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Al Bustan Festival 2014 celebrates youth and nature in music including the Middle Eastern opera premieres of Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol and Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera in Lebanon

11 Mar 2014
Artistic Director Gianluca Marciano and president Myrna Bustani announce the full programme for the Al Bustan Festival 2014, which is themed around ‘Music and Nature’ and includes the first performances of two operas, Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol and Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera in Lebanon on 2 and 4 March.
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Sir Antonio Pappano and his Roman Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia return for a UK tour and the first UK screening and broadcast of a new film about the orchestra - Il Carattere Italiano

11 Mar 2014
In advance of the Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia’s UK tour with Music Director Sir Antonio Pappano to Birmingham and London in May, the Italian Cultural Institute will host the first UK screening of a new film Il Carattere Italiano (The Italian Character) on 25 March 2014, prior to its broadcast on SkyArts on 7 April.
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To launch Jewish Book Week on 22 February, Jocelyn Pook’s multi-media composition Drawing Life inspired by children in Terezin and commissioned by the Jewish Music Institute previews at King’s Place

27 Jan 2014
Launching Jewish Book Week, Jocelyn Pook’s new multi-disciplinary project - Drawing Life - previews at King’s Place on 22 February followed by a talk with the inspirational 91-year-old survivor Zdenka Fantlova.
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Onyx Brass embark on a ‘Tour de Brass!’ revitalising bandstands across Britain

27 Jan 2014
As part of PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Biennial, Onyx Brass embark on the ‘Tour de Brass!’ across Britain, performing in bandstands, market squares and outdoor spaces from March to September 2014 to celebrate their 21st anniversary.
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"Class, Race and Classical Music" - Instruments of change, can music transforms lives? - American violinist Tai Murray and writer Candace Allen in conversation with Tom Service, organised by music charity London Music Masters

27 Jan 2014
Music charity London Music Masters is hosting a talk on Class, Race and Classical Music with American violinist Tai Murray and African-American novelist and political activist, Candace Allen at the English Speaking Union on 9 April 2014.
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London Music Masters launches the Grade 1 Challenge in offices as businesses encourage staff to take up an musical instrument to raise funds for children’s music charity

27 Jan 2014
Music charity London Music Masters launches a new fundraising campaign, the Grade 1 Challenge to encourage adults to take up a musical instrument in the workplace.
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It’s All About Piano! 2014

27 Jan 2014
Following the resounding success of its inaugural piano festival in 2013, the Institut français, London hosts the second annual It’s All About Piano! festival for another invigorating weekend of events ranging from recitals and masterclasses to childrens’ activities, film screenings, and wine tasting from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 April 2014.
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ECHO Rising Star flautist Juliette Bausor embarks on a tour of the finest concert halls in Europe

27 Jan 2014
Widely recognised as one of Britain’s leading flute players, Juliette Bausor has recently been selected by the European Concert Hall Organisation as one of its Rising Stars 2013-2014.
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Soprano Nadine Mortimer-Smith performs American songs set to poems by prize-winning 20th Century poets at the Southbank Centre

27 Jan 2014
Soprano Nadine Mortimer-Smith performs American songs set to poems by prize-winning 20th Century poets at the Southbank Centre
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Nicolas Hodges premieres Gerald Barry’s new Piano Concerto in Munich in 2013 and the UK in 2014, and starts preparations for Harrison Birtwistle’s 80th birthday celebrations

27 Jan 2014
Piano firebrand Nicolas Hodges embarks on a prolific season of premieres, performing new music written especially for him by Gerald Barry, Hugues Dufourt and Michael Jarrell.
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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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