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25 Aug 
 
26 Aug



United Kingdom
 Friday, August 26, 2016 at 2pm 
Piano in the Afternoon
Presteigne Festival

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

Clare Hammond piano



Henri Dutilleux : Au gré des ondes
Robert Saxton : Hortus Musicae, Book 2
Michael Berkeley : Haiku
Igor Stravinsky : Three movements from Petrushka

26 Aug



United Kingdom
 Friday, August 26, 2016 at 2.00pm - 3.15pm 
Piano in the Afternoon
St Andrew's Church, Presteigne
Broad Street, Presteigne, Powys LD8 2AF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1544 267 800
http://www.presteignefestival.com
bookings@presteignefestival.com

Tickets: £12.50 reserved | £10 unreserved | £6 student
Clare Hammond (piano)



Henri Dutilleux : Au gre des ondes
Robert Saxton : Hortus Musicae, Book II
Michael Berkeley : Haiku
Igor Stravinsky : Three movements from Petrushka

26 Aug



United Kingdom
 Friday, August 26, 2016 at 7.45pm - 9.30pm 
SHAKESPEARE SCENES
St Andrew's Church, Presteigne
Broad Street, Presteigne, Powys LD8 2AF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1544 267 800
http://www.presteignefestival.com
bookings@presteignefestival.com

Tickets: £24 reserved | £18 unreserved | £6 student
Alice Neary (cello)
Angela Whelan (trumpet)
Carducci Quartet
Presteigne Festival Orchestra
George Vass (conductor)



Huw Watkins : Little Symphony
Dobrinka Tabakova : Cello Concerto
Frank Bridge : Two Old English Songs, H119
Robert Saxton : Shakespeare Scenes
Edward Elgar : Introduction and Allegro, Op 47

27 Aug



United Kingdom
 Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 7.45pm - 9.30pm 
Carducci Quartet in Presteigne
St Andrew's Church, Presteigne
Broad Street, Presteigne, Powys LD8 2AF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1544 267 800
http://www.presteignefestival.com
bookings@presteignefestival.com

Tickets: £20 reserved | £16 unreserved | £6 student
Carducci Quartet



Dmitri Shostakovich : String Quartet No 9 in E flat, Op 117
Huw Watkins : String Quartet
Ludwig Beethoven : String Quartet in F minor, Op 95 'Serioso'

27 Aug



United Kingdom
 Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 2.00pm - 3.15pm 
NOT THE STILLNESS ...
St Andrew's Church, Presteigne
Broad Street, Presteigne, Powys LD8 2AF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1544 267 800
http://www.presteignefestival.com
bookings@presteignefestival.com

Tickets: £14 reserved | £10 unreserved | £6 student
Alexandra Wood (violin)
Rozenn Le Trionnaire (clarinet)
Alice Neary (cello)
Huw Watkins (piano)



John Metcalf : Not the Stillness ...
James Francis Brown : Arioso
Robert Schumann : Fantasiestucke, Op 73
David Matthews : Sonatina for violin and piano, Op 128
Johannes Brahms : Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op 114

27 Aug



United Kingdom
 Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 4.30pm - 5.30pm 
An English Choral Celebration
St Mary's Parish Church, Pembridge
Pembridge, Herefordshire HR6 9EA
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1544 267800
http://www.presteignefestival.com
bookings@presteignefestival.com

Tickets: £14 unreserved | £6 student
Presteigne Festival Chamber Choir
Joy Lisney (cello)
Philip Sunderland (conductor)



Richard Rodney Bennett : A Farewell to Arms
Thomas Hyde : Orpheus and his Lute
William Walton : Passacaglia foir solo cello
Deborah Pritchard : Peace
William Walton : Set me as a seal upon thine Heart
Cecilia McDowall : Night Flight
Richard Rodney Bennett : A Good-Night

27 Aug



United Kingdom
 Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 11.30am - 12.30pm 
Impromptus and Improvisations
St Mary's Church, Kinnerton
Kinnerton, Presteigne, Powys LD8 2PF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1544 267800
http://www.presteignefestival.com
bookings@presteignefestival.com

Tickets: £12.50 unreserved | £6 student
Elizabeth Scorah (harp)



Germaine Tailleferre : Sonata for harp
Adrian Williams : Knocknarea
Paul Patterson : Lizards, Op 111
Albert Roussel : Impromptu, Op 21
Howard Skempton : Three Preludes
William Mathias : Improvisations, Op 10
G Faure : Impromptu in D flat, Op 86

27 Aug



Switzerland
 Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 6.30pm 
Trurliade – Zone Zero for percussion and orchestra
Lucerne Festival
Lucerne
Switzerland
http://e.lucernefestival.ch

Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY
Susanna Mälkki conductor
Martin Grubinger percussion

Martin Grubinger adds world premieres to his resume the way others collect stamps. But seriously, the fact that such contemporary composers as Friedrich Cerha, John Corigliano, Peter Eötvös, and now composer-in-residence Olga Neuwirth practically jump at the chance to write for this percussion artist is hardly a surprise. Thanks to his stupendous virtuosity, his phenomenal feel for sonic colors, and his boyish charm, Grubinger has been remarkably successful in making supposedly “difficult” new music accessible to a wider audience. The Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki, herself a specialist in the music of our time, will juxtapose Neuwirth’s new percussion concerto with modernist classics including Arnold Schoenberg’s rarely played score written to accompany a film that was never made: a soundtrack on which the 12-tone method and thrilling music are not opposites!


Arnold Schoenberg : Accompaniment to a Film Scene, Op. 34
Olga Neuwirth : Trurliade – Zone Zero for percussion and orchestra
Anton Webern : Six Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6
Helmut Lachenmann : Schreiben for Orchestra

28 Aug



United States
 Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 4.00pm 
The Inner Vision and New World of Arnold Schoenberg's Piano Music
Old First Concerts
1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
(415) 474-1608
http://oldfirstconcerts.org
kbarr@oldfirstconcerts.org

Tickets: $5 - $20
Thomas Schultz, piano

The Inner Vision and New World of Arnold Schoenberg's Piano Music
THOMAS SCHULTZ PIANO RECITAL
for tickets & more info http://oldfirstconcerts.org/performances/735/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1143657535676131/
The Complete Music for Solo Piano by Schoenberg
Thomas Schultz, piano
SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2016 AT 4:00PM
Old First Concerts 1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco
This concert is a rare opportunity to hear Schoenberg’s piano music in its entirety, along with late works by Liszt that foreshadow Schoenberg’s atonality and music by Brahms that Schoenberg often cited as antecedents for his own music. These pieces reflect the development of Schoenberg’s music from his early work in free atonality, through the development of the 12-tone system and on to his mature music.
TICKETS
$18.00 General (includes advance online discount)
$15.00 Seniors (65+, includes advance online discount)
$5.00 Full Time Students
(Children 12 and under are free)


Arnold Schonberg : Complete Works for solo piano

28 Aug



United Kingdom
 Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 7.45pm - 9.40pm 
FAURE REQUIEM
St Andrew's Church, Presteigne
Broad Street, Presteigne, Powys LD8 2AF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1544 267 800
http://www.presteignefestival.com
bookings@presteignefestival.com

Tickets: £24 reserved | £18 unreserved | £6 student
Alexandra Wood (violin)
Sophie Edwards (soprano)
Damian Thantrey (baritone)
Presteigne Festival Chamber Choir
Presteigne Festival Orchestra
George Vass (conductor)



James Francis Brown : The Heavens and the Heart
Deborah Pritchard : Wall of Water
Adrian Williams : Elegy
G Faure : Requiem, Op 48

28 Aug



United Kingdom
 Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 5.00pm - 6.00pm 
Stranger, Lover, Dancer
St Michael's Church, Discoed
Discoed, Presteigne, Powys LD8 2NW
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1544 267800
http://www.presteignefestival.com
bookings@presteignefestival.com

Tickets: £12.50 unreserved | £6 student
Alice Neary (cello)



Henri Dutilleux : Trois strophes sur le nom de Sacher
John Hawkins : Stranger, Lover, Dancer
Robert Saxton : Sonata for solo cello, on a theme of Sir William Walton
J.S Bach : Suite No 2 in D minor, BWV1008

28 Aug



United Kingdom
 Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 3.00pm - 4.00pm 
The Ways of Going
St Stephen's Church, Old Radnor
Old Radnor, Powys LD8 2RH
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1544 267800
http://www.presteignefestival.com
bookings@presteignefestival.com

Tickets: £14 unreserved | £6 student
Damian Thantrey (baritone)
Emily Pailthorpe (oboe)
Carducci Quartet



Adrian Williams : The Ways of Going – a cantata after Alun Lewis

29 Aug



United Kingdom
 Monday, August 29, 2016 at 11.30am - 12.30pm 
Britten at Bleddfa
Church of St Mary Magdalene, Bleddfa
Bleddfa. Powys LD7 1PA
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1544 267800
http://www.presteignefestival.com
bookings@presteignefestival.com

Tickets: £14 unreserved | £6 student
Carducci Quartet
Rozenn Le Trionnaire (clarinet)



Robert Saxton : Fantazia
Michael Berkeley : Clarinet Quintet
Benjamin Britten : String Quartet No 2, Op 36

29 Aug



United Kingdom
 Monday, August 29, 2016 at 7.45pm - 9.30pm 
Quartet for the End of Time
St Andrew's Church, Presteigne
Broad Street, Presteigne, Powys LD8 2AF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1544 267 800
http://www.presteignefestival.com
bookings@presteignefestival.com

Tickets: £20 reserved | £16 unreserved | £6 student
Alexandra Wood (violin)
Rozenn Le Trionnaire (clarinet)
Alice Neary (cello)
Huw Watkins (piano)



Felix Mendelssohn : Variations Concertantes, Op 17
Huw Watkins : Dream
Adrian Williams : Cadenzas, Scherzos and Cantilenas
Olivier Messiaen : Quatuor pour la fin du temps

29 Aug



United Kingdom
 Monday, August 29, 2016 at 2pm 
French Sonata and an Oxford Connection
Presteigne Festival

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

Emily Pailthorpe oboe
Clare Hammond piano



Francis Poulenc : Oboe Sonata, FP185
Robert Saxton : Arias
Thomas Hyde : Winter Music
Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade : Ravens’ Cage
Robert Saxton : Chacony
Henri Dutilleux : Oboe Sonata

29 Aug



United Kingdom
 Monday, August 29, 2016 at 7.45pm 
Quartet for the End of Time
Presteigne Festival

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

Alexandra Wood violin
Rozenn Le Trionnaire clarinet
Alice Neary cello




Felix Mendelssohn : Variations Concertantes, Op 17
Huw Watkins : Dream
Adrian Williams : Cadenzas, Scherzos and Cantilenas
Olivier Messiaen : Quatuor pour la fin du temps

29 Aug



United Kingdom
 Monday, August 29, 2016 at 2.00pm - 3.15pm 
French Sonatas and an Oxford connection
St Andrew's Church, Presteigne
Broad Street, Presteigne, Powys LD8 2AF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1544 267 800
http://www.presteignefestival.com
bookings@presteignefestival.com

Tickets: £12.50 reserved | £10 unreserved | £6 student
Emily Pailthorpe (oboe/cor anglais)
Clare Hammond (piano)



Francis Poulenc : Oboe Sonata, FP185
Robert Saxton : Arias
Thomas Hyde : Winter Music
Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade : Ravens' Cage
Robert Saxton : Chacony
Henri Dutilleux : Oboe Sonata

30 Aug



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 7.45pm 
ROBERT SAXTON The Resurrection of the Soldiers
Presteigne Festival

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

Clare Hammond piano
Emily Pailthorpe oboe
Presteigne Festival Orchestra
George Vass conductor



Robert Saxton : The Resurrection of the Soldiers
David Matthews : Piano Concerto, Op 111
Richard Blackford : The Better Angels of Our Nature
Dmitri Shostakovich : Chamber Symphony, Op 110a

30 Aug



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 2.00pm - 3.00pm 
Time and the Seasons
St Andrew's Church, Presteigne
Broad Street, Presteigne, Powys LD8 2AF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1544 267 800
http://www.presteignefestival.com
bookings@presteignefestival.com

Tickets: £12.50 reserved | £10 unreserved | £6 student
Damina Thantrey (baritone)
Huw Watkins (piano)



Henri Duparc : Serenade; Extase; Le manoir de Rosemonde
Robert Saxton : Time and the Seasons
Huw Watkins : Look Down, Fair Moon
Henri Dutilleux : Quatre Melodies
Maurice Ravel : Don Quichotte a Dulcinee

30 Aug



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 7.45pm - 9.40pm 
Festival Finale
St Andrew's Church, Presteigne
Broad Street, Presteigne, Powys LD8 2AF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1544 267 800
http://www.presteignefestival.com
bookings@presteignefestival.com

Tickets: £24 reserved | £18 unreserved | £6 student
Clare Hammond (piano)
Emily Pailthorpe (oboe)
Presteigne Festival Orchestra
George Vass (conductor)



Robert Saxton : The Resurrection of the Soldiers
David Matthews : Piano Concerto, Op 111
Richard Blackford : The Better Angels of Our Nature
Dmitri Shostakovich : Chamber Symphony, Op 110a

30 Aug



Switzerland
 Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 7.30pm 
Berlin Philharmonic | Sir Simon Rattle
Lucerne Festival
Lucerne
Switzerland
http://e.lucernefestival.ch

Berlin Philharmonic
Sir Simon Rattle conductor

“Gustav Mahler completely changed my life,” says Sir Simon Rattle. Indeed it was Mahler’s music that initially led him to the idea of pursuing a career on the podium. The 11- or 12-year-old Simon had his first inspiration in his native Liverpool when he heard a performance of the Second Symphony. “I had already realized that I wanted to become a musician, but this experience led me to become a conductor.” Mahler has been a constant companion throughout his career ever since – and will be a trustworthy star to light his way for his first Lucerne performance of this summer, when the Berlin Philharmonic plays the mighty Seventh Symphony. But for the opening Rattle has chosen “the one piece in the repertoire where the conductor himself has to play along”: Éclat by Pierre Boulez. This work consists of certain set passages and patterns from which the man (or woman) on the podium can freely select: the fingers are used to indicate a number that signifies to the 15 soloists which particular passages they should then play.


Pierre Boulez : Éclat” for Fifteen Instruments
Gustav Mahler : Symphony No. 7 in E minor

31 Aug



India
 Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 10.00am-12.00am 
Dissertation Writing Service
jaipur
jaipur, jaipur
India
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Tickets: 00
Dissertation
Dissertation Writing Service

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1 Sep



United Kingdom
 Thursday, September 01, 2016 at 7.30pm 
The Aeloian Trio, with Clive Bell - bamboo flute and John Roberts (PuppetCraft)
Devon Guild of Craftsmen
The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF
United Kingdom
01626 832223
http://www.crafts.org.uk/home.aspx

The Aeloian Trio, with Clive Bell - bamboo flute and John Roberts (PuppetCraft)


Traditional Japanese pieces for shakuhachi
Short bunraku pupet performance

Tickets £10 from www.nourishfestival.org Or Devon Guild Of Craftsmen: 01626 832223


Claude Debussy : Trio for Flute, Harp & Viola
Toru Takemitsu : And Then I Knew Twas Wind

2 Sep 
 
3 Sep 
 
4 Sep 
 
5 Sep 
 
6 Sep 
 
7 Sep



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, September 07, 2016 at 2pm 
Cooke, Schumann & Elgar
MediaCityUK
The Greenhouse, MediaCityUK, Salford, M50 2EQ
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 161 886 5300
http://www.mediacityuk.co.uk
hello@mediacityuk.co.uk

BBC Philharmonic
Andrew Gourlay Conductor
Narek Hakhnazaryan Cello
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Andrew Gourlay, also a trombonist and pianist by training, conducts today’s studio concert – opening with British composer Cooke and his Sixth Symphony.

The orchestra are joined by BBC New Generation Artist, Narek Hakhnazarya, for the poetry of Schumann's Cello Concerto, before this afternoon’s programme closes the way that it began – with the work of a British composer.

Elgar’s Dream Children, inspired by writing from Charles Lamb in 1822, leaps from the pages of an essay to the pages of a score and conveys both a wistful longing and nostalgia for lost youth.


Arnold Cooke : Symphony No.6
Robert Schumann : Cello Concerto in A minor
Edward Elgar : Enfants d'un rêve, Op 43

8 Sep 
 
9 Sep



Germany
 Friday, September 09, 2016 at 8pm 
ENSEMBLE INTERCONTEMPORAIN
Haus der Berlin Festspiel
Berlin
Germany

ENSEMBLE INTERCONTEMPORAIN
MATTHIAS PINTSCHER Conductor

Clément Saunier Trumpet

Jean-Christophe Vervoitte Horn

33 1/3 Collective Video and kinetic sculpture

Founded in 1976 by Pierre Boulez in Paris, Ensemble intercontemporain is one of the most long-standing specialist ensembles for New Music. Its members, all of them internationally renowned soloists in their own rights, have significantly contributed to the performance practise of New Music. Composer and conductor Matthias Pintscher has been the ensemble’s music director since 2013. At last year’s Musikfest Berlin, he conducted the Berliner Philharmoniker for the first time. This year, the first part of his concert will present his ensemble cycle sonic eclipse, which centres on trumpet and cornet. As if in a lunar or solar eclipse, the two protagonists’ sound characteristics slowly spread over each other, drawing the other instruments into their gravitational fields.

Wolfgang Rihm’s Concerto Seraphin, commissioned and premiered by Musikfest Berlin eight years ago, is part of a larger body of work that consists of a topical core to which further parts and layers were continually added over the years. The central sources of inspiration for Rihm were Antonin Artaud’s and Charles Baudelaire’s texts on the Théâtre de Séraphin. In their project No More Masterpieces, the Dutch experimental video artists of 33 1/3 Collective developed digital imagery that draws on Antonin Artaud’s radical and provocative manifest of the same title and extends Wolfgang Rihm’s Concerto Séraphin into the world of kinetic visuals.


Matthias Pintscher : sonic eclipse for trumpet, horn and ensemble celestical object I – celestical object II – occultation
Wolfgang Rihm : Concerto »Séraphin« for 16 players performed in combination with No More Masterpieces by 33 1/3 Collective

9 Sep



United Kingdom
 Friday, September 09, 2016 at 8.45pm 
And Then I Knew Twas Wind
Kings Place
Kings Cross, London
United Kingdom

Gwyneth Herbert
London Sinfonietta

Award-winning composer, lyricist and performer Gwyneth Herbert and the London Sinfonietta present a unique collaborative performance.

The concert will feature new arrangements of Herbert’s own songs and special pieces created in dialogue with musicians from the ensemble, alongside music from the rich repertoire that forms part of the London Sinfonietta’s history.



Gwyneth Herbert : Various

10 Sep



United States
 Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 07:30pm 
Patrick Zimmerli Quartet Celebrates New Album 9/10
Le Poisson Rouge
NYC
United States

Tickets: $15
Patrick Zimmerli
Ethan Iverson
Chris Tordini
John Hollenbeck

On September 10, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at Le Poisson Rouge, the Patrick Zimmerli Quartet, featuring Ethan Iverson, Chris Tordini, and John Hollenbeck, will present “Clockworks,” the conclusion of a compositional arc that began 25 years ago with the recording of Shores Against Silence by Zimmerli’s original quartet.

Patrick Zimmerli : Clockwork

11 Sep



Germany
 Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 10am 
MUSIKFEST BERLIN
Philharmonie Hall, Berlin

Germany

JUNGE DEUTSCHE PHILHARMONIE
JONATHAN NOTT Conductor
Pekka Kuusisto Violin

Paul Jeukendrup Sound Direction

Edgard Varèse’s admiration for Beethoven has been documented in multiple ways. A photograph shows a Beethoven portrait on his desk. For him, Beethoven embodied the prototype of a modern composer. Beethoven was also the model for the title figure Jean-Christophe by Romain Rolland, who was a friend of Varèse’s. The author incorporated some of Varèse’s characteristics into his fictitious character. The world premiere of Déserts in 1954 in Paris under Hermann Scherchen was a scandal. The audience reacted with incomprehension to the audio tape recordings Varèse used to enrich his musical language. In Hamburg, however, where Déserts was performed in the same year under Bruno Maderna, the work met with great success. This time, Karlheinz Stockhausen modulated the audiotape interpolations. The fusion of exterior impulses and impressions with inner images are as applicable to Varèse’s Déserts piece as they are to Ligeti’s Concert for Violin and Orchestra. In Ligeti’s music, an amalgam of heterogeneous impressions – impressions of African music, geometry, untempered tuning systems – leads to new rhythmic constellations, harmonious colours and moulding processes.



Edgard Varèse : Déserts für 15 Instrumentalisten, Schlagzeuger und Tonband
Gyorgy Ligeti : Violin Concerto
Ludwig Van Beethoven : Symphony No. 3 in E flat major Eroica

12 Sep



Germany
 Monday, September 12, 2016 at 6pm 
HOMMAGE À PIERRE BOULEZ
Philharmonie Hall, Berlin

Germany

PIERRE-LAURENT AIMARD Piano
TAMARA STEFANOVICH Piano

“This piece is one of the monuments of piano literature. It is the work of a composer who was a pianist himself and who knew and understood his instrument extremely well. That is why he was able to radically transform the writing of music for this instrument. Due to Boulez’ permanent endeavours to renew himself, each work illustrate a further step on his path of creative exploration. And yet they all contain an effortless energy and creativity. This adventure of playing his entire works for solo piano, and finally, as the crowning piece, the second book of his Structures, marks one of my most intense experiences as a pianist. ”

Pierre-Laurent Aimard 2011



Pierre Boulez : Douze Notations
Pierre Boulez : Première Sonate
Pierre Boulez : Deuxième Sonate
Pierre Boulez : Troisième Sonate
Pierre Boulez : Incises
Pierre Boulez : Une page dʼéphéméride
Pierre Boulez : Structures for two pianos, Deuxième Livre

13 Sep 
 
14 Sep



Finland
 Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7pm 
Répliques
Helsinki Music Centre
MUSIIKKITALO MANNERHEIMINTIE 13 A FI-00100 HELSINKI
Finland
http://www.musiikkitalo.fi/en

Nicolas Tulliez Harp
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Susanna Mälkki Conductor
Thomas Goepfer IRCAM Computer Music Design
Adrien Mamou-Mani IRCAM Scientific Advisor (Instrumental Acoustics team at IRCAM-STMS, SmartInstruments project)


In Sul Segno in 2004, Yan Maresz gave free reign to his passion for plucked strings that find their full resonant extension in the universe of electronics. Here, Maresz meets the harp again, but as a solo instrument, this time an "augmented" instrument; an instrument physically modified through its coupling with an integrated digital real-time system that exploits the instrument's acoustic radiation without the addition of any loudspeakers.

Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, 15, 2016, 7pm / Helsinki Music Centre


Pierre Boulez : Livre pour cordes
Yan Maresz : Répliques
Hector Berlioz : La Symphonie fantastique opus 14

15 Sep 
 
16 Sep



United States
 Friday, September 16, 2016 at 7:30pm 
Odyssey Opera Premieres Dimitrij 9/16
Jordan Hall, Boston
30 Gainsborough Street
United States
617-585-1260
http://www.newenglandconservatory.edu

Tickets: $30 and up
Odyssey Opera

Dimitrij: Aleš Briscein (tenor)
Marina: Dana Burešová (soprano)
Xenie: Olga Jelínková (soprano)
Šujskij: Mark S. Doss (bass-baritone)
Conductor: Gil Rose


Boston’s most original and innovative opera company, Odyssey Opera, today announced its season-opening performance of Antonín Dvořák’s epic work Dimitrij, marking the opera’s Boston premiere. Sung in Czech with projected English translations, this concert production is led by conductor Gil Rose, with performances by the Odyssey Opera Orchestra and the award-winning tenor Aleš Briscein in the role of Dimitrij.

Antonin Dvorak : Dimitrij

17 Sep 
 
18 Sep 
 
19 Sep



United Kingdom
 Monday, September 19, 2016 at 1pm 
Staffan Storm, Stenhammar and Roland Pöntinen
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Håkan Hardenberger trumpet; Roland Pöntinen piano

Over the past three decades Swedish trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger has made a huge contribution to the expansion of his instrument’s repertoire, commissioning major new works and inspiring many to arrange pieces for him. He is joined by fellow countryman Roland Pöntinen for a lunchtime recital programme complete with Pöntinen’s latest composition for trumpet and piano.



Staffan Storm : Three Autumns
Wilhelm Stenhammar : Sensommarnätter Op. 33 (a selection)
Roland Pöntinen : New work

20 Sep



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7.30pm 
Finzi, Julian Philips, Schumann and Mahler
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

James Gilchrist tenor; Anna Tilbrook piano

James Gilchrist and Anna Tilbrook continue to develop their dynamic creative partnership with programmes that mine the depths of human experience.

Their latest Wigmore Hall recital includes song-cycles by Mahler and Schumann, and a new commission by Julian Philips, acclaimed for his feeling for poetic language and musical sensitivity.



Gerald Finzi : Oh fair to see Op. 13b
Julian Philips : New work
Robert Schumann : Liederkreis Op. 24
Gustav Mahler : Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

21 Sep 
 
22 Sep



Germany
 Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7pm 
BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER
Philharmonie Hall, Berlin

Germany

BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER
DANIELE GATTI Conductor

With La Mer, “three symphonic sketches for orchestra” premiered in Paris in 1905, Claude Debussy created a work that many classical music lovers consider a high point of impressionism in music. The composer himself, however, reacted sensitively when the term, first used in 1874 in connection with a painting by Claude Monet, was applied to his compositions: “It is only journalists doing their job who call them that,” he had his literary alter ego, the self-titled anti-dilettante Monsieur Croche, proclaim: “That’s of no importance”. It was less fear that his compositions would be compared with paintings than a general aversion to overly facile categorisations that inspired Debussy to call for an attack against all “-isms”. Nonetheless, precisely a piece like his compositional seascape La Mer contributed to the word “impressionism” soon being used in the field of music without negative connotations.

Like many French composers of the following generation, Henri Dutilleux was also influenced by Debussy’s music – at times more to distinguish his own from it. Thus the composer, who died in 2013 at the age of 97, once confessed: “I have a tendency – it’s almost entirely intuitive – not to present the theme in its definitive state at the beginning. It is not cyclic form, that is different; in cyclic form, the theme is a given from the beginning, as for instance in Debussy’s Quartet. It’s different in my music: I use small cells which develop bit by bit.” The orchestral composition Métaboles from 1964 that will be played in this programme is considered a milestone in Dutilleux’s compositional development. Daniele Gatti, who took up his duties as chief conductor of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra at the beginning of this season and who could last be experienced conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2014, will kick off the evening with Swiss composer Arthur Honegger’s Third Symphony, the so-called Liturgical. Composed in the years 1945-46, inspired by psalm texts and passages of the mediaeval requiem mass, the work, according to the composer, represents “an unabashedly personal dialogue with the specific liturgical texts”, but nonetheless has a clear message to his listeners: “It is the inner peace of mind that faith gives, the peace of the heart, nature, life – how things could be if humanity had the goodwill.”

Concerts 22, 23, 24th


Arthur Honegger : Symphonie liturgique (Symphony No. 3)
Henri Dutilleux : Métaboles
Claude Debussy : La Mer

22 Sep



Netherlands
 Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 9.15pm 
CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA HORIZON: ANDALUSIA MELTING POT
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam
Netherlands
http://www.concertgebouw.nl

Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
Xian Zhang - dirigent
Mayte Martín - zang
Vanesa Aibar - dans



Joaquín Turina : La procesión del Rocio, op. 9
Mauricio Sotelo : Muros de dolor... III
Manuel de Falla : El amor brujo

23 Sep



United Kingdom
 Friday, September 23, 2016 at 7.30pm 
BBC Singers perform Jonathan Harvey
LSO St Luke's, London
161 Old Street London EC1V 9NG
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.lso.co.uk/lsostlukes/
admin@lso.co.uk

Martyn Brabbins conductor
Marco Blaauw trumpet
Sound Intermedia electronics
BBC Singers

Haunting, spiritual, ecstatic: Jonathan Harvey’s music blurs the boundaries between east and west, body and soul. Its lucid, bell-like resonances and pioneering use of electronics will take you on a journey into new and transformative worlds. Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco is an electro-acoustic masterpiece. Spinning sonorities ring out as it blends sound samples of a cathedral bell and the voice of a chorister. The looped, harmonised trumpet parts in Other Presences weave sounds that echo the music of Tibetan Buddhist purification rituals. Forms of emptiness sets the vivid flashes of joy in poetry by E.E Cummings against a Buddhist Sanskrit chant, creating moments that feel transient and scarcely real.

Experience Harvey’s compelling music among Britten’s virtuosic cantata Ad Majoren Dei Gloriam and a new work by Wim Henderickx, whose music reflects his fascination for eastern sound-worlds and philosophies.



Jonathan Harvey : Mortuos plango, vivos voco
Jonathan Harvey : I Love the Lord
Jonathan Harvey : The Annunciation
Jonathan Harvey : Other Presences
Jonathan Harvey : Forms of Emptiness
Jonathan Harvey : How Could this Soul not take flight
Benjamin Britten : Ad Majoren Dei Gloriam
Wim Henderickx : Blossomings

24 Sep



Netherlands
 Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 8.15pm 
POLO DE HAAS: CANTO OSTINATO
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam
Netherlands
http://www.concertgebouw.nl

Polo de Haas - piano




Philip Glass : Modern Love Waltz
Alexander Scriabin : Etude in cis, op. 2, nr. 1
Alexander Scriabin : Etude in dis (uit 'Etudes', op. 8)
Ten Holt : Canto ostinato

24 Sep



United Kingdom
 Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 7.30pm 
Ligeti, Strauss, Anna Meredith and Beethoven
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Aurora Orchestra

Aurora Orchestra’s imaginative programmes and support for new music combine here, aided by a Wigmore Hall commission from Anna Meredith, herself a fearless genre-hopping, boundary-pushing composer, and Ligeti’s Ten pieces for wind quintet, a collection of intense avant-garde miniatures completed in 1968. Beethoven’s Septet still sounds as fresh today as when it was first performed over two centuries ago.



Gyorgy Ligeti : 10 Pieces for wind quintet
Richard Strauss : Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche Op. 28 (arr. Brett Dean for nonet)
Anna Meredith : new work

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