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GOLDSMITHS UNIVERSITY MUSIC STUDENTS CONCERT

7.30PM, Tuesday 1 December 2009, 
Council Chambers, 
Deptford Town Hall





The Rosemary Branch Theatre
2 Shepperton Road, London N1 3DT


Marking the  250th anniversary of the death of Handel, the 200th anniversary of birth of Mendelssohn

the 200th anniversary of the death of Haydn and Peter Maxwell-Davies’ 75th birthday
THE ROSEMARY BRANCH FESTIVAL
Wednesday 15th April – Thursday 7th May
Bigmusic  -  Smallspace

Patrons: Sir Norman Rosenthal, La dy Valerie Solti, Jane Manning OBE 
Festival Director: James Young 
24 hr. Box Office 020 7704 6665
www.rosemarybranch.co.uk
Book now with TicketWeb by clicking here:  http://tinyurl.com/c7gnfg
Contact: James Young - email: JTRYoung@aol.com

Taking the concept of 'something for everyone' to the extreme, the inaugural Rosemary Branch Festival 2009 will present an unprecedented array of London's musical life during three weeks of intense activity in the tiny theatre-above-a-pub on the borders of Shoreditch and Hoxton.

No stone20has been left unturned: from one of the country's most important young classical ensembles the Doric String Quartetto hilarious pop cabaret by Frisky and Mannish; authentic period performers the Chiaroscuro Quartet, to Fluxus pieces from Charles Court Opera; Indian Classical from James Barralet and Sankar Chowdhury - to Klezmer and Tango from the extraordinaryKosmos Ensemble, and from the The Warehouse Ensemble
's tiny Six Word Operas, to the mammoth Mahler/Zemlinsky Sixth Symphony performed by the Eaton-Young piano duo.

Also featuring newly-devised local children's musical theatre (Hot Tin Roof) jazz (Pete Letankaand Gabriel Faja) and cutting edge contemporary music (Featured Composer Owen Bourne and theEMFEBand more including rare performances of German Melodramas by Richard Strauss and Viktor Ullmann, Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time(Mercury Quartet) classical masterpieces and celebrations of Mendelssohn's, Handel's, Haydn's and Peter Maxwell-Davies' music.

The brain-child of pianist and composer James Young, the Rosemary Branch Festival will provide a unique opportunity to sample some of the capital's highest quality live music, drink-in-hand, up close and personal in the inimitable atmosphere of this cosy and well-equipped theatre, where visuals, art, light and sound can combine to exhilarating effect.

Tickets available by calling the box office 020 7704 6665 or buying online at Ticketweb.


Full Programme Below
C = Comedy    
Ch = Chamber Music
E = Experimental/Contemporary  
FC = Featured Composer - Owen Bourne
R = Rarities  
J = Jazz   
V = Vocal  
W = World Music   
WP = World Premieres

Wed 15th April 7.00pm
£TBC C E V
Hot Tin Roof children’s devised theatre presents:  
THIS IS HELL! GET ME OUT OF HERE!
Dante’s Inferno: the Reality TV Musical
Director: Di Sherlock   Musical Director: James Young

Thurs. 16th April 7.30pm  £10.00 C V
FRISKY AND MANNISH - Dirty Pop
Resident at the Leicester Square Theatre.  "Frisky and Mannish are musicians on a mission. Pop music is a vicious snare - its seemingly innocuous lyrics are misleading, and its uncomplicated melodies delusory. We are here to re-educate you. You will never think of The Bangles in the same way again.... The rumours are true. We have arrived. No touching.”
Time Out Critic’s Choice, 2008/2009 
“White-hot ones to watch.”

Fri. 17thApril 7.30pm£10.00 Ch
EATON-YOUNG PIANO DUO
Works for piano four hands by Schubert, Mozart, Faure, Poulenc.
“… hair raising confidence, skill and panache.”
 Classical Source


CHARLES COURT OPERA WEEKEND

Sat. 18th 7.00pm £10.00V
CCO presents
SONGS BY SULLIVAN & BALLADS BY GILBERT
A rare opportunity to hear a collection of known and little known songs by Sullivan, and a selection of comic verses from Gilbert's "Bab Ballads" - a collection that he illustrated with his own comic drawings.
Programme to include 
The Lost Chord, Happy with Winged Feet, The Absent-minded Beggar and two songs cut fromThe Yeoman of the Guard.  This is the perfect treat for CCO fans...
With John Savournin - Baritone, David Menezes - Tenor,   David Eaton - Piano

Sun. 19th April  7.00pm £10.00 Ch R V
CCO presents
MELODRAMAS- Stories of love and death
Strauss: Enoch Arden Op. 38
Ullman: Die Weise von  Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke (1944)
A rare opportunity to hear Strauss’ moving setting for speaker and piano of Tennyson’s epic poem, contrasted with and even rarer opportunity to experience the intensity of Rilke’s war story “The way of love and death of cornet Christoph Rilke” set against music written less than a year before Ullmann was executed in Auschwitz. 

John Savournin, Catrine Kirkman - Speakers  David Eaton - Piano 
“ …high impact delivery” Opera Now
      & nbsp;                                                 

Mon. 20th April  7:30£10.00Ch
The Warehouse Ensemble presents
RUSSIAN CHAMBER MASTERPIECES
Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor Op. 57 (1940)
Schnittke: Piano Quintet (1972-6)
Considered by many to represent the twin peaks of these countrymen’s chamber music outputs, these works form a particularly satisfying and moving pairing, both evoking triumph over grief, one a poignant comment on the other.

Tues. 21st April 7.30pm  £10.00E FC J WP 
EMFEB - LONDON CALLING
An evening celebrating music written in London  BY Owen Bourne, Ben Ellin, Ben Oliver, Oliver Leith and Peter Seabourne, and for London by Handel=2 0and Mendelssohn. Featuring re-compositions, improvisations and responses from some of London s uncompromising young composers. 
Performed by the EMFEB chamber orchestra - a crack band of classical and jazz musicians.  

Wed. 22nd April 7.30pm
£10.00E FC WP
MUSIC TO A GALLERY
Owen Bourne and friends present a unique event showcasing the vibrant work of North London Artist Sam Jeffreys and the bold music of fast rising composer Owen Bourne, juxtaposed with the arresting visuals and soundscapes of Ashley Kinnair. 
A composer of real individuality, both in style and attitude’
                                        Steve Martland on featured composer Owen Bourne

Thurs. 23rd April 7.30pm£10.00Ch R
CHIAROSCURO QUARTET
Boccherini: String Quartet in G minor
Mozart: String Quartet in G major KV 387
Beethoven: String Quartet in F minor op. 95 
Seriously different sounds in quartets by Boccherini, Beethoven and Mozart from the period instruments of this highly acclaimed ensemble fresh from Aldeburgh and the Wigmore Hall.

Fri. 24th April 7.00pm £7.00C E R
CHARLES COURT OPERA'S FREAKY FRIDAY
Charles Court Opera's Flux-Event 2009.  
When20was the last time this happened?  CCO has created a show of more than 50 Fluxus pieces by amongst others Georges Brecht, Yoko Ono, Ben Vautier and Takehisa Kosugi.  Utterly unpredictable, by turns hilarious, confusing and disturbing, Flux-Event 2009 turns the theatregoing experience on its head.
WARNING: contains nudity, eggs and a vacuum cleaner
“A spunky little troupe, punching above its weight”
                                                                                OperaNow

MISS DONNITHORNE'S MAGGOT10.00pm £5.00E V
CCO are joined by special guest star Jane Manning to celebrate  Peter Maxwell-Davies’ 75th birthday with his extraordinarily insane work. A specially sanctioned version for solo piano.

Sat. 25th April 7.30 pm£10.00 Ch R
FOUR HANDS=ONE ORCHESTRA
Mahler/Zemlinsky: Sixth Symphony … as it was first heard. Eaton-Young piano duo 

Sun. 26th April 
MIKE COLLINS AND VIMBALA + THE JONATHAN GEE QUARTET 2.00pm £8.00  J V
Relaxed jazz in the pink room upstairs

K EVIN KYLE 4.30pm £7.00S R
Dichterliebe with CCO tenor Kevin Kyle and Carl Herring on guitar


GABRIEL FAJA 7.30pm  £10.00  J V 
Solo piano jazz standards and jazz/classical improvisation featuring special guest vocalist Frances Hardcastle.

Mon. 27th April  7.30pm £10.00 J
PETE LETANKA JAZZ QUARTET

Tues. 28th April  7.30pm£10.00E J WP
EMFEB - LONDON CALLING
An evening celebrating music written in London  BY Owen Bourne, Ben Ellin, Ben Oliver, Oliver Leith and Peter Seabourne, and for London by Handel and Mendelssohn. Featuring re-compositions, improvisations and responses from some of London’s uncompromising young composers. 
Performed by the EMFEB chamber orchestra - a crack band of classical and jazz musicians. 

Wed. 29th April 7.30pm£15.00Ch
DORIC STRING QUARTET
Bach/Mozart: Fugues 
String Quartets by Mendelssohn and Debussy
Star guests and winners of The Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, widely regarded to be among the finest string quartets of their generation
“Great wisdom and no self-indulgence”

Thurs. 30th April 7.30pm £10.00 Ch
JIGSAW PLAYERS
Duo, Trio and Quartet Music by Haydn and Schumann
Spring Sounds from the group made up of London’s finest young chamber musicians, soloists, and players picked from our best loved orchestras including the London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic and the Philharmonia, who are re-invigorating the musical landscape of south-west London.
Duo, Trio and Quartet Music by Haydn and Schumann

Fri. 1st MAY 7.30pm
£10.00 CH E
HIROAKI TAKENOUCHI
Bach, Nancarrow, Fujikura 
International pianist playsWestern, Japanese and contemporary music with electronics and visuals
“Takenouchi is just the sort of champion the newest of the new music needs; I’ll be eager to hear him again.
                                                                                                                The Times
Sat. 2nd May 7.30pm £10.00E V WP
WAREHOUSE ENSEMBLE
 6 Word Operas and other bijoux
Inspired by what Ernest Hemingway described as his best work: 
“For Sale: bab y shoes, never worn,” the Warehouse Ensemble has commissioned a raft of UK c omposers to set 6-word stories collected from the ether.  Also featuring solos and duos surveying some of the extremes of contemporary music.

Sun. 3rd May 2.00pm£7.00Ch
COSTAS FOTOPOULOS
Piano 
Beethoven: Sonata Op.10 no.3 
Chopin: Barcarolle 
Costas Fotopoulos: Toccata 
Rachmaninov: Sonata No. 2 

Sun. 3rd. May 7.30pm £10.00V R
CHARLES COURT OPERA CHAMBER CHOIR
Motets and Madrigals from Bach to Berio 
J.S. Bach - Motett Singet dem Herrn ein neues Leid (Sing to the Lord a new song) BWV 225
Luciano Berio - Cries of London
Herbert Howells - Take him, earth, for cherishing
Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa - Motet O vos Omnes
Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa - Madrigals
Gyorgy Ligeti - Nonsense Madrigals
Benjamin Britten - Advance Democracy

Mon. 4th May 7.30pm£10.00W
THE CELLO AND THE TABLA
James Barralet and Sankar Choudhury present both an introduction to and celebration of Indian music, performing works by the greatest Indian composers and by westerners inspired by them.  Mesmerising and illuminating in equal measure.

Tues. 5th May 7.30pm£10.00E Ch
THE MERCURY QUARTET
Hin demith: 
Quartett for violin, clarinet, cello and piano
Messiaen: 
Quartet for the End of Time
One of the fastest rising young contemporary music ensembles in the country, Concordia Artists and winners of Non-classical record label’s Battle of the Bands.

Wed. 6th May 7.30pm
£10.00E W
KOSMOS ENSEMBLE
>From the hash dens of 1920s Athens via the brothels of Argentina to the (barely) respectable Rosemary Branch Theatre, Kosmos brings you its own cutting-edge compositions, arrangements and improvisations, interweaving music from different traditions, transforming it and taking it to surprising places. Musical influences include Rebetika (underground music born in 1920s Greece), music from both the Eastern European Jews (Klezmer) and the descendants of the exiled Spanish community (Sephardic music, Arabic Music and Jazz. Kosmos marries the fire of Gypsy music and the smoulder of Piazzolla’s Tangos with the pristine cool of Minimalism. 

"
Everyone should make the effort to hear them...Amongst the brightest stars of musical Britain, Kosmos are truly exceptional" - FE News

Thursday 7th May 7.30pm 
STRUMPLUCK WARBLETWANG  £10.00J V
Top singer Andra Sparks joins Nick Weldon on double bass and Dominic Ashworth on guitars - for 4 00 years of song from Dowland and Purcell, through Ellington, Piazzolla, Lieber and Stoller, Madeleine Drin g,
Leonard Cohen, Pat Metheney and Kenny Wheeler - to the gripping contemporary balladry of Weldon's 'Man Talk' and 'Geezer Birds'.    Jazz and classical threads interweave through the centuries.....