Upcoming Concerts and Events

2008

January 30
La La La Human Steps Amjad,
London Premiere, Sadlers Wells Theatre

January 31st (Symphony Hall, Tallinn) and February 2 (St Johns Church, Tartu)
Estonian National Male Choir (RAM)
Daniel Nix (solo double bass) conductor Kaspars Putnins

Double Bass Concerto (Farewell to St Petersburg)
Premiere: Ian in the Broch (text George Bruce) – choir, strings, solo double bass, solo baritone
Premiere: Memento (text Edwin Morgan)
Premiere: The Summons (text Edwin Morgan)
Silva Caledonia (text Edwin Morgan)
Lauda 31 and Lauda 32

February 28
Turbine Hall, Tate Modern
Gavin Bryars Ensemble

A Man in a Room, Gambling
The North Shore

March 3
RA Forum, Architecture and Music, Royal Academy of Art
Gavin Bryars and David Toop, chaired by Professor Iain Fenlon

March 30
B & M Theocharakis Foundation, Athens

Second String Quartet
Laude
After Handel’s Vesper

(Workshop and Masterclass March 29)

May 1
University of Bristol
Gavin Bryars gives annual Doubleday Memorial Lecture

May 2
St George’s Brandon Hill, Bristol
Gavin Bryars Ensemble and University of Bristol Orchestra, conductor John Pickard

Lauda 4 , Lauda 29, Lauda 27, Lauda 32
Lauda  (con sordino)
Four tenor solos from Irish Madrigals
from Tre Laude Dolće
Lauda 36 (Premiere)
Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet

May 14 and 15
Peregrine Arts, Philadelphia
Todd Reynolds Quartet, Gavin Bryars

A Man in a Room, Gambling

June 30
Milan Literary Festival, Italy
Gavin Bryars Ensemble

Lauda 4 , Lauda 29, Lauda 13, Lauda 19 , Lauda 35 (*Premiere)
from Nine Irish Madrigals
Lauda 28

July 12
GŅta, Faroe Islands
EivŅr Palsdottir, soprano; Rúni Brattaberg, bass; Choir, Aldubáran Chamber orchestra
Gavin Bryars, conductor

New Work

September 6
University of Leeds

The Idea of North – Gavin Bryars speaker

October 10
Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gavin Bryars

Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet

(3 performances)

October 13 (Nottingham), October 20 (Lowry Hall, Salford), October 22 (Lyons Concert Hall, York University), October 23 (Sage, Gateshead), October 25 and 26 (Leeds)
Opera North Ensemble

Mercy and Grand (Tom Waits Project)

2007

January 10 and 11,
Theatre Heilbronn, Dusseldorf, Germany
Biped
Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Music directed by Gavin Bryars

February 1
Riga Cathedral, Riga, Latvia
Laude 22, 23, 24 (plus 13th century laude)
Glorious Hill
Cadman Requiem
Latvian Radio Choir, cond. Kaspars Putnins

February 2
Daugavpils, Latvia
Laude 22 (premiere), 23, 24 (plus 13th century laude)
Glorious Hill
Cadman Requiem
Latvian Radio Choir, cond. Kaspars Putnins

February 24 and 25 Courtyard Theatre,
Stratford on Avon, UK
Nothing like the Sun (premiere)
Anna Maria Friman, soprano; John Potter, tenor
Opera North Ensemble dir. Jim Holmes)

March 3 Djanogly Hall,
Nottingham, UK
Nothing like the Sun (Shakespeare Sonnets)
Anna Maria Friman, soprano; John Potter, tenor
Opera North Ensemble dir. Jim Holmes)

March 6th Glenn Gould Studio,
Toronto, Canada
Laude, Nine Irish Madrigals (premiere of complete set)
Anna Maria Friman, John Potter
Douglas Perry, Max Christie, Gavin Bryars

March 8 Roy Thomson Hall,
Toronto, Canada
The Porazzi Fragment
Toronto Symphony Orchestra, cond. Peter Oundjian

March 13 Sage,
Gateshead, UK
Nothing like the Sun (Shakespeare Sonnets)
Anna Maria Friman, soprano; John Potter, tenor
Opera North Ensemble dir. Jim Holmes)

March 15,
Royal Northern College of Music, UK
Nothing like the Sun (Shakespeare Sonnets)
Anna Maria Friman, soprano; John Potter, tenor
Opera North Ensemble dir. Jim Holmes)

March 17
The Venue, Leeds, UK
Nothing like the Sun (Shakespeare Sonnets)
Anna Maria Friman, soprano; John Potter, tenor
Opera North Ensemble dir. Jim Holmes)

March 29
Philadelphia, USA
The Sinking of the Titanic
Peregrine Arts, with Ridge Theatre (New York)

March 31st ,
St Mary’s Church, Ealing, London, UK
A la dolce ombra de le belle frondi (Fourth Book of Madrigals, no.2) (premiere)
The Addison Singers, cond. David Wordsworth

April 8 (and following)
Von Krahl Theatre, Tallinn, Estonia
The Define Happiness (premiere)
Director Peeter Jalakas
NYYD Ensemble, cond Olari Elts

April 20
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
New Ballet (after Tchaikovsky) (premiere)
La La La Human Steps, chor. Edouard Lock

May 27-28
Tate Modern, London, UK
Erik Satie’s Vexations
performance and seminar

June 30
East Neuk Festival, Crail Scotland
New Work (premiere)
Mr MacFaul’s Chamber

July 24
Philip T Young Recital Hall, University of Victoria, BC Canada
“Basses Loaded”
The Porazzi Fragment (version for double bass ensemble)
Directed by Gary Karr

November 14/15

October 25 -29
Masterclasses at Academia Santa Cecilia, Rome

October 31
The Sinking of the Titanic, with Alter Ego and Philip Jeck

November 1
One Last Bar the Joe Can Sing, Lauda (col legno) 1, After the Requiem

Ars Ludi, Alter Ego, Gavin Bryars

November 28
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds
Opera North Ensemble

Mercy and Grand (Tom Waits Project)

December 12 and 13
Ghent, Belgium
Opera North Ensemble

Nothing Like The Sun

December 23
St John the Baptist Church, Billesdon
Billesdon Church Choir, Choirmaster Stephen Bade-Fuller; organist Roger Marvin

Two Billesdon Christmas Carols (Premiere)