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14 Jul



United Kingdom
 Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 8pm 
Harmonielehre @ Peckham Multi-Storey Car Park
Peckham Rye Multi-Storey Car Park

United Kingdom
http://www.trosp.me/harm

Tickets: Free
TROSP Orchestra

This July the 100 piece TROSP Orchestra returns to Peckham Rye Multi-Storey car park to play John Adams' HARMONIELEHRE: a huge orchestral piece which Adams says was inspired by a dream in which he "watched a gigantic supertanker take off and thrust itself into the sky like a Saturn rocket".

John Adams : HARMONIELEHRE

15 Jul



United Kingdom
 Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 19:30 
London Symphony Orchestra / Valery Gergiev
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
Valery Gergiev conductor
Renée Fleming soprano*
London Symphony Orchestra


La mer is an ambient, rich depiction of the ever-changing face of the sea. Originally composed for soprano Renée Fleming, Dutilleux said while writing Le temps l’horloge (Time and the clock), that for inspiration he ‘constantly thought of her voice’s character, of her power of lyrical expression’. Shéhérazade tells the tale of how one lucky maiden saves her head night after night by keeping the sultan enthralled with her stories of Arabian legends. Petrushka is the magical story of a straw and sawdust puppet that comes to life complete with human thoughts and emotions.


Change of programme
Please note the change of programme from some early listings

Pre-concert performance
6 – 6.45pm, Barbican Hall
Guildhall Artists at the Barbican
Ravel Piano Trio performed by the Rhodes Piano Trio
Free entry



Claude Debussy : La Mer
Henri Dutilleux : Le temps l’horloge
Maurice Ravel : Shéhérazade
Igor Stravinsky : Petrushka

16 Jul



United Kingdom
 Monday, July 16, 2012 at 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm 
The Turn of the Screw
Buxton Festival
3 The Square, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6AZ
United Kingdom
01298 70395
http://www.buxtonfestival.co.uk/
lee@buxtonfestival.co.uk

Tickets: £10 - £48
NI Opera

Opera in a prologue and two acts.

Libretto by Myfanwy Piper, after the story by Henry James, sung in English
Based on Henry James’s classic ghost story, Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece is a compact and chilling tale of the supernatural.

When an eager young governess is sent from London to look after two orphaned children in a remote English country house, she quickly discovers that the apparent idyll is not as it seems. Mystery envelops the house as sinister spirits from the past return to reveal a terrible secret of innocence lost, and we begin to wonder who is really possessed, the naïve young governess or the two strange children in her care?

This tense and compelling tale, combined with a scintillating score of radiant and haunting music, creates one of the twentieth century’s greatest and most gripping operas.

NI Opera, an ambitious and imaginative new company, has assembled a wonderful cast for this new production including Fiona Murphy, Andrew Tortise, Giselle Allen and Yvonne Howard.



Benjamin Britten : The Turn of the Screw

17 Jul



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 6:00PM 
BBC Proms Plus Portrait 2012: Saariaho
Royal College of Music, London
Prince Consort Rd, London SW7
United Kingdom

Tom Service presenter
Kaija Saariaho in conversation
London Sinfonietta Academy Ensemble


The London Sinfonietta Academy Ensemble are joined by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho and broadcaster Tom Service to present a BBC Proms Plus Portrait.

In Tocar, the title of which translates, from Spanish, as 'to touch, to play', Saariaho explores 'how two instruments can touch each other'. Meanwhile, Serenatas, a collection of five small pieces, the order of which is chosen by the performers, reflects on material from two of Saariaho's orchestral works Mirage and Notes on Light.




Kaija Saariaho : Tocar
Kaija Saariaho : Serenatas

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21 Jul



United Kingdom
 Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 7:30pm - 10:00pm 
Cool Fusion
All Saints Church, West Dulwich
Lovelace Road, SE21 7JY
United Kingdom
020 8676 4550
http://www.all-saints.org.uk
vicar@all-saints.org.uk

Tickets: £12/£10 concessions, from ticketline.co.uk/cool-fusion or 0844 888 9991, booking fee applies
Lambeth Wind Orchestra
Putney Arts Theatre
Coronel Percussion
Cool Fusion Jazz
Cool Fusion Electronica
Mark Pampel (piano)

Cool Fusion is one of the largest voluntary-arts initiatives in the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. It presents a series of four performances of new music and drama in historic London venues, celebrating the Olympics and Paralympics within London's vibrant culture. It is a partnership of London Composers Forum, Colchester New Music and Putney Writers' Circle.

Developed collaboratively by twelve composers and four writers, Cool Fusion uses wind orchestra, percussion ensemble, electronics and actors to weave a narrative of exceptional human endeavour. The performance is framed by historical episodes, from sandals to scandals, chariots to wheelchairs, outside track to winners’ podium. These are interwoven with works exploring the parallels between music and physical culture, in rhythms of pace, endurance, determination and achievement.

Texts and libretti for musical works are contributed by Rita Adam (Four Minute Mile), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Dorando : An Olympic Tale) and Linda Redshaw (Outside Track). Additional non-musical drama pieces are contributed by Marcia Kelson and Dan Clarke.

In the run-up to the world premiere at All Saints West Dulwich, Cool Fusion is working on a local outreach project with Kids' Company in Lambeth, exploring the Cool Fusion's themes through percussion, movement, visual art and English. Some of the results will be unveiled at the All Saints performance.

This performance and outreach project are supported by public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


Mark Garnham : Fanfare for the Olympic Flame (London 2012)
David Arditti : Time and Tide
Cedric Peachey : Gold, Silver & Bronze
Alan Parsons : Fanfare for 2012
Mark Pampel : THE FINAL
Martin Jones : Four Minute Mile
Phil Baker : Triumphal Laurels – Canzona ii from Canzonae Olympiae for Brass Quartet & Timpani
Luca Tieppo : Dorando: An Olympic Tale
Mark Pampel : Against the Odds
Stuart Russell : Distance/Time
Alan Taylor : Episode I from Five Incomplete Episodes
Andy Bungay : Outside Track
Alan Hilton : Olympic Fanfare

21 Jul



United Kingdom
 Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 3.00pm 
Songs from the Exotic
King's Head Theatre, London
115 Upper Street, Islington, N1 1QN
United Kingdom
02074780160
http://kingsheadtheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873482965/events

Tickets: £12
Cerys Jones (mezzo-soprano)
Tim Watts (piano)


Quests for spiritual enlightenment and sensual discovery...memories of lovers, long ago and faraway...the incomparable strangeness of the everyday...
Ideas of the exotic are explored in all their mystery and potency in a programme of songs based on translations of Hindu, Spanish, Polish, Serbian, German and Gaelic poetry.


Gustav Holst : Vedic Hymns, Op. 24 (selection)
Samuel Barber : Three Songs, Op. 45
Foulds John : 'Exotic' (from 'Essays in the modes')
Judith Weir : Songs from the exotic
Tim Watts : White Shadow

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28 Jul



United Kingdom
 Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 7:30pm - 10:00pm 
Cool Fusion
Cecil Sharp House
2 Regent's Park Road, Camden, London NW1 7AY
United Kingdom
http://www.efdss.org

Tickets: £12/£10 concessions, from ticketline.co.uk/cool-fusion or 0844 888 9991, booking fee applies
Lambeth Wind Orchestra
Putney Arts Theatre
Coronel Percussion
Cool Fusion Jazz
Cool Fusion Electronica
Mark Pampel (piano)

Cool Fusion is one of the largest voluntary-arts initiatives in the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. It presents a series of four performances of new music and drama in historic London venues, celebrating the Olympics and Paralympics within London's vibrant culture. It is a partnership of London Composers Forum, Colchester New Music and Putney Writers' Circle.

Developed collaboratively by twelve composers and four writers, Cool Fusion uses wind orchestra, percussion ensemble, electronics and actors to weave a narrative of exceptional human endeavour. The performance is framed by historical episodes, from sandals to scandals, chariots to wheelchairs, outside track to winners’ podium. These are interwoven with works exploring the parallels between music and physical culture, in rhythms of pace, endurance, determination and achievement.

Texts and libretti for musical works are contributed by Rita Adam (Four Minute Mile), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Dorando : An Olympic Tale) and Linda Redshaw (Outside Track). Additional non-musical drama pieces are contributed by Marcia Kelson and Dan Clarke.

For the Cecil Sharp House performance, Cool Fusion is running a local outreach project with Kids' Company in Camden, exploring the Cool Fusion's themes through percussion and other art forms. Some of the results will be unveiled at this performance.

This performance and outreach project are supported by public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


Mark Garnham : Fanfare for the Olympic Flame (London 2012)
David Arditti : Time and Tide
Cedric Peachey : Gold, Silver & Bronze
Alan Parsons : Fanfare for 2012
Mark Pampel : THE FINAL
Martin Jones : Four Minute Mile
Phil Baker : Triumphal Laurels – Canzona ii from Canzonae Olympiae for Brass Quartet & Timpani
Luca Tieppo : Dorando: An Olympic Tale
Mark Pampel : Against the Odds
Stuart Russell : Distance/Time
Alan Taylor : Episode I from Five Incomplete Episodes
Andy Bungay : Outside Track
Alan Hilton : Olympic Fanfare

29 Jul 
 
30 Jul 
 
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1 Aug



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, August 01, 2012 at 1.00-2.00pm 
Lunchtime concert series
St John-at-Hampstead, London
Church Row, London NW3
United Kingdom

Tickets: Free concert
John Campbell Trumpet
Graeme Thewlis- Piano and Baritone

Chamber music-performances of works for Trumpet and Piano. Selection of English and British Sea Songs for Baritone and Piano.

Esther Hopkins : Kings Quoit (i) Dwelling Places

2 Aug 
 
3 Aug 
 
4 Aug



United Kingdom
 Saturday, August 04, 2012 at 7:30pm - 10:00pm 
Cool Fusion
St Mary's Church, Putney
High Street, Putney, London SW15 1SN
United Kingdom
http://www.parishofputney.co.uk/stmarys/

Tickets: £12/£10 concessions, from ticketline.co.uk/cool-fusion or 0844 888 9991, booking fee applies
Lambeth Wind Orchestra
Putney Arts Theatre
Coronel Percussion
Cool Fusion Jazz
Cool Fusion Electronica
Mark Pampel (piano)

Cool Fusion is one of the largest voluntary-arts initiatives in the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. It presents a series of four performances of new music and drama in historic London venues, celebrating the Olympics and Paralympics within London's vibrant culture. It is a partnership of London Composers Forum, Colchester New Music and Putney Writers' Circle.

Developed collaboratively by twelve composers and four writers, Cool Fusion uses wind orchestra, percussion ensemble, electronics and actors to weave a narrative of exceptional human endeavour. The performance is framed by historical episodes, from sandals to scandals, chariots to wheelchairs, outside track to winners’ podium. These are interwoven with works exploring the parallels between music and physical culture, in rhythms of pace, endurance, determination and achievement.

Texts and libretti for musical works are contributed by Rita Adam (Four Minute Mile), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Dorando : An Olympic Tale) and Linda Redshaw (Outside Track). Additional non-musical drama pieces are contributed by Marcia Kelson and Dan Clarke.

For this Wandsworth performance, Cool Fusion has been running outreach projects with Paddock School and local charity Regenerate-RISE.

This performance and outreach are supported by Wandsworth Borough Council and by public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


Mark Garnham : Fanfare for the Olympic Flame (London 2012)
David Arditti : Time and Tide
Cedric Peachey : Gold, Silver & Bronze
Alan Parsons : Fanfare for 2012
Mark Pampel : THE FINAL
Martin Jones : Four Minute Mile
Phil Baker : Triumphal Laurels – Canzona ii from Canzonae Olympiae for Brass Quartet & Timpani
Luca Tieppo : Dorando: An Olympic Tale
Mark Pampel : Against the Odds
Stuart Russell : Distance/Time
Alan Taylor : Episode I from Five Incomplete Episodes
Andy Bungay : Outside Track
Alan Hilton : Olympic Fanfare

5 Aug



United Kingdom
 Sunday, August 05, 2012 at 7.30pm 
NYOS & BBC SSO
Royal Albert Hall, London
Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
United Kingdom
020 7589 8212
http://www.royalalberthall.com/
boxofficeenquiries@royalalberthall.com

Tickets: £7.50-£36.00
National Youth Orchestra of Scotland
Donald Runnicles conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra



We kick off with the London premiere of a new Fanfare by Ayrshire-born James MacMillan. Nicola Benedetti is in the spotlight for Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy, Scottish-American composer Thea Musgrave gives the tuba its moment with her postcard from Loch Ness, while both tonight’s ensembles come together for one of Respighi’s glamorous Roman spectaculars



James MacMillan : Fanfare Upon One Note
Richard Wagner : The Mastersingers of Nuremberg - Overture
Max Bruch : Scottish Fantasy
Richard Strauss : Don Juan
Thea Musgrave : Loch Ness - a Postcard from Scotland
Ottorino Respighi : Pines of Rome

6 Aug



United Kingdom
 Monday, August 06, 2012 at 7 pm 
Bernstein Mass
Royal Albert Hall, London
Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
United Kingdom
020 7589 8212
http://www.royalalberthall.com/
boxofficeenquiries@royalalberthall.com

Tickets: £7.50-£36
Morten Frank Larsen Bass-baritone

Julius Foo Treble

National Youth Choir of Wales
Aelwyd y Waun Ddyfal
Musicians from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
BBC National Chorus of Wales



Conductor Kristjan Järvi



Less a religious work than a theatrical happening, Bernstein's Mass receives its first complete Proms performance, conducted by one of its most ardent champions, and supported by a spectrum of talented Welsh children and adult musicians. Using a mix of highbrow and vernacular styles, Bernstein created a rich, quintessentially American score that has recently begun to emerge as a modern classic.



Leonard Bernstein : Mass

7 Aug



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, August 07, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
Wagner, Bruckner & MacMillan
Royal Albert Hall, London
Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
United Kingdom
020 7589 8212
http://www.royalalberthall.com/
boxofficeenquiries@royalalberthall.com

Juanjo Mena conductor
Manchester Chamber Choir (Proms debut)
Northern Sinfonia Chorus (Proms debut)
Rushley Singers (Proms debut)



Juanjo Mena presents a major world premiere before offering his acclaimed reading of a sonorous yet dangerously eruptive Bruckner symphony.

First though, there's the emblematic love of Tristan and Isolde, expressed through music dark in sound and revolutionary in harmony. James MacMillan's works have enjoyed regular success at the Proms since the first performance of The Confession of Isobel Gowdie was given here in 1990.

As with Bruckner, MacMillan's communicative power is often associated with expressions of faith, and the unveiling of Credo, has been keenly awaited.


Richard Wagner : Tristan and Isolde - Prelude (Act 1)
James MacMillan : Credo (BBC co-commission; World Premiere)
Anton Bruckner : Symphony No. 6 in A major

8 Aug 
 
9 Aug



United Kingdom
 Thursday, August 09, 2012 at 6.30pm 
Sibelius, Delius, Grieg & Nørgård
Royal Albert Hall, London
Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
United Kingdom
020 7589 8212
http://www.royalalberthall.com/
boxofficeenquiries@royalalberthall.com

Roderick Williams baritone
Steven Osborne piano
John Storgårds conductor



In his first Prom as Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, John Storgårds bookends his programme with two Sibelius symphonies.

Delius's decadent Cynara serves as a vocal upbeat to Grieg's evergreen piano concerto. The remaining element is new to these shores, an exciting and dynamic work from the prolific, unpredictable doyen of Nordic symphonists.


Jean Sibelius : Symphony No. 6 in D minor
Frederick Delius : Cynara
Per Nørgård : Symphony No. 7 (UK Premiere)
Jean Sibelius : Symphony No. 3 in C major

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