5:00 PM17:00

Sir John Manduell Commemoration Concert

RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester - 6:30pm

Richard Strauss Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks Op 28
Giuseppe Verdi La Traviata Act 2 Scene 2
Béla Bartók Concerto for Orchestra

Duncan Ward conductor
Linda Richardson soprano
Paul Nilon tenor
Aidan Edwards baritone

This concert is a memorial to Sir John Manduell, Founding Principal of the Royal Northern College of Music, who died in October 2017.

‘It’s fair to say that without the influence and inspiration of Sir John, the RNCM would not exist. At the helm from the moment we opened our doors in 1973 until his retirement in 1996, our first (and longest serving) Principal was instrumental in creating a music college that not only provided the highest education to young musicians, but one that found its place at the heart of a city renowned for its musical offering the world over.

We welcome back Duncan Ward to conduct a combined orchestra, chorus and soloists of RNCM alumni, staff, and students.

All profits from this evening go to support the Sir John Manduell Prize.’

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7:00 PM19:00

Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra

Wien Modern Festival concert, 19:30 at the Musikverein, Vienna:

Joseph Haydn: Die Vorstellung des Chaos (Einleitung zu «Die Schöpfung» Hob. XXI/2) 

Nicolaus A. Huber: …der arabischen  4 für Orchester (2017 UA) Auftrag Wien Modern, ORF RSO Wien und hr-Sinfonieorchester

Friedrich Cerha: Drei Situationen für Streichorchester (2016/2017 UA)

Hans-Joachim Hespos: tapis fou. Symphonische Szene für Sopran, ImprovisierSchrank und ausgeräumtes Orchester mit Gelegenheitsdirigent (2016 UA) Auftrag Wien Modern

Alexander Skrjabin: Le poème de l’extase op. 54 

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to Aug 3

MIAGI Orchestra Mandela Tour

MIAGI Youth Orchestra from South Africa touring Europe in celebration of Nelson Mandela's centenary performing Beethoven Egmont Overture, Stravinsky Firebird Suite (1945), Bernstein Prelude, Fugue and Riffs, and Duncan Ward's specially commissioned new work Rainbow Beats:

6 July – Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival, Germany

7 and 8 July - Community fun concerts at the Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival, Germany

11 July - European Parliament, Yehudi Menuhin Hall, Belgium

12 July – BOZAR, Henry Le Boeuf Hall, Brussels, Belgium

14 July – Opening concert, Gustav Mahler Weeks Toblach, Italy 

18 July - Morning event for CARMEN WÜRTH FORUM Künzelsau-Gaisbach, Germany

18 July – Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, Germany

20 July – Carinthischer Sommer Festival, Congresshaus Villach, Austria

22 July - Festival Immling, Southern Bavaria, Germany

23 July – Concert at Ecole de La Comba, Verbier Festival, Switzerland

24 to 28 July - Various ensemble and chamber music formation performances by MIAGI musicians, Verbier Festival, Switzerland

1 August - Concertgebouw, Robeco Summer Nights, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2 August – Konzerthaus Berlin, special event for the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany

3 August – Opening concert, Young Euro Classic Festival, Konzerthaus Berlin

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to Jan 21

Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

19th January 2018 - Bremen
4pm, 21st January 2018 - Cologne Philharmonie
Benjamin Appl (baritone)

Schubert: Symphony No. 10, 2nd mov. Andante
Webern: Variations for Orchestra op. 30
Webern: Lieder op. 8
Schubert (arr. Webern): Ihr Bild D967
Du bist die Ruh D776
Der Wegweiser D911  
Tränenregen D795
Schubert: Romanze D797/3b

Louise Farrenc: Symphony No. 3 

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to Jan 14

Belgian National Orchestra

Richard Strauss, Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, op. 28
Georges Butterworth, The Banks of Green Willow
Zoltán Kodály, Dansen van Galanta
John Adams, Short ride in a fast machine
Bedřich Smetana, De verkochte bruid (3 dansen)
Johann Strauss Jr, Künstlerleben, op. 316
Eduard Strauss, Bahn Frei! Polka-schnell, op. 45
Johann Strauss Jr, Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, op. 214
Johann Strauss Jr, An der schönen blauen Donau, op. 314

January 4, 2018 20:00 30CC/Schouwburg
January 5, 2018 19:00 Centre Culturel et Sportif
January 6, 2018 18:00 De Spil
January 7, 2018 15:00 BOZAR
January 14, 2018 15:00 Kursaal Oostende

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10:00 AM10:00

Residentie Orkest

Zuiderstrandtheater, The Hague - 22nd Dec
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam - 28th Dec
Henk Neven, bass

Mozart – Ouverture and arias from ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ 
Mozart – Ouverture and arias from ‘Così fan tutte’
Mozart – Ouverture and arias from ‘Don Giovanni’
Mendelssohn – Symphony No. 4 ‘Italian’


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10:30 AM10:30

Ensemble Modern

Alte Oper Frankfurt, Mozart Saal

Ondøej Adámek: Karakuri - Poupée mécanique (2011) 
Anders Hillborg: Scream Sing Whisper, for 18 players (2015) 
Isabel Mundry: Im Fall, Auftragswerk von "Acht Brücken 2017" (2016/17) 

Mezzo-soprano: Allison Cook
Soprano: Shigeko Hata

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10:00 AM10:00

Sinfonia Viva

Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

Prokofiev: Classical Symphony
Hummel: Piano Concerto No. 2 , Op. 85 (Clare Hammond)
Sibelius: Kuolema - Scene with Cranes
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 'Italian'


Gary Carpenter: Bermuda Suite and Dolphin
Martinu: La Revue de cuisine 

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9:30 PM21:30

Ensemble Intercontemporain

Salle des Concerts - Cité de la musique

Stravinsky: Trois Pièces pour clarinette
Jonathan Harvey: Bakhti, pour ensemble et bande

Stravinsky: Renard, histoire burlesque chantée et jouée
Richard Ayres: N°31 (NONcerto for trumpet), pour trompette et ensemble

Unsuk Chin: Gougalon, Scène de Théâtre de rue pour ensemble

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9:30 PM21:30

Rheingau Musik Festival

Cuban-European Youth Academy Orchestra
Sophie Pacini piano
Kurhaus Wiesbaden, Friedrich-von-Thiersch-Saal

Beethoven: Ouverture of „The Creatures of Prometheus“ op. 43
Beethoven: Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 3 C minor op. 37
Ibert: Bacchanal
Jenny Peña: Campo Field Cuban Suite (commissioned work by RMF)
Gershwin: Cuban Overture


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9:30 PM21:30

Stresa Festival Ensemble

Stresa, Convention Centre 8pm
Alda Caiello, soprano
Sanpapié, dance and physical theatre
Valter Malosti, narrator

De Falla: Seven popular Spanish songs (transcription by Roberto Vetrano)
Berio: Folksongs
Stravinsky: Histoire du soldat *
*A Sanpapié production commissioned by Stresa Festival

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