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Events Category: Concerts

LSO Free Friday lunchtime concert

Categories: Concerts, Free
Tags: Jerwood Hall, lso st lukes

Friday 15 September, 12.30pm at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s, London

Free entry, just turn up!

Ethel Smyth Scherzo from String Quintet in E major
Luciano Berio Aldo from Duet for Two violins No 24
Antonín Dvořák Scherzo from Terzetto in C minor Op 74
Friedrich Dotzauer Larghetto from Six Pieces for Three Cellos (arranged for two violas and a cello)
Dave Anderson Kibbles & Kibbitz and Laments (for bass duet)
Luigi Boccherini Minuetto dei Ciechi, Passa Calle, Ritirata from String quintet ‘Musica notturna delle strade di Madrid’

LSO String Experience Members
Isobel Howard violin
Shoshanah Sievers violin
Mio Takahashi violin
Lukas Bowen viola
Teresa Macedo Ferreira viola
Danushka Edirisinghe cello
William Puhr double bass
James Trowbridge double bass
Rachel Leach presenter

The concert will finish at approximately 1.15pm

Essentially Strauss: Notos Quartett

Categories: Broadcasts, Concerts
Tags: lso st lukes, mahler, notos quartett, strauss

Thursday 21 September, 1.00pm at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s, London

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss: two youthful geniuses stretch their wings in the intimate but passionate world of late-Romantic chamber music.

The Programme
Richard Strauss Piano Quartet in C minor
Gustav Mahler Quartet Movement in A minor
Great things come in small packages! Chamber music is intimate in scale, but Richard Strauss and Gustav Mahler thought big from an early age – and in these two early piano quartets, you can almost hear their youthful imaginations straining to soar free. This is music of huge vistas and unbridled passion: exactly what you’d expect from these fledgling geniuses.
The Performers

The Notos Quartett is a multi-award-wining ensemble that specialises in music for piano and strings, and whose four members know and love this music intensely. Praised for their ‘virtuosic brilliance’ and ‘profound musicality’, they’ll bring out all the poetry as well as the glitter in these two irrepressible mini-masterpieces.

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BBC Philharmonic – Janáček and Tchaikovsky

Categories: Concerts, New Work, Women musicians
Tags: alma mahler, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, colin matthews, david matthews

Sat 30 Sep 2023, 19.30 at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester


Leos Janáček – Sinfonietta(25 mins)
Alma Mahler-Werfel – Six Songs(20 mins)Die stille Stadt, (3′) Laut Sommernacht (3′) Licht in der Nacht (3′) Waldseligkeit (3′) In meines Vaters Garten (4’) Bei dir ist es traut (4’) All arr. Colin and David Matthews
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 6 in B minor, ‘Pathétique’(45 mins)

Join us for our 2023-24 season launch as Chief Conductor John Storgårds sets the stage with Janáček’s gargantuan Sinfonietta.
Brimming with brass and bold yet bridled melodies, its galvanising energy plays foil to the emotional outpourings of Tchaikovsky’s swan song, his Sixth Symphony. Premiered only days before the composer’s death, the Symphony remains an enigma – its only truly agreeable mark, its sheer passion. Separating both of these titanic works, Dame Sarah Connolly joins us for an exploration of some of history’s less well-trodden territory in a collection of Alma Mahler’s orchestrated songs.


Viva Vivaldi

Categories: Concerts, Family
Tags: bristol ensemble, fitzhardinge consort, wiltshire music centre

Friday November 10, 7.30pm at Wiltshire Music Centre Ashley Road, Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom

Bristol Ensemble
Fitzhardinge Consort
Peter Wagstaff conductor

Autumn from the Four Seasons
Concerto for Two Trumpets RV537
Concerto for Two Cellos RV531
Concerto for Piccolo RV433
Dixit Dominus RV 595

Enter a candlelit auditorium, and be transported back to the Chiesa di Santa Maria Della Pieta in Venice where Antonio Vivaldi worked and performed many of his compositions. Adorned by candles, the Bristol Ensemble and Fitzhardinge Consort will perform some of Vivaldi’s greatest works including the stunning Dixit Dominus alongside concertos for piccolo, cellos, and trumpet.


John Rutter and RPO

Categories: British Composers, Choral, Concerts, Family
Tags: RPO, Rutter, st pauls cathedral

Wednesday 15 November, 7.30pm at St Paul’s Cathedral, London

Rutter Lord thou hast been our refuge
Rutter St Cataldo – Music for an Italian cathedral (UK premiere)
Rutter Ukrainian Prayer
Rutter Requiem

John Rutter Conductor
Lucy Cox Soprano
The Bach Choir
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

John Rutter conducts his life-affirming Requiem under the great dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, returning with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and The Bach Choir for this entrancing concert of music by one of the world’s most cherished living composers.

Alongside the stirring choral work Lord thou hast been our refuge is the Ukrainian Prayer, a work that moves the listener in its plea for protection and courage.

Hear the UK premiere of St Cataldo, a new work that charts the journey of the Irish saint to Taranto, Italy, and is inspired by the beauty of the city’s cathedral that is named after him.

John Rutter’s widely-acclaimed Requiem draws from the traditional Latin text as well as English Psalm settings, and mediates between their themes of death, faith and spiritual ascension with a rich and tender lyricism.


Stroud Choral Society: Mendelssohn’s Elijah

Categories: Choral, Concerts, Family
Tags: bristol ensemble, mendelssohn, stroud choral society

Saturday 18 November, 7.00pm at St John the Baptist Church, Cirencester.
Stroud Choral Society
Stroud Choral Society
Bristol Ensemble
Conductor Simon Bell with soloists
Julie Cooper (Soprano)
Louise Innes (Alto)
Ruairi Bowen ( Tenor) and
Stephen Whitford (Bass)

Mendelssohn Elijah

Mendelssohn’s glorious oratorio telling the life of the prophet Elijah, first premiered in Birmingham in 1846.


Bach, Mass in B Minor – Amici

Categories: Choral, Concerts, Family
Tags: amici, bach, bristol ensemble

Saturday 2 December, 7.30pm at King’s College Chapel South Road, Taunton, Somerset.

Bristol Ensemble
Andrew Trewhella and Gareth Dayus-Jones musical directors

Music by man to inspire God – words taken from Aidan McGee’s poem Ode to Bach’s Mass in B Minor, in which he describes the work as “…a shocking, shaking megatone polyphonic bomb of a wondrous Kyrie Elation”. Amici will be performing this stunning work on Saturday 2nd December in King’s College Chapel, with Bristol Ensemble and prestigious soloists.

Tickets £18 for adults, students £9, under 12s free, available from Taunton Visitor Centre or BOOK HERE

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