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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.


Vexations

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.


http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/music/out-hear/codex-from-elision-out-hear-contemporary-music-kings-place-london



 

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.


http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/whats-on/productions/alexander-goehr-study-day-25364



 

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.


http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?id=8646



 

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.


http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=8560


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.

http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/concerts/20may10mot/



 

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.


http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=8648



 

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
.

http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/music/weekly-themes/mary-pickford-in-my-best-girl-with-the-elysian-quartet




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