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January 2018

  Mozart Don Giovanni (Overture) Mozart Symphony no41 'Jupiter' Beethoven Piano concerto no3 in C minor John Lill - piano David Curtis – conductor Acknowledged as a leading interpreter of the works of Beethoven, John Lill has been performing recitals since the age of nine. John will be performing a Piano Concerto premiered in 1803, with Beethoven himself as the soloist. Two works by Mozart are featured in the first half: Don Giovanni’s Overture, completed - some say - on…

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115th Season 2017-18 .. Tasmin Little violin Martin Roscoe piano  .. Beethoven Sonata for piano and violin in D, Op.12, No.1 Beethoven Sonata for piano and violin in C minor, Op.30, No.2 Beethoven Sonata for piano and violin in G, Op.96 .. Tasmin Little OBE has firmly established herself as one of today’s leading international violinists. Her multi-award winning and varied career encompasses international concerto and recital performances, master classes, workshops and community outreach work. Her discography and performance schedule…

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MET Broadcast: Tosca

January 27th 5:55 pm

  Tosca (Giacomo Puccini) – New Production Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s set and costumes of the Napoleonic era, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers Vittorio Grigolo and Marcelo Álvarez and Sonya Yoncheva in the title role. Conductor: tbc Cast: Sonya Yoncheva (Tosca), Vittorio Grigolo (Cavaradossi), Bryn Terfel (Scarpia), Patrick Carfizzi (Sacristan) Approx running time: 3hrs 18 mins     Price includes a £1 contribution to our heritage fund.

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February 2018

  Armonico Consort has received considerable acclaim for its performances of Handel's Fireworks Music. Now for 2018, Armonico adds Handel's celebrated Water Music to its repertoire. Alongside the Water Music on the programme is Biber's spectacular Salzburg Mass in 53 parts. Written on enormous sheets of paper which make Tallis’s 40-parts Spem in alium seem rather small by comparison, Biber’s Salzburg Mass is the largest surviving composition of sacred baroque music. The manuscript was first found in the home of…

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  L’Elisir d’Amore (Donizetti) Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts. Conductor: Domingo Hindoyan Cast: Pretty Yende (Adina), Matthew Polenzani (Nemorino), Davide Luciano (Belcore), Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (Dulcamara) Approx running time: 2hrs 49mins Ticket price includes 1 £1 contribution to our heritage…

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  English Symphony Orchestra with Chloe Hanslip (Violin) Conducted by Kenneth Woods Mendelssohn- Hebrides Overture Brahms- Violin Concerto Schumann- Symphony no. 3 in E flat (Rhenish) Mendelssohn was Schumann’s greatest advocate and Schumann the many who told the world of Brahms’ genius. Together, these three Romantic masters offer the soundtrack for the ESO’s historic return to Malvern Theatres. "In “the ‘Rhenish’, ESO Conductor Woods holds his own against such wonders as Sawallisch, Celibidache, Giulini and immediately becomes a favourite for…

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    115th Season 2017-18 .. Roderick Williams baritone Iain Burnside piano .. Schubert Winterreise, D.911 .. Malvern Concert Club’s President, Roderick Williams, and Iain Burnside return to Malvern for this second annual recital in their series encompassing all three of Schubert’s major song cycles. Winterreise (Winter Journey) is a cycle of 24 songs based on poems by Wilhelm Müller. As tenor Ian Bostridge has written, ‘the songs are forerunners, in a sense, of all those songs of love and…

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  La Bohème (Puccini) The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with a series of exciting casts. Angel Blue, Anita Hartig, and Sonya Yoncheva (left) share the role of the fragile Mimì, with Dmytro Popov, Russell Thomas, and Michael Fabiano alternating as the poet Rodolfo. Alexander Soddy and Marco Armiliato share conducting duties. Conductor: Marco Armiliato Production: Franco Zeffirelli Cast: Sonya Yoncheva (Mimì), Susanna Phillips (Musetta), Michael Fabiano (Rodolfo), Lucas Meachem (Marcello), Alexey Lavrov (Schaunard), Matthew…

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March 2018

  Semiramide (Rossini) – First time in HD This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast. Conductor: Maurizio Benini Cast: Angela Meade…

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  Prokofiev Symphony no1 in D major ‘Classical’ Schubert Symphony no3 in D major Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major Jennifer Pike - violin David Curtis – conductor Orchestra of the Swan welcomes Jennifer Pike, renowned for her unique artistry and compelling insight into music from the Baroque to the present day, performing Tchaikovsky’s best-known Violin Concerto. Prokofiev's most famous symphony, the ‘Classical’ said by the composer to be the type of symphony Haydn would have written if he'd lived another…

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