Michael Nyman

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Schedule of Events

  • Saturday 5th April 2014
    Venice - Italy

    The Michael Nyman Band performing Potemkin

    Gran Teatro De Fenice , Venice, Italy
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  • Tuesday 22nd April 2014
    Gateshead, United Kingdom

    Michael Nyman and his band perform in concert as part of the tour 'Michael Nyman: Music from and for Film'. Experience a rare performance by one of Britain’s most celebrated composers live in concert with the Michael Nyman Band. Hear some of Nyman’s most familiar compositions from film scores, as well as new compositions to accompany a selection of films that he has himself made over the last five years. The show will feature music from the Greenaway soundtracks, and films directed and scored by Michael Nyman. This will be the first time the films will be screened in the UK to a live soundtrack. The concert will feature music from ‘The Draughtsman’s Contract’, ‘The Cook, The Thief, his Wife and her Lover’, ‘A Zed and Two Noughts’, and ‘Prospero’s Books’ amongst others, and will include a special 20th anniversary performance of music from ‘The Piano’.

    Sage Gateshead, Newcastle, United Kingdom
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  • Wednesday 23rd April 2014
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Michael Nyman and his band perform in concert as part of the tour 'Michael Nyman: Music from and for Film'. Experience a rare performance by one of Britain’s most celebrated composers live in concert with the Michael Nyman Band. Hear some of Nyman’s most familiar compositions from film scores, as well as new compositions to accompany a selection of films that he has himself made over the last five years. The show will feature music from the Greenaway soundtracks, and films directed and scored by Michael Nyman. This will be the first time the films will be screened in the UK to a live soundtrack. The concert will feature music from ‘The Draughtsman’s Contract’, ‘The Cook, The Thief, his Wife and her Lover’, ‘A Zed and Two Noughts’, and ‘Prospero’s Books’ amongst others, and will include a special 20th anniversary performance of music from ‘The Piano’.

    Queens Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland
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  • Wednesday 23rd April 2014
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    As one of Britain's most innovative and celebrated composers, Michael Nyman's work encompasses operas and string quartets, film soundtracks and orchestral concertos. Far more than merely a composer, he's also a performer, conductor, bandleader, pianist, author, musicologist and now a photographer and film-maker. This show will feature music from his Peter Greenway soundtracks, and also films directed and scored by Michael Nyman, including The Draughtman's Contract, The Cook, The Thief, his Wife and her Lover, A Zed and Two Noughts, Prospero’s Books and The Piano. Accompanied by his band, Michael’s appearance at The Queen’s Hall offers a rare chance to see the master in action.

    Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • Friday 25th April 2014
    Liverpool, United Kingdom

    Michael Nyman and his band perform in concert as part of the tour 'Michael Nyman: Music from and for Film'. Experience a rare performance by one of Britain’s most celebrated composers live in concert with the Michael Nyman Band. Hear some of Nyman’s most familiar compositions from film scores, as well as new compositions to accompany a selection of films that he has himself made over the last five years. The show will feature music from the Greenaway soundtracks, and films directed and scored by Michael Nyman. This will be the first time the films will be screened in the UK to a live soundtrack. The concert will feature music from ‘The Draughtsman’s Contract’, ‘The Cook, The Thief, his Wife and her Lover’, ‘A Zed and Two Noughts’, and ‘Prospero’s Books’ amongst others, and will include a special 20th anniversary performance of music from ‘The Piano’.

    Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, United Kingdom
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  • Monday 28th April 2014
    Bristol, United Kingdom

    Michael Nyman and his band perform in concert as part of the tour 'Michael Nyman: Music from and for Film'. Experience a rare performance by one of Britain’s most celebrated composers live in concert with the Michael Nyman Band. Hear some of Nyman’s most familiar compositions from film scores, as well as new compositions to accompany a selection of films that he has himself made over the last five years. The show will feature music from the Greenaway soundtracks, and films directed and scored by Michael Nyman. This will be the first time the films will be screened in the UK to a live soundtrack. The concert will feature music from ‘The Draughtsman’s Contract’, ‘The Cook, The Thief, his Wife and her Lover’, ‘A Zed and Two Noughts’, and ‘Prospero’s Books’ amongst others, and will include a special 20th anniversary performance of music from ‘The Piano’.

    Colston Hall, Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • Wednesday 30th April 2014
    70th Birthday Concert - London

    For the first major event of his 70th birthday year, Michael Nyman has chosen to feature two of his concertos and the first new series of symphonies with the RPO. His first concerto, 'Where the Bee Dances’, for soprano saxophone, was written in 1991 and has recently been substantially revised for this concert while and one of the more recent of his 12 concertos, for violin, was written a few years ago for Gidon Kremer and is receiving its UK premiere in this Concert. The concert is also notable for presenting for the first time in the UK, and a world premier one of the Nyman’s [projected] 19 symphonies - No. 2. The RPO will be conducted by Josep Vicent who has worked extensively with Michael Nyman on several projects in recent years, including the recording of Symphony No.2. The concert will be introduced by BBC Radio 3's Petroc Trelawny

    Royal Festival Hall, London, United Kingdom
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