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1 May 2020
 
7.30pm
St James's Church, PIccadilly
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL

Details:
Zachary Vanderburg
Web site
E-mail
0333 666 3366

£25, £12 under 25
Beethoven & Brahms by Candlelight: Piano Quartets

SOLOIST: Martyn Jackson, violin
SOLOIST: Matthew Jones, viola
SOLOIST: Tim Lowe, cello
SOLOIST: Annabel Thwaite, piano


PROGRAMME:
Beethoven’s Piano Quartet in C major, WoO 36, No. 3
Brahms’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25


This evening’s concert features two stunning works in the Piano Quartet repertoire: One of Beethoven's earliest works in this genre sparkles with brilliance and youthful virtuosity which is set alongside Brahms’ masterpiece the great Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor, a tour-de-force for the pianist and some of his finest writing for strings.

The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series is now in its third season and aims to share chamber music with a wider audience, featuring some of London’s very best chamber groups and players. All concerts are hosted by St James’s Church Piccadilly, a spectacular building situated on Piccadilly, designed by the great Sir Christopher Wren. This majestic London landmark, complete with its own outdoor marketplace, boasts a beautiful acoustic and plays host to one of the capital’s most stunning concert Fazioli pianos. Its location offers an enviable choice of bars, restaurants and hotels enabling you to plan the perfect musical experience to share with your loved ones and friends.

Pianist Annabel Thwaite is renowned for her artistry and collaborates with many of the worlds’ finest musician, including baritone Sir Bryn Terfel. Cellist Tim Lowe is one of the UK’s most versatile and brilliant cellists of his generation, currently in great demand as soloist, chamber musician and teacher. Violinist Martyn Jackson’s breath-taking playing has wowed critics and audiences around the world. The recordings of violist Matthew Jones have been universally praised, and he is also the head of Chamber Music at London’s Guildhall School of Music.

Audiences will be treated to an uplifting, entertaining and informative musical evening. www.piccadillychamberconcerts.com The West End’s most dynamic chamber music series.
 
5 May 2020
 
7.00pm
Leighton House Museum
12 Holland Park Rd
London
W14 8LZ

Details:
Web site
Prelude

Our annual Prelude event at Leighton House Museum is an evening to remember.

Join us for an evening of performances by some of the stars of our 2020 Season, as we look forward to a summer of opera in Holland Park. Ticket price includes a drinks reception before the performance.
 
8 May 2020
 
7.30pm
St Giles’ Cathedral
Royal Mile
Edinburgh
EH1 1RE

Details:
Zachary Vanderburg
Web site
E-mail
03336663366

£32, £25, £15
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight

ORCHESTRA: Piccadilly Sinfonietta
SOLOIST: Zoë Beyers


PROGRAMME:
Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Bach’s Violin Concerto in E Major, BWV 1042
Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons


On Friday, May 8th, in the heart of Edinburgh, the walls of St Giles’ Cathedral will resound with the music of Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, and Mozart, played by Zoë Beyers and the Piccadilly Sinfonietta.

Experience a romantic, candlelit evening with selections of the world’s greatest classical music in the gorgeous St Giles’ 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, Zoë Beyers, in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Bach’s Violin Concerto in E Major.

South-African born Zoë Beyers has established herself as one of the UK’s most versatile violinists and performs as soloist, chamber musician, director and orchestral leader across the world. Since her solo debut aged eleven with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra under Paavo Järvi, she has performed with many distinguished conductors throughout Europe and Africa. As an orchestral leader, Zoë performs regularly with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras, the Philharmonia, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Aurora Orchestra. She has played as leader on several highly regarded recordings with Andris Nelsons, Juano Mena and John Storgards, most recently on discs of de Falla and Ginastera with Mena and the BBC Philharmonic for Chandos.

So why not treat yourself to a spectacular evening and join us for a concert to remember of uplifting music.
 
9 May 2020
 
7.30pm
St Mary's Cathedral
Palmerston Place,
Edinburgh
EH12 5AW

Details:
Zachary Vanderburg
Web site
E-mail
0333 666 3366

£32, £25, £15
Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight | May | The Preludes

Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)

Impromptu No.1 in Abop.29 (1837)
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 (1836-39)


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
 
11 May 2020
 
7.30pm
St Luke’s Church
Queen’s Park Road
Brighton
BN2 9ZB

Details:
Zachary Vanderburg
Web site
E-mail
0333 666 3366

£28, £19, £15
Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight | May | The Preludes

Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)

PROGRAMME:
Impromptu No.1 in Abop.29 (1837)
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 (1836-39)


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
 
14 May 2020
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH

Details:
Web site
Britten Sinfonia with Alison Balsom

 
16 May 2020
 
7.30pm
Saffron Hall
Audley End Road
Saffron Walden
CB11 4UH

Details:
Web site
Britten Sinfonia with Alison Balsom

 
17 May 2020
 
3pm
The Foundling Museum
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury
London
WC1N 1AZ

Details:
Web site
The Lodore Trio

Pam Pecko Smith, flute
Heather Birt, viola
Margaret Ozanne, piano

To include:
Graham Williams: Three Bagatelles (first London performance)

The Lodore Trio (flute, viola and piano) plays recently composed works for this evocative instrumental grouping.
 
19 May 2020
 
7.00pm
The Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula
Tower of London
London
EC3N 4AB

Details:
Web site

£20
Music for Trumpet & Organ

Tom Poulsen - trumpet
Christian Wilson - organ

Handel - Suite in D (comp. 1733)
Sally Beamish - Juno
Thalben-Ball - Elegy
Karg-Elert - Sinfonische Kanzone No 1 (Op 85)
Purcell - Sonata in D for Trumpet and Organ (Z.850)
Damase - 3 Prières sans Paroles
Gabriel Jackson- Aquarius with Quartz and Copper


Part of theTower of London's Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula 500th anniversary celebrations
 
29 May 2020
 
7.30pm
St James's Church, PIccadilly
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL

Details:
Zachary Vanderburg
Web site
E-mail
03336663366

£25, £12 under 25
Beethoven & Brahms by Candlelight: Clarinet Trios

SOLOIST: Kristal Hamson, clarinet
SOLOIST: Susan Parkes, soprano
SOLOIST: Pavlos Carvalho, cello
SOLOIST: Warren Mailley-Smith, piano


PROGRAMME:
Beethovens Clarinet Trio in B-flat major, Op. 11
Schubert’s Shepherd on the Rock, D. 965
Brahms’s Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114


This evening’s concert features two stunning works in the clarinet trio repertoire. The brilliance of Beethoven’s piano writing shines through against the beautiful lyricism of the clarinet and cello. By contrast, Brahms, heavily influenced himself by Beethoven, pushes the three instruments to heightened levels of technical challenges and romantic expression. The programme is complemented by the ever-popular Shepherd on the Rock by Schubert for soprano, clarinet and piano.

The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series is now in its third season and aims to share chamber music with a wider audience, featuring some of London’s very best chamber groups and players. All concerts are hosted by St James’s Church Piccadilly, a spectacular building situated on Piccadilly, designed by the great Sir Christopher Wren. This majestic London landmark, complete with its own outdoor marketplace, boasts a beautiful acoustic and plays host to one of the capital’s most stunning concert Fazioli pianos. Its location offers an enviable choice of bars, restaurants and hotels enabling you to plan the perfect musical experience to share with your loved ones and friends.

Clarinettist Kristal Hamson has played with many of the UK’s finest orchestras and chamber ensembles, giving recitals at the Wigmore and Queen Elizabeth Halls. Brilliant cellist Pavlos Carvalho performs regularly throughout the UK as soloist and chamber musician, notably performing the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra last year. The stunning soprano, Susan Parkes has performed as soloist at the Royal Albert Hall and in many operas across the UK and abroad. Artistic Director of The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series, Warren Mailley-Smith has performed many times for the british royal Family. He has recently made his debut with the RPO and this season is performing all 5 of Beethoven’s piano concertos at St Martin in the Fields.

Audiences will be treated to an uplifting, entertaining and informative musical evening. www.piccadillychamberconcerts.com The West End’s most dynamic chamber music series.
 
30 May 2020
 
7.00pm
St Thomas' Church
St Thomas Street, Lymington, Hants
South
SO41 9GH

Details:
Karen Brett
Web site
07484 230822

£15 including interval drink - accompanied children free
Baroque and Romantic Choral Music from England and France

Lymington Choral Society
Lymington Classical Players
Marjory King, leader
Timothy Rice, harpsichord, organ and piano
Michael Bell, tenor
Michael Goldthorpe, conductor


Lully: Proserpine Overture
Mondonville: De Profundis No. 6 Requiem
Purcell: King Arthur Chorus of Cold People
Handel: Chandos Anthem No.2 HWV 247 In the Lord put I my trust
Rameau: Pigmalion Final Dances
Elgar: Fly, singing bird, fly
Beethoven: Elegischer Gesang
Elgar: From the Bavarian Highlands
Fauré: Pavane
Beethoven: Ode to Joy

 


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