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26 July 2016
 
9pm
Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Areopagitou Dionisiou
Athens
105 55
Greece

Details:
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Bizet: Carmen

Athens Festival

Carmen, one of the most emblematic operas, still challenges its audience as much as when it was first staged, 140 years ago. The eponymous heroine defends her freedom and her right to choose her lovers instead of her being chosen by them. She is a menace for patriarchic societies, dominated by men. Her choices threaten the foundation of these societies. The only solution is to exterminate her. A task that is undertaken by the love-stricken and 'betrayed' Don José. An unconventional plot, met by Georges Bizet's equally unconventional, and today most celebrated music. The most popular opera of the French repertoire, featuring wonderful arias and superb choruses, will be conducted by Lukas Karytinos and directed by the distinguished British director and Artistic Director of the Göteborg Opera, Stephen Langridge.
 
27 July 2016
 
9pm
Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Areopagitou Dionisiou
Athens
105 55
Greece

Details:
Web site
Bizet: Carmen

Athens Festival

Carmen, one of the most emblematic operas, still challenges its audience as much as when it was first staged, 140 years ago. The eponymous heroine defends her freedom and her right to choose her lovers instead of her being chosen by them. She is a menace for patriarchic societies, dominated by men. Her choices threaten the foundation of these societies. The only solution is to exterminate her. A task that is undertaken by the love-stricken and 'betrayed' Don José. An unconventional plot, met by Georges Bizet's equally unconventional, and today most celebrated music. The most popular opera of the French repertoire, featuring wonderful arias and superb choruses, will be conducted by Lukas Karytinos and directed by the distinguished British director and Artistic Director of the Göteborg Opera, Stephen Langridge.
 
21 July 2016 until 28 July 2016
 
La Mariette
Parcay-sur-Vienne
Indre-et-Loire
France

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La Mariette String Masterclass with Pál Banda and Zsuzsa Berenyi

 
29 July 2016
 
9pm
Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Areopagitou Dionisiou
Athens
105 55
Greece

Details:
Web site
Bizet: Carmen

Athens Festival

Carmen, one of the most emblematic operas, still challenges its audience as much as when it was first staged, 140 years ago. The eponymous heroine defends her freedom and her right to choose her lovers instead of her being chosen by them. She is a menace for patriarchic societies, dominated by men. Her choices threaten the foundation of these societies. The only solution is to exterminate her. A task that is undertaken by the love-stricken and 'betrayed' Don José. An unconventional plot, met by Georges Bizet's equally unconventional, and today most celebrated music. The most popular opera of the French repertoire, featuring wonderful arias and superb choruses, will be conducted by Lukas Karytinos and directed by the distinguished British director and Artistic Director of the Göteborg Opera, Stephen Langridge.
 
23 July 2016 until 30 July 2016
 
Gloucester
United Kingdom

Details:
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Three Choirs Festival

 
31 July 2016
 
3pm
Old Baptist Chapel
Church Street, Tewkesbury
Gloucestershire
GL20 5RZ
United Kingdom

Details:
Jill Davies
+44 (0)1684 850112

£15
Under the Greenwood Tree

Rogers Covey-Crump, tenor
The Windsor Box&Fir Co
Jenny Thomas, flute and recorder
Michael Sanderson, baritone and violin
Ian Gammie, bass viol and guitar
Katharine May, harpsichord

Old Chapel Court Concerts event 4

Music from 18th century England: a programme combining Shakespeare settings and other popular songs from the theatre and pleasure gardens with trio sonatas and other instrumental music, including country dances, by composers such as Arne, Handel, Boyce, Dibdin, Henry Carey, Shield and Ignatio Sancho.
 
3 August 2016
 
7pm
Church of the Holy Trinity, Draesel Hall
316 E 88th Street
New York
NY 10128
United States of America

Details:
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NYChoral presents three great Choral sings this summer, conducted by Music Director david Hayes

 
28 July 2016 until 4 August 2016
 
La Mariette
Parcay-sur-Vienne
Indre-et-Loire
France

Details:
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La Mariette String Masterclass with Krysia Osostowicz, David Adams and Alice Neary

 
5 August 2016
 
1pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2 N4J
United Kingdom

Details:
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Pino Feola, guitar: 'Suite española'

 
10 August 2016 until 11 August 2016
 
7.15pm
Camden People's Theatre
58-60 Hampstead Rd
London
NW1 2PY
United Kingdom

Details:
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£8, concessions £6
Scenes from the End

Héloöse Werner, soprano
Emily Burns, director

Jonathan Woolgar: Scenes from the End

Camden Fringe

Scenes from the End is a new, daring, solo show that embraces the emotional power of opera to explore the overwhelming themes of death and grief.

In three parts, Scenes from the End begins with the end of the universe, moves through the end of humanity, before finally addressing the end of the individual. What is grief? How does society perceive death and grief, and how does this affect your own experience of grief? At times reserved and reflective, at times unashamedly direct, Scenes from the End will leave the audience challenged and shaken, forced to consider and reflect upon their own attitudes towards death and grief.
 
6 August 2016 until 13 August 2016
 
La Mariette
Parcay-sur-Vienne
Indre-et-Loire
France

Details:
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La Mariette Junior String Masterclass

 
7 August 2016 until 13 August 2016
 
Doncaster College
High Melton, Doncaster
Yorkshire
DN5 7SZ
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)20 7739 4680

from £380
CoMA Contemporary Music Summer School

This year’s CoMA Summer School celebrates the life and work of Michael Finnissy. Widely recognised as one of the most significant and influential composers of his generation, Michael, now in his 70th year, is a life-long advocate of amateur musicianship and a dedicated supporter of CoMA and the late starters movement. Accordingly, at the heart of Summer School will be a project, directed by James Weeks, involving all participants – composers and performers, teachers and students alike – working together using folk materials sourced from around the globe, to create a MusicWorld for Michael Finnissy, designed to transform the Summer School site into an abundant musical ecosystem – a cheek-by-jowl final ‘circus’ performance in the manner of John Cage.

Scheduled around this core project will be a varied programme of options for composers, singers, pianists, and other instrumentalists, as well as dedicated string orchestras, contemporary music ensembles, creative opera and music theatre. At the heart of the composition course will be Michael’s Emperor’s New Clothes and other stories, offering a week of imagination and exploration, at the end of which, participants’ pieces will be performed by Michael in a recorded concert.

This year’s tutors will be James Weeks, Michael Finnissy, Lore Lixenberg, Janet Oates, Gregory Rose, Darragh Morgan, Adi Tal and Mary Dullea and Clare Simmonds plus three talks by Judith Weir, Master of the Queen’s Music. The concert programme features the Fidelio Trio, the re-launch of the fabled IXION Ensemble and much, much more, including one of Michael Finnissy’s utterly unique cabaret concerts.
 
25 August 2016
 
8.30pm
St Andrew's Church
Presteigne
Powys
LD8 2AF
United Kingdom

Details:
Box Office
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)1544 267800

£27.50 and £25 reserved; £15 unreserved; £10 student
Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale

Christopher Good, narrator
Wayne Wilson, The Soldier
Cloe Astleford, The Devil
Nova Music Ensemble
George Vass, conductor

2016 Presteigne Festival event 3

Produced in association with the Dartington International Summer School and Festival
 
10 July 2016 until 25 August 2016
 
Dubrovnik
Croatia

Details:
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67th Dubrovnik Summer Festival

 
18 August 2016 until 25 August 2016
 
La Mariette
Parcay-sur-Vienne
Indre-et-Loire
France

Details:
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La Mariette Masterclass with Gillian Thoday, cello and Margaret Edis, Alexander Technique

 
26 August 2016
 
7.45pm
St Andrew's Church
Presteigne
Powys
LD8 2AF
United Kingdom

Details:
Box Office
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)1544 267800

£24 reserved; £18 unreserved; £6 student
Shakespeare Scenes

Alice Neary, cello
Angela Whelan, trumpet
Carducci Quartet
Presteigne Festival Orchestra
George Vass, conductor

Huw Watkins: Little Symphony
Dobrinka Tabakova: Cello Concerto
Bridge: Two Old English Songs, H 119
Saxton: Shakespeare Scenes
Elgar: Introduction and Allegro, Op 47

2016 Presteigne Festival event 7

 
22 August 2016 until 27 August 2016
 
1.55pm
Greenside
25 Nicolson Square
Edinburgh
EH8 9BX
United Kingdom

Details:
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Scenes from the End

Héloüse Werner, soprano
Emily Burns, director

Jonathan Woolgar: Scenes from the End

Edinburgh Fringe

Scenes from the End is a new, daring, solo show that embraces the emotional power of opera to explore the overwhelming themes of death and grief.

In three parts, Scenes from the End begins with the end of the universe, moves through the end of humanity, before finally addressing the end of the individual. What is grief? How does society perceive death and grief, and how does this affect your own experience of grief? At times reserved and reflective, at times unashamedly direct, Scenes from the End will leave the audience challenged and shaken, forced to consider and reflect upon their own attitudes towards death and grief.
 
28 August 2016
 
7.45pm
St Andrew's Church
Presteigne
Powys
LD8 2AF
United Kingdom

Details:
Box Office
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)1544 267 800

£24 reserved; £18 unreserved; £6 student
Fauré Requiem

Alexandra Wood, violin
Damian Thantrey, baritone
Presteigne Festival Chamber Choir
Presteigne Festival Orchestra
George Vass, conductor

James Francis Brown: The Heavens and the Heart (first performance; Presteigne Festival commission)
Deborah Pritchard: Wall of Water
Adrian Williams: Elegy
Fauré: Requiem

2016 Presteigne Festival event 19

 
5 August 2016 until 29 August 2016
 
Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Details:
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Edinburgh International Festival

 
30 August 2016
 
7.45pm
St Andrew's Church
Presteigne
Powys
LD8 2AF
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)1544 267800

£24 reserved; £18 unreserved; £6 student
Festival Finale

Clare Hammond, piano
Emily Pailthorpe, oboe
Presteigne Festival Orchestra
George Vass, conductor

Saxton: The Resurrection of the Soldiers (first performance; Presteigne Festival commission)
David Matthews: Piano Concerto, Op 111
Richard Blackford: The Better Angels of Our Nature
Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony, Op 110a

2016 Presteigne Festival event 27

 


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