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Jewish Renaissance Salon with Irmina Trynkos
Virtuoso violinist Irmina Trynkos teams up with deft Italian pianist Marco Fatichenti at the second in a salon series hosted by Jewish cultural mag Jewish Renaissance. The duo will be shedding light on the little known, late Jewish-Polish composer Ignatz Waghalter by playing his Sonata in F Minor. Rodney Greenberg, former executive producer of the BBC Proms, will interview Trynkos about her discovery, and recent album, of Waghalter pieces. Trynkos and Fatichenti will also perform Sonata No 3 in D Minor by Brahms, nigun (Jewish religious music) from Bloch's Baal Shem, Prelude No 1 by Gershwin/Heifetz, Schindler's List Theme by Williams and Ravel's Tzigane. Plus canapés from kosher cooks Carmelli.
London Handel Festival
The annual series of talks and recitals celebrating George Frideric Handel has been programmed by music director, harpsichordist Laurence Cummings. He opens proceedings on Tuesday night at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, conducting the London Handel Orchestra and Singers in the humorous 1743 dramatic oratorio ‘Semele’, with Anna Devin in the title role. The festival then runs until April 20.
London Symphony Orchestra/Michael Tilson Thomas
American maestro Tilson Thomas celebrates his seventieth birthday conducting the London Symphony Orchestra in ‘Hidden Variables’ by Colin Matthews, Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F (featuring Yuja Wang) and Shostakovich’s Symphony No 5.
Bach Weekend 2015
Baroque recorder player Martin Feinstein has again curated a seven-concert celebration of JS Bach, through performances of the composer’s violin concertos, cantatas and harpsichord concertos. Plus ‘The Four Seasons’ by Vivaldi, whose violin concertos Bach transcribed.
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