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8 June 2018
 
8pm
Opera House
Copenhagen
Denmark

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Rossini: The Barber of Seville

The Golden Age of the silent movie in the 1910s and 1920s is the main source of inspiration for prizewinning theatre director Martin Lyngbo's debut as opera director.

True to the feel of the silent movies, this production promises speed and chaos as the young count tries to capture the heart of his beloved Rosina and spirit her away from her over-ambitious guardian, Don Bartolo.

In Martin Lyngbo's interpretation, Il barbiere di Siviglia becomes a tale of empathy and humanity in an age of tyranny, where everyone has their own agenda. There will be chaos and love, vengeance and celebration, pride and shame, feast and failure accompanied by laughter, smiles, anger and irritation.
 
8pm
Palais de La Monnaie
86c, Avenue du Port
Brussels
1000
Belgium

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Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin / Bluebeard's Castle

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Alain Altinoglu, conductor

 
9 June 2018
 
7.30pm
Southwark Cathedral
Montague Close, London Bridge
London
SE1 9DA
United Kingdom

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An evening of sublime classical music performed by one of London's leading concert pianists.

 
26 May 2018 until 9 June 2018
 
North Yorkshire
United Kingdom

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Swaledale Festival

Music, arts and walking in the Yorkshire Dales
 
10 June 2018
 
3pm
Palais de La Monnaie
86c, Avenue du Port
Brussels
1000
Belgium

Details:
Web site
Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin / Bluebeard's Castle

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Alain Altinoglu, conductor

 
3 June 2018 until 10 June 2018
 
Dzintari Concert Hall
Jurmala
Latvia

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International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition

The 2018 qualifying rounds are held in 71 cities world-wide. The finals take place in Dzintari Concert Hall on 10 June 2018. The singers continue to be judged by a jury consisting of artistic and casting directors from the world's most prestigious opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera New York, Royal Opera House Covent Garden London, Teatro alla Scala Milano, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, Cape Town Opera and Deutsche Oper Berlin.
 
27 May 2018 until 10 June 2018
 
Halifax
Nova Scotia
Canada

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Scotia Festival of Music

An annual, two-week chamber music festival held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, during the first two weeks of June, boasting over fifty public events. Featuring international talent of the highest calibre, the festival offers concerts, recitals, open rehearsals, masterclasses, coaching sessions and lectures.
 
6 June 2018 until 10 June 2018
 
Bridgnorth, Shropshire
United Kingdom

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English Haydn Festival

 
23 May 2018 until 12 June 2018
 
Istanbul
Turkey

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Istanbul International Music Festival

 
13 June 2018
 
8pm
Grand Auditorium, Philharmonie
Luxembourg

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Järvi, Tetzlaff and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie

Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Tanja Tetzlaff, cello
Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Paavo Järvi, conductor

Brahms: Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra
Brahms: Symphony No 2

 
8pm
Palais de La Monnaie
86c, Avenue du Port
Brussels
1000
Belgium

Details:
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Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin / Bluebeard's Castle

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Alain Altinoglu, conductor

 
15 June 2018
 
7.30pm
St John's
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

Details:
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19th Century Vienna

Tonerl Symphony Orchestra

 
7.30pm
Austrian Cultural Forum New York
11 E 52nd St
New York
NY 10022
United States of America

Details:
Web site
E-mail
+1 212 319 5300

Free (reservations required)
ACFNY Double Bill: Aki Onda and Demi Broxa

Aki Onda, composer/performer/visual artist/curator

Demi Broxa:
Jakob Schneidewind, bass/electronics
Agnes Hvizdalek, vocals

Aki Onda: Cassette Memories (Morocco 1988 and 2010)
Demi Broxa: Vocals, Electronics, and Bass

Demi Broxa (Jakob Schneidewind, bass/electronics and Agnes Hvizdalek, vocals) from Vienna combines electronic soundscapes with pure vocal sounds, and minimalistic musical structures with organic improvisations. Using only voice, bass and electronics they create fascinating abstract songs that are both direct and complex. Operating between the poles of electronic and acoustic, they create hypnotic club music combined with bizarre sound events.

Particularly known for his "Cassette Memories" -- works compiled from a "sound diary" of field-recordings collected by using the cassette Walkman over the span of the last quarter-century, Aki Onda creates compositions, performances, and visual artwork from those sound memories. For this performance, Onda plays cassette tapes he recorded during his travels to Morocco in 1988 and 2010.

Onda often performs in interdisciplinary fields and has collaborated with filmmakers, visual artists, and choreographers, including Ken Jacobs, Michael Snow, Raha Raissnia, Akio Suzuki, and Takao Kawaguchi. His work has been presented by numerous institutions such as MoMA, The Kitchen, documenta 14, Pompidou Center, Louvre Museum, Palais de Tokyo, Bozar, and many others.
 
8pm
Grand Hall of the Kolarac Foundation
Belgrade
Serbia

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The Fifth 5

David Guerrier, trumpet and horn
Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra
John Axelrod, conductor

John Williams: Star Wars suite
Weber: Concertino for Horn and Orchestra
Tomasi: Trumpet Concerto
Richard Strauss: Thus Spake Zarathustra

 
16 June 2018
 
6pm
St Cuthbert's Philbeach Gardens
50 Philbeach Gardens, London
London
SW5 9EB
United Kingdom

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Aguirre and Tonelli in concert

Argentinian classical/folk and popular music
 
7.30pm
Bodenham Church
Church Walk, Bodenham
Hereford
HR1 3JU
United Kingdom

Details:
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The Pax Singers

 
7.30pm
Swiss Church
Endell Street
London
WC2H 9DY
United Kingdom

Details:
Liz Aram
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)7812 599340

£16, 14
Pacem

Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir
Greg Morris, conductor, piano
Andrew Tait, piano
Augusta Hebbert, soprano
Michael Hickman, baritone
Brendan Charleson, actor

Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem
C Hubert Parry: My Soul There Is A Country
George Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad

The centrepiece of Collegium Musicum of London's summer concert, commemorating the end of World War One, is Vaughan Williams' impassioned plea for peace Dona nobis pacem.

The composer wrote the cantata in 1936 amid fears that a new global conflict was looming. It takes the form of six movements, with the poetry of Walt Whitman - as well as passages from both the Mass and the Bible - providing the text. The phrase Dona nobis pacem ('Give us peace') punctuates the entire work.

Soloists Augusta Hebbert (soprano) and Michael Hickman (baritone) will appear alongside actor Brendan Charleson, in an evening of choral music and readings to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice in 1918.

By coincidence, the same year saw the death of C Hubert Parry, whose visionary work My Soul, There Is A Country, from the Songs of Farewell cycle, will feature in the programme.

Also included in the concert is the work of one of England's most popular early-20th-century composers, George Butterworth, whose short life was curtailed by a sniper's bullet on the Somme in 1916. His rhapsodic setting of A E Housman's exquisite collection of verses A Shropshire Lad will be performed by Michael Hickman, accompanied by Andrew Tait on piano.

With a sprinkling of popular songs from the era, alongside heartrending dispatches from the trenches, Dona nobis pacem promises to be a poignant and fitting tribute to all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War.

CML, under the expert direction of conductor Greg Morris, is one of the capital's leading chamber choirs. After its performance of Monteverdi's Vespers in 2017, the ensemble was described by music critic Roger Scruton as having 'set a benchmark' for the work.
 
8pm
Palais de La Monnaie
86c, Avenue du Port
Brussels
1000
Belgium

Details:
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Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin / Bluebeard's Castle

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Alain Altinoglu, conductor

 
10 June 2018 until 16 June 2018
 
Hertfordshire
United Kingdom

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Hertfordshire Music Festival

The Music of Fantasy, Fable and Folklore
 
4 June 2018 until 18 June 2018
 
Arthur Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College
815 N Broadway
Saratoga Springs
NY 12866
United States of America

Details:
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Mostly Modern Festival

MMF is a new and innovative summer festival, taking place in beautiful Saratoga Springs, New York and celebrating the music of our time. The focus is 'mostly modern' - living composers from around the world, with an occasional foray into the past.
 


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