Classical Concerts in London UK
A selection of forthcoming live music


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23 July 2017
 
3pm
St John's
Smith Square
London
United Kingdom

Details:
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+44 (0)20 7222 1061

£20 (£10), £15 (£7.50)
Neil Chaffey 80th Birthday Concert

The Musicke Companye:
Philippa Hyde, soprano
Tim Carleston, countertenor
Daisy Vataloro, baroque cello
Helen Rogers, harpsichord

Trio Vivo:
Elliott de Vivo, clarinet
Ellie Hancock, cello
Alicia Chaffey, piano

Emma Lewis, mezzo soprano
Fiona Cross, clarinet
Fujita Piano Trio

To include:
works by Blow, Handel and Purcell
McCabe: Sonata for clarinet, cello and piano
works by Frank Bridge and Gershwin
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in C minor, Op 66

All proceeds in aid of Leukaemia Research
 
1 June 2017 until 29 July 2017
 
Opera Holland Park
Holland Park
London
W8 6LU
United Kingdom

Details:
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Summer opera season for 2017

Opera Holland Park

 
30 July 2017
 
12 noon
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill
London
N6 5HG
United Kingdom

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

Free Concert. No booking needed
The Rose and the Bulbul. A Promenade Performance.

Kamal Kaan, actor
Sita Thomas, dancer
Kali Chandrasegaram, dancer and choreographer
Arieb Azhar, singer
and Company

Singers, actors, dancers and musicians celebrate the unity amidst diversity expressed through the symbols of the rose and the bulbul (nightingale). The performance will take place on the Tea Lawn at Lauderdale House and in Waterlow Park. Storytellers, dancers and musicians will create an experience to bring alive the space of the garden, and the audience will meet the Rose and the Bulbul, who come truly to understand their present only through a journey into each other’s past. Statues become dancers as the audiences are led in succession through a Mughal garden, a European walled garden and finally into open grounds, celebrating the synthesis of Islamic, Christian, Pagan and Hindu traditions. The Rose and the Bulbul is above all a story of love and acceptance. It is a family-friendly performance with professional and community-based performers that taps into the love affair that humans have with creating gardens. It will be dedicated to the memory of MP Jo Cox: “We are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us”.

The performance of dance, music and spoken word was inspired by the ideas that shaped the gardens at Stockwood Park, Luton. The title ‘Rose and Bulbul’ is derived from the significance of the rose as the symbol of beauty and perfection both in Persian literature and equally important in the English heritage as a Tudor emblem. The bulbul is the Indian equivalent of the nightingale which represents the woods and wilderness beyond the cultivated garden. The performance brings together the talent of outstanding young actor-writer Kamal Kaan (‘While the Water Weeps Next to the Water’, BBC Radio ‘Headline Ballads’ 2016); director Sita Thomas (Shakespearean scholar, Milkshake presenter and Bollywood dancer) and the popular choreographer-dancer Kali Chandrasegaram.
 
3pm
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.
The Rose and the Bulbul. A Promenade Performance.

Kamal Kaan, actor
Sita Thomas, dancer
Kali Chandrasegaram, dancer and choreographer
Arieb Azhar, singer
and Company

Singers, actors, dancers and musicians celebrate the unity amidst diversity expressed through the symbols of the rose and the bulbul (nightingale). The performance will take place on the Tea Lawn at Lauderdale House and in Waterlow Park. Storytellers, dancers and musicians will create an experience to bring alive the space of the garden, and the audience will meet the Rose and the Bulbul, who come truly to understand their present only through a journey into each other’s past. Statues become dancers as the audiences are led in succession through a Mughal garden, a European walled garden and finally into open grounds, celebrating the synthesis of Islamic, Christian, Pagan and Hindu traditions. The Rose and the Bulbul is above all a story of love and acceptance. It is a family-friendly performance with professional and community-based performers that taps into the love affair that humans have with creating gardens. It will be dedicated to the memory of MP Jo Cox: “We are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us”.

The performance of dance, music and spoken word was inspired by the ideas that shaped the gardens at Stockwood Park, Luton. The title ‘Rose and Bulbul’ is derived from the significance of the rose as the symbol of beauty and perfection both in Persian literature and equally important in the English heritage as a Tudor emblem. The bulbul is the Indian equivalent of the nightingale which represents the woods and wilderness beyond the cultivated garden. The performance brings together the talent of outstanding young actor-writer Kamal Kaan (‘While the Water Weeps Next to the Water’, BBC Radio ‘Headline Ballads’ 2016); director Sita Thomas (Shakespearean scholar, Milkshake presenter and Bollywood dancer) and the popular choreographer-dancer Kali Chandrasegaram.
 
5 October 2017
 
7.30pm
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill
London
N6 5HG
United Kingdom

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£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
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Test of Time twitter: @testoftime2012
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9 November 2017
 
7.30pm
Barbican Hall
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
United Kingdom

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Britten Sinfonia - Elder conducts Brahms

Mark Elder conducts Britten Sinfonia in an intimate chamber orchestra performance of Brahms, Finzi and Mahler
 
2 December 2017
 
7.30pm
Barbican Hall
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
United Kingdom

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Bernstein: Chichester Psalms - Britten Sinfonia

 
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

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

Details:
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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.
 
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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