PHILIPPA MO @   SHORTWAVE NIGHTS 

 

SEASON 2

PHILIPPA MO VIOLIN invites:

OLIVIA JAGEURS, HARP

WILLIAM TOWERS, COUNTER-TENOR

EMILY WHITE, TROMBONE, SACKBUT, VIOLIN

Shortwave Nights 7

 

Tuesday 25 September 2018, 7:45pm

Olivia Jageurs, harp 

Philippa Mo, violin 

The Shortwave Cafe, 

The Biscuit Factory, 

100 Clements Road, 

Bermondsey, SE16 4DG

Olivia has played at all of London’s major concert venues. Olivia is the resident harpist at The Orangery, Kensington Palace and the official harpist for the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. After studying at the University of Manchester, Olivia graduated with a Masters degree from the Royal Academy of Music.  That year she was selected by the London Philharmonic Orchestra to join their Foyle Future Firsts scheme. Highlights of 2017 included Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra and a solo recital playing Britten’s Suite for Harp at the composer’s former house. Last year Olivia’s harp-writing resource 15 second harp was also shortlisted for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award. The RPS awards, presented in association with BBC Radio 3, are the highest recognition for live classical music in the UK. Olivia also founded Bachn & Eggs,London’s first series of classical music brunch concerts, which is regularly listed as one of London’s top pop-up events.

www.olivia-harpist.com

Shortwave Nights 8

 

Tuesday 30 October 2018, 7:45pm

Partita Fantasia Caprice 3

Philippa Mo, violin 

The Shortwave Cafe, 

The Biscuit Factory, 

100 Clements Road, 

Bermondsey, SE16 4DG

Philippa continues her ongoing programme
'Partita Fantasia Caprice' exploring both the complete solo works of Bach and the Fantasias by Telemann. This the third will feature Bach A minor Sonata , two Fantasias by Telemann, the fabulous solo sonata by Sergei Prokofiev from 1947 which was commissioned by the Soviet Union's Committee of Arts Affairs as a pedagogical work for talented violin students. Philippa will also include the new work by the Lebanese composer Naji Hakim entitled FANTASIA on Edvard Munchs "Unge mennesker på stranden". Naji writes of the peaceful melancholy in the painting of a weekend evening and in this nostalgic piece, he alludes to Danish and Norwegian folksong as well as to the impressionist composer Ravel.

www.najihakim.com

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Shortwave Nights 9

 

Tuesday 27 November  2018, 7:45pm

Emily White, trombone, sackbut

Philippa Mo, violin 

The Shortwave Cafe, 

The Biscuit Factory, 

100 Clements Road, 

Bermondsey, SE16 4DG

Shortwave Nights 10

 

Tuesday 18 December 2018, 7:45pm

William Towers, countertenor

Jian Hui Mo, treble

Philippa Mo, violin 

The Shortwave Cafe, 

The Biscuit Factory, 

100 Clements Road, 

Bermondsey, SE16 4DG

“The voice is utterly beautiful, and Towers' command of it superb (this was evident from almost his first sound.." Classical Music Magazine, Opera Now

An eclectic mix of music tonight to showcase one of the most incredible voices around. From 12th century mystic Hildegard von Bingen to English Song to folksong settings from the stunning Italian contemporary composer Luciano Berio and some references to Jeff Buckley too. Throwing in some mediaeval carols too and mixing their extraordinary male voice with violin will truly bring in Christmas for what has been an amazing year of concerts at the Shortwave.

2018 ©JHM 

Shortwave Nights 1

 

Tuesday 30 January 2018, 7:45pm

Philippa Mo, violin 

Fantasia, Partita and Caprice

The Shortwave Cafe, 

The Biscuit Factory, 

100 Clements Road, 

Bermondsey, SE16 4DG

Philippa brings together a stunning solo violin programme ranging from the Baroque serenity of Biber, Telemann and Bach to the flamboyant sonata by Lebanese composer Naji Hakim and she will also be joined tonight by the composers Errollyn Wallen and Wendy Hiscocks who introduce their pieces, both inspired to some degree by the aspiration of flight...

www.errollynwallen.com

wendyhiscocks.com

Shortwave Nights 5

 

Tuesday 29 May 2018, 7:45pm

Jakob Kullberg, cello

Philippa Mo, violin 

The Shortwave Cafe, 

The Biscuit Factory, 

100 Clements Road, 

Bermondsey, SE16 4DG

"Simply breathtaking'  The Strad

Top prize winner in international competitions, twice winner of the Danish Grammy, most recently in 2013 for his concerto CD ’Momentum’ which was also nominated for the coveted Gramophone Award in London, Jakob Kullberg lives in Copenhagen  and is coming to the Shortwave to present a superb evening in which he’ll be presenting  works by two composers written nearly 400 years apart: Tobias Hume, a Scottish soldier who served with the Swedish army, and Per Nørgård, a prolific contemporary Danish award-winner. Philippa Mo will join him on violin for the virtuosic duo by Kodály.

www.jakobkullberg.com

Shortwave Nights 2

 

Tuesday 27 February 2018, 7:45pm

Martin Fogel, guitar with

Philippa Mo, violin 

The Shortwave Cafe, 

The Biscuit Factory, 

100 Clements Road, 

Bermondsey, SE16 4DG

'a Swedish genius' CD Journal, Japan, 'exudes easy charm' Classical Music, UK,  

'sheer magic' Classical Guitar Magazine, UK

Martin Fogel is one of the most prominent guitarists to emerge from Sweden in recent years; he has received great critical acclaim for his artistry.

He brings together an evening of great virtuosity: beginning with a lute suite by Bach, Martin plays Takemitsu and two of his own compositions reflecting the urban pulse of Tokyo and Martin's reminiscence on the country that had been his home for 8 years on his imminent departure for Europe. He changes mood with the deeply romantic Agua e Vihno by Gismonti and the ubercool African-inspired Benga Beat by Gary Ryan and his finale will be the sizzling Histoire du Tango by Piazzolla joined by Philippa Mo, violin.

www.martinfogel.com

garyryan.co.uk

Shortwave Nights 6

 

Tuesday 26 June 2018, 7:45pm

Ronni Kot Wendel, Marimba 

Philippa Mo, violin 

The Shortwave Cafe, 

The Biscuit Factory, 

100 Clements Road, 

Bermondsey, SE16 4DG

'Sensational concert ... Tremendous musician ... Enormous talent and playability ... Masterful interpretation'
Comunidad7, Mexico

Ronni makes a flying visit from Rio to the Shortwave .

Watch here for programme details ..

www.rkwonline.com

Shortwave Nights 3

 

Tuesday 27 March 2018, 7:45pm

Philippa Mo, violin 

Fantasia, Partita and Caprice

The Shortwave Cafe, 

The Biscuit Factory, 

100 Clements Road, 

Bermondsey, SE16 4DG

WORLD PREMIÈRE - RILEY

Philippa returns with the second programme exploring the Solo Sonatas and Partitas by Bach framed by the fantasias of Telemann.  

We also hear a work written for Philippa and commissioned by Tate St Ives by the young composer Leo Geyer inspired by the sculptures of Barbara Hepworth and the electronic ambient The Blue Girls have All Gone Away by  Colin Riley for violin and delay pedal which will be a world première tonight.

www.leogeyer.co.uk

www.colinriley.co.uk

Shortwave Nights 4

 

Tuesday 24 April 2018, 7:45pm

Timothy Ridout, viola with 

Philippa Mo, violin

The Shortwave Cafe, 

The Biscuit Factory, 

100 Clements Road, 

Bermondsey, SE16 4DG

'technical perfection and beautifully warm and soft tone...his playing was also full of drama and brooding temper. The Strad Magazine

In 2016 Timothy was the first ever British winner of the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition and was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT).

Timothy brings the full beauty and power of the viola into play with his programme of Bach, Hindmith and Rubbra and we are delighted that British composer Paul Patterson will be present to introduce his piece Tides of Mananan.

www.timothyridout.com

paulpatterson.co.uk