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26 Feb



United States
 Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 2:30pm 
The Dessoff Choirs Performs All-French Concert
St. jean Baptiste Church
184 East 76th Street
United States

Tickets: $15-35
The Dessoff Choirs

Hailed as “one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its “full-bodied sound and suppleness (The New York Times),” The Dessoff Choirs turns the church into a petit Paris with an all-French program that puts the spotlight on the brilliant French Impressionists of music: Marcel Dupré, Claude Debussy, Lili Boulanger, Reynaldo Hahn, Jean Langlais, and Francis Poulenc. Joined by accompanist Steven Ryan (celebrating his 20th anniversary season with Dessoff) and Dr. Raymond Nagem, Associate Organist at the Cathedral of St John the Divine, Dessoff presents a magnifique tribute to French composers and to the majesté of the organ.

Claude Debussy : Trois Chansons
Renaldo Hahn : L'obscurite
Francis Poulenc : Toccata

26 Feb



United States
 Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 04:30pm 
Organist Gail Archer Performs Free Concert in Anchorage, Alaska
Anchorage Lutheran Church
1420 N Street
United States
907-272-5323
www.anchoragelutheran.org

Tickets: Free
organist Gail Archer

Gail Archer is an international concert organist, recording artist, choral conductor and lecturer who draws attention to composer anniversaries or musical themes with her annual recital series including Max Reger: The Last Romantic, The Muse’s Voice, An American Idyll, Liszt, Bach, Mendelssohn and Messiaen. Ms. Archer was the first American woman to play the complete works of Olivier Messiaen for the centennial of the composer’s birth in 2008; Time Out New York recognized the Messiaen cycle as “Best of 2008” of classical music and opera.


27 Feb 
 
28 Feb



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Philip Sawyers: Birth of a Symphony
St John's, Smith Square
London, SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7222 1061
http://sjss.org.uk
info@sjss.org.uk

Tickets: £25, £20, £15, £10
Clare Hammond, piano
April Fredrick, soparano
Kenneth Woods, conductor
English Symphony Orchestra

The English Symphony Orchestra embark on a multi-year celebration of the enduring place of the symphony in today’s musical life with the world premiere of Philip Sawyers’ Symphony No. 3. Previous symphonies by Sawyers, who holds the ESO’s “John McCabe Composer in Association” chair, have been greeted with universal acclaim.

“...strong personality, genuine substance and warm-hearted integrity. Symphony strikes me a formidably rigourous, intelligent and nourishing statement.” Gramophone

Emerging piano superstar Clare Hammond performs Mozart’s fiery Piano Concerto in D minor, and soprano April Fredrick gives the London premiere of Songs of Loss and Regret.

There will be a pre-concert talk at 6.30pm


Philip Sawyers : Fanfare
Philip Sawyers : Songs of Loss and Regret
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor K466
Philip Sawyers : Symphony No. 3

29 Feb 
 
1 Mar 
 
2 Mar



Netherlands
 Thursday, March 02, 2017 at 9.45pm 
Huang Ruo - Woven
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam
Netherlands
http://www.concertgebouw.nl

Adriaan Geuze
Asko|Schönberg
Huang Ruo - dirigent



Huang Ruo : The Lost Garden: Concerto no. 2
John Adams : The Light Within
John Cage : In a Landscape
Huang Ruo : Woven

3 Mar



United Kingdom
 Friday, March 03, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Oliver Knussen Conducts Grime
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

BCMG

BCMG’s relationship with Helen Grime stretches back to the 2009 premiere of her three-movement work A Cold Spring. One of the UK’s leading young composers, Grime’s music was performed at the BBC Proms and Aldeburgh Music Festival in 2015. In January 2016, Grime was announced as Wigmore Hall Composer in Residence for its 16/17 and 17/18 seasons.

Built around the premiere of Grime’s Sound Investment Piano Concerto – written for the virtuosic Huw Watkins – are tributes to Carter, Boulez and Maxwell Davies, all significant influences on Helen’s music.

Carter’s 1982 Triple Duo is Grime’s favourite piece by this late great composer. Commissioned for Peter Maxwell Davies’ performing group The Fires of London, this scintillating work sees three pairs of instruments vie to express their own ideas and moods.



Elliott Carter : Canon for 4 – Homage to William
Pierre Boulez : Dérive 1
Peter Maxwell Davies : Unbroken Circle
Helen Grime : Piano Concerto
Helen Grime : A Cold Spring
Elliott Carter : Triple Duo

3 Mar



United States
 Friday, March 03, 2017 at 7:30PM 
CompCord Big Band - Composers Concordance  New York // New Music Festival  
The Cutting Room
19 West 24th Street
United States
212-691-1900
http://www.thecuttingroomnyc.com

Tickets: 15
CompCord Big Band: Livio Almeida, Gerson Galante - alto saxophones; Andrew Gould, Jay Rodriguez - tenor saxophones; Sam Dillon - baritone saxophone; Franz Hackl, Wayne Du Maine, Peter Oswald, Jonathan Finlayson - trumpets; John Clark - horn; Jason Jackson, Mike Seltzer, David Taylor - trombones; Gene Pritsker - guitar; Carlton Holmes - piano; Larry Goldman - bass; Joe Abbatantuono - drumset; Thomas Carlo Bo - conductor. With soloists Vesselin Gellev - violin, Melanie Mitrano - voice, & Gerson Galante - clarinet.


On March 3rd at The Cutting Room, Composers Concordance presents the first concert of its 6th annual festival, entitled 'New York // New Music.' The CompCord Big Band, featuring many renowned instrumentalists from gotham's jazz scene, will perform a dozen NYC-themed contemporary compositions scored for the standard big band ensemble. Composers will include Kinan Azmeh ("intensely soulful" - The New York Times. "spellbinding" - The New Yorker), as well as Dan Cooper, John Clark, Anthony Branker, and Joseph Martin Waters, among others. Composer-vocalist Melanie Mitrano will bring her "swinging, clean, cool and refined" vocals. Violinist Vesselin Gellev, Sub-Leader of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, will premiere Gene Pritsker's violin concerto with big band. This new composition is about three paintings by New York artist Mark Kostabi, whose canvases are permanently featured at The Cutting Room. Compositions by: Kinan Azmeh, Thomas Carlo Bo, Anthony Branker, John Clark, Dan Cooper, Melanie Mitrano / Gerson Galante, Franz Hackl, Marie Incontrera, Alon Nechushtan, Gene Pritsker, David Taylor, & Joseph Martin Waters.




Gene Pritsker : Three Paintings Bout’ New York by Kostabi’
Kinan Azmeh : 139th street
Dan Cooper : Vav Hey Vav

4 Mar



United States
 Saturday, March 04, 2017 at 7pm - 10pm 
8th Annual Comp-Play-Comp Marathon: NYC Theme
Spectrum
121 Ludlow Street, 2nd floor, NYC
United States
http://https://www.facebook.com/spectrumNYC

Tickets: $15
Composer - Performers:
Jay Kauffman, Erin Rogers, Paula Matthusen, Dan Cooper, Gene Pritsker, Dary John Mizelle, David Claman, George Boziwick, Glenn Cornett, Geoffrey Burleson, Paul Carlon, Adam Holzman, Nick Didkovsky, Hannis Brown, Mark Egan, Elizabeth A. Baker, Cristian Amigo, Richard Sussman, Nick Didkovsky, David Rozenblatt, Franz Hackl, Peter Jarvis, Jim Kempner.



 
8th Annual Comp-Play-Comp Marathon: NYC Theme

Part of 6th Annual Festival: 'New York // New Music'

March 4th @ 7pm
Spectrum NYC
121 Ludlow St #2, NYC
Tickets $15 general admission; $10 seniors and students


Composers Concordance's 6th annual festival, entitled 'New York // New Music', will be held from March 3-12, 2017, and will feature new music about NYC by more than 85 composers. 
 
The second concert, at Spectrum NYC, will be the 8th annual 'Composers-Play-Composers Marathon'. No fewer than 25 composers will perform original compositions inspired by New York. Featured composer-performers will include Adam Holzman (musical director for Miles Davis, also named by Keyboardmagazine as one of the top 10 players in the world), award-winning bassist Mark Egan (Pat Metheny Group, Gil Evans Orchestra), and recent Fulbright recipient Paula Matthusen ("entrancing" - The New Yorker). Comedian and Chelsea gallerist Jim Kempner will perform a piece about the NY art world with Gene Pritsker - guitar and Peter Jarvis - drumset. 
Composer - Performers:
Jay Kauffman, Erin Rogers, Paula Matthusen, Dan Cooper, Gene Pritsker, Dary John Mizelle, David Claman, George Boziwick, Glenn Cornett, Geoffrey Burleson, Paul Carlon, Adam Holzman, Nick Didkovsky, Hannis Brown, Mark Egan, Elizabeth A. Baker, Cristian Amigo, Richard Sussman, Nick Didkovsky, David Rozenblatt, Franz Hackl, Peter Jarvis, Jim Kempner.
Staying in rotation for 32 years in NYC is a rare feat. In the case of a new music presenting organization, it requires not only diligence and cognizance of achievements of the past, but also an ethic of keeping one's ear to the ground for emerging stylistic and technological developments, as well as talented new composers on the scene. Composers Concordance strives to present contemporary music in innovative ways, with an emphasis on thematic programming. It has also created a record label, Composers Concordance Records, with distribution by Naxos. Directors Gene Pritsker and Dan Cooper co-curate the programs, and lead the CompCord Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra, and Big Band. Associate Directors are Milica Paranosic, Peter Jarvis, Svjetlana Bukvich, and Melissa Grey. Composers Concordance's overriding vision is to promote contemporary music, composers, and new works as a rightful and respected part of society. Good music, performed and recorded well, pushing the boundaries of sound and composition.

"For the past 30 years, Composers Concordance has been a booster for local composers, through both its concerts across the city and a record label."  -The Wall Street Journal. "Enterprising new music organization" -The New York Times. "The Composers Concordance folks are unpredictable and at times refreshingly irreverent in a reverent sort of way....ingenious fun" -Classical-Modern Music Review. "Edgy...boisterous...demanding our attention" -San Diego Story. "These men and women are creating exciting music with elements of jazz, world music and many experimental techniques blended with equal parts classical tradition and playing techniques." -Asbury Park Press. "There is considerable evidence to show that Composers Concordance may be one of the most exciting labels in American contemporary music." -JazzdaGama.

Festival Site   
Facebook 
Season Site
 
PRESS:
for more information, please contact:
Composers Concordance
(646) 522-9442
info@composersconcordance.com 
http://www.composersconcordance.com 
http://composersconcordance.wix.com/2016-17-season  



Gene Pritsker : secret piece

4 Mar



United States
 Saturday, March 04, 2017 at 08:00pm 
Organist Gail Archer Performs Free Concert in Ohio 3/4
First Congregational Church of Hudson
47 Aurora Street
United States
330-650-4048
www.hudsonucc.org

Tickets: Free
Gail Archer (organ)



Cesar Cui : Prelude in G Minor

4 Mar



Scotland
 Saturday, March 04, 2017 at 7.30pm 
MacMillan: Concertino for Horn and Strings
Queens Hall
Edinburgh
Scotland
0131 668 2019
http://www.thequeenshall.net

Andrew Manze: conductor; Alec Frank-Gemmill: horn


The SCO’s superb Principal Horn, Alec Frank-Gemmill, is in the spotlight for Sir James MacMillan’s new arrangement of his thrillingly theatrical Horn Quintet.

MacMillan grew up playing in brass ensembles and he cherishes the horn of fanfares and hunting calls as much as the soft-voiced instrument of matchless lyrical beauty. Either side of the premiere we have youthful tours-de-force by two of the great ‘Bs’ of history. Conductor Andrew Manze is rightly acclaimed as an outstanding interpreter of both Britten and Beethoven.



Benjamin Britten : Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
James MacMillan : Concertino for Horn and Strings
Ludwig Van Beethoven : Symphony No 2

5 Mar



United Kingdom
 Sunday, March 05, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Oliver Knussen Conducts Grime
CBSO Centre
Berkley Street. B1 2LF
United Kingdom
http://www.bcmg.org.uk
info@bcmg.org.uk

BCMG, Knussen, Watkins

BCMG’s relationship with Helen Grime stretches back to the 2009 premiere of her three-movement work A Cold Spring. One of the UK’s leading young composers, Grime’s music was performed at the BBC Proms and Aldeburgh Music Festival in 2015. In January 2016, Grime was announced as Wigmore Hall Composer in Residence for its 16/17 and 17/18 seasons.

Built around the premiere of Grime’s Sound Investment Piano Concerto – written for the virtuosic Huw Watkins – are tributes to Carter, Boulez and Maxwell Davies, all significant influences on Helen’s music.



Elliott Carter : Canon for 4 – Homage to William
Pierre Boulez : Dérive 1
Peter Maxwell Davies : Unbroken Circle
Helen Grime : Piano Concerto
Helen Grime : A Cold Spring
Elliott Carter : Triple Duo

6 Mar



United Kingdom
 Monday, March 06, 2017 at 1pm 
Dowland, Anon, Britten, Stephen Goss and Purcell
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Carolyn Sampson soprano
Matthew Wadsworth lute

Carolyn Sampson and Matthew Wadsworth appear to share a sixth sense, connecting one to the other in performance to reach the deepest recesses of imagination and spiritual insight. Their lunchtime programme is fuelled by the vitality of English song, with its close relationship to folk art and poetry, and by the creative genius of Dowland, Purcell and Britten.



John Dowland : Shall I strive with words to move
John Dowland : Now, O now I needs must part
John Dowland : Come again! Sweet love doth now invite
John Dowland : A Dream
B Tommy Andersson : Galliarda
Benjamin Britten : The Shooting of his Dear
Benjamin Britten : I will give my love an apple
Benjamin Britten : The Soldier and the Sailor
Stephen Goss : The Miller's Tale for solo theorbo
Henry Purcell : Retir'd from any Mortal's sight Z581
Henry Purcell : O solitude, my sweetest choice Z406
Henry Purcell : When first Amintas sued for a kiss Z430

7 Mar 
 
8 Mar



United States
 Wednesday, March 08, 2017 at 6 pm - 8 pm 
Craig Hultgren - NYCello - Composers Concordance New York // New Music Festival
Cornelia St. Café
29 Cornelia St.
United States
http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com/
info@corneliastreetcafe.com

Tickets: $10 cover - $10 minimum
Craig Hultgren - For several decades, cellist Craig Hultgren has been a fixture on the scenes for new music, the newly creative arts, and the avant-garde. Recently leaving Birmingham after more than 30 years as a member of the Alabama Symphony, he now resides outside of Decorah, Iowa as the farmer-cellist. The New York Classical Review commented that he, "...played with impressive poise and sensitivity..." for Dorothy Hindman's recent chamber music retrospective at Carnegie Hall. At this point, more than 200 works have been created for him. A recipient of two Artist Fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, he was a member for many years of Thámyris, a contemporary chamber music ensemble in Atlanta. He is a founding member of Luna Nova, a new music ensemble with a large repertoire of performances available as podcast downloads on iTunes. Hultgren is featured in three solo CD recordings including The Electro-Acoustic Cello Book on Living Artist Recordings. For ten years, he produced the Hultgren Solo Cello Works Biennial, an international competition that highlighted the best new compositions for the instrument. He taught at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Alabama School of Fine Arts and Birmingham-Southern College where he directed the BSC New Music Ensemble. He is a founding member and former President of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance and was on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestras of Birmingham and their Scrollworks program. Currently, he is member of the Board of Directors for the Iowa Composers Forum and Vice President of the Oneota Valley Community Orchestra Board of Directors in Decorah.

The fourth concert, on March 8th at Cornelia Street Café, will showcase cellist Craig Hultgren in 'NYCello'. Hultgren, a longtime advocate of new and daring music, will perform compositions created specifically for him. The program will feature Baroque dance-suite forms redressed with interactive computer signal processing, along with pieces using drum tracks, and one of Hultgren's own unique improvisations.

Gene Pritsker : Suite for Cello & Effects Pedal
Mark Zanter : Suite
Charles Norman Mason : Turning and Turning in the Widening Gyre
Alon Nechustan : I will Destroy You
Dan Cooper : spinning Song
David Morneau : Beatlings - Cello Club
Ann Warren : Murmures Feeriques
Joe Deninzon : Fake 45

9 Mar 
 
10 Mar



Australia
 Friday, March 10, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Perth Concert Series: BBC SSO
Perth Concert Hall, Perth

Australia
(+612) 8394 6666
http://www.mva.org.au/mv/musicaviva/
info@mva.org.au

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Lawrence Power viola
Richard Farnes conductor

Elgar’s magnificent Second Symphony begins in a great, glowing surge of confidence and pride, until the shadows darken, and we hear a great artist laying bare his soul with an intensity and truth unprecedented in British music. It’s unforgettable: an emotional autobiography on a par with Mahler, and a fitting counterpart to the terrible beauty of Butterworth’s 'A Shropshire Lad', performed to mark the 100th anniversary of its composer’s death on the Somme. Sir James MacMillan’s new Viola Concerto, meanwhile, weds the dusky sound of the viola to orchestral writing of fiery brilliance and dark
passion. Richard Farnes conducts its dedicatee, Lawrence Power.
Tickets are available from 18 July 2016.


Arthur Butterworth : Rhapsody: A Shropshire Lad
James MacMillan : Viola Concerto
Edward Elgar : Symphony No 2 in E flat major

11 Mar



Netherlands
 Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 2.15pm 
Jeths - Requiem
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam
Netherlands
http://www.concertgebouw.nl

Radio Filharmonisch Orkest
Groot Omroepkoor
James Gaffigan - dirigent
Klaas Stok - koordirigent
Leila Josefowicz - viool




Alban Berg : Violin Concerto
Willem Jeths : Requiem

11 Mar



France
 Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 7.30pm - 10pm 
"Souffle Coupé: A Minute at Noon"
Reid Hall, Paris
4 rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris
France
+33 (0) 1 43 20 33 07
http://globalcenters.columbia.edu/paris/
paris.cgc@columbia.edu

Tickets: Free Admission
Created in 2013, Ensemble Quintitus is a Franco-American wind quintet based in Paris and London. Passionate musicians with diverse backgrounds in orchestra and chamber music, group members include : Chiawen Kiew (flute); Franck Le Bail (oboe); Nicolas Brémaud (clarinet); Michel Crinon (horn); Ronald Grun (bassoon).

Composer Nigel Keay and the Ensemble Quintitus will premiere Keay’s composition, Souffle coupé, written in the wake of the November 13 terror attacks, during a specialchamber music concert at Columbia Global Centers | Paris on March 11, 2017 at 19:30.

Organized in partnership with the University of Kent Paris School of Arts and Culture, the concert will also include works by Zemlinsky, Onslow, Dvorak and Saint-Saens, as well as a reading by New Zealand poet Dunstan Ward of his poem, “A Minute at Noon" also written in response to the attacks.

A question-and-answer session with Keay, Ward, and members of Ensemble Quintitus will follow.

The event is free and open to the public. Please register by email at paris.cgc@columbia.edu.


Nigel Keay : Souffle coupé
George Onslow : Quintet op.81, 1851
Antonin Dvorak : Légendes 1, 2, 3, 6 & 8 op.59
Alexander Zemlinsky : Humoreske - Rondo, 1939

12 Mar



United States
 Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 04:00pm 
Organist Gail Archer Performs Free Concert
Saint Anthony of Padua Church
1359 Acushnet Avenue
United States
508-993-1691
www.saintanthonynewbedford.com

Tickets: Free
Gail Archer (organ)

Gail Archer is an international concert organist, recording artist, choral conductor and lecturer who draws attention to composer anniversaries or musical themes with her annual recital series including Max Reger: The Last Romantic, The Muse’s Voice, An American Idyll, Liszt, Bach, Mendelssohn and Messiaen. Ms. Archer was the first American woman to play the complete works of Olivier Messiaen for the centennial of the composer’s birth in 2008; Time Out New York recognized the Messiaen cycle as “Best of 2008” of classical music and opera. Her recordings include the forthcoming, A Russian Journey in fall, 2016, The Muse’s Voice, Franz Liszt: A Hungarian Rhapsody, Bach: The Transcendent Genius, An American Idyll, A Mystic In the Making (Meyer Media), and The Orpheus of Amsterdam: Sweelinck and his Pupils (CALA Records). Her summer, 2016 European tour took her to Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic, the Ukraine and Russia. Highlights include Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Italy, St. Wenceslaus Church, Prague, Czech Republic, St. Paul’s Church, Odessa, Ukraine, Holmens Church, Copenhagen, Denmark, and the fifth century church of San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy, a UNESCO World Heritage site, famous for its extraordinary mosaics. She is the founder of Musforum, www.musforum.org an international network for women organists to promote and affirm their work. Ms. Archer is college organist at Vassar College, and director of the music program at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she conducts the Barnard-Columbia Chorus. She serves as director of the artist and young organ artist recitals at historic Central Synagogue, New York City.


12 Mar



United States
 Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 7.00pm - 8.30pm 
CompCord Meets AFMM
Gallery MC
549 West 52 Street, 8 floor
United States
info@milicaparanosic.com

Tickets: Tickets $15 at door
Johnny Reinhard, Gene Pritsker, Sean Satin, Larry Goldman, David Taylor, David Whitwell, Michiyo Suzuki, Charles Coleman, and Paul Mills aka 'Poez'

Composers Concordance's 6th annual festival, entitled 'New York // New Music', will be held from March 3-12, 2017, and will feature new music about NYC by more than 85 composers. The festival will wrap up on March 12th at Gallery MC with the sixth concert, 'CompCord Meets AFMM'. Composers Concordance and the American Festival of Microtonal Music, two long-standing organizations, will join together to co-produce a concert focusing on NYC composers writing microtonal compositions.

Gene Pritsker : How Far 2 Zuccotti Park (version II)
Monroe Golden : Tenkenas

13 Mar 
 
14 Mar 
 
15 Mar 
 
16 Mar 
 
17 Mar



United States
 Friday, March 17, 2017 at 7:30pm 
Odyssey Opera Continues Wilde Opera Nights 3/17-18
Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
527 Tremont Street
United States
www

Tickets: $50-100
Odyssey Opera
John Worthing (Jack): Neal Ferreira (tenor)
Algernon Moncrieff: Stefan Barner (tenor)
Lady Bracknell: Claudia Waite (soprano)
Gwendolen Fairfax: Rachele Schmiege (soprano)
Cecily Cardew: Jeni Houser (soprano)
Rev. Chasuble: James Demler (baritone)
Miss Prism: Christina English (mezzo-soprano)
Conductor: Gil Rose

Boston’s most original and innovative opera company, Odyssey Opera, continues its Wilde Opera Nights series, a season-long exploration of operatic works inspired by the writings and world of Oscar Wilde. The season continues with the Boston premiere of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s final opera setting, The Importance of Being Earnest. Inspired by Wilde’s most famous play, this comedic masterpiece is brought to life in full staging with music that pokes as much fun at the opera world as Wilde does at Victorian society. Led by conductor Gil Rose, the Odyssey Opera continues its trademark of performing hidden gems from the operatic canon. The dynamic tenor Neal Ferreira makes his Odyssey Opera debut in the lead role of Jack.


Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco : The Importance of Being Earnest

17 Mar



Scotland
 Friday, March 17, 2017 at 7.00pm - 9.00pm 
Forty Favourites - The Main Bits
Dunfermline High School
Jennie Rennie's Road, Dunfermline, KY11 3BQ
Scotland

Tickets: £8 adults, £4 children
Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society, leader Vincent Gray, musical director and conductor Graeme Wilson



John Gourlay : Fanfare and Fugato

18 Mar



France
 Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 8.30pm 
HOMMAGE À PIERRE BOULEZ
Philharmonie de Paris
221, avenue Jean-Jaurès 75019 Paris, France
France
+33 (0)1 44 84 44 84
http://philharmoniedeparis.fr/fr

Ensemble intercontemporain


Pierre Boulez always conceived his concert programmes with the most recent works placed within the modern tradition reaching back to the Second Viennese School. For this tribute to the composer who died in January 2016, his preferred music by Schoenberg and Webern has been chosen, music which had a profound influence on his own score sur Incises (1998) and in which, as he often liked to do, he elaborates on his own Incises for piano from 1994.


Arnold Schoenberg : Symphonie de chambre n° 1
Anton Webern : Drei Orchesterlieder, op. posthume
Anton Webern : Deux Lieder, op. 8, pour soprano et ensemble
Anton Webern : Cinq Lieder spirituels, op. 15, pour soprano et ensemble
Anton Webern : Concerto op. 24, pour 9 instruments
Anton Webern : Trois Lieder, op. 18, pour soprano, clarinette et guitare
Anton Webern : Trois Textes populaires, op. 17, pour voix, violon, clarinette
Anton Webern : Cinq Pièces op. 10
Pierre Boulez : Sur Incises, pour trois pianos, trois harpes et trois percussions/claviers

18 Mar



United States
 Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 7:30pm 
Odyssey Opera Continues Wilde Opera Nights 3/17-18
Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
527 Tremont Street
United States
www

Tickets: $50-100
John Worthing (Jack): Neal Ferreira (tenor)
Algernon Moncrieff: Stefan Barner (tenor)
Lady Bracknell: Claudia Waite (soprano)
Gwendolen Fairfax: Rachele Schmiege (soprano)
Cecily Cardew: Jeni Houser (soprano)
Rev. Chasuble: James Demler (baritone)
Miss Prism: Christina English (mezzo-soprano)
Conductor: Gil Rose

Boston’s most original and innovative opera company, Odyssey Opera, continues its Wilde Opera Nights series, a season-long exploration of operatic works inspired by the writings and world of Oscar Wilde. The season continues with the Boston premiere of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s final opera setting, The Importance of Being Earnest. Inspired by Wilde’s most famous play, this comedic masterpiece is brought to life in full staging with music that pokes as much fun at the opera world as Wilde does at Victorian society. Led by conductor Gil Rose, the Odyssey Opera continues its trademark of performing hidden gems from the operatic canon. The dynamic tenor Neal Ferreira makes his Odyssey Opera debut in the lead role of Jack.


Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco : The Importance of Being Earnest

19 Mar



United States
 Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 04:00pm 
Organist Gail Archer Performs Free Concert in Easton
Christ Church (USA)
111 S. Harrison Street
United States
410-822-2677
www.christchurcheaston.org

Tickets: Free
Gail Archer (organ)

What: Gail Archer, Organ
Where: Christ Church, 111 S. Harrison Street, Easton, Maryland, 21601
When: Sunday, March 19th at 4:00 p.m.
How: FREE. For more info, contact the Church at 410.822.2677 or visit christchurcheaston.org.



Gail Archer is an international concert organist, recording artist, choral conductor and lecturer who draws attention to composer anniversaries or musical themes with her annual recital series including Max Reger: The Last Romantic, The Muse’s Voice, An American Idyll, Liszt, Bach, Mendelssohn and Messiaen. Ms. Archer was the first American woman to play the complete works of Olivier Messiaen for the centennial of the composer’s birth in 2008; Time Out New York recognized the Messiaen cycle as “Best of 2008” of classical music and opera.



19 Mar



United States
 Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 4pm 
Amid a Crowd of Stars
Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016
United States
https://cathedral.org/event/cathedral-choral-society-amid-a-crowd-of-stars-with-new-york-polyphony/
info@cathedral.org

Tickets: $25-79
New York Polyphony
Cathedral Choral Society
Michael McCarthy, Director

Grammy nominated vocal quartet New York Polyphony joins forces with the Cathedral Choral Society in a programme of medieval and moden music

Andrew Smith : Amid a Crowd of Stars

19 Mar



Scotland
 Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 3.00pm - 5.00pm 
Forty Favourites - The Main Bits
Kirkcaldy Old Kirk
Kirk Wynd, Kirkcaldy KY1 1EH
Scotland

Tickets: £8 adults, £4 children
Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society, leader Vincent Gray, musical director and conductor Graeme Wilson



John Gourlay : Fanfare and Fugato

19 Mar



United Kingdom
 Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 7pm 
New London Children’s Choir
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Members of the New London Children’s Choir
Ronald Corp director
Alexander Wells piano
Members of the New London Orchestra

The NLCC celebrates its 25th anniversary with new commissions alongside choral favourites by Britten and others.

Over the past 25 years NLCC has built a tradition of commissioning new music for children’s voices. Previous composers include Joseph Phibbs, Tansy Davies, Diana Burrell, John Woolrich and Gary Carpenter.This tradition, as well as contributing to the body of music available for children’s voices, ensures that choir members have valuable experience working with composers in bringing new works to life. And so it’s fitting that the choir’s 25th birthday be marked by a new body of work.

Launched by Ronald Corp OBE in 1991, the NLCC offers a unique opportunity for children aged 7–18 to learn to sing and to enjoy all kinds of music. Members are offered extraordinary opportunities, appearing with some of the world’s finest symphony orchestras and conductors. They have toured with Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, performed at numerous charity events and featured on the soundtrack of the 2015 Disney film, Cinderella.


Christopher Hussey : Sing, London!
Benjamin Britten : Rossini Suite
Sally Beamish : Two Blake settings
Diana Burrell : 'You spotted snakes'
Karl Jenkins : 'Panis angelicus'
Katrina Toner : 'The Little Boy Lost'
Ronald Corp : Songs from Riddle me this
Russell Hepplewhite : 'Secret City'
Ronald Corp : 'Cargoes'
Toby Young : Shakespeare Songs
Paul Archbold : 'Be not afeard'
Ronald Corp : Flower Songs
Tom Smail : 'Thro’ midnight streets'
Benjamin Britten : 'I mun be married on Sunday'

20 Mar 
 
21 Mar



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Nash Inventions
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Nash Ensemble
Chamber Ensemble in Residence
Martyn Brabbins conductor
Adrian Brendel cello
Roderick Williams baritone

The Nash Ensemble is joined by Martyn Brabbins and Roderick Williams for its annual survey of the best in British contemporary music.

Their programme includes works by Huw Watkins and Julian Anderson recently premièred by the Nash. There’s a London première for Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s A Sea of Cold Flame, the last of his many settings of poems by Orcadian writer George Mackay Brown, two pieces by Colin Matthews, his virtuosic Fuga and a new work specially written for Roderick Williams, and another world première, Simon Holt’s wind quintet. The latter’s title, a hybrid of the Spanish words for ‘bagatelle’ and ‘cobwebs’, reflects its breathtaking lightness of touch.



Huw Watkins : String Trio
Colin Matthews : Fuga for ensemble
Peter Maxwell Davies : A Sea of Cold Flame for baritone, solo cello and string quartet
Colin Matthews : It Rains for baritone and ensemble
Simon Holt : Bagatelarañas for wind quintet
Julian Anderson : Van Gogh Blue for ensemble

21 Mar



Scotland
 Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7.00 - 8.30pm 
KOS Composiiton Project Concert
Beath High School
Foulford Road, Cowdenbeath, KY4 9BH
Scotland

Tickets: unticketed free
Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society

The culmination of the orchestra's composition project - six new pieces by pupils from Beath High School, Cowdenbeath (Luke Munro, Danielle Park & Callum Paterson) and St Columba's High School, Dunfermline (Joseph Chalmers, Becky McManus & Claire Miller).


22 Mar



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 7pm 
Steve Reich & Terry Riley
Nottingham Contemporary
Weekday Cross Nottingham NG1 2GB
United Kingdom
0115948975
www.nottinghamcontemporary.org/how-get-us

Timothy Lines clarinet
Darragh Morgan violin
Tim Gill cello
Huw Davies electric guitar
Sound Intermedia
London Sinfonietta side by side with Nottingham University students

The seminal minimalist scores of Steve Reich and Terry Riley changed the direction of music in the 1960s, their deft use of repetition and slow harmonic rhythms creating hypnotic soundscapes. Following its sell-out performance in 2015, the London Sinfonietta returns to Nottingham Contemporary with Reich’s iconic New York, Electric and Cello Counterpoints and his Violin Phase before joining University of Nottingham music students for Riley’s improvisatory In C.



Steve Reich : Come Out to Show Them
Steve Reich : New York Counterpoint
Steve Reich : Cello Counterpoint
Steve Reich : Electric Counterpoint
Steve Reich : Violin Phase
Terry Riley : In C

23 Mar



Scotland
 Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Scottish Chamber Orchestra: SCO and The Sixteen
Queens Hall
Edinburgh
Scotland
0131 668 2019
http://www.thequeenshall.net

Sir James Macmillan: conductor (Tryst); Harry Christophers: conductor (Stabat Mater); The Sixteen

The glorious choral sound of The Sixteen captivates and inspires Sir James MacMillan – and his latest major work for them is the climax of this special concert.

In the first half the composer himself conducts Tryst – one of the very first pieces he wrote for the SCO back in the late 1980s. Inspired by his folksong of the same name, this is a showpiece that the Orchestra has performed to great effect all over the world.

COMPOSER INSIGHTS: 6.30pm Sir James MacMillan introduces his Stabat Mater in conversation with Svend Brown.



James MacMillan : Tryst
James MacMillan : Stabat Mater

24 Mar 
 
25 Mar



United Kingdom
 Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Shostakovich: New Babylon
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

Sasha Grynyuk


An exceptional opportunity to hear the score as the composer himself intended - Shostakovich’s hitherto lost original piano score to the newly restored and expanded avant-garde Soviet masterpiece about the revolutionary 1871 Paris Commune.

Shostakovich’s spectacular first film score, New Babylon, was written when he was just 23 years old and is, alongside The Nose, his most important early dramatic work. Numerous re-writes of the film were demanded even before shooting started and the directors’ final cut completed in December 1928, when the composer was contracted to join the production. His myriad musical quotations matched a fast cross-cut film to produce a work of astonishing complexity and precision unequalled in silent film composition.

However, after two industry preview screenings with the composer himself performing his original solo piano score, the Moscow Sovkino office ordered the removal of over 20% of the film. Re-editing Shostakovich’s score to match proved impossible, parts were incomplete and early performances, a series of debacles, were beyond the abilities of cinema orchestras. Remaining copies of the piano score, destined for smaller cinemas and now unfitted for the re-edited film, were sold off. A rare surviving copy has provided the material for this first public performance.

USSR 1929 Dir Grigorii Kozintsev, Leonid Trauberg 95 min

We're delighted to be joined by John Leman Riley, author of Shostakovich: A Life in Film to introduce the screening.

An original REALITY production, produced and restored by Marek Pytel with Jane Elliott



Dmitri Shostakovich : New Babylon

25 Mar



United Kingdom
 Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7pm 
TURNING POINTS: LIGETI
Kings Place
Kings Cross, London
United Kingdom

Sound Intermedia co-producers
Jonathan Cross presenter
Jonathan Berman conductor*
London Sinfonietta

Altered time

“I am in a prison”, György Ligeti once wrote. “One wall is the avant-garde, the other wall is the past, and I want to escape.”

The second event in this new series at Kings Place celebrates one of the 20th century’s most progressive minds. Ligeti found his escape plan – his turning point – in a more spontaneous approach to composition, using free-form drawings to express shape, colour and contour before committing a single note to the page. From the compelling absurdity of Poeme Symphonique for 100 metronomes to the glittering colours of his Melodien, we explore Ligeti’s radical, time-bending compositional methods.




Gyorgy Ligeti : Pòeme Symphonique
Gyorgy Ligeti : Artikulation
Gyorgy Ligeti : 10 Pieces for wind quintet
Gyorgy Ligeti : Melodien

25 Mar



United Kingdom
 Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7.30pm 
BCMG at Thomas Adès Day BCMG
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

BCMG

Few contemporary composers have proved as consistently inventive as Thomas Adès. BCMG and the Calder Quartet perform as part of Wigmore Hall’s day-long exploration of his eloquently expressive chamber music, including Adès’ BCMG Sound Investment commission Concerto Conciso and his string quartet Arcadiana.

The delicate, introverted music of György Kurtág deliciously contrasts with the virtuosic, extroverted nature of Gerald Barry’s. Both composers regularly feature in Adès programmes.



Gyorgy Kurtág : Officium breve
Gyorgy Kurtág : Officium breve
Gyorgy Kurtág : Officium breve
Leos Janacek : Selections from On an overgrown path
Gyorgy Kurtág : Selections from Játékok
Gerald Barry : Octet
Thomas Ades : Concerto Conciso
Leos Janacek : In the Mists
Thomas Ades : Arcadiana

26 Mar 
 
27 Mar 
 

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