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25 Jun

United Kingdom
 Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 3pm 
Arditti Quartet, Aimard and Stefanovich
Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh
Snape Maltings Concert Hall,Snape,Suffolk,IP17 1SP
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1728 687110

Arditti Quartet
Tamara Stefanovich, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Jonas Olsson piano

A chance to gain an extended insight into the three Featured Composers at this year’s Festival – Julian Anderson, Rebecca Saunders and Benedict Mason. While their music is so different that it’s easy to forget the instruments are the same – each has written pieces for string quartet and pieces for piano, giving us a fascinating opportunity to compare their approaches. One of the world’s leading contemporary music quartets, the Ardittis, join a group of outstanding pianists for a typically ambitious exploration.

Julian Anderson : New Work
Julian Anderson : String Quartet No.2
Rebecca Saunders : Crimson
Rebecca Saunders : Shadow
Rebecca Saunders : Fletch for string quartet
Bendict Mason : The Four Slopes of Twice Among Gliders of her Gravity for piano and tape
Bendict Mason : String Quartet No.3

25 Jun

United Kingdom
 Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 3.30pm 
Robert Irvine Cello
St Magnus Festival
St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall
United Kingdom

As part of a project in aid of UNICEF, Robert Irvine asked many composers to write small works for solo cello on the theme “children and their suffering in the world”. These works have been recorded for CD release by Delphian Records but we hear them live here for the first time alongside Bach's beautiful and delicate C major suite.

Robert Irvine Cello

J.S. Bach : Suite for Solo Cello in C major BWV 1009
James MacMillan : Knock-Knock
Sally Beamish : Miranda Dreaming
Edward McGuire : Elegaic Lullaby
Mark-Anthony Turnage : Amelie’s Tango
Eleanor Alberga : Ride Through
Tom Irvine : Safety
John De Simone : Misremembrance
Gabriel Jackson : Child Song
William Sweeney : Caolas
David Fennessy : 5 Hofer Photographs

25 Jun

United Kingdom
 Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 7.30pm 
Fidelio Trio
Gregynog Festival
Gregynog Hall (and other venues), Tregynon, Newtown, Powys SY16 3PN, UK
United Kingdom
01686 207100

Darragh Morgan, violin
Adi Tal, cello
Mary Dullea, piano
with Sinéad Morrissey, poet

E J MOERAN : Piano Trio
Donnacha Dennehy : Bulb
Piers Hellawell : New Work
Sam Perkin : Fron-goch

26 Jun

United Kingdom
 Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 2.30pm 
Chamber Choir Ireland
Gregynog Festival
Gregynog Hall (and other venues), Tregynon, Newtown, Powys SY16 3PN, UK
United Kingdom
01686 207100

Chamber Choir Ireland

David Fennessy : chOirland
Charles Villiers Stanford : Three Motets
Gerald Barry : Long Time
Stephen McNeff : A half darkness
Tarik O'Reagan : Scattered Rhymes
Frank Martin : Songs of Ariel
Paul Hillier : On Raglan Road arr. Hillier

26 Jun

United Kingdom
 Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 7pm 
The Hogboon: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
LSO Discovery Choirs
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey choral director
Guildhall School Musicians
London Symphony Orchestra

Sir Simon Rattle’s LSO Discovery concert includes a brand new children’s opera, The Hogboon, by Peter Maxwell Davies and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, performed by young people alongside the LSO.

Story-telling is at the heart of this concert. Berlioz uses a gargantuan orchestra to depict his ‘Fantastical Symphony’ portraying a swirling ball, a cackling March to the Scaffold and dreams good and bad. Maxwell Davies bases his new opera on a local monster myth from his home in Orkney.

Rattle believes that classical music is for everyone, and has long been a leading advocate for living composers, and for music education and outreach to new audiences. He has specially devised this concert to incorporate the LSO Discovery children’s choirs, London Symphony Chorus, and students from Guildhall School, alongside members of the London Symphony Orchestra.

Suitable for children aged 10+

Peter Maxwell Davies : The Hogboon

27 Jun 
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30 Jun

United Kingdom
 Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 1pm 
Britten Sinfonia At Lunch 2015-16
St Andrew’s Hall
United Kingdom

Britten Sinfonia Academy
Members of Britten Sinfonia

Kenneth Hesketh : Concerto Salmigondis for Chamber Orchestra

1 Jul

United Kingdom
 Friday, July 01, 2016 at  
Festival d'Aix en Provence

United Kingdom

It is written that little drops sweat on the forehead
of the word,
And this word changes people's dreams in blue
ink spread on sheets.

It is written that the one who loves his homeland
will give some protecting warmth to his children.
Fady Jomar et Catherine Verlaguet, Kalîla wa Dimna, scene 9 (2016)
“Tell me the story of those two men whose friendship, shattered by a treacherous liar, was transformed into hostility and hatred”, said the King of India to the prince of philosophers responsible for teaching him to reign. Thus begins one of the chapters of this great classic of Arabic literature, The Book of Kalila and Dimna, written by Ibn al-Muqaffa' in the eighth century, based on an ancient collection of animal tales from far-away India. In a reworking of the fable of the Lion, whose friendship with the Ox is maligned by the ambitious Jackal, this world premiere opera by Moneim Adwan treads a fine line between the human and the animal, fable and tragedy, Arabic and French, Western form and Eastern music, to tell the story of idealism crushed by ambition. In a staging by Olivier Letellier, the Festival d’Aix will be introducing this opera form that showcases all the musicality of the Arabic language.

ON 1, 10 AND 17 JULY AT 5:00PM
ON 2, 6, 8, 12 AND 16 JULY AT 8:00PM

Moneim Adwan : KALÎLA WA DIMNA

1 Jul

United Kingdom
 Friday, July 01, 2016 at 1pm 
Britten Sinfonia At Lunch 2015-16
West Road Concert Hall
West Road, Cambridge
United Kingdom

Britten Sinfonia Academy
Members of Britten Sinfonia

Kenneth Hesketh : Concerto Salmigondis for Chamber Orchestra

2 Jul 
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8 Jul

United Kingdom
 Friday, July 08, 2016 at 11am 
Christian Lindberg Premiere
Cheltenham Festival

United Kingdom

Christian Lindberg trombone
Roland Pöntinen piano

This programme unites trombone supremo Christian Lindberg with fellow Swede Roland Pöntinen, and promises to showcase their phenomenal technical mastery and captivating stage presence. Bringing to life some of Russia’s most spellbinding pieces of musical storytelling in The Firebird and Pictures at an Exhibition, they also perform a brand new work by Lindberg composed especially for this recital pairing.

Christian Lindberg : Black Hawk Eagle
Robert Schumann : Fantasiestücke
Igor Stravinsky : 3 Movements from ‘The Firebird’
Isaac Albéniz : El Albaicín from ‘Iberia’
Modest Mussorgsky : Pictures at an Exhibition

8 Jul

United Kingdom
 Friday, July 08, 2016 at 9.30pm 
Zubin Kanga: Dark Twin
Cheltenham Festival

United Kingdom

Zubin Kanga piano / electronics

Australian pianist Zubin Kanga calls it ‘music of mystery and multiplicity’: Dark Twin is a quite literally electrifying programme featuring multiple identities, malevolent doppelgängers and mischievous trickery, with the assistance and interference of electronics, computer interaction and multimedia. Whether playing through an avatar, inserting himself into old films, or creating complex loops of sound, this ‘adept subverter of the piano concert experience’ (Limelight, Australia) pushes the sonic and visual capabilities of the piano to the limit.

Stefan Prins : Piano Hero No 1 for keyboard, live electronics and live video
Julian Day : Dark Twin for piano and electronics
Neil Luck : 2018 for piano and electronics
Adam de la Cour : Transplant the Movie! for piano and video
Michael van der Aa : Transit for piano, electronics and video
Patrick Nunn : Morphosis for piano, 3D sensors and live electronics
Kate Moore : October for piano, digital pedals and live electronics

9 Jul

United Kingdom
 Saturday, July 09, 2016 at 2pm 
Andriessen, Reich & Maric
Cheltenham Festival

United Kingdom

Dave Maric piano/electronics
Musicians from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Goldfield Ensemble

Alongside Reich’s impressive Nagoya Marimbas and Louis Andriessen’s work ‘for any loud sounding group of instruments’, composer Dave Maric acts as soloist in his new concerto for upright piano and electronics. Tapping into the essence of the upright he grew up with, Vigil sees the piano as both instrument and storyteller – from Maric’s father’s arrival in the UK as a political refugee from war-torn Yugoslavia, to Dave’s teenage experiments with electronics and beyond.

Louis Andriessen : Workers Union
Steve Reich : Nagoya Marimbas
Dave Maric : Vigil

9 Jul

United Kingdom
 Saturday, July 09, 2016 at 5pm 
Ritual in Transfigured Time
Cheltenham Festival

United Kingdom

Goldfield Ensemble
Langham Research Centre
Rob Godman sound design

What happens when technology becomes obsolete? This concert takes sounds and images from the 1940s, technologies developed in the 1950s, and the unique sonorities of salvaged objects like the innards of old toy pianos, and journeys through the improbable soundscapes of the past century. With new works from Arlene Sierra and Kathy Hinde, the ensembles explore the ‘newness’ of the old and the strangeness of our technological archeology.

Edgar Varèse : Poème électronique
Arlene Sierra : Ritual in Transfigured Time
Kathy Hinde : Singularity
Jonathan Harvey : Ricercare una melodia
Tristan Murail : Les Ruines Circulaires
Langham Research Centre : Muffled Cyphers

10 Jul

United Kingdom
 Sunday, July 10, 2016 at  
Music for Piano and Film
Cheltenham Festival

United Kingdom

Clare Hammond piano

A pianist of ‘amazing power and panache’ (The Telegraph), Clare Hammond is renowned for her performances of contemporary music. Her latest project features two new commissions, both featuring film shorts as a backdrop to the music. Ken Hesketh’s score, specially written for Clare, accompanies the expressionist film Hände; while Ed Hughes’s The Nose is a new score to a short film inspired by Nikolai Gogol’s dream-like story of a government official whose nose goes missing.

Ed Hughes : The Nose
Kenneth Hesketh : Notte Oscura
Thomas Ades : 3 Mazurkas
Piers Hellawell : Piani, Latebre
Kenneth Hesketh : Hände

11 Jul

United Kingdom
 Monday, July 11, 2016 at 3.30pm 
Nigel Osborne Premiere
Buxton Festival
3 The Square, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6AZ
United Kingdom
01298 70395

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Ensemble 10/10

The contemporary ensemble of Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Ensemble 10/10 present a new work by Nigel Osborne written to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Srebrenica, a collection of songs composed by people of all faiths and backgrounds from the town. He arranges songs by rock ‘n’ rollers sent unwillingly to war, by women who were raped and abused, by families of victims, by people missing the solidarity of former Yugoslavia, by Roma passing by, and by children looking for beauty and hope.

Benjamin Britten : Sinfonietta, Op 1
Nigel Osborne : Bosnian Voices

12 Jul

United Kingdom
 Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 9.30pm 
Festival d'Aix en Provence

United Kingdom

Benjamin de la Fuente sets the tone for this one-off evening with a work in an unusual format. Playing on different perceptions of sound, from electronic music to chamber music, this versatile artist is particularly alive to the subtle notions of “gesture” and musical invention. Echoing this world premiere, creations by today’s composers complete the program, highlighting the richness and diversity of the contemporary repertoire. Ever eager to support and promote contemporary creation, the Académie is teaming up with SACEM to commission new works from young composers. In a world premiere, they are interpreted by former Académie artists.

Benjamin de la Fuente : Piece for two string quartets, drums and recorded voice

12 Jul

 Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 7pm 
David Philip Hefti Premiere
Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival

0431-23 70 70

Baiba Skride, Violin
Lauma Skride, Piano

Since 1990, the Paul Hindemith Prize has been awarded every year as part of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. The prize is awarded to and intended to promote exceptional young composers of contemporary music. At the same time, the prize honors the music educator, Paul Hindemith, who was commissioned in 1932 to compose the "Plöner Musiktag" work for the State Education Board in Plön. Past prize winners include Lera Auerbach (2005), Michel van der Aa (2006), Dai Fujikura (2007), Márton Illés (2008), Johannes Maria Staud (2009), Sascha Lino Lemke (2010), Markus Lehmann-Horn (2011), Li Bo (2012), Maximilian Schnaus (2013) and Bernd Richard Deutsch (2014). In 2015 the Swiss composer David Philip Hefti was awared. At the same time he obtained the commission to compose a new work for the SHMF, which will be premiered by the renowned Latvian sisters Baiba and Lauma Skride . In addition, works composed by Paul Hindemith and the new prizewinner will also be played.

David Philip Hefti : Poème noctambule for violine and piano

13 Jul 
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15 Jul

United Kingdom
 Friday, July 15, 2016 at 7.30pm 
Fidelio Trio
Cheltenham Festival

United Kingdom

Fidelio Trio
Sinéad Morrissey poet/reader

Alongside a premiere from 2015 RPS Composition Prize-winner Hunter Coblentz comes a new Beyond Borders-funded collaboration between Belfast residents Sinéad Morrissey and Piers Hellawell. The poetic sequence of 2014 T.S. Eliot Prize-winner Morrissey muses on the theme of migration, borders and sanctuary, and develops the poetic transfiguration in Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht.

Piers Hellawell : Up By The Roots
Hunter Coblentz : Trio
Michael Zev Gordon : In the Middle of Things
Arnold Schoenberg : Verklärte Nacht

16 Jul

United Kingdom
 Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 8pm 
Sally Beamish Showcase
Cheltenham Festival

United Kingdom

Red Note Ensemble
Crawford Logan actor

Hailing from Scotland, like Sally Beamish herself, the outstanding Red Note Ensemble comes to Cheltenham with a 60th birthday tribute to this ever-distinctive composer. The Sins is a semi-theatrical work for actor and ensemble, taking as its starting point a new translation by Phil Hind of the ‘seven deadly sins’ section from Langland’s 14th century narrative poem Piers Plowman. Modern and medieval allegories merge powerfully with Beamish’s own emotionally vivid language.

Sally Beamish : Commedia
Sally Beamish : Piobaireachd for piano
Sally Beamish : The Sins

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24 Jul

United Kingdom
 Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 3.30pm 
Howells and Lancaster
Three Choirs Festival
Three Choirs Festival Association 7c College Green Gloucester GL1 2LX
United Kingdom
01452 768928

Anna Gillingham soprano

Juliet Curnow contralto

Peter Harris tenor

James Geidt baritone

St Cecilia Singers

The Bristol Ensemble

Jonathan Hope conductor

3.30 pm Cirencester Parish Church

£27, £22

A coach will depart from Lower Westgate Street at 2.15 pm. Ticket £9 return

Philip Lancaster's new War Passion for chamber choir and ensemble is a telling of the Passion story interspersed with words by nine First World War poets, offering both a commentary on the Passion and a parallel narrative recounting the experience and sacrifice of that war. It is paired with the searing Requiem by Herbert Howells, inspired by the death from polio of the composer's nine-year-old son Michael.

Herbert Howells : Requiem
Philip Lancaster : War Passion

25 Jul 

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