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25 May



United Kingdom
 Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 7.30 
Wolfgang Rihm, Mahler and Shostakovich
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
BBCSO

Ingo Metzmacher conductor
Johan Reuter baritone

High, gleaming sonorities and a sense of enchantment link Wolfgang Rihm’s new piece with Mahler’s beguiling songs from the magical folktae collection, Des Knaben Wunderhorn, sung by the much sought-after Danish baritone Johan Reuter. Songs of a very different kind permeate Shostakovich’s dramatic 11th symphony, an almost cinematic evocation of the 1905 Revolution. The composer wove nine popular revolutionary songs into his dramatic portrayal, with its ominous, icy opening and terrifying Bloody Sunday massacre during which 1,000 workers were gunned down. Shostakovich chose the dark-toned violas for his poignant lament for the dead, before a tumultuous finale that whips up an urgent fervour for justice.

Wolfgang Rihm : Nähe-fern-1
Gustav Mahler : Songs from “Des Knaben Wunderhorn”
Dmitri Shostakovich : Symphony No. 11

26 May 
 
27 May 
 
28 May



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 7.30pm 
CBSO A BOY WAS BORN: NELSONS CONDUCTS BRITTEN’S WAR REQUIEM
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 - £55
ndris Nelsons conductor
Kristine Opolais soprano
Mark Padmore tenor
Hanno Müller-Brachmann baritone
CBSO Chorus, CBSO Youth Chorus and CBSO Children’s Chorus

“My subject is War, and the pity of War.” Benjamin Britten composed his War Requiem for the new Coventry Cathedral, but it’s become one of the defining achievements of modern music, a timeless and profoundly moving exploration of man’s inhumanity to man. The CBSO gave its world premiere: this music is in our blood, and every performance is special to us. Be there as Andris Nelsons and an international team of soloists bring this deeply personal masterpiece to Symphony Hall before taking the work on tour.

6.15pm Pre-concert talk: Britten: War Requiem – CBSO Chorus Director Simon Halsey shares his experience of Britten’s choral masterpiece.


Benjamin Britten : War Requiem

28 May



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 7.30pm 
BBC Singers at St David’s Cathedral Festival
St Davids Cathedral
St Davids Cathedral, The Close St Davids, Pembrokeshire SA62 6RH
United Kingdom
01437 721204
http://www.stdavidscathedral.org.uk/index.php?id=691

Tickets: £22, £15, £8 (under 16s half price)
Claire Seaton soprano
Giles Underwood baritone
Nick Cleobury conductor
Daniel Cooke organ
BBC Singers
St David's Cathedral Choristers
Members of BBC NOW Brass

The BBC Singers perform an exciting programme of British composers for St David's Cathedral Festival, in collaboration with JAM, who have been commissioning and performing new music for the past ten years. The concert includes this year's festival commission, The Farthest Shore by Paul Mealor.

This concert will be broadcast live on Radio 3


Benjamin Britten : Rejoice in the Lamb
James MacMillan : Cantos Sagrados
Paul Mealor : The Farthest Shore

29 May 
 
30 May 
 
31 May 
 
1 Jun



United Kingdom
 Saturday, June 01, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Mauricio Kagel: The Pieces of the Compass Rose
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
South Bank, London SE1
United Kingdom
08700 606 096
http://www.rfh.org.uk

Tickets: £22, £15, £9
Thierry Fischer conductor
London Sinfonietta

“The sound references are never used anecdotally; every one of them is integrated by Kagel’s extraordinary harmonic imagination into a world in which nothing is what it seems, and in which every new vista contains a genuine surprise.” Andrew Clements

Discover The Pieces of the Compass Rose, an extraordinary musical travelogue taking you from the north east of Brazil to the Gulf of Finland via the South American Andes. This is a rare performance of all eight movements, inspired by places located at each point of the compass relative to Kagel's native Argentina.

The distinctive sound of the salon band orchestration is accompanied by a huge array of unusual percussion instruments: cushions, a conch, even an axe chopping wood. A composer whose cultural and musical outlook embraced a life lived crossing continents, The Pieces of the Compass Rose is Kagel's response to the diverse soundworlds evoked by geography, language and ethics.


Mauricio Kagel : The Pieces of the Compass Rose (complete)

2 Jun 
 
3 Jun



United Kingdom
 Monday, June 03, 2013 at 7pm 
At The World's Edge
Salisbury Playhouse
Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, SP2 7RA, UK
United Kingdom
0845 241 9651
http://www.salisburyplayhouse.com

Tickets: From £7.50
Anna Jones director
Elspeth Brooke composer
Seonaid Goody puppetry
London Sinfonietta

Following on from their success in the London Sinfonietta’s inaugural Blue Touch Paper programme promoting the next generation of composers and interdisciplinary collaborators, composer Elspeth Brooke, puppeteer Seonaid Goody and director Anna Jones continue their ground-breaking collaboration to create an original version of an extraordinary myth.

At The World’s Edge tells the story of Persephone’s descent into the Underworld and her mother’s epic search to get her back. Composed for chamber trio, electronic soundscape and puppeteers, this powerful new work combines humour, virtuosity and adventure to create a feast for the eyes and ears.

Performed as part of Salisbury International Arts Festival 2013. Suitable for audiences aged eight and above.


R. Murray Schafer : The Crown of Ariadne (two movements)
Simon Holt : Shadow Realm
Elspeth Brooke : At the World’s Edge

4 Jun 
 
5 Jun 
 
6 Jun



United Kingdom
 Thursday, June 06, 2013 at 7.15pm 
Wagner Dream
Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales
United Kingdom

WNO

Wagner is dying in Venice. He will leave behind some of Western art’s greatest works. But he hasn’t finished his life’s work; he is tormented by his need to write a music drama about the Buddha.

Welsh National Opera is proud to present the UK staged première of the late Jonathan Harvey’s extraordinary opera. Wagner Dream is part biography, part fantasy that will transport you into another realm.

Supported by members of the Getty Family as part of British Firsts and by a lead gift from The Kobler Trust.

Original production: commission and co-production: De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Holland Festival and IRCAM -Centre Pompidou, Paris


Also 7th June and 12th June Birmingham Hippodrome.


Jonathan Harvey : Wagner Dream

7 Jun 
 
8 Jun 
 
9 Jun 
 
10 Jun



United Kingdom
 Monday, June 10, 2013 at 19.30 
'Hot Potato' - Concert
Birmingham Conservatoire, Recital Hall
Paradise Place, Birmingham, B3 3HG
United Kingdom
0121 331 5901
http://www.bcu.ac.uk/pme/conservatoire
conservatoire@bcu.ac.uk

Tickets: £5.00 (£3cons)
All Members of 'Hot Potato' Ensemble

Conducted and directed by Robert Nettleship

We are a Contemporary ensemble who play Jazz-Infused Contemporary music, sometimes with electronics and tape-loops.

All music composed by Robert Nettleship



11 Jun 
 
12 Jun



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 1.10 pm 

Holy Trinity Church
Long Melford, Suffolk
United Kingdom
http://www.longmelfordchurch.com/

Tickets: free
Saxology Sax Quartet

A contemporary Sax Quartet play an eclectic mix of repertoire.

Jeffery Wilson : Folk Song Suite

12 Jun



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 1.00 pm 
lunchtime recital
Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford
Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex
United Kingdom
01245606505
http://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=14204

Tickets: free
The Isles Quintet

From the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Jeffery Wilson : The Bird Fancyer's Delight

13 Jun 
 
14 Jun



United Kingdom
 Friday, June 14, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Death in Venice
English National Opera
London Coliseum
United Kingdom

ENO

Two unspoken themes run throughout Britten’s much-admired opera: the impossible passion that a troubled writer forms for a fellow hotel guest, and the cholera epidemic which the authorities are all too keen to hush up. In Death in Venice, Britten revisits the subject of corruption of youth and innocence that so fascinated him and delivers a haunting theatrical experience of consummate power.

Deborah Warner’s production of Britten’s final opera celebrates the composer’s centenary year and reaffirms ENO’s position as the world’s leading producer of his operas. This production reunites award-winning director Warner with ENO Music Director Edward Gardner, who returns to Britten following ENO’s productions of Billy Budd (2012) and Peter Grimes (2009), for which his conducting was described as ‘deeply musical’ (Financial Times).

Warner’s relationship with ENO continues to flourish having directed Diary of One Who Vanished, St John Passion, Messiah and most recently Eugene Onegin, ENO’s sumptuous, elegant and epic co-production with the Metropolitan Opera, New York.

Fri 14 Jun 2013 19:30
Tue 18 Jun 2013 19:30
Fri 21 Jun 2013 19:30
Mon 24 Jun 2013 19:30
Wed 26 Jun 2013 19:30


Benjamin Britten : Death in Venice

15 Jun 
 
16 Jun 
 
17 Jun



United Kingdom
 Monday, June 17, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Voices and Saxophones
St Paul's Knightsbridge
32a Wilton Place, London SW1X 8SH
United Kingdom

Tickets: Free
BBC Singers
Raschèr Saxophone Quartet
James Morgan conductor

As unusual a musical collaboration as you're likely to hear, this concert brings together the expert choral forces of the BBC Singers with the instrumental ones of the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet. Founded in 1969 by one of the modern pioneers of the instrument, Sigurd Raschèr, the quartet are renowned for their virtuosity - and a German critic has written "If there were an Olympic discipline for wind playing, the Raschèr Quartet would definitely receive a gold medal."

In tonight's wide-ranging programme they give, with the BBC Singers, the British premieres of three of the many pieces they have commissioned from living composers. The Estonian Erkki-Sven Tüür sets a Latin prayer by St Anselm of Canterbury, Giya Kancheli has based his piece on a variety of sacred texts from his native Georgia, while Belfast composer Ian Wilson sets words by the Austrian Expressionist poet and artist Oscar Kokoschka.

Alongside these pieces, the BBC Singers perform two fascinating works for unaccompanied voices by Per Norgard and Knut Nystedt, while the Raschèr Quartet demonstrate that four saxophones are just as well suited to the music of the Baroque as to contemporary scores.


Erkki-Sven Tüür : Meditatio
Per Nørgård : Wie ein Kind
Henry Purcell : Fantasia no 7, Z.738
Ian Wilson : Little Red Fish
Knut Nystedt : Immortal Bach
J.S. Bach : Contrapunctus IV from The Art of Fugue
Giya Kancheli : Amao omi

18 Jun 
 
19 Jun



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 7.30pm 
The Gloaming
Union Chapel
Compton Terrace, N1 2UN
United Kingdom
http://www.unionchapel.org.uk

Tickets: £20
The Gloaming

In a much anticipated UK premiere, The Gloaming collective carves new paths connecting the rich Irish folk tradition and the New York contemporary music scene. From haunting sean-nós songs to raucous folk explosions, they make music that is both ancient and utterly new.

The super-group came together at Grouse Lodge Studios in West Meath in early 2011 and features New York pianist Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman), Chicago guitarist Dennis Cahill, fiddle master Martin Hayes, hardanger innovator Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh and Irish singer Iarla Ó Lionaird – well known for his contribution to the legendary Afro Celt Sound System and arguably the finest singer of his generation.

'Neither slavishly traditional nor willfully contemporary, it sought out uncharted terrain (some of which was undoubtedly familiar) – and, most impressively, welcomed their audience as essential passengers on that journey' Irish Times


The Gloaming : Various

20 Jun 
 
21 Jun



United Kingdom
 Friday, June 21, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Conflux: organ and brass
St Michael's
Chester Square, London SW1W 9HH
United Kingdom
020 7730 8889
http://www.stmichaelschurch.org.uk
office@stmichaelschurch.org.uk

Tickets: £12, £8
Tom Bell, organ
Total Brass Quintet

New music by London composers for organ and brass separately, and together

Miriam Mackie : Ravelling, for organ

22 Jun



United Kingdom
 Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 7.00 p.m. 
Anthony Green, piano: Derek Foster at 70, Janet Graham at 65, Nick Ray at 40
Schott Recital Room @ Bauer & Hieber
48 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F7BB
United Kingdom

Tickets: £10 (£7 concessions)
Anthony Green, piano



Ludwig Beethoven : Piano Sonata in F, Op.10 no.2
Nick Ray : Sonatina
Nick Ray : Recollections, Book 1
Derek Foster : Prelude - Elaboration - Precis
Derek Foster : Two inventions
Derek Foster : Variations on a Swedish Nursery Tune
Derek Foster : 70 Years
Anthony Green : Caprice on the name Derek Foster
Anthony Green : Improvisation on the name Janet Graham
Anthony Green : Scherzo-Mosaic on the name Nick Ray
Anthony Green : Homage to Elliott Carter
Elliott Carter : 90+
Ferruccio Busoni : Sonatina Seconda
Franz Liszt : Variations on Bach's "Weinen, Klagen"

22 Jun



United Kingdom
 Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 7 p.m. 
Derek Foster at 70, Janet Graham at 65, Nick Ray at 40
Schott Recital Room @ Bauer & Hieber
48 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F7BB
United Kingdom

Tickets: £10 (£7 concessions)
Anthony Green, piano



Ludwig Beethoven : Piano Sonata in F, Op.10 no.2
Nick Ray : Sonatina
Nick Ray : Recollections, Book 1
Derek Foster : Prelude - Elaboration - Precis
Derek Foster : Two inventions

23 Jun 
 
24 Jun 
 

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