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The Music Club of London has announced that starting in the Autumn of 2019 a series of four seasonal recitals are to be
held featuring young artists and covering a wide range of music from Monteverdi to the major twentieth century composers.
The first of these was:-

A CELEBRATION OF AUTUMN  7.30pm Saturday 26th October 2019 at Lancaster Hall Hotel, 35 Craven Terrace, W2 3EL
Songs, piano and readings with Christie Cook, mezzo soprano, Kelvin Lim, piano, and Malcolm Rivers, reader.

Forthcoming events

Tuesday 4th February 7.30 pm Royal Festival Hall

Mark Wigglesworth conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Waltons’s Portsmouth Point Overture, the Planets by Holst and the Liszt Piano Concerto Number 2. 

Thursday 6th February 10.50 am for 11 am Guided Tour: Salters’ Hall

The Salters’ Company probably originated before the Norman Conquest. The hall is a 1970s Brutalist building and the only contemporary livery hall in the City to gain Grade II listed status.

Sunday 9th  February 7.30 pm Wigmore Hall

Richard Goode will play piano music by composers including Bach, Mozart, Chopin and Debussy. 

Friday 14th February 7.30 pm Royal Festival Hall

Valentine in Paris: the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Emmanuel Krivine with Jean-Efflam Bavouzet in music including the Ravel Piano Concerto in C and Saint Saens’ Organ Symphony. 

Friday 6th March 12 noon Royal Opera House

The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky’s Swan lake.

Wednesday 11 March 7.30 pm Barbican

The Guildhall Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Gonzales-Monjae play music by Strauss and Rachmaninov (the second symphony).

Thursday 19th March 10.50 am for 11.00 am Guided Walk: Gate to Gate

Following on from the previous walk, this one will explore the route from Bishopsgate to Moorgate. 

Sunday 22nd March 7.30 pm Wigmore Hall

The Cuartito Casals will play music by Mozart.

Friday 15th May 7.30 pm Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly

Tony Palmer will introduce his documentary on Rachmaninov, “The Harvest of Sorrow“. Tony was able to use letters and home movies made available by the subject’s grandson.

Archive of past events

Tuesday 23rd July 2019, 10.50 for 11.00.

 Meet Ann Archbold at Tottenham Court Road Station, main Oxford Street Exit. Ann is a qualified London City guide, who will
lead a walk of approximately two hours around Soho, somewhat cleaned up today but notorious in the 1950s for crime.

Sunday 28th July, 11.30 at the Wigmore Hall
The Chiaroscuro Quartet plays the Beethoven Quartet Op 18 No 4 and the Schubert Quartet D810 Death and the Maiden.

Thursday 1st August, 10.50 for 11.00, Burlington House, Piccadilly.
The Linnean Society which is the world's oldest active biological society, founded in 1788 and named after the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus. He devised the system of taxonomy, the classification of plants and animals by genus and species, which is still in use today.

Saturday 10th August, 7.30 at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Here The Jazz Repertory Company continues its celebration of music from the 1950s by paying tribute to Miles Davis, one of jazz history's most revered and influential musicians.

Friday 27th September, 7.30 at Barbican Hall, Silk Street.
The Guildhall Symphony Orchestra,  Guildhall Symphony Chorus , Guildhall Jazz Orchestra and Guildhall Jazz Singers perform The Bells by Rachmaninov, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue  and excerpts from Sacred Concerts by Duke Ellington.

Thursday 3rd October, 12.00 at the Royal Opera House.
Don Giovanni in Kasper Holten's visually striking production that accentuates the beauty of Mozart's dazzling tragicomedy. The visually spectacular set is by award-winning designer Es Devlin.

Sunday 6th October 11.30 at Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1.
Pianist Lucy Parham celebrates Clara Schumann, a remarkable woman and tells her story with musical illustrations.

Thursday, 10th October at 10.50 for 11am A walk from Aldgate Station
Join Ann Archbold for a walk from Aldgate, where one of the original Roman gates stood to learn about fighting, riots when a monastery was dissolved and murders.
Friday 11th October 2019, 7,00  at the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly
Tony Palmer will introduce his film about Puccini. Refreshment will be available in the Royal Academy Cafe nearby.
Saturday, 12 October at 7pm  Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace SW1X 9DQA concert performance of Verdi's opera
Un Giorno di Regno. It was a notorious failure at its world premiere and disappeared from the stage, but the time is ripe for Verdi's comedy to be heard again, in a performance by the Chelsea Opera Group.

Friday, 15 to Monday, 18 October  Grand Hotel, Torquay
For 50 years music-lovers have gathered in Torquay every mid-November to meet old friends and make new ones, and to listen
and talk to a wide variety of people from the world of music. As usual this event is organised by the Friends of Torbay.
Saturday, 19 October at 7pm   Holy Sepulchre Church, Holborn Viaduct EC1A 2DQ
Faure's Requiem will be performed by the Brandenburg Festival Chorus and the Brandenburg Singers conducted by Robert Porter.

Sunday, 20 October at 2.30 and 6pm  Henry Wood Hall, Trinity Church Square SE1 4HU
This is a Mastersingers event with the Rehearsal Orchestra rehearsing (2.30 pm) and performing (6 pm) Siegfried Act 3.

Saturday, 26 October at 7.30pm  Lancaster Hall Hotel, 38 Craven Terrace W2 3EL
This is the first of a series of events arranged by the Mastersingers and is a Celebration of Autumn, with Christie Cook,
mezzo soprano, Kelvin Lim, piano, and Malcolm Rivers, reader.

Saturday, 2 November at 7.30pm  St Stephen Walbrook, 38 Walbrook, EC4 8BN
Amy Bebbington conducts the Harlequin Chamber Choir in a programme of music by with a floral theme by composers including
Benjamin Britten and Arthur Sullivan.

Wednesday, 6 November at 7.30pm  Royal Festival Hall
The London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Lawrence Runes plays music including the Mozart Concerto for flute and harp and
Froissart by Edward Elgar.

Saturday 9th November  1.30 at the Royal Opera House.
A performance of The Sleeping Beauty by The Royal Ballet Company in a landmark production of Petipa's classic ballet to
Tchaikovsky's glorious music.

Thursday, 28 November at 10.50 for 11.00am  1 Greek Street, Soho Square W1D 4NQ
A visit to the Grade 1 listed building, House of St Barnabas, built in 1746 and which still has many original features,
including a Gothic chapel.

Tuesday, 3 December at 7.30pm  Guildhall School, Silk Street EC2Y 8DT
Provok'd, a Restoration Comedy collides with original rap and hip-hop and introduces a contemporary questioning of sexuality,
gender, politics and race.

Thursday, 5 December at 7.30pm  Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace SW1X 9DQ
The Magic of Christmas: exquisite music by Finzi, Delius, Vaughan Williams and other composers of favourites Christmas music.

Sunday, 8 December at 11.30am  Wigmore Hall, Wigmore Street W1U 2BP
The Van Kujik Quartet perform Mozart's String Quartet in D minor and the Brahms String Quartet in A minor.

Saturday, 4 January 2020 at 2pm  Royal Opera House
Coppelia. a classic returns to The Royal Ballet with Ninette de Valois' charming and amusing ballet of love, mischief and
mechanical dolls. Please indicate on the booking form if you are interested in seeing this production so that Marjorie
can have an idea how many tickets to reserve. The price will probably be ₤ 33 but do not send payment.

Sunday 5th January 7 pm   Barbican
James Martin conducts the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in 
Britten’s  Sinfonia da Requiem and the 11th Symphony by Shostakovich.Sunday 

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 7pm  Royal \Air Force Club, 128 Piccadilly W1J 7PY
Our annual dinner is a New Year event this time. This will be an excellent opportunity to share a sociable evening with other
club members.
26th January 11.30 am Wigmore Hall 

The Trio Shaham Wallfisch perform music by Beethoven and Brahms. 

This page last updated 31st January 2020

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