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It may be freezing cold but Spring concerts are in the air

01 March, 2018 — By Sebastian Taylor

Benjamin Wolf will be conducting Monteverdi and Bach at St Mark’s

Spring concerts of choral societies and community orchestras are getting under way.

The Royal Free Music Society and Hampstead Sinfonietta, both conducted by Benjamin Wolf, are in action at St Mark’s, Primrose Hill, on Saturday evening (March 3). The choir will be in full voice for Monteverdi’s dramatic Beatus vir and Bach’s exciting Baroque masterpiece, the great Magnificat in D.
Musicians of the Hampstead Sinfonietta are performing two Bach pieces, his Orchestral Suite No 3 and the third Brandenburg Concerto.

The Camden Symphony Orchestra is playing its spring concert this Saturday evening at St Mary Magdalene, Munster Square,Regent’s Park. It’s a rather splendid programme. Joining the orchestra to play Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No 2 is one of the world’s top pianists, Masayuki Tayama.
Also being performed are Bernstein’s Candide, Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition orchestrated by Ravel.

• Royal Free Music Society/Hampstead Sinfonietta, St Mark’s, Prince Albert Road, Primrose Hill, 7.30pm, £10, http://royalfreemusicsociety.org.uk/next-concert

• Camden Symphony Orchestra, St Mary Magdalene, Munster Square, NW1, 7.30pm, £12/cons £10/under-12s free, www.camdenso.org.uk/concerts

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