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Award-winning composer Jocelyn Pook explores the creative power of the imprisoned mind with new commissions about WWI and children in Terezin

27 Jan 2014
The multi-award winning film composer Jocelyn Pook has been commissioned to write three new works exploring the creative power of the imprisoned mind, caught up in the turmoil of war and conflict.
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London to feast on a series of concerts with Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques at Wigmore Hall and the Barbican marking Rameau’s 250th anniversary, the 20th anniversary of the film Farinelli and more sensual French delights

27 Jan 2014
Described by the Guardian as “music’s greatest mischief-maker”, Christophe Rousset returns to London with his renowned Baroque ensemble Les Talens Lyriques for a series of five concerts at Wigmore Hall and the Barbican Centre.
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Hungarian violinist Barnabás Kelemen gives the UK premiere of Ryan Wigglesworth’s Violin Concerto at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on 13 February

27 Jan 2014
The multi-award winning Hungarian violinist Barnabás Kelemen takes to the stage of Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on Thursday 13 February to give the UK premiere of British composer Ryan Wigglesworth’s Violin Concerto with the composer making a welcome return to the Halle as conductor after his multi-award winning Birtwistle disc for NMC.
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Newly renamed “Royal” Northern Sinfonia kicks off their final season with Music Director Thomas Zehetmair at Sage Gateshead and in London at the Guildhall School’s new Milton Court

27 Jan 2014
Royal Northern Sinfonia, sporting its new honorary title, marks Music Director Thomas Zehetmair’s 12th and final year with a star-studded season of concerts in 2013-14 at Sage Gateshead and with its first London concert of the season at the Guildhall School’s new building Milton Court as part of the Barbican’s new series there.
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Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques’ 2013/14 season celebrates Rameau’s 250th anniversary, followed by their first Messiah in Vienna and their long-awaited debut at the Opera de Paris’ Palais Garnier

27 Jan 2014
In 2013/14, Christophe Rousset “music’s greatest mischief maker” (Guardian) and his trailblazing ensemble Les Talens Lyriques present a riotous season of operas, revitalising the world of baroque music with capricious irreverence and stunning artistry.
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Pianist Janina Fialkowska releases her first CD of Schubert Piano Sonatas on the ATMA Classique label

27 Jan 2014
Canadian-Polish pianist Janina Fialkowska, who has returned to the keyboard with renewed gusto, released a disc of two of Schubert’s Piano Sonatas on the ATMA Classique label on 28th October.
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Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques mark Rameau’s 250th anniversary with a year-long celebration of his greatest works

27 Jan 2014
Christophe Rousset and his celebrated Baroque ensemble Les Talens Lyriques are commemorating the 250th anniversary of Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683–1764) with a season of performances throughout 2014 showcasing some of the composer’s greatest works.
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Birmingham Hippodrome to host Wagner’s Ring Cycle on a grand scale with Valery Gergiev’s world-famous Mariinsky Opera Mariinsky Ring - Das Rheingold Birmingham Hippodrome Auditorium as part of the 2014 UK-Russia Year of Culture

27 Jan 2014
Birmingham Hippodrome will present Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle conducted by Valery Gergiev with his world-famous Mariinsky Opera, making their Hippodrome debut, in four performances over five nights in November 2014.
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La Fenice showcases Italy’s glamorous prima donna Carmen Giannattasio for the New Year’s Day Concert, followed by productions of La Bohème and Il Trovatore in 2014

27 Jan 2014
For the prestigious 2014 New Year’s Day Concert, La Fenice celebrates showcasing Carmen Giannattasio, “super star…la vera diva della grande soirée nel segno di Verdi” (Il Mattino).
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Valery Gergiev brings his Mariinsky Stradivarius Ensemble to Milton Court for their UK debut, showcasing the world’s most sought-after instruments

27 Jan 2014
For their UK debut, Valery Gergiev brings the Mariinsky Stradivarius Ensemble, his selection of 23 of the Mariinsky Theatre’s finest musicians performing on some of the world’s most famous instruments, to the Guildhall School’s new building Milton Court on Monday 4 November, as part of the Barbican’s classical music season.
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To mark Holocaust Memorial Day, cellist Raphael Wallfisch releases a CD of Jewish music with Benjamin Wallfisch in memory of lost family

24 Jan 2014
In advance of Holocaust Memorial Day on 22 January 2014, British cellist Raphael Wallfisch releases a disc of Jewish music with his son Benjamin Wallfisch conducting the BBC National Orchestra of Wales on the Nimbus label on 6 January 2014.
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Director Lynn Binstock and Unexpected Opera present their critically acclaimed show Opera Naked at the St. James Theatre from 15 – 20 October

18 Oct 2013
Following the sell-out success of the unique show Opera Naked in October 2012 which was a finalist for Best Opera in the 2013 Off-West-End OFFIE Awards, Unexpected Opera returns with Opera Naked at St. James Theatre’s Studio from 15 – 20 October 2013.
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Inner-city primary school children from London Music Masters’ Bridge Project perform their first opera, Britten’s Noye’s Fludde on Saturday 12th October

30 Sep 2013
Inner-city primary school children from London Music Masters’ Bridge Project perform their first opera Noye’s Fludde by Benjamin Britten, directed by distinguished British opera director Olivia Fuchs on Saturday 12th October.
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Hungarian violinist Barnabás Kelemen wins Gramophone Award for sublime recording of Bartók’s Violin Sonatas in lead-up to a season of concerts in London

30 Sep 2013
The 35-year-old Hungarian violinist Barnabás Kelemen has won a prestigious Gramophone Award in the Chamber category, for his powerful recording of Béla Bartók’s Violin Sonatas, with Zoltán Kocsis on piano.
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Newly renamed “Royal” Northern Sinfonia kicks off their final season with Music Director Thomas Zehetmair at Sage Gateshead and in London at the new Milton Court

30 Sep 2013
Royal Northern Sinfonia, sporting its new honorary title, marks Music Director Thomas Zehetmair’s 12th and final year with a star-studded season of concerts in 2013-14 at Sage Gateshead and with its first London concert of the season at Milton Court as part of the Barbican’s new series there.
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