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Format: 2015-03-04
Format: 2015-03-04
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    7 March 2015 - 8:00pm
    Concert by Manchester Chamber Ensemble (string sextet)
    Hannah Roberts, Laurence Perkins, Manchester Chamber Ensemble, Rachel Jones, Richard Howarth, Richard Williamson, Sarah Whittingham
    Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre Holmes Chapel CW4 7DZ
    United Kingdom

    Richard Howarth has been bringing players to perform in Holmes Chapel since 1988. He is a devoted vice-president of the Society and this season brings a string quintet with Laurence Perkins (Bassoon) as guest artist. The Ensemble, formed in 2007, draws on the cream of chamber music specialists in the North West of England who play regularly with fine chamber orchestras such as Manchester Camerata. It has appeared at important venues in the region including The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.

    This is the seventh in the 43rd Season of eight professional concerts organised by Holmes Chapel Music Society.

    “Always a joy to listen to...”

    Full details of the season’s artists, music and tickets can be found at www.themusicsociety.org.uk.

    The concerts regularly attract audiences of up to 250. The atmosphere is friendly and informal. We go out of our way to welcome new members.

    Wheelchair access is available by arrangement.

    The Society retains the right to change the programmes without notice.

    Bassoon Quartet in B flat major
    Franz Danzi (1763-1826)
    Phantasy Quintet
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Romance for Bassoon and Orchestra, arranged for bassoon and string quartet
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Quintet for bassoon and string quartet
    Gilbert Vinter (1909-1969)
    Lamento and Moto perpetuo for solo bassoon
    Volodymyr Runchak (1960-)
    String Quintet in A
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
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    7 March 2015 - 7:45pm
    Piano Recital by Anna Federova
    Anna Federova
    Parbold Village Hall Parbold WN8 7DN
    United Kingdom

    Anna Fedorova, one of the most exciting young Russian pianists, performs a rich programme of works by Russian masters this evening. We first hear the lyrical, romantic style of the Russian tradition with three songs arranged by Rachmaninov for
    solo piano. His Études-tableaux that follow are renowned for the physical demands they place on the performer, and Pletnev’s transcription of the Nutcracker Suite is as delightfully colourful and virtuosic as Tchaikovksy’s original ballet score.

    Anna Fedorova ends her recital with a journey of artistic discovery, Mussorgsky’s mighty showpiece, Pictures at an Exhibition.

    Lullaby from 6 Songs
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Lilacs from 12 Songs
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Études-tableau No 5 in E flat minor from Études-Tableaux
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Concert Suite from The Nutcracker, transcribed for solo piano
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Pictures at an Exhibition
    Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
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    11 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Camerata Salzburg with Nicola Benedetti
    Ben Gernon, Camerata Salzburg, Nicola Benedetti
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    We are very pleased to see Camerata Salzburg back in our Zurich series tonight and excited to welcome Ben Gernon, who made hisBBC Proms debut in September last year conducting Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ 80th birthday concert.

    Nicola Benedetti MBE, winner of Best Female Artist at the 2012 and 2013 Classical BRIT Awards and one of the most sought after violinists of her generation, tonight plays Mozart’s sunny and uplifting Violin Concerto No. 5 and the compact Rondo for Violin & Orchestra in C major.

    ‘She brings… a degree of heat, subtlety and quicksilver colours only achieved by the world’s best.’ The Times

    Part of the Zurich International Orchestra Series 2014-15

    Divertimento for String Orchestra
    Bela Bartók (1881-1945)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 5 in A, 'Turkish'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Rondo for Violin and Orchestra in C
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Adagio from String Quintet in F
    Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
    Symphony No 29 in A major
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    14 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Beethoven: Symphony No 5 and Liszt: Piano Concerto No 1 with Ashley Wass
    Ashley Wass, Bristol Concert Orchestra, Stefan Hofkes
    St George's Bristol Bristol BS1 5RR
    United Kingdom

    The opening notes of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony are perhaps the most famous in all classical music, but if that’s all you know, you’re in for a treat with the whole of this thrilling work at Bristol Concert Orchestra's spring concert. As author E.M. Forster put it ‘the most sublime noise that has ever penetrated into the ear of man.’

    Also on the programme, two other works with untold delights following arresting openings: Debussy’s Ibéria, with its vivid depiction of the sights, sounds and scents of Spain, and Liszt’s dazzling 1st Piano Concerto with renowned soloist Ashley Wass.

    There will be a retiring collection in aid of Bristol Child Contact Centre.

    Image of Ashley Wass © Patrick Allen Operaomnia.co.uk

    Ibéria from Images, for orchestra (Set 3)
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 1 in E Flat
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Symphony No 5 in C minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    8 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Michael Collins (clarinet) / The Heath Quartet- Classical Music Alive in Reading
    Heath Quartet, Michael Collins
    The Concert Hall in the Town Hall Reading RG1 1QH
    United Kingdom

    Michael Collins's dazzling virtuosity and sensitive musicianship have made him one of today's most sought-after soloists. At 16 he won the woodwind prize in the first BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition and at 22 made his American debut at Carnegie Hall, New York.

    For this all-Mozart programme, Michael is joined by YCAT artists, The Heath Quartet which is rapidly emerging as an exciting and original voice on the international chamber music scene, and violist, Tim Boulton.

    Pre-concert talk 6.15pm - The Town Hall (free)

    Adagio and Fugue in C minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    String Quintet No 4 in G minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    13 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire Concert Society - Rosanna Ter-Berg (flute)
    Leo Nicholson, Rosanna Ter-Berg
    Outwood Academy Foxhills Scunthorpe DN15 8LJ
    United Kingdom

    “Rosanna Ter-Berg and Leo Nicholson made a first-rate flute and piano duo, who shone in everything they touched, Ter-Berg also added a solo piccolo encore in Patrick Nunn’s Sprite – short, witty, inventive.” The Financial Times

    6 Épigraphes Antiques
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Fantasie Brilliant on Bizet's 'Carmen'
    François Borne (1840-1920)
    Sonata for Flute and Piano
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    Patrick Nunn (1969-)
    Flute Sonata
    William Alwyn (1905-1985)
    Sonata for Flute and Piano in C
    Otar Taktakishvili (1924-1989)
    Jeux Sonatine
    Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)
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    7 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Mozart and Schubert | The Stondon Singers (chamber choir)
    Christopher Tinker, Meridian Sinfonia, The Stondon Singers
    Great Waltham Church Great Waltham, Chelmsford CM3 1AR
    United Kingdom

    The Stondon Singers present a concert of familiar choral works with orchestral accompaniment by the Meridian Sinfonia.

    Missa Brevis in B flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Misericordias Domini
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Mass No 2 in G
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Laudate Dominum from Vesperae Solennes de Confessore
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    6 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    English Chamber Orchestra with Howard Shelley (piano/conductor)
    English Chamber Orchestra, Howard Shelley
    Sheldonian Theatre Oxford OX1 3AZ
    United Kingdom

    The Simple Symphony seems the ideal opener for this concert by Britten’s former ‘house orchestra’, the English Chamber Orchestra. The programme then takes us on a journey through Beethoven at his most charming in the Piano Concerto No 2, through Finzi’s delightfully pastoral Eclogue to Mozart’s grand Symphony No 40.

    The renowned and charismatic Howard Shelley will be in the dual role of conductor and soloist, directing the concerto from the keyboard.

    ‘Shelley is one of the most accomplished pianist-directors in Mozart.’ The Daily Telegraph

    Simple Symphony
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 2 in B flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
    Symphony No 40 in G minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    14 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Mozart - Mass in C minor: Oxford Bach Choir and London Mozart Players
    London Mozart Players, Nicholas Cleobury, Oxford Bach Choir
    Sheldonian Theatre Oxford OX1 3AZ
    United Kingdom

    In 1782, Mozart's new wife, Constanze Weber, fell pregnant with their first child. Mozart promised that he would write a mass to give thanks 'when her confinement was happily over'. The resulting Mass in C minor was indeed performed in its unfinished state in the months after the birth of their son, with Constanze herself taking the virtuosic soprano solos.

    The Oxford Bach Choir and the London Mozart Players join forces to perform this magnificent work, alongside a new piece by contemporary composer Jonathan Dove to mark the centenary of the First World War.

    Pre-concert talk, free to ticket holders: 6.30pm

    Mass in C minor, 'The Great'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    7 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Magic of Musicals
    Caroline Trutz, David Calow, The Rutland Sinfonia
    Oakham School Chapel Oakham LE15 6DT
    United Kingdom

    In a first for the Rutland Sinfonia, we feature a concert celebrating the huge 'blockbuster' musicals of Broadway and the West End.

    Music from the all time greats will make this a musical evening to remember!

    To add that West End sparkle we have international soprano Caroline Trutz with us to sing a selection of show standards. Book early - this is likely to be a popular concert!

    Suite from 'West Side Story'
    Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
    Excerpts from The Sound of Music
    Richard Rodgers (1902-1979)
    Jesus Christ Superstar Suite
    Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948-)
    Medley from Les Misérables
    Claude-Michel Schönberg ()
    Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz
    Harold Arlen (1905-1986)
    Send in the Clowns from A Little Night Music
    Stephen Sondheim (1930- )
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