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29 January 2022
 
7.30pm
Manchester Cathedral
Manchester Cathedral,, Victoria Street
Manchester
M3 1SX

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Join us for a romantic, candlelit concert in Manchester Cathedral

The Piccadilly Sinfonietta, orchestra
Katie Stillman, violin
Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Pachelbel – Canon in D minor,
Mozart – Piano Concerto in C major
Mozart – Divertimento in D
Vivaldi – Four Seasons

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

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Enjoy the The Piccadilly Sinfonietta by Candlelight

The Piccadilly Sinfonietta, Orchestra
Fenella Humphreys, Violin

Pachelbel – Canon in D minor
Mozart – Eine Kleine NachtMusik
Mozart Divertimento in D
Vivaldi – Four Seasons

Celebrate the end of the week with The Piccadilly Sinfonietta, an exciting new orchestra featuring some of the UK’s most outstanding young professional musicians, led by the sensational violinist Fenella Humphreys. 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.  
 
26 February 2022
 
7.30pm
St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly, London
West Central London
W1J 9LL

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

The Piccadilly Sinfonietta, Orchestra
Harriet Mackenzie, violin
Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Pachelbel: Canon in D minor
Mozart: Piano Concerto in C major
Mozart: Divertimento in D
Vivaldi: Four Seasons

Celebrate the end of the week with The Piccadilly Sinfonietta, an exciting new orchestra featuring some of the UK’s most outstanding young professional musicians, led by the sensational violinist Harriet Mackenzie. 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.
 
4 March 2022
 
6.30pm
1901 Arts Club
1901 Arts Club, 7 Exton St, Lambeth, London SE1 8UE
Lambeth
SE1 8UE

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£35
Chopin & Champagne “Sonata No. 3” (6.30pm and 9pm Performances)

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Three Ecossaises, Op. post  
Fantaisie-Impromptu in C# minor op.66
Waltz No. 14 in E Minor, Op. posth
Variations Brillantes on Je vends des Scapulaires op.12  
Berceuse in Db op.57  
Nocturne No. 19 in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 1
Mazurka No. 41 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 63, No. 3
Sonata No.3 in B minor op.58  


CityMusic Promotions presents “Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight” a new concert series in Central London at the 1901 Arts Club on 10 Friday Nights in the 2021-22 season (pre-dinner and post-dinner performances on the same evening of the same programme) given by British Concert Pianist Warren Mailley-Smith.

“Stunning” Classic FM

Due to the size of the venue, tickets for this unique series are extremely limited. Book now to avoid disappointment

Pre-dinner performance 6.30pm (Champagne Reception from 6pm)
After-dinner performance 9.00pm (Champagne Reception from 8.30pm)

The brilliant piano music of the great Frederic Chopin has never been out of fashion since it first burst onto the international scene in the early 19th century. This music wasn’t intended for the great concert halls of today, but for the intimate setting of Parisian and London Salons of the aristocracy. This was the setting where Chopin felt most at ease and improvised many of his works for the first time.
Audiences can now experience his music across 10 x 1 hour programmes (from memory) in the beautifully authentic salon-setting of London's 1901 Arts Club - with the accompaniment of a pre–performance champagne reception at this intimate and exclusive venue

The Pianist

In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British concert pianist to perform the complete solo piano works (233 works) of Frédéric Chopin, from memory in one series, hailed as “an epic achievement” by the British press. He is currently recording the complete works between 2017 & 2023. Warren has performed on many occasions for the British Royal Family and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and BBC Radio.

Tickets £35
Book online: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/cm/e-aqdpdr
Box office: 0333 666 3366
info@citymusicpromotions.co.uk
Mondays to Fridays, 9.00AM to 7.00PM (excluding bank holidays) and Saturdays 9.00AM to 5.00PM.

 
1 April 2022
 
6.30pm
1901 Arts Club
1901 Arts Club, 7 Exton St, Lambeth, London SE1 8UE
Lambeth
SE1 8UE

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£35
Chopin & Champagne “24 Preludes” (6.30pm and 9pm performances)

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Impromptu No.1 in Ab op.29  
Waltz No. 2 in A-Flat, Op. 34, No. 1 - "Valse brillante"
Mazurka No. 48 in C, Op. 68, No. 1
Nocturne No. 13 in C Minor, Op. 48, No. 1
Twenty-four Préludes op.28

The brilliant piano music of the great Frederic Chopin has never been out of fashion since it first burst onto the international scene in the early 19th century.   This music wasn’t intended for the great concert halls of today, but for the intimate setting of Parisian and London Salons of the aristocracy. This was the setting where Chopin felt most at ease and improvised many of his works for the first time.

Pre-dinner performance  6.30pm   (Champagne Reception @ 6pm)  
After-dinner performance  9.00pm   (Champagne Reception @ 8.30pm)   

Audiences can now experience his music across ten one-hour programmes (from memory) in the beautifully authentic salon-setting of London's 1901 Arts Club - with the accompaniment of a pre–performance champagne reception at this intimate and exclusive venue,     The series includes several programmes between 2021 and 22.
 
The Pianist

In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British concert pianist to perform the complete solo piano works (233 works) of Frédéric Chopin, from memory in one series, hailed as “an epic achievement” by the British press.   He is currently recording the complete works between 2017 & 2023.  Warren has performed on many occasions for the British Royal Family and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and BBC Radio.
 
28 January 2022
 
7.30pm
St James's Church, Piccadilly
St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London
West Central London
W1J 9LL

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St James's Church, Piccadilly
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03336663366
Brahms and The Great Romantics, by Candlelight

Vicky Sayles (Violin)
Victoria Simonsen (Cello)
Warren Mailley-Smith (Piano)

Beethoven - Piano Trio No.1 in E flat Major
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor  - Piano Trio in E Minor
INTERVAL
Brahms - Piano Trio No 1. In B major


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.  

Our launch concert features one of the most seminal works in this genre: Beethoven’s early and brilliant Piano Trio No. 1. This is paired with Brahms’ Piano Trio Op 1, highlighting the romantic expansiveness which Brahms brought to the form.  Despite their differences, both works are filled with soaring melodies and youthful exuberance. Sandwiched in between is Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s expressive Piano trio in E minor, a much neglected but highly original work evoking the strong influence of the Brahms’. 
 
25 February 2022
 
7.30pm
St James's Church, Piccadilly
St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London
West Central London
W1J 9LL

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

Harriet Mackenzie, Violin
Cara Berridge, Cello
Warren Mailley-Smith, Piano


Chopin - Piano Trio Op. 8 in G Minor
Bridge - Phantasie Trio in C Minor, H.79
INTERVAL
Brahms – Intermezzo Op.118 No. 2 in A Major
Mendelssohn - Piano Trio No.1 In D Minor

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.  

The second programme in the series features two virtuoso works by romantic composers and friends Chopin and Mendelssohn, whose music and pianism were enormous influences on Brahms’ own music. This is set against a 20th Century masterpiece of British Romanticism, by Frank Bridge whose Phantasie Trio is imbued with grand melodic lines, rich harmonies and athletic pianism of Brahms.
 
18 March 2022
 
7.30pm
St James's Church, Piccadilly
St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London
West Central London
W1J 9LL

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

Steve Dummer (Clarinet)
Susan Parkes (Soprano)
Pavlos Carvalho (Cello)
Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)

Beethoven - Clarinet Trio Op.11 in B flat
Schubert - Shepherd on the Rocks
INTERVAL
Rota - Clarinet Trio 
Brahms Clarinet Trio in A minor Op.114


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. (Click here for details on all five concerts).
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.

The third concert of the series explores four glorious works featuring the Clarinet. These works contrast Beethoven and Brahms' different treatment of this melodious instrument. The rich timbre of this special combination of instruments is further exploited to great effect in Rota’s Clarinet Trio, whilst the clarinet takes flight with the soprano voice in Schubert’s ravishing Shepherd on the rocks.
The charismatic and esteemed clarinettist, Steve Dummer is joined by stunning international soprano Susan Parkes and the brilliant cellist, Pavlos Carvalho along with concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith.

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.
 
27 May 2022
 
7.30pm
St James's Church, Piccadilly
St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London
West Central London
W1J 9LL

Details:
St James's Church, Piccadilly
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£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.
 
1 July 2022
 
7.30pm
St James's Church, Piccadilly
St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London
West Central London
W1J 9LL

Details:
St James's Church, Piccadilly
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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.
 
14 February 2022
 
7.30pm
St James's Church, Piccadilly
St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London
West Central London
W1J 9LL

Details:
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03336663366

£42, £35, £29, £22
Valentine’s Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

Warren Mailley-Smith

Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata
Chopin – Ballade no. 1
Rachmaninov – Prelude in G minor
Rachmaninov/Kreisler – Liebesfreud
Sibelius - Romance 
Liszt - Liebestraume
Satie – Gymnopodie 
Debussy – Clair de lune
Gershwin – The Man I love
Gershwin  - Embraceable You 
Beethoven - Appassionata Sonata

On Valentines Day 2022 at 7.30pm, in the heart of London, the walls of St James’ Piccadilly will resound to the music of Beethoven, Chopin, Gershwin and Rachmaninov, played by British concert pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith, under the warm flicker of candlelight.

Serenade your loved one, with one the UK's leading concert pianists playing some of the most romantic and passionate classical music ever written, including Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and Debussy's Claire de Lune.   The venue is conveniently located for London’s West End and the many bars and restaurants of surrounding Piccadilly and Leicester Square to complete the perfect romantic evening.

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.

So why not complete the perfect Valentines Day experience with an evening of romantic piano music performed by this sensational pianist?
 
12 March 2022
 
7.30pm
St Mary's Cathedral
St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh
Edinburgh
EH12 5AW

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£19, £29, £38
Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight - Sonata No.3

Warren Mailley-Smith

Three Ecossaises, Op. post
Fantaisie-Impromptu in C# minor op.66
Waltz No. 14 in E Minor, Op. posth
Variations Brillantes on Je vends des Scapulaires op.12
Berceuse in Db op.57
Nocturne No. 19 in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 1
Mazurka No. 41 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 63, No. 3
Sonata No.3 in B minor op.58

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 with a glass of champagne in hand.    
 
This experience comes to life on Saturday 12th March in St Mary’s Cathedral when it plays host to a programme of Chopin’s most virtuosic and romantic music.
 
Conveniently situated near Haymarket Station, there is a wide choice of nearby 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 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 is one of the busiest concert pianists of his generation, giving over 100 solo performances in the UK alone yearly.  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 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
 
30 April 2022
 
7.30pm
St Mary's Cathedral
St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh
Edinburgh
EH12 5AW

Details:
St Mary's Cathedral
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£19, £29, £38
Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight - 24 Preludes

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

All Chopin:
Impromptu No.1 in Ab op.29
Waltz No. 2 in A-Flat, Op. 34, No. 1 - "Valse brillante"
Mazurka No. 48 in C, Op. 68, No. 1
Nocturne No. 13 in C Minor, Op. 48, No. 1
Twenty-four Préludes op.2825th June 2022


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 with a glass of champagne in hand.    
 
This experience comes to life on Saturday 30th April at St Mary’s Cathedral when it plays host to a programme of Chopin’s most virtuosic and romantic music.
 
Conveniently situated near Haymarket Station, there is a wide choice of nearby 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 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 is one of the busiest concert pianists of his generation, giving over 100 solo performances in the UK alone yearly.  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 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
 
25 June 2022
 
7.30pm
St Mary's Cathedral
St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh
Edinburgh
EH12 5AW

Details:
St Mary's Cathedral
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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

 
16 July 2022
 
7.30pm
St Mary's Cathedral
St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh
Edinburgh
EH12 5AW

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St Mary's Cathedral
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£19, £29, £38
Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight - Etudes Op.25

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

F. Chopin: Etudes Op.25 Nos. 1-12 and other selected works

 
12 February 2022
 
5.30pm
Sheldonian Theatre
Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3AZ

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£0
Conducting Masterclass with Marios Papadopoulos

Mario Papadopoulos, Conductor

Marios Papadopoulos is the founder and Music Director of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. In this masterclass, Papadopoulos will hand over the reins of the Oxford Philharmonic to selected Oxford students.
 
21 February 2022
 
2.30pm
Denis Arnold Hall
Faculty of Music
Oxford
OX1 1DB

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£0
Chamber Music Workshop (Winds) with Anthony Robb

Anthony Robb, Winds

Described by The Times in 2015 as a player of ‘distinction and intelligence’, Anthony Robb has been a member of the Oxford Philharmonic since its inception and currently holds the position of Solo Flute. His discography includes a disc of chamber music by Jean Francaix for Oboe Classics, and two discs of chamber music by English and French female composers on the Ambache label.
 
24 February 2022
 
2.30pm
Denis Arnold Hall
Faculty of Music
Oxford
OX1 1DB

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£0
Chamber Music Workshop (Strings) with Charlotte Scott and Jon Thorne

Charlotte Scott and Jon Thorne, Strings

Both Jon Thorne and Charlotte Scott are valued members of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, as Solo Viola and Associate Concertmaster respectively. Charlotte trained as a violinist at the Royal Academy of Music, where Jon is now Professor of Viola and Chamber Music. As members of the Badke Quartet from 2013-2017, they have enjoyed an international concert schedule and are now members of the Oculi Ensemble.
 
2 March 2022
 
2.30pm
Denis Arnold Hall
Faculty of Music
Oxford
OX1 1DB

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£0
Piano Masterclass with Marios Papadopoulos

Marios Papadopoulos, Piano

Described by The Times at his 1975 piano recital debut as ‘having all the attributes of one of the world’s greatest players’, Papadopoulos has gone on to enjoy an international career as both pianist and conductor. Papadopoulos is dedicated to nurturing young talent and through his vast experience is able to impart knowledge to young artists, particularly during the prestigious Oxford Piano Festival, which he founded in 1999. In 2015, he served on the jury of the Leeds International Piano Competition.
 
3 March 2022
 
7.00pm
Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge
London
SE1 9DA

Details:
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£25 / £20
Origin: This is CLS

City of London Sinfonia
Alexandra Wood Director/Violin
Hugh Cutting Countertenor
Dan Bates Oboe

MONTEVERDI Toccata from 'L'Orfeo'
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
DOBRINKA TABAKOVA Frozen River Flows
EDMUND FINNIS The Centre is Everywhere
PETERIS VASKS Music for the fleeting birds
DOBRINKA TABAKOVA Untitled new work
CARTER A Fantasy about Purcell’s ‘Fantasia on one note’
TAVENER The Hidden Face

 


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