Saturday, 19 March 2011

Last Concert Run-Down for March

Tuesday's 'Classical Journey' will be the last for March.  The next 'Journey' will be on Tuesday 5 April.  Here's a sneak preview of the wonderful classical music events taking place over the next two weeks, and into April, May and June.  Want to add an event?  Just post the details in the comments box or email to  Watch this space for more details.

English Touring Opera
Northcott Theatre Exeter
Tue-Sat 22-26 March

Tuesday 7pm:
Tobias Picker: Roald Dahl's
'Fantastic Mr Fox'
Wed&Sat 7.30pn:
Mozart: 'La Clemenza di Tito'
Thu&Fri 7.30pm:
Puccini: 'Il Tabarro'
        & 'Gianni Schicchi'
Tickets: £17-£30
(concessions 1/2 price)
Box: 493493

Janet McDonald (Soprano) 
Glenorchy United Reformed Church Exmouth
Wednesday 23 March 12.30pm
Clarinet and Song
(with clarinettist Philip Bonser)
Admission Free

¬ Soprano Janet McDonald (2nd from right)
in performance at Poltimore last year
Chris Hunt, Tenor;
Joyce Clarke, Piano;
Janet McDonald, Soprano;
Claire Powell, Mezzo-Soprano

Jenny Carter plays flute with
the EU Symphony Orchestra
Exeter University Symphony Orchestra
Mint Methodist Church Exeter
Wednesday 23 March 7.30pm
Easter Concert
Debussy: 'Prelude de l'apres-midi d'un faune'
Saint Saëns: Piano Concert No 2
(with a special guest soloist) 
Dvořák: Symphony No 7
Ticket details to follow
( or email )

Lympstone Entertainments
Lympstone Village Hall Friday 25 March 7.30pm
Caruso and the Quake
Very timely, following the devastating earthquakes in New Zealand and Japan,
this musical drama by the Prodigal Theatre Company follows
The escape from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake
by Italian tenor Enrico Caruso
played by Ignacio Jarquin
Tickets: £8  Box: 01395 263928
or Lympstone Post Office

St John's Church Bridgetown Totnes Friday 25 March 7.30pm
The Pressenda Ensemble
(Malcolm Latchem & Brenda Willoughby, violin)
Handel: Concerto Grosso in D minor Opus 6 No 10
Telemann: Violin Concerto in G
Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa
Telemann: Concerto for 4 violins in G
Purcell: Pavanne and Chaconne
Rachmaninoff: Vocalise Opus 34 No 14
Piazzolla: Winter & Summer in Buenos Aires
Tickets: £12 (Concessions £10)
Child/Student free
Box: Divertimento 01803 863168

Coffee and Music
Church of St John the Baptist Broadclyst Saturday 26 March 10.30am
Rebecca Smith Mezzo Soprano
John Scarfe Piano
Elgar: Sea Pictures
Britten: A Charm of Lullabies
Admission Free
Retiring collection in aid of the Organ Restoration Fund

(Rebecca will sing Alto

at Sir Neville Mariner's Choral Workshop Day
at the Shaldon Festival on Saturday 18 June - see below.)

Exeter Festival Chorus
Exeter Cathedral Saturday 26 March 7.30pm
Music for Awhile (Margaret Faultless)
Handel: Israel in Egypt
Tickets: £12-22
Box: Exeter Phoenix 432309

Le Jazz
Kennaway House Sidmouth
Sunday 27 March 6.45pm
Chris Gradwell, Clarinet/Sax
Andrew Daldorph, Piano
Tickets: £7 Box: 01395 515551
01297 625137

¬ Le Jazz = Andrew Daldorph & Chris Gradwell

Exeter University Choral Society
Northcott Theatre Exeter Monday 28 March 7.30pm
'Take Orff' (an introduction to the Carmina Burana)
100-strong choir
Director: Marion Wood (q.v.)
Tickets: £8 (Concessions £5) Box: 493493
(The full 'Carmena Burana'  will be performed
at the Northcott Theatre
by The Exeter University Choral Society 
and Scholars Ensemble
on Wed&Thur 15&16 June 7.30pm
details here )

St Peter's Music
St Peter's Church Budleigh Salterton
Tuesday 29 March 8pm
(Free Pre-Concert Talk 7pm)
Peter Donohoe: Piano
Bach: French Suite No 5
Brahms: Drei Klavierstuck
Beethoven: Piano Sonata in A flat Opus 110
Bartok: Sonata (1926)
Chopin: Ballade 3, Polonaise Fantasie
Andante Spianato e Gran' Polonaise Billiante
Tickets: £15 (Student £7.50) Phoenix: 667080

Exeter Recorded Concert Society
Exeter Central Library Music Room
Saturday 2 April 1.30pm
Luch Càise-Dearg Spain and the New World
Admission Free

The Maynard Concert Series
Maynard School Hall Exeter Saturday 2 April 3pm &7.30pm
Isobel Buchanan International Soprano
Afternoon Masterclass: 3-5pm (all wecome)
Champagne and canapés reception: 7.30pm
Concert: 8pm
A journey from East to West
Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Grieg and Frank Bridge
Masterclass with tea and cake: £15 (student £7.50)
Reception and Concert: £15 Box: 355966

St Margaret's Church Topsham Saturday 2 April 7.30pm
Franz Schubert: 'Shepherd on the Rock'
Soprano: Janet McDonald
Clarinet: Philip Bonser
Piano: Margaret Chave, Mary Pickard
Tartini: Concertino
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto
and songs by Finzi, Fauré and Mozart
Admission Free - but all donations go to 'Shelter Box'
to provide relief to disaster victims around the world

Exeter Bach Society
St David's Church Exeter Saturday 2 April 7.30pm
J. S. Bach: Mass in B minor
Conductor: Nicholas Marshall
Leader: Anna Cockroft
Soprano: Raphaela Papadakis
Mezzo Soprano: Cátia Moreso
(follow this link to hear Cátia sing Bach's Magnificat)
Tenor: Clement Hetherington
Bass: Ben McAteer
(all soloists from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama)
Tickets: £15 unreserved (concessions £11)
Exeter Phoenix: 667080
Opus Classical (Exeter Guildhall): 214044
Roger Churchward (Front of House): 468867

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Exeter Cathedral Thursday 7 April 7.30pm
Nationalist Stirrings
Sibelius: Karelia Suite
Schumann: Piano Concerto
Dvorak: Symphony No 6
Conductor: Owain Arwel Hughes
Piano Soloist: John Lill
Tickets: £9.50-£29 Box: 665885

Exeter Cathedral Saturday 9 April 7.30pm
J. S. Bach: The Saint John Passion BWV 245
Divertimento Ensemble
Leader Brenda Willoughby
Conductor: David Acres
Evangelist (Tenor): Christopher Watson
Christus (Bass): Stuart Young
Soprano: Mary Bevan
Counter Tenor: Jonathan Peter Kenny
Tenor: Greg Tassell
Tickets: £12-18
Phoenix box office: 667080

Exeter Music Group Symphony Orchestra

Exeter Cathedral
Thursday 14 April 7.30pm
Elgar: Sea Pictures
Mezzo-Soprano Alison Kettlewell

¬ Mezzo-Soprano Alison Kettlewell

Mahler: Symphony No 2 "Resurrection"
Soprano Catherine Hamilton, Mezzo-Soprano Alison Kettlewell
with the Exeter Music Group Singers
Conductor: Marion Wood, Leader Clare Smith (q.v.)
Tickets: £8-15 Phoenix: 667080
Soprano Catherine Hamilton ®

Edward Scull: Marimba

The Helen Foundation
5th Anniversary Concert
St Peter's Church Shaldon
Friday 15 April 7.30pm
Romance of the Marimba
Marimba: Edward Scull
Exeter Chamber Choir: Andrew Daldorph
Monteverdi, Lauridsen, Gorecki, Daldorph
Tickets: £10

St Boniface Concert Society
Crediton Parish Church Thursday 28 April 7.30pm
Alexander Sitkovetsky: Violin
Qian Wu: Piano
Brahms: Sonatas 2 & 3
Grieg: Sonata No 3
Prokofiev: Sonata No 1
Season Ticket (5 concerts) £50
Tickets: £12 (child £6)
Box: Opus Classical (Exeter Guildhall) 214044

East Devon Choral Society/Exeter Chamber Choir
St Paul's Church Tiverton Saturday 7 May 7.30pm
Sir Edward Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius
Full symphony orchestra
conducted by Andrew Daldorph
Mezzo-Soprano: Frances Bourne
Tenor: Iain Milne
Bass: James Arthur
Tickets: Main Aisle £15, other £10 (U16 £6)
EDCS Box Office: 01884 840054
Tiverton Information Centre 01884 255827
Details: 01884 253494

Orchestra of the Age or Enlightenment
Dartington Great Hall Sunday 29 May 3pm
Musical Director: Alison Bury
Soprano: Elin Manahan Thomas
George Frederic Handel:
Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 1
Guilio Desare: 'Da Tempesta'
Rinaldo: 'Lascia ch'io Pianga'
Alcina: 'Tonami a Vagheggiar'
Concerto Grosso Op 3 No 2
Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 7
Cantata for Soprano and Orchestra:
'Silete Venti'
Tickets: £18 (student £5) Box: 01803 847070

Shaldon Festival
St Peter's Church Shaldon
Thu-Sun 16-19 June
Thu 16: English Touring Opera
Fri 17: South West Music School (q.v.)
Sat 18: Choral Workshop with Sir Neville Mariner
Piano: Peter Adcock, Organ: Jonathan Watts,
Soprano: Héloïse West, Alto Rebecca Smith (see above),
Tenor: Gitai Fisher, Bass: Julian Rippon (q.v. & q.v.)
Sun 19: Innovation Chamber Ensemble
(Strings of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra)
Shostakovich, Brahms, Mendelssohn

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