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2 May 
 
3 May



Ireland
 Saturday, May 03, 2014 at 2pm - 8pm 
Sonic Vigil 8
St. Anne's Church Shandon
Shandon, Cork
Ireland

Tickets: €10
Danny Mc Carthy, Mick O' Shea, Karen Power, John Godfrey, Anthony Kelly, David Stalling, Robin Palmer, Softday, Natalie Beylis, Gunter Berkus, Tore Boe, Andrea Bonino, Aine O' Dwyer, Derek Foot, miXile, Monica Muccio, Iarla O Lionard, Han Earl Park




3 May



United Kingdom
 Saturday, May 03, 2014 at 2pm, 6pm 
Street Stories
Lindbury Studio
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
United Kingdom
http://www.roh.org.uk



Thirty young East Londoners perform new interpretations of Faust, created by emerging artists: choreographer Hannah Anderson-Ricketts, composer Alex Groves and designer Kelli Des Jarlais.

Alex Groves : Street Stories

3 May



United Kingdom
 Saturday, May 03, 2014 at 7.30pm 
WORLD PREMIERE: Julian Anderson’s Thebans
English National Opera
London Coliseum
United Kingdom

ENO

An important ENO commission, Thebans unites prize-winning British composer Julian Anderson and his librettist, the distinguished playwright Frank McGuinness. This compelling re-telling of Sophocles’ timeless Theban tragedies focuses on the fate of Oedipus and his daughter Antigone. Murder and incest, political ambition, love and loyalty, hatred and revenge drive everyone on a collision course which can only lead to catastrophe.

Anderson, ‘a composer to cherish’ (The Times), is recognised for his fresh melodic gifts, vivid orchestration and rhythmic drive, all of which he brings to Thebans, his first opera. Among his recent orchestral showpieces is The Discovery of Heaven (2013 South Bank Sky Arts Award), while Harmony was premiered at the opening night of the 2013 Proms season. A playwright of international repute, McGuinness is also acclaimed for his vivid translations of Ibsen, Strindberg and Sophocles. His Oedipus, based on the Theban tragedy, was staged by the National Theatre in 2008.

De Nederlandse Opera Artistic Director Pierre Audi makes his much-anticipated ENO debut with this world premiere production of Thebans. Music Director Edward Gardner leads the ENO Chorus and Orchestra and an outstanding cast of ENO regulars, including Roland Wood as the tormented Oedipus, Susan Bickley as his wife/mother Jocasta, ENO Harewood Artist Julia Sporsén as the doomed Antigone, and Peter Hoare as Creon.

Performances: 03 May - 03 Jun


Julian Anderson : Thebans

3 May



United States
 Saturday, May 03, 2014 at 7:30 pm 
Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC Presents “The Poet’s Song”
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 adv. students and seniors) www.melodiawomenschoir.org


Melodia Women’s Choir led by Artistic Director Cynthia Powell heralds the poetry and music of spring with “The Poet’s Song,” a lyrical journey from William Shakespeare to William Blake to Johnny Mercer. Anchoring the concert is the world premiere of “Full Fathom Five,” composed by Belize-born, London-based Errollyn Wallen, whom the “UK Observer” calls a “renaissance woman of contemporary British music.” Wallen’s unique vision for piano, flute, clarinet, percussion, and women’s voices is a setting of text from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” and is dedicated to the memory of Nelson Mandela (1918-2013).

Continuing the celebration of Shakespeare 450 is Emma Lou Diemer’s “Three Shakespeare Madrigals.” Also on the program is “Piping Down the Valleys Wild” by Herbert Howells (1892-1983) for flute, piano, and women’s choir, with poetry by William Blake (1757-1827). The English poet Edward Lear’s (1812-1888) humorous nonsense poems set the tone for William Mathias’ playful “Learsongs” for voices and piano, while Lear’s contemporary, poet Christina Rossetti (1830-1894), lends her text to “Echo,” by Eleanor Daley (1907-2003). Irrepressible mid-century jazz standards “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “All the Things You Are,” “Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me,” and “Satin Doll” complete the tour.

Performing will be award-winning pianist Taisya Pushkar (taisiyapushkar.com), accomplished flutist Nathalie Joachim (flutronix.com), clarinetist and saxophonist Debra Kreisberg (debrakreisberg.com), and percussionists Michelle Cozzi and Chihiro Shibayama (chihiroshibayama.com).

ABOUT MELODIA
The 28 voices strong Melodia Women’s Choir has established a reputation as the premier women’s choir of NYC through more than a decade of adventurous, fresh and wide-ranging repertoire that explores rarely heard, stylistically diverse and often original and debut works. Called “riveting” by the New York Times and hailed by composers such as Meredith Monk, Melodia is committed to nurturing emerging women composers through commissions, residencies and performances. Founded by Executive Director Jenny Clarke in 2003, Melodia collaborates with and supports women composers, musicians and performers across the musical spectrum. melodiawomenschoir.org

ABOUT CYNTHIA POWELL
Cynthia Powell, founding conductor and Artistic Director, celebrates her eleventh season with Melodia Women’s Choir. In addition to her positions as Director of Music and Organist at West End Collegiate Church in NYC, and Organist/Choirmaster of Temple Sinai in Tenafly, New Jersey, she serves as the Artistic Director of the Stonewall Chorale, the nation’s first LGBT chorus. Powell has performed at Lincoln Center, the Guggenheim, and the Whitney Museum with composer Meredith Monk, and has toured the U.S. and Europe. She has conducted many major works for chorus and orchestra.

ABOUT ERROLLYN WALLEN
A respected a contemporary composer, and singer-songwriter, the Ivor Novello Award recipient has written commissions for the BBC, Royal Opera House and composes across genres from R&B to opera to choral to TV and fi lm scores. errollynwallen.com

ABOUT SHAKESPEARE 450
Worldwide celebrations mark the 450-year anniversary of the famous English bard, William Shakespeare, born April 25, 1564.



4 May



United States
 Sunday, May 04, 2014 at 4:00 pm 
Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC Presents “The Poet’s Song”
DiMenna Center Mary Flagler Cary Hall
450 West 37th Street, NYC
United States
http://www.oslmusic.org/dimenna-center/

Tickets: $20 advance/ $25 door ($15 adv. students and seniors) www.melodiawomenschoir.org


Melodia Women’s Choir led by Artistic Director Cynthia Powell heralds the poetry and music of spring with “The Poet’s Song,” a lyrical journey from William Shakespeare to William Blake to Johnny Mercer. Anchoring the concert is the world premiere of “Full Fathom Five,” composed by Belize-born, London-based Errollyn Wallen, whom the “UK Observer” calls a “renaissance woman of contemporary British music.” Wallen’s unique vision for piano, flute, clarinet, percussion, and women’s voices is a setting of text from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” and is dedicated to the memory of Nelson Mandela (1918-2013).

Continuing the celebration of Shakespeare 450 is Emma Lou Diemer’s “Three Shakespeare Madrigals.” Also on the program is “Piping Down the Valleys Wild” by Herbert Howells (1892-1983) for flute, piano, and women’s choir, with poetry by William Blake (1757-1827). The English poet Edward Lear’s (1812-1888) humorous nonsense poems set the tone for William Mathias’ playful “Learsongs” for voices and piano, while Lear’s contemporary, poet Christina Rossetti (1830-1894), lends her text to “Echo,” by Eleanor Daley (1907-2003). Irrepressible mid-century jazz standards “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “All the Things You Are,” “Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me,” and “Satin Doll” complete the tour.

Performing will be award-winning pianist Taisya Pushkar (taisiyapushkar.com), accomplished flutist Nathalie Joachim (flutronix.com), clarinetist and saxophonist Debra Kreisberg (debrakreisberg.com), and percussionists Michelle Cozzi and Chihiro Shibayama (chihiroshibayama.com).

ABOUT MELODIA
The 28 voices strong Melodia Women’s Choir has established a reputation as the premier women’s choir of NYC through more than a decade of adventurous, fresh and wide-ranging repertoire that explores rarely heard, stylistically diverse and often original and debut works. Called “riveting” by the New York Times and hailed by composers such as Meredith Monk, Melodia is committed to nurturing emerging women composers through commissions, residencies and performances. Founded by Executive Director Jenny Clarke in 2003, Melodia collaborates with and supports women composers, musicians and performers across the musical spectrum. melodiawomenschoir.org

ABOUT CYNTHIA POWELL
Cynthia Powell, founding conductor and Artistic Director, celebrates her eleventh season with Melodia Women’s Choir. In addition to her positions as Director of Music and Organist at West End Collegiate Church in NYC, and Organist/Choirmaster of Temple Sinai in Tenafly, New Jersey, she serves as the Artistic Director of the Stonewall Chorale, the nation’s first LGBT chorus. Powell has performed at Lincoln Center, the Guggenheim, and the Whitney Museum with composer Meredith Monk, and has toured the U.S. and Europe. She has conducted many major works for chorus and orchestra.

ABOUT ERROLLYN WALLEN
A respected a contemporary composer, and singer-songwriter, the Ivor Novello Award recipient has written commissions for the BBC, Royal Opera House and composes across genres from R&B to opera to choral to TV and fi lm scores. errollynwallen.com

ABOUT SHAKESPEARE 450
Worldwide celebrations mark the 450-year anniversary of the famous English bard, William Shakespeare, born April 25, 1564.



4 May



Netherlands
 Sunday, May 04, 2014 at 21.15 
Remembrance Day Concert: Different Trains
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam
Netherlands
http://www.concertgebouw.nl

Zapp4
Mondriaan Kwartet
Paul Feld (spreker)



Radiohead : Waar de sporen uiteen gaan
Radiohead : Paranoid Android
Radiohead : You and Whose Army
Radiohead : Exit Music
Steve Reich : Different Trains

5 May



France
 Monday, May 05, 2014 at 8pm 
Steve Reich at La Salle Pleyel
Salle Pleyel
252 rue u Fauborg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris
France

MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig
MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig
Kristjan Järvi : conducting, clapping
Steve Reich : clapping



Steve Reich : Duet
Steve Reich : Clapping Music
Steve Reich : Four Sections
Steve Reich : The Desert Music

5 May



Wales
 Monday, May 05, 2014 at 7.30pm 
BBC Radio 3 Dylan Thomas Day
BBC Hoddinott Hall
Cardiff
Wales

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Tecwyn Evans Conductor
Robert Plane Clarinet
Robin Tritschler Tenor

As part of the BBC’s Dylan Thomas season, BBC National Orchestra of Wales celebrates one of Wales’s greatest poets, with a concert broadcast live on BBC Radio 3’s Dylan Thomas Day. Tecwyn Evans conducts a programme including the world premiere of Mervyn Burtch’s Four Portraits of Dylan Thomas, plus there’s music by eminent Welsh composers Daniel Jones and Alun Hoddinott.

Daniel Jones : Dance Fantasy
Igor Stravinsky : In memoriam Dylan Thomas
Mervyn Burtch : 4 Portraits of Dylan Thomas
Alun Hoddinott : Concerto for Clarinet No. 1, Op 3
Aaron Copland : Appalachian Spring – suite

5 May



United Kingdom
 Monday, May 05, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Protest Songs
St Gregory’s Centre for Music, Canterbury
CT1 1QU
United Kingdom

London Sinfonietta

The London Sinfonietta presents the culmination of a four-day residency at Canterbury Christ Church University, focusing on protest songs, a programme of striking works that address politics through music.

Cornelius Cardew : Workers Song
Frederic Rzewski : Coming together
Johannes Kreidler : Fremdarbeit
Louis Andriessen : Workers Union

6 May 
 
7 May



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Edge of Sound
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
South Bank, London SE1
United Kingdom
08700 606 096
http://www.rfh.org.uk

BBC Concert Orchestra
A Hawk and a Hacksaw Jeremy Barnes | Heather Trost | Balázs Ungar
Synergy Vocals
André de Ridder conductor

Immerse yourself in the folk cultures of Eastern Europe. Explore the gritty, rustic and evocative music of the original folk collector Béla Bartók in Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta. We evoke the spirit of Romania in Ligeti’s full-blooded Concert românesc.

Discover A Hawk and A Hacksaw. An American duo, with cimbalom maestro Balázs Unger as special guest, they seek to create and document an ecstatic sound much like the village bands of old where the communal aspect of folk tradition is the key factor. They will weave their music into Bartók’s Three Village Scenes.

Experience something new when BBC Concert Orchestra and A Hawk and A Hacksaw come together to perform a brand new piece written specially for their combined forces in a unique collaboration.


Béla Bartók : Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz 106
Gyorgy Ligeti : Concert Românesc
Béla Bartók : Three Village Scenes, Sz 79

8 May 
 
9 May



United Kingdom
 Friday, May 09, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Bright Sheng Violin Concerto
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo conductor
Gil Shaham violin


This kaleidoscopic programme will delight old and young alike, from Dukas’s vividly imagined Sorcerer’s Apprentice to Bartók’s dizzingly virtuoso celebration of the symphony orchestra. Far Eastern colours and sonorities give Chinese-born composer Bright Sheng’s music a distinctive appeal. Sakari Oramo is joined by distinguished Israeli-American violinist Gil Shaham for a performance of the composer’s recent violin concerto.

The concert finishes at approximately 9.45pm


Paul Dukas : The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Bright Sheng : Violin Concerto
Béla Bartók : Concerto for Orchestra

10 May



United Kingdom
 Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 7.00 p.m. 

Schott Recital Room @ Bauer & Hieber
48 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F7BB
United Kingdom

Tickets: Ł10 (Ł7 concessions)
ANTHONY GREEN, piano



Joseph Haydn : Sonata in Bflat, UE 55
Alban Berg : Sonata Op.1
Anthony Green : A John Cowper Powys Symphony, Part I (arr.)
Arnold Schoenberg : Three Pieces, Op. 11
Nick Ray : Symphony (mvts 1&2) (arr.)
Derek Foster : 18 Sections (arr.)
Ludwig Beethoven : Sonata in Eflat (Les Adieux)

10 May



United Kingdom
 Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Fantasia on all the notes: celebrating Harrison Birtwistle
CBSO Centre, Birmingham
Berkley Street, Birmingham
United Kingdom

BCMG, Oliver Knussen

Harrison Birtwistle is one of the major musical figures internationally and this concert sees BCMG and Oliver Knussen showcase works from across his career in his 80th birthday year.

An early breakthrough work, Tragoedia (1965) not only marked Birtwistle out as an independent voice but was also one of the first major scores to draw on what would prove to be a continuing interest in his music – Greek theatre, myth and ritual. Today Tragoedia is a classic of modern chamber repertoire, and like the most recent piece in the programme, Fantasia Upon All the Notes (2012), employs two groups of instruments, winds and strings, which are linked and fused by means of a third force, a harp.

All Birtwistle’s music is in essence a single melodic line that is filled out – a compositional trait that perhaps carried over from his early days as a clarinettist – and nowhere is this more evident than in the soaring lines he wrote in the opera Gawain, and in 4 Poems by Jaan Kaplinski (1991), written in its wake and here sung by rising young Belgian soprano Katrien Baerts.

Another of Birtwistle’s continuing fascinations, the medieval and the mythic, comes to the fore in earlier classic Silbury Air (1977, revised 2003), which takes its inspiration from the prehistoric mound of Silbury Hill in Wiltshire.

Birtwistle’s music has been an important influence for Tansy Davies. Premiered by these forces in May 2012, Davies’ funky, hyperactive and sumptuously scored piano concerto Nature has already enjoyed repeat performances by both BCMG and other ensembles.


Harrison Birtwistle : Tragoedia
Tansy Davies : Nature
Harrison Birtwistle : Cantata
Harrison Birtwistle : Fantasia on all the notes
Harrison Birtwistle : 4 Poems by Jaan Kaplinski
Harrison Birtwistle : Silbury Air

11 May 
 
12 May 
 
13 May



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 8pm 
Kronos at 40
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Kronos Quartet

San Francisco's Grammy Award-winning Kronos Quartet continues its tradition of storied Barbican appearances in this one-of-a-kind 40th-anniversary celebration.

The evening features commissioned works by favourite composers and collaborators from throughout Kronos' history, including a UK premiere by Philip Glass and world premieres of pieces by Bryce Dessner (guitarist of The National) and Jarvis Cocker.

Ukranian singer and composer Mariana Sadovska also joins Kronos on stage for the UK premiere of her composition, Chernobyl.The Harvest. A piece for one voice and string quartet, based on ancient-ceremonial music of norhtern Ukraine and contemporary sound scales, it is a 'pagan requiem' which uses the nuclear catastrophy of Chernobyl as a starting point to experiment with distruction and creation of musical structures and stories.


Terry Riley : The Serquent Risadome
Philip Glass : String Quartet No. 6
Bryce Dessner : 40 Canons
Jarvis Cocker : NEW WORK
Mariana Sadovska : Chernobyl. The Harvest

14 May 
 
15 May



United Kingdom
 Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Scelsi, Helmut Lachenmann, György Kurtág and Julian Anderson
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Arditti Quartet

The Arditti Quartet celebrates its fortieth anniversary, catching the diversity and expressive range of works created over the past half century.

Giacinto Scelsi’s music, with its highly original soundworld and mystical qualities, has been championed worldwide by the Ardittis since the 1970s. They open the programme with the Italian composer’s Fourth String Quartet of 1964, a ten-minute study in microtonality and formal symmetry, before exploring Helmut Lachenmann’s white-hot deconstruction of Gluck’s ‘Dance of the Blessed Spirits’.

The second half includes the world premičre of a major new work by Julian Anderson, Wigmore Hall’s second Composer in Residence, distinguished by its luminous textural and tonal contrasts and irresistible rhythmic energy.


Giacinto Scelsi : String Quartet No. 4
Helmut Lachenmann : String Quartet No. 2 ‘Reigen seliger Geister’
Gyorgy Kurtág : Officium breve Op. 28
Julian Anderson : String Quartet No. 2

16 May



Austria
 Friday, May 16, 2014 at 8pm 
PLATTFORM K+K VIENNA
Musikverein, Vienna
Bösendorferstr. 12, 1010 Wien, Österreich
Austria
+43 1 505 81 90
http://www.musikverein.at/startseite.asp
tickets@musikverein.at

PLATTFORM K+K VIENNA



Franz Hasenöhrl : Till Eulenspiegel, einmal anders nach der Symphonischen Dichtung von Richard Strauss
Krzysztof Penderecki : Quartett für Klarinette und Streichtrio
Maximo Diego Pujol : Suite Buenos Aires für Gitarre und Violine
Ottorino Respighi : Antiche danze
Darius Milhaud : Le Boeuf sur le toît

16 May



United States
 Friday, May 16, 2014 at 8:00pm 
BMOP in Concert: A Fine Centennial
Jordan Hall, Boston
30 Gainsborough Street
United States
617-585-1260
http://www.newenglandconservatory.edu

Tickets: $20-$50
Boston Modern Orchestra Project

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation’s premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music, partners with The Fine Family, The Irving Fine Society, and Brandeis University and its Department of Music to pay tribute to three central figures of the mid-century Boston musical landscape - Irving Fine, Harold Shapero and Arthur Berger.

Irving Fine : Symphony
Irving Fine : Blue Towers
Irving Fine : Diversions for Orchestra
Arthur Berger : Prelude, Aria, and Waltz for String Orchestra
Harold Shapero : Serenade in D for string orchestra

17 May 
 
18 May



United States
 Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 7:15pm 
Chico Hamilton's "Euphoria" Performs 5/18
DROM, New York
, 85 Ave A (b/w 5th & 6th St) in East Village
United States
(212) 777-1157
http://www.dromnyc.com/events/772/composers-concordance-records-release-party

Tickets: $15
Euphoria



Chico Hamilton : The Inquiring Mind

18 May



United Kingdom
 Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 7.00pm 
A Scattering
Etchingham Church
Etchingham, East Sussex TN19 7PA
United Kingdom
http://https://mydonate.bt.com/events/robertbathurst/120036

Tickets: Ł15
'A Scattering' by Christopher Reid
Recited by Robert Bathurst
Music for viola and cello by Tom Smail




18 May



United Kingdom
 Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Explorations Weekend: Session Five
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

BBC Concert Orchestra
André de Ridder conductor
Jessica Rivera soprano
Jonny Greenwood electric guitar, ondes martenot

Radiohead guitarist and former BBC Concert Orchestra composer-in-residence, Jonny Greenwood performs Reich’s legendary piece for electric guitar and tape, Electric Counterpoint – and plays the early electronic instrument ondes martenot with the orchestra on his own score from Oscar-winning film There Will Be Blood.

Górecki’s Symphony No. 3, also known as Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, is recognised as one of the most affecting and spellbinding works of the late 20th century. Inspired by stories of children separated from their families during World War II, the piece premiered in 1977 and – since its release by Nonesuch in 1992 – it has become one of the biggest classical music sellers of all time.


Steve Reich : Electric Counterpoint
Jonny Greenwood : There Will Be Blood Suite
Henryk Gorecki : Symphony no. 3

19 May 
 
20 May 
 
21 May



Scotland
 Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Helen Grime: String Quartet
Queens Hall
Edinburgh
Scotland
0131 668 2019
http://www.thequeenshall.net

Edinburgh Quartet

The Edinburgh Quartet completes its tribute to Czech composers with Smetana's semi-autobiographical first string quartet, which depicts a range of emotions and experiences from various stages of the composer's life. The programme will also feature the world premiere performance of a new work from Scottish composer Helen Grime, commissioned by the Edinburgh Quartet.

Felix Mendelssohn : Quartet No 1 in E flat major Op 12
Helen Grime : String Quartet
Bedřich Smetana : Quartet No 1 in E minor "From My Life"

22 May 
 
23 May



United States
 Friday, May 23, 2014 at 7:30pm 
Music at First Presents the Music of Jerome Kitzke 5/23
First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn
124 Henry Street
United States
212-567-1520
http://www.musicatfirstsite.com

Tickets: $10
ETHEL
The Mad Coyote
Ensemble Moto Perpetuo
Jennifer Kathryn Marshall
and more...

Music at First presents the music of American composer/storyteller Jerome Kitzke in a concert celebrating his upcoming album The Paha Sapa Give-Back (Innova – tbr 7/29/14) and the New York City premiere of an excerpt from Buffalo Nation (Bison bison) (2012), a theatrical musical historical survey of the bison in North America. Known for creating works inspired by American life, politics and literature, the program also includes The Character of American Sunlight (1996) featuring Kitzke’s ensemble The Mad Coyote, and Winter Count (2008) performed by premier string quartet, ETHEL, and actor Jennifer Kathryn Marshall.

Jerome Kitzke : Winter Count
Jerome Kitzke : The Character of American Sunlight
Jerome Kitzke : Buffalo Nation

24 May



United Kingdom
 Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Laura Bowler Premičre
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

Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor | Benjamin Grosvenor piano | Giovanni Guzzo violin | Hannah Roberts cello

Pre-concert performance at 6.30pm: REmix: Young people from Greater Manchester use their own musical influences to create new fusion music inspired by Beethoven.

Considered one of the most talented and respected pianists of the younger generation, Benjamin Grosvenor joins Camerata’s leader, Giovanni Guzzo, and principal cellist, Hannah Roberts, in Beethoven’s beautifully lyrical Triple Concerto.

Gábor Takács-Nagy will bring his limitless musical imagination, emotional depth and sizzling energy to Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony – the most iconic and timeless of all orchestral works. Legend has it that Beethoven’s famous motif came to the composer from a yellow-hammer’s song as he walked through the Prater Park in Vienna. You will also hear a miniature masterpiece by Camerata’s 2013/14 Sound and Music ‘Embedded’ Composer-in-Residence, Laura Bowler.


Ludwig Van Beethoven : Triple Concerto Op.56
Laura Bowler : New Work
Ludwig Van Beethoven : Symphony No.5 Op.67

24 May



Netherlands
 Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 14:15 
Reinbert de Leeuw and Nether-American music
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam
Netherlands
http://www.concertgebouw.nl

Asko|Schönberg
Reinbert de Leeuw (dirigent)
Colin Currie (slagwerk)
Gerard Bouwhuis (piano)
Pauline Post (piano)



Steve Reich : Eight Lines
Louis Andriessen : Tapdance
Reza Namavar : Versnelheijdsbinderh
John Adams : Grand Pianola Music

24 May



United Kingdom
 Saturday, May 24, 2014 at  
Moses und Aron
Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales
United Kingdom

WNO

Imagine you’ve been told the most important thing man has ever been told. What you have been told will change the world and save mankind. You must now share what you have heard, you are God’s spokesperson on earth. Imagine, however, that you are overcome with despair that you find yourself unable to find the right words to communicate God’s will. This is Moses’ tragedy in Moses und Aron.

It is impossible not to listen to Schoenberg’s ‘fragmentary masterpiece’ and not be stunned by his achievement. Moses und Aron reaches to the outer limits of what opera was capable of in the last century. It’s a sound so unique, so urgent that you might be forgiven for thinking that it has come down from heaven itself.

Welsh National Opera is proud to stage this rarely performed opera in Sergio Morabito and Jossi Wieler’s highly charged production. Moses und Aron is a huge undertaking for both performers and audiences but the rewards will be extraordinary.

Performances until 26th July


Arnold Schoenberg : Moses und Aron

25 May



United States
 Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm 
New Strings
Human Resources, Los Angeles
410 Cottage Home St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States
213-290-4752
http://humanresourcesla.com
info@humanresourcesla.com

Tickets: $15 - http://newstrings.brownpapertickets.com
Fiato Quartet

New Strings is a concert dedicated to the exploration of the string quartet in all its facets. Economical but lush, traditional but often avant-garde, the string quartet is unique among ensembles in its ability to embody a composer's vision in distilled form. For this reason, the string quartet has historically been a proving-ground for composers eager to voice their ideas. In New Strings, the members of the Los Angeles Composers Collective take on this challenge with the help of the young and brilliant Fiato Quartet, proving once again that the string quartet can be fresh, relevant, and unexpected.

Nicholas White : Four Impressions
Alicia Byer : Thoughts on Spring
Tu Nguyen : String Quartet No. 1
Max Mueller : Scenes from My Parents' Cocktail Party
Gregory Lenczycki : Miniature for String Quartet No. 6
Derek Dobbs : Mr. Billings and David Fist Fight in Heaven
Carlos Carlos : At the Warren
Jon Brenner : String Quartet 1
Matthew Allen : 3 Dirges for the Death of Man

26 May 
 
27 May 
 
28 May 
 
29 May 
 
30 May



United Kingdom
 Friday, May 30, 2014 at 1:10pm 
CBSO Centre Stage - Reich, Bradley, Radiohead & Rush
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

Adrian Spillett & Sophie Hastings percussion
Alan Thomas trumpet
Ed Jones trombone
Ben Dawson piano

Part of the CBSO Centre Stage season, a series of 50-minute informal and friendly concerts finding the performers ‘at home’ in the CBSO Centre.

Centre Stage aims to give every CBSO player a chance to shine, and today our percussionist Adrian Spillett steps into the limelight with this electrifying contemporary programme. From Steve Reich’s Marimba Phase to Radiohead like you’ve never heard them before, this is a concert to fascinate and thrill. Bring an open mind.


Steve Reich : Marimba Phase
Jan Bradley : Chieba
Radiohead : Pyramid Song
Stephen Rush : Rebellion

30 May



France
 Friday, May 30, 2014 at 8pm 
Einojuhani Rautavaara al La Salle Pleyel
Salle Pleyel
252 rue u Fauborg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris
France

Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Maîtrise de Radio France
Mikko Franck : conducting
Sofi Jeannin : choirmaster



Claude Debussy : Nocturnes
Claude Debussy : Jeux
Einojuhani Rautavaara : Symphonie n° 8 "The Journey"

31 May



United Kingdom
 Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Einojuhani Rautavaara
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Gerald Finley
baritone
Julius Drake
piano

Gerald Finley has essayed many landmark successes in the opera house and concert hall over the past two decades. The Canadian baritone’s appearances at Wigmore Hall rank in company with his finest achievements, recognised and reinforced this season with a Residency comprising works drawn from the heart of his repertoire.

For the final concert in his series, Gerald Finley performs Schwanengesang alongside the world premičre of Einojuhani Rautavaara’s songcycle Rubáiyát, which was written specially for him.


Franz Schubert : Schwanengesang
Einojuhani Rautavaara : Rubáiyát

1 Jun



United Kingdom
 Sunday, June 01, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Henze Being Beauteous
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Veronika Eberle violin
Anna Prohaska soprano

Simon Rattle conducts an all-German programme: Beethoven’s renowned violin concerto, Schumann's Second Symphony and the lesser-known Hans Werner Henze’s Being Beauteous for the unusual group of soprano, harp and four cellos.

Ludwig Van Beethoven : Violin Concerto
Hans Werne Henze : Being Beauteous
Robert Schumann : Symphony No 2

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