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19 July 2019
St James's Church Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly

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+44 (0)333 6663 366

£15, 22, 28
The Great Romantics: Season Finale

Harriet Mackenzie, violin
Tim Lowe, cello
Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Beethoven: Op 1 No 2 in G
Melanie Spanswick: special commission
Dvorak: Piano Trio No 4, Op 90 in E minor ‘Dumky’

Piccadilly Chamber Concerts

The West End’s newest chamber music series, returns in 2019, focusing on ‘The Great Romantics’. Each programme features a great 19th century Romantic masterpiece.

Now in its 2nd season, the 2019 series concludes on July 19th with a performance of Beethoven’s mighty brilliant and youthful Piano Trio in G major alongside Dvorak’s heroic Dumky trio. To round off the concert and the entire series, a specially-commissioned work for piano trio by Melanie Spanswick will receive its world-premiere, before the interval.

International violinist-extraordinaire, Harriet Mackenzie is in demand as soloist and chamber musician for her breathtaking technique and has made several acclaimed recordings with leading UK orchestras.
Outstanding virtuoso cellist and winner of many prizes, Tim Lowe is one of the leading cellists of his generation.

Concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith became the first british pianist to perform Chopin’s complete works from memory in 2016 and enjoys a wide following in London and across the UK.

Audiences will be treated to an uplifting, entertaining and informative musical evening.

20 July 2019
St. James's Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly

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Join virtuoso pianist Warren Mailley-Smith for an evening of Gershwin, Rachmaninov, Chopin, etc.

21 July 2019
Christ Church Cathedral
St Aldate's

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+44 (0)1865 305305

£15/10 (conc), including a glass of wine in the interval
The Cathedral Singers of Christ Church present their annual summer concert

The Cathedral Singers of Christ Church
David Bannister, organ, piano
James Morley Potter, director

To include music by Thomas Weelkes, Edward Bairstow, James Whitbourn and Howard Goodall
5 July 2019 until 21 July 2019

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Buxton International Festival

25 July 2019
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square

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Enjoy the tranquillity of Bach, the majesty of Beethoven and the ravishing harmonies of Rachmaninov

26 July 2019
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square

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Free Lunchtime Concert: Albert Lau (piano)

Albert Lau, piano

Clara Schumann: Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Op 20
Robert Schumann: Sonata No 1 in F-sharp minor, Op 11

'Pianists of the World' series

This Young Steinway Artist performs two masterpieces by two of the Romantic era’s foremost composers - Robert and Clara Schumann. Their intense musical exchanges are evident in these fervent and impassioned works.
27 July 2019
Old House
Old House Road, Colchester

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+44 (0)1206 271291

£11, free for children and students, from the Pimlott Foundation
Garden of Delights - smell the music, taste the sound

Orlando Chamber Choir
Lucy Goddard, director

De Machaut: Rose, liz, printemps, verdure
Des Prez: El grillo
Isaac: Hora e di maggio
Isaac: Ich stund an einem Morgen
Van Weerbeke: O Maria, clausus hortus
Brumel: Sicut lilium inter spinas
Janequin: Le chant des oiseaux
Gombert: Diversi diversa orant - Salve Regina
De Rore: Descendi in hortum meum
Clemens non Papa: Ego flos campi a 7
Di Lasso: Veni in hortum meum
Di Lasso: Veni dilecte mi
Wheeler: The Winter it is Past
Wheeler: The Lake Isle of Innisfree

Following the success of Orlando Chamber Choir's Garden of Delights in Central London, we are proud to announce that the Pimlott Foundation has invited us to repeat the concert in Colchester. We sing at the Old House which, for enhanced horticultural effect, is set within a beautiful garden.

Orlando Chamber Choir presents an all-sensory summer concert with the fragrance of flowers and the sound of Franco-Flemish Renaissance gardens. Our musical plantsmen include Antoine Brumel, Jacobus Clemens non Papa, Cipriano de Rore and Orlando di Lasso, all of whom captured melodies from the biblical gardens of the Song of Songs. There will be secular flora too – polyphony about roses, lilies, vines and other greenery - with Josquin des Prez's well-known cricket hiding amidst the leaves. Clement Janequin adds birdsong to this musical garden with singers mimicking starlings, blackbirds and the occasional nightingale. To root this oasis in today's Colchester we have seeded two contemporary garden-inspired compositions by Janet Wheeler, ready to bloom on the concert day.

Orlando's Garden of Delights at the Pimlott Foundation is open from 16:30 for a 17:00 concert, with drinks before and after to cater for all senses.
Holy Trinity Church
Bryan Road, Rotherhithe
SE16 5HF

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Scenes from the operas of Jacopo Peri, Giulio Caccini, Claudio Monteverdi and Francesco Cavalli

27 July 2019 until 3 August 2019
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Penglais, Aberystwyth
Ceredigion, West Wales
SY23 3DE

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MusicFest Aberystwyth

The spectacular coastline of Cardigan Bay in West Wales is a fine backdrop for this inspirational week. Aberystwyth Arts Centre's MusicFest is an enticing fusion of Music Festival and Summer School, of experience and learning, of performance and appreciation.
27 July 2019 until 3 August 2019

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Three Choirs Festival

27 July 2019 until 24 August 2019
Dartington Hall

Anna Beketov
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+1 (0)803 847000
Internationally-renowned Dartington Summer School and Festival 2019

Internationally-renowned Dartington Summer School and Festival has announced its 2019 concert programme, with Joanna MacGregor as Artistic Director for her fifth and final year.

Through its four weeks, Dartington is to host more than 90 concerts and events. The concerts are open to Summer School course participants and the public alike, set against the backdrop of a medieval estate in the heart of Devon.This vibrant programme of events encompasses opera, jazz, folk, orchestral, chamber recitals, gospel, film music, and more.

Joanna MacGregor’s 2019 programme sweeps a broad range of musical collaboration - as her final year as Artistic Director she is gifting Dartington audiences a personal and intimate series of performances. Highlights include composers and music MacGregor has found profoundly influential. Among them are the NewYork street musician Moondog (whose work MacGregor was so passionate about she recorded 14 new arrangements on the album Sidewalk Dances) aired with Bach’s Art of Fugue; Beethoven’s magnificent Choral Fantasy and Piazzolla’s sizzling tango-études; Benjamin Britten’s Turn of the Screw with Tom Randle as Peter Quint, and Saint Nicolas conducted by Steuart Bedford; John Cage’s iconic Musicircus, and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.

The programme also features conductors Stephen Barlow, Laurence Cummings and Graeme Jenkins, mixed media performance poet Caroline Bergvall, pianist and author Alfred Brendel, vocal ensemble Stile Antico, Czech string group Škampa Quartet and Harrison Birtwistle’s 85th birthday celebrations - one of Europe’s leading figures in contemporary music. MacGregor has also commissioned Eleanor Alberga to write a new work for large choir and piano, with a text by Alice Oswald.


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