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28 April 2016
 
4pm
Uppsala Konsert & Kongress, Sal B
Uppsala
Sweden

Details:
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Carte Blanche

Trio X:
Lennart Simonsson, piano
Joakim Ekberg, trummor
Per V Johansson, bass

 
7.30pm
The Hospital Club
24 Endell Street
London
WC2H 9HQ
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
+44 (0)20 7170 9100

£15
Dances of Darkness and Light: Rachmaninoff and Bartok

Arensky Chamber Orchestra
William Kunhardt, conductor

Bartok: Miraculous Mandarin Suite (arr 16 musicians)
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances (arr 16 musicians)

The air is thick with the bitter taste of smog and heavy with the sounds of frustrated, snarling traffic. In the dirtiest corner of this filthy metropolis, three penniless tramps lie in wait in their den. The woman they hold captive stands at the window, forced to lure passers by in with her seductive dancing. The first man who enters is old and poor, the second young, bashful and equally broke. But the third is a Mandarin - mysterious, exotic and most importantly glittering with rich garments and rare jewels…What happens next in the toe-curling tale of The Miraculous Mandarin is a whirlwind of depravity, desire and eerie occult mystery. It caused riots and pandemonium at it’s premiere and even a century later it still repels and mesmerises us in equal measure. The only difference is today we know it for what it truly is: one of the greatest compositions of the 20th Century.

20 years on from this scandal Sergei Rachmaninoff sat down to write his final work. His had been a lifetime of tragedy and triumph - genius of the piano, yet criticised as a composer, hailed throughout the West yet banned from the one country he loved: Russia. With his trademark, heart-wrenching honesty, he wrote a summary of it all - a piece 'for the world that was, and the world that could have been’, and perhaps, the world to come. Musically exotic and luxurious, Symphonic Dances takes our journey full circle, from the darkest night into eternal light. Through driving marches, ghostly waltzes and ominous chants for the dead, we emerge triumphant, with Rachmaninoff's hymn ‘Blessed be the Lord’ resounding around us. The message is clear, yet with poignant restraint, Rachmaninoff adds one last farewell, written under this melody. For himself, for us here tonight and for whatever awaits us next, he simply writes ‘Alleluia. I thank you Lord’.
 
29 April 2016
 
7.30pm
Four Seasons Centre
145 Queen Street West, Toronto
Ontario
M5H 4G1
Canada

Details:
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Rossini: Maometto II

Luca Pisaroni, Maometto
Leah Crocetto, Anna
Bruce Sledge, Erisso
Elizabeth DeShong, Calbo
Canadian Opera Company Orchestra and Chorus
Harry Bicket, conductor
David Alden, director
Jon Morrell, set and costume designer
Duane Schuler, lighting designer
Sandra Horst, chorus master

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

Details:
Box office
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)20 7222 1061

£20 and 15
The Complete Chopin Cycle, Concert 8: The Heroic Polonaise Op. 53

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Polonaise No 8 in D minor Op 71 No 1:
Mazurka No 36 in A minor Op 59 No 1
Mazurka No 37 in A flat, Op 59 No 2
Mazurka No 38 in F sharp minor Op 59 No 3
Mazurka No 39 in B Op 63 No 1
Mazurka No 40 in F minor Op 63 No 2
Nocturne No 18 in E Op 62 No 2
Allegro de concert in A, Op 46
Souvenir de Paganini
Nocturne No 17 in B Op 62 No 1
Nocturne No 3 in B Op. 9 No 3
Polonaise in G flat Op posth
Waltz No 17 in E flat Op posth
Polonaise No 6 in A flat Op 53 'Heroic'

Virtuoso British pianist Warren Mailley-Smith, presents the eighth of eleven concerts in his remarkable complete Chopin cycle in which he will perform all Chopin's 200+ piano solo works, from memory. Glowing reviews so far: '... triumphantly confirmed Mailley-Smith's Chopin credentials ... formidable technique ... breathtaking command of dynamic gradations ... wholly exceptional ... This quite memorable recital was justly rewarded with a spontaneous standing ovation ... brilliant account of the youthful G sharp minor ... subtle, atmospheric performance of the Opus 72/1 Nocturne marked by a beautifully played remote accompaniment and effortless drifts of decoration ... elegant tone and emotional refinement ... assured technique ... each [Etude] was a minor miracle, sensitively rendered and deftly delivered ... overall result was exceptionally engaging and intense ... intensely poetic: under his sensitive touch the music grew and ramified persuasively ... the Mazurkas themselves emerged pristine: he caught the sweet artlessness and abrupt mood-changes to a T ... consistently high technical and expressive standard ... his mastery of phrasing and a quite magical graduation between piano and pianissimo passages ... exceptionally well conveyed ... admirably convincing ... finely observed ... one has nothing but high praise ... outstandingly well performed ... full of considerable interpretative understanding, and possessing an organic cohesion which did full justice to Chopin’s profoundly expressive originality ...'

This outstanding pianist is a favourite with London audiences and venues alike. Warren has played for the British Royal Family on many occasions and has given acclaimed solo recitals at Carnegie and Wigmore halls as well as performing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

The focus of this evening's programme is on the Polonaise, concluding with one of Chopin’s most celebrated works, the 'Heroic' Polonaise, in which he takes the dance form to new heights of bravura. This is also a chance to hear the rarely performed Allegro de Concert in A, a work requiring enormous technical prowess, and one which is understood to have been conceived as the first movement of a third Piano Concerto.

St John’s Smith Square is a unique concert venue: the only Baroque concert hall in the UK, historical, superb acoustic, beautiful interior and the convenience of its own bar and restaurant in the crypt offering concert goers maximum convenience for the perfect evening out.

So come and indulge yourself with a spectacular evening of uplifting music at St John's Smith Square, performed by this exceptional pianist.

Pre-concert event at 18:30 to be confirmed.
 
7.30pm
South Oxford Space
138 S Oxford Street, Brooklyn
New York
NY 11217
United States of America

Details:
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The Hugo Wolf Project VI

 
30 April 2016
 
7.30pm
The Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban
Holywell Hill, St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL1 1BY
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
+44 (0)1727 890 290
Classical Greats

Daisy Brown, soprano
Rebecca Afonwy-Jones, mezzo-soprano
Ben Alden, tenor
Michael Bundy, baritone
St Albans Choral Society
Orchestra Nova
George Vass, conductor

Haydn: Te Deum in C, Hob XIIIc:2
Mozart: Motet: Ave verum corpus, K618
Mozart: Symphony No 40 in G minor, K550
Beethoven: Mass in C, Op 86

 
8pm
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
1941 Broadway, between 65 and 66 Street
New York
NY 10023
United States of America

Details:
Web site
E-mail
+1 917 326 1422

US$35-90 with discounts for students and seniors
New York City Master Chorale presents "Carmina/10"

New York City Master Chorale
Thea Kano, conductor
Dusty Francis, conductor
Yarn|Wire
James Kennerley, organ
The National Children’s Chorus
The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC
Soloists from the Manhattan School of Music
Gallim Dance (performing new choreography by Artistic Director Andrea Miller)

Argento: I Hate and I Love
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Orff: Carmina Burana

On Saturday, 30 April 2016, 8pm, under the direction of Artistic Director Thea Kano and Assistant Conductor Dusty Francis, the New York City Master Chorale will celebrate its 10th Anniversary with 'Carmina/10' featuring Orff’s Carmina Burana, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Argento’s I Hate and I Love along with six partner ensembles from New York City and Washington D.C. The concert will be held at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (1941 Broadway between 65 and 66 Streets). This concert will feature the world premiere of new choreography for the “marvelously daring” Gallim Dance by Artistic Director and Guggenheim Fellow Andrea Miller. The performance also features Yarn|Wire, organist James Kennerley, the National Children’s Chorus, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC, and soloists from the Manhattan School of Music.

Tickets are $35-$90 with discounts for students and seniors and can be purchased at www.nycmasterchorale.org/box or at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office.
 
1 May 2016
 
2pm
Four Seasons Centre
145 Queen Street West, Toronto
Ontario
M5H 4G1
Canada

Details:
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Rossini: Maometto II

Luca Pisaroni, Maometto
Leah Crocetto, Anna
Bruce Sledge, Erisso
Elizabeth DeShong, Calbo
Canadian Opera Company Orchestra and Chorus
Harry Bicket, conductor
David Alden, director
Jon Morrell, set and costume designer
Duane Schuler, lighting designer
Sandra Horst, chorus master

 
4pm
Church of Christ at Dartmouth
40 College Street
Hanover
NH 03755
United States of America

Details:
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Gail Archer, organ

Gail Archer is a Grammy-nominated, international concert organist, recording artist and choral conductor.
 
27 April 2016 until 1 May 2016
 
Hagåtña
Guam

Details:
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Guam Pacific Choral Festival

 
27 April 2016 until 1 May 2016
 
7.30pm
BAM Fisher
321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn
New York
NY 11217
United States of America

Details:
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Celebrating its 15th season, the Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) returns to BAM Fisher

 
3 May 2016
 
7.30pm
Four Seasons Centre
145 Queen Street West, Toronto
Ontario
M5H 4G1
Canada

Details:
Web site
Rossini: Maometto II

Luca Pisaroni, Maometto
Leah Crocetto, Anna
Bruce Sledge, Erisso
Elizabeth DeShong, Calbo
Canadian Opera Company Orchestra and Chorus
Harry Bicket, conductor
David Alden, director
Jon Morrell, set and costume designer
Duane Schuler, lighting designer
Sandra Horst, chorus master

 
5 May 2016
 
7.30pm
Four Seasons Centre
145 Queen Street West, Toronto
Ontario
M5H 4G1
Canada

Details:
Web site
Rossini: Maometto II

Luca Pisaroni, Maometto
Leah Crocetto, Anna
Bruce Sledge, Erisso
Elizabeth DeShong, Calbo
Canadian Opera Company Orchestra and Chorus
Harry Bicket, conductor
David Alden, director
Jon Morrell, set and costume designer
Duane Schuler, lighting designer
Sandra Horst, chorus master

 
6 May 2016
 
7pm
Le Laboratoire
650 East Kendall Street
Cambridge
MA 02142
United States of America

Details:
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Ecce Ensemble

 
8pm
Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
57th St and 7th Ave
New York
NY 10019
United States of America

Details:
Web site
+1 212 247 7800

US$25-85
The Cecilia Chorus of New York Presents Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis

Christine Taylor Price, soprano
Amanda Lynn Bottoms, mezzo-soprano
Alex Richardson, tenor
André Courville, bass-baritone
The Cecilia Chorus of New York
Mark Shapiro, music director

Beethoven: Missa Solemnis

 
7 May 2016
 
5pm
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 West 37th St
New York
NY 10018
United States of America

Details:
Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
Web site
E-mail
+1 516 586 3433

US$5.00
Golda Tatz in Concert – Fourth 2016 5@5 at DiMenna Solo Piano Series Performance

Golda Tatz, piano

To include:
Bach: Toccata in D
Schumann: Humoresque Op 20
Debussy: La Puerta del Vino; Les Fèes sont d'exquises danseuses; La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune; Ondine (Book 2 preludes)
Chopin: Ballade No 1

 
7pm
All Saints Church
Lovelace Road
London
SE21 8JY
United Kingdom

Details:
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£10 adults; £6 concessions; under 16s free
Koncert 4 Kids - of all ages

Nigel Keates, clarinet
The Lewisham Concert Band
Benjamin James, conductor

Ron Goodwin: 633 Squadron
various arr Warren Barker: Broadway Showstopers
Artie Shaw: Clarinet Concerto
Humperdinck: Evening Prayer from Hansel and Gretel
Rob Wiffin: Dancing round the Nursery
Alan Silvestri: Captain America March
Richard Rodgers: Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Interval
Bernstein: Overture to "Candide"
Sean O'Loughlin: Highlights from "Frozen"
Robert Farnon: Westminster Waltz
Various arr. Sammy Nestico: Tribute to Harry James
John Williams and Alexander Courage: Where no man has gone before
Various arr. by Jerry Nowak: Sinatra in Concert


From Stage to Film; From Jazz to Classics
 
7.30pm
Four Seasons Centre
145 Queen Street West, Toronto
Ontario
M5H 4G1
Canada

Details:
Web site
Rossini: Maometto II

Luca Pisaroni, Maometto
Leah Crocetto, Anna
Bruce Sledge, Erisso
Elizabeth DeShong, Calbo
Canadian Opera Company Orchestra and Chorus
Harry Bicket, conductor
David Alden, director
Jon Morrell, set and costume designer
Duane Schuler, lighting designer
Sandra Horst, chorus master

 
7.30pm
First Church of Christ, Scientist
Central Park West at 68th Street
New York
NY 10023
United States of America

Details:
Aaron Smith
Web site
E-mail
+1 212 280 0330

Reserved Seating US$40, Students with ID $20 at door
Europa Regina – Bohemian Baroque

Early Music New York

17th-century chamber works by A. Bertoli, G. Valentini, H. Biber, J. Schmeltzer and G. Muffat.
 
8 May 2016
 
3pm
Wathen Hall
St Paul's School, Barnes
London
SW13 9JT
United Kingdom

Details:
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Derek Paravicini Quartet

An afternoon of jazz to help Amber raise money for blind children with a talent or love of music.
 


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