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17 Oct

 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 8pm 
Cité de la musique, Paris
221, avenue Jean Jaurès 75019 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 44 84 44 84

Tickets: 18€
Sophie Cherrier, Emmanuelle Ophèle, Matteo Cesari, flutes
Ensemble intercontemporain
Conductor Alejo Pérez
IRCAM computer music design Andrew Gerzso

A tribute to a master, gone but forever alive, this is the principle that creates an elective chain among the works in this program.

Igor Stravinsky's Symphonies of Wind Instruments, composed in 1920, is dedicated to the memory of Claude Debussy, who died ten years earlier. In 1971, when Stravinsky passed away, Pierre Boulez imagined a project for a work shaped like a tomb ...explosante-fixe... that would become an element of the mixed music repertoire. Steine by Peter Eötvös, composed in 1985, is dedicated "from Peter to Pierre" to Pierre Boulez in celebration of his 60th birthday. And The Severed Garden, by the young German Genoël von Lilienstern, is a tribute to Eötvös completing this avalanche of dedications, replies, and apostrophes, beyond historical distances.

Genoël von Lilienstern : The Severed Garden
Peter Eotvos : Steine
Igor Stravinsky : Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1920 version)
Pierre Boulez : ...explosante-fixe...

18 Oct 
19 Oct

United Kingdom
 Friday, October 19, 2012 at 1.00-1.50 
Lunchtime concert
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead
Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Pilgrims Place, London NW3 1NG
United Kingdom
020 73267

Tickets: Free concert
Graeme Thewlis (Piano)
John Campbell (Trumpet)

Esther Hopkins : Mysterious Light

19 Oct

United States
 Friday, October 19, 2012 at 8pm 
Musi & Musica at BEA - Joao Kouyoumdjian
BEA - Brazilian Endowment for the Arts
240 E. 52nd street, New York, NY, 10022
United States

Tickets: $15 and $10
Joao Kouyoumdjian (classical guitar)

Music & Música at BEA and Ticún Brasil present a solo classical guitar concert with the young virtuoso João Kouyoumdjian.
Mr. Kouyoumdjian will present an eclectic repertory written or arranged for solo guitar by Brazilian composers. Kouyoumdjian explores and pushes the instrument sonority and at the same time deals with an exemplar and traditional technique. The program will include works by Marco Pereira, Villa-Lobos, Tom Jobim, Raimundo Penaforte, Ricardo Calderoni, Garoto (Annibal Augusto Sardinha), among others.

Ricardo Calderoni : Balaio (Suíte Dois Povos)
Raimundo Penaforte : Zurraço (Two Pieces for Guitar Solo)
Joao Pernambuco : Sons de Carrilhões
Marco Pereira : Bate-Coxa

20 Oct

United Kingdom
 Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Chilly Gonzales with the BBC Symphony Orchestra
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

Tickets: £15 - 20
Chilly Gonzales with the BBC Symphony Orchestra

All-round entertainer, pianist, rapper and self-proclaimed ‘musical genius’, Chilly Gonzales brings his iconoclastic orchestral hip hop to the Barbican stage. The concert also includes orchestral versions of material from his recent Solo Piano II and the world premiere of his new Piano Concerto.

Chilly Gonzales : Various

20 Oct

 Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 7.30pm 
A Far Cry
Musikverein, Vienna
Bösendorferstr. 12, 1010 Wien, Österreich
+43 1 505 81 90

A Far Cry
Markus Schirmer, Klavier

Osvaldo Golijov : Last Round
Arvo Pärt : "Fratres"; Fassung für Streichorchester, Aufführung in chorischer Besetzung
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Konzert für Klavier und Orchester C - Dur, KV 415
Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Serenade für Streichorchester C - Dur, op. 48

21 Oct

United Kingdom
 Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Central England Ensemble
Town Hall, Birmingham
Victoria Square B3 3DQ
United Kingdom
0121 780 3333

Tickets: £11, £13
Anthony Bradbury music director
Ondøej Vrabec french horn

This unique event, generously sponsored by Irwin Mitchell solicitors, features the world premiere performance of Concerto for French Horn and Symphony Orchestra by Birmingham born composer Andrew Downes, who is himself wheelchair bound as a result of a spinal injury.

The soloist is Ondøej Vrabec, solo and principal horn of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Also in the programme is Walton’s Crown Imperial and Brahms’s Second Symphony. The leader of the orchestra is the composer’s daughter Anna Downes, and the conductor Anthony Bradbury. This promises to be a great concert, not to be missed!

William Walton : Crown Imperial
Andrew Downes : Concerto for French horn and Symphony Orchestra (World Premiere)
Johannes Brahms : Symphony No 2

22 Oct

United States
 Monday, October 22, 2012 at 8:00pm - 11:00pm 
The Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble: John Cage's Atlas Eclipticalis & Winter Music
Stern Auditorium
New York, NY
United States

Tickets: $25 general / $15 Students, Seniors
Joseph Kubera & Ursula Oppens, piano
Petr Kotik, Conductor

Kicking off the BEYOND CAGE festival (New York City, oct. 22-Nov. 7), the 86-piece Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble will perform John Cage's Atlas Eclipticalis and Winter Music with pianist Ursula Oppens and Joseph Kubera at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. This performance will mark the first time these works are heard together in their entirety, as well as the 20th anniversary of Atlas Eclipticalis' first complete performance (The Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, with David Tudor on the piano, 1992). An historical performance not to be missed!

John Cage : Atlas Eclipticalis & Winter Music
Christian Marclay : Shuffle

23 Oct

United Kingdom
 Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Vaughan Williams, Philip Venables and Dohnányi
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom

Tickets: £15 £20 £25 £30

Wigmore Hall’s mighty tally of world premières grows with the appearance of a specially commissioned work by Endymion’s artistic director, Philip Venables.

The Chester-born composer’s music, praised for its ‘delicately spun melodies’ and ‘gritty, soulful’ character, has been championed worldwide by Endymion. His Sextet takes its place in an absorbing programme, complete with Vaughan Williams’s early Quintet for clarinet, horn, violin, cello and piano, written in 1898 and first performed three years later.

Ralph Vaughan Williams : Quintet in D
Philip Venables : Sextet (commissioned by Wigmore Hall)
E Dohnanyi : Sextet in C Op. 37

24 Oct

United Kingdom
 Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Steve Reich's Drumming
St David's Hall
St David's Hall, The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1AH
United Kingdom
029 2087 8444

The Colin Currie Group with Synergy Vocals

Legendary New York minimalist Steve Reich travelled to Africa to study traditional drumming techniques with master-drummer Gideon Alorwoyie. The result was Drumming: a 90-minute journey for percussion and female voices that, at the time of its 1971 premiere, redefined Western music's relationship with rhythm. Moving from drums through the glowing resonance of glockenspiels and marimbas and voices, Drumming is a primeval and uplifting experience engaging both mind and body.

Steve Reich : Drumming

25 Oct

United Kingdom
 Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 1.15pm 
Music at St Pancras
St Pancras Parish Church
United Kingdom

Tickets: Free
Felicity Vincent: Cello
Roger Black: Piano

'Not the Manchester School, Part 2'

David Dubery : Cello Sonata

26 Oct

 Friday, October 26, 2012 at 7pm 
Contemporary Evenings: Camberwell Composers Collective
BBC Hoddinott Hall

Tickets: £8.50-£11.50
Conductor Andrew Gourlay

Singer Mara Carlyle

Trombone Donal Bannister

Initially formed by a group of young composers performing in pubs and jazz clubs, the Camberwell Collective now contains some of Britain's most highly tipped composers, including Mark Bowden, BBC National Orchestra of Wales's new Resident Composer. Streetwise, sassy, raucous and gutsy, their music takes its inspiration from many sources from beat-boxing to Varèse.

Chris Mayo : The Llano Curve
Anna Meredith : Barchan
Charlie Piper : Kick up the fire
Emily Hall : Love Songs
Mark Bowden : Sudden Light

26 Oct

United Kingdom
 Friday, October 26, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Bolivar Hall
54 Grafton Way, London W1T 5DL
United Kingdom

Sylvia Hinz (recorders)
Cordula Heiland (piano)

Martin Gaughan : Immortal Beloved

27 Oct

United Kingdom
 Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Britten Sinfonia / 20th Birthday Concert
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

Tickets: £8 – 32
Britten Sinfonia
Kuljit Bhamra tabla
Thomas Gould violin/director
Tom Herbert bass
Alina Ibragimova violin
Pekka Kuusisto violin/director
Joanna MacGregor piano/director
Mark Padmore tenor
Seb Rochford drums
Jacqueline Shave violin/director
Andy Sheppard saxophones
Britten Sinfonia Voices
Eamonn Dougan choir director
Plus special guests

Britten Sinfonia proudly launches its new association with the Barbican with a gala concert and free stage events that also celebrate the orchestra’s 20th birthday.

Journeying through 400 years of music, the evening celebrates the orchestra’s bold artistic outlook and showcases the talents of Britten Sinfonia musicians as well as close collaborators including Alina Ibragimova, Pekka Kuusisto, Mark Padmore , Joanna MacGregor and special guests. The concert also features two specially commissioned premieres from James MacMillan and Nico Muhly.

Henry Purcell : Hear my Prayer
Nico Muhly : Birthday piece
J.S. Bach : Concerto for Two Violins in D minor
Benjamin Britten : Les Illuminations
James MacMillan : Birthday piece
Sergei Prokofiev : Symphony No 1 ‘Classical’
J.S. Bach : Keyboard Concerto No 5 in F minor
Moondog arr. MacGregor : Sidewalk Dances

27 Oct

 Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 14.15 
Navolgers van Webern en Kurtags Anna Achmatova Liederen
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam

Tickets: € 28.80

Reinbert de Leeuw- dirigent
Natalya Zagorinskaya- sopraan

Matty Niël : Drie koralen voor orgel
Gyorgy Kurtág : Vier capriccio's
Anton Webern : Fünf Stücke für Orchester, op. 10
Luigi Dallapiccola : uit Liriche greche: 5 frammenti di Saffo
Anton Webern : Sechs Stücke für Orchester, op. 6
Gyorgy Kurtág : Liederen op gedichten van Anna Achmatova, op. 46

28 Oct

 Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich
Musikverein, Vienna
Bösendorferstr. 12, 1010 Wien, Österreich
+43 1 505 81 90

Tickets: 1-19 Euros
Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich
Brad Lubman, Dirigent
Emanuele Arciuli, Klavier

Elliott Carter : "Symphonia. Sum Fluxae Pretium Spei" - Partita
John Cage : Konzert für präpariertes Klavier
Augusta Read Thomas : Helios Choros I - 1. Satz
Jay Schwartz : Music for Orchestra II

29 Oct 
30 Oct

United Kingdom
 Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Laura van der Heijden performs Walton
Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ
United Kingdom

Tickets: £40, £32.50, £25, £15
Conductor - Paul Daniel
Cello - Laura van der Heijden

Winner of BBC Young Musician 2012, dazzling cellist Laura van der Heijden performs Walton’s Cello Concerto – the piece with which she won the title, aged only 15. With its singing, complex cello part and rich orchestral writing, Walton’s Concerto is the perfect vehicle for Laura van der Heijden’s unique gifts. Framing Walton’s powerful music are gems by his fellow Englishmen: a witty overture from Vaughan Williams, the hauntingly beautiful A Song of the Night by Holst, featuring acclaimed violinist Clio Gould, and Elgar’s incomparable ‘Enigma’ Variations.

Box Office: 020 7730 4500

Ralph Vaughan Williams : The Wasps Overture
William Walton : Cello Concerto
Gustav Holst : A Song of the Night
Edward Elgar : 'Enigma' Variations

31 Oct

United Kingdom
 Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom

Tickets: £10
Arditti Quartet

JACK Quartet

Wigmore Hall Director John Gilhooly’s commitment to the creation of new works of chamber music is ideally served by this spectacular recital of UK premières, a clear jewel in the 2012/13 season’s crown.

The Arditti Quartet’s worldwide reputation rests secure on almost 40 years of excellence in the performance and development of contemporary music. The JACK Quartet can likewise cite a glorious record of achievement in bringing new work to life, underpinned by its players’ close association with composers such as Matthias Pintscher, Helmut Lachenmann and Julia Wolfe.

This showcase concert, part of a landmark Arditti and JACK Quartet project, offers audiences the thrilling prospect of hearing the birth of two string quartets and two string octets by Hans Abrahamsen (b.1952), Mauro Lanza (b.1975) and the English composers Rebecca Saunders (b.1967) and James Clarke (b.1957).

James Clarke : 2012S for 2 string quartets
Hans Abrahamsen : Quartet No.4
Mauro Lanza : Der Kampf zwischen Karneval und Faasten for octet

31 Oct

United Kingdom
 Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Max Richter: Vivaldi Recomposed
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

Tickets: £15 – 20
Featuring Britten Sinfonia, conducted by André de Ridder with violinist Daniel Hope

Contemporary composer Max Richter re-imagines Vivaldi’s timeless set of Baroque concertos, The Four Seasons, featuring Britten Sinfonia conducted by André de Ridder with violinist Daniel Hope, and also performs a special set including music from his most recent album, Infra.

Max Richter : Vivaldi Recomposed

1 Nov 
2 Nov 
3 Nov

 Saturday, November 03, 2012 at 14.15 
World premiere by Martin Fröst and Danish fundamentals
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam

Tickets: € 28.80--€ 33.30
Radio Kamer Filharmonie
Michael Schønwandt- dirigent
Martin Fröst- klarinet

Christian Horneman : Delen uit de toneelmuziek voor Gurre
Bent Sorensen : Klarinetconcert 'Serenidad'
Niels Gade : Efterklange af Ossian, op. 1
Jean Sibelius : Derde symfonie in C, op. 52

4 Nov 
5 Nov

United Kingdom
 Monday, November 05, 2012 at 7:30pm 
The Monday Platform
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom

Tickets: £8 £10 £13 £15
Diana Galvydyte


Christopher Guild


Martynas Levickis


Diana Galvydyte and Christopher Guild excelled in the PLG New Year Series 2012.

Daily Telegraph: ‘…rounded, fully achieved performance…beautifully crafted…melodic grace.’ The Times: ‘…dazzled us…expressive panache…admirable aplomb’. Classical Source: ‘…extremely fine and accomplished …extraordinary’. Independent on Sunday: ‘Galvydyte, a name to remember’. Martynas Levickis was another success of the Series. The Times: ‘…Levicki’s mastery of the instrument…cosmic richness…such finesse…’. Classical Source: ‘…extraordinary virtuosity…magically played’…a superstar in Lithuania.’

Levickis introduces a brilliant work by one of today’s notable Russian composers, Efrem Podgaits.

Park Lane Group Young Artists

Edward Elgar : Violin Sonata in E minor Op. 82
J.S. Bach : Fantasia and Fugue in A minor BVW561 (arr. for accordion)
Efrem Podgaits : Sonata No. 1 for accordion
Karol Szymanowski : Nocturne and Tarantella for violin and piano Op. 28
Per Nørgård : Suite No. 1 from Nine Friends for solo accordion
Astor Piazzolla : Café 1930 and Nightclub from Histoire du Tango for violin and accordion
Jonas Tamulionis : Rondo for violin and accordion

5 Nov

 Monday, November 05, 2012 at 8pm 
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - Manfred Honeck - Nikolaj Znaider
Salle Pleyel
252 rue u Fauborg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris

Tickets: 10--85 Euros
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck : conducting
Nikolaj Znaider : violin

Steven Stucky : Silent Spring
Jean Sibelius : Concerto pour violon
Antonin Dvorak : Symphonie n° 9 "Du nouveau monde"

6 Nov

United Kingdom
 Tuesday, November 06, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Grzegorz Nowak conducts Borodin, Tchaikovsky and Dvorák
Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ
United Kingdom

Tickets: £40, £32.50, £25, £15
Conductor - Grzegorz Nowak
Cello - Dimitri Maslennikov
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances, from his opera Prince Igor, are amongst his most famous pieces, full of exotic melodies and vibrant orchestration. Cellist Dimitri Maslennikov has a special affinity for Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, a delightful set of variations on an elegant theme inspired by Mozart. While living in America, Czech composer Dvorák was enchanted by the music he heard there, declaring: ‘These beautiful and varied themes are the product of the soil. They are the folk songs of America’. For his Ninth Symphony, Dvorák emulated this style, while also recalling the music of his homeland. The result is his most popular symphony, its famous Largo just one of many glorious moments.

Box Office: 020 7730 4500

Alexander Borodin : Polovtsian Dances
Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Variations on a Rococo Theme
Antonin Dvorak : Symphony No.9, 'From the New World'

7 Nov

 Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 8pm 
Orchestre de Paris - Paavo Järvi - Christian Tetzlaff
Salle Pleyel
252 rue u Fauborg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris

Tickets: 10--60 Euros
Orchestre de Paris
Paavo Järvi : conducting
Christian Tetzlaff : violin

Maurice Ravel : Le Tombeau de Couperin
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Concerto pour violon n° 3
Henri Dutilleux : Sur le même accord
Igor Stravinsky : Le Sacre du printemps

7 Nov

 Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
Kammersymphonie der Wiener Symphoniker
Musikverein, Vienna
Bösendorferstr. 12, 1010 Wien, Österreich
+43 1 505 81 90

Tickets: 22 euros
Wiener Symphoniker

Richard Strauss : "Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders!"
John Adams : Chamber Symphony

7 Nov

United Kingdom
 Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 7:30pm 
Dante Quartet perform Chamber Music from Lebanon
St. John's Smith Square, London
Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom
020 7222 1061

Tickets: £10, £15, £20
Dante Quartet perform with

Benjamin Frith - piano
Robert Plane - clarinet

The acclaimed Dante String Quartet and guests perform contemporary chamber music by leading Lebanese composers. Pre-concert talk at 6:30pm chaired by Professor Peter Wiegold

Sponsored by the Makhzoumi Foundation

Musicstage – Brunel Institute for Contemporary Middle Eastern Music

Houtaf Khoury : Gardens of Love
Abdalla El-Masri : Elegie
Boghos Gelalian : Canzona & Toccata
Bechara El Khoury : Meditation; Sonata
Bushra El-Turk : Dramaticule II
Toufic Succar : String Quartet No.2

8 Nov 
9 Nov

United Kingdom
 Friday, November 09, 2012 at 7:00pm - c. 9:30pm 
Morton Feldman's "Triadic Memories"
Holywell Music Room, Oxford
Holywell Street, Oxford
United Kingdom

Tickets: £10 / £8 seniors / £5 students
Luke Berryman

"Triadic Memories" is a vast single-movement work lasting approximately two hours. Like other compositions of Morton Feldman'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 an attempt to evoke memory itself: listening to this piece is like flicking through an old photograph album. Its delicate, slowly-shifting harmonies reach toward something that was once definite, but is now lost in time. It was perhaps this fragility that led the composer to aptly describe the piece as "the largest butterfly in captivity".

"Triadic Memories" has only been performed a handful of times across the world, and the 25th anniversary of Feldman's death falls this year. All in all, this concert promises to be a special occasion.

Rob Keeley : Ballade
Karlheinz Stockhausen : Klavierstück IX
Morton Feldman : Triadic Memories

10 Nov

United States
 Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 7:30PM 
BMOP Performs "Midsummer Marriage" 11/10
Jordan Hall, Boston
30 Gainsborough Street
United States

Tickets: $20-$50
Music + Libretto by Sir Michael Tippett (1905-1998)
Premiered: Jan 27, 1955 at London, Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Soloists: Julius Ahn, tenor; Sara Heaton, soprano; David Kravitz, baritone; Deborah Selig, soprano; Matthew DiBattista, tenor; Joyce Castle, mezzo-soprano

Originally scheduled to receive its New England premiere in February 2012 by Opera Boston (of which BMOP’s Gil Rose was formerly the artistic director), The Midsummer Marriage performance never came to fruition since the opera company shuttered its doors in 2011. Thanks to BMOP, Boston audiences now have a chance to hear Tippett’s first and most celebrated opera.

Michael Tippett : Midsummer Marriage

11 Nov

United States
 Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 7:15PM 
Jazz Legend Chico Hamilton Continues DROM Concert Series OCT - DEC
DROM, New York
, 85 Ave A (b/w 5th & 6th St) in East Village
United States
(212) 777-1157

Tickets: $15
Chico Hamilton


Sundays this Fall: 10.14 + 11.11 + 12.09

As evidenced on his latest recording Revelation (Joyous Shout!), 90 year-old drummer/leader Forestorn “Chico” Hamilton is still creating vivid, positive, uplifting, and relevant music. Saluted by the Kennedy Center as a "Living Jazz Legend", and appointed to the President’s Council on the Arts, this NEA Jazz Master is considered one of the most important living jazz artists and composers.

DROM presents EUPHORIC – Celebrating the Life & Music of Chico Hamilton for three Sunday night performances this Fall (OCT - DEC) featuring Chico and his long-time touring band featuring Nick Demopoulos (guitar), Paul Ramsey (bass), Evan Schwam (flute + reeds), Mayu Saeki (flute), and Jeremy Carlstedt (drums + percussion) as well as special featured guests TBA. Program includes mostly Chico originals off of Revelation ranging from the samba-ish gem “Footprints in the Sand” to the ballad “Every Time I Smile.”

WHEN: Sunday, October 14 @ 7:15PM
Sunday, November 11 @ 7:15PM
Sunday, December 9 @ 7:15PM

WHERE: DROM, 85 Avenue A, New York City; Train F to 2nd Avenue

HOW: $15/Advance $12. To reserve, call DROM at 212.777.1157 or visit

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11 Nov

 Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 11.00 
West Side Story
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam

Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw
Jurre Haanstra

Leonard Bernstein : West Side Story

11 Nov

United Kingdom
 Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 7:30pm 
Brahms, Jonathan Dove and Elgar
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom

Tickets: £12 £16 £22 £24
The Schubert Ensemble

In this fitting programme for Remembrance Sunday the Schubert Ensemble performs Elgar’s warm, autumnal Piano Quintet, written at the end of World War I, together with Brahms’s deeply personal Piano Quartet No. 3, with possibly the most gorgeous slow movement in the repertoire. These late romantic masterpieces contrast vividly with Jonathan Dove’s sparkling and energetic Piano Quintet, written for the Ensemble in 2009.

‘…they demand superlatives’ Sunday Times

‘…outstanding in every respect’ Guardian

Johannes Brahms : Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor Op. 60
Jonathan Dove : Piano Quintet
Edward Elgar : Piano Quintet in A minor Op. 84

12 Nov

United Kingdom
 Monday, November 12, 2012 at 1:00 PM 
The Mavron Quartet
St David's Hall
United Kingdom

Tickets: £5.50 in advance
The Mavron Quartet

The Mavron Quartet, St David's Hall's Ensemble in Residence, is Wales' leading string Quartet. Since forming in 2002 the quartet has worked collaboratively with a range of artists to produce and perform new works, alongside outreach work with St David's Hall and the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust.

In association with Live Music Now Wales

Giovanni Battista Viotti : String Quartet No 1 in F
Hugh Wood : String Quartet No 1

13 Nov

United Kingdom
 Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Chloë Hanslip performs Brahms
Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ
United Kingdom

Tickets: £40, £32.50, £25, £15
Conductor - Christoph Koenig
Violin - Chloë Hanslip
Royal Philharmonic Ochestra

He may have been overshadowed by Wagner, but without Weber the history of opera would be very different. Weber’s Der Freischütz, with its atmospheric Overture, is considered the first important German Romantic opera – and had a huge impact on Wagner himself. Brahms and Wagner were rivals, splitting the musical world with their different approaches to composition, yet few can now resist the sunny charm of the Violin Concerto by Brahms. With its lyrical opening movement, exquisite, singing Adagio and vigorous finale, the Concerto is an ideal showcase for the talents of Chloë Hanslip. Dvorák’s Eighth Symphony is one of his most joyous, full of Bohemian folk-tunes and orchestral colour.

Box Office: 020 7730 4500

Carl Maria von Weber : Der Freischütz Overture
Johannes Brahms : Violin Concerto
Antonin Dvorak : Symphony No.8

14 Nov

United Kingdom
 Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 7:30pm 
Colin Matthews, Schumann and Mozart
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom

Tickets: £10
Elias String Quartet

Mozart fashioned his Clarinet Quintet for Anton Stadler, a great Viennese wind player and fellow Freemason. The score periodically places the clarinet centre stage while generally treating the instrument as an equal chamber music partner. This concert opens with the world première of a new work, specially written by Colin Matthews for the Elias Quartet.

In creating string quartets, Schumann observed, ‘the composer must possess an intimate knowledge of the genre’s history, but should strive to produce more than mere imitations of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.’ He followed his advice to brilliant effect in the third of his Op. 41 quartets, displaying inventive ingenuity throughout.

Colin Matthews : String Quartet No. 4
Robert Schumann : String Quartet in A Op. 41 No. 3
Wolfgang Mozart : Clarinet Quintet in A K581

15 Nov 
16 Nov 

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