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Sebastian Taylor’s music news: Camden Symphony Orchestra; Hampstead Arts Festival; fundraiser at St Mark’s; Islington Proms; Joanna MacGregor

16 November, 2017 — By Sebastian Taylor

Ellie Lovegrove is the trumpet soloist with Camden Symphony Orchestra. PHOTO: www.ellielovegrove.com

Lovely music is being played by the Camden Symphony Orchestra at their autumn concert at St Cyprian’s, Glentworth Street – one of Betjeman’s favourite churches – this Saturday evening (November 18). Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances and Mahler’s first symphony are being performed along with Arutunian’s trumpet concerto with Ellie Lovegrove as the soloist. Camden Symphony Orchestra, St Cypian’s, Glentworth Street, NW1, 020 8459 6678, 7.30pm, £12/cons £10

• Ace Russian violinist Victoria Mullova is playing Stradivarius in Rio as part of the Hampstead Arts Festival at St John’s Downshire Hill, Hampstead, this Saturday evening. Other HAF performances still to come include Bach’s B minor Mass at Hampstead Parish Church on Sunday and the Escher Quartet at St John’s Downshire Hill on Monday.
St John’s Downshire Hill, Hampstead, 7.30pm, £10+, www.hampsteadartsfestival.com

• The sixth annual concert to raise funds Moroccan Children’s Trust is being performed at St Mark’s, Primrose Hill, this Saturday evening. Up-and-coming professional musicians playing saxophone, guitar, oboe, tuba and piano are complemented by a close harmony choir. St Mark’s, St Marks Square, NW1 7TN, 7.30pm, £20/cons £15, 0207 722 8970

• Flute, violin, cello and piano ensemble Pocket Sinfonia is playing the last of this autumn’s Islington Proms at St James’s, Prebend Street, Islington, this Sunday evening. Being played are orchestral masterpieces including Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro overture, Grieg’s Holberg Suite and well-loved Russian ballet music – and there’s a reception afterwards. St James’s, Prebend Street, Islington, 6pm, £12/cons £9, http://islingtonproms.org

• Pianist Joanna MacGregor is performing music spanning four centuries at the National Gallery next Thursday lunchtime. Her choice of music is inspired by Renaissance paintings in the gallery’s collection, including Sebastiano del Piombo’s Raising of Lazarus.
Room 8, National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, 1pm, free 

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