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22 October 2018
Carnegie's Zankel Hall
881 7th Ave
New York
NY 10019
United States of America

Karin Sansaricq
Web site
+1 212 307 6655

US$10, 30, 45
New York debut of accordionist Hanzhi Wang on the 58th Young Concert Artists Series

Hanzhi Wang, accordion
Omer Quartet

Check your preconceptions at the door! Hanzhi Wang is the perfect ambassador for the classical accordion, rapidly growing as a concert instrument and thrilling audiences in new ways. She performs Bach and Mozart redefined as if this instrument had existed in their day, an exclusive arrangement of Moszkovski, groundbreaking works by Gubaidulina and Lohse, and the irresistible Nuevo Tango sounds of Piazzolla. With guest artist the Omer Quartet.
19 October 2018 until 22 October 2018
United Kingdom

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Brecon Baroque Festival - Angels and Archangels

18 October 2018 until 22 October 2018
Lago di Garda

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MRF Music Festivals - choir and orchestra festival on Lake Garda

12th International choral and orchestral festival on Lake Garda in Italy
24 October 2018
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
881 7th Avenue
New York City
NY 10019
United States of America

Distinguished Concerts International New York
Web site
+1 212-707-8566 ext 330

Transform. Innovate. Inspire.

The Rensselaer Orchestra
Nicholas DeMaison, conductor

Missy Mazzoli: River Rouge Transfiguration
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No 5 in E-flat, Op 82

This performance will celebrate the launch of Rensselaer’s new Bachelor of Science in Music
27 October 2018
St Ann's Church
St Ann Street
M2 7LF
United Kingdom

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Chopin for piano

Exquisite Chopin music - virtuoso pianist - free glass of champagne - early finish
St Gabriel's
Warwick Square, Pimlico
United Kingdom

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In advance: £12/ 10 (conc), at the door: £14/ 12 (conc)
Palestrina and the Papal Chapel: a century of music from Rome

Renaissance Singers
Stephen Rice, conductor

Palestrina: Missa Assumpta est Maria

We return to Rome for our autumn concert as we explore the music of Palestrina and the composers of the Papal Chapel from the 16th century. We are delighted to welcome Stephen Rice, Director of the Brabant ensemble as our guest conductor for this concert as we perform music by Palestrina and his contemporaries. The Papal Chapel has inspired composers from all ages and the 16th century was no exception with both singers and composers traveling from Northern Europe as well as other parts of Italy and Spain for the chance to perform there. Palestrina is perhaps the composer who had the most enduring influence on the development of music from this time and his work is often seen as the high-point of Italian Renaissance polyphony. The centrepiece of our concert will be Palestrina’s eight part Missa assumpta est Maria. To complement Palestrina, we will also present music from the papal chapel which is considered to have inspired him. In particular, we will perform works by Guillaume du Fay, Giovanni Maria Nanino and Jean Bonnevin which whilst unfamiliar in the modern era, will have been the key influence on Palestrina’s writing.
26 October 2018 until 27 October 2018
St. Paul's Church
315 West 22nd Street
New York
NY 10011
United States of America

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Resolution: Eroica

David Bojanowski, viola
Phong Ta, violin
Mark Seto, conductor
Yaniv Segal, Cconductor
The Chelsea Symphony

Hindemith: Trauermusik (Friday only)
Oliver Davis: Flight (Saturday)
Beethoven: Suite from Fidelio (arr Segal)
Beethoven: Symphony No 3 Op 55 'Eroica'

24 October 2018 until 28 October 2018

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Canta al mar - international choral festival

The festival 'Canta al mar' has become an essential activity in Interkultur's event calendar. Since 2012 choirs from all over the world have met in the city of Calella in Catalonia/Spain to celebrate the international choral festival through songs and local delights.
2 November 2018
St Mary on the Hill
1420 Monte Saneo Avenue
GA 30904
United States of America

Web site
Gail Archer, organ

Gail Archer is an international concert organist, recording artist, choral conductor and lecturer.
3 November 2018
First Church of Christ Scientist
Central Park West and 68th Street
New York
NY 10023
United States of America

Web site
+1 212 280 0330

US$40 ($20 students w/ID, day of)
The Grand Tour - France - Lully to Rameau

Early Music New York
Frederick Renz, director

Lully and Rameau are the twin peaks of the French baroque, masters of opera and the dance. Their instrumental suites abound with airs, allemandes, bourrées, gavottes, gigues, menuets, sarabandes and other baroque dance sensations. Works by colleagues such as Rebel (featuring his programmatic Les Elemens) round out this French experience.
Southwark Cathedral
Montague Close
United Kingdom

Web site

J S Bach: Magnificat and Ethel Smyth: Mass in D

London Oriana Choir
Merdian Sinfonia
Dominic Ellis-Peckham, conductor

J S Bach: Magnificat
Ethel Smyth: Mass in D

Power, splendour and discovery - join London Oriana Choir and Meridian Sinfonia in the stunning setting of Southwark Cathedral as they perform Bach’s joyous Baroque masterpiece alongside a dramatic mass by the pioneering Suffragette composer Ethel Smyth.

Pre-concert talk, 6.45pm-7pm, on the extraordinary life of Ethel Smyth by the renowned expert Dr Christopher Wiley from the University of Surrey.
19 October 2018 until 4 November 2018
Wexford Opera House
High Street

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Wexford Festival Opera

Since the first 'Festival of Music and the Arts' took place in October 1951, Wexford Festival Opera has grown into one of the world's leading opera festivals. In 2017 Wexford Festival Opera won Best Opera Festival in the World at the 2017 International Opera Awards.

Right from the beginning, the Festival made a name for itself by introducing audiences to unjustly neglected works, many of which have since found a place in the canon. For 66 years the Festival has breathed new life into forgotten masterpieces, establishing a reputation for high-quality productions that, every year, bring thousands of opera-lovers flocking to Wexford from all over the world.
5 November 2018
The LIbrary of the House of the Redeemer
7 East 95th Street
New York City
NY 10128
United States of America

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts
Web site
+1 888 718 4253

A Decoration of Silence: The lute music of 'il Divino' Francesco Canova da Milano

Nigel North, lute

Francesco da Milano (1497-1543):

Ricercar (84)
Ricercar (51)
3 Fantasias (30, 40 and 16)

Ricercar (6) & Fantasia 61
Quanta beltà (Jacques Arcadelt)
4 Fantasias (28, 35, 58 & 5)

De mon triste de desplaisir (Jean Richafort)
Fantasia de mon triste (36)
Fantasia (33)
Recerar 'La compagna' (34)


Recercar (4)
Fantasia (1)
Recarcar (62)
2 Fantasias (2 & 3)

Recercar (64)
4 Fantasias 65,67, 39 & 38)

Fantasia 'Bellissima'
Fantasia 63 and Ricercar 88
Fantasia 'la divina'

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Tenth Season event 1

A Decoration of Silence
In the late 15th century, the Renaissance philosopher Marsilio Ficino wrote that music was 'nothing but a decoration of silence', and music could bring on a 'divine frenzy' The Italian lutenist Francesco da Milano, known as 'il divino', was said to have sent his audiences into a trance and rob them of all their senses, save one, that of hearing.

Set in the 17th-century library of the House of the Redeemer, this recital by one of the world's leading lutenists transports the 21st century listener into a historical world of sensual delight.
1 November 2018 until 5 November 2018

Web site
MRF Music Festivals: Choirs and Orchestras

5th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Vienna (Austria)
9 November 2018
Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court, Silk Street
United Kingdom

Barbican Box Office
Web site
+44 (0)20 7638 8891

Britten Sinfonia - The Last Letter

Jonathan McGovern, baritone
Britten Sinfonia
Thomas Gould, violin/director

Gurney: The Western Playland
Kelly: Elegy
Ravel, arranged by Robert Weiner: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Stephan: Nachspiel
Nico Muhly: The Last Letter
Barber: Adagio for Strings

To commemorate the end of the Great War, Britten Sinfonia gives the first performance of a new arrangement of Nico Muhly's poignant The Last Letter as part of a compelling and dramatic evening of music and words.

Nico Muhly's The Last Letter sets an intriguing and moving selection of letters by First World War German and English soldiers and their loved ones, interspersed with music and poetry written by composers and poets on both sides of the conflict.
St James's Church Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
United Kingdom

Web site
+44 (0)333 666 3366

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight

Bach: Air on a G String
Vivaldi: 4 Seasons
Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart: Piano Concerto in A major K414

Celebrate the end of the week with The Piccadilly Sinfonia, an exciting new orchestra featuring some of the UK’s most outstanding young professional musicians, lead by the sensational violinist Zoë Beyers, (leader of the CBSO). 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.

The LIbrary of the House of the Redeemer
7 East 95th Street
New York
NY 10128
United States of America

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts
Web site
+1 888 718 4253

Tenor Riccardo Pisani and Ensemble Ricercare Antico perform Giulio il Romano: A Concert for Caccini

Riccardo Pisani, tenor
Ensemble Ricercare Antico
Serena Bellini, recorders
Giovanni Bellini, archlute
Matteo Coticoni, violone
Francesco Tomasi, theorbo, baroque guitar, and artistic direction

Works by Caccini, Frescobaldi and Nicoletti

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Tenth Season event 2

Giulio Il Romano
A concert for Caccini (1551-1618)

From Palazzo Bardi, where the Florentine Camerata met and conjured the new form of opera, where this program was previously presented on the Salon/Sanctuary Florence series, a commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Giulio Caccini, founding member of the Camerata and one of the first composers of opera, comes to New York, performed by a Roman and Florentine ensemble.

Ensemble Ricercare Antico takes its name from the diffused compositional process of the sixteenth century which flourished throughout the 1500s and reached its apogee in the works of G. Frescobaldi (1583-1643) before merging into the genre of the Fuga.

The group, founded by Serena Bellini (recorders) and Francesco Tomasi (theorbo, lute, and baroque guitar) is a collective of various musicians and singers directed by Francesco Tomasi. Since 2007 the members of Ricercare Antico have been constantly engaged in an intense concert activity in Italy and Europe with the most prestigious ensembles of ancient music including: "Concerto Italiano", the "Freiburger Barockorchester", "Cappella Mediterranea", "Auser Musici", "L'Estravagante", "Arte Musica", "La Venexiana", "Pera Ensemble."

Ricercare Antico is dedicated to the performance of previously unheard repertoire from the transitional period between the Renaissance and Baroque. Among the future projects, a monographic program on G.G. Kapsberger entitled "Il tedesco della tiorba" and another one focused on the early compositions by B. Marini.
10 November 2018
St George's Hall
St George’s Place, Liverpool
L1 1JJ
United Kingdom

Web site
+44 (0)344 8000 410

Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Beethoven: Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 (‘Moonlight Sonata’)
Schubert: Impromptus Op 90 Nos 2 and 3
Grieg: Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No 2
Debussy: Clair de Lune
Chopin: Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op 20
Chopin: Studies Op 10, Nos 5 and 12 (‘Black Key’ and ‘Revolutionary’)
Chopin: Polonaise Op 40 No 1 in A major (‘Military’)
Rachmaninov: Prelude Op 3 No 2 in C sharp minor
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

On Saturday 10th November 2018 at 7:30pm, in the heart of Liverpool, the walls of St George’s Hall will resound to the music of 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 'The embodiment of the modern Romantic Concert pianist’ by Musical Opinion, this outstanding pianist is a favourite with audiences and venues 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 Debussy's Clair de Lune, to Liszt's La Campanella 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.

Situated directly opposite Liverpool Lime Street Station, St George’s Halls offer visitors to Liverpool an easily accessible musical treat, with its superb acoustic, beautiful interior and the convenience of all the bars and restaurants of the city on its doorstep.

So why not treat yourself to an autumnal musical treat on and join us for an evening to remember of uplifting music at St George’s Hall, performed by this sensational British pianist, making his Liverpool debut.
St Ann’s Church
Breamish Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom

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Choral music for Remembrance Day with Cappella Novocastriensis, conductor Simon Lee

11 November 2018
St Andrew's Church
Church Lane, Marks Tey, Colchester
United Kingdom

Web site
Sacred Fragments - Leah Stuttard at Colchester Early Music


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