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This month's composer is Diabelli, born 5th September 1781
 
 

 

EVENTS JULY TO SEPTEMBER 2022

 FOUR SEASONS, SUMMER: CHRISTIE COOK ACOMPANIED BY KELVIN LIM

8 pm Friday 17th June, International Student House, 1 Park Crescent, London W1B 1SH

Alternative address 229 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5PN

 This summer concert will include a variety of Lieder exploring the themes of summer, including Brahms' dreaming and hazy Feldeinsamkeit and Spanish songs by composer Xavier Montsalvatge who will transport us to a summer energy far from Britain with five songs inspired by hot Cuban days. We will hear about passion ending in murder, the local senorita who passes by under the sultry heat of the sun, a lullaby for the 'coconut headed' baby, and a drunken man dancing the Solongo from the Congo. These are songs famously recorded by both Teresa Berganza, and Montserrat Caballe. There will also be some lighter numbers, perhaps with a jazzy hint or two!

 Tickets ₤ 25

 

JENEBA KANNAH-MASON'S LONDON DEBUT RECITAL

7.30 to 8.50pm Tuesday 5th July, St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square.

 No-one who cares about the future of classical music can have missed the buzz around the Kanneh-Mason family. When Jeneba Kanneh-Mason made her BBC Proms debut in 2021 at the age of 19 it was clear that we were witnessing the emergence of another truly remarkable young artist. With this programme Jeneba will demonstrate the full range of her virtuosity.

 JS Bach                                 Prelude and Fugue in C sharp (Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1)

Mozart                                   Sonata in D K 576

Scriabin                                  Sonata No 2 in G sharp minor

Coleridge Taylor                     Negro Melodies

Liszt                                       Vallee D'Obermann

Liszt                                       Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 in C sharp minor

 Tickets (seniors) ₤ 27

 

 ANTHONY MARWOOD, VIOLIN AND JAMES CRABB, CLASSICAL ACCORDION

11.30am Sunday 10th July, Wigmore Hall

 Anthony Marwood writes:   ' When I was 14 years old I went to play to Emanuel 'Manny' Hurwitz. This was a stroke of huge good fortune, as Manny 's vast wisdom, knowledge, kindness and fabulous sense of humour guided me for the next four years and beyond, although later I also studied with the marvellous David Takeno. Manny did not believe in taking a narrow path, and encouraged me to expand my musical learning experiences in many directions. This was certainly a reflection of his own career as a chamber musician, soloist, teacher and orchestral concertmaster.'

 James Crabb grew up surrounded by music, particularly Scottish traditional tunes. 'I pestered my parents for an accordion and they bought me one for my fourth birthday. I have been lucky with really good teachers who have inspired me'. By the age of 16 he was beginning to reach the limits of both the instrument and the repertoire he was playing. It was then that he was introduced to the classical accordion, opening up the almost limitless musical possibilities he is still exploring today.

Critics internationally have praised his virtuosity and versatile musicianship. He is widely regarded as one of the world's leading exponents and ambassadors of his instrument.

 Tickets: ₤ 16, seniors ₤ 14

 

LONDON CITY ORCHESTRA GALA CONCERT: NADINE BENJAMIN, SOPRANO

7.30pm Friday 15th July, Cadogan Hall

 Strauss                                 Four Last Songs

Rimsky-Korsakov             Sheherazade

Rachmaninov                    Isle of the Dead

 Nadine Benjamin is a charismatic and versatile artist who is equally at home on both the operatic stage and the concert platform, and who is renown as an exponent of song, in particular Verdi, Strauss, Berg and contemporary American song.

 She was born in Brixton of Jamaican-Indian heritage. Leaving school at 16, she joined the Youth Training Scheme which led to her working with a corporate finance company in the City for seven years. Realising that she wanted to be a singer, she attended Tech Music School in London before deciding to focus on opera. In 2021 she was appointed MBE for services to opera.

 Tickets ₤ 15

  

LONDON MOZART PLAYERS: A CELEBRATION OF STRINGS

7pm Friday 19th August, St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square

 The Lark Ascending is a work that many people find uplifting. Coinciding with the outbreak of the First World War, it's not surprising this is such an emotive work. Emotions not expressed, however, until 1920 when the single-movement piece was finally performed, in its common pared down version for violin and piano. Ralph Vaughan Williams' second wife Ursula said that Williams had 'made the violin become both the bird's song and its flight'.

 Strings take centre stage in this passionate programme from the London Mozart Players which will also feature Barber's Adagio for Strings and Elgar's Nimrod.

 Tickets (seniors) ₤ 25.20

  

TRIO GASPARD

11.30am Sunday 18th September, Wigmore Hall

 Founded in 2010, Trio Gaspard are one of the most sought-after piano trios of their generation, praised for their unique and fresh approach to the score. Trio Gaspard will make their BBC Proms debut at 1pm on 5th September, see page 148 of the BBC Proms Guide.

 The programme includes works by Haydn, Shostakovitch and Smetana.

    Jonian Ilias Kadesha                    Violin

   Vashti Hunter                                 Cello

   Nicholas Rimmer                          Piano

 Tickets ₤ 16, seniors ₤ 14

 

ISATA KANNEH-MASON PLAYS CLARA SCHUMANN

7.30pm Thursday 22nd September, Cadogan Hall

 The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's opening concert of its 2022-23 season at Cadogan Hall stars Isata Kanneh-Mason, who plays Clara Schumann's rich and melodious Piano Concerto in her first performance as the Orchestra's Artist-in-Residence. 

With the hymn-like tunes and icy harmonies of Sibelius' Symphony No. 3 providing the concert's centrepiece under the baton of Estonian conductor Anu Tali, the piece marks a shift from Sibelius' heart-on-sleeve Romanticism to a starker Classical style.

 Tali also conducts her compatriot Arvo Paart's Fratres for strings and percussion, with simple but deeply moving lines of melody that build to a thrilling crescendo.

 'Isata is a pianist who makes lines sing beautifully and virtuosic passages dance, finding intimacy and eloquence at telling moments' (BBC Music Magazine)

 Tickets ₤ 26.25

  

SHEKU KANNEH-MASON: CELLO, PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA, CONDUCTOR: MARIN ALSOP

7.30pm Thursday 29th September, Royal Festival Hall

 22 year old Sheku Kanneh-Mason is in great demand from major orchestras and concert halls worldwide. Winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician Competition, he became a household name in 2018 after performing at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle.

 Haydn: Cello Concertos 1 and 2

Richard Strauss: Don Juan

Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe

 Tickets ₤ 20

 

A MUSIC CLUB WALK: A PICCADILLY PERAMBULATION

10.50 for 11 am Wednesday 27th July                                                     Meet by Lilywhites, Piccadilly Circus

 Ann Archbold will lead a walk along Piccadilly, starting at London's iconic meeting place, Piccadilly Circus, and ending at the equally iconic Ritz Hotel where we will NOT be having lunch, but please indicate if you would like lunch afterwards.

 Tickets: ₤ 9 members, ₤ 10 guests.

 

A MUSIC CLUB WALK: LITERARY LONDON

10.50 for 11 am Wednesday 24th August                               Meet at Sloane Square Underground Station

 Join Ann Archbold for a walk in Chelsea to hear about the many authors who lived in the area and the characters invented by them.

 Please indicate if you would like to have lunch after the walk.

 Tickets: ₤ 9 members, ₤ 10 guests

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