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20 Dec

 Friday, December 20, 2013 at 2pm 
Afternoon with Jun Märkl with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales
BBC Hoddinott Hall

Tickets: £9-£12
Conductor Jun Märkl
Piano Llyr Williams

Following on from his hugely successful partnership with the Orchestra for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2013, German conductor Jun Märkl returns to Cardiff for an intimate concert in BBC Hoddinott Hall. Märkl will share one of his great loves with us, the music of Claude Debussy, with a performance of La Mer, imbued with rich and atmospheric scoring. This beautiful afternoon of music will also feature much loved Welsh pianist Llŷr Williams.

Toshio Hosokawa : Woven Dreams
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Piano Concerto No 26 (Coronation)
Jacques Ibert : Escales
Claude Debussy : La Mer

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 Sunday, January 05, 2014 at 1pm 
AIC Evolution
Hugh Lane Gallery
Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1, Ireland
00353 1 222 5550

Roddy O' Keefe and Karen Power

Karen Power : here comes another one

United Kingdom
 Sunday, January 05, 2014 at 7pm 
Larry Goves Premiere
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

Tickets: £10-£28
Paul Daniel conductor
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Some of the greatest young musicians of our time tackle the emotional breadth of Mahler’s heart-wrenching fifth symphony, while The Rules harnesses NYO’s electric energy to stunning effect. Who better to challenge the protocols of classical music in the concert hall?

Larry Goves : The Rules
Gustav Mahler : Symphony No 5


 Wednesday, January 08, 2014 at 6pm 
Salle Pleyel
252 rue u Fauborg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris

Elèves du Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (CNSMDP)
Anne-Sophie Le Rol : violin
Glen Rouxel : violin
Suzana Bartal : piano

Eric Tanguy : Sonate pour deux violons
Franz Liszt : La Leggierezza pour piano solo
Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Les Saisons Juin Version piano et violon
Eric Tanguy : Toccata pour piano solo

United Kingdom
 Wednesday, January 08, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Sakari Oramo conducts Beethoven, Schumann and Matthews
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

Tickets: £10-£32
Sakari Oramo conductor
Horn players of the BBC SO - Martin Owen, Michael Murray, Andrew Antcliff and Nicholas Hougham

For his second programme in the season, Sakari Oramo offers an exhilarating menu of Beethoven, Schumann and Colin Matthews. Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony was, and remains, a revolutionary statement of genius. The blazing ‘hunting’ horns in the symphony’s trio, perfectly echoe Schumann’s glorious Konzertstück for four horns, showcasing soloists from the BBC SO, and the heroic, romantic and soulful qualities of the instrument. Traces Remain, a new commission from Colin Matthews, takes its name and inspiration from a book of essays by Charles Nicholl: ‘the sudden presence, the glimpse behind the curtain, the episode measured in minutes and preserved across the centuries’.

Robert Schumann : Konzertstück
Colin Matthews : Traces Remain
Ludwig Van Beethoven : Symphony No.3 in E flat major, ‘Eroica’


United Kingdom
 Friday, January 10, 2014 at 1.10pm 
CBSO Centre Stage - Lars Vogt
CBSO Centre
Berkley Street. B1 2LF
United Kingdom

Tickets: £9.50
Lars Vogt piano
Zoë Beyers violin
Eduardo Vassallo cello

Part of the CBSO Centre Stage season, a series of 50-minute informal and friendly concerts finding the performers ‘at home’ in the CBSO Centre.

Emotion recollected in tranquility: the young Brahms was tormented by an impossible love. Years later, he re-crafted his Op.8 into a trio which distills youthful ardour into music of epic power and deep poetry. Today, it’s the personal choice of one of the world’s greatest living pianists – the incomparable Lars Vogt, who will be performing in close quarters at CBSO Centre.

Juan Maria Solare : Fénix
Johannes Brahms : Piano Trio No 1


 Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 8pm 
Hear and Now: MacMillan conducts MacMillan
City Halls

Tickets: Free
Laura Samuel violin
James MacMillan conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

This will be the BBC SSO’s first major musical event of 2014, and a fascinating overview of a life in music, conducted by the composer himself.

For the first time in over a decade, Scotland’s foremost composer James MacMillan takes to the podium in his native country for a public concert. The programme, to be recorded for of BBC Radio 3’s Hear and Now, features two World Premieres from opposite ends of MacMillan’s career: his latest work The Keening and his early Symphonic Study, written as a graduation piece.

There’s also the Scottish Premiere of A Deep but Dazzling Darkness, a stunningly dramatic reflection on the ability of music to bring comfort, and in this performance a tremendous showcase for the skills of BBC SSO leader Laura Samuel. For Sonny, a gentle elegy in memory of a young child, is premiered in a new arrangement, and Exsultet, his 1998 fanfare for brass quintet (in the revised version for symphonic brass), conjures up a typically MacMillan-like journey from darkness into light.

James MacMillan : Symphonic Study
James MacMillan : For Sonny
James MacMillan : A Deep but Dazzling Darkness
James MacMillan : Exsultet
James MacMillan : The Keening


 Monday, January 13, 2014 at 8pm 
Isis & Osiris
IRCAM/Centre Pompidou-Grande salle-Paris


Tickets: €5-14
Ensemble Multilatérale
IRCAM Computer Music Design Serge Lemouton

"The memory of the Isis-Osiris couple came back to me. It contains the novel in nucleo." In his diary, Robert Musil noted this quick comparison between his poem from 1923 and the large work in progress, l’Homme sans qualités. Brother and sister, figures of twinship, a superhumain and violent effort to go beyond duality?
Isis & Osiris, the program of creation by Jacques Lenot divided between a symphony of wind instruments, the earth, and electronics, the sky. Musicians perform under a virtual dome (ambisonics) in IRCAM's Espace de projection where four virtual orchestras are "suspended", meticulously arranged in the room's space.
From the sky, a sonorous dust haze.

Jacques Lenot : Isis & Osiris


United Kingdom
 Friday, January 17, 2014 at 8:00pm 
Boudica: a concert of new music for an old tale
Headgate Theatre
14 Chapel Street North, Colchester, Essex CO2 7AT
United Kingdom
01206 366000

Tickets: £8
Corrina Dolso: soprano
Dylan Christopher: piano
Rosie Lowdell: violin
Rebecca Welham: cello

Set fire to a dark January evening and join us in a dramatic concert retelling the tale of Boudica through songs, instrumental music, poems and images…the woman who changed history in the UK and still captures our imaginations.

Soprano Corrina Dolso with Equinox instrumental ensemble, and featured composer Julia Usher bring this tale to the Headgate theatre, with images by Hilary Lazell, and new poem by Joan Taylor.

Come and sing in the performance as part of the Equinox 'pop-up' choir. receive the PDF score in advance by emailing Free come-and-sing workshop 6-7:30pm on the evening of the concert.

Corrina Dolso : Red Star
Rosie Lowdell : The Defeat of the 11 Kings / Roman Invasion
Ellie Davies : Three Cries
Mark Ellis : Before the wilderness
Julia Usher : The Burnt Layer
Julia Usher : Cold heart(h)


United States
 Friday, January 17, 2014 at 8:00pm 
BMOP Welcomes New Year with Three Premieres 1/17
Jordan Hall, Boston
30 Gainsborough Street
United States

Tickets: $20-$50
Boston Modern Orchestra Project and special guests

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation’s premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music, welcomes the New Year with three premieres by Ken Ueno, Elena Ruehr and David Rakowski. BMOP has performed each composer’s music thrice before on the Jordan Hall stage and has recorded multiple albums featuring their work.

David Rakowski : Piano Concerto No. 2
Ken Ueno : Hapax Legomenon
Elena Ruehr : Summer Days


 Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 3pm 
Cité de la musique, Paris
221, avenue Jean Jaurès 75019 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 44 84 44 84

Tickets: €12.60-18
Béla Quartet
Frédéric Aurier violin
Julien Dieudegard violin
Julian Boutin viola
Luc Dedreuil cello
IRCAM Computer Music Design Serge Lemouton

The composer Luis Fernando Rizo-Salom was killed in a tragic accident in July 2013. The Cité de la musique and IRCAM dedicate this concert to his memory and continue to mourn his loss. The premiere that Luis Fernando Rizo-Salom was preparing with the Quartuor Béla and IRCAM has been cancelled as the work is unfinished. Therefore, the concert program has been modified.

George Crumb : Black Angels
Gyorgy Ligeti : Quartet n°1 « Métamorphoses nocturnes »
Marco Stroppa : Spirali
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Adagio for Glassharmonica K. 356


 Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 4pm 
Orchestre National d'Île-de-France - Thomas Søndergård - James Ehnes
Salle Pleyel
252 rue u Fauborg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris

Tickets: Single Rate
Orchestre National d'Île-de-France
Thomas Søndergård : conducting
James Ehnes : violin

Alberto Colla : Œuvre nouvelle création
Felix Mendelssohn : Concerto pour violon n°2
Johannes Brahms : Symphonie n° 2

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