Mahan Esfahani

Schedule

30 March 2017

Auckland New Zealand, Auckland Town Hall
Poulenc Concert Châmpetre with the Auckland Phil
Mahan Esfahani makes his first appearance in New Zealand performing Francis Poulenc's iconic harpsichord concerto (1928) with the Auckland Philharmonia.
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2 April 2017

Guangzhou People's Republic of China , Xinghai Concert Hall
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani makes his first appearance in Guangzhou's newly built concert hall to perform a programme of works by J.S. Bach.
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7 April 2017

Zhuhai People's Republic of China , Zhuhai International Convention Center and Concert Hall
Solo Recital
See programme listings for Shanghai and Guangzhou.

9 April 2017

Shanghai People's Republic of China, Shanghai Concert Hall
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani makes a highly anticipated return to Shanghai's historic concert hall to perform a programme of works by J.S. Bach.
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21 April 2017

Heidelberg Germany, Internationales Musikfestival Heidelberger Frühling
Solo Recital
Henry Cowell:
»Set of Four« für Cembalo

Johann Sebastian Bach:
Italienisches Konzert in F-Dur BWV 971

Kaija Saariaho:
»Jardin Secret II« für Cembalo und Elektronik

Jean-Philippe Rameau:
Nouvelles Suites de Pièces de Clavecin a-Moll (Auswahl)

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22 April 2017

Heidelberg Germany, Internationales Musikfestival Heidelberger Frühling
Recital with Isang Enders, cello
Georg Philipp Telemann:
Sonata for cello and Basso Continuo in D major TWV 41:D6 from »Der getreue Musikmeister«

Viktor Kalabis:
»Dialogues« for cello and harpsichord

Johann Sebastian Bach:
Suite No. 4 for cello solo in E flat major BWV 1010
(transcribed for cello and harpsichord, excerpts)

Luciano Berio:
»Rounds« for harpsichord solo

Johann Sebastian Bach:
Allemande from Suite No. 6 for cello solo in D major BWV 1012
(transcribed for cello and harpsichord)

Isang Yun:
Etude for cello solo

Johann Sebastian Bach:
Sonata No. 3 for viola da gamba and harpsichord in G minor BWV 1029

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30 April 2017

Sydney Australia , Sydney Opera House
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani makes his first appearance in Sydney at the Utzon Room of the Sydney Opera House.

J.S. BACH: Selections from the Well-Tempered Clavier (II); Italian Concerto, BWV971
COWELL Set of Four (1960)
SAARIAHO Jardin secret II
RAMEAU Nouvelles suites de pieces de clavecin – Selections

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4 May 2017

Melbourne Australia , Melbourne Recital Centre
Metropolis New Music Festival - Melbourne Symphony
Mahan Esfahani makes his first appearance in Melbourne with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in the premiere of Elena Kats-Chernin's harpsichord concerto, 'Ancient Letters' (2017). Programme to also include a new concerto for the oud by oud virtuoso Joseph Tawadros and Boulez's Dialogue de l'Ombre Double.

With Brett Kelly (conductor), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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6 May 2017

Melbourne Australia , Melbourne Recital Centre
Metropolis New Music Festival - Melbourne Symphony
Ligeti Passacaglia ungherese
Bach Harpsichord Concerto No.6
Jeths Recorder Concerto AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
Vivaldi Lute Concerto (trans. for oud)
Meredith Origami Songs AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

Brett Kelly conductor
Mahan Esfahani harpsichord
Erik Bosgraaf recorder
Joseph Tawadros oud

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10 May 2017

Bangor United Kingdom , Pontio Arts Centre
Bach concertos with the RLPO
(See programme listing for May 11th)
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11 May 2017

Liverpool United Kingdom , Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Bach concertos with the RLPO
Stravinsky
Concerto in D
Bach
Harpsichord Concerto in F minor BWV 1056
Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No.5
Bach
Harpsichord Concerto in D minor BWV 1052
Stravinsky
Danses Concertantes
James Clark
director/violin
Mahan Esfahani
harpsichord

When Stravinsky turned to the music of the 18th century for inspiration, critics joked that he’d gone “Back to Bach”. In fact, he could hardly have done much better – because from the bustling celebration of JS Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos to the limitless energy and invention of his harpsichord concertos, music simply doesn’t get any more satisfying – or timeless – than this. and we’ve got one of the world’s most charismatic harpsichordists to play it: the one and only Mahan Esfahani. Joint Leader of the Orchestra James Clark directs with two of Stravinsky’s salutes to the Baroque era.

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14 May 2017

Hamburg Germany, Laeiszhalle Hamburg
Poulenc Concerto (1928) with the Hamburg Sinfoniker
Symphoniker Hamburg
Mahan Esfahani harpsichord
conductor Ion Marin

PROGRAMME
Sergej Prokofjew
Sinfonie Nr. 1 D-Dur op. 25 »Symphonie classique«
Francis Poulenc
Konzert für Cembalo und Orchester FP 49 »Concert champêtre«
Camille Saint-Saëns
Sinfonie Nr. 3 c-Moll op. 78 »Orgelsinfonie«

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2 June 2017

Stockholm Sweden, Stockholm Early Music Festival
Rameau trios with Florence Malgoire and Markku Luolajan-Mikkola
Rameau's complete Pièces de Clavecin en Concerts (1741) with Florence Malgoire, violin, and Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, viola da gamba
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5 June 2017

London United Kingdom, Wigmore Hall
Solo Recital
BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime recital:

Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656): Pavan in A minor
Giles Farnaby (c.1563-1640): Woody-Cock
Henry Cowell (1897-1965): Set of Four
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784): Sonata in E flat major
Steve Reich (b.1936): Piano Phase

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17 June 2017

Gregynog, Wales United Kingdom, Gregynog Festival
Recital with Michala Petri
Michala Petri and Mahan Esfahani perform a recital for the 2017 Gregynog Festival; works by J.S. Bach and others.
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18 June 2017

Harpa Iceland, Reykjavik Midsummer Music
Reykjavik Midsummer Music Concerts
(Details to be announced for 18th to 25th of June 2017)
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