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Format: 2018-07-16
Format: 2018-07-16
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    17 July 2018 - 5:00pm
    Ariadne auf Naxos | Longborough Festival Opera
    Aidan Coburn, Alan Privett, Alice Privett, Anthony Negus, Clare Presland, Darren Jeffrey, Flora McIntosh, Harry Nicoll, Helena Dix, Jonathan Stoughton, Longborough Festival Opera, Longborough Festival Opera Orchestra, Richard Roberts, Robyn Allegra Parton, Suzanne Fischer, Timothy Dawkins
    Longborough Festival Opera House Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0QF
    United Kingdom

    Ancient Greek myth is ingeniously interwoven with Commedia dell'arte, as the music of Richard Strauss comes to Longborough for the first time. Musicians, singers and actors prepare for a serious opera, to be followed by a burlesque troupe. To avoid running late it is decided that the two entertainments be performed simultaneously, and the performers, tragic and comic alike, must tailor their efforts to their employer's requirements.

    This absurd predicament is the setting for Strauss’s musical exploration of the bitter-sweet nature of love, culminating in a duet in which Hofmannsthal's magical idea of poetic transformation is perfectly allied to the sublimity of Strauss's music.

    Longborough's Music Director Anthony Negus joins forces with Alan Privett, director of Tannhäuser in 2016 and Longborough’s monumental 2013 Ring cycle.

    Sung in German with English surtitles.

    Part of Longborough's 2018 season, which also includes Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer, Verdi's La traviata, and Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea.

    Ariadne auf Naxos
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
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    21 July 2018 - 5:00pm
    Ariadne auf Naxos | Longborough Festival Opera
    Aidan Coburn, Alan Privett, Alice Privett, Anthony Negus, Clare Presland, Darren Jeffrey, Flora McIntosh, Harry Nicoll, Helena Dix, Jonathan Stoughton, Longborough Festival Opera, Longborough Festival Opera Orchestra, Richard Roberts, Robyn Allegra Parton, Suzanne Fischer, Timothy Dawkins
    Longborough Festival Opera House Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0QF
    United Kingdom

    Ancient Greek myth is ingeniously interwoven with Commedia dell'arte, as the music of Richard Strauss comes to Longborough for the first time. Musicians, singers and actors prepare for a serious opera, to be followed by a burlesque troupe. To avoid running late it is decided that the two entertainments be performed simultaneously, and the performers, tragic and comic alike, must tailor their efforts to their employer's requirements.

    This absurd predicament is the setting for Strauss’s musical exploration of the bitter-sweet nature of love, culminating in a duet in which Hofmannsthal's magical idea of poetic transformation is perfectly allied to the sublimity of Strauss's music.

    Longborough's Music Director Anthony Negus joins forces with Alan Privett, director of Tannhäuser in 2016 and Longborough’s monumental 2013 Ring cycle.

    Sung in German with English surtitles.

    Part of Longborough's 2018 season, which also includes Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer, Verdi's La traviata, and Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea.

    Ariadne auf Naxos
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
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    19 July 2018 - 5:00pm
    Ariadne auf Naxos | Longborough Festival Opera
    Aidan Coburn, Alan Privett, Alice Privett, Anthony Negus, Clare Presland, Darren Jeffrey, Flora McIntosh, Harry Nicoll, Helena Dix, Jonathan Stoughton, Longborough Festival Opera, Longborough Festival Opera Orchestra, Richard Roberts, Robyn Allegra Parton, Suzanne Fischer, Timothy Dawkins
    Longborough Festival Opera House Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0QF
    United Kingdom

    Ancient Greek myth is ingeniously interwoven with Commedia dell'arte, as the music of Richard Strauss comes to Longborough for the first time. Musicians, singers and actors prepare for a serious opera, to be followed by a burlesque troupe. To avoid running late it is decided that the two entertainments be performed simultaneously, and the performers, tragic and comic alike, must tailor their efforts to their employer's requirements.

    This absurd predicament is the setting for Strauss’s musical exploration of the bitter-sweet nature of love, culminating in a duet in which Hofmannsthal's magical idea of poetic transformation is perfectly allied to the sublimity of Strauss's music.

    Longborough's Music Director Anthony Negus joins forces with Alan Privett, director of Tannhäuser in 2016 and Longborough’s monumental 2013 Ring cycle.

    Sung in German with English surtitles.

    Part of Longborough's 2018 season, which also includes Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer, Verdi's La traviata, and Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea.

    Ariadne auf Naxos
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
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    20 July 2018 - 7:30pm
    Llanfyllin Music Festival 2018: Concert 3 - Allegri String Quartet
    Allegri String Quartet
    St Myllin's Church Llanfyllin SY22 5BW
    United Kingdom

    Three masters of chamber music composition tonight, including Mozart's Drum quartet, possibly not played before at Llanfyllin. A treat not to be missed.

    String Trio No 2 in B flat
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    String Quartet No 18 in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    String Quartet No 12 in E flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    20 July 2018 - 7:00pm
    Amadeus Orchestra
    Amadeus Orchestra, Philip Mackenzie
    Exeter Cathedral Exeter EX1 1HS
    United Kingdom

    The Amadeus Orchestra returns to Exeter Cathedral with their much anticipated annual summer concert and a thrilling programme of music from USA, Russia and France. Short Ride is described by Adams as a ‘Fanfare for Orchestra’ and leaves the listener breathless during its four minutes of puslating rhythmic drive. Stravinsky’s Rite, although 105 years old, sounds as fresh today as it ever did. The first performance famously caused a riot! Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique is an hedonistic ride through the fantasies of a young musician who has poisoned himself with opium in a paroxysum of love-sick despair. What better orchestra to play these three vivid and ground-breaking pieces than the Amadeus Orchestra who were praised in the Times thus: “They played with a zeal and quality that some more famous orchestras might learn from.”

    Short ride in a fast machine
    John Adams (1947-)
    The Rite of Spring, 'Le sacre du printemps'
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
    Symphonie fantastique
    Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
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    19 July 2018 - 7:30pm
    Amadeus Orchestra
    Amadeus Orchestra, Philip Mackenzie
    Wiltshire Music Centre Bradford on Avon BA15 1DZ
    United Kingdom

    The Amadeus Orchestra returns to Wiltshire Music Centre with their much anticipated annual summer concert and a thrilling programme of music from USA, Russia and France. Short ride is described by Adams as a ‘Fanfare for Orchestra’ and leaves the listener breathless during its four minutes of puslating rhythmic drive. Stravinsky’s Rite, although 105 years old, sounds as fresh today as it ever did. The first performance famously caused a riot! Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique is an hedonistic ride through the fantasies of a young musician who has poisoned himself with opium in a paroxysum of love-sick despair. What better orchestra to play these three vivid and ground-breaking pieces than the Amadeus Orchestra who were praised in the Times thus: “They played with a zeal and quality that some more famous orchestras might learn from.”

    Short ride in a fast machine
    John Adams (1947-)
    The Rite of Spring, 'Le sacre du printemps'
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
    Symphonie fantastique
    Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
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    21 July 2018 - 7:00pm
    Bernstein's Candide - fully-staged production by West Green House Opera
    Ben McAteer, Fflur Wyn, Jonathan Lyness, Katherine Marriott, Richard Studer, Robin Bailey, The Orchestra of West Green House Opera, West Green House Opera
    West Green House Hartley Wintney RG27 8JB
    United Kingdom

    West Green House Opera is delighted to present a new, fully staged professional production of Candide. The production will be directed and designed by Richard Studer and conducted by Jonathan Lyness, both Artistic Directors of Mid Wales Opera. Ticket prices include entry to West Green House Gardens from 5pm, picnics are encouraged and the Lakefield Bar offers drinks throughout the evening. The performance takes place under cover in a fully seated auditorium, beginning at 7pm and contains a long dining interval. There will be two performances only, on Saturday July 21st and Sunday July 29th.

    Candide
    Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
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    20 July 2018 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Grigoris Ioannou (piano)
    Grigoris Ioannou
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Presented by the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe

    The young pianist Grigoris Ioannou (b 1995) has given numerous solo recitals and concerts in Greece, France, England, Belgium, Italy, Russia and Hungary. He has performed in concert venues such as the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, St. Mary Abbots Church, St. Stephen’s Church and St. John’s Waterloo Church in London, Cesar Franck Auditorium in Paris, Kasteel d'Ursel in Antwerp, A. Scriabin House-Museum and Suvalov Hall in Moscow, Solti Hall at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest the 'Megaron' in Athens (Athens Concert Hall) as well as the 'Megaron' in Thessaloniki (Thessaloniki Concert Hall) – the 2 most prestigious venues in Greece . Among the highlights of Grigoris' career so far has been a critically acclaimed performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 20, K 466 with the Athens State Orchestra, for which he received glowing reviews from the Athens press for his musicality, technical facility and sense of style. Grigoris has been invited to perform with the Sinfonietta Orchestra of Athens on multiple occasions, performing piano concertos by Mozart and Bach. He has also performed with the Thessaloniki State Conservatory Symphony Orchestra.

    Grigoris graduated with a BMus(Hons) in July 2017 from the Royal College of Music, London, where he studied with professors Ian Jones and Peter Jablonski. His studies were supported by scholarships from the ABRSM and the Henry Wood Accommodation Trust. He has graduated with distinction from the Schola Cantorum of Paris (Diplome Superieur) and the Hellenic Conservatory (Piano Soloist Diploma with the conservatory's highest honours and an honorary Gold Medal) with Prof. Agathe Leimoni. He is also a graduate of the Ilion Music School where he studied piano with Prof. Irene Laliotou.

    In addition to a number of national piano competition successes during his teenage years, Grigoris has won the 2nd Prize in the 'Francesco Moscato' International Piano Competition 2015 in Airola, Italy and was recently the 1st Prize Winner in the 3rd Thessaloniki Piano Festival Competition (April 2017). In 2015 he was selected as a finalist for the London Liszt Society International Piano Competition. He has also recorded solo piano works for the Greek National Radio Channel on two occasions, has appeared on National Television as part of a collaborative project and has been repeatedly interviewed by the Greek media.

    Narcissus for piano
    Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928- )
    Sonata for Piano No 23 in F minor, 'Appassionata'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    No 2: St Francis of Paola - walking on the waves from 2 Legends
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Après une lecture de Dante, Fantasia quasi sonata from Années de pèlerinage - année 2: Italie
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
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    21 July 2018 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi's The Four Seasons - by candlelight | Belmont Ensemble of London
    Belmont Ensemble of London, Helena Wood, Peter G Dyson, Pippa Harris
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for 2 violins No 8 in A minor
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Incidental Music from The Fairy Queen
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Air on the G string from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Church sonata in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Chaconne for Strings in G minor
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Divertimento for Strings No 2 in B flat, 'Salzburg Symphony' No 2
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    26 July 2018 - 7:30pm
    Bach, Handel and Vivaldi by candlelight | Belmont Ensemble of London
    Belmont Ensemble of London, Geoffrey Coates, Helen Davies, Peter G Dyson, Pippa Harris
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Concerto for oboe and violin in C minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for oboe No 3 in G minor
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Adagio in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 1 in E, 'Spring' RV 269 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Air on the G string from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for 2 violins No 8 in A minor
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Strings in G, 'Alla Rustica'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Jesu joy of man's desiring) from Cantata No 147, 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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