Juilliard Announces FOCUS! 2013: THE BRITISH RENAISSANCE Festival Lineup, 1/25-2/1

PETER MAXWELL DAVIES (England) Sonata for cello and piano, "Sequentia serpentigena" (2007)
Sofia Nowik, cello
Ari Livne, piano

* First performance outside of Europe

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Monday, January 28, 2013, 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 8 p.m. Thursday, January 31, 2013, 8 p.m.
FOCUS! 2013: The British Renaissance Panel Discussion
January 29, 2013
Paul Hall
British Music Since World War II

Panel discussion with Michael Zev Gordon, Deirdre Gribbin, David Wordsworth, and Errollyn Wallen, moderated by Joel Sachs

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 7 p.m.
FOCUS! 2013: The British Renaissance Final Concert
February 1, 2013
Alice Tully Hall
British Music Since World War II

Mark Wigglesworth, conductor
Trevor Nuckols, French horn soloist
Juilliard Orchestra

MICHAEL TIPPETT Ritual Dances from The Midsummer Marriage (1947/1952)
OLIVER KNUSSEN Horn Concerto (1994)*
BENJAMIN BRITTEN Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20 (1940)

* New York Premiere

British conductor and international artist Mark Wigglesworth directs the Juilliard Orchestra in the final concert of Juilliard's FOCUS! 2013 festival, paying homage this season to the creativity, substance, and renaissance of British music after World War II. The FOCUS! finale begins with Michael Tippett's lively Ritual Dances from his opera Midsummer Marriage, followed by Oliver Knussen's single-movement Horn Concerto--an expressive and demanding piece with traces of nocturnal melodies. Mark-Anthony Turnage's Ceres, named after one of the first asteroids ever discovered, explores the composer's attraction to "the doomsday aspect of asteroids," and Benjamin Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem brings the festival to a stunning and dramatic close, musically exploring the emotional spectrum from savagery to solace

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