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24 Apr  

May starts bright and early at 7am for Vexations with London Sinfonietta players and 10am for an Alexander Goehr Study Day with musicians from the RNCM at Wigmore Hall. We then move on to major 20th c. orchestral statements, a multimedia opera, string quartet improv. with silent film, and other goodies.


London Sinfonietta

1 May 2010 / from 7:00 / Kings Place

London Sinfonietta's performance of this Satie 'happening' can be visited any time during the day - the music will be set against a moving image installation.


Alexander Goehr Study Day

Musicians From the Royal Northern College Of Music, Clark Rundell conductor

1 May 2010 / from 10:00 / Wigmore Hall

The day’s three concerts will feature works of instrumental, vocal and chamber music that span a period of nearly fifty years and closes with a performance of Sing, Ariel, a cantata from the 1990s which pays homage to, among others, his teacher Olivier Messiaen.


London Symphony Orchestra / Valery Gergiev

Turangaglila-Symphonie and Lutoslawski Piano Concerto

13 May 2010 / 19:30 / Barbican Hall 

Masterpieces from 1948 and 1988, soloists Joanna MacGregor piano, Cynthia Millar ondes martenot , and for the Lutoslawski, Sergey Babayan piano.


After Life - ASKO / Schoenberg Ensemble / Tausk

15 May 2010 / 19:30
 / Barbican Hall

After Life, a multi-media opera by Dutch composer and filmmaker Michel van der Aa, based on the film by Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-Eda.

Music of Today: Georg Friedrich Haas

20 May 2010 / 18:00 / Royal Festival Hall 

An exploration of the work of this highly original Austrian composer.


London Symphony Orchestra / Valery Gergiev

Turangaglila-Symphonie and Dutilleux Métaboles

20 May 2010 / 19:30 / Barbican Hall

A second chance at Messiaen’s Turangaglila, paired this time with the deft and striking Métaboles by Henri Dutilleux.


Mary Pickford in My Best Girl with the Elysian Quartet

28 May 2010 / 19:30 / Kings Place

Improvisation by the Elysian Quartet to a film by silent screen legend Mary Pickford

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