Further to this is this concert on Friday 5th December at Liverpool Hope University, with Gesang der Junglinge and (hurrah!) Kontakte - reading between the lines it sounds as if the Stockhausen estate didn't like the way Manchester was proposing to stage Kontakte - which is why it got cancelled. Hope it doesn't happen here.
And further to this, Semyon Bychkov, London Voices and the NYO are performing Berio's Sinfonia and the Strauss Alpine Symphony at the Bridgewater on Jan 7th 2009. The Strauss is another favourite work of mine - off stage horns a go-go!