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[Broadway, 1980]
Music Arranger
Musical Director
[Broadway, 1976]

Harrison Birtwistle Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 1986 - Outstanding Achievement in Opera

Harrison BirtwistleEnglish National Opera's The Mask Of Orpheus

Harrison Birtwistle News

Wigmore Hall Announces Over 500 Concerts For The New Season

Wigmore Hall's 2023/24 season was announced by John Gilhooly, the Hall's Director. With more than 500 concerts from September 2023 to July 2024 featuring some 2500 artists performing music from the past six centuries, it is the largest programme of classical music concerts in the UK. 

Southbank Centre Announces 2023 Classical Music Programme

The Southbank Centre's classical season delivers an expansive and diverse programme in 2023 that features over hundred events from a breadth of highly acclaimed international musicians and forward- thinking creatives.

Southbank Centre Announces Classical Music Spring/Summer 2023

The Southbank Centre, its six Resident Orchestras and wider orchestral partners have today announced Classical Music Spring/Summer 2023, an exciting, varied programme of over a hundred events featuring a wealth of established and emerging artists from the UK and internationally. 

SCENE UNSEEN is Now Available to Watch Online

As part of its Made in Northampton season, Royal & Derngate has today released Scene Unseen, an intimate cabaret by Jessica Walker and Joseph Atkins, directed for film by the theatre’s Artistic Director James Dacre with illustrations by award-winning illustrator Thomas Hicks and cinematography by David Lefeber. 

Royal & Derngate And English Touring Opera Present SCENE UNSEEN

As part of its Made in Northampton season, Royal & Derngate has launched Scene Unseen, an intimate cabaret by Jessica Walker and Joseph Atkins, directed for film by the theatre's Artistic Director James Dacre with illustrations by award-winning illustrator Thomas Hicks and cinematography by David Lefeber. 

Kelli O'Hara, Jessica Vosk, and More Announced for 92NY 2022/23 Tisch Music Season

The 92nd Street Y, New York (92NY) has announced its 2022/23 Tisch Music Season, one of 92NY's largest and most diverse seasons to date.

2022 Honens International Piano Competition Semifinalists Announced

Ten pianists have been chosen to advance to the Semifinals of Canada's Honens International Piano Competition. The pianists (aged 21 to 31) come from seven countries: Austria, Hungary, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Ukraine, and the United States.

Winners Announced For Classical, Jazz And Sound Arts At The Ivors Composer Awards

The Ivors Academy revealed the winners of 10 Ivor Novello Awards at The Ivors Composer Awards 2021, celebrating music by composers writing for classical, jazz and sound art. The winners were announced during a ceremony hosted by BBC Radio 3's Tom Service and Sara Mohr-Pietsch at the British Museum.

New England Conservatory Announces Fall Master Class Series

New England Conservatory has announced a series of fall master classes in-person and streaming live from the Boston campus this fall. Continuing with the technological innovations made during the pandemic, digital master classes and events by world-class artists open the doors of the Conservatory to anyone watching around the world.

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group Presents RODDY'S REEL, BACK TO THE BEGINNING, and More

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group presents a filmed concert of works by British and Chinese composers performed by BCMG musicians Mark O'Brien (clarinet/bass clarinet), John Reid (piano), Colette Overdijk (violin) and Ulrich Heinen (cello). Recorded at BCMG's home venue, CBSO Centre in Birmingham, the film will be released at 4pm on Sunday 28 February with tickets costing £10.

Nominations Announced For The Ivors Composer Awards 2020

The Ivors Academy today [3 November] announce the nominations for The Ivors Composer Awards 2020.

BBC Proms Announce Archive and Live Performances For 2020 Programme

In the year that the Proms turns 125 years old, the 2020 season brings the spirit of the Proms to music-lovers at home. BBC Radio 3 and BBC Four broadcasts treasures from the past 30 years of the Proms across six weeks, before two weeks of incredible live performances at the Royal Albert Hall.

The Wallis Announces Hope @ The Wallis

With the spirit of hope driving forward plans for the future, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts has established Hope @ The Wallis, which includesthe announcement by Artistic Director Paul Crewes of the appointment of virtuoso violinist and consummate musician Daniel Hope as The Wallis' next Artist-In-Residence in collaboration with the New Century Chamber Orchestra. In addition, a major resiliency campaign and community match/challenge to support The Wallis' performing arts offerings was announced by Rachel Fine, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer. 

Jan Ravens and Julia Watson Bring TALKING HEADS to Watford Palace Next Year

Jan Ravens and Julia Watson are cast in Talking Heads, three of the much-loved classic monologues from British playwriting royalty, Alan Bennett, directed by Watford Palace Theatre's own artistic director Brigid Larmour. Poignant, comic and full of humanity, Talking Heads invites us into the hearts and minds of three peculiarly English ladies - Muriel in her tweed skirt and pearls in Soldiering On, the public-spirited Miss Ruddock in A Lady of Letters, and Susan, the long-suffering Vicar's wife in Bed Among The Lentils.

Brooklyn Art Song Society To Present Canteloube's Chant's d'Auvergne

On Friday, November, 1st, Brooklyn Art Song Society presents the second installment of its series Home with a rare complete performance of Joseph Canteloube's magnum opus, Chant's d'Auvergne. Canteloube collected the folk melodies of the Auvergne region and imbued these whimsical, earthy tunes with emotional depth and a rich Straussian harmonic palette. The work will be performed in the original piano version and sung in the French dialect Occitan. Soprano Maria Valdes and mezzo soprano Devony Smith make their BASS debuts, joined by sopranos Marnie Breckenridge and Laura Stricking. Art Historian Patricia Mainardi (CUNY) gives a pre- concert lecture at 7:00PM.

BWW Review: PROM 35: ENIGMA VARIATIONS, Royal Albert Hall

Conductor Martyn Brabbins celebrated his 60th birthday in fine fashion: with a new commission for 14 composers to create their own set of orchestral variations on an anonymous theme, mirroring the shape of Elgar's Enigma Variations. Programme notes from the composers illustrated a genuine fondness for the celebrated conductor, and their perceptions of him - energy, warmth, generosity, humour and virtuosity - shone through in an impressively unified work.

Da Camera Presents THE VEIL OF ORPHEUM: Cy Twombly And Music

Da Camera of Houston's 2018-19 season continues with "The Veil of Orpheus: Cy Twombly and Music," a unique musical event at The Menil Collection on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. The concert, which explores the powerful influences of mythology on visual art and music throughout history, coincides with a rare showing of Cy Twombly's Treatise on the Veil (1970) at the Menil.

Poetry Book Society, The Stationers' Company and Time Productions Present No-One Is An Island: Poetry And Music For These Fractious Times

Sensual, god-fearing, terrifying, uplifting, joyous - poems and music that speak to our essential human connection in these fractious and turbulent times. A collage of 17th-century and contemporary poems and music at St Martin within Ludgate, a beautiful and resonant Wren church.

American Lyric Theater Announces Selection Of Dramaturg Apprentices

Lawrence Edelson, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater (ALT), announced today the selection of two Dramaturg Apprentices who will join the Composer Librettist Development Program at ALT as Resident Artists for the 2018-19 season: Hannah McDermottand Katherine Pitt.


Harrison Birtwistle has been nominated for several awards. He received nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Opera at the Olivier Awards for his work on the opera "Gawain" and also for the English National Opera's production of "The Mask Of Orpheus".

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