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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.

FREE tickets are available to 8-25 year olds courtesy of CAVATINA.

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CAVATINA Family Concert: Antara Duo

Chamber music | Music

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

An introduction to the wonderful world of chamber music designed for children aged 5 and above as well as the young at heart of any age. Using two of the most ancient instruments - flute and harp - Thomas and Rachel will demonstrate how to make beautiful sounds and will play music by CPE Bach, Piazzolla and other composers. This concert will last about one hour and is FREE for children.

Complimentary tea party for children & parents to follow, courtesy of Osbornes Law. 

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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 Fuge, and related ‘mysterious musical company’. Audience / artist Q&A to follow.

FREE tickets are available to 8-25 year olds courtesy of CAVATINA.

Complimentary drinks reception to follow, courtesy of Osbornes Law.

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Misha Mullov-Abbado Group

Jazz | Music

Thursday 16 November 7.30pm at South Hampstead High School

Misha was recently named a BBC New Generation Artist for 2017-19.

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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Clemency Burton-Hill: Classical Music for Every Day


Friday 17 November 7.30pm at Burgh House

Clemency Burton-Hill, BBC presenter, writer and musician, talks about life, music, and her new book, Year of Wonder: Classical Music for Every Day with Hannah Beckerman. Even the busiest among us, Clemmie believes, can find time to listen to a piece a day - and, like a regular dose of meditation or mindfulness, such music might just inspire, nourish and enrich our lives in unexpected ways.

Complimentary drinks & canapes reception to follow, courtesy of Osbornes Law.

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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 greatest and most musically curious violinists active today. She has explored, among other genres, baroque violin and jazz, and she has toured with Julian Joseph. In this concert, a band of virtuosos will play works by icons of Brazilian popular music, including Antonio Carlos Jobim, Caetano Veloso and Marisa Monte.
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


Sunday 19 November 7.00pm at Hampstead Parish Church

One of Bach’s greatest and last-completed choral works, the B minor Mass.

Made possible by a grant from the Hampstead Church Music Trust and presented in association with the Friends of the Music.
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 for Strings” by Samuel Barber.

FREE tickets are available to 8-25 year olds courtesy of CAVATINA.

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BIRDSONG / Cân yr Adar
by Gwilym Simcock & Kizzy Crawford
& featuring Sinfonia Cymru

Special performance to launch the recording of BIRDSONG

Jazz | Song | Music

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

Another chance to hear BIRDSONG / Cân yr Adar, a gripping and beautiful fusion of soul-folk and jazz.

Created by composer and pianist extraordinaire Gwilym Simcock, Welsh/Bajan artist Kizzy Crawford and an ensemble from leading Welsh chamber orchestra Sinfonia Cymru, BIRDSONG / Cân yr Adar had its English premiere at the 2016 Hampstead Arts & EFG London Jazz Festivals.

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