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David Wordsworth


The idea for a year of American music in 2018 originated in a day-long celebration of the centenary of one of the iconic musical figures of the last century, Leonard Bernstein. The bewildering diversity of his activities as a pianist, conductor, composer, educator and humanitarian, served as a reminder of the equally diverse influences that have inspired American composers over the last two hundred years or so. Americana ‘18 tries to highlight some of the wonderful breadth of this music, whilst of course recognising that even in a year we can scratch the surface. Bernstein is rightly celebrated, as are his influences, teachers, mentors and contemporaries. We also hear music by mavericks ranging from Cage, Harrison to Feldman and Cowell, and of course the great Charles Ives, whilst taking in Ragtime, Hollywood, Broadway, Minimalists, Neo-Romantics and the popular choral composers of today, such as Eric Whitacre and Morten Lauridsen.

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It promises to be a fascinating journey so please do come and join us! David Wordsworth Festival Curator


THE KING’S SINGERS: GOLD Patrick Dunachie countertenor Timothy Wayne-Wright countertenor Julian Gregory tenor Christopher Bruerton baritone Christopher Gabbitas baritone Jonathan Howard bass

Bob Chilcott We are Senfl Das G’läut zu Speyer Vásquez Lagrimas de mi Consuelo Lassus Dessus le Marché d’Arras Takemitsu Handmade Proverbs Reger Morgengesang Brahms Vineta Rheinberger Abendlied Toby Hession Master of Music (Anniversary Commission, UK premiere) Harburg & Arlen arr. Langford Down with love Arlen arr. Alexander L’Estrange I’ve got the world on a string Arlen & I Gershwin arr. Bennett It’s a new world Joanna and Alexander L’Estrange Quintessentially (Anniversary Commission, UK premiere) John Rutter Be not afeard Nico Muhly To Stand in this House (Anniversary Commission UK premiere)

The King's Singers © Marco Borggreve

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Vivaldi arr. Bovet Concerto in B minor Rv.580 Bach Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr’ BWV662 Byrd A Fancy in D minor Litaize Prélude et Danse Fugée Dupré Prelude & Fugue in F minor Op. 7 No. 2 Ives Variations on America

Co-promoted by The King’s Singers and St John’s Smith Square

Promoted by St John’s Smith Square

Sat 13 January 7.30pm £50, £30, £15 (10% off )

Thu 18 Jan 1.05pm £10, YF

Pre-concert talk: 6.30pm

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JANUARY —— Parnassius Piano Duo © B.Ealovega

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ON EAR AND EAR Matthew Jones viola / violin Annabel Thwaite piano

Libby Larsen Viola Sonata Hilary Tann On Ear and Ear (tribute to Milton Babbitt) (London premiere) John Adams Road Movies Promoted by St John’s Smith Square

Thu 25 January 1.05pm £10, YF



Simon Callaghan piano Hiroaki Takenouchi piano

Bernstein Music for Two Pianos Copland Danzón Cubano Barber arr. Gold and Fizdale Souvenirs Fine arr. David Plylar Toccata Concertante (European premiere) Gershwin/Grainger Fantasy on ‘Porgy and Bess’

Graham Ross conductor

Bernstein Symphony No. 1 ‘Jeremiah‘ Copland Old American Songs: Set 1 Barber Symphony No. 1 in One Movement Op. 9 John Harbison Remembering Gatsby (Foxtrot for Orchestra)

Co-promoted by Tashmina Artists and St John’s Smith Square

Promoted by Salomon Orchestra

Thu 18 January 7.30pm £18 (£10), YF

Mon 29 January 7.30pm £17 (£14), £14


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CROUCH END FESTIVAL CHORUS Prayer of the Heart Brodsky Quartet David Temple conductor

ZUBIN KANGA John Luther Adams Nunataks Julia Wolfe Earring Cage In a Landscape David Lang Cage Frederic Rzewski Piano Piece No. 4 Terry Riley Piano Study No. 1 John Adams Phrygian Gates

Thompson Alleluia Tippett Five Spirituals from A Child of our Time Osvaldo Golijov Tenebrae Paul Patterson Time Piece Tarik O’Regan The Ecstasies Above Kate H Sagovsky To make use of purging simples Copland Hoe Down Bernard Hughes Revelation Window Tavener Prayer of the Heart

Co-promoted by Zubin Kanga and St John’s Smith Square

Promoted by Crouch End Festival Chorus

Fri 9 February 7.30pm £16 (£10), YF

Sat 10 February 7.30pm £28, £24, £18, £12

Rhythmic Kaleidoscopes Zubin Kanga piano

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London Choral Sinfonia © Duncan Robinson

Alexander Mason © Tom Allwood

THE LONDON CHORAL SINFONIA Rutter Requiem: Into Night Time Kim-Lillian Strebel soprano Michael Waldron conductor

Cochereau transc. David Briggs Triptyque Symphonique sur deux thèmes William Bolcom Gospel Prelude on ‘Amazing Grace’ Alain Deuxième Fantaisie Alain Variations sur un thème de Clément Janequin Improvisations

Byrd Christe qui Lux Tallis O Nata Lux James MacMillan O Radiant Dawn Kodály Evening Song John Rutter Draw on Sweet Night Owain Park Ring out wild bells (world premiere) Owain Park The Christmastide (world premiere) Eric Whitacre Sleep Eric Whitacre Water Night Eric Whitacre Lux Aurumque Morten Lauridsen Nocturnes John Rutter Requiem

Promoted by St John’s Smith Square

Promoted by The London Choral Sinfonia

Thu 22 February 1.05pm £10, YF

Thu 22 February 7.30pm £35, £25, £20, £10

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Orchestra Vitae © Michał Obuchowski


Berkeley Ensemble © Louise Mather

ORCHESTRA VITAE Michael Cobb conductor

Bernstein Candide Overture Gershwin Piano Concerto in F Arlene Sierra Aquilo (London premiere) Copland Symphony No. 3 There will be a pre-concert talk at 6.30pm with David Wordsworth, Michael Cobb, and Arlene Sierra Co-promoted by Orchestra Vitae and St John’s Smith Square

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BERKELEY ENSEMBLE Luke Russell flute Emily Cockbill oboe John Slack clarinet Andrew Watson bassoon Paul Cott horn

Fri 2 March 7.30pm £26, £18, £14, £10


Schuller Wind Quintet Joan Tower For Marianne (for solo flute) Carter Wind Quintet Persichetti Parable Op. 110 (for solo bassoon) Cater Gra (for solo clarinet) Barber Summer Music

Edward Batting organ Ronald Corp conductor

Promoted by St John’s Smith Square

Promoted by The London Chorus

Thu 1 March 1.05pm £10, YF

Thu 8 March 7.30pm £20, £15, £10

Bernstein Chichester Psalms Ives Variations on America Barber Prayers of Kierkegaard Sousa ‘Stars and Stripes’ March Morten Lauridsen Lux aeterna

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HIGH NOON The celebrations begin with a performance of Stephen’s joyously unique Horn Concerto for klaxon horn soloist and an orchestra of automobiles, taking place around Smith Square. Fri 9 March 12.00pm Free admission

AFTER IVES… AND BEYOND “My birthday begins with the High Noon performance of my automobile concerto and ends 8 hours later with a virtuosic piano concerto reflecting a lifetime interest in living and working the full spectrum of music, not just one corner. The array of performers and friends is a rainbow of outstanding international virtuosos, brilliant conservatory students and some amazingly talented school children. Aesthetically it’s a grand cornucopia of music theatre, blues, minimalism, folk music, live-electronics, and the avantgarde. The final concerto concert melts into an all night performance of Satie’s Vexations and my actual 75th birthday the next morning, 10 March.”

Christina McMaster piano Michaella Livadiotis piano YaoYing Wang piano Jiarui Li piano Lewis Peart piano

Southern Lament • Paramell V • After Ives… Fri 9 March 1.00pm £10, YF

BEGUILED Chi-Ling Lok piano Jenna Sung piano Helen Anahita Wilson piano Jacky Zhang piano


Trio • Beguiled (London premiere) • Haiku • Raga Capriccio (London premiere) • Nun Mull • Eine Kleine Klangfarben Gigue

£25, YF £10

Fri 9 March 2.30pm £10, YF

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VEXATIONS Beginning in the Footstool Restaurant, Erik Satie’s Vexations will be given its full 840 repetitions by a mixture of amateur & professional pianists. Moving seamlessly up to the main hall and continuing through the night, the performance will be completed at noon on Stephen Montague’s 75th birthday (10 March).

BEHOLD A PALE HORSE! Madeleine Mitchell violin Christina McMaster piano Roxanna Shini piano Jane Chapman harpsichord

Dark Train Comin’ • Folk Dances • Mira • Paramell I (world premiere of 2017 revision) • Behold a Pale Horse Fri 9 March 4.00pm £10, YF


Fri 9 March 6.00pm Free admission

THREE CONCERTOS AND A DEAD CAT BOUNCE Nancy Ruffer flute Jenna Sung piano Rolf Hind piano Project Instrumental Fulham Symphony Orchestra Marc Dooley conductor

Five Easy Pieces • Autumn Leaves • Hound Dog Blues (world premiere) • Headless Horseman

Dead Cat Bounce • Disparate Dances (world premiere) • Ritual: Ode to Changwon (European premiere) • Concerto for Piano & Orchestra

Fri 9 March 5.30pm £10, YF

Fri 9 March 7.30pm £16, £10, YF

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Carducci Quartet © Tom Barnes


thursday lunchtime concerts

RICHARD PINEL Organ Series Naji Hakim Toccata Hampton Five Dances Gunnar Idenstam Intermezzo Duruflé Prélude, Adagio et Choral Varié sur le thème du ‘Veni Creator’ Op. 4 Promoted by St John’s Smith Square

Thu 15 March 1.05pm £10, YF

CARDUCCI QUARTET Philip Glass Quartets No. 1–5 Co-promoted by CLB Management and St John’s Smith Square

Fri 23 March 7.30pm £25, £19, £14, £10

SKYLARK ENSEMBLE Holy Week Festival Meditation for Good Friday: Seven Last Words


Matthew Guard conductor

Music from musicals and films David Wordsworth conductor

Bernstein Arrangements from West Side Story • Candide • Wonderful Town • On the Town • 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue The day will culminate in an informal performance at 6.00pm. Promoted by St John’s Smith Square

Sat 17 March 10.30am–5.00pm Participants £12 (£8) Audience £10 (£5)


Billings When Jesus Wept • Jordan • David’s Lamentation • Plymton Jaakko Mäntyjärvi Death may dissolve my heart (Fantasia on a hymn by William Billings) Poulenc Vinea mea electa Traditional Spirituals & Hymns Pre-concert talk: 6.30pm with Matthew Guard and Nigel Short Promoted by Skylark Ensemble

Fri 30 March 7.30pm £20 (£10), YF

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GEORGE BARTON & SIWAN RHYS Young Artists’ Series George Barton percussion Siwan Rhys piano

Patrick Brennan New Work (world premiere) John Luther Adams Four Thousand Holes

ENGLISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Emma Johnson clarinet Kenneth Woods conductor

Ives Symphony No. 3 ‘Camp Meeting’ Copland Clarinet Concerto Jesse Jones New Work (world premiere, commissioned by the ESO & St John’s Smith Square) Piston Sinfonietta Pre-concert talk: 6.30pm with Kenneth Woods, Jesse Jones, and David Wordsworth

Promoted by St John’s Smith Square

Co-promoted by English Symphony Orchestra and St John’s Smith Square

Thu 5 April 1.05pm £10, YF

Thu 19 April 7.30pm £28, £18, £14, £10

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Stephen Farr © KT Bruce

National Opera Studio 2017/18 Young Artists © Marc Gascoigne

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NATIONAL OPERA STUDIO Keith Warner director 2017/18 National Opera Studio Young Artists

Programme to include scenes and arias from Ragtime, Road Show, The Consul, On the Town, The Great Gatsby, Wahnfried, Dead Man Walking and Dolores Claiborne. Promoted by National Opera Studio

Tue 24 April 7.30pm


Andriessen Thema met variaties Alain Choral Dorien Bach Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C BWV564 William Bolcom What a friend we have in Jesus Bartók Little Suite for Organ Tailleferre Nocturne Simon Preston Alleluyas Promoted by St John’s Smith Square

Thu 26 April 1.05pm £10, YF

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Pre-concert talk: 6.30pm with Lev Parikian and Daivd Wordsworth.

Organ Series


Anderson Goldilocks Overture Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue Gershwin Second Rhapsody Grofé Grand Canyon Suite

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Promoted by London Phoenix Orchestra

Tue 8 May 7.30pm £15, £12 (£9)

PHILIP SCRIVEN Bernstein arr. Philip Scriven Overture to Candide Joel Martinson Aria on a Chaconne Dan Locklair Rubrics Duruflé Suite Op. 5 Promoted by St John’s Smith Square


Thu 24 May 1.05pm £10, YF

Emily Pailthorpe oboe Kathryn Thomas flute Heidi Bennett trumpet George Vass conductor

Barber Capricorn Concerto Op. 21 Diamond Rounds Richard Blackford Oboe Concerto ‘The Better Angels of our Nature’ Copland Appalachian Spring (complete chamber version)

GEORGE BARTON & SIWAN RHYS Young Artists’ Series

Pre-concert talk: 6.30pm with George Vass, Richard Blackford, and David Wordsworth.

Eric Wubbels doxa (European premiere) Feldman Dance Suite (For Merle Marsicano) Oliver Leith New Work (world premiere)

Co-promoted by Nova Music Trust and St John’s Smith Square

Promoted by St John’s Smith Square

Tue 22 May 7.30pm £32, £25, £20, £15, YF

Thu 24 May 7.30pm £12 (£8), YF

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William Bolcom © Philip Brunnader

William is joined by mezzo-soprano Joan Morris for a workshop of some of his Cabaret Songs with singers and pianists from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Fri 1 June 3.00pm


COMPOSER PORTRAIT: WILLIAM BOLCOM We welcome award-winning composer William Bolcom to St John’s Smith Square where he will be giving masterclasses with students on his Gospel Preludes for organ and his iconic Cabaret Songs, as well as talking about his life and music.

ORGAN MASTERCLASS Join us for an open masterclass where William Bolcom works with organists from the Royal Academy of Music on his Gospel Preludes, considered to be amongst his most fascinating and compulsive works.

Fri 1 June 10.00am


£10, YF £5 2-Day Pass £25, YF £10

Traversing Broadway, vaudeville and music hall, performing music from the ragtime era to the end of the twentieth century, Bolcom and Morris have been delighting audiences all over the United States and throughout the world for over 40 years. This evening offers a very rare opportunity to hear the duo in conversation in the first half and performing in the second.

Fri 1 June 7.30pm

VOCAL & CHORAL CONCERT This concert will feature a collection of Bolcom’s vocal and choral works.

Sat 2 June 3.00pm

CHAMBER CONCERT Chamber music including the European premiere of Bolcom‘s Piano Trio. Artists include the Fidelio Trio

Sat 2 June 7.30pm

Gildas Quartet © Ian Dingle

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BOREALIS SAXOPHONE QUARTET Alastair Penman soprano sax Gillian Blair alto sax Victoria Puttock tenor sax Daniel White baritone sax


Jennifer Higdon Bop Albright Selections from Fantasy Etudes Gershwin arr. Schlei Wolfgang Three Preludes Zack Browning New Work (world premiere) David Maslanka Selections from Mountain Roads Zack Browning Howler Back

Christopher Jones violin Gemma Sharples violin Kay Stephen viola Anna Menzies cello

Foss String Quartet No. 3 Dvořák String Quartet in F Op. 96 ‘American’ George Crumb Black Angels Korngold String Quartet No. 2 in Eb Op. 26

Promoted by St John’s Smith Square

Co-promoted by Gildas Quartet and St John’s Smith Square

Thu 7 June 1.05pm £10, YF

Fri 8 June 7.30pm £22 (£12)

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Andrew Matthews-Owen © Nicholas Dawkes

Claire Booth © Sven Arnstein

David Titterington © Chris Christodoulou

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Organ Series

Claire Booth soprano Andrew Matthews-Owen piano

Messiaen Selections from Livre du Saint Sacrement: Adoro te • La Source de Vie • Le Dieu caché • Acte de Foi Ned Rorem A Quaker Reader

Beach Four Songs Augusta Read Thomas New Work (world premiere) Songs by Barber, Bernstein, Ives & Rorem

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Promoted by St John’s Smith Square

Thu 14 June 1.05pm £10, YF

Thu 21 June 1.05pm £10, YF


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Sun 24 June 3.00pm £16 (£10), YF

COMPOSER PORTRAIT: GEORGE CRUMB Marsyas Trio Helen Vidovich flute Val Welbanks cello Zubin Kanga piano Patrick Dawkins violin Heather Roche clarinet

Gregory Rose conductor

Sonata for solo cello • Makrokosmos, Volume I for amplified piano • Eleven Echoes of Autumn (Echoes I) for violin, alto flute, clarinet, and piano • Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale) for electric flute, electric cello, and amplified piano Mon 25 June 7.30pm £16, £10, YF

JUPITER SINGERS & ORCHESTRA Copland Old American Songs (complete choral version) Gregory Rose New Work (world premiere) Fine Notturno for strings & harp Thomson Acadian Songs & Dances Copland Three Latin American Sketches Copland Music for the Theatre Promoted by Jupiter Orchestra

Wed 27 June 7.30pm £15, £12

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INDEPENDENCE DAY —— Madeleine Mitchell © Peter Rauter

FANFARE We open our 4 July celebrations with David Wordsworth conducting Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man followed by Joan Tower’s Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman.

Wed 4 July 10.00am Free

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS WORKSHOP IN C “...the most iconic example of early minimalism” – The Independent You’re invited to come and play Terry Riley’s minimalist masterpiece In C. Allow yourself to get lost in ‘the pulse’ as it floats through our magnificent hall.

Wed 4 July 10.30am Free, ticketed event


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Madeleine Mitchell violin Kyle Horch saxophone Nigel Clayton piano David Wordsworth piano

Sondheim arr. Bennett Three Sondheim Waltzes John Williams Three pieces from ‘Schindler’s List’ Gershwin arr. Madeline Mitchell An American in Paris Bernstein arr. Harman Candide Overture Weill arr. Madeleine Mitchell Selection from ‘Little Threepenny Music’ Wed 4 July 1.05pm £10, YF

Sarah Gabriel © Raphaelle Photography

Darragh Morgan © Hugo Glendinning

NEW YORK, NEW YORK Sarah Gabriel soprano Darragh Morgan violin Matthew Scott clarinet Mary Dullea piano

Cage 4’33 Steve Reich New York Counterpoint Babbitt Philomel Nancarrow Toccata Phillip Glass Knee Play 2 Wed 4 July 4.00pm £10, YF



Thomson My Shepherd will supply my need Barber Sure on this Shining Night • Heaven Haven Ives The Circus Band • General William Booth Enters into Heaven Morten Lauridsen Sure on this Shining Night Sondheim arr. Mac Huff ‘Sunday’ from Sunday in the park with George Bernstein Olympic Hymn The first half will feature performances of American artsongs by Barber, Bernstein, Ives, and Rorem. Please visit for more information about rehearsal times.

Wed 4 July 8.00pm Concert £12 (£8) Participants £10 (£5) 50% off concert tickets when purchasing a participant place


A concert including a miniature solo or duo for every orchestral instrument – to include works by Christopher Rouse, John Harbison, Missy Mazzoli, Michael Daugherty, Ellen Taaffe Zwillich, Carter and Bernstein .

Our Independence Day celebrations close with works by Hovhanness and George Walker, and finally Ives’ The Unanswered Question.

Wed 4 July 6.00pm £10, YF

Wed 4 July 10.00pm £10, YF

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Tenebrae © Sim Canetty-Clarke

TENEBRAE Players of Aurora Orchestra David Allsopp countertenor Martha McLorinan mezzo soprano Nigel Short conductor

Thompson Alleluia Copland In the Beginning Eric Whitacre I thank you God Bernstein Missa Brevis Eric Whitacre Sleep Stephen Paulus The Day is Done Schoenberg Friede auf Erden Bernstein Chichester Psalms (chamber version) Promoted by Tenebrae

Fri 6 July 7.30pm £35, £28, £22, £14


TWICKENHAM CHORAL SOCIETY Brandenburg Sinfonia Sarah Fox soprano Edward Price baritone Christopher Herrick conductor

Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms Barber Adagio for Strings Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony Promoted by Twickenham Choral Society

Sun 8 July 7.30pm £22, £18, £10 (10% off ) U18s & students £5

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VILLIERS QUARTET James Dickenson violin Tamaki Higashi violin Carmen Flores viola Nick Stringfellow cello

Wynton Marsalis String Quartet No. 1 Delius Late Swallows (original version) Barber Dover Beach (with singer) Dvořák String Quartet Op. 105 Promoted by St John’s Smith Square

Sun 23 September 3.00pm Septura © Bethany Clarke

SEPTURA BRASS SEPTET Kleptomania Song Swag

Arrangements for brass septet: Ravel Mother Goose Fauré Mélodies Op. 58 Gershwin Three Preludes Gershwin Songbook Gershwin An American in Paris Co-promoted by Septura Brass Septet and St John’s Smith Square

Tue 10 July 7.30pm £20 (£18), YF

Our Americana ’18 festival continues into the second part of 2018. Full details will be announced in Spring 2018. Please look out for Part II of the Americana ’18 leaflet.

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In October 2018, we continue to immerse ourselves in the delights of American music with a 7-day focus as part of our Americana ’18 festival.


We, of course, continue to mark the Bernstein centenary with performances of his works featured through the week including a chance to sing his Chichester Psalms conducted by our festival curator, David Wordsworth.

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We feature music ranging from William Billings, regarded as the first American choral composer, through to the works of the post-war, avant-garde composers John Cage and George Crumb.



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TUE 9 OCTOBER International pianist Nathan Williamson performs a programme to include Bernstein’s Sonata alongside works by Ruggles, Barber, Wolpe, and Copland. 21

Feldman Spring of Chosroes Charles Wuorinen The Long the Short Carter Duo Rochberg Caprice Variations Darragh Morgan and Mary Dullea remember the great American violinist and teacher Paul Zukovsky with three works especially written for him.

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FRI 12 OCTOBER Lou Harrison


ENSEMBLE MIRAGE flexi-ensemble PROGRAMME TO INCLUDE... Works by Copland including his Piano Quartet and a late-night concert of Night Music by Ned Rorem, Crumb, Cage, William Bolcom, and Copland. Muczynski Fantasy Trio Lowell Liebermann Quintet

KREUTZER QUARTET string quartet


PROGRAMME TO INCLUDE... Crawford Seeger String Quartet Lukas Foss Solo (piano) Gloria Coates Piano Quintet Ives String Quartet No. 2

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Our Fall Festival showcases some of the finest works by west coast composer Lou Harrison with his Organ Concerto featured alongside a late-night concert of John Cage’s Song Books pieces.

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PROGRAMME TO INCLUDE... Leonard Bernstein takes centre stage again with a rare performance of one of his last works Arias and Barcarolles, alongside music by Lowell Liebermann and the Chinese American composer Bright Sheng. David Wordsworth leads the European premiere of Roberto Sierra’s Missa Latina. Join us for another of our late night sessions of American folk-music.


PROGRAMME TO INCLUDE... Irving Fine features in our Composer Portrait series. American pianist/conductor Joel Sachs plays works by Ives and Cowell and we welcome East London Brass Band performing music by John Williams, Morten Lauridsen, and Gershwin. Don’t miss the chance to sing Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms under Festival Curator David Wordsworth and the day closes with Sarah Gabriel singing a selection from the Great American Songbook.

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MON 15 OCTOBER DMITRI ENSEMBLE Loops ’n’ Rounds: American music for strings Graham Ross conductor Kensington Symphony Orchestra

Diamond Rounds Philip Glass String Quartet No. 2 ‘Company’ Steve Reich Triple Quartet John Adams Shaker Loops Fri 26 October 7.30pm


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Barber Sonata MacDowall Woodland Sketches thursday lunchtime concerts

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Chertok Around the Clock Suite Gershwin Prelude No. 2 Salzedo Jeux d'eau Ravel Jeux d’eau Bernstein Anniversaries (excerpts) Thu 18 October 1.05pm

BAMPTON CLASSICAL OPERA Anthony Kraus conductor

Menotti Amahl and the Night Visitors Sun 16 December 7.30pm

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BOOKING INFORMATION —— PHONE 020 7222 1061 Monday to Saturday 10.00am–5.00pm £2.75 booking fee applies ONLINE £1.75 booking fee applies IN PERSON Monday to Saturday 10.00am–5.00pm (until 6.00pm on public concert days). The Box Office opens one hour before the start of Sunday and Bank Holiday concerts. No booking fee when booking in person. POST Box Office, St John’s Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope. Cheques should be made payable to St John’s Smith Square.

CONCESSIONS AND REDUCTIONS Available for many of our concerts to senior citizens, full-time students, registered unemployed, school children (under 16) and people who are registered disabled. Westminster CitySave card holders are entitled to a 10% discount on a pair of tickets for any public concert. Parties of ten or more qualify for a 10% discount. YOUNG FRIENDS SCHEME If you’re aged 30 or under, make sure you sign up for our FREE Young Friends Scheme! Young Friends are entitled to purchase £5 tickets to concerts in our Thursday Lunchtime Concerts, Sunday at St John’s series, and Young Artists’ Series. Our Young Friends also receive:

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•£ 5 tickets for selected concerts throughout the season – you’ll find these marked alongside the ticket information in the brochure with the code ‘YF’ • Exclusive invitations to special events • Young Friends newsletter • Targeted discounts ACCESSIBILITY If you have access requirements, please let our Box Office staff know when booking your tickets to help us provide you with the best possible service and choice of seats. We allocate an additional seat free of charge to disabled patrons who require a carer to accompany them. Please Note We may need to substitute artists and to vary our concert programmes from the published information without warning. Latecomers are admitted only at a suitable pause in the concert, as advised by the concert promoter. Please note that tickets may not be refunded but may be exchanged up to 48 hours before the performance. Administration charges may apply.


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YOUR VISIT —— St John’s Smith Square is just off Millbank between Westminster and Lambeth Bridges, close to the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, and a short walk from Westminster tube station. TUBE Westminster, St James’s Park & Victoria

CAR PARKING St John’s Smith Square is within the congestion charging zone. Parking meters are in operation during the day Monday – Friday until 6.30pm. In the evenings and at weekends there are usually ample spaces locally. There is Westminster City Council car parking on Great College Street and Arneway Street.

BUS 3 and 87 to Horseferry Road C10 and 507 (limited hours) to Millbank 88 to Horseferry Road 11, 211, 148 and 24 to Westminster Abbey SANTANDER CYCLES A docking station is located in Smith Square and there are also stations on Horseferry Road, Page Street and Great College Street.

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Join us as we celebrate the centenary of the great American composer Leonard Bernstein with a year-long festival of music from across the pond. We focus our celebrations on Independence Day (4 July) with a packed day of treats and musical fireworks plus a chance for you to participate in Terry Riley’s In C and sing a selection of American choral classics with David Wordsworth and the Addison Singers. Don’t miss our Composer Portraits with concerts featuring exclusively the music of William Bolcom, George Crumb, and Irving Fine. There are many opportunities for you to get involved with workshops and Come & Sing events, including Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms.

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