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26 Jan



United States
 Monday, January 26, 2015 at 8pm 
FOCUS! 2015: Nippon Gendai Ongaku | Japanese Music Since 1945
Julliard School of Music
New York
United States

Juilliard artists

Juilliard artists present chamber works for the annual FOCUS! festival

Toru Takemitsu : Paths
Keiko Fujiie : Three Pieces for Clarinet
Hiroaki Kobayashi : String Quartet
Takashi Tokunaga : Time Sisters
Atsuhiko Gondai : La soledad sonora
Keiko Harada : Third Ear Deaf I
Akiko Ushijima : Mare serenitatis
Akiko Yamane : Plastic Babys

27 Jan



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 6pm - 7.30pm 
Fidelio Trio Project
Royal Holloway University of London
Egham, Surrey
United Kingdom

The Fidelio Trio

The music department at Royal Holloway have developed a relationship with The Fidelio Trio, the UK’s leading piano trio ensemble and exponents of contemporary music for the idiom, and welcome them to the College this term for a day devoted to new music written for piano trio.

Kelvin Thomson : Montage
Ed Bennett : Piano Trio
Nathan Dearden : Piano Trio
Mark Bowden : Airs No Oceans Keep
Gavin Higgins : The Ruins of Detroit

28 Jan



Wales
 Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 7.30pm 
Composer Portrait: Thierry Escaich
BBC Hoddinott Hall
Cardiff
Wales

BBCNOW

Join us as we delve into the music of composer Thierry Escaich, the award-winning French composer and organist.

Thierry Escaich : Baroque Song
Thierry Escaich : Miroir d'Ombres
Thierry Escaich : Three Motets
Thierry Escaich : Vertiges de la Croix

29 Jan 
 
30 Jan



United Kingdom
 Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7.30pm 
Oliver Knussen conducts Academy Manson Ensemble
Royal Academy of Music
Marylebone Road, London
United Kingdom
http://www.ram.ac.uk

Tickets: £7.50 (concessions £5.50)
Oliver Knussen conductor
Academy Manson Ensemble


Oliver Knussen, recently appointed as the Academy’s Richard Rodney Bennett Professor of Music, launches his new relationship with Academy Manson Ensemble.

Knussen dedicated the first of his Two Organa to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Visiting Professor of Composition at the Academy. The Academy’s Head of Composition Philip Cashian studied with Knussen; and the latest generation in this teaching line is Cashian’s own PhD student Ryan Latimer.


Oliver Knussen : Two Organa, op.27
Richard Rodney Bennett : Dream dancing
Philip Cashian : Skein
Ryan Latimer : new work
Peter Maxwell Davies : A Mirror of Whitening Light

31 Jan



United Kingdom
 Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Various times, all day 
Total Immersion: Percussion!
LSO St Luke's, London
161 Old Street London EC1V 9NG
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.lso.co.uk/lsostlukes/
admin@lso.co.uk

BBCSO and others

Talks on and concerts of percussion music by contemporary composers.

Contemporary Composers : Various

1 Feb 
 
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4 Feb



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, February 04, 2015 at 1pm 
Britten Sinfonia At Lunch 3
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Jacqueline Shave, Miranda Dale violins Clare Finnimore, Catherine Musker violas Caroline Dearnley cello

Vaughan Williams’ Phantasy for string quintet, which displays his distinctive and expressive style, was dedicated to William Wilson Cobbett, whose famous competition encouraged young composers to write chamber music. Winner of our own Cambridge University Composers workshop , Ben Comeau’s work receives its premiere and we hear Beethoven’s transitional and tumultuous quintet “The Storm”.

Ludwig Van Beethoven : String Quintet in C major, Op.29
Ben Comeau : New work
Vaughan Williams : Phantasy Quintet

5 Feb



United States
 Thursday, February 05, 2015 at 08:00pm 
ETHEL Premieres Mazzoli at Miller Theatre 2/5
Miller Theatre, NYC
Columbia University, 2960 Broadway ,New York, NY 10027
United States
(212) 854-7740
http://www.millertheater.com/

Tickets: $20-30
ETHEL

Versatile and dynamic, American composer Missy Mazzoli has been called “Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart” (Time Out New York). Her work includes commissions from Carnegie Hall, the Kronos Quartet, the LA Phil, and the Whitney Museum of Art, as well as a co-commission from Miller Theatre—Quartet for Queen Mab—that will have its world premiere as part of her Composer Portrait, performed by ETHEL. This concert highlights Mazzoli’s diverse works for strings, from solo pieces for cello and violin to works such as Harp and Altar, a love song to the Brooklyn Bridge that fuses string quartet with pre-recorded electronics and the poetry of Hart Crane.

Missy Mazzoli : Quartet for Queen Mab

6 Feb 
 
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8 Feb



United Kingdom
 Sunday, February 08, 2015 at 7.30pm 
Miscontinuum
LSO St Luke's, London
161 Old Street London EC1V 9NG
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.lso.co.uk/lsostlukes/
admin@lso.co.uk

Jan St Werner
Taigen Kawabe
Kathy Alberici
Zoya Bassi

One half of the iconoclastic German duo Mouse on Mars, sometime member of Microstoria, and creator of numerous questing solo projects, Jan St. Werner has been making electronic music for over 20 years

Inspired by the concepts of time and memory, and based on the acoustic phenomena derived by phrasing and musical time-stretching, Miscontinuum has been developed and refined over a period of four years.

Featuring live video from Zoya Bassi and contributions from Dylan Carlson (Earth), Markus Popp (Oval), Taigen Kawabe (Bo Ningen) and Kathy Alberici (Drum Eyes), Werner brings his electronic opera to London for the first time.


Jan St Werner : Miscontinuum

9 Feb



United States
 Monday, February 09, 2015 at 7.30pm 
CONTACT!: New Music from Israel
SubCulture
45 Bleecker Street, Downstairs New York, NY 10012
United States
(212)533-5470
http://subculturenewyork.com
boxoffice@subculturenewyork.com

Tickets: $35.00
Musicians from the New York Philharmonic




Josef Bardanashvili : Quasi danza macabra from String Quartet No. 1
Avner Dorman : Jerusalem Mix
Yotam Haber : Estro poetico–armonico II
Shulamit Ran : Mirage for five players

10 Feb 
 
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12 Feb



United Kingdom
 Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 7.30pm 
JAMES MACMILLAN
Milton Court - Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, EC2Y 9BH
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.gsmd.ac.uk/miltoncourt

James MacMillan conductor
BBC Singers
London Sinfonietta

James MacMillan’s music has long been moving and exciting British audiences, and his choral music in particular can create a profound and powerful impact.

The London Sinfonietta and BBC Singers perform works ranging from the deeply spiritual Cum vidisset Jesus, through the philosophically moral After Virtue to the intensely personal Catherine’s Lullabies, written for the birth of the composer’s daughter.

The programme also includes a selection of some recently unearthed Church Songs by Polish composer Henryk Górecki.


James MacMillan : After Virtue
Henryk Gorecki : Church Songs
James MacMillan : Sun Dogs
James MacMillan : Cum vidisset Jesus (When Jesus had seen his Mother)
James MacMillan : They saw the stone had been rolled away
James MacMillan : Alleluia
James MacMillan : Catherine’s Lullabies

13 Feb 
 
14 Feb



United Kingdom
 Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 7.30pm 
Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker
Royal Festival Hall, London
South Bank, London SE1
United Kingdom
020 7840 4242
http://www.rfh.org.uk

Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Kate Royal soprano
Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano
London Symphony Chorus
CBSO Chorus

Sir Simon Rattle concludes The London Residency by conducting Mahler's epic Second symphony, a suitably climactic work to celebrate this landmark series.

Composed a century apart, Mahler’s 85-minute Symphony No.2 Resurrection and Helmut Lachenmann’s 15-minute Tableau share an intense engagement with the natural and imagined world. The alluring textures of Lachenmann’s virtuosic musique concrète instrumentale provide a prelude to the climax of The London Residency: Mahler’s dramatic symphonic epic with Dies Irae plainchant, pastoral dance, teeming fish, a nightingale, off-stage brass, transcendent solo voices and a vast choir.

Also on 15th February


Helmut Lachenmann : Tableau
Gustav Mahler : Symphony No 2 (Resurrection)

15 Feb 
 
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18 Feb



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 1.10pm 
Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Manchester M1 5HA
United Kingdom
44 (0) 161 907 9000
http://bridgewater-hall.co.uk
box@bridgewater-hall.co.uk

Tickets: £11.50, £9.50, £7.00
Cavaleri Quartet
Martyn Jackson violin
Ciaran McCabe violin
Ann Beilby viola
Rowena Calvert cello



Leos Janacek : Quartet No. 2 Intimate Letters
David Dubery : Cuarteto Iberico: (Los fantasmas de los tiempos pasados)

19 Feb



United States
 Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:30 pm 
Connecting in the Chamber
Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co
224 W Bruce St
United States
http://www.presentmusic.org/concerts/connectinginthechamber.aspx

Tickets: $25
Present Music

Schubert, Bruce Adolphe, Joplin, Bach, Gesualdo, Brett Dean, Debussy, Elena Kats-Chernin, Brahms, Marcos Balter and Kamran Ince all come together for a series of intimate concerts connecting the old to the new. (Program subject to change.)


20 Feb



United States
 Friday, February 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm 
Connecting in the Chamber
Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co
224 W Bruce St
United States
http://www.presentmusic.org/concerts/connectinginthechamber.aspx

Tickets: $35
Present Music

Schubert, Bruce Adolphe, Joplin, Bach, Gesualdo, Brett Dean, Debussy, Elena Kats-Chernin, Brahms, Marcos Balter and Kamran Ince all come together for a series of intimate concerts connecting the old to the new. (Program subject to change.)


20 Feb



United States
 Friday, February 20, 2015 at 11am 
Connecting in the Chamber
Villa Terrace
2220 N Terrace Ave, Milwaukee WI
United States
http://www.presentmusic.org/concerts/connectinginthechamber.aspx

Tickets: $25
Present Music

Schubert, Bruce Adolphe, Joplin, Bach, Gesualdo, Brett Dean, Debussy, Elena Kats-Chernin, Brahms, Marcos Balter and Kamran Ince all come together for a series of intimate concerts connecting the old to the new. (Program subject to change.)


21 Feb 
 
22 Feb



United Kingdom
 Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 7pm 
CBSO Youth Orchestra
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2EA
United Kingdom
0121 200 2000
symphonyhall@necgroup.co.uk
http://boxoffice.necgroup.co.uk/iccsym.asp

CBSO Youth Orchestra
Edward Gardner conductor
Denis Kozhukhin piano

Mahler’s First Symphony begins by creating the world – and ends by storming Heaven itself. Well, the CBSO Youth Orchestra likes a challenge, and if you’ve heard our inspirational young players before, you’ll know that under the baton of CBSO principal guest conductor Edward Gardner we’re in for something very special indeed. Twentieth century classics by Lutoslawski and Prokofiev raise the curtain with an explosion of colour.

Witold Lutoslawski : Symphony No 4
Sergei Prokofiev : Piano Concerto No 1
Gustav Mahler : Symphony No 1

23 Feb 
 
24 Feb



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7.30pm 
The Songbook
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Conductor: Jonathan Berman
Sopranos: Gillian Keith
Rebecca von Lipinski

BCMG



This special Songbook programme is a rare opportunity to hear a hand-picked selection of 17 songs for soprano and small ensemble, commissioned over a ten year period from the late 1980s by composer/BCMG Artist-in-Association John Woolrich and soprano Mary Wiegold. In addition we celebrate the 75th Sound Investment premiere since the commissioning scheme launched in 1992.

In total, around 200 works were commissioned for The Songbook by inviting composers to write a ‘song’ (whatever that suggested to them in terms of choice of text, duration and musical language) and not a piece of vocal chamber music.

Along with distinguished soloists Gillian Keith and Rebecca von Lipinski, BCMG presents a programme focusing on songs from the collection by European composers (plus an American and an Argentinian) in a concert that helps to establish these pieces as part of the repertoire. Complementing these will be a new ‘song’ by Gerald Barry, himself a brilliant writer for voice as anyone who heard BCMG’s European premiere performances of his acclaimed opera The Importance of Being Earnest in April 2012 will know.

Today, Woolrich and Wiegold’s Songbook compendium is a portrait of what a wide range of composers were up to at the end of the 20th century. Most British composers are represented in the collection, plus music from many other countries, and not just contemporary classical: there are songs by jazz composers (Mike Garrick, Keith Tippett) and rock composers (Joby Talbot and Elvis Costello).

Jonathan Harvey: You
Milton Babbitt: Quatrains
Gerald Barry: Crossing the Bar (world premiere / BCMG Sound Investment commission)
Thomas Adès: Life Story
Kurt Schwertsik: Human Existence…
Der Herr weis was der Wil
singt meine schwäne
Harrison Birtwistle: White and Light
Night
Tenebrae
Olga Neuwirth: The Cartographer Song
Poul Ruders: Alone
Osvaldo Golijov: Sarajevo
Detlev Glanert: Contemplated by a Portrait of a Divine
Niccolo Castiglioni: Vallis Clausa
Salvatore Sciarrino: Due Risvegli e il Vento
Aldo Clementi: Wiegenlied
Franco Donatoni: An angel within my heart


Contemporary Composers : Various

25 Feb



Netherlands
 Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 20.15 
Ten Holt's Canto Ostinato: 4 pianos and string quartet
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam
Netherlands
http://www.concertgebouw.nl

Polo de Haas (piano)
Ivo Janssen (piano)
Kees Wieringa (piano)
Arielle Vernède (piano)
Mondriaan Kwartet
Lotte Bovi (mezzosopraan)



Ten Holt : Canto ostinato

25 Feb



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 17:30 
Tokaido Road: A Journey after Hiroshige
Milton Court - Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, EC2Y 9BH
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.gsmd.ac.uk/miltoncourt

Nicola LeFanu music
Nancy Gaffield libretto
Caroline Clegg director
Dominic Wheeler conductor
Okeanos

Nicola LeFanu’s acclaimed piece of music theatre, composed for Okeanos’s unique blend of Western and Japanese instruments, receives its London premiere. Through art, poetry, mime and music, Tokaido Road tells the story of the artist Hiroshige and his travels on Japan’s ancient Eastern sea road from Edo to Kyoto.

Nicola LeFanu : Tokaido Road: A Journey after Hiroshige

25 Feb



Wales
 Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 7.30pm 
Composer Portrait: B Tommy Andersson
BBC Hoddinott Hall
Cardiff
Wales

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thomas Søndergård Conductor
Markus Leoson Percussion

The Orchestra explore a selection of B Tommy Andersson’s works, as part of his role as Composer-in-Association. The works are conducted by Principal Conductor Thomas Søndergård, long-time friend and colleague of B Tommy.


B Tommy Andersson : Death in Venice
B Tommy Andersson : Passacaglia
B Tommy Andersson : Apollo (percussion concerto)
B Tommy Andersson : Warriors

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