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19 Mar

 Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 3.00pm - 5.00pm 
Forty Favourites - The Main Bits
Kirkcaldy Old Kirk
Kirk Wynd, Kirkcaldy KY1 1EH

Tickets: £8 adults, £4 children
Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society, leader Vincent Gray, musical director and conductor Graeme Wilson

John Gourlay : Fanfare and Fugato

19 Mar

United Kingdom
 Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 7pm 
New London Children’s Choir
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

Members of the New London Children’s Choir
Ronald Corp director
Alexander Wells piano
Members of the New London Orchestra

The NLCC celebrates its 25th anniversary with new commissions alongside choral favourites by Britten and others.

Over the past 25 years NLCC has built a tradition of commissioning new music for children’s voices. Previous composers include Joseph Phibbs, Tansy Davies, Diana Burrell, John Woolrich and Gary Carpenter.This tradition, as well as contributing to the body of music available for children’s voices, ensures that choir members have valuable experience working with composers in bringing new works to life. And so it’s fitting that the choir’s 25th birthday be marked by a new body of work.

Launched by Ronald Corp OBE in 1991, the NLCC offers a unique opportunity for children aged 7–18 to learn to sing and to enjoy all kinds of music. Members are offered extraordinary opportunities, appearing with some of the world’s finest symphony orchestras and conductors. They have toured with Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, performed at numerous charity events and featured on the soundtrack of the 2015 Disney film, Cinderella.

Christopher Hussey : Sing, London!
Benjamin Britten : Rossini Suite
Sally Beamish : Two Blake settings
Diana Burrell : 'You spotted snakes'
Karl Jenkins : 'Panis angelicus'
Katrina Toner : 'The Little Boy Lost'
Ronald Corp : Songs from Riddle me this
Russell Hepplewhite : 'Secret City'
Ronald Corp : 'Cargoes'
Toby Young : Shakespeare Songs
Paul Archbold : 'Be not afeard'
Ronald Corp : Flower Songs
Tom Smail : 'Thro’ midnight streets'
Benjamin Britten : 'I mun be married on Sunday'

19 Mar

United States
 Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 04:00pm 
Organist Gail Archer Performs Free Concert in Easton
Christ Church (USA)
111 S. Harrison Street
United States

Tickets: Free
Gail Archer (organ)

What: Gail Archer, Organ
Where: Christ Church, 111 S. Harrison Street, Easton, Maryland, 21601
When: Sunday, March 19th at 4:00 p.m.
How: FREE. For more info, contact the Church at 410.822.2677 or visit

Gail Archer is an international concert organist, recording artist, choral conductor and lecturer who draws attention to composer anniversaries or musical themes with her annual recital series including Max Reger: The Last Romantic, The Muse’s Voice, An American Idyll, Liszt, Bach, Mendelssohn and Messiaen. Ms. Archer was the first American woman to play the complete works of Olivier Messiaen for the centennial of the composer’s birth in 2008; Time Out New York recognized the Messiaen cycle as “Best of 2008” of classical music and opera.

19 Mar

United States
 Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 4pm 
Amid a Crowd of Stars
Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016
United States

Tickets: $25-79
New York Polyphony
Cathedral Choral Society
Michael McCarthy, Director

Grammy nominated vocal quartet New York Polyphony joins forces with the Cathedral Choral Society in a programme of medieval and moden music

Andrew Smith : Amid a Crowd of Stars

20 Mar

United Kingdom
 Monday, March 20, 2017 at 1.00pm 
Two outstanding musicians – cellist Răzvan Suma and pianist Rebeca Omordia – will be touring the UK in March 2017 to showcase music by British composers, including a World Premiere performance.
St Martin-in-the-Field's
Trafalgar Square, London
United Kingdom

Tickets: FREE
Razvan Suma, cello
Rebeca Omordia, piano

For pianist Rebeca Omordia, continuing her exploration of music by British composers has led to a UK and Romanian tour with cellist, Răzvan Suma; resident cellist and director of the Romanian National Broadcasting Orchestras.

Their programme of British works for cello and piano will include John Ireland's powerful Cello Sonata, Ian Venables' heart-rending ‘Elegy’, and 'Fast Music'; a new work written especially for the tour by Robert Matthew-Walker.

Matthew-Walker is a prolific composer, having written over 160 works, although he is perhaps better-known to classical audiences as a music critic. Written at the request of Omordia, it was the composer’s idea that the piece be called ‘Fast Music’.

“On researching the repertoire, the soloists could find no short fast pieces to contrast with the prevailing slow or moderate ones”, explained Matthew-Walker. “The new work is in a single movement, lasting seven minutes, and is fast throughout, the final bars catching a glimpse of music in a quite different style – but still fast!”

For cellist Răzvan Suma, John Ireland's Cello Sonata was one of the greatest musical revelations; “It is a work full of melancholy and drama - almost brutal at times - and wrapped up in a grandiose and solid sonata structure”, he explained. “I was fortunate to perform the transcription of the work for cello and strings in a live broadcast with the Romanian Chamber Broadcasting Orchestra in Bucharest last summer and I am looking forward to performing it again with Rebeca on tour in 2017.”

"John Ireland's Cello Sonata is one of his darkest works, inspired by the supernatural world of Arthur Machen's writings”, said pianist Rebeca Omordia. “It's full of mystery and poses technical and musical challenges for the pianist. I've played it many times, with cellists Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber and Raphael Wallfisch, and now with the celebrated Romanian cellist, Răzvan Suma, with whom I have performed it in Romania.”

Rebeca’s recent acclaimed performances of John Ireland’s Piano Sonata, ‘Legend’ for Piano and Orchestra and several of the composer’s outstanding miniatures have dazzled audiences and critics alike and in her tour with Răzvan Suma, the duo will be performing the following British and Romanian works:

Sponsored by the Romanian Cultural Institute and the John Ireland Trust, the UK tour is to be followed by performances in Romania and a live broadcast from the Radio Hall in Bucharest on 17th May. Rebeca’s debut recording features Vaughan Williams’s ‘Introduction and Fugue’ with pianist Mark Bebbington and has recently been released on the SOMM label.

Full details:

Robert Matthew-Walker : Fast Music for cello and piano Op.158 (2016)
Ian Venables : Elegy, Op.2
John Ireland : Cello Sonata in G minor
Frank Bridge : Scherzetto
George Enescu : Sonata in F minor: Allegro
Frederick Delius : Romance

21 Mar

 Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7.00 - 8.30pm 
KOS Composiiton Project Concert
Beath High School
Foulford Road, Cowdenbeath, KY4 9BH

Tickets: unticketed free
Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society

The culmination of the orchestra's composition project - six new pieces by pupils from Beath High School, Cowdenbeath (Luke Munro, Danielle Park & Callum Paterson) and St Columba's High School, Dunfermline (Joseph Chalmers, Becky McManus & Claire Miller).

21 Mar

United Kingdom
 Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Nash Inventions
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom

Nash Ensemble
Chamber Ensemble in Residence
Martyn Brabbins conductor
Adrian Brendel cello
Roderick Williams baritone

The Nash Ensemble is joined by Martyn Brabbins and Roderick Williams for its annual survey of the best in British contemporary music.

Their programme includes works by Huw Watkins and Julian Anderson recently premièred by the Nash. There’s a London première for Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s A Sea of Cold Flame, the last of his many settings of poems by Orcadian writer George Mackay Brown, two pieces by Colin Matthews, his virtuosic Fuga and a new work specially written for Roderick Williams, and another world première, Simon Holt’s wind quintet. The latter’s title, a hybrid of the Spanish words for ‘bagatelle’ and ‘cobwebs’, reflects its breathtaking lightness of touch.

Huw Watkins : String Trio
Colin Matthews : Fuga for ensemble
Peter Maxwell Davies : A Sea of Cold Flame for baritone, solo cello and string quartet
Colin Matthews : It Rains for baritone and ensemble
Simon Holt : Bagatelarañas for wind quintet
Julian Anderson : Van Gogh Blue for ensemble

22 Mar

United Kingdom
 Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 7pm 
Steve Reich & Terry Riley
Nottingham Contemporary
Weekday Cross Nottingham NG1 2GB
United Kingdom

Timothy Lines clarinet
Darragh Morgan violin
Tim Gill cello
Huw Davies electric guitar
Sound Intermedia
London Sinfonietta side by side with Nottingham University students

The seminal minimalist scores of Steve Reich and Terry Riley changed the direction of music in the 1960s, their deft use of repetition and slow harmonic rhythms creating hypnotic soundscapes. Following its sell-out performance in 2015, the London Sinfonietta returns to Nottingham Contemporary with Reich’s iconic New York, Electric and Cello Counterpoints and his Violin Phase before joining University of Nottingham music students for Riley’s improvisatory In C.

Steve Reich : Come Out to Show Them
Steve Reich : New York Counterpoint
Steve Reich : Cello Counterpoint
Steve Reich : Electric Counterpoint
Steve Reich : Violin Phase
Terry Riley : In C

23 Mar

 Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Scottish Chamber Orchestra: SCO and The Sixteen
Queens Hall
0131 668 2019

Sir James Macmillan: conductor (Tryst); Harry Christophers: conductor (Stabat Mater); The Sixteen

The glorious choral sound of The Sixteen captivates and inspires Sir James MacMillan – and his latest major work for them is the climax of this special concert.

In the first half the composer himself conducts Tryst – one of the very first pieces he wrote for the SCO back in the late 1980s. Inspired by his folksong of the same name, this is a showpiece that the Orchestra has performed to great effect all over the world.

COMPOSER INSIGHTS: 6.30pm Sir James MacMillan introduces his Stabat Mater in conversation with Svend Brown.

James MacMillan : Tryst
James MacMillan : Stabat Mater

24 Mar 
25 Mar

United Kingdom
 Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7pm 
Kings Place
Kings Cross, London
United Kingdom

Sound Intermedia co-producers
Jonathan Cross presenter
Jonathan Berman conductor*
London Sinfonietta

Altered time

“I am in a prison”, György Ligeti once wrote. “One wall is the avant-garde, the other wall is the past, and I want to escape.”

The second event in this new series at Kings Place celebrates one of the 20th century’s most progressive minds. Ligeti found his escape plan – his turning point – in a more spontaneous approach to composition, using free-form drawings to express shape, colour and contour before committing a single note to the page. From the compelling absurdity of Poeme Symphonique for 100 metronomes to the glittering colours of his Melodien, we explore Ligeti’s radical, time-bending compositional methods.

Gyorgy Ligeti : Pòeme Symphonique
Gyorgy Ligeti : Artikulation
Gyorgy Ligeti : 10 Pieces for wind quintet
Gyorgy Ligeti : Melodien

25 Mar

United Kingdom
 Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 3.00pm 
Song Recital
Chapter House, Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester
12 College Green, Gloucester GL1 2LX
United Kingdom

Tickets: £17 (concessions available)
James Gilchrist: tenor
Benjamin Frith: piano
Louise Williams: viola

Programme to include Schubert Auf dem Strom, Ian Venables' 'Through these Pale, Cold days', and English songs by Gurney, Finzi, Vaughan Williams, W Dennis Browne and Dring. Including a first performance of ‘Visit’ from The colour of words by David Dubery to a poem by Pam Zinnemann-Hope and his setting of Philip Larkin’s poem ‘Home is so sad’.

Ian Venables : Through these pale cold days
David Dubery : Visit
David Dubery : Home is so sad
Franz Schubert : Auf dem Strom
Robert Schumann : Marchenbilder

25 Mar

United Kingdom
 Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7.30pm 
BCMG at Thomas Adès Day BCMG
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom


Few contemporary composers have proved as consistently inventive as Thomas Adès. BCMG and the Calder Quartet perform as part of Wigmore Hall’s day-long exploration of his eloquently expressive chamber music, including Adès’ BCMG Sound Investment commission Concerto Conciso and his string quartet Arcadiana.

The delicate, introverted music of György Kurtág deliciously contrasts with the virtuosic, extroverted nature of Gerald Barry’s. Both composers regularly feature in Adès programmes.

Gyorgy Kurtág : Officium breve
Gyorgy Kurtág : Officium breve
Gyorgy Kurtág : Officium breve
Leos Janacek : Selections from On an overgrown path
Gyorgy Kurtág : Selections from Játékok
Gerald Barry : Octet
Thomas Ades : Concerto Conciso
Leos Janacek : In the Mists
Thomas Ades : Arcadiana

25 Mar

United Kingdom
 Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Shostakovich: New Babylon
LSO St Luke's, London
161 Old Street London EC1V 9NG
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

Sasha Grynyuk

An exceptional opportunity to hear the score as the composer himself intended - Shostakovich’s hitherto lost original piano score to the newly restored and expanded avant-garde Soviet masterpiece about the revolutionary 1871 Paris Commune.

Shostakovich’s spectacular first film score, New Babylon, was written when he was just 23 years old and is, alongside The Nose, his most important early dramatic work. Numerous re-writes of the film were demanded even before shooting started and the directors’ final cut completed in December 1928, when the composer was contracted to join the production. His myriad musical quotations matched a fast cross-cut film to produce a work of astonishing complexity and precision unequalled in silent film composition.

However, after two industry preview screenings with the composer himself performing his original solo piano score, the Moscow Sovkino office ordered the removal of over 20% of the film. Re-editing Shostakovich’s score to match proved impossible, parts were incomplete and early performances, a series of debacles, were beyond the abilities of cinema orchestras. Remaining copies of the piano score, destined for smaller cinemas and now unfitted for the re-edited film, were sold off. A rare surviving copy has provided the material for this first public performance.

USSR 1929 Dir Grigorii Kozintsev, Leonid Trauberg 95 min

We're delighted to be joined by John Leman Riley, author of Shostakovich: A Life in Film to introduce the screening.

An original REALITY production, produced and restored by Marek Pytel with Jane Elliott

Dmitri Shostakovich : New Babylon

25 Mar

United Kingdom
 Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7.30pm 
where now
Schott Recital Room @ Bauer & Hieber
48 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F7BB
United Kingdom

Tickets: £10, concessions £7
Kerry Andrews, Deborah Edwards, Daniel Figols, Derek Foster, Ilze Ikse, Jerry Wigens

pasts and presents in collision

Music inspired by David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel.

And arrangements of:
Where are we now? (David Bowie)
Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix)
I Can't Get No Satisfaction (Mick Jagger and Keith Richards)
Two of Us (John Lennon and Paul McCartney)
Scarborough Fair (Simon and Garfunkel)

Kerry Andrews : as long as
Deborah Broderick Edwards : Fly Away
Daniel Figols : Satis
Derek Foster : It was fifty years ago today
Jerry Wigens : Beyond the Salt Water

26 Mar 
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30 Mar

 Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 8.30pm 
Philharmonie de Paris
221, avenue Jean-Jaurès 75019 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 44 84 44 84

Ensemble intercontemporain
Matthias Pintscher

On the occasion of its fortieth anniversary, The Ensemble Intercontemporain has commissioned seven new works from seven different composers. Each of the works will be based on one of the days of the biblical Genesis.

Marc Andre : New Work
Franck Bedrossian : New Work
Chaya Czernowin : New Work
Stefano Gervasoni : New Work
Joan Magrané Figuera : New Work
Marko Nikodijevic : New Work
Anna Thorvaldsdottir : New Work

30 Mar

 Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 2pm 
Afternoon Performance - MacMillan Conducts MacMillan
City Halls

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Annelien Van Wauwe clarinet (BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist)
James MacMillan conductor

Sir James MacMillan isn’t just one of the most significant artists working in Scotland today: he’s a creative figure of international importance. Any premiere by MacMillan is a major occasion, but his Fourth Symphony takes the Scottish renaissance composer Robert Carver as a starting point for a musical journey of far-reaching power and beauty. “MacMillan’s new symphony holds a candle to Mahler” wrote The Arts Desk of the world premiere in 2015; in this first Scottish performance, MacMillan himself conducts – and shares the stage with young Dutch clarinet star Annelien Van Wauwe in Finzi’s lovely concerto, and the cosmic vision of an elder statesman amongst Scottish composers, John Maxwell Geddes who celebrates his 75th birthday this year.

John Maxwell Geddes : Voyager
Gerald Finzi : Clarinet Concerto in C minor
James MacMillan : Symphony No 4

31 Mar

United Kingdom
 Friday, March 31, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Resurrection Light
St Sepulchre-without-Newgate
Hoborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2DQ
United Kingdom

Tickets: £12 (until 26 March) / £15 | £12 (students) from or on the door
Londinium (chamber choir)
Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

- Choral music for Passiontide and Easter -
As Easter approaches, Londinium embarks on a musical journey through Holy Week. Beginning with the acclamation of the crowds on Palm Sunday, our programme leads us to the Last Supper, the arrest at Gethsemane, the Crucifixion itself, and finally to the empty tomb and risen Christ on Easter morning. Our sumptuous selection of repertoire includes some of the greatest composers of the Renaissance, (amongst them Taverner, Lassus and Lhéritier), works by the German Romantics and from the Russian Orthodox tradition, and English music by Herbert Howells, Charles Wood, Jim Clements and Giles Swayne. At the heart of our programme is one of the finest new choral works of our time: James MacMillan's profoundly moving setting of the Miserere.

James MacMillan : Miserere
Giles Swayne : Ave verum corpus
Jim Clements : Hope, Faith, and Love

31 Mar

United States
 Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8:00pm 
BMOP Performs Works by Local Massachusetts Composers
Jordan Hall, Boston
30 Gainsborough Street
United States

Tickets: $20-50
Claremont Trio

In collaboration with Amherst College’s Parallel Series, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) presents Boston Accent, a pair of spring concerts celebrating world-class composers of contemporary music from the Boston music scene. Joined by one of America’s finest young chamber ensembles, the Claremont Trio, BMOP showcases works by John Harbison, Eric Sawyer, and Ronald Perera, as well as the world premiere of Black Noise by David Sanford.

David Sanford : Black Noise
John Harbison : Double Concerto
Eric Sawyer : Fantasy Concerto: Concord Conversations
Ronald Perera : The Saints

1 Apr

United States
 Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 4:00pm 
The Dessoff Choirs Celebrates Spring in Harlem
James Memorial Chapel
3041 Broadway
United States

Tickets: $15-35
The Dessoff Choirs

Hailed as “one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its “full-bodied sound and suppleness (The New York Times),” The Dessoff Choirs continues its 92nd season with a one-evening-only spring concert of repentance. Members of The Dessoff Chamber Choir and Ensemble bring diversity, spirit, and beautiful harmony to the emotionally charged season of Lent. The program includes Bach’s Jesu, meine Freude, Buxtehude’s Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr, and Barber’s Dover Beach.

J.S Bach : Jesu, meine Freude

1 Apr

United States
 Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 10.30am - 11.00am 
College Music Society, Mid-Atlantic Region
Towson University, Towson
United States

Tickets: Free
Douglas O’Connor, Alto Saxophone
Nathan Cornelius, Guitar

L.A. Logrande : Indelible Imprint

1 Apr

United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 7.30pm 
EXAUDI; James Weeks
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom

James Weeks director

Since its formation 15 years ago, EXAUDI has expanded the boundaries of repertoire for vocal ensemble and explored compelling combinations of contemporary and early repertoire.

The clarity and focus of the ensemble’s sound, produced by outstanding individual singers performing as chamber musicians, ideally suits its immersion here in two of Monteverdi’s most expressive madrigals and works by two Franco-Flemish composers who made their reputations in Italy. The madrigal form’s vivacity is also present in EXAUDI’s selections from Salvatore Sciarrino’s 12 Madrigali, settings of nature-themed Japanese haiku created for the 2007 Salzburg Festival, and in James Weeks’s new work for EXAUDI.

Jacques Arcadelt : Il primo libro di madrigali (a selection)
James Weeks : Libro di fiammelle e ombre
Luca Marenzio : Spuntavan gia
Luca Marenzio : Scendi dal Paradiso Venere
Luca Marenzio : Perche la pioggia
Luca Marenzio : Quel augellin che canta
Claudio Monteverdi : Ecco mormorar l'onde
Claudio Monteverdi : Quell’augellin che canta
Giaches de Wert : Vezzosi augelli
Salvatore Sciarrino : 12 Madrigali (a selection)

2 Apr

United States
 Sunday, April 02, 2017 at 7pm 
Jason Bahr Second Symphony Premiere
First Presbyterian Church Bonita Springs, Florida
First Presbyterian Church 9751 Bonita Beach Road SE Bonita Springs, FL 34135
United States
239-992-3410, x250

Ensemble: Fort Myers Mastersingers
Conductor: Jeffrey Faux

Bahr’s 45-minute work is scored for choir, children’s choir, soprano and tenor soloists and large orchestra. It sets poetry of Walt Whitman and Wilfred Owen. The work explores the devastating reality of war and ends with hope for a better future.

Joseph Bahr : Second Symphony

2 Apr

United States
 Sunday, April 02, 2017 at 3:00pm 
BMOP Performs Works by Local Massachusetts Composers
Buckley Recital Hall
Amherst college
United States

Tickets: $18
Claremont Trio

In collaboration with Amherst College’s Parallel Series, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) presents Boston Accent, a pair of spring concerts celebrating world-class composers of contemporary music from the Boston music scene. Joined by one of America’s finest young chamber ensembles, the Claremont Trio, BMOP showcases works by John Harbison, Eric Sawyer, and Ronald Perera, as well as the world premiere of Black Noise by David Sanford.

David Sanford : Black Noise
John Harbison : Double Concerto
Ronald Perera : The Saints
Eric Sawyer : Fantasy Concerto: Concord Conversations

3 Apr 
4 Apr 
5 Apr

 Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at 6pm 
New Viola Concerto

Eriikka Nylund Viola
Filip Draglund Trumpet
Ben Gernon Conductor
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Tanja Orraryd Presenter

Andreas Zhibaj : Viola Concerto
Benjamin Staern : Trumpet Concertino
Tansy Davies : Streamlines

6 Apr

 Thursday, April 06, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Bertelsmeier Premiere
Palacio Euskalduna
Auditorium Avda. Abandoibarra, n° 4, Bilbao, Basque Country, 48011, Spain

Vanessa Goikoetxea Soprano
Duncan Rock Baritone
Coro Easo Abesbatza
Xalbador Rallo Choirmaster / chorus director
Coro de Niños de la Sociedad Coral de Bilbao
Jose Luis Ormazabal Choirmaster / chorus director
Erik Nielsen Conductor
Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa

Birke Bertelsmeier : Zeru urdinetik
Johannes Brahms : A German Requiem, Op.45

7 Apr 
8 Apr

 Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 8pm 
Hear and Now - Matthias Pintscher Conducts….
City Halls

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Matthias Pintscher conductor

Matthias Pintscher, the BBC SSO’s Artist-In-Association, curates another evening of works, all originally commissioned for one anniversary or another. Ligeti’s frantic, scuttling culmination of his explorations into musical polyphony was written for the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra’s 60th birthday. Hans Werner Henze’s Seventh Symphony commemorated the Berlin Philharmonic’s centenary and references Beethovenian symphonic form, German dances and the poetry of Friedrich Hölderlin. Olga Neuwirth’s recent work, meanwhile, began as a tribute Mahler to mark the centenary of his death but is inspired by memories of her grandfather’s life by the Danube and is, in her own words, “an impossible attempt to stop time by composing”.

The concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

Gyorgy Ligeti : San Francisco Polyphony
Olga Neuwirth : Masaot/Clocks Without Hands
Hans Werne Henze : Symphony No. 7

8 Apr

United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 19:30 pm 
Quasi Una Fantasia
The Chapter House, Exeter Cathedral
1 The Cloisters, Exeter EX1 1HS
United Kingdom
01392 285983

Tickets: £10 in advance or from the door
Stephen Beville - piano

Another chance to hear Beville's Prelude, Etude & Fantasie (2012) in a recital that explores the 'free-fantasy' form for piano and its historical influence from the 18th and 19th centuries to the present day. The programme includes such celebrated 'quasi una fantasia' compositions as Beethoven's 'Moonlight' and Liszt's 'Dante' sonatas.

Franz Liszt : Apres une lecture du Dante: sonata quasi fantasia
Ludwig Van Beethoven : Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op 27 no 2
Stephen Beville : Prelude, Etude & Fantasie (2012)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Fantasy in C minor, K 475
Frederick Chopin : Polonaise Fantasy, Op 61

9 Apr

United Kingdom
 Sunday, April 09, 2017 at 7pm 
Michael Cryne World Premiere
Hackney Downs Studios
Hackney Downs Studios: Hackney Showroom Amhurst Terrace, London, Greater London, E8 2BT, United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Ruthless Jabiru
Kelly Lovelady Conductor

Julia Wolfe : Fuel
Michael Cryne : Slipstream
Cat Hope : Pure
Gloria Coates : Symphony no. 14 "Symphony in Microtones" (I. Lamentation)
Osvaldo Golijov : Last Round

10 Apr 
11 Apr 
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13 Apr

United States
 Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 2pm 
Esa-Pekka Salonen Premiere
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue,LA, CA, 90012
United States

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Gustavo Dudamel Conductor

Esa-Pekka Salonen : New Work
Edgard Varèse : Amériques
Dmitri Shostakovich : Symphony no. 5 in D minor, Op.47

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