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Elie Ensemble

Chamber music | Music

Thursday 9 November 7.30pm at St John's Downshire Hill

The Elie Ensemble is a sextet of superb young musicians formed at the 2016 East Neuk Festival in Fife, Scotland, under the guidance of, and including, Belcea Quartet violist Krzysztof Chorzelski.

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CAVATINA Family Concert: Antara Duo

Chamber music | Music

Saturday 11 November 3.00pm at St John's Downshire Hill

Explore the magic of two of the most ancient instruments, flute and harp. Thomas Hancox (flute) and Rachel Wick (harp) will demonstrate how to make beautiful sounds and will introduce the wonderful world of chamber music in a way that is engaging to children and adults alike. This concert will last about 60 minutes.

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Belcea Quartet

Chamber music | Music

Monday 13 November 7.30pm at St John's Downshire Hill

One of today’s most sought-after string quartets, the Belcea’s regular stomping grounds are the world’s great concert halls. In this rare appearance at an intimate London festival, the quartet will premiere an exploratory programme featuring Beethoven’s masterpieces, the Op 130 quartet and the Grosse Fugue, and related ‘mysterious musical company’. Audience / artist Q&A to follow.

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Misha Mullov-Abbado Group

Jazz | Music

Thursday 16 November 7.30pm at South Hampstead High School

Composer, double bassist and horn player Misha Mullov-Abbado’s debut album was named among the “Best Jazz Albums of 2015” by The Telegraph and BBC Radio 3. Still in his mid twenties, he has already won several awards, including the Dankworth Prize for jazz composition and the Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize. The MMA Group will be performing works from their brand new second album.
With James Davison (trumpet), Matthew Herd (alto sax), Sam Rapley (tenor sax), Liam Dunachie (piano), Misha Mullov-Abbado (double bass) and Scott Chapman (drums). Incidentally, Misha is the son of 2017 HAF artist Viktoria Mullova and conductor Claudio Abbado.

This concert is also part of the EFG London Jazz Festival.

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Viktoria Mullova: Stradivarius in Rio

Jazz | Music

Saturday 18 November 7.30pm at St John's Downshire Hill

Since winning the Gold Medal at the 1982 Tchaikovsky Competition and, one year later, dramatically defecting from the USSR, Viktoria Mullova has become one of the elite handful of ‘greatest’ violinists active today. Her musical curiosity has led her to extensive explorations of, among other genres, baroque violin and jazz, and she has toured with Julian Joseph. In this concert, Viktoria will be joined by three other virtuosos in works by icons of Brazilian popular music, including Antonio Carlos Jobim, Caetano Veloso and Claudio Nucci.
With Matthew Barley (cello), Paul Clarvis (percussion) and João Luis Nogueira Pinto (guitar).

Also part of the 2017 EFG London Jazz Festival

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Mass in B minor, by J S Bach

Choir & Soloists of Hampstead Parish Church
Ensemble Passio  baroque orchestra
Alison Bury            leader
James Sherlock    conductor

Music

Sunday 19 November 7.00pm at Hampstead Parish Church

Presented in association with HPC Friends of the Music

J S Bach's B minor Mass (completed in 1749)

Proceeds will be donated to Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead

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Escher Quartet

Chamber music | Music

Monday 20 November 7.30pm at St John's Downshire Hill

One of America’s most exciting young ensembles, the Eschers are artist members of the prestigious Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Their Hampstead programme features music by Grieg, Mendelssohn and the original version of the hauntingly beautiful “Adagio” by Samuel Barber.

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