New Music Concert Listings - United Kingdom

Site Search

New Members
  stevnhig (18/8)
  truckcare2 (18/8)
  kreek8 (18/8)
  kreek1 (17/8)
  ruhirawat (17/8)

   » Full C:T Members List

Other Resources
News Archive

New Music Concert Listings - United Kingdom

Welcome to the Composition:Today New Music Concert Listings.
Advertise your contemporary classical music concert free of charge.
Add your listing here or if you prefer, send details to (Concert must include new music)

Show: All Countries UK only US only Other International
Previous Month | Next Month
20 Aug 
21 Aug

United Kingdom
 Monday, August 21, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Beethoven, Stravinsky and Gerald Barry
Royal Albert Hall, London
Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
United Kingdom
020 7589 8212


After a triumphant Proms debut with the CBSO last year, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla returns with a programme that sets Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony against a world premiere by Gerald Barry. Leila Josefowicz is the soloist in Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto.

Ludwig Van Beethoven : Overture 'Leonore' No. 3
Igor Stravinsky : Violin Concerto in D major
Gerald Barry : Canada
Ludwig Van Beethoven : Symphony No 5 in C minor

22 Aug 
23 Aug 
24 Aug 
25 Aug 
26 Aug

United Kingdom
 Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 7.45pm 
Edward Gregson World Premiere
Presteigne Festival

United Kingdom
01544 267800

Nightingale Quartet

Rued Langgaard : String Quartet No 6, BVN160
Edward Gregson : String Quartet No 2
Franz Schubert : String Quartet in D minor, D810 ‘Der Tod und das Mädchen’

27 Aug 
28 Aug 
29 Aug 
30 Aug 
31 Aug 
1 Sep 
2 Sep 
3 Sep 
4 Sep 
5 Sep 
6 Sep 
7 Sep 
8 Sep 
9 Sep

United Kingdom
 Saturday, September 09, 2017 at 14.00 
Bantock, Bowen & Musgrave
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

BBC Philharmonic

A celebration of British musical talent, today's concert includes music by three of UK's finest composers: Bantock, Bowen and Musgrave.

The metaphorical curtain rises on this afternoon’s concert with an opener from Bantock – the comedy overture to The Frogs.

Former BBC New Generation Artist, Lawrence Power, is today’s soloist – taking centre stage for Bowen’s imaginative Viola Concerto – before the programme closes with Musgrave’s orchestral autumn-to-summer cycle, The Seasons.

Granville Bantock : Overture 'The Frogs'
Edwin York Bowen : Viola Concerto
Thea Musgrave : The Seasons

10 Sep 
11 Sep 
12 Sep 
13 Sep 
14 Sep

United Kingdom
 Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7.30pm 
LSO 2017–18 Opening Concert Live Relay
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Christian Tetzlaff violin

Sir Simon Rattle's first concert as LSO Music Director, beamed live to our outdoor cinema screen.

Helen Grime : Fanfares
Thomas Ades : Asyla
Harrison Birtwistle : Violin Concerto
Oliver Knussen : Symphony No 3
Edward Elgar : Variations on an Original Theme, Enigma

15 Sep 
16 Sep

United Kingdom
 Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 13.55 
Knussen, Elgar, Payne, Finzi & Britten
BBC Philharmonic Studio
MediaCityUK, Broadway, Salford, M50 2HQ
United Kingdom

BBC Philharmonic

Andrew Gourlay raises his baton to open today’s programme with Knussen's delightful
The Way to Castle Yonder.
Taken from fantasy opera, Higglety Pigglety Pop – a collaboration between Knussen and American author Maurice Sendak – this piece brings vividly coloured illustrations from page to note. Of his opera, Knusson said ‘Higglety is an evocation of the music I wanted to write [as a child] but didn’t know how’.
Continuing the thread of youth, the orchestra advance with Nursey Suite, a piece which Elgar, in his later years, ‘worked up’ from his youthful and unpublished compositions.
The afternoon continues with Payne’s Half-heard in the Stillness, a ten-minute orchestral tone-poem. Payne describes himself as ‘a passionate Elgarian’ and uses Elgar’s Memorial Chimes - written for the Loughborough Carillon - as his starting point.
The gestation of today’s penultimate piece, Finzi’s Farewell to Arms, took place over many years and reflects his enthusiasm for seventeenth-century poets – brought to life today by Tenor, Robin Tritschler.
Closing the programme is Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem, a powerful orchestral work inspired by the texts from the Requiem Mass and dedicated to the memory of Britten’s parents. With this dedication in mind, the final movement, ‘Requiem aeternam’ – meaning ‘eternal rest grant to them’ is particularly poignant.
This concert is a live broadcast for BBC Radio 3.

Oliver Knussen : The Way to Castle Yonder
Edward Elgar : Nursery Suite
Anthony Payne : Half-heard in the stillness
Gerald Finzi : Farewell to Arms

17 Sep 
18 Sep

United Kingdom
 Monday, September 18, 2017 at 7.30pm 
This is Rattle: Adès
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

Guildhall Musicians

An evening of music by living composers, personally chosen by Thomas Adès to celebrate the arrival of Sir Simon Rattle at the LSO.

As Sir Simon Rattle begins his London tenure, he’s renewing his commitment to the music of living composers. In celebration, one of those composers – Thomas Adès – has chosen eight inspirational works by some of the most distinctive voices of our time.

It’s a wonderfully diverse evening too – a real ‘state of the art’ survey of classical music in the 21st century, from the concentrated poetry of Kurtág and Birtwistle to the communicative energy of Osvaldo Golijov and the late Nicholas Maw. Up close in Milton Court, the young players of the Guildhall School are the ideal team to celebrate a new chapter in British music.

Per Nørgård : Hut Ab!
Nicholas Maw : The Head of Orpheus
Judith Weir : The Alps
Harrison Birtwistle : Célan settings
Niccolò Castiglioni : Vallis Clausa
Gyorgy Kurtág : Eletut
Osvaldo Golijov : Sarajevo
John Woolrich : A Farewell
, Madness : Cardiac Arrest (arr Adès)

19 Sep 

Previous Month | Next Month