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Format: 2015-05-30
Format: 2015-05-30
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    2 June 2015 - 7:00pm
    Spitalfields Salon with Ian Bostridge (tenor) and Harry Bicket (harpsichord)
    Harry Bicket, Ian Bostridge
    Venue is confirmed upon booking London E1
    United Kingdom

    Step back in time and enjoy an exclusive, intimate evening of arias and songs, given in one of Spitalfields’s beautifully restored Georgian houses.

    Renowned early music conductor Harry Bicket (director of previous Associate Artist The English Concert) is joined by one of Britain’s most celebrated tenors, Ian Bostridge.

    Alongside colourful arias, discover more about the music in conversation with the performers.

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    30 May 2015 - 7:30pm
    Beethoven: The Man Revealed - John Suchet
    John Suchet
    St John's Kirk Perth PH1 5SZ
    United Kingdom

    In Beethoven - The Man Revealed, John Suchet brings to life the complex nature of one of the greatest musicians this world has ever known. He reveals how Beethoven struggled to continue his great work amidst a backdrop of war against France, his increasing deafness and the extremes of his personality which confused and alienated those closest to him. True genius comes at a price and in this full length biography, John sensitively portrays the man behind the music.

    Composition Not Known
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    30 May 2015 - 7:45pm
    Sinfonia Cymru and Rachel Podger
    Rachel Podger, Sinfonia Cymru
    Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Cardiff CF10 3ER
    United Kingdom

    Sinfonia Cymru's first all-baroque concert; and who better to lead it than the outstanding champion of period music, Rachel Podger.

    She’s put together a programme that showcases the period and its many guises, from dazzling flamboyance to disarming simplicity. Bach’s Air on the G String, the second movement of his Suite No 3 is a textbook example of measured restraint, whilst Vivaldi’s L’Estro Armonico is an intoxicating flurry of rhythmic drive.

    Although less known today, Purcell, Fux and Telemann enjoyed significant celebrity status back then. Purcell’s music for The Fairy Queen was a huge hit, as was Fux’s book on counterpoint – the must-read for composers of the 18th Century. Telemann was the most successful composer in Germany, far outstripping the popularity stakes compared to his friend and contemporary Bach.

    Join us as we explore one of the richest and liveliest chapters in music history.

    Our first all-baroque concert; and who better to lead it than the outstanding champion of period music, Rachel Podger.

    She’s put together a programme that showcases the period and its many guises, from dazzling flamboyance to disarming simplicity. Bach’s Air on the G String, the second movement of his Suite No 3 is a textbook example of measured restraint, whilst Vivaldi’s L’Estro Armonico is an intoxicating flurry of rhythmic drive.

    Although less known today, Purcell, Fux and Telemann enjoyed significant celebrity status back then. Purcell’s music for The Fairy Queen was a huge hit, as was Fux’s book on counterpoint – the must-read for composers of the 18th Century. Telemann was the most successful composer in Germany, far outstripping the popularity stakes compared to his friend and contemporary Bach.

    Join us as we explore one of the richest and liveliest chapters in music history.

    Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Suite from The Fairy Queen
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Concerto for violin and strings in A minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Ouverture in G minor
    Johann Joseph Fux (1660-1741)
    Concerto for trumpet, violin, 2 oboes, strings and continuo in D
    Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
    Concerto Grosso No 10 in B minor, from 'L'Estro Armonico'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
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    31 May 2015 - 3:00pm
    Sinfonia Cymru and Rachel Podger
    Rachel Podger, Sinfonia Cymru
    The Riverfront Newport NP20 1HG
    United Kingdom

    Sinfonia Cymru's first all-baroque concert; and who better to lead it than the outstanding champion of period music, Rachel Podger.

    She’s put together a programme that showcases the period and its many guises, from dazzling flamboyance to disarming simplicity. Bach’s Air on the G String, the second movement of his Suite No 3 is a textbook example of measured restraint, whilst Vivaldi’s L’Estro Armonico is an intoxicating flurry of rhythmic drive.

    Although less known today, Purcell, Fux and Telemann enjoyed significant celebrity status back then. Purcell’s music for The Fairy Queen was a huge hit, as was Fux’s book on counterpoint – the must-read for composers of the 18th Century. Telemann was the most successful composer in Germany, far outstripping the popularity stakes compared to his friend and contemporary Bach.

    Join us as we explore one of the richest and liveliest chapters in music history.

    Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Suite from The Fairy Queen
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Concerto for violin and strings in A minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Ouverture in G minor
    Johann Joseph Fux (1660-1741)
    Concerto for trumpet, violin, 2 oboes, strings and continuo in D
    Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
    Concerto Grosso No 10 in B minor, from 'L'Estro Armonico'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
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    30 May 2015 - 4:00pm
    Bossa Tango - A Latin American piano recital
    Johan de Cock
    Friends Meeting House Brighton BN1 1AF
    United Kingdom

    Brighton-based pianist, Johan de Cock, returns to Brighton Fringe with an exciting new programme of Latin American milongas, tangos, waltzes, bossa novas and other dances. The concert, which will last about an hour, includes popular works by Carlos Gardel, Astor Piazzolla, Ernesto Nazareth, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Antonio Carlos Jobim, as well as new works by Juan María Solare.

    El día que me quieras
    Carlos Gardel (1890-1935)
    Oblivion
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
    Licha
    Juan Maria Solare (1966-)
    A rolete
    Juan Maria Solare (1966-)
    Premonición
    Juan Maria Solare (1966-)
    Brejeiro
    Ernesto Nazareth (1863-1934)
    Apanhei-te, Cavaquinho
    Ernesto Nazareth (1863-1934)
    Odeon
    Ernesto Nazareth (1863-1934)
    Valsa da dor
    Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
    Wave
    Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927-1994)
    La muerte del ángel
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
    Invierno porteño
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
    Sus ojos se cerraron
    Carlos Gardel (1890-1935)
    Volver
    Carlos Gardel (1890-1935)
    Por una cabeza
    Carlos Gardel (1890-1935)
    The Man I Love (arr. J. de Cock)
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
    Waltz for Carlos
    Johan de Cock (1975-)
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    2 June 2015 - 7:30pm
    Natalie Clein performs Dvorák with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Natalie Clein, Rory Macdonald, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    Stravinsky’s The Firebird was an instant success with audiences and critics. Premiered in 1910, it marked the beginning of a collaboration between Stravinsky and ballet impresario Sergei Diaghilev, as well as Stravinsky’s ascent to fame. Equally as popular with audiences is Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, which was first composed for children and now exists in various orchestral and chamber forms; from orchestra to piano duet. Esteemed British cellist Natalie Clein joins the Orchestra once again to perform Dvorák’s Cello Concerto – a work beloved by audiences and performers alike, it remains one of the most popular concertos in the cello repertory.

    Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B minor
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    Suite from Ma mère l’oye, 'Mother Goose'
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    The Firebird Suite (1919)
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
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    30 May 2015 - 7:30pm
    Freddy Kempf performs Grieg with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Freddy Kempf, Rory Macdonald, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Cambridge Corn Exchange Cambridge CB2 3QB
    United Kingdom

    The finale concert in the 2014/15 Cambridge Classical Concert Series opens with Glinka's sparking Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla. Artist in Residence Freddy Kempf demonstrates his dazzling virtuosic skills with a dazzing performance of Grieg's lyrical Piano Concerto. After the interval, Ravel's playful Mother Goose Suite precedes one of the most electrifying and exciting works from the early twentieth centry - Stravinsky's The Firebird Suite, a magnificent end to this year's series.

    Pre-concert talk at 6pm at Cambridge City Hotel, with local classical music expert James Day. Free to concert ticket holders.

    Overture from Ruslan and Ludmilla
    Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    Suite from Ma mère l’oye, 'Mother Goose'
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    The Firebird Suite
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
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    4 June 2015 - 7:30pm
    Beethoven by the Sea | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Brian Wright, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill-On-Sea TN40 1DP
    United Kingdom

    Join the world-famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for an evening of breath-taking works from Beethoven. Led by the internationally acclaimed and Sussex based conductor Brian Wright, the Orchestra will perform some of Beethoven’s best-loved pieces in this exciting summer concert

    Performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 5, ‘Emperor’, will be the winner of the 2015 Hastings International Piano Competition. With a prestigious prize and recognised internationally as producing an incredibly high calibre of musicians, the competition has launched the careers of many young pianists and audiences will be able to hear a star of the future at this concert.

    Celebrating the compositional genius of Beethoven, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will perform some of the composer’s greatest works. As well as his Piano Concerto No 5, ‘Emperor’, audiences will be able to hear the intensely dramatic Leonore Overture No 3, the Coriolan Overture, and the instantly recognisable and magnificent Symphony No 5.

    Leonore Overture No 3
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 5 in E flat, 'Emperor'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Coriolan Overture
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Symphony No 5 in C minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    6 June 2015 - 7:30pm
    Sprig of Thyme | Liverpool Welsh Choral
    Keith Orrell, Liverpool Welsh Choral, Stephen Hargreaves, Susan Marrs
    Cornerstone Concert Hall, Liverpool Hope University Liverpool L6 1HP
    United Kingdom

    We return to the superb hall of Liverpool Hope University's Cornerstone Theatre for this concert which aims to send you home with the warm glow of Summertime. The programme is one suited to an entertaining evening of light music.

    We will be showcasing some wonderful work by Bob Chilcott and John Rutter, starting the concert with the former's Singing by Numbers, a lovely series of 7 short folk-style items. Also by Chilcott you will be able to enjoy the well known favourites Londonderry Air and An Irish Blessing and also a 'signed' song Can you hear me?

    The John Rutter section includes Home is a special kind of feeling, and Banquet Fugue. We will end the concert with the wonderful Sprig of Thyme - an enchanting setting of traditional folk melodies.

    All perfect for a summer concert!

    The Sprig of Thyme
    John Rutter (1945-)
    Singing by Numbers
    Bob Chilcott (1955-)
    Banquet Fugue from The Reluctant Dragon
    John Rutter (1945-)
    Can you hear me?
    Bob Chilcott (1955-)
    Londonderry Air
    Bob Chilcott (1955-)
    An Irish Blessing
    Bob Chilcott (1955-)
    Home is a special kind of feeling
    John Rutter (1945-)
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    7 June 2015 - 7:00pm
    Roskell Piano Trio
    Colin Scobie, Heather Tuach, Penelope Roskell, Roskell Piano Trio
    Sutton House London E9 6JQ
    United Kingdom

    Our very popular resident trio consisting of Colin Scobie (violin), Heather Tuach (cello) and Penelope Roskell (piano) will play trios by Mozart (K 548 in C major), Shostakovich (No 2in E minor) and Schumann (No 1 in D minor).

    Sutton House is one of London’s most attractive concert venues. Our aim is to provide the highest quality of music-making at affordable prices in relaxed and pleasant surroundings. Refreshments are available in the conservatory before the concert and during the interval.

    Ticket holders are allowed free admission before the concert to view Sutton House, which is owned by the National Trust. Built in 1535, the house holds a fascinating juxtaposition of oak-panelled Tudor rooms, Jacobean wall paintings and Georgian and Victorian interiors.

    Optional tour by Richard Griffiths, the architect for the restoration of Sutton House at 6pm.

    Keyboard Trio No 5 in C
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Piano Trio No 2 in E minor
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Piano Trio No 1 in D minor
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
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