Music, Drama, Opera, Live Events
Apr â€“ Jul 2018
Contents Monthly highlights April May
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Masterclasses 30 Guildhall Young Artists
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BASCA Presents: Media Composer Conference Bringing together industry experts and composers from the worlds of film, TV, adverts and gaming. Featuring a keynote from Academy Award-winning composer Rachel Portman OBE. For information and booking, visit basca.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday 24, Thursday 26, Saturday 28, Monday 30 April, Wednesday 2, Friday 4 May, 7.30pm Lyric Hammersmith
Richard Baker conductor Ted Huffman director Hannah Clark designer Pierre Martin video designer D.M. Wood lighting designer Sound Intermedia sound designer
Friday 20 April, 9.30am Milton Court Concert Hall
A revival of the critically-acclaimed opera by Philip Venables, the Guildhall School and Royal Opera’s first Doctoral Composer-in-Residence. Venables is the first to set music to a play by Sarah Kane. His original and hard-hitting operatic version of 4.48 Psychosis received its premiere in May 2016, winning the award for Achievement in Opera at the 2016 UK Theatre Awards. Tickets: £15 – £40, available via the Royal Opera House box office: roh.org.uk
4.48 Psychosis By Philip Venables Based on the play by Sarah Kane 3
Wednesday 25 April, 6.30pm Silk Street Music Hall
Brass Prize Supported by the Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers Finalists perform a programme of brass repertoire with piano accompaniment. Admission free Thursday 26 April, 2pm Silk Street Music Hall
The True Way? A workshop and masterclass on CPE Bach’s Sonata for Harp with Dr Andrew Lawrence-King.
Join us for an exciting afternoon exploring questions of time, ornamentation, fingering, the instrument, continuo, ‘Empfindsamkeit’ (the ‘sensitive’ style of musical composition developed in 18th-century Germany), and making connections with science and art. Admission free Thursday 26 April, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
Piano Concert A performance snapshot from the Keyboard department, presented by postgraduate pianists. Admission free Friday 27 April, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
Sunday 29 April, 3pm New Malden Methodist Church Wednesday 2 May, 12pm Hatchlands Park, Surrey Thursday 3 May, 6pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Guildhall Cantata Ensemble Directed by James Johnstone Carissimi Jephte Charpentier Le Reniement de Saint Pierre The Guildhall Cantata Ensemble presents Charpentier’s dramatic account of Peter’s denial of Christ for voices and instruments, coupled with Carissimi’s powerful and celebrated oratorio. Admission free for New Malden and Milton Court Tickets for Hatchlands Park: £15, available from cobbecollection.co.uk Monday 30 April, 6.30pm Silk Street Music Hall
Vocal Prize Supported by the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors
Singers present a 15 minute programme of contrasting pieces.
String musicians showcase their talents in this informal evening concert.
Wednesday 2 May, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
Strings and Piano Project
Martin Hathaway directs the Guildhall Jazz Orchestra in a celebratory programme of the music of Duke Ellington, transcribed and arranged by Michael Kilpatrick.
Exciting new works for piano and strings written by postgraduate composers in a project directed by Mark Knoop and Marcus Barcham-Stevens.
Wednesday 2 May, 1.10pm Presbytery, Ely Cathedral
Wednesday 2 May, 7pm Lecture Recital Room
Guildhall Saxophone Ensemble
Directed by Christian Forshaw Folk music of Europe, drawn from Bulgarian Choirs, Scandinavian melodies, works by BartĂłk, and Farewell to Stromness by Maxwell Davies.
Tuesday 1 May, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
String musicians showcase their talents in this informal evening concert. Admission free
Free with a ticket to the Cathedral. 5
Guildhall Jazz Showcase Join students, alumni and professors of the jazz department as they present a diverse range of performances celebrating the very best of jazz today. During the day, students showcase their work in combos led by Guildhall professors in the Milton Court Studio Theatre, which is transformed in to a jazz club for this three-day showcase. The evenings bring performances from some of the most celebrated artists on the UK jazz scene.
Wednesday 2 May, 12pm – 5pm Milton Court Studio Theatre
Student combos Student combos led by Guildhall professors. New combos perform every hour. Admission free Wednesday 2 May, 7.30pm Milton Court Studio Theatre GUILDHA LL T I C KE T E D E VE NT
Stan Sulzmann and Nikki Iles with the Guildhall Jazz Orchestra
Kicking off the evening in style, the Guildhall Jazz Orchestra joins forces with saxophonist Stan Sulzmann (‘more personal and hauntingly moving than ever’ John Fordham, Jazz UK) and pianist Nikki Iles (‘formidably creative’ The Guardian). Following on from the acclaimed Stardust recording, the duo – both Guildhall professors – have teamed up for a new release, Lush Life, which features new original music and arrangements of standards with Dave Holland. Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
Friday 4 May, 12pm – 5pm Milton Court Studio Theatre
Student combos led by Guildhall professors. New combos perform every hour.
Student combos led by Guildhall professors. New combos perform every hour.
Thursday 3 May, 7.30pm Milton Court Studio Theatre
Friday 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
Julian Siegel Quartet
Issie Barratt’s Interchange
Julian Siegel saxophone / clarinet /
Brigitte Beraha voice Yazz Ahmed trumpet and electronics Helena Kay clarinet and alto sax Tori Freestone flute, soprano &
compositions Liam Noble piano Oli Hayhurst double bass Gene Calderazzo drums
The Julian Siegel Quartet combines four distinctive voices to create a group that is becoming one of the most in-demand quartets on the UK jazz scene. The music the band plays moves freely through varied sound-worlds and colours, from undercurrents of bop into electroacoustic trance, from an acoustic quartet playing early-electric Miles to dancing West African drum grooves, searching ballads and joyful melodies. This concert is a chance to hear music from their new album, Vista. Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
tenor saxes, violin Issie Barratt baritone sax Carol Jarvis trombone Shirley Smart cello Karen Street accordion Charlie Pyne bass Katie Patterson percussion A chance to hear this exciting new jazz group comprising ten of the nation’s most innovative award-winning composers and improvisers who are pushing at the boundaries and blurring all the edges. The group features several Guildhall alumni and professors including Brigitte Beraha, Yazz Ahmed, Helena Kay, Tori Freestone and Charlie Pyne. Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
Thursday 3 May, 12pm – 5pm Milton Court Studio Theatre
Wednesday 9 May, 6.30pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Nurturing the Outstanding Actor A lecture demonstration by Professor Ken Rea
Ken Rea, Professor of Theatre at Guildhall and author of The Outstanding Actor: Seven Keys to Success, has trained some of Britain’s leading stars of stage and screen. They include Daniel Craig, Ewan McGregor, Lily James, Paapa Essiedu, Hayley Atwell, Michelle Dockery, Orlando Bloom, Dominic West and Damian Lewis. In this interactive lecture demonstration, Ken outlines his discoveries and insights drawing on over 30 years’ teaching at Guildhall and around the world. Wednesday 9 May, 1pm Wigmore Hall 8
The Prince Consort Side by Side The Prince Consort is renowned for its imaginative programming, worldclass performances and its original approach to commissioning new works. The ensemble is also passionate about supporting the development of the next generation of singers and pianists. This concert sees Guildhall singers and pianists perform side by side with members of the ensemble in songs, duets and ensembles, including Schumann’s Spanisches Liederspiel, Op. 74. Tickets: £5, available from the Wigmore Hall Box Office: 020 7935 2141 wigmore-hall.org.uk
Admission free, booking required: ticketsource.co.uk/event/FFJDKM Thursday 10 May, 6pm & 7.30pm Silk Street Music Hall
Voiceworks with Jane Manning Soprano Jane Manning directs two evening programmes of 20th and 21st century song performed by undergraduate and postgraduate singers and pianists. Admission free
Thursday 10 May, 7pm Barbican Hall
The Gold Medal The Guildhall School’s most prestigious prize for musicians. This year is the turn of the instrumentalists, who will perform a concerto with the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Judd. Previous winners of the Gold Medal include Jacqueline du Pré (1960), Tasmin Little (1986) and Sir Bryn Terfel (1989). The Finalists Ljubica Stojanovic piano
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26 Dan-Iulian Drutac violin Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 Joon Yoon piano Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15 Guildhall Symphony Orchestra James Judd conductor The Jury Donagh Collins Chief Executive, Askonas Holt Kathryn Enticott Director, Enticott Music
Management Paul Hughes General Manager,
BBC Symphony Orchestra James Judd Competition Conductor Jonathan Vaughan Vice-Principal & Director
of Music, Guildhall School Tickets: £20, £15 (£5 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
Friday 11 May, 6pm Lecture Recital Room
Songs at Six ‘En chantant des chansons’ A programme based on the many songs of the streets of Paris – the chansons performed in cabaret, theatre and on records by artists including Yvonne Printemps, Josephine Baker, Maurice Chevalier, Édith Piaf and Charles Trenet, and celebrated by art song composers including Erik Satie and Les Six. Presented by postgraduate singers and pianists, directed by Gordon Stewart. Admission free Friday 11 May, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
Strings Concert 10
String musicians showcase their talents in this informal evening concert. Admission free Tuesday 15 May, 6pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Strings at Six A performance snapshot from the Strings department. Admission free
Tuesday 15 May, 7.45pm Milton Court Concert Hall GUILDHA LL T I C KE T E D E VE NT ALUMNI R E C I TA L S E R I E S
Onyx Brass with Guildhall Brass Ensemble ‘Easily the classiest brass ensemble in Britain’ BBC Music Magazine on Onyx Brass Onyx Brass continues to be the leading light in establishing the brass quintet as a medium for serious chamber music, presenting it in the entertaining and articulate style that has become the group’s trademark. Here the group joins forces with the Guildhall Brass Ensemble to present fanfares by British composers including Arnold, Bliss, Bax, Coates, Holst and Ketelbey, to celebrate its 25th anniversary and mark the launch of its new recording. Tickets: £15 (£5 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
Friday 18 May, 7pm Lecture Recital Room
Songs at Six
Double Bass Concert
Double bass students present a concert in preparation for their final end of year exams.
Postgraduate singers and pianists present a programme that draws on the rich and often overlooked heritage of pianoaccompanied vocal repertoire from the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America. Curated by Ricardo Gosalbo. Admission free Wednesday 16 May, 7pm King’s Ely Recital Hall
Guildhall Brass Ensemble Guildhall musicians perform music by Whitacre, Lauridsen, Dowland and Warlock. Tickets: £12, available from kingsely.org Thursday 17 May, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
Ivan Sutton Chamber Music Competition
Admission free Sunday 20 May, 1pm Courtauld Gallery
Voiceworks: New Songs at the Courtauld New songs by first year composers, performed by undergraduate singers and instrumentalists in the magnificent surroundings of the Courtauld Gallery. Admission free Monday 21 May, 6pm Thursday 24 May, 7.15pm Silk Street Music Hall
Introduction to Opera: Orpheus in the Underworld
For the performance of a complete chamber music work with piano.
A reduced version of Offenbach’s comic opera, performed by third year undergraduate singers. Directed by Sally Burgess with music direction by Linnhe Robertson.
Friday 18 May, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Tuesday 22 May, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Scenes at Six
A showing of opera scenes, performed by undergraduate singers. Music direction by Zeynep Rattle, stage direction by Bridgitta Roy.
Directed by Gordon Back
Sponsored by the City Music Society
Wednesday 16 May, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
A chamber concert showcasing the talents of pianists studying on the Guildhall School’s piano accompaniment programme, coached by Gordon Back. Admission free
May / June ’18
Tuesday 22 May, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Friday 25 May, 6pm & 7.30pm Silk Street Music Hall
Guildhall Jazz Band
Songs at Six
Directed by Scott Stroman
Russian Song from Day to Night
Featuring new compositions and arrangements of classics by Guildhall jazz students.
Transformations form the theme of this evening’s two Russian song concerts, performed by postgraduate singers and pianists, directed by Lada Valešová.
Admission free Wednesday 23 May, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall
Guildhall Harpists & Friends An exciting evening of music for harp, from Scarlatti to Debussy and De Falla, with some lesser-known surprises along the way.
Friday 25 May, 7pm Lecture Recital Room
Strings Concert String musicians showcase their talents in this informal evening concert. Admission free
Thursday 24 May, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Journeys A piece devised by Guildhall singers, exploring their journeys to becoming singers through the experiences, songs and texts that have shaped and inspired them. Directed by Dinah Stabb, Jamie Bradley and pianist Gavin Roberts. Admission free
Tuesday 29 May – Monday 2 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.
Thursday 7 June, 1pm Wigmore Hall
Voiceworks New works for voice, a collaboration between poets, composers, singers and instrumentalists from Guildhall. Admission free but booking required via wigmore-hall.org.uk
Monday 4, Wednesday 6, Friday 8, Monday 11 June, 7pm Silk Street Theatre
The Long Christmas Dinner Libretto by Thornton Wilder Music by Paul Hindemith
A Dinner Engagement Libretto by Paul Dehn Music by Lennox Berkeley Dominic Wheeler conductor Ashley Dean director Cordelia Chisholm designer Kevin Treacy lighting designer Laura Jane Stanfield costume designer Victoria Newlyn movement director
A double-bill of one-act operas with a distinctive culinary flavour. Hindemith’s imaginative drama traverses 90 years in the life of a New England family: births, marriages and deaths set against a backdrop of a rapidly changing society. A gem of British opera, A Dinner Engagement is a comedy of manners set amongst the vegetables. Lord and Lady Dunmow prepare to host a dinner for the Grand Duchess of Monteblanco and her son in an attempt to marry off their troublesome daughter and solve their money problems. However, when dinner gets burnt, things go from bad to worse. Tickets: £25 (£15 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
Wednesday 6 June, 12pm – 7pm Thursday 7 June, 11am – 5pm Milton Court Studio Theatre & foyers
Technical Theatre Arts Graduate Exhibition 2018 This end-of-year showcase presents some of the outstanding work of final year students on the Guildhall School’s Technical Theatre Arts and Video Design for Live Performance programmes. It’s a chance to see up close a range of props, scenery, costumes and video designs created for the School’s public operas, dramas 14 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
June ’18 Thursday 14, Friday 15 June, 7pm Sunday 17 June, 5pm Hackney Empire
Mamzer Bastard is the culmination of Zisser’s doctoral residency with the Guildhall School and The Royal Opera.
Mamzer Bastard (world premiere)
Tickets: £10 – £25 available via the Royal Opera House box office: roh.org.uk from 4 April.
Music by Na’ama Zisser Libretto by Samantha Newton and Rachel C. Zisser
The Guildhall School and Royal Opera present the world premiere of a new work by exciting young composer Na’ama Zisser, in a soundworld that thrillingly unites contemporary idioms with the music of Orthodox Hasidic Judaism. It is the night before Yoel’s wedding, an arranged marriage within his Orthodox Hasidic community. He is wracked with doubt. A chance encounter with a stranger reveals truths about Yoel that change everything.
Thursday 21 June, 7pm Lecture Recital Room
Guildhall Guitars A variety of solo and chamber compositions from across the centuries including works by Bach, Britten, Oliver Hunt, Sérgio Assad, Ferdinand Rebay and Granados. Admission free
Tuesday 26 June, 8.30pm St. Denis Basilica (Festival de Saint Denis), Paris Thursday 28 June, 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall, London
Schoenberg Gurrelieder Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor Alwyn Mellor soprano Michelle DeYoung mezzo soprano Robert Dean Smith tenor Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke tenor David Soar bass Barbara Sukowa speaker Choirs of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music Philharmonia Voices
Monday 25 June, 8pm Cologne Philharmonie 16
Trio Isimsiz Pablo Hernán Benedí violin Michael Petrov cello Erdem Misirlioglu piano
Beethoven Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70, No. 1 ‘Ghost’ Rihm Fremde Szenen III Beethoven Allegretto in B flat major, WoO 39 Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor As part of the Guildhall School’s close partnership with the London Symphony Orchestra, the orchestra complements its performances in Cologne with a concert from the prize-winning Trio Isimsiz, one of the most exciting young chamber groups on the international stage. Trio Isimsiz are currently Fellows at Guildhall, having formed here in 2009. Tickets: €10 – €19, available from koelner-philharmonie.de
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts a full concert performance of a work he released with the Philharmonia in 2009, Schoenberg’s epic masterpiece, Gurrelieder. Scored for soloists, chorus and huge orchestral forces, including a part for iron chains, Schoenberg found inspiration for his ‘songs of Gurre’ in a Danish dramatic poem which tells of the legendary King Waldemar and his love for Tove, the murderous jealousy of Queen Helwig, Waldemar’s condemnation and ghostly night rides, and a final spiritual reconciliation through the healing powers of nature. Guildhall singers join the chorus for this exciting collaboration, with performances in Paris and London. Tickets: available from philharmonia.co.uk
G U I L DH A LL T I CK ET ED EVEN T
Guildhall Wigmore Recital Prize
virtuosic Gaspard de la nuit, considered one of the most technically-challenging solo piano pieces of all time. Tickets: £15 (£13 concessions), available from Wigmore Hall Box Office: 020 7935 2141 wigmore-hall.org.uk
Wednesday 27 June, 7.30pm Wigmore Hall
Ming Xie piano
Granados El Amor y la muerte El fandango de candil from Goyescas Ravel Gaspard de la nuit Chopin 24 Preludes, Op. 28 The Guildhall Wigmore Recital Prize annually awards an exceptional Guildhall School musician with a Wigmore Hall recital. Described by Martha Argerich as ‘phenomenal’, young Chinese pianist Ming Xie is fast establishing himself as a rising star in classical music. He presents a thrilling programme of piano music taking in Granados’ masterful piano suite, charming Chopin preludes and Ravel’s
Friday 29 June, 1.15pm LSO St Luke’s Front Lawn
Inside Out The Guildhall Brass Dectet and Horn Ensemble perform a free lunchtime outdoor music concert in the beautiful surroundings of the LSO St Luke’s garden. Admission free
Dialogues des CarmĂŠlites (Spring 2018)
Photo by Clive Barda
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Friday 29 June, 2pm – 10pm Tate Exchange, Tate Modern
Curious A series of performances and participative installations by Masters students from the Guildhall School. This year’s Curious marks the first time that Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning has worked with Tate Exchange as an Associate. The work presented addresses Tate Exchange’s current theme of ‘Production’ through individual investigations and artistic enquiries and incorporates a new collaboration with artists from the Feminist Library. The audience will be able to come and go: watch, listen, wander, be surprised, have chats with artists, participate, comment and discuss. This is for anyone who is keen to experience progressive live art forms in intriguing, provocative ways: one-to-one, group encounters,
informal chat and micro happenings intended to generate discussion and fresh ways of seeing the established collection. Admission free Friday 29 June, 7.30pm Silk Street Music Hall
Plus-Minus Ensemble New works by postgraduate composers, written for contemporary music specialists Plus-Minus. Admission free
Wednesday 4, Thursday 5, Friday 6, Saturday 7, Monday 9, Tuesday 10, Wednesday 11 July, 7.30pm Friday 6, Monday 9 July, 2pm Silk Street Theatre
Fiddler on the Roof Based on Sholem Aleichem stories by special permission of Arnold Perl Book by Joseph Stein, Music by Jerry Bock Lyrics by Sheldon Harnic, Produced on the New York Stage by Harold Prince Original New York Stage Production Directed and Choreographed by Jerome Robbins Martin Connor director Steven Edis musical director
Joanna Goodwin choreographer Adam Wiltshire designer Tim Lutkin lighting designer Tim Deiling associate lighting designer Matt Peploe for Gareth Owen Sound
sound designer David Keefe assistant musical director Fiddler on the Roof was the first musical to exceed 3,000 performances when it first opened on Broadway in 1964. Tevye, a poor milkman and father of five daughters, struggles to maintain the traditions of his Jewish culture and religion in early twentieth century Imperial Russia. In this life-affirming tale, Tevye’s faith, love and pride help him endure in a life that is as precarious as a fiddler sitting on a roof. Audio-described performance and touch tour: Friday 6 July, 7.30pm
Tickets: £20 (£10 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe www.mtishows.co.uk
Sunday 1 July, 6pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Tuesday 3 July, 1pm Silk Street Music Hall
Singing our Lives
An evening of song celebrating the 20th anniversary of Refugee Week
Directed by Sarah Newbold
Following last year’s sell-out concert, the Guildhall School’s Electronic Music department reunites with The Mixed Up Chorus, The Sing for Freedom Choir, The Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus and special guests to present an evening of music exploring the experiences of refugees and migrants in the UK and the rich musical diversity this inspires. With over 200 performers, the evening will be a powerful evocation of the migration story, combining opera, classical, popular and electronic genres with music from around the globe.
Featuring the world premiere of a new commission created in collaboration with the performing choirs by composer Mike Roberts (Guildhall’s Head of Electronic Music) and librettist Sarah Grange (Improbable Theatre), along with special guest appearances. Conducted by Jeremy Haneman. Creative Producer Holly Jones. Produced by Together Productions in partnership with the Guildhall School, the International Organisation for Migration, Freedom From Torture and the Royal Opera House. Funded by Arts Council England and National Lottery Awards for All. Tickets: £5, available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk Monday 2 July, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Strings at Six A performance snapshot from the Strings department. Admission free
Annual showcase of solos and ensembles presented by the Wind, Brass & Percussion department. Admission free Tuesday 3 July, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall 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
Capturing the Illusive Image: Debussy’s Préludes Paul Roberts (Professor of Piano)
An inspiring insight into Debussy’s music with pianist and Debussy expert Paul Roberts. As part of the centenary tributes to Debussy (1862-1918), Roberts will demonstrate the nature of Impressionism in music. He will discuss and perform the first book of Préludes and show how Debussy’s visually evocative titles provoke an intensity of listening. Tickets: £15 (£10 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
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, Fiddler on the Roof . Programme for the show and interval drinks Tickets: £100. 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
Cha mb Friday 6 – Sunday 8 July
Chamber Music Festival
Hidden Gems of Chamber Music
The Guildhall School’s new Chamber Music Festival features showcase performances from some of the School’s most accomplished chamber groups and collaborations with renowned performers from the chamber music faculty. See page 31 for masterclasses.
*James Burke clarinet Ruth Heney violin Agnieszka Zyniewicz viola Mario Torres Valdivieso double bass Inoko Isobe oboe
*Guildhall School professor
Prokofiev Quintet in G minor, Op. 39
Friday 6 July, 7.30pm Milton Court Concert Hall
*Krysia Osostowicz violin Henrietta Hill viola *Richard Lester cello Dominic Degavino piano
*Graham Sheen bassoon *Alec Frank-Gemmill horn Guildhall musicians
Beethoven Wind Octet in Eb major, Op. 103 Jonathan Ferrucci piano
Saturday 7 July, 8pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Matthew Kaner Glints in the Water for Piano Trio Endellion String Quartet
Debussy String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10
Andrew Watkinson violin Garfield Jackson viola *Adrian Brendel cello Ida Derbesse violin Anna Growns viola Pedro Silva cello
Brahms Sextet in Bb major, Op. 18
The world-renowned Endellion Quartet, Guildhall’s Visiting Quartet-in-Association, are joined by professors Graham Sheen, Alec Frank-Gemmill and Adrian Brendel in the opening concert of the festival. They perform alongside current students in works by Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy and composition professor Matthew Kaner. Tickets: £15 (£5 concessions) available from the Barbican Box Office. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
Fauré Piano Quartet No. 2 in G minor, Op. 45 *Caroline Palmer piano Ionel Manciu violin Toby White cello
Taneyev Piano Trio in D major, Op. 22
A concert featuring masterpieces that are less frequently performed than they deserve: Prokofiev’s extraordinary quintet, Fauré’s second Piano Quartet and Taneyev’s masterful Piano Trio. Tickets: £15 (£5 concessions) available from the Barbican Box Office. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
Brahms: Piano & Strings Mithras Piano Trio: Ionel Manciu violin Leo Popplewell cello Dominic Degavino piano
Brahms Trio in C minor, Op. 101 Ruth Heney violin Zachary Owen cello Kerry Waller piano
Victoria Farrell-Reed, Ella Fox violins Katherine Guerrero viola Patrick Moriarty cello
Mendelssohn Four Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81 Admission free
Sunday 8 July, 3pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Wind, Brass & Percussion Chamber Concert
Brahms Trio in C major, Op. 87
Maria Kouznetsova violin Henrietta Hill viola Toby White cello Ryan Drucker piano
Sunday 8 July, 7.30pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25 Admission free
Sunday 8 July, 1.30pm Lecture Recital Room
Seminar/Performance with Jacqueline Ross Admission free
Sunday 8 July, 3pm Silk Street Music Hall
Mendelssohn String Quartets
Enyuan Khong, Brenna Carey violins Agnieszka Zyniewicz viola Pedro Silva cello
Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13
Winterson Quartet: Ida Derbesse, Stefano Zompi violin Ilaria Faleschini viola Frederick Winterson cello
Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 4 in E minor, Op. 44, No. 2
a ber Sunday 8 July, 12pm Silk Street Music Hall
Classic Chamber Works
*Nicholas Daniel oboe *Joy Farrall clarinet *Graham Sheen bassoon Ljubica Stojanovic piano
Mozart Quintet for Piano and Winds, K. 452
*Carole Presland piano Enyuan Khong violin *Ursula Smith cello
Brahms Piano Trio in B major, Op. 8
*Levon Chilingirian violin *Matthew Jones viola Louise Hopkins cello with Maria Kouznetsova, Callie Brennan, Nadine Nigl violins Oscar Holch viola Ben Tarlton cello
Mendelssohn Octet in Eb major, Op. 20
An extraordinary line-up of Guildhall faculty members are joined by students to perform three classic chamber works, bringing the festival to a memorable close. Tickets: £15 (£5 concessions) available from the Barbican Box Office. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
Thursday 5, Friday 6, Monday 9, Tuesday 10 July, 7pm Milton Court Studio Theatre G U I L DH A L L T I CK ET ED E VE NT
Opera Makers John Ramster director Timothy Redmond musical director
Gareth Mattey writer Pedro Lima Soares composer
The Boy Who Wanted to be a Robot
Thursday 5 July, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
The Speech of Lobsters
Each finalist performs a 15-20 minute programme including a work by composer, arranger and horn player Richard Bissill.
Edward Einhorn writer Pedro F. Finisterra composer
Klara Kofen writer Lucy Armstrong composer
Performed by singers and repetiteurs from the first year of the Guildhall Opera Course, Opera Makers features 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
The Richard Bissill Horn Competition
Admission free Thursday 5 July, 7.30pm Barbican Hall
LSO Discovery: On Track at 10 Elim Chan conductor Howard Moody conductor LSO On Track Young musicians Guildhall School musicians London Symphony Orchestra
This concert sees young musicians from all over East London perform alongside one of the world’s finest orchestras, to celebrate ten years of inspiring music-making. Featuring musicians from the Guildhall School’s Orchestral Artistry programme delivered in association with the LSO. Tickets: £10 – £20 (£5 under-18s), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
Friday 6 July, 6pm Silk Street Music Hall
Vocal Summer Project Undergraduate singers present the culmination of a summer performance project, uniting vocal ensembles directed by Andrew Watts and movement led by Charlie Morgan. Admission free Monday 9 July, 7pm Silk Street Music Hall Thursday 12 July, 7pm St Mary’s Church, Walmer (part of the Deal Festival)
Academy of Ancient Music Side by Side Programme to include: Mozart Flute Concerto No. 2 in D major, K. 314 Mozart Symphony No.1 in E-flat major, K. 16 Musicians from the Guildhall School’s Historical Performance department perform side-by-side with the Academy of Ancient Music to celebrate the genius of Mozart. The composer’s extraordinary creativity is explored in a programme that includes his exquisite flute concertos and his first masterpiece, Symphony No. 1, written when he was only eight years old and living in London, just before he passed through Kent. Admission free for Silk Street Music Hall Tickets for Deal Festival: £10 – £20, available from dealfestival.co.uk
Tuesday 10 July, 1pm Silk Street Music Hall
Horn Concert The Magnificent Seventh and other showstoppers played by the Guildhall Horn Ensemble, directed by Richard Bissill. Admission free
Tuesday 10 July, 7pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Wednesday 11 July, 6pm Milton Court Studio Theatre
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Scenes at Six
Miles Ahead / Sketches of Spain / Bitches Brew Guildhall Jazz Orchestra Marvin Stamm and Robbie Robson,
trumpets Directed by Scott Stroman and Stuart Hall A Miles Davis feast, featuring two of his classic jazz orchestra collaborations with arranger Gil Evans, plus music from his ground-breaking Bitches Brew album.
Miles Ahead (1959) and Sketches of Spain (1960) established Miles and Gil as one of the great collaborative partnerships in 20th century music, moulding bebop, cool jazz and orchestral sounds into beautiful and unique jazz orchestra suites. Ten years later, Bitches Brew (1970) broke new ground through its layering of electric instruments, rock grooves, and incorporation of modal and free improvisation. The Guildhall Jazz Orchestra is one of Europe’s most adventurous student jazz orchestras. Directed by Scott Stroman, the orchestra has given the UK concert premieres of the three Gil Evans / Miles Davis suites, including Miles Ahead with US trumpet legend Marvin Stamm who returns from New York to headline this extraordinary evening. Tickets: £15 (£5 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members
A showing of opera scenes performed by postgraduate singers, with music direction by Liz Marcus and stage direction by Victoria Newlyn. Admission free Thursday 12 July, 7.30pm Silk Street Music Hall
Blake Songs Guildhall Jazz Singers
with Martin Speake Trio: Martin Speake saxophones Mike Outram guitar James Maddren drums Directed by Scott Stroman The Guildhall’s premier jazz vocal group presents Blake Songs, an innovative setting by John Ashton Thomas of poems by William Blake for voices with improvising jazz trio, commissioned by the Martin Speake trio. The first half of the concert features close-harmony arrangements of great jazz standards and original music by director Scott Stroman, Gene Puerling, and others. Admission free
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Thursday 26 April, 10am Silk Street Music Hall
Edith Fischer Piano Masterclass Monday 30 April, 2.30pm Lecture Recital Room
Caroline Palmer Chamber Music Masterclass Wednesday 2 May, 10am Milton Court Concert Hall
Malcolm Martineau Piano Accompaniment Masterclass Thursday 3 May
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Thursday 3 May, 4pm Lecture Recital Room
Monday 7 May, 2pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Elmira Darvarova Violin Masterclass Guildhall alumna and former concertmaster of the New York Metropolitan Opera – the first female to hold this position – delivers a masterclass with Guildhall violinists (2pm – 5pm) followed by a Q&A (5pm – 6pm).
Amanda Roocroft Voice Masterclass
Tuesday 8 May, 2.30pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Edith Wiens Voice Masterclass Tuesday 8 May, 6pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Julian Milford Piano Accompaniment Masterclass
Wednesday 27 June, 10am Silk Street Music Hall
Monday 14 May, 10am Lecture Recital Room
Monday 2 July, 11am & 2pm Silk Street Music Hall
Chamber Music Masterclass
Tuesday 15 May, 2pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Thursday 5 July, 5pm Lecture Recital Room
Wednesday 16 May, 10am Milton Court Concert Hall
Chamber Music Festival
Richard Goode Piano Masterclass Thursday 17 May, 5pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Kaufmann in Conversation Celebrated tenor Jonas Kaufmann works with Guildhall singers: an unprecedented chance to witness a master-musician discussing the practicalities and fundamentals of his craft in the informal atmosphere of Milton Court. Tickets: £20 – £30, available from the Barbican Box Office.
Sunday 8 July, 10am Lecture Recital Room
Matthew Jones & Carole Presland Strings and Keyboard Chamber Music Masterclass Sunday 8 July, 10am Milton Court Concert Hall
Ian Wilson Wind, Brass & Percussion Chamber Music Masterclass Sunday 8 July, 5pm Lecture Recital Room
Monday 28 May, 2pm Silk Street Music Hall
Robert Levin Improvisation Masterclass
David Waterman Cello Chamber Music Masterclass All masterclasses are free to attend unless otherwise stated.
Friday 11 May, 2pm Milton Court Concert Hall
GUILDHALL YOUNG ARTISTS
Wednesday 18 April, 7.30pm Barbican Hall
Classic Italian Comedy London Schools Symphony Orchestra Dominic Wheeler conductor Christopher Purves baritone Guildhall singers
Stravinsky Pulcinella Puccini Gianni Schicchi A Neapolitan clown inspired Stravinsky’s ballet, Pulcinella, while Puccini set his own comic masterpiece in Renaissance Florence. Baritone Christopher Purves leads a talented cast of young singers in this uplifting concert of music. Tickets: £9 – £26, available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk Saturday 2 June, 2pm Milton Court Concert Hall
The Lutine Prize Final
Friday 6 July, 7.30pm Thaxted Festival Saturday 7 July, 5.30pm Milton Court Concert Hall
Junior Guildhall Symphony Orchestra Julian Clayton conductor William Thomas trumpet
Bax Tintagel Edward Gregson Trumpet Concerto Elgar Enigma Variations William Thomas, winner of the Junior Guildhall Lutine Prize 2017, performs Edward Gregson’s dramatic Trumpet Concerto, bookended by works of two other English composers: Arnold Bax’s Tintagel, a tone poem inspired by the ancient Cornish castle, and Elgar’s popular Enigma Variations. Tickets for Thaxted Festival: £10 – £27, available from thaxtedfestival.org.uk Tickets for Milton Court: £10 (£5 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk
The Lutine Prize is Junior Guildhall’s most prestigious award. Six finalists perform a 20 minute programme to compete for Saturday 14 July, 4pm a cash prize and a chance to perform a concerto with a Junior Guildhall ensemble. Milton Court Concert Hall Admission free
Junior Guildhall Prize-Giving Concert Junior Guildhall Percussion Ensemble Alex Duggan conductor Junior Guildhall String Ensemble Julian Clayton conductor Junior Guildhall Chamber Choir Peter Asprey conductor
A vibrant end-of-term showcase from some of Junior Guildhall’s flagship ensembles. Admission free Junior Guildhall presents over 80 events every year. To request a copy of the Junior Guildhall events guide, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 5 June, 6pm Milton Court Seminar Room
Can Imagining Songs Help You Sing Better?
Dr Rachel Hann (University of Surrey) considers costume in contemporary performance, art and culture, and examines ideologies of appearance, performance, and disciplinarity. Monday 14 May, 6pm Lecture Recital Room
multi.modal: Muddying the Sonic Landscape
As part of a larger initiative on encouraging adult non-singers to sing more, and better, Dr Karen Wise (Guildhall School) and Professor Andrea Halpern (Bucknell University) present an app designed to train up auditory imagery, with the goal of improving singing accuracy.
Monday 30 April, 6pm Milton Court Seminar Room
Monday 18 June, 6pm Milton Court Seminar Room
Claudia Molitor (piano) and Tullis Rennie Research and the (trombone) founded multi.modal recordings Performing Arts to bring together compositional, field recording and improvisational practice. Guildhall doctoral candidates discuss Here they introduce this collaborative current topics in artistic research. project in a performance-lecture. Saturday 19 May Institute of Musical Research, WC1E
Music in the Psychoanalytic Ear: Thinking, Listening and Playing This conference explores established links and potential collaborations between the fields of music, psychoanalysis, and music therapy. To book email email@example.com Monday 21 May, 6pm Milton Court Seminar Room
Shakespeare the Novelist? Private reading of playbooks in the early 17th century Professor Sir Barry Ife asks how silent reading differs from live performance, and how those differences might shape the way a dramatist like Shakespeare went about his work.
Monday 25 June, 6pm Milton Court Seminar Room
Reappraising Musical Materialism and the “Stuff” of Composition Samuel Wilson (Guildhall School)
considers how materialist philosophies might help us to better understand the “stuff” that music is made of. Unless otherwise stated, Research Works events are free to attend but booking is required. Please visit researchatguildhall.eventbrite.co.uk to book.
Thursday 27 September, 7.30pm Barbican Hall
Guildhall Symphony Orchestra James Blair conductor David Vinden chorus master Gweneth-Ann Rand soprano Susan Bickley mezzo-soprano Gwyn Hughes Jones tenor Derek Welton bass
Verdi Requiem An unmissable start to the new academic year, as the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra joins forces with acclaimed alumni singers to perform Verdi’s choral masterpiece. Tickets: £15, £10 (£5 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office from August 2018. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members. 34
Monday 5, Wednesday 7, Friday 9, Monday 12 November, 7pm Silk Street Theatre
Mozart: Così fan tutte Dominic Wheeler conductor Oliver Platt director
The Guildhall School’s Opera department takes on Mozart’s comic battle of the sexes. Tickets: £25 (£15 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office from September 2018. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
Wednesday 28 November, 7.30pm Barbican Hall
Guildhall Symphony Orchestra Takuo Yuasa conductor
Mahler Symphony No. 4 Stravinsky The Rite of Spring Two colossal works of classical music. Stravinsky’s momentous ballet score famously caused a riot on its premiere for its shocking departure from anything that went before. Mahler’s expressive and colourful Fourth Symphony precedes it in the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra’s second concert of the season, conducted by Takuo Yuasa. Tickets: £15, £10 (£5 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office from August 2018. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.
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