Louise Dearman: heart, soul and goosebumps
When singer and actress Louise Dearman steps onto the famous stage at Cadogan Hall on Thursday 19 May, she may just have one or two goosebumps as she prepares to celebrate some of the musical world's greatest stars.
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Tuesday 26 April, 7.30pm
Weill The Threepenny Opera: Suite
Ravel Piano Concerto in G major
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Debussy Prélude à l’après-
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra -
This exciting spring concert opens with Weill’s Suite from The Threepenny Opera, which is filled with the jazz-
Led by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s Principal Associate Conductor, Alexander Shelley, the Orchestra will explore Debussy’s unique musical language in his Prélude à l’après-
Thursday 28 April, 7.30pm
Stuart Jackson Lucio Vero
Rachel Kelly Vologeso
Gemma Summerfield Berenice
Angela Simkin Lucilla
Jennifer France Flavio
Tom Verney Aniceto
Ian Page conductor
Orchestra of Classical Opera
Niccolò Jommelli Il Vologeso (UK premiere)
Il Vologeso is set in Ephesus in the second century. The Roman general Lucio Vero has defeated the Parthian king Vologeso but fallen in love with a Parthian princess, Berenice, who is herself betrothed to Vologeso. Powerless to protect her beloved, Berenice is faced with the choice of receiving either Lucio Vero’s hand in marriage or Vologeso’s severed head.
28 April, 7.30pm
Butterworth A Shropshire Lad
Vaughan Williams A Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No 3)*
Ravel Concerto for the Left Hand
Debussy La mer
London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Mark Elder
with Cédric Tiberghien
Marking 100 years since the Battle of the Somme during World War I, Sir Mark Elder explores the effect the war had on music.
Butterworth was killed in August 1916, leaving behind tragically few compositions. His orchestral settings of A E Hausman’s poems were premiered by the LSO in 1913 and demonstrate the talent we lost. Both Vaughan Williams and Ravel were influenced by the war: Vaughan Williams’ ironic title describes the landscapes he encountered during his service; whilst Ravel’s work was commissioned by the pianist Paul Wittgenstein, who lost his right arm during the conflict.
Guy Barker conductor
Clare Teal vocalist
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First Ladies of Song and Beyond
Bridgewater Hall Manchester Saturday 30th April 7.30
Clare Teal is one of the UK’s most celebrated and much loved jazz, swing and big band singers, as well as a prolific recording artist and popular BBC Radio 2 broadcaster. Following her acclaimed success with the Hallé in 2014, she pays tribute tonight to the legendary First Ladies of Song, including Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald and Doris Day. The concert marks the launch of Clare’s new album, Twelve O’ Clock Tales, songs from which will be performed on the evening.
A thrilling, family-
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BBC Symphony Orchestra -
Let the BBC Symphony Orchestra and special guests take you on a journey through music with works from the BBC Ten Pieces project, which has been introducing children across the country to classical music. The programme will include John Adams’s Short Ride in a Fast Machine, ‘Mambo’ from Bernstein’s West Side Story, the first movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No 5, Gabriel Prokofiev’s Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra with DJ Mr Switch and the magical finale from Stravinsky’s The Firebird.
Alpesh Chauhan conductor
Mr Switch DJ
Naomi Wilkinson presenter
Soloists to be announced
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Caroline Byrne’s The Taming of the Shrew
Shakespeare’s Globe announces casting for Caroline Byrne’s The Taming of the Shrew. Featuring an all Irish company, the production marks the centenary of the Easter Rising by revisiting 1916 Ireland and remembering the role of women in the fight for independence.
Stravinsky: Myths & Rituals
The Philharmonia Orchestra and Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor Esa-
A Song Goes Round
An odyssey through 20th Century European chansons. From the Russian Cabaret artist Alexander Vertinsky to Edith Piaff via the music of the Comedian Harmonists in the early 1930’s, Daniel Donskoy will perform German,Yiddish, French and Russian chansons accompanied by Inga Davis-
Live At Blenheim Saturday June 25th
Presented by former Bond girl Fiona Fullerton
will perform an explosive program of classic Bond music to leave
you shaken, not stirred.
New releases from Champs Hill Records
The Music Room at Champs Hill, and Champs Hill Records are run as not-
Music to inspire the intrepid
London Symphony Orchestra
Sunday May 8
Big bold music from Bruckner
Thursday 19 May
Hammer blows of fate
The colossal force of Mahler’s ‘tragic’ symphony