Classical Concerts in London UK
A selection of forthcoming live music


Look ahead: October    November    December    January    February    March

25 September 2017
 
1.10pm
St James's Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
An Evening in Seville

Echoes Festival

 
28 September 2017
 
7pm
Bolívar Hall
54, Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Centenary Homage to Antonio Lauro

Echoes Festival

 
29 September 2017
 
7.30pm
The Wallace Collection (Great Gallery)
Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone
London
W1U 3BN
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Clara Mouriz and Iain Burnside

 
7.30pm
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill
London
N6 5HG
United Kingdom

Details:
E-mail
+44 (0)20 8348 8716

£12, concessions £8
Serenata: Music by 19th-Century Women Composers

Members of Serenata

Songs and piano music by nineteenth-century women composers, including
Liza Lehmann: In a Persian Garden
Amy Woodford-Finden: Indian Love Lyrics

Tickets available at the door.
Box office: +44 (0)20 8340 2983
Tickets available in advance by sending a cheque payable to Serenata and stamped addressed envelope to Serenata Box Office, 141 Norfolk Avenue, London N13 6AL.
 
30 September 2017
 
7pm
St Cuthbert's
50 Philbeach Gardens
London
SW5 9EB
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Francisco Miguel Jimeno Yepes and his string quartet

Beethoven: Quartet Op 18 No 4
David Bozzo: Quartet 'A la muerte de un Ángel'
Schubert: Quartet in E flat, DV87

 
3 October 2017
 
1.15pm
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill
London
N6 5HG
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)20 8348 8716

Free Concert - no booking needed
Members of The Meritus Collective

Members of The Meritus Collective

Mozart, arranged Hummel for flute, violin, cello and piano: Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor, K 466

Free Lunchtime Concerts

The recital ends at about 2pm.
The Meritus Collective was established to bring together musicians of all instruments who shared a passion for chamber music and to provide platforms from which to perform. Members have mostly trained at the major conservatoires in Britain and between them have performed in chamber groups all around the world and orchestras including the London Symphony and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras.
Meritus was the pseudonym of Felix Mendelssohn given to the young composer by Robert Schumann. It translates roughly as 'happy through merit' which is an inspiring yet effective byword for this young and dynamic group of musicians who will be bringing a varied and exciting set of programmes to Lauderdale House over the course of the year.
The recital will take place in the Long Gallery, using our newly- refurbished 9ft Erard kindly provided by Markson Pianos, one of the most respected piano specialists in Great Britain www.marksonpianos.com
 
5 October 2017
 
7.30pm
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill
London
N6 5HG
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
E-mail

£25. No concessions
Madame Viardot's Salon

Members of Salon Musical and Test-of-Time Entertainment

Songs, violin and piano music by Fauré, Chopin, Duparc and Elgar
Poetry by Baudelaire

Salon Musical is a unique show of theatre and music where audience members escape the every-day and venture into a world of beautiful music and poetry as well as flirtation, gossip and intrigue. A cast of five young professional performers, two singers, an actor, a violinist and a pianist, all graduates from the top London music and drama conservatoires, play historical characters and weave together music and scripted dialogue. The show's creation has involved academic research as well as professional direction and costume design.

Experience has shown that the shows bring alive the past in an informative yet entertaining way. The performers engage with the audience throughout the evening to create a relaxed, immersive and intimate social gathering.

Picture yourself as a guest at the home of celebrated 19th century singer, composer and pianist Pauline Viardot, being introduced to emerging composer Gabriel Fauré, eminent and provocative poet Stéphane Mallarmé and their protégés. They will be performing their latest music and poetry and you will witness their spontaneous music-making.

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/SalonMusicalUK/
Twitter: @salonshows
Test of Time facebook: @testoftimeentertainment
Test of Time twitter: @testoftime2012
https://www.testoftimeentertainment
 
6 October 2017
 
7.30pm
The Oak Building Herne Hill School
127 Herne Hill
London
SE24 9LY
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Herne Hill Music Festival: Harp Recital - Alexander Thomas

 
8pm
The Other Palace (Studio)
12 Palace Street
London
SW1E 5JA
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Chopin in the Caribbean: Romantic Piano Music from Cuba, Curaçao and Venezuela

Echoes Festival

 
7 October 2017
 
11am
Herne Hill United Church
Red Post Hill
London
SE24 9PW
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Herne Hill Music Festival: Coffee Morning Music - Fuzion Trio

 
8pm
The Half Moon
10 Half Moon Lane
London
SE24 9HU
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Herne Hill Music Festival - Alt-classical - World Music - iyatraQuartet and syzygy

 
8 October 2017
 
1.30pm
Brockwell Hall
Brockwell Park
London
SE24
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Herne Hill Music Festival: Family Concert - Flautotonic

 
3.30pm
St Saviour's Church
St George's Square, Lupus Street, Pimlico
London
SW1V 3QW
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Family Concert: Singing Through Spain with the Aglaia Trio

Echoes Festival

 
10 October 2017
 
8pm
Canopy Beer
Arch 1127 Bath Factory Estate, 41 Norwood Road
London
SE24 9AJ
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Herne Hill Music Festival: Gorgeous Guitars - Peter Black and Steve Morrison

 
11 October 2017
 
7.30pm
The Oak Building, Herne Hill School
127 Herne Hill
London
SE24 9LY
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Herne Hill Music Festival: Dance with the Winds - London Consorts of Winds

 
13 October 2017
 
1.10pm
St James's Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Tessitori, viola-guitar duo - Iberian Music

Echoes Festival

 
7.30pm
St Sepulchre-without-Newgate
Holborn Viaduct
London
EC1A 2DH
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site

£12 ('earlybird' discount) / £15 | £10 (students)
There is Sweet Music

Londinium, chamber choir
Andrew Griffiths, conductor

Michael Tippett: Dance, Clarion Air
Orlande de Lassus: Musica Dei donum optimi
Howard Skempton: Music (Let me go where’er I will)
Frank Bridge: Music, when soft voices die
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Silence and Music
Johann Sebastian Bach: Singet dem Herrn
Arvo Pärt: Solfeggio
Edward Elgar: There is Sweet Music
Orlando Gibbons: O clap your hands
Johannes Brahms: Abendständchen
Zoltán Kodály: An Ode for Music
William Byrd: Laudibus in sanctis
Thomas Tomkins: Music Divine
Elliott Carter: Musicians Wrestle Everywhere

To open its 2017-18 season, Londinium presents a beguiling programme celebrating the essence of music itself. From the sixteenth century to the present day, composers have risen superbly to the challenge of setting words describing their own art, and our selection offers a veritable feast of the finest choral music, both sacred and secular. Ethereal works by Lassus, Tomkins, and Vaughan Williams rub shoulders with vivacious music by Gibbons, Tippett, and Elliott Carter, whilst the familiar worlds of Byrd, Brahms and Elgar are offset by little-known gems by Frank Bridge, Zoltán Kodály, Howard Skempton and Arvo Pärt. The centrepiece is a dazzling evocation of music-making in the service of the divine, in the shape of Bach's most virtuosic motet, 'Singet dem Herrn'.
 
14 October 2017
 
7.30pm
St Faith's Church
Red Post Hill
London
SE24 9JQ
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Herne Hill Music Festival: Charity Concert for Practical Action: Haruko Seki Piano Recital

 
22 October 2017
 
3pm
St John's
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
+44 (0)20 7222 1061
Julian Jacobson, piano - Beethoven, Schubert and Prokofiev

Beethoven: 'Eroica' Variations, Op 35
Schubert: Four Impromptus, D 899
Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No 6 in A, Op 82

 
29 October 2017
 
7pm
Barbican (Milton Court Concert Hall)
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
'PanAmericana': A Concert of Musical Border-Crossings Through the Americas

Echoes Festival

 
2 November 2017
 
7pm
King's College (Chapel)
Strand Lane
London
WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Fernando Espí, guitar - Antonio Torres 200

Echoes Festival

 
8.30pm
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill
London
N6 5HG
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)20 8348 8716

£12, concessions £10, students £7
Leon Greening Trio

Leon Greening Trio :
Leon Greening, piano
Adam King, bass
Steve Brown, drums

For those who love their piano-playing to be soaked in the bop, blues and gospel flavours of giants lke Wynton Kelly, Bobby Timmons and Horace Silver, Leon is THE man. No one builds a solo with ever-mounting excitement as he does. Well, not in the UK anyway!

Jazz in the House

TICKETS AVAILABLE BY PHONE ONLY
Due to technical issues with our online payment system tickets are not currently available to purchase online. If you would like to purchase tickets in advance please call 020 8348 8716 or email enquiries@lauderdale.org.uk.
A long-time favourite and one of the most popular side men in London, Leon makes a long overdue return with his superlative trio of Brown, the best straight-ahead swing drummer in the country and King, winner of a Worshipful Company of Musicians Best Young Musician Award.

 
8 November 2017
 
1.10pm
St James's Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Pedro López, flute and Panaretos Kyriatzidis, piano: History of the Tango

Echoes Festival

 
9 November 2017
 
7.30pm
Barbican Hall
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Britten Sinfonia - Elder conducts Brahms

Mark Elder conducts Britten Sinfonia in an intimate chamber orchestra performance of Brahms, Finzi and Mahler
 
7.30pm
Barbican
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
+44 (0)207 638 8891

£15-45
Elder conducts Brahms

Elisabeth Kulman, mezzo-soprano
Britten Sinfonia
Mark Elder, conductor

Finzi: The Fall of the Leaf
Mahler arr. Britten: What the Wild Flowers tell me
Mahler: Rückert-Lieder
Brahms: Symphony No 1

Brahms’s First Symphony, one of the greatest of all Romantic symphonies, was first performed with considerably smaller musical forces than we are used to hearing today. Sir Mark Elder conducts Britten Sinfonia in a performance that returns to the spirit of those early concerts and allows the details of Brahms’s extraordinary lyrical masterpiece to shine through.

To accompany the work, Elder has chosen Mahler’s sublime Rückert-Lieder, with mezzo Elisabeth Kulman, and Finzi’s soaring elegy for orchestra. Benjamin Britten’s arrangement of the second movement of Mahler’s Third Symphony completes the eloquent programme.
 
10 November 2017
 
7.30pm
The Wallace Collection (Great Gallery)
Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone
London
W1U 3BN
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
La Grande Chapelle: Music in the Time of El Greco

Echoes Festival

 
11 November 2017
 
9.30am
The Wallace Collection (Great Gallery)
Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone
London
W1U 3BN
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Come & Sing the Victoria Requiem!

Echoes Festival

 
17 November 2017
 
1pm
Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
+44 (0)20 7935 2141

£15
Britten Sinfonia: At Lunch One

Nik Bärtsch, piano
Laura Lucas, flute
Joy Farrall, principal clarinet
Roger Linley, double bass
James Woodrow, electric guitar

Sarah Kirkland Snider: Pale as Centuries
OPUS2017 Winner: New work (world premiere tour)
Judd Greenstein: City Boy
Nik Bärtsch: New work (world premiere tour)

Nik Bärtsch's music was praised by The New York Times for blending 'post-modernism with a precision groove honed in the spirit of James Brown'. As curator, Bärtsch has set his latest work alongside works by Sarah Kirkland Snider, Judd Greenstein and the winner of OPUS2017, Britten Sinfonia's competition for unpublished composers.

Wigmore Hall - Pre Concert Talk, 12.15pm
Nik Bärtsch and the OPUS2017 winner talk to Dr Kate Kennedy about their new works.
 
18 November 2017
 
11am
Pushkin House
5A Bloomsbury Square
London
WC1A 2TA
United Kingdom

Details:
Juan Rezzuto
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)20 7101 4479
6th Music Festival WKMT

All members and non-members of WKMT will perform one piece which they have gone through all this time studying it at WKMT.
Also, parents and friends of the members will have access to the festival.
In case you are not a member of the community, you can also take advantage of this chance to perform in front of the audience and also be recorded professionally.

The first part of the festival will be dedicated to performances by children. The second part, late afternoon and evening will be for adults.

There will be some drinks and canapes between and after the parts.

 
19 November 2017
 
4.30pm
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill
London
N6 5HG
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)20 8348 8716

£16. Concessions £14. With Afternoon Tea 25.50 or 28.50
Gerard McCarthy

Gerard McCarthy, singer
Support singer to be confirmed
Tim McCarthy, host

Cabaret at Tea-Time

Gerard was awarded Sir Kenneth Branagh's Renaissance Scholarship to train as an actor. He first found fame playing Kris in Hollyoaks and has recently played Kevin McSwain in BBC 2's BAFTA nominated drama The Fall starring Gillian Anderson. He played alongside Sir Derek Jacobi, Neve Campbell and Joely Richardson as Ashley Stokes in Titanic: Blood & Steel, an epic 12 part series charting the extraordinary construction of RMS Titanic in the shipyards of Edwardian Belfast. The series was nominated for 5 IFTA Awards including Best Series. Recently he has played Brondsted in the first episode of Michael Hirst's brand-new History Channel series Vikings starring Gabriel Byrne.
On stage, McCarthy made his Shakespeare debut as Fenton in The Merry Wives of Windsor at The Globe in London. Most recently on stage he has played opposite Robert Bathurst as Dr Bruce Flaherty in Joe Penhall's multi-award-winning play Blue/Orange, and has appeared in the UK premiere of It's A Wonderful Life, and as Tony in Beautiful Thing.

TICKETS AVAILABLE BY PHONE ONLY
Due to technical issues with our online payment system tickets are not currently available to purchase online. If you would like to purchase tickets in advance please ring 020 8348 8716 or email enquiries@lauderdale.org.uk.

Please see our web site for details of our Afternoon Tea Menus. These are served from 3.30pm.
 
26 November 2017
 
3pm
St John's
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
+44 (0)20 7222 1061
Julian Jacobson, piano - Schubert, Beethoven and Prokofiev

Schubert: Sonata in D, D 850
Beethoven: 'Moonlight' Sonata No 14 in C sharp minor, 'Quasi una fantasia'
Prokofiev: Sonata No 7 in B flat, Op 83, 'Stalingrad'

 
2 December 2017
 
7.30pm
Barbican Hall
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms - Britten Sinfonia

 
7.30pm
Barbican
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
+44 (0)845 548 7650

£10-50
Britten Sinfonia and Kings College Choir: Chichester Psalms

Ailish Tynan, soprano
Neal Davies, baritone
King’s College Choir
Stephen Cleobury, conductor
Britten Sinfonia
Jacqueline Shave, violin/director

Emma Ruth Richards: new work (William Alwyn Foundation commission, first performance)
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem

Written in 1965, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, with its brass, harps and exquisite solo for boy treble, provides an exhilarating invocation of the composer’s hopes for brotherhood and peace, sentiments mirrored by Vaughan Williams impassioned Dona nobis pacem. The world-renowned King’s College Choir of Cambridge joins Britten Sinfonia for performances of both works, conducted by Stephen Cleobury.

The concert opens with the world premiere of a new work by Emma-Ruth Richards, directed by Britten Sinfonia leader Jacqueline Shave.
 
24 January 2018
 
1pm
Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
+44 (0)20 7935 2141

£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

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

Details:
Web site
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

Details:
Web site
+44 (0)20 7638 8891

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

Details:
Web site
+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)

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

Details:
Web site
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

Details:
Web site
+44 (0)20 7638 8891

£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.
 


Next Page of Events     Other UK concerts    Cadenza home    Add your concert