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Format: 2018-02-24
Format: 2018-02-24
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    3 March 2018 - 7:30pm
    Alauda Quartet
    Alauda Quartet
    The Civic Centre Berkhamsted HP4 3HD
    United Kingdom

    The Alauda Quartet was formed at the Royal Academy of Music in London in 2011. They were selected as Park Lane Group artists in 2015 and as Concert Artists with Making Music for 2016-17. They made their debut recital at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing in 2014. During their time at the Royal Academy they studied with Jon Thorn and had masterclasses with eminent quartets including the Belcea, Artemis, Endellion and Emerson.

    The Alauda Quartet is involved in several educational projects across the UK. They were appointed Young Professional String Quartet in residence at Pro Corda in 2013 and give workshops at public schools through the Westminster Music Service.

    String Quartet No 19 in C, 'Dissonance'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Langsamer Satz for string quartet
    Anton von Webern (1883-1945)
    String Quartet No 2 in D
    Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)
  • 3 March 2018 - 7:30pm
    Gildas String Quartet and Raphaela Papadakis (soprano)
    Anna Menzies, Christopher Jones, Gemma Sharples, Gildas Quartet, Kay Stephen, Raphaela Papadakis
    Influence Church Richmond DL10 4AS
    United Kingdom

    Raphaela Papadakis has sung at Covent Garden, Sadler's Wells and the Carnegie Hall, and is making her first appearance in the Richmondshire Concerts. She and the Gildas Quartet recently performed together at the Oxford Lieder Festival, with this collection of songs arranged by the distinguished composer Aribert Reimann for soprano and string quartet.

    Ophelia Lieder
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    6 Songs, arranged for soprano and sting quartet
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    … oder soll es Tod bedeuten
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
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    4 March 2018 - 3:00pm
    Madeleine Shaw performs Wagner | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Alexander Shelley, Madeleine Shaw, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    This ethereal concert explores the nostalgic sound-worlds of Humperdinck, Wagner and Grieg. Humperdinck’s stirring opening Overture is where the magical story begins, leading into Wagner’s delightful Wesendonck Lieder, performed here by exceptional mezzo-soprano Madeleine Shaw.

    This atmospheric programme concludes with excerpts from Grieg’s ever-popular and lyrical Peer Gynt.

    Prelude from Hansel and Gretel
    Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921)
    Wesendonck Lieder
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
    Excerpts from Peer Gynt
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
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    27 February 2018 - 7:30pm
    Susanne Hou performs Tchaikovsky | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Alexander Shelley, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Yi-Jia Susanne Hou
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    Brimming with mythical imagery and incredible drama, this concert brings together pieces such as Mussorgsky’s terrifying Night on the Bald Mountain, Tchaikovsky’s wonderful Violin Concerto, performed by the immensely talented Yi-Jia Susanne Hou, Sibelius’s mesmerising Nightride and Sunrise and a delightful array of extracts from Khachaturian’s Spartacus Suite.

    A night on the bald mountain
    Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Nightride and Sunrise
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    Excerpts from Spartacus
    Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978)
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    27 February 2018 - 7:30pm
    Kathryn Stott (piano)
    Kathryn Stott
    Town Hall Skipton BD23 1AH
    United Kingdom

    One of the first places Kathryn ever played as a child, at about the age of seven, was Skipton Town Hall. Since then she has performed for Skipton Music on many occasions, so she says it is a real pleasure to return in the year she anticipates her 60th birthday! With that in mind her programme will focus on ‘Song and Dance’, featuring some of her favourite pieces.

    Jesus bleibet meine Freude, from Cantata No 147, 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Excerpts from 'Lyric Pieces'
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    Mazurka No 1 in B flat major from 5 Mazurkas
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    3 Danzas argentinas
    Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)
    La valse, transcribed for piano
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
  • 24 February 2018 - 7:30pm
    Hull Philharmonic Orchestra
    Andrew Penny MBE, Hull Philharmonic Orchestra, Jonathan Scott
    Hull City Hall Hull HU1 3RQ
    United Kingdom

    6000 Pipes! was premiered by Hull Philharmonic Orchestra last February and has since been broadcast on Classic FM. Jonathan Scott returns as our soloist in the effervescent Poulenc Concerto and he also includes a work by Alfred Hollins, born in Hull in 1865 and blind from birth. An amazing talent, he toured the world demonstrating organs, sometimes for Forster and Andrews of Hull, who built the instrument in our own City Hall. Hollins died in 1942, a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists and with an Honorary Doctorate from Edinburgh University.

    Meet the Artist: Andrew Penny talks to Callum Smart at 6.30pm. Free to ticket holders.

    6000 Pipes
    Sir Karl Jenkins (1944-)
    Concerto Overture in C minor
    Alfred Hollins (1865-1942)
    Symphony in D minor
    César Franck (1822-1890)
    Concerto for organ, strings and timpani in G minor
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
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    26 February 2018 - 7:30pm
    Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra
    Hyejin Kim, Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra, Valery Poliansky
    The Hexagon Reading RG1 7UA
    United Kingdom

    The ever popular Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra return to The Hexagon, under their Music Director Valery Polyansky, with a rich Russian programme. Ranking among the finest symphonic ensembles in Russia, they receive frequent invitations to perform in countries around the world. They are joined for this concert by pianist, Hyejin Kim.

    Praised by critics for her, “passionate…polished and expressive,” performances, Hyejin Kim is one of South Korea’s most thrilling young classical stars. Ms Kim first attracted international attention at age 17 when, as its youngest participant, she won third prize in the prestigious Busoni Competition in Italy. Andrea Bonatta, the Head of the Jury, said, “I am thrilled about her flawless musicality and technique, which promises success as an internationally recognised pianist.”

    Pre-concert talk 6.30pm - The Hexagon auditorium

    Masquerade Suite
    Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 1 in F sharp minor
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Romeo and Juliet
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
  • 1 March 2018 - 7:30pm
    Russian State Philharmonic with Valentina Lisitsa (piano)
    Russian State Philharmonic, Valentina Lisitsa, Valery Poliansky
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    Cadogan Hall is delighted to welcome back the enormously popular Russian State Philharmonic with its Music Director Valery Polyansky, recognized today as a leading interpreter of the works of Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky.

    Rachmaninov himself said that the third was his personal favourite amongst his piano concertos, requiring breathtaking virtuosity from both soloist and orchestra. Valentina Lisitsa joins them for one of the most difficult and physically demanding works for pianists.

    Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, written soon after the collapse of his brief and disastrous marriage, is saturated with the idea of fate, or as the composer wrote ‘that fatal force which prevents the impulse to happiness from attaining its goal’. The vigorous finale, incorporating a famous Russian folk song, swings from the dark emotions of the first movement to a more triumphant mood.

    Part of Zurich International Orchestra Series 2017-18

    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 3 in D minor
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Symphony No 4 in F minor
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
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    24 February 2018 - 7:30pm
    British Classics | City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra
    City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra, Meng Yang Pan, Peter Bassano
    Central Theatre Chatham ME4 4AS
    United Kingdom

    Our British programme begins and ends with favourites by Vaughan Williams and Elgar. We are joined by the outstanding pianist Meng Yang Pan for John Ireland's beautiful Paino Concerto, and the programme is completed by a powerful work by Robert Saxton.

    Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in E flat
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    Music to celebrate the Resurrection
    Robert Saxton (1953-)
    Variations on an original theme, 'Enigma'
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
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    27 February 2018 - 7:00pm
    A Handel Celebration | Foundling Hospital Anthem, Coronation Anthems
    Florilegium, Gwilym Bowen, Mary Bevan, Richard Stilgoe, Stephen Layton, Tim Mead
    St John's Smith Square London SW1P 3HA
    United Kingdom

    Mary Bevan and Tim Mead join conductor Stephen Layton and Florilegium to perform a programme of vivacious and triumphal works by Handel.

    This concert features celebrated masterpieces ‘Zadok the Priest’ and ‘Let the bright Seraphim’ alongside lesser known gems such as ‘Nisi Dominus’ with its ravishing countertenor solo. The evening will conclude with a rare complete performance of the Foundling Hospital Anthem, which culminates in a joyful rendition of the ‘Hallelujah Chorus’.

    Coronation Anthem: Zadok the Priest
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Coronation Anthem: My heart is inditing
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Nisi Dominus
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Piangerò, la sorte mia from Giulio Cesare
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Let the bright Seraphim from Samson
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Fammi combattere from Orlando
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Ombra mai fù, 'Largo' from Serse, 'Xerxes'
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Anthem for the Foundling Hospital, 'Blessed are they that considereth the poor'
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
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