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Format: 2015-03-05
Format: 2015-03-05
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    15 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Montage | Glasgow Wind Band
    Glasgow Wind Band, Kevin Price
    Academy Concert Hall, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Glasgow G2 3DB
    United Kingdom
    Andrew Boysen (1968-)
    Philip Sparke (1951-)
    Fugue in G minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Peter Graham (1958-)
    Breaking the Century
    Nigel Clarke (1960-)
    Kenneth Hesketh (1968-)
    Martin Ellerby (1957-)
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    14 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Evening of choral music | Jubilate Chamber Choir
    Ian Higginson, Jubilate Chamber Choir
    St Mary's Church, Moseley Birmingham B13 8HW
    United Kingdom

    Join us for an evening of choral music. Listen to one of Gloucestershire's leading chamber choirs perform a range of sacred and secular choral music.

    Mass for 4 Voices
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in B flat
    Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
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    14 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    A Scandinavian Saturday with Blackpool Symphony Orchestra
    Blackpool Symphony Orchestra, Helen Brackley Jones, Helen Harrison
    Blackpool Salvation Army Citadel Blackpool FY1 4EL
    United Kingdom
    Peer Gynt Suite No 2
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    Symphony No 2, 'The Four Temperaments'
    Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)
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    13 March 2015 - 1:10pm
    Free lunchtime concert: Barber and Birtwistle
    Dean Wood, Jade Bultitude, Joe Harper, Lucy Gray, Natalie Bernard
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Students from Trinity Laban perform four contrasting 20th century wind quintets in the superb acoustic of St James's Piccadilly. This is a free lunchtime concert (retiring collection).

    Summer Music for Wind Quintet
    Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
    6 Bagatelles
    György Ligeti (1923-2006)
    Five Distances for five instruments
    Sir Harrison Birtwistle (1934-)
    Cinq danses profanes et sacrées
    Henri Tomasi (1901-1971)
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    11 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Fauré's Requiem and Vivaldi's Gloria | La Nova Singers
    Duncan Honeybourne, La Nova Singers, Michelle Nova
    St Ambrose Church Bournemouth BH4 8BE
    United Kingdom

    Dorset choir La Nova Singers will bring to life two of the most iconic works of the classical choral repertoire when they perform the Fauré Requiem and Vivaldi's Gloria in the beautiful acoustic of St Ambrose Church. The all-female ensemble, whose performances have been noted for their 'dynamic intensity' and 'bright vocal tone', will be singing rarely-heard arrangements of the popular pieces in a concert which forms part of their 10th Anniversary celebrations.

    Gabriel Fauré's Requiem is known for its serenity, and contains the well-known pieces 'Pie Jesu' and 'In Paradisum'. Its lush harmonies offer audiences a vision of heaven, complete with angelic chorus. Acclaimed Weymouth musician Duncan Honeybourne will accompany the choir on organ.

    A more celebratory theme can be found in Vivaldi's Gloria, where the composer's ear for a catchy melody is evident in sprightly pieces such as 'Domine Fili Unigenite', 'Laudemus Te' and the eponymous 'Gloria in excelsis Deo'. The singers will here be accompanied by a string ensemble.

    The musicians perform courtesy of funding awarded to La Nova Singers through Skipton Building Society's Grassroots Giving scheme.

    Requiem in D minor
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Gloria in D
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  • 14 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Eltham Choral Society Spring Concert
    Amadeus Orchestra, Charles Andrews, Peter Asprey
    Holy Trinity Church Eltham SE9 2SD
    United Kingdom

    Eltham Choral Society are providing this rare opportunity in South East London to hear the beautiful early baroque music of Carissimi followed by the Mozart Vesperae.

    Jephte, 'Historia di Jephte'
    Giacomo Carissimi (1605-1674)
    Vesperae solennes de Dominica
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    5 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Renata Pokupic (mezzo-soprano) and Roger Vignoles (piano)
    Renata Pokupic, Roger Vignoles
    Howard Assembly Room Leeds LS1 6NU
    United Kingdom

    A diverse programme from two of the world’s leading artists in song. Croatian mezzo-soprano Renata Pokupic is in high demand from international orchestras and opera houses. This concert is a rare opportunity to hear her in a more intimate setting. She is accompanied by distinguished pianist Roger Vignoles.

    “Pokupic is a serious, gifted practitioner of this endangered art form…fluidly and charmingly performed.” Opera News Magazine

    The duo delights in a programme that includes Mahler’s heart-breakingRückert Leider, Finzi’s wonderful Shakespeare Songs: O Mistress Mine,Come Away Death and pieces by Wolf and Hahn.

    "... with Roger Vignoles at the piano, extraordinary things can happen" The Times

    5 Rückert Lieder
    Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
    Come away death from Let us garlands bring
    Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
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    5 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    European Union Chamber Orchestra
    Emma Johnson, European Union Chamber Orchestra, Hans-Peter Hofmann
    Cambridge Corn Exchange Cambridge CB2 3QB
    United Kingdom

    The European Union Chamber Orchestra has established itself as a firm favourite with Corn Exchange audiences and makes a welcome return this season with a concert to savour. Holst's St Paul's Suite is a towering masterpiece of Western Culture. Hear the European Union Chamber Orchestra bring it dazzlingly to life. Emma Johnson is a soloist par excellence; her performance of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto promises to be vivacious, delicate and an absolute delight. Grieg's Two Elegaic Melodies show the composer at his most intensely lyrical. The evening ends superbly, with Mozart's Symphony No 33 which brims with playful brilliance from the first bar to the finale.

    Pre-concert talk at 6pm at Cambridge University Press Bookshop, by local classical music expert James Day. Free to concert ticket holders.

    St Paul's Suite, for strings
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    2 Elegiac Melodies
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    Symphony No 33 in B Flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    14 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Film, Stars and Pirates | North Wiltshire Orchestra
    Alex Arkwright, North Wiltshire Orchestra, Paul Turner, Sara Stagg
    St Andrew's Church Chippenham SN15 3HT
    United Kingdom

    North Wiltshire Orchestra's spring concert explores pieces that have either been written for films, or have been used in films. So many great pieces of music have an association with film and so many great composers have contributed to film music.

    The concert opens with Rossini's Overture to the opera 'William Tell' and for many this piece will bring back memories of 'The Lone Ranger' on the small screen. The film composer John Williams's music is well represented firstly with 'Star Wars Suite' and then the theme from 'Schindler's List'. The solo violin is played by Sara Stagg. The theme from 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl' was written by Klaus Badelt for the 2003 box office success and has become a firm favourite. Central to the programme, used in many films and perhaps one of the most loved of all classical pieces is the second Piano Concerto by Sergey Rachmaninov. Composed in 1900/1901 the concerto was first used in 1945 for the film 'A Brief Encounter' and again in 1946 'I've Always Loved You'. More recently it was featured in Clint Eastwood's film 'Hereafter' in 2010.

    The soloist in this concert is Paul Turner. Paul previously played with the orchestra in 2013 in a hugely successful concert that included Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.

    Overture to 'William Tell'
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    Star Wars Suite
    John Williams (1932-)
    Schindler's List
    John Williams (1932-)
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    Klaus Badelt ()
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 2 in C minor
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
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    15 March 2015 - 3:00pm
    Piano recital by Richard Allum
    Richard Allum
    The Foundling Museum London WC1N 1AZ
    United Kingdom

    Pianist Richard Allum plays his Foundling debut on the Museum’s beautiful 1923 Broadwood piano. A pianist of 'considerable talent' (Portsmouth News), Richard has given performances in venues across Europe and as far afield as Australia.

    Sonata in D
    Muzio Clementi (1762-1832)
    Sonata for Piano No 8 in C minor, 'Pathétique'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Ballade No 1 in G minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
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