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30 Aug

 Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 7.30pm 
Berlin Philharmonic | Sir Simon Rattle
Lucerne Festival

Berlin Philharmonic
Sir Simon Rattle conductor

“Gustav Mahler completely changed my life,” says Sir Simon Rattle. Indeed it was Mahler’s music that initially led him to the idea of pursuing a career on the podium. The 11- or 12-year-old Simon had his first inspiration in his native Liverpool when he heard a performance of the Second Symphony. “I had already realized that I wanted to become a musician, but this experience led me to become a conductor.” Mahler has been a constant companion throughout his career ever since – and will be a trustworthy star to light his way for his first Lucerne performance of this summer, when the Berlin Philharmonic plays the mighty Seventh Symphony. But for the opening Rattle has chosen “the one piece in the repertoire where the conductor himself has to play along”: Éclat by Pierre Boulez. This work consists of certain set passages and patterns from which the man (or woman) on the podium can freely select: the fingers are used to indicate a number that signifies to the 15 soloists which particular passages they should then play.

Pierre Boulez : Éclat” for Fifteen Instruments
Gustav Mahler : Symphony No. 7 in E minor

30 Aug

United Kingdom
 Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 7.45pm 
ROBERT SAXTON The Resurrection of the Soldiers
Presteigne Festival

United Kingdom
01544 267800

Clare Hammond piano
Emily Pailthorpe oboe
Presteigne Festival Orchestra
George Vass conductor

Robert Saxton : The Resurrection of the Soldiers
David Matthews : Piano Concerto, Op 111
Richard Blackford : The Better Angels of Our Nature
Dmitri Shostakovich : Chamber Symphony, Op 110a

30 Aug

United Kingdom
 Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 2.00pm - 3.00pm 
Time and the Seasons
St Andrew's Church, Presteigne
Broad Street, Presteigne, Powys LD8 2AF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1544 267 800

Tickets: £12.50 reserved | £10 unreserved | £6 student
Damina Thantrey (baritone)
Huw Watkins (piano)

Henri Duparc : Serenade; Extase; Le manoir de Rosemonde
Robert Saxton : Time and the Seasons
Huw Watkins : Look Down, Fair Moon
Henri Dutilleux : Quatre Melodies
Maurice Ravel : Don Quichotte a Dulcinee

30 Aug

United Kingdom
 Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 7.45pm - 9.40pm 
Festival Finale
St Andrew's Church, Presteigne
Broad Street, Presteigne, Powys LD8 2AF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1544 267 800

Tickets: £24 reserved | £18 unreserved | £6 student
Clare Hammond (piano)
Emily Pailthorpe (oboe)
Presteigne Festival Orchestra
George Vass (conductor)

Robert Saxton : The Resurrection of the Soldiers
David Matthews : Piano Concerto, Op 111
Richard Blackford : The Better Angels of Our Nature
Dmitri Shostakovich : Chamber Symphony, Op 110a

31 Aug

 Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 10.00am-12.00am 
Dissertation Writing Service
jaipur, jaipur

Tickets: 00
Dissertation Writing Service

Dissertation Writing Service

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1 Sep

United Kingdom
 Thursday, September 01, 2016 at 7.30pm 
The Aeloian Trio, with Clive Bell - bamboo flute and John Roberts (PuppetCraft)
Devon Guild of Craftsmen
The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF
United Kingdom
01626 832223

The Aeloian Trio, with Clive Bell - bamboo flute and John Roberts (PuppetCraft)

Traditional Japanese pieces for shakuhachi
Short bunraku pupet performance

Tickets £10 from Or Devon Guild Of Craftsmen: 01626 832223

Claude Debussy : Trio for Flute, Harp & Viola
Toru Takemitsu : And Then I Knew Twas Wind

2 Sep 
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5 Sep 
6 Sep 
7 Sep

United Kingdom
 Wednesday, September 07, 2016 at 2pm 
Cooke, Schumann & Elgar
The Greenhouse, MediaCityUK, Salford, M50 2EQ
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 161 886 5300

BBC Philharmonic
Andrew Gourlay Conductor
Narek Hakhnazaryan Cello

Andrew Gourlay, also a trombonist and pianist by training, conducts today’s studio concert – opening with British composer Cooke and his Sixth Symphony.

The orchestra are joined by BBC New Generation Artist, Narek Hakhnazarya, for the poetry of Schumann's Cello Concerto, before this afternoon’s programme closes the way that it began – with the work of a British composer.

Elgar’s Dream Children, inspired by writing from Charles Lamb in 1822, leaps from the pages of an essay to the pages of a score and conveys both a wistful longing and nostalgia for lost youth.

Arnold Cooke : Symphony No.6
Robert Schumann : Cello Concerto in A minor
Edward Elgar : Enfants d'un rêve, Op 43

8 Sep 
9 Sep

United Kingdom
 Friday, September 09, 2016 at 8.45pm 
And Then I Knew Twas Wind
Kings Place
Kings Cross, London
United Kingdom

Gwyneth Herbert
London Sinfonietta

Award-winning composer, lyricist and performer Gwyneth Herbert and the London Sinfonietta present a unique collaborative performance.

The concert will feature new arrangements of Herbert’s own songs and special pieces created in dialogue with musicians from the ensemble, alongside music from the rich repertoire that forms part of the London Sinfonietta’s history.

Gwyneth Herbert : Various

9 Sep

 Friday, September 09, 2016 at 8pm 
Haus der Berlin Festspiel


Clément Saunier Trumpet

Jean-Christophe Vervoitte Horn

33 1/3 Collective Video and kinetic sculpture

Founded in 1976 by Pierre Boulez in Paris, Ensemble intercontemporain is one of the most long-standing specialist ensembles for New Music. Its members, all of them internationally renowned soloists in their own rights, have significantly contributed to the performance practise of New Music. Composer and conductor Matthias Pintscher has been the ensemble’s music director since 2013. At last year’s Musikfest Berlin, he conducted the Berliner Philharmoniker for the first time. This year, the first part of his concert will present his ensemble cycle sonic eclipse, which centres on trumpet and cornet. As if in a lunar or solar eclipse, the two protagonists’ sound characteristics slowly spread over each other, drawing the other instruments into their gravitational fields.

Wolfgang Rihm’s Concerto Seraphin, commissioned and premiered by Musikfest Berlin eight years ago, is part of a larger body of work that consists of a topical core to which further parts and layers were continually added over the years. The central sources of inspiration for Rihm were Antonin Artaud’s and Charles Baudelaire’s texts on the Théâtre de Séraphin. In their project No More Masterpieces, the Dutch experimental video artists of 33 1/3 Collective developed digital imagery that draws on Antonin Artaud’s radical and provocative manifest of the same title and extends Wolfgang Rihm’s Concerto Séraphin into the world of kinetic visuals.

Matthias Pintscher : sonic eclipse for trumpet, horn and ensemble celestical object I – celestical object II – occultation
Wolfgang Rihm : Concerto »Séraphin« for 16 players performed in combination with No More Masterpieces by 33 1/3 Collective

10 Sep

United States
 Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 07:30pm 
Patrick Zimmerli Quartet Celebrates New Album 9/10
Le Poisson Rouge
United States

Tickets: $15
Patrick Zimmerli
Ethan Iverson
Chris Tordini
John Hollenbeck

On September 10, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at Le Poisson Rouge, the Patrick Zimmerli Quartet, featuring Ethan Iverson, Chris Tordini, and John Hollenbeck, will present “Clockworks,” the conclusion of a compositional arc that began 25 years ago with the recording of Shores Against Silence by Zimmerli’s original quartet.

Patrick Zimmerli : Clockwork

11 Sep

 Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 10am 
Philharmonie Hall, Berlin


Pekka Kuusisto Violin

Paul Jeukendrup Sound Direction

Edgard Varèse’s admiration for Beethoven has been documented in multiple ways. A photograph shows a Beethoven portrait on his desk. For him, Beethoven embodied the prototype of a modern composer. Beethoven was also the model for the title figure Jean-Christophe by Romain Rolland, who was a friend of Varèse’s. The author incorporated some of Varèse’s characteristics into his fictitious character. The world premiere of Déserts in 1954 in Paris under Hermann Scherchen was a scandal. The audience reacted with incomprehension to the audio tape recordings Varèse used to enrich his musical language. In Hamburg, however, where Déserts was performed in the same year under Bruno Maderna, the work met with great success. This time, Karlheinz Stockhausen modulated the audiotape interpolations. The fusion of exterior impulses and impressions with inner images are as applicable to Varèse’s Déserts piece as they are to Ligeti’s Concert for Violin and Orchestra. In Ligeti’s music, an amalgam of heterogeneous impressions – impressions of African music, geometry, untempered tuning systems – leads to new rhythmic constellations, harmonious colours and moulding processes.

Edgard Varèse : Déserts für 15 Instrumentalisten, Schlagzeuger und Tonband
Gyorgy Ligeti : Violin Concerto
Ludwig Van Beethoven : Symphony No. 3 in E flat major Eroica

12 Sep

 Monday, September 12, 2016 at 6pm 
Philharmonie Hall, Berlin



“This piece is one of the monuments of piano literature. It is the work of a composer who was a pianist himself and who knew and understood his instrument extremely well. That is why he was able to radically transform the writing of music for this instrument. Due to Boulez’ permanent endeavours to renew himself, each work illustrate a further step on his path of creative exploration. And yet they all contain an effortless energy and creativity. This adventure of playing his entire works for solo piano, and finally, as the crowning piece, the second book of his Structures, marks one of my most intense experiences as a pianist. ”

Pierre-Laurent Aimard 2011

Pierre Boulez : Douze Notations
Pierre Boulez : Première Sonate
Pierre Boulez : Deuxième Sonate
Pierre Boulez : Troisième Sonate
Pierre Boulez : Incises
Pierre Boulez : Une page dʼéphéméride
Pierre Boulez : Structures for two pianos, Deuxième Livre

13 Sep 
14 Sep

 Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7pm 
Helsinki Music Centre

Nicolas Tulliez Harp
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Susanna Mälkki Conductor
Thomas Goepfer IRCAM Computer Music Design
Adrien Mamou-Mani IRCAM Scientific Advisor (Instrumental Acoustics team at IRCAM-STMS, SmartInstruments project)

In Sul Segno in 2004, Yan Maresz gave free reign to his passion for plucked strings that find their full resonant extension in the universe of electronics. Here, Maresz meets the harp again, but as a solo instrument, this time an "augmented" instrument; an instrument physically modified through its coupling with an integrated digital real-time system that exploits the instrument's acoustic radiation without the addition of any loudspeakers.

Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, 15, 2016, 7pm / Helsinki Music Centre

Pierre Boulez : Livre pour cordes
Yan Maresz : Répliques
Hector Berlioz : La Symphonie fantastique opus 14

15 Sep 
16 Sep

United States
 Friday, September 16, 2016 at 7:30pm 
Odyssey Opera Premieres Dimitrij 9/16
Jordan Hall, Boston
30 Gainsborough Street
United States

Tickets: $30 and up
Odyssey Opera

Dimitrij: Aleš Briscein (tenor)
Marina: Dana Burešová (soprano)
Xenie: Olga Jelínková (soprano)
Šujskij: Mark S. Doss (bass-baritone)
Conductor: Gil Rose

Boston’s most original and innovative opera company, Odyssey Opera, today announced its season-opening performance of Antonín Dvořák’s epic work Dimitrij, marking the opera’s Boston premiere. Sung in Czech with projected English translations, this concert production is led by conductor Gil Rose, with performances by the Odyssey Opera Orchestra and the award-winning tenor Aleš Briscein in the role of Dimitrij.

Antonin Dvorak : Dimitrij

17 Sep 
18 Sep

United States
 Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 3:00pm 
Simply Grand Concert - Duo Montagnard
Simply Grand Concert, WVIA Studios
WVIA Studios, Pittston, PA
United States

Tickets: Free - limited seats, go to website to reserve
Duo Montagnard - Joseph Murphy, Saxophone and Matthew Slotkin, guitar

New repetoire for saxophone and guitar

L.A. Logrande : L'Eternité

19 Sep

United Kingdom
 Monday, September 19, 2016 at 1pm 
Staffan Storm, Stenhammar and Roland Pöntinen
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom

Håkan Hardenberger trumpet; Roland Pöntinen piano

Over the past three decades Swedish trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger has made a huge contribution to the expansion of his instrument’s repertoire, commissioning major new works and inspiring many to arrange pieces for him. He is joined by fellow countryman Roland Pöntinen for a lunchtime recital programme complete with Pöntinen’s latest composition for trumpet and piano.

Staffan Storm : Three Autumns
Wilhelm Stenhammar : Sensommarnätter Op. 33 (a selection)
Roland Pöntinen : New work

20 Sep

United Kingdom
 Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7.30pm 
Finzi, Julian Philips, Schumann and Mahler
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom

James Gilchrist tenor; Anna Tilbrook piano

James Gilchrist and Anna Tilbrook continue to develop their dynamic creative partnership with programmes that mine the depths of human experience.

Their latest Wigmore Hall recital includes song-cycles by Mahler and Schumann, and a new commission by Julian Philips, acclaimed for his feeling for poetic language and musical sensitivity.

Gerald Finzi : Oh fair to see Op. 13b
Julian Philips : New work
Robert Schumann : Liederkreis Op. 24
Gustav Mahler : Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

21 Sep 
22 Sep

 Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7pm 
Philharmonie Hall, Berlin



With La Mer, “three symphonic sketches for orchestra” premiered in Paris in 1905, Claude Debussy created a work that many classical music lovers consider a high point of impressionism in music. The composer himself, however, reacted sensitively when the term, first used in 1874 in connection with a painting by Claude Monet, was applied to his compositions: “It is only journalists doing their job who call them that,” he had his literary alter ego, the self-titled anti-dilettante Monsieur Croche, proclaim: “That’s of no importance”. It was less fear that his compositions would be compared with paintings than a general aversion to overly facile categorisations that inspired Debussy to call for an attack against all “-isms”. Nonetheless, precisely a piece like his compositional seascape La Mer contributed to the word “impressionism” soon being used in the field of music without negative connotations.

Like many French composers of the following generation, Henri Dutilleux was also influenced by Debussy’s music – at times more to distinguish his own from it. Thus the composer, who died in 2013 at the age of 97, once confessed: “I have a tendency – it’s almost entirely intuitive – not to present the theme in its definitive state at the beginning. It is not cyclic form, that is different; in cyclic form, the theme is a given from the beginning, as for instance in Debussy’s Quartet. It’s different in my music: I use small cells which develop bit by bit.” The orchestral composition Métaboles from 1964 that will be played in this programme is considered a milestone in Dutilleux’s compositional development. Daniele Gatti, who took up his duties as chief conductor of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra at the beginning of this season and who could last be experienced conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2014, will kick off the evening with Swiss composer Arthur Honegger’s Third Symphony, the so-called Liturgical. Composed in the years 1945-46, inspired by psalm texts and passages of the mediaeval requiem mass, the work, according to the composer, represents “an unabashedly personal dialogue with the specific liturgical texts”, but nonetheless has a clear message to his listeners: “It is the inner peace of mind that faith gives, the peace of the heart, nature, life – how things could be if humanity had the goodwill.”

Concerts 22, 23, 24th

Arthur Honegger : Symphonie liturgique (Symphony No. 3)
Henri Dutilleux : Métaboles
Claude Debussy : La Mer

22 Sep

 Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 9.15pm 
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam

Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
Xian Zhang - dirigent
Mayte Martín - zang
Vanesa Aibar - dans

Joaquín Turina : La procesión del Rocio, op. 9
Mauricio Sotelo : Muros de dolor... III
Manuel de Falla : El amor brujo

23 Sep

United Kingdom
 Friday, September 23, 2016 at 7.30pm 
BBC Singers perform Jonathan Harvey
LSO St Luke's, London
161 Old Street London EC1V 9NG
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

Martyn Brabbins conductor
Marco Blaauw trumpet
Sound Intermedia electronics
BBC Singers

Haunting, spiritual, ecstatic: Jonathan Harvey’s music blurs the boundaries between east and west, body and soul. Its lucid, bell-like resonances and pioneering use of electronics will take you on a journey into new and transformative worlds. Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco is an electro-acoustic masterpiece. Spinning sonorities ring out as it blends sound samples of a cathedral bell and the voice of a chorister. The looped, harmonised trumpet parts in Other Presences weave sounds that echo the music of Tibetan Buddhist purification rituals. Forms of emptiness sets the vivid flashes of joy in poetry by E.E Cummings against a Buddhist Sanskrit chant, creating moments that feel transient and scarcely real.

Experience Harvey’s compelling music among Britten’s virtuosic cantata Ad Majoren Dei Gloriam and a new work by Wim Henderickx, whose music reflects his fascination for eastern sound-worlds and philosophies.

Jonathan Harvey : Mortuos plango, vivos voco
Jonathan Harvey : I Love the Lord
Jonathan Harvey : The Annunciation
Jonathan Harvey : Other Presences
Jonathan Harvey : Forms of Emptiness
Jonathan Harvey : How Could this Soul not take flight
Benjamin Britten : Ad Majoren Dei Gloriam
Wim Henderickx : Blossomings

24 Sep

 Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 8.15pm 
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam

Polo de Haas - piano

Philip Glass : Modern Love Waltz
Alexander Scriabin : Etude in cis, op. 2, nr. 1
Alexander Scriabin : Etude in dis (uit 'Etudes', op. 8)
Ten Holt : Canto ostinato

24 Sep

United Kingdom
 Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 7.30pm 
Ligeti, Strauss, Anna Meredith and Beethoven
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom

Aurora Orchestra

Aurora Orchestra’s imaginative programmes and support for new music combine here, aided by a Wigmore Hall commission from Anna Meredith, herself a fearless genre-hopping, boundary-pushing composer, and Ligeti’s Ten pieces for wind quintet, a collection of intense avant-garde miniatures completed in 1968. Beethoven’s Septet still sounds as fresh today as when it was first performed over two centuries ago.

Gyorgy Ligeti : 10 Pieces for wind quintet
Richard Strauss : Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche Op. 28 (arr. Brett Dean for nonet)
Anna Meredith : new work

25 Sep

United Kingdom
 Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 7pm 
London Symphony Orchestra / Daniel Harding
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

Daniel Harding conductor
Nikolaj Znaider violin
Christiane Karg soprano
London Symphony Orchestra

The only concerto Sibelius ever wrote and a vision of heaven from Mahler share the bill in Daniel Harding’s first concert of the season with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Many listeners describe Sibelius’s Violin Concerto as symphonic, with the orchestra pushing to the fore, but that doesn’t make the solo part any less demanding. Danish virtuoso Nikolaj Znaider is sure to take on the challenge with usual technical prowess and lyricism.

Well known for bringing together huge orchestral forces, for his fourth symphony Mahler decided to dial things back – by his standards at least. Taking inspiration from a set of folk poems, Des Knaben Wunderhorn, this more intimate of symphonies embarks on a journey to innocence and ends with a child’s naive vision of heaven where 'Wine doesn't cost a penny and the angels bake the bread'.

Jack Sheen : Lung
Jean Sibelius : Violin Concerto
Gustav Mahler : Symphony No 4

25 Sep

United States
 Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 4:00pm 
Organist Gail Archer Performs in Indiana 9/25
Christ Lutheran Church
3401 South Dixon Road
United States

Tickets: Free
Organist Gail Archer

Gail Archer is an international concert organist, recording artist, choral conductor and lecturer who draws attention to composer anniversaries or musical themes with her annual recital series including Max Reger: The Last Romantic, The Muse’s Voice, An American Idyll, Liszt, Bach, Mendelssohn and Messiaen. Ms. Archer was the first American woman to play the complete works of Olivier Messiaen for the centennial of the composer’s birth in 2008; Time Out New York recognized the Messiaen cycle as “Best of 2008” of classical music and opera.

Max Reger : Ein feste

26 Sep 
27 Sep 
28 Sep

United Kingdom
 Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 7.30pm 
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Oramo
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo conductor
Russell Braun baritone

BBC SO Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo launches the 2016-17 season with a UK premiere from Brett Dean and Richard Strauss’s extravagant tone poem.

Knocking at the Hellgate is drawn from the BBC SO’s Artist in Association Dean’s much-admired 2010 opera Bliss and the orchestra are joined by the Canadian baritone Russell Braun for the work. Richard Strauss’s epic and autobiographical celebration of a hero’s life, one of his most extravagant and popular tone-poems, provides late-romantic splendour.

Brett Dean : Knocking at the Hellgate (Suite from Bliss)
Richard Strauss : Ein Heldenleben

29 Sep 

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