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Lloyd’s Choir Spring Concert at St Katharine Cree Church – 29th March 2017

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One of the musical delights of the City of London is the series of concerts that take place in many of the historic churches dotted around the Square Mile.

One of the oldest choirs in the City not connected directly to the churches is the Lloyd’s Choir which was first formed in 1922. The choir first performed in 1922, within the Underwriting Room at the Royal Exchange and concerts were then given regularly, mainly in the Public Hall of the same building.

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After the Second World War, the choir was re-established and performed with considerable success.  In the 1980s, the choir moved to St. Katharine Cree in Leadenhall Street which is still home to the choir today.

Since then, a series of professional conductors have greatly enhanced the reputation of the choir. The choir regularly perform concerts in various locations around the city and has featured on television several times.

One of the highlights of the choir’s year is the Spring Concert to be held in the beautiful St Katharine Cree Church in Leadenhall Street on  29th March 2017 at 7pm.

The programme will be a mixture of new and traditional favourites featuring music by Vaughan Williams, Dvorak, Brahms and Jacques Cohen.

Jacques Cohen will be conducting the choir and the Cohen Ensemble.

Tickets £15 available on the door, in advance from choir members or Eventbrite.co.uk (booking charges apply)

For more information about the Lloyd’s Choir, visit their website here

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Stravinsky -The Firebird: Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall on 2nd March 2017

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Stravinsky -The Firebird: Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall on 2nd March  2017

Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra through a programme of Stravinsky, Ravel and Falla.

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra

Pablo Heras-Casado conductor

Javier Perianes piano

Programme

Ravel: Alborada del gracioso arr. for orchestra

Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain for piano & orchestra

Interval

Stravinsky: The Firebird, complete ballet (1910)

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Ashkenazy – Elgar’s Symphony No.1: Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall on 16th March 2017

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Ashkenazy – Elgar’s Symphony No.1: Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall on 16th  March 2017

Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia Orchestra perform Elgar’s First Symphony and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante.

Programme

Schubert: Overture, Rosamunde

Mozart: Sinfonia concertante in E flat for violin & viola, K.364

Interval

Elgar: Symphony No.1

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra

Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor

Veronika Eberle violin

Antoine Tamestit viola

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Maurizio Pollini at the Royal Festival Hall on 14th March 2017

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The central focus of the second of two recitals celebrating Maurizio Pollini’s 75th birthday is Beethoven.

Performers

Maurizio Pollini

Programme

Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C minor, Op.13 (Pathétique)

Schoenberg: 3 Pieces for piano, Op.11; 6 Little pieces for piano, Op.19

Interval

Beethoven: Piano Sonata in F sharp, Op.78 (à Thérèse); Piano Sonata in F minor, Op.57 (Appassionata

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New York Philharmonic at the Barbican – 31st March 2017

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Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic find inspiration from two very different universes composers, Bartók and Mahler.

The New York Philharmonic opens its Barbican residency, with the raw emotion of Bartók with the gentle charms of Mahler’s symphony. Gilbert’s predecessors in New York have  included Boulez, Bernstein and Mahler himself.

Programme

Bartók Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste

Mahler Symphony No 4

Performers

New York Philharmonic

Alan Gilbert conductor

Christina Landshamer mezzo-soprano

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François-Xavier Roth and London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican – 30th March 2017

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François-Xavier Roth returns to conduct the second set of concerts in his series After Romanticism, an exploration of this significant period in music history. He focuses on the music of Debussy and Bartók, two composers who radicalized the musical language of their predecessors to produce a brilliant and inventive style of their own.

Debussy’s Jeux was written for the Ballets Russes and the music itself overflows with rhythmic inventiveness. Bartók’s Piano Concerto No 3 was his last work, a virtuosic tour-de-force. Simon Trpčeski’s energetic performances have dazzled audiences the world over,the concert concludes with Mahler’s  First Symphony.

Programme   

Debussy Jeux

Bartok Piano Concerto No 3

Mahler Symphony No 1 (‘Titan’)

Performers

François-Xavier Roth conductor

Simon Trpčeski piano

London Symphony Orchestra

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Valery Gergiev and London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican – 12th March 2017

 

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Janine Jansen continues her LSO Artist Portrait with Brahms, teaming up with conductor Valery Gergiev.

 For violinists, Brahms’ Concerto is one of the peaks of all music written for the instrument, combining orchestral drama, lyricism and infectious folk-dance rhythms. Valery Gergiev follows it up with another iconic work, Richard Strauss’ tone poem Also sprach Zarathustra.

Janine Jansen has been performing Brahms’ Violin Concerto for over 20 years and recently released an acclaimed recording.

Programme   

 Brahms Violin Concerto

Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra

Performers

Valery Gergiev conductor

Janine Jansen violin

London Symphony Orchestra

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Maurizio Pollini : Recital at the Royal Festival Hall –  21st February 2017

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The great Italian pianist presents a first half of Chopin favourites, some of the most wonderful music ever written for the piano, featuring a wealth of beautiful melodies and breathtaking virtuosity.

In the second half he returns to Debussy with Book 2 of the Preludes. These descriptive miniatures conjure up a magical soundworld where mists, fireworks and moonlit terraces are all suggested by the composer’s atmospheric writing.

Performers

Maurizio Pollini, piano

Programme

Fryderyk Chopin: 2 Nocturnes, Op.27

Fryderyk Chopin: Ballade No.3 in A flat, Op.47

Fryderyk Chopin: Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52

Fryderyk Chopin: Berceuse in D flat, Op.57

Claude Debussy: Préludes, Book 2

Fryderyk Chopin: Scherzo No.1 in B minor, Op.20

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Aurora Orchestra with Edmund de Waal: Metamorphosen at the Royal Festival Hall – 4th February 2017

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The popular Aurora Orchestra welcomes artist and best-selling author Edmund de Waal and violinist Anthony Marwood for a collaborative event exploring the theme of metamorphosis.

Strauss’ post-war masterpiece Metamorphosen is often seen as a lament for the death of German culture. But the composer’s choice of title was inspired by Goethe’s essay On the Metamorphosis of Plants, and his work evokes themes of rebirth, growth and transformation.

For this unconducted performance, Anthony Marwood joins Aurora Orchestra as guest director for the Strauss, whilst the Aurora string principals perform Ligeti’s quartet. Aurora’s Principal Conductor Nicholas Collon appears in conversation with Edmund de Waal, author of The Hare with Amber Eyes: together they explore the historical and musical context around the two works being performed, and discuss themes of evolution and transformation. BBC Radio 3’s Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents.

This event takes place as part of Southbank Centre’s Belief and Beyond Belief series, a year-long festival exploring what it means to be human.

Performers

Anthony Marwood, violin

Aurora Orchestra

Edmund de Waal, speaker

Sara Mohr-Pietsch, presenter

Programme

Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen

György Ligeti: String Quartet No.1 (Métamorphoses nocturnes)

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London Sinfonietta : Adès Deconstructed, In Seven Days at the Royal Festival Hall – 1st February 2017

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From Chaos to Contemplation, the London Sinfonietta deconstruct Adès’ 2008 masterwork In Seven Days, shedding new light on the workings of one of the UK’s most inquisitive musical voices.

In the first half of this concert, the London Sinfonietta deconstruct the intricacies of the work itself, guided through the score’s structure by a presenter, with the orchestra and Rolf Hind playing short extracts to explore how Adès created the work. In the second half of the concert In Seven Days is performed in full.

Performers

London Sinfonietta

Rolf Hind, piano

Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble

Sam West, presenter

Sian Edwards, conductor

Programme

Thomas Adès: In Seven Days – Concerto for piano & orchestra

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