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21 Oct



Austria
 Monday, October 21, 2013 at 8pm 
ARMIDA QUARTETT
Musikverein, Vienna
Bösendorferstr. 12, 1010 Wien, Österreich
Austria
+43 1 505 81 90
http://www.musikverein.at/startseite.asp
tickets@musikverein.at

Tickets: 5-26 Euros
ARMIDA QUARTETT



Franz Schubert : Quartettsatz c-Moll, D 703
Gyorgy Ligeti : Streichquartett Nr. 1, „Métamorphoses nocturnes“
Gyorgy Kurtág : Streichquartett, op. 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Streichquartett A-Dur, KV 464

22 Oct



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 7pm/7.15pm/7.30pm 
The Rape of Lucretia
Various

United Kingdom

Tickets: £8-£85
Conductor Nicholas Collon / Jack Ridley (15 Nov)
Director Fiona Shaw
Set Designer Michael Levine
Costume Designer Nicky Gillibrand
Lighting Designer Paul Anderson

The Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra

Cast
Male Chorus Allan Clayton / Andrew Dickinson (15, 22 Nov)
Female Chorus Kate Valentine
Collatinus David Soar
Junius Oliver Dunn
Tarquinius Duncan Rock
Lucretia Claudia Huckle
Bianca Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Lucia Ellie Laugharne

Given its first ever performance at Glyndebourne in 1946, Benjamin Britten created this opera with the poet Ronald Duncan, who wrote about their collaboration: ‘Britten and I worked at the same desk. We first discussed the shape of the whole drama and then spent several days working over this in order to reduce it to its essential simplicity. We kept our work fluid – even after it had gone to the printer and engraver, much to their dismay.’

The result of this close collaboration is an extraordinary and tightly focussed treatment of a legend which has acquired numerous layers in painting, poetry and drama. Lucretia is raped by the tyrant Tarquinius Superbus, ruler of Rome, and elects to kill herself rather than live with the shame. The action of the opera is commented on throughout by a Male and Female Chorus who occupy another dimension, at times narrating the story and at times voicing the thoughts of the different characters.

The central role of Lucretia is one which engages the talents of a singing actress to the utmost and one with which director Fiona Shaw will empathise keenly, drawing on her own experiences as both a performer and a director.

It was in describing this work that Britten coined the term ‘chamber opera’, creating a work of distilled power and refinement with a cast of eight and an orchestra of 12 players and piano.

For full list of venues and dates, see here: http://glyndebourne.com/production/rape-of-lucretia-tour-2013


Benjamin Britten : The Rape of Lucretia

23 Oct



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 7.30 p.m. 
Birthday Composers and Friends
Regent Hall
275 Oxford St., London W1 2DJ
United Kingdom

Tickets: £8 (£5)
Catherine Pluygers (oboes), Phil Edwards (clarinets), Henryk Sienkewicz (horn), Alan Tomlinson (trombone), Robert Coleridge (piano)

16th London New Wind Festival - 2nd concert

Anthony Green : Cornish Headland, Balkan Lake and Moonscape
Derek Foster : Piano Piece 1975
Jane Serter : To reach and to hold on
Witold Lutoslawski : Epitaph for oboe and piano
Priaulx Rainier : Suite for clarinet and piano
George Nicholson : Darkness Visible
Luca Vanneschi : Canto Notturno for solo oboe

24 Oct



Germany
 Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 8pm 
Funkhause am Wallrafplatz, Köln
Funkhaus am Wallrafplatz
Klaus-von-Bismacksaal, Köln
Germany

SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart
Ensemble musikFabrik
Conductor Marcus Creed
IRCAM computer music design Gregory Beller

The time of beginning based on Ovid, the time of the first men, the time of civilizations: Raphaël Cendo has arranged his epic for choir, ensemble, and electronics in three large chapters, with, by way of an epilogue, uses this fragment of Heraclitus: If one does not hope, one will not find the unhoped-for, since there is no trail leading to it and no path. Registre, according to the composer, designates the book of memories, "memory of lights that transmitted a common, far away, past, milestones of our Humanity".


Raphaël Cendo : Registre des lumières
Francesco Filidei : Finito ogni gesto

24 Oct



United Kingdom
 Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 7.30pm 
The Hallé
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Manchester M1 5HA
United Kingdom
44 (0) 161 907 9000
http://bridgewater-hall.co.uk
box@bridgewater-hall.co.uk

Tickets: £11-38
The Hallé
Markus Stenz conductor | Carolyn Sampson soprano | Neal Davies bass-baritone | Hallé Choir

This event celebrates The Royal Philharmonic Society Bicentenary 1813-2013.

Principal Guest Conductor Markus Stenz has forged a strong relationship with the Hallé Choir and here directs one of the great masterpieces of the choral repertoire, Brahms’s German Requiem. Its title aside, the work has an appeal that transcends both national boundaries and religious beliefs (Brahms even considered naming it a ‘Human Requiem’) and it remains a deeply moving experience for audiences everywhere. While its musical language is unmistakably that of Brahms, it also looks back to Bach and to the composers of the Renaissance. Brahms’s progression from suffering to eventual consolation is thus both dramatically and musically fascinating. Wolfgang Rihm is a composer who never fails to confound and enthral. The concert opens with his Tribute (Über die Linie VIII), an homage to Benjamin Britten commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society and given its world premiere by Sir Mark and the Hallé at the 2013 Aldeburgh Festival.


Wolfgang Rihm : A Tribute (Über die Linie VIII)
Johannes Brahms : A German Requiem

25 Oct



Poland
 Friday, October 25, 2013 at 7pm 
Musica Electronica Nova Festival, Wroclaw
Wroclaw Philharmonic Concert Hall
Wroclaw
Poland

Jean-Frédéric Neuburger piano
The Wrocław Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Pascal Rophé
IRCAM computer music design Thomas Goepfer*, Arshia Cont**, Gilbert Nouno**



Zygmunt Krauze : Rzeka podziemna
Philippe Manoury : Echo-Daimónon
Jonathan Harvey : Speakings

26 Oct 
 
27 Oct



Canada
 Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 4 pm 
Fall Extravaganza, Musical Matinees Concert Series
St. Philip's Anglican Church, Vancouver, B.C.
3737 W. 27th Ave. Vancouver, BC V6S 1R2
Canada
http://www.stphilipsdunbar.com/category/upcoming/
michale_murray@telus.net

Tickets: $20 adults, $15 seniors and children 11+ years old, children under 11 free
Corey Hamm - piano
Michael Murray - piano
Brenda Campbell - soprani

Fall Extravaganza Concert
Sunday October 27, 2013 at 4:00pm
Featuring world-famous pianist Corey Hamm


Glenn Sutherland : Two Songs from the firmament

28 Oct



United Kingdom
 Monday, October 28, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Michael Nyman Solo Piano and Film: Music from and for Film
Town Hall, Birmingham
Victoria Square B3 3DQ
United Kingdom
0121 780 3333
http://www.thsh.co.uk/

Tickets: £22.50/£27.50
Michael Nyman

British composer Michael Nyman returns to Birmingham in an intimate performance at Town Hall, playing solo piano music from films that he has collaborated on with directors including Peter Greenaway, Jane Campion and Neil Jordan.

Accompanied by a selection of films that Nyman personally recorded whilst on his travels, the evening provides a fascinating insight into the visual and musical world.


Michael Nyman : Various

29 Oct



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Frank Zappa: 200 Motels
Royal Festival Hall, London
South Bank, London SE1
United Kingdom
020 7840 4242
http://www.rfh.org.uk

Tickets: £25-£45
Claron McFadden soprano
Southbank Sinfonia
BBC Concert Orchestra
Jurjen Hempel conductor

One of the music events of the year Frank Zappa's legendary 1971 work 200 Motels is performed live in concert for the first ever time in the UK.

This colossal piece, one of the most ambitious that Zappa ever wrote, is performed by the full forces of the BBC Concert Orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia, London Voices and a large cast of rock musicians, singers and actors.

Banned from live performance at the time of its composition, and a cult classic on film and on record ever since, 200 Motels can finally be heard on stage in its full glory.

Please note, this event contains sexually explicit material and is suitable for audiences aged 18+


Frank Zappa : 200 Motels

29 Oct



Wales
 Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 7.30 
Contemporary Concert | The Yellow Wallpaper
BBC Hoddinott Hall
Cardiff
Wales

Tickets: £8 - £10
BBCNOW

Conductor | Thierry Fischer
Soprano | Elizabeth Atherton
Violin | Baiba Skride

Simon Holt's The Yellow Wallpaper tells the story of feminist writer Charlotte Perkins Gillman. Experience the story of this woman's obsession with her enclosed surroundings. Accompanied by two 1930s masterpieces: Franz Schmidt's Fourth Symphony and Berg's Violin Concerto. Composed with furious intensity and pre-emptive of Berg's own untimely death, the Concerto is best known as his own requiem.

Alban Berg : Violin Concerto
Simon Holt : The Yellow Wallpaper
Franz Schmidt : Symphony No 4

30 Oct



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 1.15 pm 
Notus Winds Wind Quintet
Victoria Rooms, Bristol

United Kingdom

Tickets: Free
Charlotte Ashton (flute), Eleanor Tinlin (oboe), Jordan Black (clarinet), Jonathan Davies (bassoon), Carys Evans (horn)

Chamber Music Recital

Jonathan Palmer : Crystal Eyes for Wind Quintet

31 Oct



United Kingdom
 Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Wozzeck
Covent Garden - Royal Opera House
Covent Garden, London
United Kingdom
http://info.royaloperahouse.org/home

Royal Opera

‘Man is an abyss – you feel giddy when you look into it.’ So declares Wozzeck in Alban Berg’s harrowing psychological drama. The title character is a disturbed man who is used for experimentation, taunted for his poverty and inarticulacy, and finally, in despair, driven to murder the only person he loves. The opera is based on the incomplete play Woyzeck by Georg Büchner. It was given its premiere in 1925 in Berlin and rapidly became extremely successful.

Berg’s music is both rapturous and terrifying. The score is richly varied, from the depiction of Wozzeck’s terrifying visions to Marie’s exquisitely gentle lullaby to her son, to the black comedy of the Doctor and the Captain’s music. Berg also draws heavily on folk song, giving a vivid picture of the working-class community in which the characters live. A white-tiled laboratory provides the claustrophobic setting for Keith Warner’s uncompromising staging. The production marked Warner’s directorial debut at Covent Garden and received an Olivier Award in 2003 for Best New Opera Production.


31st October; 5th, 8th, 12th, 15th November


Alban Berg : Wozzeck

1 Nov



United Kingdom
 Friday, November 01, 2013 at  
WNO Orchestra at St David's Hall
St David's Hall
Cardiff
United Kingdom

Orchestra of WNO

Conductor Lothar Koenigs

The Tudors leave the operatic stage to dominate the concert hall with two works inspired by the period. The concert also pays tribute to Benjamin Britten in his centenary year as well as his friendship with Dmitri Shostakovich. - See more at: http://www.wno.org.uk/tudorsconcert#sthash.7NOcdGIj.dpuf

Vaughan Williams : Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Benjamin Britten : Sinfonia da Requiem
Benjamin Britten : The Courtly Dances from Gloriana
Dmitri Shostakovich : Symphony No 9

1 Nov



United Kingdom
 Friday, November 01, 2013 at 8pm 
Autumn Chamber Music Series at Benslow
Benslow Music, Peter Morrison Hall
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9RB
United Kingdom
01462 459446
http://www.benslowmusic.org/index.asp?PageID=13
info@benslowmusic.org

Tickets: £12 (free entry for full time students and young people)
The Allegri String Quartet:Beethoven III

Box office: 01462 459446


2 Nov



United Kingdom
 Saturday, November 02, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Julian Anderson Day
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Tickets: £15-£30
Aurora Orchestra

Nicholas Collon
conductor
András Keller
violin

Students come from all corners of the world to study with him at the Guildhall School of Music; his list of forthcoming performances and commissions, meanwhile, underlines the international profile and significance of his work.
Julian Anderson’s strikingly inventive music is the latest focus of a Wigmore Hall Composer Day, presented complete with a world première, a talk from the composer himself and performances by, among others, Cédric Tiberghien, the Aurora Orchestra, Adam Walker and Claire Booth.


Julian Anderson : Another Prayer
Hans Abrahamsen : Walden
Julian Anderson : Tiramisu
Salvatore Sciarrino : ... da un divertimento
Julian Anderson : The Comedy of Change

2 Nov



United Kingdom
 Saturday, November 02, 2013 at 7:30pm 
Resonant Body: the Organ as Sound and Space
St James the Great, Colchester
East Hill, Colchester CO1 2QL
United Kingdom
http://stjamesthegreat.wordpress.com

Tickets: £8 (£6 concessions)
Lauren Redhead (organ); Stuart Russell (electronic diffusion)

This programme of works for organ and electronics, including three new commissions by Martin Iddon, Stuart Russell and Huw Morgan, explore the breadth of the sonic and performance possibilities for the combination of organ and electronics as both an extended and a composite instrument, showcasing unexpected and exciting new sounds and approaches.

Alistair Zaldua : Blow Up
Caroline Lucas : [untitled]
Stuart Russell : Epiphany for Organ and Electronics
Adam Fergler : Image, Music, Text
Tina Krekels : Grapefruits like to be squeezed in the dark
Martin Iddon : Balanos
Caroline Lucas : from [Unnamed Maps Series]
Huw Morgan : The Unseeing Eye at the Lung's Heart
Jesse Ronneau : Diapason

3 Nov



United Kingdom
 Sunday, November 03, 2013 at 2pm 
Autumn Chamber Music Series at Benslow
Benslow Music, Peter Morrison Hall
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9RB
United Kingdom
01462 459446
http://www.benslowmusic.org/index.asp?PageID=13
info@benslowmusic.org

Tickets: £12 (free entry for full time students and young people)
The Allegri String Quartet : Beethoven IV

Box Office: 01462 459446


3 Nov



Netherlands
 Sunday, November 03, 2013 at 14:15 
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra 125th anniversary concert
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam
Netherlands
http://www.concertgebouw.nl

Tickets: 30-120 Euros


Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
Mariss Jansons (dirigent)


Louis Andriessen : Mysteriën
Richard Strauss : Ein Heldenleben, op. 40

4 Nov 
 
5 Nov 
 
6 Nov 
 
7 Nov 
 
8 Nov 
 
9 Nov



United Kingdom
 Saturday, November 09, 2013 at 7.30pm 
The Rite of Spring
Covent Garden - Royal Opera House
Covent Garden, London
United Kingdom
http://info.royaloperahouse.org/home

Royal Opera

One hundred years of visionary ballet – from Stravinsky’s 20th-century masterpiece to innovative choreography by Wayne McGregor and David Dawson.

9th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 23rd November

More details:

http://www.roh.org.uk/productions/the-rite-of-spring-by-kenneth-macmillan


Igor Stravinsky : The Rite of Spring

9 Nov



Scotland
 Saturday, November 09, 2013 at  
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Queens Hall
Edinburgh
Scotland
0131 668 2019
http://www.thequeenshall.net

Tickets: £10-30
Scottish Chamber Orchestra

An unmissable concert! It has been a while since the SCO last premiered a work from its old friend, the Master of the Queen’s Music. With Knussen directing (he is a passionate devotee) this will be special. No less remarkable is the opportunity to hear Serkin play the Bartók. A wonderful concerto with Hungarian folk influences vying with Wagner’s Tristan, hints of jazz and an evocation of night music in what amounts to a passionate and joy-filled love song to his wife. Stravinsky closes the evening powerfully and grandly with his symphony.

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies on his new work for the Orchestra:
"In the late ‘eighties, as composer in residence to the SCO, I was commissioned to write my ten Strathclyde Concertos for the Orchestra. This involved writing for and working with the leaders of each section, and conducting performances of these works not only in Scotland, but also in Europe and America.

It is a great privilege, with this history, to be invited to write a work for the SCO’s fortieth birthday, as a vote of thanks for a wonderful musical experience with them in the past, and also as a vote of confidence in their glorious future."


Peter Maxwell Davies : Ebb of Winter
Béla Bartók : Piano Concerto No 3
Igor Stravinsky : Symphony in C

10 Nov



United Kingdom
 Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 7pm 
Britten War Requiem
Royal Albert Hall, London
Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
United Kingdom
020 7589 8212
http://www.royalalberthall.com/
boxofficeenquiries@royalalberthall.com

Tickets: £8-£36
BBCSO

Semyon Bychkov conductor
Sabina Cvilak soprano
Andrew Kennedy tenor
Roderick Williams baritone
BBC Symphony Chorus
Crouch End Festival Chorus
The Choristers of Westminster Abbey

‘My subject is war, and the pity of war.’

Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem interweaves the poetry of Wilfred Owen with the words of the Requiem Mass in a deeply moving and powerful work. Written for the consecration of Coventry Cathedral after its destruction in the Second World War, this great work remains as relevant today as ever. Semyon Bychkov conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Chorus and superb soloists in a performance of the work in Britten’s 100th anniversary year, on Remembrance Sunday and in an iconic building whose association with remembrance goes back nearly a century.

Event in association with the Royal British Legion



11 Nov



United Kingdom
 Monday, November 11, 2013 at 8pm 
Autumn Chamber Music Series at Benslow
Benslow Music, Peter Morrison Hall
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9RB
United Kingdom
01462 459446
http://www.benslowmusic.org/index.asp?PageID=13
info@benslowmusic.org

Tickets: £12 (free entry for full time students and young people)
Fidelio Trio : www.fideliotrio.com

Box Office: 01462 459446


12 Nov



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 6.30 
"Traces" CD Launch
St. David's Room, Kings College
Strand, London, WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

Tickets: Free
Matteo Cesari (flute and piccolo)

In celebration of the Convivium Records CD of James Erber's 'Traces' cycle and other works for solo flute, Matteo Cesari will perform a short recital, followed by a drinks reception.

James Erber : Traces C
James Erber : A Small Revelation
Brian Ferneyhough : Superscriptio
Matthias Pintscher : Beyond (A System of Passing)

13 Nov 
 
14 Nov



United Kingdom
 Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 7pm 
Studio Concert: new music by British composers
BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
Maida Vale One, Delaware Road, London
United Kingdom
02085761227

Tickets: Free
BBC Symphony Orchestra

Garry Walker conductor

British master Robin Holloway’s In China, written in 2012, receives its UK premiere at Maida Vale Studios conducted by Garry Walker. In September 2011, Holloway was invited to explore China with four other composers, to be inspired and write a new orchestral piece embodying his responses to the sensory and cultural experiences there. Holloway particularly responded to the extraordinary landscapes he witnessed on this journey and describes his new work as ‘extremely direct’, to reflect the vastness of Chinese accomplishments such as the skyscrapers in Beijing, the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors Army. He also took inspiration from the ethnic music and the rhythmic quality of the sound of the Chinese language he heard.

Emily Howard’s Solar precedes this; a work which encapsulates the sun. Howard describes the inspiration taken from this object of devotion, with its strong solar magnetic field, reflected in her music by bursting energy on the surface, but always with a slow-burning and intense core.

This concert also features exciting new compositions by Sound and Music Embedded composers Tom Coult, Aaron Holloway-Nahum and Benjamin Oliver, who continue their residency with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

This concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Hear and Now.


Tom Coult : Codex (Homage to Serafini)
Aaron Holloway-Nahum : The Deeper Breath to Follow
Benjamin Oliver : Lullaby for Joni
Emily Howard : Solar
Robin Holloway : In China

14 Nov



United Kingdom
 Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 7.30pm - 9pm 
Sounds of the New
The Forge, London
3-7 Delancey Street, London, NW1 7NL
United Kingdom

Tickets: £10, £8 (concessions)
Octandre Ensemble


New Dots presents an informal evening of world premieres performed by London based new music specialists, the Octandre Ensemble. Performing six newly commissioned musical works by some of the best emerging composition talent in the country, the concert will also feature talks from the composers about their work, giving the audience a unique insight into their creative process, and the collaboration between performer and composer


Maxim Boon : Sailing Stones
William Cheshire : Slices
Patrick John Jones : New Work
Sam Messer : duo music
Nick Morrish Rarity : Patina
Kristoffer To : New Work

15 Nov



Austria
 Friday, November 15, 2013 at 7.30pm 
ORF RSO WIEN
Musikverein, Vienna
Bösendorferstr. 12, 1010 Wien, Österreich
Austria
+43 1 505 81 90
http://www.musikverein.at/startseite.asp
tickets@musikverein.at

Tickets: 20 Euros
ORF RSO Wien
Johannes Kalitzke, Dirigent
Yang, Violoncello




Johannes Maria Staud : Maniai
Bernd Richard Deutsch : sublimunal
Peter Eotvos : Cello Concerto Grosso

15 Nov



Scotland
 Friday, November 15, 2013 at 7.30pm 
RSNO - Britten's War Requiem
Usher Hall
Edinburgh
Scotland

Peter Oundjian (CONDUCTOR)
Susan Gritton (SOPRANO)
Jeffrey Francis (TENOR)
Russell Braun (BARITONE)
RSNO Chorus
RSNO Junior Chorus
Royal Scottish National Orchestra

“My subject is war, and the pity of war.” Benjamin Britten took sacred words and the poetry of
the First World War, and combined them into a masterpiece that echoes down the decades: bold, poetic, and devastatingly emotional. One week before Britten’s hundredth birthday, Peter Oundjian, three great soloists, and our two superb choruses come together in this unique commemorative performance of the War Requiem.

Benjamin Britten : War Requiem

16 Nov



Scotland
 Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Entangled Music inspired by GEB by Harry Whalley
Reid Hall
Edinburgh
Scotland

Tickets: £8 Full / £4 Concessions
Conducted by James Lowe
Gildas Quartet,
Northern Lights Quintet
Pete Furniss,
Clea Friend,
Patrick Broderick
Paul Harrison,
and more

Based on the 'Strange Loop' paradigm as described by Douglas Hofstadter in his book Gödel Escher Bach. Harry Whalley's 'Entangled Music' is a major work for large chamber ensemble with this ideas at its core.

Harry Whalley : Entangled Music

16 Nov



United Kingdom
 Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Earth Song
Jerwood Hall
London
United Kingdom

Tickets: £12-£30
Nicholas Collon conductor
Andrew Staples tenor
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge (Dir: Graham Ross)
Aurora Orchestra



Tears for Fears : Mad World
Benjamin Britten : Rejoice in the Lamb
Gustav Mahler : Das Lied von der Erde

16 Nov



United Kingdom
 Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Haas: in vain
Huddersfield Town Hall
Huddersfield Town Hall, Ramsden Street, Huddersfield HD1 2TA
United Kingdom

Tickets: £20, £18, £16
André de Ridder conductor
London Sinfonietta

“How to describe it? An astonishing work of art that has become a cult wherever it is played. One of the first great masterpieces of the C21st.”
Sir Simon Rattle

Premiered in 2000 and now receiving its much-awaited UK premiere performance at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Haas’ in vain is an extraordinary work of contradictions and juxtapositions, exploring a heightened sensory world where darkness and light coincide. Written in protest to the rise of the far-right Freedom Party in the 1999 Austrian elections, in vain hints at a frightening world where dark, unnatural forces are at work. As familiar harmonies meet microtonal systems, Haas evokes an otherworldly realm that oscillates between the past and the present, between clarity and dystopia. Performed partly in complete darkness, in vain transforms the concert hall into a mysterious new landscape, where you must trust your ears and relinquish your sight.


Georg Friedrich Haas : in vain

16 Nov



United States
 Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 8:00pm 
BMOP Launches 18th Season with "Four Saints"
Jordan Hall, Boston
30 Gainsborough Street
United States
617-585-1260
http://www.newenglandconservatory.edu

Tickets: $20 and Up
Boston Modern Orchestra Project


Led by conductor Gil Rose, BMOP will be joined by Sarah Pelletier (soprano, St. Teresa I), Gigi Mitchell-Velasco (contralto, St. Teresa I), Deborah Selig (soprano, St. Settlement), Aaron Engebreth (baritone, St. Ignatius), Charles Blandy (tenor, St. Chavez), Tom McNichols (bass, Compere), and Lynn Torgove (mezzo-soprano, Commere).


The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation’s premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music, presents a one-night only concert performance of Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein’s Four Saints in Three Acts (1928). An abstruse modernist opera sans plot or formal structure, Four Saints is the perfect way for the unflagging BMOP orchestra to kick-start the new season.

Virgil Thomson : Four Saints

17 Nov



United States
 Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 7:15pm 
Jazz Legend Chico Hamilton performs Oct - Dec
DROM, New York
, 85 Ave A (b/w 5th & 6th St) in East Village
United States
(212) 777-1157
http://www.dromnyc.com/events/772/composers-concordance-records-release-party

Tickets: $15
Chico Hamilton
Euphoria Band

LEGENDARY DRUMMER CHICO HAMILTON CONTINUES MONTHLY CONCERT SERIES AT NEW YORK CITY’S DROM
Sundays this Fall: 10.20 + 11.17 + 12.15



WHAT: NEA JAZZ MASTER CHICO HAMILTON @ DROM
In yet another strong showing by this venerable drummer, 92 year-old percussionist and band leader Foreststorn “Chico” Hamilton celebrates his working life in a trio of concerts – EUPHORIC: Celebrating the Life & Music of Chico Hamilton. Known for fashioning finely textured sounds with small ensembles, Chico leads his long-time working group Euphoria 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 some new original material as well as works off of Chico’s latest vivacious albums: Revelation and Euphoric (Joyous Shout!). 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. According to Jazz Improv NY, “he sounds more creative and artistic than ever.”

WHEN: Sunday, October 20 @ 7:15PM
Sunday, November 17 @ 7:15PM
Sunday, December 15 @ 7:15PM

WHERE: DROM, 85 Avenue A (b/w 5th & 6th St), New York City; Train F to 2nd Avenue, 10009

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

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Chico Hamilton : Euphria

17 Nov



United States
 Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 7:15pm 
Chico Hamilton's "Euphoria" Performs at DROM
DROM, New York
, 85 Ave A (b/w 5th & 6th St) in East Village
United States
(212) 777-1157
http://www.dromnyc.com/events/772/composers-concordance-records-release-party

Tickets: $15
Chico Hamilton's "Euphoria"

CELEBRATING THE LIFE & MUSIC OF LEGENDARY DRUMMER CHICO HAMILTON

Monthly Concert Series Featuring EUPHORIA






WHAT: EUPHORIA Presents Celebrating the Life & Music of Foreststorn “Chico"

Hamilton, featuring Chico's longstanding Euphoria ensemble with Paul Ramsey (bass), Evan Schwam (flute + reeds), Jeremy Carlstedt (drums + percussion), Mayu Saeki (flute) & Nick Demopolous (guitar).



In honor of the 92 year-old percussionist and band leader, his long-time working group Euphoria continues his legacy with a monthly concert series at DROM starting Sunday, November 17th with special featured guests TBA.

Known for fashioning finely textured sounds with small ensembles, the program includes some new original material off of Chico’s forthcoming album (Release Date 2014) as well as works off of Chico’s latest vivacious albums: Revelation and Euphoric (Joyous Shout!).

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. According to Jazz Improv NY, “he sounds more creative and artistic than ever.”

WHEN: Sunday, November 17 @ 7:15PM + Sunday, December 15 @ 7:15PM

WHERE: DROM, 85 Avenue A (b/w 5th & 6th St), New York City; Train F to 2nd Avenue

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

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Chico Hamilton : Euphoria

17 Nov



United Kingdom
 Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 3pm 
The Armed Man A Mass For Peace
St David's Hall
St David's Hall, The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1AH
United Kingdom
029 2087 8444
http://www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk/
sdhreception@cardiff.gov.uk

Tickets: £16.50-£34.50
Karl Jenkins conductor
Côr Caerdydd
Sinfonia Cymru

Karl Jenkins conducts a new programme celebrating his most popular and highly acclaimed works.

Karl Jenkins : The Armed Man
Karl Jenkins : PASSACAGLIA
Karl Jenkins : PALLADIO

17 Nov



Scotland
 Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 3pm 
Britten 100 - Noye’s Fludde
City Halls
Glasgow
Scotland

Tickets: Free
BBC Scottish with members of the BBC SSO, RCS Junior Conservatoire and soloists
Martyn Brabbins conductor

In this special concert performance and recording for BBC Radio 3, members of the BBC SSO join forces with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's Junior Conservatoire to perform one of Britten's most colourful and engaging works, Noye's Fludde. Offering the audience the chance to join in with several congregational hymns, Britten's telling of Noah and the Ark is a celebration of music-making by young people, amateurs and professionals. Two of the UK's finest young professional singers, Jennifer Johnston and Leigh Melrose play the leading roles and the Voice of God is portrayed by the celebrated Scottish actress, Siobhan Redmond.

Benjamin Britten : Noye's Fludde

18 Nov 
 
19 Nov



Wales
 Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 2pm 
Americana
BBC Hoddinott Hall
Cardiff
Wales

Tickets: £9-£12
BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Conductor Eric Stern
Clarinet Mark Simpson

The aerial acrobatics of two eagles, soaring and tumbling in the air, inspired Ned Rorem’s Eagles, and its bright, athletic energy also permeates David Diamond’s Rounds. John Adams’ clarinet concerto, Gnarly Buttons, is an affectionate tribute to his clarinettist father. Hear it next to Roy Harris’ richly humanistic Ninth Symphony.

Ned Rorem : Eagles
John Adams : Gnarly Buttons
David Diamond : Rounds for String Orchestra
Roy Harris : Symphony No 9

20 Nov



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at  
SATYAGRAHA
English National Opera
London Coliseum
United Kingdom

ENO

A huge success at its London premiere in 2007 and at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, the following year, Philip Glass's operatic masterpiece returns to ENO. Satyagraha is a mesmerising musical meditation on Mahatma Gandhi's early years in South Africa and his spiritual progress towards the concept of nonviolent protest.

Performances: 20th Nov-8th Dec

One of the most visually spectacular productions of recent decades, Satyagraha is instilled with theatrical flair by the award-winning director designer partnership of Improbable's Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch.

Returning to the roles they created in 2007 and reprised in 2009 are Alan Oke as Gandhi and Janis Kelly as Mrs Naidoo. Satyagraha is conducted by Stuart Stratford.

A collaboration with Improbable. Co-produced by ENO and the Metropolitan Opera, New York


Philip Glass : Satyagraha

20 Nov



Austria
 Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 7.30pm 
THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA
Musikverein, Vienna
Bösendorferstr. 12, 1010 Wien, Österreich
Austria
+43 1 505 81 90
http://www.musikverein.at/startseite.asp
tickets@musikverein.at

Tickets: 6-84 Euros
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, Dirigent



Ludwig Van Beethoven : Symphony No 3
Wolfgang Rihm : New Work
Dmitri Shostakovich : Symphony No 6

20 Nov



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Discovering Britten
Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Nottingham Royal Centre Theatre Square, Nottingham NG1 5ND
United Kingdom

Tickets: From £11
Paul Daniel conductor
Tom Randle tenor
Stephen Johnson presenter

BBC Philharmonic

The dominant figure in British musical life for a large part of the twentieth century, Benjamin Britten was one of the world's most prolific composers. Although in many ways an outsider figure, his extraordinary fluency and versatility meant that his distinctive voice was heard in opera houses, concert halls, theatres, cathedrals and schools, as well as on radio and in film.

This concert marks Britten's centenary with an exploration of his unique soundworld, with two of his best-loved operas and one of his most original and compelling orchestral works, the Sinfonia da Requiem.

The BBC Philharmonic is joined by broadcaster Stephen Johnson for this accessible guide to Britten's music, including live orchestral extracts, before a complete performance of all three works.


Benjamin Britten : Peter Grimes: Passacaglia
Benjamin Britten : Symphonic Suite from Gloriana
Benjamin Britten : Sinfonia da Requiem

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