Classical Concerts in London UK
A selection of forthcoming live music


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1 March 2019
 
7.30pm
St. James' Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

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+44 (0)333 666 3366

£15, 22, 28
The Great Romantics [1]

Matthew Jones, violin
Cara Berridge, cello
Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Beethoven: Op 1 No 1 in E flat
Hilary Tann: Nothing Forgotten 
Mendlessohn: Piano Trio No 2 in C minor

Piccadilly Chamber Music Series

The West End’s newest chamber music series, Piccadilly Chamber Concerts returns in 2019, focusing on ‘The Great Romantics’. Each programme features a great 19th century Romantic masterpiece.

Now in its 2nd season, the 2019 series begins on March 1st with a performance of Beethoven’s highly-energised Piano Trio Op 1 No. 1 in E flat and Mendelssohn’s exquisite Piano Trio no. 2 in C minor and celebrates St David’s Day with a piano trio by Welsh composer Hilary Tann, the evocative “Nothing Forgotten”.

The distinguished welsh violinist Matthew Jones is Head of Chamber Music at Guildhall School of Music and has a large acclaimed discography with Naxos and other labels as both soloist and chamber musician.

Cara Berridge is cellist of the internationally renowned Sacconi String Quartet and is one of the leading cellists of her generation.
Concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith became the first british pianist to perform Chopin’s complete works from memory in 2016 and is enjoying an increasingly wide following across the UK.

Audiences will be treated to an uplifting, entertaining and informative musical experience.
 
11 March 2019
 
7.30pm
1901 Arts Club
7 Exton Street
London
SE1 8UE
United Kingdom

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James Lisney Petits Concerts V - Chopin and Schubert

 
12 March 2019
 
8pm
The Jazz Room at The Bull's Head
373 Lonsdale Road, Barnes
London
SW13 9PY
United Kingdom

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Iconoclassics with Clara Rodriguez, piano

 
13 March 2019
 
7.30pm
St James's Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

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free
Yale Glee Club presents Bernstein alongside The Choir With No Name

Yale Glee Club
Choir With No Name

Yale University’s oldest musical organization, Yale Glee Club, heads to the UK’s capital for a joint concert with The Choir With No Name, a London choir experiencing homelessness.

The evening will be a fantastic mix of familiar favourites, including Bernstein’s Somewhere (from West Side Story arr. by Robert Edgerton), Barber’s Agnus Dei and Stanford’s Three Motets, Op. 37 alongside a scattering of folk music from North America, newly commissioned works and traditional Yale songs.

There will be a retiring collection in aid of The Choir With No Name.
 
14 March 2019
 
7.30pm
St Paul's Church
Bedford Street, Covent Garden
London
WC2E 9ED
United Kingdom

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Lanzarote Ensemble: An Evening of Mozart and Musical Folly

 
7.30pm
St Andrew Holborn
5 St Andrew Street
London
EC4A 3AF
United Kingdom

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£15, concessions 10, available online and at the door
Tomas Luis de Victoria's Rome

Orlando Chamber Choir
Lucy Goddard, director

Da Palestrina: Jubilate Deo omnis terra
Arcadelt: Non v'accorgete, amanti
Arcadelt: Se'l tuo partir mi spiacque
Di Lasso: Occhi, piangete
Di Lasso: Vivo sol di speranza
De Victoria: Vidi speciosam
De Victoria: O vos omnes
De Victoria: O quam gloriosum
De Victoria: Laetatus sum a 12
Marenzio: Che fa oggi il mio sole
Marenzio: Cruda Amarilli
Marenzio: Ombrose e care selve
Marenzio: Leggiadre ninfe e pastorelli amanti
De Monte: Super flumina Babylonis
Da Palestrina: Angelus Domini descendit
Anerio: from Missa Pro defunctis: Introit

On an early spring day nearly 450 years ago, a young Spanish composer wandered through Rome where he had become cantor and organist at the church of Santa Maria di Monserrato. Tomas Luis de Victoria spent 22 years in the Italian city, from 1565 to 1587, and they were productivissimo. He held a number of prestigious posts, followed in Palestrina's footsteps as Maestro di Cappella at the Pontifical Roman Seminary, and took keen inspiration from the contemporary musical styles. In return, his compositions influenced the thriving international community of composers in Rome.

Orlando Chamber Choir's programme begins with Giovanni da Palestrina's rousing motet Jubilate Deo which highlights the Renaissance master's influence on the younger De Victoria, whom he may have taught. We travel back in time to the Italian sojourns of Franco-Flemish composers Orlando di Lasso and Jacques Arcadelt. While in Rome they made their first forays into the madrigal form which, a few decades later, Luca Marenzio brought to its zenith with his chromatic style and exquisite word-painting - much to De Victoria's admiration.

At the centre of the programme are four motets by De Victoria, including his superbly-crafted twelve-part Laetatus sum and the sublime Vidi speciosam for six voice parts.

Elements of Philippe de Monte's motet Super flumina Babylonis suggest that, during his Roman years, he too was inspired by De Victoria's writing. Our journey ends with a late work by Palestrina in which a wing-flapping angel descends from heaven, and with the Introit of the profoundly moving Requiem Mass by Roman-born composer Giovanni Anerio.

On his wander through Renaissance Rome, little did De Victoria know what influence his music would have, and how it would blend with his colleagues' works into such a rich and varied programme.
 
16 March 2019
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH
United Kingdom

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Barbican Box Office
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+44 (0)20 7638 8891

£25-35
Britten Sinfonia - Brad Mehldau Piano Concerto

Britten Sinfonia
Brad Mehldau, piano

Brad Mehldau: Piano Concerto (first performance)

One of the great improvisers of contemporary jazz piano, Brad Mehldau premieres a new piano concerto, commissioned by Britten Sinfonia and the Barbican.

Brad is a pianist that’s really able to get under the skin of the music. He finds new beauty in old melodies – not just with jazz standard, but also in his interpretations of Bach, Bluegrass and Radiohead.
 
7.30pm
St Clement Danes
Strand
London
WC2R 1DH
United Kingdom

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£5-29
Carmina Burana

Kali Hardwick, soprano
Matthew Keighly, tenor
Aaron O'Hare
London Oriana Choir
David Smith, piano
Leo Nicholson, piano
Rosewood Sinfonia
Dominic Ellis-Peckham, conductor

Carl Orff: Carmina Burana
Fanny Hensel: Gartenlieder
Jessica Curry: Briefly it enters (first performance)
Jan Magne Førde: Bruremarsj

Join us for a thrilling performance of Carl Orff’s seminal ‘Carmina Burana’. Guest soloists and musicians join forces for this rousing performance, also including the first performance of 'Briefly it enters', our second composition from composer-in-residence Jessica Curry.
 
30 March 2019
 
6.30pm
St Cuthbert's Church
50 Philbeach Gardens, Earl's Court
London
SW5 9EB
United Kingdom

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Victor Ruiz
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E-mail
+44 (0)20 7101 4479

£15
Haydn Piano Concerto in G by J Rezzuto

Juan Rezzuto, piano
WKMT Ensemble
Alvaro Sisti, conductor

Haydn: Piano Concerto in G, Hob XVIII:4

 
5 April 2019
 
7.30pm
St James' Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Details:
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+44 (0)333 666 3366

£15, 22, 28
Piccadilly Chamber Music Series: The Great Romantics [2]

Miriam Teppich, violin
Pavlos Carvalho, cello
Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Beethoven: Piano Trio No 5 Op 70 No 1 in D ('The Ghost')
Piazzolla: 'Spring' from The Four Seasons
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor Op 50

The West End’s newest chamber music series, Piccadilly Chamber Concert, returns in 2019, focusing on The Great Romantics. Each programme features a masterpiece of 19th Century romantic repertoire.

Now in its 2nd season, the 2019 series continues on April 5st with a performance of Beethoven’s sublime, ‘Ghost’ Piano Trio and Tchaikovsky’s epic Piano Trio in A minor. Also in tonight’s programme is ‘Spring’ from Piazzolla’s Four Seasons.

Spectacular concert violinist Miriam Teppich and virtuoso cellist Pavlos Carvalho are joined by concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith in this ‘tour-de-force’ of repertoire for Piano Trio.

Audiences will be treated to a hugely uplifting, entertaining and informative musical evening!
 
23 April 2019
 
1pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2N 4JJ
United Kingdom

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Jelena Makarova

 
27 April 2019
 
7.30pm
St James's, Piccadilly
Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Details:
John Biggins
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E-mail
+44 (0)7976 629435

£18, 16
Bach: B minor Mass

Augusta Hebbert, soprano
Philippa Hyde, soprano
Ben Williamson, alto
Nathan Vale, tenor
Richard Latham, bass
Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir
Greg Morris, conductor

Bach: B minor Mass

A cornerstone of the choral repertoire, Bach’s magnificent Mass in B minor was one of the composer’s last works, completed in 1749. The Mass gave new life to vocal music that Bach had composed throughout his career.

Despite its sheer scale and grandeur, Bach didn’t even name the work, and it existed only as a collection of loosely related manuscripts for many years, until it was performed in a single sitting for the first time in 1859, more than a century after the composer’s death. The Mass is now considered by many to be the true culmination of his life’s work.

St James’s, Piccadilly, provides an elegant backdrop to Collegium Musicum of London’s springtime concert. The choir is joined by a host of exceptional soloists and Baroque instrumentalists for this performance of what is perhaps Bach’s most profound and heartfelt work.
 
3 May 2019
 
7.30pm
St James' Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Details:
City Music Productions
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+44 (0)333 666 3366

£15, 22, 28
Piccadilly Chamber Music Series: The Great Romantics [3]

Martyn Jackson, violin
Rowena Calvert, cello
Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Beethoven: Piano Trio No 3, Op 1 No 3 in C minor
Chick Corea: Addendum
Schubert: Piano Trio No 1 in B flat, D 898

Chamber music series. focusing on ‘The Great Romantics’. Featuring Beethoven, Schubert and Chick Corea.
 
21 May 2019
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH
United Kingdom

Details:
Barbican Box Office
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+44 (0)20 7638 8891

£15-35
Britten Sinfonia - Beethoven Symphony Cycle (Nos 7 and 8)

Britten Sinfonia
Thomas Adès, conductor

Beethoven: Symphony No 7
Gerald Barry: Dead March
Beethoven: Symphony No 8

A game of musical chairs plus a short but inventive symphony all bought together with a jubilant and joyous close: Britten Sinfonia’s Beethoven Cycle continues with Symphonies Nos 7 and 8.

Thomas Adès and the Britten Sinfonia continue their journey through Beethoven’s symphonies with the brief, brilliantly inventive Symphony No 7 and the jubilant Eighth. Irish composer (and Beethoven devotee) Gerald Barry draws on melodies that he loves in Dead March, then allows them to behave as if 'everything is possible'.
 
26 May 2019
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH
United Kingdom

Details:
Barbican Box Office
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+44 (0)20 7638 8891

£15-35
Britten Sinfonia - Beethoven Symphony Cycle (No. 9)

Claudia Boyle, soprano
Britten Sinfonia Voices
Eamonn Dougan, Britten Sinfonia Voices director
Britten Sinfonia
Thomas Adès, conductor

Gerald Barry: The Eternal Recurrence
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (choral)

Britten Sinfonia’s Beethoven Symphony Cycle, conducted by Thomas Adès, concludes with Beethoven’s mighty ‘choral’ symphony and Gerald Barry’s feverish The Eternal Recurrence.

Beethoven’s extraordinary Ninth Symphony is regarded by many as the finest of all symphonies, and its message of humanity, perhaps most famously encapsulated in the symphony’s Ode to Joy chorus, continues to resonate today (not least, as the anthem for the European Union). Here, Beethoven’s masterful celebration of the human race is paired with Gerald Barry’s The Eternal Recurrence, a brilliant, feverish setting of texts from Nietzsche’s philosophical novel Also sprach Zarathustra.
 
8 June 2019
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH
United Kingdom

Details:
Barbican Box Office
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+44 (0)20 7638 8891

£15-40
Britten Sinfonia - Donizetti's Il Paria with Opera Rara

Albina Shagimuratova, soprano
Opera Rara Chorus
Britten Sinfonia
Mark Elder, conductor

Donizetti: Il Paria

A rare chance to hear Il Paria, one of Donizetti’s most innovative and daring scores, conducted by Sir Mark Elder with Britten Sinfonia.

Opera Rara is known internationally for bringing rare and neglected operas vividly back to life. Working in partnership with Britten Sinfonia, and featuring acclaimed Russian coloratura soprano Albina Shagimuratova, Opera Rara present Donizetti’s Il Paria, a work that brings a new exotic colour to Italian opera of the period, inspired by its setting in ancient India.
 
28 November 2019
 
1.05pm
St Bartholomew the Great
West Smithfield
London
EC1A 7BE
United Kingdom

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James Kreiling, piano

To include:
McCabe: Tenebrae

City Music Society

 


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