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Sebastian Taylor’s music news: St Michael’s Highgate; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; LSO Discovery Day; Rebel Yell; Elizabeth Llewellyn

11 January, 2019 — By Sebastian Taylor

Elizabeth Llewellyn showcases the work of Coleridge, St James’s Piccadilly. Photo: Shirley Suarez

THERE’S a feast of music and poetry at St Michael’s, Highgate, this Saturday evening (January 12) with opera and concert soprano Carola Darwin singing Brahms and Schumann – plus violin solos from Lizzie Worster.
• St Michael’s, South Grove, Highgate, 020 8340 7279, 6pm, free

THE Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s experience scheme returns for the 10th time to the Union Chapel, Highbury, this Saturday (January 12), playing the afternoon Daylight Music slot. Being played are two “tens” – Haydn’s and Mozart’s 10th symphonies.
• Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Highbury, 12 noon, pay-what-you-can on the door (suggested ticket price £5), www.unionchapel.org.uk

LSO Dis­covery Day turns the spotlight on Bartok this Saturday (January 12) at the Barbican. Attend a morning LSO rehearsal conducted by Sir Simon Rattle followed by a talk on Bela Bartok and the influence of Hungarian folk music with a chamber music performance. In the evening, the LSO under Rattle is performing Bartok’s Music for strings, percussion and celeste plus Bruckner’s sixth symphony.
• LSO Discovery Day, 10am-5pm, day-tickets £20/cons £16, afternoon tickets £15
• Bartok’s Music for strings, 7pm, £16
Barbican, Silk Street, EC2, 020 7638 8891, www.barbican.org.uk

THE Rebel Yell Jazz Orchestra returns to the Spice of Life, Soho, next Wednesday evening (January 16) to play the music of the Kenny Clarke – Francy Boland Big Band of the early 1960s. Much of the music being played will be drawn from the famed 1962 album, Handle with Care.
• Spice of Life, Cambridge Circus, Soho, 020 7437 7013, www.spiceoflifesoho.com, 7pm, £12

SOPRANO Elizabeth Llewellyn is show­casing the work of British composer Samuel Taylor-Coleridge at St James’s Picca­dilly on Thursday evening (January 17). In addition, she’s singing songs by his peers Elgar and Vaughan-Williams and Taylor-Coleridge’s music teacher at the Royal College of Music, Charles Villiers Stanford – and she’s ending her recital with Mahler’s Rückert Lieder.
• St James’s Piccadilly, 7.30pm, £25, £18, 0333 666 4466, www.sjp.org.uk/evening-concerts.html

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