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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 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

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

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



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

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

20 Apr



United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Schumann, Sean Hickey and Chopin
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Tickets: £10 £14 £17 £20
Klara Min
piano

Resident in New York, South Korean pianist Klara Min has performed extensively throughout North America and Europe. Having recently made her acclaimed debut in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, New York, she now makes her London debut with this recital.
‘Min plays with the most ravishing tone I’ve heard … her dynamic control is out of this world.’ American Record Guide


Robert Schumann : Arabeske in C Op. 18
Robert Schumann : Fantasiestücke Op. 12
Sean Hickey : Cursive
Frederick Chopin : 3 Mazurkas
Frederick Chopin : Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor Op. 58

20 Apr



United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Plymouth University Student Composers Concert
Sherwell Theatre
Sherwell Theatre, Plymouth University
United Kingdom
http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/pages/view.asp?page=24543

Tickets: Free
Plymouth University Student Sinfonia and Guests

Jason Mitchell, conductor
Jennifer Harris, artistic director

This is a wonderful opportunity to hear Plymouth student performers and composers in a programme of new music.

The works range from solo performances, string quartet and orchestra to musical theatre singers.


Maury van Loon : Alpha
David Everson : Concerto for Piano
Jason Mitchell : Mythology Odyssey: A Symphonic Poem
Jennifer Harris : The Da Vinci Suite Movement 4: Mirror Songs & choruses from The Sound of Roses

21 Apr



United States
 Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 4.00pm 
The Spirit of the Baroque
Saint Luke Church, Chicago
Belmont
United States

Tickets: Free to the public
John Langfeld & Patrick O'Malley, Recorders
Christopher Chroniak, Countertenor
Jason Moy, Harpsichord
Peter Swenson, Theorbo
Heather Boehm, Violin




David Dubery : Tanto gentile e tanto onesta (Sonetti d'amore)
Peter Hope : Upon Julia's Voice (A Herrick Garland)
Randall Snyder : Concerto da Chiesa

22 Apr 
 
23 Apr



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at  
Mopomoso On Tour
Various

United Kingdom

Mopomoso

"Improvising is important to me", says guitarist, John Russell, "because it is the closest I get to what music is."



We are very excited to have the opportunity to work with Mopomoso co-founder John Russell to produce the first UK tour of Mopomoso.

MOPOMOSO stands for MOdernismPOstMOdernism SO what? and was founded in 1991 by guitarist John Russell and pianist, trumpeter and composer Chris Burn to promote improvised music and its relationship to other forms of contemporary music making Mopomoso has since then presented hundreds of concerts, special events and workshops.

The tour aims to both showcase the work of Mopomoso to a wider audience, and promote the ideas and artists in each city. A series of sets from some of Mopomoso's core players will be complemented with improvisers from each city. With a firm focus on free improvisation, musical references could range from jazz, rock, folk, classical, electronic, world and computer-generated music, representing the broad brush stroke spirit of inclusion embodied in the Mopomoso aesthetic.

About this tour, John Russell says:
“In its monthly series, which takes place at The Vortex - ‘London’s listening jazz club’, Mopomoso offers audiences the chance to hear some of the best music around, in an intimate and friendly setting. Programmed by myself, and now in its 21st year, this tour will recreate some of that ambience with a varied programme of contrasting approaches to free improvisation. By its very nature no two concerts will be the same and we can safely guarantee you won’t have heard anything like this before!”

http://www.mopomoso.com/

Date: April 23 - April 30 2013
Venue: UK tour
Produced by: Sound and Music and Mopomoso


MOPOMOSO . : Various

23 Apr



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Heart of Darkness
Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ
United Kingdom
02075898212

Tickets: £40, £32.50, £25, £15
Nicholas Collon, conductor
Samuel West, narrator
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

A heady mixture of new music and established classics, this concert combines two renowned masterworks with the London première of the Suite from Tarik O’Regan’s recent opera, Heart of Darkness. Inspired by Joseph Conrad’s novella, O’Regan’s opera has already met with great acclaim for its ‘music of startling beauty’ (The Observer) and ‘a magical and haunting sound-world’ (The Telegraph).

Elgar’s Cockaigne Overture is a vibrant celebration of London, depicting a couple exploring the metropolis, enjoying sounds from church bells to a brass band. The Second Symphony by Sibelius is one of his most engaging and beautiful compositions, overflowing with exhilarating orchestral textures.

Box Office: 020 7730 4500




Edward Elgar : Cockaigne Overture
Tarik O'Reagan : Suite from Heart of Dearkness for narrator and orchestra
Jean Sibelius : Symphony No.2

24 Apr 
 
25 Apr



United States
 Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 7pm 
Composers Concordance 'Chamber People' 
Turtle Bay Music Schoo
244 East 52nd Street
United States
212-753-8811
http:// www.tbms.org

Tickets: free

Valerie Coleman - flute
Michiyo Suzuki - clarinet
Lynn Bechtold, Mioi Takeda, and Yibin Li - violin
Michael Midlarsky - cello
Dimitri Dover - piano



As Gustav Mahler wrote, "In its beginnings, music was merely chamber music, meant to be listened to in a small space by a small audience." On April 25th at 7pm, Composers Concordance ("enterprising new music organization" -NYTimes) presents an eclectic program of contemporary chamber music premieres. Featured composers include Dave Soldier ("resolutely uninterested in stylistic limits" -NYTimes), Gene Pritsker ("audacious…multitalented" -NYTimes), Dan Cooper ("especially fascinating" -American Record Guide), Evan Hause ("particularly compelling" -NYTimes), Leo Kraft ("beautiful" -NYTimes), Frank J. Oteri ("passionate" -San Francsico Chronicle), and Raul Quines ("highly imaginative" -Sir Georg Solti). Featured performers include flutist Valerie Coleman (of the Grammy-nominated Imani Winds), clarinetist Michiyo Suzuki (of the Grammy-nominated Absolute Ensemble), as well as the intrepid violinists Lynn Bechtold, Mioi Takeda, and Yibin Li, renowned cellist Michael Midlarsky, and the exceptional pianist Dimitri Dover. Don't miss this fun chamber music event, plus a reception, at the Turtle Bay Music School's Richmond Room (244 East 52nd St).

Gene Pritsker : 'Universe Contains Innumerable Elements
Dan Cooper : Tba
Leo Kraft : 'Brief Encounters
David Soldier : Ultraviolet Railroad
Evan Hause : Piano Trio
Frank J. Oteri : Spurl
Raul Quines : Impressões

26 Apr



United Kingdom
 Friday, April 26, 2013 at 7.30-9.00 pm 
Concert
St. Cyprian's Church
Baker Street, London
United Kingdom

Tickets: £10
The Arch Orchestra, conducted by Chloé Vansoeterstede.



Tom Smail : Soliloquy for Strings

26 Apr



United States
 Friday, April 26, 2013 at 8:00pm 
Jump on the Dance Wagon Festival
Ailey Citigroup Theatre
400 West 55th Street
United States

Tickets: $25-$30
Jump on the Dance Wagon Festival
Celebrating its second annual festival, Jump On the DanceWagon (J/DW) presents a unique opportunity for four emerging contemporary choreographers to share the stage and premiere their new works at the venerable Ailey Citigroup Theater. This innovative split-bill features 20 minutes of work by four women: Alyson Laury (Alyson Laury Dance); Marianne Delehanty (MarDel Dance); Megan Lynn (Asterial Dance company); and the debut of choreographer Frances Lai Baca (Lai Baca Dance).



J.S. Bach : TBA

26 Apr



United Kingdom
 Friday, April 26, 2013 at 11am 
The Arditti Quartet: 40 Years Young
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Tickets: £15
Arditti Quartet

A celebration of the Arditti Quartet and its 40 years of breaking the boundaries of new music

Jonathan Harvey : String Quartet No 1
Brice Pauset : New work
Elliott Carter : String Quartet No 5
Gyorgy Kurtág : Aus der Ferne III & V
Helmut Lachenmann : Grido

27 Apr



United States
 Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 8:00pm 
Jump on the Dance Wagon Festival
Ailey Citigroup Theatre
400 West 55th Street
United States

Tickets: $25-$30
Celebrating its second annual festival, Jump On the DanceWagon (J/DW) presents a unique opportunity for four emerging contemporary choreographers to share the stage and premiere their new works at the venerable Ailey Citigroup Theater. This innovative split-bill features 20 minutes of work by four women: Alyson Laury (Alyson Laury Dance); Marianne Delehanty (MarDel Dance); Megan Lynn (Asterial Dance company); and the debut of choreographer Frances Lai Baca (Lai Baca Dance).



J.S. Bach : TBA

28 Apr



United States
 Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 4:30pm 
Jump on the Dance Wagon Festival
Ailey Citigroup Theatre
400 West 55th Street
United States

Tickets: $25-$30
Celebrating its second annual festival, Jump On the DanceWagon (J/DW) presents a unique opportunity for four emerging contemporary choreographers to share the stage and premiere their new works at the venerable Ailey Citigroup Theater. This innovative split-bill features 20 minutes of work by four women: Alyson Laury (Alyson Laury Dance); Marianne Delehanty (MarDel Dance); Megan Lynn (Asterial Dance company); and the debut of choreographer Frances Lai Baca (Lai Baca Dance).



J.S. Bach : TBA

28 Apr



United States
 Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 8pm-9pm 
'The Rite of Spring - Through an Eclectic Spectrum' by Gene Pritsker
The Cutting room
44 E 32nd Street, NYC
United States
(212) 691-1900
http://tickets.thecuttingroomnyc.com/event/245317-rite-spring-through-new-york/

Tickets: 15
performed by Sound Liberation:
Chanda Rule - voice, LeeAnet Noble - percussion/rap/tap dance, Franz Hackl - trumpet, Greg Baker - guitar, Dan Cooper - 7-string bass guitar / flute, Gernot Bernroider - drums and Gene Pritsker on guitar/rap/Di.J.


The Rite of Spring was premiered on the 29th of May in 1913 at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, France. The ballet caused quite a stir with its sexual and unconventional movements as well as Stravinsky's unique and avant-garde music. It has been reported that the performance caused a riot, where people were literally out of their seats jumping and pounding one another. I always regarded this as the first mosh pit of the 20th century. As a teenager studying music, I was strongly influenced by 'The Rite of Spring'. I listened to it over and over until what sounded like noise at first revealed itself to be the most incredible piece of music I have ever heard. I have always wanted to reinterpret this music through my own experience. On April 28th at the Cutting Room, with my band Sound Liberation and 100 years after its premiere in Paris, I will present my 45 minute composition. This new look at 'The Rite' interprets the various elements of this music using my eclectic methods and ideas: writing hip-hop and jazz songs, using improvisational techniques (like the ones used in African and Indian music), incorporating DJ and electronic elements and employing the various genres and techniques that have been developed since the premiere of this masterpiece

Gene Pritsker : The Rite of Spring - Through an Eclectic Spectrum

28 Apr



United Kingdom
 Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 1.30pm and 4pm 
BCMG Family Concerts
CBSO Centre, Birmingham

United Kingdom

Tickets: £6 adults / £4 under 16s / £16 group ticket (admits four people – the group must contain at least o
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Conductor: Richard Baker
Piano: Nicolas Hodges

Our Family Concerts introduce young people and their families to the exciting world of contemporary music. These hour-long performances weave theatre with the music to create fun, colourful and engaging concerts to ignite young imaginations.

Before and after the performances there will be a fun activity café where young people can create their own music using BCMG’s wonderful array of instruments - and gobble a few cakes! Activities will run around an hour before each performance so please turn up early and enjoy the whole BCMG Family Concerts experience.

Best suited to children aged 7+
Performances will last around one hour



Duncan Chapman : New work for electronics
Judith Weir : Musicians Wrestle Everywhere
BCMG/SAM Apprentice composer-in-residence : new work
Julian Anderson : Scherzo (with trains)
Olivier Messiaen : Oiseaux Exotiques

28 Apr



France
 Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 4pm 
Orchestre National d'Île de France - Enrique Mazzola - François-Frédéric Guy
Salle Pleyel
252 rue u Fauborg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris
France

Tickets: 10-30 euros
Orchestre National d'Île-de-France
Enrique Mazzola : conducting
François-Frédéric Guy : piano



Alberto Colla : Symphonie des prodiges, troisième symphonie
Maurice Ravel : Concerto pour la main gauche
Hector Berlioz : Symphonie fantastique

29 Apr 
 
30 Apr 
 
1 May 
 
2 May 
 
3 May 
 
4 May 
 
5 May 
 
6 May



United Kingdom
 Monday, May 06, 2013 at 7.30pm 
James Clarke, Alex Mincek, Michael Pelzel and Mauro Lanza
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Tickets: £10
Arditti Quartet

JACK Quartet

The Arditti Quartet’s worldwide reputation rests secure on almost 40 years of excellence in the performance and development of contemporary music.
The JACK Quartet can likewise cite a glorious record of achievement in bringing new work to life.
This showcase concert offers audiences the thrilling prospect of hearing the birth of two string octets by Mauro Lanza (b.1975) and James Clarke (b.1957).


James Clarke : 2012-S for 2 string quartets
Alex Mincek : String Quartet No. 3 ‘lift – tilt – filter – split’
Michael Pelzel : …vers le vent…
Mauro Lanza : Der Kampf zwischen Karneval und Fasten for 8 strings

7 May 
 
8 May 
 
9 May 
 
10 May



United Kingdom
 Friday, May 10, 2013 at Various 
A Scream and an Outrage
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Tickets: £12.50-22.50
BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jayce Ogren conductor
Claudio Prima Sailor (folksinger)
Helga Davis Scholar (improviser and vocalist)
Hila Plitmann Peasant (soprano)
Chris Burchett Soldier (baritone)

The A Scream and an Outrage weekend kicks off with two world premieres of specially-commissioned new pieces by Nico Muhly and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang.

Unrivalled interpreters of the contemporary repertoire, the BBC Singers will open the evening with Muhly’s latest composition, An Outrage; followed by Lang’s new percussion concerto titled man made, performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra with Brooklyn-based innovators So Percussion.

The second half will feature the European premiere concert performance of Italian-American composer Paola Prestini’s new multimedia cantata, Oceanic Verses - in a new version for the Barbican stage.

For more information about the mini-festival:

http://www.barbican.org.uk/scream


Contemporary Composers : Various

11 May



United Kingdom
 Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 10am etc. 
Simon Bainbridge Study Day
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Tickets: £3 concessions £2
Musicians From The Royal Northern College Of Music

Clark Rundell
conductor

Wigmore Hall and the Royal Northern College of Music are delighted to focus on the beguiling, beautiful and haunting music of Simon Bainbridge, one of the towering figures of British music.
Simon is a composer who has never stood still. The sheer variety in the sound worlds he creates provides ample testament to a truly extraordinary sonic and structural imagination.
In partnership with the Royal Northern College of Music.


Simon Bainbridge : Various

11 May



United Kingdom
 Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 7.30 pm 
Universal listening machines
Schott Recital Room @ Bauer & Hieber
48 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F7BB
United Kingdom

Tickets: £10. Concessons £7.
Contakt - an experimental ensemble of composers and performers:

Kerry Andrews, cello
Karen Burnell, tenor horn
Paul Burnell, oboe
Deborah Broderick Edwards, piano/recorder
Derek Foster, piano
Ann Wolff, voice



A (belated) concert to mark the centaries of Alan Turing and John Cage

John Cage : Perpetual Tango
Morton Feldman : Intermission VI
Erik Satie : Seul a la Maison
Erik Satie : Le Tango Perpetuel
Paul Burnell : An Even Dustier Version of 'Seul a la Maison'
Paul Burnell : Flax Field Dew
Kerry Andrews : dream machine
Derek Foster : I Demand a Recount
Deborah Broderick Edwards : And Then
Deborah Broderick Edwards : The Touring Machine
Ann Wolff : A Very Big Noise

11 May



United Kingdom
 Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Wozzeck
English National Opera
London Coliseum
United Kingdom

Tickets: Various
ENO

Wozzeck tells the story of a simple soldier, troubled by visions, who murders his unfaithful partner and dies, leaving behind an orphaned child. Berg’s early 20th-century masterpiece comes to ENO for the first time in 25 years.

This new production is by acclaimed director Carrie Cracknell. One of the most exciting young British directors of her generation, Carrie Cracknell is an Associate Director at the Young Vic, where her recent production of A Doll’s House was a critical success (‘If you ever see a production of the play, see this one’ Sunday Telegraph; ‘Carrie Cracknell ... set the Young Vic ablaze with her production over the summer ... Ibsen’s play reconsidered with fresh rabid emotion’ New York Times; ‘The best production of an Ibsen I’ve ever seen’ Kerry Shale, BBC Radio 4 Saturday Review).

Cracknell was previously co-Artistic Director at the Gate Theatre, London where her productions included Nick Payne’s version of Electra (co-production with Young Vic); Lucy Kirkwood’s adaptation of Hedda; I Am Falling (transferred to Sadler’s Wells); Mark Ravenhill’s Armageddon; and The Sexual Neuroses of our Parents by Lukas Barfuss.

Wozzeck is conducted by ENO’s award-winning Music Director Edward Gardner, whose conducting of Peter Grimes (2012) was described as having ‘breathtaking lyrical ferocity’ (The Guardian).

All performances:

Sat 11 May 2013 19:30
Mon 13 May 2013 19:30
Wed 15 May 2013 19:30
Sat 18 May 2013 18:30
Thu 23 May 2013 19:30
Sat 25 May 2013 19:30


Alban Berg : Wozzeck

12 May



United Kingdom
 Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Schubert, Britten, Ian Wilson and Schnittke
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Tickets: £10 £12 £14 £16
David Cohen
cello
Charles Owen
piano

Established as one of the most successful and charismatic young instrumentalists of today, Belgian cellist David Cohen’s programme includes a new piece which he has commissioned especially for this concert from Belfast-born composer, Ian Wilson.
‘David Cohen performs with striking style and wonderful expression’ The Strad
‘Cohen played with a finely judged, romantic edge and conjured a ravishing sound from his beautiful and truly exceptional Montagnana instrument’ Classical Source
Owen White Management
Sponsored by Patricia Morton


Franz Schubert : Arpeggione Sonata in A minor D821
Benjamin Britten : Cello Sonata in C Op. 65
Ian Wilson : The little Spanish prison
Alfred Schnittke : Suite in Old Style (arr. for cello and piano by David Cohen)

12 May



United Kingdom
 Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 6pm 
Choral Evensong
St Pancras Parish Church
London
United Kingdom

Tickets: not applicable
Choir of St Pancras Church



Miriam Mackie : Invocation of St Pancras

13 May 
 

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