Music, Drama, Opera, Live Events
Sep â€“ Dec 2018
Contents Monthly highlights September October
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Masterclasses 26 Guildhall Young Artists
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Guildhall Symphony Orchestra & Chorus James Blair conductor David Vinden chorus-master Gweneth-Ann Rand soprano Susan Bickley mezzo-soprano Gwyn Hughes Jones tenor Derek Welton bass
Thursday 27 September, 7.30pm Barbican Hall
Verdi Requiem Guildhall Symphony Orchestra and Chorus joins forces with acclaimed alumni singers to perform Verdi’s powerful choral masterpiece.
Wednesday 26 September, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Brasileiro Scott Stroman conductor Stuart Hall arranger Inês Loubet Franco vocal director
Sérgio Mendes’ 1992 album Brasileiro featured music and performances by giants of ‘Musica Popular Brasileira’ including Carlinhos Brown, Ivan Lins, Guinga and João Bosco. For the first jazz concert of the year, it has been arranged by Malcolm Edmonstone, Scott Stroman and Stuart Hall for big band, singers and percussion, and will be performed by the entire jazz new intake, alongside continuing jazz students, Brazilian percussionists and vocalist/percussionist Inês Loubet Franco. Admission free
Tickets: £15, £10 (£5 concessions), available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 6 August. Guildhall Circle members are invited to attend this concert and an exclusive pre-performance reception as guests of the School. Please contact Megan Gibbs in the Development Office on 020 7382 7179 or email@example.com. Friday 28 September, 6pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Pianists & Composers Postgraduate pianists and composers create new works for piano duo, performing them alongside more standard repertoire from the late 20th and 21st centuries. Admission free
Wednesday 3 October, 7.30pm Milton Court Concert Hall G U I L DH A L L T I CK ET ED E VE NT FAC ULT Y A RT I ST SERI ES
Ethel Smyth: Grasp the Nettle Lucy Stevens contralto Elizabeth Marcus piano
Imprisoned alongside Emmeline Pankhurst, Dame Ethel Smyth was a suffragette, writer and composer, and wrote the anthem for the suffrage movement, The March of the Women. This new play, with music by contralto Lucy Stevens, and pianist and Guildhall professor Elizabeth Marcus, weaves together Smyth’s music, including from her greatest opera The Wreckers, with anecdotes from her confidants and her own writings.
Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions) available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk.
Friday 5 October, 11.15 – 11.45am LSO St Luke’s
LSO Discovery Relaxed Concert Landscapes Guildhall pianists perform works inspired by the natural world. Open to everyone, including individuals with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities. Audience members are free to move about and make noise. Admission free
Friday 5 October, 12.30 – 1.15pm LSO St Luke’s
LSO Discovery Free Friday Lunchtime Concert Guildhall musicians play piano music inspired by the natural world in this lunchtime concert, with presenter Rachel Leach discussing the works and instruments, and a chance to ask the musicians questions. Admission free
Wednesday 10 October, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Celebrating Wind, Brass & Percussion
Richard Bissell, Christian Forshaw, Simon Wills conductors Guildhall Brass Ensemble Guildhall Flute Choir Guildhall Symphonic Wind Band Guildhall Saxophone Ensemble
Augustin Lara arr. Richard Bissill Granada Jan-Willem Nelleke Lureley’s Delight Will Gregory arr. Sophie Burrows Interference Peter Maxwell Davies arr. Nicholas Hann Farewell to Stromness Traditional Bulgarian, arr. Tom Plater Kaval Sviri Ramon Zwicki Twine Jacob Gade arr. Richard Bissill Jealousy Florent Schmitt Dionysiaques Berlioz Grande symphonie funèbre et triomphale, 2nd and 3rd movements
Postgraduate string musicians showcase their talents in this informal evening concert. Admission free Friday 12 October, 7.30pm Milton Court Concert Hall GUILDHALL TIC KE T E D E VE NT
Hansel and Gretel Matthew Kaner music Simon Armitage poetry Clive Hicks-Jenkins puppetry / animations Jan Zalud puppets
A diverse evening programme shows off the full range and breadth of Guildhall’s Wind, Brass & Percussion Department.
Hansel and Gretel (A nightmare in eight scenes) is a reimagining of the famous tale with poetry, chamber music, puppetry and animations. Hansel and Gretel struggle in an unforgiving world of wooden forests and desolate villages in this sinister fable for our times, with music by Guildhall professor Matthew Kaner.
Suitable for children of 12 and over.
Wednesday 10 October, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions), available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 6 August. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members from 30 July.
Spotlight on Wind, Brass & Percussion A short early evening concert featuring soloists from the Wind, Brass and Percussion Department. Admission free
Friday 5 October, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Monday 15 October, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
Mike Walker & Tria Lingvo
Mike Walker & Tria Lingvo
Sunday 14 October, 3pm New Malden Methodist Church
Sacred Bones Winners of the Guildhall School’s Brian Nisbet Early Music Prize, the ensemble Sacred Bones combines cornets, sackbuts and voices to create a lush and inviting sound. The performance features renaissance repertoire including pieces from Anne Boleyn’s own songbook. 6
Details can be found at musicinnewmalden.wordpress.com. Admission free (with a retiring collection)
‘Tria Lingva’ means ‘third language’ in Esperanto, and this group, well known to German jazz fans, takes that as an inspiration to combine modern jazz with ethnic music to create its very own sound. The players come together with jazz guitarist Mike Walker, who has worked with artists from Kenny Wheeler and Dave Holland to Norma Winstone and MarkAnthony Turnage, and the musicians will pass their collective wisdom to students in a masterclass at 3pm (see page 26). Admission free Monday 15 October, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Guildhall Consort & Baroque Orchestra Directed by Eamonn Dougan and Pavlo Beznosiuk
LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists
Guildhall’s elite vocal consort is directed by Eamonn Dougan of The Sixteen and joined by the School’s period-instrument orchestra to present a programme of Baroque music from Poland, featuring music by 17th-century composers Bartłomiej Pekiel and Marcin Mielczewski.
Smetana String Quartet No 1
Sunday 14 October, 5.30pm Barbican Hall
In this free early evening concert, senior musicians from Guildhall School perform Smetana’s String Quartet No 1, setting the mood for the LSO’s evening concert featuring the composer’s evocative Má Vlast. Admission free
Monday 15, Tuesday 16, Wednesday 17, Thursday 18, Friday 19, Saturday 20 October, 7.30pm Tuesday 16, Thursday 18 October, 2pm Milton Court Studio Theatre
Mercury Fur by Philip Ridley John Haidar director Frankie Bradshaw designer
Dystopian London; a derelict estate; a deserted flat. Two brothers, struggling to survive, plan parties where the guests live out their wildest fantasies. When events spiral out of control, they must decide what to sacrifice to save the ones they love. Philip Ridley’s apocalyptic vision of the future is a profound indictment of the world we live in now. This play contains violence, strong language and scenes of a disturbing nature. Tickets: £10 (£5 concessions), available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 6 August. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members from 30 July. This amateur production of Mercury Fur is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.
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Tuesday 16 October, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Wednesday 17 October, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Songs at Six
Keyboard at Six
Sarah Walker mezzo-soprano David Corkhill conductor
Senior Guildhall musicians offer a varied programme of keyboard music in this early evening concert.
Mezzo-soprano and Guildhall Vocal Performance Consultant Sarah Walker performs a programme including selections from Berioâ€™s Folk Songs cycle, accompanied by a student ensemble. Admission free
Admission free Thursday 18 October, 7pm Lecture Recital Room
Strings Concert Undergraduate string musicians showcase their talents in this informal evening concert. Admission free
Monday 22, Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24, Thursday 25, Friday 26, Saturday 27 October, 7.30pm Tuesday 23, Thursday 25 October, 2pm Milton Court Theatre
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis Wyn Jones director Libby Watson designer
A court in downtown Purgatory deliberates over the ultimate fate of Judas Iscariot. If God is all-forgiving, why should Judas be condemned to an eternity in Hell? Is it fair? This exuberant, witty and irreverent play challenges perceptions about faith and forgiveness. Contains strong language and material that some people may find offensive. Not suitable for under-16s. Tickets: £10 (£5 concessions), available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 6 August. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members from 30 July.
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Guildhall Jazz Showcase Join students, alumni and professors of the jazz department as they present a diverse range of performances celebrating the very best of jazz today. During the day, students showcase their work in combos led by Guildhall professors in the Milton Court Studio Theatre, which is transformed into a jazz club for this event. Join students on the hour, every hour, as they showcase their ensembles. Hear a broad and diverse range of music from jazz and global music traditions, led by professors including Barak Schmool, Stuart Hall, Gareth Williams and Gareth Lockrane. Evenings bring performances from celebrated artists.
Tuesday 23 October, 12pm – 5pm Milton Court Studio Theatre
Student Combos Student groups led by Guildhall professors – on the hour, every hour. Admission free Tuesday 23 October, 7.30pm Milton Court Studio Theatre GUILDHALL T I C KE T E D E VE NT
Jason Rebello Trio Jason Rebello curator
Visiting professor and alumnus Jason Rebello presents an evening of music drawing on his prolific career at the highest level of improvising. His 2016 album Held showcased his tireless innovation and considerable artistry as a solo pianist, and this evening he brings a top-level trio to the School. Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions), available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 6 August. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members from 30 July.
Wednesday 24 October, 12pm – 5pm Milton Court Studio Theatre
Student Combos Student groups led by Guildhall professors – on the hour, every hour. Admission free Wednesday 24 October, 7.30pm Milton Court Studio Theatre G U I L DH A LL T I CK ET ED EVEN T
Thursday 25 October, 12pm – 5pm Milton Court Studio Theatre
Iain Ballamy curator
Iain Ballamy saxophone Rob Luft guitar Conor Chaplin bass
Student groups led by Guildhall professors – on the hour, every hour.
ECM artist and professor Iain Ballamy presents an eclectic evening drawing on the strengths of players in London, including faculty and alumni of Guildhall School. From the music of Brazil to progressive European free music, Ballamy’s progressive approach to both the saxophone and composition guarantees an evening full of stimulating and original music making. Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions), available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 6 August. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members from 30 July.
Admission free Thursday 25 October, 7.30pm Milton Court Studio Theatre GUILDHALL TIC KE T E D E VE NT
Jazz Faculty Showcase Join professors from the School’s prestigious jazz faculty in an evening celebrating both recent appointments and long-time staff members. Repertoire will be drawn from the department’s newly commissioned resource, Real Book. This collection of 144 pieces of music presented in lead sheet form is designed to provide students with repertoire to learn – one tune for each week of a four-year programme of study. Featured professors include Simon Purcell (piano) who this year returns to the school as International Chair in Improvisation, and newly appointed trumpeter and alumnus Yazz Ahmed. Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions), available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 6 August. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members from 30 July.
Tuesday 23 October, 6pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Wednesday 24 October, 7.30pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Strings at Six
Australian Chamber Orchestra: Side by Side
Guildhall students offer a programme of string repertoire in this early evening concert. Admission free Wednesday 24 October, 7.30pm Silk Street Music Hall
Zarzuela: Spanish Song Guildhall singers celebrate the Spanish Zarzuela tradition, with works by masters such as Arrieta, Caballero, Chapí, Giménez, Guerrero, Serrano, Sorozábal, Moreno Torroba and Vives, in a concert curated by Ricardo Gosalbo and sponsored by the British Spanish Society. Admission free 12
Directed by Richard Tognetti Bach arr. Richard Tognetti Ricercar a 6 from The Musical Offering CPE Bach Sinfonia in B minor Wq 182/5 Sufjan Stevens arr. Atkinson Suite from Run Rabbit, Run Beethoven Scene and Aria, ‘Ah! perfido’ Bingen Ave Maria, o autric vite Verdi ‘Ave Maria’ from Otello Bartók Divertimento Guildhall musicians work alongside the Australian Chamber Orchestra under the direction of violinist Richard Tognetti, in a programme that is typically varied for the dynamic group, currently International Associate at Milton Court. Tickets: £15–£30, available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk.
Thursday 25 October, 6pm Barbican Hall
LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists A recital of Russian songs Senior musicians from Guildhall School take to the Barbican stage before LSO concerts with free performances of complementary repertoire. Admission free
Ubu Ensemble Simon Wills conductor
John Adams Grand Pianola Music Louis Andriessen De Staat
Thursday 25 October, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
Guildhall’s Ubu Ensemble performs two works written towards the close of the 20th century. Booed at its San Francisco premiere in 1981, John Adams’s Grand Pianola Music has gone on to become one of his most popular works, even used on computer game sound tracks. Louis Andriessen based his 1976 De Staat on Plato’s Republic, using it to challenge some of the Greek philosopher’s more controversial views about music. Admission free Monday 29 October Milton Court Concert Hall
Debussy Centenary 6pm
Songs at Six The first of two concerts by postgraduate singers and pianists marking the centenary of Claude Debussy’s death, this programme focuses on the great loves of the composer’s life, from youthful infatuation to autumnal yearning. It is curated by Bretton Brown. Admission free
Verlaine Songs In the second of two concerts marking the centenary of Claude Debussy’s death, postgraduate singers and pianists perform settings of poems by Paul Verlaine, including some of Debussy’s most treasured songs, curated by Guildhall professor Iain Burnside. Admission free Tuesday 30 October, 7.30pm Silk Street Music Hall
Guildhall Jazz Orchestra and Guildhall Big Band Directed by Scott Stroman Guildhall’s two main jazz orchestras team up for an evening that promises to swing. Admission free
Thursday 1 November, 6pm Barbican Hall
Sunday 4 November, 10am Barbican Hall/LSO St Luke’s
LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists
LSO Discovery Day: James MacMillan
In the morning session of this Discovery Day, the LSO rehearses James MacMillan’s All the Hills and Vales Along and Shostakovich’s Symphony No 4 at the Barbican, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, followed by an afternoon talk at LSO St Luke’s, featuring a side-by-side LSO and Guildhall brass ensemble playing music by James MacMillan.
Ionel Manciu violin Leo Popplewell cello
In this free early evening concert, musicians from Guildhall School take to the Barbican stage with Kodály’s Duo, setting the scene for the LSO’s evening performance of Kodály’s Dances of Galánta. Admission free
Thursday 1 November, 7pm Lecture Recital Room 14
Tickets: Full day £20 (£16 concessions); £15 afternoon-only (no concessions), available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk.
Monday 5 November, 1pm & 7pm Lecture Recital Hall
Postgraduate string musicians showcase their talents in this informal evening concert.
Spotlight on Wind, Brass & Percussion
Musicians from the Wind, Brass and Percussion department perform in these two concerts. Admission free Wednesday 7 November, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Strings at Six Guildhall string students present some highlights of the repertoire in a free evening performance. Admission free
Monday 5, Wednesday 7, Friday 9, Monday 12 November, 7pm Silk Street Theatre
Così fan tutte Music by Mozart Dominic Wheeler conductor Oliver Platt director Neil Irish designer
Mozart delights in the frailty of human nature in his comic tale of narcissistic, unfaithful lovers, but in his timeless battle of the sexes, love will always win. Tickets: £ 25 (£15 concessions), available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 6 August. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members from 30 July.
Waddesdon Christmas Carnival
Thursday 8 November, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Strings at Six Roberto González-Monjas conductor BMUS1/2 String Ensemble
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence (string orchestra version) 16
Saturday 10 November – Wednesday 2 January
Roberto González-Monjas, violin professor at Guildhall and concertmaster of the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, leads BMus students in much-loved string ensemble repertoire. Admission free Friday 9 November, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Keyboard at Six Guildhall musicians offer a varied programme of keyboard repertoire in this early evening concert. Admission free
Returning to the historic Waddesdon Manor for a second year, Guildhall students from a range of courses create and present new work using sound, light and production arts skills. Inspired by the house’s stories and famous collections, their flights of fancy will create an exciting outdoor festive experience. Part of the Waddesdon Manor Christmas Carnival programme, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, 11 November–2 January (closed 24–26 Dec). Admission to the grounds: £12 (£6 child; £30 family; National Trust members and under 5 free). For full details please visit waddesdon.org.uk.
BBC SO Total Immersion: In Remembrance World War I – chamber music As part of the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s weekend commemorating the centenary of the armistice that ended World War I, Guildhall musicians present songs by composers who lost their lives in the war, including George Butterworth’s Love Blows as the Wind Blows for baritone and string quartet. Tickets: £12 (£6 concessions), available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk.
Monday 12 November, 7.30pm Milton Court Studio Theatre GU I L D H A L L T I CK ET ED EVEN T
Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions), available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 6 August. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members from 30 July. Tuesday 13 November, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
Harp Concert Anne-Sophie Bertrand harp
Elias Parish Alvars Introduction, Cadenza and Rondo Hindemith Sonata Debussy Jardins sous la pluie Ravel Jeux d’eau Jean Françaix Suite Anne-Sophie Bertrand, international soloist and solo harp of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, performs as part of the Harp Open Day, and following her masterclass in the morning. Admission free
Celebration of Jazz Voice Guildhall Jazz Voice directed by James Rose Guildhall Jazz Singers directed by Scott Stroman
Singers from Guildhall’s Jazz course come together for an evening celebrating the range and emotional power of the jazz vocal.
Saturday 10 November, 3pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Wednesday 14 November, 6pm Barbican Hall
LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists Debussy chamber music In this free early evening concert, musicians from Guildhall School perform Debussy’s String Quartet prior to the LSO evening concert featuring the composer’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un Faune. Admission free
Hindemithâ€™s The Long Christmas Dinner
(Summer 2018) Photo by Alastair Muir
Wednesday 14 November, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
Strings Concert Undergraduate string musicians showcase their talents in this informal evening concert. Admission free Wednesday 14 November, 7.30pm Milton Court Concert Hall G U I L DH A L L T I CK ET ED E VE NT A L UM N I RECI TA L SERI E S
Sa Chen piano Debussy Images Books 1 & 2 Debussy Études Nos 1–12 Born in Chongqing, China, Sa Chen came to prominence in 1996 when she was selected for the final of the Leeds International Piano Competition aged 20
only 16. She came to Guildhall to study with Professor Joan Havill, and has gone on to perform with prestigious orchestras around the world. The Alumni Recital Series is in support of the School’s Scholarships Fund. Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions), available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 6 August. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members from 30 July.
Friday 23 November, 2pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Songs at Six
Beethoven Piano Prize
Death and Renewal
Guildhall students perform Beethoven sonatas, with the most stylistic and engaging performance winning a prize given by the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers.
A programme of Russian repertoire performed by postgraduate singers and pianists, curated and directed by Lada Valešová. Admission free Tuesday 20 November, Wednesday 21 November, 10am & 2.30pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition Guildhall Symphony Orchestra works with aspiring conductors in the first two rounds of one of the most prestigious conducting competitions in the world, performing works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Mendelssohn and James MacMillan. Tickets: Entrance to preliminary rounds is free with a ticket for the finals with the LSO, on 22 November, available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk.
Admission free Friday 23 November Silk Street Music Hall
Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship 6.30pm
Songs at Six The first of two concerts presenting musical settings of texts from the Goethe novel Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship, with songs by Schubert, Schumann, Wolf and others, performed by postgraduate singers and pianists alongside project leaders Eugene Asti (piano) and Stephan Loges (baritone). Admission free 7.45pm
Tuesday 20 November, 2pm Lecture Recital Room
Finalists perform a short recital of songs with English text.
Eugene Asti and Stephan Loges lead postgraduate Guildhall students in the second of two concerts celebrating musical settings of texts from Goethe’s novel Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship.
English Song Prize
Friday 16 November, 6pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas
Tuesday 27 November, 7.30pm Silk Street Music Hall
Guildhall Big Band Directed by Scott Stroman Guildhall jazz musicians promise to rock the Music Hall with their swinging Big Band arrangements. Admission free
Tuesday 27 November, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall G U I L DH A L L T I CK ET ED E VE NT A L UM N I RECI TA L SERI E S
Guitar Spectacular Neus Plana and Maria Camahort Duo
flute and guitar Duo Atlantica: Gudrún Ólafsdóttir and Francisco Javier Jáuregui soprano
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Mela Guitar Quartet ¯ Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas guitar
An exciting evening of music for guitar performed by Guildhall alumni, with music by Walton, Marais, Stravinsky, Bowers, Assad, Brouwer and Martin, as well as Basque and Sephardic songs arranged by Francisco Javier Jáuregui. The Alumni Recital Series is in support of the School’s Scholarships Fund. Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions), available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 6 August. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members from 30 July.
Wednesday 28 November, 6pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Keyboard at Six Musicians from the Keyboard department offer a programme of varied repertoire. Admission free Wednesday 28 November, 7.30pm Barbican Hall GUILDHA LL T I C KE T E D E VE NT
Guildhall Symphony Orchestra Takuo Yuasa conductor Julia Hamon soprano
Mahler Symphony No 4 Stravinsky The Rite of Spring Guildhall Symphony Orchestra tackles two masterworks of the 20th century under the baton of Japanese conductor Takuo Yuasa, who last conducted the orchestra in 2016. Stravinsky’s revolutionary ballet score famously caused a riot on its premiere and Mahler’s Fourth Symphony features in its last movement the exquisite song ‘Das himmlische Leben’, offering a dream of ‘The Heavenly Life’. Tickets: £15, £10 (£5 concessions), available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 6 August. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members from 30 July.
singers and répétiteurs from the first year of the Guildhall School Opera Course.
Tickets: £10 (£5 concessions), available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 A selection of repertoire from postgraduate barbican.org.uk from 6 August. Priority singers and pianists. booking for Guildhall Circle members from 30 July. Admission free
Songs at Six
Thursday 29, Friday 30 November, Monday 3, Tuesday 4 December, 7pm Milton Court Studio Theatre G U I L DH A LL T I CK ET ED EVEN T
Opera Scenes Elizabeth Rowe music director Martin Lloyd-Evans director
An informal performance of classical and contemporary operatic excerpts presented in a workshop setting with piano accompaniment, performed by
Thursday 29 November, 6pm Lecture Recital Room
Friday 30 November, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Currents Guildhall composers come together with their peers from the Liszt Academy in Budapest as part of a project connecting composition students at various European conservatoires through symposia, workshops and concerts. Admission free
Friday 30 November, Saturday 1, Monday 3, Tuesday 4, Wednesday 5 December, 7.30pm Monday 3, Wednesday 5 December, 2pm Silk Street Theatre
Saturday, Sunday, Monday by Eduardo de Filippo Adapted by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall Joseph Blatchley director Dora Schweitzer designer Johanna Town lighting designer
An extended Italian family and friends gather for the traditional Sunday ragù. The mother and father are at war with each other, although neither knows why. When the entire basis of family coherence is threatened by the inevitable volcanic eruptions it is the young daughter who unknowingly has the key to peace and harmony, but can it really be that simple? Tickets: £10 (£5 concessions), available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 6 August. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members from 30 July. This amateur production of Saturday, Sunday, Monday is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.
Thursday 6 December, 2pm Lecture Recital Room
Guildhall Jazz Singers
Max and Peggy Award for Viola
Directed by Scott Stroman Guildhall jazz singers offer a lunchtime concert. Admission free Monday 3 December, 6pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Spotlight on Wind, Brass & Percussion A short early evening concert featuring soloists from the Wind, Brass and Percussion department.
Students perform a concerto with piano accompaniment to win the prize, endowed by Max Morgan, who studied at the School in the 1930s and taught violin for over 40 years. Admission free Thursday 6 December, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Historical Performance Opera Scenes
Simon Cole director Liz Marcus musical director
Tuesday 4 December, 7.30pm Silk Street Music Hall
A selection of staged opera scenes from the Baroque and Classical periods, accompanied by an ensemble of period instruments.
Guildhall Jazz Orchestra
Directed by Scott Stroman Guildhall’s Jazz Orchestra offers an evening programme of jazz repertoire. Admission free
Monday 3 December, 1pm Silk Street Music Hall
Wednesday 10 October, 4pm Lecture Recital Hall
Thursday 25 October, 10am Lecture Recital Room
Director of the Bavarian State Opera Young Artist Programme
Vocal Masterclass Part of the Mr Peter Young HonFGS and Mrs Corinne Young Vocal Masterclass Series Thursday 11 October, 2pm Silk Street Music Hall
Friday 26 October, 2pm Silk Street Music Hall
Alasdair Tait Chamber music Masterclass
Monday 29 October, 10am Milton Court Concert Hall
Masterclass on Berio Folk Songs
Friday 12 October, 10am Lecture Recital Room
Aquiles Delle Vigne
Wednesday 31 October, 3pm Silk Street Music Hall
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Mike Walker and Trio Lingvo
Wednesday 31 October, 4pm Lecture Recital Room
Tuesday 23 October, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Karina Gauvin Vocal Masterclass
Director of the Zurich Opera Young Artist Programme Vocal Masterclass Part of the Mr Peter Young HonFGS and Mrs Corinne Young Vocal Masterclass Series
Part of the Mr Peter Young HonFGS and Mrs Corinne Young Vocal Masterclass Series
Masterclasses are free to attend unless otherwise stated.
Thursday 15 November, 10am Silk Street Music Hall
Chamber Music Masterclass
Monday 12 November, 10am Lecture Recital Room
Thursday 15 November, 4pm Lecture Recital Room
Tuesday 13 November, 10am Silk Street Music Halll
Anne-Sophie Bertrand Harp Masterclass
Friday 9 November, 1.30pm Silk Street Music Hall
Part of the Mr Peter Young HonFGS and Mrs Corinne Young Vocal Masterclass Series Monday 3 December, 10am Milton Court Concert Hall
Richard Goode Piano Masterclass
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Monday 17 September, 7.30pm Barbican Hall
London Schools Symphony Orchestra Peter Ash conductor Aleksandar Madzar piano
Enescu Romanian Rhapsody No 1 Schumann Piano Concerto Bartók Concerto for Orchestra For over 60 years, London Schools Symphony Orchestra has offered talented young people the opportunity to perform great orchestral repertoire as if they were already professionals, and audiences the chance to hear through fresh ears. There are no compromises: Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra is one of the hardest of all orchestral works, and this programme shows the players on fearless form, hot off their summer tour of Transylvania. Tickets: £9–£26, available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
Saturday 8 December, 4pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Junior Guildhall Symphony Orchestra Julian Clayton conductor Leia Zhu violin
As part of the end-of-year celebrations, Junior Guildhall student Leia Zhu performs the Tchaikovsky Concerto with Junior Guildhall Symphony Orchestra. Aged just 13, she has already worked with many of the world’s finest orchestras, including Russian National Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Festival Strings Lucerne and Zurich Chamber Orchestra. Tickets: £10 (£5 concessions), available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 6 August. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members from 30 July. Junior Guildhall presents over 80 events every year. To request a copy of the Junior Guildhall events guide, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Guildhall School Scholarships Fund
“Your support has allowed me to make the leaps in my training that I’ve longed for, freeing me of any financial burdens and thus giving me access to everything the School and London has to offer that will further my craft.” Ellis Howard, BA Acting Every year donations to the Scholarships Fund make it possible for over 450 young musicians, actors and theatre technicians to take up their hard-won places or continue their studies at the Guildhall School. Contact the Development Office on 020 7382 7179, visit our website gsmd.ac.uk/support or mail email@example.com and find out more about how you can support our talented students. The Guildhall School Trust is a Registered Charity No. 1082472
Sunday 7 October, 10am – 6pm Lecture Recital Room
Monday 22 October, 5.30pm Silk Street Music Hall
Wood Magic at Brinkwells: Elgar’s Chamber Music
Elgar composed his three major chamber works at his Sussex cottage, Brinkwells, between 1918 and 1919. Join us for a day exploring the context and background to these works, organised by Guildhall School and the London Branch of the Elgar Society. Speakers include Diana McVeagh and Philip Lancaster, and music will be performed by Guildhall students, finishing with a performance of the Piano Quintet. Tickets: £20 (£15 concessions), available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk. Monday 8 October, 6pm Room 148
Richard Hageman: Song and Film Composer Nico de Villiers, pianist, researcher
and Guildhall vocal coach, discusses the songs of composer Richard Hageman and investigates the difference between ‘picturesque’ and ‘scenic’ writing, and how it influenced Hageman’s songs and scoring for film. This presentation will include live performances by singers from the Guildhall School.
Jacqueline Ross and Ursula Smith are joined by postgraduate musicians for a performance of the Brahms Sextet Op 18 in B flat. Including a study of the earliest performance editions of the work, the session will also explore the Joachim approach to string playing.
Monday 29 October, 6pm Seminar Room
Heinrich Neuhaus & Subjectivity Guildhall lecturer Maria Razumovskaya presents an exploration of Heinrich Neuhaus’s distinct vision of a performer’s subjectivity and reveals his importance in championing a powerful interdisciplinary practice adopted in Soviet Russia by creative artists who were determined to escape the banality and limitations imposed by Socialist Realism. Monday 5 November, 6pm Studio Theatre
Sonic Stories from East Suffolk Guildhall professor Nell Catchpole invites the audience to a collective listening experience that explores knowledge and enquiry through different forms of sound communication. She asks how traditionally neglected forms of human experience can unsettle and challenge habits of interpretation and understanding.
RESEARCH WORKS Monday 12 November, 6pm Seminar Room
Monday 26 November, 6pm Seminar Room
Access and Inclusion in Music: Views from the Start and the End of Life
Research and the Performing Arts: Guildhall School Doctoral Discussion
What stops people making music? This talk by Dr Alexandra Lamont (Keele University) introduces new data from children and adults relating to the perceived barriers to participation. She attempts to tease out the complex issues around why people might not want to engage in an activity which can be of substantial intrinsic and extrinsic benefit.
A selection of Guildhall School doctoral candidates present their work and discuss current topics in artistic research. This event will be followed by an informal drinks reception to encourage further discussion (7pm â€“ 8pm).
Unless otherwise stated, Research Works events are free to attend but booking is required. Please visit researchatguildhall.eventbrite.co.uk to book.
Wednesday 9 January 2019, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Guildhall Studio Orchestra Mark Lockheart saxophone/composer John Ashton Thomas conductor John Parricelli guitar Liam Noble piano Tom Herbert bass Seb Rochford drums
Launched in 2017, Guildhall Studio Orchestra is the first of its kind in a UK conservatoire – open to students from every Guildhall department, whether classical or jazz. It offers them the chance to work side-by-side with professionals, and today’s finest arrangers, in the cross-genre repertoire that will become such a vital part of their careers.
Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions) available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 6 August. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members from 30 July. Thursday 24 January 2019, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Guildhall String Ensemble Andrew Watkinson director
Purcell King Arthur Shostakovich Quartet No 8 Tchaikovsky Serenade Andrew Watkinson, first violinist of the Endellion Quartet, leads Guildhall string players and listeners on a journey through the pain and despair of Shostakovich’s Eighth Quartet to the joy and panache of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade. Tickets: £15 (£5 concessions), available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from January.
Monday 25, Wednesday 27 February, Friday 1, Monday 4 March 2019, 7pm Silk Street Theatre
Britten: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Dominic Wheeler conductor Martin Lloyd Evans director
Guildhall School’s award-winning Opera department presents Britten’s charming interpretation of Shakespeare’s magical tale of lovers, fairies and comic mix-ups, one of the most popular of all 20th-century operas. Tickets: £25 (£15 concessions), available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from January. Friday 1, Saturday 2, Wednesday 6, Thursday 7, Monday 11, Tuesday 12 February 2019, 7.30pm Saturday 2, Thursday 7, Tuesday 12 February 2019, 2pm Milton Court Theatre
Fury by Phoebe Eclair-Powell Nicole Charles director
A modern version of Medea, focussing on the struggle of a young single mother, winner of the 2016 Soho Theatre Young Writer’s Award. Tickets: £10 (£5 concessions), available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from January.
Friday 22, Saturday 23, Monday 25, Tuesday 26, Wednesday 27 March 2019, 7.30pm Monday 25, Wednesday 27 March 2019, 2pm Silk Street Theatre
by Lisa D’Amour Charlotte Westenra director
by Euripides Charlotte Gwinner director Simon Daw designer
A portrait of the shattering of a suburban dream. Tickets: £10 (£5 concessions), available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from January. Monday 11, Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13, Thursday 14, Friday 15, Saturday 16 February 2019, 7.30pm Tuesday 12, Thursday 14 February 2019, 2pm Milton Court Studio Theatre
The ancient tragedy of the Greek hero who murdered his mother. Tickets: £10 (£5 concessions), available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from January. Wednesday 20 March 2019, 7.30pm Barbican Hall
Guildhall Symphony Orchestra
Towers (working title)
Vassily Sinaisky conductor
Ameera Conrad director Susannah Henry designer
ˇ Symphony No 8 Dvorák Shostakovich Symphony No 10
A new play inspired by Grenfell, created by the Company with Ameera Conrad.
Vassily Sinaisky brings the full weight of authority of the Russian conducting tradition to work with Guildhall students in one of the greatest and most sombre of Russian works – Shostakovich’s devastating Tenth Symphony, written shortly after the death of Stalin. The mood is offset by Dvorák’s ˇ effervescent Eighth Symphony.
Tickets: £10 (£5 concessions), available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from January.
Monday 4, Tuesday 5, Friday 8, Saturday 9, Wednesday 13, Thursday 14 February 2019, 7.30pm Tuesday 5, Saturday 9, Thursday 14 February 2019, 2pm Milton Court Theatre
Tickets: £15, £10 (£5 concessions), available from Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from January.
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