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Fri 19 Apr 2019

St John's Smith Square

Bach’s St John Passion

Katharina Spreckelsen, Co-Principal oboe
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Bach St John Passion

Stephen Layton conductor
Polyphony
Nick Pritchard Evangelist
Neal Davies Jesus
Rowan Pierce soprano
Helen Charlston alto
Ruairi Bowen tenor
Ashley Riches bass

Stephen Layton, one of Britain’s greatest choral conductors, gathers together some of London’s finest singers to perform Bach’s St John Passion, considered by many to be even more emotional and dramatic than the St Matthew Passion. A Good Friday matinee concert.

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Thu 18 Apr 2019

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Trial by Jury

Annette Isserlis, viola
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Gilbert and Sullivan Overture from The Gondoliers
Gilbert and Sullivan Selection of songs from The Yeoman of the Guard, The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, HMS Pinafore and Ruddigore
Gilbert and Sullivan Trial by Jury

John Wilson Conductor
Simon Butteriss The Learned Judge
Louise Alder Angelina
Rob Murray Edwin
Simon Bailey Counsel for the Plaintiff
Michael Craddock Usher

The feel good hit of the 1870s.

Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury was the Mamma Mia! of the 1870s, running for hundreds of performances and touring as far as the USA and Australia.

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Tue 9 Apr 2019

Alte Oper Frankfurt

Bach’s St John Passion

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Bach St John Passion

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Peter Sellars director
Camilla Tilling soprano
Christine Rice mezzo-soprano
Mark Padmore tenor
Andrew Staples tenor
Roderick Williams baritone
Georg Nigl baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Sir Simon Rattle has assembled an extraordinary team for this definitive staging of one of Bach’s great masterpieces, the St John Passion.

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Sun 7 Apr 2019

Elbphilharmonie

Bach’s St John Passion

Katharina Spreckelsen, Co-Principal oboe
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Bach  St John Passion 

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Peter Sellars director
Camilla Tilling soprano
Christine Rice mezzo-soprano
Mark Padmore tenor
Andrew Staples tenor
Roderick Williams baritone
Georg Nigl baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Sir Simon Rattle has assembled an extraordinary team for this definitive staging of one of Bach’s great masterpieces, the St John Passion.

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Sat 6 Apr 2019

Elbphilharmonie

Bach’s St John Passion

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Bach  St John Passion 

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Peter Sellars director
Camilla Tilling soprano
Christine Rice mezzo-soprano
Mark Padmore tenor
Andrew Staples tenor
Roderick Williams baritone
Georg Nigl baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Sir Simon Rattle has assembled an extraordinary team for this definitive staging of one of Bach’s great masterpieces, the St John Passion.

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Thu 4 Apr 2019

Philharmonie, Luxembourg

Bach’s St John Passion

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Bach St John Passion

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Peter Sellars direction
Camilla Tilling soprano
Christine Rice mezzo-soprano
Mark Padmore tenor
Andrew Staples tenor
Roderick Williams baritone
Georg Nigl baritone
Choir of the Enlightenment

Sir Simon Rattle has assembled an extraordinary team for this definitive staging of one of Bach’s great masterpieces, the St John Passion.

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Tue 2 Apr 2019

Royal Festival Hall, London

Bach’s St John Passion

Katharina Spreckelsen, Co-Principal oboe
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Bach St John Passion

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Peter Sellars director
Camilla Tilling soprano
Christine Rice mezzo-soprano
Mark Padmore tenor
Andrew Staples tenor
Roderick Williams baritone
Georg Nigl baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

A thrilling staging of the Easter story. Sir Simon Rattle has assembled an extraordinary team for this definitive staging of one of Bach’s great masterpieces, the St John Passion.

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Sat 30 Mar 2019

Level 5 Function Room, Royal Festival Hall

OAE TOTS: FUNharmonics

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On every FUNharmonics day, our youngest audience members join the Orchestra for our  OAE Tots workshops.

These offer a magical, interactive introduction to music-making for children between two and five, sitting up-close to orchestral musicians and taking part with their parents, guardians and carers.

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Sat 23 Mar 2019

The National Concert Hall, Dublin

Brahms Piano Concerto no.1, with Sir András Schiff

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Schumann Konzertstück for Four Horns
Schumann Symphony No.4
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1

Sir András Schiff conductor/ piano

One of the world’s best pianists plays some of world’s best piano music.

Written 22 years apart, Brahms’ piano concertos are snapshots of his life. The first is youthful, raw and expressive; the second is mature, structured and wiser. Both embody radical ideas of the 19th century, when revolution was in the air and artists joined political movements to overturn the old order.

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Wed 20 Mar 2019

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Brahms Piano Concerto no.1, with Sir András Schiff

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Schumann Konzertstück for Four Horns
Schumann Symphony No.4
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1

Sir András Schiff conductor/ piano

One of the world’s best pianists, Sir András Schiff, plays some of world’s best piano music.

Written 22 years apart, Brahms’ only piano concertos are snapshots of his life. The first is youthful, raw and expressive; the second is mature, structured and wiser. Both embody radical ideas of the 19th century, when revolution was in the air and artists joined political movements to overturn the old order.

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Tue 19 Mar 2019

Royal Festival Hall, London

Brahms Piano Concerto no.2, with Sir András Schiff

Max Mandel, Co-Principal Viola
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Schumann Symphony No. 3
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2

Sir András Schiff piano/ conductor

One of the world’s best pianists, Sir András Schiff, plays some of world’s best piano music.

Written 22 years apart, Brahams’ only piano concertos are snapshots of his life. The first is youthful, raw and expressive; the second is mature, structured and wiser. Both embody radical ideas of the 19th century, when revolution was in the air and artists joined political movements to overturn the old order.

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Mon 18 Mar 2019

Royal Festival Hall, London

Brahms Piano Concerto no.1, with Sir András Schiff

Ursula Paludan Monberg, horn
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Schumann Konzertstück for Four Horns
Schumann Symphony No.4
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1

Sir András Schiff conductor/piano

One of the world’s best pianists, Sir András Schiff, plays some of world’s best piano music.

Written 22 years apart, Brahms’ only piano concertos are snapshots of his life. The first is youthful, raw and expressive; the second is mature, structured and wiser. Both embody radical ideas of the 19th century, when revolution was in the air and artists joined political movements to overturn the old order.

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Sun 17 Mar 2019

Kings Place Hall One

Bach, the Universe & Everything

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Bach Cantata: Es reisset euch ein schrecklich Ende ‘A Terrible End Shall Sweep You Away‘. BWV90

Ciara Hendrick alto
James Way tenor
Jonathan Brown bass
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Professor David Waltham speaker

Hunting for Aliens

Marvel at our extraordinary universe and the music of Bach with our new Sunday morning series for inquiring and curious minds, with divine music, lively conversation and stimulating science.

The music

With its uncompromising title, this theatrical cantata opens with an anguished tenor aria and remains one of the most furious and intense of the collection.

The science

Is there life on other worlds? We close our season with a look at the latest research in astrobiolology – the search for extraterrestrial life.

Our very own Sunday service is a place to bond with music lovers and revel in the wonders of science. There is no better way to start a Sunday morning.

In partnership with the Institute of Physics.

Ask s Scientist – before and after the concert in the Kings Place foyer 

Aliens? Ask me about aliens!

Dr Francisco Diego will be in the foyer explaining modern ideas about life in the universe and the possibility of alien intelligence.

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Sat 16 Mar 2019

Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall

Brahms Piano Concerto no.1. with Sir András Schiff

Brahms Piano Concerto
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Schumann Konzertstück for Four Horns
Schumann Symphony No.4
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1

Sir András Schiff conductor/ piano

Written 22 years apart, Brahms’ only piano concertos are snapshots of his life. The first is youthful, raw and expressive; the second is mature, structured and wiser. Both embody radical ideas of the 19th century, when revolution was in the air and artists joined political movements to overturn the old order.

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Sun 3 Mar 2019

Glyndebourne

Agreed

Image: Katie Ponder
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Howard Moody Agreed

A brand new opera is to be premiered on Glyndebourne’s main stage in March 2019 featuring our musicians, a cast of professional singers, and a chorus drawn from the local community and Glyndebourne Youth Opera.

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Sat 2 Mar 2019

Glyndebourne

Agreed

Image: Katie Ponder
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Howard Moody Agreed

A brand new opera is to be premiered on Glyndebourne’s main stage in March 2019 featuring our musicians, a cast of professional singers, and a chorus drawn from the local community and Glyndebourne Youth Opera.

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Fri 1 Mar 2019

Glyndebourne

Agreed

Image: Katie Ponder
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Howard Moody Agreed

A brand new opera is to be premiered on Glyndebourne’s main stage in March 2019 featuring our musicians, a cast of professional singers, and a chorus drawn from the local community and Glyndebourne Youth Opera.

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Thu 28 Feb 2019

Ye Olde Rose and Crown

The Night Shift – Walthamstow

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Matthew Truscott violin
Nia Lewis violin
Max Mandel viola
Luise Buchberger cello

For the first time, we’re taking the Night Shift to Walthamstow, East London’s new cultural hotspot.

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Tue 26 Feb 2019

CLF Art Cafe (Bussey Building)

The Night Shift – Peckham

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Matthew Truscott violin
Nia Lewis violin
Max Mandel viola
Luise Buchberger cello

The creative heart of Peckham hosts classical music, minus the rules.

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Sun 24 Feb 2019

Kings Place Hall One

Bach, the Universe & Everything

Bach, the Universe & Everything
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Bach Wie schön leuctet der Morgenstern ‘How Beautifully Gleams the Morning Star’ BWV1

Rowan Pierce soprano
Nick Pritchard tenor
Dingle Yandell bass
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Dr Emma Chapman

Cosmic Dawn

Marvel at our extraordinary universe and the music of Bach with our new Sunday morning series for inquiring and curious minds, with divine music, lively conversation and stimulating science.

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