Classical Concerts in London UK
A selection of forthcoming live music


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31 January 2015
 
7pm
St Marylebone Parish Church
17 Marylebone Road
London
NW1 5LT
United Kingdom
Concert by Royal Academy of Music students

Ke Ma, piano
Hornton Chamber Orchestra
Ho Tung Wong, conductor

Mozart: Symphony No 51 in D
Mozart: Piano Concerto No 19 in F, K 459
Mozart: Symphony No 40, K 550

 
4 February 2015
 
7.30pm
St John's
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

Details:
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John Lill plays Beethoven

John Lill, piano
Magdalena Filipczak, violin
Orchestra of St John's
John Lubbock, conductor

McCabe: Red Leaves
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat, Op 19
Beethoven: Romance in F Op 50
Schubert: Symphony No 5

 
7 February 2015
 
7.30pm
St Andrew Holborn
Holborn Viaduct
London
EC4A 3AB
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site

£12 (until 1 Feb) | £15 | £10 (students)
Rachmaninov: Vespers (All-Night Vigil)

Londinium, chamber choir
Andrew Griffiths, conductor

Rachmaninov: Vespers (All-Night Vigil)
Nystedt: O Crux

In celebration of the hundredth anniversary of its première, Londinium performs one of the greatest of all a cappella choral works: Rachmaninoff's magnificent 'All-Night Vigil'. This monumental setting, enveloping ancient Church Slavonic chant in music of unparalleled richness, was Rachmaninoff's last major work before leaving Russia. It also represents both the final flowering and greatest achievement of the Russian Orthodox tradition before its suppression after the October Revolution. We precede Rachmaninoff's work with Kurt Nystedt's haunting 'O Crux', performed in memory of its composer whose hundredth birthday would have fallen this year.
 
12 February 2015
 
7.30pm
The Octagon
Queen Mary University
London
E1 4NS
United Kingdom

Details:
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£5 (full); £2 (students)
Soldiers' Tales

East London Music Group
Matthew Hardy, conductor

Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale

On Thursday 12th February East London Music Group will present its first performance, a new adaptation of The Soldier’s Tale by Igor Stravinsky, at the Octagon, Queen Mary University of London.

The Soldier’s Tale is a witty and sardonic Faustian story of a young soldier who gives his violin to the Devil in exchange for untold wealth. This new adaptation, directed by Joseph Hardy, features recent graduates of Drama Studio London and London Contemporary Dance School, as well as some of the most outstanding young professional musicians in London.

In the first half of the concert, Stravinsky's great work becomes the inspiration for new 'tales' devised by QMUL drama students in collaboration with QMUL Music Scholars.


East London Music Group is a new organisation which exists to provide concerts in East London. The group is made up of some of the most talented young professional musicians and actors in London and plans to make a significant contribution to the artistic scene in the years ahead.
 
14 February 2015
 
7.30pm
Millfield Theatre
Silver Street
Edmonton
N18 1PJ
United Kingdom

Details:
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Valentine Classics - Adoramus Choir and Orchestra

 
25 February 2015
 
7.30pm
Village Underground
54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch
London
EC2A 3PQ
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)20 7377 1362

£15 including a free drink or £5 for students / 16-25s (pre-register at www.cls.co.uk/cls-fiver)
CLoSer: To and From Buenos Aires

City of London Sinfonia

Osvaldo Golijov: Last Round
Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances
Piazzolla: Tango del Diablo
Piazzolla: Romance del Diablo
Piazzolla: Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

 
26 February 2015
 
7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

Details:
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£5, 10, 15, 20, 25
Ravel, Stravinsky and Koechlin

RCM Symphony Orchestra
RCM Chorus
Jac van Steen, conductor

Lili Boulanger: Marche gaie (world premiere)
Koechlin: Selections from Les heures persanes (The Persian Hours)
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe: Suite No 2
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

 
5 March 2015
 
6.30pm
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer
Exmouth Market
London
SE1
United Kingdom

Details:
Liz Aram
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)7812 599340

£10
Luminoso

Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir
Greg Morris, conductor

Bruch: Morning song of praise
Tallis: O nata lux
Lassus: La nuit froide
Elgar: Lux aeterna
Elgar: Feasting I watch
Stanford: Praised be Diana
Parry: How sweet the answer
Sullivan: Echoes

The subject of light – in all its manifestations – has been inspirational to composers for centuries. Collegium Musicum of London has created a short programme of celestial a capella harmononies for a spring evening of illuminated music-making this March, featuring works by Lassus, Tallis, Bruch, Elgar, Stanford, Sullivan, Parry together with more than a few popular surprises.

The fourth in a series of hour-long, drive-time concerts at its home in Clerkenwell, LUMINOSO represents an opportunity to experience London’s liveliest chamber choir over a free glass of wine, and complete your evening with a delicious meal at one of Exmouth Market’s excellent eateries.

Fresh from its success last November, with its Masters of Baroque programme at St James’s in Piccadilly, the choir looks forward to welcoming you for a dazzling evening of choral favourites from four centuries.
 
15 March 2015
 
7.30pm
St Johns Church
Friern Barnet Road
London
N11 3EQ
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
+44 (0)7790 510102

Adults £10, children under 16 free
Barnet Symphony Orchestra plays Nielsen and Schumann

Fenella Humphreys, violin
Barnet Symphony Orchestra
Philip Gibson, conductor

Mozart: Overture 'The Magic Flute'
Nielsen: Violin Concerto Op 33
Scriabin: Reverie Op 24
Schumann: Symphony No 4 in D minor

 
22 March 2015
 
2pm
Austrian Cultural Forum London
28 Rutland Gate
London
SW7 1PQ
United Kingdom

Details:
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BPSE Intercollegiate Junior Competition

Beethoven Piano Society of London

Competitors are drawn from UK specialist music schools and specialist music departments. Each competitor plays a sonata of choice and a compulsory Bagatelle.
 
10 April 2015
 
1.10pm
St James' Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Details:
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Free - Retiring Collection
Stephen Savage, piano

Beethoven: Sonata in D minor Op 31 No 2 'Tempest'
Beethoven: Sonata in F minor, Op 57 'Appassionata'

BPSE Lunchtime recital series

 
10 June 2015
 
1pm
St Olave's Church
8 Hart Street
London
EC3R 7NB
United Kingdom

Details:
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Jozef Kapustka, piano

Jozef Kapustka: Improvisatio III, IV and V

 
24 June 2015
 
1.10pm
St James' Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Details:
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Free - Retiring Collection
Oscar Bohorquez, violin and Julian Jacobson, piano

To include:
Beethoven: Sonata No 10 in G, Op 96

BPSE Lunchtime recital series

 
14 August 2015
 
1pm
St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site

Free - Retiring Collection
James Brawn, piano

BPSE Lunchtime Series

An all-Beethoven programme
 
28 October 2015
 
1.10pm
St James' Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site

Free - Retiring Collection
BPSE Lunchtime recital

BPSE Lunchtime recital series

Artist(s) and programme to be announced
 
11 December 2015
 
1.10pm
St James' Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site

Free - Retiring Collection
'The Dreamcatcher' - Gintaras Janusevicius, piano

Beethoven: Sonata in C Sharp Minor, Op 27 No 2, 'Moonlight'
Maurice Ravel: 'Ondine' from "Gaspard de la Nuit"
Franz Schubert/Franz Liszt: 'Erlkönig'
Derek Woods: "Dreamcatcher"
Frédéric Chopin: Ballade in F Minor, Op 54

BPSE Lunchtime recital series

 


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