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CAVATINA Family Concert: Piatti Quartet

Chamber music | Music

Saturday 5 November 3.00pm at St John's Downshire Hill

A one hour concert designed for YOUNG PEOPLE, aged 5 - 100 !

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Raphael Wallfisch  cello 
The English Chamber Orchestra
James Sherlock  conductor

Music

Sunday 6 November 7.00pm at Hampstead Parish Church

One of Britain's most acclaimed cellists joins forces with its most recorded orchestra for a special concert in memory of Ian Macdonald-Hay. Proceeds will be donated to Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead

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Stephen Hough  piano

Music

Monday 7 November 7.30pm at St John's Downshire Hill

One of the most distinctive artists of his generation, Stephen Hough combines a distinguished career as a pianist with those of composer and writer. Named by The Economist as one of Twenty Living Polymaths, Hough was the first classical performer to be awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. Stephen Hough is donating his fee for this concert to the Irene Taylor Trust / Music in Prisons 

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Laura van der Heijden  cello 
Petr Limonov                piano

Chamber music | Music

Thursday 10 November 7.30pm at St John's Downshire Hill

"At 19, van der Heijden reveals exceptional maturity... the beauty and clarity of her tone, even and sensitively weighted bow contact, and an unlaboured expressive palette making for an elegant performance."  - The Australian newspaper
on Laura's performance at the inaugural season of BBC Proms Australia in April 2016

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WORDS weekend day 1
Jonny Benjamin & Neil Laybourn talk to Arundhuti Dutta-Roy

Words

Saturday 12 November 11.30am at Burgh House

Suicide Prevention & Mental Health – Let’s Talk!
Jonny Benjamin & Neil Laybourn discuss the Finding Mike Campaign with Arundhuti Dutta-Roy 

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WORDS weekend day 1 
Paul MacAlindin interviewed by Alex Homfray

Words

Saturday 12 November 1.00pm at Burgh House

Culture in Conflict: Paul MacAlindin tells the story of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq

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WORDS weekend day 1 
Paul Rees

Words

Saturday 12 November 2.30pm at Burgh House

Breakthrough of black footballers and discrimination in the so called ‘Beautiful Game.’
Paul Rees in conversation with ‘Kick It Out.'

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Anthony Marwood    violin 
Aleksandar Madžar   piano

Chamber music | Music

Saturday 12 November 7.30pm at St John's Downshire Hill

Renowned British violinist Anthony Marwood, recently appointed Guest Artistic Leader of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, is admired by audiences and critics around the globe for his exceptional artistry and passionate performances. Here he is joined by the celebrated Serbian pianist Aleksandar Madžar. The duo have acclaimed recordings on the Wigmore Live label.

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WORDS weekend day 2 
Shamim Sarif interviewed by Helen O’Hara

Words

Sunday 13 November 11.30am at Burgh House

Shamim Sarif is an author, screenwriter and director known for her female-led casts in films like the semi-autobiographical lesbian / Indian / Muslim / Arab / Christian love story ‘I Just Can’t Think Straight’.

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WORDS weekend day 2 
Tim Bale

Words

Sunday 13 November 1.00pm at Burgh House

Is the Political Party really over?

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WORDS weekend day 2 
Clare Pollard and Patience Agbabi

Words

Sunday 13 November 2.30pm at Burgh House

Two of Britain’s leading poets remix Ovid & Chaucer for the 21st century

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BIRDSONG | CAN YR ADAR
by Gwilym Simcock, Kizzy Crawford and Sinfonia Cymru

Jazz | Song | Music

Monday 14 November 7.30pm at St John's Downshire Hill

Pianist and jazz composer Gwilym Simcock collaborates with Welsh/Bajan artist Kizzy Crawford and an ensemble from leading Welsh chamber orchestra Sinfonia Cymru to create a special collection of newly composed music. Birdsong / Can Yr Adar brings the Welsh rainforest to the stage through a live orchestral fusing of soul-folk and jazz. This special project tours venues across Wales this November. The Hampstead performance will be the ONLY opportunity to hear it in England.

Funded by the Arts Council of Wales, Sinfonia Cymru & RSPB Cymru
and is also part of the 2016 EFG London Jazz Festival 

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Arditti Quartet

Chamber music | Music

Tuesday 15 November 7.30pm at St John's Downshire Hill

The world-renowned quartet, in a rare small festival appearance, playing works by three of the greatest contemporary British composers.

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Alfred Hitchcock's The Lodger
with live improvisation by Gwilym Simcock

Jazz | Film | Music

Thursday 17 November 7.30pm at St John's Downshire Hill

Ivor Novello stars in this classic 1927 silent film, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. With live improvisatory accompaniment by pianist / composer extraordinaire Gwilym Simcock.

This screening will use the 2012 BFI restoration, awarded 5 stars by The Guardian, and about which Kevin Maher of The Times has said: "Gorgeous... Hitchcock's most underrated movie ... has just become even more beautiful, more devious and more emotionally satisfying..."

Also part of the 2016 EFG London Jazz Festival 

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Yaron Herman duo

Jazz | Music

Saturday 19 November 7.30pm at St John's Downshire Hill

Paris-based Israeli jazz master and Blue Note label artist, Yaron Herman (piano), performing with the musician he considers his musical alter ego, Ziv Ravitz (drums).

Also part of the 2016 EFG London Jazz Festival 

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Christmas Oratorio by J S Bach

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

Song | Music

Sunday 20 November 7.00pm at Hampstead Parish Church

Presented in association with HPC Friends of the Music

Bach's seasonal masterpiece, Parts 1, 2, 3 & 6

Proceeds will be donated to Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead

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