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11 November 2018
 
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:
Web site
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.






 
18 November 2018
 
3pm
Bushey Academy
London Road
Bushey
WD23 3AA

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

£18, £15, £1 (children) (£1 discount online)
Beethoven's Pastoral

Joanna Gutowska, cello
Bushey Symphony Orchestra
George Vass, conductor

Lars-Erik Larsson: Pastoral Suite, Op 19
Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op 129
Beethoven: Symphony No 6 in F, Op 68 'Pastoral'

2018/19 Bushey Symphony Orchestra Season | Concert I

 
21 November 2018
 
1pm
Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street, Marylebone
London
W1U 2BP

Details:
Wigmore Hall Box Office
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)20 7935 2141

£14-16
Britten Sinfonia - At Lunch One 2018-19

Jacqueline Shave, violin/director
Miranda Dale, principal 2nd violin
Clare Finnimore, principal viola
Caroline Dearnley, principal cello
Huw Watkins, principal piano
Mark Padmore, tenor

Luke Styles: new work
Ralph Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge

Tenor Mark Padmore is joined by principals of Britten Sinfonia for the London première of a new song cycle by Luke Styles, former Young Composer-in-Residence at Glyndebourne. The programme is crowned by Vaughan Williams’s On Wenlock Edge, which depicts rural life at a time when the First World War was drawing near.
 
20 November 2018 until 22 November 2018
 
London

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Donatella Flick Conducting Competition

'We have thought very carefully about how best my competition can benefit young conductors, and this is why we have decided to change the criteria for applications, broadening reach, while also ensuring that it is conductors at the very start of their careers who benefit. I am delighted to partner with medici.tv for the first live stream of the Competition, and also to allow the public into the preliminary rounds. I believe that the more we can open up music-making to the world, the more people will be as enthralled and inspired by it as I am, so I'm really pleased that so many more people will have the opportunity to see the finalists in action next year. Finally I want to thank the extraordinary conductors and musicians who are on the judging panel, as I know each of them will inspire everyone who takes part. I wish everyone who enters the very best of luck!' - Donatella Flick
 
23 November 2018
 
7.30pm
Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge, London
London
SE1 9DA

Details:
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0333 666 3366

£15 - 32
Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

• Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata
• Chopin - Nocturne in C sharp minor
• Chopin - Berceuse
• Chopin - Ballade No. 1
• Debussy - Clair de Lune
• Liszt - La Campanella
• Beethoven - Pathetique Sonata
• Gottschalk - The Banjo
• Gottschalk – Souvenirs D'Andalousie
• Gershwin - Embraceable You
• Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue


On Friday 23rd November 2018 at 7:30pm, in the heart of London, the walls of Southwark Cathedral 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 Borough Market and the Shard, Southwark Cathedral offer visitors to London a unique concert experience, with its superb acoustic, beautiful interior and the convenience of all the bars and restaurants of Borough High Street.

Located on the banks of the Thames in one of the most exciting parts of this beautiful city, this iconic venue is easy to reach with everything you need on your doorstep for a perfect night out.

So why not treat yourself to an autumnal s musical treat on and join us for an evening to remember of uplifting music at Southwark Cathedral performed by this sensational British pianist?


 
16 November 2018 until 25 November 2018
 
Huddersfield
West Yorkshire

Details:
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Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

hcmf// is the UK's largest international festival of new and experimental music, taking place over ten days and consisting of approximately fifty events - including concerts, music-theatre, dance, multi-media, talks and film - with a related Learning and Participation programme devised and implemented to reflect the artistic programme and respond to regional need.
 
1 December 2018
 
7pm
St Thomas' Church
St Thomas Street, Lymington
Hampshire
SO41 9ND

Details:
Karen Brett
+44 (0)1590 679161

£15, (12.50) accompanied children free, includes glass of wine or soft drink
French Romantic Music

Charlotte Bowden, soprano
Richard Pinkstone, tenor
James Atkinson, baritone
Lymington Choral Society
Lymington Classical Players
Marjory King, leader
Timothy Rice, organ
Michael Goldthorpe, conductor

Berlioz: The Childhood of Christ (Part II)
Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
Franck: Panis Angelicus
Franck: Psaume 150
Gounod: Messe Solennelle de Sainte Cécile
French carols for choir and audience

 
9 December 2018
 
3.00pm
Huntingdon Hall
Crowngate, Worcester
Worcestershire

Details:
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A Journey Around Europe

Nicola Hands, oboe
Jonathan Pease, piano

Poulenc - France - Sonata for oboe an dpiano Op 15
Grieg - Norway - Sylphide no 1 from Lyric Pieces Book VII Op 3
Finzi - England - Interlude Op 12
Granados - Spain - Mazurka no 1 from Escenas romanticas Op 4
Hindemith - Germany - Sonata for cor anglais and piano Op 18
Sibelius - Finland - When the Rowan Blossoms no 1 from Five Pieces Op 2
Nielsen - Denmark - Two Fantasy Pieces Op 7
Chopin - Poland - Nocturne no 8 in D flat Op 6
Saint Saens - France - Sonata in D for oboe and piano Op 12

 
15 December 2018
 
7.30pm
St Ann’s Church
St Ann Street, Manchester
Manchester
M2 7LF

Details:
Web site
0333 666 3366

£25 Ticket includes complimentary glass of Champagne
Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight | Sonata No. 2

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

All compositions are by Frederic Chopin:

Nocturne op.9 (1830-32)No.1 in Bb minor
Sonata No.2 in Bb minor op.35 (1839)
Etude in F Minor, Op. posth. " Méthode des méthodes " (Trois Nouvelles Études)
Etude in A-Flat, Op. posth. " Méthode des méthodes "
Etude in D-Flat, Op. posth. " Méthode des méthodes "
Mazurka No. 21 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 30, No. 4
Nocturne No. 18 in E, Op. 62, No. 2
Scherzo No.1 in B minor (1831-32)


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.










 
13 December 2018 until 16 December 2018
 
Birmingham

Details:
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On Stage - choral festival

Britain's second largest city and Europe's 8th most populous metropolitan city, Birmingham has got a perfect location, right at the heart of Britain, with only one hour and a half by train from London and just one hour to Shakespeare's home, Stratford-upon-Avon.
 
19 December 2018
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH

Details:
Barbican Box Office
Web site
E-mail
02076388891

£10 - £50
Britten Sinfonia - Handel's Messiah

Britten Sinfonia
Jacqueline Shave, violin/director
Sophie Bevan, soprano
Iestyn Davies, countertenor
Allan Clayton, tenor
Roderick Williams, baritone
Britten Sinfonia Voices
Eamonn Dougan, Britten Sinfonia Voices director

Handel: Messiah

Britten Sinfonia are joined by a scintillating line-up of some of the UK’s finest singers for a festive performance of Handel’s thrilling and jubilant Messiah. With its brilliant arias and magnificent choruses, it is easy to see why Handel’s emotionally charged portrayal of biblical scenes is a popular fixture on many people’s Christmas calendar.
 
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

 
16 March 2019
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH

Details:
Barbican Box Office
Web site
E-mail
02076388891

£25 - £35
Britten Sinfonia - Brad Mehldau Piano Concerto

Britten Sinfonia
Brad Mehldau, piano

Brad Mehldau: Piano Concerto

One of the great improvisers of contemporary jazz piano, Brad Mehldau premieres a new piano concerto, commissioned by Britten Sinfonia and the Barbican.

Brad is a pianist that’s really able to get under the skin of the music. He finds new beauty in old melodies – not just with jazz standard, but also in his interpretations of Bach, Bluegrass and Radiohead.
 
17 March 2019
 
3pm
The Purcell School
Aldenham Road
Bushey
WD23 2TS

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

£18, £15, £1 (children) (£1 discount online)
Classical Masters

Alim Beisembayev, piano
Bushey Symphony Orchestra
George Vass, conductor

Schubert: Overture in the Italian Style in C, D591
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor, Op 37
Mozart: Symphony No 38 in D, K 504 'Prague'

2018/19 Bushey Symphony Orchestra Season | Concert III

 
11 April 2019
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH

Details:
Barbican Box Office
Web site
E-mail
02076388891

£15 - £35
Britten Sinfonia/Independent Opera - A Sheen of Dew on Flowers

Britten Sinfonia
Independent Opera
Natalie Murray Beale, conductor

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 (Scottish)
Joby Talbot: A Sheen of Dew on Flowers

The first public performance of Joby Talbot’s new cantata, commissioned by Independent Opera, which sets love poetry from across the ages.

Celebrating the bi-centenary of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s birth Britten Sinfonia and Independent Opera join forces to present the first public performance of Joby Talbot’s new cantata, A Sheen of Dew on Flowers. Setting some of the most beautiful love poetry from across the ages including works by Tennyson, Shelley, John Donne and Izumi Shikibu this new work will celebrate one of the greatest and enduring marriages in history.
 
19 May 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)
Classics for Spring

Joseph Longstaff, horn
Martin Smith, violin
Bushey Symphony Orchestra
George Vass, conductor

Janacek: Suite, Op 3
Mozart: Horn Concerto No 2 in E flat, K 417
Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op 28
Poulenc: Sinfonietta

2018/19 Bushey Symphony Orchestra Season | Concert IV

 
21 May 2019
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH

Details:
Barbican Box Office
Web site
E-mail
02076388891

£15 - £35
Britten Sinfonia - Beethoven Symphony Cycle (Nos 7 & 8)

Britten Sinfonia
Thomas Ades, conductor

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
Gerald Barry: Dead March
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8

A game of musical chairs plus a short but inventive symphony all bought together with a jubilant and joyous close, Britten Sinfonia’s Beethoven Cycle continues with Symphonies No. 7 and No. 8

Thomas Adès and Britten Sinfonia continue their journey through Beethoven’s symphonies with the brief, brilliantly inventive Symphony No.7 and the jubilant Eighth. Irish composer (and Beethoven devotee) Gerald Barry draws on melodies that he loves in Dead March, then allows them to behave as if “everything is possible”.
 
26 May 2019
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH

Details:
Barbican Box Office
Web site
E-mail
02076388891

£15 - £35
Britten Sinfonia - Beethoven Symphony Cycle (No. 9)

Britten Sinfonia
Thomas Ades, conductor
Claudia Boyle, soprano
Britten Sinfonia Voices
Eamonn Dougan, Britten Sinfonia Voices director

Gerald Barry: The Eternal Recurrence
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (choral)

Britten Sinfonia’s Beethoven Symphony Cycle, conducted by Thomas Adès, concludes with Beethoven’s mighty ‘choral’ symphony and Gerald Barry’s feverish The Eternal Recurrence.

Beethoven’s extraordinary Ninth Symphony is regarded by many as the finest of all symphonies, and its message of humanity, perhaps most famously encapsulated in the symphony’s Ode to Joy chorus, continues to resonate today (not least, as the anthem for the European Union). Here, Beethoven’s masterful celebration of the human race is paired with Gerald Barry’s The Eternal Recurrence, a brilliant, feverish setting of texts from Nietzsche’s philosophical novel Also sprach Zarathustra.
 


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