Antoine Tamestit Artist Portrait

 

This October French viola virtuoso Antoine Tamestit is the star of the London Symphony Orchestra’s Artist Portrait series, performing music for viola and orchestra across three concerts at the Barbican. Alongside this, Tamestit appears in Antoine Tamestit & Friends a complementary BBC Radio 3 chamber music series where he is joined by a cast of his closest musical friends.

Artist Portrait Concerts 

Wednesday 6 October 7pm
Barbican

In the first concert of his Artist Portrait, viola player extraordinaire Antoine Tamestit champions Martinů’s rarely-heard Rhapsody-Concerto – and Sir Simon Rattle conducts Shostakovich.

Bohuslav Martinů Rhapsody-Concerto for Viola and Orchestra
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Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No 1

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Antoine Tamestit viola
London Symphony Orchestra

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Thursday 14 October 6.30pm
LSO St Luke's

Robin Ticciati conducts Brahms, and Antoine Tamestit continues his Artist Portrait with Walton’s Viola Concerto – music born of youth and age, but united by passion.

William Walton Viola Concerto (1962 version)
Johannes Brahms Symphony No 4

Robin Ticciati conductor
Antoine Tamestit viola
London Symphony Orchestra

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Streamed concert
This concert will be recorded for streaming on Vialma from 2 December 2021


 

Thursday 28 October 7pm
Barbican

Robin Ticciati conducts Brahms, and Antoine Tamestit continues his Artist Portrait with Walton’s Viola Concerto – music born of youth and age, but united by passion.

William Walton Viola Concerto (1962 version)
Johannes Brahms Symphony No 4

Robin Ticciati conductor
Antoine Tamestit viola
London Symphony Orchestra

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Sunday 31 October 7pm
Barbican

Voices of nature and fabulous tales: Daniel Harding and viola player Antoine Tamestit explore the imaginary realms of Jörg Widmann and Antonin Dvořák.

Jörg Widmann Viola Concerto
Anton Dvořák In der Natur
Anton Dvořák The Golden Spinning Wheel

Daniel Harding conductor
Antoine Tamestit viola
London Symphony Orchestra

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Streamed concert
This concert will be recorded for streaming on Marquee TV from 18 November 2021

 

BBC Radio 3 Concerts: Antoine Tamestit & Friends 

These concerts will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at a later date

Friday 8 October 1pm
LSO St Luke's

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Antoine Tamestit is joined by the daring and dynamic percussionist Colin Currie. Together they embark on a programme of exciting contemporary chamber music.

Tristan Murail C'est un jardin secret...
Tansy Davies Dark Ground
Elliott Carter Figments IV & V
Bethan Morgan-Williams Dog in the Moon (world premiere)
Luciano Berio Naturale for viola, percussion and tape

Antoine Tamestit viola
Colin Currie percussion

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Friday 15 October 1pm
LSO St Luke's

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Today Tamestit joins forces with Jörg Widmann to perform repertoire for clarinet, viola and piano from Bruch, Widmann, Kurtág and Mozart.

Max Bruch Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano Op 83 Nos 2, 4, 5 & 6
Jörg Widmann
Fantasie
György Kurtág
Hommage à Robert Schumann Op 15d
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano in E-flat major K498, ‘Kegelstatt’

Antoine Tamestit viola
Jörg Widmann clarinet
Frank Braley piano

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Friday 15 October 6pm
LSO St Luke's

BBC Radio 3 Rush Hour Concert

Antoine Tamesit focuses on some of Bach’s most well-loved repertoire with his Cello Suites Nos 1, 2 and 3 transposed for viola, including the well-loved favourite, the Cello Suite No 1.

J S Bach Cello Suites Nos 1,2 & 3

Antoine Tamestit viola

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Friday 29 October 1pm
LSO St Luke's

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

For this concert Tamestit is joined by the Paris-based Arod Quartet. Expect to hear Bartók's buzzing String Quartet No 3, to decode Kurtág's Signs, Games and Messages and bask in the elegance of Mozart. 

Béla Bartók String Quartet No 3
György Kurtág Selections from Signs, Games and Messages for Solo Viola
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quintet No 3 in C major K515

Antoine Tamestit viola
Arod Quartet

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Concerts on tour

Thursday 7 October 7.30pm
Bath Forum

Sir Simon Rattle conducts Martinů’s Rhapsody-Concerto for viola and Beethoven’s radiant Pastoral Symphony, with violist Antoine Tamestit at Bath Forum.

Bohuslav Martinů Rhapsody-Concerto for Viola and Orchestra
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No 6, ‘Pastoral’

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Antoine Tamestit viola
London Symphony Orchestra

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Live stream for UK Care Homes

This concert will be streamed live for free on our YouTube channel to UK Care Homes.
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Monday 18 October 7.30pm
KKL Lucerne

William Walton Viola Concerto (1962 version)
Johannes Brahms Symphony No 4

Robin Ticciati conductor
Antoine Tamestit viola
London Symphony Orchestra

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Tuesday 19 October 7.30pm
Kultur Casino, Bern

William Walton Viola Concerto (1962 version)
Johannes Brahms Symphony No 4

Robin Ticciati conductor
Antoine Tamestit viola
London Symphony Orchestra

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Wednesday 20 October 6pm
Victoria Hall, Geneva

William Walton Viola Concerto (1962 version)
Johannes Brahms Symphony No 4

Robin Ticciati conductor
Antoine Tamestit viola
London Symphony Orchestra

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Thursday 21 October 7.30pm
Tonhalle Zürich

William Walton Viola Concerto (1962 version)
Johannes Brahms Symphony No 4

Robin Ticciati conductor
Antoine Tamestit viola
London Symphony Orchestra

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