FOCUS! 2013, Juilliard’s 29th annual mid-winter festival of ‘new’ music, presents The British Renaissance: British Music Since World War II with six free concerts from Friday, January 25 through Friday, February 1, 2013. The festival celebrates the flowering of composition in the United Kingdom since World War II. The opening concert on Friday, January 25 features the New Juilliard Ensemble, conducted by Joel Sachs, in music by Jonathan Harvey, Alexander Goehr, Helen Grime, John Woolrich, and Colin Matthews. From January 28 to January 31, there will be chamber and solo concerts, and the January 29 program will include a pre-concert panel discussion. Conductor Mark Wigglesworth leads the Juilliard Orchestra in works by Michael Tippett, Oliver Knussen, Mark-Anthony Turnage, and Benjamin Britten (celebrating the composer’s centenary) on the closing night on Friday, February 1.
FREE tickets to all concerts will be available beginning January 11 at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 6 PM. For further information, call (212) 769-7406.