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Format: 2018-11-21
Format: 2018-11-21
  • 29 November 2018 - 7:30pm
    Mariam Batsashvili performs Liszt | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Alexander Shelley, Mariam Batsashvili, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Royal & Derngate Northampton NN1 1DP
    United Kingdom

    The RPO’s Principal Associate Conductor Alexander Shelley conducts Kodály’s five-movement suite, speckled with Hungarian folk tunes and dancing rhythms. Next up is another of Hungary’s greatest composers, with Liszt’s First Piano Concerto. Listen out for the twinkling triangle during the Scherzo, the skittish opening and richly romantic ending.

    The opening fanfare of Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony follows with fierceness and anguish alongside luscious melodies and swelling optimism. This is a work that will stir the senses.

    Dances of Galánta
    Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 1 in E Flat
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Symphony No 4 in F minor
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
  • 21 November 2018 - 7:30pm
    A Night at the Movies | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Pete Harrison, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    The Baths Hall Scunthorpe DN15 7RG
    United Kingdom

    Featuring music from your all-time favourite blockbuster film scores including: The Avengers, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Out of Africa, Witness, The Lord of the Rings, The Mission, Dances with wolves, The theory of everything, 633 Squadron ...and many more!

    Conducted and presented by Pete Harrison, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra transports you to Hollywood in this film spectacular!

    Filled with action and adventure, this concert is perfect for film lovers, families, newbies and regular concertgoers, so if you have never been to a classical concert before, why not give something new a try?

  • 30 November 2018 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi's Four Seasons by candlelight | London Concertante
    London Concertante
    Llandaff Cathedral Cardiff CF5 2YF
    United Kingdom

    With a programme loaded full of Classical delights and Baroque masterpieces, this magical concert presented by London Concertante is one you do not want to miss!

    Founded in 1991, the ensemble continues to travel up and down Britain, and beyond with tours throughout Europe and the USA. Recognised for their irresistible musical interpretations and enchanting performance style, it is no surprise that they have continued to find such far reaching support for over 25 years. Reaching critical acclaim on their numerous recordings, London Concertante have found themselves labelled one of the finest chamber ensembles in Europe.

    The programme opens with the recognisable Concerto by Corelli, whose original manuscript featured the inscription ‘Made for the Night of Christmas’. An especially fitting piece for this time of year to help kick off this Christmas Bonanza in true festive style. After five short, yet immensely exciting movements, the work concludes with a thought provoking and heart-warming rolling melody on the upper violins that conjures melancholic images of a warm family fire and ‘those good old days’. Accompanying pieces include works by household names of the classical genre: Mozart, Handel and Bach. As London Concertante present their works to you, indulge in the uniqueness of each composer and the variety of characters, moods and emotions they create, as the orchestra gracefully interprets the dots on the paper, and transforms them into an aural spectacle in this stunning candlelit venue. A selection of aptly seasonal movements from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons bring a crisp freshness to the programme, with aggressive icy bursts and short, sharp accompaniment. Do not fear, you won’t be left feeling glum and shivery, as the uplifting and optimistic second movement of “Winter” will warm you perfectly.

    If you don’t consider yourself ‘in the know’ about Mozart, Beethoven, or Bach, fear not, this is the orchestra for you. The London Concertante boasts an impressive audience record in which an impressive 50% of spectators are first time classical concert goers! The London Concertante has its audience laughing at jokes, gasping at virtuosity, moved by gorgeous string playing, and leaving with a smile on their faces.

    “I have rarely seen more passionate, talented people, yet so down to earth, funny and warm… Thank you for an enchanting evening”
    – a happy audience member (October 2017)

    “Really accessible, entertaining and beautiful.”
    – another happy audience member (November 2017)

    “The phrasing had a grace and breadth, the sound a real glow”
    – The Independent

    Concerto Grosso No 8 in G minor, 'Christmas Concerto'
    Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
    Trio Sonata No 12 in D minor, variations on 'La Follia'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Divertimento for Strings No 1 in D, 'Salzburg Symphony No 1'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto Grosso No 7 in B flat
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for violin and strings in A minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 3 in F, 'Autumn' RV 293 from Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 4 in F minor, 'Winter' RV 297 from Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  • 23 November 2018 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi's Four Seasons by candlelight | London Concertante
    London Concertante
    Derby Cathedral Derby DE1 3DY
    United Kingdom

    Join London Concertante for an evening packed full of classical favourites for all the family, including well known works by Mozart, Bach and Vivaldi.

    London Concertante was founded in 1991 and has gone on to garner an outstanding international reputation. Alongside regular series of concerts at St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Southwark Cathedral, the ensemble also performs at the Southbank Centre, Cadogan Hall and Wigmore Hall, as well as performing across the length and bredth of the UK. International tours have taken them to the USA, Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, Finland, and they will be touring to Italy and again to Spain later in the year. Their numerous recordings receive regular airplay on global radio stations.

    Enjoy this expertly crafted programme headlined by the renowned, and seasonally chosen, 'Autumn' and 'Winter' from the Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi. Expect the icy crispness of the seasons, with chilling runs and aggressive, haunting melodies, as well as the nostalgic warmth of the fire with the heart-warming melody in the second movement of 'Winter'. Accompanied by a selection of audience favourites including Mozart’s charming, lively and brilliant Divertimento and Bach’s virtuosic, spritely and energetic Violin Concerto as well as the compositional masterclass of Pachelbel’s Canon in D, with its iconic ground bass and expertly crafted layering of melodies. Anton Arensky’s slightly more unusual work adds some stereotypical Russian Romanticism to the programme with a passionate and exhilarating set of variations on a popular tune by another Russian, Tchaikovsky. The evening promises to be a remarkable journey of musical emotions, enthusiastic interpretations and stunning string playing that will be the talk of the office on Monday!

    If you don’t consider yourself ‘in the know’ about Mozart, Beethoven, or Bach, fear not, this is the orchestra for you. The London Concertante boasts an impressive audience record in which an impressive 50% of spectators are first time classical concert goers! The London Concertante has its audience laughing at jokes, gasping at virtuosity, moved by gorgeous string playing, and leaving with a smile on their faces.

    “Just exceptional. If you’ve always wanted to attend a classical concert, but feared it would be snobby or dull, this is for you… Wonderful.”
    - a happy audience member (December 2017)

    “A perfect evening out. We loved it.”
    - another happy audience member (November 2017)

    “Heady stuff … thrilling virtuoso playing. Exciting listening”
    - Gramophone Magazine

    Divertimento for Strings No 1 in D, 'Salzburg Symphony No 1'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings in A
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky
    Anton Arensky (1861-1906)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 3 in F, 'Autumn' RV 293 from Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 4 in F minor, 'Winter' RV 297 from Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  • 24 November 2018 - 7:30pm
    Mozart, Bach and Vivaldi by candlelight | London Concertante
    London Concertante
    Manchester Cathedral Manchester M3 1SX
    United Kingdom

    The UK based chamber orchestra, London Concertante, regularly perform up to and over one hundred concerts per year, making it the busiest ensemble of its kind in the country. Regularly selling out venues such as St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Southwark Cathedral, the ensemble performs in some of the most prestigious venues around Britain and abroad, with recent tours taking them to USA, Finland, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Spain and France. With their numerous recordings reaching great critical acclaim, the ensemble is continually regarded as one of the finest groups in Europe since their founding in 1991.

    London Concertante return to St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh, during their 2018 Autumn Seasons with a concert inspired by the masters of the classical genre. Focused on exploring the relationship between the Oboe and Violin through the music of the great composer, culminating in his elegant double concerto for the pair, the ensemble breathes a fresh dynamism to this most enduring of works. The work is renowned for its unusual conception, lost and re-written from an earlier transcription for two harpsichords. Composed of three movements, the opening creates an energetic and excitable vibrancy and catchiness, before the sublime second movement develops in a more dreamlike serenity with graceful orchestral accompaniment to the soloists. Concluding with a playful, busy and bright finale, this double concerto confronts the soloists (and accompanying orchestra) with a variety of challenging and immensely colourful writing, resulting in a delightful spectacle for the listener. Continuing the programme, London Concertante perform some of the gems of the oboe repertoire alongside Bach’s masterpiece: presenting the delicious combination of Mozart’s delicate in nature but highly virtuosic Oboe Quartet alongside the sheer emotivity of Albinoni’s solo writing in his Oboe concerto in D minor.

    If you don’t consider yourself ‘in the know’ about Mozart, Beethoven, or Bach, fear not, this is the orchestra for you. The London Concertante boasts an impressive audience record in which an impressive 50% of spectators are first time classical concert goers! The London Concertante has its audience laughing at jokes, gasping at virtuosity, moved by gorgeous string playing, and leaving with a smile on their faces.

    “It was one of the best evenings we have been to”
    – a happy audience member (January 2018)

    “Talented, passionate and humorous. Enjoyed every note”
    – a happy audience member (November 2017)

    “The London Concertante, attractively youthful, fresh-faced, and with a heartwarming rapport … Crisp, well-rounded and fresh, bringing huge emotional commitment and sense of structure”
    – The Birmingham Post

    Divertimento for Strings No 3 in F, 'Salzburg Symphony No 3'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for oboe and strings No 2 in D minor
    Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751)
    Concerto for oboe and violin in C minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Quartet for oboe, violin, viola and cello in F
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 4 in F minor, 'Winter' RV 297 from Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  • 1 December 2018 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi's Four Seasons by candlelight | London Concertante
    London Concertante
    St Andrew's Minster Church Plymouth PL1 2AD
    United Kingdom

    With a programme loaded full of Classical delights and Baroque masterpieces, this magical concert presented by London Concertante is one you do not want to miss!

    Founded in 1991, the ensemble continues to travel up and down Britain, and beyond with tours throughout Europe and the USA. Recognised for their irresistible musical interpretations and enchanting performance style, it is no surprise that they have continued to find such far reaching support for over 25 years. Reaching critical acclaim on their numerous recordings, London Concertante have found themselves labelled one of the finest chamber ensembles in Europe.

    The programme opens with the recognisable Concerto by Corelli, whose original manuscript featured the inscription ‘Made for the Night of Christmas’. An especially fitting piece for this time of year to help kick off this Christmas Bonanza in true festive style. After five short, yet immensely exciting movements, the work concludes with a thought provoking and heart-warming rolling melody on the upper violins that conjures melancholic images of a warm family fire and ‘those good old days’. Accompanying pieces include works by household names of the classical genre: Mozart, Handel and Bach. As London Concertante present their works to you, indulge in the uniqueness of each composer and the variety of characters, moods and emotions they create, as the orchestra gracefully interprets the dots on the paper, and transforms them into an aural spectacle in this stunning candlelit venue. A selection of aptly seasonal movements from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons bring a crisp freshness to the programme, with aggressive icy bursts and short, sharp accompaniment. Do not fear, you won’t be left feeling glum and shivery, as the uplifting and optimistic second movement of “Winter” will warm you perfectly.

    If you don’t consider yourself ‘in the know’ about Mozart, Beethoven, or Bach, fear not, this is the orchestra for you. The London Concertante boasts an impressive audience record in which an impressive 50% of spectators are first time classical concert goers! The London Concertante has its audience laughing at jokes, gasping at virtuosity, moved by gorgeous string playing, and leaving with a smile on their faces.

    “I have rarely seen more passionate, talented people, yet so down to earth, funny and warm… Thank you for an enchanting evening”
    – a happy audience member (October 2017)

    “Really accessible, entertaining and beautiful.”
    – another happy audience member (November 2017)

    “The phrasing had a grace and breadth, the sound a real glow”
    – The Independent

    Concerto Grosso No 8 in G minor, 'Christmas Concerto'
    Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
    Trio Sonata No 12 in D minor, variations on 'La Follia'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Divertimento for Strings No 1 in D, 'Salzburg Symphony No 1'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto Grosso No 7 in B flat
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for violin and strings in A minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 3 in F, 'Autumn' RV 293 from Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 4 in F minor, 'Winter' RV 297 from Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  • 1 December 2018 - 7:45pm
    Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
    Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Johannes Moser, Kirill Karabits
    The Anvil Basingstoke RG21 7QR
    United Kingdom

    Stravinsky’s ballet, based on pieces by Pergolesi, was written for the Ballets Russes, and its wit and grace both delighted Diaghilev and brought a new element into the composer’s music. Walton’s late Cello Concerto, which the composer regarded as the best of his concertos, is full of bewitching music. After the lyrical first movement comes a brilliant scherzo. The final movement is a set of variations which passes through a number of moods before melting into a peaceful and magical conclusion. Shostakovich’s dazzling First Symphony was his graduation piece from the St Petersburg Conservatoire. It reflects the optimism and experimentation of the early 1920s, while showing signs of how the nineteen-year-old composer would develop.

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

    Pulcinella, concert suite from the ballet
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
    Concerto for cello and orchestra
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
    Symphony No 1 in F minor
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
  • 1 December 2018 - 7:30pm
    Bristol Concert Orchestra: Mahler's 1st Symphony / Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto
    Bristol Concert Orchestra, Eloisa-Fleur Thom, Stefan Hofkes
    St George's Bristol Bristol BS1 5RR
    United Kingdom

    Engelbert Humperdinck's charming overture to Hansel and Gretel leaves a tantalising trail of breadcrumbs towards the two musical masterpieces to follow:
    Mendelssohn's effervescent and hugely popular Violin Concerto - for which we welcome back violinist Eloisa-Fleur Thom who is sure to impress with both the stunning virtuosity and soaring lyricism of her playing which are to be found in abundance in this magnificent work - and Mahler's 1st Symphony. From the astonishing opening (marked to be played 'like a sound of nature'), through the funeral march based on 'Frère Jacques' to the joyous finale, this symphony (one that changed the genre forever) displays Mahler at his youthful and exuberant best.

    Overture from Hansel and Gretel
    Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921)
    Concerto for violin and orchestra in E minor
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Symphony No 1 in D, 'Titan'
    Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
  • 1 December 2018 - 8:00pm
    Aurea String Quartet
    Aurea String Quartet
    Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre Holmes Chapel CW4 7DZ
    United Kingdom

    Described as magnetic, sparkling and lyrical the Aurea Quartet is emerging as one of the UK’s most exciting and dynamic young ensembles. They have performed live on BBC Radio 3 (both In Tune and Proms Plus) and on BBC Radio Scotland's Classics Unwrapped. Winner of numerous prestigious music awards, the quartet was awarded a place as International Young Artist quartet at the Royal Northern College of Music for the year 2016-2017, where they played regularly to Petr Prause, Catherine Yates, and Donald Grant.

    “A magnetic performance” - Glasgow Herald

    This is the fourth in the 47th season of nine concerts organised by Holmes Chapel Music Society.

    Full details of the season’s artists, music and tickets can be found at Holmes Chapel Music Society's website.

    The concerts regularly attract audiences of up to 250. The atmosphere is friendly and informal. We go out of our way to welcome new members.

    Wheelchair access is available by arrangement.

    The Society retains the right to change the programmes without notice.

    String Quartet No 2 in G
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    3 Idylls for string quartet
    Frank Bridge (1879-1941)
    Fratres, for string quartet
    Arvo Pärt (1935-)
    String Quartet No 12 in F major, 'American'
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
  • 24 November 2018 - 7:30pm
    Vaughan Williams's Dona nobis pacem | Preston Cecilian Choral Society
    Aimée Presswood, James Berry, Preston Cecilian Choral Society, Robert Brooks, The Vine Ensemble
    The Minster Church of St John Preston PR1 3BU
    United Kingdom

    To mark the centenary of the end of WW1, we perform Vaughan Williams's 1936 work Dona nobis pacem in the composer's version for soloists, chorus, string quintet and piano. The work combines the poetry of Walt Whitman and biblical verses in a moving commemoration of the fallen and a plea for peace. Juxtaposed with this are extracts from Howard Goodall's Eternal Light, including a setting of John McCrae's poem In Flanders' Fields, and readings of poetry from the trenches.

    Dona nobis pacem
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Eternal Light: A Requiem
    Howard Goodall (1958-)
    In Flanders Fields
    Graham Jackson ()
    Geistliches Lied
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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