Schedule

19 June 2018

London United Kingdom, Wigmore Hall
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani continues his series of the Complete Keyboard Works of J.S. Bach at Wigmore Hall:

Toccata in e, BWV 914
3 minuets, BWV 841-843
Toccata in d, BWV 913
Capriccio in B-flat 'On the Departure of His Beloved Brother,' BWV 992
Little Preludes, BWV 939-943
English Suite in d, BWV 811


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30 June 2018

Cheltenham United Kingdom, Cheltenham Festival
“Weekend at the Cafe Zimmerman” - Concert I
Stimulation for the mind, nourishment for the soul… This four-concert series in the breathtaking surroundings of Syde Manor pays tribute to Johann Sebastian Bach’s favoured Leipzig coffee house, where he led regular musical gatherings – the original Coffee Concerts – throughout the 1730s.

In an intimate concert setting, the incomparably brilliant, charismatic Iranian-American harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani opens the series with the Goldberg Variations (BWV 988).

N.B. This series is held at Syde Manor, Gloucestershire. Please refer to the Cheltenham Festival website for more information.

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30 June 2018

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“Weekend at the Cafe Zimmermann” - Concert II
Mahan Esfahani harpsichord
Consone Quartet
Jam Orrell viola
Lynda Sayce lute and theorbo

Jan Adam Reincken – Sonata Prima
JCF Bach – Sonata in A for cello from the ‘Musicalisches Vielerley’
Johann Rosenmüller – Sonata Settima a 4
JS Bach – Sonata in A minor BWV 965
JS Bach – Concerto in A, BWV 1055

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1 July 2018

Cheltenham United Kingdom, Cheltenham Festival
“Weekend at the Cafe Zimmermann” - Concert III
(See listing for 30 June 2018 for performers)

Tommaso Albinoni – Trio Sonata Op. 1 No 2
JS Bach – Capriccio in B BWV 992
JS Bach – Concerto in F minor BWV 1056 for harpsichord and strings
Jean-Baptiste Lully / Dietrich Buxtehude – from the ‘Ballet de l’Impatience’
Philip Erlebach – Ouverture Suite in D

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1 July 2018

Cheltenham United Kingdom, Cheltenham Festival
“Weekend at the Cafe Zimmermann” - Concert IV
Dame Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
Consone Quartet
Jam Orrell viola
Lynda Sayce lute and theorbo
Mahan Esfahani harpsichord

JS Bach – Cantata Widerstehe doch der Sünde BWV 54
JS Bach – Cantata Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust BWV 170
JS Bach – Cantata Ich habe genug BWV 82
Plus solo harpischord works by d’Anglebert

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3 August 2018

Hereford United Kingdom, Three Choirs Festival
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani performs for the first time at the legendary Three Choirs Festival with Bach’s celebrated ‘Goldberg’ Variations, BWV 988.

N.B. This is a late-night concert starting at 10.15 PM

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5 August 2018

London, Royal Albert Hall
Swedish Chamber Orchestra at the Proms
Over two concerts in one day, Thomas Dausgaard and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra present Bach’s six Brandenburg Concertos – each with its own different and distinctive orchestration – alongside six newly commissioned companion works, to create a brand-new musical cycle spanning almost three centuries, heard here for the first time in the UK.

Pekka Kuusisto, violin
Antje Weithaas, violin
Maya Beiser, cello

Fiona Kelly, flute
Uri Caine, piano

Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord

Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor


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8 August 2018

London United Kingdom, Royal Albert Hall
Swedish Chamber Orchestra at the Proms - Part II
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19 August 2018

Sablé-sur-Sarthe France, Festivale de Sablé
Masterclasses
Harpsichord masterclasses for the Académie de Sablé, August 19-25 (http://www.academiedesable.fr)
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3 September 2018

Örebro Sweden, Örebro Concert Hall
Swedish Chamber Orchestra recording for BIS
Recording of J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concertos (BWV 1046-1051) with Thomas Dausgaard and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra for BIS Records
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8 September 2018

Annaberg-Buchholz, Saxony Germany , Mauersberger Aula
Solo Recital
J.S. Bach’s ‘Goldberg’ Variations (BWV 988) as part of the Musikfest Erzgebirge
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23 September 2018

Newcastle United Kingdom, Sage Gateshead
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Mahan Esfahani begins his association as “Artist in Focus” with the Royal Northern Sinfonia
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“Big RNS Birthday Gala”

Lars Vogt conductor
Mahan Esfahani harpsichord
Sarah Tynan soprano
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia

Beethoven Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Faure Pavane
Mozart Laudate dominum
Mozart Exsultate jubilate

Poulenc Concert champêtre
Prokofiev Classical Symphony

Haydn Symphony No.6 ‘Le matin’
Brahms Haydn Variations

We’re not the only ones to find Haydn, Beethoven and Mozart inspiring, and in this grand opening concert they rub shoulders with four brilliantly inventive tributes, including Prokofiev’s witty Classical Symphony. With Mahan Esfahani and Sarah Tynan as soloists, this will really sparkle.

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1 October 2018

London United Kingdom, Wigmore Hall
Solo Recital
Opening the second season of his Bach Series at Wigmore Hall, Mahan Esfahani begins his survey of J.S. Bach’s Clavier-Übung, with the 1st Partita in B (BWV 825), Concerto in the Italian Style (BWV 971), and Overture in the French Manner (BWV 831)
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11 October 2018

Newcastle United Kingdom, Sage Gateshead
Royal Northern Sinfonia
“RNS Minimal”

Mahan Esfahani harpsichord
Royal Northern Sinfonia

Philip Glass A Prelude to Endgame
John Adams Shaker Loops
Barbara Benary Barang I, Barang II
Michael Nyman Concerto for Harpsichord and Strings

Mahan Esfahani has never accepted that the harpsichord is merely a historic instrument. Today, with Michael Nyman’s harpsichord concerto, he’ll light up the sky. The only thing that’s minimal about the musical worlds of Philip Glass, John Adams and Barbara Benary, meanwhile, is the name.

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12 October 2018

Ascona Switzerland, Settimane Musicali di Ascona
Solo Recital
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583–1643)
dal Primo Libro di Toccate, 1615 (organo)
Toccata 12a
Capriccio sopra la Battaglia
dai Fiori Musicali, 1635 (organo)
Ricercar chromatico
Bergamasca
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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Variazioni Goldberg (cembalo)

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28 October 2018

Wuppertal Germany , Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal
Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal
Mahan Esfahani, Cembalo
Rory Macdonald, Dirigent

FREDERICK DELIUS
›Walk to the Paradise Garden‹ aus der Oper ›A Village Romeo and Juliet‹

FRANCIS POULENC
Concert champêtre für Cembalo und Orchester

JOSEPH HAYDN
Sinfonie Nr. 98 B-Dur Hob. 1:98

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29 October 2018

Wuppertal Germany , Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal
Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal
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31 October 2018

Bristol United Kingdom, St. George's Bristol
Solo Recital
Programme TBD
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1 November 2018

London United Kingdom, St. George's Hanover Square
Recital with Pieter Wispelwey, ‘cello
J.S. Bach, Three Sonatas for ‘cello and harpsichord (BWV 1027-1029) with ‘cellist Pieter Wispelwey, for the London Bach Society.
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3 November 2018

Arnhem Netherlands, Musis en Stadtstheater Arnhem
Solo Recital

“Een eigentijds klavecinist” - Mahan Esfahani

PROGRAMMA
Byrd — Lachrimae Pavan
Byrd — The Carman’s Whistle
Byrd — Ut Re Mi Fa Sol La

Berio — Rounds (1965)
Bryars — After Handel’s Vesper (1998)
Alexander — Improvisation on a Persian Folksong (1974)

Perich — Dual Synthesis (2015)

F. Couperin — Allemande La Logiviere - La Rafraîchissante - Les Charmes - L’Amphibie - Les Ondes
Anahita Abbasi — Intertwined Distances, for Mahan Esfahani (2018)

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7 November 2018

New York United States , Miller Theatre
‘The Well-Tempered Clavier, Paired’
J.S. Bach selections from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (1722)

George Lewis - new work for harpsichord (2018), world premiere
(Miller Theatre commission)

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8 November 2018

New York United States , Miller Theatre
‘The Well-Tempered Clavier, Paired’ (II)
J.S. Bach selections from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II (1742)
Luciano Berio Rounds (1966)
Tristan Perich Dual Synthesis (2009)

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18 November 2018

Prague Czech Republic , DOX Centre for Contemporary Art
Contempuls Festival for Contemporary Music
Recital at Prague’s popular DOX Centre for Contemporary Art to include such works as a new premiere by Miroslav Srnka, Anahita Abbasi’s ‘Intertwined Distances’ (2018), Saariaho’s ‘Le jardin secret ii’ (1986), and live electronic improvisations for harpsichord with composer Matouš Hejl.
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22 November 2018

Seoul Republic of Korea, Kumho Art Hall
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani makes his Korean debut with J.S. Bach’s celebrated ‘Goldberg’ Variations (BWV 988) at Seoul’s foremost concert hall.
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28 November 2018

Singapore Singapore , Victoria Concert Hall
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani makes his Singapore debut with a recital at the historic Victoria Concert Hall.
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6 December 2018

Tokyo Japan , Sumida Triphony Hall
Michael Nyman Concerto with Japan Century Symphony Orchestra

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10 December 2018

Tokyo Japan , Sumida Triphony Hall
Michael Nyman Concerto with Japan Century Symphony Orchestra
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15 December 2018

London United Kingdom, Wigmore Hall
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani continues his second season of the Bach Series at Wigmore Hall, with Bach’s Second Partita BWV 826 and other major works.
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11 January 2019

Seattle United States, Benaroya Hall
Seattle Symphony
‘The Bach Family Tree’ - CPE, WF, JC, and JS Bach
DeMarre McGill, flute
Elisa Barston, violin
Seattle Symphony

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12 January 2019

Seattle United States, Benaroya Hall
Seattle Symphony
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17 January 2019

London United Kingdom, Milton Court
HPSCHD - music for harpsichord and electronics
Sunleif Rasmussen Quadroforone, for Mahan Esfahani (world premiere; Barbican commission)
Berio Rounds
Xenakis Khoaï
Anahita Abbasi ‘Intertwined Distances,’ for Mahan Esfahani (UK premiere)
John Cage Excerpts from HPSCHD

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29 January 2019

Vienna Austria, Wiener Musikverein
Solo Recital
François Couperin Pièces de Clavecin
(Allemande »La Ténébreuse«, Menuett, Chaconne »La Favorite«, Les Ombres)

Miroslav Srnka - Neues Werk für Mahan Esfahani (EA)

Johann Sebastian Bach - Italienisches Konzert / Concerto nach italiänischem Gusto BWV 971 (Clavier-Übung II)

Orlando Gibbons - M. Gibbons (Drexel MS 5612) - Whoop do me no harm, good manne - Fantasia XI- Will yow walk the woods so wylde?

Iannis Xenakis - Khoaï für Cembalo solo

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20 February 2019

Brussels Belgium , BOZAR
Solo Recital
William Byrd - Pavan and Galliard- Fantasia - Ut re mi fa sol la
New work for Mahan Esfahani (Belgian Première) Miroslav Srnka
Sonata for harpsichord, Wq 48/2 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Capriccio sopra la lontananza del suo fratello dilettissimo, BWV 992 Johann Sebastian Bach
Khoaï Iannis Xenakis

N.B. This recital, part of BOZAR’s ‘Extramural’ series, takes place at the Musical Instrument Museum
(Montagne de la Cour 2, Brussels)

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27 February 2019

Munich Germany , Allerheiligen-Hofkirche der Residenz
Recital with Pieter Wispelwey, ‘cello
Pieter Wispelwey Violoncello | Mahan Esfahani Cembalo

Pieter Wispelwey ist ein bahnbrechender Virtuose, der aufregende Repertoire-Richtungen erschließt und beweist, dass ein neues Gewand für vertrautes Repertoire völlig idiomatisch sein kann (Strad 2017). So haben wir diesen Cellisten, der sich neben seiner außergewöhnlichen technischen Meisterschaft durch einen sehr persönlichen Interpretationsansatz auszeichnet, auch bei seinem letzten Konzert bei Musikerlebnis kennen gelernt. Diesmal warten wir keine weiteren 17 Jahre. Begleitet von dem iranischen Cembalisten Mahan Esfahani, stellt Wispelwey heuer auf seinem Barock-Cello Bachs Gamben- und Cello-Konzerte vor.

19 Uhr Konzerteinführung: Dr. Ulrike Keil

J.S. Bach
Suite Nr. 6 für Cello solo D-Dur BWV 1012
Sonate für Gambe und Cembalo D-Dur BWV 1028
Sonate für Gambe und Cembalo g-Moll BWV 1029
Toccata für Cembalo solo d-Moll BWV 913
Sonate für Gambe und Cembalo G-Dur BWV 1027

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13 March 2019

London United Kingdom, Wigmore Hall
Kölner Akademie / Michael Willens
J.C. Bach Symphony in D op 18 no.4
J.C. Bach Berlin Harpsichord concerto in f minor T 301/4
W.A. Mozart Concerto no. 4 in Bb K 238, for harpsichord and orchestra
CPE Bach Sinfonie in e minor Wq 78 (H. 653)
Hugo Distler Concerto for harpsichord and string orchestra op. 14

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7 June 2019

Paris France , Salle Gaveau
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani & invités

Byrd, Bach, Xenakis, Dutilleux
(Parisian debut)

LA LOCATION ET LES ABONNEMENTS OUVRIRONT LE LUNDI 11 JUIN 2018 AUX GUICHETS DE LA SALLE ET SUR L SITE DE LA SALLE GAVEAU.

RENSEIGNEMENTS & RÉSERVATIONS : Par téléphone : 01 49 53 05 07, du lundi au vendredi de 10h à 18h. Par email : concerts@monsieurcroche-sas.com


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7 June 2019

Paris France , Salle Gaveau
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani & invités

Byrd, Bach, Xenakis, Dutilleux
(Parisian debut)

LA LOCATION ET LES ABONNEMENTS OUVRIRONT LE LUNDI 11 JUIN 2018 AUX GUICHETS DE LA SALLE ET SUR L SITE DE LA SALLE GAVEAU.

RENSEIGNEMENTS & RÉSERVATIONS : Par téléphone : 01 49 53 05 07, du lundi au vendredi de 10h à 18h. Par email : concerts@monsieurcroche-sas.com


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