Classical Concerts in London UK
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21 December 2017
 
7.30pm
St James's Piccadilly
Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

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£5-27
In The Stillness

London Oriana Choir
Dominic Ellis-Peckham, conductor

Sally Beamish: In The Stillness
Cecilia McDowall: Now May We Singen
Eleanor Daley: Gabriel's Message
Kerry Andrew: Adam and the Mother
Bob Chilcott: Gifts for the Child of Winter
Peter Warlock: Bethlehem Down

Join one of the UK’s finest choirs for their sell-out Christmas offerings with stunning choral gifts and carols including music from Sally Beamish, Cecilia McDowall and Kerry Andrew, as well as familiar carols from Bob Chilcott, David Willcocks and Kenneth Leighton.
 
9 January 2018
 
1pm
St George the Martyr Church
Borough High Street
London
SE1 1JA
United Kingdom

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'Open plan': Borough New Music Series 4

Simon Allen, percussion
Robert Percy, furniture-maker

Improvisation: Self-Assembly Event

 
16 January 2018
 
1pm
St George the Martyr Church
Borough High Street
London
SE1 1JA
United Kingdom

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Free admission
'Open plan': Borough New Music Series 4

Carla Rees, flutes
Ian Mitchell, clarinets
Clare Simmonds, piano

Robert Percy (born 1961): Touching the Void (first performance)
Dan Kessner (born 1946): Genera
Robert Percy (born 1961): New work (first performance)
Tom Ingoldsby (born 1957): The Cathedral (first performance)
Robert Percy (born 1961): Beacons (version for piano, flute and clarinet)

Borough New Music Series 4 event 2

This concert explores the sonic world of bass clarinet and bass flute. The flautist Carla Rees, who has developed an international reputation for her innovative work, is joined by the clarinettist Ian Mitchell (branded 'outstanding' by BBC Music Magazine) for a programme that features the work of the London composer Robert Percy, alongside contemporaries. They are joined by pianist Clare Simmonds for the world premiere of Tom Ingoldsby’s beguiling work, 'The Cathedral' and a version of Robert Percy’s 'Beacons' for piano, clarinet and flute, in which the compositional process is shared between composer and performers.
 
24 January 2018
 
1pm
Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
United Kingdom

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£15
Britten Sinfonia: At Lunch Two

Jacqueline Shave, leader
Caroline Dearnley, principal cello
Huw Watkins, principal piano

Biber: Annunciation Sonata 1
Philip Glass: Orbit
Leo Chadburn: New work (world premiere tour)
Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel
Mozart: Piano Trio in B Flat

Leo Chadburn’s new work for piano trio and electronics is set amongst chamber repertoire both new and old. The programme will showcase each instrument in the piano trio, from the softly-evolving cello melody in Philip Glass’ Orbit to the interaction of violin and piano in Arvo Pärt’s poignant Spiegel im Spiegel.

Wigmore Hall – Pre Concert Talk, 12.15pm
Leo Chadburn talks to Dr Kate Kennedy about his new work.
 
11 February 2018
 
3pm
St John's
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

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Julian Jacobson, piano - Beethoven, Schubert and Prokofiev

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 8 Op 13, 'Pathétique'
Schubert: Piano Sonata No 20 in A, D 959
Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No 8 Op 84

 
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

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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.
 
11 March 2018
 
3pm
St John's
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

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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)

 
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)

 
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.
 
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

 
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

 


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