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28 Mar 
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30 Mar

 Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 8.30pm 
Philharmonie de Paris
221, avenue Jean-Jaurès 75019 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 44 84 44 84

Ensemble intercontemporain
Matthias Pintscher

On the occasion of its fortieth anniversary, The Ensemble Intercontemporain has commissioned seven new works from seven different composers. Each of the works will be based on one of the days of the biblical Genesis.

Marc Andre : New Work
Franck Bedrossian : New Work
Chaya Czernowin : New Work
Stefano Gervasoni : New Work
Joan Magrané Figuera : New Work
Marko Nikodijevic : New Work
Anna Thorvaldsdottir : New Work

30 Mar

 Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 2pm 
Afternoon Performance - MacMillan Conducts MacMillan
City Halls

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Annelien Van Wauwe clarinet (BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist)
James MacMillan conductor

Sir James MacMillan isn’t just one of the most significant artists working in Scotland today: he’s a creative figure of international importance. Any premiere by MacMillan is a major occasion, but his Fourth Symphony takes the Scottish renaissance composer Robert Carver as a starting point for a musical journey of far-reaching power and beauty. “MacMillan’s new symphony holds a candle to Mahler” wrote The Arts Desk of the world premiere in 2015; in this first Scottish performance, MacMillan himself conducts – and shares the stage with young Dutch clarinet star Annelien Van Wauwe in Finzi’s lovely concerto, and the cosmic vision of an elder statesman amongst Scottish composers, John Maxwell Geddes who celebrates his 75th birthday this year.

John Maxwell Geddes : Voyager
Gerald Finzi : Clarinet Concerto in C minor
James MacMillan : Symphony No 4

31 Mar

United Kingdom
 Friday, March 31, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Resurrection Light
St Sepulchre-without-Newgate
Hoborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2DQ
United Kingdom

Tickets: £12 (until 26 March) / £15 | £12 (students) from or on the door
Londinium (chamber choir)
Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

- Choral music for Passiontide and Easter -
As Easter approaches, Londinium embarks on a musical journey through Holy Week. Beginning with the acclamation of the crowds on Palm Sunday, our programme leads us to the Last Supper, the arrest at Gethsemane, the Crucifixion itself, and finally to the empty tomb and risen Christ on Easter morning. Our sumptuous selection of repertoire includes some of the greatest composers of the Renaissance, (amongst them Taverner, Lassus and Lhéritier), works by the German Romantics and from the Russian Orthodox tradition, and English music by Herbert Howells, Charles Wood, Jim Clements and Giles Swayne. At the heart of our programme is one of the finest new choral works of our time: James MacMillan's profoundly moving setting of the Miserere.

James MacMillan : Miserere
Giles Swayne : Ave verum corpus
Jim Clements : Hope, Faith, and Love

31 Mar

United States
 Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8:00pm 
BMOP Performs Works by Local Massachusetts Composers
Jordan Hall, Boston
30 Gainsborough Street
United States

Tickets: $20-50
Claremont Trio

In collaboration with Amherst College’s Parallel Series, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) presents Boston Accent, a pair of spring concerts celebrating world-class composers of contemporary music from the Boston music scene. Joined by one of America’s finest young chamber ensembles, the Claremont Trio, BMOP showcases works by John Harbison, Eric Sawyer, and Ronald Perera, as well as the world premiere of Black Noise by David Sanford.

David Sanford : Black Noise
John Harbison : Double Concerto
Eric Sawyer : Fantasy Concerto: Concord Conversations
Ronald Perera : The Saints

1 Apr

United States
 Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 10.30am - 11.00am 
College Music Society, Mid-Atlantic Region
Towson University, Towson
United States

Tickets: Free
Douglas O’Connor, Alto Saxophone
Nathan Cornelius, Guitar

L.A. Logrande : Indelible Imprint

1 Apr

United States
 Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 4:00pm 
The Dessoff Choirs Celebrates Spring in Harlem
James Memorial Chapel
3041 Broadway
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 continues its 92nd season with a one-evening-only spring concert of repentance. Members of The Dessoff Chamber Choir and Ensemble bring diversity, spirit, and beautiful harmony to the emotionally charged season of Lent. The program includes Bach’s Jesu, meine Freude, Buxtehude’s Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr, and Barber’s Dover Beach.

J.S Bach : Jesu, meine Freude

1 Apr

United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 7.30pm 
EXAUDI; James Weeks
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom

James Weeks director

Since its formation 15 years ago, EXAUDI has expanded the boundaries of repertoire for vocal ensemble and explored compelling combinations of contemporary and early repertoire.

The clarity and focus of the ensemble’s sound, produced by outstanding individual singers performing as chamber musicians, ideally suits its immersion here in two of Monteverdi’s most expressive madrigals and works by two Franco-Flemish composers who made their reputations in Italy. The madrigal form’s vivacity is also present in EXAUDI’s selections from Salvatore Sciarrino’s 12 Madrigali, settings of nature-themed Japanese haiku created for the 2007 Salzburg Festival, and in James Weeks’s new work for EXAUDI.

Jacques Arcadelt : Il primo libro di madrigali (a selection)
James Weeks : Libro di fiammelle e ombre
Luca Marenzio : Spuntavan gia
Luca Marenzio : Scendi dal Paradiso Venere
Luca Marenzio : Perche la pioggia
Luca Marenzio : Quel augellin che canta
Claudio Monteverdi : Ecco mormorar l'onde
Claudio Monteverdi : Quell’augellin che canta
Giaches de Wert : Vezzosi augelli
Salvatore Sciarrino : 12 Madrigali (a selection)

2 Apr

United States
 Sunday, April 02, 2017 at 7pm 
Jason Bahr Second Symphony Premiere
First Presbyterian Church Bonita Springs, Florida
First Presbyterian Church 9751 Bonita Beach Road SE Bonita Springs, FL 34135
United States
239-992-3410, x250

Ensemble: Fort Myers Mastersingers
Conductor: Jeffrey Faux

Bahr’s 45-minute work is scored for choir, children’s choir, soprano and tenor soloists and large orchestra. It sets poetry of Walt Whitman and Wilfred Owen. The work explores the devastating reality of war and ends with hope for a better future.

Joseph Bahr : Second Symphony

2 Apr

United States
 Sunday, April 02, 2017 at 3:00pm 
BMOP Performs Works by Local Massachusetts Composers
Buckley Recital Hall
Amherst college
United States

Tickets: $18
Claremont Trio

In collaboration with Amherst College’s Parallel Series, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) presents Boston Accent, a pair of spring concerts celebrating world-class composers of contemporary music from the Boston music scene. Joined by one of America’s finest young chamber ensembles, the Claremont Trio, BMOP showcases works by John Harbison, Eric Sawyer, and Ronald Perera, as well as the world premiere of Black Noise by David Sanford.

David Sanford : Black Noise
John Harbison : Double Concerto
Ronald Perera : The Saints
Eric Sawyer : Fantasy Concerto: Concord Conversations

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5 Apr

 Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at 6pm 
New Viola Concerto

Eriikka Nylund Viola
Filip Draglund Trumpet
Ben Gernon Conductor
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Tanja Orraryd Presenter

Andreas Zhibaj : Viola Concerto
Benjamin Staern : Trumpet Concertino
Tansy Davies : Streamlines

6 Apr

 Thursday, April 06, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Bertelsmeier Premiere
Palacio Euskalduna
Auditorium Avda. Abandoibarra, n° 4, Bilbao, Basque Country, 48011, Spain

Vanessa Goikoetxea Soprano
Duncan Rock Baritone
Coro Easo Abesbatza
Xalbador Rallo Choirmaster / chorus director
Coro de Niños de la Sociedad Coral de Bilbao
Jose Luis Ormazabal Choirmaster / chorus director
Erik Nielsen Conductor
Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa

Birke Bertelsmeier : Zeru urdinetik
Johannes Brahms : A German Requiem, Op.45

7 Apr 
8 Apr

United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 19:30 pm 
Quasi Una Fantasia
The Chapter House, Exeter Cathedral
1 The Cloisters, Exeter EX1 1HS
United Kingdom
01392 285983

Tickets: £10 in advance or from the door
Stephen Beville - piano

Another chance to hear Beville's Prelude, Etude & Fantasie (2012) in a recital that explores the 'free-fantasy' form for piano and its historical influence from the 18th and 19th centuries to the present day. The programme includes such celebrated 'quasi una fantasia' compositions as Beethoven's 'Moonlight' and Liszt's 'Dante' sonatas.

Franz Liszt : Apres une lecture du Dante: sonata quasi fantasia
Ludwig Van Beethoven : Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op 27 no 2
Stephen Beville : Prelude, Etude & Fantasie (2012)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Fantasy in C minor, K 475
Frederick Chopin : Polonaise Fantasy, Op 61

8 Apr

 Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 8pm 
Hear and Now - Matthias Pintscher Conducts….
City Halls

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Matthias Pintscher conductor

Matthias Pintscher, the BBC SSO’s Artist-In-Association, curates another evening of works, all originally commissioned for one anniversary or another. Ligeti’s frantic, scuttling culmination of his explorations into musical polyphony was written for the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra’s 60th birthday. Hans Werner Henze’s Seventh Symphony commemorated the Berlin Philharmonic’s centenary and references Beethovenian symphonic form, German dances and the poetry of Friedrich Hölderlin. Olga Neuwirth’s recent work, meanwhile, began as a tribute Mahler to mark the centenary of his death but is inspired by memories of her grandfather’s life by the Danube and is, in her own words, “an impossible attempt to stop time by composing”.

The concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

Gyorgy Ligeti : San Francisco Polyphony
Olga Neuwirth : Masaot/Clocks Without Hands
Hans Werne Henze : Symphony No. 7

9 Apr

United Kingdom
 Sunday, April 09, 2017 at 7pm 
Michael Cryne World Premiere
Hackney Downs Studios
Hackney Downs Studios: Hackney Showroom Amhurst Terrace, London, Greater London, E8 2BT, United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Ruthless Jabiru
Kelly Lovelady Conductor

Julia Wolfe : Fuel
Michael Cryne : Slipstream
Cat Hope : Pure
Gloria Coates : Symphony no. 14 "Symphony in Microtones" (I. Lamentation)
Osvaldo Golijov : Last Round

10 Apr 
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13 Apr

United States
 Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 2pm 
Esa-Pekka Salonen Premiere
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue,LA, CA, 90012
United States

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Gustavo Dudamel Conductor

Esa-Pekka Salonen : New Work
Edgard Varèse : Amériques
Dmitri Shostakovich : Symphony no. 5 in D minor, Op.47

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19 Apr

United Kingdom
 Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 1pm 
Britten Sinfonia; Nicholas Daniel
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom

Britten Sinfonia
Nicholas Daniel oboe

This programme, centred on the artistry of renowned oboist Nicholas Daniel, features a new work by Brian Elias co-commissioned by Wigmore Hall and Britten Sinfonia, together with Finzi’s intimate yet cinematic Interlude and Mozart’s String Quintet in C minor, in which the oboe takes the role of first violin.

Gerald Finzi : Interlude for oboe and string quartet Op. 21
Brian Elias : Oboe Quintet
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : String Quintet in C minor K406

20 Apr

 Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 7pm 
Helsinki World Premiere
Music Centre / Musiikkitalo
Helsingin Musiikkitalo Oy Mannerheimintie 13a Helsinki Uusimaa Finland

Truls Mørk Cello
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Susanna Mälkki Conductor

Leevi Madetoja : Okon Fuoko, Op.58
Ernest Bloch : Schelomo, Hebrew Rhapsody for cello
Jukka Tiensuu : New Work
Maurice Ravel : Daphnis and Chloé, orchestral suite no. 2

20 Apr

 Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 8.15pm 
James Macmillan World Premiere
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Iván Fischer Conductor
Jorgen van Rijen Trombone

Béla Bartók : Hungarian Sketches (Magyar képek) for orchestra, SZ 97
James MacMillan : Trombone Concerto
Antonin Dvorak : Symphony no. 7 in D minor, Op.70

20 Apr

United States
 Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 7.30pm 
An Evening of Fantasy with Anne Akiko Meyers
92nd Street Y
New York
United States

Anne Akiko Meyers Violin

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Violin Sonata in A major, K305 (K293d)
Arvo Pärt : Fratres
Einojuhani Rautavaara : Fantasia
Maurice Ravel : Tzigane, for violin and piano
Morten Lauridsen : O magnum mysterium
Jakub Ciupinski : Wreck of the Umbria

21 Apr

United States
 Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8pm 
Concerto for Jazz Trio and Orchestra
Orchestra Hall
3711 Woodward, Detroit, Michigan, 48201, United States
United States

Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin Conductor

J.S. Bach : Orchestral Transcriptions
Dmitri Shostakovich : Suite for Jazz Orchestra no. 1, Op.38a
Michel Camilo : Concerto for Jazz Trio and Orchestra

22 Apr

 Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8pm 
Conrad Tao World Premiere
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Hong Kong

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden Conductor

With Mahler’s Sixth—a tour de force for virtuoso orchestra—Maestro Jaap van Zweden and the HK Phil invite you to continue on our musical journey of Mahler’s symphonies. Within the Symphony’s compelling sonorities you’ll also hear passages of extraordinary beauty and calm—like the soaring “Alma theme”—a portrait of the composer’s wife—and sounds of cowbells from distant alpine pastures. In the last movement, listen for the three hammer blows of fate, “the last of which fells the hero like the stroke of an axe,” Mahler revealed. You are bound to feel the anguish of the prophecy. The concert opens with the world premiere of a new commission by the young American-Chinese composer Conrad Tao, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Composer-in-Residence for our 2016/17 season.

Conrad Tao : New Work
Gustav Mahler : Symphony no. 6 in A minor "Tragic"

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25 Apr

United Kingdom
 Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7pm 
John Adams at 70: Doctor Atomic
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

BBC Symphony Orchestra
John Adams conductor

John Adams : Doctor Atomic

26 Apr 
27 Apr

 Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7.30pm 
Missa World Première
MuTh Hall
Am Augartenspitz 1 1020 Wien
+43 1 347 80 80

Wiener Sängerknaben
Gerald Wirth Conductor

Nach dem Erfolg in der letzten Saison wieder im Programm!
Seit über 500 Jahren singen die Wiener Sängerknaben in der Wiener Hofburgkapelle Messen und Motetten vom Mittelalter bis zur Moderne – an diesem Repertoire spiegelt sich die westliche Musikgeschichte. Geistliche Musik gibt es nicht nur im Christentum, und in dieser Konzertreihe bieten die Wiener Sängerknaben zusätzlich einen spannenden Ausblick auf spirituelle Musik aus anderen Kulturen.

Mit der eigens gegründeten Schubert-Akademie musizieren die Wiener Sängerknaben im MuTh Messen von Mozart, Haydn, Victoria, Schubert und Wirth; gepaart mit Hymnen, jüdischen Gesängen, indischen Bhajans, Qawwalis aus Pakistan, Liedern von Schamanen und Oberton-Meditationen.

Jedes der Konzerte befasst sich mit einem Thema: In der zweiten Saison geht es um Verzweiflung, Wut und Schrecken sowie Chaos.

Philosophen und Autoren, Schauspieler, Naturwissenschaftler und Politiker lesen dazu und denken gemeinsam mit dem Publikum über das Gehörte nach.

Franz Schubert : Mass no. 3 in B flat major, D.324
Gerald Wirth : Missa

27 Apr

 Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 6.00pm - 6.30pm 
Five Joan Eardley Pictures
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

Tickets: unticketed free
Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society

Chamber music by John Gourlay including a set of pieces inspired by the work of Joan Eardley in conjunction with the exhibition "A Sense Of Place" at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. The players are Lynne Bulmer (flute), Stuart Smith (clarinet), Andreas Morrison (horn), Stephen Morrison (guitar), Vincent Gray (violin), April Randall (viola) & Katie O'Neil (cello).

John Gourlay : Five Joan Eardley Pictures
John Gourlay : Aquarelle
John Gourlay : Lithoglyph
John Gourlay : Impasto

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