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3 February 2018
 
7.30pm
St Martin's Church
London Road
Worcester
WR5 2ED

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Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra

Keith Slade, conductor
Viv McLean, piano, organ

Rachmaninov: Isle of the Dead
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 2
Saint-Saëens: Organ Symphony

 
11 February 2018
 
3pm
St John's
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA

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+44 (0)20 7222 1061
Julian Jacobson, piano - Beethoven, Schubert and Prokofiev

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 8 Op 13, 'Pathétique'
Schubert: Piano Sonata No 20 in A, D 959
Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No 8 Op 84

 
16 February 2018
 
7.30pm
Saffron Hall
Audley End Road, Saffron Walden
Essex
CB11 4UH

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+44 (0)20 7638 8891

£10-50
Britten Sinfonia and Kings College Choir: Chichester Psalms

Ailish Tynan, soprano
Neal Davies, baritone
King’s College Choir
Stephen Cleobury, conductor
Britten Sinfonia
Jacqueline Shave, violin/director

Emma Ruth Richards: new work (William Alwyn Foundation commission, first performance)
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem

Written in 1965, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, with its brass, harps and exquisite solo for boy treble, provides an exhilarating invocation of the composer’s hopes for brotherhood and peace, sentiments mirrored by Vaughan Williams impassioned Dona nobis pacem. The world-renowned King’s College Choir of Cambridge joins Britten Sinfonia for performances of both works, conducted by Stephen Cleobury.

The concert opens with the world premiere of a new work by Emma-Ruth Richards, directed by Britten Sinfonia leader Jacqueline Shave. You can help support Emma-Ruth Richards’ new commission through our Musically Gifted campaign.

Pre-concert talk, 6.30pm
Emma-Ruth Richards discusses her new work (free to ticket holders)
 
27 February 2018
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH

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Jeremy Denk, piano and Britten Sinfonia - rhapsody of jazz and dance-inspired music by Gershwin and Stravinsky

 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS

Details:
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+44 (0)20 7638 8891

£15-30
Britten Sinfonia: Rhapsody in Blue with Jeremy Denk

Jeremy Denk, piano

To include;
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (original jazz band version)
Stravinsky: Concerto for piano and winds

From its opening clarinet glissando Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue has become synonymous with 1920s America and its popularity continues to this day. Performed here in the original jazz band arrangement with acclaimed pianist Jeremy Denk the work is paired with Stravinsky’s rhythmically complex Concerto for piano and wind. Both works explore rhythm from the syncopated cadenzas in Stravinsky to the abundant use of dance and ragtime rhythms in Gershwin.
 


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