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14 Jun

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


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
Raschčr 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 Raschčr Saxophone Quartet. Founded in 1969 by one of the modern pioneers of the instrument, Sigurd Raschčr, the quartet are renowned for their virtuosity - and a German critic has written "If there were an Olympic discipline for wind playing, the Raschčr 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 Raschčr 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 Nųrgård : 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

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

19 Jun

United States
 Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 7.00pm-8.00pm 
Peri Mauer LIFE ON EARTH, for chamber orchestra. Music With a View Festival 2013
Flea Theater
New York, NY
United States

Tickets: Free

LIFE ON EARTH, for chamber ensemble [2013]
PERI MAUER composer, conductor, cellist

Art Baron, Kevin Clark - trombone
Sandy Coffin, Jack Walrath, Jordan Hirsch - trumpet
Carolyn Clark - french horn
Isabel Kim, Armando Vazquez - clarinet
Virginia Chang Chien - oboe
Lisa Loren, Stephanie Bazirjian, Don Hagar - flute
Judith Insell - viola
Jennifer Axelson, Inna Langerman - violin
Clarissa Howell, Peri Mauer - cello
Phil Smith - bass

Peri Mauer : LIFE ON EARTH, for chamber ensemble [2013]

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

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 (2006)
Nick Ray : Recollections, Book 1 (2009)
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 (2006)
Nick Ray : Recollections, Book 1 (2009)
Derek Foster : Prelude - Elaboration - Precis
Derek Foster : Two inventions

23 Jun 
24 Jun 
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26 Jun 
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28 Jun

United Kingdom
 Friday, June 28, 2013 at 8pm 
Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

Tickets: £20 - 35
Kronos Quartet

Two legendary forces in new music come together on stage in a major new commission and their first-ever collaboration.

Landfall: Scenes From My New Novel is a collection of works composed on hyper violin and adapted to the string quartet. Like a series of short stories, the pieces are linked by passages inspired by weather - roaring, all enveloping and atmospheric.

For this piece Laurie Anderson has designed software that brings the harmonics and overtones up off the noises floor creating an instrument that breathes in a completely new way. Kronos Quartet has adapted and built on this musical language so that electronics and traditional strings sing together.

'Quiet, poignant and very human' Washington Post

The start time of this concert has changed to 8pm. The performance will last approximately 70 minutes without interval.

Laurie Anderson : Landfall: Scenes from my New Novel

29 Jun 
30 Jun

United Kingdom
 Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 19.30 hrs 
Plymouth Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra
United Kingdom

Tickets: £15 in advance, £17 on the door, £5 under 16's.
conducted by Christopher Fletcher Choir Ticket Manager (01364) 72429.

Franz Schubert : Mass in G
G F Handel : Dixit Dominus
Antonio Vivaldi : Gloria

1 Jul 
2 Jul 
3 Jul 
4 Jul

 Thursday, July 04, 2013 at 9pm 
Concert of music by Irish Composers
SoundSCAPE festival

Ivan Manzanilla

Fergus Johnston : Rashad's Words

5 Jul 
6 Jul 
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9 Jul 
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11 Jul

 Thursday, July 11, 2013 at All day 
Map Plap Narrate
The Royal Gallery, KABK, The Hague
Prinsessegracht 4, 2514 AN Den Haag
+31 (0) 70 315 47 77

Tickets: Free
ˇi˛ek (the band): Hannah Dawn Henderson, Anna Moreno, Maria Salgado, Cecilia Bengtsson, Claudio Molinari Dassatti

This song is the punchline to a joke, told by ˇi˛ek (the philosopher) in his book 'The Plague of Fantasies'. He tells the joke to illustrate the position of right-wing intellectuals, who change the tonality of concrete complaints to an abstract acceptance of the status quo. ˇi˛ek (the philosopher) did not write this song. It is a new song performed by ˇi˛ek (the band), who have never sung together in public before.

Andy Ingamells : Why that monkey washes his balls in my whisky

12 Jul 
13 Jul

United Kingdom
 Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 7:30pm 
Cutting Edge Brass
Headgate Theatre
14 Chapel Street North, Colchester, Essex CO2 7AT
United Kingdom
01206 366000

Tickets: Tickets: £8, £6 (conc)
Steve Drury and Bespoke Brass

Colchester New Music presents the Bespoke Brass Ensemble. Don't miss this evening of SOUND PLUMBING! The newest, richest, wildest brassy music - captured by Colchester composers and those far beyond. Brought to life by this fabulous ensemble.

Tim Torry : Salutation from Two Fanfares and a Canon
Jenni Pinnock : Brass and Bronze
Wes Stephens : Tango from Dance Suite for Brass Quintet
Bernard Hughes : Noble Music for a Ceremonial Occasion
Alan Bullard : Archbishop Harsnett meets Doctor Gilberd
Stuart Russell : [electronic submission]
Greg Bartholomew : Quand J'étais Chez Mon Pčre
Tim Cook : Entrade
Gordon Saville : Jigsaw
Julia Usher : Rumours of Cuts
Laurence Glazier : A Colchester Rag
Jean-Pierre Vial : Vingt Deux Septiemes ou Presque
Andrea Montalbano : Regal Minimalism
Alan Parsons : Friday Woods
Elspeth Manders : Siamese Cats
Robin Benton : Rhythmic Rondo

14 Jul 

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