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Friday 24 May 2019
An evening of vocal duets, solos and instrumentals from this talented line-up: Vanessa Rose and Jim Trimmer vocals, Mark Aston saxophone, Alan Berry piano, Terry Davis Bass and Matt Skeaping drums
Mark's Jazz Sessions event
Thames Philharmonia - Schumann & Brahms
Friends old and new! Two great composers and two outstanding soloists from the Yehudi Menuhin School in Brahms’ Double Concerto, framed by his pastoral 2nd Symphony and Schumann’s Overture, Scherzo and Finale. Songha Choi (violin) – “a player of maturity and artistic abilities beyond her age” – 2nd Senior Prize & Audience Prize: 2016 Menuhin Competition; 2018 Grand Prize Berliner International Music Competition. Maxim Calver (cello) – 2018 Finalist BBC Young Musicians Competition, “incredibly, intelligently musical...with maturity and assurance” (Chair of Judges)
Tickets: £18 / £15 concs & LAC Members / £5 U16S
Landmark Arts Centre event
Bach's B minor mass
The joyful, mighty Mass in B minor represents both the summit and summary of JS Bach’s choral writing, a work cherished today by choirs and audiences the world over. Though we don’t know Bach’s ultimate intention for the piece, it is clear that he himself valued it as amongst his finest work, and some passages were amongst the very last that he completed as he fought against his failing health. Full of sizzling, ebullient choral dances, solo movements that are both plangent and virtuosic, fiery fugues, modern harmonies and grave, old-style polyphony, it is easy to see why the appeal of this work endures and gathers more and more ardent admirers.
The Ripieno Choir are once again delighted to team up with the Monteverdi String Band, and an all-star cast of virtuoso soloists, for what promises to be a monument to Bach’s great achievement and an unforgettable evening:
The Ripieno Choir event
Tranquillity Base - Concordia Voices
Tranquillity Base, a concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1969 moon landing. The programme will feature music ranging from the late 18th century - Haydn's "The Representation of Chaos" (The Creation) - to the 21st, via Parry and Stanford. Among the contemporary pieces will be Dove, Roth, Whitacre and Ešenvalds, during which members of the choir will play tuned wine glasses.
Tickets £12 in advance from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/concordiavoices (£14 on the door)
Concordia Voices event
Pope's Grotto Open Day
Pope's Grotto, in Radnor House School, will be open from 10 am to 12.30 pm, with last entrance at 12 pm. Tickets are untimed and you will be able explore the Grotto in your own time. Concessions for students and children are available.
The school's café, with a terrace overlooking the river with views towards Twickenham and Teddington, will be open for refreshments (cash only). Books and postcards will be on sale.
More information and booking at Ticketsource.
Some tickets may be available at the door on each day, but you are advised to book in advance.
SPRING EXHIBITIONS: EXPLOSIVE HISTORY!
Discover the history of the Hounslow gunpowder mills during the First World War in this pop-up exhibition from the London Wildlife Trust.
This exhibition was created by the London Wildlife Trust with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Museum of Richmond event