Events coming soon
Friday 01 October 2021 at 1.00PM
Royal Academy of Music, London
Jörgen van Rijen conducts a varied programme of music for brass from the last four centuries, including the world premiere of 'Out of Depths' by Michael Berkeley. The concert will be livestreamed on the Academy's YouTube channel and is free to watch.
Saturday 02 October 2021 at 6.30PM
Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin and St. Mary Magdalen, Church Street, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8JG
Box office: Tetbury Music Festival, Tel: 0333 666 3366
The Tetbury Music Festival's Gala Concert features the World Premiere of 'Two as One', a new companion piece to Michael Berkeley's Touch Light, which will also be performed. Touch Light was originally commissioned for the 2005 festival to celebrate the marriage of Katie Smith and Jonnie Wake, and was first performed by the Kings Consort, Lorna Anderson and Robin Blaze, directed by Robert King.
Also on the programme are love songs, duets and operatic interludes by GF Handel, and Purcell's Trio Sonata. The concert is performed by Jonathan Cohen (director), Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Tim Mead (countertenor) and players from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, led by Margaret Faultless (violin).
Sunday 12 September 2021 at 5.00PM
A Dark Waltz performed by the Berkeley Ensemble
St. Mark's Church, 114 Hamilton Terrace, London, NW8 9UT
The Berkeley Ensemble mark their return following the Covid-19 pandemic with a double bill of performances in Little Venice, West London. Join the ensemble at St Marks Church to discover repertoire that the ensemble have got to know behind closed doors during the past 18 months. The programme includes 'A Dark Waltz' by Michael Berkeley, and works by Lennox Berkeley, Holst, Howell, John Ireland and others.
Wednesday 11 August 2021 at 1.00PM
Adam Brown Classical Guitar
St. Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh
Also on the programme is Amazonia by Edward McGuire, with whom Michael studied at the Royal Academy of Music.
Thursday 11 February 2021 at 4.10PM
Snake performed by Magdalena Steinbauer (oboe)
Michael Berkeley's Snake is performed in this online concert alongside works by Britten, Vaughan-Williams, Melcher and Verdi. 'Of animals, humans and gods' explores the relationship between music and literature.
Sunday 18 October 2020 at 3.00PM
Insects performed by Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)
Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP
Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani has given the world premiere of Insects, the new piece by Michael Berkeley, at the Snape Maltings Concert Hall. Insects was written for Esfahani, and is a work that naturally follows on from Berkeley's birds-inspired Haiku for piano. Esfahani is also a master in the performance of Bach's music, and this concert's programme also included the French Dance Suites.
Thursday 04 June 2020 at 1.00PM
A Dark Waltz (extended version) performed by Nicholas Daniel (oboe) & Julius Drake (piano)
Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2BP
BBC Radio 3 broadcast a live Lunchtime Concert from London's Wigmore Hall, including an extended version of Michael Berkeley's 'A Dark Waltz', arranged especially for Nicholas Daniel and Julius Drake. The concert took place without an audience present, and is part of a series of twenty recitals - the first live concerts since the start of lockdown. The series features some of the UK's finest instrumentalists and singers in music from the 16th century to the present day.
Photo: Wigmore Hall, London
Thursday 23 April 2020 at 7.30PM
Haiku, Ode - In Memoriam, Speaking Silence, Three Cabaret Songs, Three Rilke Sonnets & Three songs to children
Roter Salon, WipplingerstraBe 20, Wien, 1010, Austria
This special evening will see the young virtuoso mezzo-soprano Josipa Bainac, accompanied by pianist David Hausknecht and cellist Arne Kircher, interpret recent compositions by Austrian and English composers. The programme includes 'Ode - In Memoriam', 'Blow Northern Wind' from 'Speaking Silence', 'Hard times' from 'Three Cabaret Songs', 'A Cradle Song' & 'A Child Asleep' from 'Three Songs to Children', 'Haiku' and 'Und fast ein Madchen' from 'Three Rilke Sonnets' by Michael Berkeley. Also on the programme are works by Lennox Berkeley, Erich. W. Korngold and Akos Banlaky. The concert has a unique symbiotic twist: English poetry set to Austrian compositions, and vice versa.