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BBC Radio 3 broadcast from Sage Gateshead
TUESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2018 7:00pm
FONDANT
Big RNS Birthday Gala
Radio 3 in Concert

The Royal Northern Sinfonia, celebrates its sixtieth anniversary with a monumental concert from the Sage Gateshead – including music of, and inspired by, the 'First Viennese School', archive recordings, and a new commission by Errollyn Wallen.

Beethoven: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Fauré: Pavane
Mozart: Laudate Dominum
Mozart: Exsultate, Jubilate

FIRST INTERVAL

Poulenc: Concert champêtre
Prokofiev: Symphony No 1 in D Major, 'Classical'
Wallen: RNS Birthday Commission

SECOND INTERVAL

Haydn: Symphony No 6, ‘Le matin’
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn

Lars Vogt: Conductor
Mahan Esfahani: Harpsichord
Sarah Tynan: Soprano
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia
BLACK CANTABS: MAKING HISTORY
1 OCTOBER-22 DECEMBER 2018
Black Cantabs: History Makers
Mon 1 October - Sat 22 December

Cambridge University Library

Black Cantabs: History Makers is a groundbreaking exhibition telling the stories of black students in Cambridge, from the forgotten pioneers of centuries past to the celebrated successes of today.

In it, a collection of photographic portraits including that of Errollyn Wallen (King's College) will celebrate centuries of black students at Cambridge (from 1700 to the present day) and inspire future generations.

Featuring trailblazers from the first black British army officer to the first black female composer to have a composition played at the Proms, the exhibition features famous faces such as Zadie Smith, Thandie Newton and Naomie Harris alongside rare archive images.

New portraits are being taken by the city of Cambridge’s chief chronicler, Sir Cam, including of classical composer Errollyn Wallen, jazz singer Justina Kehinde Ogunseitan and MP Diane Abbott.

These portraits will hang on the University Library’s 'Royal Corridor'.

This collection represents a reinvention of the traditional Cambridge portrait students may see on a daily basis and the exhibition opening marks the first day of the UK’s Black History Month (1 October).

Black Cantabs: History Makers runs from 1 October to 22 December at the University Library, before touring the University and Colleges. It builds on the painstaking research project undertaken by the Black Cantabs Society, the members of which are students and staff at the University. See the results of the project on the Society's website: https://blackcantabs.herokuapp.com

Cost: Free

Ages: ALL AGES
Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR
England
Matthew Sharp performs the Cello Concerto
FRIDAY 5 OCTOBER 2018 6:00pm
Cello Concerto
Matthew Sharp performs the Cello Concerto at Errollyn Wallen's alma mater.
Goldsmiths' College
14 Lewisham Way, New Cross
London SE14 6NW
England
Performing to Hillary Clinton
MONDAY 8 OCTOBER 2018
The Errollyn Wallen Songbook
A special performance by Errollyn Wallen for Hillary Clinton at Oxford University as she is honoured at the Bonavero Institute, Oxford: An Evening Celebration of Three Remarkable Women
Invisibility — Oxford
WEDNESDAY 10 OCTOBER 2018 7:30pm
Dervish
Holywell Music Room
Holywell Street
Oxford OX1 3SD
England
Haddo Arts Festival 2018
THURSDAY 11 OCTOBER 2018 6:00pm
MAP — Songs for Children Everywhere
Song for Haddo 2 builds on the success of the first Song for Haddo project. Professional musicians from McOpera return to work with local primary schools and string players from the three Academies (Ellon, Inverurie and Meldrum) to learn, rehearse and then perform during the Festival a selection of the new Friday Afternoon Songs written by this year’s Friday Afternoons composer, Errollyn Wallen who has composed her already acclaimed anthology, MAP: Songs for Children Everywhere. Also on the programme is the original Song for Haddo, a piece for strings and a new composition, working title Second Song for Haddo.
Haddo Arts
Methlick
Ellon AB41 7DU
Scotland
+44 1651 851770
My Feet May Take a Little While
FRIDAY 12 OCTOBER 2018 1:05pm
The Errollyn Wallen Songbook
As part of the Americana ’18 series at St John’s Smith Square, Michael Harper, tenor, Nadine Benjamin, soprano, Nigel Foster, pianist, are doing a recital called - Portrait of a Life (or Many): Art Songs from the African Diaspora featuring art songs by Black British and African American composers.
St. Johns' Smith Square
Smith Square
London SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom
020 7222 1061
St Paul's Sinfonia
FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER 2018 7:30pm
Mighty River
St Alfege Church
Greenwich Church Street
London SE10 9BJ
England
Aldeburgh Music's Big Sing! FRIDAY AFTERNOONS
FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2018 12:00pm
MAP — Songs for Children Everywhere
Snape Maltings
Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape IP17 1SP
Suffolk IP17 1SP
England
01728 687110
WORLD PREMIERE CAMBRIDGE MUSIC FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2018 7:00pm
Following on from last year's rapturous reception of Wallen's Concerto Grosso, Chineke! Chamber Ensemble will give the world premiere of a brand new septet commissioned by Cambridge Music Festival.

PROGRAMME

Coleridge Taylor
Clarinet Quintet
Errollyn Wallen
New work (CMF commission)
Beethoven
Septet
Senate House
King's Parade
Cambridge CB2 1ST
England
NEW WORK FOR CHINEKE! AT ST GEORGE'S BRISTOL
SUNDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2018
Joseph Boulogne String Quartet No 3 in G minor
Haydn Divertimento in C, Adagio and Variations
Errollyn Wallen New work
R Strauss (arr. Franz Hasenoehrl) Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders!
Beethoven Septet in E flat, Op 20

Welcome back to Chineke!, St George’s resident orchestra, and Europe’s first professional orchestra comprising a majority of black and minority ethnic musicians, founded by the pioneering double bass player Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE.

This will be their fourth visit and this varied programme performed by the Chineke! Ensemble is set to be just as thrilling. It features two beautiful movements from a recently discovered Haydn Divertimento, a virtuoso arrangement of Strauss’s Till Eulenspiegel and a new work by Errollyn Wallen whose Concerto Grosso made such an impact here last November. Beethoven’s ever popular Septet, with its famous Minuet movement also used in his Piano Sonata in G completes the programme.

‘Chineke! could deepen and enrich classical music in the UK for generations’ SIR SIMON RATTLE

Chineke.org
St George's Bristol
Great George Street (Off Park Street)
Bristol BS1 5RR
England
0845 40 24 001
LONDON PREMIERE OF NEW WORK FoR CHINEKE!
FRIDAY 21 JUNE 2019
In Wigmore "Lates" series
More details TBC
Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street
London W1U 2BP
England
+44 20 7935 2141
CONCERTO GROSSO RECEIVES US PREMIERE Errollyn Wallen on BBC Proms Extra FONDANT new work for Royal Northern Sinfonia's 60th anniversary
Errollyn Wallen's CONCERTO GROSSO will receive its US premiere at Royce Hall, UCLA, by Southeast Symphony, conductor Anthony Parnther.

The soloists are Shalini Vijayan (violin) Chi-chi Nwanoku (doubles bass) and Errollyn Wallen herself (piano)

The concert starts at 6.30pm
Katie Derham and guests take a look at Bernstein's On the Town and The Age of Anxiety, Simon Rattle conducting Ravel's L'enfant et les Sortileges and Andras Schiff playing Bach.

Episode 7
FONDANT is a new work composed to celebrate Royal Northern Sinfoonia's 60th anniversary.

It will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on September 25th
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