Margarita Escarpa is one of the world’s leading classical guitarists. Margarita won various national and international prizes including the prestigious ‘20th Solo Guitar Competition’ of the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA).
The science: Learn about quantum biology – the role quantum mechanics plays in biological processes. The music: This cantata is one for horn fans, with a prominent natural horn complementing the soprano singer.
Quercus brings together three of the UK’s most creative, multi award winning musicians to create exquisite chamber music that weaves together the essence of folk and jazz. Drawing on their life’s work including original compositions, traditional folk songs and reclaimed standards, Quercus subtly colours each song to create a magical atmosphere.
London Piano Festival once again celebrates the joys, challenges and sheer brilliance of music written for two pianos as five internationally acclaimed pianists team up in various pairings for an evening of enormous variety.
Steven Isserlis coaches two professional chamber groups in a public masterclass in Hall One. ChamberStudio provides high-level coaching and support to chamber groups in the early stages of their careers, holding masterclasses at Kings Place throughout the year.
Matthew Barley and ensemble chart a roller-coaster journey through diverse and sumptuous musical landscapes. Could this be the first time The Girl From Ipanema strolls by Barber’s ecstatic Adagio for Strings?
The music: This theatrical cantata opens with an anguished tenor aria and remains one of the most furious and intense of the collection. The science: Professor Lewis Dartnell closes the season with a look at the latest research in astrobiology – the search for extraterrestrial life.
The music: The OAE perform the cantata Bach wrote for New Year’s Day, 1725. The science: Last year scientists, led by Professor Alan Fitzsimmons, discovered ‘Oumuamua, the first known interstellar object to pass through our solar system.
Barbara Strozzi was famed throughout 17th century Venice for her glorious voice and artistry, ‘la virtuosissima cantatrice’ of the city state. Yet this pupil of Cavalli was quietly creating a unique musical legacy.
Classic Album Sundays tells the stories behind the albums that have shaped our culture. Dave Brubeck’s platinum 1959 album featuring Take Five is here contextualised and explored by Brubeck's son, Darius.
The music: An intimate cantata showing off the skills of the oboe and horn players, looking at the world from God’s perspective. The science: How do we get to the stars? with Dallas Campbell.
One of the most fascinating pianists performing today, Konstantin Lifschitz presents a hauntingly beautiful programme which explores the interior worlds of Janáček and Schubert at their most personal. He concludes with Debussy's Preludes Book One.
An eclectic fusion of international and Greek musicians with roots from traditional Greek folk to classical and jazz, Plastikes Karekles (Plastic Chairs) represent a culture of reinvention as defiant and hopeful as the music itself.
The Carducci Quartet perform one of the most popular and melodic of Haydn’s quartets and Mendelssohn’s passionate and stormy last quartet in F minor, joined by Reiko Fujisawa for Schumann’s ever-popular Quintet.
The annual Northern Chords Festival on Tyneside travels down to London for this exciting taster event. The ensemble performs Janáček’s Violin Sonata, Mendelssohn’s C minor Piano Trio and Brahms’ famous G minor Piano Quartet.
Dutch flautist Eleonore Pameijer is joined by harpist Hugh Webb and members of the Allegri Quartet in a programme of some of the most beautiful chamber music ever composed.
Following the success of Thomas Gould and Gwilym Simcock’s sold out gig in last year’s ‘Baroque Unwrapped’ series, these two creative forces are joined by percussionist Bernhard Schimpelsberger for their latest collaboration.