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25 May



France
 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 8.30pm 
Richard Dubugnon World Premiere
Philharmonie de Paris
221, avenue Jean-Jaurès 75019 Paris, France
France
+33 (0)1 44 84 44 84
http://philharmoniedeparis.fr/fr

ORCHESTRE DE PARIS
Paavo Järvi


With this concert, the Orchestre de Paris presents the premiere of a new work by Swiss composer Richard Dubugnon (born in 1968).


Richard Dubugnon : Caprice pour orchestre II
Bela Bartok : Concerto pour violon n° 2
Dmitri Shostakovich : Symphonie n° 6

26 May 
 
27 May



United Kingdom
 Friday, May 27, 2016 at 7.30pm 
MATTHEWS: Norfolk March
English Music Festival

United Kingdom
01535 272054
http://www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk/welcome.html
private.secretary@englishmusicfestival.org.uk

BBC Concert Orchestra

Dorchester Abbey

Charles Parry : MATTHEWS: Norfolk March
Paul Lewis : An Optimistic Overture
David Matthews : Norfolk March
Frederick Delius : Three Small Tone-poems: Summer Evening; Winter Night (Sleigh Ride); Spring Morning
Ralph Vaughan Williams : Fat Knight

27 May



United Kingdom
 Friday, May 27, 2016 at 7pm 
PAUL CARR: Violin Concerto
English Music Festival

United Kingdom
01535 272054
http://www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk/welcome.html
private.secretary@englishmusicfestival.org.uk

Bath Philharmonia
Jason Thornton (conductor)
Rupert Marshall-Luck (violin)

Dorchester Abbey

E J MOERAN : Sinfonietta
Paul Carr : Violin Concerto
Gustav Holst : A Song of the Night
Ralph Vaughan Williams : The Wasps, Aristophanic Suite

27 May



United States
 Friday, May 27, 2016 at 2:00PM 
Organist Gail Archer Performs Free Concert
Trinity Church of Boston
206 Clarendon Street
United States
617-536-0944
http://www.trinitychurchboston.org

Tickets: Free
Gail Archer, organ

Gail Archer is a Grammy-nominated, international concert organist, recording artist, choral conductor and lecturer. Lucid Culture proclaimed, "Like the composers she chooses, Archer's playing spans the range of human emotions—with Bach, there’s always plenty to communicate, but this time out it was mostly an irresistibly celebratory vibe."

J.S Bach : Great 18

28 May



United Kingdom
 Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 3.00pm - 4:40pm 
Japanese Kotos with Violin
Chapel at Fort Mason
2 Marina Blvd. in San Francisco, CA 94123
United Kingdom
415-399-9554
http://fortmason.org/event/
contact@FortMason.org

Tickets: $12 - $25
Terrie Baune, violin
Shoko Hikage, koto
Noriko Tsuboi, koto
Yuki Yasuda, koto

KOTOS with VIOLIN
The Wooden Fish Ensemble plays Hyo-shin Na & Boudewijn Buckinx! T
ICKETS http://fortmason.org/box-office/?eid=12195
More Info https://fortmason.org/event/sfiaf-2016-the-wooden-fish-ensemble/
Chapel - 2 Marina Blvd. in San Francisco
Saturday May 28th @ 3:00 p.m.
San Francisco International Arts Festival
SHOKO HIKAGE/NORIKO TSUBOI/YUKI YASUDA, koto & bass koto
TERRIE BAUNE, violin


Hyo-shin Na : Koto, Violin
Hyo-shin Na : Koto Ninano
Hyo-shin Na : The Sky Was Beyond Description
Hyo-shin Na : Night Procession of the Hundred Demons
Boudewijn Buckinx : My Dear, Dear Violin
Boudewijn Buckinx : Dreaming of Li-Po

28 May



United Kingdom
 Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 7pm 
English Symphony Orchestra
English Music Festival

United Kingdom
01535 272054
http://www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk/welcome.html
private.secretary@englishmusicfestival.org.uk

English Symphony Orchestra
John Andrews (conductor)
Rupert Marshall-Luck (violin)
Joseph Spooner (cello)



Daniel Gillingwater : Overture, Ad Fontem
Edward Elgar : Salut d'Amour
Percy Sherwood : Concerto for Violin and Cello
Ralph Vaughan Williams : The Lark Ascending
Edward Elgar : Serenade for Strings
Charles Parry : Lady Radnor Suite

29 May 
 
30 May 
 
31 May 
 
1 Jun



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, June 01, 2016 at 7.30pm 
DUETS IN A FRAME
St. John's Smith Square, London
Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom
020 7222 1061
http://www.sjss.org.uk/

Martyn Brabbins conductor
London Sinfonietta

London Sinfonietta has been in an extended duet with Sir Harrison Birtwistle for over 45 years, a relationship that has been reflected in an evolving series of commissions for pairs of Principal Players. This journey reaches its peak with the world premiere of Five Lessons in a Frame, in which five of these duets are linked by a new chorale. As relationships with Tansy Davies and Francisco Coll also continue, so a new one begins – with a commission from Tom Coult, one of the most promising young voices of his generation, praised for his iridescent timbres and clear, articulate gestures.

#DuetsInAFrame


Francisco Coll : Liquid Symmetries
Tom Coult : Spirit of the Staircase
Tansy Davies : Falling Angel
Harrison Birtwistle : Five Lessons in a Frame

2 Jun 
 
3 Jun



United States
 Friday, June 03, 2016 at 7pm 
Colin Jacobsen World Premiere
National Sawdust
80 NORTH 6TH ST BROOKLYN, NY 11249
United States
(646) 779-8455
http://nationalsawdust.org
INFO@NATIONALSAWDUST.ORG

Brooklyn Rider



Colin Jacobsen : BTT
John Zorn : The Alchemist
Tyondai Braxton : Arp Rec 1

3 Jun



United States
 Friday, June 03, 2016 at 7:30pm 
Season Finale + Party
Turner Hall
1040 N 4th St
United States
414-271-0711
http://www.presentmusic.org/concerts/equinox.aspx
emwoehlke@presentmusic.org

Tickets: 15-35
Present Music

It’s always a party with Present Music! Vibrant young guest conductor David Bloom (conductor and co-artistic director of Contemporaneous) takes the stage as we explode into our Season Finale + Party. Experience the frenetic and dizzying musical discovery of Andrew Norman’s Try, the variety of jazz-influenced MINDJOB by Jeremy Podgursky, and the spatial exploration of color and texture in Shawn Jaeger’s Far Away. David Lang’s increase builds in cinematic tension to the climax of this exuberant program, with post-concert entertainment by Milwaukee-based Painted Caves for Middle-Eastern grooves and California surf rock.

David Bloom says, “Milwaukee is incredibly lucky to have one of the most vital ensembles in the country presenting the consistently exciting programming that Present Music does. This program beams with energy and spirit, and hearing these superb musicians bring it to life will be a special thrill.” Whether you’re new to the PM Nation or a longtime friend, it won’t be a party without YOU!



3 Jun



United States
 Friday, June 03, 2016 at 7:30pm 
Odyssey Opera's 3rd Annual Opera Festival June 3-12
Boston University Theatre
264 Huntington Avenue
United States

Tickets: $30 and Up
Odyssey Opera

Odyssey Opera presents WHEN IN ROME, its third annual opera festival comprising fully staged productions of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Ezio and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Lucio Silla from June 3-12 at the Boston University Theatre. Ezio and Lucio Silla are both composed in the grand tradition of opera seria, with plots revolving around the timeless themes of honor, betrayal, and passion revealed in soul-baring arias. Both operas take place in Ancient Rome and are based on historical generals or dictators. Led by conductor Gil Rose, the Odyssey Opera Orchestra is joined by some of the nation’s most extraordinary opera singers, including mezzo- sopranos Brenda Patterson and Jennifer Rivera, and countertenors Michael Maniaci and David Trudgen.

Christoph Willibald Gluck : Ezio

4 Jun 
 
5 Jun



United States
 Sunday, June 05, 2016 at 3pm 
Young Americans
Lincoln Center
140 West 65th Street NY, NY 10023
United States
http://www.lincolncenter.org

Christopher Rountree
Conductor

Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra

Interlochen Arts Academy Dance Company

Christopher Williams
Choreographer

The country's top young musicians and dancers interpret the country's top young composers in Interlochen's Young Americans. Featuring music by "the hottest composer on the planet" (The Daily Telegraph) Nico Muhly — with dancers — plus music by a Pulitzer Prize winner and a premiere by a Naumberg Prize winner.


Jennifer Higdon : Machine
Nico Muhly : So Far So Good
Hannah Lash : Chaconnes
Ashley Fure : Bound to the Bow

5 Jun



United States
 Sunday, June 05, 2016 at 3:00pm 
Odyssey Opera's 3rd Annual Opera Festival June 3-12
Boston University Theatre
264 Huntington Avenue
United States

Tickets: $30 and Up
Odyssey Opera

Odyssey Opera presents WHEN IN ROME, its third annual opera festival comprising fully staged productions of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Ezio and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Lucio Silla from June 3-12 at the Boston University Theatre. Ezio and Lucio Silla are both composed in the grand tradition of opera seria, with plots revolving around the timeless themes of honor, betrayal, and passion revealed in soul-baring arias. Both operas take place in Ancient Rome and are based on historical generals or dictators. Led by conductor Gil Rose, the Odyssey Opera Orchestra is joined by some of the nation’s most extraordinary opera singers, including mezzo- sopranos Brenda Patterson and Jennifer Rivera, and countertenors Michael Maniaci and David Trudgen.

Christoph Willibald Gluck : Ezio

6 Jun 
 
7 Jun



Wales
 Tuesday, June 07, 2016 at 7.30pm 
John Pickard Premiere
BBC Hoddinott Hall
Cardiff
Wales

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Martyn Brabbins Conductor
Alban Gerhardt Cello

Following hugely successful performances of The Planets in 2015, conductor Martyn Brabbins returns to Cardiff, alongside friend of the Orchestra, Alban Gerhardt, for Elgar’s sonorous Cello Concerto.


William Walton : Johannesburg Festival Overture
Edward Elgar : Cello Concerto in E minor
John Pickard : Symphony No. 5

8 Jun



United States
 Wednesday, June 08, 2016 at 7:30pm 
Odyssey Opera's 3rd Annual Opera Festival June 3-12
Boston University Theatre
264 Huntington Avenue
United States

Tickets: $30 and Up
Odyssey Opera

Odyssey Opera presents WHEN IN ROME, its third annual opera festival comprising fully staged productions of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Ezio and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Lucio Silla from June 3-12 at the Boston University Theatre. Ezio and Lucio Silla are both composed in the grand tradition of opera seria, with plots revolving around the timeless themes of honor, betrayal, and passion revealed in soul-baring arias. Both operas take place in Ancient Rome and are based on historical generals or dictators. Led by conductor Gil Rose, the Odyssey Opera Orchestra is joined by some of the nation’s most extraordinary opera singers, including mezzo- sopranos Brenda Patterson and Jennifer Rivera, and countertenors Michael Maniaci and David Trudgen.

Wolfgang Mozart : Lucio Silla

9 Jun 
 
10 Jun



United States
 Friday, June 10, 2016 at 7:30pm 
Odyssey Opera's 3rd Annual Opera Festival June 3-12
Boston University Theatre
264 Huntington Avenue
United States

Tickets: $30 and Up
Odyssey Opera

Odyssey Opera presents WHEN IN ROME, its third annual opera festival comprising fully staged productions of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Ezio and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Lucio Silla from June 3-12 at the Boston University Theatre. Ezio and Lucio Silla are both composed in the grand tradition of opera seria, with plots revolving around the timeless themes of honor, betrayal, and passion revealed in soul-baring arias. Both operas take place in Ancient Rome and are based on historical generals or dictators. Led by conductor Gil Rose, the Odyssey Opera Orchestra is joined by some of the nation’s most extraordinary opera singers, including mezzo- sopranos Brenda Patterson and Jennifer Rivera, and countertenors Michael Maniaci and David Trudgen.

Wolfgang Mozart : Lucio Silla

11 Jun



United States
 Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 7pm 
Per Nørgård’s Symphony No. 8
Lincoln Center
140 West 65th Street NY, NY 10023
United States
http://www.lincolncenter.org

Alan Gilbert
Conductor

NYPhil

The grand finale of the 2016 NY PHIL BIENNIAL features the Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert in music by two late, great Philharmonic friends: Messagesquisse for cello solo and six cellos by former Music Director Pierre Boulez, and Second Concerto for Orchestra by Pulitzer Prize winner Steven Stucky. Plus the U.S. Premiere of Per Nørgård’s Symphony No. 8 (listen for traces of Sibelius).


Pierre Boulez : Messagesquisse
Steven Stucky : Second Concerto for Orchestra
Per Nørgård : Symphony No. 8

11 Jun



United Kingdom
 Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 4pm 
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh
Snape Maltings Concert Hall,Snape,Suffolk,IP17 1SP
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1728 687110
http://www.aldeburgh.co.uk
enquiries@aldeburgh.co.uk

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Ilan Volkov conductor

Inspired by Darwin’s The Origin of Species, Julian Anderson’s The Comedy of Change is a seven-movement exploration of changes, contrasts and development, while Benedict Mason’s Nodding Trilliums and Curve-Lined Angles is a joyous, extravagant quadruple percussion concerto. Mason’s new piece is very much an unknown quantity and, if recent pieces are a guide, surprises are to be expected.

‘Breathtaking… the new piece by Benedict Mason overturned all preconceptions of what a new piece should be’ The Telegraph


Bendict Mason : Nodding Trilliums and Curve-Lined Angles
Bendict Mason : New Work
Julian Anderson : The Comedy of Change

12 Jun



United States
 Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 3:00pm 
Odyssey Opera's 3rd Annual Opera Festival June 3-12e
Boston University Theatre
264 Huntington Avenue
United States

Tickets: $30 and Up
Odyssey Opera

Odyssey Opera presents WHEN IN ROME, its third annual opera festival comprising fully staged productions of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Ezio and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Lucio Silla from June 3-12 at the Boston University Theatre. Ezio and Lucio Silla are both composed in the grand tradition of opera seria, with plots revolving around the timeless themes of honor, betrayal, and passion revealed in soul-baring arias. Both operas take place in Ancient Rome and are based on historical generals or dictators. Led by conductor Gil Rose, the Odyssey Opera Orchestra is joined by some of the nation’s most extraordinary opera singers, including mezzo- sopranos Brenda Patterson and Jennifer Rivera, and countertenors Michael Maniaci and David Trudgen.

Wolfgang Mozart : Lucio Silla

13 Jun 
 
14 Jun 
 
15 Jun



United States
 Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 7:00pm 
Scott Wheeler Celebrates New CD at National Sawdust 6/15
National Sawdust
80 NORTH 6TH ST BROOKLYN, NY 11249
United States
(646) 779-8455
http://nationalsawdust.org
INFO@NATIONALSAWDUST.ORG

Tickets: $25
Donald Berman, piano
Krista River, soprano

Acclaimed as “one of the freshest American voices” (Fanfare), award-winning composer/conductor Scott Wheeler presents a varied and imaginative gallery of piano works in his new album Portraits & Tributes featuring pianist Donald Berman. Mostly written in a gently atonal idiom, often Wheeler draws on his experience as a pianist to create a unique and personal set of explorations of the sounds, textures and melodies of the piano, heard in contemporary terms. Sometimes sharply etched, lyrical and tender, the recording’s 27 musical portraits and tributes create a musical autobiography, not only of Wheeler’s musical thought, but of his life, including teachers, family members, lovers, fellow artists, and others. Complementing the new album is a video documentary by filmmaker Fern Lopez, as well as a June 15th CD release concert at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust.

Scott Wheeler : Portraits & Tributes for Piano

16 Jun 
 
17 Jun



United Kingdom
 Friday, June 17, 2016 at 7.30pm 
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh
Snape Maltings Concert Hall,Snape,Suffolk,IP17 1SP
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1728 687110
http://www.aldeburgh.co.uk
enquiries@aldeburgh.co.uk

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Appl baritone
Oliver Knussen conductor

It’s almost impossible to hear Butterworth and Berg without our knowledge of things to come. Is the Englishman’s dreamily alluring orchestral rhapsody an eerie foreboding of his own death in WWI? Is the shrill, titanic tussle of Berg’s concluding march a premonition of the impending cataclysm? There are other influences – the poignancy of A.E. Housman’s elegiac poems, the unmistakable imprint of Mahler on Berg’s giant canvas – but what engulfs them and Elgar’s extravagant Bach transcription is the thrilling immediacy and immense power of a gargantuan orchestra. Carter’s ruminations on Wallace Stevens and two new works by English composers complete the programme.


J.S. Bach : Fantasia & Fugue in C minor
Arthur Butterworth : A Shropshire Lad: Rhapsody for Orchestra
Gary Carpenter : Willie Stock
Elliott Carter : The American Sublime
Charlotte Bray : New Work
Alban Berg : Three Pieces

17 Jun



United Kingdom
 Friday, June 17, 2016 at 7.30pm 
Mogens Christensen World Premiere
St Magnus Festival
St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall
United Kingdom

Randers Kammerorkester
David Riddell Conductor
Brit-Tone Müllertz Soprano

The Danish Sinfonietta (Randers Kammerorkester) was established in 1945 and is Denmark’s only full-time chamber orchestra. Under their Scottish conductor, David Riddell, they have given performances all over the world and, after a highly successful appearance at the 2013 Festival we are delighted to welcome them back.

Gustav Helsted : Decet Op.18
Mogens Christensen : New work
Richard Wagner : Wesendonck Lieder

18 Jun 
 
19 Jun



United Kingdom
 Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 10pm 
Orkney Camerata
St Magnus Festival
St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall
United Kingdom

Orkney Camerata

Eastern Europe is represented by the unique musical character of the Armenian composer (and priest) Komitas alongside the folk music-inspired works of the Hungarian composer Bartok and Georgian composer Tsintzadze.

The music of Pärt has become universally recognised but here the Estonian composer pays tribute to Britten in a dark and moving commemoration. Two new works specially created for the 40th anniversary of the Festival complete the programme alongside music very close to home by the Festival’s founder.

Orkney’s own chamber orchestra draws together local musicians and has been performing since 1994 working on occasion alongside other local groups such as the Mayfield Singers, the Winter Choir and St Magnus Festival Chorus.


Sulkhan Tsintsadze : Miniatures
Sheena Phillips : Night Airs
Komitas , : Music for Strings
Béla Bartók : Romanian Dances
Andra Patterson : The world was all before them
Arvo Pärt : Cantus After Benjamin Britten
Peter Maxwell Davies : 4 Sanday Tunes

19 Jun



United Kingdom
 Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 7pm 
LSO Soundhub Showcase
LSO St Luke's, London
161 Old Street London EC1V 9NG
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.lso.co.uk/lsostlukes/
admin@lso.co.uk

Chamber ensembles from the LSO

LSO Soundhub provides a flexible environment where composers can explore, collaborate and experiment, pushing their music in unexpected directions. These Showcases give an opportunity to hear what they’ve been working on in the last year.

This concert will feature music by Phase I composers Yasmeen Ahmed, Ben Gaunt, Oliver Leith and Lee Westwood, performed by chamber ensembles from the LSO.


Contemporary Composers : Various

20 Jun



United Kingdom
 Monday, June 20, 2016 at 7pm 
Maxwell Davies World Premiere
St Magnus Festival
St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall
United Kingdom

MUSICIANS FROM ROYAL CONSERVATOIRE OF SCOTLAND
WITH SANDAY COMMUNITY SCHOOL

Musicians from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland join pupils from Sanday Community School and their string instructors in the world première of music specially written to celebrate the wedding of Wendy Bowen, the school's head teacher.

The rest of the concert will include string music played by students from the RCS.

Glenys Hughes Conductor

Maxwell Davies Wendy’s Wedding Music *World Premiere*

and a selection of string music from the RCS Performers


Peter Maxwell Davies : Wendy’s Wedding Music

20 Jun



Netherlands
 Monday, June 20, 2016 at 8.30pm 
The Transmigration of Morton F.
Holland Festival
Amsterdam
Netherlands



Morton Feldman (1926-1987) was a leading American composer, who is regarded as one of the most important composers of the twentieth century. Feldman studied composition with Schönberg disciple Wallingford Riegger and former Webern student Stefan Wolpe; but the decisive encounter in his musical life was with John Cage, who encouraged him to break away from old compositional models, such as traditional harmony and serial techniques.
Feldman is often associated with the experimental New York School, along with Cage, Christian Wolff and Earle Brown. In the 1950’s Feldman experimented with graphic notation and freedoms for the performers. From the 1970’s he used conventional notation. Through Cage, Feldman met various other prominent figures from the New York art scene, including visual artists Jackson Pollock, Philip Guston and Robert Rauschenberg, the composers Henry Cowell, Virgil Thomson and George Antheil and the writer Frank O’Hara. Feldman was especially inspired by the works of the abstract-expressionist painters. He expressed his indebtedness with titles such as Rothko Chapel (1971) and For Frank O’Hara (1973). In 1977 he wrote the opera Neither, set to a text by Samuel Beckett. Until 1973 Feldman worked as a composer as well as holding a full time job in his family’s textile business. That year he started lecturing in composition at the State University of New York in Buffalo, a position he held until his death. Especially his later chamber music, from 1977, tends to be soft, slow and intimate. These works are often extremely long. For Philip Guston (1984), for instance, is 4 hours long; his Second String Quartet (1983) measures 6 hours. Shortly after his marriage to the Canadian composer Barbara Monk, Feldman died of pancreatic cancer.

Sjaron Minailo is no stranger to Morton Feldman's work. With his Studio Minailo company, he created Rothko Chapel, a theatrical music video in which he used Feldman's eponymous composition while adding associated imagery inspired by Mark Rothko's paintings. Last year, Minailo directed Feldman's Three Voices for Joan La Barbara at Brussels’ De Munt opera house, in which young singers were coached by La Barbara herself. Minailo specialises in creating genre-crossing music theatre, his many collaborators including the Asko|Schönberg Ensemble, the Slagwerk Den Haag percussion ensemble, Rotterdam’s Kunsthal and Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum.

Composer, singer and performer Anat Spiegel is one of Minailo's long-term collaborators and, like Minailo, specialises in interdisciplinary performing arts. Together, they staged their opera Medúlla at De Munt in 2015. Based on singer Björk's eponymous concept album, the performance featured a cast of four opera singers, a one hundred strong children's choir, a throat singer and live electronics. In 2012 they collaborated on their internet opera Soul Seek. Spiegel's works have been performed in Europe, the United States, Israel and Japan.

Joan La Barbara is famous for her virtuoso vocal skills and her groundbreaking performances within contemporary American music. Hailed as 'the Houdini of New Music', she has developed various experimental vocal techniques. Morton Feldman dedicated his monumental work Three Voices for Joan La Barbara to her. Other collaborators include composers John Cage and Philip Glass as well as choreographer Merce Cunningham. La Barbara appeared at the 2014 Holland Festival in filmmaker Matthew Barney's River of Fundament. She performed a solo concert at the 2012 edition and featured at the 2007 festival in Robert Ashley's opera Celestial Excursions.


Anat Spiegel : Transmigration of Morton F

21 Jun 
 
22 Jun



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 7.30pm 
Ryan Wigglesworth UK premiere
Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh
Snape Maltings Concert Hall,Snape,Suffolk,IP17 1SP
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1728 687110
http://www.aldeburgh.co.uk
enquiries@aldeburgh.co.uk

BBCSSO
Carolin Widmann violin
Ryan Wigglesworth conductor

Debussy’s glittering ‘symphonic sketches’, their fleeting swell and ebb, sunrise and storm here seem inexorably tied to a French lineage of voluptuous orchestral colour and musical portraiture of the natural world.
Wigglesworth’s reworking of his Aldeburgh commission for the Britten Centenary takes inspiration from the English Baroque, interspersing transcriptions of incidental music from Purcell’s forerunner Matthew Locke with his own shadowy distorted ‘doubles’. Shadows and echoes also abound in Rebecca Saunders’ arresting concerto, her trembling, hyperactive protagonist vividly, shockingly interrupted by torrents of orchestral sound before subsiding to a contemplative haunting stasis.


Hector Berlioz : Marche Troyenne
Hector Berlioz : Royal Hunt and Storm
Rebecca Saunders : Still
Ryan Wigglesworth : Locke’s Theatre
Claude Debussy : La Mer

23 Jun



United Kingdom
 Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 11am 
Benedict Mason’s Meld
Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh
Snape Maltings Concert Hall,Snape,Suffolk,IP17 1SP
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1728 687110
http://www.aldeburgh.co.uk
enquiries@aldeburgh.co.uk



One of the Featured Composers at Aldeburgh Festival 2016, Benedict Mason has written a series of pieces, Music for Concert Halls, for performance in specific concert venues (his most recent work in the series, Horns Strings and Harmony, will be given its second performance by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group at the Aldeburgh Festival on 11 June).
Meld, his commission for Aurora Orchestra and Chantage at the 2014 BBC Proms, is one of the most striking pieces ever to have been written for the Royal Albert Hall – ‘mysterious, mad and ecstatic… an avant-garde happening that left one speechless with its epic zaniness’, wrote The Times in its 5-star review of the event.
Based on an original idea by director of photography Andreas Schimanski and captured by multiple cameras positioned around the Royal Albert Hall, the film is a cinematic response to the unique geography of this non-proscenium piece. With cameras attached to individual performers as they move throughout the space, the film turns the traditional performance model on its head, placing the audience at the centre of the experience.


Bendict Mason : Meld

23 Jun



United Kingdom
 Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 7.30-9.30pm 
Hebrides Ensemble & Max
St Magnus Cathedral
Kirkwall, Orkney
United Kingdom

Tickets: £10, £20 & £25 (Conc. £8, £15 & £19)
The Hebrides Ensemble

The Hebrides Ensemble celebrates its 25th anniversary with a programme that reflects a concert in the first St Magnus Festival given by the Fires of London 40 years ago. This is also a tribute concert to a significant founder of the festival, Peter Maxwell Davies and, adding to the 40 festival premières is a new work from John Gourlay, an alumnus of the St Magnus Composers' Course.

John Gourlay : Midsummer Sunrise

23 Jun



Netherlands
 Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 8.30pm 
Fifty for the Future
Holland Festival
Amsterdam
Netherlands

Kronos Quartet

The Kronos Quartet have been at very top for more than forty years. At the Holland Festival, they will be artists in residence for a week with their Fifty for the Future project. As part of their residency the quartet will give a concert at the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, which will include works by Donnacha Dennehy and Laurie Anderson. At this concert, they will also join forces with the Dutch Ragazze Quartet to perform the world premiere of a new work by Yannis Kyriakides. In addition, they will play a few pieces from their Fifty for the Future repertoire, which comprises fifty commissions awarded by the Kronos Quartet to a range of composers over a period of five years. This concert is testament that Kronos are still at the leading edge with their keen sense of adventure and excellent performances.


Aleksandra Vrebalov : My Desert, My Rose
Merlijn Twaalfhoven : New Work
N. Rajam : Dadra in Raga Bhairavi
Yotam Haber : break break break
Yannis Kyriakides : The Lost Border Dances
Sahba Aminikia : Târ o Pood (Warp and Weft)
Laurie Anderson : Flow
Donnacha Dennehy : One Hundred Goodbyes

23 Jun



United Kingdom
 Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 7.30pm 
Hebrides Ensemble and Max
St Magnus Festival
St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall
United Kingdom

Hebrides Ensemble

The Hebrides Ensemble celebrates its 25th anniversary with a programme that reflects a concert in the first St Magnus Festival given by the Fires of London 40 years ago. This is also a tribute concert to a significant founder of the Festival Peter Maxwell Davies (Max) bringing together his clever re-workings of Renassiance music with his beautiful Piano Trio based around a trip to Fair Isle which sits a little further north between Orkney and Shetland. Thomas Adès’s music comes from his large-scale opera of The Tempest and pays tribute to Shakespeare’s anniversary whilst Messiaen’s early work was a celebratory piece written for his first wife. Adding to our 40 Festival premières is a new work from John Gourlay, an alumnus of the St Magnus Composers’ Course.


Peter Maxwell Davies : Kinloche his Fantassie
John Gourlay : New Work
Claude Debussy : Syrinx
Peter Maxwell Davies : Piano Trio
Peter Maxwell Davies : Theme and Variations for violin and piano
Thomas Ades : Court Studies from the Tempest
Peter Maxwell Davies : Renaissance Scottish Dances

24 Jun 
 

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