Music, Drama, Opera, Live Events
Sep â€“ Dec 2019
Contents Monthly Highlights September October
3 5 10 22
Masterclasses 26 Guildhall Young Artists
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LSO Pre-concert Fanfares Guildhall brass musicians perform free pre-concert fanfares ahead of the LSO’s Barbican Hall concerts.
Wednesday 18 & Thursday 19 September, 6.30pm Barbican Foyer
Admission free Beasts of London
Until Sunday 5 January 2020 Museum of London
Beasts of London “A crazily enjoyable immersive experience” The Daily Telegraph Step into an immersive tour through London’s history, narrated by the animals who once lived here. Inspired by objects in the Museum of London’s collection and created in partnership with Guildhall School, Beasts of London explores the fascinating role animals have played in shaping the capital.
Tuesday 24 September, 7.30pm Milton Court Concert Hall GUILDHALL TIC KE T E D E VE NT
Guildhall Session Orchestra: New Music for Illuminated River Join Guildhall Session Orchestra on a journey of new music inspired by London, Cannon St, Southwark and Millennium bridges. From sweeping orchestral scores to minimalist electronic pieces, these innovative new works by Guildhall composers have been commissioned by the Illuminated River Foundation to celebrate the first phase of lighting London’s historic bridges.
The multi-sensory digital installation features video projection mapping created by Guildhall Video Design for Live Performance artists. Actors from the School voice many of the characters; Guildhall production artists have designed Illuminated River is a public art the experience and Guildhall composers commission to light up the bridges have created the musical soundtrack. of the Thames, using the latest LED Tickets: Adult tickets start at £8, children technology to ‘paint with light’, producing sequenced patterns that play at £4 from museumoflondon.org.uk/ across the bridge structures. This concert beastsoflondon performance will be accompanied by live visuals of the artwork, with presentations from the composers themselves. Tickets: £15 (£5 concessions) available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
Friday 27 September, 5pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Composition & Keyboard Induction Concert Postgraduate pianists and composers create new works for piano. Admission free Friday 27 September, 6.20pm Barbican Foyer
Pre-concert Jazz Guildhall jazz musicians entertain with combo performances on the Barbican free stage ahead of the evening’s Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, Chorus & Jazz Orchestra concert in Barbican Hall. Admission free
Friday 27 September, 7.30pm Barbican Hall GUILDHA LL T I C KE T E D E VE NT
Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, Chorus & Jazz Orchestra Guildhall Symphony Orchestra & Chorus Dominic Wheeler conductor Katherine Broderick soprano John Findon tenor David Stout baritone Guildhall Jazz Orchestra & Singers Scott Stroman conductor Julian Joseph piano
Rachmaninov The Bells Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue Duke Ellington Sacred Concerts (excerpts) Guildhall School musicians bring an eclectic programme of orchestral, choral and jazz works to Barbican Hall. The evening begins with Rachmaninov’s epic choral symphony The Bells, featuring a new English translation by Stephen Plaice and starring three outstanding Guildhall alumni in solo roles. For the second half of the concert Guildhall jazz performers take to the stage with a jazz orchestra arrangement of Gershwin’s famous Rhapsody in Blue with celebrated pianist Julian Joseph as soloist, plus selections from Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts – described by the composer as “the most important thing I have ever done”. Tickets: £15, £10 (£5 concessions) available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk Guildhall Circle members are invited to attend this concert and an exclusive preperformance reception as guests of the School. Please contact the Development Office on 020 7382 7179 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 2 October, 6pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Keyboard at Six Musicians from Guildhall’s Keyboard department offer a programme of varied repertoire. Admission free Thursday 3 October, 1pm Lecture Recital Room
Harp Open Day: Lunchtime Concert Spend your lunch break in the company of Guildhall harpists, who present a programme of works for the instrument as part of the 2019 Harp Open Day. Admission free
Saturday 5 October, 7.30pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Australian Chamber Orchestra & Guildhall Musicians Richard Tognetti director & violin Australian Chamber Orchestra International Associate Ensemble
at Milton Court Thursday 3 October, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
Annie Yim – The Poet Speaks: From Debussy to Pärt In celebration of National Poetry Day, pianist Annie Yim performs solo works with recorded voices in a poetry-inspired concert, featuring her fascinating MusicArt cross-disciplinary collaborations. Joining the Guildhall alumna for live dialogues will be the poet Zaffar Kunial – shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize 2018 – and composers Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Raymond Yiu. Presented in association with The Poetry Society. Admission free
Guildhall Chamber Orchestra
Webern Five Movements for String Orchestra Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht Be swept from the rustic beauty of inter-war England and Vaughan Williams’ soaring Lark to the dark heart of the Viennese psyche in Schoenberg’s intensely sensuous Verklärte Nacht, and experience the raw energy that the ACO’s superb musicians draw from this side-by-side collaboration with Guildhall School musicians. Tickets: £15–£36 available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
Wednesday 9 October, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Thursday 17 October, 1pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Chamber Music at Six
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Enjoy chamber works by Britten, Hurlstone, Takemitsu and Beethoven in this early evening concert. Admission free Sunday 13 October, from 10.30am Milton Court Concert Hall
British Horn Festival 2019 The British Horn Society welcomes international horn players Christopher Parkes and Richard Bissill together with fellow Guildhall horn professors Sue Dent, Roger Montgomery and David Pyatt for their 2019 Festival.
The day will include masterclasses, recitals, coached ensembles, international instrument exhibitors, new Professional Development sessions for teachers and much more, culminating in an evening Gala concert at 5.30pm.
Electronic Music Masterclass Guildhall’s Electronic Music department continues their popular series of masterclasses exploring the recording and production of electronic scores, with a focus this time on sampling techniques. This free masterclass is open to all and suitable for all levels. Admission free but ticket required available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk. Priority Booking for Guildhall Circle members from 29 July. Thursday 17 October, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
Postgraduate String Concert Postgraduate string musicians showcase their talent in an informal concert. Admission free
Promoted by the British Horn Society in association with Guildhall School. Tickets: £5–£25 available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
Monday 21 October, 6pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Strings at Six Guildhall instrumentalists offer the chance to enjoy repertoire for strings in this early evening concert. Admission free
Christopher Parkes & Richard Bissill
Monday 14, Tuesday 15, Wednesday 16, Thursday 17, Friday 18, Saturday 19 October, 7.30pm Tuesday 15, Thursday 17 October, 2pm Milton Court Studio Theatre
Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti Wyn Jones director Susannah Henry designer Chloe Stally-Gibson lighting designer* Alexander Hobbs sound designer*
Covent Garden, 1833. Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his generation, has collapsed on stage whilst playing the title role in Othello. A young, black American actor is asked to take over the role. As the public riot in the streets over the abolition of slavery, how will the cast, critics and audiences react to the revolution taking place in the theatre? Lolita Chakrabarti’s Olivier-nominated play is a thrilling re-imagination of Ira Aldridge, the first black actor to play Othello on the London stage. Tickets: £10 (£5 concessions) available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk. Priority Booking for Guildhall Circle members from 29 July. This amateur production of Red Velvet is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd, a Concord Theatricals Company. *Student on BA (Hons) Technical Theatre Arts programme
Monday 21, Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23, Thursday 24†, Friday 25, Saturday 26 October, 7.30pm Tuesday 22, Thursday 24 October, 2pm Milton Court Theatre
The Wheel by Zinnie Harris Caroline Byrne director Ana Inés Jabares-Pita designer Tasha Taylor Johnson composer Liam Strong lighting designer* Daniel Barnicott sound designer*
In the chaos of war, a man is banished and his daughter is left to wander. A rash decision by a woman to return the child to her father sparks an incredible journey across time, continents and war zones. In their need to survive, both of them transform in ways that blur the boundaries of history, geography and humanity. Zinnie Harris’ award-winning 2011 drama is a staggering, epic play about duty, determination and the human cost of survival. Tickets: £10 (£5 concessions) available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk. Priority Booking for Guildhall Circle members from 29 July. †
Thursday 24 October: audio-described performance for blind or visually impaired people. More information available at gsmd.ac.uk/thewheelaudio *Student on BA (Hons) Technical Theatre Arts programme
Wednesday 23 October, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Alison Balsom in Gabriel: An Entertainment with Trumpet
Spotlight on Wind, Brass & Percussion
Text by Samuel Adamson Alison Balsom trumpet Elizabeth Watts soprano Christopher Lowrey countertenor Gwilym Bowen tenor Harry Bicket music director Dominic Dromgoole director The English Concert Chorus of Guildhall Singers
Guildhall alumna Alison Balsom joins The English Concert to bring to life the sights, sounds and stories of 17th-century London in this theatrical celebration of Baroque music, adapted for the Barbican stage from Shakespeare’s Globe, featuring a chorus of singers from Guildhall School.
Featuring chamber groups and soloists from Guildhall’s Wind, Brass and Percussion department. Admission free Thursday 24 October, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
Undergraduate String Concert Undergraduate string musicians showcase their talent in an informal concert. Admission free Friday 25 October, 7.30pm Silk Street Music Hall
Part of Alison Balsom: Milton Court Artist-in-Residence
Ubu Ensemble: Dopo la Guerra
Tickets: £15–£56 available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
Simon Wills director Ubu Ensemble
Not so much a concert – more a happening. Programme includes music by Donatoni, Scelsi and Berio. Tuesday 22 October, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
Guildhall Jazz Orchestra & Guildhall Big Band Scott Stroman artistic director
Guildhall’s two main jazz orchestras team up for an evening that promises to swing. Admission free
Monday 21 October, 7.30pm Barbican Hall
Admission free Ubu Ensemble
Monday 4, Wednesday 6, Friday 8, Monday 11 November, 7pm Silk Street Theatre
La Fedeltà Premiata Music by Joseph Haydn Alice Farnham conductor Stephen Barlow director Adrian Linford designer David Howe lighting designer
Alice Farnham conducts Guildhall’s autumn opera: Haydn’s rarely performed ‘Fidelity Rewarded’. An operatic gem from the vast output of musical works written during the composer’s time at Eszterháza, this pastoral tale of love, sacrifice and a sea monster is told through heartfelt and lively music effortlessly spanning opera seria and buffa. Tickets: £25 (£15 concessions) available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk. Priority Booking for Guildhall Circle members from 29 July.
Monday 11 November, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Keyboard at Six
Guildhall Saxophone Ensemble
Musicians from Guildhall’s Keyboard department offer a programme of varied repertoire. Admission free Thursday 7 November, 7.30pm Barbican Hall G U I L DH A LL T I CK ET ED EVEN T
Guildhall Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Søndergård Thomas Søndergård conductor Guildhall Symphony Orchestra
Sibelius Symphony No 7 Mahler Symphony No 7 Guildhall School welcomes Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård, Music Director of Royal Scottish National Orchestra, to conduct two radical, lateRomantic seventh symphonies: Jean Sibelius’ breath-taking one-movement work and Gustav Mahler’s extraordinary “Song of the Night”. Tickets: £15, £10 (£5 concessions) available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
Guildhall’s Saxophone Ensemble presents an evening dedicated to the instrument, directed by Christian Forshaw, John ‘Rittipo’~Moore and Tom Gimson. Admission free Tuesday 12 November, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Songs at Six: Clara Schumann – The Complete Songs Postgraduate singers and pianists perform Clara Schumann’s complete songs to mark the bicentenary of her birth, in a concert devised and directed by Eugene Asti. Admission free Wednesday 13 November, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Zarzuela Guildhall postgraduate singers present a celebration of the Spanish Zarzuela, led by music director Ricardo Gosalbo and movement director Charlie Morgan. Sponsored by the British Spanish Society. Admission free
Thursday 7 November, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Thursday 14 November, 6pm Barbican Hall
LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists Guildhall musicians perform a recital of Russian song ahead of the LSO’s performance of Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev. Admission free
Thursday 14 November, 6pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Spotlight on Wind, Brass & Percussion Featuring chamber groups and soloists from Guildhall’s Wind, Brass and Percussion department. 12
Friday 15 November 11.15–11.45am (relaxed concert) 12.30–1.15pm (lunchtime concert) Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
LSO Discovery Concerts: Bohemia and Beyond This LSO Discovery concert explores music from Central and Eastern Europe, with the chance to hear from the Guildhall musicians in a Q&A session. The 11.15am concert is a ‘relaxed’ performance open to everyone, including individuals with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities. Admission free
Friday 15 November, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Strings at Six Guildhall musicians offer a programme of string repertoire in this early evening concert. Admission free Friday 15 November, 6pm Milton Court Theatre
Scenes at Six A showing of opera scenes, performed by postgraduate singers, directed by John Ramster with music direction by Linnhe Robertson. Admission free
2OO Sunday 17 November, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall G U I L DH A LL T I CK ET ED EVEN T G U I L DH A LL A L UM N I SERI ES
Beloved Clara Lucy Parham piano Lesley Sharp narrator Sir Simon Russell Beale narrator
Scripted by Lucy Parham “A lovely entertainment – flawlessly performed” The Independent “One of the must-see events on the musical calendar” BBC Music Magazine
Commemorating the bicentenary of Clara Schumann, alumna Lucy Parham presents Beloved Clara – an original Composer Portrait telling the compelling and tragic story of the passionate yet volatile relationship between Robert Schumann, his pianist wife Clara Wieck and Johannes Brahms.
In this special concert the awardwinning pianist – internationally known for her Composer Portrait concert series – will perform music by all three composers, interspersed with extracts from their letters and diaries read by acclaimed actors and fellow Guildhall alumni Lesley Sharp and Simon Russell Beale. The Alumni Recital Series is in support of the School’s Scholarship Fund. Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions) available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk. Priority Booking for Guildhall Circle members from 29 July.
November ’19 Isabel Martínez
Tuesday 19 November, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall G U I L DH A L L T I CK ET ED E VE NT G U I L DH A L L A L UM N I SE RIE S
Thursday 21 November, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
Postgraduate String Concert
Postgraduate string musicians showcase their talent in an informal concert.
Marius Gundersen Isabel Martínez Francesco Scelzo George Tarlton
A thrilling evening of music for guitar performed by Guildhall alumni, including works by Marco Pereira, Bryan Johanson, Sérgio Assad, Francis Kleynjans, Isaac Albéniz, Regino Sáinz de la Maza and Roland Dyens. The Alumni Recital Series is in support of the School’s Scholarship Fund. Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions) available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk. Priority Booking for Guildhall Circle members from 29 July.
Friday 22 November, 6pm Milton Court Concert Hall
City of Angels Los Angeles in the 1930s and 40s saw an influx of European refugees – luminary writers and musicians fleeing Hitler, lured by Hollywood and Californian sunshine. This concert, curated by Guildhall professor Iain Burnside, explores the intersection of song and cinema. Postgraduate singers and pianists are ready for their close-ups now, Mr DeMille. Admission free
Friday 22 November, 7pm Lecture Recital Room
CD Launch: The FranzOsterwald Lieder Project Harriet Burns soprano William Searle tenor Marc Verter piano Sebastian Wybrew piano
Robert Franz composed 51 varied and contrasting settings of love poems written by his close friend Karl Wilhelm Osterwald, resulting in fascinating, bold and lyrical songs unique in the genre of 19th-century German Lieder. Hear these works performed by Guildhall musicians in this special recital which launches the new CD by Victoria Edge, bringing together this wealth of music for the first time.
Monday 25 November, 7.30pm Milton Court Concert Hall GUILDHALL TIC KE T E D E VE NT
Stories of Sweet Visions: Song & Chamber Music by Julian Philips
Jazz Singers at Six
Coronach for mezzo-soprano and viola Barcarola for solo piano* Love Songs for Mary Joyce for tenor and piano Turning Fifty for baritone and cello* Winter Music for solo harp Cantos de Sonho for soprano, tenor and piano trio
Scott Stroman, Flora Medlicott directors
* world premieres
Admission free Monday 25 November, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Join the Guildhall Jazz Choir and Jazz Singers for an early evening showcase of songs. Admission free
Performers include: James Newby baritone Oliver Wass harp Mithras Piano Trio
A programme of song and chamber works celebrating the music of Guildhall School’s Head of Composition, Professor Julian Philips, in his 50th birthday year. A distinguished ensemble of Guildhall School students and alumni will perform these works in the superb acoustics of Milton Court Concert Hall. Tickets: £15 (£5 concessions) available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk. Priority Booking for Guildhall Circle members from 29 July.
Tuesday 26 November, 7pm Lecture Recital Room
Undergraduate String Concert Undergraduate string musicians showcase their talent in an informal concert. Admission free Wednesday 27 November, 10am–3pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Girls in Jazz Guildhall invites young female instrumentalists and vocalists aged 11–18 to explore the world of jazz in an exciting day of practical workshops and rehearsals led by some of the UK’s most prominent female jazz musicians. All levels of experience welcome. Admission free but registration required. Visit gsmd.ac.uk/girlsinjazz for details. 16
Wednesday 27 November, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall GUILDHA LL T I C KE T E D E VE NT
Guildhall Jazz Orchestra & Guildhall Jazz Band Scott Stroman artistic director
Now in its fourth decade, the Jazz department at Guildhall is one of the most renowned and established of its kind. Join two of the School’s impressive jazz ensembles for an evening of toe-tapping performances under the artistic direction of Scott Stroman. Tickets: £15 (£5 concessions) available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk. Priority Booking for Guildhall Circle members from 29 July. Wednesday 27 November, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
Tallinn Chamber Music Exchange An evening of chamber music showcasing Guildhall’s collaboration with the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in Tallinn. The programme will include works by British and Estonian composers performed by musicians from both institutions. Admission free Thursday 28 November, 2pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Beethoven Piano Prize Guildhall pianists present sonatas by Beethoven, with the most stylistic and engaging performance winning a prize generously donated by The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers. Admission free
Thursday 28 November, 2pm Lecture Recital Room
Franz Schubert in Italy, France & England Schubert was influenced by Italian music in his own lifetime, but after his death his songs played an important part in inspiring composers of French mélodie and English song.
In this lecture, with abundant musical illustrations, Graham Johnson and members of Guildhall School’s Song Guild examine the links between this great song composer and some of his most talented successors.
Thursday 28, Friday 29 November, Monday 2 & Tuesday 3 December, 7pm Milton Court Studio Theatre
Thursday 28 November, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
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Dominic Wheeler conductor Martin Lloyd-Evans director
Simon Wills director Ubu Ensemble
Outstanding singers and repetiteurs from the first year of the Guildhall School Opera Course perform classical and contemporary operatic excerpts with piano accompaniment.
Not so much a concert – more a happening. Join Guildhall School’s Ubu Ensemble for another evening of unconventional musical exploration.
Tickets: £10 (£5 concessions) available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk. Priority Booking for Guildhall Circle members from 29 July.
Admission free Friday 29 November, 6pm Lecture Recital Room
Breath Box From the peninsula of Brean Down in Somerset to a small sunlit room in the city, Breath Box represents the expanse and intimacy of the creators’ most familiar and favourite places. This new composition for amplified piano and electronics, written and performed by Eliza McCarthy and Jo Wills, explores the rich palette of sonic possibilities that lurk beneath the piano lid. Admission free
Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
(Spring 2019) Photo by Clive Barda
November ’19 Bascule Chamber at Tower Bridge
Friday 29 November, 6pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Clara Schumann: Piano & Chamber Works Continuing Guildhall’s celebrations of the 200th anniversary of Clara Schumann’s birth, Lucy Parham directs postgraduate pianists and string players in a concert of the composer’s solo piano and chamber music. Admission free
Friday 29 November – Sunday 1 December Bascule Chamber, Tower Bridge
Guildhall at Tower Bridge Guildhall School once again presents a site-specific light and sound installation in the unique setting of Tower Bridge’s Bascule Chamber: a dramatic, subterranean Victorian space normally out of bounds for everyday visitors. The specially commissioned work will tell the stories of the men and women who have transformed Tower Bridge into London’s defining landmark. Part of Tower Bridge’s 125th Anniversary Celebration Tickets: Tickets available from towerbridge.org.uk from October.
Friday 29, Saturday 30 November, Monday 2, Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4 December, 7.30pm Monday 2, Wednesday 4 December, 2pm Silk Street Theatre
A Restoration Written and devised by the Company Jamie Bradley director Vicki Igbokwe associate director
and choreographer Jess Curtis designer Matt Daw lighting designer
As a group of actors come together to rehearse period scenes, a rising sense of anarchy bubbles up as they question which stories deserve to be retold. Restoration Comedy collides with original rap and hip hop, challenging the parallels between a vicious and vibrant moment in theatrical history and a contemporary questioning of sexuality, gender politics and race. Tickets: £10 (£5 concessions) available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk. Priority Booking for Guildhall Circle members from 29 July.
Monday 2 December, 2pm Lecture Recital Room
Max and Peggy Morgan Award for Violin Students perform a concerto with piano accompaniment to win the prize, endowed by Guildhall alumnus Max Morgan who taught violin for more than four decades.
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Quatuor Bozzini Clemens Merkel, Alissa Cheung violins Stéphanie Bozzini viola Isabelle Bozzini cello
“The Quatuor Bozzini belongs to that select group of fearless string quartets” The Guardian
Monday 2 December, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Since 1999, Canadian string quartet Quatuor Bozzini has been an original voice in new, experimental and classical music.
The Songbook Company Directed by Victoria Newlyn and Samantha Malk, a company of Guildhall singers perform music and dance inspired by repertoire from the American songbook. Admission free 22
Tuesday 3 December, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Monday 2 December, 6pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Guildhall Wind Ensemble Strauss Sonatina No 2 in E flat major, Fröhliche Werkstatt This early evening performance directed by eminent clarinettist Michael Collins offers the chance to hear Richard Strauss’ four-movement work for 16 wind instruments titled ‘Happy Workshop’. Admission free
This concert of new chamber works by Guildhall composers is the culmination of a six-day residency by Quatuor Bozzini in which they will coach chamber music groups, present masterclasses and workshops, and provide an open laboratory of works-in-progress by members of Guildhall’s composition faculty. Many of these events will be free and open to the public: please visit gsmd.ac.uk/events for details. Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions) available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk. Priority Booking for Guildhall Circle members from 29 July. Quatuor Bozzini
December ’19 Wednesday 4 December, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Keyboard at Six: Bartók Project Guildhall School pianists showcase some of Bela Bartók’s shorter works for keyboard in this concert directed by Noriko Ogawa.
Thursday 5 – Tuesday 24 December Hestercombe House & Gardens, Somerset
Christmas Lights at Hestercombe Gardens
Historical Performance Opera Scenes
Video designers from Guildhall present a Christmas light installation in the beautiful grounds of Hestercombe House & Gardens, plus a speciallycommissioned video projection on the façade of Hestercome House itself. An independent charity based near Taunton, Hestercombe is famous for its unique collection of gardens spanning three centuries of garden history and design.
A selection of staged opera scenes from the Baroque and Classical periods, with music direction by Liz Marcus and stage direction by Dionysios Kyropoulos.
Admission to the grounds: £12.50 adults. From 4.30pm Thu–Sun, 5–22 December, plus Mon 23 & Tue 24 December. Tickets available from hestercombe.com
Admission free Thursday 5 December, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Saturday 7 December, 3.30pm Milton Court Concert Hall
BBC Symphony Orchestra Total Immersion: Chamber Music & Songs by Detlev Glanert and Henze Programme to include: Glanert Three Sonnets for baritone and piano Four Fantasies for piano Three Pieces for viola and piano Three Pieces for clarinet and piano Serenade for cello and piano Five Desert Songs for solo cello, with own voice and sizzle cymbal Songs by Henze Guildhall School musicians perform songs and chamber music by Germany’s most performed living composer Detlev Glanert and his teacher Hans Werner Henze.
Tickets: £12 available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
Thursday 12 December, 6pm Barbican Hall
LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists Vaughan Williams Phantasy Quintet Howells Rhapsodic Quintet for clarinet and string quartet Portorius Quartet: Nicole Petrus Barracks, Sophia Prodanova violins Diogo Ramos viola Nathan Giorgetti cello Julia Raga Pascual clarinet Kate De Campos viola
Guildhall instrumentalists perform works by Vaughan Williams and Howells ahead of the LSO’s ‘British Roots’ concert. Admission free
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Sir Willard White
Wednesday 16 October, 2pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Thursday 24 October, 4pm Lecture Recital Room
Sir Willard White
Vocal Masterclass series supported by Peter and Corinne Young
Vocal Masterclass series supported by Peter and Corinne Young
Thursday 17 October, 1pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Monday 28 October, 10am Lecture Recital Room
Electronic Music Masterclass
Admission free but ticket required. See page 6 for details.
Monday 21 October, 10am Milton Court Concert Hall
Kirill Gerstein Piano Masterclass
Tuesday 29 October, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Ole Kristian Dahl Bassoon Masterclass
Monday 11 November, 2pm Silk Street Music Hall
Chamber Music Masterclass
Vocal Masterclass series supported by Peter and Corinne Young
Thursday 14 November, 2.30pm Silk Street Music Hall
Tuesday 5 November, 10am Lecture Recital Room Wednesday 6 November, 2pm, 6pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Thursday 14 November, 4pm Lecture Recital Room
Wednesday 30 October, 4pm Lecture Recital Room
Joan Rodgers CBE Vocal Masterclass Vocal Masterclass series supported by Peter and Corinne Young Sunday 17, Monday 18, Tuesday 19, Wednesday 20 November Various times and venues
LA Phil Masterclasses A series of masterclasses given by members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Visit gsmd.ac.uk/ masterclasses for details Thursday 28 November, 10am Lecture Recital Room
Kyeong Ham Oboe Masterclass Sa Chen
Unless otherwise stated, masterclasses are free to attend, no ticket required.
GUILDHALL YOUNG ARTISTS
Monday 23 September, 7.30pm Barbican Hall
London Schools Symphony Orchestra Peter Ash conductor with dancers from Elmhurst Ballet School Mark Baldwin OBE choreographer
Dvořák Scherzo Capriccioso Britten Sinfonia da Requiem Eleanor Alberga Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs London’s premier youth orchestra celebrates Jamaican composer Eleanor Alberga’s 70th birthday, presenting her exuberant take on Roald Dahl’s famous comic fable in a new dance version with Elmhurst Ballet School. Tickets: £9–£26 available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
Saturday 30 November, 6pm Milton Court Concert Hall JUNIOR GUI LD HA LL T I C KE T E D E VE NT
Junior Guildhall String Ensemble & Symphony Orchestra Dvořák Serenade for Strings Gershwin Cuban Overture Copland Billy the Kid The talented young musicians of Junior Guildhall Symphony Orchestra present a duo of thrilling American works by Gershwin and Copland. Also on the programme is Dvořák’s popular Serenade for Strings performed by the Junior Guildhall String Ensemble, plus new music by Jeffery Wilson and his Junior Guildhall composition students. Tickets: £10 (£5 concessions) available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk. Priority Booking for Guildhall Circle members from 29 July.
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Monday 23 September, 6pm Milton Court Seminar Room S O C I A L I M PACT A N D THE ARTIS T IN S OCIE TY
Song-writing on the NHS? Investigating Group Music Therapy for Adults with Chronic Depression Can creating songs help adults with chronic depression? Dr Catherine Carr presents findings from the SYNCHRONY project investigating the feasibility of group song-writing as a music therapy intervention. Monday 30 September, 6pm Milton Court Seminar Room
Historically Informed Singing: Fantasy, Reality – or an Irrelevance? 30
The phrase ‘historically informed’ is a badge worn by many singers who perform ‘early music’. Professor Richard Wistreich asks just what that phrase really means. Tuesday 8 October, 6pm Milton Court Seminar Room S O C I A L I M PACT A N D THE ARTIS T IN S OCIE TY
‘And the difference is...?’ Evaluating the Impact of Music Therapy and Therapeutic Music Interventions Demonstrating the value of music-based interventions is often highly desirable. But how can we best represent the impact of music-making in each context? Guildhall’s Head of Music Therapy Ann Sloboda leads a discussion of two recent evaluation projects.
Monday 21 October, 6pm Milton Court Seminar Room
Drag: Surviving and Thriving Dr Stephen Farrier discusses drag’s wide appeal, looking at its presence in performance cultures, LGBTQ+ communities and in unexpected places doing interesting things.
Monday 28 October, 6pm Milton Court Seminar Room
Dialectics of Participation Borrowing concepts from cognitive philosophy and bringing them into a conversation with critical theory, Dr Gareth White examines the confusing and contradictory business of being an audience participant. Monday 4 November, 6pm Milton Court Studio Theatre
Shaping Movement Through Object Using a Voluminous Movement Mobile Stage Object, Marc Proulx observes simple movement principles by playing with the weight and following the imbalance.
Monday 18 November, 6pm Milton Court Seminar Room
Composers and Research: Fixing the Broken Record
The Incantatory and the Divine: New Perspectives on the Music of AndrĂŠ Jolivet
Dr Martin Scheuregger outlines some
of the established issues and positions in composition research, addressing areas from practice research methodologies to critiques of neoliberal research policy.
Dr Caroline Rae, Professor Julian Anderson and Dr Caroline Potter
present new research investigating the style and technique of Jolivet (19051974), one of the most influential composers of the last century.
Monday 11 November, 6pm Milton Court Seminar Room
Unless otherwise stated, Research Works events are free to attend but booking is required. Please visit researchatguildhall.eventbrite.co.uk
31 January – 11 February 2020 Milton Court Studio Theatre GUILDHA LL D R A MA
Gut Written by Frances Poet Kate Budgen director
Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
Friday 10 January 2020, 6pm Milton Court Concert Hall Tuesday 14 January 2020, 8pm Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York
Guildhall Artists at Carnegie Hall Soohong Park piano Leo Popplewell cello Julia Raga Pascual clarinet 32
Guildhall School returns to the worldrenowned Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, to present three outstanding musicians in concert. Admission free for Milton Court concert Tickets for Carnegie Hall concert available from 23 October from carnegiehall.org Thursday 30 January 2020, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Guildhall String Ensemble Candida Thompson leader/violin
Guildhall alumna Candida Thompson, Artistic Director of Amsterdam Sinfonietta, directs the impressive Guildhall String Ensemble. Tickets: available in December from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
A psychological thriller exploring who we can trust with our children. And whether it’s more dangerous not to trust at all. Tickets: available in December from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk 3–13 February 2020 Milton Court Studio Theatre GUILDHA LL D R A MA
The Royale Written by Marco Ramirez Ameera Conrad director
In the racially segregated America of 1905, a black boxer bids to become heavyweight champion of the world. Tickets: available in December from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk 10–15 February 2020 Milton Court Theatre GUILDHA LL D R A MA
Earthquakes in London Written by Mike Bartlett Abigail Graham director Sarah Beaton designer
All-pervasive fear of the future and guilty pleasure in the excesses of the present drive this epic rollercoaster of a play. Tickets: available in December from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
20–25 March 2020 Silk Street Theatre
Guildhall Symphony Orchestra conducted by Roberto González-Monjas
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Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 3 Rachmaninov Symphony No 2
Orla O’Loughlin director
Sought-after conductor Roberto González-Monjas directs Rachmaninov’s enduringly popular work alongside Prokofiev’s virtuosic Piano Concerto No 3, starring a Guildhall soloist. Tickets: £15, £10 (£5 concessions) available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk. Priority Booking for Guildhall Circle members from 29 July.
Antigone (working title) Written by Stef Smith
A radical, fury-infused retelling of the story of Antigone, exploring the language we use to describe power and how choosing to live can be the most powerful thing of all.
Wednesday 11 March 2020, 7.30pm Barbican Hall
Tickets: available in December from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
Wednesday 18 March 2020, 7.30pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Alison Balsom plays Sketches of Spain
Alison Balsom trumpet Scott Stroman director Guildhall Jazz Ensemble
Guildhall alumna Alison Balsom and Guildhall Jazz Ensemble give their take on Miles Davis’ ground-breaking concept album Sketches of Spain: as fresh today as it was when recorded over half a century ago. Balsom is a trumpet player with all the necessary tools to recreate the album’s moody, heady atmosphere once again. Part of Alison Balsom: Milton Court Artist-in-Residence Tickets: £15–£31 available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
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