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14 Oct

United Kingdom
 Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11.30am 
Polish Music Day with Jennifer Pike and Friends
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom

Jennifer Pike violin
Thomas Gould violin
Guy Johnston cello
Elizabeth Kenny theorbo
Mahan Esfahani harpsichord
Petr Limonov piano

Jennifer Pike explores her artistic roots in a day devoted to music from four centuries of Poland’s cultural history.

The violinist, born to an English father and Polish mother, is joined by close collaborators and friends in a programme that spans everything from Italian-influenced works from the early 1600s to a UK première of a work by Krzysztof Penderecki and a world première by Paulina Załubska.

Krzysztof Penderecki : Capriccio for solo violin
Adam Jarzębski : Concerto Primo, Secundo, Terzo
Hanna Kulenty : E for E
Grażyna Bacewicz : Caprice No. 4
Grażyna Bacewicz : Polish Caprice
Jakub Polak : Gagliarda
Jakub Polak : Courante
Paulina Załubska : New Work
Johann Gottlieb Goldberg : Trio Sonata in C major

14 Oct

 Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Ballet Cymru: The Light Princess
Grand Theatre, Swansea
Swansea Grand Theatre, Singleton Street, Swansea, SA1 3QJ

Ballet Cymru

A new full length ballet for 2017 with a new score by brilliant Welsh harpist, composer and recording artist Catrin Finch in collaboration with The Riverfront Theatre in Newport, The Light Princess is the lightest and brightest dance event of the year.

Using elements of circus and outstanding classical choreography, the story draws inspiration from Sleeping Beauty, telling the story of a princess afflicted by a constant weightlessness, unable to get her feet on the ground, until she finds a love that brings her down to earth.

Tickets: £8.50 & £14.50

Catrin Finch : The Light Princess

15 Oct

United States
 Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 4:00pm 
Organist Gail Archer Tours New Album in Bozeman
Holy Rosary Church
220 West Main Street
United States

Tickets: Free
Gail Archer (organ)

What: Renowned Organist Gail Archer Celebrates Russian Composers with New Album and International Concert Tour
Where: Holy Rosary Church, 220 West Main Street, Bozeman, MT 59715
When: Sunday, October 15, 2017, at 4:00 p.m.
How: FREE. For more info, contact the Church at 406.587.4581 or call


Internationally renowned concert organist and recording artist Gail Archer releases her eighth solo album A Russian Journey (TBR 09.25.17 Meyer Media) featuring works by 19th and 20th Century Russian composers including members of the Russian Five and their successors. Featuring hidden Russian gems from the organ canon, A Russian Journey enthralls listeners with Archer’s musicality, sensitivity, and visceral quality. Starting this fall, Archer celebrates the album release with an international concert tour at some of the world’s finest churches.
Ms. Archer was the first American woman to play the complete works of Olivier Messiaen. Time Out New York recognized the Messiaen cycle as "Best of 2008" in classical music and opera. Her recordings include A Russian Journey, The Muse’s Voice, Franz Lizst: A Hungarian Rhapsody, Bach: The Transcendent Genius, An American Idyll, A Mystic in the Making (Meyer Media), and The Orpheus of Amsterdam: Sweelinck and his Pupils (CALA Records). Ms. Archer’s 2017 European tour took her to Germany, Italy, the British Isles, Russia, Ukraine, and Poland. Highlights include St. Nicholas Church, Stuttgart, Germany, Church of San Domenico, Palermo, Sicily, the Temple of the Renaissance, Bryansk, Russia, the Philharmonic Hall, Khmelnytsky, Ukraine, and the Basilika Mariaska, Gdansk, Poland. She is the founder of Musforum, an international network for women organists to promote and affirm their work.

Cesar Cui : Prelude and Fugue in D Minor

15 Oct

United Kingdom
 Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2pm 
Modern Times: music for voice and percussion
Morley College
61 Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7HT
United Kingdom
020 7450 1889

Tickets: £12, £10 from
Jillian Bain Christie, soprano
Rosie Bergonzi, percussion
Catherine Herriott, piano and percussion

Music from Britain and America for this exciting line-up, featuring two new pieces composed for the concert. Another event from Collaborations, putting composers and performers together.

Miriam Mackie :
Janet Oates : Riddle Time
Paul Burnell : And she flew
Stephen Montague : Philup Glass

16 Oct 
17 Oct

United Kingdom
 Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 1pm-2pm 
Ratiocinate - Stace Constantinou (Electronics, Cello, Voice)
St George the Martyr
Borough High Street, London
United Kingdom

Tickets: Admission free
Stace Constantinou - cello, found sounds, live electronics

"Exploring the musical and sonic possibilities of improvised solo cello, immersive soundscape, found-sounds and audience participation, to move into a new musical realm using technology and musical thought inspired by philosophy."

Stace Constantinou : Some A is B

18 Oct 
19 Oct

 Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 8.15pm 
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam

Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
Peter Eötvös - conductor
Iveta Apkalna - organ
László Fassang - hammond organ
Jaap Drupsteen - visuals
Vincent Icke - speaker

Gyorgy Ligeti : Atmosphères
Claude Vivier : Orion
Peter Eötvös : Multiversum

20 Oct

United Kingdom
 Friday, October 20, 2017 at 8pm 
George Benjamin: Written on Skin
LSO St Luke's, London
161 Old Street London EC1V 9NG
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

Oliver Zeffman conductor
Lauren Fagan Agnès
Ross Ramgobin The Protector
Patrick Terry The Boy/Angel 1

Written on Skin, by George Benjamin with a libretto by Martin Crimp drawn from a 13th-century Occitan legend, has been universally acclaimed since its première at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in 2012.

In addition to this performance at LSO St. Luke's, the production will tour to West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge and to the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.

George Benjamin : Written on Skin

21 Oct

United Kingdom
 Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 14.30 
Royal Albert Hall presents UK Premiere of Jaws in Concert
Royal Albert Hall, London
Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
United Kingdom
020 7589 8212

BBC Concert Orchestra

Steven Spielberg’s original summer movie blockbuster Jaws will be screened at the Royal Albert Hall for the first time, accompanied by a live performance of the iconic score which won John Williams his first Academy Award®.

Upon its release, Jaws became the most successful movie of all time, and Spielberg has often credited Williams’ iconic score with much of the film’s success. Now audiences will have the chance to experience the power of a live symphony orchestra performing the entire score in sync with one of the greatest motion pictures of all time – the ultimate film-with-live-orchestra experience!

A Film Concerts Live! production

Jaws is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLC. All Rights Reserved

Academy Awards © A.M.P.A.S.

John Williams : Jaws

21 Oct

United Kingdom
 Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7.30pm 
BBC SO Total Immersion: Julian Anderson
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner conductor
Carolin Widmann violin

Edward Gardner conducts the BBC SO in his first Total Immersion concert. Julian Anderson’s Eden (2005) celebrates the sculptor Constantin Brancusi while Imagin’d Corners (2002) revolves around Anderson’s attraction to the French horn. Carolin Widmann, a passionate champion of new music, joins the BBC SO for In lieblicher Bläue, a work that uses space in a way that only a live performance can reveal. Symphony (2003) is a study in immobility and gradual growth while Fantasias (2009) is, in Anderson’s words, ‘for all its wild contrasts, a celebration of the modern symphony orchestra’. Originally written for the Cleveland Orchestra, its virtuosity should prove a perfect climax to a weekend celebrating one of the UK’s most distinctive and original musical voices.

Julian Anderson : Eden
Julian Anderson : Imagin’d Corners
Julian Anderson : In lieblicher Blaue, Poem for Violin and Orchestra
Julian Anderson : Symphony

22 Oct 
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24 Oct

United Kingdom
 Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 1pm - 2pm 
Reverberate - Christopher Guild, Piano
St George the Martyr
Borough High Street, London
United Kingdom

Tickets: Admission free
Christopher Guild - Piano

Featured performer of Series 2 of Borough New Music, Christopher Guild performs the World Premiere of the first piano sonata by Ben Gaunt (b. 1984), and the mighty Piano Sonata No 2 by Poul Ruders.

Ben Gaunt : Piano Sonata No 1
Poul Ruders : Piano Sonata No 2

25 Oct

 Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 8.30pm 
Woodlands and beyond... - Berio, Ravel, Takemitsu, Berg, Debussy...
Philharmonie de Paris
221, avenue Jean-Jaurès 75019 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 44 84 44 84

Hélène Grimaud
Mat Hennek

A couple both on stage and off, French pianist Hélène Grimaud and German photographer Mat Hennek fuse their two arts for an experience that is unique to both hear and see. A recital of eclectic classic works conversing with images of nature.

Luciano Berio
Nitin Sawhney
Water - Transition 1
Toru Takemitsu
Rain Tree Sketch II
Nitin Sawhney
Water - Transition 2
Gabriel Fauré
Barcarolle n° 5
Nitin Sawhney
Water - Transition 1
Maurice Ravel
Jeux d'eau
Nitin Sawhney
Water - Transition 4
Isaac Albéniz
Nitin Sawhney
Water - Transition 5
Franz Liszt
Les Jeux d'eau à la villa d'Este
Nitin Sawhney
Water - Transition 6
Leoš Janácek
In the Mists : No. 1
Nitin Sawhney
Water - Transition 7
Claude Debussy
La Cathédrale engloutie

various composers : Various

26 Oct

United States
 Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 7:30pm 
Odyssey Opera Continues Joan of Arc Season with L'assedio di Calais
The Huntginton Theatre
284 Huntington Avenue
United States

Tickets: $25 and Up
Odyssey Opera

One of the nation’s most innovative opera companies, Odyssey Opera, continues 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). For two nights, Odyssey Opera presents a fully-staged Italian-language performance of Gaetano Donizetti’s neglected opera, L’assedio di Calais (1836). Based on Luigi Marchionni’s play L’assedio di Calais (The Siege of Calais) with libretto by Salvatore Cammarano, this rarely-heard Italian bel canto work has undeservedly been absent from the operatic stage. Conducted by Gil Rose with full orchestra and chorus and directed by Joshua Major, L’assedio di Calais features three singers making their company debut: baritone James Westman (Mayor of Calais), mezzo-soprano Magda Gartner (Aurelio) and Lucia Cesaroni (Eleanora).

Gaetano Donizetti : L'assedio di Calais

27 Oct 
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29 Oct

United States
 Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3:00pm 
BMOP Celebrates New Music Champions
Jordan Hall, Boston
30 Gainsborough Street
United States

Tickets: $20-50
Boston Modern Orchestra Project
Matt Haimovitz
Conor Hanick

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation’s premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music, kick-starts its 22nd season with an appreciative salute to multi-generational composers and artists who have led and continue to be leading the contemporary music vanguard. Featuring two resolute proponents of new music, guest soloists Conor Hanick (piano) and Matt Haimovitz (cello), the program includes the regional premiere of Matthew Aucoin’s first concerto, as well as pieces by William Schuman, David Sanford, and John Harbison.

William Schuman : Judith, Choreographic Poem
Matthew Aucoin : Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
David Sanford : Scherzo Grosso
John Harbison : Diotima

30 Oct

United Kingdom
 Monday, October 30, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom


Mobius, an international ensemble of seven outstanding musicians, returns to the Wigmore Hall with a typically eclectic programme, highlighting a world première by renowned American composer George Tsontakis. The commission, based on T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets, forms the centrepiece for other works in the evening beloved to the poet.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Clarinet Quintet in A major K581
Claude Debussy : Deux danses
George Tsontakis : New Work
Heitor Villa-Lobos : Assobio a jato
Ludwig Van Beethoven : Grosse Fuge in B flat major Op. 133

31 Oct

United Kingdom
 Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 1pm - 2pm 
Reward - TL John Halford Competition Prizewinning Recital
St George the Martyr
Borough High Street, London
United Kingdom

Tickets: Admission free.
Pianists: Joe Howson, Ieva Dubova, Mahsa Salali, Marisa Munoz Lopez, Neus Peris Ferrer.

Michael Worboys : Bone Memories
Rotem Sherman : Home
Harry Palmer : Birthday Song for Erwin
Kaikhosru Sorabji : Transcendental Etude 20 'con fantasia'
Thomas Ades : Concert Paraphrase on Powder Her Face (Movst I & IV)
Toby Ingram : Into the Unknown
Hans Werne Henze : Präludien zu Tristan
Frederic Rzewski : Piano Piece IV

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7 Nov

United Kingdom
 Tuesday, November 07, 2017 at 1pm - 2pm 
Last Words - Soprano, Flute, Cello & Piano
St George the Martyr
Borough High Street, London
United Kingdom

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

Series 3 of Borough New Music opens with works by composers from Italy, Canada and the UK. Songs by Sciarrino are set either side of the two centrepieces of this recital: the UK premiere of Kate Soper's 'Only The Words Themselves Mean What They Say'(2010-11), and a world premiere by exciting young pianist-composer Ben Smith (b. 1991).

Kate Soper : Only the words themselves mean what they say (2010-11)
Ben Smith : New Work
Salvatore Sciarrino : Ultime rose (from Vanitas) (1981)
Salvatore Sciarrino : Due melodie per soprano e pianoforte (1978)

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