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The premiere of Michael Nyman's new film 'Witnesses' will take place at the Old Market Square in Nottingham at 9.30pm on Thursday 21st June. The outdoor screening, open to the public, will launch Night of Festivals 2012. Following the premiere, Witnesses will be screened on a loop in The Space at Nottingham Contemporary for the duration of the Festival.
Night of Festivals 2012, Nottingham, UK
Battleship Potemkin Music by Michael Nyman Michael Nyman and his band give the UK premiere of his new score for Sergei Eisenstein's iconic 1925 silent film. There’s also an opportunity to hear selected music from Nyman’s famous scores for Peter Greenaway films, including The Draughtsman’s Contract, A Zed & Two Noughts, and Prospero’s Books. Commissioned by Arts 276 – Festival Automne en Normandie, Cité de la Musique, Les Dominicains de Haute-Alsace, Symphony Hall Birmingham and Holland Festival. The concert is part of the Birmingham International Concert Season 2012/13. There will be a pre-concert conversation with Michael Nyman at 6.15pm.
Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK
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