .. finely observed .. one has nothing but high praise .. outstandingly well performed .."
Warren’s solo career now sees him performing in festivals and concert venues across the UK, accepting invitations from further afield to perform in Europe, China and the US. His concerto repertoire includes works by Rachmaninov, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Mozart and Tchaikovsky.
Warren is currently in demand for his teaching expertise both privately and in masterclasses.
 
27 June 2016 until 28 June 2016
 
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
London
SE10 9JF
United Kingdom

Details:
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'Homage to Catalonia' Music Festival

 
30 June 2016
 
8pm
Don Bosco Hall, Our Lady Help of Christians Church
Falkland Road (entrance near corner with Lady Margaret Road), Kentish Town
London
NW5 2XT
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
+44 (0)7771 600 776

Free entrance; retiring collection in aid of SanKTus, the welfare project for the homeless and socially excluded
Let the Siren Sound - music for voice and orchestra - Mornington Sinfonia informal end of term concert

Tiara Ataii, soprano
Lynn Norris, voice
Katharine Norris, voice
Mornington Sinfonia
Elizabeth Ann Binks, leader
Keith Bramich, conductor
Tom Whitehouse, conductor

Mozart: La clemenza di Tito overture
Lynn Norris: Let the Siren Sound (first performance)
Michael Arne: The lass with the delicate air (first performance of new orchestration)
Tchaikovsky: Waltz of the Flowers (Nutcracker Suite)
Haydn: Symphony No 93 in D

Performance ends at approximately 9pm, followed by snacks and drinks
 
7 July 2016
 
7.30pm
St Gabriel's Church, Pimlico
30 Warwick Square
London
SW1V 2AD
United Kingdom

Details:
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Musorgsky, Ravel, Sibelius and Brahms

Adam Hill
Whitehall Orchestra
Michael Nebe, conductor

Musorgsky: Night on a bare mountain
Ravel: Tzigane
Sibelius: Symphony No 7
Brahms: Symphony No 3

 
8 July 2016
 
7.30pm
St Sepulchre-without-Newgate
Holborn Viaduct
London
EC1A 2DQ
United Kingdom

Details:
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£12 (until 3 July) / £15 | £10 (students)
Sunshine after Rain

Londinium
Andrew Griffiths, conductor

John Ireland: The Hills
Bernard Rose: The spacious firmament on high
Cecilia McDowall: The skies in their magnificence
Edward Elgar: The Shower
William Sterndale Bennett: Come, live with me
Felix Mendelssohn: Sechs Lieder im Freien zu singen, Op 59
Frederick Delius: On Craig Ddu
Ralph Vaughan Williams, arr Jim Clements: The Vagabond (from 'Songs of Travel')
Nicholas Maw: One foot in Eden still, I stand
Edward Elgar: The Fountain
James MacMillan: The Gallant Weaver
Benjamin Britten: Five Flower Songs, Op 47

London chamber choir Londinium closes its tenth-anniversary season with a delicious selection of music celebrating the great outdoors. Beautiful partsongs by Elgar, Delius, Vaughan Williams, Ireland and Sterndale Bennett rub shoulders with superb recent works by Nicholas Maw and Cecilia McDowall. Completing this delightful programme are Mendelssohn's vivacious Op 59 'Songs to be sung in the open air' and Britten's classic 'Five Flower Songs'.
 
12 July 2016
 
7pm
Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London
WC1R 4RL
United Kingdom

Details:
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Orchestral Stories by Jimmy Lee

The Guards Chapel Orchestra

Jimmy Lee: The Ballerina
Jimmy Lee: The Empty Room - Requiem
Jimmy Lee: Home for Christmas
Jimmy Lee: Journey’s End
Jimmy Lee: Written in Sand
Jimmy Lee: Hard Man
 
13 July 2016
 
7.30pm
Kings Place
90 York Way
London
N1 9AG
United Kingdom

Details:
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Online Price: £16.50-34.50, savers £9.50
Sacconi Quartet with Mark Padmore: 15th Anniversary Concert

Sacconi Quartet:
Ben Hancox, violin
Hannah Dawson, violin
Robin Ashwell, viola
Cara Berridge, cello

Mark Padmore, tenor

Mozart: String Quartet No 20 in D, K 499 Hoffmeister
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No 6 in F minor, Op 80
Jonathan Dove: In Damascus (first London performance)

The dynamic Sacconi Quartet celebrates its 15th birthday with a performance of two well-loved quartets – Mozart's D major Quartet nicknamed after its dedicatee, and Mendelssohn's Sixth Quartet, the last major work he completed before his premature death.

In the second half, they are joined by celebrated tenor Mark Padmore for the London premiere of Jonathan Dove's new song-cycle for tenor and string quartet, In Damascus, setting words by the contemporary Syrian poet Ali Safar.
 
15 July 2016
 
7.30pm
St. John's Church
Smith Square, Westminster
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)20 7222 1061

£20 and 15
The Complete Chopin Cycle, Concert 11: Sonata No 3

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Chopin: Introduction & Variations on a German Air
Chopin: Schweizerbub in E

Chopin: Mazurka No. 51 in F minor Op. 68 No. 4 (revised version)
Chopin: Mazurka No. 52 in B flat 

Chopin: Mazurka No. 53 in G

Chopin: Mazurka in B flat
Chopin: Mazurka in D B.71

Chopin: Mazurka in D

Chopin: Cantabile in B flat 

Chopin: Nocturne No. 11 in G minor Op. 37 No. 1
Chopin: Nocturne No. 12 in G Op. 37 No. 2
Chopin: Polonaise in G minor Op. posth.
Chopin: Polonaise in B flat minor Op posth
Chopin: Polonaise in A flat Op posth
Chopin: Mazurka No 57 in C

Chopin: Mazurka No 58 in A flat 

Chopin: Sonata No 3 in B minor Op 58

Pre-concert event at 6:30pm
 
20 July 2016
 
1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Details:
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Cinzia Milani, guitar: 'From Spain to Argentina'

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

Details:
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Pino Feola, guitar: 'Suite española'

 
10 August 2016 until 11 August 2016
 
7.15pm
Camden People's Theatre
58-60 Hampstead Rd
London
NW1 2PY
United Kingdom

Details:
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£8, concessions £6
Scenes from the End

Héloöse Werner, soprano
Emily Burns, director

Jonathan Woolgar: Scenes from the End

Camden Fringe

Scenes from the End is a new, daring, solo show that embraces the emotional power of opera to explore the overwhelming themes of death and grief.

In three parts, Scenes from the End begins with the end of the universe, moves through the end of humanity, before finally addressing the end of the individual. What is grief? How does society perceive death and grief, and how does this affect your own experience of grief? At times reserved and reflective, at times unashamedly direct, Scenes from the End will leave the audience challenged and shaken, forced to consider and reflect upon their own attitudes towards death and grief.
 
21 September 2016
 
7pm
Instituto Cervantes Auditorium
102, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AN
United Kingdom

Details:
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Guitarrisimo: Piraí­ Vaca, guitar - 'Angel of the Rain'

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

Details:
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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

Details:
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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

 


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