UPCOMING EVENTS

Jul 18, 2020

7:00 PM

CANCELLED due Covid-19 - Diphonon Duo Concert in Andalusia, Spain

Our concert in Chipiona is cancelled due coronavirus, we hope we will be able to be there next year!

Chipiona, 11550 Chipiona, Cádiz, Spain

Chipiona festival - Juventudes Musicales de Chipiona)

Sep 30, 2020

12:30 PM

Diphonon Duo Lunchtime Concert at Leatherhead Methodist Church

Michael Iskas, viola  ♦  Iñigo Mikeeleiz Berrade, accordion


Händel: Sonata  for Viola da Gamba  ♦  Britten: Lachrymae 
de Falla: Popular Spanish Songs  ♦  Joaquin Taboada: El Crecimiento de la Hierba
Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances

Leatherhead: Methodist Church, Church Road, KT22 8AY
disabled parking only on site, please use Swan Centre multi-storey at KT22 8AH

May 03, 2021

TBC

Diphonon Duo at Händel House - TBA

Details TBC

PAST EVENTS

Mar 28, 2020

7:30 PM

POSTPONED - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Hollywood Head to Head - Bournemouth

Last year's sold-out sensation is back with more classic soundtracks from the two greatest film composers alive today – Hans Zimmer and John Williams. As well as returning favourites, the evening features music from Inception, Angels & Demons, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Batman Begins and many others.
Conductor: Pete Harrison

Mar 27, 2020

7:30 PM

POSTPONED - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Hollywood Head to Head - Bath

Last year's sold-out sensation is back with more classic soundtracks from the two greatest film composers alive today – Hans Zimmer and John Williams. As well as returning favourites, the evening features music from Inception, Angels & Demons, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Batman Begins and many others.
Conductor: Pete Harrison

Mar 19, 2020

11:00 AM

CANCELLED: CAVATINA Schools Concert: Viola’s Time-Travelling Musical Adventures

When a mysterious parcel arrives for our hero, Viola, she finds herself in the centre of an epic adventure through space and time. We invite you to travel with Viola, explore different musical times and places, and help her find her way home.

Join presenter Lucy Drever and the fantastic Diphonon Duo on this exciting musical journey suitable for Key Stage 1 pupils and teachers.

 

CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust, renowned for bringing chamber music to young people and young people to chamber music, is delighted to present this concert in association with Wigmore Hall

Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore St, Marylebone, London W1U 2BP

Mar 14, 2020

3:00 PM

CAVATINA Family Concert: Viola’s Time-Travelling Musical Adventures

When a mysterious parcel arrives for Viola, she finds herself in the centre of an epic adventure through space and time. Travel with Viola, explore different musical times and places, and help her find her way home. Join presenter Lucy Drever and the fantastic Diphonon Duo on this exciting musical journey suitable for children aged 5-7 and their parents and carers. Arrive early for free arts activities in the Bechstein Room. Drop in between 1.45pm and 2.30pm.

CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust, renowned for bringing chamber music to young people and young people to chamber music, is delighted to present this concert in association with Wigmore Hall

Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore St, Marylebone, London W1U 2BP

Mar 12, 2020

7:30 PM

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Hollywood Head to Head - Portsmouth

Last year's sold-out sensation is back with more classic soundtracks from the two greatest film composers alive today – Hans Zimmer and John Williams. As well as returning favourites, the evening features music from Inception, Angels & Demons, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Batman Begins and many others.
Conductor: Pete Harrison

Portsmouth Guildhall

Guildhall Square, PO1 2AB Portsmouth

Mar 07, 2020

7:30 PM

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Hollywood Head to Head - Poole

Last year's sold-out sensation is back with more classic soundtracks from the two greatest film composers alive today – Hans Zimmer and John Williams. As well as returning favourites, the evening features music from Inception, Angels & Demons, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Batman Begins and many others.
Conductor: Pete Harrison

Lighthouse Poole

21 Kingland Road, BH15 1UG Poole, Dorset

Mar 06, 2020

7:30 PM

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Hollywood Head to Head - Exeter

Last year's sold-out sensation is back with more classic soundtracks from the two greatest film composers alive today – Hans Zimmer and John Williams. As well as returning favourites, the evening features music from Inception, Angels & Demons, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Batman Begins and many others.
Conductor: Pete Harrison

The Great Hall, University of Exeter

EX4 4 Exeter, Devon

Feb 02, 2020

6:00 PM

THE BIG BAND…IS BACK! REBETIKO CARNIVAL FUNDRAISER 2020

Join us for the Rebetiko Big Band fundraiser of the year!

Musicians from bands all over London (Kourelou, Plastikes Karekles, Amalgama, Aman Aman and a Woman, Peran, Pakaw, Megla and more) join forces to create this raucous rebetiko big band, including
some of the most talented singers in this music who are currently gracing the stages of the UK and abroad.

We hope with your support to raise £2,000 from this event enabling us to organise a number of outreach projects in hospitals, care homes, prisons, and hospices during winter 2020. This is the most important work that we do, so please help us reach our goal and beyond so that we can bring a little bit of joy and relief into people’s lives, who cannot come to concerts and enjoy live music.


The band so far...



Marina Deligianni (voice),
Dunja Botic (voice),
Olcay Bayir, (voice),
Michalis Iskas (violin),
Ismini Nicolaou, (violin),
Aurel Qirjo, (violin),
Michalis Demetroudi, (bouzouki),
Konstantinos Rafaletos (lute),
Harry Cohen Christofidis, (bouzouki),
George Angelopoulos (lute/bouzouki),
Noonie Minogue (baglama),
Utkan Cagri Kocak (bouzouki),
Pavlos Carvalho (bouzouki),
Sarah Carvalho-Dubost, (guitar)
Nicos Nicholas, (tzoura)
Christos Antoniou, (guitar)
Yiannis Tsagkalos, (bouzouki)
Theodoulos Charalambous (bouzouki),
Simon Mercouris (bouzouki),
George Stamatis (guitar),
Maria Tsirodimitri(guitar),
Kostas Voros, (guitar),
Leandros Toupmas (guitar),
George Tsolakis (guitar),

Event Details

Doors open: 5.15pm
Music starts: 6pm
Tickets at the door: £18

All funds raised from ticket sales go to the Rebetiko Carnival Outreach programme.

Dec 13, 2019

06:30PM

12 Days till Christmas - Orpheus Sinfonia

Ealing Common Choir and Orpheus Sinfonia
Come and Listen!
Come and Sing!
From Handel to Hark the Herald

Listen to Buxtehude, Victoria, Handel, Tavener
Sing Carols and Christmas favourites

 

St Matthews Church, 7 North Common Rd, W5 2QA, London
£12 includes a mulled wine and mince pie
16 and under free!

Dec 10, 2019

07:30PM

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Mahler & Rachmaninov

BSO performing Mahler's formidable Symphony No.1 'Titan' and the brilliant pianist Vadym Kholodenko playing Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No.2

Piano: Vadym Kholodenko

Conductor: James Feddek

Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts, 21 Kingland Rd, Poole BH15 1UG, United Kingdom

Nov 30, 2019

03:00PM

Asterakia Christmassy Concert

Come and join us on the 1st of December at 15:00 at East Barnet High School for our Christmassy Concert! Asterakia is collaborating with great musicians from the Rebetiko Carnival.
With a fun storyline and live musical instruments, we will get ready for Christmas. After the concert we will have a Christmas Bazar.

The doors will open at 14:45.

Parking available.

 

East Barnet School, Chestnut Grove, London, EN4 8PU
Adults: £10, Child: £8, Child under 1: Free

 

Nov 30, 2019

7.30PM

The Snowman/ Nutcracker - The British Museum - Concordia Foundation

Enjoy The Snowman as never before when this magical Christmas classic comes to the Museum’s iconic Great Court. This heart-warming story will be accompanied by a live chamber orchestra and soloists from the Concordia Foundation and specially lit to surround you in a wintry snowstorm, for a truly unforgettable evening. With much-loved classics such as Walking in the Air, you and the whole family can immerse yourselves in this animation masterpiece.

Your evening will begin in the Enlightenment Gallery (Room 1), where you will enjoy live music performances and festive treats such as mulled cider and mince pies before entering the Great Court for the main performance. The orchestra will get you into the Christmas spirit with a selection of classics from the famous Nutcracker before the film and live soundtrack begin.

The British Museum, Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom

Nov 29, 2019

7.30PM and 9.00PM

The Snowman/ Nutcracker - The British Museum - Concordia Foundation

Enjoy The Snowman as never before when this magical Christmas classic comes to the Museum’s iconic Great Court. This heart-warming story will be accompanied by a live chamber orchestra and soloists from the Concordia Foundation and specially lit to surround you in a wintry snowstorm, for a truly unforgettable evening. With much-loved classics such as Walking in the Air, you and the whole family can immerse yourselves in this animation masterpiece.

Your evening will begin in the Enlightenment Gallery (Room 1), where you will enjoy live music performances and festive treats such as mulled cider and mince pies before entering the Great Court for the main performance. The orchestra will get you into the Christmas spirit with a selection of classics from the famous Nutcracker before the film and live soundtrack begin.

The British Museum, Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom

Nov 16, 2019

12:00

Rebetiko's Journey: From Greece to the World

Join us for a day of workshops, exhibitions and concerts mapping the journey of rebetiko via the ports of the world. Get on board the adventure of this treasured Greek music, as it journeys from its beginnings in Smyrna and Peiraias gradually spreading to the Americas and the rest of the world, absorbing the rich elements of different musical cultures and making it its own.

Schedule:
12:00 - 15:00 - Workshop for musicians (Foyer)
17:00 - 18:15 - concert 1 - including talk before or after (Auditorium)
18:15 - 18:45 - BREAK
18:45 - 20:30 - concert 2 - including talk before or after (Auditorium)
20:45 - 21:45 - drinks and live session (Foyer.)

Tickets:
Workshop - £5
Concert - £15 / £12 conc.
Talk - free
Concert - £15 / £12 conc.
Live acoustic Rebetiko jam session in the bar - free

The day will consist of:

1) Creating a Rebetiko band for amateur musicians! A 3 hour workshop given by Spiros Bolovinis and Pavlos Carvalho on rebetiko music. Mainly playing for everyone, not talking! This will be appropriate for experienced amateur instrumentalists and singers, as well as people who have just started and can only play open strings. We will find an important role for everyone and together form a big band of rebetiko musicians. Together with you, who take part, we will put together a set list of your favourite rebetika songs, chosen by the participants. We will work at melodic lines, how to support the singers, improvisations and how to structure them as well as harmonising with second and third voicings for those who are more advanced. All done on the spirit of an open jam session. This will end in an acoustic performance at the end of the day in the foyer and bar area of the Cockpit Theatre after Plastikes Karekles’ performance in the main auditorium.

2) Two performances (afternoon and evening) by Plastikes Karekles. Two different programmes of songs that show the exciting journey of rebetiko and how it developed from it’s early days through to the 50s.

Plastikes Karekles: Manolis Taouxis-bouzouki/voice, Michalis Iskas-violin, Maria Tsirodimitri-guitar/voice , Marina Deligianni-voice/hand-held percussion, Spiros Bolovinis-baglama/voice, Pavlos Carvalho-bouzouki/voice

3) An all day exhibition of instruments by one of Greece’s greatest instrument makers, Christos Spourdalakis. Here you will have the opportunity to try instruments and if you like even buy them!

4) A short talk on the music being performed by Plastikes Karekles.

Do join us for what will be a really fun, exciting, informative and interactive day for people of all nationalities and all ages. If you love music of the world, whether you are a seasoned connoisseur of rebetiko or you are just discovering Greek music and it’s treasures, this day is not to be missed.

Nov 14, 2019

7:30PM

Astor Piazzolla 'Maestro del Tango'

A.Piazzolla - Le grand Tango for viola and bandoneon

E.Granados - Orientale, Andaluza (viola and accordion)

A.Piazzolla - Double Concerto for guitar, bandoneon and strings

A.Piazzolla - Estaciones Porteñas (Winter, Spring)

The musicians:

George Zacharias (violin)

Victoria Zora (violin)

Michael Iskas (viola)

Sarah Carvalho Dubost (cello)

Dimitris Soukaras (guitar)

Iñigo Mikeleiz Berrade (accordion)

Hara Kostogianni (piano)

The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Cross & St. Michael, Golders Green Rd, Golders Green, London NW11 8HL, United Kingdom

Nov 08, 2019

10:30AM

Wigmore Hall Family Day: Journey to the Moon

Find your space boots and get ready for a musical adventure to the moon! To celebrate 50 years since the first moon landing, families are invited to join professional musicians and artists in this interactive day of workshops. You can expect singing, prop-making, movement and drama, so come prepared for an energetic day!

Wigmore Hall is proud to meet the Family Arts Standards reflecting its commitment to offering family-friendly events and spaces.

Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore St, Marylebone, London W1U 2BP, United Kingdom

Nov 01, 2019

07:30PM

Hampstead Arts Festival - The Dream of Gerontius - Orpheus Sinfonia

This performance of Elgar's masterpiece is made possible by a grant from the Hampstead Church Music Trust and is presented in association with the Friends of the Music.. Aidan Coburn makes his role debut as Gerontius, and contralto Jessica Dandy appears as the Angel, together with the choirs of Emmanuel and Fitzwilliam Colleges, Cambridge, Colla Voce Singers, and Orpheus Sinfonia.

Choirs of Emmanuel & Fitzwilliam Colleges

Colla Voce Singers

Aidan Coburn: Tenor

Jessica Dandy: Contralto

Orpheus Sinfonia

Conductor: Peter Foggit

Elgar The Dream of Gerontius

Hampstead Parish Church, Church Row, London NW3 6UU, United Kingdom

Oct 28, 2019

01:10PM

Diphonon Duo Lunchtime Recital at St. Clement Danes

Delighted to invite you to our Lunchtime Recital at St Clement Danes. Please come to enjoy some beautiful music!

 

Central Church of the Royal Air Force, Strand, Temple, London WC2R 1DH

Concert is not ticketed; entry is free

Oct 16, 2019

07:30PM

Oxford Philharmonic - Music & Maths

DEBUSSY        

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, L. 86

STRAVINSKY        

Symphony in Three Movements

BARTÓK        

Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, BB 114

Marcus du Sautoy presenter

Marios Papadopoulos conductor

University of Oxford Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science Marcus du Sautoy returns for our second exploration of Music and Maths, this time exploring 20th century works in which numbers can enlighten the notes. Balance and geometry were vital tools for Igor Stravinsky, whose Symphony in Three movements is a work of utter mathematical sense in which Stravinsky uses symmetry to create new harmonic structures. But the mathematics doesn’t stop there, as du Sautoy, Papadopoulos and the Orchestra turn their analytical gaze towards haunting Bartók and impressionistic Debussy.

The concert is scheduled to end at approximately 22:10

Saffron Hall, Audley End Rd, CB11 4UH Saffron Walden

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