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20 November 2020
Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge

Zachary Vanderburg
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+44 (0)333 666 3366

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

Harriet Mackenzie, violin
Piccadilly Sinfonietta

Handel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
J S Bach: Violin Concerto in E, BWV 1042
Mozart: Divertimento in D
Vivaldi: 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.
27 November 2020
St Giles' Cathedral
Royal Mile

Zachary Vanderburg
Web site
+44 (0)3336 663366

£15, 25, 32
Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

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

13 March 2021
St Mary's Cathedral
Palmerston Place
EH12 5AW

Zachary Vanderburg
Web site
+44 (0)3336663366

£15, 25, 32
Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight | July | Grand Finale: 12 Etudes Op. 25

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Prelude in A-Flat, Op. Posth.
Waltz in Abop.69 no.1 (1835)L'Adieu
Polonaise-Fantaisie in Abop.61 (1846)
Nocturne No. 12 in G, Op. 37, No. 2
Twelve Études op.25 (1833-37))

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
2 July 2021 until 18 July 2021

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Buxton International Festival

24 July 2021 until 31 July 2021

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Three Choirs Festival

Postponed from 2020.

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