Classical Concerts in London UK
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26 November 2017
 
3pm
St John's
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

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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'

 
7.45pm
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill
London
N6 5HG
United Kingdom

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£10, concessions £5
Singing for Humanity

Lana Quaid, soprano
Ashley Racov, soprano
Roy Neilie, tenor
Marcus Andrew Brentley, baritone,
Anthony Philips, bass baritone
Richard Black, piano
Idit Arad, musical direction

Works by Bach, Mozart, Mendelsohn, Schubert, Verdi, Donizetti, Offenbach, Bizet, Ravel, Gurney, Bernstein and Sondheim

Sunday Songfest event 2

Box office: idit.arad.0925@gmail.com
Tickets are valid for one or both of the concerts.
We are currently living in a refugee crisis unseen since the Second World War with approximately 65.3 million people now refugees, seeking asylum or internally displaced. Therefore we have decided to give these 2 concerts in aid of one of the most important charities in the world at the moment, working with refugees, Help Refugees.
From Help Refugees' mission statement:
"Help Refugees is not simply another aid organisation. We work where governmental and other non-governmental bodies can (or will) not, filling the gaps and providing emergency aid and vital services to those affected by the global refugee crisis. We act fast to get aid and services directly and immediately to the people who need it most by identifying the most effective grassroots groups, local people, individual volunteers and refugees themselves active in the crisis and providing them with funding and support, enabling them to focus their time and energy on the vital work they do every day. Help Refugees are also operational where needed across Europe providing our experienced teams to maintain quality services and uphold dignity for refugees.”
To read more please go to their official website: www.helprefugees.org.uk
"For many years I have admired Idit as both a singer and a teacher of singing: she brings to all her musicmaking a lively professionalism and integrity, coupled with the gift of communication which inspires others to aspire to the same high standards. I have witnessed her in action as a teacher and have seen how quickly she can achieve positive results with committed students by pinpointing the specific areas of development relevant to each individual singer – the singers themselves are frequently surprised at the speed of their progress under Idit’s tuition. I enthusiastically recommend Idit as an exceptional teacher who commands international respect."
Michael Pollock. (Consultant coach: English National Opera Harewood Artists; regular guest coach for National Opera Studio, Royal Academy Opera, Royal College of Music International Opera School (London); Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (Cardiff, Wales); North Sea Vocal Academy (Denmark), etc)
http://singingteacherinlondon.co.uk/
 
28 November 2017
 
1pm
St George the Martyr Church
Borough High Street
London
SE1 1JA
United Kingdom

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Ben Smith and Patricia Auchterlonie
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Free admission
Last Words

Patricia Auchterlonie, soprano
Yoanna Prodanova, cello
Antonia Berg, flute
Ben Smith, piano

Eva-Maria Houben: Haikus for four (I, V, VII, IX) (2003-04) (first UK performance)

Borough New Music Series 3 event 4

The final concert in Series 3 of Borough New Music is devoted to the beautifully meditative and sparse music of Wandelweiser composer Eva-Maria Houben. This concert presents a rare opportunity to hear a version of Houben’s collection of solo Haikus, played here with a quartet of voice (Patricia Auchterlonie), flute (Antonia Berg), cello (Yoanna Prodanova), and piano (Ben Smith), all played simultaneously.
 
2 December 2017
 
7.30pm
Barbican Hall
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
United Kingdom

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Bernstein: Chichester Psalms - Britten Sinfonia

 
7.30pm
Barbican
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
United Kingdom

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£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.
 
7 December 2017
 
8pm
Our Lady of Help of Christians Church
Lady Margaret Road, Kentish Town
London
NW5 2XT
United Kingdom

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Free entrance; paper donation to SanKTus Homeless Project
Mornington Sinfonia

Ioana Williams, piano
Elizabeth Valentine, organ
Mornington Sinfonia
Elizabeth Ann Binks, leader
Keith Bramich, conductor

Schubert: Symphony No 2 in B flat, D 125
J G Walther: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan
Samuel Wesley: Voluntary in C
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor

Stay for snacks and drinks after the concert
 
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

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

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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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