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23 Mar

 Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Scottish Chamber Orchestra: SCO and The Sixteen
Queens Hall
0131 668 2019

Sir James Macmillan: conductor (Tryst); Harry Christophers: conductor (Stabat Mater); The Sixteen

The glorious choral sound of The Sixteen captivates and inspires Sir James MacMillan – and his latest major work for them is the climax of this special concert.

In the first half the composer himself conducts Tryst – one of the very first pieces he wrote for the SCO back in the late 1980s. Inspired by his folksong of the same name, this is a showpiece that the Orchestra has performed to great effect all over the world.

COMPOSER INSIGHTS: 6.30pm Sir James MacMillan introduces his Stabat Mater in conversation with Svend Brown.

James MacMillan : Tryst
James MacMillan : Stabat Mater

24 Mar 
25 Mar

United Kingdom
 Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7.30pm 
where now
Schott Recital Room @ Bauer & Hieber
48 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F7BB
United Kingdom

Tickets: £10, concessions £7
Kerry Andrews, Deborah Edwards, Daniel Figols, Derek Foster, Ilze Ikse, Jerry Wigens

pasts and presents in collision

Music inspired by David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel.

And arrangements of:
Where are we now? (David Bowie)
Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix)
I Can't Get No Satisfaction (Mick Jagger and Keith Richards)
Two of Us (John Lennon and Paul McCartney)
Scarborough Fair (Simon and Garfunkel)

Kerry Andrews : as long as
Deborah Broderick Edwards : Fly Away
Daniel Figols : Satis
Derek Foster : It was fifty years ago today
Jerry Wigens : Beyond the Salt Water

25 Mar

United Kingdom
 Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7pm 
Kings Place
Kings Cross, London
United Kingdom

Sound Intermedia co-producers
Jonathan Cross presenter
Jonathan Berman conductor*
London Sinfonietta

Altered time

“I am in a prison”, György Ligeti once wrote. “One wall is the avant-garde, the other wall is the past, and I want to escape.”

The second event in this new series at Kings Place celebrates one of the 20th century’s most progressive minds. Ligeti found his escape plan – his turning point – in a more spontaneous approach to composition, using free-form drawings to express shape, colour and contour before committing a single note to the page. From the compelling absurdity of Poeme Symphonique for 100 metronomes to the glittering colours of his Melodien, we explore Ligeti’s radical, time-bending compositional methods.

Gyorgy Ligeti : Pòeme Symphonique
Gyorgy Ligeti : Artikulation
Gyorgy Ligeti : 10 Pieces for wind quintet
Gyorgy Ligeti : Melodien

25 Mar

United Kingdom
 Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7.30pm 
BCMG at Thomas Adès Day BCMG
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom


Few contemporary composers have proved as consistently inventive as Thomas Adès. BCMG and the Calder Quartet perform as part of Wigmore Hall’s day-long exploration of his eloquently expressive chamber music, including Adès’ BCMG Sound Investment commission Concerto Conciso and his string quartet Arcadiana.

The delicate, introverted music of György Kurtág deliciously contrasts with the virtuosic, extroverted nature of Gerald Barry’s. Both composers regularly feature in Adès programmes.

Gyorgy Kurtág : Officium breve
Gyorgy Kurtág : Officium breve
Gyorgy Kurtág : Officium breve
Leos Janacek : Selections from On an overgrown path
Gyorgy Kurtág : Selections from Játékok
Gerald Barry : Octet
Thomas Ades : Concerto Conciso
Leos Janacek : In the Mists
Thomas Ades : Arcadiana

25 Mar

United Kingdom
 Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Shostakovich: New Babylon
LSO St Luke's, London
161 Old Street London EC1V 9NG
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

Sasha Grynyuk

An exceptional opportunity to hear the score as the composer himself intended - Shostakovich’s hitherto lost original piano score to the newly restored and expanded avant-garde Soviet masterpiece about the revolutionary 1871 Paris Commune.

Shostakovich’s spectacular first film score, New Babylon, was written when he was just 23 years old and is, alongside The Nose, his most important early dramatic work. Numerous re-writes of the film were demanded even before shooting started and the directors’ final cut completed in December 1928, when the composer was contracted to join the production. His myriad musical quotations matched a fast cross-cut film to produce a work of astonishing complexity and precision unequalled in silent film composition.

However, after two industry preview screenings with the composer himself performing his original solo piano score, the Moscow Sovkino office ordered the removal of over 20% of the film. Re-editing Shostakovich’s score to match proved impossible, parts were incomplete and early performances, a series of debacles, were beyond the abilities of cinema orchestras. Remaining copies of the piano score, destined for smaller cinemas and now unfitted for the re-edited film, were sold off. A rare surviving copy has provided the material for this first public performance.

USSR 1929 Dir Grigorii Kozintsev, Leonid Trauberg 95 min

We're delighted to be joined by John Leman Riley, author of Shostakovich: A Life in Film to introduce the screening.

An original REALITY production, produced and restored by Marek Pytel with Jane Elliott

Dmitri Shostakovich : New Babylon

25 Mar

United Kingdom
 Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 3.00pm 
Song Recital
Chapter House, Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester
12 College Green, Gloucester GL1 2LX
United Kingdom

Tickets: £17 (concessions available)
James Gilchrist: tenor
Benjamin Frith: piano
Louise Williams: viola

Programme to include Schubert Auf dem Strom, Ian Venables' 'Through these Pale, Cold days', and English songs by Gurney, Finzi, Vaughan Williams, W Dennis Browne and Dring. Including a first performance of ‘Visit’ from The colour of words by David Dubery to a poem by Pam Zinnemann-Hope and his setting of Philip Larkin’s poem ‘Home is so sad’.

Ian Venables : Through these pale cold days
David Dubery : Visit
David Dubery : Home is so sad
Franz Schubert : Auf dem Strom
Robert Schumann : Marchenbilder

26 Mar 
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30 Mar

 Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 2pm 
Afternoon Performance - MacMillan Conducts MacMillan
City Halls

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Annelien Van Wauwe clarinet (BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist)
James MacMillan conductor

Sir James MacMillan isn’t just one of the most significant artists working in Scotland today: he’s a creative figure of international importance. Any premiere by MacMillan is a major occasion, but his Fourth Symphony takes the Scottish renaissance composer Robert Carver as a starting point for a musical journey of far-reaching power and beauty. “MacMillan’s new symphony holds a candle to Mahler” wrote The Arts Desk of the world premiere in 2015; in this first Scottish performance, MacMillan himself conducts – and shares the stage with young Dutch clarinet star Annelien Van Wauwe in Finzi’s lovely concerto, and the cosmic vision of an elder statesman amongst Scottish composers, John Maxwell Geddes who celebrates his 75th birthday this year.

John Maxwell Geddes : Voyager
Gerald Finzi : Clarinet Concerto in C minor
James MacMillan : Symphony No 4

30 Mar

 Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 8.30pm 
Philharmonie de Paris
221, avenue Jean-Jaurès 75019 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 44 84 44 84

Ensemble intercontemporain
Matthias Pintscher

On the occasion of its fortieth anniversary, The Ensemble Intercontemporain has commissioned seven new works from seven different composers. Each of the works will be based on one of the days of the biblical Genesis.

Marc Andre : New Work
Franck Bedrossian : New Work
Chaya Czernowin : New Work
Stefano Gervasoni : New Work
Joan Magrané Figuera : New Work
Marko Nikodijevic : New Work
Anna Thorvaldsdottir : New Work

31 Mar

United Kingdom
 Friday, March 31, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Resurrection Light
St Sepulchre-without-Newgate
Hoborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2DQ
United Kingdom

Tickets: £12 (until 26 March) / £15 | £12 (students) from or on the door
Londinium (chamber choir)
Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

- Choral music for Passiontide and Easter -
As Easter approaches, Londinium embarks on a musical journey through Holy Week. Beginning with the acclamation of the crowds on Palm Sunday, our programme leads us to the Last Supper, the arrest at Gethsemane, the Crucifixion itself, and finally to the empty tomb and risen Christ on Easter morning. Our sumptuous selection of repertoire includes some of the greatest composers of the Renaissance, (amongst them Taverner, Lassus and Lhéritier), works by the German Romantics and from the Russian Orthodox tradition, and English music by Herbert Howells, Charles Wood, Jim Clements and Giles Swayne. At the heart of our programme is one of the finest new choral works of our time: James MacMillan's profoundly moving setting of the Miserere.

James MacMillan : Miserere
Giles Swayne : Ave verum corpus
Jim Clements : Hope, Faith, and Love

31 Mar

United States
 Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8:00pm 
BMOP Performs Works by Local Massachusetts Composers
Jordan Hall, Boston
30 Gainsborough Street
United States

Tickets: $20-50
Claremont Trio

In collaboration with Amherst College’s Parallel Series, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) presents Boston Accent, a pair of spring concerts celebrating world-class composers of contemporary music from the Boston music scene. Joined by one of America’s finest young chamber ensembles, the Claremont Trio, BMOP showcases works by John Harbison, Eric Sawyer, and Ronald Perera, as well as the world premiere of Black Noise by David Sanford.

David Sanford : Black Noise
John Harbison : Double Concerto
Eric Sawyer : Fantasy Concerto: Concord Conversations
Ronald Perera : The Saints

1 Apr

United States
 Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 4:00pm 
The Dessoff Choirs Celebrates Spring in Harlem
James Memorial Chapel
3041 Broadway
United States

Tickets: $15-35
The Dessoff Choirs

Hailed as “one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its “full-bodied sound and suppleness (The New York Times),” The Dessoff Choirs continues its 92nd season with a one-evening-only spring concert of repentance. Members of The Dessoff Chamber Choir and Ensemble bring diversity, spirit, and beautiful harmony to the emotionally charged season of Lent. The program includes Bach’s Jesu, meine Freude, Buxtehude’s Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr, and Barber’s Dover Beach.

J.S Bach : Jesu, meine Freude

1 Apr

United States
 Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 10.30am - 11.00am 
College Music Society, Mid-Atlantic Region
Towson University, Towson
United States

Tickets: Free
Douglas O’Connor, Alto Saxophone
Nathan Cornelius, Guitar

L.A. Logrande : Indelible Imprint

1 Apr

United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 7.30pm 
EXAUDI; James Weeks
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom

James Weeks director

Since its formation 15 years ago, EXAUDI has expanded the boundaries of repertoire for vocal ensemble and explored compelling combinations of contemporary and early repertoire.

The clarity and focus of the ensemble’s sound, produced by outstanding individual singers performing as chamber musicians, ideally suits its immersion here in two of Monteverdi’s most expressive madrigals and works by two Franco-Flemish composers who made their reputations in Italy. The madrigal form’s vivacity is also present in EXAUDI’s selections from Salvatore Sciarrino’s 12 Madrigali, settings of nature-themed Japanese haiku created for the 2007 Salzburg Festival, and in James Weeks’s new work for EXAUDI.

Jacques Arcadelt : Il primo libro di madrigali (a selection)
James Weeks : Libro di fiammelle e ombre
Luca Marenzio : Spuntavan gia
Luca Marenzio : Scendi dal Paradiso Venere
Luca Marenzio : Perche la pioggia
Luca Marenzio : Quel augellin che canta
Claudio Monteverdi : Ecco mormorar l'onde
Claudio Monteverdi : Quell’augellin che canta
Giaches de Wert : Vezzosi augelli
Salvatore Sciarrino : 12 Madrigali (a selection)

2 Apr

United States
 Sunday, April 02, 2017 at 3:00pm 
BMOP Performs Works by Local Massachusetts Composers
Buckley Recital Hall
Amherst college
United States

Tickets: $18
Claremont Trio

In collaboration with Amherst College’s Parallel Series, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) presents Boston Accent, a pair of spring concerts celebrating world-class composers of contemporary music from the Boston music scene. Joined by one of America’s finest young chamber ensembles, the Claremont Trio, BMOP showcases works by John Harbison, Eric Sawyer, and Ronald Perera, as well as the world premiere of Black Noise by David Sanford.

David Sanford : Black Noise
John Harbison : Double Concerto
Ronald Perera : The Saints
Eric Sawyer : Fantasy Concerto: Concord Conversations

2 Apr

United States
 Sunday, April 02, 2017 at 7pm 
Jason Bahr Second Symphony Premiere
First Presbyterian Church Bonita Springs, Florida
First Presbyterian Church 9751 Bonita Beach Road SE Bonita Springs, FL 34135
United States
239-992-3410, x250

Ensemble: Fort Myers Mastersingers
Conductor: Jeffrey Faux

Bahr’s 45-minute work is scored for choir, children’s choir, soprano and tenor soloists and large orchestra. It sets poetry of Walt Whitman and Wilfred Owen. The work explores the devastating reality of war and ends with hope for a better future.

Joseph Bahr : Second Symphony

3 Apr 
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5 Apr

 Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at 6pm 
New Viola Concerto

Eriikka Nylund Viola
Filip Draglund Trumpet
Ben Gernon Conductor
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Tanja Orraryd Presenter

Andreas Zhibaj : Viola Concerto
Benjamin Staern : Trumpet Concertino
Tansy Davies : Streamlines

6 Apr

 Thursday, April 06, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Bertelsmeier Premiere
Palacio Euskalduna
Auditorium Avda. Abandoibarra, n° 4, Bilbao, Basque Country, 48011, Spain

Vanessa Goikoetxea Soprano
Duncan Rock Baritone
Coro Easo Abesbatza
Xalbador Rallo Choirmaster / chorus director
Coro de Niños de la Sociedad Coral de Bilbao
Jose Luis Ormazabal Choirmaster / chorus director
Erik Nielsen Conductor
Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa

Birke Bertelsmeier : Zeru urdinetik
Johannes Brahms : A German Requiem, Op.45

7 Apr 
8 Apr

 Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 8pm 
Hear and Now - Matthias Pintscher Conducts….
City Halls

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Matthias Pintscher conductor

Matthias Pintscher, the BBC SSO’s Artist-In-Association, curates another evening of works, all originally commissioned for one anniversary or another. Ligeti’s frantic, scuttling culmination of his explorations into musical polyphony was written for the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra’s 60th birthday. Hans Werner Henze’s Seventh Symphony commemorated the Berlin Philharmonic’s centenary and references Beethovenian symphonic form, German dances and the poetry of Friedrich Hölderlin. Olga Neuwirth’s recent work, meanwhile, began as a tribute Mahler to mark the centenary of his death but is inspired by memories of her grandfather’s life by the Danube and is, in her own words, “an impossible attempt to stop time by composing”.

The concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

Gyorgy Ligeti : San Francisco Polyphony
Olga Neuwirth : Masaot/Clocks Without Hands
Hans Werne Henze : Symphony No. 7

8 Apr

United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 19:30 pm 
Quasi Una Fantasia
The Chapter House, Exeter Cathedral
1 The Cloisters, Exeter EX1 1HS
United Kingdom
01392 285983

Tickets: £10 in advance or from the door
Stephen Beville - piano

Another chance to hear Beville's Prelude, Etude & Fantasie (2012) in a recital that explores the 'free-fantasy' form for piano and its historical influence from the 18th and 19th centuries to the present day. The programme includes such celebrated 'quasi una fantasia' compositions as Beethoven's 'Moonlight' and Liszt's 'Dante' sonatas.

Franz Liszt : Apres une lecture du Dante: sonata quasi fantasia
Ludwig Van Beethoven : Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op 27 no 2
Stephen Beville : Prelude, Etude & Fantasie (2012)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Fantasy in C minor, K 475
Frederick Chopin : Polonaise Fantasy, Op 61

9 Apr

United Kingdom
 Sunday, April 09, 2017 at 7pm 
Michael Cryne World Premiere
Hackney Downs Studios
Hackney Downs Studios: Hackney Showroom Amhurst Terrace, London, Greater London, E8 2BT, United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Ruthless Jabiru
Kelly Lovelady Conductor

Julia Wolfe : Fuel
Michael Cryne : Slipstream
Cat Hope : Pure
Gloria Coates : Symphony no. 14 "Symphony in Microtones" (I. Lamentation)
Osvaldo Golijov : Last Round

10 Apr 
11 Apr 
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13 Apr

United States
 Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 2pm 
Esa-Pekka Salonen Premiere
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue,LA, CA, 90012
United States

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Gustavo Dudamel Conductor

Esa-Pekka Salonen : New Work
Edgard Varèse : Amériques
Dmitri Shostakovich : Symphony no. 5 in D minor, Op.47

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19 Apr

United Kingdom
 Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 1pm 
Britten Sinfonia; Nicholas Daniel
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom

Britten Sinfonia
Nicholas Daniel oboe

This programme, centred on the artistry of renowned oboist Nicholas Daniel, features a new work by Brian Elias co-commissioned by Wigmore Hall and Britten Sinfonia, together with Finzi’s intimate yet cinematic Interlude and Mozart’s String Quintet in C minor, in which the oboe takes the role of first violin.

Gerald Finzi : Interlude for oboe and string quartet Op. 21
Brian Elias : Oboe Quintet
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : String Quintet in C minor K406

20 Apr

 Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 8.15pm 
James Macmillan World Premiere
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Iván Fischer Conductor
Jorgen van Rijen Trombone

Béla Bartók : Hungarian Sketches (Magyar képek) for orchestra, SZ 97
James MacMillan : Trombone Concerto
Antonin Dvorak : Symphony no. 7 in D minor, Op.70

20 Apr

 Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 7pm 
Helsinki World Premiere
Music Centre / Musiikkitalo
Helsingin Musiikkitalo Oy Mannerheimintie 13a Helsinki Uusimaa Finland

Truls Mørk Cello
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Susanna Mälkki Conductor

Leevi Madetoja : Okon Fuoko, Op.58
Ernest Bloch : Schelomo, Hebrew Rhapsody for cello
Jukka Tiensuu : New Work
Maurice Ravel : Daphnis and Chloé, orchestral suite no. 2

20 Apr

United States
 Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 7.30pm 
An Evening of Fantasy with Anne Akiko Meyers
92nd Street Y
New York
United States

Anne Akiko Meyers Violin

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Violin Sonata in A major, K305 (K293d)
Arvo Pärt : Fratres
Einojuhani Rautavaara : Fantasia
Maurice Ravel : Tzigane, for violin and piano
Morten Lauridsen : O magnum mysterium
Jakub Ciupinski : Wreck of the Umbria

21 Apr

United States
 Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8pm 
Concerto for Jazz Trio and Orchestra
Orchestra Hall
3711 Woodward, Detroit, Michigan, 48201, United States
United States

Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin Conductor

J.S. Bach : Orchestral Transcriptions
Dmitri Shostakovich : Suite for Jazz Orchestra no. 1, Op.38a
Michel Camilo : Concerto for Jazz Trio and Orchestra

22 Apr

 Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8pm 
Conrad Tao World Premiere
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Hong Kong

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden Conductor

With Mahler’s Sixth—a tour de force for virtuoso orchestra—Maestro Jaap van Zweden and the HK Phil invite you to continue on our musical journey of Mahler’s symphonies. Within the Symphony’s compelling sonorities you’ll also hear passages of extraordinary beauty and calm—like the soaring “Alma theme”—a portrait of the composer’s wife—and sounds of cowbells from distant alpine pastures. In the last movement, listen for the three hammer blows of fate, “the last of which fells the hero like the stroke of an axe,” Mahler revealed. You are bound to feel the anguish of the prophecy. The concert opens with the world premiere of a new commission by the young American-Chinese composer Conrad Tao, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Composer-in-Residence for our 2016/17 season.

Conrad Tao : New Work
Gustav Mahler : Symphony no. 6 in A minor "Tragic"

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