Cadogan Hall today announces the second half of its flagship Zurich International Orchestra Series and its annual Choral at Cadogan series.
The Hall welcomes international orchestras from Russia, China, and Hungary for the second half of their 2021/22 season and hosts a variety of top soloists including violinists Jennifer Pike and Vadim Repin, and pianist Angela Hewitt. All measures on quarantine and testing for travelling orchestras will be adhered to.
Choral at Cadogan showcases some of Britain’s best choirs within its superb acoustics, ideal for choral music. For this half of Cadogan’s season, The Tallis Scholars and The Sixteen perform classics in the repertoire.
Zurich International Orchestra Series
Daye Lin [pictured] and the China Symphony Orchestra (of Shenzhen) bring two major works to Cadogan Hall: Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No.1 with soloist Vadim Repin and Mahler’s Symphony No.1. The programme opens with Beautiful Countryside, a 2019 contemporary work by Chinese composer Ye Xiaogang (14 April 2022, 7:30pm).
The violin returns to centre stage when Jennifer Pike performs Prokofiev’s virtuosic Violin Concerto No.2 with the Russian Philharmonic of Novosibirsk, conducted by Thomas Sanderling. The Orchestra also perform Borodin’s Prince Igor Overture and finish with Tchaikovsky’s Polonaise & Waltz from Eugene Onegin and Sibelius’ Symphony No.5 (23 May 2022, 7:30pm).
Angela Hewitt plays one of the most recognisable piano concertos in the repertoire in the season’s closing concert with The Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra: Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.23. Led by conductor András Keller, the orchestra also presents Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra and Beethoven’s Symphony No.5 (6 June 2022, 7:30pm).
Choral at Cadogan
The Tallis Scholars, under the direction of Peter Phillips, have curated a programme inspired by the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. All of the three Renaissance composers programmed worked in the Sistine Chapel and wrote for the choir there, and a number of the works in this programme can be identified as having been written specifically for the building: Allegri’s Miserere was composed for the exclusive use of the Sistine Chapel during the Tenebrae services of Holy Week and Carpentras’ Lamentations are especially interesting as he is said to have gone back there later in life and found the choir to be using faulty copies. Also performed are Josquin’s Praeter rerum seriem and Inter natos mulierum; Morales’Regina caeli; Festa’s Quam pulchra es; and Palestrina’s Missa In te domine speravi (a 6) (Kyrie), Missa Tu es Petrus (a 6) (Gloria), Missa Papae Marcelli (Credo), Missa Confitebor tibi domine (Sanctus) and Missa Brevis (Agnus) (26 January 2022, 7:30pm).
The Sixteen return to Cadogan in Spring 2022 with Handel’s four majestic Coronation Anthems- My heart is inditing, Zadok the Priest, The King shall rejoice and Let thy hand be strengthened. Created for the coronation of King George II the coronation anthems capture the pomp and grandeur of the occasion. These are programmed alongside Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon, Organ Concerto in F major, Op. 4 No. 4, Overture to Jephtha and Worthy is the Lamb / Amen from Messiah (16 February 2022, 7:30pm).
In June, The Tallis Scholars close the Choral at Cadogan series by giving two performances of Thomas Tallis’ epic motet Spem in alium. It is believed that the piece was first performed in 1570, which makes last year’s original planned performance date the 450th anniversary of its premiere. Also performed is further music by Thomas Tallis including Miserere nostril, If ye love me and Hear the voice and prayer (8 & 9 June 2022, 7:30pm).
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