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24 Nov 
 
25 Nov



United Kingdom
 Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Arlene Sierra/Bartók/Dvořák
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Lower Mosley Road
United Kingdom
44 (0) 161 907 9000
http://www.halle.co.uk/publishedSite/aidsdayconcert.asp
box@bridgewater-hall.co.uk

BBC Philharmonic

The music of American-born, London-based composer Arlene Sierra brilliantly evokes the natural world, and this BBC Philharmonic commission will lift us out of town and into spaces far beyond. You’ll also hear sounds of the countryside in Dvorák’s joyous Eighth Symphony, but the urgency of Bartók’s First Piano Concerto is firmly rooted in the city. Two longtime favourites from France cross the Channel to join us: conductor Ludovic Morlot and piano dynamo Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.


Arlene Sierra : Nature Symphony
Béla Bartók : Piano Concerto No 1
Antonin Dvorak : Symphony No 8 in G major

25 Nov



United Kingdom
 Saturday, November 25, 2017 at  
Music and Reformation
St Michael and All Angel Church, , Bedford Park
Bath Rd, Chiswick, London W4 1TT
United Kingdom
077296122507
www.westlondonsinfonia.org
publicity@westlondonsinfonia.org

Tickets: Full price £14, Concession £12, Students ticket £5
Guest Conductor: Marc Dooley
Leader : Iwona Boesche



Cecilia McDowall : Floreat Oriana
Richard Wagner : Parsifal: Prelude and Good Friday Music
Felix Mendelssohn : Symphony No.5 (Reformation)
Bach Bach Stokowski : Ein Feste Burg ist unser Gott

26 Nov 
 
27 Nov 
 
28 Nov



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 1pm - 2pm 
Haikus - Soprano, Cello, Piano, Flute
St George the Martyr
Borough High Street, London
United Kingdom

Tickets: Free admission
Antonia Berg (flute), Patricia Auchterlonie (soprano), Ben Smith (piano), Yoanna Prodanova (cello)

Borough New Music is delighted to feature the composer Eva-Maria Houben in Series 3. Since 2000, Houben's music has been published by Edition Wandelweiser (Haan), and several CDs of her music have been released by Edition Wandelweiser Records. In this concert, the performers explore just one part of Houben's vast body of 'Haikus'.

Eva-Maria Houben : Haikus for four (I, V, VIII, IX)

29 Nov 
 
30 Nov



United Kingdom
 Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Tan Dun: The Martial Arts Trilogy
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

London Symphony Orchestra


Bringing together three masterpieces of Chinese cinema, Tan Dun’s trilogy sets the Martial Arts tradition originally found in Chinese opera into a modern context, giving it an international appeal through film. Traditional delicate solos on cello, violin and piano, thundering percussion and the soaring strings of a live orchestra; all these elements of Tan Dun’s score play an essential role in the big screen depiction of clashing armies, flying warriors and forbidden romances.

While Tan Dun first attracted attention with works that mixed Chinese folkloric instruments and techniques with elements of avant-garde Western classical music, it was arguably the scores for his Martial Arts Trilogy that propelled him to international fame.;



Tan Dun : The Martial Arts Trilogy

1 Dec



France
 Friday, December 01, 2017 at 8.30pm 
DEUX ESPRITS
Philharmonie de Paris
221, avenue Jean-Jaurès 75019 Paris, France
France
+33 (0)1 44 84 44 84
http://philharmoniedeparis.fr/fr

Ensemble intercontemporain
Matthias Pintscher
Kerstin Avemo
Ryoko Aoki
Emmanuelle Ophèle
Oriza Hirata

“Breath is the foundation, even of music,” declared Toshio Hosokawa about Atem-Lied (“Song of breath”) for solo bass flute (1997). His new work is inspired by a famous piece of Nô theatre by Zeami, Futari Shizuoka (“The Two Shizukas”), from which Oriza Hirata has made a scenario that embodies the spirit of Shizuka, a legendary dancer whose name means both “silence” and “serenity” at once.

Coproduction Festival d'Automne à Paris, Ensemble intercontemporain, Philharmonie de Paris


Toshio Hosokawa : Atem-Lied, pour flûte basse
Toru Takemitsu : Archipelago S., pour vingt-et-un musiciens
Toru Takemitsu : And then I knew 'twas Wind, p fl, al & hpe
Toshio Hosokawa : Futari Shizuka, the Maiden from the Sea, pour soprano, comédienne de Nô et ensemble

1 Dec



United States
 Friday, December 01, 2017 at 8:00pm 
Odyssey Opera & BMOP Premiere The Trial at Rouen in Boston
Jordan Hall, Boston
30 Gainsborough Street
United States
617-585-1260
http://www.newenglandconservatory.edu

Tickets: $20 and Up
Odyssey Opera
Heather Buck (soprano)
Boston Modern Orchestra Project

At the vanguard of Boston’s classical music scene, Odyssey Opera and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) present the world premiere of the live performance of The Trial at Rouen by Norman Dello Joio. A semi-staged, English-language production led by conductor Gil Rose, The Trial at Rouen unites Odyssey Opera (one of the nation’s most innovative opera companies), BMOP (the nation’s premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music), and internationally renowned singers Heather Buck (Joan of Arc) and Stephen Powell (Pierre Cauchon). This marks the third and most condensed opera of Odyssey Opera’s Trial by Fire: Joan of Arc and the Hundred Years’ War, a season-long exploration of operatic works inspired by martyr, saint, and military leader Joan of Arc (1412-1431). Preceding the opera will be a concert performance of its inspiration, Dello Joio’s symphony The Triumph of Saint Joan.

Norman Dello Joio : The Trial at Rouen

2 Dec



Netherlands
 Saturday, December 02, 2017 at 2.15pm 
WIGGLESWORTH CONDUCTS WIGGLESWORTH, KNUSSEN, BIRTWISTLE AND JANÁČEK
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam
Netherlands
http://www.concertgebouw.nl

Radio Filharmonisch Orkest
Ryan Wigglesworth - conductor
Barnabás Kelemen - violin




Oliver Knussen : Flourish with Fireworks, op. 22
Ryan Wigglesworth : Locke's Theatre
Harrison Birtwistle : Night's Black Bird
Ryan Wigglesworth : Vioolconcert
Leos Janacek : Sinfonietta

2 Dec



United Kingdom
 Saturday, December 02, 2017 at 7.30pm 
City of London Sinfonia presents Modern Mystics: The Protecting Veil
St John's, Smith Square
London, SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7222 1061
http://sjss.org.uk
info@sjss.org.uk

City of London Sinfonia
Alexandra Wood director
Matthew Barley cello, presenter


Journey to the centre of Sir John Tavener’s The Protecting Veil through living programme notes, in a performance by the City of London Sinfonia and Matthew Barley.

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Part of Southbank Centre’s year-long festival, Belief and Beyond Belief, The Protecting Veil blurs the lines between humanity and divinity – a glimpse into otherworldliness through the rituals and seasons celebrated around Mary, the Mother of God.

Move even closer to the powerful music in this performance with City of London Sinfonia and Matthew Barley, as they invite audiences to explore the music’s meaning through Living Programme Notes.

In this performance directed from the cello by Matthew Barley, the venue is transformed through lighting and intimate seating, so as to immerse the audience in Tavener’s ecstatic vision.



John Tavener : The Protecting Veil for cello & strings

3 Dec



United Kingdom
 Sunday, December 03, 2017 at 4pm 
TRE VOCI PRESENTS ORBITS @ ICA
Institute of Contemporary Arts
The Mall London, England SW1Y 5AH
United Kingdom
www.ica.art

Tre Voci

Meditative cello improvisations by London-based trio Tre Voci meet thrilling Iranian drumming in this fascinating musical collaboration accompanied by live visuals.

Immerse yourself in the plethora of sounds slowly orbiting the audience in the first half, before hearing "the best hand-drummer worldwide" (ORF) Mohammad Reza Mortazavi, and his mesmerisingly fast drumming, bringing the programme to an ecstatic close.

Tre Voci (Torun Stavseng, Gregor Riddell and Colin Alexander) will perform their own improvisations and new compositions, including the world premiere of a new work by David Stephen Grant, in which they collaborate with Mohammad Reza Mortazavi and Norwegian soprano Silje Aker Johnsen.



David Stephen Grant : New Work

4 Dec 
 
5 Dec 
 
6 Dec



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, December 06, 2017 at 7.30pm 
STOCKHAUSEN: TRANS
Royal Festival Hall, London
South Bank, London SE1
United Kingdom
020 7840 4242
http://www.rfh.org.uk

Pascal Rophé conductor
Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble side by side with
London Sinfonietta

Trans came to Stockhausen in a dream, and this extraordinary orchestral masterpiece is every bit as dream-like in performance. The conductor is invisible, half the orchestra is hidden behind a vividly lit gauze, and those left in view are instructed to move like puppets. As listeners we are held in a trance, caught somewhere between the real and the imaginary, the present and the future. Pascal Rophé conducts this all-Stockhausen programme, as we celebrate a composer who has played a key part in the London Sinfonietta’s history.



Karlheinz Stockhausen : Zodiac for orchestra
Karlheinz Stockhausen : Trans

7 Dec 
 
8 Dec



United Kingdom
 Friday, December 08, 2017 at 7.30pm 
BBC Concert Orchestra - Double Indemnity & Music from Film Noir
Royal Festival Hall, London
South Bank, London SE1
United Kingdom
020 7840 4242
http://www.rfh.org.uk

BBC Concert Orchestra
Robert Ziegler conductor, curator
Hannah Waddingham singer
Mark Kermode presenter

A dramatic, dark and moody evening of music from the film noir greats presented by one of the UK’s best known film critics Mark Kermode.

Curated by conductor Robert Ziegler and featuring singer Hannah Waddingham, this is film music from the wrong side of the tracks including hits from Rebel Without a Cause and Double Indemnity.

Join the BBC Concert Orchestra at its brooding best when cult classics from Laura, Gilda, Sunset Boulevard and Dark Passage meet a ‘new noir’ genre with Badalamenti’s Fire Walk with Me from Twin Peaks and the world premiere of Jonny Greenwood’s Concert Suite from Inherent Vice.

Franz Waxman: Sunset Boulevard
David Raksin: Laura
Allan Roberts: Amado Mio from Gilda; Put the blame on Mame from Gilda
Richard Whiting: Too marvellous for words from Dark Passage
Angelo Badalamenti: Fire walk with me from Twin Peaks
George Antheil: In a Lonely Place
Miklos Rozsa: The Lost Weekend
Interval
Elmer Bernstein: A walk on the wild side
Leonard Rosenman: Rebel Without a Cause
Jonny Greenwood: Concert Suite from Inherent Vice(World premiere)
Jean Wiener: Touchez pas au grisbi
Herrmann: Taxi Driver: A night-piece for orchestra
Miklos Rozsa: Double Indemnity


Contemporary Composers : Various

8 Dec



United States
 Friday, December 08, 2017 at 7:00pm 
The Dessoff Choirs Performs a Trio of Holiday Concerts 12/8-10
St. Peter's Church
619 Lexington Avenue
United States

Tickets: $20-40
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 celebrates the holiday season with a trio of festive concerts. Now in its 93rd year, The Dessoff Choirs continues to wow audiences with its seasonal repertoire and contemporary arrangement of carols performed in some of New York City’s most beautiful churches. This season’s offerings include a sing-in of Handel’s Messiah (the quintessential classical music highpoint of the Christmas season), Bernstein’s Simchu na celebrating the start of Hanukkah, and works by New York City-based composers: Ola Gjeilo, Nancy Wertsch, Gregg Smith, and James Bassi—to name a few.

Gregg Smith : Alleluia
Johannes Brahms : Drei geistliche Chore
Leonard Bernstein : Simchu na

9 Dec



United States
 Saturday, December 09, 2017 at 4:00pm 
The Dessoff Choirs Hosts Messiah Sing-In
Union Theological Seminary
3140 Broadway
United States

Tickets: $15
The Dessoff Choirs

Dessoff’s Messiah Sing invites all singers and non-singers alike to join with the choir on the work’s many choruses. According to NewYorkArts.net, “you’ll tingle down to your toes. If you enjoy choral music or simply want to see an up-and-coming conductor/performer with a great future, check out the Dessoff Choirs. And, if singing is even sort of your thing, consider joining the Dessoff’s 2017’s Messiah Sing. Hallelujah!”

G F Handel : MESSIAH

10 Dec



United States
 Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 4:00pm 
The Dessoff Choirs Presents A Holiday Concert
St. John's Episcopal Church
139 St. John's Place,Brooklyn, NY
United States

Tickets: $20-40
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 celebrates the holiday season with a trio of festive concerts. Now in its 93rd year, The Dessoff Choirs continues to wow audiences with its seasonal repertoire and contemporary arrangement of carols performed in some of New York City’s most beautiful churches. This season’s offerings include a sing-in of Handel’s Messiah (the quintessential classical music highpoint of the Christmas season), Bernstein’s Simchu na celebrating the start of Hanukkah, and works by New York City-based composers: Ola Gjeilo, Nancy Wertsch, Gregg Smith, and James Bassi—to name a few.

Gregg Smith : Alleluia
Johannes Brahms : Drei geistliche Chore
Felix Mendelssohn : Hark the Herald Angels Sing

10 Dec



United States
 Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 6.00pm - 8.00pm 
Composers Concordance presents 'All About India'
Goddard Riverside - Bernie Wohl Center, NYC
647 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY
United States
www.goddard.org/grcc/programs/communityarts/
info@composersconcordance.com

Tickets: advance $12 - $15 / door $15 - $20
Raga Massive Duo: Ehren Hanson and Max ZT, Grammy winner Neela Vaswani, MegMan, Daniel Schnyder, Edmundo Ramirez, Gene Pritsker, Payton MacDonald, Ken Butler, and Milica Paranosic.

Composers Concordance presents, in association with Goddard Riverside Community Arts, the program 'All About India.' Traditional Indian instruments such as tablas, sitar, and santoor (hammered dulcimer) will be heard alongside classical winds and strings, as well as electric guitar, bass, electronics, and hybrid instruments designed by Ken Butler. Music, dancing, and food (extra cost).

Gene Pritsker : Revealed Knowledge

10 Dec



United Kingdom
 Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 11.30am 
Heath Quartet
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Heath Quartet

The Heath Quartet’s seasonlong survey of Jörg Widmann’s five string quartets continues, placing the German composer’s ‘Jagdquartett’ in company with two works marked by their intense concentration and foreboding.

Widmann’s work echoes the opening rhythms of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony before pursuing its ideas with obsessive energy and wanton violence.



Joseph Haydn : String Quartet in D minor Op. 76 No. 2 'Fifths'
Jörg Widmann : String Quartet No. 3 'Jagdquartett'
Felix Mendelssohn : String Quartet No. 6 in F minor Op. 80

10 Dec



France
 Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 4.30pm 
HOMMAGE À STEVEN SPIELBERG
Philharmonie de Paris
221, avenue Jean-Jaurès 75019 Paris, France
France
+33 (0)1 44 84 44 84
http://philharmoniedeparis.fr/fr

London Symphony Orchestra
Frank Strobel, direction

E.T., Jaws, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan, Minority Report… We’ve stopped counting the successes logged by the duo of Steven Spielberg and John Williams.

John Williams
Jurassic Park
Les Dents de la mer
Indiana Jones
E.T.
Les Aventures de Tintin
Le Bon Gros Géant
Jerry Goldsmith
Poltergeist
Les Gremlins
Thomas Newman
Le Pont des Espions
Alan Silvestri
Retour vers le Futur
Michael Giacchino
Super 8
Don Davis
Jurassic Park III


John Williams : Various

11 Dec 
 
12 Dec 
 
13 Dec



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Trio Mediæval; Nils Økland
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Trio Mediæval
Nils Økland violin


Trio Mediaval has beguiled audiences worldwide with its modern re-imaginings of medieval music. The Trio juxtaposes sacred polyphony with folk music and improvisation, melding these elements into its own distinct and unique style.

Innovative fiddle player Nils Økland joins the ensemble for this programme, which includes the world première of a work by Andrew Smith.



Andrew Smith : New Work

14 Dec



Scotland
 Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Adams. Barber, Schubert
Queens Hall
Edinburgh
Scotland
0131 668 2019
http://www.thequeenshall.net

Karina Canellakis: conductor; Benjamin Beilman: violin

Never one to settle for obvious titles to his orchestral works, America’s greatest living composer revisits the dizzying territory of his original Chamber Symphony in typically febrile style. Barber’s Violin Concerto offers a lyrical contrast in the hands of 26-year-old compatriot Benjamin Beilman. Expect a more relaxed style in Schubert’s sunny Fifth Symphony under the guidance of Karina Canellakis, winner of the 2016 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award.

PERFORMER INSIGHTS: 6.30pm Karina Canellakis introduces the evening’s concert in conversation with Sub-Principal Bassoon Alison Green.


John Adams : Son of Chamber Symphony
Samuel Barber : Violin Concerto
Franz Schubert : Symphony No 5

15 Dec



United Kingdom
 Friday, December 15, 2017 at 2pm 
BBC Singers at Temple Church Winter Festival
Temple Church
Fleet Street, London
United Kingdom

BBC Singers
Owain Park
Roger Sayer

Programme

Richard Madden
Balulalow

Owain Park
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day

Bernard Hughes
Jesus, Springing

Joanna Marsh
Evergreen
(world premiere)

Richard Knight
Come rock his cradle

Carl Rütti
O little town of Bethlehem

Richard Causton
Cradle Song

Judith Bingham
Corpus Christi Carol

Peter Copley
Two carols

Howard Skempton
To Bethlehem did they go

Bror Samuelsson
Ave maris stella

Adrian Peacock
Venite, Gaudete!


Contemporary Composers : Various

15 Dec



Netherlands
 Friday, December 15, 2017 at 8.15pm 
CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA: VERBEY, PROKOFIEV AND LUTOSLAWSKI
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam
Netherlands
http://www.concertgebouw.nl

Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
James Gaffigan - conductor
Gregor Horsch - cello




Theo Verbey : Invitation to a Beheading
Witold Lutoslawski : Cello Concerto
Sergei Prokofiev : Suite uit 'Romeo en Julia', op. 64

16 Dec 
 
17 Dec



United Kingdom
 Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 3pm 
BBC Symphony Chorus at Maida Vale for Christmas
BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
Maida Vale One, Delaware Road, London
United Kingdom
02085761227

BBC Symphony Chorus
Neil Ferris

Programme
Mark D. Boden
Awake glad heart

Cecilia McDowall
O Oriens

Howard Skempton
Adam lay y-bounden
The Angel Gabriel

Cheryl Frances-Hoad
There is no rose

Malcolm Archer
A Child is Born in Bethlehem

Will Todd
Christus est stella

Randall Thompson
Alleluia

A Babe is Born
arranged by William Mathias

Herbert Howells
Here is the little door

Becky McGlade
In the bleak mid-winter

Trad.
In dulci jubilo
arranged by Bob Chilcott

Morten Lauridsen
O magnum mysterium

Kerry Andrew
Out of the Orient Christmas skies

Franz Xaver Gruber
Mary's Lullaby (Stille Nacht)

Bernard Hughes
Christmas bells

Richard Elfyn Jones
Good King Wenceslas


Contemporary Composers : Various

18 Dec



United Kingdom
 Monday, December 18, 2017 at 1pm 
BBC Singers Carol Competition Final 2017
BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
Maida Vale One, Delaware Road, London
United Kingdom
02085761227

David Hill
BBC Singers

Join the BBC Singers and Chief Conductor David Hill for a short concert of festive new music at the BBC Maida Vale Studios, as they perform the six brand new Christmas carols shortlisted in the 2017 BBC Radio 3 Carol Competition.

Launched in August, the competition challenged amateur composers from across the country to create a 21st-century carol for a 15th-century text: Sir Christemas.

The six finalists whose works you will hear in this short afternoon performance were all selected by a team of expert judges, including Judith Weir, Master of the Queen's Music, and David Hill, Chief Conductor of the BBC Singers.



19 Dec 
 
20 Dec



Netherlands
 Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 8.15pm 
ARTHUR JAPIN AND SILBERSEE
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam
Netherlands
http://www.concertgebouw.nl

Arthur Japin
Silbersee
Romain Bischoff - leader
Jörg Brinkmann - cello



Arvo Pärt : Da pacem Domine
David Lang : the little match girl passion
Jörg Brinkmann : New Work

21 Dec 
 
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