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22 Mar

United Kingdom
 Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 7pm 
Steve Reich & Terry Riley
Nottingham Contemporary
Weekday Cross Nottingham NG1 2GB
United Kingdom

Timothy Lines clarinet
Darragh Morgan violin
Tim Gill cello
Huw Davies electric guitar
Sound Intermedia
London Sinfonietta side by side with Nottingham University students

The seminal minimalist scores of Steve Reich and Terry Riley changed the direction of music in the 1960s, their deft use of repetition and slow harmonic rhythms creating hypnotic soundscapes. Following its sell-out performance in 2015, the London Sinfonietta returns to Nottingham Contemporary with Reich’s iconic New York, Electric and Cello Counterpoints and his Violin Phase before joining University of Nottingham music students for Riley’s improvisatory In C.

Steve Reich : Come Out to Show Them
Steve Reich : New York Counterpoint
Steve Reich : Cello Counterpoint
Steve Reich : Electric Counterpoint
Steve Reich : Violin Phase
Terry Riley : In C

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25 Mar

United Kingdom
 Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 3.00pm 
Song Recital
Chapter House, Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester
12 College Green, Gloucester GL1 2LX
United Kingdom

Tickets: £17 (concessions available)
James Gilchrist: tenor
Benjamin Frith: piano
Louise Williams: viola

Programme to include Schubert Auf dem Strom, Ian Venables' 'Through these Pale, Cold days', and English songs by Gurney, Finzi, Vaughan Williams, W Dennis Browne and Dring. Including a first performance of ‘Visit’ from The colour of words by David Dubery to a poem by Pam Zinnemann-Hope and his setting of Philip Larkin’s poem ‘Home is so sad’.

Ian Venables : Through these pale cold days
David Dubery : Visit
David Dubery : Home is so sad
Franz Schubert : Auf dem Strom
Robert Schumann : Marchenbilder

25 Mar

United Kingdom
 Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7.30pm 
BCMG at Thomas Adès Day BCMG
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom


Few contemporary composers have proved as consistently inventive as Thomas Adès. BCMG and the Calder Quartet perform as part of Wigmore Hall’s day-long exploration of his eloquently expressive chamber music, including Adès’ BCMG Sound Investment commission Concerto Conciso and his string quartet Arcadiana.

The delicate, introverted music of György Kurtág deliciously contrasts with the virtuosic, extroverted nature of Gerald Barry’s. Both composers regularly feature in Adès programmes.

Gyorgy Kurtág : Officium breve
Gyorgy Kurtág : Officium breve
Gyorgy Kurtág : Officium breve
Leos Janacek : Selections from On an overgrown path
Gyorgy Kurtág : Selections from Játékok
Gerald Barry : Octet
Thomas Ades : Concerto Conciso
Leos Janacek : In the Mists
Thomas Ades : Arcadiana

25 Mar

United Kingdom
 Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Shostakovich: New Babylon
LSO St Luke's, London
161 Old Street London EC1V 9NG
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

Sasha Grynyuk

An exceptional opportunity to hear the score as the composer himself intended - Shostakovich’s hitherto lost original piano score to the newly restored and expanded avant-garde Soviet masterpiece about the revolutionary 1871 Paris Commune.

Shostakovich’s spectacular first film score, New Babylon, was written when he was just 23 years old and is, alongside The Nose, his most important early dramatic work. Numerous re-writes of the film were demanded even before shooting started and the directors’ final cut completed in December 1928, when the composer was contracted to join the production. His myriad musical quotations matched a fast cross-cut film to produce a work of astonishing complexity and precision unequalled in silent film composition.

However, after two industry preview screenings with the composer himself performing his original solo piano score, the Moscow Sovkino office ordered the removal of over 20% of the film. Re-editing Shostakovich’s score to match proved impossible, parts were incomplete and early performances, a series of debacles, were beyond the abilities of cinema orchestras. Remaining copies of the piano score, destined for smaller cinemas and now unfitted for the re-edited film, were sold off. A rare surviving copy has provided the material for this first public performance.

USSR 1929 Dir Grigorii Kozintsev, Leonid Trauberg 95 min

We're delighted to be joined by John Leman Riley, author of Shostakovich: A Life in Film to introduce the screening.

An original REALITY production, produced and restored by Marek Pytel with Jane Elliott

Dmitri Shostakovich : New Babylon

25 Mar

United Kingdom
 Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7pm 
Kings Place
Kings Cross, London
United Kingdom

Sound Intermedia co-producers
Jonathan Cross presenter
Jonathan Berman conductor*
London Sinfonietta

Altered time

“I am in a prison”, György Ligeti once wrote. “One wall is the avant-garde, the other wall is the past, and I want to escape.”

The second event in this new series at Kings Place celebrates one of the 20th century’s most progressive minds. Ligeti found his escape plan – his turning point – in a more spontaneous approach to composition, using free-form drawings to express shape, colour and contour before committing a single note to the page. From the compelling absurdity of Poeme Symphonique for 100 metronomes to the glittering colours of his Melodien, we explore Ligeti’s radical, time-bending compositional methods.

Gyorgy Ligeti : Pòeme Symphonique
Gyorgy Ligeti : Artikulation
Gyorgy Ligeti : 10 Pieces for wind quintet
Gyorgy Ligeti : Melodien

25 Mar

United Kingdom
 Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7.30pm 
where now
Schott Recital Room @ Bauer & Hieber
48 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F7BB
United Kingdom

Tickets: £10, concessions £7
Kerry Andrews, Deborah Edwards, Daniel Figols, Derek Foster, Ilze Ikse, Jerry Wigens

pasts and presents in collision

Music inspired by David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel.

And arrangements of:
Where are we now? (David Bowie)
Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix)
I Can't Get No Satisfaction (Mick Jagger and Keith Richards)
Two of Us (John Lennon and Paul McCartney)
Scarborough Fair (Simon and Garfunkel)

Kerry Andrews : as long as
Deborah Broderick Edwards : Fly Away
Daniel Figols : Satis
Derek Foster : It was fifty years ago today
Jerry Wigens : Beyond the Salt Water

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31 Mar

United Kingdom
 Friday, March 31, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Resurrection Light
St Sepulchre-without-Newgate
Hoborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2DQ
United Kingdom

Tickets: £12 (until 26 March) / £15 | £12 (students) from or on the door
Londinium (chamber choir)
Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

- Choral music for Passiontide and Easter -
As Easter approaches, Londinium embarks on a musical journey through Holy Week. Beginning with the acclamation of the crowds on Palm Sunday, our programme leads us to the Last Supper, the arrest at Gethsemane, the Crucifixion itself, and finally to the empty tomb and risen Christ on Easter morning. Our sumptuous selection of repertoire includes some of the greatest composers of the Renaissance, (amongst them Taverner, Lassus and Lhéritier), works by the German Romantics and from the Russian Orthodox tradition, and English music by Herbert Howells, Charles Wood, Jim Clements and Giles Swayne. At the heart of our programme is one of the finest new choral works of our time: James MacMillan's profoundly moving setting of the Miserere.

James MacMillan : Miserere
Giles Swayne : Ave verum corpus
Jim Clements : Hope, Faith, and Love

1 Apr

United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 7.30pm 
EXAUDI; James Weeks
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom

James Weeks director

Since its formation 15 years ago, EXAUDI has expanded the boundaries of repertoire for vocal ensemble and explored compelling combinations of contemporary and early repertoire.

The clarity and focus of the ensemble’s sound, produced by outstanding individual singers performing as chamber musicians, ideally suits its immersion here in two of Monteverdi’s most expressive madrigals and works by two Franco-Flemish composers who made their reputations in Italy. The madrigal form’s vivacity is also present in EXAUDI’s selections from Salvatore Sciarrino’s 12 Madrigali, settings of nature-themed Japanese haiku created for the 2007 Salzburg Festival, and in James Weeks’s new work for EXAUDI.

Jacques Arcadelt : Il primo libro di madrigali (a selection)
James Weeks : Libro di fiammelle e ombre
Luca Marenzio : Spuntavan gia
Luca Marenzio : Scendi dal Paradiso Venere
Luca Marenzio : Perche la pioggia
Luca Marenzio : Quel augellin che canta
Claudio Monteverdi : Ecco mormorar l'onde
Claudio Monteverdi : Quell’augellin che canta
Giaches de Wert : Vezzosi augelli
Salvatore Sciarrino : 12 Madrigali (a selection)

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8 Apr

United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 19:30 pm 
Quasi Una Fantasia
The Chapter House, Exeter Cathedral
1 The Cloisters, Exeter EX1 1HS
United Kingdom
01392 285983

Tickets: £10 in advance or from the door
Stephen Beville - piano

Another chance to hear Beville's Prelude, Etude & Fantasie (2012) in a recital that explores the 'free-fantasy' form for piano and its historical influence from the 18th and 19th centuries to the present day. The programme includes such celebrated 'quasi una fantasia' compositions as Beethoven's 'Moonlight' and Liszt's 'Dante' sonatas.

Franz Liszt : Apres une lecture du Dante: sonata quasi fantasia
Ludwig Van Beethoven : Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op 27 no 2
Stephen Beville : Prelude, Etude & Fantasie (2012)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Fantasy in C minor, K 475
Frederick Chopin : Polonaise Fantasy, Op 61

9 Apr

United Kingdom
 Sunday, April 09, 2017 at 7pm 
Michael Cryne World Premiere
Hackney Downs Studios
Hackney Downs Studios: Hackney Showroom Amhurst Terrace, London, Greater London, E8 2BT, United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Ruthless Jabiru
Kelly Lovelady Conductor

Julia Wolfe : Fuel
Michael Cryne : Slipstream
Cat Hope : Pure
Gloria Coates : Symphony no. 14 "Symphony in Microtones" (I. Lamentation)
Osvaldo Golijov : Last Round

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19 Apr

United Kingdom
 Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 1pm 
Britten Sinfonia; Nicholas Daniel
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom

Britten Sinfonia
Nicholas Daniel oboe

This programme, centred on the artistry of renowned oboist Nicholas Daniel, features a new work by Brian Elias co-commissioned by Wigmore Hall and Britten Sinfonia, together with Finzi’s intimate yet cinematic Interlude and Mozart’s String Quintet in C minor, in which the oboe takes the role of first violin.

Gerald Finzi : Interlude for oboe and string quartet Op. 21
Brian Elias : Oboe Quintet
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : String Quintet in C minor K406

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