Events

Gavin Plumley will be appearing at the following events and broadcasts:

BFI, London – 9 June 2019 – 1.45pm
Music Meets Film in the Weimar Republic
In Weimar Germany, music was integral to the cinema-going experience: silent films inspired ambitious orchestral scores, while sound-era musicals spawned hit songs for a mass audience. Making use of film clips, Philharmonia Orchestra’s Weimar Berlin: Bittersweet Metropolis series advisor Gavin Plumley and BFI season programmer Margaret Deriaz will explore the relationship between music and film in 1920s and 1930s Germany.
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BFI, London – 9 June 2019 – 3.15pm
G.W. Pabst’s The Threepenny Opera
Cultural historian Gavin Plumley introduces a screening of G.W. Pabst’s film version of Brecht and Weill’s anti-capitalist satire, Die Dreigroschenoper, with its insanely catchy score.
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Philharmonia Orchestra – Royal Festival Hall, London – 9 June 2019 – 6pm
Weimar Berlin: Bittersweet Metropolis
Introducing the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Weimar Berlin: Bittersweet Metropolis, series advisor Gavin Plumley talks to writer and broadcaster Philipp Blom, author of Fracture: Life and Culture in the West 1918–1938, about the Weimar Republic and its enduring echoes.
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CBSO – Symphony Hall, Birmingham – 13 June 2019 – 6.15pm
Mahler: Symphony No. 2
Music writer and Austrophile Gavin Plumley introduces Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, also known as the ‘Resurrection’ Symphony, before a performance by the CBSO and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.
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Philharmonia Orchestra – Royal Festival Hall, London – 26 September 2019 – 6pm
Berg: Violin Concerto
Gavin Plumley is joined by violinist Christian Tetzlaff for a musically-illustrated exploration of Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto, prior to a performance by the Philharmonia Orchestra as part of its Weimar Berlin: Bittersweet Metropolis series.
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Philharmonia Orchestra – Royal Festival Hall, London – 29 September 2019 – 12 noon
Weimar Berlin: Insights Day
Find out about this exciting and dangerous period in the history of Germany in this Insights event, part of the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Weimar Berlin: Birttersweet Metropolis series. Hosted by writer and broadcaster Gavin Plumley, this session gives you an in-depth look at Germany during the 1920s.
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Wigmore Hall, London – 5 October 2019 – 1pm
Inside the Score: Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire
The Alban Berg Ensemble Wien and soprano Magdalena Anna Hofmann join writer and broadcaster Gavin Plumley to explore Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire. This visually and musically illustrated lecture-recital looks in depth at the unique fusion of cabaret, song cycle and chamber music in the composer’s 1912 masterpiece. As well as breadth, Schoenberg achieved marked concision in these 21 settings of Albert Giraud’s poems about a sad, sadistic clown. With the help of projections and musical examples from the stage, this event looks beyond the work’s nightmarish atmosphere to reveal its motifs and methods.
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CBSO – Symphony Hall, Birmingham – 19 January 2020 – 5.45pm
Mahler: Symphony No. 8
Music writer and broadcaster Gavin Plumley delves into Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, one of the largest-scale choral works in the classical repertoire.
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