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Guildhall School events September – December 2012 Music • Drama • Opera • Jazz


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to a new autumn season of events at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, one of Europe’s leading conservatoires based in the heart of the City of London. The coming months offer you a host of opportunities to experience the work of our talented young artists, many of whom are on the brink of exciting professional careers. Join us this season to enjoy world-class performances.

Contents Season series Guildhall Artists at the Barbican

Monthly highlights

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September

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October

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November

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December

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Guildhall Young Artists

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Guildhall ResearchWorks

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Masterclasses

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Events at a glance

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Future events

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Open House London: Sunday 23 September In addition to our autumn season, don’t forget the School throws open its doors as part of Open House London’s annual event. From 11.15am–5pm, visitors can take tours of the School’s backstage areas, sit in on rehearsals, and walk the corridors of the conservatoire where Bryn Terfel, Daniel Craig, Orlando Bloom and Tasmin Little all studied. Further information at www.openhouselondon.org Cover photo: Michaela Coel and Danielle Harrison in Lysistrata (2012) ⓒ Clive Barda 2

Listen again! Many of our concerts are available in audio and/or video on the Euroclassical website at classicalplanet.com/ euroclassical


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September 2012 September/October Season Series 2011

September Tuesday 25 September

Season Preview

Guildhall Artists at the Barbican Senior musicians from the Guildhall School take to the Barbican stage before LSO concerts with free performances of complementary repertoire. Thursday 4 October • 6pm

Sunday 25 November • 6pm

Mozart Chamber Music Mahler and Schumann Piano Quartets Mozart Wind Divertimento in E flat K252 Mozart Wind Serenade in C minor K388

Mahler Piano Quartet in A minor Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat op. 47

Tuesday 6 November • 6pm

Songs by Schoenberg and Richard Strauss

Admission free BARBICAN HALL

Tuesday 11 December • 6pm

Songs by Chopin and Szymanowski

incorporating launch of ‘Take Your Seat’

GC Guildhall Circle Exclusive Booking required

Guildhall Circle members are invited behind-the-scenes for an exclusive preview of the new season and future artistic plans with staff and students over a glass of wine. The evening will include excerpts from our forthcoming productions Blood Wedding and Toast, and from our first two opera productions of the year, the Massenet/Martinů triple bill and Le nozze di Figaro, as well as a sneak preview of the set designs for our autumn term productions. In addition, this year’s event marks one year until the official opening of the School’s new facilities at Milton Court and will feature the launch of our ‘Take Your Seat’ appeal offering individuals the opportunity to name seats in the new Concert Hall and Theatre. For further details or to reserve your place, contact Elise Farmer in the Development Office on 020 7382 7179 or elise.farmer@gsmd.ac.uk See page 23 for details of ‘Take Your Seat’ and page 17 for Guildhall Circle membership. MUSIC HALL

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Friday 21 September • 7.30pm

Guildhall Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Takuo Yuasa, conductor Lucy Hall, soprano

Tom Verney, countertenor Ben McAteer, baritone

Messiaen Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum Orff Carmina Burana Messiaen’s fanfare for winds and massed percussion kicks off the School’s orchestral year – commissioned to commemorate the French dead of two World Wars, it’s an earth-shattering, physical work. No less arresting is Orff’s cantata which opens and closes with the famous ‘O Fortuna’. Japanese conductor Takuo Yuasa leads the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Guildhall soloists in what promises to be an exhilarating start to the season. Reserved tickets: £15, £10 (£5 concessions, Guildhall staff and students) available now from the Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 (www.barbican.org.uk). Group discount available (020 7382 7211). BARBICAN HALL

Preceded by a Composition, Jazz, Keyboard, Leadership & Music Therapy Showcase in the School’s Music Hall at 5pm.

October

Friday 19 October • 7pm

Guildhall Brass Band and Percussion Ensemble

Sunday 14 October • 6.30pm

Chris Houlding, conductor

The Song Guild and Guildhall Vocal Ensemble

Steve Reich Sextet Robert Simpson Volcano Paul Whalley Death, Transfiguration and Resurrection Simon Dobson Torsion (world premiere) Derek Bourgeois Blitz

Graham Johnson and Susan Waters, directors Schumann Lieder und Gesänge aus Wilhelm Meister op. 98a Schumann Requiem op. 148 Two of the School’s leading ensembles of senior singers and pianists perform works by Schumann, including his rarely-heard Requiem. This concludes a study day focusing on the late works of Robert Schumann (see page 15).

Admission free MUSIC HALL

Thursday 25 October • 1.05pm

Recorder Concert

Admission free

Guildhall musicians perform a selection of chamber music for recorder consort.

Music Hall

Admission free LECTURE RECITAL ROOM

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September/October 2012

Thursday 4, Friday 5, Saturday 6, Monday 8, Tuesday 9 October • 7.30pm Friday 5, Monday 8 October • 2pm

Federico García Lorca

Blood Wedding (Bodas de Sangre)

in a version by Ted Hughes

Christian Burgess, director Agnes Treplin, designer Neill Brinkworth, lighting designer Sue Lefton, director of movement Music by Maria Camahort and Julian Philips

Lorca’s Blood Wedding is a classic of twentieth-century theatre. The story is based on a newspaper fragment which told of a family vendetta and a bride who ran away with the son of the enemy family. Lorca uses it to investigate the subjects which fascinated him: desire, repression, ritual and the constraints and commitments of the rural Spanish community in which the play is rooted. Ted Hughes’ version stays close in spirit to the original Spanish. With visceral directness, he fuses Lorca’s vision to his own, and the result is a powerful, poetic text which captures all the violence and pathos of the play for an English speaking audience. Unreserved tickets: £8 (£4 concessions, Guildhall staff & students, Equity) available from the Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 (www.barbican.org.uk) from 3 September. Group discount available (020 7382 7211).

GC Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members

Tuesday 9 October • 6pm

Pre-performance platform At this platform, the creative team for Blood Wedding will discuss the challenges of bringing text, music, movement and dance, design, lighting and video together to mount this production. Admission free SILK STREET THEATRE

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Monday 15, Tuesday 16, Wednesday 17, Thursday 18 October • 7.30pm

Jo McInnes, director

Tuesday 16, Thursday 18 October • 2pm

Adam Dallman, lighting designer

Tom Hadley, designer

“This bakehouse is my church.”

by Richard Bean

Premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 1999, the play tells the story of seven men who work in a bread factory. One Sunday night, so worn down from a lifetime making dough, Nellie loses his vest in the mix. A detailed analysis of the mysteries of bread-making, unearthing the undisclosed hierarchies, the latent power struggles, the petty – and not so petty – jealousies and rivalries. An investigation into the collective psychology of male night-workers – brilliant, touching, funny.

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Unreserved tickets: £8 (£4 concessions, Guildhall staff & students, Equity) available from the Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 (www.barbican.org.uk) from 14 September. Group discount available (020 7382 7211).

GC Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members BRIDEWELL THEATRE Bride Lane, Fleet Street EC4


October/November 2012

Colours in Sound: The Piano Music of Claude Debussy Four recitals to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Debussy’s birth, the culmination of a project with postgraduate musicians led by Debussy specialists and Professors of Piano Paul Roberts and Noriko Ogawa.

Wednesday 31 October • 7.30pm

Faculty Artist Lecture Recital: Paul Roberts Preludes Book II Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions, free for Guildhall staff and students) available from 3 September from the Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 (www.barbican.org.uk).

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Wednesday 7 November • 7pm

Student Recital Suite Bergamasque Pour le piano Estampes Images I Admission free

Monday 12 November • 7pm

Student Recital L’isle joyeuse Masques Images Book II Preludes Book I Admission free

Thursday 15 November • 7.30pm

Faculty Artist Recital: Noriko Ogawa with a lecture by Paul Roberts Douze Etudes Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions, free for Guildhall staff and students) available from 3 September from the Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 (www.barbican.org.uk).

GC The Faculty Artist Series 2012/13 is generously supported by Michael and Mercedes Hoffman

Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members

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Celebrating the Viola Much-maligned, the viola is not just a larger, darker-sounding alternative to the violin, but an agile, dynamic instrument increasingly championed by players and composers alike. This autumn the Guildhall School explores the alto voice of the string family with a series of celebratory events. Wednesday 31 October • 6pm

Nobuko Imai Viola Masterclass An opportunity to observe a masterclass with one of the world’s leading violists. Admission free See page 16 for a full listing of this season’s masterclasses. LECTURE RECITAL ROOM

Monday 5 November • 10.30am

The Complete Violist: Guildhall Viola Day A day of masterclasses, workshops and performances by viola students and professors from the Guildhall School and guests, open to all but of particular interest to potential

November Friday 2 November • 1pm

Admission free but registration required. Email corinna.sanett@gsmd.ac.uk to attend. LECTURE RECITAL ROOM

Thursday 15 November • 10am

Max and Peggy Morgan Prize The final of the Max and Peggy Morgan award for performance of a viola concerto with piano accompaniment. Admission free LECTURE RECITAL ROOM

Friday 16 November • 7pm

Cinderella No More: a celebration of the viola An evening of performances of solo, duo and multiple viola works by students and professors, including the winner of the Max and Peggy Morgan Prize. Admission free MUSIC HALL

Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 November • 11am – 6pm

Barbican Weekender: Natural Circuits

Guildhall School musicians perform works for sopranos, harp, theorbo, harpsichord and organ by Gesualdo, Luzzaschi and Caccini at this lunchtime concert in one of London’s most famous churches.

A free programme of music, film, theatre and visual art across the Barbican foyers. The combined force of human creativity and Mother Nature take the centre stage as the weekend celebrates the influence of digital technology on the arts with a range of activity for everyone. Join Guildhall School electronic musicians to create your own microphone before exploring the building to record your very own soundscape. The Guildhall musicians will then download your recording to make their very own sound installation for others to listen to in the Barbican Foyers throughout the weekend.

Admission free

Admission free

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BARBICAN FOYERS

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students. Come and explore solo and chamber repertoire including works for multiple violas, observe or play in a masterclass, learn about specific postural technique and warmups tailor-made for violists, enjoy a workshop on orchestral playing, excerpts and auditions with an LSO violist, and be part of an open discussion about the role of the viola in chamber music.


October/November 2012

Thursday 1, Saturday 3, Monday 5, Wednesday 7 November • 7pm

Massenet

La Navarraise Le Portrait de Manon Martinu

Comedy on the Bridge Peter Robinson, conductor Stephen Barlow, director

Yannis Thavoris, designer David Howe, lighting designer

Conceived in the spirit of Puccini’s ‘Il trittico’, the Guildhall School tackles three distinctive styles of opera in one evening, tailored to the strengths of this year’s gifted crop of singers. This triple bill contrasts visceral Massenet in La Navarraise with his lighter, more lyrical and most famous opera Manon, followed by Martinů’s surreal, anti-war Comedy on the Bridge.

The School welcomes back Peter Robinson, Stephen Barlow and Yannis Thavoris as creative team in what promises to be an exciting evening. Both works by Massenet will be sung in French with English surtitles. The performance on 1 November will be preceded by Brass Music on the Bridge: a free performance by Guildhall School brass musicians in the foyer at 6.15pm.

Reserved tickets: £25 (£15 concessions, £5 Guildhall staff and students) available from the Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 (www.barbican.org.uk) from 3 September. Group discount available (020 7382 7211).

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Sunday 4 November • 1pm

Thursday 8 November • 1pm, 6pm, 7.30pm

Total Immersion: Oliver Knussen

Homage to Catalunya

Guildhall School musicians take part in a day of music, talks and films celebrating the music of Oliver Knussen, one of the most inspirational figures in British music. Equally gifted as composer, conductor and teacher, Knussen has produced an extraordinary body of work. The Guildhall School is delighted to once again join the BBC Symphony Orchestra in exploring the work of an exciting contemporary composer.

Montsalvatge • Toldrá • Mompou

Océan de terre Trumpets Masks Elegiac Arabesques Three Little Fantasies Songs Without Voices

• piano music on ballet themes, including music that Montsalvatge and Mompou co-wrote for the ballet Don Perlimplín, played by Marisa Gupta

Guildhall New Music Ensemble Richard Baker, conductor Unreserved tickets: £12 available from the Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 (www.barbican.org.uk). Full details of the Total Immersion Day at www.bbc.co.uk/symphonyorchestra MUSIC HALL

Friday 16 November • 6pm Wednesday 21 November • 7pm Thursday 22 November • 7pm

Rediscovering Mendelssohn: His Songs with Words This year’s autumn song festival focuses on the songs of Felix Mendelssohn, directed by Eugene Asti, and incorporating the Paul Hamburger Prize for voice and piano duos. Featured works include a substantial number of the rare and unknown songs that had remained unpublished since the composer’s death in 1847, and which Asti recently edited and published. Admission free LECTURE RECITAL ROOM / MUSIC HALL

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Three concerts of songs, instrumental and chamber music celebrating three of the most important Catalan composers of the twentieth century, all with significant anniversaries this year. Highlights include: • Frederic Mompou’s song cycle Combat del somni, together with songs by Xavier Montsalvatge and Eduardo Toldrá, sung by Alba Bosch Teixidor (soprano)

• solo and chamber pieces by Montsalvatge and Toldrá, led by Alejandra Díaz (cello) Sponsored by the Institut Ramon Llull and the Associació Xavier Montsalvatge

Admission free MUSIC HALL


November 2012

London Jazz Festival The Guildhall School’s renowned Jazz Department showcases its work in three performances at this year’s London Jazz Festival.

Friday 9 November • 7.30pm

Guildhall Jazz Band with Nikki Iles Six-time winners of the BBC Big Band contest, the Guildhall Jazz Band has performed with a host of international guest soloists over the years, and former band members include several well-known names in British jazz. Special guest pianist and composer Nikki Iles joins the ensemble for the evening, directed by Scott Stroman. Unreserved tickets: £15 (£10 concessions, free for Guildhall staff & students) available from the Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 (www.barbican.org. uk) from 3 September.

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Guildhall Jazz Ensemble with Marcus Roberts Hot on the heels of two sold-out nights at Ronnie Scott’s, Marcus Roberts brings his consummate trio with Jason Marsalis and Rodney Jordan to King’s Place, and joins forces with the Guildhall Jazz Ensemble to explore the jazz tradition through the fresh and riveting insight of a contemporary jazz master. Saturday 17 November • 3pm

Saturday 17 November • 8pm

New Orleans Meets Harlem

Romance Swing and the Blues

A geography-jumping look back at two crucibles of jazz, featuring the music of Roberts’ pianist predecessors Jelly Roll Morton, Bud Powell and Earl Hines in both small and larger ensembles.

Marcus Roberts explores the rich tapestry of the jazz and swing repertoire, with classics by Basie, Ellington and other defining figures of the big band tradition. The programme will also include original music from his own acclaimed suite, Romance, Swing, and the Blues.

Tickets for each Kings Place concert: £29.50, £24.50, £19.50, £14.50 (Savers £9.50) from the Kings Place Box Office 020 7520 1490 (www.kingsplace.co.uk). KINGS PLACE

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The Life & Adventures of

Part Two by David Edgar adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens Thursday 22, Friday 23, Saturday 24, Monday 26, Tuesday 27, Wednesday 28 November • 7.30pm Monday 26, Wednesday 28 November • 2pm Joseph Blatchley, director Dora Schweitzer, designer Neill Brinkworth, lighting designer

Following the success of Nicholas Nickleby Part 1 at the Guildhall School in March, Nicholas’s adventures are concluded by a new ensemble of actors who conjure up a gallery of favourite characters. This comic masterpiece by one of our most theatrical of novelists demonstrates that ‘mystery and disappointment are not absolutely indispensable to the growth of love, but they are, very often, its powerful auxiliaries’. Unreserved tickets: £8 (£4 concessions, Guildhall staff & students, Equity) available from the Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 (www.barbican.org.uk) from 22 October. Group discount available (020 7382 7211).

GC Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members SILK STREET THEATRE

Presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd.

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November 2012

Preceded by a Guildhall Artists at the Barbican performance at 6pm:

Wednesday 21 November • 7.30pm

Guildhall Symphony Orchestra Sir Colin Davis, conductor Dvo˘rák Symphony No. 7 in D minor Humperdinck arr. Wallace Suite from Hänsel und Gretel Sir Colin Davis’s longstanding relationship with the Guildhall School continues as he directs the Symphony Orchestra in Dvo˘rák’s attempt to ‘stir the world’ – a

symphony that is both tragic and glorious, and one filled with Slavonic folk idioms. The orchestral suite from Humperdinck’s fairy tale opera completes the programme.

Dvo˘rák 4 Cypresses for String Quartet Dvo˘rák Piano Quintet in A Major op. 81 Admission free BARBICAN HALL

Reserved tickets: £15, £10 (£5 concessions, Guildhall staff and students) available now from the Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 (www.barbican.org.uk). Group discount available (020 7382 7211). BARBICAN HALL

Thursday 29 November • 1.05pm Friday 23 & Saturday 24 November • 7.15pm Saturday 24 November • 2.30pm

Unleashed Made by the young people of Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning and Artistic Associate, Boy Blue Entertainment, directed by Walter Meierjohann Featuring the inspirational talent of Boy Blue Entertainment’s Da Bratz and Blues, and 300 of the Barbican’s young poets, drummers, filmmakers and musicians, Unleashed is a new show which brings together a professional theatre team and students from the Guildhall School’s Leadership and Electronic Music courses working with the ideas and inspiration of these young artists. Yearning, new awakening, the dreams and sacrifices of youth are explored in this high energy urban tale as the voice of the young people of East London is Unleashed on the Barbican main stage.

Woodwind Chamber Music A showcase of chamber music for woodwind instruments. Admission free LECTURE RECITAL ROOM

Thursday 29 November • 1.05pm

The Music of Giovanni Gabrieli Brass and vocal music presented by Historical Performance musicians. Admission free MUSIC HALL

Tickets: £12.50 available from the Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 (www.barbican.org.uk) BARBICAN THEATRE

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December

Friday 14 December • 6pm

Saturday 15 December • 8pm

Philip Glass Celebrations

The Stamp Collective

Sunday 9 December • 3pm

Silent Film and Live Music Guildhall jazz musicians and music therapists perform original notated and improvised music accompanying classic silent films, directed by Martin Hathaway, Ann Sloboda and Gail Brand. Tickets: www.barbican.org.uk/film BARBICAN CINEMA

Pop-up performances of Philip Glass’s music by Guildhall School musicians across the Barbican’s foyers as part of the celebrations for the composer’s 75th birthday. The event also includes masterclasses and debates. Admission free BARBICAN FOYERS

The Stamp Collective folk band was formed in 2009 and comprises a dedicated crew of Guildhall School musicians and graduates, led by virtuoso violinists Joe Brougton and Paloma Trigas. The band’s unique sound, made up of over 20 instrumentalist and vocalists, takes tunes and songs from all over the globe and works them into a superb assortment of energetic arrangements. Tickets: www.forgevenue.org THE FORGE Delancey Street NW1

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Junior Guildhall

a division of the Guildhall School Saturday 20 October Monday 24 September • 7.30pm

Junior Guildhall String Day

London Schools Symphony Orchestra

Join students and staff for a full day’s activities focusing on stringed instruments, including workshops, concerts and masterclasses.

Peter Ash, conductor Jamie Barton, mezzo soprano Rimsky-Korsakov Russian Easter Festival Overture Elgar Sea Pictures Sibelius Symphony No. 1 Tickets: £7, £14, £17, £23 available from the Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 (www.barbican.org.uk). BARBICAN HALL

Saturday 1 December • 4pm

Junior Guildhall End of Term Concert Admission free but tickets are required.

Further details from the Junior Guildhall office: Email: junior@gsmd.ac.uk Tel: 020 7382 7160 www.gsmd.ac.uk/juniors MUSIC HALL

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December/Guildhall Young Artists/ResearchWorks

ResearchWorks is a dynamic programme of events centred around the School’s key research strands, bringing together staff, students and guests of international standing.

Sunday 14 October • 10.30am

Friday 26 October • 5.30–7pm

Schumann Study Day

Movers and Shakers: Should audiences at classical concerts respond to music by moving?

Dr Susan Youens will lead a study day at LSO St Luke’s looking at the late songs and chamber works of Robert Schumann. She will be joined by Dr Laura Tunbridge, Graham Johnson, Eugene Asti and Laura Roberts. The day will conclude with an early evening concert at the Guildhall School consisting of Lieder und Gesänge aus Wilhelm Meister and a rare performance of Schumann’s Requiem for Mignon. Tickets: £15 (£5 concessions, Guildhall staff and students) available from the Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 (www.barbican.org.uk) from 3 September.

Some audience members describe attending classical music concerts as a stifling and inhibiting experience by contrast with other types of music. Is there a way of creating space at classical concerts for audience members to move during the performance? Researchers John Sloboda and Melissa Dobson join with conductors John Landor and Christopher Gayford to present research findings and reflections on a pilot classical music movement workshop, and open up a debate about audience behaviour at classical concerts. Admission free. Booking required via research@gsmd.ac.uk

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Monday 22 October • 6pm

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The Great 21st Century Audience Hunt: Can we bring digital consumers to the live arts? A lively discussion and debate with representatives from diverse arts organisations, universities and artists themselves to explore the intersection between digital engagement and live audiences. Part of Creativeworks London, one of four AHRC funded ‘Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy’ building new partnerships and commercial opportunities between academia and the ‘creative economy.’ Admission free but booking is required. Tickets available from www.theculturecapitalexchange.co.uk

Friday 2 November • 10am–7pm

Total Immersion: Oliver Knussen at 60 Co-hosted by the Institute of Musical Research and Guildhall School, this one day event explores and celebrates the extraordinary achievements of one of Britain’s most inspirational musicians. Speakers including Julian Anderson, George Benjamin, Arnold Whittall and Edward Venn offer their perspective on Knussen’s music and his career as composer, conductor and teacher. This is an invaluable opportunity to place the music of Oliver Knussen in a wide and imaginative context before hearing repertoire performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Guildhall students on Sunday 4 November at the Barbican. Tickets: £25 (£15 students) available from music@sas.ac.uk tel: 020 7664 4685 Chancellor’s Hall Senate House, Malet Street London WC1

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Leonidas Kavakos

Richard Goode

Angela Hewitt

Ian Bostridge

Masterclasses Thursday 4 October • 3.30pm

Tuesday 16 October • 2.30pm

Tuesday 20 November • 2pm

David Pyatt

Angela Hewitt

Richard Goode

Centre for Orchestra Horn Masterclass

Piano Masterclass

Piano Masterclass

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Monday 22 October • 2.30pm

Monday 26 November • 2pm

Frank Epstein

Peter Donohoe

Cymbal Masterclass

Piano Masterclass

Centre for Orchestra Voice Masterclass

LECTURE RECITAL ROOM

LECTURE RECITAL ROOM

LSO ST LUKE’S

Friday 26 October • 10am

Saturday 8 December • 1.15pm

Barry Snyder

Leonidas Kavakos

Piano Masterclass

Centre for Orchestra Artist Conversation

LSO ST LUKE’S

Monday 8 October • 10am

Ian Bostridge

Monday 8 October • 2.30pm

Carl Vine Composition Masterclass LECTURE RECITAL ROOM

Tuesday 9 October • 10am

Steven Devine Keyboard Masterclass LECTURE RECITAL ROOM

Friday 12 October • 2pm

Wednesday 31 October • 6pm

Nobuko Imai Viola Masterclass LECTURE RECITAL ROOM

Tuesday 13 November • 10am/2pm

FOUNTAIN ROOM, Barbican Centre

Tuesday 11 December • 6pm

Leonidas Kavakos Centre for Orchestra Violin Masterclass MUSIC HALL

Erich Hobarth

All masterclasses are free admission.

Piano Masterclass

Violin & Chamber Music Masterclass

MUSIC HALL

LECTURE RECITAL ROOM

Free tickets required for those taking place in LSO St Luke’s and Barbican Centre only: Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891

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Guildhall CIRCLE

Want to know what’s happening at the Guildhall School before anyone else? Join the Guildhall Circle For a donation of £30 a year or more you will receive: • Advance copies of the Guildhall School events guides detailing all operas, plays, musicals, concerts and recitals • Priority season booking for all major performances requiring tickets (marked with a GC in this guide) • Priority annual booking for all opera productions (members at ‘Supporter’ level and above) • Invitations to exclusive Guildhall Circle events such as the Season Preview on Tuesday 25 September 2012. In addition, your donation will provide vital support for students at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. For further information pick up a leaflet in the School, visit our website at www.gsmd.ac.uk, email us at development@gsmd.ac.uk or call the Development Office on 020 7382 7179. The Guildhall School Trust, Registered Charity No. 1082472

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Events at a glance Key to venues: BCinema = Barbican Cinema, BFoyer = Barbican Foyer, BH = Barbican Hall, BTheatre = Barbican Theatre, Bridewell = Bridewell Theatre, Fleet Street, Fountain Rm = Fountain Room, Barbican Centre, LRR = Lecture Recital Room, MH = Music Hall, Silk St Th = Silk Street Theatre, SMIF = St Martin-in-the-Fields, SMR = Sundial Court Music Room, St Luke’s = LSO St Luke’s

September Fri 21

5pm

MH

Composition, Jazz, Keyboard, Leadership & Music Therapy Showcase

Fri 21

7.30pm

BH

Guildhall Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

Mon 24

7.30pm

BH

London Schools Symphony Orchestra

MH

Season Preview

Tue 25

October

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Mon 1

6pm

SMR

Jazz Small Bands

Thu 4

3.30pm

St Luke’s

David Pyatt Centre for Orchestra Horn Masterclass

Thu 4

6pm

BH

Guildhall Artists at the Barbican: Mozart

Thu 4

7.30pm

Silk St Th

Blood Wedding

Fri 5

2pm

Silk St Th

Blood Wedding

Fri 5

7.30pm

Silk St Th

Blood Wedding

Sat 6

7.30pm

Silk St Th

Blood Wedding

Mon 8

10am

St Luke’s

Ian Bostridge Centre for Orchestra Voice Masterclass

Mon 8

2pm

Silk St Th

Blood Wedding

Mon 8

2.30pm

LRR

Carl Vine Composition Masterclass

Mon 8

6pm

SMR

Jazz Small Bands

Mon 8

7.30pm

Silk St Th

Blood Wedding

Tue 9

10am

LRR

Steven Devine Keyboard Masterclass

Tue 9

6pm

Silk St Th

Blood Wedding: Pre-performance platform

Tue 9

7.30pm

MH

Guildhall Jazz Band

Tue 9

7.30pm

Silk St Th

Blood Wedding

Fri 12

2pm

MH

Katya Apekisheva Piano Masterclass

Sun 14

10.30am

St Luke’s

ResearchWorks: Schumann Study Day

Sun 14

6.30pm

MH

The Song Guild and Guildhall Vocal Ensemble

Mon 15

6pm

SMR

Jazz Small Bands

Mon 15

7.30pm

Bridewell

Toast

Tue 16

2pm

Bridewell

Toast

Tue 16

2.30pm

LRR

Angela Hewitt Piano Masterclass

Tue 16

7.30pm

Bridewell

Toast

Wed 17

7.30pm

Bridewell

Toast

Thu 18

2pm

Bridewell

Toast

Thu 18

7.30pm

Bridewell

Toast


Event listings

Fri 19

7pm

MH

Guildhall Brass Band and Percussion Ensemble

Sat 20

Junior Guildhall String Day

Mon 22

2.30pm

LRR

Frank Epstein Cymbal Masterclass

Mon 22

6pm

Fountain Rm

ResearchWorks: The Great 21st Century Audience Hunt

Tue 23

Open Day: Electronic Music, Composition & Leadership booking form at www.gsmd.ac.uk/opendays

Tue 23

8pm

Wed 24

Open Day: Music Therapy

booking form at www.gsmd.ac.uk/opendays

Thu 25

1.05pm

LRR

Recorder Concert

Fri 26

10am

MH

Barry Snyder Piano Masterclass

Fri 26

5.30pm

LRR

ResearchWorks: Movers and shakers

Fri 26

7pm

MH

String Concert

Mon 29

10am

LRR

Beethoven Piano Prize

Wed 31

6pm

LRR

Celebrating the Viola: Nobuko Imai Viola Masterclass

Wed 31

7.30pm

MH

Colours in Sound: Paul Roberts Faculty Artist Recital

MH

Guildhall Jazz Singers

November Thu 1

6.15pm

Foyer

Brass Music on the Bridge

Thu 1

7pm

Silk St Th

Massenet and Martinů Triple Bill

Fri 2

10am

Senate House

ResearchWorks: Oliver Knussen at 60

Fri 2

1pm

SMIF

Concerto delle Donne

Fri 2

7pm

MH

Postgraduate Piano Concert

Sat 3/Sun 4

11am

Barbican Weekender: Natural Circuits

Sat 3

7pm

Silk St Th

Massenet and Martinů Triple Bill

Sun 4

1pm

MH

BBC Total Immersion: Oliver Knussen

Mon 5

10.30am

LRR

Celebrating the Viola: Viola Day: ‘The Complete Violist’

Mon 5

6pm

SMR

Jazz Small Bands

Mon 5

7pm

Silk St Th

Massenet and Martinů Triple Bill

Tue 6

6pm

BH

Guildhall Artists at the Barbican: Schoenberg & Strauss

Wed 7

1.05pm

MH

Guildhall Saxophone Ensemble

Wed 7

7pm

MH

Colours in Sound: Student Recital

Wed 7

7pm

Silk St Th

Massenet and Martinů Triple Bill

Thu 8

1pm

MH

Homage to Catalunya

Thu 8

6pm

MH

Homage to Catalunya

Thu 8

7.30pm

MH

Homage to Catalunya

Fri 9

Open Day: Jazz

booking form at www.gsmd.ac.uk/opendays

Fri 9

7.30pm

MH

London Jazz Festival: Guildhall Jazz Band

Mon 12

7pm

MH

Colours in Sound: Student Recital

Tue 13

10am/2pm LRR

Erich Hobarth Violin & Chamber Music Masterclass

Thu 15

10am

LRR

Celebrating the Viola: Max and Peggy Morgan Prize

Thu 15

7.30pm

MH

Colours in Sound: Noriko Ogawa Faculty Artist Recital

Fri 16

6pm

LRR

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Fri 16

7pm

MH

Celebrating the Viola: Cinderella No More

Sat 17

3pm

Kings Place

London Jazz Festival: Guildhall Jazz Ensemble

Sat 17

8pm

Kings Place

London Jazz Festival: Guildhall Jazz Ensemble

Mon 19

6pm

SMR

Jazz Small Bands

Tue 20

2pm

LRR

Richard Goode Piano Masterclass

Wed 21

Open Day: Wind, Brass & Percussion booking form at www.gsmd.ac.uk/opendays

Wed 21

6pm

BH

Dvoห˜rรกk Chamber Music

Wed 21

7pm

MH

Rediscovering Mendelssohn

Wed 21

7.30pm

BH

Guildhall Symphony Orchestra

Thu 22

7pm

MH

Rediscovering Mendelssohn

Thu 22

7.30pm

Silk St Th

Nicholas Nickleby Part II

Fri 23

7.30pm

Silk St Th

Nicholas Nickleby Part II

Fri 23

7.15pm

BTheatre

Unleashed

Sat 24

2.30pm

BTheatre

Unleashed

Sat 24

7.15pm

BTheatre

Unleashed

Sat 24

7.30pm

Silk St Th

Nicholas Nickleby Part II

Sun 25

6pm

BH

Guildhall Artists at the Barbican: Mahler & Schumann

Mon 26

2pm

LRR

Peter Donohoe Piano Masterclass

Mon 26

2pm

Silk St Th

Nicholas Nickleby Part II

Mon 26

6pm

SMR

Jazz Small Bands

Mon 26

7.30pm

Silk St Th

Nicholas Nickleby Part II

Tue 27

7.30pm

Silk St Th

Nicholas Nickleby Part II

Tue 27

7.30pm

MH

Guildhall Jazz Singers

Wed 28

2pm

Silk St Th

Nicholas Nickleby Part II

Wed 28

7.30pm

Silk St Th

Nicholas Nickleby Part II

Thu 29

Open Day: Historical Performance booking form at www.gsmd.ac.uk/opendays

Thu 29

1.05pm

LRR

Woodwind Chamber Music

Thu 29

1.05pm

MH

The Music of Giovanni Gabrieli

December

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Sat 1

4pm

MH

Junior Guildhall End of Term Concert

Sat 8

1.15pm

Fountain Rm

Leonidas Kavakos Centre for Orchestra Artist Conversation

Sun 9

3pm

BCinema 1

Silent Film and Live Music

Tue 11

6pm

BH

Guildhall Artists at the Barbican: Chopin & Szymanowski

Tue 11

6pm

MH

Leonidas Kavakos Centre for Orchestra Violin Masterclass

Fri 14

6pm

BFoyer

Philip Glass 75th Birthday Celebrations

Sat 15

8pm

The Forge

The Stamp Collective


FUTURE EVENTS 2013

future events 2013 Wednesday 9 January • 7.30pm

London Schools Symphony Orchestra H K Gruber Frankenstein H K Gruber, conductor/ chansonnier Tickets on sale now. BARBICAN HALL

Friday 25 January • 7.30pm

Guildhall Chamber Orchestra

GC

Candida Thompson, director Joshua Mills, tenor Alexander Edmundson, horn Shostakovich arr. Barshai String Quartet No. 10 Britten Serenade for tenor, horn & strings Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G minor Tickets on sale 1 November. LSO ST LUKE’S

Monday 11 February • 7.30pm

Faculty Artist Series

GC

Guildhall Artists at the Barbican Sunday 13 January • 6pm

Wednesday 12 June • 6pm

Elgar Sonata for Violin and Piano Elgar Sea Pictures

Britten Night Piece  

Tuesday 5 February • 6pm Beethoven Piano Trios

Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues

Saturday 30 March • 6pm

Sunday 16 June • 6pm

Brahms String Sextet No. 2 in G major

Songs by Schubert

Copland Night Thoughts Copland Piano Variations

Tuesday 11 June • 6pm

BARBICAN HALL

Britten 3 Divertimenti for String Quartet Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 1 Copland Sextet

Thursday 21 March • 7.30pm

Thursday 16 May • 7.30pm

Guildhall Symphony Orchestra

Faculty Artist Series

GC

Gianandrea Noseda, conductor Michael Petrov, cello Prokofiev Sinfonia Concertante

Alison Teale, oboe and Joy Farrall, clarinet

Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 in E minor

Tickets on sale 1 November.

Tickets on sale 7 January.

MUSIC HALL

BARBICAN HALL

Thursday 28 February, Saturday 2, Monday 4, Wednesday 6 March • 7pm

Thursday 2 May • 7.30pm

Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro

GC

Our spring opera is one of the greatest comic operas ever written – a whirlwind day in the household of Count Almaviva. Tickets on sale 7 January.

Admission free

The Gold Medal

GC

Guildhall Symphony Orchestra David Syrus, conductor The School’s most prestigious award for musicians, this year for singers.

GC

Carlos Lopez Real, saxophone Tickets on sale 7 January. MUSIC HALL

Friday 21 June • 7pm

Guildhall Wigmore Recital Prize: winner’s recital The Guildhall Wigmore Recital Prize annually awards an exceptional Guildhall School musician with a Wigmore Hall recital. Tickets on sale 31 January. WIGMORE HALL

Tickets on sale 15 February. BARBICAN HALL

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Ticketing Information For events that are bookable via the Barbican Box Office: Online booking: www.barbican.org.uk By telephone: 020 7638 8891 (10am–8pm Mon–Sat; 11am–8pm Sun & Bank Holidays) A booking fee applies which includes the return of your tickets by first class post if time permits. Mastercard, Visa and American Express accepted. Calls may be monitored or recorded for quality assurance and training purposes. In person: Advance Box Office at Silk Street entrance open 10am–9pm Mon–Sat / Sun and Bank Holidays 12 noon–9pm.

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Event listings/Getting in Touch September 2009

TakeYour Seat An exceptional opportunity to put your name on a world-class performance venue Be a part of our exciting new building at Milton Court, opening in 2013, and take a leading role by naming a seat in the Concert Hall or Theatre. Your donation will help provide the very best facilities for future generations of young artists. Seats are available from ÂŁ500 with engraved plaque.

Further information: www.gsmd.ac.uk/takeyourseat or contact Elise Farmer in the Development Office: elise.farmer@gsmd.ac.uk / 020 7382 7179

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Guildhall School Events Guide Autumn 2012