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2015



14 January 2015
Malta
Valletta Baroque Festival

G F Handel:
Eternal source of light divine (Birthday Ode for Queen Anne)
Tune your harps to cheerful strains (Esther)
Mortals think that Time is sleeping (The Triumph of Time and Truth)
Sacred oracles of truth (Belshazzar)
How can I stay when love invites (Esther)
On the valleys, dark and cheerless (The Triumph of Time and Truth)
Up the dreadful steep ascending (Jephtha)
Your tuneful voice my tale would tell (Semele)
Yet can I hear that dulcet lay (The Choice of Hercules)
Despair shall no more wound me (Semele)
The King’s Consort, Robert King




21 January 2015
England
London
The Savoy Hotel
English National Opera 'Glorious Gala'
Bryn Terfel
Sir Willard White
Rebecca Evans
ENO Orchestra




11 February 2015

England
London
Sam Wanamaker Theatre
C van Kampen: Farinelli and the King
Mark Rylance as King Philip V of Spain
Iestyn Davies as Farinelli




12 February 2015 England
London
Sam Wanamaker Theatre
C van Kampen: Farinelli and the King
Mark Rylance as King Philip V of Spain
Iestyn Davies as Farinelli




14 February 2015
England
Saffron Walden
Saffron Hall

Flow My Tears - songs for voice and lute
With Thomas Dunford, lute
Robert Johnson: Have you seen the bright lily grow?
Care-Charming Sleep; From the Famous Peak of Derby
John Danyel: Grief Keep Within – (Mrs M.E. her Funerall teares for the death of her husband); Why Canst Thou Not?; Can Doelful Notes?
Thomas Campion: Never Weather Beaten Sail
Nico Muhly: Old Bones
John Dowland: Come Again; In Darkness Let Me Dwell




18 February 2015 England
London
Sam Wanamaker Theatre
C van Kampen: Farinelli and the King
Mark Rylance as King Philip V of Spain
Iestyn Davies as Farinelli




20 February 2015 England
London
Sam Wanamaker Theatre
C van Kampen: Farinelli and the King
Mark Rylance as King Philip V of Spain
Iestyn Davies as Farinelli




22 February 2015 England
London
Sam Wanamaker Theatre
C van Kampen: Farinelli and the King
Mark Rylance as King Philip V of Spain
Iestyn Davies as Farinelli




23 February 2015 England
London
Sam Wanamaker Theatre
C van Kampen: Farinelli and the King
Mark Rylance as King Philip V of Spain
Iestyn Davies as Farinelli




24 February 2015 England
London
Sam Wanamaker Theatre
C van Kampen: Farinelli and the King
Mark Rylance as King Philip V of Spain
Iestyn Davies as Farinelli




26 February 2015 England
London
Sam Wanamaker Theatre
C van Kampen: Farinelli and the King
Mark Rylance as King
Philip V of Spain
Iestyn Davies as Farinelli




28 February 2015 England
London
Sam Wanamaker Theatre
C van Kampen: Farinelli and the King
Mark Rylance as King
Philip V of Spain
Iestyn Davies as Farinelli




2 March 2015
England
London
Sam Wanamaker Theatre
C van Kampen: Farinelli and the King
Mark Rylance as King
Philip V of Spain
Iestyn Davies as Farinelli




7 March 2015
Canada
Toronto Festival
G Benjamin: Written on Skin (concert performance)
Barbara Hannigan, soprano
Krisztina Szabó, mezzo-soprano
Isaiah Bell, tenor
Christopher Purves, baritone
George Benjamin, conductor




12 March 2015
Wales
Cardiff
Dora Stoutzker Hall


Flow My Tears - songs for voice and lute
With Thomas Dunford, lute
Robert Johnson: Have you seen the bright lily grow?
Care-Charming Sleep; From the Famous Peak of Derby
John Danyel: Grief Keep Within – (Mrs M.E. her Funerall teares for the death of her husband); Why Canst Thou Not?; Can Doelful Notes?
Thomas Campion: Never Weather Beaten Sail
Nico Muhly: Old Bones
John Dowland: Come Again; In Darkness Let Me Dwell




13 March 2015
England
Menuhin Hall


Flow My Tears - songs for voice and lute
With Thomas Dunford, lute
Robert Johnson: Have you seen the bright lily grow?
Care-Charming Sleep; From the Famous Peak of Derby
John Danyel: Grief Keep Within – (Mrs M.E. her Funerall teares for the death of her husband); Why Canst Thou Not?; Can Doelful Notes?
Thomas Campion: Never Weather Beaten Sail
Nico Muhly: Old Bones
John Dowland: Come Again; In Darkness Let Me Dwell





20 March 2015
England
York University
Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall
'England's Orpheus'
Lute song recital with works by John Dowland, Henry Purcell, George Frederic Handel.
Elizabeth Kenny, lute




21 March 2015
England
Winchester Cathedral
J S Bach: St Matthew Passion
William Kendall (Evangelist)
Neal Davies (Christus)
Susan Gritton (soprano)
Benjamin Hulett (Tenor)
Benjamin Appl (bass)
Boy choristers and members of Winchester Cathedral Choir
Southern Sinfonia
Sir Roger Norrington




29 March 2015
England
London
Royal Festival Hall
J S Bach: St Matthew Passion
Ben Johnson (Evangelist)
Matthew Best (Christus)
Elizabeth Watts, soprano
Allan Clayton, tenor
Mark Stone, baritone
The Bach Choir
Florilegium
David Hill, conductor




3 April 2015
England
London
St John's, Smith Square

J S Bach: St John Passion
Stuart Jackson, Evangelist
Neal Davies, Christus
Elin Manahan Thomas, soprano
Robert Davies, bass
Polyphony
Orchestra of Polyphony, leader Maggie Faultless
Stephen Layton, conductor




8 May 2015
England
Oxford
Sheldonian Theatre
J S Bach:
Widerstehe doch der Sünde
BWV 54
Schlummert ein from Ich habe genug, BWV 82
Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust from BWV 170
Arcangelo
Jonathan Cohen




9 May 2015
England
London
Sam Wanamaker Theatre


J S Bach: cantatas
Arcangelo
Jonathan Cohen




23 May 2015
France
Queille Festival

'The Art of Melancholy'
Robert Johnson: Have you seen the bright lily grow?
Thomas Campion: I care not for these ladies;  Never Weather Beaten Sail
John Danyel: Can Doelful notes? - No, let chromatic tunes; Uncertain certain turns
John Dowland: Come Again; Flow My Tears; Can She Excuse My Wrongs; In Darkness Let Me Dwell; Sorrow Stay; Now o now I needs must part
Thomas Dunford, lute




24 May 2015
France
Queille Festival

Song recital
Julius Drake, piano




6 June 2015
England
London
Barbican

J Dowland: If my complaints could passions move
B Britten: Lachrymae
A Vivaldi: Stabat Mater
N Muhly: Sentences (world premiere)
Lawrence Power, viola
Britten Sinfonia
Nico Muhly, conductor

Pre-concert talk with Nico Muhly, Fountain Room 6.30 pm




7 June 2015
France
Paris
St Denis Festival

J Dowland: If my complaints could passions move
B Britten: Lachrymae
A Vivaldi: Stabat Mater
N Muhly: Sentences (world premiere)
Lawrence Power, viola
Britten Sinfonia
Nico Muhly, conductor




20 June 2015
Netherlands
Amsterdam

B Britten: Lachrymae
A Vivaldi: Stabat Mater
N Muhly: Sentences (world premiere)
Lawrence Power, viola
Britten Sinfonia
Nico Muhly, conductor




21 June 2015
Germany
Cologne
Kölner Philharmonie

B Britten: Lachrymae
A Vivaldi: Stabat Mater
N Muhly: Sentences (world premiere)
Lawrence Power, viola
Britten Sinfonia
Nico Muhly, conductor




23 July 2015
England
Glyndebourne Festival Opera




G F Handel: Saul (David)
Christopher Purves (Saul)

Lucy Crowe, soprano
Paul Appleby, tenor
OAE, Ivor Bolton




26 July 2015
England
Glyndebourne Festival Opera




G F Handel: Saul (David)
Christopher Purves (Saul)
Lucy Crowe, soprano
Paul Appleby, tenor
OAE, Ivor Bolton





29 July 2015
England
Glyndebourne Festival Opera




G F Handel: Saul (David)
Christopher Purves (Saul)
Lucy Crowe, soprano
Paul Appleby, tenor
OAE, Ivor Bolton





19 August 2015
Scotland
Edinburgh International Festival
Queen's Hall


This concert will start at 11:00 and be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3


Orpheus Britannicus: The Music of Henry Purcell
With Ensemble Guadagni:
Richard Egarr, harpsichord
Pamela Thorby and Tabea Debus, recorders
Bojan Čičić and Sophie Gen, violins
Huw Daniel, violin/viola
Alison McGillivray, viola da gamba
William Carter, theorbo/Baroque guitar




12 September 2015
England
London
Wigmore Hall




'Senesino in London' - details to follow
The English Concert
Trevor Pinnock
19 November 2015
England
London
Wigmore Hall
Purcell Retrospective series
Andreas Scholl
The English Concert
Trevor Pinnock




15 December 2015
England
London
Barbican Hall

G F Handel: Messiah
Carolyn Sampson, soprano
Allan Clayton, tenor
Christopher Purves, bass
Britten Sinfonia Voices
Britten Sinfonia
Eamonn Dougan, conductor






2016




14 January 2016
England
London
LSO St Luke's


BBC Lunchtime Concert (live broadcast Radio 3)
- part of Shakespeare 400 celebrations
Programme to be announced
Elizabeth Kenny, Lute




30 January 2016
England
London
South Bank Centre
Royal Festival Hall

Alexander Raskatov: Green Mass (World premiere)
Elena Vassilieva, soprano
John Daszak, voice
Nikolay Didenko, bass
EuropaChorAkademie
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor




1 March 2016 England
London
Barbican Hall

G F Handel: Orlando (Orlando)
Erin Morley, Angelica
Carolyn Sampson, Dorinda
Sasha Cook, Medoro
Kyle Ketelsen, Zoroastro
The English Concert
Harry Bicket, conductor




18 March 2016
England
London
Barbican Hall

G Benjamin: Dream of the Song (UK premičre)
BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Oliver Knussen conductor




23 April 2016
England
London
South Bank Centre
Royal Festival Hall

Shakespeare 400 Anniversary Gala Concert
G Verdi: Excerpts from Otello
P I Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from Hamlet
R Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
B Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act 1, Scene 1
F Mendelssohn: Excerpts from the Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night's Dream
H Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette, Part 1
S Prokofiev: Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet, Op.64
T Adčs: Excerpts from The Tempest
W Walton: Excerpts from Henry V Suite
G Verdi: Falstaff, Act 3, Scene 2

Soloists include:
Kate Royal, soprano
Allison Bell, soprano
Ronald Samm, tenor
Simon Keenlyside, baritone
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
Simon Callow, director




29 April 2016 USA
Boston
Symphony Hall
Handel + Haydn Society
G F Handel: Saul (David)
Jonathan Best, bass-baritone (Saul)
Robert Murray, tenor (Jonathan)
Elizabeth Atherton, soprano (Merab)
Joélle Harvey, soprano (Michal)
Handel and Haydn Society Chorus
Harry Christophers, conductor