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Venue: LSO St Lukes, London

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Address161 Old Street
London
EC1V 9NG
United Kingdom
Google maps51° 31' 30.671" N 0° 5' 38.441" W
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LondonEcho Rising Stars: Goldmund Quartett

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LondonBBC Radio 3 Lunchtime: Brahms and Beyond

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Alec Frank-Gemmill; Benjamin Marquise Gilmore; Daniel Grimwood

LondonECHO Rising Stars: Jess Gillam

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LondonBBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Brahms and Beyond

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LondonLSO Discovery Singing Day: Carmina Burana

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A formidably cast presentation of Britten’s Screw

The Aurora Orchestra defies tradition and turns Britten’s ghostly Turn of the Screw into a kind of a dramatic ‘installation’
****1
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Evocative contemporary string music from the ESO

The English String Orchestra present works inspired by nature, colour and life by four contemporary composers.
***11
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A Scream and an Outrage: Session Two at LSO St Luke's

The title for this Barbican event certainly threw up some interesting questions. Having failed to attend a riotous dinner party that was characterised by one attendee as “a scream and an outrage”, Nico Muhly set about curating a series of concerts under this title. However, no screams or outrages occurred this weekend.
***11
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Trio Mediaeval at LSO St Luke's

The voices of Trio Mediaeval take you by surprise. Essentially, they take French, English and Norwegian polyphony and give it an electronically amplified, spaced-out twist. Much of Norway’s early musical history is unknown, the largely Christian folk tradition passed down orally rather than in writing, although monasteries from the 12th century onwards played a large role.
****1
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Journeys Through Steve Reich's Soundscapes

The UBS Soundscapes: Eclectica concert at LSO St. Luke's on the 12th October, billed as a celebration of Steve Reich's 75th birthday, was indeed a celebration, and also a tribute. The performance, by a chamber group of string, percussion and keyboard players from the London Symphony Orchestra, was infused with warm affection for the music.
****1
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Aurora put their unique mark on the Pastoral

With their appetite for musical diversity and youthful enthusiasm, the six-year-old Aurora Orchestra and their principal conductor, Nicholas Collon, have grand ambitions. With ‘When Doves Cry’ they did not disappoint, showing both their exceptional aptitude for showcasing contemporary music and a promising ability to inject freshness into seminal classical works.
****1
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Aurora Orchestra Pulls at Our Heartstrings with Jealous Guy

Love may be a familiar feeling, but the passion Aurora Orchestra unleashed at LSO St Luke’s was enough to leave audiences wild with desire. Exploring the darkest undertones of love—anguish, jealousy, remorse and regret—Friday night’s programme, Jealous Guy, was woven together by tango music interspersed with tragic love stories from across musical history.

Benjamin Grosvenor's Chopin fizzles with youthful energy

For the final concert in LSO St. Luke’s Chopin 2010 series, Benjamin Grosvenor’s programme was framed by the first two Scherzos, with the lengthy Fourth Scherzo forming the centrepiece of the recital. A current BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, at eighteen Grosvenor can no longer be classed as a child prodigy, yet, regardless of age, his is still a remarkable achievement.