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8 Dec

United Kingdom
 Thursday, December 08, 2016 at 7.30pm 
50th Anniversary Concert
Priory Church of the Order of St John
St John's Square, Clerkenwell Road London, EC1V 4JJ
United Kingdom

Tickets: Under 25's £5, full price £12
London Concord Singers
Jessica Norton (conductor)

London Concord Singers and music director Jessica Norton celebrate the 50th anniversary of the choir's founding in 1966 with a programme stretching from Josquin to three world premieres; Alison Willis's 'Thou has made me endless' the winner of the choir's 50th Anniversary Composition Competition, Robert Hugill's 'Dominus illuminatio mea' and a new work by Jessica Norton.

Alison Willis : Thou hast made me endless
Robert Hugill : Dominus illuminatio mea
Jessica Norton : New work

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11 Dec

United Kingdom
 Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 7.30pm 
Schubert and Krzysztof Penderecki
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom

Belcea Quartet

Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki’s large and influential output includes works infused with allusions to nineteenth-century music.

His String Quartet No. 4, commissioned by Wigmore Hall, receives its world première in this compelling programme, placed by the Belcea Quartet together with early and late Schubert and the concentrated power of Penderecki’s own String Quartet No. 2.

Franz Schubert : String Quartet in E flat D87
Krzysztof Penderecki : String Quartet No. 4
Krzysztof Penderecki : String Quartet No. 2
Franz Schubert : String Quartet in D minor D810 'Death and the Maiden'

12 Dec 
13 Dec

United Kingdom
 Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7.30pm 
Christmas with the BBC Singers
Milton Court - Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, EC2Y 9BH
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

BBC Singers
Bob Chilcott conductor
Tanya Houghton harp
Gemma Beeson piano
Finchley Childrens Music Group

A celebration of Christmas by three masters of writing for the voice from three different generations: Benjamin Britten, John Rutter and Bob Chilcott, who also conducts the BBC Singers.

Chilcott unveils a new work, as well as provides a catchy new arrangement of Jingle Bells. Joined by a small ensemble of instrumentalists and the Finchley Children’s Music Group, here’s a perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit.

Benjamin Britten : A Ceremony of Carols, Op 28
John Rutter : Angel's Carol
Bob Chilcott : My Perfect Stranger
Benjamin Britten : A New Year Carol
Bob Chilcott : On Christmas Night
James Lord Pierpont : Jingle Bells

13 Dec

United Kingdom
 Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 8.30pm 
Cafe Oto, London
22 Ashwin Street, London, E8 3DL
United Kingdom

London Sinfonietta
Kammer Klang

Georg Philipp Telemann : Fantasie in A minor
Samantha Fernando : Kinesphere
Georg Philipp Telemann : Fantasie in D minor
Kaija Saariaho : NoaNoa
Georg Philipp Telemann : Fantasie in G minor
Brian Ferneyhough : Cassandra’s Dream Song

14 Dec

United Kingdom
 Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 1pm 
Webern, Sohrab Uduman and Schoenberg
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom

Britten Sinfonia

Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht, his first published work, led the composer to the borderlands between late Romanticism and atonality.

Heard here in Eduard Steuermann’s arrangement for piano trio, this impassioned work is paired with a new piano trio written by Sohrab Uduman, winner of OPUS2016, Britten Sinfonia and Wigmore Hall’s competition for unpublished composers.

Anton Webern : Vier Stücke Op. 7
Sohrab Uduman : "Dann klingt es auf…"
Arnold Schoenberg : Verklärte Nacht Op. 4

14 Dec

United Kingdom
 Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 7.30pm 
London Symphony Orchestra / Fabien Gabel
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

Fabien Gabel conductor
James Ehnes violin
London Symphony Orchestra

Rising star Fabien Gabel conducts a programme highlighting the subtle connections between French and Russian repertoire.

Shostakovich’s searing Violin Concerto No 1 forms the centrepiece of this concert, performed here by the inimitable James Ehnes. The concerto was written during a time of great turmoil for Shostakovich, and was supressed for almost a decade before its first performance. This darkly dramatic work revels in devil-may-care virtuosity for orchestra and soloist alike.

A pair of works created by Ravel bookend the programme. La valse is a musical depiction of the birth and eventual destruction of the waltz genre that saw its heyday amidst the grandeur and excess of fin-de-siecle Vienna. Ravel’s iconic arrangement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition brings the concert to a thrilling close, with Ravel’s flawlessly crafted orchestration breathing life and colour into Mussorgsky’s magnum opus.

Maurice Ravel : La Valse
Dmitri Shostakovich : Violin Concerto No 1
Michael Taplin : Ebbing Tides
Modest Mussorgsky : Pictures at an Exhibition

15 Dec

United Kingdom
 Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 7.30pm 
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Finley
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor
Gerald Finley baritone

Two Russian blockbusters frame the UK premiere of True Fire: a new commission specially written for Barbican featured artist Gerald Finley.

Prokofiev said that his Fifth Symphony depicted ‘the greatness of the human spirit’. It’s a gripping climax to a concert that begins with Tchaikovsky’s star-crossed romance, and features Kaija Saariaho’s ravishing True Fire, performed by its dedicatee.

Saariaho’s music combines intense emotion with a shimmering, visionary sonic beauty, and this setting of poetry by Emerson and Seamus Heaney was created with the intelligence and burnished tone of Finley’s singing very much in mind. The results are both surprising, and exquisitely lovely: ’This is a profound, important work‘, declared the LA Times at last year’s world premiere.

Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Overture to Romeo & Juliet
Kaija Saariaho : True Fire
Sergei Prokofiev : Symphony No 5

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