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Autumn 2008


Musical Movements Cadogan Hall’s commitment to staging the best live performance continues this season with a full programme of orchestral concerts, opera, early music, jazz, big bands, world music and contemporary music artists. “The unwavering assurance of variety and the highest quality of music, musicians and musicianship makes Cadogan Hall such a reliable and attractive concert destination for me.” Nicholas Bicket, Encore member ‘A remarkably impressive venue that is acoustically excellent’ BBC Music Magazine “My favourite concert hall in London; intimate, comfortable and great acoustics.” Nabil Tarazi, Encore member

Cadogan Hall has quickly become one of London’s premier venues for live music covering a multitude of genres.

“I am delighted to support Cadogan Hall. From the time I ‘chanced’ upon its existence I have been a devoted supporter since then, and have introduced most of my friends to it. I love it, love it!!” Mrs Miki Lund, Encore member ‘Cadogan Hall… has an airy stateliness that provided the five-piece with a backdrop that seemed to render their music in architectural form: calm and measured, but also warm and with some wonderful flourishes.’ The Independent “I had such a great time performing in the Sondheim concerts last year, that I jumped at the opportunity to come back to Cadogan Hall again this year. It's such a warm venue. It reminds me very much of Welsh chapels where there's not a bad seat in the house. Everyone gets a good eyeful and earful - and somehow it's possible to be quite intimate with the audience.” Daniel Evans, performer


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Lara St John

Garry Walker

Howard Blake’s The Snowman

14 October Josep Caballé-Domenech and Lara St John Page 18 21 October Garry Walker and Daniel De Borah Page 19 28 October Howard Blake’s 70th Birthday Concert Page 23 11 November José Serebrier and Rachel Barton Pine Page 25 26 November Dirk Joeres, Rafal Zambrzycki-Payne, Thomas Carroll and Anthony Hewitt Page 29 16 December

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José Serebrier

Rachel Barton Pine

Christmas Cracker

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Wednesday 10 September, 7.30pm

Thames Youth Orchestra

Russian Orchestral Fireworks Simon Ferris conductor

Programme

Prokofiev Lieutenant Kijé Suite Stravinsky Firebird Suite (1919) Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

Friday 5 September, 7.30pm

Viva Kenton The BBC Big Band celebrates the music of Stan Kenton with special guests Jiggs Whigham trombone & musical director Don Menza tenor saxophone Carl Saunders trumpet Dennis Mackrel drums

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Stan Kenton was one of the big band world’s most imaginative and successful bandleaders. In the 30 years since his death the appeal of his music has remained as strong as ever. In this special concert, Britain’s finest big band performs his Cuban Fire Suite, Eager Beaver, Limehouse Blues, Malaguena and Concerto to end all Concertos.

Tickets: £25, £22, £17 This concert will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 2’s Big Band Special

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Thames Youth Orchestra returns to Cadogan Hall with a vibrant programme of Russian orchestral fireworks. The evening features three exciting, opulent scores, all of which explore with imaginative brilliance the boundless possibilities of story-telling in music.

Tickets: £15 (concessions: £10)

Sunday 14 September, 7pm

Eltham College Community Orchestra Gabriella Liana Flatt piano Tim Johnson conductor

Programme

Copland Fanfare for the Common Man Copland Dance Episodes from ‘Rodeo’ Tippett ‘Go down Moses’ and ‘Steal Away’ from Five Negro Spirituals Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue Sibelius Symphony No. 2 Eltham College Community Orchestra proudly makes its orchestral debut at Cadogan Hall with a concert of orchestral favourites. A first half with an American theme will be followed by Sibelius’ timeless Symphony No. 2.

Tickets: £18, £15, £10 Concessions (18 and under): £16, £13, £8

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In the mood!

Wednesday 17 September, 7.30pm

Gala Concert in Aid of the Two Moors Festival Kathryn Harries soprano Yvonne Howard mezzo soprano Tamsin Waley-Cohen violin David Childs euphonium Harvey Davies piano Jonathan Rimmer flute Alissa Firsova piano

Classic jazz and the great days of big bands at Cadogan Hall

Programme

Tuesday 16 September, 7.30pm

London Lyric Opera: Cycles Madeleine Lovell conductor St George’s Chamber Orchestra Julietta Demetriades soprano Katherine Broderick soprano Anando Mukerjee tenor James Hancock baritone

Programme

Mendelssohn Die schöne Melusine Overture, Op. 32 Respighi Deità silvane, P.147 Berlioz Les nuits d’été, Op.7 Michael Pringsheim Six Eichendorff Liederkreis Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel (orch. RVW and Roy Douglas) Four passionate song cycles. Four sumptuous voices. London Lyric Opera’s ‘Cycles’ explores the rich Romanticism of Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été, the mystical sincerity of Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel, the evanescent colours of Respighi’s Deità silvane, and premières Michael Pringsheim’s exquisite new cycle Six Eichendorff Liederkreis. The programme is completed with two purely orchestral narratives – Mendelssohn’s evocation of the legendary Melusine and Ravel’s Pavane.

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Schubert Fantasy in F minor Claude Bolling Suite for flute and jazz piano Bartok 1st Rhapsody plus Rossini, Saint-Saëns, Hummel, Grandjany and Ivor Novello Set up in 2001 to regenerate Dartmoor and Exmoor following the devastation caused by Foot and Mouth Disease, the Two Moors Festival has developed rapidly into a festival of international standing. No one will ever forget the tragedy of the dropped piano but Boesendorfer’s generosity in presenting the Festival with a new Imperial Concert Grand is phenomenal.

Tickets: £25, £10

Reception tickets: (a chance to meet the artists, drink champagne and nibble canapés, does not include concert ticket) £35 www.thetwomoorsfestival.com

Friday 19 September, 7.30pm

Leonard Schreiber and Emmanuel Despax Violin and Piano Recital Leonard Schreiber violin Emmanuel Despax piano

Programme

Beethoven Romance No.2 in F, Op.50 Brahms Sonata for violin and piano No.3 in D minor Op.108 Tchaikovsky Souvenir d’un lieu cher for violin and piano, Op.42 Grieg Sonata for violin and piano No.3 in C minor, Op.45 The violinist Leonard Schreiber and pianist Emmanuel Despax are two of the most exciting young artists of their generation. They both enjoy international solo careers and join together tonight for their London debut concert.

This autumn bring all the family to a selection of toe-tapping big band concerts featuring… 5 September The BBC Big Band - Viva Kenton! 23 September Artie Shaw with Strings (with James Langton’s 26-piece Solid Senders Orchestra) 12 October Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall 1938 (with Pete Long and his Good Men) 23 October Michael Law’s Piccadilly Dance Orchestra Gala 20th Anniversary Concert (with star guests). 2 November Syd Lawrence Orchestra - Strictly Big Band

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‘Leonard Schreiber, as soloist, was at one with conductor Neil Thomson’s approach... the cadenza was given with wry sardonic humour...’ Musicweb-international Pre-concert talk: 6.30pm Sponsored by The Belgravia Centre

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Tuesday 23 September, 7.30pm

Kings of Swing Concert 1

at Cadogan Hall

Artie Shaw With Strings James Langton and his Solid Senders Orchestra, Mark Crooks clarinet, Louise Cookman vocals

Programme to include:

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Stardust , Concerto For Clarinet, Frenesi, Begin The Beguine, Moonglow, Dancing in the Dark In the 1930s and ‘40s, Jazz clarinettist Artie Shaw led one of the greatest big bands in America. His astonishing technique and fluency earned him the title ‘King of the Clarinet’ and the admiration of both jazz and classical musicians. Shaw’s decision to add a string section to his big band caused much controversy in its day, but his Concerto for Clarinet has been showcased by many top classical soloists and his performances of Stardust, Dancing in the Dark and Moonglow have been accepted as classics of the idiom.

Wednesday 24 September, 7.30pm

The London Chorus Israel In Egypt

James Langton has presented this superb music at two sell-out shows at the National Concert Hall of Ireland in Dublin in 2005 and 2007 featuring the world-class clarinettist Mark Crooks in Shaw’s solo role.

The New London Orchestra Ronald Corp conductor Mary Bevan soprano Sophie Bevan soprano Magid El-Bashra alto Ben Johnson tenor Ben Davies bass Sam Evans bass

Tickets: £25, £18, £10

Handel Israel in Egypt

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Saturday 27 September, 7.30pm Sponsored by British Gas Business Artists: Priya Mitchell, Sasha Sitkovetsky violins Morgan Szymanski guitar Zoran Markovic double bass Julius Drake piano Nicholas Daniel oboe Marcelo Nisinman bandoneón

Programme

Programme to include: Vivaldi The Four Seasons (chamber version) Piazzolla The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

The London Chorus, conducted by Ronald Corp, joins with the New London Orchestra and a fabulous line-up of rising stars as soloists. Of all Handel’s great oratorios, Israel in Egypt is considered as second only to Messiah in drama. It is dominated by the massive forces of a double chorus, making it an exciting and dramatic evening not to be missed.

‘Something truly remarkable… that feeling of watching a group of musical personalities who will dominate musical style for several decades.’ Independent on Sunday ‘A world-class gathering.’ Time Out

Tickets: £30, £25, £18, £10

Tickets: £25, £18, £10 www.londonchorus.org.uk

First concert of the 2008 Oxford Chamber Music Festival ‘Latin! Music from South America, Spain and Italy’ For full details of the festival and to book tickets see our website www.ocmf.net

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AUTUMN OPERA AT CADOGAN HALL

Friday 3 October, 7.15pm

St Mary’s School Ascot

Sunday 28 September, 7pm

St Mary’s School Gala Evening

PIMLICO OPERA’S RISING STARS ON TOUR WITH

VERDI’S FALSTAFF

St Mary’s School Ascot is a leading Roman Catholic girls’ boarding school set in 55 acres of beautiful grounds in the heart of Berkshire. Music, drama and dance play a major role in developing the pupils’ self-confidence and their creative skills. The school already has a concert hall and drama studio but is looking forward to a new performing arts centre which is currently being constructed. Saturday 27 September, 11am (Doors open 10.15am for children’s activities and refreshments)

Saturday Spectacular!

Roald Dahl’s Little Red Riding Hood and other unexpected music! Southbank Sinfonia Simon Over conductor

Programme to include:

Paul Patterson Little Red Riding Hood All the familiar characters are here - the wolf, grandma and the little girl in a red cape - but not everything is as it seems in this mysterious and magical retelling by Roald Dahl. Arrive early to meet the inspiring young musicians of Southbank Sinfonia and take part in exciting creative activities. Fun for all the family - not to be missed!

Tickets: £6 per person, four tickets for £20

The Gala Evening at Cadogan Hall will be much more than a fundraising event. It will be an opportunity to sit back and enjoy the enthusiasm and many and varied talents of the girls and to appreciate why they deserve all the splendid facilities which will be available for them once the new performing arts centre is completed. The programme for the concert will include well-known choral and instrumental pieces as well as items of dance and drama.

Tickets: £30

Saturday 4 October, 7.30pm

Persian Gala (Opera and Dance) Miss Kamelia Dara soprano Miss Shirin Asgari soprano Miss Nasrin Asgari soprano Mr Bahram Tajabadi baritone

Programme

Classical Persian and western opera masterpieces accompanied by dancing by Master of Dance, Frederico and partners. An entertaining gala evening with divergent styles of music and dance. Four internationally renowned opera singers display their incomparable talents and capture the hearts of their audience performing multilingual arias accompanied by a selection of dance pieces performed by the master of dance and his partners.

Falstaff is Shakespeare’s most memorable comic creation. Ever since Falstaff first stepped on to the English stage he has been one of the best-loved reprobates in the English theatre. Despite his immense size he has, of course, retained his powers over women and he sends identical love letters to two of the Merry Wives of Windsor. They are neither flattered nor amused and lead him a merry dance, culminating in his humiliation – not once but twice. There is never a dull moment in this punchy production of Verdi’s only comic opera.

Cast:

Conductor: Alice Farnham Falstaff: David-Alexandre Borloz Alice Ford: Rebecca Cooper Fenton: Patrick Ashcroft Meg: Margaret Rapacioli Bardolph: Gareth Morris

The performance will be semi-staged ‘A first-class performance by James Cleverton’ The Oxford Times ‘entertaining staging of Verdi’s great comedy’ The Times ‘a witty affair, beautifully designed, with well-executed gags’ Independent on Sunday

Tickets: £32, £28, £22, £16 Book now for

Presented by Festival of Arts

Tickets: £45, £35, £25

Children attending Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea schools- one child goes free with every adult ticket.

Tuesday 16 September:

London Lyric Opera Cycles see page 8

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Revival Director: Hazel Gould Ford: James Cleverton Mistress Quickly: Emma Carrington Nannetta: Verity Parker Dr Caius: James Scarlett Pistol: Hyalmar Mitrotti

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Thursday 20 November:

The English Concert One Charming Night including scenes from Purcell’s Fairy Queen, see page 28

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Saturday 15 November:

Chelsea Opera Group Donizetti - La favorite. see page 26

Monday 8 December:

La Serenissima Vivaldi - La Fida Ninfa first UK performance! Details on page 32

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English Chamber Orchestra Cadogan Hall Concert Series “Setting the seal on the evening is the resplendent playing of the English Chamber Orchestra” - The Guardian, June 2008 Wednesday 1 October, 7.30pm

Wednesday 17 December, 7.00pm

Mozart Mozart Mozart Mozart

Handel Messiah

Symphony No. 35 in D, ‘Haffner’ Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K.364 Concertante from Serenade, K.320 Piano Concerto in B flat, K.456

Stephanie Gonley director/violin Lawrence Power viola Igor Levit piano Wednesday 15 October, 7.30pm

Roy Goodman conductor with the Tallis Chamber Choir Tuesday 3 March 2009, 7.30pm Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Huw Watkins New work (world premiere) Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 Fauré Requiem

Tippett Divertimento on Sellinger's Round Boghos Gelalian Sept Sequences Britten Les Illuminations Zaid Jabri Two songs for soprano and strings Mark-Anthony Turnage Lullaby for Hans Waleed Howrani Saxophone Concerto

Paul Watkins conductor Hakan Vramsmo baritone with the Tallis Chamber Choir

Clark Rundell conductor Mary Bevan soprano Simon Haram saxophone

Programme to be confirmed

Wednesday 13 May 2009, 7.30pm

Beloved Clara with Lucy Parham

Sunday 5 October, 7pm

Lucy Parham piano Martin Jarvis narrator Joanna David narrator The intense and fascinating relationships between Robert Schumann, his wife Clara and Johannes Brahms are examined in this programme of music and readings.

Sir Colin Davis conductor

Presented in association with the Al Farabi Concerto Series. Sponsored by BMG Foundation

‘All three performers are given a satisfying amount of good material into which to sink their teeth. The music is well chosen and played with an exquisite touch and stylistic empathy by Parham.’ Gramophone Magazine ‘The readings combine great dignity with a delicate poignancy. The changing moods of the Schumann and Brahms repertoire, from the capricious and turbulent to the reflective and haunting, are deftly interpreted by Lucy Parham...’ The Observer ‘Executed with talent and flair’ Sunday Times - CD of the Week

Tickets: £35, £25, £15, £10 20% off all prices Series discounts: book 3 or more concerts and save 20%

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Diary extracts, read by acclaimed actors Martin Jarvis and Joanna David, bring to life the sometimes troubled marriage of Robert and Clara, the arrival in their household of the dynamic, 21-year-old Brahms, and the deepening relationship between the young musician and Clara.

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Choral at Cadogan

Wednesday 8 October, 7.30pm

Camerata Ireland

Sacred Vocal Music

Barry Douglas conductor

Programme

Beethoven Coriolan Overture Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor Mendelssohn Sinfonia No. 10 in B minor Mozart Symphony No. 41 ‘Jupiter’

Tuesday 7 October, 7pm Doors open at 6.30pm

The ‘Inspiration Awards’ for Women in association with Breakthrough Breast Cancer Hosted by June Sarpong

Programme

All Angels classical supergroup Sean Ruane opera singer Yolanda Brown saxophonist Belle Humble singer Plus special guest Hosted by June Sarpong, The ‘Inspiration Awards’ for women will be an evening like no other. A night full of classical and jazz performances by some of the industry’s most talented artists. Awards will be presented to the UK’s most inspirational, aspirational and stylish celebrities and non celebrities. There will also be an award for the most Inspirational International.

Barry Douglas founded Camerata Ireland in 1999 as an orchestra of Irish musicians determined to match the best in the world. Through tours in USA, South America, China and Europe it has quickly developed a reputation for excellence and for creating a particularly distinctive Irish string sound. In 2004, President McAleese and Queen Elizabeth II became joint Patrons of Camerata Ireland, testament to Camerata Ireland’s determination to create opportunity for the very best young Irish musicians.

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Renaissance

Peter Phillips series director in association with Hazard Chase Friday 10 October, 7.30pm

The Royal Air Force in Concert 2008

This year has seen them make an extensive tour of America as well as hosting the 2008 Clandeboye festival, including performances from internationally renowned musicians such as Sarah Chang and Nobuko Imai. In 2008 they took up residence in the newly refurbished Georgian house, Castletown, Ireland. Barry Douglas’ highlights of 2008 have included performances at the Mostly Mozart Festival with Alison Balsom, as well as recitals in Lyon, St Petersburg and Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall

A nostalgic and uplifting evening is guaranteed thanks to a wonderful blend of light classics, jazz, big band and music from the shows, performed by the critically-acclaimed musicians of the Royal Air Force. With a triumphant finale, reminiscent of the Last Night of the Proms, this rousing night out is an ideal gift or family outing.

Tickets: £30, £26, £22, £12

Conductor: Wing Commander Stuart Stirling Compere: Alan Dedicoat

Three of the finest vocal ensembles in the UK bring to Cadogan Hall the music for which they have become internationally renowned.

Join us for an irresistible musical journey to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force.

Thursday 9 October, 7.30pm

The Tallis Scholars ‘Behold the Lion’ Programme

Philips Ecce vicit leo Philips Ave verum Gabrieli Benedictus dominus Lassus Missa Bel'amfitrit'altera Allegri Miserere Phinot Lamentations Palestrina Magnificat for Double Choir Palestrina Nunc dimittis for Double Choir

Thursday 5 March 2009, 7.30pm

I Fagiolini

Robert Hollingworth director

‘Satire to Sackcloth’ Strange bedfellows: Carnival and Lent Scenes from:

Vecchi L’Amfiparnaso Banchieri La Pazzia Senile Croce Carnival masques Tallis Lamentations Gesualdo Tenebrae Responsories

Tuesday 25 November, 7.30pm

Tuesday 12 May 2009, 7.30pm

Armonico Consort

The Tallis Scholars

Charles Matthews organ Christopher Monks director

‘There’s something about Mary’ Tallis Fantasy (organ) Puer natus est nobis chant Missa Puer Natus – Gloria Bull Organ – In Nomine Tallis Missa Puer Natus – Sanctus &

Benedictus Guerrero Ave virgo sanctissima Salve Regina - chant

‘Vox Patris Caelestis’

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

(attributed to Hermann Contractus) Tallis Loquebantur De Cabezon Hymn: Ave Maris Stella Tallis Missa Puer Natus - Agnus Dei Lobo Versa est in luctum Correa de Arauxo Tiento del 5o tono

Tickets: £25, £20, £15 10% discount for Groups of 10 or more Concert in Support of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust

Salve Regina- chant

(attributed to Hermann Contractus) Sheppard Libera nos

This event is in association with the charity ‘Breakthrough Breast Cancer’ and sponsored by ‘Pedini’.

Tickets: £3o, £26, £22, £18 Series discount: book all four concerts

and get a 2o% discount.

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Tuesday 14 October, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Josep Caballé-Domenech conductor Lara St John violin

Programme

Mussorgsky Night on the Bare Mountain Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 Dvorˇák Symphony No.9, ‘From the New World’

Sunday 12 October, 7pm

Kings of Swing Concert 2 Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall 1938 70th Anniversary Concert Pete Long and his Good Men with singer Joan Viskant

Programme will include: Sing Sing Sing Don’t be That Way One O’Clock Jump Blue Skies Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen

Bandleader and clarinetist Pete Long (Ronnie Scott’s Big Band, Echoes of Ellington, Gillespiana) presents a superlative recreation of one of the iconic moments in jazz history. In January 1938, Benny Goodman, ‘The King of Swing’, brought his magnificent band (which included Gene Krupa, Harry James and Lionel Hampton) to America’s most prestigious classical music venue.

A programme of three ever-popular pieces, beginning with Mussorgsky’s chilling depiction of a pagan ceremony. On arriving in New York to teach, a homesick Dvorˇák was inspired to compose his invigorating and soulful New World Symphony, its slow movement now world-famous in many guises. In between these celebrated works is Max Bruch’s evergreen Violin Concerto No.1 which remains one of the most-loved of violin works imbued as it is with heart, vitality, deep expression and a fund of glorious romantic melody. Meet the artists: free pre-concert talk from 6.30pm presented by Edward Seckerson.

Tickets: £35, £28, £20, £10 £5 off top 3 prices Book for 2 or more RPO concerts and receive up to 30% discount

Wednesday 15 October, 7.30pm

Thursday 16 October, 7.30pm

English Chamber Orchestra

English Sinfonia

Clark Rundell conductor Mary Bevan soprano Simon Haram saxophone

Programme

Tippett Divertimento on Sellinger’s Round Boghos Gelalian Sept Sequences Britten Les Illuminations Zaid Jabri Two songs for soprano and strings Mark-Anthony Turnage Lullaby for Hans Waleed Howrani Saxophone Concerto Presented in association with the Al Farabi Concerto Series, an initiative designed to bring the work of Arab contemporary classical composers to international audiences, demonstrating the true cultural achievements of present-day Arab societies. It also aims to create networks between artists of the East and West and heighten recognition of these talented composers within their own communities.

The results were electrifying.

Tickets: £35, £25, £15, £10

Tickets: £25, £18, £10

20% off all ticket prices Multibuy: Book 3 + ECO concerts and save 20%

Janice Graham violin/director Geoffrey Alexander conductor*

Programme

Geoffrey Alexander Still Life Fast Moving* Holst St. Paul’s Suite Adrian Munsey Requiem Wagner Siegfried Idyll Holst Song of the Night Haydn Symphony No.92 in G ‘Oxford’ * London Premiere conducted by the composer. English Sinfonia celebrate a long awaited return to the London stage. From the hip, minimalist rhythms of the opening fanfare to the crisp wit of Haydn at his best, this eclectic programme is typical of an artistic policy that is winning them an ever-wider following. As a special addition, Graham and Alexander will also perform Towards The Dawn, their newly released single in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer. To hear the piece before the concert and for further details, please visit www.englishsinfonia.co.uk.

Tickets: £30, £25, £18, £10

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Garry Walker conductor Daniel De Borah piano

Programme

Sibelius Pelléas et Mélisande Suite Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 Dvorˇák Symphony No.7 Included within the potent music that Sibelius composed for the play Pelléas et Mélisande is ‘At the Castle Gate’, the signature tune for Patrick Moore’s long-running BBC television series, The Sky at Night. Both tonight’s piano concerto and symphony are masterpieces in their respective genres; Beethoven’s poetic, searching and light-hearted concerto providing the perfect contrast to Dvorˇák’s impassioned, and arguably greatest symphony, brimful with lyricism and emotion, and imbued with Bohemian traits of song and dance. Concert in association with the Young Concert Artists Trust.

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Tuesday 21 October, 7.30pm

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Saturday 18 October, 11.30am

Cadogan Hall’s Resident String Quartet

Cadogan Hall PRESENTS Celebrity Recital Series 2008-09

The Brodsky Quartet

Emma Johnson, John Lill and Julian Lloyd Webber The Brodsky Quar tet and John Telfer (aka Alan the Right-On Vicar from ‘The Archers’) present a potted history of the string quar tet from Haydn (who makes a guest appearance) to Hendrix (who doesn’t). The climax of the concert is a ‘Peter and the Wolf ’ for the 21st century – ‘Anna and the Moods’ for narrator and string quartet. Written by Icelandic storyteller Sjon with music by Wallace and Gromit composer, Julian Nott, it’s a wild and wacky coming-of-age story, which has recently been made into a film, for angst-ridden teenagers and their disillusioned parents. A fun-filled, vaguely educational hour for all the family.

Special early booking offer for a limited period only: all tickets £14 Children 16 and under: £7 Tickets: £22, £18, £14

Emma Johnson C L A R I N E T Julian Lloyd-Webber C E L L O John Lill P I A N O

Top price tickets £18 Suitable for age 6+

PROGRAMME

Beethoven Trio in B Flat, Op.11 (for piano, clarinet and cello) Carl Maria von Weber Grand Duo Concertant in E Flat, Op.48 (for clarinet and piano) James Macmillan Kiss On Wood (1993) (for cello and piano) William Lloyd Webber Nocturne & In the Half Light (for cello and piano) Brahms Trio in A minor, Op.114 (for clarinet, cello and piano) This season Cadogan Hall’s Celebrity Recital Series takes a new and exciting direction. Three great musicians, virtuosos of their instruments, who have played here many times individually, come together on the Cadogan Hall stage for an unforgettable evening! Tickets: £27, £25, £19, £15 Top price tickets for £25

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Thursday 23 October, 7.30pm

Tuesday 28 October, 7.30pm

Michael Law’s Piccadilly Dance Orchestra

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

20th Anniversary Concert (1988-2008)

Howard Blake’s 70th Birthday Concert

Alan Bennett-Law manager/producer

Howard Blake conductor Nigel Havers narrator Robert William Blake treble William Chen piano Patricia Rozario soprano Martyn Hill tenor Lars Arvidson bass

This marvellous ensemble re-creates the stylish, swinging and smooth popular music of the Jazz Age; from Cole Porter to Noel Coward, American Big Bands to British Dance Bands and comedy and variety songs from a whole lost world where top hats, white ties and tails were the dress code, and love was forever in the air!

Palestine Aloud: A Cultural Celebration Samuel West director John Williams, John Etheridge, Reem Kelani accompanied by Bruno Heinen on piano, Tala Tutunji, Marwan Abado with Peter Rosmanith, and the Choir of London

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Musicians, writers and actors come together for a cultural celebration through music and words in support of Palestine. Classical, jazz, as well as music from the Palestinian diaspora will be performed by distinguished musicians. With words spoken by, amongst others, Victoria Brittain, Julie Christie, Colin Firth, Kika Markham, Miriam Margolyes, Corin Redgrave and Juliet Stevenson that reflect and comment on Palestinian life today. 2008 is the 60th anniversary of the ‘nakba’ (the catastrophe) when thousands of Palestinians were forced to flee their homes in the wake of the establishment of the state of Israel and this concert is dedicated to them.

‘Try the big-band sound of The Piccadilly Dance Orchestra... a seriously good night out’ *** (‘excellent’ rating) Evening Standard

Tickets: £22.50, £20, £17.50, £15

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Friday 24 October, 7.30pm

Leonard Bernstein – A Celebration

Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra Margaret McDonald mezzo soprano Lifei Huang violin, Stephen Threlfall conductor

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Bernstein Divertimento for Orchestra Bernstein Jeremiah, Symphony No. 1 Korngold Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story This much acclaimed orchestra from the UK’s largest specialist Music School makes its first visit to Cadogan Hall. In what would have been his 90th year, Bernstein’s remarkable musicianship continues to inspire generations of musicians. ‘Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra performed with a richness many professional orchestras might envy.’ The Independent

All artists are subject to availability.

Pre-concert talk, 6.30pm Nina Bernstein Simmons, daughter of Leonard Bernstein in conversation with Humphrey Burton, TV director, presenter and Bernstein biographer. Free to all ticket holders for evening concert.

Tickets: £40, £35, £25, £20

Tickets: £16, £12

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Sunday 26 October, 7pm

The Esbjerg Ensemble Poulenc Sextet for piano and winds Farrenc Nonet Op.38 Bruun Letters to the Ocean for flute, clarinet, percussion, violin and cello (2006) Schumann Quintet for piano and string quartet in E flat, Op.44 Founded in 1967, the Esbjerg Ensemble was the first professional chamber ensemble in Denmark. Since then, the Esbjerg Ensemble has set the standard for chamber music in Denmark and has had a great impact on the cultural life of south-west Jutland (where they are based) as well as on the entire region. The ensemble is acclaimed for its innovative programming and natural versatility, delighting audiences with its unique performances of traditional as well as contemporary chamber music.

Wednesday 29 October, 7.30pm

Cadogan Hall’s Resident String Quartet

The Brodsky Quartet

One has only to imagine 'Walking in the Air' and its haunting melody immediately enters the mind; it is undoubtedly the most memorable part of 'The Snowman' and just a small part of Howard Blake's immense output, at the heart of which is melody and colour, including The Passion of Mary, a work described as a 'dramatic oratorio'. Blake's memorable Piano Concerto was written in 1991 to celebrate the thirtieth birthday of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Programme

Stravinsky Concertino Beethoven String Quartet Op. 59, No.1 Stravinsky Three Pieces for String Quartet Tchaikovsky String Quartet No.1 in D major, Op. 11

Tickets: £35, £28, £20, £10 £5 off top 3 prices. Book for 2 or more RPO concerts and receive up to 30% discount

Tickets £25, £22, £18, £12 30% off top three prices Early booking offer: book before October 1st and get 30% off top 3 ticket prices

Concessions £8. In association with Boosey & Hawkes www.cadoganhall.com Box office: 020 7730 4500

Blake The Snowman Blake Concerto for Piano and Orchestra Blake The Passion of Mary (London Première)

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Wednesday 22 October, 7.30pm

Singer and pianist Michael Law’s Piccadilly Dance Orchestra are recognised worldwide as superb entertainment to a very high standard, sought after for concert and cabaret performances throughout the UK and beyond, following acclaimed appearances at the Henley Festival, Earl Spencer’s 30th Birthday Party (where Princess Diana asked the orchestra to play In The Mood twice!), special BAFTA awards parties for Julie Andrews and Sean Connery, and the first ever Proms In the Park.

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Two giants of the quartet repertoire and two little gems by Stravinsky – the ‘Three Pieces for String Quartet’ and the ‘Concertino’ – make up this Russian-inspired programme. Beethoven wrote three quartets in his middle period dedicated to Count Razumovsky, an important patron in Vienna, who requested that Russian themes be incorporated in the works. In grudging deference to his commissioner Beethoven complied in only two of the works and then with a wicked irony - this first of the set contains a disrespectfully cheerful version of a sad Russian folk-tune as its Finale. The first of Tchaikovsky’s three string quartets is perhaps the most well-known, containing the famous ‘Andante Cantabile’ as its slow movement and an elegiac eloquence unusual for the mainly orchestral composer.

Tickets: £22, £18, £14 Top price tickets £18

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Saturday 1 November, 3.30pm

Friday 7 November, 7.30pm

English Schools’ Orchestra and Choir

An evening in Berlin

Songs of pain, passion and seduction from the era when Berlin was the European capital of decadence!

Annual Concert 2008 Alison Balsom trumpet Robert Pepper conductor

Mary Carewe and the Berlin Kabarett Ensemble

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Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire Berlin Cabaret songs

Hummel Trumpet Concerto Holst The Planets Suite Rossini William Tell Overture

Thursday 30 October, 7.30pm

The S. W. Mitchell Capital

Virtuoso Piano Series 2008/09 London Festival Orchestra Martin Jones piano Ross Pople conductor

Programme

Elgar Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op.20 Grieg Piano Concerto Op.16 Solo Piano Interlude Mozart Haffner Symphony No.35, K.385 Martin Jones is one of the most respected pianists of our time with a long and productive career and a vast number of definitive recordings to his name. His latest Nimbus releases include Gershwin transcriptions by Earl Wild, major piano works by Hans Gal and the complete piano works of Guastavino. He is currently recording Czerny’s Sonatas. He plays one of the most evocative piano concertos of the repertoire, bringing an insight and clarity few can match. The friendship of both artists, Ross Pople and Martin Jones, dates back to their student years at the Royal Academy of Music in the 60s.

The English Schools’ Orchestra and Choir are delighted to return to Cadogan Hall to perform a programme of popular classical music including Holst’s Suite ‘The Planets’ and Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto with the exciting young award-winning soloist Alison Balsom. The ESOC brings together excellent young musicians from all over the country to take part in its annual course and concert.

Tickets: £12, £8

Sunday 2 November, 7pm

Syd Lawrence Orchestra Strictly Big Band Hear the music of the swing era brought back to life with the youthful verve that made it the smash hit pop music of its day. Featuring the music of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Neal Hefti, Billy May, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and many more. The ‘Best Big Band in the Land’ directed by Chris Dean, brings you a concert packed with your Big Band favourites. This swinging orchestra has been setting the musical world aflame since the release of its RE:GENERATION album. The legendary American composer Neal Hefti has dubbed them “A truly GREAT band” and “worthy custodians of the Basie legacy”. ‘The best band currently playing this music anywhere in the world’ Malcolm Laycock BBC Radio 2

Thursday 6 November, 7.30pm

London Concert Choir

Duke Ellington Sacred Concert Jazz Ensemble Mark Forkgen conductor Duke Ellington, bandleader, pianist and composer of big-band jazz, had a deep religious faith. In his last decade he composed the music for a series of remarkable Sacred Concerts that he and his orchestra gave from 1965 onwards. London Concert Choir presents a suite of this music, which combines jazz, classical, spirituals and gospel, blues and dance. As Ellington himself said, “Every man prays in his own language, and there is no language that God does not understand”.

Tickets: £25, £20, £16, £12

Tickets: £19.50, £17.50

The second half of this thrilling programme draws on the golden era of Berlin Cabaret and beyond, songs by Zemlinsky, Holländer, Wolpe, Eisler and Weill. The Berlin Kabarett Ensemble Philip Mayers piano; Anna Carewe cello Florian Donderer violin/viola Gergely Bodoky flute; Sacha Rattle clarinet John Carewe conductor

Tickets: £28, £26, £22, £18 Top price tickets for £25

Tuesday 11 November, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra José Serebrier conductor Rachel Barton Pine violin

Programme

Mozart The Marriage of Figaro Overture Brahms Violin Concerto Dvorˇák Symphony No.8 The ever-delightful scurrying overture to Mozart’s beloved comic-opera The Marriage of Figaro heralds one of the greatest of violin concertos. Brahms’ music revels in pitting the soloist against the orchestra, only to later have the two forces entwine in mellifluous depths, before ending with the rhythmic swing of the ‘Hungarian’ finale. Dvorˇák’s Symphony No.8 is a joyously outgoing and heartfelt work that brings Bohemia’s countryside and native aspects, intrinsic and populist, to vivid and exuberant musical life. Meet the artists: free pre-concert talk from 6.30pm presented by Edward Seckerson.

All tickets £17.50

Tickets: £35, £28, £20, £10

Tickets: £24, £18, £10

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Pierrot Lunaire is a ground-breaking masterwork of the 20th century which appeared in 1912, after Schoenberg had worked as musical director of Überbrettl – one of Berlin’s leading Kabarett houses. He created this extraordinarily virtuosic piece of high expressionism for actress-singer Albertine Zehme and subtitled it ‘A melodrama’.

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Friday 14 November, 7.30pm

Tuesday 18 November, 7.30pm

City of London Sinfonia

Roddy Frame

Richard Hickox conductor Elin Manahan Thomas soprano Andrew Kennedy tenor Josephine Knight cello Joyful Company of Singers

Roddy Frame is without question one of the greatest songwriters Britain has ever produced. His first album, ‘High Land Hard Rain’, was released in 1983 under his Aztec Camera 'nom de plume' through Glasgow's Postcard Records together with Rough Trade; two names inextricably linked with the birth of the independent movement.

Tavener Requiem

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Purcell Queen Mary’s Funeral Music Shostakovich (arr. Barshai) Chamber Symphony Opus 110a Tavener Requiem Thursday 13 November, 7.30pm

Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra John Wilson conductor James Meldrum clarinet

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Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune Copland Clarinet Concerto Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade RCM orchestras are renowned for their youthful energy, injecting every work with a passion and precision second to none. Tonight our leading orchestra presents three dazzling masterworks from the sensuous reflection of Debussy to the playful mischief of Copland and the spectacular fireworks of Rimsky-Korsakov. The irrepressible John Wilson, a hit at last year’s BBC Proms, brings his signature dynamism to a concert that’s guaranteed to raise the roof of Cadogan Hall.

Outstanding British singers Elin Manahan Thomas and Andrew Kennedy join Richard Hickox and the acclaimed City of London Sinfonia in the first London performance of John Tavener’s recently completed Requiem. ‘Timeless yet urgent, disarmingly simple in places, thunderously apocalyptic elsewhere, it is inexorably focused on the inevitable hour when - to quote Tavener’s subtitle, borrowed from a Hindu sage - ‘our glory lies where we cease to exist’. And though pithy by Tavener’s metaphysical standards (a mere 35 minutes) it is vast in concept.’ The Times

Tickets: £32, £25, £18, £10

There followed a long career on WEA Records yielding 5 more albums and hit singles such as ‘Somewhere in My Heart’, ‘How Men Are’, ‘Good Morning Britain’ before his debut solo album ‘The North Star’, on Independiente, in 1998.

Saturday 15 November, 7pm

Roddy returned in 2002 with Redemption's debut artist album, ‘SURF’ - eleven heartfelt songs written and recorded at his London home resulted in one of the most critically acclaimed albums of the year.

Chelsea Opera Group La favorite Gianluca Marcianò conductor

‘**** Surf finds the former Aztec Camera singer at his plaintive best. Roddy is firmly back in the frame.’ Daily Mail

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Donizetti La favorite (Sung in French) The 58th of Donizetti’s 66 operas was one of three which took Paris by storm in 1840, the others being Les martyrs and La fille du régiment. It was a staple of the Opéra repertoire for the rest of the century, after which it fell out of favour until more recent revivals, usually in its Italian version. It is now regarded as one of Donizetti’s noblest achievements.

‘A songwriter’s masterclass. Surf is Frame’s most complete album in 20 years. 8/10.’ NME This concert will see Roddy mixing songs from every era of his sizeable catalogue to produce a set that is always fresh and emotionally satisfying.

Tickets: £22.50

Pre-opera talk at 6pm by Christopher Fifield

Tickets: £28, £26, £22, £18

Tony Christie Live Nation presents Tony Christie Plus special guests Tony Christie, one of the UK’s most timeless and classic artists, performs at Cadogan Hall for the only London date on his tour to support the release of his highly anticipated album ‘Made In Sheffield’. ‘Made In Sheffield’ will be released on 3rd November 2008, and features three generations of Sheffield’s most beloved contemporary artists, musicians and song-writers. The album was produced by Richard Hawley and contains songs written by Jarvis Cocker, Alex Turner, Phil Oakey, Richard Hawley, and Tony Christie himself. For these special live dates Tony Christie’s band will feature the musicians from the Richard Hawley band.

Tickets: £15, £10, £5

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Wednesday 19 November, 7pm

Tickets: £27.50

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Friday 21 November, 7.30pm

Wednesday 26 November, 7.30pm

The King’s Singers Landscape and Time

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Dirk Joeres conductor Rafal Zambrzycki-Payne violin Thomas Carroll cello Anthony Hewitt piano

Join The King’s Singers for their final 40th anniversary concert at Cadogan Hall, on a musical journey inspired by the physical and political landscapes of Japan, South Africa, America, Finland, Iraq and the Outer Hebrides.

Thursday 20 November, 7.30pm

The English Concert One Charming Night The English Concert The Choir of the English Concert Trevor Pinnock conductor Annabel Arden stage direction Carolyn Sampson soprano Allan Clayton tenor

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Handel Ode for St Cecilia’s Day Purcell Four scenes from ‘The Fairy Queen’ ‘The Fairy Queen’ is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. The ‘entertainment’ consisted partly of spoken drama and partly of music. Purcell wrote four scenes for insertion between the five Acts of the play, and the same structure is retained in The English Concert’s version of ‘The Fairy Queen’. Scene 1 sees the four characters of Night, Mystery, Secrecy and Sleep reflect on the complexity and variety of love. Scene 2 is a comic pastoral exchange between the rustics, Coridon and Mopsa. Scene 3 is the heart of the work consisting of a single air, The Plaint, in which a lover movingly mourns the loss of her beloved. The final scene, in contrast, provides a happy, matrimonial conclusion.

Many of these are commissions from composers including Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, John McCabe, Jackson Hill and Richard Rodney Bennett. Also included is the World Premiere of an adaptation of Michael Nyman’s ‘Handshake in the Dark’.

Tickets: £22.50, £20, £17.50, £15 £5 off top price tickets

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Brahms Academic Festival Overture Beethoven Triple Concerto Elgar ‘Enigma’ Variations

Saturday 22 November, 7pm

Tuesday 25 November, 7.30pm

Thames Philharmonic Choir Thames Festival Orchestra

Armonico Consort

Rachel Chapman soprano Ruth Peel alto Daniel Joy tenor John Bate conductor

Programme

Handel Messiah (complete) Handel was largely responsible for the development of English Oratorio, and Messiah, his greatest achievement, is one of the most popular works in all music. In a state of true inspiration, he created the entire glorious composition in just three weeks in 1742, scarcely stopping to eat or sleep, and famously saying that while writing the Hallelujah chorus he saw heaven open and God sitting upon his throne.

Tickets: £25, £22, £18, £12 Concessions £20, £18, £15, £10 Groups of 8 or more: concession prices Top price tickets for £22 (max of 2) www.thamesphilchoir.org.uk

There’s Something About Mary

Programme

Tallis Fantasy (organ) Puer natus est nobis chant Tallis Missa Puer Natus – Gloria, Sanctus & Benedictus, Agnus Dei Bull Organ – In Nomine (organ) Guerrero Ave virgo sanctissima Salve Regina - chant (attributed to Hermann Contractus) Tallis Loquebantur variis linguis De Cabezon Hymn: Ave Maris Stella (organ) Lobo Versa est in luctum Correa de Arauxo Tiento del 5 tono (organ) Salve Regina - chant (attributed to Hermann Contractus) Sheppard Libera nos A programme of elaborate polyphony from England and Spain during the disastrous relationship of Queen Mary and Philip of Spain, including the incredible ‘Missa puer Natus’, and the sumptuous ‘Libera nos’ by Sheppard.

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

Tickets: £35, £28, £20, £10 £5 off top 3 prices Book for 2 or more RPO concerts and receive up to 30% discount

Thursday 27 November, 7.30pm

The S. W. Mitchell Capital

Virtuoso Piano Series 2008/09 London Festival Orchestra Derek Han piano Ross Pople conductor

Programme

Beethoven Coriolan Overture Op.62 Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 Beethoven Sonata No.8 ‘Pathetique’, Op.13 Beethoven Symphony No.8 in F major, Op.93 Born in the United States of Chinese parents, pianist Derek Han’s elegant, polished and compelling playing has dazzled audiences across five continents. He returns to the series with Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 and one of the most arresting sonatas written for piano in an all-Beethoven programme.

Tickets: £24, £18, £10 Friends of LFO, Encore and OAPs: £10 any seat Students: FREE with a valid student card

Tickets: £30, £26, £22, £18

The performance will be semi-staged.

top price tickets £26, Series discount: book all 4 concerts and get 20% discount, see page 17

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Charles Matthews organ Christopher Monks director

Brahms composed the Academic Festival Overture as a thank you to the University of Breslau for awarding him an honorary doctorate. This agile and resounding potpourri of student songs (the best-known being Gaudeamus igitur) makes for a stirring beginning to this concert. Beethoven’s Triple Concerto features piano, violin and cello in music which is expressive and elegant. Elgar’s ‘Enigma’ Variations is simply one of the most remarkable of works, ever-fresh, chameleon-like and mysterious in concept.

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Sunday 30 November

Saturday 6 December, 7.30pm

Imperial College Symphony Orchestra

London Cello Society

Slava!

with Imperial College Choir Raphael Wallfisch cello Damien Thantrey baritone Richard Dickins conductor

A Tribute to Mstislav Rostropovich In Aid of the Rostropovich-Vishnevskaya Foundation

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Sponsored by Sotheby’s

Thursday 4 December, 7.30pm

Royal College of Music Sinfonietta

Introduced by Simon Heffer Peter Stark conductor Kumi Matsuo piano

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Jonathan Pitkin Mesh Ravel Piano Concerto for the left hand Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 4 Fresh from his appearance on the BBC’s Maestro, Peter Stark conducts the final concert of the term with a new work by the RCM’s Jonathan Pitkin along with Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Symphony no 4 which provides a fitting finale to our 125th year. The College is delighted that Daily Telegraph journalist and Vaughan Williams expert Simon Heffer will introduce the concert. In association with The Daily Telegraph

Tickets: £15, £10, £5

Natalia Gutman cello Mischa Maisky cello Ivan Monighetti cello Elena Prokina soprano Julian Rachlin violin Ian Brown piano Itamar Golan piano Jonathan Papp piano Elizabeth Wilson speaker Overture Chamber Ensemble with present and past members of the London Symphony Orchestra The London Cello Society gathers international stars for a major tribute celebrating the late Mstislav Rostropovich – legendary cellist and humanitarian and the Society’s former Honorary Patron. Slava! A Tribute to Mstislav Rostropovich will be the first significant London memorial concert. Embracing the richness and diversity of Rostropovich’s personality, the gala programme features an evening concert of exceptional variety, along with an afternoon of films and a forum. Distinguished musical colleagues and friends have generously agreed to give their services for the occasion, and to perform works by the composers with whom Rostropovich was most closely associated – Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Penderecki and Benjamin Britten. This tribute will also honour the humanitarian efforts of the Rostropovich-Vishnevskaya Medical Foundation, whose remarkable achievements in improving the health and well-being of children in Russia and surrounding republics have been internationally recognised. All proceeds of the event will benefit the Foundation.

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Parry Blest Pair of Sirens Elgar Cello Concerto Walton Belshazzar’s Feast

3-5pm Film Showing & Forum Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 Elizabeth Wilson Tribute to Rostropovich In Performance: Dvorˇák Concerto, Rostropovich Humoreske

7pm Rostropovich Remembered Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34 for clarinet, string quartet & piano (1919) Overture Chamber Ensemble Jonathan Papp piano Russian Romances Elena Prokina soprano Jonathan Papp piano Britten Sonata in C, Op. 65 (1960-61) Natalia Gutman cello Ian Brown piano Penderecki ‘Per Slava’ (1985-86) Ivan Monighetti cello Shostakovich Trio No. 2 in E minor Op. 67 (1944) Julian Rachlin violin Mischa Maisky cello Itamar Golan piano

Friday 5 December, 7.30pm

The King’s Consort Matthew Halls conductor

Programme

Les Caractères de la Danse Jean Fery Rebel (1666-1747) Les Elémens Michel Richard Delalande (1657-1726) Deuxième Fantasie ou Caprice   Jean Fery Rebel Les Caractères de la Danse   Jean Baptiste Lully (1632-1687) Suite from Cadmus et Hermione Jean Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) Suite from Pigmalion The King’s Consort presents an exciting celebration of undiscovered gems from the French baroque: orchestral music full of energy and dance-infused vitality.

Tickets: £28, £22, £15, £10

Imperial College Symphony Orchestra winners of the coveted title ‘Orchestra of the Year 2008’ in the inaugural Symphuni competition, sponsored by the RPO, and regarded as one of the finest university orchestras in the country - returns to Cadogan Hall with the choirs of Imperial College and the Thomas Hardye School to perform Walton’s thrilling Belshazzar’s Feast. They will also be joined by internationally renowned cellist Raphael Wallfisch for a performance of Elgar’s highly evocative Cello Concerto.

Tickets: £12 Concessions: £5

* see below

Wednesday 10 December, 7.30pm

Kit & The Widow The Second Coming

Kit & The Widow are thrilled to be making a seasonal return to Cadogan Hall. Never mind gold, frankincense and myrrh, Western Europe’s Leading Piano-and-voice-based Comedy Lounge Act offer the gift of song for their Second Coming. After last year’s very-nearly-sell-out-success, these Ghosts of Christmas Past will once again be conjuring up seasonal spirits. Join them at the Yuletide fireside as they roast some hoary old chestnuts alongside more topical delights, skewered on the toasting fork of their unique musical satire. ‘Achingly funny’ Times ‘The Flanders and Swann of the iPod generation’ Time Out ‘The funniest thing I’ve ever seen in Riyadh’ Saudi Newsletter

Tickets: £25, £22, £16, £12

A Musical Surprise!

Tickets: Film & Forum: All seats £10 special student price £5

Evening concert: £32, £28, £22, £18

*Serving suggestion only. Please note contents may have settled in transit. Twenty years is a long time.

All students: £10 in the last two price bands 20% discount on all tickets for LCS members www.cadoganhall.com Box office: 020 7730 4500

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Friday 12 December, 7.30pm

Orchestra of the Kiev Music Theatre

A celebration concert for Christmas Alexei Baklan conductor

La Serenissima

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MONDAY 8 DECEMBER, 7.30PM

Morasto: Mhairi Lawson Licori: Judith Howarth Osmino: TBC Elpina & Giunone: Sally Bruce-Payne Narete: Mark Tucker Oralto & Eolo: Stephen Gadd Directors: Adrian Chandler (violin) & Steven Devine (harpsichord) La fida ninfa was written in 1732 for the Teatro dell’ Accademia in Verona to a libretto by Scipione Maffei. Scored for an impressive array of trumpets, drums, horns and optional recorders in addition to the usual strings, the opera is unusual for Vivaldi in that it contains a duet, a trio and a quartet as well as extant ballet music in the final act. Page Thirty Two

The action takes place on the island of Naxos where a cast of pirates, shepherds and nymphs are embroiled in a tale of love, mistaken identity, jealousy and fidelity, the resolution to which is provided by the interceding gods. La fida ninfa is a brilliant example of baroque bel canto opera and is typical of Vivaldi’s gallant style of the 1730s.

Thursday 11 December, 7.30pm

Carols & Capers 2008

Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band A unique celebratory show of Christmas music on renaissance and modern instruments. Maddy and the Carnival Band put their inimitable stamp on familiar and not-so-familiar festive fare, from favourites like The Holly and the Ivy and I Saw Three Ships to secular carols, such as The Boar’s Head, and dance tunes like Old Joe Clark. ‘Maddy’s voice is clear as a bell. It actually sounds as if there’s a celebration going on’ The Guardian

Tickets: £19.50, £17.50, £16

Tickets: £30, £26, £22, £18 Top price tickets £26

Johann Strauss: Die Fledermaus: Overture Bauern-Polka, Tritsch-Tratsch Polka Waltz:Tales from the Vienna Woods Pizzicato-Polka, Thunder and Lightning Polka Waltz:The Blue Danube Radetsky March ‘A superb balancing act brought out the poetry and romance of Strauss’s Vienna Woods and Blue Danube and then went straight for the eardrums in Thunder and Lightning and Radetsky…Baklan and his team transformed the evening into an artistic feast.’ Daily Express

Tickets: £35, £28, £22, £12

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La Fida Ninfa

Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty: Introduction and March, Suite from Act 2 The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers, Dance of the Mirlitons Swan Lake: Mazurka Saturday 13 December, 7.30pm

Orchestra of St John’s Family Concert John Lubbock conductor

Programme

Mozart Sleigh Ride Anderson Sleigh Ride Hely-Hutchinson Carol Symphony Corelli Christmas Concerto Ireland The Holy Boy Warlock Bethlehem Down Howard Blake The Snowman (with film) The Orchestra of St John’s annual Christmas concert is a highlight of the festive season, featuring the classic Christmas film ‘Raymond Briggs’s The Snowman’ with the orchestra playing Howard Blake’s memorable score live. Other Christmas highlights include Hely-Hutchinson’s brilliant carol symphony and Corelli’s sparkling Christmas Concerto.

Tickets: £35, £25, £15

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Monday 15 December, 7.30pm

Sunday 21 December, 7pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Christmas Angels

The Christmas event of the year!

5th Kazakh Gala Concert

For the first time a selection of Global Angels’ Star Ambassadors will perform with the leading casts from London’s West End Shows, supported by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. It promises to be a spectacular Christmas evening of swing, pop, classical and musical hits for all the family with some Superstar Surprises!

Marius Stravinsky conductor

Programme to include:

Songs from Kazakhstan Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36 Marius Stravinsky will be in his element directing the ever-popular fourth symphony by Tchaikovsky in the climax to this concert held to mark the anniversary of Kazakhstan as an independent nation. Sunday 14 December, 7pm

Academy of Ancient Music Bach’s Christmas Oratorio Richard Egarr music director Lorna Anderson soprano Barbara Kozelj mezzo soprano James Gilchrist tenor Christopher Purves bass Choir of the AAM ‘Jauchzet, frohlocket!’ The jubilant opening chorus of JS Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, complete with timpani rolls and trumpet fanfares, heralds the arrival of Christmas for many music-lovers. It is easy to imagine how thrilling the work’s first performance must have been in 1730s Leipzig. Bach’s contemporaries would have recognised much of the music they heard: the Oratorio is made up of music brought together from a range of Bach’s earlier compositions. Unlike modern audiences, however, they would never have heard the work performed from beginning to end. Each of its six parts was originally performed on a different day of the Christmas period. Tonight parts 1, 3, 5 & 6 will be performed.

Kazakh-born Stravinsky is Artistic Director of the Karelia Philharmonic Orchestra which is marking its 75th anniversary by a series of European tours. He is joined by Kazakhstan’s finest soprano, Maira Kerey, a regular of French and American opera stages and by another renowned Kazakh musician, Eleonora Bekova, pianist of the legendary Bekova piano trio. This Gala concert will also see the London debuts by guests Sergey Antonov, Gold Medal winner of the 2007 Tchaikovsky Cello Competition and Nikita Borisoglebsky, Silver Medal winner of the 2007 Tchaikovsky Violin Competition.

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

Global Angels Ambassadors include; Natasha Bedingfield, Lemar, Daniel Bedingfield, Chesney Hawkes, Hayley Westenra, Diana Yukawa, Laura Michelle Kelly, All Angels, Andy Instone.* Tuesday 16 December, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Christmas Cracker Nick Davies conductor Mary Carewe vocalist Michael Dore vocalist

Programme

Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel Overture Tormé The Christmas Song Hairston Mary’s Boy Child Anderson Sleigh Ride Waldteufel The Skaters’ Waltz Tchaikovsky Waltz of the Flowers Bernard Winter Wonderland and many more!

Pre-concert talk: 6pm (free to ticket holders)

Time is flying and another Christmas approaches! This is the moment to forget about stuffing the turkey and searching for Auntie Mabel’s present and instead take time off to enjoy some festive and uplifting music. There are so many indelible Christmas pieces – sing-a-long carols, nativityinspired works and light and sparkling orchestral miniatures. Rest assured that the RPO will usher in a Christmas feast of sheer enjoyment!

Tickets: £35, £32, £28, £22, £15

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Wednesday 17 December, 7pm

English Chamber Orchestra Roy Goodman conductor Tallis Chamber Choir

Programme

Handel Messiah ‘Goodman conducted a breathtaking Messiah, whose performance was so vibrant, and so radiantly different … inimitable by any other conductor.’ The Glasgow Herald

Tickets: £35, £25, £15, £10 20% off all ticket prices Multibuy: book 3+ ECO concerts and save 20%

Global Angels is an innovative international children’s charity championing the needs of children around the world. Funds raised will allow Global Angels to continue its domestic and European projects that are making a significant impact on the lives of children. For more information please visit: www.globalangels.org. This event is produced by Totally Theatre Limited on behalf of Global Angels. *A selection of these artistes will perform. Line up subject to change.

Tickets: £60, £50, £40

Saturday 24 January, 7.30pm

Sir Colin Davis conducts Berlioz Sir Colin Davis conductor Nicholas Mulroy tenor Choir of London and Orchestra

Programme

Berlioz L’Enfance du Christ The leading Berlioz interpreter of our time conducts a seasonal performance of the masterpiece L’Enfance du Christ. Unlike anything else in Berlioz’s oeuvre, L’Enfance du Christ dramatises the Holy Family’s flight into Egypt. Sir Colin Davis will be joined by tenor Nicholas Mulroy and the exciting young ensemble the Choir of London, fast making a name for itself as one of London’s most consistently excellent chamber choirs.

Tickets: £35, £28, £20, £10

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Future Highlights Wednesday 14 January, 7.30pm

Thursday 29 January, 7.30pm

The Brodsky Quartet

Moonwinds Ensemble

2009 Anniversaries

To mark the 200th anniversary of Haydn’s death, the 200th anniversary of Mendelssohn’s birth, and the 350th anniversary of Purcell’s birth, this programme contrasts beautiful, early examples of string quartet writing (Purcell) against Witold Lutoslawski’s fascinating aleatory String Quartet of 1964, performed many times by the Brodsky Quartet in the composer’s presence.

Programme

Lutoslawski String Quartet Haydn String Quartet No.4 Op.20 Purcell Fantasias Mendelssohn Quartet Op. 13 in A minor

Tickets: £22, £18, £12

top price tickets for £18

Friday 16 January 2009, 7.30pm

Royal College of Music Chamber Orchestra Gordan Nikolitch director

Programme to include

Mozart Divertimento K.138 and Haydn Symphony No.100 in G, ‘Military’.

Tickets: £15, £10, £5

Programme

Martin y Soler Divertimento No.4 César Cano ‘cosa rara’ (world premiere) Mozart Serenade in C minor Martin y Soler/Wendt ‘Una cosa rara, harmoniemisik’, a selection of Arias Mozart Serenade in E flat Moonwinds, the acclaimed Spanish wind ensemble directed by clarinetist Joan Enric Lluna, perform Mozart’s much-loved Serenades for Winds and one of the Divertimenti composed by Mozart’s Spanish contemporary and friend, Vicente Martin y Soler, in London in 1795 and only recently re-discovered after more than 200 years in the archives of the British Library.

Tickets: £25, £22, £18, £14 Thursday 12 February, 7.30pm

Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra Valery Poliansky conductor Tatiana Polianskaya piano

Programme

Rimsky Korsakov Russian Easter Festival overture Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.2 Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6

Tickets: £39, £32, £26, £18

Wednesday 28 January, 7.30pm

Kensington Symphony Orchestra Programme

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Friday 20 February, 7.30pm

Orchestra Europa Sir Colin Davis, BBC Singers

Programme

Fauré Pelleas and Melisande Suite Sibelius Symphony No.3 Beethoven Violin Concerto Op. 61 in D major

Mozart Requiem Schubert Symphony No.8 (unfinished)

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The History of Cadogan Hall

Tuesday 17 February, 7.30pm

London Lyric Opera Programme

Beethoven Fidelio

Completed in 1907, the First Church of Christ, Scientist, regularly seated ‘capacity’ congregations of fourteen hundred in its heyday. However, like most other churches, there was a decline in attendances and by 1996 the members were unable to maintain the building which then fell into disuse. It was Cadogan Estate that took the plunge, purchasing the building in 2000 to safeguard its future.

On one level the conversion of this large relatively modern listed building into a performance space seems straightforward. After all, there was a ready-made auditorium with a raked floor, a stage, a proscenium and a gallery. Unfortunately modern expectations of comfort and facilities let alone the requirements of building and licensing regulations meant extensive and fundamental changes had to be made.

Through their connection with Opera Holland Park, Cadogan discovered that the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was looking for a permanent base in London. Cadogan Hall was an excellent opportunity for the orchestra to benefit from Cadogan’s aim to bring the former church back into useful life in a manner befitting its character and civic presence.

The acoustics of the building were a big issue both in terms of environmental acoustics – the control of sound breakout from the building – and performance acoustics within the auditorium. The new performance lighting and sound systems in the auditorium include the computer controlled theatrical lights on the ceiling. These really come into their own when they are programmed to rotate, change light beam colours and patterns and provide other special effects for performances. A large screen for films and visual presentations can be lowered and allows performances elsewhere to be relayed live by satellite or the Internet.

Madeleine Lovell conductor Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Elizabeth Connell Leonore Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts Florestan Andrew Staples Jaquino Rachel Nicholls Marzelline Paul Goodwin-Groen Don Fernando James Hancock Don Pizarro An international cast presents Beethoven’s classic opera in concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of brilliant young conductor Madeleine Lovell. LLO are delighted to announce that world renowned dramatic soprano Elizabeth Connell will be singing one of her signature roles with the exciting young tenor Jeffrey Lloyd Roberts as Florestan. Pre-concert talk by John Amis: 6.30pm Sponsored by Wardour

The stained glass was designed by a Danish nobleman. Baron Arild Rosenkrantz, had learnt the art of stained glass whilst working with Tiffany in New York. The

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designs for Cadogan Hall were said to exhibit ‘artistic simplicity of patterning and to provide efficiency of lighting and economy consistent with dignity’. All the windows were removed and taken by a specialist to workshops for painstaking restoration. Although the Celtic knot motifs are simple and the use of colour restrained, the dramatic effect of the restored glass was another pleasant surprise during the refurbishment process. Despite the scale of the auditorium the combined effects of the stage, the steeply raked stalls and the low gallery create a surprisingly intimate venue where the audience experiences a very real feeling of being part of the performance. A history of the church written in 1931 (to which we are much indebted) expressed the aspiration that the building would be ‘able to respond to the call of progress’. I hope you will agree that Cadogan Estate’s vision and investment in the fabric and infrastructure has fulfilled this wish and should ensure that Cadogan Hall will continue to play a major part in the civic and cultural life of Chelsea and London for the next 100 years. Calvin Bruce of Paul Davis and Partners

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Motcombs Restaurant 26 Motcomb Street SW1X 8JU 020 7235 6382

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The Gloucester 187 Sloane Street SW1X 9QR 020 7235 0298 El Blason 8 Blacklands Terrace SW3 2SP 020 7823 7383

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Sale e Pepe Restaurant 9-15 Pavilion Road SW1X 0HD 020 7235 0098

Mulberry Restaurant Sheraton Belgravia Hotel 20 Chesham Place SW1X 8HQ 020 7235 6040

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The easiest way to travel to Cadogan Hall is by public transport. It is located within 2 minutes walk of Sloane Square London Underground Station which is served by both District and Circle lines. Sloane Square is just one stop away from Victoria Railway Station which has both mainline and additional London Underground connections. Tube: Sloane Square Distance: 2 minutes Upon exiting Sloane Square Underground Station, turn immediately right, passing the Royal Court Theatre. (You will see Cadogan Hall’s tower immediately before you). Cross over Cliveden Place and walk up Sedding Street to the Hall. Bus Stop: Sloane Street Distance: 1 minute Frequent bus services stop in Sloane Square and neighbouring streets including King’s Road, Sloane Street and Lower Sloane Street. Bus services include numbers: 11, 19, 22, 137, 211, 319, 360 and C1. Taxi Rank: Sloane Square Distance: 1 minute Taxis are numerous in the area and there is a taxi rank located on Sloane Square opposite the Underground Station. Car Park: Cadogan Place Distance: 0.29 miles (10 minutes) (24hr National Car Park underground). Meter parking: A limited number of bays are available on Sloane Terrace,Wilbraham Place and Sedding Street. Please note these bays are strictly controlled and rather limited. Controlled hours (meter parking): Monday – Saturday: 8.30am to 6.30pm. Free parking on Sunday, Public Holidays and Bank Holidays.

Accessibility Free Companion/Assistance Scheme Cadogan Hall has a range of services to assist disabled customers including provision for wheelchair users in the stalls. Companions of disabled customers are entitled to a free seat when assisting disabled customers at Cadogan Hall. Please note that companion seats not sold 48hrs prior to any given performance will be released for general sale. Wheel Chair Users If you use a wheelchair and wish to transfer to a seat, we regret we may not be able to provide a member of staff to help you physically. However, we will arrange for your wheelchair to be taken away and stored. A lift is located to the right once inside the Box Office reception allowing access to a lowered Box Office counter. Foyer areas are on the same level as the Box Office and the foyer bar (Oakley Room) is accessed via a wide access lift. Seats within the stalls are accessed via a wide lift as are adapted toilet facilities. The Gallery Please note the lift provides access to all levels except the gallery seating areas. Gallery seating can only be accessed via the main stairwell. When travelling to and from the gallery seating areas please allow sufficient time in order to be seated at an appropriate time. Customers with hearing requirements The Box Office counter is fitted with a loop system to aid customers with any hearing impairment. The auditorium is fitted with an Infra-red Amplification System. This is not the same as a Loop System so switching your hearing aid to ‘T’ is not sufficient. You will need to use an amplification aid. Customers with sight impairment Working/Guide dogs are welcome to access the hall and auditorium but please do let us know prior to arriving at the hall so we may make any special arrangements if necessary. We produce CD versions of season brochures.To request a free copy please call the Box Office and ask to be added to our regular lists. ‘Touch/Familiarisation’ tours can be arranged and we have unisex accessible toilets on all levels except Gallery. Page Forty One


At a Glance

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September Friday 5

BBC Big Band Viva Kenton

Wednesday 10 Thames Youth Orchestra

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Eltham Community College

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London Lyric Opera-Cycles

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Wednesday 17 Concert in Aid of Two Moors Festival Page 8

Tuesday 23

Leonard Schreiber and Emmanuel Despax recital Artie Shaw with Strings

Wednesday 24 The London Chorus

English Sinfonia

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Thames Philharmonic Choir-Messiah Page 28

Saturday 18

Anna and the Moods

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Tuesday 25

Armonico Consort

Sunday 19

Recital Series

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Wednesday 26 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Thursday 27

Derek Han Piano Recital

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Sunday 30

Slava!

Wednesday 22 Palestine Aloud Thursday 23

Piccadilly Dance Orchestra

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December

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Esbjerg Ensemble

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Thursday 4

RCM Sinfonietta

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Tuesday 28

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Friday 5

The King’s Consort

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Sunday 28

Pimlico Opera - Verdi Falstaff

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Martin Jones Piano Recital

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La Serenissima

Wednesday 10 Kit & the Widow Maddy Prior

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Saturday 1

English Schools’ Orchestra

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Orchestra of the Kiev Music Theatre Page 33

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Syd Lawrence Orchestra

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Saturday 13

Orchestra of St John’s

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Thursday 6

London Concert Choir

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Sunday 14

Academy of Ancient Music

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An Evening in Berlin

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Monday 15

Kazakh Gala

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Saturday 4

Persian Gala

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Sunday 5

Beloved Clara

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Tuesday 11

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Tuesday 16

Tuesday 7

Inspiration awards

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Thursday 13

RCM Symphony Orchestra

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Wednesday 17 English Chamber Orchestra

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Camarata Ireland

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Friday 14

City of London Sinfonia

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LGMC

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The Tallis Scholars

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Saturday 15

Chelsea Opera Group

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Friday 19 - Saturday 20

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RAF

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Monday 17

Munich KlangVerwaltung Orchestra

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Sunday 21

Global Angels

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Benny Goodman

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Tuesday 18

Roddy Frame

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Tuesday 14

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Wednesday 19 Tony Christie

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January

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The English Concert

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Cadogan Hall Gift Vouchers

Cadogan Hall gift vouchers can be exchanged for tickets to any performance at Cadogan Hall. They are available in denominations of ÂŁ50, ÂŁ20, ÂŁ10 and ÂŁ5 and are valid for one year from the date of purchase. Gift vouchers will be posted directly to you (unfortunately we cannot send gift vouchers to overseas addresses). Buy your gift vouchers from the Box Office by the following methods:

By Phone: 020 7730 4500

Monday to Saturday, 10am-8pm. Sunday from 3pm – 8pm (concert days only)

To book in person the Box Office is open Monday- Saturday 10am-8pm Sunday: 3-8pm concert days only

When making a booking your details will be recorded on to our database and may be used by Cadogan Hall and our associates to inform you of forthcoming events. If you do not wish to receive this information please inform the box office at the time of booking.

Booking online at www.cadoganhall.com Online bookings are subject to a reduced ÂŁ1.50 transaction fee. This is a secure site available 24 hours a day.

Concessions and discounts Where general concessions are available this is defined as under-16s, full time students, senior citizens and persons out of work. Tickets are subject to availability and at the discretion of Cadogan Hall.

Group discounts

In Person:

Monday to Saturday, 10am-8pm The Box Office, Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ

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Oxford Chamber Music Festival

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Cadogan Hall offers generous discounts for groups of ten or more. Please call Gillian Caffrey on 020 7730 5744 for further information or to make a group booking.

Conditions of sale Please note that tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded. Only one discount is available per booking. Children under 5 will not be admitted to Cadogan Hall except for family shows, where children over the age of 1 must have their own seats. Price band structure reflects the level of comfort and clarity of view. We regret we cannot guarantee unrestricted view at all times due to the varying nature of performances.

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