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Format: 2019-06-17
Format: 2019-06-17
  • 21 June 2019 - 6:30pm
    Chopin and Champagne - Concert 9 - 12 Études Op10 | Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)
    Warren Mailley-Smith
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    CityMusic Promotions presents 'Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight', a new concert series in central London on 10 Friday nights in the 2018-19 season (pre-dinner and post-dinner performances on the same evening of the same programme) given by British concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith.

    ***Due to the intimate size of the venue, tickets for this unique series are extremely limited. Book now to avoid disappointment ***

    The brilliant piano music of the great Frédéric Chopin has never been out of fashion since it first burst onto the international scene in the early 19th century. This music wasn’t intended for the great concert halls of today, but for the intimate setting of Parisian and London Salons of the aristocracy. This was the setting where Chopin felt most at ease and improvised many of his works for the first time.

    Audiences can now experience his music across 10 x 1 hour programmes (from memory) in the beautifully authentic salon-setting of London’s 1901 Arts Club - with the accompaniment of a pre-performance champagne reception at this intimate and exclusive venue. The series includes 10 separate programmes, one per month from September 2018 to July 2019.

    In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British concert pianist to perform the complete solo piano works (233 works) of Frédéric Chopin, from memory in one series, hailed as “an epic achievement” by the British press. He is currently recording the complete works between 2017 and 2020. Warren has performed on many occasions for the British Royal Family and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and BBC Radio.

    Waltz No 3 in F from 3 Waltzes
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 10 in A flat major
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 3 in B
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 15 in F minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Bolero in C
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 49 in A minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    12 Études
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
  • 21 June 2019 - 9:00pm
    Chopin and Champagne - Concert 9 - 12 Études Op10 | Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)
    Warren Mailley-Smith
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    CityMusic Promotions presents 'Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight', a new concert series in central London on 10 Friday nights in the 2018-19 season (pre-dinner and post-dinner performances on the same evening of the same programme) given by British concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith.

    ***Due to the intimate size of the venue, tickets for this unique series are extremely limited. Book now to avoid disappointment ***

    The brilliant piano music of the great Frédéric Chopin has never been out of fashion since it first burst onto the international scene in the early 19th century. This music wasn’t intended for the great concert halls of today, but for the intimate setting of Parisian and London Salons of the aristocracy. This was the setting where Chopin felt most at ease and improvised many of his works for the first time.

    Audiences can now experience his music across 10 x 1 hour programmes (from memory) in the beautifully authentic salon-setting of London’s 1901 Arts Club - with the accompaniment of a pre-performance champagne reception at this intimate and exclusive venue. The series includes 10 separate programmes, one per month from September 2018 to July 2019.

    In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British concert pianist to perform the complete solo piano works (233 works) of Frédéric Chopin, from memory in one series, hailed as “an epic achievement” by the British press. He is currently recording the complete works between 2017 and 2020. Warren has performed on many occasions for the British Royal Family and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and BBC Radio.

    Waltz No 3 in F from 3 Waltzes
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 10 in A flat major
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 3 in B
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 15 in F minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Bolero in C
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 49 in A minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    12 Études
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
  • 20 June 2019 - 7:30pm
    Mythical Creatures | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Cristian Macelaru, Kian Soltani, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    Commencing with a high-octane opening, Glinka’s famous overture to his opera Ruslan and Ludmila sets the scene before the young and exciting Deutsche Grammophon artist, cellist Kian Soltani, performs one of the great Romantic concertos; Dvorák’s passionate Cello Concerto. Cristian Macelaru conducts Tom Coult’s Codex, a piece inspired from the fantastical works of artist Luigi Serafini, it’s a compendium of imaginary animals and landscapes designed to charm and mesmerize the listener. The dazzling orchestration and fairytale story within Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite (1919) rounds out the 2018–2019 season with a breath-taking finale.

    Tonight’s concert is supported by Resonate, a PRS Foundation initiative in partnership with the Association of British Orchestras, BBC Radio 3 and The Boltini Trust.

    Overture from Ruslan and Ludmilla
    Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857)
    Cello Concerto in A
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    Codex (Homage to Serafini)
    Tom Coult ()
    The Firebird Suite (1919)
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
  • 25 June 2019 - 7:30pm
    Orchestra of the Swan: Shakespeare Songs
    Bruce O'Neil, Orchestra of the Swan, Orchestra of the Swan Chamber Choir, Pedro H da Silva
    Stratford Playhouse Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6LU
    United Kingdom

    programme to include
    Shakespeare Song Cycle - Lucia Caruso and Pedro H da Silva

    Shakespeare Song Cycle
    Pedro da Silva ()
  • 19 June 2019 - 2:30pm
    Orchestra of the Swan: A celebration of New Talent
    Andrew Griffiths, Luke Jones, Orchestra of the Swan
    Recital Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Birmingham B4 7XR
    United Kingdom

    Orchestra of the Swan is delighted to welcome Luke Jones, winner of the Bromsgrove International Musicians’ Competition 2018. Luke will be performing Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1, premiered in 1803 with the composer himself as the soloist. One of the Royal Conservatoire of Birmingham’s rising stars, winner of the Conservatoire Concerto Prize, will also join Orchestra of the Swan and Andrew Griffiths, a dynamic and versatile young conductor with a particular flair for opera and choral music. The concert ends with a short work by Thea Musgrave, who feels it represents either the freshness of youth or the plant life in our world on which we all depend.

    Pre-concert talk: 1.30pm
    Chris Morley (Music Critic, Birmingham Post), Thea Musgrave, our competition winner and a student from the composition department discuss the challenges and demands faced by young classical composers and soloists today.

    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 1 in C
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Green
    Thea Musgrave (1928- )
  • 18 June 2019 - 8:30pm
    Ex Cathedra: Summer Music by Candlelight
    Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore
    St Philips Cathedral Birmingham B3 2QB
    United Kingdom

    A programme of joyous music for a magical midsummer evening, performed by the glow of candles at dusk. This atmospheric sequence of words and music is inspired by four centuries of seasonal music – a counterpart to Christmas Music by Candlelight – a concert that will send you home singing of summertime…

    spine-tinglingly lovely … a breathtaking feat of pure ensemble singing” (Birmingham Post)

    This concert will be performed without interval and will end at approximately 9.45pm.

  • 19 June 2019 - 8:30pm
    Ex Cathedra: Summer Music by Candlelight
    Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore
    St Philips Cathedral Birmingham B3 2QB
    United Kingdom

    A programme of joyous music for a magical midsummer evening, performed by the glow of candles at dusk. This atmospheric sequence of words and music is inspired by four centuries of seasonal music – a counterpart to Christmas Music by Candlelight – a concert that will send you home singing of summertime…

    spine-tinglingly lovely … a breathtaking feat of pure ensemble singing” (Birmingham Post)

    This concert will be performed without interval and will end at approximately 9.45pm.

  • 20 June 2019 - 7:45pm
    Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
    Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Rachel Podger, Satoko Doi-Luck
    The Anvil Basingstoke RG21 7QR
    United Kingdom

    They may be familiar, but Vivaldi’s Four Seasons are miracles of invention, wit and excitement. With “Britain’s finest period violinist” (BBC Music Magazine) and the OAE, the music is sure to sound as fresh as the day it was written. Rachel Podger's recording went to No 1 in the Classical Charts and she has just been named Artist of the Year in the 2018 Gramophone awards. They are set in context by the rest of the programme which includes other engaging works by Vivaldi and his contemporaries.

    The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment is Anvil Arts Orchestra in Association

    Pre-concert talk, 6.30pm The Forge
    To book your free ticket(s), please call the box office on 01256 844244.

    *Please note change to previously advertised programme

    Concerto Grosso No 3 in C minor
    Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
    Concerto Grosso in G major
    Francesco Manfredini (1684-1762)
    Concerto Grosso No 2 in G minor from 6 Concerti Grossi
    Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)
    Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for harpsichord and strings in A
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • 23 June 2019 - 6:00pm
    Hansel and Gretel | Grange Park Opera
    Caitlin Hulcup, English National Opera Orchestra, George Jackson, Grange Park Opera, Soraya Mafi, Stephen Medcalf, Susan Bullock, William Dazeley, Yannis Thavoris
    The Theatre in the Woods West Horlsey KT24 6AN
    United Kingdom

    The forest is a dark place – as Hansel and Gretel discover when they go to pick strawberries and end up as potential dessert themselves. It might be a fairy tale, but Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera presents the haunting themes of the unsettling Grimm story with a good dollop of icing on the cake – together with enchanting music.

    Hansel and Gretel
    Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921)
  • 20 June 2019 - 6:00pm
    Don Carlo | Grange Park Opera
    Brett Polegato, Clive Bayley, David Shipley, English National Opera Orchestra, George Andguladze, Gianluca Marcianò, Grange Park Opera, Jo Davies, Leonardo Capalbo, Marina Costa-Jackson, Ruxandra Donose
    The Theatre in the Woods West Horlsey KT24 6AN
    United Kingdom

    A bitter father-son rivalry ignites in the Spanish court in the grip of the malign Inquisition when Don Carlo finds that his intended bride, Elisabetta, has been promised to his father, King Philip II. What follows is a meltdown of molten intensity.

    Don Carlos
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
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