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Classical Anniversaries

2009 is a year of lots of anniversaries in the Classical Music world, so tonight's show included music by two of the great classical composers - Baroque master - George Frederick Handel who died 250 years ago this year, and Romantic composer - Felix Mendelssohn who was born 200 years ago this year.

Alongside that, we heard music from French composer Gabriel Faure and from new electric string group Escala.

The Classical Events Guide is begining to show signs of a recovery after the summer, so here are a few events that I mentioned that you might like to go along to:

THE PHOENIX FM CLASSICAL EVENTS GUIDE 2009

Summer Organ Recitals at Chelmsford Cathedral - Saturdays at 6.30pm

15th - Mark Lee - Organist and Director of Music at Bristol Cathedral

22nd - James Norrey - Organ Scholar at Chelmsford Cathedral

29th - Simon Bell - Assistant Organist at Winchester Cathedral

Essex Youth Music

Essex Young People's Orchestra Concert - Tuesday 11th August at St Peter ad Vincula Church, Coggeshall

Essex Youth Symphonic Wind Band Wind Orchestra Concert - Friday 28th August at Felsted School Chapel

Essex Youth Orchestra - Saturday 29th August - Christ Church, Chelmsford

St Thomas' Church - Brentwood FRIDAY Lunchtime Concert Series

SAXOLOGY saxophone ensemble - Friday 28th August at 1pm - 1.45pm

BENJAMIN GROSVENOR in CONCERT - hear young international concert pianist Benjamin play live in Essex at:

Chelmsford Civic Theatre on Wednesday 16th September

Brentwood Theatre on Sunday 20th September

And...in October, Billericay Operatic Society present GODSPELL from 6th - 10th -

details on www.brentwood-theatre.co.uk

And tonight's playlist went like this:

The Non Classical Classic: Silence is Golden - The Tremeloes

Agnus Dei (from the Requiem) - Gabriel Faure

Slavonic Dance no 8 - Anton Dvorak

Love walked In - George Gershwin arr. Percy Grainger

Palladio - Karl Jenkins, as performed by ESCALA

Allegro from Concerto Grosso in C - Handel

3rd Movement from Violin Concerto in E minor Op 64 - Mendelssohn

THE FILM CLASSIC from Mannequin - Nothing's gonna stop us now, Starship

Chi Mai - ESCALA

THE SHOW STOPPER: Who painted the moon black - Hayley Westenra

And it was over to Jules, see you all next time on Monday Classics.

Ed

 



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