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5 Oct

 Friday, October 05, 2012 at 7.30pm 
RSNO - Oundjian Conducts Shostakovich
Usher Hall

Tickets: £35, £25.50, £19, £14.50, £11.50
Peter Oundjian (conductor)

Vadim Gluzman (violin)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Time to celebrate! Glinka's Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla has been called a musical firecracker – so what better way to launch Peter Oundjian's very first concert as RSNO Music Director? That's just the start of this thrilling all-Russian programme, which sweeps from the heart-melting song of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto – played by the superb Vadim Gluzman – to the revolutionary fervour of Shostakovich's mighty Eleventh Symphony. Be there, as we raise a glass to a very special night for Scottish music.

Mikhail Glinka : Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Violin Concerto
Dmitri Shostakovich : Symphony No11 The Year 1905

5 Oct

 Friday, October 05, 2012 at 6pm 
London Sinfonietta in Sweden
Palladium, Malmö

040 19 19 21

Ben Gernon conductor
Jonathan Morton violin
Gareth Hulse oboe

The London Sinfonietta visit Malmö, Sweden, to perform a programme featuring works by a variety of composers including Danish composer Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen and British composers Oliver Knussen, Tansy Davies, Thomas Adès, and Simon Bainbridge. Edmund Finnis' Unfolds, written on the London Sinfonietta's Writing the Future scheme, will also be performed.

London Sinfonietta Academy alumnus Ben Gernon conducts, while London Sinfonietta Principal players Jonathan Morton and Gareth Hulse take solo spots in Oliver Knussen's Secret Psalm and Simon Bainbridge's Concertante in Moto Perpetuo.

Oliver Knussen : Secret Psalm
Tansy Davies : inside out 2
Thomas Ades : Catch
Oliver Knussen : Songs Without Voices
Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Near Still, Distant Still
Edmund Finnis : Unfolds
Thomas Ades : Court Studies from the Tempest
Simon Bainbridge : Concertant in Moto Perpetuo

5 Oct

United Kingdom
 Friday, October 05, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Rhapsody in Blue Concert
St James's Church
Muswell Hill
United Kingdom

Tickets: £8 -£5 concessions and advance bookings
Staines Brass Band
Graeme Thewlis - Piano
John Campbell - Trumpet

Esther Hopkins : Y Blaidd Olaf

6 Oct

United Kingdom
 Saturday, October 06, 2012 at 7.30pm 
The Sussex Cantorum 20th Anniversary Concert
Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row
Forest Row
United Kingdom

Tickets: £10 -to include interval refreshments
The Sussex Cantorum
Anna Wynne, harp
Chris Harris, organ
The Wealden Recorder Consort
Jennifer Kirk

A gala concert featuring a selection of the music which has made the Sussex Cantorum a local legend on the Surrey/Sussex borders.

All profits to The Freshfield Hall Renovation, Forest Row

Simon Austin : The Third Millenium
G F Handel : Excerpts from Messiah
Anton Bruckner : Ave Maria
Ralph Vaughan Williams : Just as the tide was flowing
des Pres Josquin : Ave Maria

6 Oct

 Saturday, October 06, 2012 at 5pm 
In Portrait: Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
Royal Library, Copenhagen


Paul Hillier conductor
Theatre of Voices
Sound Intermedia

The London Sinfonietta join forces with Denmark's Theatre of Voices and conductor Paul Hillier to perform a portrait concert of Danish composer Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, one of the key musical figures in Denmark of the New Simplicity movement during the 1970s. Since then, Gudmundsen-Holmgreen’s music has often consisted of simple, clearly defined, richly contrasting – sometimes grotesque – objects that intertwine along independent paths. The world premiere of Run, plus Scandanavian premieres of Play and Company will feature.

Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Run
Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Turn II; Song
Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Play
Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Sounds I
Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Sounds II
Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Company

6 Oct

 Saturday, October 06, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Hear and Now: Saariaho - Adriana Songs
City Halls

Tickets: Free
Ivan Hewett presenter
Patricia Bardon mezzo-soprano*
Matthias Pintscher conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Marking Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho's 60th birthday, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra presents the UK Premiere of her song cycle, Adriana Songs. Derived from music written for her operatic heroine, the songs confront the personal horrors of war through haunting music of barely contained violence and great imagination.

The concert also includes music from her compatriot Magnus Lindberg, praised by the New York Times for its ‘wondrous sounds' and Johannes Maria Staud's response to the Polish writer and artist Bruno Schultz. Matthias Pintscher, the BBC SSO's Artist-in-Association, conducts.

Magnus Lindberg : Souvenir for ensemble (2010)
Kaija Saariaho : Adriana Songs (2006)
Johannes Maria Staud : On Comparative Meteorology (rev. 2010)
Marc Andre : ... hij ...1 (2008/2010)

6 Oct

United Kingdom
 Saturday, October 06, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Kirckman Concert Society Series
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom

Tickets: £8 £9 £11 £13

Rosalind Ventris


Lara Dodds-Eden


About this concert

In celebration of Edwin Roxburgh’s 75th Birthday (6 October 2012), David Takeno, Eugene Ysaÿe International Chair of the Violin at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, has commissioned a new work from the composer: this will be its world première performance.

Schumann’s late Märchenbilder (Fairy tale pictures) and Hindemith’s first viola Sonata Op. 11 No. 4 are two masterpieces of the viola repertoire. Rachmaninov’s beloved cello sonata concludes the programme, in a version for viola and piano made by the great Russian violist Vadim Borisovsky.

Edwin Roxburgh : New work
Robert Schumann : Märchenbilder Op. 113
Paul Hindemith : Viola Sonata Op. 11 No. 4
Sergei Rachmaninov : Cello Sonata in G minor Op. 19 arr. Vadim Borisovsky

7 Oct 
8 Oct

United Kingdom
 Monday, October 08, 2012 at 8pm 
Noisy Nights
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
10 Cambridge Street Edinburgh EH1 2ED
United Kingdom
0131 228 1404

Red Note Ensemble

Martin Gaughan : Orpheus Weeps

8 Oct

United Kingdom
 Monday, October 08, 2012 at 7.30pm 
The Monday Platform
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom

Tickets: £8 £10 £13 £15
Riyad Nicolas

solo piano

Mark Simpson


Kate Whitley


Mishka Rushdie Momen

solo piano

Syrian born pianist Riyad Nicolas is one of the most exciting young musicians to emerge from the Middle East. He is joined in this showcase of artists chosen by the Tillett Trust for its Young Artists Platform scheme 2012, by clarinettist Mark Simpson, first ever winner in 2006 of both the BBC Young Musician and BBC Proms/Guardian Young Composer Competitions in the same year; and by British pianist Mishka Rushdie Momen, one-time pupil of Imogen Cooper and now a postgraduate student at the GSMD.

Domenico Scarlatti : Sonata in F minor Kk466/L118
Robert Schumann : Fantasiestücke Op. 12 (excerpts)
Alexander Scriabin : Piano Sonata No. 5 in F sharp Op. 53
Gyorgy Ligeti : Etude No. 4 ‘Fanfares’
Francis Poulenc : Sonata for clarinet and piano
Mark Simpson : New work

9 Oct

United Kingdom
 Tuesday, October 09, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
United Kingdom

Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions)
The Impromptu String Quartet
Denise Alonzo (soprano)
Clare Thorn (trumpet)
Elizabeth Challenger (piano)

A journey through pain, love, light and triumph. Exciting combinations of strings, soprano, trumpet and piano. Contemporary meets the sublime elegance of the Baroque illuminated by Spanish fire.

Marilyn Herman : Reaching Beyond - for string quartet
Marilyn Herman : At One
Marilyn Herman : Dance of Triumph
Marilyn Herman : Na-ava
G F Handel : Haec Est Regina Virginum
Manuel de Falla : Siete Canciones Populares
Joaquin Rodrigo : Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios

10 Oct

United Kingdom
 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 20.00 
Aphex Twin: Remote Orchestra
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

Tickets: £25 - 35
Aphex Twin
The Heritage Orchestra and Choir

We are excited to announce a one-off evening of music from the most influential electronic musician of his generation, with assistance from The Heritage Orchestra and Choir.

The show will include the first UK performance of Aphex Twin's groundbreaking Remote Orchestra concept, plus 'Interactive Tuned Feedback Pendulum Array' - a piece which expands on Steve Reich's 'Pendulum Music' - and more.

First developed last year for the European Culture Congress in Poland, the Remote Orchestra performance sees Aphex Twin conducting a 28-piece string section and a 12-strong choir by remote control.

Aphex Twin : Various

11 Oct

United Kingdom
 Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Libor Pešek conducts Smetana, Chopin and Dvorák
Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ
United Kingdom

Tickets: £40, £32.50, £25, £15
Conductor - Libor Pešek
Piano - Leon McCawley

SMETANA The Bartered Bride Overture

CHOPIN Piano Concerto No.1

DVORÁK Symphony No.7

Czech conductor Libor Pešek has enjoyed an international career spanning fifty years, and this irresistible programme is the perfect showcase for his celebrated interpretations of Czech music. Smetana’s exuberant Overture to his comic opera, The Bartered Bride, brims with infectious energy, whereas Dvorák’s impassioned Symphony No.7 captures the full emotional spectrum of Czech musical styles. With its profound depth of feeling and masterful orchestral balance, this is considered by many to be Dvorák’s greatest symphonic achievement. At the heart of this programme, Leon McCawley performs the First Piano Concerto by Polish composer Chopin, whose exquisite writing for the soloist overflows with romance.

Box Office: 020 7730 4500

Bedøich Smetana : The Bartered Bride Overture
Frederyk Chopin : Symphony No.7
Antonin Dvorak : Symphony No.7

11 Oct

United Kingdom
 Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 1.05pm 
Concerts at St Olave
St Olave Church
Hart Street, London EC3
United Kingdom

Tickets: Free
Felicity Vincent: Cello
Roger Black: Piano

David Dubery : Cello Sonata

11 Oct

 Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 8.15pm 
Wij zijn ons brein
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam

Tickets: € 28.80
Dick Swaab - spreker
Etienne Siebens - dirigent
Carina Vinke - alt
Zoran Dukic - gitaar

Scherpdenkers brengt gesproken woord en muziek samen in één concert. Een kunstenaar, wetenschapper, schrijver of politicus geeft eerst een lezing van een half uur over een onderwerp uit zijn of haar vakgebied. Daarna volgt een concert met avontuurlijke muziek die thematisch aansluit op de lezing.

Dick Swaab
Met het boek Wij zijn ons brein maakte neurobioloog en arts Dick Swaab van de hersenen een publieke discussie. Swaab bepleit de rationaliteit van het menselijk wezen en wijst een onafhankelijke geest of ziel af. Is het determinisme van Swaab een verlossing voor allen die de verantwoordelijkheid over hun leven liever niet 'zelf' dragen? De surrealistische gedichten van René Char in Le marteau sans maître bevrijden ons in ieder geval van de strakke werkelijkheid en geven onze fantasie en onderbewuste de vrije loop.

Pierre Boulez
De Franse componist Pierre Boulez staat te boek als een van de meest strikte en georganiseerde componisten ter wereld. Na de Tweede Wereldoorlog omarmde Boulez het serialisme en verloste zich van de oude tradities. Ook in Le marteau sans maître. In het werk uit 1955 zijn vele organisatieprincipes werkzaam en toch weet Boulez er een onverwacht mooi en lyrisch werk van te maken. Dick Swaab kan vast uitleggen hoe dat werkt.

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J.S. Bach : Chaconne (uit 'Tweede partita' in d, BWV 1004) (bew. Z. Dukic)
Pierre Boulez : Le Marteau sans maître

12 Oct 
13 Oct 
14 Oct

United States
 Sunday, October 14, 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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15 Oct 
16 Oct

United Kingdom
 Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Swiss Ambassador's Award Concert 2012
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom

Tickets: £12
Medea Trio

The Swiss Ambassador’s Award Concert was established in the UK with the aim of presenting some of the most talented young Swiss musicians or ensembles in a concert at Wigmore Hall, London.

The annual event is organised by the Embassy of Switzerland and the Swiss Cultural Fund in Britain (SCFB), a charity promoting Swiss artistic excellence in the UK. The Medea Trio, founded in Basel in 2005, is a promising young piano trio which has been selected to perform at the 2012 concert.

Claude Debussy : Piano Trio in G
David Philip Hefti : Piano Trio No. 2
Antonin Dvorak : Piano Trio in E minor Op. 90 'Dumky'

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

 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

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

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 

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