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22 September 2018
 
7.30pm
St. Ann's Church
St. Ann Street
Manchester
M2 7LF

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Piano recital

Chopin's wonderful music played by a virtuoso international pianist plus a free glass of champagne.
 
25 September 2018
 
7.30pm
Duke's Hall, Royal Academy of Music
Marylebone Road
London
NW1 5HT

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£30, 20, 10 - 10% off Concessions 25% off Members of ILAMS / IC 50% off Friends of Echoes Festival
Sergio and Odair Assad classical guitar duo in Concert

Albéniz Cantos de España: ‘Cordoba’ | Iberia: ‘El Puerto’
Piazzolla: Bandoneón | Zita
Antonio Carlos Jobim: Cronica da casa assassinada
Rodrigo: Tonadilla
Egberto Gismonti: Palhaço | Baião malandro
Sérgio Assad: Suite brasileira

'Light-years ahead of any guitar duo past or present.' - American Record Guide
‘Listening to the Assad Brothers is a bit like hearing four hands playing one large guitar.' - Los Angeles Times

After a 15-year absence from the London stage, the 25th September sees the much-awaited return of the superlative classical guitar duo, the Assad Brothers, with a recital at the Royal Academy of Music.

Described by the Washington Post as quite simply 'the best two-guitar team in existence, maybe even in history', Brazilian-born brothers and Latin Grammy winners Sérgio and Odair Assad have set the benchmark for all other guitarists by creating a new standard of guitar innovation, ingenuity and expression. Having also played a major role in creating and introducing new music for two guitars, the duo is known for their uncanny ensemble-playing, which also extends to collaborations with such renowned artists as Yo-Yo Ma, Paquito D'Rivera and Gidon Kremer.

The duo have curated a colourful, bespoke programme for Echoes Festival showcasing music from various corners of the Luso-Hispanic world, including several original works alongside others from their native Brazil. Expect lashings of virtuosity, Latin swing and classical cool... Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear classical guitar royalty performing up close in the intimate, sumptuous setting of the RAM’s Duke’s Hall.

Advance booking highly recommended!
 
28 September 2018
 
7.30pm
St John's Smith Square
Smith Square, Westminster
London
SW1P 3HA

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Warren Mailley-Smith - great classical piano works

 
29 September 2018
 
5pm
St. Cuthbert's
50 Philbeach Gardens
London
SW5 9EB

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Victor Gomez
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E-mail
+44 (0)20 7101 4479

15
Juan Rezzuto - Haydn Piano Concertos

Juan Rezzuto, piano
WKMT London Orchestra

Debussy: Petite Suite for Piano 4 hands
Haydn: Piano Concerto H 18:2
Haydn: Piano Concerto H 18:4

 
5 October 2018
 
7.30pm
St John's Waterloo
Waterloo Road
London
SE1 8TY

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£12 ('earlybird' discount) / 15 | 10 (students)
A Londinium Bestiary

Londinium
Andrew Griffiths, conductor

Ola Gjeilo: Unicornis Captivatur
Bernard Hughes: A Medieval Bestiary
Kenneth Leighton: Laudes Animantium

To open its 2018-19 season Londinium presents a thrilling programme of works on the theme of weird and wonderful creatures. Kenneth Leighton's unpublished 'Laudes Animantium' ('Praises of the Creatures') is a superb sequence of poems about animals, from Blake's Lamb and Tyger to Tennyson's Kraken, by way of Edward Lear and others, and finds its composer at the height of his powers. Ola Gjeilo's 'Unicornis Captivatur', based on remarkable fifteenth-century chants, introduces us to the unicorn, pelican, phoenix, hydra and crocodile. Finally, Bernard Hughes' 2011 'A Medieval Bestiary' explores the relationship between medieval man and the animal world. The dramatis personae, taken from a fourteenth-century source, include the manticore, parander, gryphon, monoceros, dragon, panther, and scorpion, and Hughes' music is no less inventive and exhilarating.
 
5 October 2018 until 7 October 2018
 
Wensleydale
North Yorkshire

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Yorkshire Dales English Music Festival

The third Yorkshire Dales English Music Festival builds on the success of previous events with an even more exciting programme. It will begin on Friday 5 October 2018 in the beautiful surroundings of St Andrew's Church, Aysgarth, with a combined concert and film showing. The EMF has collaborated with the Yorkshire Film Archive, commissioning three new films of archive material celebrating life, landscape, transport and work in the Yorkshire Dales; and we have set up a competition for top composition students to write music for these three films: the winning entries will be performed in this opening concert alongside the films that they describe.

Saturday 6 October will see a variety of recitals and concerts in St Andrew's, and on Sunday 7 the festival moves to Bolton Castle for several more concerts, including a violin-and-cello duo recital, performances of Howells' and Lambert's Clavichord, and a concert for violin and narrator, with new works written especially for the occasion by the composers Richard Blackford and Paul Lewis.
 
14 October 2018
 
3pm
Huntingdon Hall
Crowngate
Worcester

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Worcester Concert Club - winter programme 2018/19

Laura Snowden, guitar

John Dowland: A Fancy
J S Bach: Suite no 3 for violoncello BWV 1009
Fernando Sor: Introduction and Variations on a theme by Mozart Opus 9
Agustin Barrios: Vals Opus 8 no 40
Heitor Villa Lobos: Five Preludes
Laura Snowden: Anpao
Guilio Regondi: Introduction et Caprice Op 23

NB Tutorial for students from the Elgar School, Deansway Worcester at 2pm on 13 October 2018.
 
16 October 2018
 
7.30pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2N 4JJ

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An evening of great music (Chopin, Beethoven, Liszt, Gershwin, etc.) played by a virtuoso pianist.

 
19 October 2018
 
7.30pm
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill
London
N6 5HG

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A concert featuring cello and guitar duets spanning centuries and continents

 
8pm
St James Sussex Gardens
Sussex Gardens, Paddington
London
W2 3UD

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£19.76-26.15
Beethoven Senses by AyseDeniz ft. Benjamin Hughes & Silent Disco

AyseDeniz Gokcin, piano
Benjamin Hughes, cello

Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata
Beethoven: Tempest Sonata
Beethoven: Pathetique Sonata

Beethoven Senses is AyseDeniz's upcoming album. This concert is a pre-release party, where all the attendees will have the chance to have their names in the hardcopy album booklet before it is manufactured.

The concert will feature Beethoven's most well known sonatas: Moonlight, Tempest and Pathetique along with colourful light designs at the church of St James Sussex Gardens in London. Throughout, there will be silent disco remixes of electronic music tracks dedicated to Beethoven, as well as information regarding the pieces that you will be able to listen to during the live performance.
 
21 October 2018
 
8pm
St John's
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA

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Box Office
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+44 (0)20 7222 1061
Juliana – London premiere

Cheryl Enever, Juliana
Rebecca Afonwy-Jones, Kerstin
Samuel Pantcheff, Juan
Nova Music Opera
George Vass, conductor
Richard Williams, director

Joseph Phibbs: Juliana (new chamber opera with libretto by Laurie Slade - first London performance)

 
19 October 2018 until 22 October 2018
 
Brecon
Powys

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Brecon Baroque Festival - Angels and Archangels

 
27 October 2018
 
7.30pm
St Ann's Church
St Ann Street
Manchester
M2 7LF

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Chopin for piano

Exquisite Chopin music - virtuoso pianist - free glass of champagne - early finish
 
7.30pm
St Gabriel's
Warwick Square, Pimlico
London
SW1V 2AD

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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.
 
9 November 2018
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH

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Barbican Box Office
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+44 (0)20 7638 8891

£15-32
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.
 
7.30pm
St James's Church Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL

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+44 (0)333 666 3366

£15-32
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.

 
10 November 2018
 
7.30pm
St George's Hall
St George’s Place, Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 1JJ

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+44 (0)344 8000 410

£25
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.
 
11 November 2018
 
3pm
Huntingdon Hall
Crowngate
Worcester

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Worcester Concert Club - winter programme 2018/19

Llyr WIlliams, pianoforte

Beethoven: 32 variations on an original theme in C minor, WoO 80
Robert Schumann: Humoreske in B flat minor Op 20
Brahms: Theme and variations in D minor Op 18 b
Brahms: Sonata no 3 in F minor Op 5

 
The Courtyard Centre for the Arts
Penhaligon Way
Hereford
HR4 9YJ

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The Armed Man

Bromyard Choral Society
The Cradley Singers
Regency Sinfonia
Kate Cheetham, conductor

Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man
John Rutter: Gloria

Concert marks Cradley Singers' 40th Anniversary
and Bromyard Choral Society's 60th Anniversary
 
17 November 2018
 
7.30pm
St Ann’s Church
St Ann Street, Manchester
Manchester
M2 7LF

Details:
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0333 666 3366

£25 Ticket includes complimentary glass of Champagne
Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight | November “Ballade No. 4 & Fantasy in F minor”

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

All compositions are by Frederic Chopin:

Fantasy in F minor op.49 (1841)
Nocturne op.9 (1830-32)No.2 in Eb
Polonaises op.40 No.1 in A ‘Military’
Nocturne No. 20 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. posth.
Nocturne op.15 (1830-33) - No.2 in F-Sharp
Mazurka No. 23 in D, Op. 33, No. 2
Nocturne No. 21 in C Minor, Op. posth.
Rondo à la Mazur in F op.5 (1826)
Ballade No.4 in F minor op.52 (1842-43)


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 Salons. 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 beautiful setting of Manchester’s St Ann’s Church - with a complimentary glass of champagne at this conveniently located venue. The series includes 10 separate programmes, one per month from September 2018 to July 2019.

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 & 2020. Warren has performed on many occasions for the British Royal Family and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and BBC Radio.






 


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