Classical Concerts in London UK
A selection of forthcoming live music


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31 May 2015
 
7.30pm
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill
London
N6 5HG
United Kingdom

£12, concessions £8
Glen Sheldon, violin, with pianist Carol Kohn

Glen Sheldon, violin
Carol Kohn, piano

Violinist Glen Sheldon returns to Lauderdale House with a recital to celebrate his 50th birthday. Sonatas by Bach, Mozart and Beethoven, and pieces by Schumann and Kreisler.

Cash on door only.
For more information: 020 8348 9485
 
1 June 2015
 
7.30pm
St John’s Smith Square
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Panos Karan Charity Piano Recital

 
2 June 2015
 
8.30pm
The Forge
3-7 Delancey Street, Camden
London
NW1 7NL
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site

£12
Love all, trust a few

Susanna Hurrell, soprano
Arensky Chamber Orchestra
Will Kunhardt, conductor

Richard Strauss: Sextet from Capriccio
Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite

It's our season finale. Join the ACO and star soprano Susanna Hurrell for a night of amorously indecisive countesses, uncouth noblemen and dashing knights, as they perform highlights from both operas, in beautiful chamber arrangements, suited perfectly for the Forge's intimate surroundings.q
 
6 June 2015
 
8pm
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Shakespeare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk
London
SE1 9DT
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Berta Rojas and John Williams

 
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

 
6.30pm
The Forge
3-7 Delancey Street
London
NW1 7NL
United Kingdom

Details:
Juliana Farha
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)7906 541199

£6
Reciprocity

Alice Zawadzki, vocals
Christina McMaster, piano
Daniel Bradley, percussion
Colin Alexander, cello
Anna Beryl, cello
Gabriella Swallow, cello
James Murray, conductor


Daniel Patrick Cohen: Reciprocity (first performance)



Reciprocity is a 28’ chamber work for voice, taped narration, eight celli, piano, and percussion. This exciting piece is being developed by the composer Daniel Patrick Cohen from six poems by Darya Farha, a Canadian poet, therapist, filmmaker and clothing designer who died of breast cancer in 2011. She was 46.

Reciprocity is not about cancer and this work is not intended as a personal tribute. Instead, its human and universal themes of joy, pleasure, fear and anger and intriguing instrumentation will engage a broad audience.

The poem The Birds of Mexico will be the centrepiece of Reciprocity, and it will close with an arrangement of ‘Spirit of God’, a hymn written by Sister Miriam Therese Winter for the Medical Mission Sisters. Other poems include What Can't Be Helped and We Were Always Modern.
 
7pm
St Mary Magdalene Church
Munster Square
London
NW1 3PT
United Kingdom

Details:
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Gülsin Onay - concert with reception with drinks and canapes

Bach: Partita No 1
Mendelssohn: Variations serieuses
Chopin: 3rd Ballade
Saygun: 2 preludes
Schubert: Sonata

 
11 June 2015
 
6.30pm
Sala Brasil, Embassy of Brazil
14-16, Cockspur Street
London
SW1Y 5BL
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Fabio Zanon Guitar Recital

 
12 June 2015
 
7.45pm
Purcell Room
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
+44 (0)844 847 9911

£10, 12.50, 15
PLG Memorial Concert for John McCabe

Joseph Tong and Waka Hasegawa, piano 4-hands
Maria Marchant, piano
James Kreillng, piano
Christopher Guild, piano
Joseph Houston, piano
Simon Desbruslais, trumpet
Clare Hammond, piano

McCabe: Upon entering a Painting
Haydn: Piano Sonata in G minor, H XVI:44
McCabe: Tenebrae
Haydn: Piano Sonata in B minor, H XVI:32
McCabe:: Evening Harmonies (Hommage à Dukas)
McCabe:: Scrunch (Omaggio a Domenico Scarlatti)
McCabe:: Sonata 'Haec Dies' for trumpet and piano (first London performance)

 
13 June 2015
 
7.30pm
St Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation
78, Bishopsgate
London
EC2N 4AG
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Martín Alvarado: 'Así es mi tango'

 
7.30pm
Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Michel Camilo in Concert at Southbank Centre

 
14 June 2015
 
7pm
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill
London
N6 5HG
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
+44 (0)7444 637055

£12, concessions £10
Kathleen Ferrier - Whattalife!

Lucy Stevens, contralto

Professional actress and contralto, Lucy Stevens has created a new one-woman play with music. The text is taken from Kathleen Ferrier’s own letters and diaries, with sung music from her repertoire woven through it. This charming, poignant and delightful show portrays the private side of Kathleen's life: her debut as a singer in 1940 , her meteoric rise and her tragic death in 1953.

Lucy Stevens and Whattalife! were featured on ‘Music Matters’on BBC Radio 3. “Lucy Stevens is brilliant, has Kathleen Ferrier perfectly, and is a fine musician too” (Christopher Fifield, conductor, music historian and editor of Letters and Diaries of Kathleen Ferrier).

For tickets, visit: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whattalife
 
16 June 2015
 
7.45pm
Purcell Room
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Adelina Ensemble - mezzo-soprano and piano trio

 
2 June 2015 until 16 June 2015
 
Spitalfields
London
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Spitalfields Summer Festival

 
18 June 2015
 
7pm
Instituto Cervantes Auditorium
102, Eaton Square
London
SW1W 9AN
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Laura Ruhí-Vidal and Maria Camahort: Songs from Catalonia

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

Details:
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)7709 521433

£14 (£10 concessions)
Floral Choral

Orlando Chamber Choir
Will Dawes, director

Jacobus Clemens non Papa: Ego flos campi a 3
Giovanni da Palestrina: Sicut lilium inter spinas
Giovanni da Palestrina: Missa Sicut lilium | Kyrie, Gloria
Eric Whitacre: Three flower songs
Giovanni da Palestrina: Missa Sicut lilium | Credo
Guillaume Dufay: Nuper rosarum flores
Giovanni da Palestrina: Missa Sicut lilium | Sanctus, Benedictus
Benjamin Britten: Five flower songs
Giovanni da Palestrina: Missa Sicut lilium | Agnus Dei
Jacobus Clemens non Papa: Ego flos campi a 7

 
21 June 2015
 
11.30am
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill
London
N6 5HG
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
+44 (0)20 8348 8716

£7; concessions £5; children £1
Viola Recital

Lisa Bucknell, viola
Chad Vindin, piano

Huw Watkins: Miniatures for Viola and Piano
George Enescu: Konzertstücke
J S Bach: Prelude from the Sixth Suite for Solo Cello

Lisa Bucknell has performed with the Scottish Ensemble, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Birmingham Royal Ballet. She performed in Untold Stories at the National Theatre and in the West End.

At present, Lisa plays a William Luff viola kindly on loan from the Royal College of Music.

Chad Vindin is the winner of the Accompanist Prize at the Maureen Lehane Vocal Competition at the Wigmore Hall and the Ludmilla Andrew Russian Song Accompanist Prize at the Royal Academy of Music.
 
23 June 2015
 
7.30pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2N 4JJ
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
+44 (0)20 7766 1100

£14, 18, 22 + concessions
Music for the Monarchy

Canticum
James McVinnie, organ
Mark Forkgen, conductor


Handel: Zadok the Priest
Parry: I was glad
Bax: Mater Ora Filium
Purcell: Thou knowest Lord
Greene: Lord, let me know mine end
Elgar: Great is the Lord
Gibbons: O clap your hands
Works by Vaughan Williams, Boyce, Wesley and Walford Davies

Leading London chamber choir Canticum celebrates music with royal connections through the centuries. British music has always been integral to the image and power of our monarchy. The concert starts and finishes with two rousing coronation anthems - Handel’s Zadok the Priest, composed for the coronation of George II in 1727, and sung at every British coronation since, and Parry’s uplifting anthem, I was glad, included in coronations since 1902. The programme also features music composed by Masters of the King’s and Queen’s Music, from William Boyce in the eighteenth century, to Edward Elgar and Henry Walford Davies in the twentieth century, and other music associated with royal occasions, by composers from Purcell to Vaughan Williams.
 
24 June 2015
 
1.10pm
St James' Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site

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

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

BPSE Lunchtime recital series

 
27 June 2015
 
7.30pm
St James's Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
+44 (0)20 7766 1100

£15, 20, 25 unreserved, concessions 10% off
Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Mozart: Sonata for Piano No 15 in F, K 533
Liszt: Un sospiro
Chopin: Scherzo No 1 in B minor Op 20
Beethoven: Sonata for Piano No 14 in C sharp minor, 'Moonlight' Op 27 No 2
Chopin: Nocturne No 1 in B flat minor Op 9
Chopin: Polonaise in A 'Military' Op 40 No 1
Chopin: Polonaise No 6 in A flat, 'Heroic' Op 53
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 in C sharp minor S 244
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (solo piano version)

Tickets: - tel: +44 (0)20 7766 1100
http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/warrenmailley-smith
Also available from Havenessence market stall in St James’s Church courtyard. Wed-Sat 10am-6pm

On Saturday 27th June at 7.30pm, in the heart of London, the walls of St James’s Piccadilly will resound to the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Gershwin and Liszt played by British concert pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith, under the warm flicker of candlelight.
Described as 'Stunning' by Classic FM and 'Tall and Talented, Warren Mailley-Smith is the embodiment of the modern romantic concert pianist' by Musical Opinion, this outstanding pianist is a favourite at St James’s with audiences and staff alike. Warren Mailley-Smith has performed for the British Royal Family on many occasions and has given acclaimed solo recitals at Carnegie and Wigmore Halls.
This evening's concert promises to take the listener on a spell-binding journey of moods and emotions. Audiences will be treated to a programme full of poetry and virtuosic display, from Beethoven’s iconic Moonlight Sonata, to Liszt's virtuosic Hungarian Rhapsody no 2 in addition to a number of celebrated works by Chopin. The evening concludes with Gershwin's ever popular Rhapsody in Blue, with its powerful melodies, driving rhythms and glittering piano writing in this compelling kaleidoscope of jazz and classical influences.
Set close to Piccadilly Circus behind the hustle and bustle of the Havenesence market, the church of St James Piccadilly, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, offers visitors to London a unique concert experience. It has a superb acoustic, beautiful interior and the convenience of dining in any number of neighbouring restaurants and bars.
So why not indulge yourself in a midsummer treat and join us for a spectacular evening of uplifting music at St James’s, performed by this talented British pianist.
 
7.30pm
Trinity Church
Hindes Road, Harrow
London
HA1 1RX
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)20 8428 5924

£12 adults, £10 concessions, students £5, under 16s free
Trinity Orchestra Harrow’s Summer Concert

Trinity Orchestra Harrow
Philip Gibson, conductor

Svendsen: Carnival in Paris, Op 9
Elgar: Introduction and Allegro for Strings, Op 47
Holst: A Somerset Rhapsody, Op 21
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4 in F minor, Op 36

Pre-concert talk at 7pm
 
30 June 2015
 
1pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
+44 (0)20 7766 1100
Andrea Aguilar Silva and Alice Turner

 
3 July 2015
 
7.30pm
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill
London
N6 5HG
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
E-mail

Free
An Evening of Song

Carola Darwin, soprano
Nicholas Baumgartner, piano

Robert Schumann: Liederkreis Op 39
Hugo Wolf: Mörike Lieder
Samuel Barber: Songs Op 13

Carola Darwin combines a career as an opera and concert singer with research and writing about music. She trained at the Royal Northern College of Music, and went on to gain a PhD from the University of Sheffield. She is now an Academic Professor at the Royal College of Music, where she teaches Music History.
Nicholas Baumgartner is a lawyer and works in the financial services industry. Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Vanderbilt University. Nicholas has published articles in BACH, the Journal of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute and in the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law.
 
5 July 2015
 
6.30pm
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill
London
N6 5HG
United Kingdom

Details:
E-mail
+44 (0)7478 272 131

£10, concessions £8. £8 in advance and for concessions. Under-12s free
Moving Chamber Choir: Songs of the City

Members of the Moving Chamber Choir

A selection of choral works from the past 50 years to celebrate the city, performed by the whole choir with solos, duets and other small groups.
 
9 July 2015
 
7pm
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill
London
N6 5HG
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
+44 (0)20 8348 8716

In advance: £12, concessions £10. On the door: £15, concessions £12
Picnic Jazz with John Etheridge's Sweet Chorus

Sweet Chorus
John Etheridge, guitar
Christian Garrick, violin
Dave Kelbie, guitar
Andy Crowdy, double bass

John Etheridge formed Sweet Chorus in 1998 as a personal tribute to Stephane Grappelli, the greatest violinist of Jazz, with whom he had toured for many years in the late 70s and early 80s.

The band takes its cue from the great Reinhardt/Grappelli repertoire of 1930s classics but is in no way a slavish imitation of that music.

Inspired by Grappelli’s always questing spirit the band evinces dazzling forays into repertoire from all periods ..always engaging and committed.

£35 Family ticket available on www.lauderdalehouse.co.uk
Bring along your picnic basket and your blanket for a chance to enjoy John Etheridge's Sweet Chorus perform on Lauderdale's Tea Lawn.

Ends at 9.30pm.
 
7.30pm
Grosvenor Chapel
24 South Audley Street
London
W1K 2PA
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
London Concord Singers: The Birds and the Bees, the Flowers and the Trees

 
22 June 2015 until 10 July 2015
 
London
United Kingdom

Details:
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City of London Festival (22 June - 10 July)

 
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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