Music, Drama, Opera, Jazz
Jan â€“ Apr 2017
Contents Monthly highlights January February
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Masterclasses 23 Guildhall Young Artists
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Photo credits: Clive Barda, Nobby Clark, Paul Cochrane, Kaupo Kikkas, Carlos Lopez-Real, Clive Totman, Pierre Toussaint, Morley Von Sternberg. Cover photo: Dominick Felix as Vassili in Stravinskyâ€™s Mavra (Autumn 2016) ÂŠ Clive Barda
Tuesday 10 January, 6pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Steinways at Six A performance snapshot from the Keyboard department, presented by postgraduate pianists. Admission free Thursday 12 January, 5pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Britten’s War Requiem Tenor Adrian Thompson and conductor David Corkhill lead Guildhall singers in a workshop performance of the tenor and baritone solos from Britten's War Requiem, drawing on their own experiences of working with the composer. This will be an unparalleled opportunity to gain valuable first-hand insights into the vocal and instrumental Britten style, and for a new generation of musicians to become familiar with the performance techniques it demands. Admission free Monday 16 January, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
Monday 16 – Friday 20 January
Jazz Combo Takeover Jazz professors present combos covering a broad range of jazz and related music as students showcase the learning and musical achievements of the current academic year. During this week, 16 groups will perform, at 45 minute intervals; all are welcome to drop-in to experience the School’s premier performance venues transformed for the week into an intimate, jazz club–style environment. Monday 16 January, 7pm-10pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Combos led by Lee Gibson, Charlie Wood and Martin Speake.
Tuesday 17 January, 7pm-10pm Silk Street Music Hall
Two postgraduate pianists perform repertoire in preparation for major competitions and performances outside the School.
Combos led by Scott Stroman and Gareth Williams.
Friday 20 January, 2pm-10pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Combos led by Stuart Hall, Barak Schmool, Trish Clowes and Barry Green. Admission free
Thursday 19 January, 5.30pm Barbican Hall
LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists Tom Gimson soprano saxophone
Mark-Anthony Turnage Two Memorials Max Ellenberger soprano saxophone Daniel King-Smith piano
Mark-Anthony Turnage Two Elegies Framing a Shout Guildhall musicians Martin Robertson conductor
Mark-Anthony Turnage Release Admission free
Thursday 26 January, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall GUILDHA LL T I C KE T E D E VE NT
Guildhall String Ensemble Directed by Levon Chilingirian
Monday 23 January, 10am Lecture Recital Room
Public Composers’ Workshop 4
Guildhall composers workshop new pieces for eight voices with EXAUDI vocal ensemble directed by James Weeks. Admission free Wednesday 25 January, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Strings at Six A performance snapshot from the Strings and Chamber Music departments. Admission free Thursday 26 January, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Songs at Six: Tosti Emanuele Moris curates a concert of song by Paolo Tosti, marking the anniversary of his death in December 1916. Admission free
ˇ Suite for String Orchestra Janácek Tigran Mansurian Violin Concerto No. 2 (British premiere) Beethoven String Quartet No. 14, Op. 131 Tigran Mansurian is a leading Armenian composer of classical music and film scores. There is an arresting immediacy to his Second Violin Concerto, a meditation on death that is both haunting and beautiful. This concert is a unique opportunity to hear the British premiere of this exquisite work, performed by the violinist for whom it was composed, Guildhall professor Levon Chilingirian. Completing the programme ˇ is Janácek’s charming Suite for String Orchestra, and a late quartet by Beethoven which caused Schubert to famously remark, ‘After this, what is left for us to write?’ Tickets: £15 (£5 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
Monday 30 January, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
String Quartet Workshop
Guildhall composers workshop new pieces with a professional string quartet drawn from London's top new music performers, led by cellist Oliver Coates.
String musicians showcase their talents in this free evening concert. Admission free
Friday 27 January, 10am Silk Street Music Hall
Admission free Saturday 28 January, 1pm Milton Court Concert Hall
BBC Total Immersion Day: Philip Glass at 80 Guildhall New Music Ensemble Directed by Richard Benjafield
Philip Glass Glassworks Ben Smith piano Piano Études Nos. 6 and 15
Tuesday 31 January, 1pm Lecture Recital Room
Guildhall Harpists and Friends An enticing concert of chamber music, including Ravel's much-loved Introduction and Allegro for harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet, and Debussy's Danse Profane for harp and string quintet. Admission free
Robert Allan piano Piano Études Nos. 8 and 13
Few living composers have built such a loyal and devoted following as the American Philip Glass, who turns 80 this year and is celebrated as one of the most influential of the Minimalist composers. Here Guildhall musicians explore some of his mesmerising music – works championed by the Philip Glass Ensemble – as part of the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Total Immersion day. Tickets: £12, available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
Thursday 2 February, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Songs at Six: Spanish Song A concert celebrating the glories of Spanish song, curated by pianist Ricardo Gosalbo. Admission free Friday 10 February, 12.30pm LSO St Luke’s
Romantic Europe As part of this LSO Friday Lunchtime Concert, Guildhall singers perform a short selection of songs by Felix Mendelssohn, curated by Eugene Asti, with readings from the composer's letters. Presented by Rachel Leach. Admission free
6 Friday 10 February, 2pm Milton Court Concert Hall
The Kaufmann Residency: In Conversation Witness a master-musician discussing the practicalities and fundamentals of his craft with the next generation as star tenor Jonas Kaufmann works with Guildhall singers as part of his Barbican Residency. Sold out, returns only.
Monday 13 February, 7.30pm Milton Court Concert Hall GUILDHA LL T I C KE T E D E VE NT ALUMNI R E C I TA L S E R I E S
Cellophony Richard Birchall, Matthijs Broersma, Pau Codina, Reinoud Ford, Ashok Klouda, Bart Lafollette, John Myerscough, Ella Rundle cellos with Verity Wingate soprano
Mendelssohn Ave Maria Berio Korot Edward Nesbit The Burial of the Stars Richard Birchall Mirrors Pärt L'Abbe Agathon Rachmaninov Vocalise Liszt La Lugubre Gondola Trad. / Barralet World Folk-Songs ‘A bold and brilliant bunch’ The Times Experience cello music as you’ve never heard it before, as celebrated octet Cellophony present a vibrant programme mixing established repertoire with specially-commissioned new works and arrangements for eight cellos. This unique repertoire base and its exhilarating delivery on stage have won the group a following across the globe. Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office from 9 December. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
Friday 3, Saturday 4, Wednesday 8, Thursday 9, Monday 13, Tuesday 14 February, 7.30pm Saturday 4, Thursday 9, Tuesday 14 February, 2pm Milton Court Studio Theatre
Herons by Simon Stephens Lisa Blair director Sophie Thomas designer Chris Needle lighting designer* Bryan Novelo Patton sound designer*
Set around Limehouse Cut and the Lee River in East London, Herons is a sensitive and mournful play about urban disaffection and brutality, vulnerability and violence, and the damaged and fragmented lives of its young protagonists. This powerful play by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) premiered at the Royal Court in 2001 to great acclaim. Tickets: ÂŁ10 (ÂŁ5 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 9 December. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members. *Student on the BA (Hons) Technical Theatre Arts programme
Monday 6, Tuesday 7, Friday 10, Saturday 11, Wednesday 15, Thursday 16 February, 7.30pm Tuesday 7, Saturday 11, Thursday 16 February, 2pm Milton Court Studio Theatre
The (Imaginary) Misogynist by Tamsin Oglesby Tamsin Oglesby director Sophie Thomas designer Chris Needle lighting designer * Bryan Novelo Patton sound designer *
Number 15 is unanimously chosen as first trumpet in a blind audition. She turns out to be a woman. The leader of the orchestra turns out to be a misogynist. The next twelve years of her life turn into a living hell as he tries to get rid of her in this wildly comic satire on prejudice, power and the people in its thrall. Tickets: £10 (£5 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 9 December. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members. * Student on the BA (Hons) Technical Theatre Arts programme
Wednesday 15 February, 7pm Lecture Recital Room
Directed by Eamonn Dougan and
String musicians showcase their talents in this free evening concert.
The Guildhall Consort is joined by a wind band for a performance of Schubert’s Deutsche Messe (German Mass), interspersed with motets by Brückner and Rosenmüller, and Brückner’s Aequale for three trombones. Admission free
Tuesday 14 February, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
Thursday 16 February, 6pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Scenes at Six A showing of opera scenes performed by postgraduate singers. Directed by Simon Cole, with music direction by Clive Timms. Admission free Friday 17 February, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Songs at Six: Mendelssohn Eugene Asti directs a concert of Lieder by Felix Mendelssohn. Admission free Wednesday 15 February, 6pm Barbican Hall
LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists Sophia Dee piano
J. S. Bach (arr. Petri) Sheep May Safely Graze BWV 208 Ravel Valses Nobles et Sentimentales Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42 Senior musicians from the Guildhall School take to the Barbican stage before LSO concerts with free performances of complementary repertoire. Admission free
Monday 13, Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15, Thursday 16, Friday 17, Saturday 18 February, 7.30pm Tuesday 14, Thursday 16 February, 2pm Milton Court Theatre
The Same Deep Water As Me by Nick Payne Jo McInnes director Amelia Jane Hankin designer Jess Bernberg lighting designer* Sean Mortimer sound designer*
Award-winning playwright Nick Payne (Constellations) offers a sharply-observed social comedy about compensation culture, set in the Luton office of Scorpion Claims. ‘Nick Payne confirms his sharp wit and superb ear for language in this nuanced satire of no-win-no-fee legal claims’ Financial Times Suitable for ages 16+ Tickets: £10 (£5 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 9 December. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members. *Student on the BA (Hons) Technical Theatre Arts programme
February ’17 Monday 20 February, 6pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Guildhall Cantata Project Directed by James Johnstone Monteverdi E il suo tempo The sopranos of Guildhall Cantata Ensemble, alongside early violin virtuosity, present vocal and instrumental works by the Venetian master, Monteverdi, and his contemporaries Gesualdo, Frescobaldi, and Grandi. Admission free
Wednesday 22, Thursday 23 February Broadway Theatre, Barking and Dagenham
Dialogue 2017: ‘Where the water curves’ Dialogue is an annual event which celebrates the diversity and creative talent of Guildhall students in collaboration with Londoners of all ages. Working with a wide range of East London communities, Guildhall students and staff bring together musicians, poets and visual artists to work with different community groups to produce and create new work, inspired by Bedwyr Williams’ exhibition in the Barbican Curve Gallery, 'The Gulch'. Admission free (booking required). Visit gsmd.ac.uk/dialogue for full details.
Thursday 23 February, 1pm Silk Street Music Hall
Friday 24 February, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Spotlight on Wind, Brass & Percussion
The Song Guild
A performance snapshot from the Wind, Brass and Percussion department. Admission free Thursday 23 February, 6pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Strings at Six A performance snapshot from the Strings and Chamber Music departments. Admission free
Singers and pianists come together to perform song repertoire under the leadership of vocal accompanist Professor Graham Johnson. Admission free Monday 27 February, 6.15pm Silk Street Foyer
Foyer Scenes Postgraduate singers perform a short selection of opera scenes in the foyer, as a curtain-raiser to the evening opera, The Tale of Januarie.
Thursday 23 February, 6.15pm Silk Street Music Hall
Susan Longfield Prize
Tuesday 28 February, 10am Lecture Recital Room
Female singers compete for this annual prize in memory of Susan Longfield. Admission free Friday 24 February, 12.30pm LSO St Luke’s
Romantic Europe Corinne Cowling soprano Lauren Lodge-Campbell soprano Seán Og Boylan baritone Maya Irgalina piano Joanne Tan piano
As part of this LSO Friday Lunchtime Concert, Guildhall singers and pianists perform a short programme of songs by Wolf and Mahler. Presented by Rachel Leach. Admission free
Piano Accompaniment Prize Each finalist performs a 20 minute programme of instrumental and vocal works. Admission free
Monday 27 February, Wednesday 1, Friday 3, Monday 6 March, 7pm Silk Street Theatre
The Tale of Januarie (World Premiere) Julian Philips composer Stephen Plaice librettist Dominic Wheeler conductor Martin Lloyd Evans director Dick Bird designer
The Tale of Januarie is a new opera by an allGuildhall School team based on Chaucer’s The Merchant’s Tale. Januarie, a wealthy knight has reached old age and decides it is time for him to marry. He selects May, a young girl, to be the companion of his dotage. But his servant Damyan is quickly smitten by the new bride, and she with him. A comedy of love and age, the opera is sung in Middle English in order to enhance its authenticity, but also to heighten the comedy. Singers, drawn from the School’s Opera Course, will sing the premiere of this exciting and hilarious new work, having followed its development from page to stage. Tickets: £25 (£15 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office from 6 January. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members. Pre-performance talk:
Monday 6 March (see page 27). This project has been partially supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council through the 'Cross-Language Dynamics' OWRI Project led by the University of Manchester.
Wednesday 1 March, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
Thursday 9 March, 6pm Lecture Recital Room
Franz-Schubert-Institut Lieder Competition
String musicians showcase their talents in this free evening concert. Admission free Thursday 2 March, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Songs at Six: The Parnassians 19th century French poets Leconte de Lisle, Prudhomme, De Banville, and MendĂ¨s put the high ideals of classical Greek Art centre stage. This concert, curated by Susan Waters, will illuminate a fascinating cross-fertilisation between these two diverse cultures. Admission free 14
Friday 3 March, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall
EXAUDI EXAUDI performs new works for six solo voices by postgraduate composers Claire Elton, Monica Dalach, Yuekin Zhao, Philip Golub, Miguel Picciochi, Peter Davis and James Ratcliffe.
Finalists present short programmes of Lieder, competing for scholarships to study at the Franz-Schubert-Institut in Baden, Austria. This award incorporates the Vera Rozsa-Nordell Schubert Travel Prize. Admission free Thursday 9 March, 6.30pm Silk Street Music Hall
Spotlight on Wind, Brass & Percussion A performance snapshot from the Wind, Brass and Percussion department. Admission free Sunday 12 March, 5.30pm Barbican Hall
LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists Ionel Manciu violin Alexander McFarlane viola Leander Kippenberg cello Krzysztof Moskalewicz piano
Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60
Monday 6 March, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
Senior musicians from the Guildhall School take to the Barbican stage before LSO concerts with free performances of complementary repertoire.
String Concert String musicians showcase their talents in this free evening concert. Admission free
March ’17 Tuesday 14 March, 7.30pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Wednesday 15 March, 6pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Songs at Six: H2O
Australian Chamber Orchestra Guildhall School musicians Richard Tognetti violin/director
Beethoven arr. Tognetti String Quartet No 13 in B-flat major, Op. 130 Grosse Fuge, Op. 133 Brahms Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36 (arr. for String Orchestra) Richard Tognetti and his extraordinary Australian Chamber Orchestra join creative forces with musicians from the Guildhall School. The evening includes a performance of Brahms’s Second Sextet with Guildhall musicians playing alongside the orchestra. Tickets: £15, available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
Iain Burnside directs a concert of dramatised song and poetry on the theme of water. Admission free
(Autumn 2016) Photo by Clive Barda
Thursday 16 March, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
The Song Guild Singers and pianists come together to perform song repertoire under the leadership of vocal accompanist Professor Graham Johnson. The Paul Hamburger Prize for Voice and Piano will be awarded at the end of this concert. Admission free Wednesday 15 March, 7.30pm Barbican Hall G U I L DH A L L T I CK ET ED E VE NT
Guildhall Symphony Orchestra Pietari Inkinen conductor
Friday 17 March, 1pm Silk Street Music Hall
Spotlight on Wind, Brass & Percussion A performance snapshot from the Wind, Brass and Percussion department.
Wagner Overture from The Mastersingers Admission free of Nuremberg Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde Wagner arr. Maazel The Ring Without Words Following his adjudication of the Gold Medal in 2016, Pietari Inkinen returns to the School to conduct the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra in an extraordinary arrangement of Wagner’s famous Ring Cycle, which contains all of the drama but none of the words. Clocking in at a fraction of the length of the epic original, every note in this orchestral arrangement is written by Wagner himself, and takes in all the highlights, from Das Rheingold through to The Ride of the Valkyries and Götterdämmerung. Tickets: £15, £10 (£5 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 6 January. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
Friday 17 March, 7.30pm Milton Court Concert Hall G U I L DH A LL T I CK ET ED EVEN T FAC U LT Y A RT I ST SERI ES
John Harle: The Saxophone John Harle saxophone with Steve Lodder piano
Programme to include the following London premieres: Sally Beamish Jonny's Burlesque Gavin Bryars For John Harle at 60 Gary Carpenter Berliner Jonny Carl Davis New Work Graham Fitkin Wiring Christopher Gunning Nightwatch Oliver Christophe Leith Little Boy Fat Man Dario Marianelli Prelude for John Harle Mike Westbrook Nighthawk John Harle is an Ivor Novello Awardwinning saxophonist, composer, record producer and newly-appointed Visiting Professor of Saxophone at Guildhall. His playing has been the catalyst for an outpouring of new repertoire for the saxophone, and this concert showcases new works Harle’s friends and colleagues have written for his 60th birthday. Coinciding with the release of his new book, The Saxophone (Faber Music), this is a unique opportunity to hear music by some of the most influential composers of today in a single programme, performed by a master musician. Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 6 January. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
Monday 20 March, 6pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Songs at Six ‘And many a lovely pearl – a Heine detour’ Baritone Stephan Loges curates a programme of songs exploring the world of poet Heinrich Heine. Admission free Wednesday 22 March, 1pm Silk Street Music Hall
Romantic Piano Prize Guildhall pianists perform one major work or a programme of shorter works from the Romantic period. Admission free
Thursday 23 March, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Needlemakers’ Prize Supported by The Worshipful Company of Needlemakers Wind instrumentalists perform a short programme with piano accompaniment. Admission free
Wednesday 22, Thursday 23, Wednesday 29 March, 7pm Milton Court Studio Theatre G U I L DH A L L T I CK ET ED E VE NT
Opera Scenes Stephen Medcalf director Peter Robinson musical director
An informal performance of classical and contemporary operatic excerpts presented in a workshop setting with piano accompaniment, performed by singers and repetiteurs from the first year of the Guildhall School Opera Course. Tickets: £10 (£5 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office from 6 January. Thursday 23 March, 7.30pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition Supported by The Worshipful Company of Musicians A chance to hear emerging jazz talent and the winning compositions (big band and small ensemble) as the Guildhall School hosts the 10th Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition. Admission free
Friday 24 March, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
Piano Duo Concert Noriko Ogawa directs senior Guildhall pianists in a programme of 20th and 21st century piano duos. Admission free
Friday 24, Saturday 25, Monday 27, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29 March, 7.30pm Monday 27, Wednesday 29 March, 2pm Silk Street Theatre
Balm in Gilead by Lanford Wilson Joseph Blatchley director Dora Schweitzer designer Jess Bernberg lighting designer * Tom Bosworth sound designer *
‘There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole, there is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin-sick soul.’ Is there such a balm for the dispossessed, the disenfranchised, the junkies and hookers, pimps and hustlers, johns and cons in the seedy Broadway of 1960s New York? Lanford Wilson is widely regarded as one of America’s premier playwrights. His lyric realism was influenced by Chekhov and Tennessee Williams, though his soul was formed off-Broadway, on Greenwich Village’s pocket-stages. Balm in Gilead was his first major play. Suitable for ages 16+ Tickets: £10 (£5 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 6 January. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members. * Student on the BA (Hons) Technical Theatre Arts programme
March / April ’17
Sunday 26 March, 2.30pm Barbican Hall
Thursday 30 March, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
LSO Discovery Family Concert
Scenes at Six
Guildhall musicians join forces with the London Symphony Orchestra for a fun and informative family concert which offers the chance for everyone to get involved by playing or singing along. Suitable for 7 to 12 year-olds. Tickets: £5 under-18s, £10 adults, available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
Tuesday 28 March, 6pm Milton Court Studio Theatre
Scenes at Six
A showing of opera scenes performed by postgraduate singers, with music direction by Clive Timms and stage direction from Dinah Stabb and Jamie Bradley. Admission free Thursday 30 March, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Guildhall Wind & Brass Ensembles Sebastian Espinosa Carrasco piano Eric Crees conductor
Peter Warlock arr. Crees Capriol Suite Poulenc Suite Française Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments
A showing of opera scenes performed by postgraduate singers, with music direction A vibrant programme taking in Peter by Liz Marcus and stage direction from Warlock’s popular set of dances and works Simon Cole. from Stravinsky’s neoclassical period. Admission free Admission free Wednesday 29 March, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Guildhall Baroque Orchestra Directed by Pavlo Beznosiuk Programme to include: Lully Suite from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Telemann Water Music Valentini Concerto for Four Violins The Guildhall Baroque Orchestra continues its exploration of Europe as violinists challenge Pavlo Beznosiuk, leader of the Academy of Ancient Music, in Valentini’s virtuosic concerto. Admission free
Thursday 6 April, 6pm Barbican Hall
LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists Lauren Lodge-Campbell soprano Corinne Cowling soprano Seán Og Boylan baritone Maya Irgalina piano Joanne Tan piano
Songs by Wolf and Mahler Senior musicians from the Guildhall School take to the Barbican stage before LSO concerts with free performances of complementary repertoire. Admission free
Tuesday 21 March, 2pm Silk Street Music Hall
Wednesday 18 January, 2pm Silk Street Music Hall
Tuesday 28 March, 2pm Silk Street Music Hall
Wednesday 25 January, 4pm Lecture Recital Room
Saturday 1 April
Jonathan Lemalu Voice Masterclass Friday 27 January, 2pm Lecture Recital Room
Tuesday 10 January, 2pm Milton Court Concert Hall
New York Philharmonic Barbican International Associates Wind, Brass and Percussion Masterclasses Please check gsmd.ac.uk/events from early March for further information
Jacob Heringman Lute Masterclass Thursday 2 February, 11am Silk Street Music Hall
Faculty Masterclasses A series of masterclasses with distinguished professors from the Guildhall Schoolâ€™s Vocal Studies department.
Chamber Music Masterclass Monday 20 February, 2pm Lecture Recital Room
Svetozar Ivanov Piano Masterclass Monday 27 February, 2.30pm Milton Court Concert Hall Thursday 2, Friday 3 March, 10am Silk Street Music Hall
Wednesday 18 January, 4pm Lecture Recital Room
Susan McCulloch Thursday 2 March, 4pm Lecture Recital Room
Thursday 23 March, 4pm Lecture Recital Room
Violin & Chamber Music Masterclasses
Rudolf Piernay All masterclasses are free to attend.
GUILDHALL YOUNG ARTISTS
Thursday 5 January, 7.30pm Barbican Hall
Saturday 25 March, 4pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Junior Guildhall End-of-Term Concert
London Schools Symphony Orchestra Lawrence Power viola Sian Edwards conductor
Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon Overture Schnittke Viola Concerto Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 Former Music Director of English National Opera, Sian Edwards conducts the LSSO in a programme of music by Soviet-era composers, written under the shadow of communist dictatorship. It concludes with Shostakovich’s controversial Fifth Symphony, written as a response to ‘justified criticism’ from Joseph Stalin. Tickets: £9-£26, available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
Saturday 18 March, 5.30pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Junior Guildhall String Ensemble & Symphony Orchestra Julian Clayton conductor
Programme to include: Korngold The Sea Hawk Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade A nautical-themed programme from Junior Guildhall ensembles, who bring to life Korngold’s swashbuckling soundtrack to the 1940 Errol Flynn film, The Sea Hawk, followed by Rimsky-Korsakov’s most popular work, inspired by The Arabian Nights, which opens with Sinbad the sailor on the high seas. Tickets: £10 (£5 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
Junior Guildhall Brass Band Spencer Down conductor Junior Guildhall Percussion Ensemble Alexander Duggan conductor Junior Guildhall Big Band Oliver Weston conductor Junior Guildhall Wind Orchestra Matthew Down conductor
A vibrant showcase from ensembles across Junior Guildhall. Admission free Thursday 20 April, 7.30pm Barbican Hall
On with the Dance London Schools Symphony Orchestra Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance Paul Hoskins conductor Mark Baldwin choreographer
Tchaikovsky Suite from Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 Three short works choreographed by students from the Rambert School, to include world premieres by Misha Mullov-Abbado and Danyal Dhondy. Copland Appalachian Spring (1945 version) An evening of popular dance music from classical to modern repertoire with the LSSO and dancers and choreographers from the Rambert School. Tickets: £9-£26, available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk Junior Guildhall presents over 80 events every year. To request a copy of the Junior Guildhall events guide, please contact email@example.com
Undergraduate Open Day
Do you know someone whoâ€™s interested in studying the performing arts? Our Undergraduate Open Day is the perfect opportunity for them to visit Guildhall and experience life as a student here. We offer undergraduate degrees in Music, Acting, Technical Theatre and Performance & Creative Enterprise. On this open day weâ€™ll have staff and students on hand to answer questions about our programmes as well as funding, accommodation and student life, and there will be an opportunity to drop-in to rehearsals, workshops and performances to get a flavour of what day-to-day life is like at a world-leading conservatoire. Sign up to our mailing list and be the first to find out when booking opens: gsmd.ac.uk/ugopenday
Monday 16 January, 6pm Silk Street, Room 251
Artistic purpose in a fractured society: visions for a conservatoire An interactive ‘salon’ session, led by Professor Helena Gaunt in collaboration with doctoral student Susannah Henry, looking to the future and exploring potential for specialist higher education practice in the performing arts. Advanced booking required. Monday 23 January, 6pm Milton Court Meeting Room 1
Explorations in Creative Learning
The Guildhall-Barbican Creative Learning department discusses projects which extend the boundaries of performance practice and explore different creative processes. Friday 27 January, 11am Silk Street, Room 208
Chopin improvisations Professor John Rink (University of Cambridge) and Professor David Dolan
(Guildhall School) discuss the legacy of Chopin improvisations and how to apply this when searching for one’s interpretation. The session includes a discussion of Professor Rink’s research into Chopin scores and his characteristically varied approach to performing works.
Monday 6 February, 2pm Milton Court Rehearsal Room 2
The New Librettist: The role of the writer in opera Run in partnership with the Royal Opera, this event considers the craft of the librettist. Colleagues from our celebrated MA in Opera Making & Writing programme come together with creative writers from around the literary scene to discuss what it means to write the words of an opera in the 21st century.
Monday 13 February, 6pm Milton Court Seminar Room
Interviewing, documenting and interpreting: methodologies for analysing creative practice Professor Maria Delgado (The Royal
Central School of Speech and Drama) explores modes of seeing and ways of working in contemporary Spanish theatre. In this session, she discusses methodologies of talking with actors about the preparation and enactment of a role and how these interactive collaborations can assist in a mapping out of ‘other’ or largely undocumented working practices.
Monday 13 March, 6pm Milton Court Seminar Room
Noh time like the present…
Explorations in Creative Learning
The Japanese musical-theatrical genre of Noh can seem impenetrable to audiences unused to its conventions. This evening of sharing and discussion aims to uncover what it might have in common with other, more familiar traditions, and to consider new developments in one of the very oldest forms of theatre. Monday 27 February, 6pm Lecture Recital Room
Performance as research method Professor Mieko Kanno (Sibelius Academy) explores the act of ‘performing’ as a method for gaining insight into music, and its relation to the other types of insight that a broad range of music studies offers.
The Guildhall-Barbican Creative Learning department discusses projects which extend the boundaries of performance practice and explore different creative processes. Monday 27 March, 7pm Lecture Recital Room
Brahms re-heard: songs for the violin The latest in a series of events curated by Jacqueline Ross. In this session she discusses and performs songs by Brahms in her own transcriptions for violin and piano, joined by fellow Guildhall professor Linnhe Robertson and postgraduate singers.
Organised in conjunction with the Cambridge Centre for Musical Performance Studies and the Institute of Musical Research. Monday 6 March, 5.30pm Silk Street Theatre
The Tale of Januarie pre-performance talk Composer Professor Julian Philips and librettist Stephen Plaice discuss this new opera, based on Chaucer’s The Merchant’s Tale, which celebrates Middle English linguistics (see page 13). This project has been partially supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council through the 'Cross-Language Dynamics' OWRI Project led by the University of Manchester.
Monday 20 February, 6pm Lecture Recital Room
All Research Works events are free to attend but booking is required. To book please visit researchatguildhall.eventbrite.co.uk
Monday 5, Wednesday 7, Friday 9, Monday 12 June, 7pm Milton Court Theatre
Handel's Radamisto John Ramster director Chad Kelly conductor
The Guildhall School’s award-winning opera department presents the first version of Handel’s dramatic Baroque opera Radamisto in the intimate setting of Milton Court Theatre. Tickets: £25 (£15 concessions), available from April. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members. Wednesday 7, Thursday 8 June Milton Court Studio Theatre & foyers Friday 5 May, 7pm Barbican Hall
The Gold Medal The Guildhall School’s most prestigious prize for musicians. This year is the turn of the singers, who will perform a short programme with piano accompaniment followed by a second half of arias with the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dominic Wheeler. Finalists will be announced in the new year. The jury comprises mezzo-soprano Alice Coote, General Director of Glyndebourne, Sebastian F. Schwarz and the Guildhall School’s Vice-Principal & Director of Music, Jonathan Vaughan. Previous winners of the Gold Medal include Jacqueline du Pre (1960), Tasmin Little (1986) and Bryn Terfel (1989). Tickets: £20, £15 (£5 concessions), available from 13 February. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
Technical Theatre Arts Graduate Exhibition This end-of-year showcase presents some of the outstanding work of final year students on the Guildhall School’s Technical Theatre Arts programme. It’s a chance to see up close a range of props, scenery, costumes, light and projection displays created for the School’s public operas, dramas and musicals, as well as for students’ own personal projects, and many of the students will be present to talk about their work. Admission free
A Trip to the Moon Andrew Norman A Trip to the Moon (UK premiere) Sibelius Symphony No. 2
Monday 12 June, 7.30pm Wigmore Hall
Guildhall Wigmore Recital Prize Michael Petrov cello Erdem Misirlioglu piano
Stravinsky Suite italienne Dutilleux Trois Strophes sur le nom de Sacher Debussy Cello Sonata Carter Figment for solo cello Poulenc Cello Sonata The Guildhall Wigmore Recital Prize annually awards an exceptional Guildhall School musician with a Wigmore Hall recital. Rising star cellist Michael Petrov, described by The Telegraph as playing ‘with the bravura and calm assurance of a long-established maestro’, is this year’s recipient, accompanied by pianist Erdem Misirlioglu. Tickets: £15 (£13 concessions), available from the Wigmore Hall Box Office: 020 7935 2141 wigmore-hall.org.uk from 7 February 2017.
London Symphony Orchestra Guildhall School musicians Sir Simon Rattle conductor LSO Discovery Choirs LSO Community Choirs Simon Halsey chorus director
Sunday 9 July, 7pm Barbican Hall
For the third year running Sir Simon Rattle presents the premiere performance of a new children’s opera with the LSO and Guildhall School musicians. Andrew Norman’s A Trip to the Moon takes inspiration from Georges Méliès’ seminal 1902 silent film of the same name and follows a band of bumbling astronomers as they explore the moon, attempt to fix their broken rocket, and meet a community of Selenites, mysterious moon people who are facing a perilous threat of their own. The second half features a side-by-side performance of Sibelius’ resplendent Second Symphony, in which the full LSO is joined by musicians from the Guildhall School’s ground-breaking Orchestral Artistry programme run in association with the LSO. Tickets: £10-£42, available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk.
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