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7 Sep

United States
 Friday, September 07, 2012 at 8pm 
Music & Música - Duo Barrenechea
BEA - Brazilian Endowment for the Arts
240E 52nd street, New York, NY
United States

Tickets: $15 and $10
Sergio and Lucia Barrenechea (flute and piano)

Music & Música at BEA & Arc (Archive of Contenporary Music - NY) present the concert “Brasileirissimo” with Sergio Barrenechea (flute) & Lucia Barrenechea (piano) – Brazilian classical music: a panorama (from the XIX to the XXI century)

Radames Gnattali : Sonatine in D manjor
Cesar Guerra-Peixe : A Inúbia do Caboclinho
Lenadro Braga : Tania Silva
Rafael Dos Santos : Tardes Goianas

8 Sep

United Kingdom
 Saturday, September 08, 2012 at 7:00pm - c. 9:30pm 
Morton Feldman's "Triadic Memories"
Schott Recital Room @ Bauer & Hieber
48 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F7BB
United Kingdom

Tickets: £10/£5 concessions
Luke Berryman (piano)

"Triadic Memories" is a vast single-movement work lasting approximately two hours. Like other compositions of Morton Feldman's final years, it's closely related to the aesthetics of Mark Rothko's paintings, and is characterised by stasis and extremely quiet dynamics. The unusual title refers partly to an attempt to evoke memory itself: listening to this piece is like flicking through an old photograph album. Its delicate, slowly-shifting harmonies reach toward something that was once definite, but is now lost in time. It was perhaps this fragility that led the composer to aptly describe the piece as "the largest butterfly in captivity".

"Triadic Memories" has only been performed a handful of times across the world, and the 25th anniversary of Feldman's death falls in the first week of September. All in all, this concert promises to be a special occasion.

Morton Feldman : Triadic Memories
Karlheinz Stockhausen : Klavierstück IX

9 Sep 
10 Sep

 Monday, September 10, 2012 at 19.00 
John Adams: Nixon in China
Philharmonie Hall, Berlin


Robert Orth baritone (Richard Nixon, President of USA)
Jessica Rivera soprano (Pat Nixon, his wife)
Gerald Finley baritone (Chou En-lai, Premier of the People’s Republic of China)
Alan Oke tenor (Mao Tse-tung, Chairman of the People’s Republic of China)
James Rutherford bass (Henry Kissinger, Nixon’s advisor)
Kathleen Kim soprano (Chiang Ch’ing, Mao’s wife)
Stephanie Marshall mezzo soprano (Nancy T’sang, first secretary to Mao)
Louise Poole mezzo soprano (second secretary to Mao)
Susan Platts alto (third secretary to Mao)

BBC Singers / Matthew Morley coach
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Mark Grey sound direction
Paul Curran stage director
Murray Hipkin assistant conductor
John Adams conductor

With Nixon in China, American composer John Adams created one of the most successful operas of the 20th century. Following the opera’s first performance in 1987 in Houston, Texas, there have been numerous international productions, with the recording winning a Grammy. Nixon in China is an opera of its time, modern yet also combining elements of historical drama, reportage and documentary.

John Adams : Nixon in China

11 Sep 
12 Sep 
13 Sep

United Kingdom
 Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 19.00 
Fish Music
The Big Screen
The Big Screen, Armada Way, Plymouth
United Kingdom
01752 585050

Tickets: Free
Ten Tors Orchestra Strings
Sam Richards piano
Tim Sayer trumpet
Andy Vissier saxophone
150 with Plymouth University

Fish in an aquarium become musical notes by placing a musical stave in front of them. String players play this mobile score/installation. Improvisers, with their backs to the action, take the string sound as their cue. Fish Music has become an urban legend. Come and see and hear the original, the real thing.

Sam Richards : Fish Music

13 Sep

United Kingdom
 Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Pierre Fournier Award Winner’s Concert
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom

Tickets: £10 £14 £18 £22
Mikhail Nemtsov


Elena Nemtsova


The outstanding young cellist Mikhail Nemtsov is the latest recipient of the prestigious Pierre Fournier Award. This recital is part of the prize, and together with pianist Elena Nemtsova, Mikhail plays a programme of Shostakovich, Franck, Ligeti and contemporary Greek composer Borboudakis, in a work premiered by Mikhail Nemtsov and Elena Nemtsova last year.

Minas Borboudakis : ROAI II
Dmitri Shostakovich : Cello Sonata in D minor Op. 40
Gyorgy Ligeti : Sonata for solo cello
Cesar Franck : Sonata in A for cello and piano

14 Sep

United Kingdom
 Friday, September 14, 2012 at 4:45PM 
Contemporary Classics 2
Kings Place
90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
United Kingdom
020 7520 1440

Tickets: £4.50
Mark van de Wiel clarinet
Jonathan Morton violin

Igor Stravinsky’s output varied hugely over his lifetime, and The Soldier’s Tale (1918) dates from the early Russian phase after the composer had made a huge impact with his early ballet scores including Petrushka and The Rite of Spring. The original piece is a musical, narrative and dance composition which tells the story of a solider making a deal with the devil. This arrangement for three instruments was made by Stravinsky in 1919, and includes five numbers from the longer original for seven players.

Stravinsky's Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet also date from the same time, and are dedicated to Werner Reinhart, a supporter and patron of Stravinsky’s and a fine amateur clarinettist. Oliver Knussen’s Secret Psalm was written as a memorial piece to Michael Vyner, the artistic director of the London Sinfonietta until 1989. The concert will be introduced by the players, who will demonstrate how these contemporary classics work.

Igor Stravinsky : Three pieces for solo clarinet
Oliver Knussen : Secret Psalm for unaccompanied violin
Igor Stravinsky : The Soldier's Tale (1919, trio version)

14 Sep

United Kingdom
 Friday, September 14, 2012 at 3:30PM 
Contemporary Classics 1
Kings Place
90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
United Kingdom
020 7520 1440

Tickets: £4.50
Mark van de Wiel clarinet
London Sinfonietta

This concert combines a 20th century chamber music classic along with other contrasting and complementary chamber pieces.

Bartók’s Contrasts was written in 1938, commissioned by jazz clarinettist Benny Goodman and incorporates a number of Hungarian and Rumanian folk melodies. Lutoslawski’s Dance Preludes for clarinet and piano is similarly based on folk melodies, this time from the north of his native Poland. London-based composer Simon Holt’s Brief Candles is an evocative set of eight miniatures for solo clarinet. London Sinfonietta Principal clarinet Mark van de Wiel features as soloist.

Simon Holt : Brief Candles (for solo clarinet)
Witold Lutoslawski : Dance Preludes
Béla Bartók : Contrasts

15 Sep 
16 Sep

United Kingdom
 Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 7:15PM 
Minimal Materials 1
Kings Place
90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
United Kingdom
020 7520 1440

Tickets: £4.50
London Sinfonietta
London Sinfonietta Academy Ensemble

The first of two concerts that explore how the repetition of minimal amounts of musical material make for a compelling listen.

Laurence Crane’s music is hauntingly beautiful in its stillness. Crafted with immense care, and a careful choice of consonant harmonies, his Trio and Riis both date from 1996.

Graham Fitkin was a pupil of Louis Andriessen, and while studying with him evolved his own highly tonal and often piano based version of minimal composition. His early piano piece, The Cone Gatherers (1987) helped establish his reputation and the concert also features his high energy Flak for two pianos and eight hands and a new arrangement for ensemble of Compel.

In this concert, London Sinfonietta musicians perform side-by-side with members of the London Sinfonietta Academy Ensemble.

Graham Fitkin : The Cone Gatherers
Laurence Crane : Trio
Graham Fitkin : Flak
Laurence Crane : Riis
Graham Fitkin : Compel

16 Sep

United Kingdom
 Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 8:45PM 
Minimal Materials 2
Kings Place
90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
United Kingdom
020 7520 1440

Tickets: £4.50
Sound Intermedia
London Sinfonietta

Steve Reich first developed his Counterpoint pieces in the 1980s, using in distilled form some of the compositional techniques he had developed from as early as the late 1960s.

While these pieces can be performed live, using many instrumentalists, the idea of one live musician performing against a recording of themselves came from Reich’s earlier experiments that developed such techniques as phasing (a musical pattern shifting inexorably forward against a steady version of itself).

The Counterpoints use short melodic phrases which are mostly played in canon, repeated at a fixed distance from each other. Each piece progresses through the differently paced sections by adding layer upon layer of interlocking ideas.

While it’s possible to hear the musical evolution of each piece as the fragments build up, the listener can eventually just revel in the fascinating and energetic textures, picking out new melodic patterns that emerge, guided sometimes by the soloist who also layers these on top.

Steve Reich : Vermont Counterpoint
Steve Reich : New York Counterpoint
Steve Reich : Cello Counterpoint

17 Sep

United Kingdom
 Monday, September 17, 2012 at 19.30 
English National Opera
London Coliseum
United Kingdom

Tickets: £12-83

Michel arrives in a small town, intent on finding the unknown girl he once heard singing at an open window. But is he the only sane man in a world where everyone else has lost their memory, or a madman trapped in a recurring dream from which there is no escape?

Based on a 1930s French surrealist play set in a poetical no-man’s-land poised between dreams and reality, Julietta is the operatic masterpiece of Martinu, the finest Czech composer in the generation following Janácek. ENO’s new production of this poignant work is directed by Richard Jones, whose inspired staging of The Tales of Hoffmann – ‘a potent cocktail of image and reality, illusions and fantasies’ (Evening Standard) – was one of last season’s five-star hits. Edward Gardner, ENO’s award-winning Music Director, conducts a large cast led by tenor Peter Hoare, star of A Dog’s Heart and The Damnation of Faust, and ENO Harewood Artist Julia Sporsén as Julietta, the girl of his dreams.

Mon 17 Sep 2012
Sat 22 Sep 2012
Thu 27 Sep 2012
Sat 29 Sep 2012
Tue 02 Oct 2012
Wed 03 Oct 2012

Bohuslav Martinù : Julietta

17 Sep

United Kingdom
 Monday, September 17, 2012 at 19:30 
The Necks
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

Tickets: £15.50
The Necks

Together for 25 years the Australian cult trio, The Necks, enthral audiences worldwide with their compelling style of improvisation.

Chris Abrahams (piano), Tony Buck (drums), and Lloyd Swanton (bass) conjure a chemistry together that defies orthodox description. Not entirely avant-garde, nor minimalist, nor ambient, nor jazz, their music is regularly described internationally as, simply, unique.

The deceptive simplicity of their music throws forth new charms on each hearing. Featuring lengthy pieces of long-form development, which build in a mesmerizing, epic fashion frequently underpinned by an insistent deep groove, their performances are never less than phenomenal.

Village Underground in Shoreditch will play host to this great cult band of Australia as part of our Transcender festival.

'One of the most extraordinary groups on the planet... sonic experience that has few parallels or rivals.' Guardian

The Necks : Various

18 Sep

United Kingdom
 Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Jack Liebeck performs Sibelius
Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ
United Kingdom

Tickets: £40, £32.50, £25, £15
Conductor - Enrique Batiz
Violin - Jack Liebeck

A brand-new season of orchestral masterpieces gets off to a dramatic start with Wagner's exhilarating Overture to The Flying Dutchman, one of his earliest operas. The Violin Concerto by Sibelius is among his best-loved works, combining passionate lyricism with dazzling display. The Concerto finds an exciting exponent in violinist Jack Liebeck, winner of the 2010 Classical BRIT Award for 'Young British Performer of the Year'.

Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony is one of his most powerful works, charting an intense struggle against the caprices of Fate, culminating in an electrifying finale in which the battle seems to have been won.

Richard Wagner : The Flying Dutchman Overture
Jean Sibelius : Violin Concerto
Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Symphony No.4

19 Sep 
20 Sep 
21 Sep

 Friday, September 21, 2012 at 20:30 
Festival de Alicante, Spain
Teatro Arniches

Tickets: 4-38 Euros
Director: Rubén Gimeno
Solistas: Juan Carlos Garvayo, piano
Robert Silla, oboe
José Sotorres, flauta
Ángel Luis Quintana, violonchelo

Olivier Messiaen : Les Offrandes oublièes
Joseba Torre : Elegía concertante
Cristobal Halffter : De ecos y sombras
Olivier Messiaen : Concert à quatre

22 Sep

 Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 20:30 
Festival de Alicante, Spain
Teatro Arniches

Tickets: 4-38 Euros
Director: Rubén Gimeno
Solistas: Kelley O’Connor, mezzosoprano
Juan Carlos Matamoros, trombón

José María Sánchez Verdú : Alqibla
Francisco Coll : Tapias
Toru Takemitsu : Requiem
Leonard Bernstein : Sinfonía nº 1 “Jeremiah”

23 Sep

 Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 8.30pm 
Festival de Música de Alicante
Festival de Alicante, Spain
Teatro Arniches

Conductor: Oliver Knussen *
Piano: Huw Watkins ~
Clarinet: Timothy Lines #

BCMG performs at Alicante's Festival of Music, giving Spanish premieres to three Knussen works and Tansy Davies' recent Sound Investment commission Nature.

Oliver Knussen : Upon one note
Oliver Knussen : Autumnal
Oliver Knussen : Ophelia Dances
Tansy Davies : Nature
Oliver Knussen : Ophelia's Last Dance
Philip Cashian : Caprichos
Benet Casablancas : Dove of Peace: Homage to Picasso

24 Sep

 Monday, September 24, 2012 at 20:30 
Festival de Alicante, Spain
Teatro Arniches

Tickets: 4-38 Euros
National Youth Orchestra of Spain
Director: Miguel Romea
Solista: Juanjo Guillem, percusión

Isabel Urrutia : Gerok
Jose Luis Greco : Forbidden Tonic
Jonathan Harvey : Concierto para percusión
Kaija Saariaho : Terra Memoria

25 Sep

United Kingdom
 Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Dmitry Yablonsky conducts Amirov and Stravinsky
Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ
United Kingdom

Tickets: £40, £32.50, £25, £15
Conductor - Dmitry Yablonsky
Piano - Farhad Badalbeyli

AMIROV Azerbaijan Capriccio

AMIROV Piano Concerto after Arabian Themes

STRAVINSKY Petrushka (1947)

A colourful programme featuring two rare gems from Azerbaijani composer Fikret Amirov. Overlooking the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan is a cultural melting pot bubbling with influences from Eastern Europe, Western Asia and the Middle East. Fusing Azerbaijani folkmusic with powerful orchestration, Amirov transports us to his homeland in the mysterious Azerbaijan Capriccio and exotic Piano Concerto, which was influenced by Arabic music. The piano is also featured in Stravinsky’s ballet Petrushka, a mesmerising depiction of an unfortunate Russian puppet. Written early in the twentieth century and revised in 1947, this is a masterpiece full of intricate rhythms and inventive orchestration.

Free for all concert ticket holders: The Mountains of Gabala; a 30-minute film documenting the city of Gabala and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s residency at the Gabala International Music Festival, featuring conductor Dmitry Yablonsky and pianist Farhad Badalbeyli, Artistic Directors of Gabala Festival. Main auditorium 6.15pm.

Box Office: 020 7730 4500

Fikret Amirov : Azerbaijan Capriccio
Fikret Amirov : Piano Concerto after Arabian Themes
Igor Stravinsky : Petrushka (1947)

26 Sep 
27 Sep

United Kingdom
 Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 7.45 pm 
In the Locked Room
Lindbury Studio
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
United Kingdom

Royal Opera House Associate Company Music Theatre Wales, and Scottish Opera

This one-act opera, an adaptation of a short story by Thomas Hardy, explores the power of the imagination and the boundaries between reality and fantasy.

Huw Watkins is admired across the UK for his work as a composer and pianist, and has an impressive body of orchestra, chamber and vocal works. For In the Locked Room, he teams up with poet and librettist David Harsent, with whom he previously collaborated in 2009 on the chamber opera Crime Fiction. Harsent’s work in opera also includes his libretto for Harrison Birtwistle’s The Minotaur, which was given its premiere at the Royal Opera House in 2008.

In the Locked Room is brought to the Linbury Studio Theatre by Music Theatre Wales in collaboration with Scottish Opera. The production is directed by Michael McCarthy and Matthew Richardson.


Huw Watkins : In the Locked Room

28 Sep 
29 Sep

United Kingdom
 Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 7.30pm 
70th Birthday Concert for Nicholas Marshall
Temple Methodist Church
Pebble Lane, Budleigh Salterton
United Kingdom

John Turner: Recorder
Ian Tompson: Harpsichord
Heather Bills: Cello
Nicholas Marshall: Piano
Lesley-Jane Rogers: Soprano

David Dubery : Sarabande & Gavotte
Philip Wood : Five Vernal Bagatelles
Roger Fordham : The eight-handed clock
Nicholas Marshall : Four Haiku
Nicholas Marshall : Four Folk-songs
Timothy Moore : The Falling of the Leaves
Julian Marshall : Lines written in early spring
Nicholas Marshall : Plaint
John Turner : Three Salutes

29 Sep

 Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 20:30 
Festival de Alicante, Spain
Teatro Arniches

Tickets: 4-38 Euros
Soloists from Ensemble Modern

Thomas Ades : Sonata da caccia
Luciano Berio : Sequenza X
Heinz Holliger : Cynddaredd-Brenddwyd
Beat Furrer : Fernar Gesang
Isang Yun : Piri
Gyorgy Ligeti : Trio

30 Sep

United Kingdom
 Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 7.30pm 
The Fathers are Watching
CBSO Centre, Birmingham
Berkley Street, Birmingham
United Kingdom

Tickets: In advance: £14 full price / £8 concession / £5 under 16s
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Tenor: Andrew Staples
Members of CBSO Youth Chorus

This concert marks the start of BCMG’s 25th anniversary season, a landmark we will be celebrating throughout 2012/13.

A substantial new work for tenor, ensemble and girls choir - the world premiere of Alexander Goehr’s Sound Investment commission To These Dark Steps – is the main feature of the programme. To These Dark Steps sets a series of striking poems and prose commentary by Gabriel Levin, written in the shadow of Israel’s bombardment and incursion into Gaza in 2008. The texts view the depredations of war through the prism of music by Webern, Messiaen, Bartók and Ligeti - all favourite composers of Alexander Goehr. This provides the context for the other pieces in the programme.

A late work by French composer Olivier Messiaen opens the concert. This three minute, marvellously incisive tribute to the publisher Alfred Schlee has at its heart a piano solo based on the song of the Garden Warbler, one of Messiaen’s favourite birds.

Following this opening are Webern’s Six Pieces for Orchestra in his arrangement for chamber ensemble; Goehr’s recent violin duos, behind which hovers the ghost of Bartók; and György Ligeti’s 12-minute Melodien, which superimposes waves of melody in a piece rich in allusions to Ives, Mahler and Brahms.

There will be a free pre-concert talk from 6.30-7pm with Alexander Goehr and Gabriel Levin, open to all ticket holders.

Olivier Messiaen : Pièce pour piano et quatuor à cordes
Anton Webern : Six Pieces for Orchestra
Alexander Goehr : Duos (for two violins)
Gyorgy Ligeti : Melodien
Alexander Goehr : To These Dark Steps

30 Sep

United Kingdom
 Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 7.30pm 
The Fathers are Watching
CBSO Centre, Birmingham
Berkley Street, Birmingham
United Kingdom

Tickets: In advance: £14 full price / £8 concession / £5 under 16s // On the door: £16 full price / £10 conc
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Tenor: Andrew Staples *
Members of CBSO Youth Chorus *

Olivier Messiaen : Pièce pour piano et quatuor à cordes
Anton Webern : Six Pieces for Orchestra
Alexander Goehr : Duos (for two violins)
Gyorgy Ligeti : Melodien
Alexander Goehr : To These Dark Steps

1 Oct 
2 Oct

United States
 Tuesday, October 02, 2012 at 3pm to 7pm 
Composers Concordance's Festival II: Concert #3: Composers Play Composers Marathon
DROM, New York
, 85 Ave A (b/w 5th & 6th St) in East Village
United States
(212) 777-1157

Tickets: $15 (includes one drink)
30 composers including:

1. Dan Cooper
2. daniel palkowski
3. Molly Joyce
4. Gene Pritsker
5. Lynn Bechtold
6. kinan azmeh
7. Lisa Dowling
8. Loop
9. David Morneau
11. Luis cobo
12. Nataliya Medvedovskaya
13 Rubens Salles
14 Cristian Amigo
15 Joseph Pehrson
16 Jon Diaz
17 Franz Hackl
18 Val Coleman
19 Debra Kaye
20 Milica Paranosic
21Alon Nechushtan
22 Paul Pinto
23 Daniel Schnyder
24 Robert Voisey
25 Angela Babin
26 alon nechushtan
27 Larry Simon
28 John Clark
29 Daniel Reyes Llinas
30 Pat Grant

When did composers become non-performers? We can trace the tradition of the composer-as-performer back to the beginnings of western classical music. This 4th Annual Composers Play Composers Marathon, presented at the lower east side's most excellent venue Drom NYC, explores the connection between composers and their given instruments, as well as how composers go about writing music in which they know that they will be the performer. This matinée event features no fewer than 30 different composers performing on their own succinct solos, duos, and trios.

3 Oct

 Wednesday, October 03, 2012 at 8.15pm 
The Concertgebouw Orchestra with Andris Nelsons Voyage
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Andris Nelsons - conductor
Hakan Hardenberg - trumpet

The Concertgebouw Orchestra voyage
traveled Last season Andris Nelsons with the orchestra in Europe, now he takes us on a voyage. From the Wreckage is a solo concerto written for the virtuoso trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger. It is a psychological journey that leads from fear, from anger and unbridled anger to calmness. Along the way Hardenberger all facets of his instrument - or rather instruments, because not only ordinary berry-trumpet, but also the piccolo and flugelhorn are covered - show. With such a star player can naturally trumpet concerto, that of Haydn, not missing. Andris Nelsons The stormy underway conducting career Andris Nelsons has quickly solid form adopted by the RCO. After his earlier successes, the Latvian conductor leading the orchestra on this voyage including Britten and Debussy.

Benjamin Britten : Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from 'Peter Grimes', op. 33a and 33b
Joseph Haydn : Trumpet Concerto in Eb, Hob.VIIe: 1
Mark-Anthony Turnage : From the Wreckage (Trumpet Concerto)
Claude Debussy : La Mer

4 Oct

 Thursday, October 04, 2012 at 8pm 
Tremplin / Cursus 2
IRCAM/Centre Pompidou-Grande salle-Paris


Tickets: 14€
Ensemble intercontemporain | Conductor Susanna Mälkki | IRCAM Computer Music Design Rune Glerup | IRCAM Pedagogical Advisor Jean Lochard

Selected by a jury, these artists from the four corners of the globe have the possibility of working with the musicians from the Ensemble intercontemporain or studying at IRCAM during the second year of the Cursus program for computer music. The results of this laboratory are found in the Tremplin concerts where the creations of young composers are performed together with works from the youth of their elders, in this case, the Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg. Now with worldwide renown, Lindberg shook up the beginning of the 1980s with the fierce, energetic, malleable expression of his music.

Lu Wang : New Work
Anthony Cheung : New Work
Einar Torfi Einarsson : Desiring-Machines
Rune Glerup : Examples of Dust
Magnus Lindberg : Tendenza

5 Oct

 Friday, October 05, 2012 at 7.30pm 
RSNO - Oundjian Conducts Shostakovich
Usher Hall

Tickets: £35, £25.50, £19, £14.50, £11.50
Peter Oundjian (conductor)

Vadim Gluzman (violin)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Time to celebrate! Glinka's Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla has been called a musical firecracker – so what better way to launch Peter Oundjian's very first concert as RSNO Music Director? That's just the start of this thrilling all-Russian programme, which sweeps from the heart-melting song of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto – played by the superb Vadim Gluzman – to the revolutionary fervour of Shostakovich's mighty Eleventh Symphony. Be there, as we raise a glass to a very special night for Scottish music.

Mikhail Glinka : Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Violin Concerto
Dmitri Shostakovich : Symphony No11 The Year 1905

5 Oct

 Friday, October 05, 2012 at 6pm 
London Sinfonietta in Sweden
Palladium, Malmö

040 19 19 21

Ben Gernon conductor
Jonathan Morton violin
Gareth Hulse oboe

The London Sinfonietta visit Malmö, Sweden, to perform a programme featuring works by a variety of composers including Danish composer Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen and British composers Oliver Knussen, Tansy Davies, Thomas Adès, and Simon Bainbridge. Edmund Finnis' Unfolds, written on the London Sinfonietta's Writing the Future scheme, will also be performed.

London Sinfonietta Academy alumnus Ben Gernon conducts, while London Sinfonietta Principal players Jonathan Morton and Gareth Hulse take solo spots in Oliver Knussen's Secret Psalm and Simon Bainbridge's Concertante in Moto Perpetuo.

Oliver Knussen : Secret Psalm
Tansy Davies : inside out 2
Thomas Ades : Catch
Oliver Knussen : Songs Without Voices
Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Near Still, Distant Still
Edmund Finnis : Unfolds
Thomas Ades : Court Studies from the Tempest
Simon Bainbridge : Concertant in Moto Perpetuo

5 Oct

United Kingdom
 Friday, October 05, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Rhapsody in Blue Concert
St James's Church
Muswell Hill
United Kingdom

Tickets: £8 -£5 concessions and advance bookings
Staines Brass Band
Graeme Thewlis - Piano
John Campbell - Trumpet

Esther Hopkins : Y Blaidd Olaf

6 Oct

 Saturday, October 06, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Hear and Now: Saariaho - Adriana Songs
City Halls

Tickets: Free
Ivan Hewett presenter
Patricia Bardon mezzo-soprano*
Matthias Pintscher conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Marking Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho's 60th birthday, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra presents the UK Premiere of her song cycle, Adriana Songs. Derived from music written for her operatic heroine, the songs confront the personal horrors of war through haunting music of barely contained violence and great imagination.

The concert also includes music from her compatriot Magnus Lindberg, praised by the New York Times for its ‘wondrous sounds' and Johannes Maria Staud's response to the Polish writer and artist Bruno Schultz. Matthias Pintscher, the BBC SSO's Artist-in-Association, conducts.

Magnus Lindberg : Souvenir for ensemble (2010)
Kaija Saariaho : Adriana Songs (2006)
Johannes Maria Staud : On Comparative Meteorology (rev. 2010)
Marc Andre : ... hij ...1 (2008/2010)

6 Oct

 Saturday, October 06, 2012 at 5pm 
In Portrait: Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
Royal Library, Copenhagen


Paul Hillier conductor
Theatre of Voices
Sound Intermedia

The London Sinfonietta join forces with Denmark's Theatre of Voices and conductor Paul Hillier to perform a portrait concert of Danish composer Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, one of the key musical figures in Denmark of the New Simplicity movement during the 1970s. Since then, Gudmundsen-Holmgreen’s music has often consisted of simple, clearly defined, richly contrasting – sometimes grotesque – objects that intertwine along independent paths. The world premiere of Run, plus Scandanavian premieres of Play and Company will feature.

Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Run
Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Turn II; Song
Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Play
Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Sounds I
Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Sounds II
Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Company

6 Oct

United Kingdom
 Saturday, October 06, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Kirckman Concert Society Series
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom

Tickets: £8 £9 £11 £13

Rosalind Ventris


Lara Dodds-Eden


About this concert

In celebration of Edwin Roxburgh’s 75th Birthday (6 October 2012), David Takeno, Eugene Ysaÿe International Chair of the Violin at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, has commissioned a new work from the composer: this will be its world première performance.

Schumann’s late Märchenbilder (Fairy tale pictures) and Hindemith’s first viola Sonata Op. 11 No. 4 are two masterpieces of the viola repertoire. Rachmaninov’s beloved cello sonata concludes the programme, in a version for viola and piano made by the great Russian violist Vadim Borisovsky.

Edwin Roxburgh : New work
Robert Schumann : Märchenbilder Op. 113
Paul Hindemith : Viola Sonata Op. 11 No. 4
Sergei Rachmaninov : Cello Sonata in G minor Op. 19 arr. Vadim Borisovsky

6 Oct

United Kingdom
 Saturday, October 06, 2012 at 7.30pm 
The Sussex Cantorum 20th Anniversary Concert
Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row
Forest Row
United Kingdom

Tickets: £10 -to include interval refreshments
The Sussex Cantorum
Anna Wynne, harp
Chris Harris, organ
The Wealden Recorder Consort
Jennifer Kirk

A gala concert featuring a selection of the music which has made the Sussex Cantorum a local legend on the Surrey/Sussex borders.

All profits to The Freshfield Hall Renovation, Forest Row

Simon Austin : The Third Millenium
G F Handel : Excerpts from Messiah
Anton Bruckner : Ave Maria
Ralph Vaughan Williams : Just as the tide was flowing
des Pres Josquin : Ave Maria

7 Oct 

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