Venue: St John's Smith Square, London

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AddressSmith Square, London
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom
Google maps51° 29' 44.490" N 0° 7' 37.333" W
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LondonSunday at St John's, Alexandra & the Russians

Arensky, Harwood, Schnittke, Glinka
I Musicanti; Martin Roscoe

LondonPettman Ensemble Chamber Concert

Lilburn, Schumann
Pettman Ensemble; Clio Gould

LondonThe School of Jealousy ('La scuola de' gelosi')

Salieri: La scuola de gelosi
Anthony Kraus; Jeremy Gray; Bampton Classical Opera; Vikki Medhurst; Rhiannon Llewellyn; Matthew Sprange; Nathalie Chalkley

LondonRediscovered: Piano Music on the Guitar

Scarlatti, Mompou, de Falla
Nelly von Alven; Luiz Mantovani

LondonOpen house 2017 & Music Marathon

LondonSunday at St John's, 2017/18 Young Artists' Showcase

Haydn, Kulenty, Le Lohe, Aperghis, Skempton
Bukolika Piano Trio; George Barton; Siwan Rhys; Mathilde Mildwidsky

LondonKleptomania: Stolen Strings

Elgar, Walton, Shostakovich
Septura Brass Septet

LondonJoseph Tong

Grieg, Schumann, Sibelius
Joseph Tong, Piano
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Austrian Baroque with an exotic twist

In this year's London Festival of Baroque Music, the programme of Austrian Baroque rarities by Swiss-based early music group Les Passions de l’Ame particularly caught my eye.
****1
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Early Mozart from Classical Opera

Mozart's first stage work was written when he was just eleven years old; in this performance by Classical Opera, the composer's youthful writing and touches of humour are brought to life by a solid cast and lively conducting.
****1
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Philip Sawyers' powerful new symphony at SJSS

Philip Sawyers’ Third Symphony imposing but tightly argued, and given a compelling first performance by Kenneth Woods and the English Symphony Orchestra.
****1
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Méhul is celebrated by the OAE

The bicentenary of Méhul's death in 1816 was used by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, along with the enterprising Palazzetto Bru Zane, to showcase his music in a varied and entertaining programme.
****1
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Breathtaking pianism from Aimard and Stefanovich

An unusual pairing of works for two pianos by Brahms and Messiaen created a concert of unexpected contrasts, rich textures and exceptionally virtuosity.
*****
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All the evenings of the world

Jordi Savall's returns to 1991 film soundtrack and captivates a full house at St John's Smith Square.
*****
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Virtuosic command and intimate focus

An intelligent programme from Benjamin Grosvenor, demonstrating his virtuosic command and stylistic range.
****1
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Winds of Change: a new bassoon concerto

It's likely that Mozart never actually heard his Clarinet Concerto performed. That fate, happily, has not been shared by Michael Gordon, who has heard Peter Whelan perform his new bassoon concerto Observations on Air four times this week. 
***11
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