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United Kingdom
 Saturday, September 06, 2014 at 3.00pm 
A Portrait of Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Albert Hall, London
Kensington Gore London SW7 2AP
United Kingdom

Christine Rice mezzo-soprano
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Oliver Knussen conductor

Along with fellow Lancastrian composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Sir Harrison Birtwistle celebrates his 80th birthday this year. The Proms marks the occasion with a concert from one of the UK’s leading new music ensembles, the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.

The group’s relationship with Birtwistle’s music is a long one, and here it performs three of the composer’s classic early works. Each explores the spatial dramatisation of music, playing aural games with the audience and exposing them to intriguing and unfamiliar textures, while never neglecting the ever-unfolding melody that is at the core of all Birtwistle’s music.

Harrison Birtwistle : Verses for Ensembles
Harrison Birtwistle : Dinah and Nick's Love Song
Harrison Birtwistle : Meridian

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8 Sep

United Kingdom
 Monday, September 08, 2014 at 10.15pm – c11.30pm 
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Birthday Concert
Albert Hall, London
Kensington Gore London SW7 2AP
United Kingdom

Dimitri Ashkenazy clarinet, Proms debut artist
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Ben Gernon conductor, Proms debut artist

On Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s 80th birthday the Proms pays tribute to this leading figure in contemporary British music with a late-night programme of works selected by the composer.

The concert overture Ebb of Winter, commissioned by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra as part of its 40th-anniversary celebrations, captures the rugged, rough-hewn beauty of Davies’s Orkney home. We see a different side of island life in the joyous ebullience of the much-loved An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise. The fourth Strathclyde Concerto, for clarinet and orchestra, completes the concert – a thrilling tour de force, demanding equal virtuosity from soloist and ensemble.

Peter Maxwell Davies : Concert Overture 'Ebb of Winter'
Peter Maxwell Davies : Strathclyde Concerto No. 4
Peter Maxwell Davies : An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise

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United Kingdom
 Tuesday, September 09, 2014 at 7.30pm – c9.40pm 
Albert Hall, London
Kensington Gore London SW7 2AP
United Kingdom

Time for Three
BBC Concert Orchestra
Keith Lockhart conductor

It’s American Night at the Proms, courtesy of the BBC Concert Orchestra and its New York State-born Principal Conductor Keith Lockhart.

Toes will be tapping in a concert that starts with folk songs and dances – joyously orchestrated and reworked by Aaron Copland – and ends in Chris Brubeck’s distinctive blend of classical, jazz, blues and country music. Take an exhilarating musical journey with the UK premiere of 
his Travels in Time for Three – a thrill-ride concerto composed for virtuoso string trio and orchestra.

Aaron Copland : Appalachian Spring – suite
Aaron Copland : Quiet City
Aaron Copland : Rodeo – Four Dance Episodes
Chris Brubeck : Blue Rondo à la Turk (arr. C. Brubeck)
Chris Brubeck : Travels in Time for Three

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United Kingdom
 Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 7.30pm 
London Symphony Orchestra / Valery Gergiev
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

Valery Gergiev conductor
Denis Matsuev piano
London Symphony Orchestra

Russian pianist Denis Matsuev, acclaimed for his formidable virtuosity and the controlled power of his playing, is the LSO’s featured artist this season.

He opens the 2014/15 series with two all-Russian programmes under the LSO’s outgoing Music Director, Valery Gergiev. Here he tackles Prokofiev’s dazzling Third Concerto, between Shostakovich’s best-loved symphony and the first in a symphonic cycle inspired by Dante’s 'Divine Comedy' by one of Shostakovich’s most prolific pupils.

Boris Tishchenko : Dante Symphony No 1 (‘Among the Living’)
Sergei Prokofiev : Piano Concerto No 3
Dmitri Shostakovich : Symphony No 10

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United Kingdom
 Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Jörg Widmann, Mozart and Schubert
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom

Tetzlaff Quartet

With its pervasive echoes of Schumann’s Papillons, sparky humour and wild conclusion, Jörg Widmann’s ‘Jagdquartett’ has secured a lasting place in the contemporary chamber music repertoire since its first performance in 2003.

The Tetzlaff Quartet’s programme also includes the second of Mozart’s ‘Haydn’ Quartets and Schubert’s mighty G major String Quartet, a work that spans the gamut of human emotions.

Joerg Widmann : String Quartet No. 3 ‘Jagdquartett’
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : String Quartet in D minor K421
Franz Schubert : String Quartet in G D887

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United Kingdom
 Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Tavener: Flood of Beauty
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

Britten Sinfonia
Martyn Brabbins conductor
Allison Bell soprano
Marcus Farnsworth baritone
Natalie Clein cello
Sheema Mukherjee sitar
Kuljit Bhamra tabla
Britten Sinfonia Voices
New London Chamber Choir
Eamonn Dougan Britten Sinfonia Voices Director

The Britten Sinfonia premieres Sir John Tavener’s last major concert work, Flood of Beauty (Saundarya Lahari).

Based on a Sanskrit poem by the 9th-century philosopher and poet Sankara, the piece is an attempt to show the rapture and bliss of the Divine Being through Hinduism – following Tavener's many revered musical journeys through Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

Flood of Beauty was devised by the late composer, who would have turned 70 this year, to be performed with the instruments of a normal symphony orchestra, but all spaced around the auditorium – with Indian classical instruments tabla and sitar completing the ensemble.

'The audience, so that they are, as it were, "surrounded" by bliss and beauty' Sir John Tavener

John Tavener : Flood of Beauty

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