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

Details:
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Britten Sinfonia with Alison Balsom

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

Details:
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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:
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£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

 
4 June 2020
 
7.30pm
St Martin in the Fields
Trafalga Square
London
WC2N 4JH

Details:
Zachary Vanderburg
Web site
E-mail
020 7766 1100

£29, £25, £18, £13, £9
Rhapsody in Blue by Candlelight

Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)

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


On Thursday, June 4th, in the heart of London, join us for a romantic, candlelit evening in the stunning St Martin-in-the-Fields, with an intimate concert featuring Warren Mailley-Smith, proclaimed by ClassicFM as "stunning". Enjoy selections of the world’s greatest classical music with romantic classics by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Rachmaninov, and Gershwin.

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
 
5 June 2020
 
7.30pm
St Giles' Cathedral
Royal Mile
Edinburgh
EH1 1RE

Details:
Zachary Vanderburg
Web site
E-mail
03336663366

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

Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)

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

 
15 June 2020
 
7.30pm
St Luke’s Church
Queen’s Park Road
Brighton
BN2 9ZB

Details:
Zachary Vanderburg
Web site
E-mail
03336663366

£28, £19, £15
Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight | June | 12 Etudes Op 10

Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)

Waltz in F op.34 no.3 (1838)
Nocturne No. 10 in A-Flat, Op. 32, No. 2
Nocturne No. 3 in B, Op. 9, No. 3
Nocturne No. 15 in F Minor, Op. 55, No. 1
Bolero in C, Op. 19
Mazurka No. 49 in A Minor, Op. 68, No. 2
Twelve Études op.10 (1830-32)


Doors open at 7:00pm with a Champagne reception

BOX OFFICE DETAILS:
TICKET PRICES: £28, £19, £15
BOX OFFICE: 0333 666 3366
WEBSITE: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/cm/chopin-champagne-by-candlelight-june-12-etudes-op-10/e-mxaeqr

Mondays to Fridays, 9.00AM to 7.00PM (excluding bank holidays) and Saturdays 9.00AM to 5.00PM. tickets@citymusicpromotions.co.uk
 
19 June 2020
 
7.30pm
Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge
London
SE1 9DA

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

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

ORCHESTRA: Piccadilly Sinfonietta
SOLOIST: Harriet Mackenzie (violin)


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 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.
 
20 June 2020
 
7.30pm
St James’s Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly, London
London
W1J 9LL

Details:
Zachary Vanderburg
Web site
E-mail
03336663366

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

SOLOIST: Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)

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


On Saturday, June 20th, in the heart of London, join us for a romantic, candlelit evening in the stunning St James’s Piccadilly, just steps away from Piccadilly Circus and Regent’s Street. Warren Mailley-Smith will serenade you with masterpieces of the piano repertoire.

St James’s Church Piccadilly is a spectacular building situated on Piccadilly, designed by Sir Christopher Wren. This majestic London landmark, complete with 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.

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.

“Tall and talented, Warren Mailley-Smith is the embodiment of a modern romantic concert pianist…” – Musical Opinion
 
23 June 2020
 
1.00pm
West Road Concert Hall
11 West Road
Cambridge
CB3 9DP

Details:
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Britten Sinfonia: At Lunch Three with Iestyn Davies

 
26 June 2020
 
1.00pm
St Andrew's Hall
St Andrew's Plain
Norwich
NR3 1AU

Details:
Web site
E-mail
1603630000
Britten Sinfonia: At Lunch Three with Iestyn Davies

 
7.30pm
St. James's Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL

Details:
Web site
Exhilarating classical music and virtuoso soloists.

 
2 June 2020 until 26 June 2020
 
Holland Park Theatre
Ilchester Place
London
W8 6LU

Details:
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Eugene Onegin is now one of the most cherished and popular operas in the repertoire.

 
27 June 2020
 
7.30pm
St Mary Redcliffe Church
Colston Parade
Bristol
BS1 6RA

Details:
Bristol Concert Orchestra
Web site
E-mail
Bristol Concert Orchestra: Elgar Enigma Variations, Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's Dream & Berlioz

Bristol Concert Orchestra
Choirs of St Mary Redcliffe Church
Stefan Hofkes, conductor

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream

 
7.30pm
Ely Cathedral
Chapter House, The College, Ely
Cambridgeshire
CB7 4DL

Details:
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Exquisite classical music and virtuoso soloists.

 
6 June 2020 until 27 June 2020
 
Holland Park Theatre
Ilchester Place
London
W8 6LU

Details:
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The devil has the best tunes in Verdi’s scalding exposé.

 
25 June 2020 until 28 June 2020
 
Peasmarsh & Rye
East Sussex

Details:
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World class chamber music in a beautiful rural setting featuring world class international artists

Anthony Marwood, violin; Richard Lester, cello; Katya Apekisheva, piano; James Crabb, accordion; John Myerscough, cello, Eivind Ringstad, viola; Grace Park, violin; Navarra Quartet; Britten Sinfonia

Highlights include: JS Bach - Brandenberg Concert No 3, CPE Bach - Cello Concerto in A minor, Sally Beamish - Seavaigers, Benjamin Britten - Frank Bridge Variations, Puccini - I Crisantemi, Schubert - String Quartet in A minor 'Rosamunde' and Astor Piazzolla tango music.

 
3 July 2020
 
7.30pm
St James's Church
197 Piccadilly,
London
W1J 9LL

Details:
Web site
E-mail
0333 666 3366

£25, £12 under 25
Beethoven & Brahms by Candlelight: The Allegri Quartet

The Allegri Quartet
Warren Mailley-Smith, piano


Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13, Op. 130
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34


This evening's 2020 Season Grand Finale concert welcomes the great Allegri String quartet in a performance of Beethoven’s epic Op. 130 String Quartet and Brahms’ mighty Piano Quintet in F minor (joined by pianist Warren Mailley-Smith).
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.
The Allegri Quartet, in its 65th year, is Britain's oldest chamber group. Founded in 1953 it has played a key role in the British musical scene, working with many composers including Benjamin Britten, Michael Tippett, and James MacMillan, resulting in new commissions and recordings. Their latest recordings include the Beethoven opus 18 quartets on the Vivat label, receiving a double 5-star review and chamber music disc of the month accolade from the BBC Music Magazine.
Concert pianist and Artistic Director of The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British pianist in 2016 to perform Chopin’s complete works from memory. Described by Classic FM as ‘Stunning” he is currently performing Beethoven’s complete Piano Concertos at St Martin in the Fields with The Piccadilly Sinfonia.
Audiences will be treated to an uplifting, entertaining and informative musical evening.
www.piccadillychamberconcerts.com - The West End’s most dynamic chamber music series.
 
2 July 2020 until 4 July 2020
 
Holland Park Theatre
Ilchester Place
London
W8 6LU

Details:
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The Royal Ballet School

The Royal Ballet School returns to Opera Holland Park once again to showcase its talented young artists-in-training across four spectacular performances.
 


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