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20 Mar



Switzerland
 Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 18.30 
John Adams The Gospel According to the Other Mary
Lucerne Festival
Lucerne
Switzerland
http://e.lucernefestival.ch

Tickets: 30-240 CHF

Los Angeles Philharmonic | Los Angeles Master Chorale (Grant Gershon music director) | Gustavo Dudamel conductor | Peter Sellars director | Kelly O'Connor Mary Magdalene | Tamara Mumford Martha | Russell Thomas Lazarus | Daniel Bubeck Narrator | Brian Cummings Narrator | Nathan Medley Narrator | Michael Schumacher dancer | Anani Sanouvi dancer | Mark Grey sound designer | James Ingalls lighting designer | Dunya Ramicova costume designer

With Nixon in China, composer John Adams and director Peter Sellars created the most successful American opera since Porgy and Bess, while their El Niño juxtaposed biblical texts with apocryphal scriptures, a medieval mystery play, and Latin American poetry to fashion a “nativity oratorio for the 21st century.” Now comes their latest collaboration: The Gospel According to the Other Mary, an oratorio which is being premiered in its fully staged version in March 2013 in Los Angeles with conductor Gustavo Dudamel – just two weeks before this performance in Lucerne. Adams and Sellars recount the biblical Passion from an unusual perspective. Beginning with the raising of Lazarus, these events are narrated by the risen Lazarus and his two sisters, Martha and Mary Magdalene, who directly experience the crucifixion, burial, and resurrection of Jesus – all framed in the “eternal present.” Adam’s ambitious score combines his powerful rhythmic sense with a complex harmonic language, haunting melody, and innovative choral and orchestral writing.


John Adams : The Gospel According to the Other Mary

20 Mar



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 7.30 
Alexander Goehr and George Benjamin
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Tickets: £10-30
Fretwork

Susan Bickley
mezzo-soprano
Tabea Zimmermann
viola
Antoine Tamestit
viola
George Benjamin
piano

London-born George Benjamin began composing at the age of seven and gained granite-like foundations for his future career through childhood composition and piano lessons with Peter Gellhorn. He went on to study with Olivier Messiaen in Paris and Alexander Goehr at Cambridge University, while attracting international attention with his orchestral work Ringed by the Flat Horizon. Wigmore Hall’s George Benjamin Series, a significant addition to the venue’s growing commitment to contemporary chamber music and song, presents fascinating perspectives on the composer’s diverse works within the context of programmes of music by his influences and colleagues.

Alexander Goehr : Three sonnets and two fantasias
George Benjamin : Piano Figures
George Benjamin : Viola, Viola
Alexander Goehr : from Shadow of Night Op. 86
Alexander Goehr : Sur terre, en l'air

21 Mar 
 
22 Mar 
 
23 Mar



Switzerland
 Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 18.30 
Britten War Requiem
Lucerne Festival
Lucerne
Switzerland
http://e.lucernefestival.ch

Tickets: 150-240 CHF
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra | Bavarian Radio Choir (Peter Dijkstra chorus master) | Tölz Boys’ Choir (Ralf Ludewig chorus master) | Mariss Jansons conductor | Emily Magee soprano | Mark Padmore tenor | Christian Gerhaher baritone

On 14 November 1940 the English city of Coventry was bombed by the German Luftwaffe and almost completely destroyed. Among the ruins were those of the famous Gothic cathedral, which had been built around 1400. For the consecration of the newly rebuilt cathedral in May 1962, Benjamin Britten created his large-scale War Requiem, in which he wove the liturgical text together with verses by Wilfred Owen, the British poet who was killed in the First World War at the age of only 25. Britten wrote the solo voice parts for three singers, each of whom represented one of the nations that had been at war: Russian soprano Galina Vishnevskaya, English tenor Peter Pears, and German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Indeed, the idea of reconciliation is at the center of the work: “I am the enemy you killed, my friend,” writes Owen in his poem. To mark the 100th birthday of Britten, Mariss Jansons performs this moving Requiem with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

Benjamin Britten : War Requiem

23 Mar



United Kingdom
 Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 7.30 
Aurora Orchestra: Insomnia
Jerwood Hall
London
United Kingdom

Tickets: £12-30
Nicholas Collon conductor
Allan Clayton tenor
Thomas Gould violin
William Reynolds designer/lighting designer
Aurora Orchestra

For the first in its 2013 New Moves series, Aurora collaborates with tenor Allan Clayton to produce a unique and haunting theatrical concert built around Britten’s Nocturne. The programme charts a course through the darkness of a troubled night, with other repertoire including Vivaldi’s La Notte (‘The Night’) and James MacMillan’s Deep but Dazzling Darkness with solo violinist Thomas Gould, commissioned for the opening of LSO St Luke's in 2003.

Antonio Vivaldi : Flute Concerto in G minor Op 10 No 2, La Notte ('The Night')
James MacMillan : A Deep but Dazzling Darkness
Gyorgy Ligeti : Poème Symphonique for 100 metronomes
Benjamin Britten : Nocturne
Ivor Gurney : Sleep

23 Mar



France
 Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 8pm 
The Gospel According to the Other Mary : musique de John Adams (création)
Salle Pleyel
252 rue u Fauborg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris
France

Tickets: Cat. 1 110€ Cat. 2 80€ Cat. 3 60€ Cat. 4 35€ Cat. 5 10€
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel : conducting
Peter Sellars : mise en scène
Kelley O'Connor : mezzo-soprano
Tamara Mumford : contralto
Russell Thomas : tenor
Daniel Bubeck : contre-ténor
Brian Cummings : contre-ténor
Nathan Medley : contre-ténor
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Grant Gershon : choirmaster
Michael Schumacher : danse
Anani Sanouvi : danse
Troy Ogilvie : danse



John Adams : The Gospel According to the Other Mary

24 Mar



Australia
 Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 2pm 
"Of Time and Place"
Bribie Island Anglican Church

Australia

ARTICO Ensemble



Paul Kopetz : An Australian Backyard Suite

25 Mar 
 
26 Mar



France
 Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8pm 
Versus Nunes
IRCAM/Centre Pompidou-Grande salle-Paris

France

Tickets: 14€ | 10€ | 5€ |
Solistes de l'Ensemble intercontemporain
IRCAM computer music design José Miguel Fernandez

Under the generic term Einspielung (sich einspielen, warming up before playing), Emmanuel Nunes designed a series that originally intended the inclusion of nine solo pieces for violin, viola, and cello.
His project exploits the polyphonic potential of these instruments, a potential that has been reinforced with the use of electronics. While Einspielung I for violin is the work that is the most constricted and melodic, Einspielung II for cello reveals its labyrinthine appearance.


EMMANUEL NUNES : Rubato, registres et résonances
EMMANUEL NUNES : Einspielung II
EMMANUEL NUNES : Versus
EMMANUEL NUNES : Aura
EMMANUEL NUNES : Einspielung I

26 Mar



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8pm 
Manchester Camerata: UpClose III
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
Camerata Principal Players


UpClose is our eclectic series of laid-back concerts in smaller, more intimate venues around the city, shining a light on hidden gems, both in terms of the music and the venues themselves. Relax and unwind with a drink and enjoy a blend of classical and contemporary music at close quarters. Arrive early for contemporary sound-based artworks by John Hyatt and Lewis Sykes, taking inspiration from the music at each event.

The centre-piece of this concert is Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time, one of the most emotionally wrenching and spiritually reflective works written for chamber group. Written for the unusual combination of piano, violin, cello and clarinet, the work received its first performance outside in the rain in a German prisoner of war camp in 1941 on a collection of damaged instruments. This reflective programme also features a performance by Camerata’s principal cellist, Hannah Roberts, of Bach’s D minor Cello Suite, and a new chamber work by Camerata’s composer in residence.


J.S. Bach : Suite for solo cello No.2 in D minor
Chris Mayo : World Première by Manchester Camerata’s Composer in Residence
Olivier Messiaen : Quartet for the End of Time

27 Mar 
 
28 Mar



Wales
 Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 7pm 
Hoddinott Hall: Panufnik, Britten, Hisatada Otaka and Lutoslawski
BBC Hoddinott Hall
Cardiff
Wales

Tickets: £8.50-11.50
BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Flute Adam Walker
Viola Lawrence Power
Violin Anthony Marwood



Andrzej Panufnik : Katyn Epitaph
Benjamin Britten : Double Concerto
Hisatada Otaka : Flute Concerto
Witold Lutoslawski : Concerto for Orchestra

29 Mar



Netherlands
 Friday, March 29, 2013 at 20.15 
THE NIGHT OF EARTH, SEA AND BUTTERFLIES
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam
Netherlands
http://www.concertgebouw.nl

Nieuw Ensemble
Ed Spanjaard - dirigent

An unforgettable evening out
The Concertgebouw is one of the best concert halls in the world, famous for its exceptional acoustics and varied programme. It serves as the home base of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and features performances by the world’s best orchestras, conductors and soloists. Bernard Haitink once praised the Concertgebouw as the best instrument in the orchestra that it houses. The wide-ranging programme offers an excellent selection of classical, pop and jazz music. Attend a concert and have an evening you will never forget. Come experience inspiring music in the beautiful surroundings of the Main Hall or the more intimate Recital Hall.


Iannis Xenakis : Roscobeck
Toru Takemitsu : Itinerant
Sofia Gubaidulina : Five Etudes
Giacinto Scelsi : Et maintenant c'est à vous de jouer
Toru Takemitsu : Toward the Sea
Kaija Saariaho : Sept Papillons
Giacinto Scelsi : Okanagon

30 Mar 
 
31 Mar 
 
1 Apr 
 
2 Apr 
 
3 Apr



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, April 03, 2013 at 7pm 
The Firework-Maker's Daughter
Linbury Studio Theatre
Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD
United Kingdom
020 7304 4000
http://www.roh.org.uk

Composer David Bruce
Libretto Glyn Maxwell
Director John Fulljames
Designer Dick Bird
Puppetry design Steve Tiplady
Puppetry design Sally Todd
Lighting Designer Guy Hoare

This opera by award-winning composer David Bruce and poet Glyn Maxwell is based on an acclaimed children’s novel by Philip Pullman. John Fulljames’s imaginative staging, with puppet designs by Indefinite Articles, follows Lila’s adventures as she undertakes a perilous quest. With the help of a talking elephant, Lila sets out to discover the secret of becoming a firework-maker. Bruce’s score is characterized by infectious energy and spirited humour, offering musical fireworks of its own.

NB: PERFORMANCES from 3rd April to 13th April

More details: http://www.roh.org.uk/productions/the-firework-makers-daughter-by-john-fulljames


David Bruce : The Firework-Maker's Daughter

4 Apr 
 
5 Apr 
 
6 Apr



United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 06, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Into the Little Hill: Part of Wigmore Hall's George Benjamin Day
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Tickets: £15 / £20 / £25 / £30
BCMG

George Benjamin’s jewel-like, award-winning chamber opera – a contemporary re-imagining of the Pied Piper fable – has gone on to enjoy worldwide success since its premiere in 2006.

The opera tells the tale of a morally bankrupt politician who, desperate to shore up a flagging public vote, promises to exterminate a plague of rats. A faceless stranger arrives and offers his services; but when the Mayor refuses to pay up, his actions have terrible repercussions. All the roles in Into the Little Hill are performed by two female singers, while the richly-expressive and alluring score combines conventional instruments with basset-horns, cornets, a cimbalom, and even banjo and mandolin.

Also drawing on a classic fable, David Sawer’s stage work, Rumpelstiltskin, was premiered and toured by BCMG in 2009/10 to universal acclaim. In this concert we premiere a 30-minute instrumental suit compiled by Sawer from his scintillating Rumpelstiltskin score.

Completing the programme is Italian composer Franceso Antonioni’s BCMG 2009 Sound Investment commission Ballata (dell’abbandono e della fortuna), which takes its sources from two songs: a lullaby from southern Italy and a ballade, Ecco la primavera, composed in the 15th century by the Florentine Franceso Landini.


George Benjamin : Into the Little Hill

6 Apr



United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 06, 2013 at 7.30pm 
George Benjamin Day
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Tickets: £15 £20 £25 £30
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

Susanna Andersson
soprano
Hilary Summers
contralto
George Benjamin
conductor

International influences informed George Benjamin’s musical outlook from a young age. Born in London in 1960, he began composing at the age of seven and studied piano and composition during his formative years with the distinguished German musician Peter Gellhorn. Benjamin went on to study during his teens with Olivier Messiaen in Paris and Alexander Goehr in Cambridge.
Wigmore Hall’s George Benjamin Day offers a thick slice of the composer’s strikingly vivid creative world, spanning everything from his early Sonata for violin and piano and the intricate Shadowlines to a concert performance of his acclaimed chamber opera of 2006, Into the Little Hill.


Franceso Antonioni : Ballata
David Sawer : Rumpelstiltskin Suite
George Benjamin : Into the Little Hill

7 Apr



United Kingdom
 Sunday, April 07, 2013 at 7.30pm 

CBSO Centre
Berkley Street, Birmingham, B1 2LF
United Kingdom
http://www.cbso.co.uk
info@cbso.co.uk

Tickets: £14 full price / £8 concession / £5 under 16s // On the door: £16 full price / £10 concession / £6
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Conductor: George Benjamin
Soprano: Rebecca Bottone
Contralto: Hilary Summers

George Benjamin’s jewel-like, award-winning chamber opera - a contemporary re-imagining of The Pied Piper fable – has gone on to enjoy worldwide success since its premiere in 2006.

The opera tells the tale of a morally bankrupt politician who, desperate to shore up a flagging public vote, promises to exterminate a plague of rats. A faceless stranger arrives and offers his services; but when the Mayor refuses to pay up, his actions have terrible repercussions. All the roles in Into the Little Hill are performed by two female singers, while the richly-expressive and alluring score combines conventional instruments with basset-horns, cornets, a cimbalom, and even banjo and mandolin.

Also drawing on a classic fable, David Sawer’s stage work, Rumpelstiltskin, was premiered and toured by BCMG in 2009/10 to universal acclaim. In this concert we give the Birmingham premiere of Sawer’s 30-minute instrumental Rumpelstiltskin Suite, compiled from his scintillating Rumpelstiltskin score.

Completing the programme is Italian composer Franceso Antonioni’s BCMG 2009 Sound Investment commission Ballata (dell’abbandono e della fortuna), which takes its sources from two songs: a lullaby from southern Italy and a ballade, Ecco la primavera, composed in the 15th century by the Florentine Franceso Landini.

There will be a free pre-concert talk from 6.30-7pm with George Benjamin, David Sawer and Francesco Antonioni, open to all ticket holders.



Franceso Antonioni : Ballata
David Sawer : Rumpelstiltskin Suite
George Benjamin : Into the Little Hill

7 Apr



United States
 Sunday, April 07, 2013 at 3:00pm 
Organist Gail Archer Performs Free Concert
Park Avenue Christian Church
1010 Park Avenue
United States

Tickets: Free
Gail Archer


Internationally renowned star concert organist Gail Archer celebrates the distinctive voice of organ music in The Muse’s Voice: A Celebration of International Women Composers – a five-concert series touring the churches and synagogues of New York City. Performing a colorful collection of organ music spanning 19th – 21st century female composers, Archer is slated to premiere two works: the New York premiere of The Everlasting Crown by Judith Bingham; and the world premiere of And the Greatest of These is Love by Alla Borzova. Hailed for championing contemporary organ music by female composers, Archer will also feature works by Nadia Boulanger, Jeanne Demessieux, Sofia Gubaidulina, Judith Bingham and Jennifer Higdon, to name a few. Several of these works are being recorded for Archer’s next album to be released in Spring 2013.


Wang An Ming : Soundings
Rachel Lauren : Petite Suite sur un Motet de Gerald Bales OP. 41, I. Fantasie “Let the Earth Celebrate the Lord”, II. Cantabile “Mountains and Hills, III. Toccatina “Praise Him”
Mary Howe : Elegy
Barbara Rettagliati : Fantasia su frammenti gregoriani
Jeanne Demessieux : Te Deum

8 Apr 
 
9 Apr



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 8pm 
UBS Soundscapes: Eclectica - Tansy Davies: Troubairtiz
LSO St Luke's, London
161 Old Street London EC1V 9NG
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.lso.co.uk/lsostlukes/
admin@lso.co.uk

Tickets: £10 £15 £22
LSO

British composer Tansy Davies first worked with the LSO in 2005, composing her work Tilting as part of the UBS Sound Adventures scheme. This Eclectica evening at St Luke’s places Davies’ music, with its hints of funk, experimental rock, industrial techno, atonalism and electronica, centre stage - her darkly powerful and acclaimed album Troubairitz is recreated by the Azalea Ensemble, duo Anna Snow and Damien Harron, and conductor Chris Austin. Ensemble New Noise will give a rare performance of Aquatic, while percussionist Joby Burgess will play ritualistic funk hybrid Dark Ground.

Tansy Davies : Troubairtiz

10 Apr 
 
11 Apr



United States
 Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 8pm-10pm 
The DIOTIMA String Quartet
Roulette, Brooklyn, NY
509 Atlantic Ave (corner of 3rd)
United States
917 267 0363
http://www.interpretations.info
mutemus@rcn.com

Tickets: $10-$15

YunPeng Zhao (1st violin)
Guillaume Latour (2nd violin)
Franck Chevalier (viola)
Pierre Morlet (cello)



The DIOTIMA recorded Hugh Levick's three string quartets for Signature Records in Paris. THE UNIMAGINED: PREPARATIONS FOR THE UNKNOWN will be released in March.

The Interpretations concert at Roulette will be the World Premiere of two of Levick's quartets.

Here are some things Allan Kozinn of the New York Times had to say about the Diotima when he heard them play in New York last January:

January 18, 2011

Capturing Shifts Between Ecstasy and Anguish

By ALLAN KOZINN
The Diotima Quartet, based in Paris, looks as if its members were not long out of the conservatory and plays with the energy and passion of a newly minted ensemble. But it has been building its reputation for the last dozen years, largely through its new-music performances and an eclectic discography.

…Janacek’s “Intimate Letters”: The quartet captured the composer’s continual shifts between ecstasy and anguish with a sound that embraced reverie and tumult, lushness and abrasiveness, melodic richness and stark angularity…

…The Ravel Quartet: The haunting juxtaposition of a dark-hued theme and its tremolando accompaniment was perfectly balanced, and muted passages played with a vibratoless, almost organlike tone were especially affecting. ..

http://www.quatuordiotima.fr

Their repertoire of the Diotima String Quartet ranges from Haydn to the composers of our time, with particular focus on the Classical period, French Romanticism, the early Twentieth Century, and a selection of major works from the last 50 years. An equally significant part of their activity is the performance and dissemination of newly commissioned works. Performances include Wigmore Hall, Library of Congress, Frick Collection, Venice Biennale, Musica Strasbourg, Auditorium du Louvre. Residencies: Harvard and University of Minnesota, Kunstfest Weimar, Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin, Fondation Royaumont.

http://www.interpretations.info/
www.hughlevick.com
Quatuor Diotima


Hugh Levick : EMPIRE, Inc.
Hugh Levick : THE UNIMAGINED:PREPARATIONS FOR THE UNKNOWN
Henri Dutilleux : Ainsi la nuit
Toshio Hosokawa : SILENT FLOWERS

11 Apr



United Kingdom
 Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Beethoven, Olli Mustonen, Stravinsky and Ravel
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Tickets: £15 £20 £25 £30
Pekka Kuusisto
violin
Olli Mustonen
piano

Olli Mustonen’s art draws on the special qualities of spiritual tranquillity and emotional intensity of his Karelian ancestors. The Finnish pianist and composer joins forces with Pekka Kuusisto, acclaimed for the visceral commitment of his music-making. Their programme spans more than two centuries of repertoire for violin and piano, complete with Mustonen’s neoromantic Violin Sonata.

Ludwig Van Beethoven : Violin Sonata No. 6 in A Op. 30 No. 1
Oli Mustonen : Violin Sonata No. 6 in A Op. 30 No. 1
Igor Stravinsky : Duo Concertante
Maurice Ravel : Violin Sonata in G

12 Apr



United States
 Friday, April 12, 2013 at 7:30 pm - 9:30pm 
Judgment of Midas
UWM Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts
2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee WI, 53211
United States
(414) 229-4308
http://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/EventSearch?presenter=UWM

Tickets: $20 - $30, student pricing available.
Present Music & Milwaukee Opera Theatre

Loosely based on Ovid's mythical drama Metamorphoses in a libretto by Miriam Seidel, Judgment of Midas details an epic musical battle between the gods Pan and Apollo. With King Midas as the witness-Pan, maker of "street music" and Apollo, maker of the gods’ music, compete for supremacy as the foremost divine musician. What follows is a musical battle of diverse orchestration that showcases Kamran Ince's unique talents and genius as a composer. Mixing together an assortment of world, ethnic, popular and folk music, Ince uses his versatile compositional talents to depict the mythical musical duel of the gods. Recognized nationally and internationally, Kamran Ince finds in Judgment of Midas a vehicle for a classic mythic story and a musical triumph.

Kamran Ince : Judgment of Midas

12 Apr



United Kingdom
 Friday, April 12, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Sunken Garden
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Tickets: £50-£16
ENO

A world premiere and a brand new collaboration with the Barbican, Sunken Garden tells a multi-layered story of a missing person and those who are searching for him. What connects the disappearance of a software engineer, a neurotic film-maker and a gullible patroness of the arts? This new film-opera explores hoax and dark truth, with a libretto from Cloud Atlas novelist David Mitchell.

Composer, director and film-maker Michel van der Aa makes his ENO debut with this enthralling multimedia ‘occult mystery’, combining live performance, music, 2D and 3D film. Van der Aa’s technique of mixing live and recorded images and sounds have won him great international acclaim, with The Guardian praising him for ‘his ability to fuse music, text and visual images into a totally organic whole’. His prize-winning music theatre piece After Life premiered at the Barbican in 2010.

Baritone Roderick Williams takes the main role, conducted by ENO guest André de Ridder.


Performances
Apr 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20 at 7.30pm
7 performances. Running time: 1hr 40mins approx (no interval)
Pre-performance talk, Mon Apr 15, 5.15–6.00pm, £5/£2.50 concs


Michael van der Aa : Sunken Garden

12 Apr



United Kingdom
 Friday, April 12, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Jonathan Lloyd, Brahms and Tippett with the BBC Symphony Orchestra
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Tickets: £30 £25 £20 £15 £10
Sir Andrew Davis conductor
Stephen Hough piano


Our Artist in Focus, Stephen Hough, returns to perform Brahms’s tumultuous first Piano Concerto with Sir Andrew Davis. Hough has written of the ‘burst of utter, natural, divine genius’ that propels this concerto, ‘it’s flame flares with such intensity, and such promise of more to come, that I find myself overwhelmed by it’. As part of our Tippett retrospective, we come to his fourth and final symphony, which follows a life-cycle from birth to death in a single movement, complete with breathing effects; an astonishing example of the imaginative vitality of the composer’s late years. Jonathan Lloyd, whose own fourth symphony was written for the BBC SO, makes a welcome return with a new work for strings.


Jonathan Lloyd : old racket
Johannes Brahms : Piano Concerto No. 1, in D minor
Michael Tippett : Symphony No. 4

13 Apr



United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 7.30pm 
London Symphony Orchestra: LSO Futures - Symphonic Sound Worlds
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Tickets: £10 £15 £19.50 £27 £36
François-Xavier Roth conductor
London Symphony Orchestra

At the centre of this concert, which showcases the full forces of the LSO, is the world premiere of Panufnik Variations, a project that brings together graduates from across the Panufnik Scheme’s seven-year history. Taking a theme from Andrzej Panufnik’s Universal Prayer as a starting-point, the work features a series of variations showcasing the sounds and styles of nine Panufnik Scheme alumni, bookended by an opening and conclusion by Colin Matthews.

Anton Webern : Passacaglia
Pierre Boulez : Notations
Colin Matthews : Panufnik Variations
Claude Debussy : La Mer

13 Apr



United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 5pm 
LSO Futures
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Tickets: £10 £15 £19.50
François-Xavier Roth conductor
Jason Yarde saxophone
Andrew McCormack piano
LSO Chamber Ensembles

The first of two concerts masterminded by François-Xavier Roth, which place new commissions against the backdrop of 20th-century classics that continue to inspire. Here, dazzling inventions in instrumental sound are explored by LSO chamber ensembles, alongside the world premiere of Modo Hit Blow for brass and percussion by Jason Yarde, Panufnik and UBS Sound Adventures: Pioneers Scheme alumnus.

Edgard Varèse : Ionisations for Percussion
Jason Yarde : Hit Blow for Brass and Percussion
Igor Stravinsky : Symphonies of Wind Instruments
John Adams : Chamber Symphony

14 Apr



United States
 Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 8:00pm 
BMOP Performs Free Concert 4/14
Jordan Hall, Boston
30 Gainsborough Street
United States
617-585-1260
http://www.newenglandconservatory.edu

Tickets: FREE
Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) feat.
harpist Krysten Keches, winner of the 2012-13 BMOP/NEC Concerto Competition in Alberto Ginastera’s Harp Concerto.

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation’s premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music, presents the highly anticipated 16th annual Boston ConNECtion concert. As New England Conservatory’s (NEC) affiliate orchestra for new music, BMOP highlights music by both current and former NEC faculty composers, as well as performances by selected BMOP/NEC competition winners.

MIchael Gandolfi : The Nature of Light
Oliver Knussen : Music for a Puppet Court
Oliver Knussen : Symphony No. 2
Alberto Ginastera : Harp Concerto

14 Apr



United Kingdom
 Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Illuminating Britten
Wiltshire Music Centre
Bradford upon Avon
United Kingdom

Tickets: £18 full price / £16-17 concession
BCMG

Concert introduced by BCMG Artist-in-Association John Woolrich.

BCMG celebrates Britten’s centenary with a programme of early works, framing them with similarly small-scale pieces from composers with close connections to him.

Elegy for solo viola is an affecting, technically assured work, composed in a single day by the 17 year-old Britten. Crafted a year later, Going down Hill on a Bicycle is an experimental, almost Schoenbergian piece for violin and piano. Throughout his life Britten enjoyed writing for specific performers and composed his Phantasy Quartet, when just 19, for the leading English oboist of the day, Leon Goossens.

One the fascinating things about these early Britten works is that although beautifully crafted, they show Britten at a crossroads, before he knew what direction his music would take. His Suite for violin and piano from 1935 is more characteristically Britten, showing that at 21 the young composer had started to find his voice.

No composer mattered more to young Britten than Alban Berg, whose Four Pieces for Clarinet and Piano are the composer’s only true miniatures. Oliver Knussen met and was encouraged by Britten when young, and Henze’s Olly on the Shore pictures BCMG’s Artist-in-Association standing on the same stretch of Suffolk shoreline that Britten called home. Copland’s smoky, blues-inspired Nocturne and ukulele pastiche Serenade date back to before he first met Britten at his home in Snape.


Alban Berg : Four Pieces Op. 5, for Clarinet and Piano
Benjamin Britten : Elegy for solo viola
Aaron Copland : Nocturne
Aaron Copland : Ukelele Serenade
Benjamin Britten : Going down Hill on a Bicycle (A Boy’s Song), for violin and piano (1931)
Oliver Knussen : Cantata Op. 15, for oboe and string trio
Hans Werne Henze : Olly on the Shore, for piano
Alban Berg : Adagio, for violin, clarinet and piano
Benjamin Britten : March, Lullaby and Waltz, three pieces for violin and piano from ‘Suite Op. 6’, for violin and piano
Benjamin Britten : Phantasy Quartet, for oboe and string trio

15 Apr 
 
16 Apr



France
 Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 8pm 
Orchestre Colonne - Laurent Petitgirard - Victoria Kogan
Salle Pleyel
252 rue u Fauborg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris
France

Tickets: 10-30 euros
Orchestre Colonne
Laurent Petitgirard : conducting
Victoria Kogan : piano




Jean Prodromidès : Traverses
Sergei Rachmaninov : Rhapsodie sur un thème de Paganini
Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Symphonie n° 5

17 Apr 
 
18 Apr 
 
19 Apr



United Kingdom
 Friday, April 19, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Beethoven, Simpson and Tippett with the BBC Symphony Orchestra
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Tickets: £30 £25 £20 £15 £10
Martyn Brabbins conductor
Nicola Benedetti violin

Tippett found inspiration for the Promethean energy and structural force of his Second Symphony in Beethoven’s own symphonies: the vigorously assertive opening Allegro, and balletic curlicues of the scherzo-like Presto owe much to his hero’s example, while the mosaic-like orchestration of the slow movement hint at the shimmering orchestral tapestries Tippett was to explore later in his career. Appropriately, Beethoven’s Apollonian Violin Concerto prefaces the performance, presented by Nicola Benedetti. One of our most promising young composers, Mark Simpson, clarinettist winner of the 2006 BBC Young Musician of the Year and already a BBC Proms/Guardian Young Composer of the Year, is represented by his richly imagined tone poem A Mirror-Fragment …

Mark Simpson : A mirror-fragment…
Ludwig Van Beethoven : Violin Concerto in D major
Michael Tippett : Symphony No. 2

19 Apr



Austria
 Friday, April 19, 2013 at 7.30pm 
WIENER PHILHARMONIKER
Musikverein, Vienna
Bösendorferstr. 12, 1010 Wien, Österreich
Austria
+43 1 505 81 90
http://www.musikverein.at/startseite.asp
tickets@musikverein.at

WIENER PHILHARMONIKER
Christoph Eschenbach, Dirigent
Marisol Montalvo, Sopran



Paul Hindemith : Symphonie in Es
Matthias Pintscher : Hérodiade-Fragmente
Ludwig Van Beethoven : Symphonie Nr. 8 F - Dur, op. 93

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