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On Sunday morning, Daniel Rowland and pianist Nino Gvetadze played MacMillan and Elgar as part of the Concertgebouw’s Sunday Morning Concert given by the Netherlands Radio Choir with Conductor Benjamin Goodson. The concert was broadcast live on NPO4 from the beautiful Grote Zaal and you can listen to it here.
Twelve of the UK’s most exciting young composers have been commissioned to write twelve new miniature works based on the text of the well-known song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”. Taking the song’s familiar list of gifts as their texts, the new works will be 30-second miniatures for a choir of twelve voices, and will feature in twelve short videos to be released on the Twelve Days of Christmas — starting on Christmas Day and running until 5th January 2021.
Beethoven Bartók Now will see the Solem Quartet collaborate with leading young composers of today to perform commissioned new works and present the historic works of Beethoven and Bartók in a new light, as well as producing a wealth of digital content and educational activity.
The launch concert, Part I: Night Music, will take place on Thursday 17th December at St Giles’ Church, Camberwell, at 7:00pm. This concert will place Beethoven’s op. 130 Quartet and Bartók’s Quartet no. 5 alongside music by Aaron Parker, who will explore the magic and mystery of Bartok’s ‘night music’ style via a tapestry of sound created by the string quartet and added electronics.
The Solem Quartet will feature on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ programme this coming Wednesday 18th November.
The members of the quartet look forward to performing works by Beethoven, Price and Adès live on air, in between chatting with Sean Rafferty about their upcoming performances for Wimbledon International Festival and Spotlight Chamber Music. They will also be making an exciting announcement about their new Solem Lates project, which begins next month…
Tune in at approximately 5:05pm on Wednesday to hear the Solem Quartet’s appearance.
Tim Horton‘s upcoming duo concert with clarinettist Julian Bliss will be broadcast as BBC Radio 3’s Lunchtime Concert, live from St David’s Hall in Cardiff.
The concert is part of a series presented by the Cheltenham Music Festival at St David’s Hall, which also includes recitals by Anna Lapwood, Ben Goldscheider with Huw Watkins, and the Carducci Quartet.
Tim and Julian’s performance will begin just after 1pm on Wednesday 25th November 2020, and will feature works by Poulenc, Debussy, Bernstein, Gershwin and Horovitz.
On Monday 23rd November Robert Plane will perform in BBC Radio 3’s Lunchtime Concert, streamed live from Wigmore Hall.
Robert looks forward to playing Arthur Bliss’s Clarinet Quintet, one of the composer’s greatest and most popular works, first performed in 1932 by clarinettist Frederick Thurston.
Simon Callaghan looks forward to appearing on The David Taylor Podcast this evening at 7:00pm.
Rachel Roberts looks forward to performing at London’s Wigmore Hall on Saturday night as part of a world-leading line-up of chamber musicians and soloists.
To quote Wigmore Hall’s publicity for the event which takes place on Saturday 31 Oct 2020 at 7:30 pm:
The Linos Piano Trio looks forward to returning for a performance at Conway Hall Sunday Concerts this Sunday, their fifth time in five years.
Conway Hall presents its 2020 Autumn Season as a COVID-secure venue, offering tickets for in-person attendance (subject to Government guidance), as well as streaming all their concerts via YouTube Live. Their state-of-the-art livestream equipment will provide the very best in audio and visual quality to live-stream ticket holders.
The Solem Quartet looks forward to performing as part of Spotlight Chamber Concerts in December at St John’s Church, Waterloo.
Spotlight Chamber Concerts is jointly presented by Bandstand Chamber Festival and St John’s Waterloo, and will take place from 28th November to 19th December.
The Solem Quartet’s concert is on Friday 11th December at 6.30pm, and tickets can be purchased here.
Read Simon’s article for Gramophone Magazine here.
This year, the festival will be celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, and will focus closely on exploring the performers’ relationships with the music they play.
The Solems will be performing Beethoven’s Quartet no. 13 in B flat major, op. 130, and the streamed concert will also feature a discussion of the piece with quartet members Amy Tress, William Newell, Stephen Upshaw and Stephanie Tress — use this link to book tickets now.
It is an enormous pleasure to be able to welcome the Corvus Consort to the agency, for General Management worldwide.
They will present a programme of Romantic works for viola and piano, including solo items for each musician. Due to social distancing, spaces are limited and therefore tickets are only available to members of Barnes Music Society. You will, however be able to watch the live stream, details of which will be available soon.
The concert will take place at 7.30pm on Thursday 29th October in St Mary’s Church, Barnes
Violist Rachel Roberts will form part of a world-class chamber music line-up to record and perform Schubert’s String Quintet in C major in Bremen, Germany, next week.
It is a great privilege to be able to announce that pianist Tim Horton is joining the Tashmina Artists roster, for General Management worldwide. Tim needs little introduction: highly respected as both a solo pianist and chamber musician, he has a large following and we are absolutely thrilled to be able to represent him.