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Format: 2019-05-24
Format: 2019-05-24
  • 31 May 2019 - 6:30pm
    Chopin and Champagne - Concert 8 - The Preludes | 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.

    Impromptu No 1 in A flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz No 1 in A flat, 'Valse brillante' from 3 Waltzes
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 48 in C
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 13 in C minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    24 Preludes
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
  • 25 May 2019 - 7:30pm
    Folklore and Myth | City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra
    City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra, Jacob Bride, Peter Bassano
    Central Theatre Chatham ME4 4AS
    United Kingdom

    Some of the most popular ballet music ever written- Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, Strvinsky's Petrushka, and Debussy's Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune- is paired here with the world premiere of Jacob Bride's Percussion Concerto, inspired by the forests and folklore of Finland.

    Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Concerto for percussion and orchestra
    Jacob Bride (1985-)
    Concert Suite from Swan Lake
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Petrushka (1947 version)
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
  • 31 May 2019 - 9:00pm
    Chopin and Champagne - Concert 8 - The Preludes | 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.

    Impromptu No 1 in A flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz No 1 in A flat, 'Valse brillante' from 3 Waltzes
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 48 in C
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 13 in C minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    24 Preludes
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
  • 28 May 2019 - 7:30pm
    Orchestra of the Swan: Mozart, Matthews and Mahler
    April Fredrick, Kenneth Woods, Orchestra of the Swan
    Stratford ArtsHouse Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6LU
    United Kingdom

    As part of a year-long project in conjunction with the Worcester-based English Symphony Orchestra, celebrating ‘David Matthews in The Heart of England’, April Fredrick – “one of the most beautiful, unalloyed, expressive voices I have ever heard” – will premiere the composer’s latest work with Orchestra of the Swan: a song-cycle based on Alphonse de Lamartine’s partly-autobiographical poem ‘The Lake’. Continuing the themes of loss and lamentation, this is followed by Kenneth Woods’s own arrangement of the second movement of Schubert’s String Quartet no14 – composed when he himself was dying – which features five variations on his great song Der Tod und das Mädchen. The concert ends with a symphony that dwells on a child’s vision of Heaven, with April returning to sing the final movement’s rapturous Das himmlische Leben.

    Divertimento for Strings No 2 in B flat, 'Salzburg Symphony' No 2
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Le lac, for soprano and orchestra
    David Matthews (1943-)
    Variations and Lied from String Quartet No 14 in D minor, 'Death and the Maiden' arranged for soprano and chamber ohrchestra
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Symphony No 4 in G major
    Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
  • 29 May 2019 - 7:30pm
    ABBAphonic | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    ABBAphonic Voices, Abbie Osmon, Emma Kershaw, Matthew Freeman, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Royal Albert Hall London SW7 2AP
    United Kingdom

    Back by popular demand! Celebrating ABBA’s greatest hits in all their sparkling, show-stopping glory, West End stars Abbie Osmon and Emma Kershaw will perform an amazing line-up of the Swedish pop group’s timeless classics in ABBAphonic.

    With the amplified Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, a spectacular light show and sensational backing singers, ABBA’s hit songs will be performed with the RPO’s signature symphonic twist!

    Hit ABBA songs include: Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Super Trouper, Take A Chance, Voulez-vous, Money, Money, Money, I Have A Dream, The Winner Takes It All, S.O.S., Knowing Me, Knowing You, Chiquitita, Fernando ...and many more!

  • 1 June 2019 - 7:30pm
    Exeter Philharmonic Choir
    Andrew Millington, Clare Tunney, David Davies, Exeter Philharmonic Choir, Giulia Laudano, Howard Ionascu, Ryan Williams, Stephen Tanner, William Pate
    Northcott Theatre Exeter EX4 4ZZ
    United Kingdom

    Exeter Philharmonic Choir's summer concert combines musical drama and colourful, memorable tunes. Rossini’s Mass is a work of contrast and intensity. Despite its title, it is neither ‘small’ nor ‘solemn’ but reflects his great operatic talent. In Brahms’s love songs, possibly inspired by his devotion to Clara Schumann, the composer blends north German folk tunes with the waltz and ländler rhythms of Austria. The four soloists, Clare Tunney (soprano), Giulia Laudano (mezzo-soprano), Ryan Williams (tenor) and William Pate (bass) are all supported by the Josephine Baker Trust. Soloists and choir are accompanied by a trio of musicians who have greatly contributed to Exeter’s musical life: David Davies and Andrew Millington (piano) and Stephen Tanner (harmonium).

    Petite messe solennelle
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    18 Liebeslieder-Waltzer, for 4 part choir and piano 4 hands
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • 29 May 2019 - 7:30pm
    Endellion String Quartet - 40th anniversary series
    Andrew Watkinson, David Waterman, Endellion String Quartet, Garfield Jackson, Ralph de Souza
    Wigmore Hall London W1U 2BP
    United Kingdom

    Endellion String Quartet - 40th anniversary series

    This concert starts with Beethoven’s masterly Op 18 No 1 whose heartfelt slow movement was inspired by Romeo and Juliet. The concert ends with Schubert's ‘Death and the Maiden’ whose intensity and lyricism have profoundly touched its listeners from the moment it was first performed. In between, in celebration of their 40th anniversary, the quartet present a series of several short pieces newly commissioned and generously supported by Lark Music, Turner Sims Southampton and Brompton's Auctioneers.

    The other concerts in the Wigmore Hall 40th anniversary series are on Friday, 26 October 2018 and Sunday, 20 January 2019.

    String Quartet No 1 in F
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    New work
    Sally Beamish (1956-)
    Ritus: Four Pictures, for string quartet
    Prach Boondiskulchok (1985-)
    New work
    Jonathan Dove (1959-)
    New work
    Giles Swayne (1946-)
    String Quartet No 14 in D minor, 'Death and the Maiden'
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
  • 25 May 2019 - 7:30pm
    Surrey Philharmonic Orchestra
    Joshua von Bohlen, Mark Fitz-Gerald, Surrey Philharmonic Orchestra
    Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall Ashtead KT21 2BE
    United Kingdom

    The Surrey Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the leading non-professional orchestras in the South East of England.

    Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Symphony No 3 in E flat, 'Rhenish'
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • 29 May 2019 - 7:30pm
    Gluck: Bauci e Filemone/Orfeo
    Ana Maria Labin, Choir of The Mozartists, Gwilym Bowen, Ian Page, Nick Winston, Rachel Kelly, Rebecca Bottone, Susanna Hurrell, The Mozartists
    Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    We return to Southbank Centre for an enchanting pair of Gluck operas based on stories recounted by Ovid in his famous Metamorphoses. Both originally formed part of Le feste d’Apollo, a triple-bill composed 250 years ago to celebrate the wedding in Parma of Ferdinand, Duke of Parma and grandson of Louis XV, to Maria Amalia, Archduchess of Austria and daughter of the Habsburg Empress Maria Theresia.

    The first of these one-act operas, Bauci e Filemone, portrays the god Jupiter rewarding a young Phrygian couple for an outstanding act of kindness, while the second is a reworking of Gluck’s celebrated Orfeo ed Euridice, considered by many to represent ‘the birth of modern opera’ and premièred in Vienna on the night before the six-year-old Mozart first came to the city in 1762. This intriguing 1769 revision adapted the role of Orfeo for a soprano, and is here receiving its UK première.

    Bauci e Filemone from Le feste d'Apollo
    Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)
  • 26 May 2019 - 6:30pm
    Morgan Szymanski (guitar) and Benyounes Quartet
    Benyounes Quartet, Morgan Szymanski
    Conway Hall Holborn WC1R 4RL
    United Kingdom

    Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski was highlighted as ‘one to watch’ by Gramophone magazine. For his second Conway Hall concert, he comes together with the Benyounes Quartet in a programme spanning more than two hundred years, including his own arrangements of Piazzolla and Puccini’s Cristantemi, composed in a single night in 1890, in response to the death of the Duke of Savoy.

    There will also be a short audience question and answer session with the musicians after the performance.

    Chamber Concerto for lute, 2 violins and continuo in D
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Cantabile in D for violin and guitar
    Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840)
    Crisantemi
    Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
    Quintet for guitar and strings in D major 'Fandango'
    Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
    La oració del torero (The bullfighter's prayer)
    Joaquin Turina (1882-1949)
    Scènes de bal, for string quartet
    Thierry Escaich (1965-)
    L'histoire du tango (History of Tango)
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
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