Music, Drama, Opera, Jazz
Sept â€“ Dec 2016
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Thursday 22 September, 6pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Piano duos Postgraduate composers and pianists create and perform new works for piano duo. Admission free Friday 23 September, 7.30pm Barbican Hall G UI LD HA LL T I C KE T ED EV EN T
Guildhall Jazz, Symphony Orchestra & Chorus Photographs Clive Barda, Paul Cochrane, Lucas Dawson, Matthew Ferguson, Alastair Muir August: A Fine Day, Skye by Anne Gordon The Crucible: Stephen Orsillo/iStock Great Expectations: Michael Fenton/Alamy Cover photo Opera Makers (Summer 2016) © Matthew Ferguson
Guildhall Jazz Band & Choir Iain Ballamy saxophone Malcolm Edmonstone piano Scott Stroman conductor
Brahms Academic Festival Overture Walton Belshazzar’s Feast Hear two magnificent classical choral works alongside some of the best contemporary jazz as Guildhall muscians open the new academic year in style. Newly-appointed Guildhall professor Iain Ballamy joins Guildhall musicians for a special performance of his pastoral-themed music in a set arranged by Head of Jazz, Malcolm Edmonstone. In the second half, epic musical forces – baritone soloist, large chorus, brass bands, organ and orchestra – play out Walton’s adventurous oratorio depicting the fall of Babylon. Tickets: £15, £10 (£5 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
Supporters of the Guildhall School are invited to attend this concert and an exclusive 21st Century Pastoral – The Music of Iain pre-performance reception as guests of the Ballamy School (booking required). For further Guildhall Symphony Orchestra & Chorus information please contact Megan Gibbs in the Development Office on 020 7382 7179 or Christopher Cull baritone Adrian Leaper conductor email@example.com
Friday 30 September, 7.30pm Milton Court Concert Hall GUILDHA LL T I C KE T E D E VE NT ALUMNI RECITAL SERIES
Kathleen Ferrier: Whattalife! Lucy Stevens Kathleen Ferrier Elizabeth Marcus music director Chris Baldwin director Dodger Phillips movement director Penny Mayes Dramatic Solutions
Sunday 25 September, 5.30pm Barbican Hall 4
LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists Sibelius Songs Senior musicians from the Guildhall School take to the Barbican stage before LSO concerts with free performances of complementary repertoire. Admission free
Thursday 29 September, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Strings at Six A performance snapshot from the Strings and Chamber Music departments.
A new play performed by Lucy Stevens with musical accompaniment, Whattalife! tells the story of one of Britain’s phenomenal women of the 20th century: Kathleen Ferrier – from her debut as a singer in 1940 and her meteoric rise to her tragic death in 1953. Professional actress and contralto Lucy Stevens has researched and created a unique and engaging performance; the text is taken straight from Kathleen’s letters and diaries. Sung music from her repertoire is woven through the text, with music direction by Guildhall School professor and alumna, Elizabeth Marcus. Whattalife! is the first staged dramatisation of Ferrier’s life, evoking the spirit of the war and post-war years. Just like Kathleen during her short but full life, the show has a sense of fun and talks straight from the heart.
Monday 10, Tuesday 11, Wednesday 12, Thursday 13, Friday 14, Saturday 15 October, 7.30pm Tuesday 11, Thursday 13 October, 2pm Milton Court Studio Theatre
August An adaptation of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya by Julian Mitchell From a translation by Tania Alexander Wyn Jones director Libby Watson designer Jess Bernberg lighting designer* Samuel Prestt sound designer*
On a remote farm estate in Wales over a hundred years ago, the quiet domestic routine of the Davies family is dislocated by the arrival of a pair of glamorous and distinguished relatives from London. People continue to eat, drink, work, chatter, yet all the while their happiness is being created, or their lives are being torn apart, in these scenes from country life. Tickets: £10 (£5 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 1 September. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
The Alumni Recital Series is in support of the School’s Scholarships Fund. Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 8 August. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
*Student on the BA (Hons) Technical Theatre Arts programme
Monday 3 October, 7.30pm Milton Court Concert Hall G U I L DH A L L T I CK ET ED E VE NT
David Kaplan piano James Austin Smith oboe Margaret Dyer viola Caitlin Sullivan cello
Postgraduate students from the School’s Strings department showcase their talents in these free evening concerts.
Britten Phantasy for Oboe and String Trio Andrew Norman Sonnets for Viola/Cello and Piano Iva Bittová Divná slecˇinka for Oboe and Viola Gabriela Lena Frank Serenata from Four Folk Songs for Violin, Cello and Piano Andrew Norman The Garden of Follies for Oboe and Piano Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478
Tuesday 4 October, 7pm Thursday 13 October, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
Monday 17, Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19, Thursday 20, Friday 21, Saturday 22 October, 7.30pm Tuesday 18, Thursday 20 October, 2pm Milton Court Theatre
Thursday 13 October, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall
by Arthur Miller
Poet in the City: Lorca in New York Lyrical and fidgeting, Federico García Lorca’s intoxicating Poet in New York inhaled the sights and smells of a city in flux. In collaboration with the Guildhall School, Poet in the City transforms Milton Court into the whir of 1920s New York to combine live jazz music and performances from the text to reimagine the world of Lorca’s ‘sleepless city’. Introduced by Lorca specialist and expert of 20th century Spanish culture, Xon de Ros.
An unforgettable evening of musicmaking from ground-breaking New York City-based chamber ensemble Decoda, the Affiliate Ensemble of New York’s Carnegie Hall, and the Guildhall School’s new Resident Ensemble in Creative Performance. Enjoy the programme as an exploration of form, manifested in the not-quite-Fantasy of Benjamin Britten, 21st century approaches to folk music from Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions), available Gabriela Lena Frank and Iva Bittová, from the Barbican Box Office: architectural follies and literary sonnets 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from young phenom Andrew Norman, and perhaps the ultimate conveyer of form, Mozart. Or enjoy it as a carefully guided path through brilliant works of chamber music spanning four centuries.
Mike Alfreds director Amelia Jane Hankin designer Chris Needle lighting designer* Sean Mortimer sound designer*
Arthur Miller’s disturbing and thrilling ‘take’ on the Salem Witch-hunts of 1692 still resonates today with the threat that besets us from irrational ideologies and mass hysteria. Tickets: £10 (£5 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 1 September. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 8 August. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
*Student on the BA (Hons) Technical Theatre Arts programme
Monday 24 October, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Beloved Friend: Tchaikovsky Project
Songs at Six From Moscow to Golders Green: the songs of Nikolai Medtner
Guildhall School musicians Justin Way stage director
Iain Burnside leads postgraduate singers and pianists in a performance of songs by Nikolai Medtner and associated repertoire. Immersed in both Russian and German literature, Medtner was a prolific song composer, working in both languages and embracing different Romantic traditions. Tuesday 25 October, 7pm
Sir Ronald Harwood Beloved Friend: The Strange Love Affair of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Nadezhda von Meck An opportunity to see the great Romantic composer in a more intimate light as Oscar-winning playwright Sir Ronald Harwood explores the relationship – highly unusual in that they never met – between Tchaikovsky and his patron Nadezhda von Meck. Guildhall musicians perform as part of the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Beloved Friend: Tchaikovsky Project. Tickets: £10–£25 available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
Sunday 16 October, 5.30pm Barbican Hall
LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists Jonathan Ferrucci piano
Bach Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue Mendelssohn Variations Sérieuses, Op. 54 Bartók Piano Sonata Senior musicians from the Guildhall School take to the Barbican stage before LSO concerts with free performances of complementary repertoire. Admission free
Milton Court Concert Hall G U I L D H A L L T I C K ET ED EV EN T ALUMNI RECITAL SERIES
Monday 17 October, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Spotlight on Wind & Brass
Sunday 16 October, 4pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Short early evening concert featuring soloists from the Wind, Brass and Percussion department. Admission free Monday 24 October, 6pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Strings at Six A performance snapshot from the Strings and Chamber Music departments. Admission free
Tuesday 25 October, 1.15pm St Mary-at-Hill Church, London Thursday 27 October, 7pm Hatchlands Park Friday 28 October, 7.30pm Silk Street Music Hall
Guildhall Cantata Project Directed by James Johnstone John Blow Venus and Adonis The Guildhall Cantata Ensemble presents the last masque to be composed for the Stuart Court. Blow’s perennial masterpiece, based on the classical myth of Venus and Adonis, is by turns witty and moving and without doubt an inspiration for Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas. The Hatchlands Park concert includes Purcell settings of Shakespeare Admission free for London performances Tickets for Hatchlands Park: £20 from cobbecollection.co.uk
Guitar Spectacular El Cimarrón Ensemble Duo: Christina Schorn guitar Ivan Mancinelli marimba
Works by Luca Lombardi, Vito Palumbo and Balz Trümpy. Skogmo-Høsøien Guitar & Lute Duo: Jørgen Skogmo Baroque & Romantic guitars Erik Høsøien lute & theorbo
Music by Vivaldi, Robert de Visée and Kapsberger. Me ¯ la Guitar Quartet: Matthew Robinson, Jiva Housden, George Tarlton, Daniel Bovey guitars
Music by Bach, Franck, Houghton and Johansen. Discover some of the most extraordinary music written for guitar as the Guildhall School welcomes back alumni to present an evening of music spanning Baroque to contemporary compositions. The Alumni Recital Series is in support of the School’s Scholarships Fund. Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 8 August. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
Monday 31 October, 7.30pm Milton Court Concert Hall
G UI LD HA LL T I C KE T ED EV EN T
G U I L D H A L L T I C K ET ED EV EN T FACULTY ARTIST SERIES
Guildhall Jazz Band & Choir Scott Stroman musical director
With special guest Anthony Strong vocals and piano
The Parasol by Francisco de Goya
The Guildhall School is thrilled to welcome back singer-pianist Anthony Strong who, since graduating in 2007, has gone on to enjoy an international career, having recently sold out the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. A huge talent, Anthony’s skills go beyond performing – he is an accomplished arranger, as will be evident this evening as the awardwinning Guildhall Jazz Band present his stellar arrangements. Tickets: £15 (£5 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 8 August. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
Wednesday 26 October
6pm, Milton Court Concert Hall
Love and Death …el amor y la muerte…
Canciones amatorias and Valses poéticos
A celebration of the life and work of Enrique Granados (1867-1916).
A selection of love songs (1915), together with the complete Valses poéticos for piano (1895). Devised and performed by pianists Maite Aguirre and Ricardo Gosalbo together with Guildhall School singers.
Friday 28 October, 6pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Warlock at 122
7.30pm, Milton Court Concert Hall
A recital of songs for the Peter Warlock Society’s annual anniversary celebration for the composer. Curated by Richard Jackson.
Granados and Goya
Supported by the Instituto Cervantes in London, the British-Spanish Society and the Spanish Song and Zarzuela Festival. 1pm, Milton Court Concert Hall
Tonadillas en estilo antiguo and Danzas españolas A complete performance of Granados’s 12 Tonadillas (1912), popular songs based on eighteenth-century texts, together with five of his Spanish dances for piano (1890). Devised and performed by pianists Maite Aguirre and Ricardo Gosalbo together with Guildhall School singers. Admission free
A complete performance of Goyescas for piano (1911), songs and chamber music, including the Piano Quintet (1895). Performed by Guildhall singers and pianists, with guest appearances by the Isbilia Quartet and Maite Aguirre, Francisco de Goya and Granados himself. Admission free
Songs at Six
Monday 31 October, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Spotlight on Wind & Brass Short early evening concert featuring soloists from the Wind, Brass and Percussion department. Admission free
Chamber Masters Ronan O’Hora piano
Thursday 27 October, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall
(Head of Advanced Performance and Keyboard Studies) András Keller violin (Professor of Violin) Pablo Hernán Benedi violin Matthew Jones viola (Acting Head of Chamber Music) Louise Hopkins cello (Head of Strings) Dvorˇák Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81 Beethoven Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70 No. 1, ‘Ghost’ Hear two masterful chamber works in an exclusive performance by senior Guildhall professors. Dvorˇák’s bright and rhythmic Piano Quintet is full of the composer’s memorable melodies and expertly balanced between the five instruments, while Beethoven’s ‘Ghost’ Trio – named after his student, Carl Czerny, said the ominous second movement reminded him of the ghost of Hamlet’s father – is known for its dark and suspenseful quality. This concert marks violinist András Keller’s first performance as a new professor in the School’s Strings department. Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 8 August. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
On the Twentieth Century
(Summer 2016) Photo by Alastair Muir
Wednesday 2 November, 7pm Barbican Hall
Monday 31 October, Wednesday 2, Friday 4, Monday 7 November, 7pm Silk Street Theatre
Venice Baroque Orchestra Vivaldi Juditha Triumphans
Stravinsky: Mavra Tchaikovsky: Iolanta Dominic Wheeler conductor Kelly Robinson director Bridget Kimak designer Declan Randall lighting designer
A double bill of contrasting Russian masterpieces, which both composers (who were famously self-critical) considered among their very best works. Stravinsky’s Mavra – dedicated to Tchaikovsky – is a neoclassical opera buffa of disguise and trickery and contrasts perfectly with Tchaikovsky’s own touchingly beautiful tale of Iolanta’s journey from blindness to enlightenment. The Tchaikovsky will be sung in Russian; the Stravinsky, as directed by the composer, in the vernacular. Tickets: £25 (£15 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 1 September. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
The Guildhall Consort recreates Vivaldi’s all-female choir in the Venice Baroque Orchestra’s production of his best-loved oratorio, with a starry cast headed by Magdalena Kožená as the warlike hero. Tickets: £15–£45 available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
Wednesday 9 November, 7.30pm Barbican Hall G U I L D H A L L T I C K ET ED EV EN T
Saturday 5 November, 3pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Steve Reich at 80 Weekend: Drumming Steve Reich City Life Drumming Guildhall musicians perform two works that have helped shape the face of contemporary music, as part of the Barbican’s Steve Reich at 80 Weekend. City Life uses sampling and repetition to evoke the constant movement of urban living, whilst Drumming is a perfect example of Reich’s use of phasing. Tickets: £15, available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
Wednesday 9 November, 6pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Oliver Wass A solo recital from harpist Oliver Wass, winner of Guildhall’s most prestigious prize for musicians, the Gold Medal (2016). Admission free
Guildhall Symphony Orchestra Diego Matheuz conductor
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade Beethoven Symphony No. 5 No work of classical music is as famous and iconic as Beethoven’s dramatic Fifth Symphony. Experience a live performance of this spine-tingling masterwork conducted by a rising star graduate of Venezuela’s El Sistema programme. Tickets: £15, £10 (£5 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 8 August. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members. Friday 11 November, 10am Silk Street Music Hall
Max and Peggy Morgan Prize For the performance of a viola concerto with piano accompaniment. Admission free
Thursday 17 November, 2pm Silk Street Music Hall
Guildhall Jazz Band & Choir Beethoven Piano Prize Malcolm Edmonstone musical director With special guests Mike Walker guitar and Iain Dixon saxophone
Fresh from their tour as two-fifths of international jazz sensation ‘The Impossible Gentlemen’, tonight’s concert sees the culmination of Mike Walker and Iain Dixon’s residency in the Guildhall School’s jazz department. Two of the most important jazz musicians in Europe, their collective output knows little stylistic boundary – from Brazilian songs to Steely Dan-infused groove music, expect the unexpected as Mike and Iain join the Guildhall Jazz Band and Choir for this exciting evening of music. Tickets: £15 (£5 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 8 August. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
Wednesday 23 November, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
For the performance of a complete Beethoven Sonata.
String musicians showcase their talents in this free evening concert.
Friday 18 November, 6pm Lecture Recital Room
Thursday 24 November, 6pm Barbican Hall
Songs at Six
LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists
Late Songs of Robert Schumann Guildhall professor Eugene Asti leads postgraduate singers and pianists in a concert of songs from Robert Schumann’s unjustly neglected late period. Admission free
Bel Canto Songs
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.
Thursday 24 November, 7.30pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Richard Tognetti/ Satu Vänskä
Tuesday 22 November, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
Richard Tognetti violin Satu Vänskä violin Guildhall Electronic Music students
Charles Ives Variations on ‘America’ Schumann Four Marches Copland El Salón México Brahms Variations on a Theme of Haydn J. S. Bach Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 All works arranged by Eric Crees From Copland’s popular take on Mexican dance hall music to Bach’s organ work transposed for brass band, Guildhall musicians present a diverse programme. Admission free
G U I L D H A L L T I C K ET ED EV EN T
English Song Prize
Thursday 24, Friday 25, Monday 28, Tuesday 29 November, 7pm Milton Court Studio Theatre
Senior musicians from the Guildhall School take to the Barbican stage before LSO concerts with free performances of complementary repertoire.
Tuesday 22 November, 10am Lecture Recital Room
Finalists perform a short recital of songs with English text.
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Friday 11 November, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall
For Tognetti, electronic music is as essential as Beethoven or Brahms, so this collaboration with Electronic Music students is a natural part of his ‘in-theround’ Milton Court residency. Tickets: please visit barbican.org.uk Part of Barbican Presents Part of Richard Tognetti: Milton Court Artist in Residence
Martin Lloyd-Evans director Elizabeth Rowe musical director
Tickets: £10 (£5 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 24 October. Friday 25 November, 7.30pm Silk Street Music Hall
Donald Weilerstein & Vivian Hornik Weilerstein Leading performers and pedagogues Donald Weilerstein (violin) and Vivian Weilerstein (piano) perform side by side with Guildhall students as part of their three-day chamber music residency. Programme to include Elgar’s Piano Quintet. See page 23 for masterclasses. Admission free
Monday 28 November, 6pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Scenes at Six A showing of opera scenes performed by postgraduate singers. Admission free
Tuesday 29 November, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall
By Charles Dickens Adapted by Nick Ormerod and
Guildhall New Music Ensemble
Directed by Richard Baker
Christian Burgess director Agnes Treplin designer Johanna Town lighting designer Robert Matthews sound designer*
“I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.” Charles Dickens’s enduring masterpiece is brought to life in this brilliant stage adaptation which offers an opportunity for a large ensemble of actors to share the telling of this classic coming-of-age story. Tickets: £10 (£5 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk from 1 September. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members. Pre-performance talk:
Tuesday 29 November (see page 27). Captioned performance in association with Stagetext:
Wednesday 30 November, 2pm
Harrison Birtwistle Cortege Richard Baker Hwyl fawr ffrindiau Na’ama Zisser new work Martin Suckling Psalm Tansy Davies Grind Show Sunday 27 November, 1pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Total Immersion: Richard Rodney Bennett Richard Rodney Bennett After Syrinx 2 Arabesque Noctuary Sonatina Songs before Sleep Performers include Emiko Edwards piano Molly Lopresti-Richards percussion
Guildhall musicians celebrate the kaleidoscopic world of Richard Rodney Bennett as part of the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Total Immersion day. This lunchtime concert includes his solo piano serial music, Noctuary, performed by Emiko Edwards. Tickets: £12, available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
*Student on the BA (Hons) Technical Theatre Arts programme
Friday 25, Saturday 26, Monday 28, Tuesday 29, Wednesday 30 November, 7.30pm Monday 28, Wednesday 30 November, 2pm Silk Street Theatre
Richard Baker leads Guildhall’s flagship contemporary music group through an eclectic programme, including a new composition by Na’ama Zisser (Guildhall and Royal Opera House Composer in Residence), and Grind Show by alumnus Tansy Davies, which mixes acoustic instruments with electronics. Admission free Wednesday 30 November, 7pm Lecture Recital Room
String Concert Undergraduate students from the School’s strings faculty showcase their talents in this free evening concert. Admission free
(Summer 2016) Photo by Clive Barda
Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet Masterclasses in Oboe, Horn and Chamber Music. See gsmd.ac.uk/events for details.
Thursday 3 November, 10am Silk Street Music Hall
Julius Drake Accompaniment Masterclass
Monday 7 November, 6.30pm Silk Street Music Hall
Wednesday 23 November, 11am Milton Court Concert Hall
Donald Weilerstein Violin Masterclass Friday 25 November, 2pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Tuesday 18 October, 10am & 2pm
Voice Masterclass Tickets: £16.50 (£10 students), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
Brentano Quartet Chamber Music Masterclass
Thursday 1 December, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Historical Performance Opera Scenes Victoria Newlyn director Elizabeth Marcus musical director
A selection of fully-staged opera scenes from the Baroque era, accompanied by a small ensemble. Admission free Thursday 8 December, 6pm Barbican Hall
LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists Stravinsky Octet Bartók Contrasts Senior musicians from the Guildhall School take to the Barbican stage before
LSO concerts with free performances of complementary repertoire.
Thursday 10 November, 10am Silk Street Music Hall Friday 11 November, 10am Lecture Recital Room
Wednesday 14 December, 6pm Barbican Hall
LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists
Monday 14 November, 10am Silk Street Music Hall
Jonathan Biss Piano Masterclass
Thursday 1 December, 2pm Lecture Recital Room
Paul Lewis Piano Masterclass
Antonina Suhanova piano
Shostakovich Two Preludes and Fugues Mussorgsky Pictures from an Exhibition Senior musicians from the Guildhall School take to the Barbican stage before LSO concerts with free performances of complementary repertoire.
Monday 21 November, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Graham Johnson Voice and Piano Masterclass
Monday 5 December, 2pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Richard Goode Piano Masterclass
Admission free All masterclasses are free to attend unless otherwise stated
GUILDHALL YOUNG ARTISTS
Saturday 26 November, 5.30pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Junior Guildhall String Ensemble & Symphony Orchestra Julian Clayton conductor
Programme to include: Karłowicz Serenade for Strings, Op. 2 Dvorˇ ák Symphony No.7 in D minor, Op. 70
Wednesday 21 September, 7.30pm Barbican Hall 24
A Roald Dahl Adventure London Schools Symphony Orchestra Peter Ash conductor
Jean Sibelius arr. Peter Ash and Donald Sturrock The Minpins Peter Ash’s musical adaptation of The Minpins – Roald Dahl’s last work – brings to life this heart-warming story of a young boy and his adventures in the Forest of Sin. It features the music of Jean Sibelius, including extracts from The Tempest, the tone-poem Pan and Echo and his Swan White suite. The Times described the LSSO’s previous performance of Ash’s work as ‘little short of phenomenal’. Tickets: £9-£26, available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
The first orchestral work by Polish composer Karłowicz is a beautifully expressive four-movement serenade which includes a lyrical romance and a playful waltz. Junior Guildhall ensembles perform it alongside Dvorˇ ák’s thrilling and tempestuous Symphony No. 7, a statement of Czech nationalism written at the time of the Austro-Hungarian empire, and arguably the composer’s most ambitious work. Tickets: £10 (£5 concessions), 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Royal Musical Association 52nd Annual Conference The Guildhall School hosts the prestigious and long-running Royal Musical Association Annual Conference at our world-class Milton Court facilities. Featuring a packed schedule of panel sessions and papers, lecture recitals and lectures, presentations will encompass a wide variety of music and performance related disciplines. With wonderful opportunities for networking and engagement, this three-day conference promises to be diverse, lively and unmissable for anyone interested in the study of music and/or performance. Highlights include: Peter Le Huray lecture by Graham Vick CBE (Artistic Director of Birmingham Opera Company) Edward Dent Award Medal lecture by Professor Marina Frolova-Walker (Reader in Music History, University of Cambridge and Director of Studies in Music, Clare College)
Monday 3 October, 6pm Milton Court Seminar Room
The eighteenth-century early music movement We have long known that the interest in musical classics dates back to the eighteenth century, with the Academy of Ancient Music leading the way from 1726. But the ramifications of this interest extended beyond the simple performance of ‘old’ composers’ works. As this paper will show, both in performance style and in the works of contemporary composers, eighteenthcentury musicians sought to engage with this most fashionable of musical pursuits. Presented by Dr Suzanne Aspden (University of Oxford). Monday 10 October, Monday 7 November, 6pm Milton Court Seminar Room
Explorations in Creative Learning
For full details visit gsmd.ac.uk/RMA2016
The Guildhall-Barbican Creative Learning department discusses projects which extend the boundaries of performance practice and explore different creative processes.
Tickets: £35-£80, available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
Tuesday 25 October, 6.30pm Silk Street Music Hall
Monday 26 September, 6pm Milton Court Seminar Room
Care: The Musical Dr Stuart Wood discusses the development of a new musical on the subject of care, spotlighting music therapy as an emergent site both of aesthetic theory and of innovative performance.
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Saturday 3 – Monday 5 September
Brahms re-heard: Quintet in G Major, Op. 111 Curated by Jacqueline Ross, continuing an exploration of romantic period performance, preceded by an illustrated introduction on the project.
Monday 14 November, 6pm Milton Court Seminar Room
Tuesday 29 November, 5.30pm Silk Street Theatre
Great Expectations pre-performance discussion
Professor Helena Gaunt discusses the
ways in which the Guildhall School is re-imagining how a conservatoire interacts within the world of performing arts, and beyond.
Christian Burgess is joined by actors from the School’s production of Great Expectations (see page 18) to discuss the process of adapting an iconic novel for stage.
Monday 28 November, 6pm Lecture Recital Room
The emancipated performer: musical renderings beyond interpretation Dr Paulo de Assis (Orpheus Institute) argues for an emancipated, liberated and creative mode of performing musical objects from the past.
Organised in conjunction with the Cambridge Centre for Musical Performance Studies and the Institute of Musical Research.
Research Works events (except the Royal Musical Association Conference) are free to attend but booking is required. Please visit researchatguildhall.eventbrite.co.uk to book.
Monday 27 February, Wednesday 1, Friday 3, Monday 6 March 2017, 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
Thursday 26 January 2017, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Saturday 28 January 2017, 1pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Guildhall String Ensemble
Philip Glass at 80
Directed by Levon Chilingirian
Guildhall School musicians Directed by Richard Benjafield
Janácˇ ek Suite for String Orchestra Tigran Mansurian Violin Concerto No. 2 Beethoven String Quartet No. 14, Op. 131 Tigran Mansurian’s spiritual Violin Concerto – composed in 2006 for Levon Chilingirian himself – provides the centerpiece to this concert, bookended by Janácˇ ek’s charming suite and a late work 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 from 24 October. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
Philip Glass Piano Études – selection Glassworks Guildhall musicians explore the groundbreaking American composer’s mesmerising music 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
The Tale of Januarie is a new opera by an all-Guildhall 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; and despite Januarie’s controlling nature, the lovers must find a way to consummate their passion. 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 2017. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
Wednesday 15 March 2017, 7.30pm Barbican Hall
Guildhall Symphony Orchestra Pietari Inkinen conductor
Wagner arr. Maazel The Ring Without Words Following his adjudication of the Gold Medal, 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. Tickets: £15, £10 (£5 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office from 6 January 2017. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
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CONTACT & INFORMATION
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The Guildhall School is located in the heart of the City of London, in the midst of an exciting cultural hub which includes the Barbican Centre, LSO St Luke’s and the Museum of London. There is a good selection of restaurants and bars nearby on Whitecross Street, Old Street and in Farringdon and Spitalfields, for those looking for a pre-concert or pre-theatre meal.
“Receiving a scholarship has helped me to realise my dream. It has given me the opportunity to train at one of the best technical theatre schools in the world.”
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Guildhall School Scholarships Fund
How to find us
Shoreditch By telephone: 020 7638 8891 High Street (10am–8pm Mon–Sat; 11am–8pm Sun & Bank Holidays) BRICK LANE
Transaction Fees: £3 per online transaction, £4 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person. Mastercard, Aldgate East accepted. Visa and American Express Aldgate Calls may be monitored or recorded for quality assurance and training purposes. EE
In person: Advance Box Office at Silk Street entrance open 10am–9pm Mon–Sat / Tower Hill 12 noon–9pm Sun & Bank Holidays. don
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A transaction fee applies which includes the return of your tickets by first class post if time permits.
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Every year donations to the Scholarships Fund make it possible for over 450 young musicians, actors and theatre technicians to take up their hard-won places or continue their studies at the Guildhall School.
The Guildhall School Trust is a Registered Charity No. 1082472
Online booking: barbican.org.uk
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Saatvika Kantamneni, MA Collaborative Theatre Production and Design
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The Guildhall School is provided by the City of London as part of its contribution to the cultural life of London and the nation.