Classical Concerts in London UK
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6 September 2014
 
7pm
St John's Church
Waterloo
London
SE1 8UD
United Kingdom

£10 at the door
Mahler 2 'The Resurrection'

Jani Dupré, soprano
Abi Gostick, mezzo
The Totenfeier Orchestra
Clarice Morrish Rarity, leader
Sophie Fennerty, conductor

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

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+44 (0)20 7222 2168

£10-20
The Tekeyan Cultural Association presents the brilliant Armenian violinist Ani Batikian

Ani Batikian, violin
Benjamin Frith, piano

Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor
Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No 3 in D minor, Op 108
Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Khachaturian: Dance for Violin and Piano, Op 1
Khachaturian, arranged Heifetz: Sabre Dance from Gayaneh
Khachaturian, arranged Baich: Adagio and Bacchanal from Spartacus
Chopin, arranged Milstein: Nocturne
Edward Baghdasarian: Rhapsody
Roland Roberts: Variations on Mer Hayrenik (the Armenian hymn 'Our Motherland')

 
16 September 2014
 
7.30pm
The Forge
3-7 Delancey Street
London
NW1 7NL
United Kingdom

Details:
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+44 (0)20 7383 7808

£12 (£10 concessions)
Cobbett’s Legacy I: In the Shadow of Brahms

The Berkeley Ensemble

Knussen: …upon one note…
Hurlstone: Phantasie for string quartet in A minor
Bridge: Phantasie for piano quartet in F-sharp minor
Stanford: Fantasy for clarinet and string quartet in F
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet

Join the Berkeley Ensemble as they begin their exploration of 20th Century British chamber music in a series of concerts and events celebrating Walter Willson Cobbett, who forged a school of British chamber composition from Bridge to Turnage and beyond.

Walter Willson Cobbett (1847-1937) was a philanthropist of great importance during the so-called English Musical Renaissance. Through his sponsorship of emerging composers of the day, he helped to forge a British school of chamber composition inspired by that of the first Renaissance. Cobbett’s Legacy explores the music sponsored by Cobbett – both famous and forgotten – across three concerts at The Forge.

When Cobbett set up his first competition for chamber composition in 1905, Brahms was the model for most composers working in Britain at the time. Cobbett’s competition was conceived to stimulate a distinct British school of composition based on the example of the first Renaissance and in particular, the single-movement viola fantasias of composers such as Purcell, Jenkins and Morley.
 
27 September 2014
 
7.30pm
Trinity Church
Hindes Road
Harrow
HA1 1RX
United Kingdom

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£12 adults, £10 concessions, Under 16s free
Trinity Orchestra Harrow: Elgar Violin Concerto and Brahms 3rd Symphony

Alexandre Dubach, violin
Peter Fender, conductor

For the opening concert of our 2014/15 season, Trinity Orchestra is delighted to welcome back the renowned Swiss violinist Alexandre Dubach – who appeared as soloist with us last year. Check out Alexandre’s astonishing encore at Trinity Orchestra’s 2013 concert at www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlT9JeLFbXI. Named in Joachim Hartnack’s book Great Violinists of our Time, Dubach is famed for his virtuosity and passion, qualities which will be prodigiously displayed in this concert.

Join us for a pre-concert talk at 7pm.
 
8 October 2014
 
7.30pm
Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge
London
SE1 9DA
United Kingdom

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£ 5 (restricted view), 15 and 25
Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Neal Davies, baritone
Holst Singers
City of London Sinfonia
Stephen Layton, conductor

Purcell: Fairy Queen Suite
Vaughan Williams: Shakespeare Songs
Finzi: Let us Garlands Bring
Owain Park: New Work World premiere
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

For this celebration of Shakespeare, City of London Sinfonia are joined by the Holst Singers in Southwark Cathedral, the bard’s Parish Church when he lived and worked in London. The first half features luscious English music for voice inspired by Shakespeare’s words from Purcell, Finzi and Vaughan Williams with a world premiere by the young composer Owain Park. Mendelssohn’s evergreen music for Shakespeare’s irreverent and popular A Midsummer Night’s Dream completes the programme, alongside extracts from the play.

Part of the City of London Sinfonia's Shakespeare series. For full series information please see cls.co.uk/shakespeare
 
10 October 2014
 
7.45pm
The Prince Regent
Dulwich Road
Herne Hill
SE24 0NJ
United Kingdom

Details:
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£12 (£8 concessions)
Loving the Lyric

Jon Sayers
Sally Goldsmith
Jake Wilson
LiTTLe MaCHiNe

Herne Hill Festival

Songs & poems, from writers, musicians and singers: with Jon Sayers, Sally Goldsmith, Jake Wilson’s moving tribute to Scott of the Antarctic and the welcome return of poetry band LiTTLe MaCHiNe – hosted by Hylda Sims
 
11 October 2014
 
11am
Carnegie Library
Herne Hill Road
Herne Hill
SE24 0AG
United Kingdom

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Music at the Library - Opal Flutes

Opal Flutes

Herne Hill Festival

Opal Flutes engcourage players from all walks of life and offer a wide musical repertoire. Organised by the Friends of Carnegie Library. Refreshments provided
 
3pm
St Saviour's Hall
Herne Hill Road, Herne Hill
London
SE24 0AY
United Kingdom

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£8, £5 concessions
Youth Jazz Showcase

Herne Hill Festival

The culmination of this year’s Youth Jazz Initiative – aspiring young players, after months of practising and jamming, making their exciting debut
 
7.30pm
St Faith's Church
Red Post Hill
Herne Hill
SE24 9JQ
United Kingdom

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£12, £10 concessions
Music for 'Practical Action'

The Belvil Trio

Herne Hill Festival

Tamara Zivadinovic, soprano, Diana Galvydyte, violin, and Evelina Puzaite, piano, in a programme which includes Bach, Rachmaninov, Strauss, Bizet, Lehar, and Villa-Lobos. The Practical Action charity works with the world’s poorest people, using appropriate technology to fight poverty and transform lives for the better.
 
12 October 2014
 
11.45am
Brockwell Hall
Brockwell Park
Herne Hill
SE24 9BJ
United Kingdom

Details:
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£5, £3 concessions
The Friends' Musick in 'Noonday Serenade'

Herne Hill Festival

 
2.30pm
Community Greenhouses
Brockwell Park, Herne Hill
London
SE24 9BJ
United Kingdom

Details:
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£5, £3 concessions
Jazz in the Community Greenhouses

Ben Croft Trio

Herne Hill Festival

 
7 November 2014
 
St John's
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

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Mark Bebbington at St John's Smith Square

Mark Bebbington, piano

To include:
McCabe: Tenebrae

 
13 November 2014
 
7.30pm
St James' Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

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Youthful Masterpieces

Chris Hopkins, piano
Blaze Ensemble
George Vass, conductor

 


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