Special Offers on concert tickets for spnm members:
By George, April 1st

Friday 28th March, 6pm
Mainly New

Duke's Hall, Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London NW1

introduced by Poul Ruders

Poul Ruders Horn Trio; ABYSM
Messiaen Abime des Oiseaux from Quartet for the End of Time

Tickets: Admission free

Saturday 29th March, 7.30pm
Bournville Children's Choir

St. Paul誷 Church, Hockley, Birmingham B3

Bournville Children's Choir
Anne Ellis director
Phil Smith organ

Liz Johnson Moon Incantations*** (commissioned as part of the Adopt a Composer Scheme sponsored by PRS, spnm and Making Music)
Michael Hurd King and Conscience
Poulenc Gloria

plus selections from My Fair Lady

Tickets: �(children �

Saturday 29th March, 7.30pm
BBC Singers

BBC Studio 1, Delaware Road, London W9

BBC Singers, Endymion Ensemble
Stephen Cleobury conductor

Edward Cowie Gaia*** (BBC Singers commission)

Tickets: free (subject to capacity) by calling 020 8576 1227 or www.bbc.co.uk/tickets

Tuesday 1st April, 7.30pm
BY GEORGE! Musical Encounters with George Benjamin

Barbican Hall, Silk Street, London EC2

Scottish Chamber Orchestra
George Benjamin conductor

Ravel Ma mere l'oye
Alexander Goehr '... kein Gedanke, nur ruhige Schlaf' (in memoriam Olivier Messaien)*
George Benjamin At First Light
Webern Symphony, Op 21
Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite

Tickets: �50 - �

Special offer for spnm members: 10% off all tickets. Please quote your membership number and 'new notes'.

Thursday 3rd April, 8pm
A Solemn Mass for Lent

St. Matthew’s Church, 20 Great Peter Street, London SW1

FifteenB Consort

Robert Hugill Quotiescumque manducabitis panem hunc***
Rihards Dubra O Crux Ave
Isaac Missa Solemne
plus motets by Byrd, Guerrero, Amon, Maillard, Marenzio, Victoria and the Plainchant for Palm Sunday

Tickets: Admission free (retiring collection in aid of St. Matthew’s Church)

Friday 4th 7.30pm
BBC Singers and spnm: spnm at 60

St. Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge, Wilton Place, London SW1

BBC Singers
Nicholas Kok conductor
David Goode organ

Guy Newbury May*** (spnm shorlisted work)
Nicholas Brown Stillness*** (spnm shortlisted work)
Alan Williams Messages from the Scrolls*** (spnm shortlisted work)
Robin Holloway Woefully arrayed
Elizabeth Maconchy Nocturnal
Britten Hymn to the Virgin
Vaughan Williams Valiant for Truth
plus works for organ by Lutyens, Sherlaw Johnson and Maxwell Davies

Tickets: free (subject to capacity), available by calling 020 8576 1227, emailing or online at www.bbc.co.uk/tickets

Friday 4th 7.30pm
Greek Icons of Light and Passion

Purcell Room, South Bank Centre, London SE1

Composers Ensemble
Mina Polychronou soprano
Andrew Watts countertenor
Peter Wiegold conductor

Periklis Koukos Sonata for violin and piano***
George Kouroupos Stou pothou to kaminin***: three songs based on Cypriot poetry of the 16th century
Theodore Anthoniou Dedication***
Giorgos Koumendakis The Snowman***
Nestor Taylor On a Ray of Winter Sun: triptych for soprano and chamber ensemble***

Tickets: £8-£12.50 (concessions £2 off)

In this exciting and colourful concert, the Composers Ensemble will be performing a programme that illustrates the wealth and diversity of the contemporary Greek music scene. It introduces the works of three internationally acclaimed composers as well as music by two talented composers of the younger generation. Presented by the Hellenic Foundation for Culture and the Embassy of Greece as part of their immensely successful series of events, Greece in Britain.

Saturday 5th April, 1.15pm
Northop Festival: Mika Takehara

Northop Institute, Northop, North Wales

Mika Takehara solo percussion

Paul Mealor Echo
Per Norgard I Ching
Mikiishi Thirteen Drums

Tickets: £4 (£3)

Founded in 1997 by the leading Welsh composer, Paul Mealor, The Northop Festival has become one of the most important music events in North Wales. With record audience numbers across its diverse and imaginative concert series it has proved that live music is an important part of the culture and heart of Wales. The festival runs from April 3-12.

Saturday 5th April, 7.30pm
Kaija Saariaho - UK Premiere

Barbican Hall, Silk Street, London EC2

Karita Mattila soprano
Tuija Hakkila piano

Kaija Saariaho Quatre instants**
plus works by Duparc, Dvorák and Rachmaninov

Tickets: £6-£25

Saturday 5th 8pm
Zappa in Perspective

Concert Hall, Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, Poole

The Composers Ensemble

5.30pm: pre-show talk with John Woolrich and Philip Cashian in conversation with Richard Baker.

John Woolrich Stealing a March
Sylvester Revueltas Ocho por Radio
U2/Deirdre Gribbin Cease
Brian Wilson/John Woolrich Don’t Talk
Bruce Johnston/Simon Bainbridge Disney Girls
Kinks/Tansy Davies Gintrap
Madness/Thomas Adès Cardiac Arrest
Louis Andriessen Workers Union
Frank Zappa Music For Low Budget Symphony Orchestra; Be-Bop Tango; Alien Orifice; Igor’s Boogie; Little House I Used To Live In; The Black Page No. 2

Telephone: £14 (£6)

The Composers Ensemble join with Kokoro, The Contemporary Music Ensemble of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra to perform a unique programme of works by Zappa and other contemporary composers.

Sunday 6th April, 3pm
New Composer Series

The Space, 269 Westferry Road, London E14

The Archaeus Quartet

Sophie Viney A Time to Dance*** (spnm shortlisted work)
Beethoven Op.74 in Eb


Wednesday 9th April, 7.30pm
Joby Talbot - Music and Film

RNCM, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester M13

Joby Talbot is a true composer for today - his work successfully combines the worlds of television, films, classical music and pop. From scoring The League of Gentlemen and Wild West, to performing with The Divine Comedy, audiences can now experience this artist live. Tonight’s programme includes his score for The Dying Swan, which forms part of Joby’s new album.

Tickets: £5-£14 (£4.50-£12.60)

Wednesday 9th April, 8pm
Mixing Music: Chroma

Guesten Hall, Avoncroft Museum of Buildings, Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove, Worcs. B60 4JR

The concert will be introduced by Philip Cashian

Edward Dudley Hughes Light Cuts Through Dark Skies
William Attwood Caillouteux
Toru Takemitsu Toward the Sea III; Rainspell
Tansy Davies Undertow
Philip Cashian World Première of Bromsgrove Concerts' Commission***
Jo Kondo An Insular Style

Tickets: £11 (£10/£3.50)

Thursday 10th April, 6pm
Music of Today - Anthony Gilbert

Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, London SE1

Philharmonia Orchestra
Julian Anderson presenter
Martyn Brabbins conductor
Marie Vassiliou soprano

Anthony Gilbert
Beastly Jingles; Réflections, Rose Nord; Vasanta with Dancing

Tickets: admission free

Artistic Director Julian Anderson says of Anthony Gilbert, 'When the opportunity for planning these programmes arose, Gilbert was one of first names that came to mind. I love the range and breadth of his mind, the taste for odd subjects and unusual instruments, and the tangy flavour of his harmonic palette. This composer continues to contribute richly to our musical culture.'

Friday 11th April
BASBWE/RNCM Wind Festival

RNCM, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester M13

April 11-13. The Fifth BASBWE/RNCM International Wind Festival and National Concert Band Festival, Two major wind festivals combine for a three-day feast of concerts, masterclasses, talks, clinics and exhibitions. Guest artists include Bharat Chandra and Frank Battisti, and featured composers include Judith Bingham, Adam Gorb, Kit Turnbull and Guy Woolfenden. The festival will also feature three UK premières and two world premières.

Tickets: Individual concerts £5 (£4). Day tickets and festival tickets available. Call for information.

Friday 11th & 12th April, 8pm
Jordan Town

Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London WC2

special pre-performance talk 12 April at 7.30pm with the artists

Errollyn Wallen composer/performer
Tom Sapsford choreographer/dancer
honey brothers film
Ensemble X String Quartet

Errollyn Wallen Jordan Town*; String Quartet No.2

Tickets: £5-£14

A woman at a piano sings against a huge screen of dream images. A string quartet walks and plays with shadows. A dancer performs a duet with the ghost of himself. Sublime music and song fuse with dance and film on a haunting and mesmerising journey into the far reaches of the imagination. This unique collaboration caused a sensation in its première at the Edinburgh Festival. This is the London première. Two nights only.

Friday 11th April, 7.30pm

BMIC at St Cyprian's Church, Glentworth Street, London NW1

Sylvia Harper oboe
Tim Mallett bassoon
Mark Fielding piano

Ben Dowsett new work***
Howells Oboe Sonata
Robert Fielding new work***
Gwyn Pritchard Five Short Pieces for piano
Stewart Grant Kali Ma
Jean Francaix Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano

Tickets: £6 (£4)

The evening includes the first performances of two new works commissioned in memory of the late Flora Cann. These are for oboe, bassoon and piano, written by Ben Dowsett and Robert Fielding. Camerada will shortly be releasing recordings of trios and duos, including works by Poulenc, Reizenstein and Francaix.

12th April - 25 May

Control Tower, Burys Bank Road, Greenham Common, Newbury, Berkshire

opening times Thurs/Fri 3.30-7.30pm, Sat/Sun 10am-6pm

Tickets: admission free


Electroacoustic installation by composer, sonic artist and New Greenham Arts artist-in-residence Hywel Davies, inspired by Schafe Konnen Sicher Wieden (Sheep May Safely Graze) Birthday Cantata (JS Bach). Pastoral uses the three levels of the former airbase control tower with manipulated recordings of flautist Heledd Francis, Watership Cantabile and East Woodhay Silver Band.

Saturday 12th April, 6pm
A Solemn Mass for Lent

All Saints' Church, Tudely, Kent

FifteenB Consort

Robert Hugill Quotiescumque manducabitis panem hunc***
Rihards Dubra O Crux Ave
Isaac Missa Solemne
plus motets by Byrd, Guerrero, Amon, Maillard, Marenzio, Victoria and the Plainchant for Palm Sunday

Tickets: Admission free (retiring collection in aid ofAll Saints' Church)

Tuesday 15th April, 7.30pm
Rothko String Trio

BMIC at St Cyprian's Church, Glentworth Street, London NW1

Cliodhna Ryan violin
Cian O'Duill viola
Clare O'Connell cello

Judith Weir The Bagpiper’s String Trio
Peter Nickol String Trio*** (spnm shortlisted work)
William Alwyn String Trio
Diana Burrell Ritual Sentences
Howard Skempton Winter Sunrise
Krzysztof Penderecki String Trio

Tickets: £6 (£4) on the door

The Rothko String Trio is an exciting new group of very experienced chamber musicians, dedicated to exploring the expansive string trio repertoire. Inspired by the artist Mark Rothko, the trio draws on established classical repertoire, whilst providing a platform for the dynamic new music of contemporary composers. Tonight the trio première Nickol’s spnm-shortlisted trio.

Wednesday 16th April, 7.30pm
Death and Resurrection

St. Paul's Cathedral and Tate Modern, London

Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists
Sir John Eliot Gardiner conductor
Colin Currie percusssion
Quay Brothers films

Bach Easter Music
Steve Martland Street Songs

Tickets: £27, £15 restricted view (in St. Paul's only)
Telephone: Tate Ticketing , Ticketmaster (24-hr)

A concert in two iconic London buildings. The evening opens in St Paul's Cathedral, where Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists in a sublime programme of Bach's Easter music, before leading the audience in a procession across the Millennium Bridge. In Tate Modern's monumental Turbine Hall, they are joined by Colin Currie for a performance of Steve Martland's Street Songs, which continues the theme of death and resurrection and is accompanied by four new short films, specially commissioned from the Quay Brothers by Tate & Egg Live.

Tuesday 22nd April, 7.30pm
Vermilion Ensemble

BMIC at St Cyprian's Church, Glentworth Street, London NW1

Richard Churches baritone
Robert Coleridge piano
Claire McKenna flute
Hugo Shrapnel piano
with Sophie Cox mezzo-soprano

Hugo Shrapnel For Pete***; Not in our name; Four Love Sonnets by John Maharg***
Richard Churches The Whole Wide World is White***; Flute Sonata***
Brian Dennis After Rain
Lennox Berkeley Flute Sonatina
Robert Coleridge new work***
Eisler Three Songs
Cornelius Cardew Soon; Father Murphy

Tickets: £6 (£4) on the door

Wednesday 23rd 7.45pm
London Sinfonietta - Electronica

Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre, London SE1

Martyn Brabbins conductor,
Clio Gould violin
Joanna MacGregor piano
Paul Silverthorne viola,
Sound Intermedia sound design
IRCAM technology

Pierre Boulez Anthèmes 2
Matthias Pintscher Tenebrae**
Jonathan Harvey Bird Concerto with Pianosong*

Tickets: £12 (£7) from RFH

Martyn Brabbins conducts the London Sinfonietta in a concert exploring virtuosity and live electronics. Boulez's Anthèmes 2 surrounds a violin soloist with a ravishing array of sonorities, while Harvey's Bird Concerto with Pianosong uses technologies including gaming joysticks to manipulate the sonic interaction between recordings of birdsong, a solo piano (Joanna MacGregor) and ensemble.

Thursday 24th April, 7.45pm
International Chamber Music Series

Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre, SE1

Arditti String Quartet
Thomas Adès piano

Berg String Quartet Op.3
Helmut Lachenmann String Quartet No.3
Henri Dutilleux Ainsi la nuit
Thomas Adès Piano Quintet

Tickets: £12 (£7)

Premièred just 18 months ago by these very artists, Adès' Quintet is a coruscating masterwork that fully engages the composer’s virtuoso piano technique. As quartet-leader Irvine Arditti once put it: 'It's almost as if he can realise his wildest dreams in his notation of this piece, because he's written it for us and him'.

Sunday 27th April, 12pm
Apartment House

Kettle’s Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge

Anton Lukoszevieze cello
Hilary Sturt, Gordon MacKay violins,
Bridget Carey viola
Christopher Redgate oboe
Richard Baker conductor

James Clarke Oboe Quintet
Tim Parkinson String Quartet
John Lely fall fresh in the lap of the cloud-messenger
Christopher Fox Oboe Quintet

Telephone: £5 (£3)

Monday 28th April, 7.30pm
Danny Driver - piano

Purcell Room, South Bank Centre, London SE1

Schubert Sonata in A major D664
Tim Murray Fantasy (Langsam, Zart)***
Debussy Preludes (selection)
Clara Schumann Romances
Robert Schumann Symphonic Studies (including the 5 posthumous variations)

Presented by the Kirckman Concert Society/Sarah Gordon Concert Management supported by the Chase Charity

Tickets: £5-£10 (£4-£9)

Danny Driver graduated in Natural Sciences at Cambridge University before studying at Royal College of Music. In April 2002 he reached the semi-finals of the London International Piano Competition as the only UK representative, performing recitals at the Purcell Room and Queen Elizabeth Hall. He has also given acclaimed performances in Scotland, Italy, Israel, and the USA.

Tuesday 29th April, 6pm
Music of Today - Michael Jarrell

Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, London SE1

Philharmonia Orchestra
Julian Anderson presenter
Martyn Brabbins conductor
Maya Iwabuchi violin

Michael Jarrell Prisme**; Music for a while**

Tickets: admission free

Presented by Julian Anderson in conversation with Michael Jarrell, this concert features Michael Jarrell who as yet is little heard in Britain, despite being one of the leading composers of his generation in Europe. He has worked at Boulez's institute, IRCAM, and his sound world, once heard, is not easily forgotten, with his fine ear for colour and timbre.

Tuesday 29th 7.30pm
BBC Symphony Orchestra

Barbican Hall, Silk Street, London EC2

Zoltán Peskó
Ildikó Vékony cimbalom
BBC Singers

Bartók Dance Suite; The Miraculous Mandarin
György Kurtág Messages; Splinters; New Messages* (BBC commission)

Pre-concert talk, 6.00pm, Prompt Corner - The music of György Kurtág (Admission free to ticket-holders for the evening concert)

Telephone: £8, £12, £16

Music by two Hungarian composers conducted by Zoltán Peskó, with three works by György Kurtág including the London premiere of his New Messages and a rare performance of the solo cimbalom piece Splinters, played by Ildikó Vékony. Music by Bartók opens and closes the concert with the Dance Suite, and a complete performance of The Miraculous Mandarin.

Tuesday 29th April, 8pm
Frank Denyer: a retrospective

Great Hall, Dartington, Devon

The Barton Workshop
Jos Zwaanenburg flutes
John Anderson clarinet
Tobias Liebezeit percussion
Mareike Keser violin
Alex Geller cello
James Fulkerson trombone, musical director

Frank Denyer A Fragile Thread; Passages; Prison Song; Faint Traces

At 6.45 in the Great Hall there will be a pre-concert conversation between Frank Denyer, Bob Gilmore and James Fulkerson

Tickets: £4-£8.50; Dartington Arts members £1.50

Wednesday 30th April, 7.30pm
Allegri String Quartet

Elvet Methodist Church, Old Elvet, Durham

Peter Carter, Rafael Todes violins
Dorothea Vogel viola
Pal Banda cello

Mozart String Quartet in G major
Robert Saxton Fantasia
Schubert String Quartet in D minor 'Death and the Maiden'

6.30 Pre-concert talk - Dr Robert Saxton introduces his music for string quartet.

Tickets: £8.50-£17 (£5.50-£14); Under 18 £1

Wednesday 30th April, 7.30pm
Adopt a Composer performance

The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St. Albans, Herts

St. Albans High School Senior Orchestra
St. Albans Chamber Choirs
Joint Schools Chamber Orchestra

Jonathan Pitkin Everybody Sang*** (commissioned as part of the Adopt a Composer scheme sponsored by PRS, spnm and Making Music)
plus excerpts from works by Verdi, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky

Tickets: £4

Thursday 1st May, 7pm
Gwyneth and the Green Knight

Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London

Michael Rafferty conductor
Michael McCarthy director
Simon Banham designer
Ace McCarron lighting

Lynne Plowman
and Martin Riley Gwyneth and the Green Knight: a chamber opera for all ages

Tickets: £18.50, £9.50 under 18s, £6.50 under 12s, £5 standing

Also: Saturday 3 May, 6.30pm and Sunday 4 May, 4.00pm. Music Theatre Wales are proud to present the revival of Gwyneth and the Green Knight – a musical adventure for all the family. Gwyneth is a feisty young girl who dreams of becoming a Knight at the Round Table. She meets up with Sir Gawain and the two set off a journey through darkest forests, scary encounters and beheading competitions! This revival is a co-production between Music Theatre Wales and the Royal Opera House.

Thursday 1st May, 7:30pm
Poison Mushroom

St John’s Smith Square, London SW1

Wissam Boustany flute
Paul Goodey oboe

Featuring living composers:

Kaija Saariaho Noa Noa
Michael Oliva Metropolitan***
Edwin Roxburgh At The Still Point if The Turning World
Heinz Holliger Lied
Dai Fujikura Poison Mushroom***

Music for flute, oboe and electronics, interspersed by Telemann Fanatasies. A unique opportunity to hear two
world premiere performances making powerful statements for peace.

Tickets: £15, £12, £9, £6 (concessions £6)
St John’s box office: 0207 222 1061


Friday 2nd May, 7.30pm
James and de Vries

Purcell Room, South Bank Centre, London SE1

Sarah James saxophone
Magdalena de Vries percussion

Graham Fitkin
David Maslanka Songbook
Nigel Wood new work***
Robert Fokkens new work ***
plus works by David Mott, Chris Roze and Andy Scott

Tickets: £10 (£8)

Friday 2nd May, 7.30pm
Quinteto Piazzolla with Joanna MacGregor and James Crabb

Barbican Centre, London EC2

Quinteto Piazzolla, the outstanding group dedicated to the legacy of the legendary tango composer Astor Piazzolla,
returns to the Barbican to perform a new collaboration with accordionist James Crabb and one of today's most
experimental and eclectic pianists, Joanna MacGregor.

‘MacGregor's gigs give a kind of euphoria’ The Guardian

Tickets £10-£20
Box Office 020 7638 8891 or book online www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing