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May 2019

Penny Lecture: Michael Tippett – The Biography by Oliver Soden

3 May 2019
Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth
London, SE1 7HT United Kingdom
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Writer and broadcaster Oliver Soden introduces his new biography of composer Michael Tippett with a lecture illustrated by live performances from Morley College’s students and tutors.

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Schwitters Spoken Loud and Softly: Florian Kaplick live performance

8 May 2019 6:00 pm
Cample Line, Cample Mill
Cample, Dumfriesshire Scotland DG3 5HD United Kingdom
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Free

In a special event to mark the closing of Heather Ross’ installation The Loud and the Soft Speakers, musician and performer Florian Kaplick (the main protagonist in Ross's installation) will give a live performance of Kurt Schwitter’s two most iconic works. This will include a performance of Schwitters' seminal sound poem The Ursonate (approx 40 mins) and a new interpretation of his famous poem An Anna Blume.

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June 2019

Elman Poole Concert: Egon Wellesz and other Emigrés in 1930s Britain

3 June 2019 5:00 pm
Lincoln College, Oxford, Turl St
Oxford, OX1 3DR United Kingdom
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Free

This concert will feature some of Egon Wellesz' works, written before and after his emigration, alongside those of fellow emigrées Ferdinand Rauter, Karl Rankl, Hans Gál and Robert Kahn, who all have recently featured in the research and performance project ‘Singing a Song in a Foreign Land’ at the Royal College of Music.

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August 2019

Kurt Schwitters’ Ursonate performed by Florian Kaplick

24 August 2019
Cample Line, Cample Mill
Cample, Dumfriesshire Scotland DG3 5HD United Kingdom
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Free

As part of CAMPLE LINE's Summer 2019 Edition, Florian Kaplick will perform Kurt Schwitters’ sound poem Ursonate, a vocal piece consisting of four movements, an overture and finale. Schwitters began writing Ursonate in 1922 and first performed it in 1925 before publishing it in 1932 as ‘Sonate in Urlauten’ (Sonata in Primordial Sounds).

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October 2019

Migration at the RNCM

15 October 2019 - 5 December 2019
Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Road
Manchester, M13 9RD United Kingdom
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Migration has been in the DNA of the RNCM from its earliest roots, when in 1893 the German-born conductor Sir Charles Hallé realised his vision of founding a Northern conservatoire which became the Royal Manchester College of Music.

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November 2019

Insiders/Outsiders: The Concert

10 November 2019
New North London Synagogue, 80 East End Road
London, N3 2SY United Kingdom
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For this concert, Ensemble ÉMIGRÉ will work with the community at the New North London Synagogue to celebrate the contribution of refugees from Nazi Europe to British culture through music.

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January 2020

Holocaust Memorial Day – Songs of Arrival

27 January 4:00 pm
Manchester Central Library, St Peter's Square
Manchester, M2 5PD United Kingdom
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Free

As part of Holocaust Memorial Day, Manchester Jewish Museum’s song-writing group will present an initial performance of songs inspired by the moving stories of Jewish Refugees arriving in Cheetham in the 1930s and 1940s.

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Gideon Klein: Portrait of a Composer

29 January 7:30 pm
RNCM, 124 Oxford Road
Manchester, M13 9RD United Kingdom
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£8

Written and devised by David Fligg, this theatrical presentation portrays, for the first time, the Czech-Jewish composer Gideon Klein’s pre-war life. Featuring three actors from the MMU School of Theatre, with music by Klein, Mozart, Hindemith and Janáček performed by the Theseus Quartet, it gives an account of artistic and Jewish life in Prague immediately before, and during, the German occupation, and of Gideon’s struggles to survive imprisonment.

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February 2020

Farewell to Vienna: A New Beginning

9 February 3:00 pm
St John-in-Bedwardine Parish Church, 1A Bromyard Road, St Johns
Worcester, WR2 5BS United Kingdom
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£10 – £12

St John-in-Bedwardine Parish Church, Worcester Join Ensemble Burletta on a journey from the Vienna of Mozart and Brahms, to the dark days of pre-war Austria and the flight of Jewish-born nationals from the Nazi regime. As part of the Insiders/Outsiders Festival, they perform works for clarinet and strings celebrating the musical links between Vienna and those that were forced to…

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Farewell to Vienna: A New Beginning

27 February 7:30 pm
JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road
London, NW3 6ET United Kingdom
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£17

Join Ensemble Burletta on a journey from the Vienna of Mozart and Brahms, to the dark days of pre-war Austria and the flight of Jewish-born nationals from the Nazi regime.

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March 2020

Festival of Belonging

7 March - 14 March
Manchester Central Library, St Peter's Square
Manchester, M2 5PD United Kingdom
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From March 7-14th – featuring one-off events and nights of comedy, theatre, storytelling, films and visual arts to examine how we assimilate in new places, explore what makes us feel that we belong and question what happens when we do not.

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Ernst Schoen: Lunchtime Concert

20 March 1:00 pm
Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate
London, EC2M 4QH United Kingdom
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Free

This lunchtime concert features the recently rediscovered music of the anti-fascist and experimental radio producer and composer Ernst Schoen. Schoen, a former director of Radio Frankfurt and friend of Walter Benjamin, Bertolt Brecht and others, escaped to London after being arrested for crimes against the Third Reich in 1934, and continued his writing and activism in exile.

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