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United Kingdom
 Thursday, October 08, 2015 at 7.30pm 
Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Richard Ayres
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

BBC Symphony Orchestra
BBC Singers
Ilan Volkov Conductor

Ilan Volkov, known for the dynamic clarity of his performances, creates an intriguing sea-inspired frame for a world premiere. Both Mendelssohn and Beethoven conjured the scene for A Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, while the BBC Singers join us for Schubert's delicately atmospheric Song of the spirits over the water. Before the salt-fresh elemental energy of Haydn's Symphony No. 52 in C minor, comes a new work by Richard Ayres, a composer whose playful theatricality is attuned to the classical past.

Felix Mendelssohn : Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Ludwig Beethoven : Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt, Op 112
Richard Ayres : No. 48
Franz Schubert : Gesang der Geister über den Wassern, D 714
Joseph Haydn : Symphony No. 52 in C minor

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10 Oct

United Kingdom
 Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 7.30pm 
St John's, Smith Square
London, SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7222 1061

Garry Walker conductor
London Sinfonietta

The soaring 300-year-old arches of St John’s Smith Square are the backdrop for this absorbing opening to the season: an evening of immersive music as broad and compelling as Rothko’s grand canvases. Two world premieres form the centre of the programme, with a new work by Mexican composer Marisol Jiménez bristling against Laurence Crane’s understated style. Morton Feldman’s intimate portrait For Samuel Beckett, much admired and rarely performed, completes the bill. Sit back, soak up the atmosphere and lose yourself.

Laurence Crane : Chamber Symphony no.2 'The Australian'
Morton Feldman : For Samuel Beckett

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United Kingdom
 Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 1.00 
Danielle Perrett recital
Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford
Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex
United Kingdom

Tickets: Free (£1 donation requested)
Danielle Perrett

Danielle Perrett is widely regarded as one of the UK's finest Harpists

Jeffery Wilson : Contemplation for solo Harp

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23 Oct

United Kingdom
 Friday, October 23, 2015 at 7.30pm 
Nordic Choral Music
St Giles, London
Cripplegate, Fore Street, London EC2
United Kingdom

BBC Singers
Grete Pedersen conductor
James McVinnie organ

Join the BBC Singers, organist James McVinnie and leading Norwegian conductor Grete Pedersen for an evening of Scandinavian choral music at St Giles’ Cripplegate, London.
The concert features Grieg’s captivating arrangement of traditional Norwegian chorales – the Four Psalms Op. 74 for baritone and mixed chorus – which became the composer’s final composition before his death in 1907.

Choral works by contemporary Norwegian and Danish composers complete the programme: from Cecilie Ore’s Shakespeare-inspired drama on the vulnerability of life ‘Toil and Trouble’ to the profound harmonic layers in Knut Kystedt’s ‘Immortal Bach’, conceived by overlapping the elegant chords of Bach’s chorale ‘Komm, süsser Tod’.

Admission to this concert is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that as not everyone who asks for tickets uses them, to make sure we have a full house we send out more tickets than there are places. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people so please arrive early.

Knut Nystedt : Immortal Bach
Knut Nystedt : O Crux
Knut Nystedt : Resurrexit
Edvard Grieg : 4 Psalms, Op 74
Bo Holten : Regn, rusk og rosenbusk ('Rain, mist and rosebush')
Alfred Janson : Sonnet 76
Cecilie Ore : Toil & Trouble

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United Kingdom
 Monday, October 26, 2015 at 7.30pm 
Jerwood Hall
United Kingdom

Nicholas Collon conductor
Ann Murray DBE Mrs Grose
Andrew Staples Quint
Sophie Bevan The Governess
Jane Irwin Jessel
Aurora Orchestra

Britten's last and arguably greatest chamber opera, The Turn of the Screw combines Henry James' supernatural tale of innocence and corruption with some of the composer's most powerful music, creating a work that is by turns ravishing and shattering. A truly stellar cast – including Ann Murray, Sophie Bevan, Jane Irwin and Andrew Staples – join Aurora Orchestra under Nicholas Collon for an unmissable concert performance, atmospherically lit to intensify this most elusive and claustrophobic of ghost fables.

'Refreshing the repertoire and broadening appeal are imperative these days. Nobody does it better than Aurora.'
Barry Millington, The Evening Standard

Benjamin Britten : Turn of the Screw

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28 Oct

United Kingdom
 Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 7.30pm 
Take Two: Oliver Knussen in Focus Two
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

Britten Sinfonia
Oliver Knussen conductor
Frederieke Saeijs violin

Curated and conducted by Knussen this performance will give a compelling, personal insight into the composer, setting his own works alongside music that he loves by Mozart, Stravinsky and Tippett.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Masonic Funeral Music in C minor
Oliver Knussen : Violin Concerto
Igor Stravinsky : Ode
Michael Tippett : Concerto for Orchestra

29 Oct

United Kingdom
 Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7.30pm 
London Symphony Orchestra / John Adams
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

John Adams conductor
Leila Josefowicz violin
London Symphony Orchestra

Essential American composer John Adams brings his own take on storytelling to the Barbican including a new dramatic symphony for violin and orchestra.

Performed by close collaborator and new music champion Leila Josefowicz, Adam’s latest work takes the idea of the original Scheherazade into the present day and “imagines a modern woman storyteller/hostage whose strength of character and powers of endurance are tested over and over”. There are more traditional tales to be told in the first half with Ravel’s youthful ballet score Mother Goose, featuring Sleeping Beauty, Tom Thumb and Beauty and the Beast.

Maurice Ravel : Pavane pour une infante défunte
Maurice Ravel : Mother Goose
John Adams : Scheherazade.2

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