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London - January 2020

12 live performances

2 plays, 1 orchestra, 8 recitals (solo / chamber music / song), 1 opera



Day 1

Tokyo ---> London


Day 2

  • Barbican Hall
    2:30pm | 1 January 2020
    New Year's Day Prom
    Grieg 'Morning' and 'In the Hall of the Mountain King' from Peer Gynt
    Puccini 'O soave fanciulla' from La Bohème
    Verdi 'Brindisi' from La traviata
    Strauss Champagne Polka
    Suppe Overture from Poet and Peasant
    Tchaikovsky 'Waltz of the Flowers' from The Nutcracker
    Handel alla Hornpipe
    Arne “Rule, Britannia!”
    Puccini 'Nessun Dorma' from Turandot
    Elgar Land of Hope and Glory

    Ilona Domnich soprano
    Anthony Inglis conductor
    London Concert Orchestra

  • Shakespeare's Globe
    7:30pm | 1 January 2020
    Richard III


Day 3

  • County Hall
    2:30pm | 2 January 2020
    Agatha Christi
    Witness for the Prosecution

  • Wigmore Hall
    7:30pm | 2 January 2020

    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    Le travail du peintre
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Songs and Proverbs of William Blake Op. 74
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Kerner Lieder Op. 35

    Sir Simon Keenlyside baritone
    Malcolm Martineau piano


Day 4

  • LSO St Luke's
    1:00pm | 3 January 2020
    BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

    J. S. BACH
    Sonata No 4 in C minor for violin and harpsichord BWV 1017
    Sonata No 1 in B minor for violin and harpsichord BWV 1014
    Sonata No 6 in G major for violin and harpsichord BWV 1019

    Alina Ibragimova violin
    Carole Cerasi harpsichord

  • Wigmore Hall
    7:30pm | 3 January 2020

    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Fantaisie-impromptu in C sharp minor Op. 66
    Nocturne in F Op. 15 No. 1
    Scherzo No. 3 in C sharp minor Op. 39
    Prelude in D flat Op. 28 No. 15 'Raindrop'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor Op. 27 No. 2 'Moonlight'
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Nachtstück Op. 23 No. 1
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Préludes Book II  Feux d’artifice
    Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
    Out of Doors BB89  IV. The Night's Music
    Ludwig van Beethoven
    Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Op. 53 'Waldstein'

    Pavel Kolesnikov piano

Day 5

Short visit to Canterbury

Returned to London

  • Wigmore Hall
    7:30pm | 4 January 2020
    John Dowland (1563-1626)
    Come again, sweet love doth now invite
    Away with these self-loving lads
    Sleep, wayward thoughts
    Come, heavy sleep
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Gloriana Op. 53
    The Second Lute Song of the Earl of Essex
    Songs from the Chinese Op. 58
    Lachrymae: Reflections on a Song of John Dowland Op. 48
    Benjamin Britten
    Nocturnal after John Dowland Op. 70
    This Way to the Tomb
    Winter Words Op. 52

    Allan Clayton tenor
    Timothy Ridout viola
    Sean Shibe guitar
    James Baillieu piano


Day 6

  • Wigmore Hall
    11:30am | 5 January 2020

    Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Piano Trio in E flat HXV:30
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor Op. 66

    Phoenix Piano Trio

  • The Wallace Collection

  • Wigmore Hall
    3:00pm | 5 January 2020
    Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
    Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
    Gareth Farr (b.1968)
    Ornithological Anecdotes (UK première)
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Vol. 5 British Isles Sally in our Alley
    Vol. 3 British Isles The Plough Boy
    Vol. 1 British Isles The Salley Gardens
    Vol. 3 British Isles O Waly, Waly
    Vol. 1 British Isles Oliver Cromwell
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    Chansons gaillardes

    Julien Van Mellaerts baritone
    James Baillieu piano

  • Wigmore Hall
    7:30pm | 5 January 2020
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    English Suite No. 2 in A minor BWV807
    György Ligeti (1923-2006)
    Etudes Book I
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Piano Sonata in A D959

    Jeremy Denk piano

Day 7

  • Royal Opera House
    Crush Room
    1:00pm | 6 January 2020
    Recitals at Lunch
    Gaetano Donizetti
    'Bella siccome un angelo' from Don Pasquale
    Alessandro Marcello
    Adagio from Oboe Concerto D935 (arranged for keyboard by J S Bach)
    Henri Vieuxtemps
    Capriccio for viola op. 55
    Richard Strauss
    'Morgen!' op. 27 no. 4
    Sergei Rachmaninoff
    Do not Sing, My Beauty
    Claude Debussy
    La Cathédrale engloutie
    Franz Lehár
    'Vilja Lied' from Die lustige Witwe
    Rebecca Clarke
    Gaetano Donizetti
    'Pronta io son' from Don Pasquale

    Lizzie Holmes soprano
    Felix Kemp baritone
    Luba Tunnicliffe viola
    Gamal Khamis piano

  •  Royal Opera House
    7:00pm | 6 January 2020
    Giuseppe Verdi
    La Traviata

    Francesco Maria Piave

    Richard Eyre

    Bob Crowley

    Lighting designer
    Jean Kalman

    Director of movement
    Jane Gibson

    Conducted by Daniel Oren
    Violetta Valéry: Hrachuhi Bassenz replaced by Dinara Alieva
    Alfredo Germont: Liparit Avetisyan
    Giorgio Germont: Simon Keenlyside replaced by George Gagnidze 
    Baron Douphol: Germán E. Alcántara
    Doctor Grenvil: Timothy Dawkins
    Flora Bervoix: Stephanie Wake-Edwards
    Marquis D'Obigny: Jeremy White
    Gastone de Letorières: Andrés Presno
    Annina: Pamela Helen Stephen
    Chorus: Royal Opera Chorus
    Guest Concert Master: Vadim Tsibulevsky
    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


Day 8

London --->

Day 9

---> Tokyo 


Classical Music & Travel - London 2020


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