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6 January 2019
 
2.30pm
St Andrew's Church
Church Lane, Marks Tey, Colchester,
Essex
CO6 1LW

Details:
Web site
Bon jour, bon mois - Blondel at Colchester Early Music

 
17 January 2019
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH

Details:
Barbican Box Office
Web site
E-mail
02076388891

£15 - £40
Britten Sinfonia - Elder conducts Mahler and Brahms

Britten Sinfonia
Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Anna Stephany, mezzo-soprano

Britten: Suite on English Folk Tunes
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Brahms: Symphony No. 2

Brahms as Brahms wished it to be heard: Sir Mark Elder joins Britten Sinfonia for the second instalment of their Brahms Symphony Cycle, paired with Mahler songs and Britten’s last completed orchestral work .

Sir Mark Elder conducts Brahms’s radiant and bucolic 2nd symphony, in the second year of an acclaimed four-year symphony cycle. The cycle borrows from the spirit of early performances of the works by performing them with the musical forces that Brahms intended, to ‘exhilarating’ effect (The Times). The concert also traces a poetic line from Brahms’s symphonic Romanticism to more intimate evocations of poetry, love and nature in Mahler’s emotionally charged Songs for a Wayfarer, and Britten’s Suite on English Folk Tunes, the composer’s last completed orchestral work.
 
20 January 2019
 
3pm
Bushey Academy
London Road
Bushey
WD23 3AA

Details:
Box Office
Web site
+44 (0)7467 248 258

£18, £15, £1 children (£1 discount online)
New Year Classics

Fenella Humphreys, violin
Bushey Symphony Orchestra
George Vass, conductor

Elgar: Overture 'Froissart', Op 19
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 47
Dvorak: Symphony No 8 in G, Op 88

2018/19 Bushey Symphony Orchestra Season | Concert II

 
25 January 2019
 
7.30pm
St James's Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL

Details:
Warren Mailley-Smith
Web site
03336663366

£32, £28, £20 & £15
Burns Night “Baroque Spectacular by Candlelight

The Piccadilly Sinfonietta
Harriet Mackenzie, violin
Susan Parkes, soprano
Warren Mailley-Smith, piano


Albinoni- Adagio
Bach – Piano Concerto in D minor
Handel – Lascia ch’io pianga
Vivaldi – Winter (from the 4 Seasons)
Bach – Double Violin concerto in D minor


Celebrate the end of the week on Burns Night with The Piccadilly Sinfonietta, London’s newest orchestra featuring some of the UK’s most brilliant young professional musicians, lead by the sensational british violinist Harriet Mackenzie.

The dynamic Chamber Orchestra presents a programme of some of the greatest Baroque music ever written including “Winter” from Vivaldi’s masterpiece, “The Four Seasons” and Bach's thrilling Double Violin Concerto in the beautiful surroundings of St James’ Church, in the heart of London’s West End by the evocative glow of candlelight.

This is complimented by a rendition of Handel's heart-wrenching Aria "Lascia ch'io pianga" sung by stunning soprano Susan Parkes and a performance of Bach's sparkling Piano Concerto in D minor featuring 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.
 
29 January 2019
 
7.30pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2N 4JJ

Details:
Warren Mailley-Smith
Web site
0207 7661100

£29, £25, £18, £13, & £9
Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Beethoven – Sonata for Piano No 8 in C minor ‘Pathetique’
Schubert – Impromptu No 3 in G flat
Chopin – Prelude No 15 ‘Raindrop’
Chopin – Waltz in D flat ‘Minute Waltz’
Beethoven – Sonata for Piano No 14 in C sharp minor ‘Moonlight’
Rachmaninov – Prelude in G minor
Rimsky Korsakov arr. Rachmaninov – Flight of the Bumblebee
Debussy – Arabesuqe
Gershwin – Preludes
Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue


On Tuesday 29th January at 7.30pm, in the heart of London, the walls of St Martin-in-the-Fields will resound to the music of Gershwin, Chopin, Beethoven and Rachmaninov 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 at St Martin's with audiences and staff 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, with the 2 celebrated works by Beethoven – The Moonlight & Pathetique Sonatas and Debussy’s Arabesque, 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.

Resplendent from its recent renovation, the church of St Martin's offers visitors to London a unique concert experience, with its superb acoustic, beautiful interior and the convenience of dining downstairs beforehand in the crypt restaurant.

Set in Trafalgar Square, this beautiful and self-contained venue is conveniently situated in the heart of London’s West End, offering warm, peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of the capital’s winter evening.

So why not treat yourself and join us for an evening of uplifting music at St Martin's performed by this spectacular British pianist?
 
27 January 2019
 
3.00pm
Huntingdon Hall, Worcester
Crowngate
Worcestershire
WR1 3LD

Details:
Web site
Worcester Concert Club - winter season

The Boscobel Quartet

Sophie Barber - violin
Iona Davies - violin
Kate Fawcett - viola
Kinga Gaborjani - cello

Franz Schubert : Quartettsatz in C minor, Opus D703
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : String Quartet no. 22 in B flat, K589
Ludwig van Beethoven : String Quartet no. 8 in E minor;
Opus 59, no. 2 (Razumovsky)


For further details, see www.worcserenade.co.uk
 


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