Classical Concerts in London UK
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26 June 2018
 
8pm
St Leonard's Church
Shoreditch High Street
London
E1 6JN
United Kingdom

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Looking back: Looking forward

Lore Lixenberg, soprano (Birdsongs for Lore, Book 1)
CoMA London Ensemble
Gregory Rose, conductor

Paul Burnell: Acute Suite No 1
Phil Cashian: Star Machine
Howard Jones: Homage to Miro
Hannah Kendall: Onset
Naomi Pinnock: Four Humours
Sam Pradalie: Exodus (first performance)
Gregory Rose: Birdsongs for Lore, Book 1 (first performance)
Gregory Rose: Three-Edged Polygon
Jess Ward: Aqueous (first performance)

Celebrating CoMA’s 25th year, our programme will include favourites from the past and works written for this year’s festival.
 
27 June 2018
 
7pm
Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road
London
SW7 2BS
United Kingdom

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+44 (0)207 591 4314

£10, 20, 30, 40, 50
In The Locked Room and The Lighthouse

Stephen Unwin, director
Michael Rosewell, conductor
Hannah Wolfe, designer

Huw Watkins (composer) and David Harsent (librettist): In the Locked Room
Peter Maxwell Davies: The Lighthouse

Acclaimed theatre director Stephen Unwin joins forces with Michael Rosewell for two thrilling operas.
 
28 June 2018
 
8pm
Our Lady of Help of Christians Church
Lady Margaret Road, Kentish Town
London
NW5 2XT
United Kingdom

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+44 (0)7771 600 776

Free - suggested donation five pounds
Mornington Sinfonia Summer Concert

Elizabeth Ann Binks, violin
Ana Ivanova, viola
Bryan Ogilvie, bassoon
Mornington Sinfonia
Keith Bramich, conductor

Sullivan: Iolanthe Overture
Mozart: Duo in G, K 423 (last movement) for violin and viola
Mozart: Bassoon Concerto (slow movement)
Johann Halvorsen: Passacaglia on themes by Handel, for violin and viola
Dvorak: Slavonic Dances Op 46 Nos 4 and 6
Beethoven: Symphony No 1 in C

Nearest tube: Kentish Town
Free entrance
Snacks and drinks afterwards with the performers
Concert in aid of SanKTus Welfare Project for the homeless in Kentish Town. Please give a donation. Suggested donation: 5 pounds
 
29 June 2018
 
7pm
Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road
London
SW7 2BS
United Kingdom

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+44 (0)20 7591 4314

£10, 20, 30, 40, 50
In The Locked Room and The Lighthouse

Stephen Unwin, director
Michael Rosewell, conductor
Hannah Wolfe, designer

Huw Watkins (composer) and David Harsent (librettist): In the Locked Room
Peter Maxwell Davies: The Lighthouse

Acclaimed theatre director Stephen Unwin joins forces with Michael Rosewell for two thrilling operas.
 
7.30pm
Emma Cons Hall, Morley College
61 Westminster Bridge Road
London
SE1 7HT
United Kingdom

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Planets for Pianos

Michalis Angelakis, piano
Dimitris Karydis, piano
Eleni Mavromoustaki, piano
Petros Moschos, piano
Wilfrid Murray, piano
Kate Ryder, piano
Haruko Seki, piano
Nikos Stavlas, piano
Paul Sarcich, conductor

Gustav Holst, arranged by Paul Sarcich: The Planets

Morley College Festival of Arts and Culture 2018

Nearly a hundred years after the first performance of Gustav Holst's famous orchestral work, Morley piano tutors join forces in this spectacular Redux of The Planets for 4 pianos, 8 pianists and percussion in an arrangement by Paul Sarcich, Morley's composition tutor, specially commissioned for the Festival.

There will be a short pre-concert talk for ticket holders by historian and musicologist Neil Arthur Williams at 7pm.

This visually captivating performance will be enhanced by images created by Morley Digital Media students.
 
2 July 2018
 
7pm
Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road
London
SW7 2BS
United Kingdom

Details:
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+44 (0)20 7591 4314

£10, 20, 30, 40, 50
In The Locked Room and The Lighthouse

Stephen Unwin, director
Michael Rosewell, conductor
Hannah Wolfe, designer

Huw Watkins (composer) and David Harsent (librettist): In the Locked Room
Peter Maxwell Davies: The Lighthouse

Acclaimed theatre director Stephen Unwin joins forces with Michael Rosewell for two thrilling operas.
 
3 July 2018
 
7pm
Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road
London
SW7 2BS
United Kingdom

Details:
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+44 (0)20 7591 4314

£10, 20, 30, 40, 50
In The Locked Room and The Lighthouse

Stephen Unwin, director
Michael Rosewell, conductor
Hannah Wolfe, designer

Huw Watkins (composer) and David Harsent (librettist): In the Locked Room
Peter Maxwell Davies: The Lighthouse

Acclaimed theatre director Stephen Unwin joins forces with Michael Rosewell for two thrilling operas.
 
6 July 2018
 
7.30pm
St Sepulchre-without-Newgate
Holborn Viaduct
London
EC1A 2DH
United Kingdom

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GBP 12 ('earlybird' discount) / 15 | 10 (students)
Captured Light

Londinium
Leanne Singh-Levett, piano
Andrew Griffiths, conductor

Lili Boulanger: Renouveau
Claude Debussy: Trois Chansons de Charles d'Orleans
Maurice Ravel, arr Clytus Gottwald: Soupir
Gabriel Faure: Madrigal
Maurice Durufle: Quatre Motets sur des themes gregoriens
Claude Debussy, arr Clytus Gottwald: Les Angelus
Lili Boulanger: Hymne au soleil
Gabriel Faure: Les Djinns
Lili Boulanger: Les Sirenes
Claude Debussy, arr Clytus Gottwald: Des pas sur la neige
Claude Debussy: L'isle joyeuse (piano)
Maurice Ravel: Trois Chansons
Lili Boulanger: Soir sur la plaine

Londinium marks the centenaries of the deaths of Claude Debussy and Lili Boulanger by plunging into the heady world of early twentieth-century French choral music. Lili Boulanger, the first woman to win the prestigious Prix de Rome, lived for just 24 years; her prodigious talent is nowhere clearer than in her luxuriant and often-ecstatic works for choir and piano, far too rarely performed today. We pair Debussy's classic 'Trois Chansons de Charles d'Orleans' with virtuosic transcriptions of his songs and piano music by the masterful arranger Clytus Gottwald, and our programme is completed with works by Faure, Ravel, and the perennially popular 'Quatre Motets sur des themes gregoriens' by Maurice Durufle.
 
11 July 2018
 
7.30pm
Temple Church
1 Inner Temple Lane
London
EC4Y 1AF
United Kingdom

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Free with reservation
The City Choir of Washington In London

The City Choir of Washington
Robert Shafer, conductor

Robert Shafer: Psalm 121: I will lift up mine eyes
Eric Whitacre: The Chelsea Carol
John Tavener: The Lamb
John Tavener: Tolstoy's Creed (2012 Commission by the City Choir of Washington)
Fauré: Requiem in D minor, Op 48

Classical Movements presents The City Choir of Washington on its debut tour of England in July 2018. Under the direction of its GRAMMY award-winning conductor Robert Shafer, in only 10 years TCCW has built a reputation as one of the capital's top choirs, with the Washington Post heralding them 'a first-class chorus'.

The choir's tour program combines American, English and French choral works spanning the 19th century to today. A highlight of this tour will be the Choir's own 2012 commission, John Tavener's Tolstoy's Creed, alongside the Fauré Requiem and works by Robert Shafer and Eric Whitacre.
 
29 May 2018 until 28 July 2018
 
Holland Park
Kensington
London
United Kingdom

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Opera Holland Park

An opera company with a unique voice, based in the London Borough of Kensington, and presenting an annual festival of fully staged productions in a setting combining the best aspects of urban and country house opera under one roof. All year round there are performances, discussions and cultural events in partnership with local venues, unlocking the world of opera. Through accessible pricing, education and outreach programmes and family events, critically acclaimed work is brought to the widest possible audience.
 
13 July 2018 until 8 September 2018
 
Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore, Kensington
London
SW7 2AP
United Kingdom

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Henry Wood (BBC) Promenade Concerts

 
21 October 2018
 
8pm
St John's
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

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+44 (0)20 7222 1061
Juliana – London premiere

Cheryl Enever, Juliana
Rebecca Afonwy-Jones, Kerstin
Samuel Pantcheff, Juan
Nova Music Opera
George Vass, conductor
Richard Williams, director

Joseph Phibbs: Juliana (new chamber opera with libretto by Laurie Slade - first London performance)

 
20 November 2018 until 22 November 2018
 
London
United Kingdom

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Donatella Flick Conducting Competition

'We have thought very carefully about how best my competition can benefit young conductors, and this is why we have decided to change the criteria for applications, broadening reach, while also ensuring that it is conductors at the very start of their careers who benefit. I am delighted to partner with medici.tv for the first live stream of the Competition, and also to allow the public into the preliminary rounds. I believe that the more we can open up music-making to the world, the more people will be as enthralled and inspired by it as I am, so I'm really pleased that so many more people will have the opportunity to see the finalists in action next year. Finally I want to thank the extraordinary conductors and musicians who are on the judging panel, as I know each of them will inspire everyone who takes part. I wish everyone who enters the very best of luck!' - Donatella Flick
 


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