Recital: Conway Hall with James Newby, Rosalind Ventris & William Vann
May
5
6:30 PM18:30

Recital: Conway Hall with James Newby, Rosalind Ventris & William Vann

Robert Hugill in Focus

Butterworth A Shropshire Lad for baritone and piano
Bridge
 Three Songs for mezzo-soprano, viola and piano
York
 Bowen Fantasy for viola & piano Op.54

[INTERVAL]

Hugill Winter Journey for baritone and piano
Hugill
 Three pieces from The Book of Common Prayer for viola and piano
Hugill
 Quickening for mezzo-soprano, viola and piano

Anna Huntley (mezzo-soprano)
James Newby (baritone)
Rosalind Ventris (viola)
William Vann (piano)

An evening inspired by English and Welsh poets, with Robert Hugill’s settings of Rowan Williams, and Christina Rosetti (both of which featured on ‘Quickening’, the recent disc of Robert Hugill’s music), George Butterworth’s iconic A.E. Housman cycle and Frank Bridge’s settings of Matthew Arnold and Shelley. Both Hugill’s song cycle ‘Quickening’ and Bridge’s ‘Three Songs’, combine voice, viola and piano, and complementary instrumental music is provided by York Bowen’s lyrical ‘Fantasy’ for viola & piano, and a work by Hugill which was premiered by Rosalind Ventris earlier this year.

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Recital: Wigmore Hall with Dame Sarah Connolly, Robin Tritschler & Malcolm Martineau
Apr
24
7:30 PM19:30

Recital: Wigmore Hall with Dame Sarah Connolly, Robin Tritschler & Malcolm Martineau

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Myrthen Op. 25

Selected Duets: Er und Sie Op. 78 No. 2 / In der Nacht Op. 74 No. 4 / Liebhabers Ständchen Op. 34 No. 2 / Unterm Fenster Op. 34 No. 3 / Familien-Gemälde Op. 34 No. 4

  • Dame Sarah Connolly  mezzo-soprano

  • Anna Huntley  mezzo-soprano

  • Robin Tritschler  tenor

  • Malcolm Martineau  piano

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Handel: Aci, Galatea e Polifemo
Apr
3
7:30 PM19:30

Handel: Aci, Galatea e Polifemo


London Handel Festival

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759): Aci, Galatea e Polifemo HWV72

  • Anna Dennis  soprano (as Aci)

  • Anna Huntley  mezzo-soprano (as Galatea)

  • Edward Grint  bass-baritone (as Polifemo)

  • London Handel Orchestra

  • Adrian Butterfield  conductor

Having staged Handel’s English version of the Acis and Galatea story in 2018, the London Handel Orchestra now presents his earlier Italian version, Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, which he wrote in Naples in June 1708 as a celebratory cantata for a wedding. This work is completely different from the 1718 version for the Duke of Chandos and is notable for the variety of Handel’s invention as well as its colourful scoring. All three roles are demanding, but the range required of the bass who sings the part of Polifemo is truly remarkable, covering two and a half octaves!

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Recital: West Wight Arts Association with Julius Drake
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Recital: West Wight Arts Association with Julius Drake

‘Across The Divide’

A recital of music celebrating the friendships and admirations between composers living ‘across the divide’ in different countries.

Delius & Grieg

Delius: Selected Songs: Summer Eve; Twilight Fancies; Young Venevil; Longing
Grieg: ‘Haugtussa’

Poulenc & Britten

Poulenc: Quatre poèmes de Guillaume Apollinaire; C’est ainsi que tu es; Nous voulons une petite soeur; Les Chemins de l’amour
Britten: Come you not from Newcastle?; The Trees They Grow So High; O Waly Waly; Cabaret Songs

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Recital: Wigmore Hall, London with Graham Johnson
Jan
24
7:30 PM19:30

Recital: Wigmore Hall, London with Graham Johnson

Opening Concert of Graham Johnson’s Songmakers’ Almanac Series

Ailish Tynan – Soprano
Anna Huntley  – Mezzo-Soprano
Benjamin Appl – Baritone
William Thomas – Bass
Graham Johnson – Piano

As part of this first concert, Graham Johnson has devised a programme for soprano, mezzo, baritone and bass, featuring songs by composers born in the month of January, such as Mozart, Schubert, Poulenc, Tippett and Ivor Novello.

In this first concert of the series, the almanac lives up to its name as a source of information pertaining to anniversaries and special days of the year (inspired by Robert Chambers famous Book of Days from 1863: "a Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the Calendar, including Anecdote, Biography & History. Curiosities of Literature and Oddities of Human Life and Character"). These January red letter days (the birthdays of ten composers, five poets, and two great songs, and the deaths of two composers and nine poets) represent as random a selection of unlikely bedfellows as only chance can select. The secret of any anthology however is to make the progression of information - and in this case music -  pleasing enough to appear logical, even inevitable, and for the whole to be more than the sum of its many parts. 

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Recital: Lammermuir Festival with The Prince Consort & Jason Rebello
Sep
18
3:00 PM15:00

Recital: Lammermuir Festival with The Prince Consort & Jason Rebello

Songs by Schubert, Brahms, Strauss, Fauré and Debussy as well as Rebello arrangements of Closeness, Pearl, Salad Days and Blackbird.

This programme takes a selection of great songs and sheds new musical light on them, taking the core message as a starting point for improvisations and arrangements. It may alter the way you hear these pieces forever!

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