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2 October 2020 until 23 October 2020
 
Warsaw
Poland

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Fryderyck Chopin Piano Competition

This Competition was born of the need to sustain familiarity with the music of Fryderyk Chopin and to perpetuate the piano playing tradition that was characteristic of his style. Today, when the Competition is organised on such a huge scale, attracting the greatest pianistic talent internationally, and Chopin's music is enjoying the kind of popularity and recognition afforded virtually no other composer, it is hard to believe that after the First World War, just ninety years or so ago, Chopin's works were being played increasingly rarely and were disappearing from music school curricula.
 
29 October 2020 until 2 November 2020
 
Vienna
Austria

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Wien Music Festival 2020

7th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Vienna (Austria)

 
29 October 2020 until 15 November 2020
 
8.00pm
City Lyric Opera Website
http://www.citylyricopera.org
New York, NY
10036
United States of America

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One of New York City’s most innovative opera companies, City Lyric Opera (CLO), begins its fifth sea

 
20 November 2020
 
7.30pm
Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge
London
SE1 9DA
United Kingdom

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Zachary Vanderburg
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£15, 19, 25, 28 and 32
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight

Harriet Mackenzie, violin
Piccadilly Sinfonietta


Handel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
J S Bach: Violin Concerto in E, BWV 1042
Mozart: Divertimento in D
Vivaldi: Four Seasons

On Friday June 19th, in the heart of London just steps away from London Bridge, the walls of Southwark Cathedral will resound with the music of Vivaldi, Bach, Handel and Mozart, played by Harriet Mackenzie, and the Piccadilly Sinfonietta.

Experience a romantic, candlelit evening with selections of the world’s greatest classical music in the gorgeous Southwark Cathedral. The concert features timeless works by the monumental composers, Mozart, Handel, Bach, and Vivaldi. If you’re in need of a relaxing experience, want to learn more about classical music, or just want to hear virtuosic performances by some of the best, young performers in the UK, this concert is just for you.

The Piccadilly Sinfonietta is one of the UK’s most exciting young ensembles. Founded in 2018, the ensemble has performed in halls throughout the UK including London, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Manchester and further afield. The Piccadilly Sinfonia exists to perform the world’s greatest classical music in the UK’s most historic venues.

The concert features breath-taking feats of virtuosity from violinist sensation, Harriet Mackenzie, in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Bach’s Violin Concerto in E Major.

Harriet Mackenzie is an internationally renowned concerto soloist and has performed across five continents. Her recordings include concertos with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Nova and the English Symphony Orchestra and these have received international acclaim, including Five Stars in The Times and have also frequently appeared in the ‘Top Recordings of The Year’ lists. These include a nomination for ‘Recording of The Year’ in Music Web International: “There is a completeness, a confidence, an honesty and a consistent lyrical beauty that has moved me again and again. These qualities all emerge in Harriet Mackenzie’s utterly magisterial performance…”

So why not treat yourself to a spectacular evening and join us for a concert to remember of uplifting music.
 
27 November 2020
 
7.30pm
St Giles' Cathedral
Royal Mile
Edinburgh
EH1 1RE
United Kingdom

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Zachary Vanderburg
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£15, 25, 32
Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 14 in C sharp minor, Op 27, No 2 'Moonlight'
Chopin: Nocturne in C# minor, No. 20 posth.
Chopin: Fantasy-Impromptu in C# minor, Op. 66 posth.
Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 in C# minor
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 27 in F minor, Op 57 'Appassionata'
Liszt: Un Sospiro
Debussy: Clair de lune
Rachmaninov: Prelude in C sharp minor, Op 3, No 2
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

Few things are more magical than hearing the world’s most breath-taking classical music being performed live by a brilliant concert pianist in beautiful surroundings, by the flicker of candlelight.

This experience comes to life on Friday 5th June at 7.30pm in St Giles’ Cathedral when the city's landmark building plays host to a programme of classical favourites including Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, Debussy’s Clair de Lune and Gershwin’s electrifying Rhapsody in Blue.

St Giles’ Cathedral is conveniently situated in the heart of Edinburgh, off the Royal Mile and is surrounded by the best of Edinburgh’s nightlife, with a wide choice of restaurants and bars to complete your night out. Whether you are planning a date or treating family and friends, you have everything on your doorstep for the perfect evening.

Concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith is a favourite with Edinburgh 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 is one of the busiest concert pianists of his generation, giving over 100 solo performances in the UK alone in 2020. He has performed for the Royal Family over 30 occasions and his last CD was featured by Classic FM as CD of the Week

Forget your busy week at the office and tumultuous current affairs and treat yourself to an evening of relaxing and invigorating classical music performed with charm and humour by one of the UK’s most brilliant musicians.

“Tall and talented, Warren Mailley-Smith is the embodiment of a modern romantic concert pianist…” – Musical Opinion

 
3 December 2020 until 6 December 2020
 
Baden
Germany

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Badenia Advent Music Festival 2020

10th International choir and orchestra festival in Baden (Germany)

 
19 November 2020 until 6 December 2020
 
Montreal
Canada

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Montreal Bach Festival

 
13 March 2021
 
7.30pm
St Mary's Cathedral
Palmerston Place
Edinburgh
EH12 5AW
United Kingdom

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Zachary Vanderburg
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£15, 25, 32
Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight | July | Grand Finale: 12 Etudes Op. 25

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Prelude in A-Flat, Op. Posth.
Waltz in Abop.69 no.1 (1835)L'Adieu
Polonaise-Fantaisie in Abop.61 (1846)
Nocturne No. 12 in G, Op. 37, No. 2
Twelve Études op.25 (1833-37))

Warren Mailley-Smith recently became the first British pianist to perform Chopin’s complete works for solo piano from memory in a series of 11 recitals at St John’s Smith Square. Hailed by the critics as an “epic achievement”, Mailley-Smith will repeat the series across the UK in 2020.

He has given acclaimed solo recitals at The Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall and has performed for the British Royal Family on numerous occasions. One of the busiest concert pianists of his generation, he will give over 100 solo performances in 2020.

His career has taken him all over the world, with solo performances in Australia, Europe and most recently solo tours in China and the USA. He is a popular soloist on the London concert scene and performs regularly in music societies, festivals, schools and concert halls throughout the UK and abroad and as guest artist on several of the world’s most famous cruise liners.

He has 30 piano concertos in his repertoire, having made his concerto debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Warren’s growing discography has made an impact on critics, broadcasters and the public alike. His recordings have been featured by Classic FM as CD of the Week and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and the BBC. He is currently recording the complete works of Chopin over a 3-year period for a 14-disc set for Sleeveless Records.

He is Artistic Director of The Piccadilly Sinfonia and also of The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series
Warren studied with some of the world’s leading pedagogues, including Peter Feuchtwanger, Ronald Smith and John Barstow at The Royal College Of Music. He is now in demand himself as teacher in both masterclasses and private lessons. He teaches at Royal College of Music Junior Department and tutors on a number of residential piano courses, including Pro Corda, Piano Week, Pianissimi and Finchcocks, in addition to giving masterclasses and adjudications throughout the UK and further afield.

“Tall and talented, Warren Mailley-Smith is the embodiment of a modern romantic concert pianist…” – Musical Opinion
 
10 March 2021 until 14 March 2021
 
Rome
Italy

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Roma Music Festival 2021

10th International choir and orchestra festival in Rome (Italy)

 
14 April 2021 until 18 April 2021
 
Porec
Istria
Croatia

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Istra Music Festival 2021

11th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Porec (Istria, Croatia)

 
15 April 2021 until 19 April 2021
 
Tallinn
Estonia

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Estonian Harpsichord Festival

The harpsichord festival is organised by the Estonian Harpsichord Friends' Society, founded in 2000, Artistic Director Imbi Tarum. Concerts in Tallinn will be held at the Kadriorg Palace, the Estonian Theatre and Music Museum, and elsewhere in Estonia at the Tartu City Museum, the Pärnu Villa Ammende, the Viinistu Art Museum in north-eastern Estonia and the Viljandi Culture Academy.
 
28 April 2021 until 2 May 2021
 
Calella
Costa Barcelona
Spain

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Costa Barcelona Music Festival 2021

10th International choir and orchestra festival in Calella on the Costa Barcelona (Spain)

 
12 May 2021 until 16 May 2021
 
Venice and Jesolo
Venezia
Italy

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12th Venezia Music Festival 2021

VENICE – city of channels and gondolas
Since 1987 Venice and its lagoon have been on the UNESCO-list of cultural heritage. For many people it is the most beautiful city in the world, and is especially fascinating due to its architectural wealth. The heart of Venice - Piazza San Marco with the gorgeous Basilica - is one of the beautiful places in the world. In the proximity, at famous locations, the concerts of the Venezia Music Festival take place.
 
30 June 2021 until 4 July 2021
 
Budapest
Hungary

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6th Budapest Music Festival 2021

6th International choir and orchestra festival in Budapest (Hungary)

BUDAPEST – a city with one of the best locations in the world
No visitor of the Hungarian capital can resist its beauty. The city enchants, impresses, and fascinates at the same time. The Danube divides the city into the hilly Buda and the flat Pest. The most interesting attractions of Budapest are the Fishermen's Bastion, the Mathias Church, the Royal Castle, the Citadel, and the Parliament building. It is here, “by the beautiful blue Danube,” that the Budapest Music Festival takes place.
 
30 June 2021 until 6 July 2021
 
Washington DC
20001
United States of America

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Serenade! Washington DC Choral Festival

Honoring the centennial of the most momentous achievement during the struggle for women’s rights in American history, Classical Movements’ 10th annual Serenade! Washington, D.C. Choral Festival (July 14—July 20, 2020) will again look globally with “World Voices for Women: Pioneers, Progress, Purpose”—inviting vocal ensembles of all kinds to celebrate the many international triumphs that women have achieved, while acknowledging how much more remains to be accomplished.

Our own Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program will commission female-identifying composers to write brand-new choral works celebrating the legacy of six key suffragists.

The latest in our ongoing, conscious efforts to amend the canon by giving voice to composers too long excluded from the repertoire, with the 2020 Serenade! Choral Festival’s “World Voices for Women: Pioneers, Progress, Purpose,” we look forward to what higher mountains we will climb, deeper rivers we will cross and future glass ceilings we shall shatter.

Choirs will get to work with guest conductor, Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Artistic Director of the San Francisco Girls Chorus.

 
2 July 2021 until 18 July 2021
 
Buxton
Derbyshire
United Kingdom

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Buxton International Festival

 
21 July 2021 until 25 July 2021
 
Tuscany
Italy

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12th Toscana Music Festival 2021

TUSCANY - country of cypress trees and soft hills
Italy’s most popular holiday region is renowned for its joy of life, culinary delights and rich culture. About half of the world’s art treasures can be found in 12th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Tuscany (Italy)

Italy, a great part of them in the Tuscany. Particularly famous are Florence, the region’s capital, but also Pisa, Siena, and Lucca - the home of Giacomo Puccini. The concerts of the Toscana Music Festivals are arranged in the classy ambience of the Spa of Montecatini and the Basilica Santa Maria Assunta.
 
24 July 2021 until 31 July 2021
 
Worcester
United Kingdom

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Three Choirs Festival

Postponed from 2020.
 
4 August 2021 until 8 August 2021
 
Rome
Rome
Italy

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9th International choir and orchestra festival in Rome (Italy)

9th International choir and orchestra festival in Rome (Italy)
04.08.-08.08.2021

ROME - a multifaced myth
Names such as “Eternal City” or “Centre of the World” are not too modest. However, the Italian metropolis boasts them, and emphasizes its significance in the world history. During a short stay it is simply impossible to visit all attractions of the town whose history dates 3000 years back. Among the most important ones there are: the Vatican with St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Square, the Spanish Steps, the Catacombs, the Collosseum, the Roman Forum or Trastevere - the commercial district of Rome. You may enrich the cultural variety of this exceptional city by participating in concerts held in churches and concert halls during the Roma Music Festival.
For further details: https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-choir-orchestra-festival-in-rome-italy.phtml

 
4 August 2021 until 8 August 2021
 
Rome
Rome
Italy

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Roma Music Festival 2021

9th International choir and orchestra festival in Rome (Italy)
04.08. - 08.08.2021

ROME - a multifaced myth
Names such as "Eternal City" or "Centre of the World" are not too modest. However, the Italian metropolis boasts them, and emphasizes its significance in the world history. During a short stay it is simply impossible to visit all attractions of the town whose history dates 3000 years back. Among the most important ones there are: the Vatican with St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Square, the Spanish Steps, the Catacombs, the Collosseum, the Roman Forum or Trastevere - the commercial district of Rome. You may enrich the cultural variety of this exceptional city by participating in concerts held in churches and concert halls during the Roma Music Festival.

 


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