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22 Oct 
23 Oct

United Kingdom
 Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7:30pm 
Piano Project 2014 with Dylan Christopher
Swinburne Hall
Swinburne Hall, Colchester Institute, Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3LL
United Kingdom
(01206) 712999

Tickets: £5
Dylan Christopher (piano)

An evening exploring contemporary piano music for aspirant pianists. Dylan Christopher will perform new works, by composers from Colchester and beyond, which are designed to give learners an exciting and accessible introduction to today's music for the piano. Presented in association with the Colchester New Music composers' co-operative.

Dylan Christopher completed his undergraduate music studies with honours at Colchester Institute, where he studied piano with Australian pianist Lesley Young, and composition with Dr Mark Bellis. In 2009, Dylan won the prize at Colchester Institute's Canon Jack Award for Solo Piano adjudicated by Andrew Ball. He was awarded 2nd place in The Roy Teed Cup for Composition in 2010 adjudicated by Vincent Lindsay-Clarke. An avid musician, Dylan has played in master classes with pianists Victor Sangiorgio and Lin Lin Tao, and showcased compositions to Philip Cashian, Ian Clarke and Jeffery Wilson.

Colin Blundell : Dylan Number One
Alexander Blustin : Snowflakes
Liam Carey : Nothing new
Sarah Cattley : Lament of the cactus
Sarah Cattley : Fives and Fifths
Sam Cave : By Fumbling, Found
Louis Johnson : Chant: The Pillar of Angels
Elspeth Manders : Andalusian Dance
Tony Matthews : Distant Visions (from Minitures suite)
Tony Matthews : Edgy Displacement (from Minitures suite)
Janet Oates : Landlisches Lied
Jenni Pinnock : Rains
Gareth Price : Seventh Heaven
Gary Randall : The Lincolnshire Hills
Ed Scolding : …open above me…
Juan Maria Solare : Dodeca-Mambo
Tim Torry : A Rustic Dance
Julia Usher : Computer Keyboard (from Computer Suite)
Julia Usher : Ghost in the Machine (from Computer Suite)
Julia Usher : Solitaire (from Computer Suite)
Bob Ward : Sonata (Movement II)
Barnabas Yianni : Air Suite

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2 Nov

United Kingdom
 Sunday, November 02, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Sally Beamish Equal Voices
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

Gianandrea Noseda conductor
Nelson Freire piano
Shuna Sendall soprano
Marcus Farnsworth baritone
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey chorus director
London Symphony Orchestra

One of the season’s highlights features a new choral work by Sally Beamish based on poetry by Andrew Motion, commissioned by the LSO to commemorate the centenary of World War I.

Gianandrea Noseda directs an Elgar rarity first performed in London in January 1915 to demonstrate sympathy with Belgian suffering during World War I. Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire first performed Beethoven’s 'Emperor' Concerto at the age of 12, and it has remained a centrepiece of his repertoire.

Edward Elgar : Carillon
Ludwig Van Beethoven : Piano Concerto No 5 (‘Emperor’)
Sally Beamish : Equal Voices

3 Nov

United Kingdom
 Monday, November 03, 2014 at 8pm 
Interference Patterns
Kings Place
Kings Cross, London
United Kingdom

Tickets: £11.50, online savers £9.50
Ensemble Matisse

New Dots presents the world premieres of four audio-visual collaborations, combining film and live music performed by the acclaimed Ensemble Matisse. Created by 4 pairs of composers and film-makers, this specially commissioned program is a bold exploration of the creative interplay between music and film, showing artistic diversity from abstract animation to the exploration of natural visual effects and everyday sounds. Our creative pairs have wrestled with imposing boundaries for themselves in order to have the freedom to create something truly collaborative, that could not have come about any other way. We’re thrilled to also present the latest work by Jan Vriend that explores this idea: freedom cannot exist without boundaries. Jan has written Degrees of Freedom for Ensemble Matisse; it seeks to test the boundaries to breaking point

Jan Vriend : Degrees of Freedom
Daniel Kidane : New work
Ewan Campbell : New work
Lisa Illean : Passage
Liam Taylor-West : of Joy

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7 Nov

United Kingdom
 Friday, November 07, 2014 at 7.30pm - 9.30pm 
Contemporary British Piano Music - a living tradition
St John's, Smith Square
London, SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7222 1061

Tickets: £20, £15, £10 (£18, £13.50, £9)
Mark Bebbington, piano

The piano lies at the heart of contemporary British music; yet its discreet presence is often taken for granted - or even ignored. In this exploratory recital, Mark Bebbington, a leading British pianist with an international reputation for his recordings and performances of British music, reveals these contrasting contemporary works and amply demonstrates the vitality and enduring presence of the piano into the 21st century.

Franz Liszt : La Lugubre Gondola
John McCabe : Tenebrae
Robert Matthew-Walker : Fantasy Sonata: Hamlet (Piano Sonata No.3) Op.34
Richard Causton : Non mi comporto male
Ian Venables : Caprice, Op.35
David Briggs : Piano Sonata

8 Nov

United Kingdom
 Saturday, November 08, 2014 at 7.00 pm 
Piano duet recital
Schott Recital Room @ Bauer & Hieber
48 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F7BB
United Kingdom

Tickets: £10(£7 concessions)

Classics, 20th-century classics and contemporary.
including works by Frank Bayford, John Mitchell, Janet Graham and:

Wolfgang Mozart : Andante with Variations, K 501
Paul Hindemith : Sonata
Franz Schubert : Duo (Lebenssturme)
Anthony Green : Variations, Collages and Epilogue on a theme by Frank Bayford
Derek Foster : Two Chrysalids
Derek Foster : Three Albumtracks
Richard Rodney Bennett : Capriccio

8 Nov

United Kingdom
 Saturday, November 08, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Birtwistle at 80
King's College Chapel
United Kingdom

Oliver Knussen

Harrison Birtwistle is one of the major musical figures internationally and this concert sees BCMG and Oliver Knussen showcase works from across his career in his 80th birthday year – the fourth such concert of 2014 following performances in Birmingham, London, and at the BBC Proms.

Silbury Air (1977, revised 2003), a Birtwistle classic, brings to the fore the composer’s continuing fascination in the medieval and the mythic, taking its inspiration from the prehistoric mound of Silbury Hill in Wiltshire. Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum (The Perpetual Song of Mechanical Arcady – 1977) is much more clockwork and pulse dominated then the melody focused Silbury Air. The main inspiration for the piece coming from artist Paul Klee, whose influence on Birtwistle has been paramount. Fantasia on all the notes (2012), employs two groups of instruments, winds and strings, which are linked and fused by means of a third force, a harp.

Completing the programme will be: the UK premiere of Goehr’s chamber symphony … between the Lines, which was premiered in May 2014 in Berlin; a repeat performance of Richard Causton’s Chamber Symphony, a piece dominated by bristling brass, winds, and percussion; and a new work by student composer Patrick Brennan.

Secret Theatres: the Music of Harrison Birtwistle brings some of the world’s finest performers to Cambridge for a celebration of one of Britain’s leading composers in his 80th year.

Harrison Birtwistle : Carmen arcadiae mechanicae perpetuum
Harrison Birtwistle : Fantasia on all the notes
Alexander Goehr : … between the Lines
Patrick Brennan : Polly Roe
Richard Causton : Chamber Symphony
Harrison Birtwistle : Silbury Air

9 Nov

United Kingdom
 Sunday, November 09, 2014 at 3 pm 
Still in this world
St James, Piccadilly
Piccadilly, London
United Kingdom

Tickets: £10
Jan Goodkin, soprano
Vincent Lawlor, baritone
Laurel Pardue, violin
Catherine Herriott, piano

Music for Remembrance Sunday by Ravel, Britten, Arvo Part, Oliver Knussen and "Still in this world", a new piece by Miriam Mackie, reflecting on life in Britain during the last war.

Miriam Mackie : Still in this world

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15 Nov

United Kingdom
 Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Autumn Concert
Ripon Cathedral, Ripon, North Yorkshire
Minster Rd, Ripon HG4 1QS
United Kingdom
+44 1765 601856

Tickets: £20 reserved ; £18 unreserved
The Ripon Choral Society & orchestra

Patrick Lee : Sacrifices
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Requiem

16 Nov

United Kingdom
 Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 7.30pm 
London Sinfonietta on Tour
Turner Sims, Southampton

United Kingdom

Southampton University music students
London Sinfonietta

The London Sinfonietta perform side-by-side with music students from Southampton University, in the world premiere of Michael Finnissy's Remembrance Day . Among the most distinguished British composers working today, this is his major new work for baritone soloist, choir and orchestra, setting wartime texts by Henry Lamont Simpson.

Michael Finnissy : Remembrance Day

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19 Nov

United Kingdom
 Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7.30pm 
BBC Symphony Orchestra / Brett Dean: The Annunciation
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Josep Pons conductor
BBC Singers

Respighi’s intimate evocations of Botticelli’s art, including the central ‘Adoration of the Magi’, preface Brett Dean’s festive Christmas cantata, The Annunciation, inspired by and commissioned for the 800th birthday of Bach’s own Thomanerchor (St Thomas’s Choir) in Leipzig, where it was premiered. The Annunciation depicts the journey of the three kings from darkness into light, in a four-part work for chamber orchestra and choir. 'Dean succeeds in achieving something that cannot be valued too highly: integrity' RBB Kulturradio.
In the second half Josep Pons presents Strauss’s effervescent theatre suite for Molière’s satire Le bourgeois gentilhomme, a showcase for the orchestra’s stylish versatility.

Ottorino Respighi : Trittico Botticelliano
Brett Dean : The Annunciation
Richard Strauss : Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme

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21 Nov

United Kingdom
 Friday, November 21, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Karl Jenkins' 70th Birthday
St David's Hall
United Kingdom

Karl Jenkins conductor
David Childs euphonium
Kathryn Rudge soprano
Cor Caerdydd choir
BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Karl Jenkins celebrates turning 70 at St David's Hall, conducting three of his most-loved and acclaimed works.

Karl Jenkins : FOR THE FALLEN
Karl Jenkins : Euphonium Concerto
Karl Jenkins : The Armed Man

21 Nov

United Kingdom
 Friday, November 21, 2014 at 7.30pm 
The world stage premiere of composer John Adams’s latest work
English National Opera
London Coliseum
United Kingdom


N.B Performances continue until 5th December.

Director Peter Sellars returns to ENO for what will undoubtedly be one of the most significant events in London’s contemporary music season: the world stage premiere of John Adams’s latest dramatic work, The Gospel According to the Other Mary. ENO enjoys a unique association with Adams, having staged all three of his major operas, most recently The Death of Klinghoffer in 2012.

Using a text fashioned by Sellars from Biblical sources as well as several 20th-century writers (including Primo Levi), leading US composer Adams has created what Sellars describes as an attempt to ‘set the Passion story in the eternal present, in the tradition of sacred art’. The Gospel According to the Other Mary is an interpretation of the Resurrection from the perspective of two women close to Jesus (Mary Magdalene and Martha), in which the narrative switches between the Biblical past and the worldly present, drawing parallels between Christ’s Passion and contemporary events such as the Arab Spring.

Designer George Tsypin, responsible for the opening ceremony of 2014 Sochi Olympiad, resumes his partnership with Sellars, which began with Theodora at Glyndebourne, while ENO regular Patricia Bardon (Mary Magdalene) leads a cast that includes a major role for the ENO Chorus.

The Gospel According to the Other Mary is sung and surtitled in English | Running time: 2hrs 20mins

Pre-performance talk with Peter Sellars and Christopher Cook: 27 Nov, 5.15 – 6pm, £5/£2.50 concs.

Signed performance 3 Dec.

John Adams : The Gospel According to the Other Mary

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