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June 2016
U.K. Diary

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Mark Wigglesworth conducts Janáček’s “Jenůfa” for English National Opera in London
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Northern England

4 June 2016 | 7.30pm (pre-concert talk: 6.45pm)
Orchestra of Opera North, Leeds Festival Chorus, Leeds Philharmonic Chorus, Bradford Catholic Youth Choir, David Hill (conductor), Lee Bisset (soprano), Katherine Broderick (soprano), Kate Valentine (soprano), Sarah Castle (mezzo-soprano), Madeleine Shaw (mezzo-soprano), Peter Wedd (tenor), Michael Druiett (bass), Andrew Foster Williams (baritone)
• Mahler: Symphony No 8 in E-flat major “Symphony of a Thousand”
VENUE: Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AD
Tickets O 0113 224 3801

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Midlands & Eastern England

8 June 2016 | 2.15pm
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Laurence Jackson (violin), Walter Weller (conductor)
• Dvořák: Overture “Othello”, Op.93 B.174
• Bruch: Scottish Fantasy for violin & orchestra in E-flat, Op.46
• Dvořák: Romance in F minor for violin & orchestra, Op.11 B.39
• Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 in A major, Op.90 “Italian”
VENUE: Symphony Hall, 32 Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA
Tickets O 0121 345 0600

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Southern England

12, 16, 18, 22, 25 & 29 June 2016 | 5.10pm on 12th, 6.25pm on other dates (Further performances in July 2016)
Glyndebourne Festival
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Christopher Purves (Forester), Elena Tsallagova (Vixen Sharp Ears), Alžbĕta Poláčková (Fox), Alexandre Duhamel (Harašta), Alexander Vassiliev (Priest/Badger), Colin Judson (Schoolmaster/Mosquito), Jakub Hrůša (conductor)
• Janáček: The Cunning Little Vixen (Příhody lišky Bystroušky)
VENUE: Opera House, Glyndebourne, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5UU
Tickets O 01273 815000

25 June 2016 | 7.30pm
Bristol Concert Orchestra, Stefan Hofkes(conductor), Matthew Barley (cello)
• Smetana: Overture & Polka – “The Bartered Bride”
• Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104 (B.191)
• Brahms: Symphony No.2 in D major, Op.73
VENUE: St George’s, Great George Street, BRISTOL BS1 5RR
Tickets O 0845 40 24 001


2, 4 & 6 June 2016 | 7.00pm
Guildhall School soloists and orchestra, Timothy Redmond (conductor)
• Martinů: “Ariadne (Ariane)” – opera in one act, H.370
• Martinů: “Alexander Bis (Dvakrát Alexandr)” – opera buffa in 1 act, H.255
VENUE: Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street Theatre, Silk Street, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DT
Tickets O 020 7638 8891 (Barbican Box Office)

6 June 2016 | 7.00pm
William Howard (piano)
• William Howard performs pieces from his new album Sixteen Love Songs (to be released in June on Orchid Classics), which features some of the most hauntingly beautiful and romantic music in the piano repertoire. The programme will include love songs for solo piano by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann, (all arranged by Liszt), Liszt, Smetana, Dvořák, Fibich, Novák, Suk, Janáček, Fauré, Granados, and Kreisler (arr. Rachmaninov). William will also launch a new commissions project — Sixteen Contemporary Love Songs — with the world premiere of a brand new love song from Cheryl Frances-Hoad and a recently written love song by David Matthews. The recital will last 75 minutes, without an interval, and include introductions to the stories behind the pieces. Audience members are invited for a glass of wine after the concert.
VENUE: The Forge, 3–7 Delancey Street, Camden, London NW1 7NL
Tickets: on-line booking or cash at the door
Table bookings for meals O 020 7383 7808

9 June 2016 | 6.00pm
LSO Platforms
Musicians from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama
• Dvořák: Serenade in D minor for wind instruments, Op.44 B.77
VENUE: Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Admission free O 020 7638 8891

9 June 2016 | 7.30pm
London Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding (conductor), Lisa Batiashvili (violin)
• Dvořák: Overture “Othello”, Op.93 (B.174)
• Bartók: Violin Concerto No.1, Sz.36 BB.48a
• Dvořák: Symphony No.8 in G major, Op.88 B.163
VENUE: Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Tickets O 020 7638 8891

23, 25 & 28 June 2016 | 7.30pm (6.30pm on 25th)
English National Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Mark Wigglesworth (conductor), Laura Wilde (Jenůfa), Michaela Martens (Kostelnička), Peter Hoare (Laca Klemeň), Nicky Spence (Števa Buryja), Felicity Palmer (Grandmother Buryja)
• Janáček: “Jenůfa (Její pastorkyňa)” – opera in 3 acts sung in English
VENUE: London Coliseum, St. Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
Tickets O 020 7845 9300