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19 May 2018 until 26 August 2018
 
Glyndebourne
New Road, Lewes
East Sussex
BN8 5UU

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Glyndebourne

 
3 August 2018 until 27 August 2018
 
Edinburgh

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Edinburgh International Festival

 
28 August 2018
 
7.45pm
St Andrew's Church
Church Street
Presteigne
LD8 2AF

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Box Office
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01544 267 800

£26 reserved, 20 unreserved, 6 student
Festival Finale

Kristine Balanas, violin
Martin Butler, piano
Presteigne Festival Orchestra
George Vass, conductor

Benjamin Britten: Sinfonietta, Op 1
Michael Berkeley: Coronach
Martin Butler: Concertante Dances, for piano and chamber orchestra (first performance)
Haydn: Violin Concerto in C, Hob VIIa:1
David Matthews: Symphony No 4, Op 73

2018 Presteigne Festival event 27

 
23 August 2018 until 28 August 2018
 
Presteigne
Powys

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Presteigne Festival

The Presteigne Festival's six music-filled days span the August Bank Holiday period. Established over thirty years ago, the Festival has a long tradition of supporting young artists and for presenting a fresh and individually stylised mix of contemporary works carefully balanced with twentieth century classics and featuring a wide range of music from the standard repertoire.
 
13 July 2018 until 8 September 2018
 
Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore, Kensington
London
SW7 2AP

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Henry Wood (BBC) Promenade Concerts

 
5 October 2018 until 7 October 2018
 
Wensleydale
North Yorkshire

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Yorkshire Dales English Music Festival

The third Yorkshire Dales English Music Festival builds on the success of previous events with an even more exciting programme. It will begin on Friday 5 October 2018 in the beautiful surroundings of St Andrew's Church, Aysgarth, with a combined concert and film showing. The EMF has collaborated with the Yorkshire Film Archive, commissioning three new films of archive material celebrating life, landscape, transport and work in the Yorkshire Dales; and we have set up a competition for top composition students to write music for these three films: the winning entries will be performed in this opening concert alongside the films that they describe.

Saturday 6 October will see a variety of recitals and concerts in St Andrew's, and on Sunday 7 the festival moves to Bolton Castle for several more concerts, including a violin-and-cello duo recital, performances of Howells' and Lambert's Clavichord, and a concert for violin and narrator, with new works written especially for the occasion by the composers Richard Blackford and Paul Lewis.
 
21 October 2018
 
8pm
St John's
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA

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Box Office
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+44 (0)20 7222 1061
Juliana – London premiere

Cheryl Enever, Juliana
Rebecca Afonwy-Jones, Kerstin
Samuel Pantcheff, Juan
Nova Music Opera
George Vass, conductor
Richard Williams, director

Joseph Phibbs: Juliana (new chamber opera with libretto by Laurie Slade - first London performance)

 
19 October 2018 until 22 October 2018
 
Brecon
Powys

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Brecon Baroque Festival - Angels and Archangels

 
9 November 2018
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH

Details:
Barbican Box Office
Web site
E-mail
020 7638 8891

£15 - £32
Britten Sinfonia - The Last Letter

Britten Sinfonia
Thomas Gould, violin/director
Jonathan McGovern, baritone


Gurney: The Western Playland
Kelly: Elegy
Ravel, arranged Robert Weiner: Le Tomebau de Couperin
Stephan: Nachspiel
Nico Muhly: The Last Letter
Barber: Adagio for Strings

To commemorate the end of the Great War, Britten Sinfonia premiere a new arrangement of Nico Muhly’s poignant The Last Letter as part of a compelling and dramatic evening of music and words.

Nico Muhly’s The Last Letter sets an intriguing and moving selection of letters by First World War German and English soldiers and their loved ones, interspersed with music and poetry written by composers and poets on both sides of the conflict.
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH

Details:
Barbican Box Office
Web site
E-mail
02076388891

£15 - £32
Britten Sinfonia - The Last Letter

Britten Sinfonia
Thomas Gould, violin/director
Jonathan McGovern, baritone


Gurney: The Western Playland
Kelly: Elegy
Ravel, arranged Robert Weiner: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Stephan: Nachspiel
Nico Muhly: The Last Letter
Barber: Adagio for Strings

To commemorate the end of the Great War, Britten Sinfonia premiere a new arrangement of Nico Muhly’s poignant The Last Letter as part of a compelling and dramatic evening of music and words.

Nico Muhly’s The Last Letter sets an intriguing and moving selection of letters by First World War German and English soldiers and their loved ones, interspersed with music and poetry written by composers and poets on both sides of the conflict.
 
11 November 2018
 
The Courtyard Centre for the Arts
Penhaligon Way
Hereford
HR4 9YJ

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The Armed Man

Bromyard Choral Society
The Cradley Singers
Regency Sinfonia
Kate Cheetham, conductor

Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man
John Rutter: Gloria

Concert marks Cradley Singers' 40th Anniversary
and Bromyard Choral Society's 60th Anniversary
 
18 November 2018
 
3pm
Bushey Academy
London Road
Bushey
WD23 3AA

Details:
Box Office
Web site
+44 (0)7467 248 258

£18, £15, £1 (children) (£1 discount online)
Beethoven's Pastoral

Joanna Gutowska, cello
Bushey Symphony Orchestra
George Vass, conductor

Lars-Erik Larsson: Pastoral Suite, Op 19
Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op 129
Beethoven: Symphony No 6 in F, Op 68 'Pastoral'

2018/19 Bushey Symphony Orchestra Season | Concert I

 
21 November 2018
 
1.00pm
Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street, Marylebone
London
W1U 2BP

Details:
Wigmore Hall Box Office
Web site
E-mail
020 7935 2141

£14 - £16
Britten Sinfonia - At Lunch One 2018 - 19

Jacqueline Shave, violin/director
Miranda Dale, principal 2nd violin
Clare Finnimore, principal viola
Caroline Dearnley, principal cello
Huw Watkins, principal piano
Mark Padmore, tenor


Luke Styles: New work
Ralph Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge

Tenor Mark Padmore is joined by principals of Britten Sinfonia for the London première of a new song cycle by Luke Styles, former Young Composer-in-Residence at Glyndebourne. The programme is crowned by Vaughan Williams’s On Wenlock Edge, which depicts rural life at a time when the First World War was drawing near.
 
20 November 2018 until 22 November 2018
 
London

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Donatella Flick Conducting Competition

'We have thought very carefully about how best my competition can benefit young conductors, and this is why we have decided to change the criteria for applications, broadening reach, while also ensuring that it is conductors at the very start of their careers who benefit. I am delighted to partner with medici.tv for the first live stream of the Competition, and also to allow the public into the preliminary rounds. I believe that the more we can open up music-making to the world, the more people will be as enthralled and inspired by it as I am, so I'm really pleased that so many more people will have the opportunity to see the finalists in action next year. Finally I want to thank the extraordinary conductors and musicians who are on the judging panel, as I know each of them will inspire everyone who takes part. I wish everyone who enters the very best of luck!' - Donatella Flick
 
16 November 2018 until 25 November 2018
 
Huddersfield
West Yorkshire

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Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

hcmf// is the UK's largest international festival of new and experimental music, taking place over ten days and consisting of approximately fifty events - including concerts, music-theatre, dance, multi-media, talks and film - with a related Learning and Participation programme devised and implemented to reflect the artistic programme and respond to regional need.
 
13 December 2018 until 16 December 2018
 
Birmingham

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On Stage - choral festival

Britain's second largest city and Europe's 8th most populous metropolitan city, Birmingham has got a perfect location, right at the heart of Britain, with only one hour and a half by train from London and just one hour to Shakespeare's home, Stratford-upon-Avon.
 
19 December 2018
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH

Details:
Barbican Box Office
Web site
E-mail
02076388891

£10 - £50
Britten Sinfonia - Handel's Messiah

Britten Sinfonia
Jacqueline Shave, violin/director
Sophie Bevan, soprano
Iestyn Davies, countertenor
Allan Clayton, tenor
Roderick Williams, baritone
Britten Sinfonia Voices
Eamonn Dougan, Britten Sinfonia Voices director

Handel: Messiah

Britten Sinfonia are joined by a scintillating line-up of some of the UK’s finest singers for a festive performance of Handel’s thrilling and jubilant Messiah. With its brilliant arias and magnificent choruses, it is easy to see why Handel’s emotionally charged portrayal of biblical scenes is a popular fixture on many people’s Christmas calendar.
 
17 January 2019
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH

Details:
Barbican Box Office
Web site
E-mail
02076388891

£15 - £40
Britten Sinfonia - Elder conducts Mahler and Brahms

Britten Sinfonia
Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Anna Stephany, mezzo-soprano

Britten: Suite on English Folk Tunes
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Brahms: Symphony No. 2

Brahms as Brahms wished it to be heard: Sir Mark Elder joins Britten Sinfonia for the second instalment of their Brahms Symphony Cycle, paired with Mahler songs and Britten’s last completed orchestral work .

Sir Mark Elder conducts Brahms’s radiant and bucolic 2nd symphony, in the second year of an acclaimed four-year symphony cycle. The cycle borrows from the spirit of early performances of the works by performing them with the musical forces that Brahms intended, to ‘exhilarating’ effect (The Times). The concert also traces a poetic line from Brahms’s symphonic Romanticism to more intimate evocations of poetry, love and nature in Mahler’s emotionally charged Songs for a Wayfarer, and Britten’s Suite on English Folk Tunes, the composer’s last completed orchestral work.
 
20 January 2019
 
3pm
Bushey Academy
London Road
Bushey
WD23 3AA

Details:
Box Office
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+44 (0)7467 248 258

£18, £15, £1 children (£1 discount online)
New Year Classics

Fenella Humphreys, violin
Bushey Symphony Orchestra
George Vass, conductor

Elgar: Overture 'Froissart', Op 19
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 47
Dvorak: Symphony No 8 in G, Op 88

2018/19 Bushey Symphony Orchestra Season | Concert II

 
16 March 2019
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH

Details:
Barbican Box Office
Web site
E-mail
02076388891

£25 - £35
Britten Sinfonia - Brad Mehldau Piano Concerto

Britten Sinfonia
Brad Mehldau, piano

Brad Mehldau: Piano Concerto

One of the great improvisers of contemporary jazz piano, Brad Mehldau premieres a new piano concerto, commissioned by Britten Sinfonia and the Barbican.

Brad is a pianist that’s really able to get under the skin of the music. He finds new beauty in old melodies – not just with jazz standard, but also in his interpretations of Bach, Bluegrass and Radiohead.
 


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