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Format: 2015-05-26
Format: 2015-05-26
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    28 May 2015 - 7:30pm
    Gilbert & Sullivan’s opera The Gondoliers presented by Chapel End Savoy Players
    Chapel End Savoy Players, Graham Offord, Leon Berger
    Deaton Theatre, Forest School London E17 3PY
    United Kingdom

    All performances will be fully costumed and accompanied by an orchestra. The venue has disabled facilities, and there will be refreshments available in the interval.

    Tickets for all evening performances are £14 (£12 concessions) and for the Matinees are £12 (£10 concessions). £5 concessions for under 18s to all performances. There is a 10% discount for 10 tickets or more.

    There is ample off-street parking available.

    Free transport will be available to the Theatre from Snaresbrook tube station from 1:30pm for both Matinee performances, with a free return to Snaresbrook after the show. No need to pre-book – just turn up!

    Public transport: nearest tube: Snaresbrook; nearest Network Rail: Wood Street, Walthamstow; Buses 20, W12

    The Gondoliers, 'The King of Barataria'
    Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)
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    29 May 2015 - 7:30pm
    Sinfonia Cymru and Rachel Podger
    Rachel Podger, Sinfonia Cymru
    Y Ffwrnes Llanelli SA15 3YE
    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)
  • 5 June 2015 - 7:30pm
    The Imperfect Pearl - life and music of Domenico Zipoli
    Charlotte Fairbairn, Eloise Irving, Mark Latimer, Miles Golding, Sophie Gledhill, William Towers
    Westacre Theatre King's Lynn PE32 1UD
    United Kingdom

    The Imperfect Pearl is a music-drama celebrating the extraordinary life and music of one of the baroque era’s most overlooked and under-rated composers, Domenico Zipoli. The Baroque Brothers Grimm-style fairytale is an innovative project, which follows the journey of the seventeenth century composer from Rome to the rainforests of South America. The Imperfect Pearl or Perola Barroca (the derivation of the term baroque) describes the dissonances of Zipoli’s life and the baroque music that drove him.

    “Phenomenal British pianist” (Guardian) Mark Latimer, executive producer Heulwen Phillips and director Emma Rivlin have created a “sumptuous and romantic” (The Independent) work in a wildly imaginative clash of culture, music and theatre. The Imperfect Pearl will tour the UK from May through to June 2015, visiting rustic barns, country festivals and other unique performance spaces.

    The Imperfect Pearl
    Domenico Zipoli (1688-1726)
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    30 May 2015 - 7:00pm
    University of York Opera Society - Mozart's The Magic Flute
    Cassiopia Berkeley-Agyepong, Danny Purtell, University of York Opera Ensemble, University of York Opera Society
    Grand Opera House York YO1 9SW
    United Kingdom

    University of York Opera Society is excited to bring Mozart's iconic work to the heart of this historical city. For one night only a talented cast of young singers will take you on a journey to an enchanting dreamland of magic and mystery with utterly brilliant music. This thrilling performance promises to be a visual and musical spectacle like none other.

    This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd. English version by Jeremy Sams.

    Die Zauberflöte, 'The Magic Flute'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    29 May 2015 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Supernova Wind Quintet
    Chihiro Kashiwakura, Chris Hatton, Ella Luhtasaari, Mireia González Ricart, Molly Flanagan, Rosie Bowker, Supernova Wind Quintet
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Presented by Guildhall School of Music and Drama

    Newly established in September 2014, the Supernova Wind Quintet is made up of students in their first and second years of postgraduate study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. An international ensemble, their members come from as far afield as the USA and Spain as well as the UK. Since forming the quintet they have performed together in various chamber ensembles and orchestral concerts in the Barbican Hall, Milton Court Concert Hall and Silk Street Music Hall.

    For this concert the Supernova Wind Quintet are joined by Australian pianist Ella Luhtasaari to play Poulenc’s well-loved Sextet for piano and wind quintet. Ella completed her undergraduate studies at the Australian National University where she specialised in collaborative piano before moving to Graz, Austria in 2012 to study for a Masters in Vocal Accompaniment with Julius Drake. She is currently studying piano accompaniment and chamber music with Andrew West at the Guildhall School.

    Both the Quintet and the Sextet are fortunate to receive regular coaching from tutors at the Guildhall School including Joy Farrall, Helen Simons and Graham Sheen.

    Kleine Kammermusik for Wind Quintet
    Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
    Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
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    5 June 2015 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Claudia Fuller (violin) and Thomas Ang (piano)
    Claudia Fuller, Thomas Ang
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Presented by the Royal Academy of Music

    Sonata for Violin and Piano No 5 in F, 'Spring'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata No 2 for Violin and Piano, 'Spring'
    Joseph Marx (1882-1964)
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    29 May 2015 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Trinity Laban Doubling Quartet
    Jess Tomlinson, Rhiannon Jeffreys, Ruth Hayes, Ruth Whybrow, Trinity Laban Doubling Quartet
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    Presented by Trinity Laban Conservatoire

    The Trinity Laban Doubling Quartet was formed in 2014 at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. They all study saxophone, clarinet and flute at the Conservatoire and were inspired by professor Melanie Henry to form a unique group. All players perform on more than one instrument throughout the pieces they play, to show versatility and a variety of musical colours. Their first performance was at St Alfege Church in Greenwich in 2014, for a concert to celebrate Adolph Sax's 200th Anniversary, as inventor of the saxophone. They have also performed at the prestigious Bishopsgate Institute, Liverpool Street. Their aim is to bring something new to the chamber music world, and to display their skills as multi-instrumentalists.

    L'Histoire du Tango (History of Tango)
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
    Beast in the Basement
    Paul Saunders ()
    Ulla in Africa
    Heiner Wiberny (1944-)
    Excerpts from An American in Paris
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
    Permutations
    Paul Harvey (1935-)
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    29 May 2015 - 7:30pm
    Favourite operatic arias
    Alex Otterburn, Mark Austin, Marlena Devoe, Opera South, Phoebe Haines
    The Jubilee Theatre, The Royal School Haslemere GU27 1HQ
    United Kingdom

    Opera South presents a programme of favourite operatic arias. This concert forms part of the Haslemere Festival.

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    31 May 2015 - 7:30pm
    Universities of Scotland Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich / Elgar / Copland
    Christopher Swaffer, Rudi de Groote, Universities of Scotland Symphony Orchestra
    St Cuthbert's Parish Church Edinburgh EH1 2EP
    United Kingdom

    Players from all over Scotland unite to form the Universities of Scotland Symphony Orchestra, this year performing Shostakovich's mighty Tenth Symphony. Copland's rousing Fanfare for the Common Man and Elgar's Cello Concerto with renowned cellist Rudi de Groote, complete the programme. All proceeds donated to the charity, Music In Hospitals Scotland.

    Fanfare for the Common Man
    Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
    Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Symphony No 10 in E minor
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
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    28 May 2015 - 7:30pm
    Beneath the Score with Orpheus Sinfonia - The Power of Nature
    Orpheus Sinfonia, Thomas Carroll
    St George's Church, Hanover Square London W1S 1FX
    United Kingdom

    Nature and classical music seem to go hand in hand as so many composers have turned to nature for inspiration and comfort. Beethoven once wrote that he loved a tree more than a man, as in his years of deafness nature was a source of great comfort and healing for him. Schumann wrote pieces inspired by nature as did numerous composers such as Mendelssohn. Join us and enjoy complete performances of Schumann's Rhenish symphony as well as Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture.

    St George's Church pews are cushioned for comfort, we serve drinks before the performance and during the interval, our concers are relaxed, informal events for all to enjoy.

    Generously sponsored by Kleinwort Benson

    Symphony No 3 in E flat, 'Rhenish'
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    The Hebrides Overture
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
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