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Classical concerts in North London

Hear live music without visiting the centre of town. To list your concerts here, please use the link at the bottom of the page. This is a free listing service provided by Mornington Sinfonia in conjunction with the website cadenza.org

17 February 2016
 
7.30pm
Hall One, Kings Place
90, York Way
London
N1 9AG
United Kingdom

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Tomas Luis de Victoria: Requiem Mass 1605

 
4 March 2016
 
7.30pm
Kings Place
90 York Way
London
N1 9AG
United Kingdom

Details:
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+44 (0)20 7520 1490

£9.50-19.50
London Sinfonietta and Contemporary Music for All

London Sinfonietta
CoMA London
CoMA Sussex
Gregory Rose, conductor

Philip Cashian: Braggadocio
Donnacha Dennehy: A Fatal Optimist
Gabriel Jackson: Melancholy Processional
Tansy Davies: Feather and Groove
Michael Nyman: In C Interlude
Roxanna Panufnik: CoMAchord
Michael Finnissy: Plain Harmony
Jonathan Harvey: Climbing Frame
Hannah Kendall: Into pieces (first performance)
Philip Cashian: Mechanik

For over a decade, Contemporary Music for All’s ground-breaking Open Score project has been at the forefront of a movement to help contemporary music reach new audiences – creating innovative, flexibly-scored works playable by ensembles of all shapes and sizes.

Join us for the start of a nationwide weekend of celebration featuring five ensembles, as the London Sinfonietta partners with CoMA to perform some of the organisation’s most iconic creations, and premieres a new commission by Hannah Kendall.
 
5 March 2016
 
3.30pm
Kings Place
90 York Way
London
N1 9AG
United Kingdom

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+44 (0)20 7520 1490

£9.50-19.50
Arditti Quartet

Jonathan Harvey: Quartet No 2
Harrison Birtwistle: Quartet No 3 The Silk House Sequences
Iannis Xenakis: Tetras

In a programme matched only by the technical brilliance and passion of the Arditti Quartet for whom all three works were written, Iannis Xenakis’ breathtaking Tetras, one of the defining works of the modern string quartet repertoire, tops a concert featuring Harrison Birtwistle’s latest quartet and the magically accumulative energy of Jonathan Harvey’s second.

The Arditti Quartet enjoys a world-wide reputation for their spirited and technically refined interpretations of contemporary and earlier 20th century music. Many hundreds of string quartets and other chamber works have been written for the ensemble since its foundation by first violinist Irvine Arditti in 1974. Many of these works have left a permanent mark on 20th century repertoire and have given the Arditti Quartet a firm place in music history.

World premieres of quartets by composers such as Ades, Andriessen, Aperghis, Birtwistle, Britten, Cage, Carter, Denisov, Dillon, Dufourt, Dusapin, Fedele, Ferneyhough, Francesconi, Gubaidulina, Guerrero, Harvey, Hosokawa, Kagel, Kurtag, Lachenmann, Ligeti, Maderna, Manoury, Nancarrow, Reynolds, Rihm, Scelsi, Sciarrino, Stockhausen and Xenakis and hundreds more show the wide range of music in the Arditti Quartet’s repertoire.
 
7.30pm
Kings Place
90 York Way
London
N1 9AG
United Kingdom

Details:
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+44 (0)20 7520 1490

£9.50-19.50
London Sinfonietta

Tansy Davies: Salt box
Gerald Barry: '_______'
Gavin Bryars: Jesus’ Blood never failed me
Louis Andriessen: Workers Union

Tansy Davies’ ever-changing, spiky rhythmic patterns in salt box bristle against the conceptual and bold simplicity of Gerald Barry’s work. Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet by Gavin Bryars is one of the most moving works you can experience in a concert hall, while Louis Andriessen’s Workers Union thrills with its driving force.

All four composers are firmly in the orbit of CoMA, having written open-scored works for the group that are accessible yet rewarding, both to hear and to play.
 
16 March 2016
 
8pm
Kings Place
90 York Way
London
N1 9AG
United Kingdom

Details:
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£9.50-26.50
In Time of War

Canticum
Kokoro
Mark Forkgen, conductor

Poulenc: Ls Figure Humaine
Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time
Hywel Davies: War Songs

Messiaen and Poulenc express their response to the second World War. Hywel Davies' new work, written for Canticum and Kokoro, and given it's first London performance here, sets words by nine World War I poets.
 


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