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Sir Harrison Birtwistle at 80

The Barbican Centre honours Harrison Birtwistle with several events, Punch and Judy will be performed in Vienna, Gawain will be rereleased and a Conversation Diary will be published.

Bedford and Birtwistle performed in Egypt

Rossen Gergov conducts the Egyptian première of Igor, The Bird Who Couldn’t Sing and a performance of Secret Theatre.

The Essential 20th Century Repertoire for Orchestra

Universal Edition would like to draw your attention to our newly released annotated catalogue, which is available for download now.

Harrison Birtwistle: Bow Down

Bow Down, Harrison Birtwistle’s music-theatre work from 1977 employs 5 actors and 4 musicians to tell the ancient ballad of 'The Two Sisters'. First performance of the new production: 17 May in Brighton.

Wien Modern (28/10–25/11)

From 28 October to 25 November, Vienna is once again the centre of contemporary music. Austria and Britain are the focus of this year’s festival.

BBC Proms 2011

The BBC Proms started last week and once again include a wealth of UE works in the many concerts.

Birtwistle’s Punch and Judy in Geneva

The Grand Théâtre de Genève is now showing the joint production by the English National Opera and the Young Vic (première 1 April). Wen-Pin Chien conducts the Ensemble Contrechamps.