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11 Nov 
 
12 Nov



United Kingdom
 Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Takács Quartet
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Takács Quartet
Associate Artists

Wigmore Hall’s Associate Artists pair the first of Mozart’s ‘Prussian’ Quartets, a composition written with the chamber music-loving, cello-playing Frederick the Great in mind, with a new work by the Australian composer Carl Vine. The folk-inspired melodies and soaring lyricism of Brahms’s third string quartet occupy the concert’s second half.



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : String Quartet in D major K575 'Prussian'
Carl Vine : New work
Johannes Brahms : String Quartet No. 3 in B flat major Op. 67

12 Nov



United States
 Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 3:00pm 
Organist Gail Archer ToursNew Album in Eagan
Mount Cavalry Lutheran Church
3930 Rahn Road
United States
651-454-2344
www.MtCavalry.com

Tickets: $10
Gail Archer

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.

Cesar Cui : Prelude in G Minor
Sergej Slonimsky : Toccata

13 Nov 
 
14 Nov



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 1pm - 2pm 
Babbitt-Haas-Emmerson - Piano, Soprano & Electronics
St George the Martyr
Borough High Street, London
United Kingdom

Tickets: Free admission
Ben Smith (piano), Patricia Auchterlonie (soprano)

Lauded for her 'natural charm and grace' (Classical Source, 2017), the soprano Patricia Auchterlonie joins the pianist Ben Smith for a recital featuring works for soprano or piano with fixed electronics. The contrasting programme of Babbitt, Haas and Emmerson spans iconic works written between 1964 and 2004.

Milton Babbitt : Philomel (1964)
Georg Friedrich Haas : Ein Schattenspiel (2004)
Simon Emmerson : Time Past IV (1985)

15 Nov 
 
16 Nov 
 
17 Nov



United States
 Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7:30pm 
Organist Gail Archer Tours New Album in NC
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
16 N 16th Street
United States
910-762-4578
www.SPEchurch.com

Tickets: Free
Gail Archer (organ)

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.

Cesar Cui : Prelude in G Minor
Sergej Slonimsky : Toccata

17 Nov



United Kingdom
 Friday, November 17, 2017 at 1pm 
Britten Sinfonia; Nik Bärtsch piano
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Britten Sinfonia
Nik Bärtsch piano

Nik Bärtsch’s music was praised by The New York Times for blending ‘post-modernism with a precision groove honed in the spirit of James Brown’. As curator, Bärtsch has set his latest work alongside works by Sarah Kirkland Snider, Judd Greenstein and the winner of OPUS2017, Britten Sinfonia’s competition for unpublished composers.



Sarah Kirkland Snider : Pale As Centuries
OPUS 2017 Winner : New Work
Judd Greenstein : City Boy
Nik Bärtsch : New Work

17 Nov



United Kingdom
 Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7.30pm 
BBC SSO in Birmingham
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2EA
United Kingdom
0121 200 2000
symphonyhall@necgroup.co.uk
http://boxoffice.necgroup.co.uk/iccsym.asp

BBCSSO

Feel the energy, as powerhouse conductor Ilan Volkov conducts Beethoven’s 'Eroica' Symphony, and makes some dynamic discoveries.

With the two explosive chords, Beethoven’s Eroica symphony launched a new era for music – and created a world of limitless sonic possibility. So Ilan Volkov and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra pair it with three dazzlingly inventive new pieces in an evening drawing inspiration from Volkov's renowned Tectonics Festival in Reykjavik and Glasgow.


Cassandra Miller Miller : Round
John Croft : Lost Work
Salvatore Sciarrino : Allegoria della notte

18 Nov



United Kingdom
 Saturday, November 18, 2017 at  
Nico Muhly: Marnie
English National Opera
London Coliseum
United Kingdom

ENO

Marnie is a compelling psychological thriller set in England during the late 1950s. A young woman makes her way through life by embezzling from her employers, before she moves on and changes her identity. When her current boss Mark Rutland catches her red-handed, he blackmails her into a loveless marriage. Marnie is left with no choice but to confront the hidden trauma from her past.

Following Two Boys in 2011, this is the composer Nico Muhly’s second world premiere for ENO. With a libretto by Nicholas Wright, Marnie is based on the novel by Winston Graham, by special arrangement with Universal Pictures. It examines the cost of freedom, the limitations of forgiveness and the impossibility of escaping the past, in music that is direct and powerful.

Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer makes his UK opera debut, collaborating with ENO Music Director Martyn Brabbins. Grammy Award-winning mezzo Sasha Cooke sings the title role, while acclaimed bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch sings Mark Rutland. They are joined by ENO favourite Lesley Garrett.

18 Nov - 03 Dec 2017


Nico Muhly : Marnie

18 Nov



United States
 Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Melodia Women's Choir of NYC presents Autumn Fire, a 15th Anniversary Concert
Church of the Holy Apostles
296 Ninth Avenue, NYC, New York
United States
+1 800-838-3006
http://www.melodiawomenschoir.org/
info@horsedragon-nyc.com

Tickets: $20 adv ($25 door)
Melodia Women’s Choir led by Cynthia Powell, with Mika Nishimura (piano), Rita Costanzi (harp), Meaghan Burke (cello), and Mary Ann McSweeney (bass).

Melodia Women’s Choir, New York’s premier ensemble for women’s choral music led by artistic director Cynthia Powell, announces its 15th anniversary season with Autumn Fire, a program inspired by the fiery colors of autumn and German Romantic composers.

A lovely set of motets by siblings Felix Mendelssohn and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel will be performed, as well as the harp mass Harfenmesse: Missa Advocata Nostra by Johann Kaspar Aiblinger, and Josef Rheinberger’s ethereal Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen, both works featuring harp soloist Rita Costanzi, formerly a principal harpist of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and a solo harpist of the CBC Radio Orchestra.

PERFORMERS
Melodia Women’s Choir led by Cynthia Powell, with Mika Nishimura (piano), Rita Costanzi (harp), Meaghan Burke (cello), and Mary Ann McSweeney (bass).

ABOUT MELODIA
With 15 years of adventurous, fresh and wide-ranging repertoire that offers rarely heard, stylistically diverse works, Melodia has established a reputation as the premier women’s choir of NYC. Called “riveting” by The New York Times and hailed by composers such as Meredith Monk, Hilary Tann and Ronald Perera, Melodia is also committed to nurturing emerging women composers through commissions and performances. Founded by Executive Director Jenny Clarke and Artistic Director Cynthia Powell in 2003, Melodia collaborates with and supports women composers, musicians and performers across a broad musical spectrum.
www.melodiawomenschoir.org


Felix Mendelssohn : Three Motets, op. 39 - Veni Domine, Laudate Pueri, Surrexit Pastor Bonus
Felix Mendelssohn : Lied mit Chor, from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel : Three Songs of Heinrich Heine
Johann Kaspar Aiblinger : Harfenmesse
Josef Rheinberger : Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen

18 Nov



United States
 Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:30-9pm 
PhiloSonia presents “Liaisons I: The Schumanns & Brahms”
The Old Stone House
336 Third Street, btw. 4th/5th Avenues, Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States
http://www.theoldstonehouse.org
info@theoldstonehouse.org

Tickets: $25/10
Stani Dimitrova, violin; Igor Pikayzen, violin; Chieh-Fan Jay Yiu, viola Michael Katz, cello
​Pascal Archer, clarinet, Miori Sugiyama, piano

In four concerts, PhiloSonia’s second season “Liaisons” explores composers’ friendships and the works they inspired.

About “Liaisons I: The Schumanns & Brahms”:
Passionate and tragic, complex and mysterious, the bond between these three great musical personalities was marked by mutual admiration and ardent support. During a time of fervent conflict between absolute and program music, their friendship formed the center of a stronghold in defense of the aesthetic values of pure music.


Johannes Brahms : Three Intermezzi for Solo Piano, Op. 117
Clara Schumann : Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Op. 22,
Robert Schumann : Fantasy Pieces for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 73
Johannes Brahms : Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115

19 Nov



United States
 Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 3.00pm 
Melodia Women's Choir of NYC presents Autumn Fire, a 15th Anniversary Concert
West End Collegiate Church
West End Ave. at 77th St
United States
http://www.westendchurch.org

Tickets: $20 adv ($25 door)
Melodia Women’s Choir led by Cynthia Powell, with Mika Nishimura (piano), Rita Costanzi (harp), Meaghan Burke (cello), and Mary Ann McSweeney (bass).

Melodia Women’s Choir, New York’s premier ensemble for women’s choral music led by artistic director Cynthia Powell, announces its 15th anniversary season with Autumn Fire, a program inspired by the fiery colors of autumn and German Romantic composers.

A lovely set of motets by siblings Felix Mendelssohn and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel will be performed, as well as the harp mass Harfenmesse: Missa Advocata Nostra by Johann Kaspar Aiblinger, and Josef Rheinberger’s ethereal Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen, both works featuring harp soloist Rita Costanzi, formerly a principal harpist of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and a solo harpist of the CBC Radio Orchestra.

$20 adv ($25 door)
$15 adv (students & seniors)
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/5998
Tel: (800) 838-3006
More at melodiawomenschoir.org

ABOUT MELODIA
With 15 years of adventurous, fresh and wide-ranging repertoire that offers rarely heard, stylistically diverse works, Melodia has established a reputation as the premier women’s choir of NYC. Called “riveting” by The New York Times and hailed by composers such as Meredith Monk, Hilary Tann and Ronald Perera, Melodia is also committed to nurturing emerging women composers through commissions and performances. Founded by Executive Director Jenny Clarke and Artistic Director Cynthia Powell in 2003, Melodia collaborates with and supports women composers, musicians and performers across a broad musical spectrum.
www.melodiawomenschoir.org


Felix Mendelssohn : Three Motets, op. 39 - Veni Domine, Laudate Pueri, Surrexit Pastor Bonus
Felix Mendelssohn : Lied mit Chor, from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel : Three Songs of Heinrich Heine
Josef Rheinberger : Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen, with harp
Johann Kaspar Aiblinger : Harfenmesse (Harp Mass), for harp, organ, cello and bass

20 Nov



United Kingdom
 Monday, November 20, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Stockhausen: Stimmung & Cosmic Pulses
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Singcircle
Robert Henke laser artist
Jacqueline Barron soprano
Zoe Freedman soprano
Heather Cairncross mezzo-soprano
Guy Elliott tenor
Angus Smith tenor
Gregory Rose bass/director
Stephen Montague assistant sound projection
Kathinka Pasveer sound projection

For the tenth anniversary of Stockhausen’s death we present rare performances of two of his defining masterpieces: the meditative, trance-like Stimmung and the earth-shattering Cosmic Pulses.

Ten years ago, Karlheinz Stockhausen ceased composing on a physical plane – but his music always reached beyond the merely visible. Cosmic Pulses and Stimmung create musical spaces of rapturous, visionary beauty and intensity, and these performers are profoundly committed.

Every Stockhausen performance is a major event, of course – not many composers born in the 20th century speak more directly, or with such an original voice. Stimmung and Cosmic Pulses come from opposite ends of his extraordinary career, and here Cosmic Pulses will be accompanied by a laser installation from audio-visual artist Robert Henke. This is music that demands to be heard – and felt – live, and it’s performed today by artists who knew the composer intimately.



Karlheinz Stockhausen : Stimmung
Karlheinz Stockhausen : Cosmic Pulses

21 Nov



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 1pm - 2pm 
Sensations - Ben Smith, Piano
St George the Martyr
Borough High Street, London
United Kingdom

Tickets: Free admission
Ben Smith (piano)

A solo piano recital by the enterprising young pianist Ben Smith. Based in London and specialising in contemporary music, Smith is interested in – amongst other things – phenomenological and semiotic approaches to musical analysis, and compositional encounters with silence and repetition. This concert is the third in Series 3 of Borough New Music, of which Smith is a Guest Artistic Director.

Julian Anderson : Sensation (2015-16)
Conlon Nancarrow : Three Canons for Ursula (1988)
Robert Reid Allan : The Palace of Light (2016)

22 Nov



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at  
LANDMARKS
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
Room CAM1/10, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH
United Kingdom
44 (0) 1484 430528
hcmf.co.uk/
info@hcmf.co.uk

Martyn Brabbins conductor
London Sinfonietta

Explore some of the London Sinfonietta’s most iconic commissions as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations. From the architectural principles that guide Xenakis’ Thallein, to the richness of Birtwistle’s Silbury Air, inspired by the mystery of the prehistoric Silbury Hill in Wiltshire, these landmark pieces give a sense of the musical journey the London Sinfonietta has taken.

Wed 22 & Sat 25 Nov
Huddersfield | London


Iannis Xenakis : Thallein for chamber orchestra
Colin Matthews : Contraflow
Wolfgang Rihm : Chiffre ii: Silence to be beaten
Harrison Birtwistle : Silbury Air

23 Nov



United Kingdom
 Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 7.45pm 
Hull Chamber Music Society
Middleton Hall
University of Hull, HU6 7RX
United Kingdom
culturenet.co.uk/book-now?id=112206
culture@hull.ac.uk

Tickets: £5.00 - £14.00
Ellipsis Ensemble: piano, flute, oboe
James Gilchrist: tenor

Life and Love
A programme exploring themes of life and love through vocal and instrumental narrative. The programme will include works by Bach, Handel, Vaughan Williams, and Dubery, and Roxanna Panufnik’s setting of Shakespeare Sonnets: Generation of Love.


David Dubery : Swans in Flight
David Dubery : An August Midnight

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

26 Nov 
 
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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

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