Music, Drama, Opera, Jazz
Apr â€“ Jul 2017
Contents Monthly highlights April May
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Masterclasses 28 Guildhall Young Artists
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Photographs Chris Christodoulou, Paul Cochrane, Clive Totman, Kaupo Kikkas, Clive Barda, Matthew Ferguson, Sim Canetty-Clarke, Marco Borgrevve. Cover photo Jade Moffat as Nightshade in The Tale of Januarie (March 2017) ÂŠ Clive Barda
Saturday 29 – Sunday 30 April Barbican Centre
LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists
Sound Unbound 2017: The Barbican Classical Weekender
Scott MacIsaac piano
Debussy Estampes Scriabin Vers la flamme, Op. 72 Prokofiev Sonata No. 4 in C minor, Op. 29 Senior musicians from the Guildhall School take to the Barbican stage before LSO concerts with free performances of complementary repertoire. Admission free
Wednesday 26 April, 6.30pm Silk Street Music Hall
Armourers and Brasiers’ Brass Prize Supported by The Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers Finalists perform a programme of brass repertoire with piano accompaniment. Admission free Friday 28 April, 6pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Piano at Six Senior Guildhall pianists perform major works from the piano repertoire. Admission free
Sunday 23 April, 5.30pm Barbican Hall
From innovative new commissions to some of the finest classical scores ever written, Sound Unbound takes over the Barbican Centre to showcase music at its forwardthinking best. Guildhall musicians appear throughout the weekend – highlights include percussionists performing Timber by Michael Gordon, Andrew Marriner directing Strauss’ Symphony for Wind Instruments ‘The Happy Workshop’, performances from electronic musicians, and Guildhall and LSO players with works by Tchaikovsky and Arvo Pärt. Tickets: Day passes £25; weekend passes £40, available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk 3
Guildhall Jazz Showcase Join students, alumni and professors of the jazz department as they present a broad and diverse range of performances, ranging from explorations of the roots of jazz to the music of Hermeto Pascoal, and everything in between. 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 three-day showcase. The evenings bring a world premiere performed by the Guildhall Big Band and performances from some of the most celebrated artists on the UK jazz scene.
Tuesday 2 May, 2pm – 6pm Milton Court Studio Theatre
Student combos Student combos led by Guildhall professors Barak Schmool, Charlie Wood, Lee Gibson, Scott Stroman, Gareth Williams, Trish Clowes, Barry Green and Martin Speake. New combos perform every hour. Admission free Tuesday 2 May, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
Guildhall Big Band Martin Hathaway conductor
In association with the Duke Ellington Society UK The Nutcracker Suite, based on Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, arr. Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, trans. Michael Kilpatrick The School celebrates its ongoing relationship with the Duke Ellington Society UK with the world premiere of Michael Kilpatrick’s transcription of Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite, amongst other Ellington favourites. Admission free
Thursday 4 May, 12pm – 6pm Milton Court Studio Theatre
Student combos led by Guildhall professors Barak Schmool, Charlie Wood, Lee Gibson, Scott Stroman, Gareth Williams, Trish Clowes, Barry Green and Martin Speake. New combos perform every hour.
Student combos led by Guildhall professors Barak Schmool, Charlie Wood, Lee Gibson, Scott Stroman, Gareth Williams, Trish Clowes, Barry Green and Martin Speake. New combos perform every hour.
Wednesday 3 May, 7.30pm Milton Court Studio Theatre
Thursday 4 May, 7.30pm Milton Court Studio Theatre
G U I L DH A LL T I CK ET ED EVEN T
GUILDHALL TIC KE T E D E VE NT
John Warren Nonet
4 Profs and a Piano
Steve Fishwick trumpet Sam Rapley bass clarinet/clarinet James Allsopp tenor saxophone Sam Braysher alto saxophone Owen Dawson trombone Alcyona Mick piano Oli Hayhurst bass Nick Costley-White guitar Tim Giles drums
Liane Carroll voice Malcolm Edmonstone piano Ed Rice piano Jules Jackson bass Ralph Salmins drums
The music of acclaimed Canadian composer-arranger John Warren, featuring an all-star band of young London-based musicians. Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 3 April. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
Multi award-winning vocalist Liane Carroll joins the jazz faculty rhythm section in this gala performance showcasing work from her past and forthcoming releases, including 2015’s British Jazz Album of the Year, Seaside. Postgraduate student Ed Rice will also feature as part of his final project, in arrangements he has workshopped with the faculty. Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 3 April. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
Wednesday 3 May, 12pm – 6pm Milton Court Studio Theatre
Friday 5 May, 12.30pm LSO St. Luke’s
Saturday 6 May, 2pm Milton Court Concert Hall
LSO Lunchtime Concert: Russian Song
BBC Total Immersion: Edgard Varèse
Songs by Borodin, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, performed by postgraduate singers and pianists, devised and directed by Lada Valešová.
Guildhall New Music Ensemble Harriet Burns soprano Geoffrey Paterson conductor
Friday 5 May, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
Piano Concert A performance snapshot from the Keyboard department, presented by postgraduate students. 6
Edgard Varèse Un Grand Sommeil Noir Hyperprism Offrandes Octandre Ionisation Density 21.5 Intégrales
Edgard Varèse, even a half century after his death, remains a controversial yet cult figure. Born in France in 1883, he moved to Italy to study and knew all the major artistic figures of his day. He emigrated to the US in 1915 and, apart from a five-year stint in Paris, remained there until his death in 1965. His unique voice and rigorous, though eclectic aesthetic, influenced countless younger composers, even though his entire output can be performed in about three hours. So this BBC Total Immersion is truly total – embracing every note he composed. Guildhall musicians present an afternoon concert exploring some of the composer’s extraordinary works. Please note this performance contains excessive sound levels. Tickets: £12, available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
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 perform a short programme with piano accompaniment followed by a second half of arias with the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dominic Wheeler. Previous winners include Jacqueline du Pré (1960), Tasmin Little (1986) and Bryn Terfel (1989). The Finalists Bianca Andrew mezzo-soprano
Songs and arias by Wolf, Chausson, Massenet and Weill. Samuel Carl bass-baritone Songs and arias by Medtner, Haas, Mozart and Mussorgsky. Josep-Ramon Olivé baritone Songs and arias by Schubert, Handel, Korngold and Rossini. Daniel Shelvey baritone Songs and arias by Vaughan Williams, Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Britten. The Jury Alice Coote mezzo-soprano Sebastian F. Schwarz General Director
of Glyndebourne Jonathan Vaughan Vice-Principal & Director
of Music, Guildhall School Dominic Wheeler Head of Opera,
Guildhall School Tickets: £20, £15 (£5 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office.
Monday 8 May – Monday 3 July
Public Final Recitals All final recitals for undergraduate and postgraduate musicians are open to the public. A great way to spot the stars of the future! Recitals take place on weekdays. Visit gsmd.ac.uk/events for further details.
Sunday 7 May, 5.30pm Barbican Hall
Thursday 11 May, 1pm Lecture Recital Room
LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists
Senior musicians from the Guildhall School take to the Barbican stage before LSO concerts with free performances of complementary repertoire. Admission free
A concert of contemporary song, performed by final year undergraduate singers and postgraduate pianists, curated and directed by Jane Manning. Admission free Friday 12 May, 6pm Lecture Recital Room
Songs at Six Liberté, Banalité, l’Humanité Tuesday 9 May, 6.30pm Silk Street Music Hall
Chartered Surveyors’ Vocal Prize Supported by The Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors Candidates perform a 15 minute programme of contrasting pieces, including one piece in English, and one from Musical Theatre. Admission free
Postgraduate singers and pianists perform a concert of French songs from the time between the end of two wars, 1918 to 1945. The programme is devised and directed by Gordon Stewart. Admission free Friday 12 May, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
String Concert Postgraduate string musicians showcase their talents in this free evening concert. Admission free
Friday 19 May, 6pm Lecture Recital Room
Strings and Piano Project
Liszt and Literature
Exciting new works for piano and strings written by postgraduate Guildhall composers mentored by Marcus Barcham Stevens and Mark Knoop.
Paul Roberts presents a lecture-recital looking at the literary background to Liszt’s B minor Piano Sonata.
Admission free Tuesday 16 May, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
Ivan Sutton Prize For the performance of a complete chamber piece containing piano. Admission free Wednesday 17 May, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
String Concert Undergraduate string musicians showcase their talents in this free evening concert. Admission free Thursday 18 May, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Scenes at Six A showing of opera scenes performed by undergraduate and postgraduate singers, with music direction by Clive Timms and stage direction by Bridgitta Roy. Admission free
Monday 15 May, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
Admission free Friday 19 May, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
Harp Music for a Summer’s Evening Guildhall harpists present a delightful evening of music for harp including works by J. S. Bach, Fauré, De Falla and Carlos Salzedo. Admission free
Friday 19 May, 1pm Wigmore Hall
The Prince Consort Side by Side
Sunday 21 May, 12pm The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House
Schumann Spanische Liebeslieder, Op. 138 Cheryl Frances-Hoad Invoke Now The Angels Gwilym Simcock The Wayside Sermon Brahms Neue Liebeslieder
A lunchtime concert in one of London’s most treasured art galleries, featuring new songs written by Guildhall composers and performed by final year undergraduate singers and instrumentalists.
Guildhall singers and pianists perform side-by-side with Alisdair Hogarth and The Prince Consort, an ensemble renowned for its imaginative programming and original approach to commissioning new works – demonstrated in this programme which includes works by Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Gwilym Simcock commissioned in 2013, alongside Romantic song.
Tickets: £5, available from the Wigmore Hall Box Office: 020 7935 2141 wigmore-hall.org.uk
Monday 22 May, 6pm Wednesday 24 May, 7.15pm Silk Street Music Hall
Introduction to Opera: The Magic Flute A reduced version of Mozart’s opera, The Magic Flute, performed by Year 3 singers. Directed by Sally Burgess with music direction by Linnhe Robertson. Admission free
Friday 19 May, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Guildhall Cantata Project Directed by James Johnstone
Carissimi Super f lumina Babilonis Charpentier Miserere Carissimi Jephte Carissimi’s Jephte, composed around 1650, is a remarkable example of the newly flowering form of oratorio or sacred drama. The influence of this highly charged work can be seen in the music of his prolific contemporary, Charpentier, and into the eighteenth century and Handel’s famous oratorios. Admission free
Voiceworks Now in its eleventh year, Wigmore Voiceworks is a unique collaboration between writers, composers, singers and instrumentalists from the Guildhall School, brought together by Wigmore Hall Learning.
Monday 22 May, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Tuesday 23 May, 1pm Wigmore Hall
Admission free but booking required via wigmore-hall.org.uk
SH A N G H AI G RA N D T H EAT RE A R T S G R OU P RESI DEN CY
The Elegant East Fang Yu zheng / guqin Zhao Yunmeng bamboo flute Zhu Tianjin pipa Yang Jing ruan Lu Lu erhu Li Chunxu sheng Jiang Yuanqing percussion
A captivating concert of traditional Chinese music from instrumentalists of the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra. Discover the mesmerising music of ancient China performed on traditional Chinese instruments, from the expressive erhu, a two-stringed instrument which resembles the human voice, to the sheng, the oldest free reed instrument in the world, which inspired the invention of many Western musical instruments including the harmonica and accordion.
Tuesday 23 May, 5.30pm Barbican Hall
LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists Juliette Roos violin Ting-ru Lai viola Emma Besselaar cello Jonathan Ferrucci piano
Mahler Piano Quartet in A minor Juliette Roos violin Lyrit Milgram violin Ting-ru Lai viola Emma Besselaar cello Antonio Oyarzabal piano
Webern Piano Quintet Op. Post
Senior musicians from the Guildhall School take to the Barbican stage before This concert forms part of the Shanghai Grand Theatre Arts Group residency, which LSO concerts with free performances of complementary repertoire. also includes The Wager (see page 13). Admission free Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
Wednesday 24 May, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Thursday 25 May, 7.30pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Performance Craft Showing: Journeys
GUILDHA LL T I C KE T E D E VE NT FACULTY A R T I S T S E R I E S
A piece devised by Guildhall singers exploring their journey to become singers through the experiences, songs and texts that have shaped and inspired them. Directed by Dinah Stabb, Jamie Bradley and Ian Kennedy.
Nicholas Daniel oboe (Professor of Oboe) Leslie Howard piano Katya Apekisheva piano (Professor of Piano) Charles Owen piano (Professor of Piano) Guildhall School musicians
Admission free Thursday 25 May, 1pm Lecture Recital Room
Double Bass Concert Double bass students present a concert in preparation for their final end of year exams. Admission free 12
Thursday 25 May, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
Instrumental duos Senior pianists and instrumentalists perform in a concert coached and curated by Gordon Back. Admission free
Nicholas Daniel and Friends
Liszt Elegy for Cor Anglais, Piano, Harp and Harmonium (premiere) J. S. Bach Partita in A Minor for solo oboe BWV 1013 Poulenc Oboe Sonata Pavel Haas Suita Britten Six Metamorphoses after Ovid Plus works for massed oboes including Boismortier Concerto à cinq. One of the UK’s most distinguished soloists, Guildhall professor Nicholas Daniel brings together fellow leading musicians to present an intriguing programme of chamber music which includes a modern-day premiere of a Liszt elegy for cor anglais, piano, harp and harmonium. It was discovered by pianist Leslie Howard, a leading interpreter of Liszt, who is famous for recording the composer’s complete works. Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 3 April. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members Wednesday 31 May, 7pm Lecture Recital Room
String Concert Postgraduate string musicians showcase their talents in this free evening concert. Admission free
Friday 26, Saturday 27 May, 7.30pm Silk Street Theatre
The Wager (UK premiere) SH A N G H AI G RA N D T H EAT RE A R T S G R OU P RESI DEN CY
Wen Deqing composer / librettist Zhang Chengjie conductor Chen Xinyi director Gao Guangjian set designer Li Ruiding costume designer Zhang Shunchang lighting designer Liu Shenhui lighting designer A co-production from Shanghai Opera House and the Guildhall School
The Guildhall School and Shanghai Opera House present the UK premiere of The Wager, an original contemporary Chinese opera by Wen Deqing. It’s New Year’s Eve and Zhao, a squire, is enjoying the snow and some music after dinner with his family. Suddenly a beggar in rags appears. Zhao gives the beggar alms but is stuck by curiosity. How has he survived the freezing winter? A Faustian story of luck, temptation and fate, The Wager is based on the novel A Gamble on a Snowy Night by Gao Xiaosheng. An orchestra of Guildhall musicians joins forces with singers from Shanghai Opera House to present the UK premiere of this memorable work, following the success of the company’s recent UK debut at ENO (Thunderstorm). Tickets: £25 (£15 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
Saturday 3 June, 2.30pm Barbican Hall
LSO Family Concert: The Firebird Rachel Leach presenter London Symphony Orchestra Guildhall School musicians Elim Chan conductor
Presented in a fun and informative way, the LSO Family Concerts offer the chance for everyone to get involved. Tickets: £10, available from the Barbican Box Office.
Monday 12 June, 7.30pm Wigmore Hall GUILDHA LL T I C KE T E D E VE NT
Guildhall Wigmore Recital Prize Sunday 4 June, 3pm Barbican Cinema 1
The Adventures of Prince Achmed Guildhall electronic musicians provide live musical accompaniment to the first full-length animated feature film, made in the 1920s by pioneering silhouette animator Lotte Reiniger. Tickets: £12.50 (£11.50 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office.
Friday 9 June, 12.30pm LSO St. Luke’s
LSO Lunchtime Concert Mirjam Mesak soprano
Guildhall musicians present a recital of songs from Estonia and Scandinavia. Admission free
Michael Petrov cello ˘lu piano Erdem Misirliog
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 Misirliog ˘ lu. Tickets: £15 (£13 concessions), available from the Wigmore Hall Box Office: 020 7935 2141 wigmore-hall.org.uk
Monday 5, Wednesday 7, Friday 9, Monday 12 June, 7pm Milton Court Theatre
Radamisto Music by George Frideric Handel Libretto by Nicola Francesco Haym Chad Matthias Kelly conductor John Ramster director Louis Carver designer Jake Wiltshire lighting designer
Following a large-scale Russian production in autumn and a new opera in Middle English in spring, Guildhall opera singers continue to showcase their versatility with the lesser-known first version of Handel’s masterpiece, performed in the intimate surroundings of the Milton Court Theatre. Composed predominantly for Handel’s favourite female singers (before he revised it to the version more commonly performed today), the piece presents a wonderful vocal and theatrical challenge. Tickets: £25 (£15 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 3 April. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
Image: Detail of a relief of the eastern stairs of the Apadana at Persepolis (Takht-e Jamshid), Iran / Wikimedia Commons.
Wednesday 7, Thursday 8 June, 11am – 5pm Milton Court Studio Theatre & foyers
Technical Theatre Arts Graduate Exhibition 2017 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
Tuesday 13 June, 7pm Lecture Recital Room
Guildhall Guitars A concert of solo and chamber works including music by Bach, Gerhard, Houghton and Hunt. Admission free Thursday 22 June, 7.30pm Barbican Hall
LSO Discovery Summer Showcase LSO On Track Next Generation Guildhall School musicians London Symphony Orchestra Elim Chan conductor
Friday 23 June, 12.30pm LSO St. Luke’s
Northern Lights Accendo Quartet: Juliette Roos violin Gabriel Ng violin Alexander McFarlane viola Daniel Benn cello
Witness the electrifying results when an orchestra founded at the beginning of Nielsen String Quartet No. 1 the 20th century meets young musicians born at the beginning of the 21st. This This LSO Friday Lunchtime Concert concert showcases the talent of Londoners explores illuminating music from of all ages alongside one of the world’s the northern countries of the world. finest orchestras. Featuring selected Guildhall musicians perform Nielsen’s musicians from the Guildhall School’s first and most popular String Quartet. Orchestral Artistry programme delivered Admission free in association with the LSO. Tickets: £10-£24, available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk Monday 26 June, 6.30pm Lecture Recital Room
Oboe Prize Sponsored by Crowthers of Canterbury Finalists selected from the qualifying round will each perform a short public recital. Admission free
(Autumn 2016) Photo by Clive Barda
Tuesday 27 June, 10am – 5pm (open rehearsal) 7pm (informal concert) Silk Street Music Hall
Thursday 29 June, 1pm Lecture Recital Room
Side by Side
A programme of contemporary song, performed by postgraduate singers and pianists, curated and directed by Jane Manning.
LSO Principal Clarinet and Guildhall professor Andrew Marriner leads this side by side chamber coaching project with musicians from the Strings, Keyboard and Wind, Brass & Percussion departments. Come along to witness the musicians at work during an informal rehearsal, ahead of the evening performance. Admission free Wednesday 28 June, 6pm Milton Court Theatre G U I L DH A L L T I CK ET ED E VE NT
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Join us for this year’s awards ceremony with Guildhall’s dynamic cohort of Creative Entrepreneurs – a lively, fun evening showcasing pioneering new projects in the performing arts. This year’s group will pitch their creative ideas in classic Dragons’ Den-style to a distinguished panel of arts and cultural leaders, led by Sir Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire OBE, who recently entered into a new creative chapter founding Trafalgar Entertainment Group, a boutique live entertainment company. Stay on afterwards to discuss their ideas – and throw in some of your own – over a cheese and wine reception. Featuring Cellophony as this year’s special guest artists. Admission free, booking required via gsmd.ac.uk/ceawards
Admission free Friday 30 June, 7.30pm Silk Street Music Hall
Plus-Minus Ensemble Professional contemporary music specialists Plus-Minus perform new pieces by postgraduate composers after an intensive period of workshops and rehearsals. Admission free
Monday 3 – Thursday 6 July Barbican Exhibition Halls
Singing Our Lives: music from around the globe celebrating immigration & diversity
The Mixed Up Chorus, 3FF and guests in conjunction with the Guildhall School’s Electronic Music department present an evening of music featuring two world premieres for two outstanding community choirs on the theme of refugees and migration.
Curious is an annual celebration of the experimental, multi-artform work by current students and graduates of the Guildhall Masters in Leadership programme and design students from Central Saint Martins, working alongside professional guest artists. Curated by Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning, performances include live music and visuals from a variety of artists, as well as panel discussions and open workshops.
The Mixed Up Chorus received an Arts Council England grant to commission composer Mike Roberts (Guildhall’s Head of Electronic Music) and librettist Sarah Grange (Improbable) to collaboratively create a brand new song cycle through workshops with refugee and migrant groups and choirs across London.
Details will be published at gsmd.ac.uk/curious from June.
Project partners included The Migration Museum Project, Voluntary Action Camden, and Camden and Birmingham Music Services. The concert will also feature the acclaimed Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus, who will premiere a new Royal Opera House commission by composer John Barber and librettist Hazel Gould, conducted by Jeremy Haneman.
String musicians showcase their talents in this free evening concert.
Admission free, booking required: please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 2 July, 6pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Monday 3 July, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Admission free Tuesday 4 July, 1pm Silk Street Music Hall
Russian Project A concert from postgraduate singers and pianists, directed by Lada Valešová. Admission free Tuesday 4 July, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Voiceworks Postgraduate singers and pianists perform contemporary song in this final concert curated and directed by Jane Manning. Admission free
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Wednesday 5, Thursday 6, Monday 10 July, 7pm Saturday 8 July, 2.30pm Milton Court Studio Theatre G U I L DH A L L T I CK ET ED E VE NT
Opera Makers The Hummingbird Brian Hosefros composer Leo Doulton librettist
Occo’s Eternal Act Daniel Saleeb composer Oge Nwosu librettist
The Parrot House Francisco Fontes composer May Sumbwanyambe librettist Martin Lloyd-Evans director Dominic Wheeler musical director
Performed by singers and repetiteurs from the first year of the Guildhall Opera Course, this term’s Scenes feature three
exciting new works written by composers and librettists on the School’s MA in Opera Making & Writing programme. This innovative programme delivered in association with the Royal Opera House enables writers and composers to write specifically for the singers, and to develop the pieces with them. The new operas will be performed with a small orchestral ensemble, and will be linked by scenes from existing opera repertoire performed with piano accompaniment. Tickets: £10 (£5 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 3 April.
Sunday 9 July, 7pm Barbican Hall
Summer Harp Festival
A Trip to the Moon
An afternoon and evening of open classes and concerts highlighting the work of the Harp department.
London Symphony Orchestra Guildhall School musicians Sir Simon Rattle conductor LSO Discovery Choirs LSO Community Choirs Simon Halsey chorus director
Admission free Friday 7 July, 1pm Silk Street Music Hall
Guildhall Bassoon Ensemble Directed by Graham Sheen
A concert taking in music by Bach, Richard Bissill and Bassoonists’ Holiday. Admission free Friday 7 July, 7pm Lecture Recital Room
String Concert Undergraduate string musicians showcase their talents in this free evening concert. Admission free Friday 7 July, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
A concert for Averil Williams Staff and students past and present perform and share the rich flute tradition of the Guildhall School in a wide-ranging and entertaining programme of music. The Wind, Brass & Percussion department celebrates the arrival of a new Contra Bass flute with several new compositions, and thanks Averil Williams for her invaluable fifty-year teaching contribution. Admission free
Wednesday 5 July, 3pm Silk Street Music Hall
Andrew Norman A Trip to the Moon (UK premiere) Sibelius Symphony No. 2 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. The second half features a side-byside 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
Monday 10 July, 1pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Piccolo Concert Directed by Sarah Newbold
Annual showcase of solos and ensembles presented by the Wind, Brass & Percussion department. Admission free
Monday 10 July, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Tuesday 11 July, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
G U IL DH A L L T I CK ET ED E V E NT FAC U LT Y A RT I ST SERI E S
The Richard Bissill Horn Competition
Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva (Professors of Piano)
Rachmaninov Suite No. 1 (for two pianos) Rachmaninov Suite No. 2 (for two pianos) Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 (for two pianos)
Three Guildhall horn players compete in this inaugural competition which will take place annually for the next three years thanks to the generous support of an anonymous benefactor. Each finalist performs a 15-20 minute programme including a work by Richard Bissill.
Admission free One of the most highly-acclaimed piano duos performing today, Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva are passionate advocates Wednesday 12 July, 6pm for the wide range of four hands and two Silk Street Music Hall piano repertoire. An exceptional pianist himself, Rachmaninov comprehensively Strings at Six explored works for the instrument, A performance snapshot from the Strings and these works for two pianos are no and Chamber Music departments. exception, with romantic melodies that stunningly reveal the piano’s Admission free expressive possibilities. Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 3 April. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
Wednesday 12 July, 7pm Milton Court Studio Theatre
Studio Scenes A showing of opera scenes performed by postgraduate singers, with music direction by Liz Marcus and stage direction by Simon Cole. Admission free
Tuesday 4, Wednesday 5, Thursday 6, Friday 7, Saturday 8, Wednesday 12 July, 7.30pm Friday 7, Monday 10 July, 2pm Silk Street Theatre
Crazy For You Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin Book by Ken Ludwig Co Conception by Ken Ludwig and Mike Ockrent Inspired by Material by Guy Bolton and John McGowan Martin Connor director Michael Haslam musical director Ewan Jones choreography Adam Wiltshire designer Tim Deiling lighting designer Ben Harrison sound designer Tom Cox associate sound designer Chris Ma associate musical director
In 1930s New York, banker Bobby Child is desperate to leave behind his inherited career for a life on stage with the Zangler’s Follies. Sent to foreclose a rundown theatre in Nevada, he enters a whirlwind of romance, heartbreak and last chances which draws song and dance back to the forgotten town. Winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical, this romantic musical comedy includes much-loved songs from the Gershwin songbook including I Got Rhythm and They Can’t Take That Away From Me. Tickets: £20 (£10 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office from 3 April. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members. See page 27 for Summer Gala. This amateur production is by arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Ltd of New York.
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Wednesday 12 July, 7.30pm St Mary’s Church, Walmer (part of the Deal Festival) Thursday 13 July, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Austro-Bohemian Rhapsody Guildhall Consort Directed by Richard Wilberforce and Pavlo Beznosiuk
Biber F minor Requiem In a programme developed alongside the Academy of Ancient Music, the Guildhall Consort is joined by sackbuts and a seventeenth-century string band to perform one of the jewels of Biber’s work and some of the sparkling, virtuosic repertoire of late seventeenth-century Austro-Bohemia. The Deal Festival concert includes Pachelbel’s famous Canon and Choristers of Canterbury Cathedral. Tickets for Deal Festival: £10 - £20, available from The Astor Community Theatre: 01304 370220 astor.org Admission free for Milton Court
Thursday 13 July, 10am – 5pm (open rehearsal) 7pm (informal concert) Silk Street Music Hall
Side by Side Graham Sheen, composer, arranger and Principal Bassoon with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, directs and coaches a side-by-side project with Guildhall School musicians. The repertoire includes Sheen’s own work, The Crow’s Tale, alongside Milhaud’s Scaramouche and Gounod’s Petite Symphonie for wind instruments. Come along to witness the musicians at work during an informal rehearsal, ahead of the evening performance. Admission free
Monday 10, Tuesday 11 July, 5.30pm
Summer Gala Evenings The Summer Gala Evenings present a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the end of the School’s artistic year in style while providing support for the Guildhall School and its students. Tickets to the Gala Evenings include: · Welcome drinks reception · Two-course pre-performance supper with wine · Reserved seat for the School’s musical, Crazy For You · Programme for the show and interval drinks Tickets: £75. Individual tickets or tables of 12 available. To book, please contact Rachel Davis on email@example.com or 020 7382 7157 All proceeds will go towards supporting the Guildhall School and its students
MASTERCLASSES Mark Padmore
Wednesday 3 May, 2pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Friday 19 May, 10am Milton Court Concert Hall
Voice Masterclass on Schubert songs
Wednesday 3 May, 2.30pm Lecture Recital Room
Thursday 6 July, 2pm Silk Street Music Hall
Friday 5 May, 2pm Silk Street Music Hall
Jonathan Biss Piano Masterclass
All masterclasses are free to attend
The Lutine Prize Final The Lutine Prize is Junior Guildhall’s most prestigious award. Six finalists compete for a cash prize and a chance to perform a concerto with a Junior Guildhall ensemble. Admission free Saturday 8 July, 5.30pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Saturday 15 July, 4pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Junior Guildhall Symphony Orchestra
Junior Guildhall Prize-Giving Concert
Julian Clayton conductor Didier Osindero violin
Junior Guildhall Brass Band Spencer Down conductor
Ireland A London Overture Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 Vaughan Williams A London Symphony
Junior Guildhall Chamber Choir Peter Asprey conductor
Didier Osindero, winner of the Lutine Prize 2016, performs Prokofiev’s most popular violin work, which includes influences of Russian folk music alongside Spanish castanets (the work premiered in Madrid in 1935.) The programme is completed with two London-themed works, bringing to life the sights, sounds and colourful atmosphere of the Big Smoke.
Junior Guildhall String Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra Julian Clayton conductor
A vibrant end-of-term showcase, including a further performance of Ireland’s A London Overture. Admission free
Tickets: £10 (£5 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
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GUILDHALL YOUNG ARTISTS
Saturday 3 June, 2pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Wednesday 3 May, 10am Milton Court Concert Hall
Monday 12 June, 6pm Lecture Recital Room
Robert Levin Lecture-Recital
Jamieâ€™s Concerts: working with families living with autism
Professor Robert Levin returns to
Guildhall for his annual residency as International Chair of the Centre for Creative Performance & Classical Improvisation. This lecture-recital explores his work re-introducing improvisation and creative approach to repertoire performance, with a particular emphasis on Italian and German repertoire.
Guildhall piano professor Noriko Ogawa and Dr Mirjam James discuss the benefits of live concerts for parents and carers of autistic people. Monday 19 June, 6pm Milton Court Seminar Room
Monday 8 May, 6pm Milton Court Seminar Room
Finding a voice
Explorations in Creative Learning
findings from her AHRC-funded project, which looks at the journey of adult nonsingers learning to sing.
Detta Danford and Natasha Zielazinski
Dr Karen Wise outlines some initial
discuss approaches to feedback as a resource Monday 26 June, 6pm for student growth and the role that research has to play in artistic development. Milton Court Seminar Room 30
Monday 15 May, 6.30pm Lecture Recital Room
The map versus the territory: towards a re-definition of spectralism Professor Julian Anderson re-examines
the approach to spectral-type thought and practice in a wide range of composing. Monday 22 May, 6pm Lecture Recital Room
Musicians in the making Professors John Rink, Helena Gaunt and Aaron Williamon discuss their edited
book Musicians in the Making: Pathways to Creative Performance (OUP).
Classical music is in terminal decline â€“ and has been for 400 years! Antony Feeny, PhD candidate and
economic columnist for Classical Music magazine, takes a provocative look at the economics and business of opera and orchestral music and asks whether they can survive. Thursday 29 June, 6.30pm Lecture Recital Room
Joachim and Clara Schumann Guildhall professors Jacqueline Ross and Laura Roberts perform the Romances Op. 22, and discuss this important musical bond.
All Research Works events are free to attend but booking is required. Please visit researchatguildhall.eventbrite.co.uk to book.
This year Sir Simon Rattle becomes Music Director of the LSO and Artist-inAssociation with the Guildhall School and Barbican – an exciting new chapter which launches in September with ten days of special events which embody Sir Simon’s vision of classical music and his heartfelt belief that music is for everyone. For the full programme, visit barbican.org.uk/thisisrattle
Thursday 21 September, 6pm Sunday 24 September, 5pm Barbican Foyers
This is Rattle: Fanfares Guildhall musicians perform fanfares in the Barbican foyer ahead of the evening concerts conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. Admission free
This is Rattle
Sunday 24 September, 12.15pm Barbican Hall
This is Rattle: LSO On Track Monday 18 September, 7.30pm Milton Court Concert Hall
This is Rattle: Adès Guildhall School musicians Richard Baker conductor
Per Nørgård Hut Ab! Nicholas Maw The Head of Orpheus Judith Weir The Alps Sir Harrison Birtwistle Célan settings Niccoló Castiglioni Vallis Clausa György Kurtág Eletut Osvaldo Golijov Sarajevo John Woolrich A Farewell Madness arr. Adès Cardiac Arrest Composer and Guildhall alumnus Thomas Adès has curated this programme of inspirational works by some of the most distinctive voices of our time. In the intimate surroundings of Milton Court, young musicians of the Guildhall School are the ideal team to celebrate a new chapter in British music. Tickets: £10-£25, available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
LSO On Track Young Musicians Guildhall School musicians London Symphony Orchestra Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Elgar arr. Gareth Glyn Extracts from Variations on an Original Theme, Enigma Stravinsky arr. Gareth Glyn Extracts from The Rite of Spring LSO On Track is a partnership between the LSO and ten East London Music Services, in collaboration with the Barbican and Guildhall School, which puts young East Londoners on a world-class stage with LSO artists to create inspirational performances. Tickets: £5, available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
Friday 22 September, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Wednesday 22 November, 7.30pm Barbican Hall
Guildhall Symphony Orchestra
Guildhall Symphony Orchestra
Guildhall Chorus David Vinden chorus master
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor Adrian Leaper conductor
Nicolai ‘Mondchor’ Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music Elgar Enigma Variations
Esa-Pekka Salonen LA Variations Mahler Symphony No. 5
The Guildhall Symphony Orchestra opens the new academic year with two celestial choral works and Elgar’s famous musical sketches. Tickets: £15, £10 (£5 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office from July 2017. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
Monday 30 October, Wednesday 1, Friday 3, Monday 6 November, 7pm Silk Street Theatre
Menotti: The Consul Timothy Redmond conductor Stephen Medcalf director
The Guildhall School’s award-winning opera department presents Menotti’s tragic and topical 1950 opera, which follows a political dissident on the run from the secret police. Tickets: £25 (£15 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office from September 2017. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
Two renowned conductors for the price of one. Tying in with the Barbican’s Esa-Pekka Salonen Composer Focus, the Finnish conductor leads the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra in one of his own compositions before Adrian Leaper takes the baton to conduct Mahler’s enduringly popular Fifth Symphony. Tickets: £15, £10 (£5 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office from July 2017. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
Try something new this summer The Guildhall Schoolâ€™s programme of short courses offers a range of opportunities for people of all ages to explore music and drama, whether taking their very first steps or putting building blocks in place for a professional career. Cross-Arts Summer School in association with the Barbican
Summer Arts Camp (11-14 years) Performing Arts Course (15+) Acting courses
Shakespeare & Contemporary Theatre Musical Theatre Drama Summer School for 16-17 years Technical Theatre courses
Stage Management courses Stage Lighting Skills Practical Theatre Sound Skills Video Projection Mapping Scenic Art Skills Prop Making Skills Introduction to Costume Introduction to Wigs, Hair & Make-up for Theatre Music courses
Brass & Percussion Week Jazz & Rock Week Singersâ€™ Weekend Contemporary A Cappella with Accent Music Theory and Aural Skills Advanced instrumental courses Find out more and apply online at gsmd.ac.uk/summer
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