Sam Green here turns documentary into live performance, separating and reforming the constituent parts to create an event out of understanding. His subject is Buckminster Fuller, seminal post-war American thinker, architect and designer.
With over four decades and 40 albums of recordings to pick from, this Barbican concert could have included anything from funk, disco, jazz or soul. As it was, it had a bit of it all and had some real moments of partying atmosphere.
This concert programme was conceived as a single item, with all the works building up gradually to Britten's Serenade for tenor, horn and strings. Britten Sinfonia and violinist Pekka Kuusisto took their Milton Court audience with them on this voyage.
Pianist Nikolai Demidenko joined the Kensington Symphony Orchestra for a breathtaking rendition of Prokofiev's Third Concerto, though the performance of Bruckner's Third Symphony which followed was less successful.
It felt like a privilege to be there, a lifetime of memories flooding back and a new legendary event created before our eyes: Bob Dylan and his band played the Royal Albert Hall as part of his 2013 European tour.
Conductor Christoph von Dohnányi was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Royal Academy of Music, and to celebrate, he conducted Schubert's "Unfinished" Symphony, a piece of immense beauty, performed expertly.
Boundary-pushing contemporary music outfit Nonclassical came to Scala, a clubbing venue in North London, for an ambitious evening of percussion music – a smashing success, which will hopefully inspire them to continue to aim high.
The London Symphony Orchestra's second performance of this Berlioz programme featured a spellbinding performance from viola player Antoine Tamestit in the composer's curious "symphony with obbligato viola" Harold in Italy. Valery Gergiev conducted.
Nonclassical's percussion concert at Oval Space combined old and new works for percussion, though it was the new pieces by Gabriel Prokofiev and Kate Whitley that came out on top. Such subtlety and sophistication in percussion writing bodes well for the future.
The Rest is Noise's "Superpower" weekend featured appearances from both Philip Glass and Steve Reich. First up, Glass took to the stage himself for a brilliant, rare, extraordinary performance of his mammoth 1970s piece Music in 12 Parts.
Nonclassical's "Pioneers of Percussion" festival began with a look at "What's Happening Now" in New York and London, at the Macbeth in Hoxton. Many enjoyable new pieces alternated with Nonclassical's trademark DJ sets.
Steve Reich's appearance at The Rest is Noise at Southbank Centre was limited to some clapping and letting go of a microphone – but his pasterpiece Music for 18 Musicians was ably performed by the Colin Currie Group. It's hard to imagine any better performance.
Barbican Britten: Phaedra is just one of the events in the venue’s two-week celebration of the composer’s centenary. The programme presents four pieces choreographed by Richard Alston to Benjamin Britten’s music.
The exciting new venue Milton Court welcomed Guildhall School alumnus Thomas Adès and some musical friends of his for a recital of 20th- and 21st-century chamber music. If the venue can keep its standards this high, then this will be the place to be.
The London Symphony Orchestra's series of Berlioz concerts with Valery Gergiev continued with his odd bird of a "dramatic symphony", Roméo et Juliette. Though not as fine as some of their other efforts, this is as fine a team of representatives as Berlioz could want.
Marc-André Hamelin demonstrated his extraordinary pianistic artistry in this Wigmore Hall concert featuring works by Medtner, Janáček, Ravel and Hamelin himself – a brooding Barcarolle receiving its London première.
Wigmore Hall turned 2 November into Julian Anderson Day, celebrating their new composer in residence with two concerts and a talk on his music. The second concert demonstrated that he is well worth all the attention.
As part of The Rest is Noise's "Politics and Spirituality" weekend, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Christoph Eschenbach brought Olivier Messiaen's epic Des canyons aux étoiles to the Royal Festival Hall, an orchestral journey from the vast American canyons up to Messiaen's musical vision of the Celestial City.
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