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3 June 2022
 
7.30pm
Sheldonian Theatre
Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3AZ

Details:
Mollie Lewis
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E-mail
+441865980980

£48 £38 £28 £15 (students £5)
Brahms

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Anna-Liisa Bezrodny violin
Mats Lidström cello
Marios Papadopoulos conductor

Brahms Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102, ‘Double Concerto’
Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Two decades in the making, the first of Johannes Brahms's symphonies is a powerful drama of heroism and defiance whose journey to victory over torment contains as much intimacy as grandeur. This is a symphonic struggle on Brahms's own lyrical, melancholy-tinged terms with hints of the delicate nobility that would characterise the composer's double concerto for violin and cello written nearly a decade later. Our own Associate Concertmaster and Solo Cello are soloists in the celebration of Brahms's magisterial craft.
 
11 June 2022
 
7.30pm
Manchester Cathedral
Victoria Street
Manchester
M3 1SX

Details:
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03336663366
Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight

The Piccadilly Sinfonietta, orchestra
Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba 
Mozart – Piano concerto in A K414 
Vivaldi – Four Seasons

The incredible musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform Vivaldi's timeless classic by candlelight in the stunning Manchester Cathedral. Enjoy some of the world's greatest classical music with additional works by the monumental composers Mozart and Handel.
 
12 June 2022
 
7.00pm
Sheldonian Theatre
Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3AZ

Details:
Mollie Lewis
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E-mail
+441865980980

£60 £42 332 £20 (students from £5)
Beethoven's Ninth

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Claire Rutter soprano
Angela Simkin mezzo-soprano
Benjamin Hulett tenor
David Shipley bass
Philharmonischer Chor der Stadt Bonn
Paul Krämer chorus master
Marios Papadopoulos piano/conductor

Beethoven Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80, ‘Choral Fantasy’
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, ‘Choral’

Beethoven's ninth still sounds palpably off-the-leash despite the two centuries of musical evolution that have passed since its first performance in 1824. This most iconic part of symphonies is still riddled with contradictions - part model of classical form, part complete rule-breaker; a dark, deranged romp and an inspiring journey to triumph. Marios Papadopoulos conducts it here, the Oxford Philharmonic joined by singers from Beethoven's home town of Bonn, after the very work that smoothened its way: the unique hybrid of symphony, concerto and choral work that is the 'Choral Fantasy'.
 
16 June 2022
 
7.30pm
Sheldonian Theatre
Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3AZ

Details:
Mollie Lewis
Web site
E-mail
+441865980980

£33.50 £28.50 £17.50 £13.50
Tasmin Walye-Cohen

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Tamsin Waley-Cohen violin
Marios Papadopoulos conductor

Mendelssohn The Hebrides Overture, Op. 26, ‘Fingal’s Cave’
Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
Beethoven Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36

Before Beethoven's 'Eroica' came his first breakthrough symphony. The composer's Symphony No. 2 is packed full of innovation, all of it concealed deftly under a joyous veneer of wit, lyricism and playful energy. This fascinating and ever-engaging symphony is heard after a piece every bit as spontaneous and open-hearted: the song for violin and orchestra that is Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 played here by the 'fearless' (The Guardian) virtuosos Tasmin Waley-Cohen. Mendelssohn's vivid musical postcard from Scotland opens our jovial return to Cheltenham Town Hall.
 
17 June 2022
 
6.30pm
1901 Arts Club
7 Exton St, Lambeth, London SE1 8UE
Lambeth
SE1 8UE

Details:
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03336663366
Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight | Barcarolle & Berceuse (6.30pm and 9pm)

Warren Mailley-Smith, Piano

All Chopin:

Barcarolle 
Berceuse 
Waltz in E flat major 
Polonaise in B flat (Op posthum.) 
Mazurka in C 
Souvenirs de Paganini 
Heroic Polonaise 

Celebrate the end of the week with a pre-dinner (6.30pm) or post-dinner (9pm) performance of Chopin, complete with a complimentary champagne reception!

Concert pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith recently became the first British pianist to perform the complete works of Chopin in one series of concerts, from memory.  He continues his successful monthly series at the exclusive 1901 Arts Club from October 2021 with another 8 programmes of Chopin's greatest masterpieces.  

Note - the complimentary Champagne is served from 30mins before the start of each concert

"Stunning" Classic FM
 
18 June 2022
 
1.30pm
St Cuthbert's church
50 Philbeach Gardens
London
sw5 9eb

Details:
VICTOR RUIZ
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E-mail
02071014479
SUMMER PIANO FESTIVAL by WKMT

 
7.30pm
St James's Church, Piccadilly
St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London
West Central London
W1J 9LL

Details:
St James's Church, Piccadilly
Web site
E-mail
03336663366

£22, £28, £38
Vivaldi Four Seasons by Candlelight

The Piccadilly Sinfonietta (orchestra)
Matthew Jones (violin)
Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)

Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, 
Bach – Double violin concerto 
Mozart – Piano concerto in A K414 
Vivaldi – Four Seasons

On the evening of Saturday 18th June, the incredible musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta will perform Vivaldi's timeless classic 'The Four Seasons' by candlelight in the stunning St James Church, Piccadilly. Enjoy some of the world's greatest classical music with additional works by the monumental composers Mozart, Bach and Handel.
 
24 June 2022
 
7.30pm
St Giles' Cathedral
High Street, Edinburgh
Edinburgh
EH1 1RE

Details:
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03336663366

£38, £28, £19
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight

The Piccadilly Sinfonietta
Laura Rickard (violin)
Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)

Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba,
Bach – Double violin concerto
Mozart – Piano concerto in A K414
Vivaldi – Four Seasons

The stunning musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform Vivaldi's timeless classic The Four Seasons by Candlelight in the the beautiful setting of St Giles Cathedral, in a hugely appealing programme designed to help you celebrate the weekend in style!

'Stunning' - Classic FM
 
2 June 2022 until 24 June 2022
 
Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park Theatre, Ilchester Place
London
W8 6LU

Details:
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Carmen

Creative team
Lee Reynolds, Conductor
Sonia Ben-Santamaria, Associate Conductor (conducting on 12 and 14 June)
Cecilia Stinton, Director
takis, Designer
Johanne Jensen, Lighting Designer
Isabel Baquero, Choreographer
Richard Harker, Chorus Master

Cast
Kezia Bienek, Carmen
Oliver Johnston, Don José
Alexander Robin Baker, Don José (Performing on 12 and 14 June)
Thomas Mole, Escamillo
Alison Langer, Micaëla
Natasha Agarwal, Frasquita
Ellie Edmonds, Mercédès
Jacob Phillips, Zuniga
Jevan McAuley, Moralès
Themba Mvula, Le Dancaïre
Mike Bradley, Le Remendado

Georges Bizet: Carmen

A fight for love and freedom - Carmen doesn’t play by the rules. She lives as the mood – and her instinct – takes her. When José deserts the army for her, he discovers that her freedom must always come first. Hispanic rhythms and seductive songs turn sour as obsessive jealousy leads to a brutal murder. Bizet’s opera remains as compelling and provocative as ever.
 
25 June 2022
 
7.30pm
St Mary's Cathedral
St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh
Edinburgh
EH12 5AW

Details:
St Mary's Cathedral
Web site
E-mail
03336663366

£19, £29, £38
Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight - Barcarolle, Berceuse & Bolero

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano.

All Chopin:
Barcarolle
Berceuse
Bolero
and a selection of other works by Chopin

 
31 May 2022 until 25 June 2022
 
Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park Theatre, Ilchester Place,
London
W86LU

Details:
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Eugene Onegin

Creative Team

Lada Valesova, Conductor
Julia Burbach, Director
takis, Designer
Robert Price, Lighting Designer
Jo Meredith, Choreographer
Richard Harker, Chorus Master

Cast

Anush Hovhannisyan, Tatyana
Samuel Dale Johnson, Onegin
Thomas Atkins, Lensky
Emma Stannard, Olga
Amanda Roocroft, Larina
Kathleen Wilkinson, Filippyevna
Matthew Stiff, Prince Gremin
Joseph Buckmaster, Triquet
Konrad Jaromin, Zaretsky/Captain

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin


When Onegin arrives at her family’s country estate, bookish teenager Tatyana is impressed by his air of sophistication. Impulsively, she pours her heart out to him in a letter, triggering a life-changing series of events. Years later, they meet again in St Petersburg, and are confronted with a devastating moment of truth. In a timeless story of innocence and experience, Tchaikovsky’s haunting score captures every shade of emotion.
 
29 June 2022
 
7.30pm
Sheldonian Theatre
Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3AZ

Details:
Mollie Lewis
Web site
E-mail
+441865980980

£48 £38 £28 £15 (students £5)
Beethoven's Mass in C major

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Eilana Lappalainen soprano*
Soloists to be announced
Crouch End Festival Chorus
David Temple chorus director
Peter Tiboris conductor

Beethoven Die Weihe des Hauses Overture, Op. 124
Beethoven Ah! perfido, Op. 65*
Beethoven Mass in C major, Op. 86

Beethoven's primary concern in his radiant Mass in C major was 'not God or princes, but the human being entering the church.' A combination of spirituality and humanity can be felt in almost every bar of the piece, which treated the text and sentiments of the Mass as they had never been treated before. The result is a humble beautiful contemplation of the divine, invested with Beethoven's innovating, symphonic designs - one of his most unusual and touching works, and a fitting tribute to the composer himself, two-and-a-half centuries on from his birth. Greek-American conductor Peter Tiboris is at the helm of the Orchestra for a concert which also includes Beethoven's great concert aria Ah! perfido.
 
28 June 2022 until 3 July 2022
 
Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park Theatre, Ilchester Place,
London
W86LU

Details:
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Curated by Julien Van Mellaerts and Dylan Perez, the Opera in Song series returns with an expanded p

 
7.30pm
Barbican
London

Details:
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From £10
Mercadante's Il proscritto

Britten Sinfonia
Carlo Rizzi, conductor
Ramón Vargas, Giorgio Argyll
Iván Ayón-Rivas, Arturo Murray
Irene Roberts, Malvina Douglas
Elizabeth DeShong, Odoardo Douglas
Sally Matthews, Anna Ruthven
Goderdzi Janelidze, Guglielmo Ruthven
Susana Gaspar, Clara
Alessandro Fisher, Osvaldo
Niall Anderson, An official of Cromwell
Opera Rara Chorus

Saverio Mercadante: Il proscritto

Opera Rara Artistic Director and internationally acknowledged 19th-century opera specialist Carlo Rizzi joins Britten Sinfonia and an exceptional cast in a revival of Mercadante’s Il proscritto.

This will be the first performance of one of Mercadante’s most daring and innovative scores since its Naples premiere in 1842. Restored from its original manuscript, Il proscritto weaves a tragic tale of lost love and political treachery during the rule of Oliver Cromwell.

In over 50 years of operatic archeology, Opera Rara’s mission has been to rediscover and restore neglected works of the highest quality, giving them new life through studio recordings and live performance. This concert will present Opera Rara’s 46th restoration of a forgotten work from opera’s glorious past.
 
3 June 2022 until 5 June 2022
 
Worcester Cathedral
8 College Yard, Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 2LA

Details:
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Jubilee Elgar Festival - including Gala Concert performed by English Symphony Orchestra

 
23 June 2022
 
7.30pm
St Mary Aldermary
Watling Street,
Central London
EC4M 9BW

Details:
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Tickets GBP 17, earlybird GBP 14, reduced price GBP 12
Orlando Chamber Choir - Isle of Song

Orlando Chamber Choir
Lucy Goddard, director

Byrd: Sing joyfully
Dering: Factum est silentium
Gibbons: O clap your hands together
Byrd: Haec dies
Morley: In dew of roses
Tomkins: Adieu, ye city-prisoning towers
Weelkes: Thule, the period of cosmography
Elgar: As torrents in summer
Stanford: Coelos ascendit hodie (Three Motets)
Stanford: Justorum animae (Three Motets)
Stanford: Beati quorum via (Three Motets)
Wheeler: Beati quorum via
Vaughan Williams: Full fathom five (Three Shakespeare songs)
Vaughan Williams: The cloud-capp'd towers (Three Shakespeare songs)
Vaughan Williams: Over hill, over dale (Three Shakespeare songs)
Clarke: Weep you no more, sad fountains


If music were matter, each song, once sung, would softly settle in a sonorous layer of sound - and with the passing of time we'd build up a beautiful bedrock of music. Britain, with its longstanding choral tradition, would truly be an isle of song, the sediment of its constituent scores clear to be seen in the white cliffs of Dover...

...and it's such a cross-section of compositions, representing half a millennium of music, which Orlando Chamber Choir unearths for its summer programme. Your ears will be drawn to the choral ore of two golden ages as we pick out some sparkling motets and part-songs of the late English Renaissance and explore the warmly-glowing wealth of works written in the first half of the 20th century.

Join us on a journey through time made song and let its melodies softly settle on your soul.

Tickets are available online and on the door.
 


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