Classical Concerts in London UK
A selection of forthcoming live music


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5 October 2018
 
7.30pm
St John's Waterloo
Waterloo Road
London
SE1 8TY
United Kingdom

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£12 ('earlybird' discount) / 15 | 10 (students)
A Londinium Bestiary

Londinium
Andrew Griffiths, conductor

Ola Gjeilo: Unicornis Captivatur
Bernard Hughes: A Medieval Bestiary
Kenneth Leighton: Laudes Animantium

To open its 2018-19 season Londinium presents a thrilling programme of works on the theme of weird and wonderful creatures. Kenneth Leighton's unpublished 'Laudes Animantium' ('Praises of the Creatures') is a superb sequence of poems about animals, from Blake's Lamb and Tyger to Tennyson's Kraken, by way of Edward Lear and others, and finds its composer at the height of his powers. Ola Gjeilo's 'Unicornis Captivatur', based on remarkable fifteenth-century chants, introduces us to the unicorn, pelican, phoenix, hydra and crocodile. Finally, Bernard Hughes' 2011 'A Medieval Bestiary' explores the relationship between medieval man and the animal world. The dramatis personae, taken from a fourteenth-century source, include the manticore, parander, gryphon, monoceros, dragon, panther, and scorpion, and Hughes' music is no less inventive and exhilarating.
 
16 October 2018
 
7.30pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2N 4JJ
United Kingdom

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An evening of great music (Chopin, Beethoven, Liszt, Gershwin, etc.) played by a virtuoso pianist.

 
19 October 2018
 
7.30pm
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill
London
N6 5HG
United Kingdom

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A concert featuring cello and guitar duets spanning centuries and continents

 
8pm
St James Sussex Gardens
Sussex Gardens, Paddington
London
W2 3UD
United Kingdom

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£19.76-26.15
Beethoven Senses by AyseDeniz ft. Benjamin Hughes & Silent Disco

AyseDeniz Gokcin, piano
Benjamin Hughes, cello

Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata
Beethoven: Tempest Sonata
Beethoven: Pathetique Sonata

Beethoven Senses is AyseDeniz's upcoming album. This concert is a pre-release party, where all the attendees will have the chance to have their names in the hardcopy album booklet before it is manufactured.

The concert will feature Beethoven's most well known sonatas: Moonlight, Tempest and Pathetique along with colourful light designs at the church of St James Sussex Gardens in London. Throughout, there will be silent disco remixes of electronic music tracks dedicated to Beethoven, as well as information regarding the pieces that you will be able to listen to during the live performance.
 
21 October 2018
 
8pm
St John's
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

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+44 (0)20 7222 1061
Juliana – London premiere

Cheryl Enever, Juliana
Rebecca Afonwy-Jones, Kerstin
Samuel Pantcheff, Juan
Nova Music Opera
George Vass, conductor
Richard Williams, director

Joseph Phibbs: Juliana (new chamber opera with libretto by Laurie Slade - first London performance)

 
27 October 2018
 
7.30pm
St Gabriel's
Warwick Square, Pimlico
London
SW1V 2AD
United Kingdom

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In advance: £12/ 10 (conc), at the door: £14/ 12 (conc)
Palestrina and the Papal Chapel: a century of music from Rome

Renaissance Singers
Stephen Rice, conductor

Palestrina: Missa Assumpta est Maria

We return to Rome for our autumn concert as we explore the music of Palestrina and the composers of the Papal Chapel from the 16th century. We are delighted to welcome Stephen Rice, Director of the Brabant ensemble as our guest conductor for this concert as we perform music by Palestrina and his contemporaries. The Papal Chapel has inspired composers from all ages and the 16th century was no exception with both singers and composers traveling from Northern Europe as well as other parts of Italy and Spain for the chance to perform there. Palestrina is perhaps the composer who had the most enduring influence on the development of music from this time and his work is often seen as the high-point of Italian Renaissance polyphony. The centrepiece of our concert will be Palestrina’s eight part Missa assumpta est Maria. To complement Palestrina, we will also present music from the papal chapel which is considered to have inspired him. In particular, we will perform works by Guillaume du Fay, Giovanni Maria Nanino and Jean Bonnevin which whilst unfamiliar in the modern era, will have been the key influence on Palestrina’s writing.
 


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