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20 Aug 
 
21 Aug



United Kingdom
 Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 8pm 
PROMETHEUS DROWNED | AIRBORNE
Presteigne Festival

United Kingdom
01544 267800
http://www.presteignefestival.com

Nova Music Opera
Richard Williams director | George Vass conductor

Cast includes: Clare McCaldin mezzo-soprano; Christopher Good actor;
Donna Lennard soprano; Henry Manning baritone
Nova Music Ensemble

United by a common theme of misadventure, but distinct enough to engage and excite on many levels, Prometheus Drowned and Airborne make perfect performance partners.

Prometheus Drowned, Stephen McNeff’s reworking of an earlier Presteigne Festival
commission, is a chilling exploration of the strange circumstances surrounding the death of Percy Bysshe Shelley in 1822 at Livorno in Tuscany. Richard Williams has worked the libretto from contemporary sources, using journals, diaries and a number of Shelley’s own writings.

For Airborne, we move forward in history to World War I, where we meet Johnny, a pilot in the Royal Flying Corps, and Alice, a nurse in the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve. The opera reflects their parallel experiences on 1 July 1916, allowing them to interact and sing and dance together as their minds go back to the high spots of their deepening love affair; both anticipate and then witness the huge debacle that was the Battle of the Somme.


Stephen McNeff : PROMETHEUS DROWNED
Cecilia McDowall : AIRBORNE

21 Aug



United Kingdom
 Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Britten – War Requiem
Royal Albert Hall, London
Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
United Kingdom
020 7589 8212
http://www.royalalberthall.com/
boxofficeenquiries@royalalberthall.com

Susan Gritton soprano
Toby Spence tenor
Hanno Müller-Brachmann baritone
BBC Proms Youth Choir
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons conductor

‘My subject is War, and the pity of War.’ Wilfred Owen’s shattering verse sits at the heart of Britten’s War Requiem – that great pacifist outpouring of horror and sorrow. To mark 100 years since the start of the 1914–18 conflict, the War Requiem is performed here by the same orchestra that premiered it in 1962.

The CBSO and Music Director Andris Nelsons are joined by the BBC Proms Youth Choir in its third great English choral work, following powerful performances of Tippett’s A Child of Our Time (2012) and Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony (2013).


Benjamin Britten : War Requiem

22 Aug



United Kingdom
 Friday, August 22, 2014 at 7.45pm 
PANUFNIK CENTENARY CONCERT
Presteigne Festival

United Kingdom
01544 267800
http://www.presteignefestival.com

Juliette Bausor flute | Sally Pryce harp | Benjamin Nabarro violin
Presteigne Festival Orchestra
George Vass conductor



Michael Tippett : Little Music for string orchestra
Andrzej Panufnik : Sinfonia Concertante for flute, harp and string orchestra
Andrzej Panufnik : Sinfonia Concertante for flute, harp and string orchestra
Huw Watkins : Concertino for violin and string orchestra
Grażyna Bacewicz : Concerto for string orchestra

23 Aug



United Kingdom
 Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 11.30am 
CAVALERI QUARTET AT OLD RADNOR
Presteigne Festival

United Kingdom
01544 267800
http://www.presteignefestival.com

Cavaleri Quartet



Andrzej Panufnik : String Quartet No 3 ‘Wycinanki’
Hugh Wood : String Quartet No 3, Op 20
Leos Janacek : String Quartet No 2 ‘Intimate Letters’

23 Aug



United Kingdom
 Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 4.30pm 
JOYFUL COMPANY A CAPPELLA
Presteigne Festival

United Kingdom
01544 267800
http://www.presteignefestival.com

The Joyful Company of Singers
Peter Broadbent conductor



Michael Berkeley : Listen, listen, O my child
Stephen McNeff : The Song of Amergin
Edward Elgar : The Shower, Op 71 No 1
Edward Elgar : The Fountain, Op 71 No 2
Lynne Plowman : The Mariner’s Compass
Andrzej Panufnik : Song to the Virgin Mary
Chris Williams : The Peaceful Night
John McCabe : The Lily-white Rose
Alun Hoddinott : Three Shakespeare Songs
Roxanna Panufnik : Love Endureth

23 Aug



United Kingdom
 Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 2pm 
DANCES, FIERCE TEARS AND CONVERSATIONS
Presteigne Festival

United Kingdom
01544 267800
http://www.presteignefestival.com

Ilid Jones oboe | Kate Romano clarinet | Richard Uttley piano



Witold Lutoslawski : Dance Preludes for clarinet and piano
Michael Berkeley : Fierce Tears I for oboe and piano
Daniel Kidane : Spear
Maciej Zieliński : Lutosławski in memoriam
Matthew Taylor : Three Humoreskes, Op 5
Michael Berkeley : Fierce Tears II for oboe and piano
Paul Patterson : Conversations for clarinet and piano, Op 25

24 Aug



United Kingdom
 Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 7.45pm 
ŁUKASZEWSKI REQUIEM
Presteigne Festival

United Kingdom
01544 267800
http://www.presteignefestival.com

Rachel Nicholls soprano | Christopher Foster baritone
The Joyful Company of Singers
Presteigne Festival Orchestra
George Vass conductor



John McCabe : Concertante Variations on a Theme of Nicholas Maw
Stephen McNeff : Four Songs for the Virgin of Guadeloupe
Pawel Lukaszewski : Requiem

25 Aug



United Kingdom
 Monday, August 25, 2014 at 7.00pm 
AND THE SNOW DID LIE
Presteigne Festival

United Kingdom
01544 267800
http://www.presteignefestival.com

Cavaleri Quartet



Henryk Gorecki : String Quartet No 1, Op 62 ‘Already it is Dusk’
Hilary Tann : And the Snow did Lie
James MacMillan : Memento
Ludwig Van Beethoven : String Quartet in E flat, Op 74 ‘Harp’

26 Aug



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 7.45pm 
FESTIVAL FINALE
Presteigne Festival

United Kingdom
01544 267800
http://www.presteignefestival.com

Gemma Rosefield cello | Ilid Jones oboe
Presteigne Festival Orchestra
George Vass conductor



Krzysztof Penderecki : Serenade for string orchestra
Maciej Zieliński : Concello
Stephen McNeff : Concello
Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Serenade in C, Op 48

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United Kingdom
 Saturday, September 06, 2014 at 3.00pm 
A Portrait of Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Albert Hall, London
Kensington Gore London SW7 2AP
United Kingdom
http://www.royalalberthall.com

Christine Rice mezzo-soprano
Exaudi
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Oliver Knussen conductor

Along with fellow Lancastrian composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Sir Harrison Birtwistle celebrates his 80th birthday this year. The Proms marks the occasion with a concert from one of the UK’s leading new music ensembles, the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.

The group’s relationship with Birtwistle’s music is a long one, and here it performs three of the composer’s classic early works. Each explores the spatial dramatisation of music, playing aural games with the audience and exposing them to intriguing and unfamiliar textures, while never neglecting the ever-unfolding melody that is at the core of all Birtwistle’s music.


Harrison Birtwistle : Verses for Ensembles
Harrison Birtwistle : Dinah and Nick's Love Song
Harrison Birtwistle : Meridian

7 Sep 
 
8 Sep



United Kingdom
 Monday, September 08, 2014 at 10.15pm – c11.30pm 
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Birthday Concert
Albert Hall, London
Kensington Gore London SW7 2AP
United Kingdom
http://www.royalalberthall.com

Dimitri Ashkenazy clarinet, Proms debut artist
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Ben Gernon conductor, Proms debut artist

On Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s 80th birthday the Proms pays tribute to this leading figure in contemporary British music with a late-night programme of works selected by the composer.

The concert overture Ebb of Winter, commissioned by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra as part of its 40th-anniversary celebrations, captures the rugged, rough-hewn beauty of Davies’s Orkney home. We see a different side of island life in the joyous ebullience of the much-loved An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise. The fourth Strathclyde Concerto, for clarinet and orchestra, completes the concert – a thrilling tour de force, demanding equal virtuosity from soloist and ensemble.


Peter Maxwell Davies : Concert Overture 'Ebb of Winter'
Peter Maxwell Davies : Strathclyde Concerto No. 4
Peter Maxwell Davies : An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise

9 Sep



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, September 09, 2014 at 7.30pm – c9.40pm 
Americana
Albert Hall, London
Kensington Gore London SW7 2AP
United Kingdom
http://www.royalalberthall.com

Time for Three
BBC Concert Orchestra
Keith Lockhart conductor

It’s American Night at the Proms, courtesy of the BBC Concert Orchestra and its New York State-born Principal Conductor Keith Lockhart.

Toes will be tapping in a concert that starts with folk songs and dances – joyously orchestrated and reworked by Aaron Copland – and ends in Chris Brubeck’s distinctive blend of classical, jazz, blues and country music. Take an exhilarating musical journey with the UK premiere of 
his Travels in Time for Three – a thrill-ride concerto composed for virtuoso string trio and orchestra.


Aaron Copland : Appalachian Spring – suite
Aaron Copland : Quiet City
Aaron Copland : Rodeo – Four Dance Episodes
Chris Brubeck : Blue Rondo à la Turk (arr. C. Brubeck)
Chris Brubeck : Travels in Time for Three

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