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11 Oct



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7.30pm 
HANS WERNER HENZE: VOICES
St. John's Smith Square, London
Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom
020 7222 1061
http://www.sjss.org.uk/

David Atherton conductor
Victoria Simmonds mezzo-soprano
Daniel Norman tenor
London Sinfonietta

One of the London Sinfonietta's landmark commissions of the past fifty years, Henze’s Voices is a collection of 22 folk songs from all over the world, spanning the soundworld of the Italian resistance, former Vietnamese president Ho Chi Minh’s ‘Prison Song’, and African American poet Dudley Randall’s Roses and Revolution.

Henze suggests "these are the voices of the offended or humiliated…of defeated people finding other value, other notes, other voices for themselves". Written for mezzo-soprano, tenor, electronics and fifteen musicians playing around 70 different instruments, it’s a feat of contemporary composition. London Sinfonietta co-founder David Atherton conducts this provocative tour de force.




Hans Werne Henze : Voices

11 Oct



United States
 Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 10.00am - 1.00pm 
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13 Oct



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13 Oct



United Kingdom
 Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Birtwistle Earth Dances
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins conductor
Elizabeth Watts soprano
Marcus Farnsworth baritone


Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s large-scale orchestral work from 1986 explores the element of Earth with a primordial power and colossal ambition: it’s one of his greatest scores and impresses with its strength and ambition 30 years on. Martyn Brabbins, a master of music like this, then turns his attention to the element of Water – Ralph Vaughan Williams’s choral A Sea Symphony, one of the most confident first symphonies ever, first heard in 1910, with its two singers lifting the poetry of Walt Whitman into song. Two superb singers of the younger generation – Elizabeth Watts and Marcus Farnsworth – and the BBC Symphony Chorus join the BBC Symphony Orchestra for a programme that exults in the power of nature.



Harrison Birtwistle : Earth dances
Vaughan Williams : Symphony No 1, A Sea Symphony

14 Oct



United Kingdom
 Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11.30am 
Polish Music Day with Jennifer Pike and Friends
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Jennifer Pike violin
Thomas Gould violin
Guy Johnston cello
Elizabeth Kenny theorbo
Mahan Esfahani harpsichord
Petr Limonov piano

Jennifer Pike explores her artistic roots in a day devoted to music from four centuries of Poland’s cultural history.

The violinist, born to an English father and Polish mother, is joined by close collaborators and friends in a programme that spans everything from Italian-influenced works from the early 1600s to a UK première of a work by Krzysztof Penderecki and a world première by Paulina Załubska.



Krzysztof Penderecki : Capriccio for solo violin
Adam Jarzębski : Concerto Primo, Secundo, Terzo
Hanna Kulenty : E for E
Grażyna Bacewicz : Caprice No. 4
Grażyna Bacewicz : Polish Caprice
Jakub Polak : Gagliarda
Jakub Polak : Courante
Paulina Załubska : New Work
Johann Gottlieb Goldberg : Trio Sonata in C major

14 Oct



United Kingdom
 Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Orchestra of St John premiere Ian Venables' Venetian Songs for tenor and orchestra
St John's Church
Bromsgrove B61 7JW
United Kingdom
www.osjbromsgrove.org/
stjohnsbromsgrove@btinternet.com

Tickets: £12 - £14
Orchestra of St John
Richard Jenkinson, conductor
Anando Mukerjee, tenor
Horns:
Claire Burnell
Graham Stroud
Lauren Storey
Helen Rudeforth



Ian Venables : Venetian Songs for Tenor and Orchestra
Robert Schumann : Konzertstuck
Felix Mendelssohn : The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave)
Antonin Dvorak : Symphony No.8

14 Oct



United Kingdom
 Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 19:30 pm 
A Musical Thanksgiving
South Street Baptist Church, Exeter
25 South Street, Exeter EX1 1EB
United Kingdom
01392 667080
www.exeterphoenix.org.uk

Tickets: £12
STEPHEN BEVILLE - PIANO

Internationally acclaimed pianist Stephen Beville returns to the South Street Baptist Church, Exeter for this recital programme.

J.S Bach : Preludes and Fugues in E & F, Well Tempered Klavier (Book II)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Sonata in F K 533
Luciano Berio : Four Elemental Preludes
Frederick Chopin : Polonaise Fantasy, Op 61
Frederick Chopin : Three Nocturnes, Op 15
Frederick Chopin : Scherzo in No 4 in E, Op 54

14 Oct



Wales
 Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Ballet Cymru: The Light Princess
Grand Theatre, Swansea
Swansea Grand Theatre, Singleton Street, Swansea, SA1 3QJ
Wales
http://www.swansea.gov.uk/swanseagrandtheatre

Ballet Cymru


A new full length ballet for 2017 with a new score by brilliant Welsh harpist, composer and recording artist Catrin Finch in collaboration with The Riverfront Theatre in Newport, The Light Princess is the lightest and brightest dance event of the year.

Using elements of circus and outstanding classical choreography, the story draws inspiration from Sleeping Beauty, telling the story of a princess afflicted by a constant weightlessness, unable to get her feet on the ground, until she finds a love that brings her down to earth.

Tickets: £8.50 & £14.50



Catrin Finch : The Light Princess

15 Oct



United States
 Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 4:00pm 
Organist Gail Archer Tours New Album in Bozeman
Holy Rosary Church
220 West Main Street
United States
406-587-4581
www.holyrosarybozeman.org

Tickets: Free
Gail Archer (organ)

What: Renowned Organist Gail Archer Celebrates Russian Composers with New Album and International Concert Tour
Where: Holy Rosary Church, 220 West Main Street, Bozeman, MT 59715
When: Sunday, October 15, 2017, at 4:00 p.m.
How: FREE. For more info, contact the Church at 406.587.4581 or call HolyRosaryBozeman.org.

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Internationally renowned concert organist and recording artist Gail Archer releases her eighth solo album A Russian Journey (TBR 09.25.17 Meyer Media) featuring works by 19th and 20th Century Russian composers including members of the Russian Five and their successors. Featuring hidden Russian gems from the organ canon, A Russian Journey enthralls listeners with Archer’s musicality, sensitivity, and visceral quality. Starting this fall, Archer celebrates the album release with an international concert tour at some of the world’s finest churches.
Ms. Archer was the first American woman to play the complete works of Olivier Messiaen. Time Out New York recognized the Messiaen cycle as "Best of 2008" in classical music and opera. Her recordings include A Russian Journey, The Muse’s Voice, Franz Lizst: A Hungarian Rhapsody, Bach: The Transcendent Genius, An American Idyll, A Mystic in the Making (Meyer Media), and The Orpheus of Amsterdam: Sweelinck and his Pupils (CALA Records). Ms. Archer’s 2017 European tour took her to Germany, Italy, the British Isles, Russia, Ukraine, and Poland. Highlights include St. Nicholas Church, Stuttgart, Germany, Church of San Domenico, Palermo, Sicily, the Temple of the Renaissance, Bryansk, Russia, the Philharmonic Hall, Khmelnytsky, Ukraine, and the Basilika Mariaska, Gdansk, Poland. She is the founder of Musforum, an international network for women organists to promote and affirm their work.


Cesar Cui : Prelude and Fugue in D Minor

15 Oct



United Kingdom
 Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 3.30pm 
The English String Orchestra premiere a bold new Trumpet Concerto by a British composer
Huntingdon Hall
24 Chapel Walk, Worcester WR1 3LD
United Kingdom
01905 611427
www.worcesterlive.co.uk/
boxofficemanager@worcesterlive.co.uk

Tickets: £10.00 - £22.00
Kenneth Woods – Conductor/Artistic Director
Simon Desbruslais – Trumpet


The golden sound of the English String Orchestra is admired worldwide through the orchestra's many international recordings and broadcasts, and this concert by Worcester Live's own Orchestra in Residence showcases the ESO's world-beating form in the English repertoire, which has made them famous. The programme includes a dazzling new trumpet concerto by Philip Sawyers, whose melodic flair and audience appeal have won plaudits worldwide. Simon Desbruslais, the "steel-lipped" trumpet virtuoso taking the music world by storm, is our featured guest artist.

Philip Sawyers : Concerto for Trumpet, Timpani and Strings
William Walton : Two pieces from Henry V
Edward Elgar : Salut d'Amour
Edward Elgar : Serenade for Strings
Michael Tippett : Little Music for Strings

15 Oct



United Kingdom
 Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2pm 
Modern Times: music for voice and percussion
Morley College
61 Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7HT
United Kingdom
020 7450 1889
www.morleycollege.ac.uk/

Tickets: £12, £10 from wegottickets.com/event/413162
Jillian Bain Christie, soprano
Rosie Bergonzi, percussion
Catherine Herriott, piano and percussion

Music from Britain and America for this exciting line-up, featuring two new pieces composed for the concert. Another event from Collaborations, putting composers and performers together.

Miriam Mackie :
Janet Oates : Riddle Time
Paul Burnell : And she flew
Stephen Montague : Philup Glass

16 Oct 
 
17 Oct



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 1pm-2pm 
Ratiocinate - Stace Constantinou (Electronics, Cello, Voice)
St George the Martyr
Borough High Street, London
United Kingdom

Tickets: Admission free
Stace Constantinou - cello, found sounds, live electronics

"Exploring the musical and sonic possibilities of improvised solo cello, immersive soundscape, found-sounds and audience participation, to move into a new musical realm using technology and musical thought inspired by philosophy."


Stace Constantinou : Some A is B

17 Oct



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19 Oct



Netherlands
 Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 8.15pm 
CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA HORIZON: MULTIVERSUM
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam
Netherlands
http://www.concertgebouw.nl

Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
Peter Eötvös - conductor
Iveta Apkalna - organ
László Fassang - hammond organ
Jaap Drupsteen - visuals
Vincent Icke - speaker




Gyorgy Ligeti : Atmosphères
Claude Vivier : Orion
Peter Eötvös : Multiversum

20 Oct



United Kingdom
 Friday, October 20, 2017 at 8pm 
George Benjamin: Written on Skin
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

LSO
Oliver Zeffman conductor
Lauren Fagan Agnès
Ross Ramgobin The Protector
Patrick Terry The Boy/Angel 1

Written on Skin, by George Benjamin with a libretto by Martin Crimp drawn from a 13th-century Occitan legend, has been universally acclaimed since its première at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in 2012.

In addition to this performance at LSO St. Luke's, the production will tour to West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge and to the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.



George Benjamin : Written on Skin

21 Oct



United Kingdom
 Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 14.30 
Royal Albert Hall presents UK Premiere of Jaws in Concert
Royal Albert Hall, London
Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
United Kingdom
020 7589 8212
http://www.royalalberthall.com/
boxofficeenquiries@royalalberthall.com

BBC Concert Orchestra

Steven Spielberg’s original summer movie blockbuster Jaws will be screened at the Royal Albert Hall for the first time, accompanied by a live performance of the iconic score which won John Williams his first Academy Award®.

Upon its release, Jaws became the most successful movie of all time, and Spielberg has often credited Williams’ iconic score with much of the film’s success. Now audiences will have the chance to experience the power of a live symphony orchestra performing the entire score in sync with one of the greatest motion pictures of all time – the ultimate film-with-live-orchestra experience!

A Film Concerts Live! production

Jaws is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLC. All Rights Reserved

Academy Awards © A.M.P.A.S.


John Williams : Jaws

21 Oct



United Kingdom
 Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7.30pm 
BBC SO Total Immersion: Julian Anderson
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner conductor
Carolin Widmann violin

Edward Gardner conducts the BBC SO in his first Total Immersion concert. Julian Anderson’s Eden (2005) celebrates the sculptor Constantin Brancusi while Imagin’d Corners (2002) revolves around Anderson’s attraction to the French horn. Carolin Widmann, a passionate champion of new music, joins the BBC SO for In lieblicher Bläue, a work that uses space in a way that only a live performance can reveal. Symphony (2003) is a study in immobility and gradual growth while Fantasias (2009) is, in Anderson’s words, ‘for all its wild contrasts, a celebration of the modern symphony orchestra’. Originally written for the Cleveland Orchestra, its virtuosity should prove a perfect climax to a weekend celebrating one of the UK’s most distinctive and original musical voices.



Julian Anderson : Eden
Julian Anderson : Imagin’d Corners
Julian Anderson : In lieblicher Blaue, Poem for Violin and Orchestra
Julian Anderson : Symphony

22 Oct 
 
23 Oct



United Kingdom
 Monday, October 23, 2017 at 1.00pm-2.00pm 
Air - Miloš Milivojevic (accordion)
St George the Martyr
Borough High Street, London
United Kingdom

Tickets: Free admission
Miloš Milivojevic (accordion)

The accordion is the featured instrument in this performance by the virtuoso Miloš Milivojevic — “A hurricane of imaginative invention” (Hilary Finch, The Times). Presenting the accordion as a truly global instrument, Milivojevic takes us from Argentinian music to works by lesser known composers from France, Belarus and Russia. A world premiere from London-based Robert Percy completes the set from this exceptional musician.

Astor Piazzolla : Milonga del Angel
Franck Angelis : Interier
Robert Percy : New Work
Viaceslav Semenov : Don Rhapsody
Victor Vlasov : Five views on Gulag Archipelago

24 Oct



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 1pm - 2pm 
Reverberate - Christopher Guild, Piano
St George the Martyr
Borough High Street, London
United Kingdom

Tickets: Admission free
Christopher Guild - Piano

Featured performer of Series 2 of Borough New Music, Christopher Guild performs the World Premiere of the first piano sonata by Ben Gaunt (b. 1984), and the mighty Piano Sonata No 2 by Poul Ruders.

Ben Gaunt : Piano Sonata No 1
Poul Ruders : Piano Sonata No 2

25 Oct



France
 Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 8.30pm 
Woodlands and beyond... - Berio, Ravel, Takemitsu, Berg, Debussy...
Philharmonie de Paris
221, avenue Jean-Jaurès 75019 Paris, France
France
+33 (0)1 44 84 44 84
http://philharmoniedeparis.fr/fr

Hélène Grimaud
Mat Hennek

A couple both on stage and off, French pianist Hélène Grimaud and German photographer Mat Hennek fuse their two arts for an experience that is unique to both hear and see. A recital of eclectic classic works conversing with images of nature.

Luciano Berio
Wasserklavier
Nitin Sawhney
Water - Transition 1
Toru Takemitsu
Rain Tree Sketch II
Nitin Sawhney
Water - Transition 2
Gabriel Fauré
Barcarolle n° 5
Nitin Sawhney
Water - Transition 1
Maurice Ravel
Jeux d'eau
Nitin Sawhney
Water - Transition 4
Isaac Albéniz
Almeria
Nitin Sawhney
Water - Transition 5
Franz Liszt
Les Jeux d'eau à la villa d'Este
Nitin Sawhney
Water - Transition 6
Leoš Janácek
In the Mists : No. 1
Nitin Sawhney
Water - Transition 7
Claude Debussy
La Cathédrale engloutie


various composers : Various

26 Oct



United States
 Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 7:30pm 
Odyssey Opera Continues Joan of Arc Season with L'assedio di Calais
The Huntginton Theatre
284 Huntington Avenue
United States

Tickets: $25 and Up
Odyssey Opera

One of the nation’s most innovative opera companies, Odyssey Opera, continues Trial by Fire: Joan of Arc and the Hundred Years’ War, a season-long exploration of operatic works inspired by martyr, saint, and military leader Joan of Arc (1412-1431). For two nights, Odyssey Opera presents a fully-staged Italian-language performance of Gaetano Donizetti’s neglected opera, L’assedio di Calais (1836). Based on Luigi Marchionni’s play L’assedio di Calais (The Siege of Calais) with libretto by Salvatore Cammarano, this rarely-heard Italian bel canto work has undeservedly been absent from the operatic stage. Conducted by Gil Rose with full orchestra and chorus and directed by Joshua Major, L’assedio di Calais features three singers making their company debut: baritone James Westman (Mayor of Calais), mezzo-soprano Magda Gartner (Aurelio) and Lucia Cesaroni (Eleanora).

Gaetano Donizetti : L'assedio di Calais

27 Oct 
 
28 Oct 
 
29 Oct



United States
 Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3:00pm 
BMOP Celebrates New Music Champions
Jordan Hall, Boston
30 Gainsborough Street
United States
617-585-1260
http://www.newenglandconservatory.edu

Tickets: $20-50
Boston Modern Orchestra Project
Matt Haimovitz
Conor Hanick

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation’s premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music, kick-starts its 22nd season with an appreciative salute to multi-generational composers and artists who have led and continue to be leading the contemporary music vanguard. Featuring two resolute proponents of new music, guest soloists Conor Hanick (piano) and Matt Haimovitz (cello), the program includes the regional premiere of Matthew Aucoin’s first concerto, as well as pieces by William Schuman, David Sanford, and John Harbison.

William Schuman : Judith, Choreographic Poem
Matthew Aucoin : Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
David Sanford : Scherzo Grosso
John Harbison : Diotima

30 Oct



United Kingdom
 Monday, October 30, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Mobius
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Mobius

Mobius, an international ensemble of seven outstanding musicians, returns to the Wigmore Hall with a typically eclectic programme, highlighting a world première by renowned American composer George Tsontakis. The commission, based on T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets, forms the centrepiece for other works in the evening beloved to the poet.



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Clarinet Quintet in A major K581
Claude Debussy : Deux danses
George Tsontakis : New Work
Heitor Villa-Lobos : Assobio a jato
Ludwig Van Beethoven : Grosse Fuge in B flat major Op. 133

31 Oct



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 1pm - 2pm 
Reward - TL John Halford Competition Prizewinning Recital
St George the Martyr
Borough High Street, London
United Kingdom

Tickets: Admission free.
Pianists: Joe Howson, Ieva Dubova, Mahsa Salali, Marisa Munoz Lopez, Neus Peris Ferrer.



Michael Worboys : Bone Memories
Rotem Sherman : Home
Harry Palmer : Birthday Song for Erwin
Kaikhosru Sorabji : Transcendental Etude 20 'con fantasia'
Thomas Ades : Concert Paraphrase on Powder Her Face (Movst I & IV)
Toby Ingram : Into the Unknown
Hans Werne Henze : Präludien zu Tristan
Frederic Rzewski : Piano Piece IV

1 Nov 
 
2 Nov



United Kingdom
 Thursday, November 02, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Vaughan Williams, Jonathan Dove and Schumann
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

James Gilchrist tenor;
Anna Tilbrook piano


James Gilchrist and Anna Tilbrook have developed their reading of Schumann’s Dichterliebe over many acclaimed performances and hours of deep thinking. They return to the composer’s Heine settings in a special programme, celebrating twenty years of their artistic collaboration, which also includes Vaughan Williams’s evocative first song cycle.

This concert also marks the end of a project many years in the making, that has seen the duo pairing new commissions with Schumann song cycles. This programme is crowned with the world première of Under Alter’d Skies by Royal Philharmonic Society Award-winner Jonathan Dove.



Ralph Vaughan Williams : Songs of Travel
Jonathan Dove : Under Alter'd Skies
Robert Schumann : Dichterliebe Op. 48

2 Nov



United Kingdom
 Thursday, November 02, 2017 at 7 for 7.30 
Philomena
Brunel Museum
Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, London SE16 4LF
United Kingdom
0207 231 3840
brunel-museum.org.uk
info@brunel-museum.org.uk

Tickets: £12.50
New ensemble Philomena: six sopranos

Newly commissioned work alongside 17th century song

Miriam Mackie : Sappho Fragments

3 Nov



United Kingdom
 Friday, November 03, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Mahler, Jolas and Boulanger
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

BBC Symphony Orchestra/Storgårds

The doyenne of French composers, Betsy Jolas, brings one of her latest works to London, presented alongside music by Lili Boulanger and Gustav Mahler.

Betsy Jolas, born in 1926 and therefore a contemporary of Pierre Boulez, is one of French music’s greats and this concert features her work for piano, trumpet and orchestra, Histoires vraies from 2015 and written for the Festival Printemps des Arts in Monte-Carlo. The piece’s ‘stories’ aim to work with the ‘sounds we try not to hear’ and also bring together two players whose musical paths rarely cross: Håkan Hardenberger and Roger Muraro, one of France’s finest modernist pianists, who makes a rare UK appearance. Lili Boulanger, who died aged 24, gives us her atmospheric orchestral diptych juxtaposing morning and evening and Gustav Mahler’s folk-infused Fourth Symphony literally bursts into song to close the programme.



Gustav Mahler : Symphony No. 4
Lili Boulanger : D’un matin de printemps; D’un soir triste
Betsy Jolas : Histoires Vraies

4 Nov



United Kingdom
 Saturday, November 04, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Brett Dean/Beethoven/Sally Beamish/Elgar
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Lower Mosley Road
United Kingdom
44 (0) 161 907 9000
http://www.halle.co.uk/publishedSite/aidsdayconcert.asp
box@bridgewater-hall.co.uk

BBC Philharmonic

Completed at the end of 2016 and premiered by tonight’s soloist in the US in January, Sally Beamish’s potent and political new piece was written in response to Beethoven’s immaculate First Piano Concerto. You can trace connections between the works when pianist Jonathan Biss performs them both tonight. Brett Dean’s Testament also takes Beethoven as its inspiration, drawing on the composer’s desperate frustration with his growing deafness, while Elgar’s ever-cherished ‘Enigma’ Variations pays homage to his friends and family.


Brett Dean : Testament
Ludwig Van Beethoven : Piano Concerto No 1 in C major
Sally Beamish : Piano Concerto no. 3 "City Stanzas"
Edward Elgar : Enigma Variations

4 Nov



United Kingdom
 Saturday, November 04, 2017 at 8pm 
Cian Ciarán Presents: Rhys & Meinir
Hoddinott Hall
Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff
United Kingdom

Cian Ciarán
BBCNOW

For 20 years and counting a member of Super Furry Animals, Cian Ciarán comes together with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. The World premiere performance of a work that has been almost two-decades in development features a full 84 piece orchestra and Cian Ciarán’s Rhys & Meinir promises a rare, aural experience that encapsulates the drama of ancient Welsh folklore, the envisioned splendour of rural Wales and the innate, musical curiosity of the intrepid composer.

Rhys and Meinir found love in the village of Nant Gwrtheyrn, North Wales and their childhood romance blossomed for all to see. On the day of their marriage, Meinir is nowhere to be found and the mystery leads Rhys into months of despair. When finally a thunder strike reveals Meinir’s final hiding place, Rhys is unable to live a second longer.


Cian Ciaran : Rhys & Meinir

4 Nov



United Kingdom
 Saturday, November 04, 2017 at 4.30pm 
TURNING POINTS: BERIO
Kings Place
90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
United Kingdom
020 7520 1440
http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/
info@kingsplace.co.uk

Lucy Schaufer mezzo-soprano
Michael Cox flute
Darragh Morgan violin
Paul Silverthorne viola
Timothy Lines clarinet
Lucy Wakeford harp
London Sinfonietta

Curated by John Woolrich

Get to know Luciano Berio; one of the towering musical personalities of the post-war avantgarde, who constantly reinvented musical sound and form. His music drew inspiration from and reworked the vernacular of folk, pop and other classical music and indeed his own compositions. The London Sinfonietta collaborated a great deal with Berio during the 1970s and 1980s, helping both ensemble and composer to establish an international reputation.

Luciano Berio : Traditional folk song fragments

5 Nov



United States
 Sunday, November 05, 2017 at 5:00pm 
The Dessoff Choirs Begins 93rd Season with Multidimensional Concert
Riverside Church
New York
United States

Tickets: $20-40
The Dessoff Choirs
Malcolm J. Merriweather, conductor

Hailed as “one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its “full-bodied sound and suppleness (The New York Times),” The Dessoff Choirs kick-starts its 93rd season with Multidimensional Magnificence: a one-night only multimedia performance at Harlem’s Riverside Church inspired by the many concerts produced by American composer/conductor Gregg Smith.

Leonard Bernstein : Make our garden grow
J.S. Bach : Singet dem Herrn
Gregg Smith : If music be the food of love

6 Nov 
 
7 Nov



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, November 07, 2017 at 1pm - 2pm 
Last Words - Soprano, Flute, Cello & Piano
St George the Martyr
Borough High Street, London
United Kingdom

Tickets: Free admission
Patricia Auchterlonie (soprano), Antonia Berg (flute), Ben Smith (piano), Yoanna Prodanova (cello)

Series 3 of Borough New Music opens with works by composers from Italy, Canada and the UK. Songs by Sciarrino are set either side of the two centrepieces of this recital: the UK premiere of Kate Soper's 'Only The Words Themselves Mean What They Say'(2010-11), and a world premiere by exciting young pianist-composer Ben Smith (b. 1991).

Kate Soper : Only the words themselves mean what they say (2010-11)
Ben Smith : New Work
Salvatore Sciarrino : Ultime rose (from Vanitas) (1981)
Salvatore Sciarrino : Due melodie per soprano e pianoforte (1978)

8 Nov 
 
9 Nov 
 
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