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The Adam Mickiewicz Institute launches Map of Polish Composers, the first comprehensive online resource dedicated to 120 years of Polish classical music

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The Adam Mickiewicz Institute is proud to launch Map of Polish Composers, the first comprehensive, interactive online resource dedicated to Polish classical music in the 20th and 21st century, going live on 27 November 2018.

To celebrate the launch of Map of Polish Composers going live, an event – jointly hosted by the Polish Ambassador in London and the Director of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute at the Polish Embassy in London – will include a panel discussion about contemporary Polish music, a piano recital and a presentation of the interactive website.

Director Mark Giesser returns to Upstairs at the Gatehouse with George and Ira Gershwin's madcap musical hidden gem Strike Up The Band

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Director Mark Giesser returns to Upstairs at the Gatehouse with George and Ira Gershwin’s madcap musical hidden gem Strike Up The Band, written with George S. Kaufman in 1927. While the original script was rewritten by Morrie Ryskind in 1930, this production presents the original, with the dark satire on America’s war-mongering over a trade deal re-established.
 
★★★★ “Giesser has done a superb job with his adaptation, not only in the writing but in his innovative and deft direction”
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A host of Ireland's musicians have joined forces as 'Street Lights'

In aid of the homeless The Street Lights collective, consisting of artists and Irish Music Industry professionals, have come together to record and release Paul Simon’s classic single ‘Homeward Bound‘. Recorded in Camden Studios with producer/arranger Cian Boylan, the single features performances from a host of prolific artists including The High Hopes Choir, Gary Lightbody, Cathy Davey, Villagers, Loah, Bono, Little Green Cars, Roisin O, Join Me In The Pines, Saint Sister, Colm Mac Con Iomaire. Street Lights single ‘Homeward Bound‘ is available across all digital platforms now and is followed by the release of the full ‘Street Lights’ album in December. 

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Two leading arts organisations in Leeds have collaborated with Opera North for the Company’s latest season

This exciting collaboration features a bewitching coming-of-age adventure, a tempestuous tragedy, and a double bill of iconic ballet and wickedly funny opera.

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VAULT Festival, one of the largest curated arts festivals in the world, announces more than 400 shows for their 2019 programme

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VAULT Festival, one of the largest curated arts festivals in the world, has announced more than 400 shows for their 2019 programme. Now in its seventh year, VAULT Festival returns to London from 23rd January to 17th March with the best in new writing for theatre and comedy, immersive experiences, cabaret, live performance and late night parties.

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Innovation and collaboration: Royal Academy of Music announces Spring Season

The Royal Academy of Music announces its Spring Season featuring a new Bach series, an exciting line up of guest artists, two Composers in Residence, extensive collaborations, and explorations of digitisation.

New Adventures - Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

The version of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece that took the dace world by storm a few years ago is back at Sadler’s Wells until 27 January.

Collecting over 30 international accolades including an Olivier and three Tony Awards, Bourne’s powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece is a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times.

Sadler’s Wells
Rosebery AvenueLondonEC1R
Until 27 January 2019

Akram Khan Company

Until the Lions

Akram Khan returns to the Roundhouse in January to give his last ever performance of the epic and theatrical Until the Lions, adapted from Karthika Naïr’s award-winning book Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata. Exploring notions of gender and time in a battle for justice and liberty, this piece showcases Khan’s powerful blend of classical Indian Kathak movement with the very best in contemporary dance.

Roundhouse
Chalk Farm RoadNW1 8EH
11 – 17 January

4U:

A Symphonic Celebration of Prince

Prince is widely regarded as one of the best musicians ever to live, and one of the greatest showmen of all time. His music makes up the soundtrack of our lives – from the parties of our youth to our weddings; and we share his music with our children who repeat the cycle.

 

Great music lives on forever, and, it’s with this in mind that we introduce 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince. The first and only estate-approved Prince celebration, 4U is curated, produced, and directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots, widely known to be Prince’s biggest fan and musical genius in his own right.

Thursday 13 December 2018
Royal Albert Hall

Mark Padmore tenor; Simon Lepper piano

Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven & Schumann

Mark Padmore’s Lieder selection includes well known examples by Haydn (including two of his English songs), Mozart and Beethoven, before meeting the larger challenge of Schumann’s collection of 12 texts by Justinus Kerner, a member of the Swabian school of poets.

Wednesday 19 December 2018
Wigmore Hall

Avi Avital mandolin; Venice Baroque Orchestra

Israeli Avi Avital is dedicated to giving the mandolin a higher profile, his mission involving commissioning new pieces, but his focus here is original or attributed works and arrangements from 18th-century Italy, including his own transcriptions.

Saturday 22 December 2018
Wigmore Hall

Handel’s Messiah

The annual performance of Handel’s sacred oratorio Messiah returns to the Royal Albert Hall for our 2018 Christmas festival of events.

The splendour of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonia Chorus, will be combined with rising vocal stars, including previous BBC New Generation Artist Benjamin Appl, brought together by the much lauded young Russian conductor Maxim Emelyanychev.

Friday 21 December 2018
Royal Albert Hall

Pavel Kolesnikov: Brahms, Tchaikovsky & Couperin

Russian pianist Pavel Kolesnikov makes his debut in the Southank Centre’s International Piano Series. Described as ‘a poet of the keyboard’ (The Guardian), he has been winning hearts around the world through his performances. Commenting on his London recital debut in 2014, The Telegraph noted that it was ‘one of the most memorable of such occasions London has witnessed in a while.’

15 January 2019
Queen Elizabeth Hall

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