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THIS IS NOT A MUSEUM 2013/14 SEASON

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THIS IS NOT A MUSEUM 

Composers and artists of all ages have explored new ideas and taken risks. New music created by today's composers can divide opinion and create debate. It will certainly engage your mind, your emotions, and compel you to keep listening. Some of it will get inside your head and stay there. Feed the curiosity  of your ears, and get some inspiration for life.

 

2014/15 SEASON CONCERTS 

For full details please browse the season brochure below.

AMERICAN LULU: EIGHT NIGHTS AT THE YOUNG VIC
Friday 13 September 2013 at 7.30pm, Young Vic

Olga Neuwirth re-works the first two acts and composes an entirely original third, transporting Berg’s femme fatale to the smoky jazz clubs of 1950s New Orleans.

BENJAMIN BRITTEN
Sunday 15 September 2013 at 7.45pm, Kings Place Hall Two

A centenary celebration: Incorporating works by those who inspired him alongside those for whom he has been an inspiration, this centenary celebration marries the enigmatic music of Alban Berg and Colin Matthews, with Edmund Finnis, the original voice of a new generation.

RSVP PREMIERES
Sunda 15 September 2013 at 9.30pm, Kings Place

The culmination of RSVP: our call for ideas on a postcard, to be performed by London Sinfonietta musicians at the Kings Place festival.

POSTAL PIECES
Sunday 15 September 2013 at 9.30pm, Kings Place Hall One

Exploring silence, space and cognition with a programme of James Tenney and Morton Feldman.

STOCKHAUSEN: GRUPPEN
Sunday 6 October 6 2013 at 6pm, Royal Festival Hall

Stockhausen’s composition for three separate orchestras on one stage.

HAAS: IN VAIN
Friday 6 December 2013 at 8pm, Queen Elizabeth Hall
The London premiere of in vain.

THE NEW MUSIC SHOW
Sunday 8 December 2013 at 12pm, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room
Festival-in-a-day: Twelve world premieres including major commissions from Edmund Finnis and Francisco Coll, alongside UK premieres of works by Rebecca Saunders and Simon Steen-Andersen.

THE PEOPLE'S SALON
Monday 3 February 2014 at 6.30pm,  House of St Barnabas

A discussion as to why contemporary art can be seen as more popular than contemporary music.

QUARTET FOR THE END OF TIME
Friday 21 February 2014 at 7.30pm, Kings Place

Having inspired a new wave of experimental spirituality in music, from composers including Pärt, Górecki and Penderecki, the Quartet’s rippling colours and meditative harmonies are as modern as they are timeless.

GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN: FLOW MY TEARS
Sunday 2 March 2014 at 6pm, Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall

Pioneering new simplicity: Elegant and deeply moving, Gudmundsen-Holmgreen’s music redefines the concept of simplicity. With conductor Paul Hilliers.

STEEN-ANDERSEN: BLACK BOX MUSIC
Wednesday 12 March 2014 at 7.30pm, Queen Elizabeth Hall
A musical 'follow the leader' that verges on the chaotic, even humorous. Yet in the hands of Steen-Andersen, the sonic results make for a compelling experience that exists somewhere between concert music and installation art.

LONDON EAR FESTIVAL
Friday 28 March 2014 at 7pm, The Warehouse

A four day festival featuring nine concerts, fifty-one works, three festival commissions, eight world and several UK premieres.

WOOLRICH: 60TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Sunday 6 April 2014 1pm, St John’s Smith Square

Performing a lunchtime concert with the Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble, to celebrate the 60th birthday of John Woolrich.

VAN DER AA: HERE
Wednesday 30 April 2014 at 7.30pm, Queen Elizabeth Hall

The Here Trilogy explores the clash between the individual and their everyday surroundings, sculpting a haunting world of shadows, paralysis and isolation.

BLUE TOUCH PAPER: NEW WORK NIGHT
Wednesday 21 May 2014 at 7.30pm, Institute of Contemporary Arts

A preview of three works-in-progress, made in collaboration with other art forms focusing on protest songs, a programme of striking works that address politics through music.

ASSEMBLE: NEW MUSIC MADE WITH YOU
Saturday 7 June 2014 at 5pm, Queen Elizabeth Hall

Following an open call to take part, 50 amateur, student and professional musicians take to the QEH to perform Louis Andriessen's Workers Union, Frederic Rzewski's Les Moutons de Panurge and the world premiere of Insert Words Here by Emily Hall.

TIM HEAD + BRYN HARRISON: PASSING LIGHT
Sunday 15 June 2014 at 4pm and 5pm, Rich Mix

A kaleidoscopic collaboration bringing music and visuals together.

FRANCESCONI: QUARTETT AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
Wednesday 18 - Saturday 28 June 2014, Linbury Studio Theatre

UK premiere of the opera based on Heiner Müller’s 1980 play.

THROUGH THE LENS: EXHIBITION
Friday 18 July 2014 at 6pm, The Warehouse, Studio 2
Capturing the life of the London Sinfonietta in rehearsal, performance and backstage.

LONDON SINFONIETTA ACADEMY: BBC PROMS PLUS PORTRAIT
Thursday 14 August 2014 at 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

Performed by our Academy players

SIR PETER MAXWELL DAVIES AT 80
Saturday 30 August 2014 at 3pm, Cadogan Hall, as part of the BBC Proms

A celebration as part of the BBC Proms

 

2013/14 ON TOUR

MITO SETTEMBREMUSICA FESTIVAL: ITALY
Friday 6 September 2013 at 9pm, Teatro Dal Verme

Performing as part of the MITO SettembreMusica Festival with music by Benjamin Britten and George Benjamin who also conducts on this tour.

MITO SETTEMBREMUSICA FESTIVAL: ITALY
Saturday 7 September 2013 at 9pm, Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi

Performing as part of the MITO Settembre Musica Festival with music by Benjamin Britten and George Benjamin.

FIRENZE SUONA CONTEMPORANEA: ITALY
Sunday 15 September 2013 at 8.30pm

Performing Berio, Harvey, Fujikura, Harvey and Birtwistle as part of the Firenze Suona Contemporanea Festival.

LUIGI NONO: PROMETEO
Sunday 3 November 2013 at 12pm to Monday, 18 November 2013 at 12pm, Buenos Aires
London Sinfonietta players train emerging Argentinian musicians for a joint staging of Prometeo.

HAAS: IN VAIN
Saturday 16 November 2013 at 7.30m, Huddersfield Town Hall
The UK premiere of Haas’ in vain, performed in white light and pitch black.

PROTEST SONGS: RESIDENCY IN CANTERBURY
Monday 5 May 2014 at 7.30pm, St Gregory's Centre For Music

Presenting the culmination of a four-day residency at Canterbury Christ Church University, focusing on protest songs, a programme of striking works that address politics through music.

GLASTONBURY: LONDON SINFONIETTA + JONNY GREENWOOD
Friday 27 June 2014 at 11.10am, Glastonbury West Holts Stage

The London Sinfonietta plays Glastonbury with Steve Reich’s iconic Music for 18 Musicians, a spellbinding blend of voices and instruments with Johnny Greenwood on guitar.

MANCHESTER: LONDON SINFONIETTA + JONNY GREENWOOD
Thursday 3 July 2014 at 7.30pm, The Bridgewater Hall

Steve Reich’s iconic Music for 18 Musicians, a spellbinding blend of voices and instruments with Johnny Greenwood on guitar.

 

2013/14 PARTICIPATION AND LEARNING

KX COLLECTIVE: AUTUMN WORKSHOPS
Monday, October 28, 2013 at 9am to Friday, November 1, 2013 at 5pm, London

Workshops with young people from the King's Cross area, running throughout October half-term.

KX COLLECTIVE: AUTUMN PERFORMANCE
Friday 1 November 2013 at 1pm, The Forge

The culmination of a week of workshops spent making new music with young people from the King's Cross area.

PRIMARY SCHOOLS CONCERT: RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW (MORNING)
Wednesday 29 January 2014 at 11.30am, Queen Elizabeth Hall

Take part: designed for Key Stage 2, to inspire pupils and teachers with the music of today.

PRIMARY SCHOOLS CONCERT: RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW (AFTERNOON)
Wednesday 29 January 2014 at 1.30pm, Queen Elizabeth Hall

Take part: designed for Key Stage 2, to inspire pupils and teachers with the music of today.

KX COLLECTIVE: SPRING WORKSHOPS
Monday 17 February 2014 at 9pm to Friday 21 February 2014 at 5pm, London

Take part: workshops with young people from the King's Cross area, running throughout February half-term.

KX COLLECTIVE: SPRING PERFORMANCE
Wednesday 12 March 2014 at 1pm, Queen Elizabeth Hall

Take part: the culmination of a week spent making new music with young people from the King's Cross area.

COMPOSER WORKSHOPS
Tuesday 15 April 2014 at 2.30pm to Thursday 17 April 2014 at 5pm, Purcell School

London Sinfonietta players workshop new music with twelve emerging composers as part of Sound and Music's Higher Education Programme 2013/14.

LONDON SINFONIETTA ACADEMY: SUMMER COURSE 2014
Monday 7 - Sunday 13 July 2014, London

Take part: training the musicians of tomorrow to play the music of today.

MUSICIANS OF TOMORROW
Sunday 13 July 2014 at 3pm, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Event: the London Sinfonietta Academy's Summer Course 2014 culminates in a final public performance.

LONDON SINFONIETTA ACADEMY: BBC PROMS PLUS PORTRAIT
Thursday 14 August 2014 at 5.45pm, Royal College of Music
Performed by our Academy players.

COMPOSER WORKSHOPS - NEXT WAVE
Monday 18 - Friday 22 August 2014, Surrey University
Twelve emerging composers gather again as part of Sound and Music's Higher Education Programme 2013/14 to further rehearse and then record their works.

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