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CLASSICAL COMMONWEALTH BBC Radio 3
SUNDAY 17 JULY 2022 6:45pm
Errollyn Wallen unravels more stories of how classical music fused with local musical traditions across the British Commonwealth, speaking to acclaimed South African double-bassist Leon Bosch, Canadian indigenous composers Cris Derksen and T. Patrick Carrabre, and the Jamaican musical polymath Peter Ashbourne, who works across the genres of classical, jazz and reggae.

Errollyn explores the remarkable hybrid musical identities at play in the nations of South Africa and Jamaica - and tells the fascinating and complex story of how the music of Canada's indigenous communities has been celebrated by a new generation of composers and performers seeking to capture their cultural "in-between"-ness in sound.

Errollyn is also joined by the music historians Stephen Banfield and Wayne Weaver, as well as the Thai-American cellist and researcher Jon Silpayamanant, to explore challenging questions around our reception (and sometimes neglect) of this music in a postcolonial era. In celebrating and championing this repertoire - how much do we also need to confront ideas of musical colonialism? What does this all tell us about how musical culture was disseminated - and sometimes imposed - across the British Empire? And what should we make of it today?

An Overcoat Media production for BBC Radio 3
Producer: Steven Rajam
THE LAKE at Verbier Festival
TUESDAY 19 JULY 2022 10:00pm
A fresh take on Schubert's Schwanengesang, fused with a modern response composed by Errollyn Wallen for singers Ema Nikolovska and Julien Van Mellaerts. Jonathan Ware at the piano.


VENUE: unltd concert club @ taratata
National Youth Choir of GB at Ryedale Festival
FRIDAY 22 JULY 2022 1:00pm
When the Wet Wind Sings
Church of St Martin-on-the-Hill, Scarborough YO11 2BT

Ben Parry conductor

Bob Chilcott Weather Report
Cecilia McDowall Photo 51
John Casken Uncertain Sea
Raymond Murray Shafer Sun
Undine Smith Moore Mother to Son
Vaughan Williams No longer mourn for me
Vaughan Williams Echo’s lament
Roxanna Panufnik Let all the world
Errollyn Wallen When the wet wind sings YORKSHIRE PREMIERE
Joanna and Alexander Forbes L’Estrange Green Love

A captivating programme on the theme of ‘environment’ from the UK’s flagship youth choir, much praised for both the opportunities it brings to talented young singers and for the polish and vitality of its performances. Including a stonking 40-part piece by Errollyn Wallen, music by anniversary composer Vaughan Williams, a piece specially written for the choir describing the coast and fishing industry in the North East, and an uplifting final number about doing our bit for the environment.

Tickets: £16, £5 (UNDER 18)
REYKHOLT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
SATURDAY 23 JULY 2022 4:00pm
Five Postcards
Errollyn Wallen
Five Postcards
Simple and Flowing
Furious
Intense-Faster, with a little swagger
Soulfully
Vigorous
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Anton Miller (fiðla), Rita Porfiris (víóla)
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Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
Tríó fyrir flautu, selló og píanó í g-moll ópus 63
Allegro moderato
Scherzo. Allegro Vivace
Andante espressivo
Finale. Allegro
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Berglind Stefánsdóttir (flauta), Sigurgeir Agnarsson (selló),
Nína Margrét Grímsdóttir (píanó)

HLÉ

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Antonin Dvorák (1841-1904)
Strengjasextett í A-dúr ópus 48
Allegro moderato
Dumka (Elegie). Poco allegretto
Furiant. Presto
Finale. Tema con variazoni
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Anton Miller (fiðla), Laura Liu (fiðla),
Rita Porfiris (víóla), Þórunn Ósk Marinósdóttir (víóla),
Sigurgeir Agnarsson (selló), Sigurður Bjarki Gunnarsson (selló)

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Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale
FRIDAY 29 JULY 2022 7:00pm
The Forms
St Peter’s Church, Norton
Langton Rd, Norton
Malton, YO17 9AE

Philharmonia Baroque

Tim Mead countertenor
Richard Egarr director

Handel Overture to Orlando
Handel Al lampo dell’armi from Giulio Cesare
Handel Chiudetevi miei lumi from Admeto
Handel Concerto Grosso in A minor, op.6 no.4
Errollyn Wallen and Tarik O’Regan Ancestor WORLD PREMIERE
Handel Concerto Grosso in B-flat major, op.6 no.7
Handel Father of Heaven from Judas Maccabaeus
Handel Se in fiorito ameno prato from Giulio Cesare

Philharmonia Baroque’s commitment to both old and new music is reflected in a striking programme built around connections and contrasts. Leading countertenor Tim Mead explores Handel’s genius for characterisation in four vividly contrasted arias, while the orchestra show the stunning expressive range of his concertos. At the centre of the programme, Tarik O’Regan and Errollyn Wallen continue the theme of dualities in a co-composed work exploring the myth of creation.
FINAL GALA CONCERT AT RYEDALE FESTIVAL
SUNDAY 31 JULY 2022 6:30pm
Photography
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Lucienne Renaudin Vary – trumpet

Malcolm Arnold Sinfonietta no.2
Finzi Romance
Haydn Trumpet Concerto
Errollyn Wallen Photography
Haydn Symphony no.93 in D major

A captivating trumpeter joins the Royal Northern Sinfonia for a sunny-spirited concerto at the heart of an eclectic programme that also takes in the lyricism of two English romantics, a Bach-inspired work by Errollyn Wallen, and one of Haydn’s most rousing and witty symphonies.
PHILHARMONIA BAROQUE ORCHESTRA AND CHORALE
TUESDAY 2 AUGUST 2022 7:30pm
The Forms
Philharmonia’s Composer-in-Residence, Tarik O’Regan, and his good friend and colleague, composer, Errollyn Wallen CBE, have come together to create a collaborative music drama for Tim and PBO, provisionally entitled Ancestor. In a dynamically unique approach, using the programme’s themes of contradiction, duality, and interdependence as catalysts, each composer will set text that the other has adapted from original sources. Together, Errollyn and Tarik will create an interlinked monodrama in two short, contrasting scenes which will explore and interrogate the creation myth, highlighting the conflicts and connections found therein. This perfectly “mixed” programme highlights PBO at its best – virtuosic interpretations of the old with reflections from the new that speak to the past, present and future.
Lakes Area Music Festival
SATURDAY 6 AUGUST 2022 7:30pm
Concerto Grosso
GEORGE FREDERIC HANDEL:Concerto Grosso in G major, Op. 6, No. 1
ERROLLYN WALLEN:Concerto Grosso
PIETRO LOCATELLI:Concerto Grosso in C Minor, Op. 1, No. 11
ARCANGELO CORELLI:Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 6, No. 4
SAMUEL CARL ADAMS:Movements (for us and them)
GEORG MUFFAT:Concerto Grosso No. 2 in G minor
A ‘concerto grosso’ pits a group of soloists against a larger ensemble, moving between cooperation and contrast. Artistic advisor and baroque violinist Chloe Fedor leads a baroque ensemble in early examples of these concertos, partnered with modern takes on the genre by Errollyn Wallen and Samuel Carl Adams.



Lakes Area Music Festival
STRINGS
US & THEM
Saturday, August 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 7 at 2 p.m.
Gichi-ziibi Center for the Arts
CHLOE FEDOR, LEADER / VIOLIN SOLOIST
CHRISTIAN REIF, CONDUCTOR
Lakes Area Music Festival
SUNDAY 7 AUGUST 2022 2:00pm
Concerto Grosso
Gichi-ziibi Center for the Arts
702 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401
LADY SUPER SPY ADVENTURER — PROMS PREMIERE
MONDAY 29 AUGUST 2022 1:00pm
Bradshaw Hall, Birmingham


Joseph Horovitz
Lady Macbeth – a scena(9 mins)
Ethel Smyth
Lieder, Op. 4(15 mins)
Rebecca Clarke
The Seal Man(6 mins)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Four Last Songs(9 mins)
Errollyn Wallen
Lady Super Spy Adventurer(4 mins)
BBC commission: world premiere
Performers
Claire Barnett-Jones
mezzo-soprano
Simon Lepper
piano
Composers
Joseph Horovitz
Ethel Smyth
Rebecca Clarke
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Errollyn Wallen

About This Event
The sheer wealth and beauty of English poetry has been a continual inspiration to British composers. Since winning the Joan Sutherland Audience Prize at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2021 mezzo-soprano Claire Barnett-Jones has become one of the most sought-after voices on both the operatic stage and the concert platform – with one critic writing that she ‘stole the stage at every movement’ in English National Opera’s recent The Cunning Little Vixen. Today, with pianist Simon Lepper, she celebrates the songs of 2022 Proms featured composers Vaughan Williams and Ethel Smyth, brings all her theatrical flair to a Shakespeare sketch by the late Joseph Horovitz, and sings something entirely new from Proms favourite Errollyn Wallen.

There will be no interval

Image: Claire Barnett-Jones

PART OF
Proms 2022Proms At
NEW WORK FOR RUBY HUGHES & AARHUS ORCHESTRA
THURSDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2022 7:30pm
Conductor
Clemens Schuldt

Soloists
Ruby Hughes
soprano

Eugene Hye-Knudsen
cello

Works
H. Rott
Hamlet opening

J. Brahms
Ophelia-lieder (arr. Reimann)

E. Wallen
“By Gis and by Saint Charity” (premiere)

NW Gade
Hamlet opening

D. Shostakovich
Romance over a poem by Alexander Blok

PI Tchaikovsky
Hamlet fantasy opening

R. Schumann
Herzeleid (arr. Errollyn Wallen)

H. Berlioz
The Death of Ophelie

Location:
Symphonic Hall
Musikhuset Aarhus
NEW WORK FOR RUBY HUGHES & AARHUS ORCHESTRA
FRIDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2022 7:30pm
Conductor
Clemens Schuldt

Soloists
Ruby Hughes
soprano

Eugene Hye-Knudsen
cello

Works
H. Rott
Hamlet opening

J. Brahms
Ophelia-lieder (arr. Reimann)

E. Wallen
“By Gis and by Saint Charity” (premiere)

NW Gade
Hamlet opening

D. Shostakovich
Romance over a poem by Alexander Blok

PI Tchaikovsky
Hamlet fantasy opening

R. Schumann
Herzeleid (arr. Errollyn Wallen)

H. Berlioz
The Death of Ophelie

Location:
Symphonic Hall
Musikhuset Aarhus
Hermes Experiment at St John's Smith Square
WEDNESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2022 8:00pm
gun gun gun
Programme to include:

Barbara Strozzi (arr. Werner), Tradimento

Anna Meredith (arr. Schofield), Fin like a flower

Tom Coult, I Find Planets

Caroline Shaw (arr. Denholm), Plan and Elevation I. The Ellipse

Errollyn Wallen, gun gun gun

The Hermes Experiment, Bass Piece

Ayanna Witter Johnson, Draw the Line

Emily Hall (arr. Pashley), Befalling

Oliver Leith, Uh Huh, Yeah
St. John's Smith Square
Smith Square
London SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom
020 7222 1061
Concerto Grosso performed by Academy of Saint Martin in the Field CLASSICAL COMMONWEALTH Part 2 Errollyn Wallen Composer of the Week Jan 3 - 7 2022
Watch this thrilling performance of Concerto Grosso in a filmed performed by ASMF and conducted by John Butt. Live on Facebook and YouTube at 7.30pm January 21st 2022. Errollyn Wallen unravels more stories of how classical music fused with local musical traditions across the British Commonwealth, speaking to acclaimed South African double-bassist Leon Bosch, Canadian indigenous composers Cris Derksen and T. Patrick Carrabre, and the Jamaican musical polymath Peter Ashbourne, who works across the genres of classical, jazz and reggae.

Errollyn explores the remarkable hybrid musical identities at play in the nations of South Africa and Jamaica - and tells the fascinating and complex story of how the music of Canada's indigenous communities has been celebrated by a new generation of composers and performers seeking to capture their cultural "in-between"-ness in sound.

Errollyn is also joined by the music historians Stephen Banfield and Wayne Weaver, as well as the Thai-American cellist and researcher Jon Silpayamanant, to explore challenging questions around our reception (and sometimes neglect) of this music in a postcolonial era. In celebrating and championing this repertoire - how much do we also need to confront ideas of musical colonialism? What does this all tell us about how musical culture was disseminated - and sometimes imposed - across the British Empire? And what should we make of it today?

An Overcoat Media production for BBC Radio 3
Producer: Steven Rajam
Donald Macleod chats to composer Errollyn Wallen about her heritage and musical upbringing.

Belize-born British composer Errollyn Wallen has been called a “renaissance woman of contemporary music”. She’s a remarkably versatile and prolific composer, pianist and songwriter and one of our most in-demand musical voices today. She was the first black woman to have a piece performed at the Proms. In 1998, her music opened the 2012 Paralympic games. She's even been performed in space, aboard Nasa’s STS115 mission. Wallen writes in a kaleidoscopic range of styles; her music constantly crosses and re-crosses musical boundaries and it brims over with a sense of adventure and delight. All this week, Donald Macleod gets to know Errollyn as she dials into his studio from her Scottish lighthouse where she retreats to concentrate on her work.
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