Vivaldi Four Seasons at St. Martin's
Aug
23
7:30 PM19:30

Vivaldi Four Seasons at St. Martin's

  • Saint Martin-In-The Fields Church London, England, WC2N 4HA United Kingdom (map)
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An evening of Handel, Bach, Purcell, and Vivaldi with the London Musical Arts Orchestra, led by the Gildas Quartet. Christopher's looking forward to playing Four Seasons once again in this fantastic venue!

Handel – Concerto Grosso Alexander’s Feast
Bach – Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Purcell – Chacony
Bach – Air and Dances from Suite No 3 in D
Vivaldi – Four Seasons

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Americana 18 at St John's Smith Square
Jun
8
7:30 PM19:30

Americana 18 at St John's Smith Square

Lukas Foss - Quartet no. 3
Korngold - Quartet no.2
Crumb - Black Angels
Dvorak - Quartet in F major 'American'

Performing in the round, we will present four seminal American string quartets, allowing the audience to get closer to these evocative and dramatic works. From the overflowing melodies of Dvorak's 'American' Quartet to Crumb's 'Black Angels' for electric string quartet, a vividly descriptive work inspired by the Vietnam War, the programme traces the development of American chamber music.

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Vivaldi Four Seasons at St. Martin's
Jun
7
7:30 PM19:30

Vivaldi Four Seasons at St. Martin's

  • Saint Martin-In-The Fields Church Path London, England, WC2H 0NN United Kingdom (map)
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An evening of Handel, Bach, Purcell, and Vivaldi with the London Musical Arts Orchestra, led by the Gildas Quartet. Christopher's looking forward to playing Four Seasons once again in this fantastic venue!

Handel – Concerto Grosso Alexander’s Feast
Bach – Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Purcell – Chacony
Bach – Air and Dances from Suite No 3 in D
Vivaldi – Four Seasons

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St James's Piccadilly
Feb
21
1:00 PM13:00

St James's Piccadilly

Schubert - Quartet no.10 in E flat major
Ligeti - Quartet no.1 'Metamorphoses Nocturnes'

We're returning to St James's Piccadilly as part of the Park Lane Group scheme, to perform two highly contrasting quartets. The Schubert, written when he was only 16, is full of melodic charm and lyricism whilst the Ligeti contains some of the most exciting and influential quartet writing of the 20th Century.

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Gildas at the Clapham Omnibus Theatre
Feb
18
7:30 PM19:30

Gildas at the Clapham Omnibus Theatre

Thomas Adès – The Four Quarters
Britten Quartet No. 3
Janacek Quartet No. 1 "Kreutzer" in motion

 

The programme features two of our favourite works for quartet by Britten and Ades, linking in with Omnibus's ‘96 festival’. The Janacek which follows is full of themes of jealousy, love and deception. We play it standing and from memory in a performance which allows us to get closer to the drama of the work and show the interaction of the four distinct, and sometimes violently juxtaposed, voices of the quartet.

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Saddleworth Concert Society Recital
Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

Saddleworth Concert Society Recital

Over to beautiful Saddleworth for an evening featuring Thomas Adès' latest quartet. We'll be giving an introduction to the piece: its subtle textures, innovative sound world, and extraordinary flights of fancy. Framing the Adès are two favourites from Haydn and Ravel. 

Haydn Op. 74 No. 1 in C major
Adès 'The Four Quarters' (with introduction and excerpts)
Ravel Quartet

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Mold Chamber Music
Dec
3
7:30 PM19:30

Mold Chamber Music

We're travelling to the beautiful Clwyd Theatr Cymru in Mold for some of our all-time favourites. Haydn at the top of his game, the inimitable Ravel quartet, and Brahms' extraordinary C minor masterwork. 

Haydn – Op. 74, No. 1 in C major
Ravel – Quartet in F major
Brahms – Op. 51, No. 1 in C minor

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Live at St Wilfrid's
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

Live at St Wilfrid's

A rare chance to hear Britten's breathtaking third quartet. As his last completed work, it features haunting church bells overheard from his bed in Venice, undulating duets, and some of his most extreme spectral colours, culminating in a heartbreaking finale. It's not all doom and gloom though, as Beethoven rescues us with a stunning vision of hope and a rousing rondo to finish the evening. 

Wolf: Italian Serenade
Britten: Quartet No.3
Beethoven: Quartet op. 59 No. 2

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Music in Motion at Conway Hall
Oct
28
3:30 PM15:30

Music in Motion at Conway Hall

The music is all around you. We're playing Janacek's "Kreutzer Sonata" quartet whilst moving through the Conway Hall to bring you closer than ever to Tolstoy's tale of lust, jealousy, and murder. This is part of a larger "Music in Motion" programme at Conway Hall with the London Musical Arts Orchestra. 

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Gildas & Jack at Barber Institute
Oct
6
1:10 PM13:10

Gildas & Jack at Barber Institute

We're returning to the Barber Institute with clarinettist Jack McNeill for a Brahms' late masterwork, along with some lush Howells. 

Turnage, An Invention on Solitude
Finnissy, Liederkreis
LeFanu, Invisible Places
Skempton Clarinet Quintet
Skempton Duo for Clarinet and Cello
Skempton Duo for Clarinet and Violin

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Rush Hour with Raphaela
Sep
29
5:30 PM17:30

Rush Hour with Raphaela

  • St Stephen Walbrook, 39 Walbrook London, EC4N 8BN (map)
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We're rejoining the brilliant soprano Raphaela Papadakis for a programme of rarely heard masterworks. Brahms' Ophelia Lieder and Mendelssohn's Oder soll es Tod bedeuten? have been recently reimagined by Aribert Reimann for quartet and voice, highlighting their haunting lyricism, while the Schumann edges towards its own madness.

Brahms, arr. Reimann – Ophelia Lieder
Schumann – Sechs Gesänge, Op. 107
Mendelssohn, arr Reimann – Oder soll es Tod bedeuten?

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Lunch in Stratford-upon-Avon
Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch in Stratford-upon-Avon

We're pleased to bits to join forces with clarinettist Jack McNeill as part of the Stratford-upon-Avon Music Festival for some Fantastic Howell's and Mozart's inimitable quintet. And we might just have time for a short number from everyone's favourite little mushroom.

Howells – Fantasy Quintet, Op. 31
Schubert – Quartettsatz, D. 703
Mozart – Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 518

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Four Seasons and Bach Double at St Martin's
Aug
31
7:30 PM19:30

Four Seasons and Bach Double at St Martin's

  • Saint Martin-In-The-Fields London, England, WC2N United Kingdom (map)
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An evening of baroque delights as Christopher and Gemma play Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Bach's Concerto for Two Violins with the London Musical Arts Orchestra. 

Mozart – Divertimento in D
Bach – Concerto for Two Violins in D minor
Vivaldi – Four Seasons

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Concertos at St Martin's
Jul
28
7:30 PM19:30

Concertos at St Martin's

  • Saint Martin-In-The Fields London, England, WC2N United Kingdom (map)
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Classic favourites at St Martin-in-the-Fields. Anna, Gemma, and Christopher are featured playing concertos by Bach and Vivaldi. We're joined by Huw Clement-Evans on oboe and the fantastic players of the London Musical Arts Orchestra.

Vivaldi – ‘Spring’ and ‘Summer’ from Four Seasons
Vivaldi – Cello Concerto in C minor
Marcello – Oboe Concerto in D minor
Bach – Concerto for Oboe and Violin in D minor

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