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Mon 26 Jan 2015

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

The Tempest

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Caroline Williams director Elizabeth Kenny music director Katy Watson soprano Sam Boden tenor Frazer Scott bass

A Restoration Tempest – not the celebrated work of William Shakespeare, but a ‘dramatick’ opera, a bastardised 17th century version reworked for maximum appeal to Restoration audiences.

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Sun 25 Jan 2015

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

The Tempest

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Caroline Williams director Elizabeth Kenny music director Katy Watson soprano Sam Boden tenor Frazer Scott bass

A Restoration Tempest – not the celebrated work of William Shakespeare, but a ‘dramatick’ opera, a bastardised 17th century version reworked for maximum appeal to Restoration audiences.

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Sat 24 Jan 2015

Holywell Music Room, Oxford

Side by Side Project

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Lully Marche de a ceremonie des Turcs and Chaconne des Trivelins et scaramouches from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme  Lully Sarabande from Persee  Rameau Marche des Pretresses from Hippolyte & Aricie Rameau Menuet in G from Castor & Pollux Rameau Tambourins from Les Indes Galantes in D Rameau Entrée de Polimnie from Les Boreades Handel Concerto Grosso Op.6, No.1 in G Purcell Overture, Rondeau, Entry Dance and Chaconne from Fairy Queen 

After a successful first year running their student programme in Oxford, OAE principals are back this year working with Music students, giving them an insight into historical performance and playing side by side in what promises to be a special occasion for performers and audience alike.

Lully Marche de a ceremonie des Turcs and Chaconne des Trivelins et scaramouches from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme 
Lully Sarabande from Persee 
Rameau Marche des Pretresses from Hippolyte & Aricie
Rameau Menuet in G from Castor & Pollux
Rameau Tambourins from Les Indes Galantes in D
Rameau Entrée de Polimnie from Les Boreades
Handel Concerto Grosso Op.6, No.1 in G
Purcell Overture, Rondeau, Entry Dance and Chaconne from Fairy Queen 

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Fri 16 Jan 2015

Palace of Arts, Budapest

Flying the Flag: Images of Russia

Martin-Lawrence
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Mussorgsky Night on a Bare Mountain (original version) Mussorgsky Boris Godunov scenes (original version): the Coronation scene, Boris’s monologue from Act 2 (the ‘clock’ scene) and the Death of Boris Tchaikovsky Symphony No 1 in G minor (Winter Daydreams) Vladimir Jurowski conductor Sergei Leiferkus baritone

This all-Russian programme, in both programme and soloists, has as its centrepiece scenes from Mussorgsky’s dark-hued opera Boris Godunov with star baritone Sergei Leiferkus.

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Thu 15 Jan 2015

Royal Festival Hall, London

Flying the Flag: Images of Russia

Martin-Lawrence
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Mussorgsky Night on a Bare Mountain (original version) Mussorgsky Boris Godunov scenes (original version): the Coronation scene, Boris's monologue from Act 2 (the 'clock' scene) and the Death of Boris Tchaikovsky Symphony No 1 in G minor (Winter Daydreams) Vladimir Jurowski conductor Sergei Leiferkus baritone

This all-Russian programme, in both programme and soloists, has as its centrepiece scenes from Mussorgsky’s dark-hued opera Boris Godunov with star baritone Sergei Leiferkus.

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Sun 4 Jan 2015

Mikhailovsky Theatre, Saint-Petersburg

Boris the Tsar

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Mussorsky Boris Godunov Vladimir Jurowski conductor Sergei Leiferkus Boris Godunov Boris Pinkhasovich Andrey Shchelkalov Vyacheslav Voynarovsky Shuysky Vyacheslav Pochapsky Pimen Elmira Karakhanova Ksenia Evdokia Malevskaya Fyodor Suren Maksutov Grigory Otrepyev Ekaterina Egorova Hostess of the inn Evgeny Akhmedov Yurodivy (Simpleton) Anton Puzanov Varlaam Alexey Kuligin Missail Anastasiya Vinogradova-Zabolotskaya Mamka (Nurse) Yury Monchak Mikititch, Police Officer Evgeny Solodovnikov Police Officer in the inn Alexander Volynkin Boyar-in-Attendance Soloists and Chorus from the Mikhailovsky Theatre

We perform an original version of Modest Mussorgsky’s opera Boris Godunov (1869)with musicians from the Mikhailovsky Theatre.

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Sat 3 Jan 2015

Mikhailovsky Theatre, Saint-Petersburg

Boris the Tsar

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Mussorsky Boris Godunov Vladimir Jurowski conductor  Sergei Leiferkus Boris Godunov Boris Pinkhasovich Andrey Shchelkalov Vyacheslav Voynarovsky Shuysky Vyacheslav Pochapsky Pimen Elmira Karakhanova Ksenia Evdokia Malevskaya Fyodor Suren Maksutov Grigory Otrepyev Ekaterina Egorova Hostess of the inn Evgeny Akhmedov Yurodivy (Simpleton) Anton Puzanov Varlaam Alexey Kuligin Missail Anastasiya Vinogradova-Zabolotskaya Mamka (Nurse) Yury Monchak Mikititch, Police Officer Evgeny Solodovnikov Police Officer in the inn Alexander Volynkin Boyar-in-Attendance Soloists and Chorus from the Mikhailovsky Theatre

We perform an original version of Modest Mussorgsky’s opera Boris Godunov (1869)with musicians from the Mikhailovsky Theatre.

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Tue 23 Dec 2014

St John's Smith Square

Messiah

Catherine-Ford
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Handel Messiah Stephen Layton conductor Katherine Watson soprano Iestyn Davies countertenor Gwilym Bowen tenor Neal Davies bass Polyphony

Handel’s visionary, ecstatic Messiah.

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Mon 22 Dec 2014

St John's Smith Square

Bach: Mass in B minor

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Bach Mass in B minor
Katherine Watson soprano
Iestyn Davies countertenor
Gwilym Bowen tenor
Neal Davies bass
Stephen Layton conductor
The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge

The  St John’s Smith Square Annual Christmas Festival runs throughout the month of December but this is our first show of the 2014 Festival.

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Sat 13 Dec 2014

Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York

Watercycle Community Concert

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Audiences from all walks of life are invited to this special community concert. After a journey through some popular (and water themed!) highlights of the baroque era including movements from Handel’s ‘Water Music’ and Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’, the concert takes a local turn as the players are joined by singers and instrumentalists from across the region in a ‘Concerto for York’ specially written for the occasion.

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Sat 13 Dec 2014

National Centre for Early Music

OAE Tots: Pitter Patter Raindrops

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The OAE’s popular series of events for the very youngest music-lovers comes to York for the very first time. Suitable for ages 2-5 (and parents), this is a fantastic opportunity to introduce young people to the wonderful world of classical music.  

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Sat 13 Dec 2014

National Centre for Early Music

OAE Tots: Pitter Patter Raindrops

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The OAE’s popular series of events for the very youngest music-lovers comes to York for the very first time. Suitable for ages 2-5 (and parents), this is a fantastic opportunity to introduce young people to the wonderful world of classical music.  

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Fri 12 Dec 2014

National Centre for Early Music

Chamber music for a winter’s evening

Henrietta-Wayne
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Purcell Suite from Fairy Queen (First Music, Prelude, Hornpipe, Rondeau, Symphony While the Swans Come Forward, Chaconne (Dance for Chinese Man & Woman)) Purcell Sonata 1 in B min (from 10 sonatas in 4 parts) Purcell Fantasia 7 Purcell Fantasia on One Note Purcell 2 in 1 on a Ground (from Dioclesian) Purcell Sonata 6 in G min (from 10 sonatas in 4 parts) Purcell Curtain Tune from Timon of Athens Purcell 'Tis women make us love

Join us for an evening of baroque chamber music as part of our Watercycle project residency in York, including music by one of England’s most feted composers, Henry Purcell. The concert will be presented from the stage by members of the Orchestra.

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Tue 9 Dec 2014

Royal Festival Hall, London

Messiah

Catherine-Ford
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Handel Messiah Sophie Bevan soprano Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano John Mark Ainsley tenor Ashley Riches baritone Choir of the Enlightenment

Handel’s visionary, ecstatic Messiah – a perfect start to the festive season.

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Sat 6 Dec 2014

St John's Church, Brighton

Watercycle Community Concert

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Music to include Handel’s Water Music and Fireworks Music, plus the Watercycle song by James Redwood. Featuring BREMF Community Choir and Watercycle participants.

 

 

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Tue 25 Nov 2014

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Lord of the Strings

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Mozart Divertimento in F
Mendelssohn String Symphony No. 10 in B minor
Haydn Violin Concerto No 1 in C
Grieg Poème érotique
Elgar Sospiri
Dvorak Serenade for Strings
Richard Tognetti director/violin

This all-strings programme, led by the brilliant Richard Tognetti from the Australian Chamber Orchestra, contains a saucy surprise.

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Mon 24 Nov 2014

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

The Night Shift

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Cheer, chat, drink, leave, come back again.

These are all things that you can’t necessarily do at your average classical music concert, but that you can do at The Night Shift.

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Mon 24 Nov 2014

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

The Works

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Antonin Dvorák Serenade for strings
Edvard Grieg Poeme érotique
Edward Elgar Sospiri

Richard Tognetti violin
Rachel Leach presenter

Our series giving you a guided tour of selected masterpieces returns, this time looking at pieces by Dvorak, Grieg and Elgar.

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Sat 22 Nov 2014

Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford-on-Avon

Lord of the Strings

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Mozart Divertimento in F Mendelssohn String Symphony No. 10 in B minor Haydn Violin Concerto No 1 in C Grieg Poème érotique Elgar Sospiri Dvorak Serenade for Strings Richard Tognetti director/violin

This all-strings programme, led by the brilliant Richard Tognetti from the Australian Chamber Orchestra, contains a saucy surprise.

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Fri 21 Nov 2014

Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham

Lord of the Strings

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Mozart Divertimento in F Mendelssohn String Symphony No. 10 in B minor Haydn Violin Concerto No 1 in C Grieg Poème érotique Elgar Sospiri Dvorak Serenade for Strings Richard Tognetti director/violin

This all-strings programme, led by the brilliant Richard Tognetti from the Australian Chamber Orchestra, contains a saucy surprise.

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