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22 Sep



Spain
 Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 20:30 
ORQUESTA NACIONAL DE ESPAÑA
Festival de Alicante, Spain
Teatro Arniches
Spain
http://www.mcu.es

Tickets: 4-38 Euros
Director: Rubén Gimeno
Solistas: Kelley O’Connor, mezzosoprano
Juan Carlos Matamoros, trombón



José María Sánchez Verdú : Alqibla
Francisco Coll : Tapias
Toru Takemitsu : Requiem
Leonard Bernstein : Sinfonía nº 1 “Jeremiah”

23 Sep



Spain
 Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 8.30pm 
Festival de Música de Alicante
Festival de Alicante, Spain
Teatro Arniches
Spain
http://www.mcu.es

Conductor: Oliver Knussen *
Piano: Huw Watkins ~
Clarinet: Timothy Lines #

BCMG performs at Alicante's Festival of Music, giving Spanish premieres to three Knussen works and Tansy Davies' recent Sound Investment commission Nature.

Oliver Knussen : Upon one note
Oliver Knussen : Autumnal
Oliver Knussen : Ophelia Dances
Tansy Davies : Nature
Oliver Knussen : Ophelia's Last Dance
Philip Cashian : Caprichos
Benet Casablancas : Dove of Peace: Homage to Picasso

24 Sep



Spain
 Monday, September 24, 2012 at 20:30 
JOVEN ORQUESTA NACIONAL DE ESPAÑA (JONDE)
Festival de Alicante, Spain
Teatro Arniches
Spain
http://www.mcu.es

Tickets: 4-38 Euros
National Youth Orchestra of Spain
Director: Miguel Romea
Solista: Juanjo Guillem, percusión



Isabel Urrutia : Gerok
Jose Luis Greco : Forbidden Tonic
Jonathan Harvey : Concierto para percusión
Kaija Saariaho : Terra Memoria

25 Sep



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Dmitry Yablonsky conducts Amirov and Stravinsky
Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ
United Kingdom
02075898212

Tickets: £40, £32.50, £25, £15
Conductor - Dmitry Yablonsky
Piano - Farhad Badalbeyli



AMIROV Azerbaijan Capriccio

AMIROV Piano Concerto after Arabian Themes

STRAVINSKY Petrushka (1947)

A colourful programme featuring two rare gems from Azerbaijani composer Fikret Amirov. Overlooking the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan is a cultural melting pot bubbling with influences from Eastern Europe, Western Asia and the Middle East. Fusing Azerbaijani folkmusic with powerful orchestration, Amirov transports us to his homeland in the mysterious Azerbaijan Capriccio and exotic Piano Concerto, which was influenced by Arabic music. The piano is also featured in Stravinsky’s ballet Petrushka, a mesmerising depiction of an unfortunate Russian puppet. Written early in the twentieth century and revised in 1947, this is a masterpiece full of intricate rhythms and inventive orchestration.

Free for all concert ticket holders: The Mountains of Gabala; a 30-minute film documenting the city of Gabala and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s residency at the Gabala International Music Festival, featuring conductor Dmitry Yablonsky and pianist Farhad Badalbeyli, Artistic Directors of Gabala Festival. Main auditorium 6.15pm.

Box Office: 020 7730 4500



Fikret Amirov : Azerbaijan Capriccio
Fikret Amirov : Piano Concerto after Arabian Themes
Igor Stravinsky : Petrushka (1947)

26 Sep 
 
27 Sep



United Kingdom
 Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 7.45 pm 
In the Locked Room
Lindbury Studio
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
United Kingdom
http://www.roh.org.uk

Royal Opera House Associate Company Music Theatre Wales, and Scottish Opera

This one-act opera, an adaptation of a short story by Thomas Hardy, explores the power of the imagination and the boundaries between reality and fantasy.

Huw Watkins is admired across the UK for his work as a composer and pianist, and has an impressive body of orchestra, chamber and vocal works. For In the Locked Room, he teams up with poet and librettist David Harsent, with whom he previously collaborated in 2009 on the chamber opera Crime Fiction. Harsent’s work in opera also includes his libretto for Harrison Birtwistle’s The Minotaur, which was given its premiere at the Royal Opera House in 2008.

In the Locked Room is brought to the Linbury Studio Theatre by Music Theatre Wales in collaboration with Scottish Opera. The production is directed by Michael McCarthy and Matthew Richardson.

PERFORMANCES ALSO ON 28TH AND 29TH SEPTEMBER


Huw Watkins : In the Locked Room

28 Sep 
 
29 Sep



United Kingdom
 Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 7.30pm 
70th Birthday Concert for Nicholas Marshall
Temple Methodist Church
Pebble Lane, Budleigh Salterton
United Kingdom

John Turner: Recorder
Ian Tompson: Harpsichord
Heather Bills: Cello
Nicholas Marshall: Piano
Lesley-Jane Rogers: Soprano



David Dubery : Sarabande & Gavotte
Philip Wood : Five Vernal Bagatelles
Roger Fordham : The eight-handed clock
Nicholas Marshall : Four Haiku
Nicholas Marshall : Four Folk-songs
Timothy Moore : The Falling of the Leaves
Julian Marshall : Lines written in early spring
Nicholas Marshall : Plaint
John Turner : Three Salutes

29 Sep



Spain
 Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 20:30 
SOLISTAS DEL ENSEMBLE MODERN
Festival de Alicante, Spain
Teatro Arniches
Spain
http://www.mcu.es

Tickets: 4-38 Euros
Soloists from Ensemble Modern




Thomas Ades : Sonata da caccia
Luciano Berio : Sequenza X
Heinz Holliger : Cynddaredd-Brenddwyd
Beat Furrer : Fernar Gesang
Isang Yun : Piri
Gyorgy Ligeti : Trio

30 Sep



United Kingdom
 Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 7.30pm 
The Fathers are Watching
CBSO Centre, Birmingham
Berkley Street, Birmingham
United Kingdom

Tickets: In advance: £14 full price / £8 concession / £5 under 16s
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Tenor: Andrew Staples
Members of CBSO Youth Chorus

This concert marks the start of BCMG’s 25th anniversary season, a landmark we will be celebrating throughout 2012/13.

A substantial new work for tenor, ensemble and girls choir - the world premiere of Alexander Goehr’s Sound Investment commission To These Dark Steps – is the main feature of the programme. To These Dark Steps sets a series of striking poems and prose commentary by Gabriel Levin, written in the shadow of Israel’s bombardment and incursion into Gaza in 2008. The texts view the depredations of war through the prism of music by Webern, Messiaen, Bartók and Ligeti - all favourite composers of Alexander Goehr. This provides the context for the other pieces in the programme.

A late work by French composer Olivier Messiaen opens the concert. This three minute, marvellously incisive tribute to the publisher Alfred Schlee has at its heart a piano solo based on the song of the Garden Warbler, one of Messiaen’s favourite birds.

Following this opening are Webern’s Six Pieces for Orchestra in his arrangement for chamber ensemble; Goehr’s recent violin duos, behind which hovers the ghost of Bartók; and György Ligeti’s 12-minute Melodien, which superimposes waves of melody in a piece rich in allusions to Ives, Mahler and Brahms.

There will be a free pre-concert talk from 6.30-7pm with Alexander Goehr and Gabriel Levin, open to all ticket holders.


Olivier Messiaen : Pièce pour piano et quatuor à cordes
Anton Webern : Six Pieces for Orchestra
Alexander Goehr : Duos (for two violins)
Gyorgy Ligeti : Melodien
Alexander Goehr : To These Dark Steps

30 Sep



United Kingdom
 Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 7.30pm 
The Fathers are Watching
CBSO Centre, Birmingham
Berkley Street, Birmingham
United Kingdom

Tickets: In advance: £14 full price / £8 concession / £5 under 16s // On the door: £16 full price / £10 conc
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Tenor: Andrew Staples *
Members of CBSO Youth Chorus *



Olivier Messiaen : Pièce pour piano et quatuor à cordes
Anton Webern : Six Pieces for Orchestra
Alexander Goehr : Duos (for two violins)
Gyorgy Ligeti : Melodien
Alexander Goehr : To These Dark Steps

1 Oct 
 
2 Oct



United States
 Tuesday, October 02, 2012 at 3pm to 7pm 
Composers Concordance's Festival II: Concert #3: Composers Play Composers Marathon
DROM, New York
, 85 Ave A (b/w 5th & 6th St) in East Village
United States
(212) 777-1157
http://www.dromnyc.com/events/772/composers-concordance-records-release-party

Tickets: $15 (includes one drink)
30 composers including:

1. Dan Cooper
2. daniel palkowski
3. Molly Joyce
4. Gene Pritsker
5. Lynn Bechtold
6. kinan azmeh
7. Lisa Dowling
8. Loop
9. David Morneau
11. Luis cobo
12. Nataliya Medvedovskaya
13 Rubens Salles
14 Cristian Amigo
15 Joseph Pehrson
16 Jon Diaz
17 Franz Hackl
18 Val Coleman
19 Debra Kaye
20 Milica Paranosic
21Alon Nechushtan
22 Paul Pinto
23 Daniel Schnyder
24 Robert Voisey
25 Angela Babin
26 alon nechushtan
27 Larry Simon
28 John Clark
29 Daniel Reyes Llinas
30 Pat Grant


When did composers become non-performers? We can trace the tradition of the composer-as-performer back to the beginnings of western classical music. This 4th Annual Composers Play Composers Marathon, presented at the lower east side's most excellent venue Drom NYC, explores the connection between composers and their given instruments, as well as how composers go about writing music in which they know that they will be the performer. This matinée event features no fewer than 30 different composers performing on their own succinct solos, duos, and trios. http://www.dromnyc.com/events/2077/composer-play-composers


3 Oct



Netherlands
 Wednesday, October 03, 2012 at 8.15pm 
The Concertgebouw Orchestra with Andris Nelsons Voyage
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam
Netherlands
http://www.concertgebouw.nl

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Andris Nelsons - conductor
Hakan Hardenberg - trumpet


The Concertgebouw Orchestra voyage
traveled Last season Andris Nelsons with the orchestra in Europe, now he takes us on a voyage. From the Wreckage is a solo concerto written for the virtuoso trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger. It is a psychological journey that leads from fear, from anger and unbridled anger to calmness. Along the way Hardenberger all facets of his instrument - or rather instruments, because not only ordinary berry-trumpet, but also the piccolo and flugelhorn are covered - show. With such a star player can naturally trumpet concerto, that of Haydn, not missing. Andris Nelsons The stormy underway conducting career Andris Nelsons has quickly solid form adopted by the RCO. After his earlier successes, the Latvian conductor leading the orchestra on this voyage including Britten and Debussy.


Benjamin Britten : Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from 'Peter Grimes', op. 33a and 33b
Joseph Haydn : Trumpet Concerto in Eb, Hob.VIIe: 1
Mark-Anthony Turnage : From the Wreckage (Trumpet Concerto)
Claude Debussy : La Mer

4 Oct



France
 Thursday, October 04, 2012 at 8pm 
Tremplin / Cursus 2
IRCAM/Centre Pompidou-Grande salle-Paris

France

Tickets: 14€
Ensemble intercontemporain | Conductor Susanna Mälkki | IRCAM Computer Music Design Rune Glerup | IRCAM Pedagogical Advisor Jean Lochard

Selected by a jury, these artists from the four corners of the globe have the possibility of working with the musicians from the Ensemble intercontemporain or studying at IRCAM during the second year of the Cursus program for computer music. The results of this laboratory are found in the Tremplin concerts where the creations of young composers are performed together with works from the youth of their elders, in this case, the Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg. Now with worldwide renown, Lindberg shook up the beginning of the 1980s with the fierce, energetic, malleable expression of his music.

Lu Wang : New Work
Anthony Cheung : New Work
Einar Torfi Einarsson : Desiring-Machines
Rune Glerup : Examples of Dust
Magnus Lindberg : Tendenza

5 Oct



Scotland
 Friday, October 05, 2012 at 7.30pm 
RSNO - Oundjian Conducts Shostakovich
Usher Hall
Edinburgh
Scotland

Tickets: £35, £25.50, £19, £14.50, £11.50
Peter Oundjian (conductor)

Vadim Gluzman (violin)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra


Time to celebrate! Glinka's Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla has been called a musical firecracker – so what better way to launch Peter Oundjian's very first concert as RSNO Music Director? That's just the start of this thrilling all-Russian programme, which sweeps from the heart-melting song of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto – played by the superb Vadim Gluzman – to the revolutionary fervour of Shostakovich's mighty Eleventh Symphony. Be there, as we raise a glass to a very special night for Scottish music.

Mikhail Glinka : Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Violin Concerto
Dmitri Shostakovich : Symphony No11 The Year 1905

5 Oct



United Kingdom
 Friday, October 05, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Rhapsody in Blue Concert
St James's Church
Muswell Hill
United Kingdom

Tickets: £8 -£5 concessions and advance bookings
Staines Brass Band
Graeme Thewlis - Piano
John Campbell - Trumpet



Esther Hopkins : Y Blaidd Olaf

5 Oct



Sweden
 Friday, October 05, 2012 at 6pm 
London Sinfonietta in Sweden
Palladium, Malmö

Sweden
040 19 19 21
http://www.palladium.nu/

Ben Gernon conductor
Jonathan Morton violin
Gareth Hulse oboe

The London Sinfonietta visit Malmö, Sweden, to perform a programme featuring works by a variety of composers including Danish composer Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen and British composers Oliver Knussen, Tansy Davies, Thomas Adès, and Simon Bainbridge. Edmund Finnis' Unfolds, written on the London Sinfonietta's Writing the Future scheme, will also be performed.

London Sinfonietta Academy alumnus Ben Gernon conducts, while London Sinfonietta Principal players Jonathan Morton and Gareth Hulse take solo spots in Oliver Knussen's Secret Psalm and Simon Bainbridge's Concertante in Moto Perpetuo.


Oliver Knussen : Secret Psalm
Tansy Davies : inside out 2
Thomas Ades : Catch
Oliver Knussen : Songs Without Voices
Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Near Still, Distant Still
Edmund Finnis : Unfolds
Thomas Ades : Court Studies from the Tempest
Simon Bainbridge : Concertant in Moto Perpetuo

6 Oct



United Kingdom
 Saturday, October 06, 2012 at 7.30pm 
The Sussex Cantorum 20th Anniversary Concert
Holy Trinity Church, Forest Row
Forest Row
United Kingdom

Tickets: £10 -to include interval refreshments
The Sussex Cantorum
Anna Wynne, harp
Chris Harris, organ
The Wealden Recorder Consort
Jennifer Kirk

A gala concert featuring a selection of the music which has made the Sussex Cantorum a local legend on the Surrey/Sussex borders.

All profits to The Freshfield Hall Renovation, Forest Row


Simon Austin : The Third Millenium
G F Handel : Excerpts from Messiah
Anton Bruckner : Ave Maria
Ralph Vaughan Williams : Just as the tide was flowing
des Pres Josquin : Ave Maria

6 Oct



Scotland
 Saturday, October 06, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Hear and Now: Saariaho - Adriana Songs
City Halls
Glasgow
Scotland

Tickets: Free
Ivan Hewett presenter
Patricia Bardon mezzo-soprano*
Matthias Pintscher conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Marking Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho's 60th birthday, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra presents the UK Premiere of her song cycle, Adriana Songs. Derived from music written for her operatic heroine, the songs confront the personal horrors of war through haunting music of barely contained violence and great imagination.

The concert also includes music from her compatriot Magnus Lindberg, praised by the New York Times for its ‘wondrous sounds' and Johannes Maria Staud's response to the Polish writer and artist Bruno Schultz. Matthias Pintscher, the BBC SSO's Artist-in-Association, conducts.


Magnus Lindberg : Souvenir for ensemble (2010)
Kaija Saariaho : Adriana Songs (2006)
Johannes Maria Staud : On Comparative Meteorology (rev. 2010)
Marc Andre : ... hij ...1 (2008/2010)

6 Oct



Denmark
 Saturday, October 06, 2012 at 5pm 
In Portrait: Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
Royal Library, Copenhagen

Denmark

Paul Hillier conductor
Theatre of Voices
Sound Intermedia

The London Sinfonietta join forces with Denmark's Theatre of Voices and conductor Paul Hillier to perform a portrait concert of Danish composer Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, one of the key musical figures in Denmark of the New Simplicity movement during the 1970s. Since then, Gudmundsen-Holmgreen’s music has often consisted of simple, clearly defined, richly contrasting – sometimes grotesque – objects that intertwine along independent paths. The world premiere of Run, plus Scandanavian premieres of Play and Company will feature.

Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Run
Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Turn II; Song
Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Play
Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Sounds I
Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Sounds II
Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Company

6 Oct



United Kingdom
 Saturday, October 06, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Kirckman Concert Society Series
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Tickets: £8 £9 £11 £13
Performers

Rosalind Ventris

viola

Lara Dodds-Eden

piano


About this concert

In celebration of Edwin Roxburgh’s 75th Birthday (6 October 2012), David Takeno, Eugene Ysaÿe International Chair of the Violin at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, has commissioned a new work from the composer: this will be its world première performance.

Schumann’s late Märchenbilder (Fairy tale pictures) and Hindemith’s first viola Sonata Op. 11 No. 4 are two masterpieces of the viola repertoire. Rachmaninov’s beloved cello sonata concludes the programme, in a version for viola and piano made by the great Russian violist Vadim Borisovsky.


Edwin Roxburgh : New work
Robert Schumann : Märchenbilder Op. 113
Paul Hindemith : Viola Sonata Op. 11 No. 4
Sergei Rachmaninov : Cello Sonata in G minor Op. 19 arr. Vadim Borisovsky

7 Oct 
 
8 Oct



United Kingdom
 Monday, October 08, 2012 at 7.30pm 
The Monday Platform
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Tickets: £8 £10 £13 £15
Riyad Nicolas

solo piano

Mark Simpson

clarinet

Kate Whitley

piano

Mishka Rushdie Momen

solo piano


Syrian born pianist Riyad Nicolas is one of the most exciting young musicians to emerge from the Middle East. He is joined in this showcase of artists chosen by the Tillett Trust for its Young Artists Platform scheme 2012, by clarinettist Mark Simpson, first ever winner in 2006 of both the BBC Young Musician and BBC Proms/Guardian Young Composer Competitions in the same year; and by British pianist Mishka Rushdie Momen, one-time pupil of Imogen Cooper and now a postgraduate student at the GSMD.

Domenico Scarlatti : Sonata in F minor Kk466/L118
Robert Schumann : Fantasiestücke Op. 12 (excerpts)
Alexander Scriabin : Piano Sonata No. 5 in F sharp Op. 53
Gyorgy Ligeti : Etude No. 4 ‘Fanfares’
Francis Poulenc : Sonata for clarinet and piano
Mark Simpson : New work

8 Oct



United Kingdom
 Monday, October 08, 2012 at 8pm 
Noisy Nights
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
10 Cambridge Street Edinburgh EH1 2ED
United Kingdom
0131 228 1404
http://www.traverse.co.uk/

Red Note Ensemble



Martin Gaughan : Orpheus Weeps

9 Oct



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, October 09, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Transformation
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
United Kingdom
07878676644
http://www.lauderdalehouse.co.uk

Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions)
The Impromptu String Quartet
Denise Alonzo (soprano)
Clare Thorn (trumpet)
Elizabeth Challenger (piano)

A journey through pain, love, light and triumph. Exciting combinations of strings, soprano, trumpet and piano. Contemporary meets the sublime elegance of the Baroque illuminated by Spanish fire.

Marilyn Herman : Reaching Beyond
Marilyn Herman : At One
Marilyn Herman : Dance of Triumph
Marilyn Herman : Na-ava
G F Handel : Haec Est Regina Virginum
Manuel de Falla : Siete Canciones Populares
Joaquin Rodrigo : Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios

10 Oct



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 20.00 
Aphex Twin: Remote Orchestra
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Tickets: £25 - 35
Aphex Twin
The Heritage Orchestra and Choir

We are excited to announce a one-off evening of music from the most influential electronic musician of his generation, with assistance from The Heritage Orchestra and Choir.

The show will include the first UK performance of Aphex Twin's groundbreaking Remote Orchestra concept, plus 'Interactive Tuned Feedback Pendulum Array' - a piece which expands on Steve Reich's 'Pendulum Music' - and more.

First developed last year for the European Culture Congress in Poland, the Remote Orchestra performance sees Aphex Twin conducting a 28-piece string section and a 12-strong choir by remote control.


Aphex Twin : Various

11 Oct



United Kingdom
 Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 1.05pm 
Concerts at St Olave
St Olave Church
Hart Street, London EC3
United Kingdom

Tickets: Free
Felicity Vincent: Cello
Roger Black: Piano



David Dubery : Cello Sonata

11 Oct



United Kingdom
 Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Libor Pešek conducts Smetana, Chopin and Dvorák
Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ
United Kingdom
02075898212

Tickets: £40, £32.50, £25, £15
Conductor - Libor Pešek
Piano - Leon McCawley



SMETANA The Bartered Bride Overture

CHOPIN Piano Concerto No.1

DVORÁK Symphony No.7

Czech conductor Libor Pešek has enjoyed an international career spanning fifty years, and this irresistible programme is the perfect showcase for his celebrated interpretations of Czech music. Smetana’s exuberant Overture to his comic opera, The Bartered Bride, brims with infectious energy, whereas Dvorák’s impassioned Symphony No.7 captures the full emotional spectrum of Czech musical styles. With its profound depth of feeling and masterful orchestral balance, this is considered by many to be Dvorák’s greatest symphonic achievement. At the heart of this programme, Leon McCawley performs the First Piano Concerto by Polish composer Chopin, whose exquisite writing for the soloist overflows with romance.

Box Office: 020 7730 4500



Bedøich Smetana : The Bartered Bride Overture
Frederyk Chopin : Symphony No.7
Antonin Dvorak : Symphony No.7

11 Oct



Netherlands
 Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 8.15pm 
Wij zijn ons brein
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam
Netherlands
http://www.concertgebouw.nl

Tickets: € 28.80
Dick Swaab - spreker
Etienne Siebens - dirigent
Carina Vinke - alt
Asko|Schönberg
Zoran Dukic - gitaar


Scherpdenkers brengt gesproken woord en muziek samen in één concert. Een kunstenaar, wetenschapper, schrijver of politicus geeft eerst een lezing van een half uur over een onderwerp uit zijn of haar vakgebied. Daarna volgt een concert met avontuurlijke muziek die thematisch aansluit op de lezing.

Dick Swaab
Met het boek Wij zijn ons brein maakte neurobioloog en arts Dick Swaab van de hersenen een publieke discussie. Swaab bepleit de rationaliteit van het menselijk wezen en wijst een onafhankelijke geest of ziel af. Is het determinisme van Swaab een verlossing voor allen die de verantwoordelijkheid over hun leven liever niet 'zelf' dragen? De surrealistische gedichten van René Char in Le marteau sans maître bevrijden ons in ieder geval van de strakke werkelijkheid en geven onze fantasie en onderbewuste de vrije loop.

Pierre Boulez
De Franse componist Pierre Boulez staat te boek als een van de meest strikte en georganiseerde componisten ter wereld. Na de Tweede Wereldoorlog omarmde Boulez het serialisme en verloste zich van de oude tradities. Ook in Le marteau sans maître. In het werk uit 1955 zijn vele organisatieprincipes werkzaam en toch weet Boulez er een onverwacht mooi en lyrisch werk van te maken. Dick Swaab kan vast uitleggen hoe dat werkt.

Kijk ook op www.scherpdenkers.nl


J.S. Bach : Chaconne (uit 'Tweede partita' in d, BWV 1004) (bew. Z. Dukic)
Pierre Boulez : Le Marteau sans maître

12 Oct 
 
13 Oct 
 
14 Oct



United States
 Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 7:15PM 
Jazz Legend Chico Hamilton Continues DROM Concert Series OCT - DEC
DROM, New York
, 85 Ave A (b/w 5th & 6th St) in East Village
United States
(212) 777-1157
http://www.dromnyc.com/events/772/composers-concordance-records-release-party

Tickets: $15
Chico Hamilton


LEGENDARY DRUMMER CHICO HAMILTON CONTINUES MONTHLY CONCERT SERIES AT NEW YORK CITY’S DROM

Sundays this Fall: 10.14 + 11.11 + 12.09






WHAT: NEA JAZZ MASTER CHICO HAMILTON @ DROM
As evidenced on his latest recording Revelation (Joyous Shout!), 90 year-old drummer/leader Forestorn “Chico” Hamilton is still creating vivid, positive, uplifting, and relevant music. Saluted by the Kennedy Center as a "Living Jazz Legend", and appointed to the President’s Council on the Arts, this NEA Jazz Master is considered one of the most important living jazz artists and composers.

DROM presents EUPHORIC – Celebrating the Life & Music of Chico Hamilton for three Sunday night performances this Fall (OCT - DEC) featuring Chico and his long-time touring band featuring Nick Demopoulos (guitar), Paul Ramsey (bass), Evan Schwam (flute + reeds), Mayu Saeki (flute), and Jeremy Carlstedt (drums + percussion) as well as special featured guests TBA. Program includes mostly Chico originals off of Revelation ranging from the samba-ish gem “Footprints in the Sand” to the ballad “Every Time I Smile.”

WHEN: Sunday, October 14 @ 7:15PM
Sunday, November 11 @ 7:15PM
Sunday, December 9 @ 7:15PM

WHERE: DROM, 85 Avenue A, New York City; Train F to 2nd Avenue

HOW: $15/Advance $12. To reserve, call DROM at 212.777.1157 or visit www.dromNYC.com.

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15 Oct 
 
16 Oct



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Swiss Ambassador's Award Concert 2012
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Tickets: £12
Medea Trio

The Swiss Ambassador’s Award Concert was established in the UK with the aim of presenting some of the most talented young Swiss musicians or ensembles in a concert at Wigmore Hall, London.

The annual event is organised by the Embassy of Switzerland and the Swiss Cultural Fund in Britain (SCFB), a charity promoting Swiss artistic excellence in the UK. The Medea Trio, founded in Basel in 2005, is a promising young piano trio which has been selected to perform at the 2012 concert.


Claude Debussy : Piano Trio in G
David Philip Hefti : Piano Trio No. 2
Antonin Dvorak : Piano Trio in E minor Op. 90 'Dumky'

17 Oct



France
 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 8pm 
Réponses
Cité de la musique, Paris
221, avenue Jean Jaurès 75019 Paris, France
France
+33 (0)1 44 84 44 84
http://www.cite-musique.fr

Tickets: 18€
Sophie Cherrier, Emmanuelle Ophèle, Matteo Cesari, flutes
Ensemble intercontemporain
Conductor Alejo Pérez
IRCAM computer music design Andrew Gerzso

A tribute to a master, gone but forever alive, this is the principle that creates an elective chain among the works in this program.

Igor Stravinsky's Symphonies of Wind Instruments, composed in 1920, is dedicated to the memory of Claude Debussy, who died ten years earlier. In 1971, when Stravinsky passed away, Pierre Boulez imagined a project for a work shaped like a tomb ...explosante-fixe... that would become an element of the mixed music repertoire. Steine by Peter Eötvös, composed in 1985, is dedicated "from Peter to Pierre" to Pierre Boulez in celebration of his 60th birthday. And The Severed Garden, by the young German Genoël von Lilienstern, is a tribute to Eötvös completing this avalanche of dedications, replies, and apostrophes, beyond historical distances.


Genoël von Lilienstern : The Severed Garden
Peter Eotvos : Steine
Igor Stravinsky : Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1920 version)
Pierre Boulez : ...explosante-fixe...

18 Oct 
 
19 Oct



United States
 Friday, October 19, 2012 at 8pm 
Musi & Musica at BEA - Joao Kouyoumdjian
BEA - Brazilian Endowment for the Arts
240 E. 52nd street, New York, NY, 10022
United States
http://www.brazilianendowment.org
contact@brazilianendowment.org

Tickets: $15 and $10
Joao Kouyoumdjian (classical guitar)

Music & Música at BEA and Ticún Brasil present a solo classical guitar concert with the young virtuoso João Kouyoumdjian.
Mr. Kouyoumdjian will present an eclectic repertory written or arranged for solo guitar by Brazilian composers. Kouyoumdjian explores and pushes the instrument sonority and at the same time deals with an exemplar and traditional technique. The program will include works by Marco Pereira, Villa-Lobos, Tom Jobim, Raimundo Penaforte, Ricardo Calderoni, Garoto (Annibal Augusto Sardinha), among others.


Ricardo Calderoni : Balaio (Suíte Dois Povos)
Raimundo Penaforte : Zurraço (Two Pieces for Guitar Solo)
Joao Pernambuco : Sons de Carrilhões
Marco Pereira : Bate-Coxa

19 Oct



United Kingdom
 Friday, October 19, 2012 at 1.00-1.50 
Lunchtime concert
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead
Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Pilgrims Place, London NW3 1NG
United Kingdom
020 73267
http://www.rosslynhillchapel.org
admin@rosslynhillchapel.org

Tickets: Free concert
Graeme Thewlis (Piano)
John Campbell (Trumpet)




Esther Hopkins : Mysterious Light

20 Oct



United Kingdom
 Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Chilly Gonzales with the BBC Symphony Orchestra
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Tickets: £15 - 20
Chilly Gonzales with the BBC Symphony Orchestra

All-round entertainer, pianist, rapper and self-proclaimed ‘musical genius’, Chilly Gonzales brings his iconoclastic orchestral hip hop to the Barbican stage. The concert also includes orchestral versions of material from his recent Solo Piano II and the world premiere of his new Piano Concerto.

Chilly Gonzales : Various

20 Oct



Austria
 Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 7.30pm 
A Far Cry
Musikverein, Vienna
Bösendorferstr. 12, 1010 Wien, Österreich
Austria
+43 1 505 81 90
http://www.musikverein.at/startseite.asp
tickets@musikverein.at

A Far Cry
Markus Schirmer, Klavier



Osvaldo Golijov : Last Round
Arvo Pärt : "Fratres"; Fassung für Streichorchester, Aufführung in chorischer Besetzung
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Konzert für Klavier und Orchester C - Dur, KV 415
Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Serenade für Streichorchester C - Dur, op. 48

21 Oct



United Kingdom
 Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Central England Ensemble
Town Hall, Birmingham
Victoria Square B3 3DQ
United Kingdom
0121 780 3333
http://www.thsh.co.uk/

Tickets: £11, £13
Anthony Bradbury music director
Ondøej Vrabec french horn

This unique event, generously sponsored by Irwin Mitchell solicitors, features the world premiere performance of Concerto for French Horn and Symphony Orchestra by Birmingham born composer Andrew Downes, who is himself wheelchair bound as a result of a spinal injury.

The soloist is Ondøej Vrabec, solo and principal horn of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Also in the programme is Walton’s Crown Imperial and Brahms’s Second Symphony. The leader of the orchestra is the composer’s daughter Anna Downes, and the conductor Anthony Bradbury. This promises to be a great concert, not to be missed!


William Walton : Crown Imperial
Andrew Downes : Concerto for French horn and Symphony Orchestra (World Premiere)
Johannes Brahms : Symphony No 2

22 Oct



United States
 Monday, October 22, 2012 at 8:00pm - 11:00pm 
The Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble: John Cage's Atlas Eclipticalis & Winter Music
Stern Auditorium
New York, NY
United States

Tickets: $25 general / $15 Students, Seniors
Joseph Kubera & Ursula Oppens, piano
Petr Kotik, Conductor

Kicking off the BEYOND CAGE festival (New York City, oct. 22-Nov. 7), the 86-piece Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble will perform John Cage's Atlas Eclipticalis and Winter Music with pianist Ursula Oppens and Joseph Kubera at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. This performance will mark the first time these works are heard together in their entirety, as well as the 20th anniversary of Atlas Eclipticalis' first complete performance (The Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, with David Tudor on the piano, 1992). An historical performance not to be missed! www.semensemble.org/beyond-cage


John Cage : Atlas Eclipticalis & Winter Music
Christian Marclay : Shuffle

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