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19 May 2022
 
7.30pm
Sheldonian Theatre
Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3AZ
United Kingdom

Details:
Mollie Lewis
Web site
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+441865980980

£60 £42 332 £20 (students from £5)
Angela Gheorghiu

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Angela Gheorghiu soprano
Mats Lidström cello
Marios Papadopoulos conductor

Verdi Overture to La forza del destino
Mats Lidström Puccini Fantasy for Cello and Orchestra world premiere
Verdi ‘Tu che le vanità’ from Don Carlo
Verdi Canzone del salice e Ave Maria from Otello

Our season of great singers continues with the Oxford debut of Angela Gheorghiu. It was Verdi with which the Romanian soprano sprang to international attention more than two decades ago, and it is Verdi to which she returns in this concert, featuring arias from two of his most inventive operas, and perhaps his best-loved overture. We also feature the world premiere of a work for cello and orchestra based on themes from Puccini's opera, written and performed by our Solo Cello, Mats Lidström.
 
20 May 2022
 
7.30pm
St Giles' Cathedral
High Street, Edinburgh
Edinburgh
EH1 1RE
United Kingdom

Details:
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03336663366

£19, £28, £38
Mozart and Vivaldi by Candlelight

Piccadilly Sinfonietta
Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)
Violin soloist to be confirmed

Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart - Piano Concerto in C K467
Vivaldi – Violin concerto in A Minor
Vivaldi - Four Seasons

On Friday 20th May in the stunning setting of St Giles Cathedral Edinburgh, the outstanding musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform a spectacular selection of Mozart and Vivaldi by Candlelight in a hugely appealing programme designed to help you celebrate the weekend in style!

'Stunning' - Classic FM

Concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith is a favourite with UK audiences, well-known for his incredible feat of learning to play all 3.5 million notes of Chopin’s piano music from memory and hailed by the critics as an “epic achievement” He has performed for the Royal Family over 30 occasions and his last CD was featured by Classic FM as CD of the Week

Tel: 0333 666 3366 (Monday-Friday 9.00am-7.00pm excluding bank holidays and Sat 9.0am-5.0pm)
tickets@citymusicpromotions.co.uk
 
21 May 2022
 
7.30pm
Sheffield Cathedral
Church Street, Sheffield, S1 1HA
Sheffield
S1 1HA
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
E-mail
03336663366

£38, £28, £19
Mozart and Vivaldi by Candlelight

Piccadilly Sinfonietta
Katie Stillman (Violin soloist/guest leader)
Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)

Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart - Piano Concerto in A maj K488
Vivaldi – Four Seasons

On Saturday 21st May in the stunning setting of Sheffield Cathedral, the outstanding musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform a spectacular selection of Mozart and Vivaldi by Candlelight in a hugely appealing programme designed to help you celebrate the weekend in style!

'Stunning' - Classic FM
 
22 May 2022
 
3.00pm
Church of the Holy Apostles
296 9th Avenue @ 28th Street
Chelsea, NY
United States of America

Details:
Web site

$20 general / $15 student/senior
Light of a Brand New Day

Cynthia Powell, Artistic Director & Conductor
Taisiya Pushkar, piano
The Melodia Bluegrass Band
Chelsea Starbuck Smith, violin
Hilary Hawke, banjo
Ann Klein, guitar
Eleonore Oppenheim, double bass
Barbara Merjan, drums.

Melodia’s voices offer a unique blend of early American, country and bluegrass, folk and pop songs we love. Highlights include Southern Harmony selections, rarely heard songs by African American composers Florence B. Price and Margaret Bonds, pop favorites by Dolly Parton and Carole King, with body percussion and more.
 
27 May 2022
 
7.30pm
St James's Church, Piccadilly
St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London
West Central London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Details:
St James's Church, Piccadilly
Web site
E-mail
03336663366

£22, £28, £38
Brahms and The Great Romantics, by Candlelight

Martyn Jackson, Violin
Matt Jones, Viola
Tim Lowe, Cello
Warren Mailley-Smith, Piano

Schumann – Piano Quartet in E-flat Major Op.47
INTERVAL
Brahms - Piano Quartet in G Minor Op.25

The West End’s newest chamber music platform, The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series, continues in 2022 with five stunning candlelit concerts exploring some of the most romantic chamber music ever written.
The popular Piccadilly Chamber Music Series is delighted to present five candlelit concerts from January to July 2022 at St James’ Piccadilly, exploring the chamber music of Johannes Brahms alongside music of other great romantic composers who influenced this towering genius, or who were influenced by Brahms himself.

In our penultimate concert, two masterpieces of the romantic chamber repertoire appear side by side. Both works explore a plethora of moods and emotions and after equally epic struggles, conclude with enormous positivity, with Brahms whipping up the piano into an almost-Liszt-like frenzy!
Three of the UK’s most brilliant and in-demand string players collaborate in this performance with concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith to perform these tour-de-forces of the Chamber Music repertoire.


Set in the heart of London’s West End, The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series provides an exciting new platform for some of the UK’s most outstanding musicians and a new opportunity for audiences to hear some of the world’s greatest chamber music masterpieces performed in an inspiring setting. Each concert showcases some of the UK’s greatest musicians in displays of enormous virtuosity and sublime calmness.
 
28 May 2022
 
7.30pm
Derby Cathedral
18-19 Iron Gate, DE1 3GP
Derby
DE1 3GP
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
E-mail
03336663366

£19, £28, £38
Mozart and Vivaldi by Candlelight

Piccadilly Sinfonietta
Laura Rickard (Violin soloist/guest leader)
Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)

Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart - Piano Concerto in A maj K488
Vivaldi – Four Seasons

On Saturday 28th May in the beautiful setting of Derby Cathedral, the outstanding musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform a spectacular selection of Mozart and Vivaldi by Candlelight in a hugely appealing programme designed to help you celebrate the weekend in style!

'Stunning' - Classic FM
 
7.30pm
Holywell Music Room
Holywell Street
Oxford
OX1 3BN
United Kingdom

Details:
Mollie Lewis
Web site
E-mail
+441865980980

£30 (students £5)
Beethoven and his Colleagues VI

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Mats Lidström cello
Sholto Kynoch piano

Beethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano in F major, Op. 17
Romberg Sonata for Cello and Piano in E minor, Op. 38 No. 1
Beethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 3 in A major, Op. 69
Hummel Les charmes de Londres for Solo Piano, Op. 119
Wölfl Grand Duo for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 31
Beethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 4 in C major, Op. 102 No. 1

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra Solo Cello Mats Lidström is joined by Sholto Kynoch to resume our series of Beethoven's cello sonatas, beginning with a genuine rarity: the composer's own cello arrangement of his perky Horn Sonata in F major. As well as works by the composer's contemporaries Wölfl and Romberg, we here two more of Beethoven's five cello sonatas. No. 3 is a work born amid tears and sorrow, its poignancy lined with sweetness. By the time of the fourth, the sonatas were embracing ever more variety and breadth - this example alternating tenderness and force, explosive energy and wistful contemplation.
 
3 June 2022
 
7.30pm
Sheldonian Theatre
Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3AZ
United Kingdom

Details:
Mollie Lewis
Web site
E-mail
+441865980980

£48 £38 £28 £15 (students £5)
Brahms

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Anna-Liisa Bezrodny violin
Mats Lidström cello
Marios Papadopoulos conductor

Brahms Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102, ‘Double Concerto’
Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Two decades in the making, the first of Johannes Brahms's symphonies is a powerful drama of heroism and defiance whose journey to victory over torment contains as much intimacy as grandeur. This is a symphonic struggle on Brahms's own lyrical, melancholy-tinged terms with hints of the delicate nobility that would characterise the composer's double concerto for violin and cello written nearly a decade later. Our own Associate Concertmaster and Solo Cello are soloists in the celebration of Brahms's magisterial craft.
 
11 June 2022
 
7.30pm
Manchester Cathedral
Victoria Street
Manchester
M3 1SX
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
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03336663366
Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight

The Piccadilly Sinfonietta, orchestra
Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba 
Mozart – Piano concerto in A K414 
Vivaldi – Four Seasons

The incredible musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform Vivaldi's timeless classic by candlelight in the stunning Manchester Cathedral. Enjoy some of the world's greatest classical music with additional works by the monumental composers Mozart and Handel.
 
12 June 2022
 
7.00pm
Sheldonian Theatre
Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3AZ
United Kingdom

Details:
Mollie Lewis
Web site
E-mail
+441865980980

£60 £42 332 £20 (students from £5)
Beethoven's Ninth

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Claire Rutter soprano
Angela Simkin mezzo-soprano
Benjamin Hulett tenor
David Shipley bass
Philharmonischer Chor der Stadt Bonn
Paul Krämer chorus master
Marios Papadopoulos piano/conductor

Beethoven Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80, ‘Choral Fantasy’
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, ‘Choral’

Beethoven's ninth still sounds palpably off-the-leash despite the two centuries of musical evolution that have passed since its first performance in 1824. This most iconic part of symphonies is still riddled with contradictions - part model of classical form, part complete rule-breaker; a dark, deranged romp and an inspiring journey to triumph. Marios Papadopoulos conducts it here, the Oxford Philharmonic joined by singers from Beethoven's home town of Bonn, after the very work that smoothened its way: the unique hybrid of symphony, concerto and choral work that is the 'Choral Fantasy'.
 
16 June 2022
 
7.30pm
Sheldonian Theatre
Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3AZ
United Kingdom

Details:
Mollie Lewis
Web site
E-mail
+441865980980

£33.50 £28.50 £17.50 £13.50
Tasmin Walye-Cohen

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Tamsin Waley-Cohen violin
Marios Papadopoulos conductor

Mendelssohn The Hebrides Overture, Op. 26, ‘Fingal’s Cave’
Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
Beethoven Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36

Before Beethoven's 'Eroica' came his first breakthrough symphony. The composer's Symphony No. 2 is packed full of innovation, all of it concealed deftly under a joyous veneer of wit, lyricism and playful energy. This fascinating and ever-engaging symphony is heard after a piece every bit as spontaneous and open-hearted: the song for violin and orchestra that is Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 played here by the 'fearless' (The Guardian) virtuosos Tasmin Waley-Cohen. Mendelssohn's vivid musical postcard from Scotland opens our jovial return to Cheltenham Town Hall.
 
17 June 2022
 
6.30pm
1901 Arts Club
7 Exton St, Lambeth, London SE1 8UE
Lambeth
SE1 8UE
United Kingdom

Details:
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03336663366
Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight | Barcarolle & Berceuse (6.30pm and 9pm)

Warren Mailley-Smith, Piano

All Chopin:

Barcarolle 
Berceuse 
Waltz in E flat major 
Polonaise in B flat (Op posthum.) 
Mazurka in C 
Souvenirs de Paganini 
Heroic Polonaise 

Celebrate the end of the week with a pre-dinner (6.30pm) or post-dinner (9pm) performance of Chopin, complete with a complimentary champagne reception!

Concert pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith recently became the first British pianist to perform the complete works of Chopin in one series of concerts, from memory.  He continues his successful monthly series at the exclusive 1901 Arts Club from October 2021 with another 8 programmes of Chopin's greatest masterpieces.  

Note - the complimentary Champagne is served from 30mins before the start of each concert

"Stunning" Classic FM
 
18 June 2022
 
1.30pm
St Cuthbert's church
50 Philbeach Gardens
London
sw5 9eb
United Kingdom

Details:
VICTOR RUIZ
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E-mail
02071014479
SUMMER PIANO FESTIVAL by WKMT

 
7.30pm
St James's Church, Piccadilly
St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London
West Central London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Details:
St James's Church, Piccadilly
Web site
E-mail
03336663366

£22, £28, £38
Vivaldi Four Seasons by Candlelight

The Piccadilly Sinfonietta (orchestra)
Matthew Jones (violin)
Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)

Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, 
Bach – Double violin concerto 
Mozart – Piano concerto in A K414 
Vivaldi – Four Seasons

On the evening of Saturday 18th June, the incredible musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta will perform Vivaldi's timeless classic 'The Four Seasons' by candlelight in the stunning St James Church, Piccadilly. Enjoy some of the world's greatest classical music with additional works by the monumental composers Mozart, Bach and Handel.
 
24 June 2022
 
7.30pm
St Giles' Cathedral
High Street, Edinburgh
Edinburgh
EH1 1RE
United Kingdom

Details:
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E-mail
03336663366

£38, £28, £19
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight

The Piccadilly Sinfonietta
Laura Rickard (violin)
Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)

Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba,
Bach – Double violin concerto
Mozart – Piano concerto in A K414
Vivaldi – Four Seasons

The stunning musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform Vivaldi's timeless classic The Four Seasons by Candlelight in the the beautiful setting of St Giles Cathedral, in a hugely appealing programme designed to help you celebrate the weekend in style!

'Stunning' - Classic FM
 
2 June 2022 until 24 June 2022
 
Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park Theatre, Ilchester Place
London
W8 6LU
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Carmen

Creative team
Lee Reynolds, Conductor
Sonia Ben-Santamaria, Associate Conductor (conducting on 12 and 14 June)
Cecilia Stinton, Director
takis, Designer
Johanne Jensen, Lighting Designer
Isabel Baquero, Choreographer
Richard Harker, Chorus Master

Cast
Kezia Bienek, Carmen
Oliver Johnston, Don José
Alexander Robin Baker, Don José (Performing on 12 and 14 June)
Thomas Mole, Escamillo
Alison Langer, Micaëla
Natasha Agarwal, Frasquita
Ellie Edmonds, Mercédès
Jacob Phillips, Zuniga
Jevan McAuley, Moralès
Themba Mvula, Le Dancaïre
Mike Bradley, Le Remendado

Georges Bizet: Carmen

A fight for love and freedom - Carmen doesn’t play by the rules. She lives as the mood – and her instinct – takes her. When José deserts the army for her, he discovers that her freedom must always come first. Hispanic rhythms and seductive songs turn sour as obsessive jealousy leads to a brutal murder. Bizet’s opera remains as compelling and provocative as ever.
 
25 June 2022
 
7.30pm
St Mary's Cathedral
St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh
Edinburgh
EH12 5AW
United Kingdom

Details:
St Mary's Cathedral
Web site
E-mail
03336663366

£19, £29, £38
Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight - Barcarolle, Berceuse & Bolero

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano.

All Chopin:
Barcarolle
Berceuse
Bolero
and a selection of other works by Chopin

 
31 May 2022 until 25 June 2022
 
Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park Theatre, Ilchester Place,
London
W86LU
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
Eugene Onegin

Creative Team

Lada Valesova, Conductor
Julia Burbach, Director
takis, Designer
Robert Price, Lighting Designer
Jo Meredith, Choreographer
Richard Harker, Chorus Master

Cast

Anush Hovhannisyan, Tatyana
Samuel Dale Johnson, Onegin
Thomas Atkins, Lensky
Emma Stannard, Olga
Amanda Roocroft, Larina
Kathleen Wilkinson, Filippyevna
Matthew Stiff, Prince Gremin
Joseph Buckmaster, Triquet
Konrad Jaromin, Zaretsky/Captain

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin


When Onegin arrives at her family’s country estate, bookish teenager Tatyana is impressed by his air of sophistication. Impulsively, she pours her heart out to him in a letter, triggering a life-changing series of events. Years later, they meet again in St Petersburg, and are confronted with a devastating moment of truth. In a timeless story of innocence and experience, Tchaikovsky’s haunting score captures every shade of emotion.
 
29 June 2022
 
7.30pm
Sheldonian Theatre
Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3AZ
United Kingdom

Details:
Mollie Lewis
Web site
E-mail
+441865980980

£48 £38 £28 £15 (students £5)
Beethoven's Mass in C major

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Eilana Lappalainen soprano*
Soloists to be announced
Crouch End Festival Chorus
David Temple chorus director
Peter Tiboris conductor

Beethoven Die Weihe des Hauses Overture, Op. 124
Beethoven Ah! perfido, Op. 65*
Beethoven Mass in C major, Op. 86

Beethoven's primary concern in his radiant Mass in C major was 'not God or princes, but the human being entering the church.' A combination of spirituality and humanity can be felt in almost every bar of the piece, which treated the text and sentiments of the Mass as they had never been treated before. The result is a humble beautiful contemplation of the divine, invested with Beethoven's innovating, symphonic designs - one of his most unusual and touching works, and a fitting tribute to the composer himself, two-and-a-half centuries on from his birth. Greek-American conductor Peter Tiboris is at the helm of the Orchestra for a concert which also includes Beethoven's great concert aria Ah! perfido.
 
1 July 2022
 
7.30pm
St James's Church, Piccadilly
St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London
West Central London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Details:
St James's Church, Piccadilly
Web site
E-mail
03336663366

£22, £28, £38
Brahms and The Great Romantics, by Candlelight

Shlomy Dobrinsky, violin
Meghan Cassidy, viola
Katherine Jenkinson, cello
Dave Brown, double bass
Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Brahms – Scherzo in C Minor
Farrenc - Piano Quintet in A Minor Op.30
Schubert - Trout Quintet

Now in its fifth season, the Piccadilly Chamber Music Series is delighted to present five concerts exploring the chamber music of Johannes Brahms alongside music of other great romantic composers who influenced this towering genius - or who were directly influenced by Brahms himself.


The final concert of our 2022 series features the well-loved 'Trout Quintet' by Schubert with the added dimension of double-bass, concluding with Louise Farrenc’s acclaimed Piano Quintet in A minor for the same forces, with a ravishingly beautiful slow movement. These two hugely appealing works are linked together with a performance of Brahms’ Scherzo in C minor for violin and piano from the ‘FAE Sonata’.


Tonight’s musicians have collectively performed with many of the world’s greatest orchestras, conductors and in the most prestigious Chamber Music Festivals in the UK and abroad. Their breathtaking range of combined musical experience and virtuosity will ensure this thrilling programme is a night to remember!


Set in the heart of London’s West End, The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series provides an exciting new platform for some of the UK’s most outstanding musicians and a new opportunity for audiences to hear some of the world’s greatest chamber music masterpieces performed in an inspiring setting. Each concert showcases some of the UK’s greatest musicians in displays of enormous virtuosity and sublime calmness.
 


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