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Format: 2018-10-15
Format: 2018-10-15
  • 19 October 2018 - 8:00pm
    The Sixteen: Choral Pilgrimage 2018
    Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
    St John's College Chapel Cambridge CB2 1TP
    United Kingdom

    Join The Sixteen in an exploration of the sacred and secular works of 16th century composers William Cornysh (both father and son) and 20th century master of the voice, Benjamin Britten.

    Hear what Harry Christophers has to say about this year's Choral Pilgrimage programme here

    A Hymn to the Virgin
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    My Love she mourn'th for me
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Hymn to St Cecilia
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Salve Regina
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Advance Democracy
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Ave Maria, mater Dei
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Woefully arrayed
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Ah, Robin
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Sacred and Profane - 8 medieval lyrics
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
  • 24 October 2018 - 7:30pm
    The Sixteen: Choral Pilgrimage 2018
    Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
    Peterborough Cathedral Peterborough PE1 1XS
    United Kingdom

    Join The Sixteen in an exploration of the sacred and secular works of 16th century composers William Cornysh (both father and son) and 20th century master of the voice, Benjamin Britten.

    Hear what Harry Christophers has to say about this year's Choral Pilgrimage programme here

    A Hymn to the Virgin
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    My Love she mourn'th for me
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Hymn to St Cecilia
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Salve Regina
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Advance Democracy
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Ave Maria, mater Dei
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Woefully arrayed
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Ah, Robin
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Sacred and Profane - 8 medieval lyrics
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
  • 25 October 2018 - 7:30pm
    The Sixteen: Choral Pilgrimage 2018
    Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
    The Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Paul Sheffield S1 1HA
    United Kingdom

    Join The Sixteen in an exploration of the sacred and secular works of 16th century composers William Cornysh (both father and son) and 20th century master of the voice, Benjamin Britten.

    Hear what Harry Christophers has to say about this year's Choral Pilgrimage programme here

    A Hymn to the Virgin
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    My Love she mourn'th for me
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Hymn to St Cecilia
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Salve Regina
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Advance Democracy
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Ave Maria, mater Dei
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Woefully arrayed
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Ah, Robin
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Sacred and Profane - 8 medieval lyrics
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
  • 18 October 2018 - 7:30pm
    Linos Piano Trio
    Linos Piano Trio
    The Gateway Theatre at Seaton Town Hall Seaton EX12 2LD
    United Kingdom

    Founded in 2007, the Linos is one of Europe's most creative and dynamic trios. They recently recorded the complete piano trios by CPE Bach (one of which they will play in Seaton). They are Artists-in-Residence at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London. The Seaton programme will also include music by Beethoven, Schumann and Ravel.

    Trio for violin, cello and keyboard in G major
    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
    Piano Trio in G
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Piano Trio No 1 in D minor
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    La valse
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
  • 17 October 2018 - 7:45pm
    London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Alondra de la Parra, Benjamin Grosvenor, London Philharmonic Orchestra
    The Anvil Basingstoke RG21 7QR
    United Kingdom

    Glinka’s fizzing, exuberant overture to his opera captures the essence of Pushkin’s magical poem, rooted in Russian fairy tales. Rachmaninov’s second piano concerto was a breakthrough piece after years of creative block. Its passionate and lyrical character has deservedly made it a favourite amongst his works. Dvoràk’s eighth symphony was written at his house in the depths of rural Bohemia and is full of the spirit of Czech folksong and the countryside. Its four movements move between major and minor before building to an exuberant finale driven by whooping horn calls.

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

    Overture from Ruslan and Ludmilla
    Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857)
    Concerto for piano and orchestra No 2 in C minor
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Symphony No 8 in G
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
  • 19 October 2018 - 7:30pm
    The Triumph of Time and Truth
    Alexander Chance, Edward Higginbottom, Instruments of Time and Truth, Katherine Crompton, Matthew Brook, Mhairi Lawson, Nicholas Pritchard, Oxford Consort of Voices
    Hall One, Kings Place London N1 9AG
    United Kingdom

    Instruments of Time and Truth is joined by Oxford Consort of Voices and a stellar line-up of soloists for this rare performance of Handel’s eponymous oratorio, both his first and last.

    Whether its theme – the need to invest in a higher good rather than in transient beauty – may have resonated with the composer in his final years, we don’t know. What we do know is that the work exudes Handel’s amazing fluency as a young composer, and his ability to recast his music in the light of a lifetime’s experience.

    In many ways this oratorio is Handel’s alpha and omega: it first saw the light of day at the very beginning of his career, in Rome in 1708, as Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno. Then, following another Italian version in 1737, towards the end of his life, Handel supervised the expanded 1757 version, now in English, transforming a chamber piece into a fully formed oratorio, boasting chorus and brass, the essential circumstantial trappings of the genre for an English public, then as now.

    The Triumph of Time and Truth
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
  • 20 October 2018 - 7:30pm
    Handel's The Triumph of Time and Truth | Oxford Consort of Voices
    Alexander Chance, Edward Higginbottom, Instruments of Time and Truth, Katherine Crompton, Matthew Brook, Mhairi Lawson, Nicholas Pritchard, Oxford Consort of Voices
    Sheldonian Theatre Oxford OX1 3AZ
    United Kingdom

    Instruments of Time and Truth is joined by Oxford Consort of Voices and a stellar line-up of soloists for this rare performance of Handel’s eponymous oratorio, both his first and last.

    Whether its theme – the need to invest in a higher good rather than in transient beauty – may have resonated with the composer in his final years, we don’t know. What we do know is that the work exudes Handel’s amazing fluency as a young composer, and his ability to recast his music in the light of a lifetime’s experience.

    In many ways this oratorio is Handel’s alpha and omega: it first saw the light of day at the very beginning of his career, in Rome in 1708, as Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno. Then, following another Italian version in 1737, towards the end of his life, Handel supervised the expanded 1757 version, now in English, transforming a chamber piece into a fully formed oratorio, boasting chorus and brass, the essential circumstantial trappings of the genre for an English public, then as now.

    The Triumph of Time and Truth
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
  • 15 October 2018 - 1:05pm
    Oxford Lieder Festival - A Polish Songbook
    Jan Petryka, Sholto Kynoch
    Sheldonian Theatre Oxford OX1 3AZ
    United Kingdom

    Polish tenor Jan Petryka begins our lunchtime series, held in the round in the Sheldonian Theatre, with a captivating programme of songs by Chopin and Paderewski – who surely holds a unique place in history as composer, pianist and Prime Minister of Poland! – as well as Moniuszko, Szymanowski and others.

  • 16 October 2018 - 1:05pm
    Oxford Lieder Festival - Dvorák and Smetana
    Caitlin Hulcup, Christopher Glynn, Harriet Burns
    New College Ante-Chapel Oxford OX1 3BN
    United Kingdom

    Smetana’s moving Evening Songs are complemented by songs by Dvorák, including his passionate Gypsy Songs and a selection of the Moravian Duets for two female voices. Caitlin Hulcup and Christopher Glynn will already be well known to Oxford audiences, while Harriet Burns can be heard again later in the Festival as a winner of the 2018 Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform.

    Evening Songs
    Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884)
    7 Gypsy Melodies, 'Zigeunerlieder'
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    Moravian Folk Songs
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
  • 16 October 2018 - 5:30pm
    Oxford Lieder Festival - Dvorák's Piano Quintet
    Albion Quartet, Christopher Glynn
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SD
    United Kingdom

    The Albion Quartet was founded in 2016 by four renowned string players, and has quickly established itself as one of today’s leading ensembles. Together with Christopher Glynn, they perform Dvorák’s evergreen Piano Quintet, alongside the Meditation by Josef Suk, who studied with Dvorák and married his daughter.

    Quintet for piano and strings in A
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    Meditation on the Old Bohemian Chorale 'Saint Wenceslas', for string quartet
    Josef Suk (1874-1935)
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