Dec
3
to Dec 10

Samling Artist Programme

Samling Artist Programme nurtures the artistic development of exceptional young singers and piano accompanists at the start of their careers. Intensive week long residencies refine their performance skills and artistry, culminating in public masterclasses and performances.

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Dec
9
1:30pm 1:30pm

Samling Masterclass

Led by internationally renowned soprano Joan Rodgers CBE, Italian baritone Claudio Desderi and award-winning pianist James Baillieu, the climax of Samling’s prestigious Artist Programme week sees eight new Samling Artists share what they have learned this in masterclass.

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Dec
9
1:30pm 1:30pm

Samling Concert

Led by internationally renowned soprano Joan Rodgers CBE, Italian baritone Claudio Desderi and award-winning pianist James Baillieu, the climax of Samling’s prestigious Artist Programme week sees eight new Samling Artists share what they have learned in a short concert.

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Nov
22
7:30pm 7:30pm

Soloist: St John's Smith Square with Whitehall Choir

 

Mirror of Perfection

Brandenburg Sinfonia

Eve Daniell - SOPRANO

Olivia Warburton - MEZZO SOPRANO

William Blake - TENOR

Henry Neill - BARITONE

Paul Spicer - CONDUCTOR

Mozart: Divertimento in F K138

Mozart: Coronation Mass in C K137

Richard Blackford: Mirror of Perfection

Whitehall Choir presents another irresistible programme which includes Mozart’s sublime Coronation Mass and Richard Blackford’s beautiful Mirror of Perfection inspired by a visit to Assisi.

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Sep
18
3:15pm 3:15pm

Dido and Aeneas: The Grange Festival

Michael Chance director
Olivia Warburton Dido
Malachy Frame Aeneas
Bonnie de la Hunty Belinda
Academy Baroque Ensemble

Purcell Dido and Aeneas

Purcell’s exhilarating allegory on the seductive and corrosive charms of Catholicism and the celebration of the Protestant marriage of William and Mary, couched in the familiar Trojan story from Book IV of Virgil’s Aeneid, has enchanted and touched the hearts of generations of listeners as one of the most powerful and beloved of all English operas.

This concert performance is a co-production between the Vocal and Historical Performance departments, and will also be performed in Raynham Hall in Norfolk, a Jacobean mansion of historical relevance.

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Jun
26
12:00pm12:00pm

Soloist: Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantatas

 

Iain Ledingham conductor
Madeleine Easton leader
Abigail Broughton soprano
Olivia Warburton mezzo-soprano
Hiroshi Amaki tenor
Richard Walshe baritone

JS Bach Gott ist mein König, BWV 71 (God is my King) 
JS Bach Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe, BWV 156 (I stand with one foot in the grave)  
JS Bach Preise, Jerusalem, den Herrn, BWV 119 (Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem)
 

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Jun
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Michael Chance director
Olivia Warburton Dido
Malachy Frame Aeneas
Bonnie de la Hunty Belinda
Academy Baroque Ensemble

Purcell Dido and Aeneas

Purcell’s exhilarating allegory on the seductive and corrosive charms of Catholicism and the celebration of the Protestant marriage of William and Mary, couched in the familiar Trojan story from Book IV of Virgil’s Aeneid, has enchanted and touched the hearts of generations of listeners as one of the most powerful and beloved of all English operas.

This concert performance is a co-production between the Vocal and Historical Performance departments, and will also be performed in Raynham Hall in Norfolk, a Jacobean mansion of historical relevance.

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May
1
to May 8

Britten Pears Young Artist Programme - Bach Cantatas

1–8 May 2016

Mark Padmore: Bach Cantatas

Mark Padmore — tenor & director
Britten–Pears Baroque Ensemble

Acclaimed tenor Mark Padmore returns to the Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme bringing his trade-mark small scale, intense performance practise to work with singers and instrumentalists on arias and choruses from Bach’s cantatas. Alongside him, instrumental tutors and leaders in their field will work with the ensemble. The project will consist of private coaching, public masterclasses and tutti rehearsals, and will culminate in two concerts.

Some classes will be open to the public. 
Concerts: Long Melford Church 7 May; Snape Maltings 8 May

Supported by the Scarfe Charitable Trust

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Apr
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

Royal Academy of Music: Schumann Prize Final

Wednesday, 20.04.2016 18:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Including the Rex Stephens Prize for Accompanists. Founded in memory of Joan Chissell, revered critic and Schumann authority, and Rex Stephens, former Academy professor of accompaniment.

Selected students will each perform a recital of Lieder lasting 25–30 minutes, including works by Schumann.

Free, no tickets required

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Apr
14
7:30pm 7:30pm

Brahms Lieder

Nika Goric soprano
Olivia Warburton mezzo-soprano
Hiroshi Amako tenor
Nicholas Mogg baritone
Michael Pandya and Keval Shah piano

Brahms Juchhe!, op.6 no.4; Liebestreu, op.3 no.1;
An eine Äolsharfe, op.19 no.5; Wiegenlied, op.49 no.4;
Lerchengesang, op.70 no.2; Die Mainacht, op.43 no.2;
Verzagen, op.72 no.4; Unüberwindlich, op.72 no.5;
Liebeslieder Walzer, op.52

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Mar
11
7:30pm 7:30pm

Rimsky-Korsakov: May Night

Rimsky-Korsakov’s first folk-opera is a lyrical combination of the farcical, the romantic and the supernatural. Based on a story by Gogol, set in Little Russia in Whitsun-week, Levko and Ganna fall in love to a background of small-town politics and village traditions, with the ambivalent help of the restless spirits of the Unclean World. Royal Academy Opera continues its year ‘on the road’ in a venue a world apart from its traditional home, in spite of being only minutes away from the Academy. Ambika P3, the University of Westminster’s former concrete testing hall, will be the dramatic location for Christopher Cowell’s welcome directorial return to Royal Academy Opera, following his production of Cendrillon in 2013. Gareth Hancock conducted the Walton/Berkeley double bill in summer 2015; he will take over as Director of Opera at the Academy from July 2016.

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Mar
10
7:30pm 7:30pm

Rimsky-Korsakov: May Night

Rimsky-Korsakov’s first folk-opera is a lyrical combination of the farcical, the romantic and the supernatural. Based on a story by Gogol, set in Little Russia in Whitsun-week, Levko and Ganna fall in love to a background of small-town politics and village traditions, with the ambivalent help of the restless spirits of the Unclean World. Royal Academy Opera continues its year ‘on the road’ in a venue a world apart from its traditional home, in spite of being only minutes away from the Academy. Ambika P3, the University of Westminster’s former concrete testing hall, will be the dramatic location for Christopher Cowell’s welcome directorial return to Royal Academy Opera, following his production of Cendrillon in 2013. Gareth Hancock conducted the Walton/Berkeley double bill in summer 2015; he will take over as Director of Opera at the Academy from July 2016.

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Mar
8
7:30pm 7:30pm

Rimsky-Korsakov: May Night

Rimsky-Korsakov’s first folk-opera is a lyrical combination of the farcical, the romantic and the supernatural. Based on a story by Gogol, set in Little Russia in Whitsun-week, Levko and Ganna fall in love to a background of small-town politics and village traditions, with the ambivalent help of the restless spirits of the Unclean World. Royal Academy Opera continues its year ‘on the road’ in a venue a world apart from its traditional home, in spite of being only minutes away from the Academy. Ambika P3, the University of Westminster’s former concrete testing hall, will be the dramatic location for Christopher Cowell’s welcome directorial return to Royal Academy Opera, following his production of Cendrillon in 2013. Gareth Hancock conducted the Walton/Berkeley double bill in summer 2015; he will take over as Director of Opera at the Academy from July 2016.

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Mar
7
7:30pm 7:30pm

Rimsky-Korsakov: May Night

Rimsky-Korsakov’s first folk-opera is a lyrical combination of the farcical, the romantic and the supernatural. Based on a story by Gogol, set in Little Russia in Whitsun-week, Levko and Ganna fall in love to a background of small-town politics and village traditions, with the ambivalent help of the restless spirits of the Unclean World. Royal Academy Opera continues its year ‘on the road’ in a venue a world apart from its traditional home, in spite of being only minutes away from the Academy. Ambika P3, the University of Westminster’s former concrete testing hall, will be the dramatic location for Christopher Cowell’s welcome directorial return to Royal Academy Opera, following his production of Cendrillon in 2013. Gareth Hancock conducted the Walton/Berkeley double bill in summer 2015; he will take over as Director of Opera at the Academy from July 2016.

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