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United Kingdom
 Tuesday, January 08, 2013 at 7.30pm - 9.00pm 
Black Bile
Birmingham Conservatoire, Recital Hall
Paradise Place, Birmingham, B3 3HG
United Kingdom
0121 331 5901

Tickets: £5.50 (£3 concessions)
Thumb contemporary music ensemble

Thumb present a number of works including the premiere of a piece by our new composer-in-association, Marc Yeats.

Seán Clancy : Findetotenlieder
Andy Ingamells : Gothic Arrangements
Benjamin Graves : Funeral Music
Marc Yeats : Black Bile

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United Kingdom
 Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 8:00pm - 10:30pm 
Morton Feldman's "Triadic Memories"
The Great Hall, King's College London
United Kingdom

Tickets: Free!
Luke Berryman

Triadic Memories is a vast single-movement work lasting approximately two hours. Like other works of the composer's final years, it's closely related to the aesthetics of Mark Rothko's paintings, and is characterised by stasis and extremely quiet dynamics. The unusual title refers partly to Feldman's attempt to evoke memory itself: listening to this piece is like flicking through an old photograph album. Its delicate, slowly-shifting harmonies reach toward an experience lost in time. It was perhaps this fragility that led the composer to describe the piece as 'the largest butterfly in captivity'.

Triadic Memories has only been performed a handful of times across the world, and the programme also features Karlheinz Stockhausen's evergreen Klavierstück IX.

Karlheinz Stockhausen : Klavierstück IX
Morton Feldman : Triadic Memories

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 Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 21.15 
AAA: The Human Body - Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam

Tickets: €10-40
Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
Xian Zhang (dirigent)
Martin Fröst (klarinet)

Krzysztof Penderecki : Prelude in Bes
Witold Lutoslawski : Danspreludes
Detlev Glanert : Frenesia
Anders Hillborg : Peacock Tales
Béla Bartók : Danssuite, Sz. 77

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United Kingdom
 Friday, January 25, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Janina Fialkowska performs Chopin
Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ
United Kingdom

Tickets: £40, £32.50, £25, £15
Conductor - Fabien Gabel
Piano - Janina Fialkowska
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Brahms composed his Tragic Overture while on holiday in 1880, writing that 'I could not refuse my melancholy nature the satisfaction of composing an overture for a tragedy'. Whether or not Brahms had a particular tragedy in mind remains a mystery, but the Overture encompasses imposing, turbulent ideas, poignant lyricism and memorable rhythms. Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.2 boasts one of his best-loved movements, the irresistibly romantic Larghetto, framed by an animated, intricate opening movement and a lively finale in the style of Polish folk-music. Beethoven’s expansive ‘Pastoral’ Symphony is a magnificent mixture of charm and innovation, brimming with evocative melodies which create a vivid impression of the countryside in all its majesty.

Box Office: 020 7730 4500

Johannes Brahms : Tragic Overture
Frederyk Chopin : Piano Concerto No.2
Ludwig Beethoven : Symphony No.6, 'Pastoral'

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United States
 Monday, January 28, 2013 at 7:30PM 
Organist Gail Archer Performs
St. Paul's Chapel
117th Street and Amsterdam Ave
United States

Tickets: Free
Organist Gail Archer

“…Dr. Archer’s approach is always first at the service of the music.” – Diapason Mag

Gail Archer is an international concert organist, recording artist, choral conductor and lecturer who specializing in drawing attention to composer anniversaries with her annual recital series in New York City: Liszt, Bach, Mendelssohn and Messiaen. Archer was the first American woman to play the complete works of Olivier Messiaen for the centennial of the composer’s birth in 2008. Her recordings include Franz Liszt: A Hungarian Rhapsody, Bach, the Transcendent Genius, An American Idyll, A Mystic In the Making on Meyer-Media LLC and The Orpheus of Amsterdam: Sweelinck and his Pupils on CALA Records, London. Archer is college organist at Vassar College, and director of the music program at Barnard College, Columbia University where she conducts the Barnard-Columbia Chorus. She serves as director of the artist and young organ artist recitals at NYC’s historic Central Synagogue.

Judith Bingham : The Everlasting Crown

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United Kingdom
 Friday, February 01, 2013 at 7.30pm 
BBC Philharmonic
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Lower Mosley Road
United Kingdom
44 (0) 161 907 9000

Tickets: £10.00 - £34.00
BBC Philharmonic

John Storgårds conductor/violin
Håkan Hardenberger conductor/trumpet

Preview 6.30pm: John Storgårds and Håkan Hardenberger discuss this unique concert in which each will conduct and perform as soloists.

The BBC Philharmonic launch their celebration of the big three ballets of Stravinsky with Petrushka, the Russian composer’s colourful tale of love and death at a fairground. Closer to home, prepare to be amazed as Håkan Hardenberger, probably the world’s greatest trumpeter, joins conductor John Storgårds in a showpiece written specially for him, then swaps places to conduct while Storgårds plays a concerto written to display his own incredible violin playing. Hearing is believing.

Students get discounted tickets for this concert with the Sonic Card.

Igor Stravinsky : Symphony of Wind Instruments
Kimmo Hakola : Violin Concerto
Tobias Broström : Lucernaris Trumpet Concerto
Igor Stravinsky : Petrushka (1911 version)

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United Kingdom
 Friday, February 01, 2013 at 20:00 
Coull String Quartet - Benslow Music International Recital Series
Benslow Music Trust
Peter Morrison Hall, Hitchin, Hertfordshire. SG4 9RB
United Kingdom
01462 459446

Tickets: £10 (free entry for all 8 - 25yr olds)
The Coull String Quartet:
Roger Coull violin
Philip Gallaway violin
Rose Redgrave viola
Nicholas Roberts cello

Joseph Haydn : String Quartet in G Op 77 No 1
Dmitri Shostakovich : String Quartet in F minor Op 122 No 11
Pyotr Tchaikovsky : String Quartet in E Flat minor Op 30 No 3

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United Kingdom
 Friday, February 01, 2013 at 8.30pm 
Bach Unwrapped: Bach, Reich and Stravinsky
Kings Place
90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
United Kingdom
020 7520 1440

Tickets: £9.50-29.50
Timothy Gill cello
Michael Cox flute

JS Bach’s work is so powerful – and has been so influential - perhaps because of his ability to write music that provokes a profound emotional response at the same time as being highly intellectually satisfying.

While Steve Reich’s series of solo instrument counterpoints are no direct homage to Bach, they are a contemporary expression of some of those compositional techniques that Bach so brilliantly mastered and used to powerful effect, as shown in his solo instrumental sonatas which are performed alongside. Reich’s soloist performs pulsed and fragmented musical phrases that are echoed, interlocked and sustained by a pre-recorded tape line. The listener is left picking out new melodic patterns that emerge from the resulting mutil-layered, hugely satisfying canonic textures.

Openly inspired by Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, Igor Stravinsky’s own reinvention of the baroque concerto was written for performance in the magnificent music room of Dumbarton Oaks, a house outside Washington DC. The music’s figurations, sonorities and counterpoints all echo Bach, but without any plagiarism. Stravinsky’s arrangement of four preludes and fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavier (the last thing the composer worked on) is another kind of homage – a re-orchestration of Bach’s music using the colour palette of modern instruments

J.S. Bach : Sonata for Viola da Gamba + Keyboard No 1 in G major, BWV 1027
Steve Reich : Cello Counterpoint
J.S. Bach : Flute Sonata in E minor, BWV 1034
Steve Reich : Vermont Counterpoint
J.S. Bach : (arr. Igor Stravinsky) Four Preludes and Fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavier
Igor Stravinsky : Concerto in E flat major, 'Dumbarton Oaks'

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