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Seventh London Festival of American Music

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24th February to 2nd March all at 7.30pm, The Warehouse, Theed Street, London SE1
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Lontano’s Biennial Festival – created in 2006 – explores and celebrates the work of major American composers and reflects the variety of style that is so characteristic of contemporary American music today. The festival programme was put together by Lontano’s Music Director Odaline de la Martinez, one of Britain’s most dynamic and gifted musicians and the first woman to conduct a complete BBC Prom at the Royal Albert Hall. This year’s festival celebrates American Diversity featuring not only American Women Composers, but also American Composers of Colour. The Festival also celebrates Odaline de la Martinez’s 70th birthday with the World Premiere her opera Imoinda – A Story of Love and Slavery.

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All great art is praise – Ruskin celebration

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Friday 8 February 2019, 6.30 — 8pm at the Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London
John Ruskin

A celebration of the 200th birthday of the visionary art critic and social reformer John Ruskin, with readings by actors Michael Palin and Dan Draper and music performed by tenor Richard Edgar-Wilson, accompanied by the Coull Quartet.

John Ruskin, one of the most important writers and thinkers of the 19th century, was born on 8 February 1819. To honour the bicentenary of his birth we present a portrait of this trenchant art critic and passionate social reformer in an evening of readings from his books and letters. Ruskin’s critiques of the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition, Academy Notes, along with his defence of Turner and promotion of the Pre-Raphaelites, were a profound influence on Victorian taste. This event celebrates Ruskin’s ideas and values, and tells the story of his troubled life.

Ruskin’s words will be read by actors Michael Palin and Dan Draper, with songs by Ruskin performed by the tenor Richard Edgar-Wilson, accompanied by the Coull Quartet. The music, realised by composer Sarah Rodgers, includes a complete performance of her setting of Ruskin’s fairy tale, The King of the Golden River.

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Bristol Ensemble plays Ludovico Einaudi

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March 8, 2019, 7:30 pm at Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1DZ
Ludovico Einaudi
Programme to include excerpts from In a Time Lapse, Devenire and Elements

The Bristol Ensemble performs some of the most famous pieces composed by Ludovico Einaudi to the backdrop of beautiful images of nature. Scored for piano and strings, the ethereal works create a meditative atmosphere, creating waves of emotion to engulf the listener.

Tickets £25 (half price for students and under 18s)

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St Paul’s Cathedral – Festive Concert

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Thursday 20th December at 6.45pm, St Paul’s Cathedral, London

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The British Red Cross is proud to host its Festive Concert in the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral in London to help raise vital funds for people in crisis across the UK.

There will be performances by the Kingdom Choir (of Royal Wedding fame), Nadine Benjamin and Toby Spence, and readings from British Red Cross celebrity supporter Joanna Lumley.

The concert will also feature the world premiere of a specially composed work by Sir Karl Jenkins. The evening promises to be a special one!

This wonderful celebration will bring people together, regardless of religion, to make connections over the holidays and get people into the festive spirit.

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Hebrides Ensemble play Kurtág and Harvey

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Friday 30th November at 1.10pm, The Reid Hall, University of Edinburgh

KURTÁG miniature string trios from Signs, Games and Messages

HARVEY String Quartet No.4

Admission Free

With programmes that are diverse, imaginative and inspiring, Hebrides Ensemble has established itself as one of the foremost chamber music collectives in the UK. Co-founded and led by its artistic director, the cellist and conductor William Conway, the Ensemble is renowned for its fresh and intelligent approach to programming, which places contemporary music at the heart of a diverse range of repertoire.

Amici Chamber Choir sing Gorecki

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Saturday 24th November, 7.30pm, St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London
Amici Chamber Choir

Amici Chamber Choir, conductor Paul Jeanes
Rachmaninov – Bogoroditsye Dyevo
Bairstow – Let all mortal flesh keep silence
‘O Mysterium’ by Victoria
‘O Mysterium’ by Thompson
Gjeilo – Northern Lights; Serenity; Ubi Caritas
Randall Thompson – Alleluia
Dvořák – Mass in D

A richly rewarding evening of beguiling choral music sung with passion and commitment.

The Amici Chamber Choir was established in 1986 so that a group of experienced and enthusiastic amateur singers could enjoy performing music to a high standard. The choir celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2016.

The choir draws its members from across north/west London and consists of about 33 singers who are required to have good sight singing ability. We perform regular concerts in Harrow and central London, with occasional trips to other parts of the UK. The repertoire covers both sacred and secular works, from Renaissance church music and madrigals to music of the present day.

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Cambridge University Robin Holloway 75th Birthday Concert

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Saturday 20 October at 8.00pm, West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP
Ryan Wigglesworth

Robin Holloway, 75th Birthday Concert

Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos K.365
Schumann arr. Robin Holloway Six Canonic Studies op.56
Schumann Symphony No.3 ‘Rhenish’

In this concert, the Cambridge University Orchestra weaves its way from classic to classic by way of Holloway’s astute reinterpretation of Schumann’s studies for the unusual pedal-piano. We end the evening with Schumann’s great, final symphony, known as the “Rhenish”. From its dance-like melodies to its enchanting contrapuntal chorale to its heroic conclusion, the symphony is a masterful close to the evening from one of Holloway’s favourite composers.

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Invisibility

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Wednesday 10 October 2018 at 7.30pm – Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SD

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Felix Mendelssohn Song without Words, dedicated to Lisa Cristiani
Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel Capriccio in A flat major
Lili Boulanger Nocturne; D’un matin de printemps
Elisabeth Lutyens Nine Bagatelles
Rebecca Clarke Epilogue, dedicated to Guilhermina Suggia
Rebecca Clarke Passacaglia on an Old English Tune
Ann Carr-Boyd Beneath the Yellow Moon, UK premiere, dedicated to Alice Moyle
Liza Lim Invisibility, inspired by Aboriginal women singers of Yolgnu culture
Errollyn Wallen Dervish
Wendy Hiscocks Songline

A concert celebrating Women Musicians and their Stories in Music presented by Australian cellist Coral Lancaster with pianist Wendy Hiscocks in the sublime setting of Oxford’s Holywell Music Room. Composers represented include Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Lili Boulanger, Elisabeth Lutyens, Rebecca Clarke, Ann Carr-Boyd (UK premiere), Liza Lim, Errollyn Wallen and CAM’s Artistic Director Wendy Hiscocks (world premiere).
Presented by Celebrating Australian Music.

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Nicola Benedetti plays Mendelssohn

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Thursday 11 October at 7.30pm, Redmaids’ High School, Bristol, BS9 3AW

Nicola Benedetti

Nicola Benedetti violin
Leonard Elschenbroich conductor
Bristol Ensemble

Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto in E minor
Beethoven – Symphony No. 7
Maria Walpurgis – Sinfonia from Talestri

Redmaids’ High School, Bristol, is delighted to be welcoming renowned violinist Nicola Benedetti to perform in October. She will be joined in concert by the Bristol Ensemble and conductor Leonard Elschenbroich for a programme including Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 and Maria Walpurgis’ Sinfonia from Talestri.

This performance will be the inaugural concert given by the Bristol Ensemble in Redland Hall as Redmaids’ High School’s Orchestra-in-Residence.

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Space Time Sounds

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Monday 12 November 2018 at 7.30pm, St Paul’s Church, Clifton, Bristol

Space Time Sounds
performed by Gemini:
Sarah Leonard – soprano
Ian Mitchell – clarinet and bass clarinet
Joby Burgess – percussion

Music by the Severnside Composers Alliance
Caradon, D’Angelo, Greenhorne, Harvey, Hasse, Laycock, Metzger, Nickol, Palmer, Poole

Tickets £10 (£8) students & under-16s free.

21st London New Wind Festival

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Tuesday 9th October 2018 at 7.00pm, Burgh House, Hampstead, London

Jennifer Fowler

The 21st London New Wind Festival features music by Jennifer Fowler, Hugh Shrapnel and Paul Patterson.

Simon Desorgher – flutes
Catherine Plugyers – oboe
Phil Edwards – clarinet
Henryk Sienkiewicz – horn
Glynn Williams – bassoon
Alan Tomlinson – trombone
Robert Coleridge – piano
David Sutton-Anderson – conductor

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A Future for British Music – Bristol Ensemble

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23rd September 2018, 6:30 pm, St George’s Bristol, Off Park Street, Bristol BS1 5RR
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Bristol Ensemble
John Pickard Conductor

Hannah Kendall Processional [pictured]
Sadie Harrison Coretta
Andy Keenan For Boola
Graham Fitkin Ardent

New pieces by composers from the Young Composers’ Academy and shortlisted pieces from the NMSW Young Composers’ Prize 2018

The Young Composers’ Academy (YCA) and New Music in the South West help to invigorate the region’s new music scene whilst creating inspiring opportunities for its most talented young composers. Hear Bristol Ensemble performing great new music by the region’s best young composers, alongside recent repertoire classics and music specially commissioned to celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

Tickets £12, £8 concessions

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NMSW Season Finale & the St George’s Young Composers’ Academy Showcase

New Adventures with Psappha

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Thursday September 27th 2018, 7:30pm, The Stoller Hall, Manchester

Psappha

Witold Lutosławski Variations on a Theme of Paganini
Béla Bartók Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion
György Kurtág Scenes from a Novel*
György Ligeti Aventures & Nouvelles Aventures

Nicholas Kok conductor
Gillian Keith soprano
Jessica Gillingwater mezzo soprano
Alexander Robin Baker baritone

*Elaine Tyler-Hall director

Ligeti’s astonishing Aventures & Nouvelles Aventures is both touching and comic. Three singers – alone in their little universe – tell each other stories, exchange confidences and play games through an invented language of the emotions. Meanwhile, the instrumentalists punctuate the drama with some extreme musical interjections involving a giant hammer, a tray of crockery, and a large rug!

Voice, film and dance combine in Psappha’s atmospheric production of Kurtág’s Scenes from a Novel, which explores the contradictions between fleeting experience and the persistence of memory.

Also featuring Bartók’s exhilarating Sonata for Pianos and Percussion and Lutosławski’s witty, two-piano arrangement of Variations on a Theme of Paganini, the concert launches Psappha’s new season in terrific style.

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The Emperor of Atlantis

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Saturday, September 15, 2018 – Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 7:30pm, Peckham (London) Multi-Storey Car Park

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Bold Tendencies with Polly Graham, and her recently formed company, Loud Crowd,

are bringing a new opera programme to Peckham, beginning in 2018 with Viktor Ullmann’s The Emperor of Atlantis, an opera about the need for humans to respect death. The megalomaniac Emperor has declared a war that will only end when there are no survivors left. Death, an old tramp, is outraged that a mortal should try to steal his job and goes on strike. The war begins but panic sets in as no one can die. The Living Dead walk the earth. The Emperor’s power weakens. He submits to the greater power of Death, and dies. Originally written in the concentration camp at Terezin in 1943 as a satire of the Nazi regime, this project proposes to re-read the piece as a prophecy for our time, presenting it within the context of current political debates about nuclear warfare, the migration crisis, climate change and the value of life in relation to power, always with a flavour of satire and clowning. The sound world of the opera is cartoonish and accessible, its collage style mixes jazz with chamber music and cabaret.

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August Premieres – Errollyn Wallen

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Monday 27th August 7.30pm, at Snape Maltings
Errollyn Wallen
National Youth Choir of Great Britain
Ben Parry conductor

Britten Rejoice in the Lamb 16’
Rachmaninov Bogoroditse Devo 4’
Ravel Trois Chansons 7’
and music by Leighton, Gurney, Nico Muhly, Kerry Andrew
and world premieres by Ben Parry and Errollyn Wallen

The brilliant voices of the National Youth Choir – ‘a young choir on blazing form’ (The Arts Desk) – sing songs which celebrate the abundant creativity of those living with mental health conditions. From Britten’s inventive setting of Christopher Smart’s asylum poem Jubilate Agno to new music being given its first performances tonight, this is a programme that goes to the heart – and mind – of who the NYC are.

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August Premieres – Cydonie Banting

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Friday 24th August at 2.00pm, St Andrews Church, Presteigne
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Nordic masters, Matthews and Banting

Joseph Tong piano

Edvard Grieg Stemninger (Moods), Op 73 Nos 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6
David Matthews Variations for Piano, Op 72
Cydonie Banting The Gate of Dawn
World premiere of a Presteigne Festival commission
Jean Sibelius Sonatina in E, Op 67 No 2
Erkki-Sven Tüür Piano Sonata

After studying as a clarinettist on the Hampshire Specialist Music Course at Peter Symonds College, Cydonie Banting studied music at Oxford where she graduated with a first class honours degree. Cydonie is a composer whose pieces of music have been performed by groups including the BBC Singers, the Cavaleri Quartet, and Oxford’s Ensemble Isis.

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August Premieres – Emma-Ruth Richards

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Monday 20th August 2018 at 10.00pm, Stoller Hall, Manchester
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Zelkova Quartet: Caroline Pether, Alex Mitchell, Ed Pether, Jonathan Pether
Dominic Degavino – piano
Alex Roberts – clarinet
Stella Tahtinen – soprano
Dominic Ciccotti – piano
Meera Maharaj – flute
Lucy Nolan – harp

 
 
Emma-Ruth RICHARDS
Ikon for solo clarinet (2013)
Piranesi’s Fantasies for solo piano (2010)
Perpetual Becomings, After Gormley for solo flute and ensemble (2016, world première)
In Aer, 6 Little Songs for soprano and piano (2010)

This is the second recital of music by composer in residence Emma-Ruth Richards. The performance includes a world première of Perpetual Becomings, After Gormley for solo flute and ensemble.

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August Premieres – Philip Venables

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Friday 17th August at 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall, London
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Prom 47: Elgar, Prokofiev and Venables

Edward Elgar
Introduction and Allegro(14 mins)
Philip Venables
Béla Bartók
Venables Plays BartokBBC commission: world premiere
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Sergei Prokofiev
Symphony No 5 in B flat major(44 mins)

 
Maverick Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto made a memorable Proms debut in 2016. Now he returns to premiere a new violin concerto written especially for him by award-winning young British composer Philip Venables.

The piece grows out of a recording the composer found of himself as a teenager playing one of Bartok’s Hungarian Sketches to his teacher’s teacher, Rudolf Botta, a Hungarian refugee – and the journey that ensued.

The concerto is framed by two works suffused with sunny optimism – Elgar’s lovely Introduction and Allegro for strings and Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony, a piece that rejoices in ‘the strength and beauty of the human spirit’.

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August Premieres – Cecilia McDowall

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Friday 10th August at 7.00pm, Birmingham Town Hall
National Childrens Choir of Great Britain

NCCGB 20th Anniversary Concert

Don’t miss the NCCGB 20th Anniversary Concert, which will be an opportunity to hear the choirs of the National Children’s Choir of Great Britain sing a wide variety of works from classical to R&B. These will include pieces by Faure, Goodall and of course Bob Chilcott, President of NCCGB, each choir showing the range of music they have sung during the year.

The concert will end with the première of Everyday Wonders: the Girl from Aleppo, which was written by Cecilia McDowall to commemorate our anniversary year. Performed by current choir members and a group of alumni, Everyday Wonders follows the story of Nujeen Mustafa, who travelled as a child refugee from Syria to Germany, and celebrates her courage and perseverance.

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August Premieres – Thea Musgrave

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Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 7.30pm, Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Thea Musgrave
Musgrave: Turbulent Landscapes (Scottish premiere)
Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins Conductor
Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Christopher Bell Chorus Director
Elizabeth Watts Soprano
Christopher Maltman Baritone

BBC SSO: Turbulent Landscapes Scottish Premiere, celebrating the 90th birthday of one of Scotland’s most internationally renowned composers, Thea Musgrave, with her remarkable Turbulent Landscapes, a powerful musical journey through six vivid land and seascapes by J. M. W. Turner.

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