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1 Feb



Netherlands
 Saturday, February 01, 2014 at 14:15 
Reinbert de Leeuw celebrates birthday with two world premieres
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam
Netherlands
http://www.concertgebouw.nl

Radio Filharmonisch Orkest
Reinbert de Leeuw - dirigent



Igor Stravinsky : Monumentum pro Gesualdo di Venosa ad CD annum
Willem Boogman : Raving
Reinbert de Leeuw : Der nächtliche Wanderer

2 Feb



United Kingdom
 Sunday, February 02, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Peter Maxwell Davies Six Sorano Variants (UK première)
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Tickets: £10-18
Ziyu Shen
viola
Anthony Hewitt
piano

15-year-old Ziyu Shen won the 11th Lionel Tertis International Viola Festival and Competition 2013, held on the Isle of Man, setting a new record of the youngest winner. She also gave the world première of the Six Sorano Variants by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, the commissioned work for the competition.

Ernest Bloch : Rhapsodie from Suite hébraïque
Peter Maxwell Davies : Six Sorano Variants
Johannes Brahms : Viola Sonata in F minor Op. 120 No. 1
. Guan : Song of the Prairie
Maurice Ravel : Pavane pour une infante défunte (arr. for viola and piano by Vadim Borisovsky)

2 Feb



United Kingdom
 Sunday, February 02, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies world premiere
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Tickets: £10 £15 £20 £28 £37
Sir Antonio Pappano conductor
Maxim Vengerov violin
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey chorus director
London Symphony Orchestra

The LSO and London Symphony Chorus premiere the Tenth Symphony from iconic British composer (and Master of the Queen’s Music) Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, and legendary violinist Maxim Vengerov plays Britten’s supremely imaginative Violin Concerto.

Change of programme
At the request of the soloist, the concerto being performed will now be the Britten Violin Concerto, rather than the Elgar Violin Concerto that was originally scheduled when listings were first published in January 2012.


Edward Elgar : In The South
Benjamin Britten : Violin Concerto
Peter Maxwell Davies : Symphony No 10

3 Feb 
 
4 Feb 
 
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6 Feb



United Kingdom
 Thursday, February 06, 2014 at 8pm 
Juice Vocal Ensemble
SHACKLEWELL ARMS
71 SHACKLEWELL LANE, DALSTON E8 2EB
United Kingdom
http://www.nonclassical.co.uk

Tickets: £5 Adv / £6 Door
Juice

“…close-harmonies that melt the heart…” (Richard Morrison, The Times)

We’re back for more of our residency at East London’s Shacklewell Arms on 6th February, getting into the Valentine spirit and celebrating the launch of Juice Vocal Ensemble’s single “Heal You” with music by Anna Meredith and lyrics by Philip Ridley. “Heal You” is one of a collection of ten love songs as part of juice’s upcoming album, Laid Bare, which will be released in April.

Juice (‘The 21st century’s answer to the Swingles or the King’s Singers’ The Times) are at the forefront of the UK’s experimental/classical scene, performing new vocal music which draws on classical, world music, jazz, folk, pop, improvisation and theatre. They have featured on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM, and were the first UK prize winners in the history of the internationally-renowned Tampere Vocal Festival.

Juice‘s debut album ‘Songspin’ (Nonclassical, 2011) won an international Independent Music Award for Best Contemporary Classical Album in 2012. Featuring remixes by the likes of Camille producer MaJiker and Bjork collaborator Mikhail Karikis, it was reviewed by The Observer as “Eighteen immaculately achieved tracks, spanning Elisabeth Lutyens to Gabriel Prokofiev via folk song and avant garde, enchant and enthrall”.

For the single release launch party, there will also be support and Nonclassical resident DJs spinning the best in contemporary classical, avant-garde electronica and new music.


Contemporary Composers : Various

6 Feb



Netherlands
 Thursday, February 06, 2014 at 20:15 
Yefim Bronfman & RCO in new piano concerto by Magnus Lindberg
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam
Netherlands
http://www.concertgebouw.nl

Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
Mariss Jansons (dirigent)
Yefim Bronfman (piano)



Jean Sibelius : De zwaan van Tuonela
Magnus Lindberg : Tweede pianoconcert
Igor Stravinsky : Jeu de cartes, ballet en trois donnes
Johann Strauss : Ouverture 'Die Fledermaus'

6 Feb



United Kingdom
 Thursday, February 06, 2014 at 1:10pm 
Harry Cameron-Penny, clarinet & Alissa Firsova, piano
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Lower Mosley Road
United Kingdom
44 (0) 161 907 9000
http://www.halle.co.uk/publishedSite/aidsdayconcert.asp
box@bridgewater-hall.co.uk

Tickets: £5-9
Harry Cameron-Penny, clarinet & Alissa Firsova, piano

Harry Cameron-Penny studied at The Royal College of Music, and regularly plays in a variety of UK orchestras. He has played to critical acclaim at The Purcell Room as a Park Lane Group Artist, and is a member of The Mercury Quartet, a contemporary chamber music group formed at the RCM to perform Messaien’s Quartet for the End of Time. Harry has worked closely with Nigel Kennedy and his Quintet and is currently The Richard Carne Junior Fellow for Solo Performer at Trinity Laban.

Today he is joined by pianist Alissa Firsova, the daughter of distinguished Russian composers Elena Firsova and Dmitri Smirnov, for a programme that includes two of the favourite works in the clarinet recital repertoire by Brahms and Debussy, as well as Alban Berg’s poetic Four Pieces and a recent work by the talented young composer and clarinettist Mark Simpson.

Supported by The Laurance Turner Memorial Trust


Alban Berg : Vier Stücke
Mark Simpson : Echoes and Embers
Claude Debussy : Premiere Rhapsody
Johannes Brahms : Sonata in E flat major

7 Feb



United Kingdom
 Friday, February 07, 2014 at 10am-6pm 
Panufnik Young Composers
Jerwood Hall
London
United Kingdom

Tickets: Free


Get a glimpse into a composer’s creative process and watch from the audience as this year’s Panufnik Young Composers develop their music with the LSO, joined by conductor François-Xavier Roth and composition director Colin Matthews. Featuring works by Kim Ashton, Benjamin Graves, Jae-Moon Lee, Elizabeth Ogonek, James Moriarty, Aaron Parker and Richard Whalley.

Contemporary Composers : Various

7 Feb



United Kingdom
 Friday, February 07, 2014 at 7pm 
Studio Concert: Knussen conducts Henze
BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
Maida Vale One, Delaware Road, London
United Kingdom
02085761227

Tickets: Free
BBCSO
Oliver Knussen conductor
Anssi Karttunen cello

Finnish cellist Anssi Karttunen joins the BBC SO for Henze’s Love Songs (1984–5). His orchestral fantasy Los caprichos (1963) was inspired by Goya’s series of etchings of the same name. Henze’s vast and varied output for the stage has made him an established name in the genre. His dynamic and haunting Ouverture zu einem Theater was premiered at the Deutsche Oper Berlin just before Henze passed away in October 2012.

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


Hans Werne Henze : Ouverture zu einem Theater
Hans Werne Henze : Los caprichos – fantasia for orchestra
Hans Werne Henze : Liebeslieder

8 Feb



United Kingdom
 Saturday, February 08, 2014 at 7.30pm - 9.30pm 
Glendower Duo
New Mark Hall
Royal Masonic School
United Kingdom
01923776783
http://hertschambermusic.org.uk
cbmusicpromotions@gmail.com

Tickets: £12 / £6
Hannah Morgan, clarinet
Thomas Besnard, piano


The critically acclaimed Glendower Duo perform at the Hertfordshire Chamber Music Series, in leafy Rickmansworth. The series aims to bring world-class chamber music to the people of Hertfordshire.

LOCATION: Rickmansworth Park WD3 4HF.


Claude Debussy : Rhapsodie
Jean Francaix : Tema con variation
Chris Brammeld : Sonatina
Paul Patterson : Conversations
Camille Saint-Saëns : Sonata
Claude Debussy : Children's Corner
John Ireland : Fantasy-Sonata

9 Feb 
 
10 Feb 
 
11 Feb



Scotland
 Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Hebrides Ensemble: The Lads in their Hundreds
Queens Hall
Edinburgh
Scotland
0131 668 2019
http://www.thequeenshall.net

Tickets: £14
Hebrides Ensemble

Hebrides Ensemble marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1 with a programme commemorating that era and its recurring themes of tragedy, loss, demoralisation, defiance and hope. Together, the pieces reflect the pre-war order and passion that turned to violent turmoil, and challenged our deepest human values.

Ned Rorem : War Scenes: ‘Night Battle’
Stuart MacRae : Parable
Igor Stravinsky : Three pieces for solo clarinet
Arthur Butterworth : Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad
Claude Debussy : Berceuse Heroique
Arnold Schonberg : Chamber Symphony No 1 Op 9 (arr. Webern)
Ned Rorem : War Scenes: ‘The real war will never get in the books’

12 Feb



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 13.00 hrs 
The Music of Jeffery Wilson
Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford
Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex
United Kingdom
01245606505
http://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=14204

Tickets: free (donation £1 suggested)
Various students and friends of Jeffery Wilson

New music written by Jeffery and featuring works written for members of the community of 'local' musicians.

Jeffery Wilson : Blue Sonatine
Jeffery Wilson : Silver Sonatina
Jeffery Wilson : Music to hear (song)
Jeffery Wilson : Peace (song)
Jeffery Wilson : Thw Way to Glory (Opera extracts)
Jeffery Wilson : Various jazz titles

12 Feb



United States
 Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 7:15pm 
Euphoria Keeps Chico Hamilton's Legacy Alive at DROM 2/12
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
Euphoria
Paul Ramsey (bass), Evan Schwam (saxophones, flute + piccolo), Jeremy Carlstedt (drums + percussion), Mayu Saeki (flute) & Nick Demopolous (guitar)

The killer quintet EUPHORIA returns to DROM in a monthly concert series devoted to the work of NEA Jazz Master Foreststorn “Chico” Hamilton (1921-2013). Described as “one of the city’s most buoyant combos (Time Out New York),” EUPHORIA digs into the repertoire of Chico Hamilton, playing old and new arrangements that capture the best of Chico’s legacy.

Comprised of Paul Ramsey (bass), Evan Schwam (saxophones, flute + piccolo), Jeremy Carlstedt (drums + percussion), Mayu Saeki (flute) & Nick Demopolous (guitar), EUPHORIA has built a chemistry under the direction of its veteran leader.


Chico Hamilton : The Inquiring Mind

13 Feb



United Kingdom
 Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 7pm 
Illumination choir: Take him , earth, for cherishing
St Vedast-alias-Foster
4, Foster Lane, London EC2V 6HH
United Kingdom
020 7606 3998
http://www.vedast,org,uk
administrator@vedast.org.uk

Tickets: £10 at the door or £9 via Illumination website
Illumination chamber choir, conducted by Janette Ruocco

and work by Howells,Holst and Walton

Miriam Mackie : Hymn to God, in my sickness
Hilary Campbell : Plorans ploravit
Janette Ruocco : Psalm 23
Ed Rex : Do not stand at my grave and weep
Merinda D'Aprano : Sancta Maria

13 Feb



United Kingdom
 Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Ryan Wigglesworth Violin Concerto world premiere
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Lower Mosley Road
United Kingdom
44 (0) 161 907 9000
http://www.halle.co.uk/publishedSite/aidsdayconcert.asp
box@bridgewater-hall.co.uk

Tickets: £11-38
The Hallé
Ryan Wigglesworth conductor | Barnabas Kelemen violin

The Abraham Moss Memorial Concert.

Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm:
Ryan Wigglesworth talks about his work as conductor, pianist and composer, and particularly his Violin Concerto, which is tonight receiving its first performance in complete form.

Ryan Wigglesworth makes his Hallé concert debut with the Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Britten’s great opera Peter Grimes. In these evocative works, the North Sea is as important (and unfathomable) a character as Grimes himself. Further down the coast of Britain, Debussy had put the finishing touches on his great triptych of seascapes La Mer, musical canvases suggesting the sea at different times of the day and in varying weather conditions. In between these briny masterpieces is an exciting opportunity to hear the world premiere of Ryan Wigglesworth’s revised Violin Concerto, unveiled by Barnabas Kelemen. Berlioz’s Le Roi Lear Overture was inspired by Shakespeare’s great tale of betrayal, self-discovery and redemption and even features Lear’s paternal address to his daughters and his furious ravings on ‘the blasted heath’.


Benjamin Britten : Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia
Ryan Wigglesworth : Violin Concerto
Hector Berlioz : Overture: Le Roi Lear
Claude Debussy : La Mer (Three Symphonic Sketches)

14 Feb



France
 Friday, February 14, 2014 at 8pm 
Festival Présences 2014 "Paris Berlin" - Concert d'ouverture
Salle Pleyel
252 rue u Fauborg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris
France

Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France - Peter Hirsch - GrauSchumacher Piano Duo



Wolfgang Rihm : Nähe Fern
Philippe Manoury : Zones de turbulences
Bernd Zimmermann : Die Soldaten

15 Feb



France
 Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 8pm 
Pierre Boulez ...explosante-fixe...
IRCAM/Centre Pompidou-Grande salle-Paris

France

BIT20 Ensemble
IRCAM Computer Music Design Andrew Gerzso (1991-1993)
IRCAM Computer Music Production Carlo Laurenzi
IRCAM Sound Engineer Jérémie Henrot

Program Notes (excerpt)

A part of a supplement published in 1972 by the British journal Tempo in memoriam to Stravinsky, …explosante-fixe… is a “prolific” exploitation typical of Pierre Boulez’ art. From the initial publication, the composer created several successive versions that have since been forgotten. The current version of the work uses three sections— Originel, Transitoire VII, and Transitoire V—connected by two brief electronic music passages. Entirely automated with a score following program, the electro-acoustic part created at IRCAM by Andrew Gerzso, is used here not only for the transformation of certain solo flute performances, but also to spatialized the sound via a network of loud speakers. In keeping with the ancient tradition of tributes, …explosante-fixe… adopts the idea of the cannon, here it is not used in its traditional form but as a basic principle, as explained by the composer: “The idea was to confine several instruments to a single nucleus; instruments presented in different registers, each one circling it differently. The nucleus exploded in these different paths, but each musical range was perfectly fixed. I therefore baptized the work, literally: …explosante-fixe… (Pierre Boulez, text and its pre-text, interview with Peter Szendy, Genesis n° 4, 1993).

Alain Galliari


Pierre Boulez : ...explosante-fixe...

16 Feb 
 
17 Feb 
 
18 Feb 
 
19 Feb



United States
 Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:30pm 
Organist Gail Archer in Concert
Central Synagogue
123 E. 55th Street, NYC
United States
(212) 838-5122
http://www.centralsynagogue.com
info@centralsynagogue.com

Tickets: Free
organist Gail Archer

CD Release Concert

When: WED 2.19 @ 7:30pm
Where: Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Avenue, New York City, Train 4/5/6 to 59th Street / E/M to 53rd Street
Tickets: FREE. For more info, call 212.838.5122 or visit centralsynagogue.org.

Internationally renowned concert organist and recording artist Gail Archer releases her seventh solo album with The Muse’s Voice: A Celebration of Women Composers performed on the Gabe M. Wiener Organ (Casavant, 2002) at New York City’s Central Synagogue. Featuring works by today’s leading female composers including Jennifer Higdon, Nadia Boulanger, Jeanne Demessieux and Judith Bingham, The Muse’s Voice enthralls listeners with Archer’s ability to leap seamlessly from baroque to late romantic and modern eras.


Jennifer Higdon : Ceremonies Suite
Judith Bingham : The Everlasting Crown
Nadia Boulanger : Prelude, Petit Canon & Improvisation

20 Feb 
 
21 Feb



United States
 Friday, February 21, 2014 at 8:00pm 
"Legend of Yauna" Premieres at BAM 2/21-22
BAM Fisher
321 Ashland Place
United States
718.636.4100
http://www.bam.org

Tickets: $25
Chris Berry
Zap Mama


On the nights of Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22, theatre-goers will experience the mind-bending fantasy and unique musical experience of THE LEGEND OF YAUNA, an incredible tale created by the Grammy award-winning composer/music director Chris Berry and staged by director/choreographer Maija Garcia, the powerhouse behind the Tony award-winning Broadway production FELA!. This theatrical music and dance experience shares the wisdom of Yauna, an ancient narrative set 12,000 years ago that spotlights the indigenous Bana Kuma ceremonies of Zimbabwe. Helmed by the pen and voice of the talented Berry, the eclectic cast includes: Afro-European vocalist Marie Daulne (founder of the internationally acclaimed quintet Zap Mama) playing the role of “Black Panther Queen”; seven musicians performing on non-traditional instrumentation including African drums and the shona Mbira; and a diverse nine-member theatrical ensemble that brings the storybook to life through music, song and high-powered contemporary dance.

Chris Berry : The Legend of Yauna

21 Feb



Greece
 Friday, February 21, 2014 at 8.30pm 
"Luna park" - Georges Aperghis
Onassis Cultural Centre
107-109 Syngrou Avenue, 11745 Athens, Greece
Greece
210 900 5 800
http://www.sgt.gr/en
info@sgt.gr

Music & Direction: Georges Aperghis
Scenographic installation & Lighting: Daniel levy
Texts: Georges Aperghis and François Régnault
Musical informatics: Greg Beller
Artistic collaboration in Direction: Emilie Morin
Video: Yann Philippe
Sound Engineer: Maxime le Saux
With: Eva Furrer, Johanne Saunier, Richard Dubelski, Mike Schmid
Production: IRCAM

George Aperghis, one of Europe’s most significant composers of music theatre, opera and instrumental music, is appearing at the OCC for a second time, once again in collaboration with IRCAM, the world’s leading research institute in the field of music and acoustics. Aperghis, who is of Greek descent, uses technology to pose a highly pertinent issue: the way new media allow our daily lives to be monitored. “What’s it like to see without being seen? What’s it like to watch your neighbours in their homes, on the street, going about their everyday lives, while never coming out from behind your computer screen? In Luna Park, everyone is watching everyone else.”

Georges Aperghis : Luna park

21 Feb



United Kingdom
 Friday, February 21, 2014 at 7.30pm 
BBC Philharmonic HK Gruber and James MacMillan
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Lower Mosley Road
United Kingdom
44 (0) 161 907 9000
http://www.halle.co.uk/publishedSite/aidsdayconcert.asp
box@bridgewater-hall.co.uk

Tickets: £10-35
BBC Philharmonic
HK Gruber conductor | James MacMillan conductor | Iain Ballamy saxophone

Throstle’s Nest Junction is just across the Ship Canal from the BBC Philharmonic’s current home, by the Trafford Road. It is immortalised in Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s musical tram-ride through his childhood – the starting point for a concert in which all three of the BBC Philharmonic’s Composer/Conductors prove that new music really can deliver timeless feeling. Still, the Mancunian way looks forward as well as back – so HK Gruber conducts the premiere of a new concerto by Gary Carpenter, played by a living jazz legend.

Peter Maxwell Davies : Throstle's Nest Junction
Gary Carpenter : SET, Concerto for tenor saxophone and orchestra
James MacMillan : The Confession of Isobel Gowdie
HK Gruber : Dancing in the Dark

21 Feb



United Kingdom
 Friday, February 21, 2014 at 1 p.m. - 2p.m. 
Songs, Sonatinas and Serenades
St Mary's Church, Putney
High Street, Putney, London SW15 1SN
United Kingdom
http://www.parishofputney.co.uk/stmarys/

Tickets: Free - donations welcome
London Composers Forum's composers and friends

Songs and chamber music for piano and other instruments showing the diverse range of styles in music from this talented group.
Songs by Michael Regan and Janet Oates, music with saxophone; flute and bass clarinet; violin and piano by Liz Sharma, Tony Matthews and Jeremy Hilton, and..


Alan Hilton : Serenade for violin and piano
Laurence Glazier : A Prelude to Invention
Derek Foster : I Demand a Recount
Mark Pampel : Piano Fantasy
Peter Terry : Kew
Martin Jones : Violin Sonata - Scherzo

21 Feb



United Kingdom
 Friday, February 21, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Quartet for the End of Time
Kings Place
Kings Cross, London
United Kingdom

London Sinfonietta

"The most inspiringly spiritual piece I've ever played, it takes you into an extraordinarily suspended world of great beauty several miles above us."
London Sinfonietta Principal Pianist, John Constable

More than half a century since it was premiered, Messiaen’s masterpiece still sounds as fresh and contemporary as it did at its first performance.

Having inspired a new wave of experimental spirituality in music, from composers including Pärt, Górecki and Penderecki, the Quartet’s rippling colours and meditative harmonies are as modern as they are timeless.

#endoftime



Olivier Messiaen : La Colombe
Olivier Messiaen : Plainte Calme
Olivier Messiaen : Theme and Variations
Olivier Messiaen : Quartet for the End of Time

22 Feb



Scotland
 Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 8pm 
Hear and Now: Fred Frith /George Lewis/ Roscoe Mitchell
City Halls
Glasgow
Scotland

Tickets: Free
Fred Frith electric guitar
George Lewis trombone and electronics
Roscoe Mitchell saxophones/reeds

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov conductor

Roscoe Mitchell, Fred Frith, and George Lewis have long been at the forefront of new musical expression: saxophonist Mitchell, an original member of the AACM, with his groundbreaking performances with the Art Ensemble of Chicago, guitarist Frith, a founding member of the important English avant-rock group Henry Cow; and trombonist Lewis, a pioneer in interactive computer music.

For many years all three have been engaged with composition and in this special concert, for BBC Radio 3's Hear and Now, their works for orchestra are featured, with an arrangement of the title track of Mitchell's 1976 album NONAAH; Frith's 2003 work The Right Angel, with the composer performing on electric guitar; and the World Premiere of a new work by Lewis. In addition, Mitchell, Lewis, and Frith, who have known each other for decades, will perform together for the very first time.

Join conductor Ilan Volkov, members of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and three icons of experimental music from both sides of the Atlantic for a genre-busting evening.


Fred Frith : The Right Angel (2003)
Roscoe Mitchell : NONAAH for orchestra (2013)
George Lewis : Memex, for orchestra (2014)

22 Feb



United States
 Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 8:00pm 
"The Legend of Yauna" Premieres at BAM 2/21-22
BAM Fisher
321 Ashland Place
United States
718.636.4100
http://www.bam.org

Tickets: $35
Chris Berry
Zap Mama

On the nights of Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22, theatre-goers will experience the mind-bending fantasy and unique musical experience of THE LEGEND OF YAUNA, an incredible tale created by the Grammy award-winning composer/music director Chris Berry and staged by director/choreographer Maija Garcia, the powerhouse behind the Tony award-winning Broadway production FELA!. This theatrical music and dance experience shares the wisdom of Yauna, an ancient narrative set 12,000 years ago that spotlights the indigenous Bana Kuma ceremonies of Zimbabwe. Helmed by the pen and voice of the talented Berry, the eclectic cast includes: Afro-European vocalist Marie Daulne (founder of the internationally acclaimed quintet Zap Mama) playing the role of “Black Panther Queen”; seven musicians performing on non-traditional instrumentation including African drums and the shona Mbira; and a diverse nine-member theatrical ensemble that brings the storybook to life through music, song and high-powered contemporary dance.

Chris Berry : The Legend of Yauna

23 Feb



United Kingdom
 Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 7.30pm 
London Symphony Orchestra/Daniel Harding
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Tickets: £10-37
London Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Harding conductor
Adam Walker flute

Daniel Harding pairs a symphonic favourite (Mahler’s First Symphony, which journeys towards a blazingly triumphant conclusion via a twisted funeral march) with a brand new work by British composer Huw Watkins.

Huw Watkins : Flute Concerto
Gustav Mahler : Symphony No 1, Titan

24 Feb 
 
25 Feb



Wales
 Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Contemporary with Otto Tausk
BBC Hoddinott Hall
Cardiff
Wales

Tickets: £8 - 10
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Otto Tausk
Clarinet Robert Plane

Pierre Boulez has changed the face of music. In Domaines, for solo clarinet, the orchestra morphs, exploded into new and striking small groups of sound. But this is not an intimidating sound world; Boulez’s music has a beauty, elegance and sensuousness often reminiscent of Debussy and Ravel.

Eric Tanguy : Éclipse
Pascal Dusapin : Extenso
Pierre Boulez : Domaines

26 Feb



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at  
Boulevard Solitude
Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales
United Kingdom

WNO

Sex, Drugs and Opera

Manon and Armand are in love. But can their love survive when a world of sex, drugs and crime intrudes on their happiness?

Henze’s powerful, intoxicating opera is a compelling vision of post-war Europe. Combining jazz, 19th century opera and 20th century styles - this is opera but not as you know it.

Award winning Theatre, Opera and Film Director Mariusz Trelinski sets his production against a gritty, cinematic backdrop of an underground station where temptation and lust lurk around every corner.

Boulevard Solitude is performed by a world-class cast alongside the WNO Chorus and Orchestra. Join us for an evening at the theatre which promises to overwhelm the senses.

- See more at: http://www.wno.org.uk/boulevard#sthash.fPIyqHwD.dpuf

Various venues 26th Feb to 3rd April


Hans Werne Henze : Boulevard Solitude

27 Feb



United States
 Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 7:30pm 
Ariel Rivka Dance Premieres "Book of Esther" 2/27-3/1
Ailey Citigroup Theatre
400 West 55th Street
United States

Tickets: $25
Ariel Rivka Dance
Texture Contemporary Ballet
Trainor Dance

Ariel Rivka Dance (ARD), a New York City-based contemporary ballet ensemble, presents an ambitious program featuring three emerging dance companies. First and foremost, ARD premieres The Book of Esther – a two-part work based on Jewish mythology choreographed by Ariel Grossman with original, live music by composer/pianist David Homan. It’ll be supplemented by performances by Trainor Dance founded by Caitlin Trainor as well as Texture Contemporary Ballet led by one of Dance Magazine’s “Top 25 To Watch” choreographers, Alan Obuzor.

David Homan : Book of Esther

28 Feb 
 
29 Feb 
 
1 Mar



United Kingdom
 Saturday, March 01, 2014 at 7.30 pm 
25th Anniversary Gala Concert
Swinburne Hall
Swinburne Hall, Colchester Institute, Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3LL
United Kingdom
(01206) 712999
creativeartslive@colchester.ac.uk

Tickets: £8/£6
The British Clarinet Ensemble

A Single Reed Extravaganza! featuring the East Anglian Single Reed Choir, The British Clarinet Ensemble, The South Tyrol Clarinet Choir (Italy), The Colchester Institute Clarinet Choir and the Tutti Ensemble.

The British Premieres of two works closely connected with Colchester will be performed - Jumbo by Andy Scott and Three Haiku by Jeffery Wilson.


Andy Scott : Jumbo
Jeffery Wilson : Three Haiku

2 Mar 
 

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