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13 Apr



Netherlands
 Friday, April 13, 2012 at 20:15 
Pärt etc.
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam
Netherlands
http://www.concertgebouw.nl

Tickets: € 22.50 € 47.50
Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
Martyn Brabbins - dirigent
Pierre-Laurent Aimard - piano
Huelgas Ensemble
Paul Van Nevel - dirigent



Arvo Pärt : Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten
Gyorgy Ligeti : Piano Concerto
De Machaut : delen uit 'Messe de Nostre Dame'
Harrison Birtwistle : Machaut à ma manière
Charles Wuorinen : Machaut mon chou

13 Apr



United Kingdom
 Friday, April 13, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
BBC Symphony Orchestra Sibelius
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Tickets: £10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30
BBC Symphony Orchestra
John Storgårds conductor
Truls Mørk cello

Not many pieces evoke a walk to a pub, but Delius's lovely
heat-drenched orchestral rhapsody is one. Frank Bridge's
The Sea blows the languor away with its evocation of salt-
spray and wind, and the Second Cello Concerto Towards the
Horizon by the Finnish composer Rautavaara also passes
through stormy episodes, before the calm of a distant horizon
is glimpsed.


Einojuhani Rautavaara : Towards the Horizon
Frank Bridge : The Sea
Frederick Delius : The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Jean Sibelius : Symphony No 5

13 Apr



United Kingdom
 Friday, April 13, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
The Sinking of the Titanic
Town Hall, Birmingham
Victoria Square B3 3DQ
United Kingdom
0121 780 3333
http://www.thsh.co.uk/

Tickets: £15


On the centenary weekend of the Titanic disaster, we present a moving, evocative and timeless
experience. The Sinking of the Titanic, Gavin Bryars’ 20th century classic of experimental music,
is a 72-minute meditation inspired by reports that the Titanic’s string band continued to play the
hymn tune Autumn as the vessel went down. Themes from the hymn are woven into a timeless
soundscape that creates a beautiful sense of sound sinking through cavernous depths, of memory
and loss, and of history submerged in time. Turntablist Philip Jeck’s sample-based materials and
hazy archival film footage from artists Bill Morrison and Laurie Olinder overlay an extra layer of
ineffable nostalgia to this unique experience.
6.15pm Free pre-concert conversation with Gavin Bryars, writer and broadcaster Brian Morton,
and Andy Lound, Titanic expert and Curator of the Avery Historical Museum.
On the night of the concert there will be a small display of Titanic memorabilia in the Town Hall
foyer, courtesy of the Avery Historical Museum.
Ticket holders can benefit from free entry to 1912: A Titanic Odyssey, an exhibition being staged
by the Avery Historical Museum at Soho Foundry, Smethwick. Entry by advance booking only,
email alound@awtxglobal.com or call 0121 568 1667 for opening times and to book.


Gavin Bryars : The sinking of the Titanic

13 Apr



United States
 Friday, April 13, 2012 at 8pm 
Music & Musica at BEA - Mivos String Quartet
BEA - Brazilian Endowment for the Arts
240 E. 52nd street, New York, NY, 10022
United States
http://www.brazilianendowment.org
contact@brazilianendowment.org

Tickets: $10 and $15
Olivia De Prato, Joshua Modney, Victor Lowrie and Isabel Castellvi

The group will present different contemporary composers, among them the Brazilian composer Felipe Lara, winner of the inaugural Kanter/Mivos String Quartet Composition Competition. The competition is designed to promote the works of talented emerging composers currently residing in the United States.



Felipe Lara : Corde Vocale
Moon Young Ha : Traces
Kanter Carl : Songs for String Quartet
Wolfgang Rihm : Quartettstudie

14 Apr



United States
 Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 4:30pm & 7:30pm 
Buffalo Nation (Bison bison) World Premiere
Indian Community School
10405 W. St. Martins Rd. Franklin, WI 53132
United States
414-271-0711
http://www.presentmusic.org/buffalo_nation_bison_bison.aspx
laura@presentmusic.org

Tickets: $35-$7.50
Present Music ensemble
PIUS High School Choir
Norman Moses
Joel Kopischke
Alison Mary Forbes
Lisa Golda
Kurt Ollmann

Buffalo Nation (Bison bison) is a piece of theatrical music created by composer & Milwaukee native, Jerome Kitzke and librettist, Kathleen Masterson. Through music and text the work will illuminate the huge, varied, and largely unsung story of the American Bison from pre-history to present time, including the herd’s late 19th century decimation.

Jerome Kitzke : Buffalo Nation (Bison bison)

14 Apr



Netherlands
 Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 9 pm 
Calefax reed quintet
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam
Netherlands
http://www.concertgebouw.nl

Tickets: € 32.50
Calefax
reed quintet




Matthew Shlomowitz : Line and length
J.S Bach : Canon alla duodecima in contrapunto alla quinto
Hans Abrahamsen : Walden
J.S Bach : Canon per augmentationem in contrario motu
Nico Muhly : Hymns for Private Use
J.S Bach : Contrapunctus 14: Fuga a 3 soggetti
Steve Reich : New York Counterpoint

15 Apr



United States
 Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 7:15pm - 9:00pm 
LEGENDARY DRUMMER CHICO HAMILTON
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: $12 in advance, $15 at door
As evidenced on his latest recording Revelation (Joyous Shout!), 90 year-old drummer/leader Forestorn “Chico” Hamilton is still creating vivid, positive, uplifting, and relevant music. Saluted by the Kennedy Center as a "Living Jazz Legend", and appointed to the President’s Council on the Arts, this NEA Jazz Master is considered one of the most important living jazz artists and composers.

DROM presents EUPHORIC – Celebrating the Life & Music of Chico Hamilton for three Sunday night performances this Spring (March – May) featuring Chico and his long-time touring band featuring Nick Demopoulos (guitar), Paul Ramsey (bass), Evan Schwam (flute + reeds), Mayu Saeki (flute), and Jeremy Carlstedt (drums + percussion) as well as special featured guests TBA. Program includes mostly Chico originals off of Revelation ranging from the samba-ish gem “Footprints in the Sand” to the ballad “Every Time I Smile.”


www.dromnyc.com



16 Apr 
 
17 Apr



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
Jakob Lenz, An ENO/Hampstead Theatre co-production
Hampstead Theatre
Hampstead Theatre Eton Avenue Swiss Cottage NW3 3EU
United Kingdom
020 7722 9301
http://www.hampsteadtheatre.com/
mailto:boxoffice@hampsteadtheatre.com

Tickets: £45
ENO

Where does genius end and madness begin? How does it feel to cross the borderline between
imagination and insanity?
To celebrate the 60th birthday of leading German composer Wolfgang Rihm, ENO presents the first
ever English-language production of his most widely performed opera, a starkly Expressionist sonic
‘psychogram’ charting the mental disintegration of the real-life Sturm und Drang poet Jakob Lenz.
Staged by the dynamic young British director Sam Brown (winner of the 2011 European Opera-
Directing Prize) and starring the extraordinary ‘chameleon’ actor/singer Andrew Shore – whose tour
de force performance as Birtwistle’s Mr Punch launched ENO’s award-winning collaboration with the
Young Vic – this pioneering co-production with the Hampstead Theatre inaugurates a brand-new
relationship between ENO and North London’s long-established home of new writing.

All performances:

Tue 17 Apr 2012 19:30
Thu 19 Apr 2012 19:30
Sat 21 Apr 2012 19:30
Tue 24 Apr 2012 19:30
Thu 26 Apr 2012 19:30
Fri 27 Apr 2012 19:30


Wolfgang Rihm : Jakob Lenz

18 Apr



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
Calefax reed quintet; Lenneke Ruiten soprano
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Tickets: £12 concs £10
Calefax
reed quintet
Lenneke Ruiten
soprano



Hans Abrahamsen : Walden
Matthew Shlomowitz : Line and length
J.S Bach : Die Kunst der Fuge BWV1080 (arr. Raaf Hekkema)
Nico Muhly : Hymns for Private Use
Steve Reich : New York Counterpoint

19 Apr



Scotland
 Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
The Lark Ascending & Vaughan Williams Symphonies
City Halls
Glasgow
Scotland

Tickets: £10.00-£23.00
Jennifer Pike violin
Andrew Manze conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Continuing his exploration of Vaughan
Williams' symphonies, Andrew Manze
brings the BBC SSO's Thursday Night Series to an inspiring close with this extraordinary
programme that places arguably the two greatest symphonies together. A starker contrast could
hardly be imagined between the warmly sunlit, mystical lyricism of the Fifth and its predecessor,
the angular, turbulent, disturbing Fourth. Between them, all is pastoral balm, with the lark's
exquisite song rising higher and higher over a peaceful English landscape. Outstanding young
violinist Jennifer Pike is the voice of the songbird, and she begins the concert alone, with some
of the greatest violin music by Vaughan Williams's musical love, JS Bach.


J.S Bach : Sonata for unaccompanied violin
Vaughan Williams : Symphony No 4
Vaughan Williams : The Lark Ascending
Vaughan Williams : Symphony No 5

20 Apr



United Kingdom
 Friday, April 20, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
Mahler's Fourth Symphony with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the BBC National Chorus of Wales
St David's Hall
Cardiff
United Kingdom

Tickets: £10-£26
Conductor Thierry Fischer
Soprano Lisa Milne
BBC National Chorus of Wales

Mahler's Fourth Symphony is one of his most
relaxed works - classical, song-like and
culminates
in a representation of a child's view of
heaven. An early commentator remarked,
"Mahler's
Symphony is a work for children and those who will become children." Simon Holt's The Yellow
Wallpaper is a dramatic piece for soprano and orchestra (with sopranos placed within the
orchestra!). It sets to music the story of obsession caused by living in a room with yellow
wallpaper by the early feminist writer Charlotte Perkins Gillman.
Please note - Schumann's Requiem for Mignon will no longer be performed in this concert.


Simon Holt : The Yellow Wallpaper
Gustav Mahler : Symphony No 4

20 Apr



Scotland
 Friday, April 20, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
Scottish Ensemble with Jonathan Morton, violin
Queens Hall
Edinburgh
Scotland
0131 668 2019
http://www.thequeenshall.net

Tickets: £10
Scottish Ensemble with Jonathan
Morton, violin

A unique programme starting in 1969 and going back in time continuously, finishing with Bach.
This unusual journey into the past will confound your expectations and, we hope, raise stimulating
questions about our musical preconceptions. The concert includes a new arrangement of Claude
Debussy’s exotic string quartet.


Gyorgy Ligeti : Ramifications
Anton Webern : Five Movements for String Orchestra Op.5
Claude Debussy : String Quartet in G minor, Op.10 (arr. Morton)
Anton Bruckner : Adagio from String Quintet in F major
Felix Mendelssohn : Sinfonia No.10 in B minor
J.S Bach : Violin Concerto in E major

20 Apr



United Kingdom
 Friday, April 20, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
BBC Symphony Orchestra Sibelius
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Tickets: £10/15/20/25/30
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Järvi conductor
Vadim Gluzman violin

This concert throws a light on the rich and still little-known
musical culture around the Baltic Sea. The Lithuanian Balys
Dvarionas's Violin Concerto is a defiantly unashamedly
romantic outpouring, while the Estonian Erkki-Sven Tüür and
the Finn Einar Englund pay hommage to the giant figure that
both inspired and intimidated them – Jean Sibelius.


Erkki-Sven Tüür : Searching For Roots: Hommage to Sibelius
Jean Sibelius : Symphony No 2

21 Apr



United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
Impossible Brilliance: the music of Conlon Nancarrow
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
South Bank, London SE1
United Kingdom
08700 606 096
http://www.rfh.org.uk

Tickets: £22, £15, £9 concessions available
Baldur Brönnimann conductor
Ben Gernon conductor
Rex Lawson pianola
David Hockings percussion
Iain Farrington harpsichord
Sound Intermedia electronics
Netia Jones (for lightmap)projection design

The London Sinfonietta celebrates the works of 20th-century musical maverick
Conlon Nancarrow. A former soldier in the Spanish Civil War, Nancarrow spent most
of his life in Mexico exploring intricate rhythmic designs only playable by mechanical
instruments. This event highlights existing and new arrangements of his jazzy and
hyperkinetically energetic music and incorporates live projection depicting the
character of Conlon Nancarrow by designer Netia Jones.


Conlon Nancarrow : Study No. 21 (new arr. Murcott)
Conlon Nancarrow : Piece No. 2 for Small Orchestra
Conlon Nancarrow : Study No. 6 (arr. Mikhashoff)
John Cage : Five
Conlon Nancarrow : Study No. 5 (arr. Mikhashoff)
Conlon Nancarrow : Study No. 26 (new arr. Rogers)
James Tenney : Spectral Canon for Conlon Nancarrow
Conlon Nancarrow : Toccata for violin and player piano
Conlon Nancarrow : Tango? (arr. Mikhashoff)
Conlon Nancarrow : Piece No.1 for Small Orchestra
Conlon Nancarrow : Piece for Tape (arr. Murcott)
Gyorgy Ligeti : Continuum for solo harpsichord
Conlon Nancarrow : Study for Player Piano No. 49a
Conlon Nancarrow : Study No. 49 a,b,c (new arr. Thomas)

21 Apr



Australia
 Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Dreams and Dances
Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Macquarie Street Sydney
Australia
(02) 8256 2222 or 1300 797 118
http://www.cityrecitalhall.com
info@halcyon.org.au

Tickets: $35/$25
Vox, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs
Elizabeth Scott – Musical Director
Alison Morgan – Soprano
Jenny Duck-Chong – Mezzo Soprano
Andrei Laptev – Tenor
Clive Birch – Bass
Claire Edwardes – Guest Artist/ Percussion

What happens when Vox, Sydney’s sassiest and smartest group of young choristers meets Halcyon, acclaimed champions of new music for voice? The result is a musical feast of recently composed works from around the world, including some beautiful gems by our own Australian composers. From the dreamy, surreal sounds of Saariaho's Nuit, Adieux to the dancing rhythms of Ross Edwards Mantras and Alleluyas, this adventurous program features Vox at their most fearless, with Halcyon's quartet of soloists, percussionist Claire Edwardes and Vox's Musical Director Elizabeth Scott.

Music by Kaija Saariaho, Arvo Part, Ross Edwards, Katy Abbott, Dan Walker, Elliott Gyger, Per Norgard, Kerry Andrew and Jorge Vidales.


Jorge Vidales : Four Basho Haiku
daniel walker : Litany of Earth and Sky
Ross Edwards : Mantras and Alleluyas
katy abbott : Aspects of Dreaming
Kerry Andrew : 2 songs from Dusksongs
Per Norgard : The gentle, the penetrating from I Ching
Kaija Saariaho : Nuits, adieux
Arvo Part : Bogoroditse dievo

21 Apr



United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 4 pm 
Reflections on Debussy
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: £7.50
Clare Hammond

Barbirolli Room. Debussy loved the fluidity of water, and pianist
Clare Hammond plays Debussy’s Reflets dans l’eau from Images,
Book 1, and five specially commissioned pieces on a watery theme.


Franz Liszt : Au bord d’une source and Les jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este
Oliver Knussen : Prayer Bell (in memoriam Takemitsu)
Claude Debussy : Images, Book 1

21 Apr



United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
Reflections on Debussy
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: £10.00 - £33.50
Juanjo Mena conductor
Noriko Ogawa piano

Debussy's La mer is one of the most gorgeous seascapes ever painted by an orchestra. As Juanjo Mena
approaches the finale of our anniversary tribute to Debussy, we celebrate with a whole concert devoted to the
musical life aquatic.
Antonin Dvorak re-tells a sinister Czech fairytale in irresistibly tuneful style. Benjamin Britten’s foam-lashed musical
portrait of the North Sea captures the human drama of a Suffolk fishing community. And the exquisite riverrun by
the Japanese master Toru Takemitsu is a dream-like piano concerto, inspired by both James Joyce and Debussy
himself, and played tonight by the wonderful Noriko Ogawa.
Post-concert 'le chat noir': nostalgic popular melodies from Japan and chansons by Toru Takemitsu performed by
soprano, Yumiko Samejima and Noriko Ogawa.


Benjamin Britten : Four Sea Interludes
Antonin Dvorak : Water Sprites
Toru Takemitsu : riverrun
Claude Debussy : La Mer

21 Apr



United States
 Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 7:30pm - 9pm 
Pianist Anthony de Mare Celebrates Stephen Sondheim in LIAISONS: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway, New York, NY
United States
212-864-5400
http://www.symphonyspace.org
info@symphonyspace.org

Tickets: $45 General, $15 Under 30
After nearly a year of previews throughout the U.S. and Canada, LIAISONS: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano featuring internationally renowned contemporary pianist Anthony de Mare comes to New York City’s Symphony Space for one night only (4/21). Based on the music of the legendary composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim, LIAISONS is an intrepid program of 17 new, solo piano works by 17 of the world’s foremost contemporary composers - this marks the first time that Sondheim songs have ever been re-imagined for solo piano. The evening will also include an intimate, on-stage discussion with Stephen Sondheim led by Mark Eden Horowitz, the critically acclaimed author of Sondheim on Music, as well as brief composer panels moderated by Symphony Space’s Artistic Director Laura Kaminsky.
Commissioned purely for this landmark project, composers from the realms of classical, jazz, film, pop, musical theater, opera and avant-garde music have come together to pay homage to Sondheim, whose music has dominated American musical theater for the past four decades. “LIAISONS demonstrates just how universal and timeless Sondheim’s music truly is,” explains de Mare. “The program’s collection of composers, ranging from jazz pianist Fred Hersch and Academy- and Grammy- award-winning composer David Shire to post-classical mavericks Steve Reich and Mason Bates and opera composer Jake Heggie, reveals Sondheim’s amazing influence and ability to transcend the traditional boundaries of musical theater.”


www.anthonydemare.com


22 Apr



Ireland
 Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 3pm 
CoMA Limerick
Hunt Museum, Limerick
Rutland Street, Limerick
Ireland
http://www.huntmuseum.com/

CoMA Limerick



Caitlin Rowley : Three Whitman songs

23 Apr 
 
24 Apr 
 
25 Apr



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 7:30pm 
Spotlight on Elena Firsova
The Forge
3-7 Delancey Street, London, NW1 7NL
United Kingdom
http://www.forgevenue.org/whats-on/
contact@forgevenue.org

Tickets: £10/8 online, £12/10 on the door

Marsyas Trio
Helen Vidovich - flute
Val Welbanks - cello
Fei Ren - piano

Ligeti Quartet
Mandhira de Saram - violin
Patrick Dawkins - violin
Richard Jones - viola
Val Welbanks - cello



The Marsyas Trio will be presenting a programme of chamber works by Russian-born composer Elena Firsova. The featured work is a world premiere of the new composition commissioned by the Marsyas Trio, A Triple Portrait, which has generously been funded by the PRS for Music Foundation. The Marsyas Trio is joined by the Ligeti Quartet in a varied programme of solo, duo and larger chamber ensemble works. Also featured is the UK premiere of Tender is the Sorrow and a short concert talk by Elena. This concert is in celebration of Elena Firsova’s twenty-year contribution to new music in the UK.


Elena Firsova : A Triple Portrait (Marsyas Trio)
Elena Firsova : The Night Demons, Op. 62 (1993) (Cello & Piano)
Elena Firsova : Tender is the Sorrow, Op. 130 (2011) (Flute, String Trio & Piano) (UK premiere)
Elena Firsova : Meditation in the Japanese Garden, Op. 54 (1992) (Marsyas Trio)
Elena Firsova : Spring Sonata, Op. 27 (1982) (Flute & Piano)
Elena Firsova : String Quartet No. 8 ‘The Stone Guest’ (1995) (Ligeti Quartet)
Elena Firsova : Hymn to Spring, Op. 64 (1993) (Solo Piano)

26 Apr



United Kingdom
 Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 7.30pm 
The Importance of Being Earnest
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Tickets: £10/ £17.50/ £25
Conductor: Thomas Adès

Cast
Barbara Hannigan: Cecily Cardew
Peter Tantsits: John Worthing
Joshua Bloom: Algernon Moncrieff
Katalin Karolyi: Gwendolen Fairfax
Hilary Summers: Miss Prism
Stephen Richardson: Lady Bracknell

Opera in Three Acts (Concert Performance)
by Gerald Barry
Libretto by the composer based on the text by Oscar Wilde

‘I’ve now realised for the first time in my life the vital importance of being Earnest’

Oscar Wilde’s most enduringly popular play – The Importance of Being Earnest – has long been a staple of theatre and screen; now, a brilliant new operatic version gives voice to Lady Bracknell’s "A hand-bag?!"

Ernest Worthing (aka John) wants to marry Gwendolen. Algernon (aka Ernest) has an imaginary friend called Bunbury. Lady Bracknell only wants the best for her daughter Gwendolen and she just wants to marry someone with the name Ernest.

Thomas Adès conducts Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and a stellar cast of singers in the European premiere performances of Gerald Barry’s new opera in Birmingham and London.

Irish composer Gerald Barry has enjoyed a long and successful association with BCMG, including acclaimed performances of his opera The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit with Thomas Adès in Birmingham, London, Paris and New York, and three commissions through the Group’s Sound Investment scheme.

‘My favourite living composer finds the hilarious musical equivalent for Oscar Wilde’s perfect absurdist paradoxes in his riotously outrageous and funny new opera.’
Thomas Adès

'The opera is hysterically funny. The score is highly sophisticated and indescribably zany… The world now has something rare: a new genuinely comic opera…’
Los Angeles Times


Gerard Barry : The Importance of Being Earnest

26 Apr



United Kingdom
 Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
The Hallé
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: £9.50 - £35.00
Markus Stenz conductor
Alban Gerhardt cello

Markus Stenz conducts Chabrier’s sensuous Espana, a delightful orchestral vignette replete with Spanish dance
rhythms and vibrant local colour. The Hallé welcomes back Alban Gerhardt – one of the world’s leading cellists –
for Dutilleux’s equally luminous Tout un monde lontain. Inspired by the symbolist poetry of Baudelaire, it is an
astonishing work that truly takes us to ‘A whole remote world’. Alban Gerhardt then reappears in the guise of Don
Quixote for Richard Strauss’s charming take on Cervantes’s classic novel. Commotion ensues as ‘the knight of the
woeful countenance’ tilts his lance at windmills, assails a flock of sheep and generally gets it wrong.
Pre-concert event at 6:30pm (free to concert ticket holders): Michael Kennedy, celebrated for his studies of both
Richard Strauss and Edward Elgar talks about Don Quixote and previews The Apostles, which will be performed on
Saturday 5 May.


Emmanuel Chabrier : Rhapsody: Espana
Henri Dutilleux : Tout un monde lontain – Concerto for cello and orchestra
Richard Strauss : Don Quixote

27 Apr 
 
28 Apr



United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 12:15pm 
Colin Matthews Study Day
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Tickets: Day Ticket £10/£3
Musicians From Royal Northern
College of Music; Clark Rundell
conductor



Colin Matthews : Three Enigmas for cello and piano

28 Apr



United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 10:00am 
Colin Matthews Study Day
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Tickets: Day Ticket £10
Musicians From Royal Northern
College of Music; Clark Rundell
conductor



Colin Matthews : Oboe Quartet No. 2

28 Apr



Scotland
 Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
Hear and Now: Composer Focus: Richard Ayres
City Halls
Glasgow
Scotland

Tickets: Free
Greg Lawson violin*
Fraser Fifield pipes*
Catriona Mckay harp*
Saar Berger horn**
Ilan Volkov conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Welcome to the world of Richard Ayres. Described as "zany and anarchic", his is an energetic,
layered, and often wildly humorous musical universe. This concert features one of his infamous
NONcertos where the soloist is an "outcast" often called upon to perform impossible musical
feats. Saar Berger, horn player with the Ensemble Modern, should rise (or fall) to the
challenge beautifully.
The other composers in the concert are no less interesting. Serbian-German composer Marko
Nikodijevic draws upon on the diverse worlds of the drug-fuelled techno music scene and
Serbian folk songs for GHB /tanzaggregat, while English minimalist Laurence Crane has been
dubbed "irresistibly droll" by Gramophone magazine.
This concert is also the closing event of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's PLUG festival


Richard Ayres : No.9 MacGOWAN
Richard Ayres : No.36 (2002) NONcerto for horn
Marko Nikodijevic : GHB/tanzaggregat
Laurence Crane : West Sussex Folk Material

28 Apr



United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 11.00 am 
Innocence & Experience
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: £15.00 - £20.00
Noriko Ogawa piano
Natalie Clein cello
Kyoko Takezawa violin
Emily Beynon flute
Nobuko Imai viola
Godelieve Schrama harp

Part of a day of events where East mirrors West: join us during the afternoon for a close-up look at Japanese
texts, or have fun with the children at one of our art workshops, along with a family concert featuring Noriko
Ogawa playing Debussy's Children's Corner and Clair de lune. Follow the links on the right to find out more about
all the events happening during the day.
Reflections on Debussy has been created in partnership with the BBC Philharmonic who perform Debussy’s major
orchestral works, as well as works for piano and orchestra by Takemitsu, across four themed concerts. The series
is completed by four recitals by Noriko Ogawa, with a varied programme of supporting events.


Claude Debussy : Sonata for flute, viola and harp
Toru Takemitsu : From far beyond Chrysanthemums and November fog for violin and piano
Claude Debussy : Sonata for cello and piano
Toru Takemitsu : A bird came down the walk for viola and piano

28 Apr



United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 7.00pm 
The Importance of Being Earnest
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2EA
United Kingdom
0121 200 2000
symphonyhall@necgroup.co.uk
http://boxoffice.necgroup.co.uk/iccsym.asp

Tickets: £20
Conductor: Thomas Adès

Cast
Barbara Hannigan: Cecily Cardew
Peter Tantsits: John Worthing
Joshua Bloom: Algernon Moncrieff
Katalin Karolyi: Gwendolen Fairfax
Hilary Summers: Miss Prism
Stephen Richardson: Lady Bracknell

Opera in Three Acts (Concert Performance)
by Gerald Barry
Libretto by the composer based on the text by Oscar Wilde

‘I’ve now realised for the first time in my life the vital importance of being Earnest’

Oscar Wilde’s most enduringly popular play – The Importance of Being Earnest – has long been a staple of theatre and screen; now, a brilliant new operatic version gives voice to Lady Bracknell’s "A hand-bag?!"

Ernest Worthing (aka John) wants to marry Gwendolen. Algernon (aka Ernest) has an imaginary friend called Bunbury. Lady Bracknell only wants the best for her daughter Gwendolen and she just wants to marry someone with the name Ernest.

Thomas Adès conducts Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and a stellar cast of singers in the European premiere performances of Gerald Barry’s new opera in Birmingham and London.

Irish composer Gerald Barry has enjoyed a long and successful association with BCMG, including acclaimed performances of his opera The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit with Thomas Adès in Birmingham, London, Paris and New York, and three commissions through the Group’s Sound Investment scheme.

‘My favourite living composer finds the hilarious musical equivalent for Oscar Wilde’s perfect absurdist paradoxes in his riotously outrageous and funny new opera.’
Thomas Adès

'The opera is hysterically funny. The score is highly sophisticated and indescribably zany… The world now has something rare: a new genuinely comic opera…’
Los Angeles Times

The Birmingham performance of The Importance of Being Earnest is included in the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s 2011/12 Season and standard CBSO discounts apply. See www.cbso.co.uk for further details, or enquire when booking.


Gerald Barry : The Importance of Being Earnest

28 Apr



United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 7.00 pm 
The Importance of Being Earnest
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2EA
United Kingdom
0121 200 2000
symphonyhall@necgroup.co.uk
http://boxoffice.necgroup.co.uk/iccsym.asp

Tickets: £20
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Thomas Adès conductor
Barbara Hannigan Cecily Cardew
Peter Tantsits John Worthing
Joshua Bloom Algernon Moncrieff
Katalin Karolyi Gwendolen Fairfax
Hilary Summers Miss Prism
Alan Ewing Lady Bracknell
Benjamin Bevan Lane / Merriman

“A Handbag?!” Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest is surely the single wittiest play
in the English language. Thomas Adès conducts Birmingham’s world-renowned BCMG and a
stellar cast in this definitive concert performance of Irish composer Gerald Barry’s brilliant new
opera.


Gerald Barry : The Importance of Being Earnest

28 Apr



United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 6 pm 
Total Immersion: Arvo Pärt
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

BBC Singers



Arvo Pärt : Beatitudes
Arvo Pärt : Summa
Arvo Pärt : Seven Magnificat Antiphons

29 Apr



United Kingdom
 Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
London Symphony Orchestra / Peter
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 / 35
Peter Eotvos conductor
Christian Tetzlaff violin
Ladies of the London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra

Inspired by the Nocturnes of Impressionist painter James
Whistler, Debussy wrote that his Three Nocturnes should be
understood in terms of ‘all the various impressions and the
special effects of light that the word suggests’.
Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No 1 draws inspiration from
the Polish poem, Noc Majowa (Night Gathering) which reads:
‘And now we stand by the lake in crimson blossom / in
flowing tears of joy, with rapture and fear’. Novelist and
painter Henry Miller described listening to Scrabin’s
Symphony No 4 as ‘like a bath of ice, cocaine and rainbows
…Like an étude gliding off a glacier’.


Claude Debussy : Three Nocturnes
Karol Szymanowski : Violin Concerto No 1
Alexander Scriabin : Symphony No 4 (‘Poem of Ecstasy’)

29 Apr



United States
 Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 4:00pm 
Melodia Women's Choir presents COLORS OF THE SUN
Church of the Holy Apostles
296 Ninth Avenue, NYC, New York
United States
+1 800-838-3006
http://www.melodiawomenschoir.org/
info@horsedragon-nyc.com

Tickets: $20/advance, $25/door ($15/advance students and seniors)
Performers include Melodia Women’s Choir, Cynthia Powell, Artistic Director; Taisiya Pushkar (piano); Nathalie Joachim (flute/piccolo); and Stephanie Griffin (viola).

Melodia Women's Choir of New York City, conducted by Artistic Director Cynthia Powell, concludes its ninth season of bringing rarely heard music for women’s voices to choral audiences with “Colors of the Sun,” a spirited concert bursting with the joy and vitality of summer days and featuring Many-Colored Brooms, a work by Johannes Somary (1925-2011). This rarely heard, evocative composition for women’s voices, flute/piccolo, viola, and piano takes its name from the opening line of Emily Dickinson’s poem “She sweeps with many-colored Brooms,” and is inspired by the powerful imagery, feminist spirit, and playful tone of Dickinson’s work.

Also featuring the poetry of Emily Dickinson is It sounded as if the Streets were running, a composition by the contemporary British choral and opera composer Jonathan Dove that captures the swelling energy of a summer storm. Additional program works include O Virtus Sapientiae, a radiant and meditative piece by Seattle-based conductor and composer Karen P. Thomas on a text by Hildegard von Bingen, the soaring Magnificat by R. Vaughan Williams, the beautiful Six Songs for Female Chorus by Sergei Rachmaninoff, and beginning and ending compositions, from the celebrated and prolific Estonian composer Veljo Tormis, Suveöö (Summer Night) and Lauliku lapsepoli (The Songster’s Childhood).


Veljo Tormis : Suveöö (Summer Night)
Johannes Somary : Many-Colored Brooms
Vaughan Williams : Magnificat
Sergei Rachmaninov : Six Songs for Female Chorus
Karen P. Thomas : O Virtus Sapientiae

30 Apr 
 
1 May 
 
2 May



France
 Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at 8.00 pm 
Peter Eötvös Conducts the LSO
Salle Pleyel
252 rue u Fauborg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris
France

Peter Eötvös conductor
Nikolaj Znaider violin
Steve Davislim tenor
London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra





Béla Bartók : Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste
Béla Bartók : Violin Concerto No 2
Karol Szymanowski : Symphony No 3 (‘Song of the Night’)

3 May



United Kingdom
 Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 7:30pm 
Schubert, Bach, Dorman, Milone and Sarasate
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Tickets: £15 £20 £25 £30
Gil Shaham
violin

Akira Eguchi
piano



A distinguished Israeli-American violinist and Japanese- American pianist, Gil Shaham and Akira Eguchi offer an unusual programme here, with a Sarasate show-piece, a sonata by young Israeli composer Avner Dorman, dedicated to Gil Shaham, and the world première of a new work by British violinist/composer Julian Milone.



Franz Schubert : Violin sonata (Sonatina) in A minor D385
J.S. Bach : Sonata No. 3 in C for solo violin BWV1005
Avner Dorman : Sonate für Violine und Klavier No. 3
Julian Milone : In the country of lost things…
Pablo de Sarasate : Carmen Fantasy Op. 25

3 May



United Kingdom
 Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 7:30pm 
CBSO The Year 1912: Berg and Ravel
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2EA
United Kingdom
0121 200 2000
symphonyhall@necgroup.co.uk
http://boxoffice.necgroup.co.uk/iccsym.asp

Tickets: £10 - £39.50
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Oliver Knussen conductor
Claire Booth soprano
CBSO Youth Chorus



‘One of Britain’s greatest living artists,’ says The Guardian of Oliver Knussen, ‘he has added beauty to the world.’ Now, in his 60th birthday year, we’re delighted to welcome him back to Birmingham for a concert that tingles with colour. Ravel’s sumptuous homage to Schubert and Berg’s Klimt-like Altenberg-Lieder (both written in 1912), together with Debussy’s gorgeous Nocturnes, provide a stunning setting for Knussen’s own extraordinary Whitman Settings, sung by the magnificent Claire Booth. Join us in celebrating a true living legend.



Maurice Ravel : Valses nobles et sentimentales
Oliver Knussen : Whitman Settings
Alban Berg : Altenberg-Lieder
Claude Debussy : Nocturnes

4 May



United Kingdom
 Friday, May 04, 2012 at 7:30PM 
London Sinfonietta at Sounds New
Augustine Hall
Canterbury
United Kingdom

London Sinfonietta
Conductor to be confirmed


London Sinfonietta perform an all-British programme, including Peter Maxwell Davies' 1977 classic A Mirror of Whitening Light , the title of which refers to both the alchemical purification process of turning a base metal into gold, and the point where the Atlantic and North seas meet, which the composer considers to be a huge alchemical crucible.

The programme will also include George Benjamin's At First Light , commissioned and premiered by the London Sinfonietta in 1982. The work was inspired by Turner's oil painting, Norham Castle, Sunrise which depicts the 12th century castle silhouetted against a huge, golden sun.

Frame/Refrain by Edmund Finnis, a London Sinfonietta Writing the Future 2011 composer, and Momentum by Benjamin Oliver, will also feature.




Oliver Knussen : Coursing
George Benjamin : At First Light
Edmund Finnis : At First Light
Simon Bainbridge : Concertante in moto perpetuo
Benjamin Oliver : Momentum
Peter Maxwell Davies : Mirrror of Whitening Light

4 May



United Kingdom
 Friday, May 04, 2012 at 4 - 13 May 2012 / 18:00, 17:30, 16:00 
Einstein on the Beach
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Tickets: £35 - 125


Widely credited as one of the greatest artistic achievements of the 20th century, this rarely performed work launched its director Robert Wilson and composer Philip Glass to international success when it was first produced at the Metropolitan Opera in 1976.

It is still recognised as one of their greatest masterpieces. Now, nearly four decades after it was first performed and twenty years since its last production, Einstein on the Beach will be reconstructed bringing this ground-breaking work to new audiences and an entirely new generation.

Einstein on the Beach breaks all of the rules of conventional opera. Instead of a traditional orchestral arrangement, Glass chose to compose the work for the synthesisers, woodwinds and voices of the Philip Glass Ensemble. Non-narrative in form, the work uses a series of powerful recurrent images as its main storytelling device shown in juxtaposition with abstract dance sequences created by American choreographer Lucinda Childs. It is structured in four interconnected acts and divided by a series of short scenes or “knee plays”. Taking place over five hours, there is no intermission, however the audience is invited to enter and exit at liberty during the performance


Philip Glass : Einstein on the Beach

4 May



Austria
 Friday, May 04, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
Wiener Symphoniker
Musikverein, Vienna
Bösendorferstr. 12, 1010 Wien, Österreich
Austria
+43 1 505 81 90
http://www.musikverein.at/startseite.asp
tickets@musikverein.at

Wiener Symphoniker
David Afkham, Dirigent
Arabella Steinbacher, Violine





Ludwig Van Beethoven : Ouvertüre zu dem Trauerspiel "Coriolan" c - Moll, op. 62
Alban Berg : Konzert für Violine und Orchester ("Dem Andenken eines Engels")
Dmitri Shostakovich : Symphonie Nr. 10 e - Moll, op. 93

4 May



Wales
 Friday, May 04, 2012 at 7pm 
BBC National Orchestra of Wales at Vale of Glamorgan Festival
BBC Hoddinott Hall
Cardiff
Wales

Tickets: £12
Conductor Clark Rundell

Violin Chloë Hanslip



Although geographically worlds apart Chen, Glass and Nørgård have all lived and worked in Paris. Both Glass and Nørgård studied in the city with Nadia Boulanger and are linked in their fascination with hypnotic, simple and yet sophisticated music which endlessly rotates and transforms in mesmerising patterns. Written shortly after his move from China to France, Chen's Yuan displays his distinctive calling card of Eastern and Western sounds with a particular nod in the direction of Messiaen and Debussy.


Per Nørgård : Symphony No 22
Qigang Chen : Yuan
Philip Glass : Violin Concerto

5 May



United States
 Saturday, May 05, 2012 at 8:00pm 
Melodia Women's Choir presents COLORS OF THE SUN
Church of the Holy Apostles
296 Ninth Avenue, NYC, New York
United States
+1 800-838-3006
http://www.melodiawomenschoir.org/
info@horsedragon-nyc.com

Tickets: $20/advance, $25/door ($15/advance students and seniors)

Performers include Melodia Women’s Choir, Cynthia Powell, Artistic Director; Taisiya Pushkar (piano); Nathalie Joachim (flute/piccolo); and Stephanie Griffin (viola).



Melodia Women's Choir of New York City, conducted by Artistic Director Cynthia Powell, concludes its ninth season of bringing rarely heard music for women’s voices to choral audiences with “Colors of the Sun,” a spirited concert bursting with the joy and vitality of summer days and featuring "Many-Colored Brooms," a work by Johannes Somary (1925-2011). This rarely heard, evocative composition for women’s voices, flute/piccolo, viola, and piano takes its name from the opening line of Emily Dickinson’s poem “She sweeps with many-colored Brooms,” and is inspired by the powerful imagery, feminist spirit, and playful tone of Dickinson’s work.

Also featuring the poetry of Emily Dickinson is "It sounded as if the Streets were running," a composition by the contemporary British choral and opera composer Jonathan Dove that captures the swelling energy of a summer storm. Additional program works include "O Virtus Sapientiae," a radiant and meditative piece by Seattle-based conductor and composer Karen P. Thomas on a text by Hildegard von Bingen, the soaring "Magnificat" by R. Vaughan Williams, the beautiful "Six Songs for Female Chorus" by S. Rachmaninoff, and beginning and ending compositions, from the celebrated and prolific Estonian composer Veljo Tormis, "Suveöö" ("Summer Night") and" Lauliku lapsepoli" ("The Songster’s Childhood").


Veljo Tormis : Suveöö (Summer Night)
Johannes Somary : Many-Colored Brooms
Vaughan Williams : Magnificat
Sergei Rachmaninov : Six Songs for Female Chorus
Karen P. Thomas : O Virtus Sapientiae
Jonathan Dove : It sounded as if the Streets were running
Veljo Tormis : Lauliku lapsepoli (The Songster’s Childhood)

6 May



United States
 Sunday, May 06, 2012 at  
Summer Concert
Patel Conservatory, Florida
1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place • Tampa, Florida 33602
United States
http://www.patelconservatory.org/

Patel Conservatory Youth Orchestra
Stephen P. Brown (conductor)



Martin Gaughan : Miniature London Symphony by Night

7 May 
 
8 May



United States
 Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 8.00pm 
SongFusion's States of Mind
Mary Flagler Cary Hall at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music
405 West 37th Street, New York
United States
http://www.oslmusic.org/dimenna-center-welcome

Tickets: $15 in advance/$20 at the door
SONGFUSION with Kevork Mourad:

Mary MacKenzie, Victoria Browers,soprano
Michael Kelly,baritone
Liza Stepanova, Kathleen Tagg,piano
Henrik Heide,flute
Edward Klorman,viola
Kevork Mourad,visual artist


SongFusion, comprising award-winning singers and pianists, perform the premiere of their new show, States of Mind, featuring American art song with projections of live artwork by acclaimed visual artist Kevork Mourad. Music by Bernstein, Beaser, Musto, Moore, Cipullo, Barber, Bolcom, Previn, Primosch and Harbison.
www.songfusion.org
info@songfusion.org


John Harbison : Somewhere a Seed
Andre Previn : As Imperceptibly as Grief
Samuel Barber : The Desire for Hermitage, Promiscuity, Solitary Hotel
John Musto : Recuerdo
Tom Cipullo : In Back of, RSVP Regret, Those Winter Sundays, Husbands
Ben Moore : Love Remained
Robert Beaser : The Followers
Paul Bowles : Heavenly Grass
Lee Hoiby : What If?
James Primosch : Every Day is a God
William Bolcom : Briefly it Enters and Briefly it Speaks
Leonard Bernstein : Extinguish My Eyes

8 May



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 19:30 
London Symphony Orchestra / Peter Eötvös
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 / 35
Peter Eötvös conductor
Nikolaj Znaider violin
Steve Davislim tenor
London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra



Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste showcases the musical style Bartók called ‘Night Music’, which conjures the sounds of nocturnal animals and the night’s eerie spaciousness. Bartók’s Second Violin Concerto was composed midst his own concerns over the growing strength of fascism pre-World War II and uses the ‘verbunkos’ style which literally translates as ‘to enrol in the army’. Szymanowski’s Symphony No 3 is a musical adaptation of a poem by a medieval Persian mystic which evokes the mysterious beauty of a Persian night-sky.

Change of conductor
Due to an eye condition, Pierre Boulez has had to withdraw from his concerts with the LSO in April/May 2012. The LSO is deeply grateful to Peter Eötvös, a long-time associate of Pierre Boulez, for agreeing to step in to conduct the two programmes, which remain unchanged. (Notification posted 23/03/12, existing tickets holders will be contacted with further details on Mon 26 Mar)


Béla Bartók : Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste
Béla Bartók : Violin Concerto No 2
Karol Szymanowski : Symphony No 3 (‘Song of the Night’)

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