Classical Concerts in London UK
A selection of forthcoming live music


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28 September 2019
 
6.30pm
St Cuthbert's Church
50 Philbeach Gardens, Earl's Court
London
SW5 9EB
United Kingdom

Details:
Victor Gomez
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)20 7101 4479

£15
Haydn: Double Violin and Piano Concerto

Juan Rezzuto, piano
Paola Delucchi, violin
WKMT Ensemble
Alvaro Sisti, conductor

WKMT Featured Piano Student playing Classical Pieces
Haydn: Piano and Violin Concerto Hob XVIII:6
 
7.30pm
St James's Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
+44 (0)333 666 3366

£15, 22, 28 and 32
Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano
Martyn Jackson, violin
The Piccadilly Sinfonietta Orchestra

Pachelbel: Canon in D
Mozart: Eine Kleine Nacht Musik
Mozart: Piano Concerto in A major K488
Vivaldi: Four Seasons

Celebrate the end of the week with The Piccadilly Sinfonietta, an exciting new orchestra featuring some of the UK's most outstanding young professional musicians, led by the sensational violinist Martyn Jackson. This dynamic ensemble presents a programme of some of the greatest classical music ever written including Vivaldi's masterpiece, 'The Four Seasons' in the beautiful surroundings of St James' Church, in the heart of London's West End by the evocative glow of candlelight.

This special concert also features exceptional British pianist Warren Mailley-Smith, who has developed a large following across the UK thanks to his effortless technique and charismatic charm. One of his most extraordinary achievements is performing the complete solo works (3.5 million notes) of Frederick Chopin from memory. Mailley-Smith is a firm favourite with the Royal Family and he has been featured as Classic FM CD of the Week.
 
2 October 2019
 
1pm
Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP
United Kingdom

Details:
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Celebrated harpsichordist and regular collaborator with Britten Sinfonia, Mahan Esfahani

 
3 October 2019
 
7.30pm
St James's Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

0-£10
Sølvguttene

Sølvguttene
Frikk Heide-Steen, conductor

The Norwegian Boy Choir ‘Sølvguttene’ will be performing an evening of choral music at St James’s Church as part of their tour of the UK. The ‘boys of silver’, led by Oslo-born singer and conductor Frikk Heide-Steen, will be performing a varied programme of repertoire, from traditional Norwegian folk music to classical works by Handel and Mozart in addition to the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Since their founding in 1940, Sølvguttene has been a cultural ambassador for Norway with 150 performances a year, with kings, queens and presidents being amongst the audience members. The choir also has a history of journeying to London for Christmas for the lighting of the big Norwegian Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square, an annual gift from the people of Norway to the UK.

Ticket link: http://bit.ly/2MxaYxz
 
8 October 2019
 
7.30pm
Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge
London
SE1 9DA
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Piano music in Southwark Cathedral

 
11 October 2019
 
7.30pm
Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge
London
SE1 9DA
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Great classical music performed by a superb orchestra with two star soloists

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano
Piccadilly Sinfonietta

Albinoni: Adagio
Bach: Concerto for 2 violins in D minor
Mozart: Piano Concerto in A, K488
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

 
19 October 2019
 
7.30pm
St James's Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
+44 (0)3336663366

£15, 22, 28, 32
Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight

Natalie Klouda, violin
Warren Mailley-Smith, piano
Piccadilly Sinfonietta Orchesta

J S Bach: Air on a G String
J S Bach: Piano concerto No 4 in A
Mozart: Salzburg Symphony No 2 (Divertimento in B flat K 137)
Vivaldi: 4 Seasons

Celebrate the end of the week with The Piccadilly Sinfonietta, an exciting new orchestra featuring some of the UK’s most outstanding young professional musicians, led by the sensational violinist Natalie Klouda. This dynamic ensemble present a programme of some of the greatest classical music ever written including Vivaldi’s masterpiece, “The Four Seasons” in the beautiful surroundings of St James’ Church, in the heart of London’s West End by the evocative glow of candlelight.

This special concert also features exceptional british pianist Warren Mailley-Smith, who has developed a large following across the UK thanks to his effortless technique and charismatic charm. One of his most extraordinary achievements is performing the complete solo works (3.5 million notes) of Frederick Chopin from memory. Mailley-Smith is a firm favourite with the Royal Family and he has been featured as Classic FM CD of the Week.
 
7.30pm
Temple Church
Temple
London
EC4Y 7BB
United Kingdom

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

£16 / 14
Collegium Choir choral music

Joanna Harries, mezzo
Sophie Harris, cello
Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir
Daniel Moult, organ
Greg Morris, conductor

Duruflé
Poulenc
Fauré

Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem was completed in 1947, and was his longest and most substantial work, becoming a firm favourite of the choral repertoire. Gregorian chant melodies of the burial Mass are skilfully assimilated, sometimes prominently, often subtly, as the drama unfolds. While Gregorian chant is in its essence the purest form of western music, purged of much emotion, Duruflé’s sensuous harmonies suffuse every note with feeling.

The composer’s Messe Cum Jubilo is Duruflé’s last major composition, dating from 1966. Also based on Gregorian chant melodies, the work calls for a choir of baritones singing in unison.

In his Litanies à la Vierge Noire, Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) returned to the Catholic faith of his youth, shortly after learning
of the death in a car accident of his friend, the composer Pierre-Octave Ferroud. Meditating on the fragility of the human condition, and drawn once again to the life of the spirit, Poulenc hoped the work – for female choir and organ – would recreate the atmosphere of ‘peasant devotion’.

The Cantique de Jean Racine is a setting of words by the 17th century dramatist and poet Jean Racine. It was Gabriel Fauré’s first significant composition, written in 1865 whilst he was a student at the École Niedermeyer, the ‘École de musique religieuse et classique’. Fauré went on to write a good deal of religious music – most notably the Requiem, written in 1888 – but of the shorter sacred pieces it is the Cantique that has particularly captured the affections of choirs and audiences.

Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir, under the expert direction of conductor Greg Morris, returns to Temple Church for this performance of French choral music, accompanied by Daniel Moult on the church’s acclaimed Harrison and Harrison organ.
 
23 October 2019
 
9.30pm
Barbican Hall
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
United Kingdom

Details:
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Steve Reich and Gerhard Richter – two giants of contemporary culture

 
28 November 2019
 
1.05pm
St Bartholomew the Great
West Smithfield
London
EC1A 7BE
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
James Kreiling, piano

To include:
McCabe: Tenebrae

City Music Society

 


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