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Our new Summer 09 brochure with details of 115 concerts between now and October. All are now on our website and on sale so we hope to see you here soon!

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  • Summer 2009

  • At a glance MaySunday 3 Choir of London and Orchestra Page 7

    Tuesday 5 The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Page 7

    Wednesday 6 The Brodsky Quartet Page 7

    Thursday 7 The Kings Consort Page 8

    Friday 8 BBC Big Band with Peter Grant Page 8

    Saturday 9 Prague Symphony Orchestra Page 8

    Tuesday 12 Tallis Scholars Page 9

    Wednesday 13 English Chamber Orchestra Page 9

    Thursday 14 London Festival Orchestra Page 9

    Friday 15 London Mozart Players Page 10

    Saturday 16 An Evening with Garrison Keillor Page 10 - Sunday 17

    Monday 18 Nowegian Chamber Orchestra Page 10

    Tuesday 19 Orquesta Nacional de Espana Page 12

    Wednesday 20 Jamie Walton recital Page 13

    Friday 22 Albniz 100th Anniversary Gala Page 13

    Saturday 23 Academy of St Martin in the Fields Page 13

    Tuesday 26 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Page 14

    Wednesday 27 British Police Symphony Orchestra Page 14

    Thursday 28 Emma Johnson and Pascal Rog Page 14

    Saturday 30 The Choir of Royal Holloway Page 15

    JuneThursday 4 Oxford Philomusica Page 15

    Friday 5 The Kings Singers Page 16

    Saturday 6 Ealing Choral Society Page 15

    Sunday 7 Ralph McTell Page 16

    Tuesday 9 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Page 17

    Wednesday 10 RCM Rising Stars Page 17

    Friday 12 Nettle and Markham Piano Duo Page 17

    Saturday 13 Rick Wakeman Page 19

    Tuesday 16 London Lyric Opera Page 18

    Thursday 18 Clare Teal Page 19

    Friday 19 London Lyric Opera Page 18

    Saturday 20 Kazakh Celebrity Recital Page 18

    Monday 22 Taro Hakase Page 20

    Tuesday 23 RCM Rising Stars Page 20

    Wednesday 24 Sir Willard White Page 19

    Friday 26 Roger McGuinn Page 20

    Saturday 27 Saturday Spectacular Page 21

    Sunday 28 Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra Page 21

    JulyThursday 2 The Brodsky Quartet Page 21

    Friday 3 Goldsmith Choral Union Page 22

    Sunday 5 RCM String Player of the Year Page 22

    Tuesday 7 RCM Rising Stars Page 22

    Thursday 9 London Concert Choir Page 23

    Friday 10 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Page 23

    Saturday 11 Junior Trinity Prizegiving Concert Page 23

    Thursday 16 Chamber Jazz 1927-1940 Page 24

    Monday 20 Proms Chamber Music 1 Page 26

    Monday 27 Proms Chamber Music 2 Page 26

    AugustMonday 3 Proms Chamber Music 3 Page 26

    Wednesday 5 Sing For Your Supper Page 30-31 - Sunday 9

    Monday 10 Proms Chamber Music 4 Page 27

    Friday 14 BBC Big Band with Ruthie Henshall Page 32-33 - Saturday 15

    Monday 17 Proms Chamber Music 5 Page 27

    Thursday 20 Bernstein on Broadway Page 34-35 - Saturday 22

    Monday 24 Proms Chamber Music 6 Page 27

    Saturday 29 Proms New Generation Artists Weekend Page 28 - 29 - Monday 31 Proms Chamber Music 7-18

    SeptemberMonday 7 Proms Chamber Music 19 Page 29

    Friday 11 The Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra Page 36

    Saturday 12 Thames Youth Orchestra Page 37

    Wednesday 16 Eye To Eye Concert for Peace Page 37

    Friday 18 Mercurius Company Page 37

    Tuesday 22 Orpheus Sinfonia Page 38

    Wednesday 23 Taro Hakase Page 39

    Thursday 24 John McCabe Birthday Concert Page 39

    Saturday 26 Saturday Spectacular Page 39

    Sunday 27 Choir of London and Orchestra Page 40

    Tuesday 29 Titi Robin Page 41

    Wednesday 30 Armonico Consort Page 41

    OctoberFriday 2 St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra Page 41

    Saturday 3 Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers Page 42

    Sunday 4 Carole Farley Page 42

    Tuesday 6 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Opus 60 Page 45

    Thursday 8 Julian Bliss Page 42

    Friday 9 BBC Big Band with Kim Criswell Page 44

    Saturday 10 The Tallis Scholars Page 43

    Monday 12 An Audience with Tony Benn Page 46

    Tuesday 13 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Opus 60 Page 45

    Wednesday 14 New London Orchestra Page 46

    Thursday 15 Nordland Music Festival Page 47 - Saturday 17

    Tuesday 20 Pimlico Opera Page 46

    Friday 23 Ladysmith Black Mambazo Page 47 - Saturday 24

    Monday 26 Freddy Kempf Page 47

    Tuesday 27 New Sussex Opera Page 48

    Thursday 29 Trondheim Soloists Page 48

    Saturday 31 Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Page 48

    NovemberFriday 6 Gilad with Strings Page 48

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  • This season the RPO continues to offer Cadogan Hall concert goers the highest possible standards of music-making, accompanied by some of the most acclaimed conductors and soloists.

    Summer season concerts26 May Beethoven Gala conducted by Dirk Joeres with Freddy Kempf Page 14

    9 June Julian Lloyd Webber performs Elgar Cello Concerto Page 17

    10 July Great Russian Masterpieces conducted by Young Chil Lee Page 23

    6 October Opus 60 60 minutes of fabulous music Page 45

    13 October Opus 60 60 minutes of fabulous music Page 45

    Meet the Artists! Edward Seckerson, (Chief Critic, Independent and BBC Presenter) chats informally to the artists in his pre-concert talks.

    From 6.30pm in the main auditorium, Edward can be heard enlightening audiences with interesting facts about the evenings programme and engaging in discussion with the artists themselves.

    Subscription discounts

    Substantial series discounts are available by booking for just 2 or more concerts. Subscribers can enjoy discounts of up to 30% off tickets booked.

    Concerts Booked 2-3 4-5 6+

    Discount 15% 25% 30%

    Resident Orchestra, Cadogan Hall

    Dima Tkachenko - 10 JulyJulian Lloyd Webber - 9 JuneFreddy Kempf - 26 May Opus 60

    Zurich International Concert Series 2009-10Firmly established as an orchestral season to rival any other in the UK, Cadogan Halls International Concert Series, sponsored by Zurich, continues to develop and grow.

    The new season of nine concerts provides an opportunity to see and hear a world-class mix of internationally renowned orchestras, soloists and conductors in one of the best concert-going environments in the country.

    Friday 2nd October 2009 St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

    Saturday 31 October 2009 Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

    Wednesday 18 November 2009 Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Tuesday 2, Wednesday 3, Monday 8 February 2010 Czech National Symphony Orchestra

    Thursday 25 March 2010 Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

    Wednesday 14 April 2010 Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra

    Thursday 13 May 2010 Moscow State Symphony Orchestra

    Series Launch: Thursday 11 June Tickets on sale to Encore members and invited guests: 11 June General sales: 18 June Remember you can take advantage of our generous series discounts when booking for 2 or more concerts. must all be booked in one transaction. Subscription discounts cannot be combined with any other discounts. Subject to availability.

    Stephen Isserlis 31 October

    Mikhail Rudy 18 November

    Laura Aikin 25 March

    Igor Tchetuev 13 May Box office: 020 7730 45004 Box office: 020 7730 4500

  • Sunday 3 May

    Choir of London and Orchestra

    7.30pm Rutter Conducts Rutter and Faur Gabriel Faur Cantique de Jean Racine

    Gabriel Faur Requiem John Rutter Mass of the Children

    Composed in 2003, Mass of the Children has rapidly become one of John Rutters most

    popular works. For the works Cadogan Hall premiere, Rutter conducts the Choir of London

    and Orchestra alongside the award-winning Farnham Youth Choir and two of Britains most exciting young soloists, Elin Manahan Thomas

    (soprano) and Sam Evans (baritone).

    2pm-6.15pm Come and Sing Day with John Rutter

    The worlds best-loved choral composer invites singers of all ages and standards to spend the afternoon with him singing a wide variety of

    music, including opera choruses, choral favourites, and some of his own brand new works. With special guest appearances from soloists Elin

    Manahan Thomas and Sam Evans.

    Tickets: Come and Sing Day: 18 (10 non-singing audience)

    Concert tickets: 30, 25, 20 20% discount on total cost of both tickets when booking for singing day and concert together.

    Wednesday 6 May, 7.30pm

    The Brodsky QuartetProgramme

    Mozart Adagio and Fugue in C minor, KV. 546 Mendelssohn Fugue

    Beethoven String Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135

    Shostakovich Two pieces for String Quartet Borodin String Quartet No. 2 in D major

    Cadogan Halls Resident String Quartet presents a beautiful programme of small gems by some of the genres most prolific composers. The legacy of Bach is reflected by Mozart and

    Mendelssohn in two very contrasting fugues one turbulent, the other serene. Beethovens final work of his immense quartet output is

    uncharacteristically short and whimsical, with a hidden joke at the expense of his publishers, nevertheless containing one of his trademark

    heartwrenching slow movements. Shostakovichs own arrangements of his tragic aria from Lady Macbeth of Mtensk and the witty gem

    Polka encapsulate the full range of emotions in his troubled life and another Russian classic, Borodins second quartet with its famous and

    beautiful Notturno, is pure escapism.

    Tickets: 22, 18, 12 top price Tickets: 18

    Tuesday 5 May, 7.30pm

    The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

    The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, seen and heard across the globe, is simultaneously provocative, entertaining and inspiring. Their

    shows combine music, humour and intelligence with silliness. Using a menagerie of voices and cheap instruments, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain elicits emotion and thought in unexpected forms and successfully mixes

    highbrow with lowbrow to appeal to an astonishingly broad audience: think Morecambe

    and Wise, explaining Joseph Beuys Desert Island Discs.

    Wherever The Ukulele Orchestra performs, from Never Mind The Buzzcocks Christmas Special, Jools Hollands Hootenanny, to Blue

    Peter, to the smallest pub in England, they bring a hilarious style of music virtuoso that is all of

    their own.

    Tickets: 22, 18, 14 All seats 14

    Celebrity Recital Series 2009Th u r s d a y 2 8 M a y , 7. 3 0 p m

    Emma Johnson c l a r i n E T Pascal rog P i a n o Weber, Debussy, Brahms, Bernstein, Stravinsky, copland, Milhaud

    F r i d a y 1 2 J u n e , 7. 3 0 p m

    nettle and Markham T W o P i a n o S Schumann, Brahms, Saint Sans, Poulenc, ravel

    S u n d a y 4 o c t o b e r , 7 p m

    carole Farley S o P r a n o John constable P i a n o Debussy, ravel, Poulenc

    Th u r s d a y 8 o c t o b e r , 7. 3 0 p m

    Julian Bliss c l a r i n E T

    M o n d a y 2 6 o c t o b e r , 7. 3 0 p m

    Freddy Kempf P i a n o Beethoven, Waldstein, rachmaninov, chopin

    Th u r s d a y 2 6 n o v e m b e r , 7. 3 0 p m

    Dame Evelyn Glennie P E r c u S S i o n

    Tickets: 25, 22, 18, 12 top price tickets: 22

    Series discounts (top and second price tickets)Book 2 or 3 concerts and save 15%Book 4 or 5 concerts and save 25%Book 6 and save 30%

    6 Box office: 020 7730 4500 Box office: 020 7730 4500

  • Thursday 7 May, 7.30pm

    The Kings Consort Mozart Concert Arias

    Gillian Keith soprano Matthew Halls director, harpsichord

    ProgrammeMozart Overture Apollo and Hyacinthus KV 38 Mozart Concert Aria A Berenice.Sol nascente

    KV 70 J.C. Bach Symphony in G minor Op. 6 No. 6

    Mozart Ah se in ciel KV 538 Haydn Symphony No. 43 Mercury

    Mozart Overture La Finta Gardiniera KV 196 Mozart Vorrei Spiegarvi KV 418

    TKCs previous excursions into the classical repertoire have met with great acclaim. High

    drama is assured when TKCs orchestra is joined by celebrated Canadian soprano, Gillian Keith,

    for this seasons grand finale, exploring the electrifying brilliance of the music of Mozart and

    his contemporaries.

    Tickets: 30, 26, 22, 18

    Thursday 14 May, 7.30pm

    London Festival Orchestra

    Piers Lane piano Ross Pople conductor

    ProgrammeBartk Divertimento for Strings Mozart Piano Concerto No.22 in

    E-flat major, K. 482 Tchaikovsky Serenade in C major, Op. 48

    London-based Australian pianist Piers Lane has a flourishing international career, which has taken him to all the major concert halls around the world. Five times soloist at the BBC Proms, he is famed for his marvellous quality of tone, tremendous precision and beautifully shaped

    phrases, is acknowledged as a pianist who has both the technical ability and the patience to learn unusual repertory (The NY Times) and whose

    playing glitters with filigree charm (Times).

    Tickets: 24, 18, 10 Friends of LFO, and OAPs: 10 Students: Free with a valid student card

    Wednesday 13 May, 7.30pm

    English Chamber Orchestra

    Sir Colin Davis conductor Dame Felicity Lott soprano

    Anthony Pike clarinet

    ProgrammeHaydn Symphony No.94 in G Surprise Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, K.622

    Berlioz Nuits dt

    The relationship between Sir Colin Davis and the ECO goes back decades and it was a pleasure to welcome back both these icons combining their mutual talents ... the ECO

    produced performances of verve and polish throughout the evening.

    The Classical Source

    Tickets: 35, 25, 15, 10 20% off all ticket prices

    Book 3 or more ECO concerts and save 30%

    Friday 8 May, 7.30pm

    BBC Big Band SongS for Swinging LoverS

    Starring special guest Peter Grant

    Barry Forgie music director

    Programme An evening of classic songs immortalised by Sinatra and his Rat Pack pals: You Make Me Feel So Young, Ive Got

    You Under My Skin, All or Nothing at All, Come Fly With Me, Mr Bojangles, New York New York, Leroy Brown, That Old Black Magic, Girl from Ipanema, Let

    There Be Love, Joanna and many more!

    Britains favourite swing band, the legendary BBC Big Band, will be joined by Peter Grant the

    astonishingly talented singing sensation with the rich, smooth voice whose debut album sold over

    100,000 copies.

    Saturday 9 May, 7.30pm Zurich International Concert Series

    Prague Symphony Orchestra

    Petr Altrichter conductor Nikolai Demidenko piano

    Programme Smetana The Moldau (From Ma Vlast)

    Chopin Piano Concerto No.1 Dvork Symphony No.7

    The Prague Symphony Orchestra, conducted by their former principal conductor, Petr

    Altrichter, will be performing works by two of Czechoslovakias most-loved composers. Smetana believed that in music was the life of Czechs and

    he used many Czech dance rhythms and folk melodies. Dvorks 7th symphony also reflects his patriotic feelings towards the Czech nation.

    The orchestra will be joined by acclaimed Russian pianist and Chopin specialist, Nikolai Demidenko,

    for the sublime Piano Concerto No.1.

    Tickets: 39, 32, 26, 18 top 2 prices 28

    Tuesday 12 May, 7.30pm

    Choral at Cadogan

    Tallis Scholars Vox Patris Caelestis

    Peter Phillips director

    Programme Tallis Loquebantur variis linguis, Tallis Suscipe quaeso,

    Sheppard Media vita, Tallis Te Deum for meanes, Byrd O Lord, make thy servant, Byrd Prevent us, O Lord,

    Mundy Vox patris caelestis

    This programme is a celebration of all that is best in High Renaissance English sacred music. Mixing some of the most substantial works ever written in these islands with one or two of the smallest, the evening will give an overview of the astonishing achievement of Tallis and Byrd, alongside

    two of their greatest colleagues at the Tudor Chapel Royal. Sheppards Media vita is probably the most talked-about

    single item the Tallis Scholars have ever recorded.

    the Tallis Scholars under conductor Peter Phillips sang these slow-moving, luminous masses

    with impeccable blend and balance. Did anybody care that the last tube had just gone half way through the Benedictus? This is music where time stands still.

    Richard Fairman, The Financial Times

    Tickets: 27, 22, 15 and RPO Friends: All seats 15

    Book 2+ BBC Big Band concerts and get 5 off top price tickets

    RUTHE HENSHALL - 14 and 15 AugustBBC Bg BANd NEW SEASON - See PAge 44

    Tickets: 30, 26, 22, 18 top price tickets 26

    For details of the next Choral At Cadogan series please see page 43

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  • Friday 15 May, 7.30pm

    London Mozart Players

    Joan Rodgers soprano Andrew Staples tenor

    Iain Paterson bass Vasari Singers

    Jane Glover conductor

    ProgrammeHaydn Creation

    This concert is a truly festive one, celebrating three major events in one! With the LMP and its former Music Director Jane Glover both

    celebrating their 60th birthdays this year, they reunite for this fantastic concert.

    2009 also marks Haydns bicentenary. This concert brings all this together with Jane Glover conducting the LMP in Haydns glorious choral

    work The Creation.

    Tickets: 30, 25, 18, 10

    Monday 18 May, 7.30pm

    Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

    With Leif Ove Andsnes

    ProgrammeMozart Piano Concerto No.14 in E flat major, K.449

    Prokofiev Classical Symphony Grieg Holberg Suite

    Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37

    The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra is one of Norways cultural mainstays whose international breakthrough came with the acclaimed release of

    Griegs complete works for string orchestra.

    The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra has played many of the worlds most distinguished concert halls with some of the worlds most renowned musicians. In 1995 the orchestra performed in

    the first concert ever held at the House of Lords. Guest artists have included Maurice Andr, Leif Ove Andsnes, Joshua Bell, James Galway, Radu

    Lupu, Joanna MacGregor, Angela Hewitt, Andrew Manze, Truls Mrk and Thomas Zehetmair.

    Leif Ove Andsnes has been performing regularly in the worlds most famous concert halls since he first attracted international attention in the

    early 1990s.

    Tickets: 35, 28, 22, 12 top price tickets 28

    Saturday 16 May and Sunday 17 May, 7pm

    Garrison Keillor in an evening with City of

    London Sinfonia

    Philip Brunelle conductor

    ProgrammeA rare chance to join the inimitable Garrison Keillor for an entertaining evening of words

    and music with City of London Sinfonia, conducted by Philip Brunelle.

    Legendary American radio voice and author of the best-selling Lake Wobegon Days, Garrison Keillor joins City of London Sinfonia for an unmissable

    evening of music and story-telling in the style of the host of A Prairie Home Companion.

    Mendelssohns A Midsummer Nights Dream provides the perfect accompaniment to the latest happenings in Lake Wobegon, whilst the music of McGlaughlin and MacDowell offers an all

    American musical complement to Keillors unique blend of stories, poems and limericks.

    Tickets: 32, 25, 18, 10 Students and under-16s: 10

    (with each adult ticket purchased)

    top price tickets: 25

    10 Box office: 020 7730 4500

  • Saturday 23 May, 7.30pm

    Academy of St Martin in the Fields

    With violinist Julian Rachlin

    ProgrammeGrieg Holberg Suite, Op.40

    Schubert arr Tabakova Arpeggione Sonata arranged for Viola and Strings Mozart Divertimento K136

    Piazzolla arr. Desyatnikov Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

    With the Piazzolla the British chamber virtuosos really hit the bulls eye. Rachlin was playing like an acrobat walking a tightrope.

    Nrnberger Zeitung

    The exciting Lithuanian-born violin virtuoso Julian Rachlin returns to London to perform with

    the strings of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in a Programme which includes Piazzollas Four Seasons of Buenos Aires a heady mixture

    of energetic violin writing and tango nuevo, evocative of the city which ultimately became

    Piazzollas home.

    Tickets: 35, 25, 15, 10

    Friday 22 May, 7.30pm

    Isaac Albniz: 100th Anniversary Gala Concert

    With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    Carlos Checa conductor Jos Menor piano

    ProgrammeAlbniz Rapsodia Espaola

    Albniz Concierto Fantstico Albniz Suite Espaola (Excerpts)

    Albniz Suite Iberia (Excerpts)

    To celebrate the 100th year anniversary of Spanish composer Albnizs death, the Royal Philharmonic

    Orchestra, together with the Institut Ramon Llull and Gramophone Records, presents a gala performance

    featuring a selection of the very best of Albnizs music.

    Pianist and composer Isaac Albniz (1860-1909) is one of the most important international figures in the history of Spanish music. His music is widely considered central to the piano literature of the twentieth century,

    and the summit of all Spanish piano music.

    This special concert, led by the brilliant Spanish conductor Carlos Checa, will also feature the

    supremely talented pianist, Jos Menor.

    Tickets: 35, 28, 20, 10 Book 2 or more RPO concerts and receive up to

    30% discount, RPO Friends discounts apply

    Wednesday 20 May, 7.30pm

    Jamie Walton Recital

    Jamie Walton cello Daniel Grimwood piano

    Programme includesFaur Elegie

    Rachmaninov Sonata in G minor, Op.19 Grieg Sonata in A minor, Op.36

    Following the enormous critical success surrounding Jamie Waltons 2008 releases of concertos by Elgar, Myaskovksy, Britten and

    Shostakovich with the Philharmonia, Jamie has returned to the studio with his duo partner Daniel Grimwood for a disc of two great

    Romantic sonatas by Grieg and Rachmaninov. These were particular favourites of the late

    Margaret Moncrieff with whom Jamie studied this concert and CD launch commemorates the

    great teacher and person she was.

    Tickets: 22, 18, 15, 10

    Tuesday 19 May, 7.30pm Zurich International Concert Series

    Orquesta Nacional de EspanaJosep Pons conductor

    Jose Maria Gallardo guitar


    Turina Danzas Fantsticas Op.22

    Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez

    Ravel Alborada del Gracioso / Rapsodie Espagnole / Bolero

    The Orquesta Nacional de Espaa is considered Spains finest orchestra

    and was founded in 1937 during the Spanish civil war. The orchestras principal conductor, Josep Pons, is widely considered to be one of Spains most engagingly contemporary conductors. Jose Mara Gallardo Del Reys worldwide performances have drawn acclamation and applause from critics and audiences alike. He will join the orchestra for a performance of the beautiful Concierto de Aranjuez.

    Tickets: 39, 32, 26, 18 top 2 prices 28

    Spanish tapas and wine offerBefore the concert we will be serving a special tapas plate including chorizo, Serrano ham, Manchego cheese, olives, peppers and bread, plus a glass of Spanish wine for just 8. A selection of specially chosen Spanish wines and sherry by the glass or bottle will also be available during the evening.

    To order your tapas platter please call the box office on 020 7730 4500. Available from 6.30pm. Box office: 020 7730 450012 Box office: 020 7730 4500

  • Thursday 4 June, 7pm

    Oxford Philomusica

    with London Symphony Chorus

    Helena Dix soprano Harriet Williams mezzo soprano

    Peter Hoare tenor James Rutherford bass

    Marios Papadopoulos conductor

    ProgrammeNimrod Borenstein The Big Bang and

    Creation of the Universe London Premiere Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op.

    125, Choral

    Two weighty issues, the origins of life and the aspirations of humanity, are considered in this

    intriguing pairing by Oxfords professional symphony orchestra. Nimrod Borensteins new

    work holds up a twenty-first century mirror to Haydns famous account of Light, Peace

    and Adam and Eve while Beethovens sublime Choral Symphony unblinkingly looks to a future

    of universal brotherhood.

    Sponsored by Independent Power Corporation

    Tickets: 30, 23, 17, 10

    Saturday 30 May, 7.30pm

    The Choir of Royal Holloway

    University of London

    London Mozart Players Rupert Gough conductor

    ProgrammeEric Whitacre Cloudburst

    Astor Piazzolla Las 4 Estaciones Portenas (The 4 Seasons)

    Carson Cooman The Revelations of Divine Love (Metaphors from Sea and Sky) world premiere

    The Choir of Royal Holloway is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the finest collegiate choirs in Britain. The choir has developed a

    close association with Carson Cooman who is emerging as one of Americas most promising

    young composers. His major new work has been commissioned especially for the choir and sets the texts of the early English mystic Julian of Norwich.

    Eric Whitacres Cloudburst is an exciting vocal ritual culminating in a rain storm cleverly evoked by numerous percussion instruments. From the master of Argentinean dance and tango, Astor Piazzolla, we have a series of four tangos, each

    reflecting the four seasons in Buenos Aires.

    Tickets: 22, 17, 10

    Saturday 6 June, 7pm

    Ealing Choral Society

    From royal court, monastery, street and tavern: Cantiones

    sacrae et profanae

    Jonathan Williams conductor Laura Parfitt soprano Adrian Dwyer tenor

    Henry Herford baritone Elizabeth Shepherd &

    Charles Economou piano ensemble bash percussion

    Ealing Choral Society with choristers from Ealing Abbey Choir

    ProgrammeEaling Choral Society is joined by the innovative British percussion quartet, ensemble bash and choristers from Ealing Abbey Choir. The main

    work is Orff s Carmina Burana based on earthy 13th-century Bavarian monks songs, while Bob Chilcotts catchy capital cantata captures the

    cries of Londons market places. In contrast are three short examples of Bruckners sacred music, and the programme is completed by music learnt from percussionists at the Royal Court in Ghana.

    Tickets: 22, 16

    Thursday 28 May, 7.30pm

    Celebrity Recital Series

    Emma Johnson and Pascal rog

    Programme Weber Sylvana Variations

    Debussy rhapsodie Brahms Sonata no.1 op.120

    Bernstein Sonata for clarinet and Piano Stravinsky Three pieces for solo clarinet Debussy la cathdrale Engloutie from

    Prludes Book 1 Copland nocturne

    Milhaud Scaramouche

    Well known British clarinettist Emma Johnson returns to cadogan Hall with

    celebrated pianist, Pascal rog in a varied programme of popular and lesser known works for clarinet and piano ranging from

    Webers rarely performed Sylvana Variations to solo pieces by Stravinsky & Debussy. The evening concludes with an arrangement of

    Milhauds effervescent Scaramouche.

    Tickets: 25, 22, 18, 12 top price tickets 22

    Series discounts available see page 6

    Wednesday 27 May, 7.30pm

    British Police Symphony Orchestra 20th Anniversary Gala Concert

    In support of Restorative Solutions CIC.

    Tim Murray conductor Kevin England soloist

    ProgrammeElgar Cockaigne Overture Mozart Oboe Concerto

    Mahler Symphony No.1 in D Major

    As part of their 20th Anniversary Celebrations the British Police Symphony Orchestra appears in support of Restorative Solutions CIC. Performing

    Elgars Cockaigne Overture, Mozarts Oboe Concerto and Mahlers Symphony No.1 in

    D Major the players of the BPSO are drawn from across the police forces of the UK. More

    information from

    Sponsored by Reliance Security Group Ltd.

    Tickets: 15, 12, 10

    Tuesday 26 May, 7.30pm

    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Beethoven Gala

    Dirk Joeres conductor Freddy Kempf piano

    ProgrammeBeethoven Egmont Overture

    Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5, Emperor Beethoven Symphony No.7

    This is Beethoven at his most stirring and inspirational. The Egmont Overture releases the tensions and struggle of conflict into a

    rampaging and ultimate victory. The Emperor Piano Concerto, its nickname coined by a London critic overwhelmed by the works

    capacity for grand gestures and deep repose, features the charismatic piano star, Freddy

    Kempf. And, if this were not enough, there are also the profound melodies and propulsive

    rhythms of Symphony No.7, termed by Wagner as the apotheosis of the dance music of

    unending energy to electrify the spirits.

    Meet the artists: free pre-concert talk from 6.30pm presented by Edward Seckerson.

    Tickets: 35, 28, 20, 10 5 off top 3 ticket prices

    Book 2 or more RPO concerts and receive up to 30% discount, RPO Friends discounts apply

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  • Tuesday 9 June, 7.30pm

    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    with Julian Lloyd Webber

    Rumon Gamba conductor Julian Lloyd Webber cello

    ProgrammeRossini The Barber of Seville Overture

    Elgar Cello Concerto Mendelssohn Symphony No.3, Scottish

    The wit and sparkle of the Overture to Rossinis ever-popular comic opera The Barber of Seville

    gets this concert off to an effervescent start. For many music-lovers Elgars Cello Concerto has become hugely significant, a one-to-one identification with the composers beautiful,

    intense and stoic music, and a highly personal response to the life-shattering events of the First World War. Julian Lloyd Webber is particularly

    associated with this eloquent work. Mendelssohns time in Scotland with its mists, tempests, landscape and history inspired from him a vivid symphonic portrait that broods and dances simultaneously.

    Meet the artists, free pre-concert talk from 6.30pm presented by Edward Seckerson.

    Tickets: 35, 28, 20, 10 5 off top 3 ticket prices, Book 2 or more

    RPO concerts and receive up to 30% discount RPO Friends discounts apply

    Friday 12 June, 7.30pm

    Celebrity Recital Series

    nettle and Markham 30 Year anniversary concertDavid Nettle and Richard Markham

    two pianosProgramme

    Schumann 3 canonic Studies, op.56 Brahms Sonata in F minor, op.34b Saint-Saens Danse Macabre, op.40

    Poulenc lEmbarquement pour cythre, lgie, capriccio (daprs le Bal Masqu)

    Ravel Bolro

    British piano duo nettle and Markham celebrate 30 years as one of the worlds

    most entertaining, versatile and musically satisfying ensembles.

    Their playing was finely integratedappealingly transparentrich in dialogue

    and raw energy new York Times

    Tickets: 25, 22, 18, 12 top price tickets 22

    Series discounts available please see page 6

    WEDNESDAY 10 JUNE, 7.30PMProgramme

    R Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Opus 28

    Vlad Maistorovici violin, Lawrence ODonnell bassoon, Nicolas Fleury horn, Will Stafford

    clarinet , Laurence Ungless double bass

    Poulenc: Sonata for trumpet, trombone and horn, Opus 33

    Sebastian Philpott trumpet, Barnaby Philpott trombone, Nicolas Fleury horn

    Poulenc: Fianailles pour rire Paula Sides soprano, Kumi Matsuo piano

    Ravel: Introduction and Allegro Jos Antonio Domen harp, Mareile Dahme flute, Hannah Morgan clarinet

    String Quartet: Katerina Mitchell, Mathieu van Bellen, Emma Stevenson, Genevieve Verhage

    Beethoven: Septet in E flat major, opus 20 Jonathan Parkin clarinet, Amy Harman

    bassoon, Samuel Pearce horn, Ilya Movchan violin, Bryony Mycroft viola, Mikhail Shumov

    cello, Hayoung Jung double bass

    This exciting partnership between Cadogan Hall and the Royal College of Music showcases some

    of the finest young musical talent in London today.

    Tickets: 10 Free

    Royal College of Musics


    Sunday 7 June, 7.30pm

    Ralph McTell In concert

    Described by Billy Connolly as Britains best singer/songwriter, Ralph McTell is one of our most consummate entertainers. He has won The Ivor Novello Award and a BBC Lifetime

    Achievement Award for his songwriting.

    You, the audience, will travel with Ralph on a ninety-minute journey along the musical path he has followed for over four decades. Ralphs astute observation and wry take on life shine through his songs and anecdotes. His rich baritone voice

    and his virtuosity on guitar promise a very special evening.

    A big man with a big heart and a big, big talent. Willy Russell

    McTell hits the spot by telling your personal story: yours and everyones. The Guardian

    Tickets: 22.50

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    Friday 5 June 7.30pm Will you, Wont you join the dance?

    Hans Leo Hassler Tanzen und Springen William Byrd Though Amaryllis dance in green Franz Schubert Zum Rundtanz G. da Nola Chi la Gagliarda Thomas Ravenscroft A Round of Three Country Dances in One John Hilton Fair Oriana, beautys queen Thomas Morley Now is the month of maying Benjamin Britten Choral Dances from Gloriana Clement Janequin Au Joli jeu Camille Saint-Sans Saltarelle Francis Poulenc Clic clac, dansez sabots Gyrgy Ligeti The lobster quadrille Stanley Glasser Ilihubo Trad. arr. Richards Dance to your Daddy Trad. arr. Chilcott Feller from Fortune Trad. arr. Chilcott Mairis wedding Stanley Glasser Um danso wasegoli Trad. arr. Runswick She moved through the fair Trad. arr. Runswick La valse a mille temps Trad. arr. Runswick Chitarra damor Trad. arr. Langford Phil the fluters ball


    Pass a summers evening with the Kings Singers in an entertaining exploration of music from around the world inspired by dance over the centuries. hear a galliard, a clog dance, country dances, a saltarelle, a waltz and carrolls quadrille in music by William Byrd, Franz Schubert, Francis Poulenc, thomas Morley and more. the programme takes its title from the last words sung in the first half, written by lewis carroll. dancing optional.

    Tickets: 22.50, 20, 17.50, 15

    5 off top price tickets

  • Saturday 20 June, 7.30pm

    Kazakh Celebrity Recital

    Aiman Musakhodzhayeva violin Eleonora Bekova piano

    ProgrammeTomaso Antonio Vitali Chaconne

    Johannes Brahms Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108

    Nurgisa Tlendiyev Akky Serik Yerkimbekov Vocalise (world premiere)

    Camille Saint-Sans Introduction and Rondo capriccioso

    Csar Franck Sonata in A major

    This concert presents two of the most celebrated Kazakh musicians. Aiman

    Musakhodzhayeva is an increasingly frequent presence on the major stages of Europe, founder

    of the Kazakhstan National Academy of Music and the Kazakhstan State Chamber Orchestra

    and UNESCO Artist for Peace. Eleonora Bekova has appeared in concerts worldwide and the much recorded and broadcast pianist

    of the legendary Bekova Piano Trio is a devoted promoter of British-Kazakh cultural relationships.

    Tickets: 22, 18, 15, 10

    Tuesday 16 June and Friday 19 June, 7pm

    London Lyric Opera Die Fledermaus

    (The Bat) Johann Strauss

    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Philharmonia Chorus

    Conducted by Madeleine Lovell Guest appearance by Leslie Howard

    Madeleine Lovells assured grasp of tempo and pacing energised every singer Hilary Finch, Times

    Gabriel von Eisenstein -Charne Rochford Rosalinde, his wife - Sarah Redgwick

    Alfred, a singer, her lover -Garrie Davislim Dr Falke, friend of Eisenstein - Simon Thorpe

    Prince Orlofsky Lise Christensen Frank, governor of the prison - Jeffrey Black

    Adele, Rosalindes maid - tbc Ida, her sister - Edel Shannon

    Dr Blind, Eisensteins lawyer - Nicky Spence Frosch, a gaoler - Bernard Horsfall

    Simon Thorpe and Charne Rochford lead a strong cast including Jeffrey Black, Garrie

    Davislim, Nicky Spence, Edel Shannon, and Lise Christensen, with the sensational Sarah Redgwick

    making her debut as Rosalinde. Veteran actor Bernard Horsfall (James Bond & Dr Who) completes the cast as the gaoler, Frosch.

    If you havent yet experienced the magic of the critically acclaimed London Lyric Opera then be sure to make room in your diary for

    this zingy, zesty performance, which promises to fizz with energy and verve.

    This fun-filled operetta, with its comic storyline, outrageous characters and glorious music makes for a perfect summer evenings entertainment.

    Sung in English, with Madeleine Lovell conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,

    Philharmonia Chorus and a cast of superb soloists, the performance will feature a special

    guest appearance by renowned concert pianist, Leslie Howard.

    Join London Lyric Opera for a truly bubbly concert, and in the words of Rosalinde,

    Drink a toast to champagne

    Libretto translation: Leonard Hancock and David Pountney.

    Pre-Performance talk at 6pm

    Tickets: 39, 32, 25, 20, 12 PREMIUM PACKAGES AVAILABLE

    Sponsored by Wardour

    Saturday 13 June, 7pm Opening Concert Rick Wakeman

    A 60th birthday celebration with rock legend, full orchestra & chorus. Rick Wakeman first hit the national consciousness as a member of the

    legendary prog rock band, Yes, with whom he sold tens of millions of albums

    worldwide. These days, Rick is known just as much for his television appearances on programmes such as Grumpy Old Men, Countdown, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Have I Got News For You, as he is for his music, but as a solo artist he has

    been extraordinarily prolific producing 136 albums in total.

    To raise the curtain on chelsea:artsfestival he performs parts of his best known work including The Six Wives of Henry VIIIth

    which alone sold 40 million copies Journey to the Centre of the Earth and music from his many film scores. The performance

    involves a cast of well over 100 including a full orchestra and the English Chamber

    Choir conducted by Guy Protheroe.

    Tickets: 35, 30, 25, 15

    Thursday 18 June, 7.30pm Clare Teal : Get Happy - Live

    With Grant Watson (Piano), Simon Little (Bass), Chris Dagley (Drums), AD Chivers (Backing Vocals, Guitar, Percussion), Colin

    Ball (BVs, Flugelhorn, Accordion)

    Following the success of her latest Get Happy CD in 2008, singer, songwriter, BBC Radio 2 personality, columnist and damned funny

    woman to boot, Clare Teal returns to the stage in 2009 with Get Happy Live. This

    will be a brand new show celebrating songs from the highly acclaimed studio album, and

    introducing new material from her first ever live CD. Voted Jazz Vocalist of the Year three years running and blessed with a stunning voice, the ability to write songs that promise to be classics and a wonderful warm humour, Clare is a rare commodity, and in every way the major star.

    Wonderful. Worth raving about. - Sir Michael Parkinson

    Completing the line up, the evening will burst into life with a performance by Belgravias best, the Boisdale Blue Rhythm Band who celebrate their 10th anniversary in June.

    Tickets: 26*, 22*, 18*, 10 *2 discount for Festival Friends

    The emergence of the new chelsea:artsfestival is hopefully a ray of light in challenging times. It is never more important than at times like these to realize that there are some things you cant put a value on like fine performance, art and entertainment.

    To find out more about chelsea:artsfestival please visit (box office 0845 890 2435) in Chelsea for Chelsea celebrating Chelsea.

    Wednesday 24 June, 7.30pm Sir Willard White

    Robeson Re-ExploredSponsored by Zurich

    The world renowned baritone in a great festival finale concert.

    Sir Willard White explores more of the repertoire and life story of this important icon of the last century. Paul Robeson epitomised the energy and integrity of the major figures

    who raised awareness of equality and human rights in the mid-twentieth century. The story of his example is moving and highly relevant

    to todays world.

    Sir Willards second exploration of the great man is backed by musical director and

    pianist Neal Thornton who leads a group of outstanding accompanying musicians, including Guy Barker on trumpet and the Pavo String Quartet, to bring orchestral textures to tailor-made arrangements of

    more popular songs from the Paul Robeson songbook. The programme includes

    Negro spirituals, British folk song, and classic early jazz songs. The concert

    concludes with his rendition of Ol Man River. Willard White takes on the mantle of the

    legendary Paul Robeson with the quality of a master craftsman.

    It takes a larger-than-life figure to begin to pay homage to Paul Robeson Willard

    White has charisma and vocal power to spare... The Times

    Tickets: 32*, 27*, 20*, 10 *2 discount for Festival Friends

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  • Saturday 27 June, 11-11.45am Doors open at 10.15am for pre-concert activities Saturday Spectacular Princes and Princesses Southbank Sinfonia Kevin Hathway conductor and presenter Conductor and presenter Kevin Hathway joins the orchestra for a concert of magical fairytales, enchanted castles, brave princes and beautiful princesses! Saturday Spectaculars are family concerts with a twist, designed to create an informal, fun and educational environment for children and families to enjoy classical music. The fun begins at 10.15 with exciting, themed, craft activities followed by the chance to meet the young players of Southbank Sinfonia. Fancy Dress Competition Come along in costume and be in with a chance of winning a special Southbank Sinfonia prize! Tickets: 6 each or 4 tickets for 20 RBKC School children- one child goes free with every adult

    Monday 22 June, 7.30pm

    Taro Hakases Classic Summer Moods

    Taro Hakase violin Maciej Janas piano

    The London Tango Quintet

    ProgrammeDe Falla Suite Populaire

    Brahms Sonata No.2 in A major Op.100 Piazzolla Libertango

    Monti Czardas Taro Hakase Jonetsu Tairiku

    Taro Hakase, the leading violinist from Japan, will be back at Cadogan Hall for the fourth time, following his three sell-out concerts last year.

    This time, he will play some timeless classical pieces, a few of his original scores followed by some passionate summertime songs, with the

    accompaniment of a full Tango Band.

    This evening of enchanting varied music promises to put you in the mood for summer!

    Tickets: 25, 22, 18, 12 top price tickets for 22

    Saturday 27 June, 11-11.45am

    Doors open at 10.15am for pre-concert activities

    Saturday Spectacular Princes and Princesses

    Southbank Sinfonia Kevin Hathway conductor and presenter

    Conductor and presenter Kevin Hathway joins the orchestra for a concert of magical

    fairytales, enchanted castles, brave princes and beautiful princesses!

    Fancy Dress Competition Come along in costume and be in with a chance

    of winning a special Southbank Sinfonia prize!

    Saturday Spectaculars are family concerts with a twist, designed to create an informal, fun and

    educational environment for children and families to enjoy classical music. The fun begins at 10.15

    with exciting, themed craft activities followed by the chance to meet the players of Southbank Sinfonia.

    Tickets: 6 each or 4 tickets for 20 RBKC School children- one child

    goes free with every adult

    Friday 26 June, 8pm

    Roger McGuinn Live in Concert

    Legendary former Byrds frontman and founding member, Roger McGuinn returns for a hotly

    anticipated solo UK tour.

    The Byrds era defining songs like Eight Miles High, Mr Tambourine Man, Turn, Turn, Turn and All I Really Wanna Do became classics of the new folk rock sound. McGuinns trademark Rickenbacker 12 string sound has influenced

    generations of musicians and this superb show will draw from his huge back catalogue, including

    his Grammy-nominated Treasures From The Folk Den and last years critically acclaimed 22 Timeless Tracks From The Folk Den Project.

    Music would be a very, very different place if it hadnt been for Roger McGuinn

    (Rolling Stone)

    Tickets: 26.50

    Sunday 28 June, 6pm

    Wimbledon Symphony

    Orchestra and CoroRobin Browning conductor Mark Griffiths conductor

    ProgrammeFaur Pellas et Mlisande Op.80 Suite

    A medley of a cappella items from across the centuries

    Faur Cantique de Jean Racine Haydn Mass in B flat Harmoniemesse

    The renowned Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra and the award-winning London choir Coro collaborate in this tribute to Haydn in his

    anniversary year. The programme also includes popular works by Faur and an opportunity to hear Coro in a capella items; this will be a

    summer evening of music-making to remember.

    Tickets: 25, 18, 10

    TUESDAY 23 JUNE, 7.30PMProgramme

    Debussy From Preludes, Book 1 (no 5: Les collines dAnacapri; no 4: Les sons et les parfums

    tournent dans lair du soir) Piano solo: Asagi Nakata

    Debussy: From Preludes, Book 2 (no 6: General Lavine eccentric)

    Debussy: From Preludes, Book 1 (no 7: Ce qua vu le vent douest)

    Piano solo: Poom Prommachart

    Erick Flores*: The Last Rose of 1872 Piano solo: Michael Ierace

    Vlad Maistorovici*:Transcent Piano solo: Victoria Royce

    Ikuyo Kobayashi*: Stay Gold Piano solo: Maria Marchant

    Prokofiev: Sonata no 7 in B flat major, op 83 (Allegro inquieto; Andante caloroso; Precipitato)

    Piano solo: Alexei Petrov

    Shiva Feshareki*: New Work Piano solo: Michael Ierace

    Schnittke: Improvisation and Fugue Piano solo: Michael Ierace

    Gavin Higgins*: New Work Piano solo: Maria Marchant

    Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit (Ondine; Le gibet; Scarbo) Piano solo: Alexey Chernov

    *This concert includes world premires of new works composed for the Rising Stars series by

    RCM student composers.

    This exciting partnership between Cadogan Hall and the Royal College of Music showcases some

    of the finest young musical talent in London today.

    Tickets: 10 Free

    Royal College of Musics


    Thursday 2 July, 7.30pm

    The Brodsky QuartetProgramme

    Wolf Italian Serenade Puccini Crisantemi

    Verdi String Quartet in E minor Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence, String

    Sextet in D major, Op. 70

    Wolfs Italian Serenade for string quartet was written at a time when Wolf was setting the

    poems of Eichendorff and explores similar themes. Its a delightful miniature, offsetting the romantic importuning of the lover against the mocking and

    witty response of the beloved.

    Puccinis Crisantemi, a poignant and elegiac piece for String Quartet, is in one continuous movement and

    was composed in a single night. Another great opera composer, Verdi, follows with the only surviving chamber music of his catalogue;

    the String quartet in e minor. Verdi said of this work I dont know if the string quartet is beautiful or ugly

    but I do know its a quartet For the final piece in the programme, the Brodsky

    quartet are joined by John Metcalfe (viola) and Sophie Harris (cello) for Tchaikovskys string sextet Souvenir de Florence with its melodic, innocently

    romantic movements contrasted with Tchaikovskys distinctive Russian style folk melodies and rhythms.

    Tickets: 22, 18, 12 top price tickets 18

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  • Sunday 5 July, 7pm

    Royal College of Music

    String Player of the Year Competition

    Guest judge: Nicola Loud

    Following its Rising Stars series, the RCM is delighted to be holding its RCM String Player of the Year final at Cadogan Hall. Once again some of the very best RCM instrumentalists compete for the

    coveted title of RCM String Player of the Year. After a thorough audition process, followed by a concert performance, a verdict will be cast by former BBC

    Young Musician of the Year, Nicola Loud.

    Now in its fifth year, the competition often kick-starts young careers and the winner gets an opportunity to perform as a soloist with the

    Southbank Sinfonia.

    Tickets: 15, 10, 5

    Friday 10 July, 7.30pm

    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    Young Chil Lee conductor Dima Tkachenko violin

    ProgrammeGlinka Ruslan and Lyudmilla Overture

    Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5

    Following Glinkas dashing and exciting overture, award-winning Ukrainian born

    violinist, Dima Tkachenko, performs Tchaikovskys Cossack-dancing Violin Concerto.

    Initially rejected as too difficult to play, Tchaikovskys sumptuous violin melodies has

    secured its rightful place as one of the worlds greatest concertos. The talented conductor

    Young Chil Lee, who already holds three positions with major European orchestras, takes the helm and conducts the concerts grand finale,

    Tchaikovskys Symphony No.5.

    Tickets: 35, 28, 20, 10 5 off top 3 ticket prices

    Book 2 or more RPO concerts and receive up to 30% discount

    RPO Friends discounts apply

    Friday 3 July, 7.30pm

    Goldsmiths Choral Union

    Skellern & Rossini

    Julie Kennard soprano, Sophie Mansell alto Telman Guzhevsky tenor

    David Kimberg bass Stephen Jones & Philip Shannon pianos

    Robin Kimber harmonium Brian Wright conductor

    ProgrammePeter Skellern Weathers

    Rossini Petite messe solennelle

    This concert features Peter Skellerns choral cycle Weathers, a GCU commission from 1987 written to complement Rossinis delightful and perennially popular Petite messe solennelle. Rossini described this as the last mortal sin of my old age, adding a charming note to the score: Dear God, I was

    born for opera buffa, a little skill, a little heart, thats all I have. Be merciful and admit me to Paradise.

    Tickets: 27.50, 22, 15

    Thursday 9 July, 7.30pm

    London Concert Choir with

    Counterpoint Handel Anniversary Concert

    Mark Forkgen conductor Helen Neeves soprano

    Mark Chambers counter-tenor Mark Dobell tenor

    ProgrammeHandel Coronation Anthems

    Handel Foundling Hospital Anthem Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks

    Handel who died 250 years ago, wrote four splendid anthems for King George IIs

    coronation, the best-known being Zadok the Priest. As a benefactor of Corams Foundling Hospital, he contributed a new anthem for a fundraising concert. The Foundling Hospital

    Anthem incorporates music from several previous works and ends with the Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah. That same concert also included his exultant Royal Fireworks Music.

    Concert in support of Coram

    Tickets: 25, 20, 16, 12

    TUESDAY 7 JULY, 7.30PMProgramme

    Ravel: Chansons madcasses opus 78 Madeleine Pierard soprano, Laura Lucas

    flute, Christopher Graves cello, Aliaksandr Muzykantau piano

    Takemitsu: Qui vas la Laura Lucas flute

    Mozart: Quintet in E flat major, K 452 Eva Polgar oboe, Fraser MacAulay

    clarinet, Antonio Geremia Iezzi horn in E Flat, Lawrence ODonnell bassoon, Yulia

    Vorontsova piano

    Spohr: Double string quartet in d minor Op 65 Dunja Lavrova violin,

    Anna Blackmur violin, Jonathan Barritt viola and Aleksei Kiseliov cello

    Martyn Jackson violin, Mari Poll violin, Jennifer Coombes viola

    and Guy Johnston cello

    This exciting partnership between Cadogan Hall and the Royal College of Music showcases some

    of the finest young musical talent in London today.

    Tickets: 10 Free

    Royal College of Musics


    Saturday 11 July, 7pm

    Junior Trinity Prizegiving Concert

    Simona Budd conductor Barry Graham conductor Mark Griffiths conductor

    Elizabeth Horseman conductor Andrew Morley conductor Michael Posner conductor

    Hannah Porro oboe

    Programme includesProkofiev Romeo and Juliet Suite No.2

    Haydn Oboe Concerto

    Trinity College of Musics Junior Department is a Saturday school situated in the magnificent setting

    of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London and it celebrated its Centenary in 2006. It is a Centre for Advanced Training as part of the

    DCSF Music and Dance Scheme.

    This concert features performances by Junior Trinitys Equal Voice Choir, Four Part Choir,

    Intermediate Strings, Big Band, Wind and Symphony Orchestras as well as our End of Year Prizegiving.

    Tickets: 15, 12, 8 5 child under 12

    Portrait of George Frideric Handel by the school of Thomas Hudson, Gerald Coke Handel Collection C Foundling Museum, London

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  • Proms Chamber Music returns for another lunchtime series in the light and airysurroundings of this superb hall in the heart of Chelsea. Its warm and intimateacoustic is ideal for a wide range of music and this year there are more concertsthan ever, with a special weekend celebrating the10th anniversary of BBCRadio 3s New Generation Artists scheme. Distinguished former NGA artists theBelcea Quartet and Llyr Williams also feature in two other concerts, with musicinspired by Proms anniversary composers Purcell and Handel. Iestyn Davies,Richard Egarr and members of the Academy of Ancient Music also honourPurcell, as do the strings of the Scottish Ensemble, who also premiere a brilliantnew work by JohnWoolrich. Joshua Bell, Steven Isserlis and Dnes Vrjon focuson Mendelssohn, another anniversary composer, while Susan Graham andMalcolm Martineau revel in the seductive delights of French song. And the seriesbegins with a ourish as The Cardinalls Musick celebrates the 500th anniversaryof the coronation of King Henry VIII, including a song by the King himself thatsets the tone for the whole season: Pastyme with good companye!

    All Proms Chamber Music concerts are broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. PCMs 15 & 19 will be repeatedthe following Saturday at 2.00pm, and PCM 6 will be repeated on Saturday 6 September at 2.00pmEntrance to the auditorium will be from half an hour before start-time.

    Stalls: 12.00; Centre Gallery: 10.00Day seats (Side Gallery): 5.00

    Advance Booking, 20 April 18 MayTo book tickets during the Advance Booking period,use the Booking Form in the Proms Guide or theonline ticket request system (at

    General Booking, from Tuesday 26 MayOnce General Booking has opened, you can alsobook tickets by telephone or in person at CadoganHall (on 020 7730 4500) or at the Royal AlbertHall (on 0845 401 5040*), as well as online.Tickets can be bought on the day of the concert from Cadogan Hall only from 10.00am (9.00amon Saturday 29, Sunday 30 and Monday 31August).

    5.00 tickets on the dayAt least 150 Side Gallery (bench) seats will beavailable for just 5.00 each from 10.00am onthe day of the concert (9.00am on Saturday 29,Sunday 30 and Monday 31August). These ticketscan only be bought at Cadogan Hall. They mustbe purchased in person and with cash only,and are limited to two tickets per transaction.

    30.00 PCM Series PassHear seven PCM concerts for just 30.00, withguaranteed entrance to the Side Gallery until12.50pm (after which PCM Series Pass-holdersmay be asked to join the day queue). PCMconcerts on Saturday 29, Sunday 30 andMonday 31August are excluded from this offer.During the Advance Booking period (Monday 20April Monday 18 May), PCM Series Passes canbe purchased using the Advance Booking Form(page 153) or the online ticket request system(at Two passport sizedphotographs must be provided.Once General Booking has opened (on Tuesday26 May), PCM Series Passes can also be purchasedby telephone or in person at the Royal Albert Hall(on 0845 401 5040*) as well as online.Note that PCM Series Passes cannot be purchased fromCadogan Hall. PCM Series Passes are subject to availability.

    New Generation Artists

    Buy four tickets for the price of three: Day Ticketsfor Side Gallery (bench) seats will be availablefor just 15.00 from 9.00am on each day of theNGA10th-Anniversary Weekend (Saturday 29,Sunday 30 and Monday 31August). NGA DayTicket-holders will have access to all four concertsin Cadogan Hall on that day. These tickets canonly be bought at Cadogan Hall. They must bepurchased in person, and are limited to twoper transaction.

    10th-Anniversary Weekend Day Tickets




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    Music by:Henry VIII, Fayrfax,W. Cornysh, Sampson,Taverner, Tallis, LudfordThe Cardinalls MusickAndrew Carwood director

    Andrew Carwood and his vocal ensemble launchthe Proms Chamber Music series by marking the500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII.Richly sonorous and grand in design, the music ofthe time combines massive choral writing withcomplex solo textures. Todays mix of sacred andsecular features songs by King Henry himself, andsettings of texts in his honour by leading composersof the day.

    Susan Graham Belcea Quartet


    HaydnString Quartet in F sharp minor, Op. 50 No. 4BrittenString Quartet No. 2Belcea Quartet

    One of the UKs leading string quartets andformer New Generation Artists pair two strikinglyoriginal works in homage to two anniversarycomposers. Haydns quartet comes from a periodin the 1780s when he declared he was writing ina new and special way and the second-movementset of variations is characteristically unexpected andquirky in its shifting contrasts of mood. Brittensatmospheric and evocative second quartet wascomposed in 1945 to celebrate the 250thanniversary of the death of Henry Purcell, and thenale is a Chacony an extended set of variations which offers an extraordinary glimpse of Purcellssound-world refracted through the imagination ofa composer who loved his music.


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    Songs by:Bizet, Franck, Chabrier,Bachelet, Duparc, Ravel,Caplet, Roussel, Debussy,Honegger, Rosenthal, PoulencSusan Graham mezzo-sopranoMalcolm Martineau piano

    The seductive world of French song is a specialityof the superlative American mezzo Susan Grahamand her duo partner Malcolm Martineau, who likensthe delights on offer to a mnu gourmand. The widevariety of musical dishes here scans a century ofmlodies franaises taking in the themes of nightand nature, love and childhood, and culminates inPoulencs La dame de Monte Carlo, his bittersweetmelodrama.











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    Purcell, arr. BrittenChaconyMozartDivertimento in F major, K138John WoolrichCapriccioworld premiereStravinskyConcerto in D majorScottish EnsembleJonathan Morton violin/director

    A concert of great string music spanning threecenturies. At its heart is a new piece by JohnWoolrich, framed by classic works by Purcell andMozart and Stravinskys mercurial Concerto of1946, which casts an ironic eye back to the musicalpast as it extracts every ounce of colour andcontrast from the strings. With its disjointed motorrhythms, the music twists and turns in the air likesome crazy dance, alternately gawky and elegant,high-spirited and nostalgic the perfect vehicleto demonstrate the versatility and vitality of thisexciting ensemble of players.

    Llyr Williams


    MendelssohnPrelude and Fugue in E minor, Op. 35 No. 1J. S. Bach, trans. BusoniChorale Preludes Wachet auf, ruft uns dieStimme; Nun freut euch, lieben Christengmein; Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu ChristBrahmsVariations and Fugue on a Theme by HandelLlyr Williams piano

    A recital of Baroque Reections devised bythis remarkably accomplished former Radio 3New Generation Artist and inspired by Brahmssmagnicent homage to the music of anniversarycomposer Handel. Busoni and Mendelssohnreinvented Bach for their own times: Busoni bytranscribing for the piano a selection of organpieces, and Mendelssohn by breathing vivid newlife into an archaic form in a turbulent Prelude andFugue. Brahms worked on an even broader canvaswith the music of Handel, transforming a themefrom one of his keyboard suites and building toa glorious climax. Handel, that supreme man ofthe theatre, would have loved it!

    Steven Isserlis


    SchumannPhantasiestcke, Op. 88MendelssohnPiano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49Joshua Bell violinSteven Isserlis celloDnes Vrjon piano

    Two distinguished concerto soloists join forceswith a brilliant young Hungarian pianist for musicof poetry and drama. Schumanns four delightfulcharacter pieces were his rst works for piano trio,composed in 1842 when he was experiencing whathis wife Clara called the joy of discovering a passionfor trios. Schumann himself dubbed MendelssohnsOpus 49 the master trio of our age; it carries thisanniversary composers hallmarks of an expressivesong without words and a eeting scherzo,encircled by the Romantic sweep and grandeurof its outer movements.


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    PCM 1111.00amc12 noon

    HaydnString Quartet inD major, Op. 20 No. 4DebussyString QuartetSzymanowskiStrin Quartet No. 1in C major, Op. 37BreeAllegro for fourstring quartetsMeta4Psophos QuartetRoyal String QuartetPavel Haas Quartet

    PCM 132.30pmc3.30pm

    Music by:SchumannBrahmsMartinMahlerAntoine Tamestit violaChristine Ricemezzo-sopranoShai Wosner pianoEmily Beynon uteTai Murray violinMahan EsfahaniharpsichordAlice Cootemezzo-sopranoSteven Osborne piano

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    J. S. BachSuite No. 4 in E atmajor for cello solo,BWV 1010 (transcr.for viola)

    KodlySonata for solo celloMaxim Rysanov violaDanjulo Ishizaka cello

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    Arias and duets byPurcell and HandelHaydnArias and CanzonetsMendelsohnPiano Trio No. 2in C minor, Op. 66Elizabeth WattssopranoDaniela Lehnermezzo-sopranoAllan Clayton tenorAlison Balsom trumpetMahan EsfahaniharpsichordTai Murray violinAndreas Brantelid celloShai Wosner piano

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    HaydnString Quartet inG major, Op. 77 No. 1AlexanderGoehrSince Brass,nor Stone BeethovenString Quartet inC minor, Op. 18 No. 4Jerusalem QuartetPavel Haas QuartetColin Currie percussion

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    MozartPiano Quartet in G minor, K478SpohrNonetKungsbacka TrioLawrence Power violaAronowitz EnsembleGalliard EnsembleLuis Cabrera double bass

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    J. S. BachPartita No. 3 in E major for solo violin,BWV 1006BartkSonata for solo violinAlina Ibragimova violinTai Murray violin

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    DeliusCello SonataHolstFour Songs for tenorand violin, Op. 35Six Songs for baritoneand piano, Op. 15ElgarViolin SonataNatalie Clein celloAndrew Kennedy tenorJonathan Lemalu baritoneJennifer Pike violinTom Poster piano


    New Generation Artists

    This year the Proms marks the 10th anniversaryof BBC Radio 3s New Generation Artistsscheme with a three-day, 12-concert weekend at Cadogan Hall, featuring a small army of NGAspast and present in addition to a sprinkling ofNGA appearances in the evening Proms and theMonday-lunchtime Proms Chamber Music series.

    Some of the most established NGAs are appearing pianist Simon Trpeski, autistSharon Bezaly, mezzo-soprano Christine Riceand baritone Jonathan Lemalu, among others while exciting newcomers, jazz trumpeter TomArthurs, harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, violinistTai Murray, mezzo-soprano Daniela Lehner, cellist Andreas Brantelid and Finnish string quartet Meta4, make their Proms debuts.

    Pianists Ashley Wass and Simon Crawford-Phillips complement this seasons focus onStravinsky ballets with The Rite of Spring in thecomposers duet version, while celebrations ofthe seasons four major composer anniversariesinclude Mendelssohns remarkable early Octetplayed by the Jerusalem and Pavel Haas quartets.Cellist Natalie Clein, violinist Jennifer Pike, tenor Andrew Kennedy and Jonathan Lemaluare among those performing works by Delius,Holst and Elgar in a concert marking 75 yearssince 1934, a landmark year in British music; and there are two specially commissioned new works: by jazz NGA Tom Arthurs and by John McCabe for pianist Ashley Wass.

    With forces ranging from solo violin (Alina Ibragimova and Tai Murray in Bach andBartk respectively) to eight cellos (in Villa-Loboss arrangements of Bach Preludes andFugues) and to four string quartets (in JohannesBernardus van Brees Allegro), the variety ofartist groupings is as wide as the musical talenton offer.

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    The centrepiece of this recital honouring the350th anniversary of Purcells birth is an affectingtribute to Purcell by his teacher and predecessor as organist of Westminster Abbey, John Blow. A sequence of Purcells solo songs and keyboardpieces, a pair of his inventive trio sonatas, and thedeeply moving Evening Hymn complete this mix of melliuous music.

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    ChopinFour Mazurkas, Op. 24MendelssohnSongs Without Words selectionStravinskyThe Rite of Spring (two-piano version)

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    BrittenCello Suite No. 3SchubertString Quintet in C major, D956Christian Poltra celloSzymanowski QuartetClaudio Bohrquez cello

    PCM 161.00pmc2.00pm

    Music by:J. S. BachJohn McCabeJ. S. Bach, arr. Villa-LobosVilla-LobosSharon Bezaly uteMahan Esfahani harpsichordAshley Wass pianoAilish Tynan sopranoClaudio Bohrquez,Andreas Brantelid,Natalie Clein,Danjulo Ishizaka,Guy Johnston,Li-Wei, Marie Mcleod,Christian Poltra cellos

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    The BBC Proms is the worlds greatestmusic festival, this year comprising 100 concerts and a host of extra events talks,lms, literary events, family events andmore in the space of 58 days at Londons Royal Albert Hall and CadoganHall. The traditionally low prices, world-class artists and unique atmosphere are justa few of the reasons that audiences keepcoming back year after year. The BBCProms are broadcast live on BBC Radio 3,with selected concerts broadcast on BBCTV; watch and listen again on BBC iPlayerfor seven days after broadcast.

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  • Wednesday 5 - Sunday 9 August, 7.30pm (7pm Sunday)

    StarringMARIA FRIEDMAN, MARY CAREWE, GRAHAM BICKLEY, SIMON GREEN as narrator Plus more star names to be announced

    The Lady is a Tramp, Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered, Thou Swell, With a Song in my Heart, Where or When, This Cant be Love, Mountain Greenery and a host of other favourites.

    Tickets: 30, 28, 22, 18 top price tickets 22 (max 2 per booking)

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    from Broadway to HoLLywood

    West End superstar Ruthie Henshall sings her favourite songs from stage and screen.

    Enjoy a sparkling selection of melodies by the great songwriters:

    I Only Have Eyes for You, You Made Me Love You,

    Dont Rain on My Parade, Love Is Here To Stay

    and many more!

    Music Director: Barry Forgie.

    Ruthie Henshall - a truly great star of musical theatre

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  • The very best of Leonard Bernsteins fabulous musicalsThe very best of Leonard Bernsteins fabulous musicalsWEST SIDE STORY, ON THE TOWN, CANDIDE, WONDERFUL TOWN


    Featuring Kim CriswellWith Graham Bickley and Sarah Eyden

    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Carl Davis

    Tickets: 35, 28, 22, 18

    and RPO Friends: top price tickets 28

    3 Nights only !Thursday 20-Saturday 22 August, 7.30pm

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  • Friday 18 September, 7.30pm

    Mercurius Company

    Orpheus Britannicus The Dance of the Hearts

    Ricardo Barros conception, artistic director, choreography

    Jane Gingell baroque gestures, stage director Dancers, Singers and Period Instrumentalists

    Programme Purcell Music for The Tempest Locke Music for The Tempest

    Purcell Music for The Gordian Knot Untyd Purcell The Indian Queen Purcell Music for Circe

    Purcell King Arthur Purcell If ever I more riches did desire

    Mercurius present a celebration of Purcell in a fully staged performance of some of his most inspired

    music, including excerpts from operas and incidental music a tale of adventurers seeking riches in an

    unknown land inhabited by exotic, mythological and mystical creatures. Will love conquer all?

    A large company of Baroque dancers, singers and period instrumentalists displaying lavish costumes in a unique and rare performance. May our Passions

    be moved!

    Tickets: 25, 20, 15, 10

    Saturday 12 September, 7.30pm

    Thames Youth Orchestra

    ProgrammeBritten Sinfonia Da Requiem Op.20

    Mahler Symphony No.1

    Two works mapping out an epic journey from darkness to light, both scaling vivid emotional

    heights and exploring dramatic personal depths Thames Youth Orchestras return to Cadogan Hall promises an evening of searing intensity as it presents two highly distinct, but in many ways

    related, orchestral masterpieces.

    Tickets: 15, 10

    Friday 11 September 2009 at 7.00 pm

    The Monteverdi Choir The English Baroque Soloists Sir John Eliot Gardiner conductor

    Within a tour of Europes major summer music festivals, the Monteverdi ensembles will give a special concert in London of one of Handels most colourful works. The descriptive choral writing is some of Handels most virtuosic, full of declamation and coloratura and concluding with the Israelites triumphant psalm of praise on their deliverance from Egypt. The plagues visited on the Egyptians are depicted with an unusually rich orchestral accompaniment which includes trumpets and trombones.

    This will be a fundraising concert in aid of the Monteverdi ensembles and we are offering a limited number of special packages. All participating artists are donating their fee for this concert. Please give generously.

    Champagne Tickets: 55 (top price ticket + a glass of champagne)

    Concert Tickets: 40, 33, 25, 15

    Box office: 020 7730 4500

    Sound Bites Package: 120 (bookable only from the Monteverdi

    Office, 020 7719 0120)

    Top price ticket

    Glass of champagne in the interval

    Canap reception with John Eliot Gardiner & members of

    the ensembles.

    Handel Israel in Egypt

    FUNDRAISING CONCERT Wednesday 16 September, 7.30pm Eye to Eye Concert for Peace

    In aid of the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital

    As part of this unique concert we are delighted to present the world premiere of Eye to Eye, a special commission by celebrated composer Patrick Hawes

    which will be performed by the internationally-renowned English Chamber Orchestra.

    This special event will combine modern with classical, celebrity with tradition and promises to

    be a very special evening celebrating the charitable work of the St John of Jersualem Eye Hospital.

    Also featuring: BBC 2 Maestro winning mentor:

    Jason Lai, conductor Raven Quartet

    Mark Simpson, Young Musician of the Year 2006 performing Mozarts Clarinet Concerto in A Major

    London Welsh Male Voice Choir Claire Jones, official harpist to

    HRH Prince of Wales More special guest soloists to be announced.

    Tickets: 40, 30, 20, 15 Eye to Eye patrons ticket: 75 includes top price ticket, complimentary programme, VIP reception

    and a donation towards the charity. Box office: 020 7730 450036 Box office: 020 7730 4500

  • with an orchestra of over one hundred musicians!100th Concert

    The Sorcerers Apprentice - DukasPiano Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 - Tchaikovsky

    Tuesday 22 September, 7.30pmTickets: 35, 25, 15

    Conductor Toby PurserPiano Marc Corbett-WeaverPresented by Aled Jones

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    Doors open at 10.15am for pre-concert activities

    Saturday Spectacular The Mad Hatters Musical Tea Party

    Southbank Sinfonia Alasdair Malloy presenter Stephen Bell conductor

    Southbank Sinfonia and Mad Hatter Alasdair Malloy invite you to The Mad Hatters Musical Tea Party join in the party as we take a trip to Wonderland!

    Through the music well meet Alice, shrink, grow and encounter the Cheshire Cat as well as hear plenty of mad music including the Mad Hatters Maddest

    Musical Moment!

    Why not come along dressed up as a character from Alice in Wonderland or create your own mad hat!

    Saturday Spectaculars are family concerts with a twist, designed to create an informal, fun and

    educational environment for children and families to enjoy classical music. The fun begins at 10.15 with

    exciting, themed craft activities followed by the chance to meet the players of Southbank Sinfonia.

    Tickets: 6 each or 4 tickets for 20 RBKC School children one child

    goes free with every adult

    Wednesday 23 September, 7.30pm

    Taro Hakase In Concert

    Maciej Janas piano

    Programme to include:Stravinsky Suite Italienne from Ballet Pulcinella Franck Sonata for Piano and Violin in A major

    Taro Hakase returns to Cadogan Hall with a programme including Stravinskys neo-classical style ballet suite Pulcinella, based on music by Pergolesi. The Sonata for violin and piano of 1886 is Francks best-known chamber work and includes one of the most beautiful finales, instantly recognizable by its

    inflective melodic phrases.

    Tickets: 25, 22, 18, 12 top price tickets 22

    Thursday, September 24 at 7.30pm

    John McCabe, 70th Birthday ConcertThe Kings Singers, Sacconi Quartet

    ProgrammeHaydn Variations in F Minor

    McCabe The Woman by the Sea Haydn String Quartet Op 76 No 5, in D

    Works by Byrd and Tallis McCabe Scenes in America Deserta

    McCabe Cartography McCabe The Lily-White Rose (world premiere)

    Plus Favourite Kings Singers items

    John McCabe is well-known as both composer and pianist. His works include The Chagall

    Windows, Concerto for Orchestra, and seven symphonies, as well as the highly successful ballets, Edward II, and the two-evening Arthur. He has also written major chamber, vocal and piano works, as well as Cloudcatcher Fells and other well known

    works for brass band.

    As a pianist he has made many records, including the very first complete Haydn Piano Sonatas set

    (12CDs) for London (Decca).

    He is joined in this 70th Birthday celebration by the international stars, The Kings Singers, and the

    youthful rising stars, The Sacconi Quartet.

    Tickets: 22, 17, 12 Box office: 020 7730 450038 Box office: 020 7730 4500

  • Tuesday 29 September, 7.30pm

    Titi RobinTiti Robins music highlights the musical roots of his personal circumstances and inspiration. The journey visits France, North Africa, the Middle

    East and North India but most pertinently reflects the gypsy heritage that Titi has become

    somewhat an ambassador of in his home country of France.

    As a leading gypsy music exponent for the best part of thirty years and perhaps best known for

    the seminal album Gitans , it was no surprise that he was nominated for a BBC World Music Award in 2008 and performed at WOMAD Australia and New Zealand earlier this year.

    Titi Robin has composed and collaborated with a plethora of International stars both in the studio and on stage including Gulabi Sapera

    (India), Cameron De la Isla (Andalucia), Esma Redzepoza (Macedonia), The Gipsy Kings

    (Spain) and written soundtracks Ole (2005) & The Code (2002).

    One of those wizard finger pickers that can master any instrument that looks even vaguely

    like a guitar Charlie Gillet BBC Radio 3

    Rich beyond words World Music Central

    Tickets: 24.50

    Friday 2 October, 7.30pm

    St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

    Alexander Dmitriev conductor Barry Douglas piano

    Programme Tchaikovsky Romeo & Juliet Fantasy-Overture

    Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6

    It is with great delight that Cadogan Hall welcomes back the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra after a

    sell-out performance three years ago.

    The orchestra was formed in 1931, when radio was experiencing its boom, as the Leningrad Radio

    Orchestra. The war period became a legendary part of the orchestras history when it was the only

    one to stay and perform in the besieged city of Leningrad . Its activities culminated in the performance of Shostakovichs Seventh Symphony on the 9th of August 1942 the day the Nazis planned to enter the captured city. The orchestras work during the

    siege became a unique monument to the irrepressible dignity of the human spirit.

    With artistic director Alexander Dmitriev, who has been with the orchestra for over 30 years, conducting

    an all-Russian programme expect an evening of inspiring orchestral power and consummate polish.

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    Wednesday 30 September, 7.30pm

    Armonico Consort Dame Emma Kirkby and Anna Sandstrom sopranos

    Christopher Monks orchestra director

    Programme Allegri Miserere Mei

    Buxtehude Membra Jesu Nostri Carissimi Jephtha

    If you love Allegris enchanting Miserere Mei, then you will immediately warm to the works

    by Carissimi and Buxtehude. With intense and reflective word setting, and some of the most powerful harmonies ever set to paper, Armonico Consort will stage a concert for

    which it is now famous.

    Joined by one of its artistic patrons, Dame Emma Kirkby, Armonico Consort will create an

    evening you will never forget.

    Tickets: 28, 24, 20, 16

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    Choir of London and OrchestraSunday 27 September, 7pm

    Ivor Bolton conducts Mozarts RequiemProgramme Mozart Requiem and other works

    Firmly established amongst Europes most distinguished conductors, and one of the pre-eminent Mozartians of our age, Ivor Bolton is Chief Conductor of the Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg. His debut performance with the Choir of London and Orchestra offers a rare opportunity for London audiences to see him conduct a performance of Mozarts incomparable setting of the Requiem Mass.

    Tickets: 30, 25, 20

    Saturday 7 November, 7.30pm

    Nicholas Collon and Aurora Orchestra Vienna to New York: C20th Jewish choral and orchestral masterpieces from Europe and America

    ProgrammeCopland In the Beginning Finlay My Heart is in the East World Premiere Golijov KVarakat Korngold Much Ado about Nothing Schoenberg Friede auf Erden Weill Berliner Requiem Zemlinsky Minnelied Zemlinsky Psalm 23

    For the final performance in its 2009 season at Cadogan Hall, the Choir of London welcomes Nicholas Collons Aurora Orchestra, which since its creation three years ago has established itself as an exciting new force on Londons musical landscape, with an enviable reputation for innovative programming and virtuosic performances. The culmination of an ongoing series of concerts exploring nineteenth- and twentieth-century Jewish music, this performance features a programme of choral and orchestral repertoire which sets outstanding gems by Copland, Schoenberg and Weill alongside lesser-known masterpieces by Zemlinsky and Korngold, as well as more recent works by Osvaldo Golijov and Joseph Finlay.

    Tickets: 25, 20, 15

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  • Saturday 3 October, 7.30pm

    Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers

    Following a sell-out visit to Cadogan Hall in 2007, The Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers return by public

    demand for a spectacular concert of heart-pounding excitement.

    Thundering rhythms on huge taiko drums interweave with layers of percussive soundscapes and delicate bamboo flute in a spellbinding display

    of precise choreography & sheer athleticism.

    Through years of rigorous touring, Mugenkyo have developed a gritty passionate style that is

    uniquely their own, retaining the traditional spirit of taiko yet creating a contemporary sound

    and a modern stage show that has captivated audiences everywhere..

    An unmissable opportunity to see this innovative and visually stunning group as they celebrate

    their 15 year anniversary.

    Drumming as an almost religious experience exhilarating to behold. The Glasgow Herald

    Just when you think it could not get any more powerful, it doubles in intensity. This show is not one to be missed. Edinburgh

    Evening News

    Tickets: 22 /Concessions: 14

    Lux AeternaAs any photographer knows, light comes in

    different strengths and contexts. It can be dawning or fading - and then there is perpetual light, the light of heaven. Celestial light is a feature of

    our choral festival this season, though the more terrestrial kinds are there too. Vaughan Williams Lark was ascending towards the sky, but was still earthbound. The Lux aeterna of Victorias and Faurs Requiems has a different glow. We all rejoice to see the light of day, with its sense of joining us to worlds we cannot see and there is surely no more inspiring subject to sing about.

    Peter Phillips, Artistic Director

    In association with Hazard Chase Ltd.

    Saturday 10 October, 7.30pm The Tallis Scholars

    Peter Phillips, director

    Lux Aeterna : including works by Lassus, Josquin, Gombert and Victorias sublime Requiem.

    Tuesday 24 November, 8pm

    English Chamber Orchestra with The Holst Singers

    Evercore Pan-Asset Robert Brown Charity Concert In aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK

    Requiem : including Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music, The Lark Ascending and Faur Requiem.

    Stephen Layton conductor, Natasha Jouhl soprano, Madeleine Shaw mezzo-soprano, Ben Alden tenor Dawid Kimberg baritone, Matthew Trusler violin

    Saturday 12 December, 7.30pm

    The Choir of Her Majestys Chapels Royal

    Andrew Gant, director

    O Nata Lux : a festive celebration including renaissance and modern classics, with seasonal

    reflections by members of the choir. By kind permission of Her Majesty The Queen

    Thursday 4 February 2010, 7.30pm

    Retrospect Ensemble Matthew Halls, director

    Illuminare : Rachmaninov Vespers interspersed with Orthodox chant and different composer settings of

    Hail Gladdening Light.

    Thursday 18 March 2010, 7.30pm

    The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge

    Stephen Layton, director

    Nocturne : A beautiful programme of choral music inspired by the magical hour of twilight. As the sun sets and the day turns to dusk, choirs around the country gather to sing Evensong in candlelit

    chapels. Including works by Holst, Stanford, Lauridsen, Bach, Purcell and Whitacre

    Tuesday 11 May 2010, 7.30pm

    The Tallis Scholars Peter Phillips, director

    Jubilate Deo : a joyful end to the celebrations including Palestrinas Surge illuminare and his

    glorious Missa Papae Marcelli.

    Sunday 4 october , 7pm

    Celebrity Recital Series

    carole Farley soprano John constable piano

    ProgrammeDebussy le Balcon

    Ravel chansons Madecasses

    Poulenc la Voix Humaine (opera in one act, staged)

    acclaimed for her sensational portrayals of the title roles in lulu, lady Macbeth

    of Mtsensk and la Boheme at the Metropolitan opera, Met opera soprano carole Farley has won several Grand Prix du Disque, Deutsche Schallplatten, and Gramophone Editors choice awards. The centrepiece of her cadogan Hall

    debut, with the versatile accompanist John constable, is her gripping interpretation of Poulencs tour de force opera, la Vo