Philip Venables

Calendar

This calendar exists only as a guide: details may be incorrect or out of date, so please check with promoters. New dates are added through the year as they are announced by promoters.

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This Year

  • Saturday, 05 February 2022, 15:30
    Hermes Experiment performs "A Photograph"
    Cheltenham Music Society, Bethesda Methodist Church, Cheltenham

    A varied programme by The Hermes Experiment including works by Philip Venables, Kerry Andrew, Laura Moody, Lili Boulanger, Jeremy Thurlow, Robin Haigh and others. https://cheltmusicsoc.co.uk/

  • Saturday, 26 February 2022, 19:30
    Denis & Katya at Staatsoper Hannover (world premiere, German version)
    Ballhof Eins, Ballhofplatz 5, 30159 Hannover, Germany

    Text/Direction by Ted Huffman, German Translation by Robert Lehmeier, Music Direction by Maxim Boeckelmann, Video by Pierre Martin, Design by Andrew Lieberman, Light by Bernd Purkrabek.
    Cast:  Weronika Rabek, Darwin Prakash, Celli of the Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover.
    https://staatstheater-hannover.de/de_DE/programm-staatsoper/denis-katya.1300530

  • Sunday, 27 February 2022, 19:30
    Denis & Katya at Staatsoper Hannover
    Ballhof Eins, Ballhofplatz 5, 30159 Hannover, Germany

  • Tuesday, 01 March 2022, 19:30
    Denis & Katya at Staatsoper Hannover
    Ballhof Eins, Ballhofplatz 5, 30159 Hannover, Germany

  • Thursday, 03 March 2022, 19:30
    Denis & Katya at Staatsoper Hannover
    Ballhof Eins, Ballhofplatz 5, 30159 Hannover, Germany

  • Friday, 04 March 2022, 19:30
    Denis & Katya at Staatsoper Hannover
    Ballhof Eins, Ballhofplatz 5, 30159 Hannover, Germany

  • Friday, 11 March 2022, 13:00
    Hermes Experiment performs 'A Photograph' in the Barber Institute Lunchtime Series
    The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TS, England.

    A mixed programme by The Hermes Experiment including works by Philip Venables, Lili Boulanger, Olivia Chaney, and Anna Meredith. https://barber.org.uk/events/the-hermes-experiment-2/

  • Friday, 11 March 2022, 20:30
    Denis & Katya with Dutch National Opera in the Opera Forward Festival (Dutch premiere)
    Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amstel 3, 1011 PN Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    Text / Direction by Ted Huffman, Music Direction by Tim Anderson, Sound Design by Simon Hendry, Design+Light by Andrew Lieberman, Video by Pierre Martin.
    Cast:  Michael Wilmering, Inna Demenkova, Celli of the Residentie Orkest The Hague
    https://www.operaballet.nl/en/dutch-national-opera/2021-2022/denis-katya

  • Monday, 14 March 2022, 20:30
    Denis & Katya with Dutch National Opera in the Opera Forward Festival
    Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amstel 3, 1011 PN Amsterdam, Netherlands.

  • Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 20:30
    Denis & Katya with Dutch National Opera in the Opera Forward Festival
    Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amstel 3, 1011 PN Amsterdam, Netherlands.

  • Friday, 18 March 2022, 20:30
    Denis & Katya with Dutch National Opera in the Opera Forward Festival
    Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amstel 3, 1011 PN Amsterdam, Netherlands.

  • Monday, 28 March 2022, 19:30
    Denis & Katya at Staatsoper Hannover
    Ballhof Eins, Ballhofplatz 5, 30159 Hannover, Germany

  • Friday, 01 April 2022, 19:30
    Denis & Katya at Staatsoper Hannover
    Ballhof Eins, Ballhofplatz 5, 30159 Hannover, Germany

  • Friday, 22 April 2022, 20:00
    Illusions, at the New Music Biennial retrospective and Coventry City of Culture.
    HMV Empire Coventry 20 Hertford Street Coventry CV1 1LF

    London SInfonietta, conducted by Philip Venables.

  • Saturday, 30 April 2022, 20:00
    My Favourite Piece is the Goldberg Variations, in the Only Connect Festival
    Munch Museum Tøyengata 53 0578 Oslo Norway

    performed by Andreas Borregaard. Text by Ted Huffman. http://onlyconnect.no/

  • Sunday, 03 July 2022, 19:30
    Illusions, in the New Music Biennial retrospective
    Southbank Centre - Queen Elizabeth Hall Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX England

    London Sinfonietta, conducted by Philip Venables

  • Thursday, 07 July 2022, 19:00
    Illusions, with International Ensemble Modern Academy.
    Time of Music Festival, Viitasaari Arena, Finland

    International Ensemble Modern Academy with Alexander Sinan Binder (conductor) and Quentin Nivromont, (IRCAM electronics) 

  • Friday, 08 July 2022, 20:00
    Answer Machine Tape, 1987 (world premiere), performed by Zubin Kanga
    Time of Music Festival, Viitasaari Finland

    World premiere of this new piece for piano and multimedia, written in collaboration with Ted Huffman and Simon Hendry. Commissioned by Time of Music Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, November Music, Festival d'Automne à Paris and Zubin Kanga, the latter as part of Cyborg Soloists, supported by a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship and Royal Holloway, University of London. https://festivals.fi/en/festivals/time-of-music-viitasaari/

  • Sunday, 10 July 2022, 20:00
    My Favourite Piece is the Goldberg Variations, in the Time of Music Festival
    Viitasaari Church, Viitasaari, Finland

    performed by Andreas Borregaard. Text by Ted Huffman.
    https://musiikinaika.org/en/program-2022/#sunday-10-7-22

  • Friday, 04 November 2022, 20:00
    Numbers 81–85; 91–95; 96–100, with Lovemusic and Grace Durham, Klangwerkstatt Festival für Neue Musik.
    Kunstquartier Bethanien Mariannenplatz 2 Kreuzberg 10997 Berlin Germany

  • Saturday, 12 November 2022, 16:00
    Answer Machine Tape, 1987
    November Music, Den Bosch, Netherlands

    Zubin Kanga performs this new work for piano and multimedia, co-commissioned by November Music.

  • Saturday, 19 November 2022, 16:00
    Answer Machine Tape, 1987
    Bates Mill, HCMF, Hudderfield, UK

    Zubin Kanga performs this new work for piano and multimedia, co-commissioned by Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

  • Sunday, 20 November 2022, 22:45
    My Favourite Piece is the Goldberg Variations, at HCMF
    Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

    performed by Andreas Borregaard. Text by Ted Huffman.

  • Tuesday, 22 November 2022, 14:00
    Numbers 81–85; 91–95; 96–100, with Lovemusic
    HCMF, Huddersfield, UK

  • Friday, 25 November 2022, 18:30
    Naomo Pinnetuo (world premiere) — a birthday gift for the Royal Academy of Music on their 200th Anniversary
    Royal Academy of Music Marylebone Road London NW1 5HT England

    A new short piece for solo violin, written as a birthday gift for the Royal Academy on their 200th birthday. 'Nuomo Pinnetuo' is dedicated to and uses material from Naomi Pinnock, whom I first met at the Academy in 2002 when we both studied there, and who becamse a lifelong friend. Performed as part of a Manson Ensemble concert alongside works by Helena Tulve and Hans Abrahamsen.

  • Friday, 25 November 2022, 20:00
    Numbers 81–85; 91–95; 96–100, with Lovemusic and Grace Durham
    Arsenal 57070 Metz France

  • Monday, 05 December 2022, 20:00
    Answer Machine Tape, 1987 at Festival d'Automne à Paris
    Théâtre De La Ville - Espace Pierre Cardin 1 Avenue Gabriel 75008 Paris France

    Zubin Kanga performs this new work for piano and multimedia, co-commissioned by Festival d'Automne à Paris.

Next Year

  • Wednesday, 08 March 2023, 19:30
    Denis & Katya at Finnish National Opera by Opera Taite (FInnish premiere)
    Almin Hall, Finnish National Opera, Helsinginkatu 58, 00260 Helsinki, Finland

    A new version of Denis & Katya in Finnish, translated and directed by Johanna Freundlich, with light and video design by Janne Teivainen. Performed by Mari Palo and Ville Rusanen. A produciton by Opera Company Taite with The Finnish National Opera / Musica Nova Helsinki.

    Tickets: https://oopperabaletti.fi/en/repertoire-and-tickets/musica-nova-helsinki-denis-katya/

  • Friday, 10 March 2023, 19:30
    Denis & Katya at Finnish National Opera by Opera Taite
    Almin Hall, Finnish National Opera, Helsinginkatu 58, 00260 Helsinki, Finland

    Tickets: https://oopperabaletti.fi/en/repertoire-and-tickets/musica-nova-helsinki-denis-katya/

  • Saturday, 11 March 2023, 14:30
    Denis & Katya at Finnish National Opera by Opera Taite (FInnish premiere)
    Almin Hall, Finnish National Opera, Helsinginkatu 58, 00260 Helsinki, Finland

    Tickets: https://oopperabaletti.fi/en/repertoire-and-tickets/musica-nova-helsinki-denis-katya/

  • Thursday, 16 March 2023, 19:00
    4.48 Psychose
    Semperoper Dresden Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Germany

    A revival of the Semperoper’s 2019 production, conducted by Max Renne
    And directed by Tobias Heyder. Design by Stephan von Wedel, lighting Marco Dietzel, video Benedikt Schulte,
    dramaturgy Juliane Schunke. Featuring
    Sarah MariaSun, Karen Bandelow, Samantha Price, Sarah Alexandra Hudarew, Karina Repova, Tahnee Niboro
    and the Semperoper Projektorchester.

    Tickets: https://www.semperoper.de/spielplan/stuecke/stid/psychose/61265.html#a_29771

  • Saturday, 18 March 2023, 19:00
    4.48 Psychose
    Semperoper Dresden Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Germany

  • Tuesday, 21 March 2023, 19:00
    4.48 Psychose
    Semperoper Dresden Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Germany

  • Wednesday, 22 March 2023, 19:00
    4.48 Psychose
    Semperoper Dresden Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Germany

  • Saturday, 25 March 2023, 19:00
    4.48 Psychose
    Semperoper Dresden Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Germany

  • Sunday, 26 March 2023, 19:00
    4.48 Psychose
    Semperoper Dresden Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Germany

  • Friday, 14 April 2023, 19:30
    Denis & Katya at Staatsoper Hannover (Wiederaufnahme)
    Ballhof Eins, Ballhofplatz 5, 30159 Hannover, Germany

    Text/Direction by Ted Huffman, German Translation by Robert Lehmeier, Music Direction by Maxim Boeckelmann, Video by Pierre Martin, Design by Andrew Lieberman, Light by Bernd Purkrabek.
    Cast:  Weronika Rabek, Darwin Prakash, Celli of the Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover.
    https://staatstheater-hannover.de/de_DE/programm-staatsoper/denis-katya.1325296

  • Saturday, 06 May 2023, 20:00
    Denis & Katya performed by Pittsburgh Opera, USA
    George R White Studio, Pittsburgh, USA.

  • Tuesday, 09 May 2023, 20:00
    Denis & Katya performed by Pittsburgh Opera, USA
    George R White Studio, Pittsburgh, USA.

    More information: https://www.pittsburghopera.org/season/denis-katya/

  • Friday, 12 May 2023, 20:00
    Denis & Katya performed by Pittsburgh Opera, USA
    George R White Studio, Pittsburgh, USA.

    More information: https://www.pittsburghopera.org/season/denis-katya/

  • Sunday, 14 May 2023, 20:00
    Denis & Katya performed by Pittsburgh Opera, USA
    George R White Studio, Pittsburgh, USA.

    More information: https://www.pittsburghopera.org/season/denis-katya/

  • Thursday, 18 May 2023, 20:00
    Denis & Katya performed by Pittsburgh Opera, USA
    George R White Studio, Pittsburgh, USA.

    More information: https://www.pittsburghopera.org/season/denis-katya/

  • Thursday, 27 July 2023, 20:00
    The Faggots and their Friends Between Revolutions, world premiere, at Bregenzer Festspiele
    Bregenz Festival Platz der Wiener Symphoniker 1 6900 Bregenz Austria

    A Baroque Fantasia, based on the book by Larry Mitchell (1977). Text & Direction: Ted Huffman, Music: Philip Venables. Co-commissioned by MIF, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Bregenzer Festspiele and NYU Skirball Theater NYC.

  • Friday, 28 July 2023, 20:00
    The Faggots and their Friends Between Revolutions, world premiere, at Bregenzer Festspiele
    Bregenz Festival Platz der Wiener Symphoniker 1 6900 Bregenz Austria

    A Baroque Fantasia, based on the book by Larry Mitchell (1977). Text & Direction: Ted Huffman, Music: Philip Venables. Co-commissioned by MIF, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Bregenzer Festspiele and NYU Skirball Theater NYC.

Last Year

  • Saturday, 20 March 2021, 20:00
    My Favourite Piece is the Goldberg Variations (world premiere, film version)
    Borealis Festival, Bergen, Norway

    performed and commissioned by Andreas Borregaard.
    Film by Pierre Martin
    Text by Ted Huffman

  • Sunday, 30 May 2021, 20:00
    My Favourite Piece is the Goldberg Variations (world premiere, live performance)
    Klang Festival, Esromgade 15, 2200 København N Denmark

    Performed by Andreas Borregaard. Text by Ted Huffman

  • Monday, 26 July 2021, 21:00
    Denis & Katya (French / EU premiere)
    Opéra Comédie, 11 boulevard Victor Hugo, 34000 Montpellier, France.

    Text by Ted Huffman, French translation by Alphonse Cemin and Arthur Levandier, Music Direction by Tim Anderson, Sound by Max Hunter, video by Pierre Martin, design&light by Andrew Lieberman.
    Cast:  Chloé Briot, Elliot Madore.
    Celli of the Orchestre National de Montpellier.
    https://www.opera-orchestre-montpellier.fr/evenement/denis-katya

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 21:00
    Denis & Katya
    Opéra Comédie, 11 boulevard Victor Hugo, 34000 Montpellier, France.

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021, 21:00
    Denis & Katya
    Opéra Comédie, 11 boulevard Victor Hugo, 34000 Montpellier, France.

  • Wednesday, 08 September 2021, 20:00
    My Favourite Piece is the Goldberg Variations
    SPOR Festival, Aarhus, Denmark

    Performed by Andreas Borregaard. Text by Ted Huffman.

  • Sunday, 26 September 2021, 19:30
    A Photograph, performed by Hermes Experiment
    King's Place 90 York Way London N1 9AG England

    https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/contemporary/hermes-experiment/%20

  • Friday, 01 October 2021, 20:00
    Talking Music: a portrait of Philip Venables, at Musica Festival
    Cité de la Musique et de la Danse, 1 Place Dauphine, 67000 Strasbourg, France.

    A concert mixed with a talk show, about the music of Philip Venables. Conceived and performed by Collective Lovemusic, featuring guest artists Andreas Borregaard, Grace Durham and Romain Pageard.
    Venables: Klaviertrio im Geiste; My Favourite Piece is the Goldberg Variations; Numbers 81–85, Numbers 91–95, Numbers 96–100; Illusions. Rzewski: Coming Together. A co-production with Festival d'Automne à Paris, Musica Festival and Lovemusic.

  • Thursday, 07 October 2021, 15:30
    Venables plays Bach, sound installation in the Festival d'Automne
    Église St-Eustache, 2 Impasse Saint-Eustache, 75001 Paris, France.

    A 42-speaker sound installation in the Church of St. Eustache, Paris, commissioned by the Festival d'Automne à Paris. Open 14:30–17:30. Free entry, unticketed.

  • Friday, 08 October 2021, 14:30
    Venables plays Bach, sound installation in the Festival d'Automne
    Église St-Eustache, 2 Impasse Saint-Eustache, 75001 Paris, France.

    Open 14:30–17:30. Free entry, unticketed.

  • Friday, 08 October 2021, 21:00
    Venables plays Bach, live performance event with Baptiste-Florian Marle-Ouvrarde
    Église St-Eustache 2 Impasse Saint-Eustache 75001 Paris France

  • Sunday, 10 October 2021, 14:30
    Venables plays Bach, sound installation in the Festival d'Automne
    Église St-Eustache, 2 Impasse Saint-Eustache, 75001 Paris, France.

    Open 14:30–17:30. Free entry, unticketed.

  • Monday, 11 October 2021, 14:30
    Venables plays Bach, sound installation in the Festival d'Automne
    Église St-Eustache, 2 Impasse Saint-Eustache, 75001 Paris, France.

    Open 14:30–17:30. Free entry, unticketed.

  • Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 14:30
    Venables plays Bach, sound installation in the Festival d'Automne
    Église St-Eustache, 2 Impasse Saint-Eustache, 75001 Paris, France.

    Open 14:30–17:30. Free entry, unticketed.

  • Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 14:30
    Venables plays Bach, sound installation in the Festival d'Automne
    Église St-Eustache, 2 Impasse Saint-Eustache, 75001 Paris, France.

    Open 14:30–17:30. Free entry, unticketed.

  • Thursday, 14 October 2021, 14:30
    Venables plays Bach, sound installation in the Festival d'Automne
    Église St-Eustache, 2 Impasse Saint-Eustache, 75001 Paris, France.

    Open 14:30–17:30. Free entry, unticketed.

  • Friday, 15 October 2021, 14:30
    Venables plays Bach, sound installation in the Festival d'Automne
    Église St-Eustache, 2 Impasse Saint-Eustache, 75001 Paris, France.

    Open 14:30–17:30. Free entry, unticketed.

  • Friday, 15 October 2021, 21:00
    Venables plays Bach, live performance event with Baptiste-Florian Marle-Ouvrarde
    Église St-Eustache 2 Impasse Saint-Eustache 75001 Paris France

    Venables plays Bach, sound installation in the Festival d'Automne

  • Saturday, 16 October 2021, 14:30
    Venables plays Bach, sound installation in the Festival d'Automne
    Église St-Eustache, 2 Impasse Saint-Eustache, 75001 Paris, France.

    Open 14:30–17:30. Free entry, unticketed.

  • Sunday, 24 October 2021, 14:00
    My Favourite Piece is the Goldberg Variations performed at Transit Festival
    Stuk, Naamsestraat 96 3000 Leuven, Belgium.

    Performed by Andreas Borregaard. Text by Ted Huffman. https://www.festival2021.be/nl/transit/concert/steen-andersen-venables

  • Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 20:00
    Talking Music: a portrait of Philip Venables in the Festival d'Automne à Paris
    Espace Pierre Cardin 1 Avenue Gabriel, 75008 Paris, France

    A concert mixed with a talk show, about the music of Philip Venables. Conceived and performed by Collective Lovemusic, featuring guest artists Andreas Borregaard, Grace Durham and Romain Pageard.
    Venables: Klaviertrio im Geiste; My Favourite Piece is the Goldberg Variations; Numbers 81–85, Numbers 91–95, Numbers 96–100; Illusions. Rzewski: Coming Together. A co-production with Festival d'Automne à Paris, Musica Festival and Lovemusic.

  • Thursday, 16 December 2021, 19:00
    Pre-concert talk with Philip Venables and Arnaud Merlin about '4.48 Psychosis'.
    Cité de la Musique, Paris

  • Thursday, 16 December 2021, 20:30
    '4.48 Psychosis' (concert performance) with Ensemble Intercontemporain
    Cité de la Musique, 221 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris, France

    Part of the Festival d'Automne à Paris. Ensemble Intercontemporain, conducted by Matthias Pintscher.
    Singers: Gweneth-Ann Rand, Robyn Allegra Parton, Karen Bandelow, Samantha Price, Rachael Lloyd, Lucy Schaufer.