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13 February 2016
Riverside Arts Centre
TW16 5QF
United Kingdom

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Joseph Tong, piano

Schubert: Impromptu in B flat, D935, No. 3
Schumann: Papillons, Op. 2
McCabe:: Sonata (Homage to Tippett) - Study No. 12
Sibelius: 5 Esquisses, Op. 114
Rachmaninov: Etudes-Tableaux, Op 39, Nos. 5, 9

Sunbury and Shepperton Arts Association

St Sepulchre-without-Newgate
Holborn Viaduct
United Kingdom

Web site

£12 (until 7 February) / £15 | £10 (students)
Something Rich and Strange

Andrew Griffiths, conductor

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Three Shakespeare Songs
Thomas Morley: It was a lover and his lass
Michael Berkeley: Farewell
Robert Pearsall: Take, O take those lips away
Huw Watkins: The Phoenix and the Turtle
Frank Martin: Songs of Ariel
Humphrey Clucas: Shakespeare Songs
Robert Johnson: Full Fathom Five
Charles Wood: Full Fathom Five
Jaakko Mäntyjärvi: Four Shakespeare Songs
Judith Weir: The Song Sung True

To mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, Londinium presents an entrancing concert of choral music inspired by his work. Alongside such masterpieces as Frank Martin's 'Songs of Ariel' and Ralph Vaughan Williams' 'Three Shakespeare Songs', the programme includes some of the earliest surviving Shakespeare settings by Thomas Morley and Robert Johnson, and a superb selection of recent works by Judith Weir, Michael Berkeley, Huw Watkins and Jaakko Mäntyjärvi.
Cary Hall
1605 Massachusetts Avenue
MA 02420
United States of America

Web site
+1 781 523 9009

US$50/$40/$30; students $15
Three Portraits

Lexington Symphony
Jonathan McPhee, conductor

Michael Gandolfi: Fortune, Fate, and the Fool
Norman Dello Joio: New York Profiles
Mendelssohn: Symphony No 3 (Scottish)

The third concert of Lexington Symphony's 2015-2016 season, this performance will revisit a composition commissioned by the Symphony in 2013-2014: Michael Gandolfi's Fortune, Fate, and the Fool. Drawing its inspiration from Italo Calvino's 1977 novel The Castle of Crossed Destinies, this captivating piece is a melodic portrayal of the main character from that story, the Fool. Norman Dello Joio's New York Profiles aims to bring to mind the people and places of New York City, such as the Cloisters in uptown Manhattan, Little Italy, Central Park, and President Grant's Tomb. The final piece being presented as part of the February 13th program, Felix Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3 - known as the 'Scottish' - is a musical rendering of Scotland that Mendelssohn wrote after visiting that country as a tourist. The concert will be preceded by a Conductor's Talk with Music Director Jonathan McPhee at 7pm. Combining musical examples with biographical information about the composers whose work will be performed, McPhee's Conductor's Talks aim to educate the audience and enhance the listening experience.
15 February 2016
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
881 7th Avenue
New York
NY 10019
United States of America

Web site
+1 212 247 7800

Mozart, Mealor, Martin: Music of Joy and Sorrow

Distinguished Concerts Orchestra
Distinguished Concerts Singers International
James Jordan, conductor
Joseph Martin, conductor
Vance George, conductor

Mealor: Stabat Mater
Mealor: Jubilate Deo (first performance)
The Music of Joseph Martin
Mozart, ed. Süßmayr: Requiem

This President’s Day, DCINY presents music by Welsh composer Paul Mealor FRSA, Joseph Martin and Mozart. DCINY Guest Conductor Dr James Jordan will lead the Distinguished Concerts Singers and Orchestra in the world premiere of Mealor’s Jubilate Deo, as well as his Stabat Mater. Then Joseph Martin will conduct works from his own expansive repertoire, and Vance George will close the concert with a performance of Mozart’s beloved Requiem.
16 February 2016
St Bride's Church
Fleet Street
United Kingdom

Web site

Free admission, reitiring collection
Marielle Way, George Vass and the Blaze Ensemble - Christopher Gunning and Schubert

Marielle Way, flute
Blaze Ensmeble
George Vass, conductor

Christopher Gunning: Concertino for flute and small orchestra
Schubert: Symphony No 3 in D, D200

17 February 2016
Hall One, Kings Place
90, York Way
N1 9AG
United Kingdom

Web site
Tomas Luis de Victoria: Requiem Mass 1605

Church of St Anne – Prague Crossroads
Zlata Street
Czech Republic

Web site

CZK 200-1100
A Scarlatti: La Passione secondo Giovanni

Damien Guillon, countertenor
Hugo Oliveira, baritone
Prague baroque orchestra
Collegium 1704 and Collegium Vocale 1704
Vaclav Luks, conductor

A Scarlatti: La Passione secondo Giovanni
T Traetta: Stabat Mater

The musical setting of Christ’s suffering and the Crucifixion is most often linked with the name J. S. Bach and his Lutheran passions. But the tradition of performing oratorio-passions also has deep roots in Catholic Italy. One of the most remarkable works of this kind is the St John Passion by Alessandro Scarlatti, a master of Neapolitan opera. The seamless arch of Scarlatti’s music constitutes a fascinating monument to Italian Baroque mysticism. The concert is part of the Collegium 1704 concert series.
Village Underground
54 Holywell Lane
United Kingdom

Web site

£15 (includes a free drink), £5 students / 16-25s
CLoSer: Song of the Earth

Anna Huntley, mezzo soprano
Gwilym Bowen, tenor
Michael Collins, clarinet / conductor
City of London Sinfonia

J Strauss arr Schoenberg: Rosen Aus Dem Süden
Bach arr Luke Styles: Commission
Mahler arr Schoenberg/Rainer: Das Lied Von der Erde

City of London Sinfonia offers its audiences a rare opportunity to hear Mahler’s great symphony of song, Das Lied Von der Erde with two of the UK’s most exciting young vocal talents, Anna Huntley and Gwilym Bowen. Originally conceived for vast orchestral forces, hear this epic and stunning work re-imagined for salon ensemble in one of London’s most atmospheric spaces with a story-telling introduction to the piece exploring the composer’s own words and emotions. Before the grand finale, Johann Strauss’s waltzes set the scene for the evening alongside the next in our ‘Bach RE:Imagined’ series by young Australian-Brit composer Luke Styles.
Barcelona Cathedral
Pla de la Seu, s/n

Web site

Entrance free
Bruno Vlahek - Barcelona Cathedral Recital

Bruno Vlahek, organ

Stravinsky, arr: Bruno Vlahek: Pulcinella Suite (first performance of organ version)
Widor: Organ Symphony No 5 in F minor, Op 42

18 February 2016
Church of St Anne – Prague Crossroads
Zlata street
Czech Republic

Web site

CZK 200-1100
A Scarlatti: La Passione secondo Giovanni

Damien Guillon, countertenor
Hugo Oliveira, baritone
Prague baroque orchestra
Collegium 1704 and Collegium Vocale 1704
Vaclav Luks, conductor

A Scarlatti: La Passione secondo Giovanni
T Traetta: Stabat Mater

The musical setting of Christ’s suffering and the Crucifixion is most often linked with the name J. S. Bach and his Lutheran passions. But the tradition of performing oratorio-passions also has deep roots in Catholic Italy. One of the most remarkable works of this kind is the St John Passion by Alessandro Scarlatti, a master of Neapolitan opera. The seamless arch of Scarlatti’s music constitutes a fascinating monument to Italian Baroque mysticism. The concert is part of the Collegium 1704 concert series.
19 February 2016
12 noon
Arlington Town Hall
730 Massachusetts Avenue
MA 02476
United States of America

Web site

Of the Shimmering Winter Air

Todd Brunel, clarinet
Anne Black, viola
Paul Carlson, piano

Rachel Holstead: Dissolving Into Light
Michael McLaughlin: Playground Scenes
Martin Amlin: Kennel
David Owens: Trio Opalesco

Celebrating the cold weather season, this concert will feature four works for duos and trios - one of which will be a world premiere.
Funded in part by a generous grant from the Arlington Cultural Council, the concert will feature two compositions that are explicitly aimed at evoking childhood experiences: Rachel Holstead's Dissolving Into Light and Michael McLaughlin's Playground Scenes. With extended instrumental techniques, atmospheric sonorities, and spiky rhythms, Holstead's piece is inspired by childhood memories in Northern Ireland. Variously raucous and dreamy, McLaughlin's piece exudes an infectious, childlike energy.

The third piece on the program, Kennel, is a witty and entertaining duo for viola and piano. Written by well-known Boston composer Martin Amlin, this work presents a set of miniatures, each named for a particular breed of dog.
Composer David Owens' Trio Opalesco - written especially for Opal Ensemble - is the longest work on the program, and is also a world premiere. An opulent and compelling four-movement piece, it conveys a spectrum of moods and is intermittently sensuous, grand, mysterious, romantic, and meditative.
St John's
Smith Square
United Kingdom

Web site
+44 (0)20 7222 1061

The Complete Chopin Cycle, Concert 5: Sonata No. 2 in B flat Op. 35

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

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 cafe and restaurant in the crypt offering concert goers maximum convenience for the perfect evening out.

The virtuoso British pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith, presents the fifth 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: " .. here is a very fine Chopin interpreter indeed .. formidable technique .. breathtaking command of dynamic gradations .. wholly exceptional .. This quite memorable recital was justly rewarded with a spontaneous standing ovation." - Classical Source. '.. assured technique .. In Warren's hands each (Etude) was a minor miracle, sensitively rendered and deftly delivered .. overall result was exceptionally engaging and intense.' - The Cross-Eyed Pianist. 'The embodiment of the modern Romantic Concert Pianist’ - Musical Opinion. 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.

This concert features a stark contrast between the tranquillity and beauty of the Nocturne form with the drama and intensity of Chopin's impassioned Sonata No. 2. The chronological thread of his mazurkas is continued from previous concerts and a variety of other notable works are included in this evening's programme.

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 announced.
Concert at 19:30 pm
Waltz No. 10 in B Minor, Op. 69, No. 2
Nocturne No. 9 in B, Op. 32, No. 1
Waltz No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 34, No. 2
Waltz No. 15 in E, Op. posth.
Nocturne op.27 (1835) No.1 in C# minor
Mazurka No. 21 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 30, No. 4
Mazurka No. 22 in G-Sharp Minor, Op. 33, No. 1
Mazurka No. 23 in D, Op. 33, No. 2
Mazurka No. 24 in C, Op. 33, No. 3
Mazurka No. 25 in B Minor, Op. 33, No. 4
Waltz No. 11 in G-Flat, Op. 70, No. 1
Prelude in A-Flat, Op. Posth.
Nocturne No. 10 in A-Flat, Op. 32, No. 2
Waltz No. 16 in A-Flat, Op. posth.
Nocturne op.27 (1835) No.2 in Db
Sonata No.2 in Bb minor op.35 (1839)

Tickets: £20, £15 or book 5 concerts at the same time for £65.
tel: 020 7222 1061

NEAREST TUBES: Westminster, St. James's Park and Pimlico.
20 February 2016
Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church
152 W 66th St
New York
NY 10023
United States of America

Yoon Jae Lee
Web site
+1 646 266 9632

US$20 general, $15 seniors age 65+, $10 Students age 13+ with ID, Free for children 12 and under with paid adult
Reflecting Science (Fiction) through Music

Ensemble 212
Yoon Jae Lee, conductor
Kyunghun Kim, conductor

Nina C Young: Spero Lucem for Piano Quartet (2015)
Phillip Sink: Flowers of Salt for Pierrot Ensemble (2013)
Carl Schimmel: An Illustrated Ontogeny of the Flower Snark (2013)
Texu Kim: Frattalissimo!! for Clarinet, Percussion, Piano, and Violoncello (2012)
Daniel Felsenfeld: Something Wicked for Flute, Percussion, Violin, and Violoncello (2013)
Nina C Young: Tethered Within for 8 Musicians (2013)

New Music for Young Audiences

Ensemble 212 presents a family friendly concert featuring living composers and new music presented to children in a fun and inquisitive manner. By teaching the elements and techniques used in new music, young audiences can better appreciate and understand today's composers.

Co-produced by Artistic Director Yoon Jae Lee and 2014-15 Composer in Residence Texu Kim, the concert will feature on-screen annotations describing the musical elements of the works while the music is being performed. This unique feature enhances the listener's experience leading them have a deeper understanding and appreciation of classical music.
St John the Baptist Church
Church Lane, Suckley
United Kingdom

Liz Devenish
+44 (0)7929 001563

£8 for performers and audience
Handel's Messiah from scratch

Ad-hoc choir
Richard Cooke, organ
John Wilderspin, conductor

Rehearsal 3.30pm
Performance 7pm
Proceeds to Suckley Church Flush Fund
Refreshments available
12 February 2016 until 20 February 2016
Le Laboratoire
650 East Kendall Street
MA 02142
United States of America

Web site
Ecce Ensemble

24 February 2016
Instituto Cervantes Auditorium
102 Eaton Square
United Kingdom

Web site
guitarrísimo: Manuel Valencia

Forum Theatre, Malvern Theatres
Grange Road, Malvern
WR10 1BG
United Kingdom

Web site
+44 (0)1684 892277
Prestigious Double Concerto Series with Craig Ogden

Craig Ogden, guitar
Orchestra of the Swan
David Curtis, conductor

Albeniz: Suite Espanola
Rodrigo: Guitar Concerto
Vivaldi: Guitar Concerto
Mendelssohn: Italian Symphony

Australian born guitarist Craig Ogden is one of the most exciting artists of his generation. With five albums going straight to No 1 in the UK Classical Charts upon release, this UK resident is the country’s most prominent and recorded guitarist.

Pre-concert talk: 6.45pm
27 February 2016
Unitarian Chapel
St Saviourgate
United Kingdom

Web site
Late Music Concert Series - British Song Day with Lemn Sissay

Saturday 27th February: British Song Day (in partnership with York Literature Festival) with Lemn Sissay

Event one: 1pm - Song recital performed by Christopher O’Gormon (tenor) and Mark Hutchinson (piano). Tickets £5

Britten: Folk Song arrangements
W.Denis Browne: To Gratiana dancing & singing
Frank Bridge: A selection tbc
W.Dennis: Browne Arabia
Tansy Davies: Static & This Love (settings of Nick Drake)
Butterworth: Songs from A Shropshire Lad

Event two: 2.30 – 3.30pm: a talk by Peter Reynolds on ‘British Song’ Free event.

Event three: 6.45 – 7.15pm: preconcert talk with Lemn Sissay in conversation with Samantha Fernando. Free event.

Event four: 7.30pm – Evening concert performed by Ana Beard Fernandez (soprano) and Kate Ledger (piano) with Lemn Sissay Tickets £10/£8 concessions.

The first part of the concert will feature the major poet, Lemn Sissay, reading from his own recent work. This will be followed by a specially commissioned setting of his poetry by composer Samantha Fernando. The second half of the concert will continue the exploration and celebration of British song:

Nicola LeFanu: A Penny for a Song (a selection)
Peter Reynolds: Three Winter Haiku
Steve Crowther: New Work
Songs by Warlock, Bush, Walton/Britten

The day’s events also include a creative writing workshop with Lemn Sissay. For full details and booking arrangements, please visit
All Saints' Parish Church
Castle Street, High Wycombe
HP13 6RF
United Kingdom

Richard Morbey
Web site
+44 (0)1494 883112
The Chiltern Camerata performs choral and orchestral music by Mozart and Haydn

The Chiltern Camerata
The Camerata Consort
Sam Laughton, conductor

Mozart: ‘Great’ C minor Mass
Haydn: Symphony No 56 in C

Tickets from any of the following (there is no booking fee):
Tourist Information Offices in:
High Wycombe (Main Library);
Marlow (Institute Road);
Princes Risborough.

Music Shops:
The Record Shop, 37 Hill Avenue, Amersham
Perfect Pitch, 72, The Broadway, Chesham;
Rosehill Instruments, 64 London End, Beaconsfield;
Strings of Penn, Elm Road, Penn.

From the Hon. Secretary, Dick Morbey:
01494 883112 or
And on the door on the evening of the performance subject to availability.
City Halls
Candleriggs, Glasgow
G1 1NQ
United Kingdom

+44 (0)141 353 8000

Free, but limited to two tickets per application
BBC SSO: Hear and Now

Robert Cohen, cello
Glasgow Chamber Choir
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Martin Brabbins, conductor

McCabe: Joybox (first Scottish performance)
Beamish: Cello Concerto: The Song Gatherer (world premiere)
MacMillan: Hodie puer nascitur
Payne: Time's Arrow (Scottish premiere)


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