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Format: 2015-05-28
Format: 2015-05-28
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    7 June 2015 - 3:30pm
    Edinburgh Quartet and Glasgow Chamber Choir
    Edinburgh Quartet, Glasgow Chamber Choir, Juliette Bausor, Michael Bawtree, Nikita Naumov, Patricia Rozario
    Queen's Hall Edinburgh EH8 9JG
    United Kingdom

    A unique and beautiful feast of Gál, Schubert and Mendelssohn with special guests Patricia Rozario OBE (renowned, multi-award-winning soprano), Nikita Naumov (Principal double bass, SCO), Juliette Bausor (international soloist and Principal flute, Royal Northern Sinfonia) and Michael Bawtree as conductor and pianist.

    Hans Gál's music, described earlier this year in The Herald as 'sumptuous beauty, music of enormous life experience and depth' is currently enjoying a much-deserved revival - if you are new to it, it can be dicsovered online at www.hansgal.org/audiosamples.

    This is a very special concert to celebrate Hans Gál's 125th anniversary year, featuring exceptionally beautiful and rarely heard works. It is supported by the Hope Scott Trust, Sir Gerald Elliott and the Hans Gál Society.

    Lyrical Suite, for soprano flute and string quartet
    Hans Gál (1880-1987)
    Motette
    Hans Gál (1880-1987)
    Nachtmusik, for soprano, male choir, flute, cello and piano
    Hans Gál (1880-1987)
    Gott im Ungewitter
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Venezianisches Gondellied from '6 Lieder'
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Neue Liebe from 6 Lieder
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Of a summer day
    Hans Gál (1880-1987)
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    5 June 2015 - 7:30pm
    Concert of music for accordion, guitar and strings, featuring Owen Murray
    Chris Waddington, Iosif Purits, Owen Murray
    Giggleswick School Chapel Settle BD24 0DE
    United Kingdom

    Professor Owen Murray and student Iosif Purits, along with Guitarist Chris Waddington presents an evening of classical music for accordion, guitar and string orchestra in the stunning surroundings of Giggleswick School Chapel. Performances will include the Gordon Jacob Accordion Concerto which was rediscovered and edited by Owen Murray in 2014.

    Supported by a profesional string orchestra and featuring performances by Giggleswick School accordion pupils this unique concert is not to be missed.

    Concerto for accordion and strings
    Gordon Jacob (1895-1984)
    Double Concerto for accordion and guitar and strings 'Hommage à Liége'
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
  • 29 May 2015 - 7:30pm
    Bassenthwaite Festival: Dido and Aeneas
    David Gibbs, Ensemble Buxtehude
    St John's Church Bassenthwaite, nr Keswick CA12 4DD
    United Kingdom

    The first of three concerts of this friendly annual festival of baroque music, given by the voices, strings and continuo of Cumbrian chamber group, Ensemble Buxtehude, directed by David Gibbs. They will perform amazing music by the great English composer Henry Purcell (1659-1695), including his beautiful opera Dido and Aeneas, recounting the tragic love story with playful airs and dances, menacing witches and thunderstorm scenes, and most famous of all, Dido’s heart-breaking lament and the tender chorus of mourners. Beautiful music, excellent friendly musicians, gorgeous views of the fells from the church, delicious interval refreshments – ‘this Festival is a jewel of Lakeland!’

    Dido and Aeneas
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
  • 30 May 2015 - 12:30pm
    Bassenthwaite Festival: cello and harpsichord recital
    David Gibbs, Ed Pendrous
    St Bega's Church Bassenthwaite, nr Keswick CA12 4QZ
    United Kingdom

    The second of three concerts of this friendly annual festival of baroque music, given by Cumbrian chamber group, Ensemble Buxtehude. A lunchtime appetiser of charming and sun-filled sonatas for cello and harpsichord by 18th century Italian composers Vivaldi, Geminiani and Lanzetti. Delightful music, excellent friendly musicians, wonderful refreshments, all in the idyllic setting of this small historic church by the Lake – ‘a jewel of Lakeland!’

  • 30 May 2015 - 7:30pm
    Bassenthwaite Festival: Airs and suites by Purcell and his contemporaries
    David Gibbs, Ensemble Buxtehude
    St Bega's Church Bassenthwaite, nr Keswick CA12 4QZ
    United Kingdom

    The last of three concerts of this friendly annual festival of baroque music, given by Cumbrian chamber group, Ensemble Buxtehude, directed by David Gibbs. Airs and suites by Purcell and his contemporaries, for solo voices, violin and continuo. Beautiful music, excellent friendly musicians, gorgeous views from this lovely little historic church by the Lake, wonderful interval refreshments – ‘a jewel of Lakeland!’

    The Queen's Epicedium, elegy on the death of Queen Mary II
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Incassum, Lesbia
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    O dive custos Auricae domus (Elegy on the death of Queen Mary)
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    For love every creature is formed
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    When Myra sings
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Leave these useless arts
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Come, let us leave this town from The Fairy Queen
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Why my Daphne
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Fair Iris
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Since times are so bad from Don Quixote
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Tell me why, my charming fair from The History of Dioclesian, or The Prophetess
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
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    5 June 2015 - 7:30pm
    Music in quiet places - Randers Chamber Orchestra
    The Danish Sinfonietta
    The Chapel, Oundle School Oundle PE8 4AS
    United Kingdom

    We are delighted to welcome the Randers Chamber Orchestra (also known as The Danish Sinfonietta) from Denmark. Mozart and Grieg are of course quite familiar to us, but this evening will also, to use the title of John Frandsen's new work, give us a snapshot of the delights of contemporary Danish music.

    Formed in 1945, the orchestra is Denmark's only professional chamber orchestra. Today, it occupies a unique position in Danish cultural life due to its many varied activities: orchestral concerts with expanded forces, chamber concerts, opera and operetta performances with the Danish National Opera and the Aarhus Sommeropera, summer concerts in the many fine castles of the local region, recordings and broadcasts, school concerts, together with workshops and teaching.

    As well as performing throughout Denmark, the orchestra tours extensively abroad, and has performed in China, Syria, Italy, Russia, Norway, Sweden, Greenland, Island and Scotland. When touring overseas, the orchestra has two fundamental objectives: to introduce foreign audiences and musicians to Danish music, and to expand the orchestra's own musicians' horizons by introducing them to different cultures and styles of music and performance.

    Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    2 Elegiac Melodies
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    The City of Threads
    Anders Nordentoft (1957-)
    3 Piano Pieces
    Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)
    Postcard from Egoland
    John Frandsen (1956-)
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