As the last live concert in the acclaimed Rosenblatt Recital series, Argentinian bass Nahuel Di Pierro makes his UK recital debut with a programme rich in baroque music.
To conclude the 2016/17 season, and the last live concert in the series, Rosenblatt Recitals presents the Argentinian bass, Nahuel Di Pierro, accompanied by his regular collaborator Alphonse Cemin on June 5th.
Wayne McGregor announced as Director of Dance at The Grange, in a partnership with Studio Wayne McGregor
The Grange Festival and Studio Wayne McGregor today announced a new partnership to create exclusive evenings of dance for The Grange Festival each season from 2018. It is the first time that a country house opera festival has appointed a director for dance, and the first time that dance becomes a central pillar of country house programming.
McGregor will oversee the artistic direction of Dance @ The Grange, each year inviting an acclaimed dance artist to work alongside him to co-
Christianne Stitijn -
Conductor Martyn Brabbins and Dutch mezzo-
The programme opens with Richard Strauss's Intermezzo: Four symphonic interludes from an opera where he bravely based the main characters on himself and his wife, Pauline. First performed in 1927, these interludes became very popular as stand-
This concert is a live broadcast for BBC Radio 3, presented by Stuart Flinders.
Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion -
Discover how Cristóbal Balenciaga's exquisite craftsmanship and innovative designs shaped modern fashion.
This exhibition examines the work and legacy of influential Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga, with over 100 pieces crafted by ‘the master’ of couture, his protégées and contemporary fashion designers working in the same innovative tradition. Starting on May 30 you can create a sample book of hand finishing techniques including different types of hems and fastenings. Learn to cover buttons for a 'vintage look' and master invisible mending and darning. All materials provided, suitable for beginners. Led by Rowena Luke-
2017 sees the release of her stunning new single Wildfire from Bristol’s Elles Bailey.
Elles appeared on Bob Harris’ under the Apple Tree show last month and will play a live set on Clare Balding’s Radio 2 show in July this year and the single has just been added to the rotation lists at Planet Rock radio.
The London Devised Theatre Intensive
The Intensive is created by Amy Clare Tasker Performance Lab (artistic director Amy Clare Tasker, executive director Susie Italiano), in partnership with Blue Panther Productions (executive producer Laura Lundy).
With a diverse and cross-
Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company
The words of the celebrated French writer Thèophile Gautier, who recorded his ambiguous impressions of Indian temple dancers in 1838, add to the rich mix of Gabriel Prokofiev’s specially commissioned score to form a unique and personal work.
Sasha Cooke -
Following Two Boys in 2011, this is composer Nico Muhly’s second world premiere for ENO. With a libretto by Nicholas Wright, Marnie is based on Winston Graham’s novel and inspired by the screenplay. It examines the cost of freedom, the limitations of forgiveness and the impossibility of escaping the past, in music that is direct and powerful.
Daniel Wohl & London Contemporary Orchestra
Daniel Wohl’s music blends electronics with acoustic instrumentation to often ‘surprising and provocative effect’ (NPR). He has produced albums, orchestral and chamber works, film and ballet scores, and has received critical praise as one of his generation’s ‘imaginative, skillful creators’ (New York Times) making work that is ‘beautiful... original’ (Pitchfork).
He has worked with chamber ensembles and orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, New York Youth Symphony, Sõ Percussion and has collaborated with artists such as Laurel Halo, Julia Holter, Lucky Dragons, and Son Lux.
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Janine Jansen; Torleif Thedéen; Martin Fröst; Lucas Debargue
Messiaen and Schubert
Friday 02 June 7.30pm
Janine Jansen closes her Perspectives series with a recital programme of deep emotion and virtuosity. The evening begins with Messiaen’s Theme and Variations, originally written as a wedding present for his first wife, the violinist Claire Delbos.
Schubert’s Fantasy for violin and piano was inspired by Josef Slavík, hailed as ‘a second Paganini’ by Chopin. Jansen welcomes three close musical friends in Messiaen’s haunting Quartet for the End of Time, written and first performed in a German prisoner-
Jasper String Quartet
Haydn, Aaron Jay Kernis
and Debussy (please note start time)
Friday 16 June 7.00pm
Winners of the Cleveland Quartet Award, the Jasper String Quartet marks its Wigmore Hall debut with the UK première of ‘River’ by Aaron Jay Kernis, specially written for the group in 2015.
The programme also includes Debussy’s pioneering String Quartet in G minor, a work of the early 1890s influenced by recent developments in Impressionist art and Symbolist literature.
Arditti Quartet; Eliot Fisk guitar
Hugues Dufourt, Berio, Younghi Pagh-
Wednesday 14 June 7.30pm
A new work by French composer and philosopher Hugues Dufourt for the legendary Arditti Quartet, co-
Two further UK premieres – a string quartet by the South Korean Younghi Pagh-
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