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22 November 2018 until 7 December 2018
 
Montreal
Canada

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Montreal Bach Festival

Since 2005, The Montreal Bach Festival is North America's premiere destination for the timeless musical genius of Johann Sebastian Bach and the cultural legacy that he has inspired. Through a series of concerts and educational programs, the Bach Festival showcases our elite musicians to the world and brings world class performers to Quebec. It contributes significantly to Montreal's international reputation as a cultural metropolis, attracting both international and local audiences to enrich the life of Montrealers as well as its communal life. The greatest artists in the world come to Montreal to honor Johann Sebastian Bach. His infinitely beautiful music has found a home at the Montreal Bach Festival.
 
6 December 2018 until 9 December 2018
 
Baden
Germany

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MRF Music Festivals: Choirs and Orchestras

8th International choir and orchestra festival in Baden (Germany)
 
13 December 2018 until 16 December 2018
 
Birmingham
United Kingdom

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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
United Kingdom

Details:
Barbican Box Office
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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
United Kingdom

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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
United Kingdom

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£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

 
11 January 2019 until 26 January 2019
 
Teatru Manoel
Valletta
Malta

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Valletta International Baroque Festival

 
14 February 2019 until 18 February 2019
 
Princeton
NJ
United States of America

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Sing'n'Joy - the American international choral festival

After the overwhelming success of the first edition in February 2017 Princeton, New Jersey will again become a meeting point for choirs from all over the globe in 2019. In the world of choral singing Princeton, the city located south of New York is well known for being the home of the Westminster Choir College, one of the world's leading music schools.
 
16 March 2019
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH
United Kingdom

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Barbican Box Office
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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.
 
17 March 2019
 
3pm
The Purcell School
Aldenham Road
Bushey
WD23 2TS
United Kingdom

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+44 (0)7467 248 258

£18, £15, £1 (children) (£1 discount online)
Classical Masters

Alim Beisembayev, piano
Bushey Symphony Orchestra
George Vass, conductor

Schubert: Overture in the Italian Style in C, D591
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor, Op 37
Mozart: Symphony No 38 in D, K 504 'Prague'

2018/19 Bushey Symphony Orchestra Season | Concert III

 
13 March 2019 until 17 March 2019
 
Rome
Italy

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MRF Music Festivals: Choirs and Orchestras

8th International choir and orchestra festival in Rome (Italy)
 
3 April 2019 until 7 April 2019
 
Porec
Istria
Croatia

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MRF Music Festivals: choirs and orchestras

9th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Porec (Istria, Croatia)
 
11 April 2019
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH
United Kingdom

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Barbican Box Office
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02076388891

£15 - £35
Britten Sinfonia/Independent Opera - A Sheen of Dew on Flowers

Britten Sinfonia
Independent Opera
Natalie Murray Beale, conductor

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 (Scottish)
Joby Talbot: A Sheen of Dew on Flowers

The first public performance of Joby Talbot’s new cantata, commissioned by Independent Opera, which sets love poetry from across the ages.

Celebrating the bi-centenary of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s birth Britten Sinfonia and Independent Opera join forces to present the first public performance of Joby Talbot’s new cantata, A Sheen of Dew on Flowers. Setting some of the most beautiful love poetry from across the ages including works by Tennyson, Shelley, John Donne and Izumi Shikibu this new work will celebrate one of the greatest and enduring marriages in history.
 
1 May 2019 until 5 May 2019
 
Calella
Costa Barcelona
Spain

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MRF Music Festivals: choirs and orchestras

8th International choir and orchestra festival in Calella on the Costa Barcelona (Spain).
 
19 May 2019
 
3pm
Bushey Academy
London Road
Bushey
WD23 3AA
United Kingdom

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Box Office
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+44 (0)7467 248 258

£18, £15, £1 children (£1 discount online)
Classics for Spring

Joseph Longstaff, horn
Martin Smith, violin
Bushey Symphony Orchestra
George Vass, conductor

Janacek: Suite, Op 3
Mozart: Horn Concerto No 2 in E flat, K 417
Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op 28
Poulenc: Sinfonietta

2018/19 Bushey Symphony Orchestra Season | Concert IV

 
13 May 2019 until 19 May 2019
 
Boulder
Colorado
United States of America

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Colorado MahlerFest XXXII

One day in the 1970s, Robert Olson was reading a Mahler biography while sitting at the shore of Lake Dillon near Breckenridge, Colorado - a favorite spot framed by the magnificent 14,000 foot peaks of the Rockies.

Olsen had studied conducting with Hans Swarowsky in Vienna, where he had been deeply moved by the funeral march from Mahler's Symphony No 5 played at the Austrian president's funeral.

Olsen realized that this beautiful Colorado landscape was not unlike Mahler's summertime composing environs, and it was then that he conceived the Colorado MahlerFest.
 
21 May 2019
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH
United Kingdom

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Barbican Box Office
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02076388891

£15 - £35
Britten Sinfonia - Beethoven Symphony Cycle (Nos 7 & 8)

Britten Sinfonia
Thomas Ades, conductor

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
Gerald Barry: Dead March
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8

A game of musical chairs plus a short but inventive symphony all bought together with a jubilant and joyous close, Britten Sinfonia’s Beethoven Cycle continues with Symphonies No. 7 and No. 8

Thomas Adès and Britten Sinfonia continue their journey through Beethoven’s symphonies with the brief, brilliantly inventive Symphony No.7 and the jubilant Eighth. Irish composer (and Beethoven devotee) Gerald Barry draws on melodies that he loves in Dead March, then allows them to behave as if “everything is possible”.
 
26 May 2019
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH
United Kingdom

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Barbican Box Office
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02076388891

£15 - £35
Britten Sinfonia - Beethoven Symphony Cycle (No. 9)

Britten Sinfonia
Thomas Ades, conductor
Claudia Boyle, soprano
Britten Sinfonia Voices
Eamonn Dougan, Britten Sinfonia Voices director

Gerald Barry: The Eternal Recurrence
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (choral)

Britten Sinfonia’s Beethoven Symphony Cycle, conducted by Thomas Adès, concludes with Beethoven’s mighty ‘choral’ symphony and Gerald Barry’s feverish The Eternal Recurrence.

Beethoven’s extraordinary Ninth Symphony is regarded by many as the finest of all symphonies, and its message of humanity, perhaps most famously encapsulated in the symphony’s Ode to Joy chorus, continues to resonate today (not least, as the anthem for the European Union). Here, Beethoven’s masterful celebration of the human race is paired with Gerald Barry’s The Eternal Recurrence, a brilliant, feverish setting of texts from Nietzsche’s philosophical novel Also sprach Zarathustra.
 
22 May 2019 until 26 May 2019
 
Venice
Italy

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Venezia Music Festival 2019

 
8 June 2019
 
7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court, Silk Street
London
EC2Y 9BH
United Kingdom

Details:
Barbican Box Office
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02076388891

£15 - £40
Britten Sinfonia - Donizetti's Il Paria with Opera Rara

Britten Sinfonia
Albina Shagimuratova, soprano
Opera Rara Chorus
Sir Mark Elder, conductor

Donizetti: Il Paria

A rare chance to hear Il Paria, one of Donizetti’s most innovative and daring scores, conducted by Sir Mark Elder with Britten Sinfonia.

Opera Rara is known internationally for bringing rare and neglected operas vividly back to life. Working in partnership with Britten Sinfonia, and featuring acclaimed Russian coloratura soprano Albina Shagimuratova, Opera Rara present Donizetti’s Il Paria, a work that brings a new exotic colour to Italian opera of the period, inspired by its setting in ancient India.
 


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