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19 Apr

United Kingdom
 Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 13.00 
Piano Recital
Southend Civic Centre
Victoria Avenue, Southend, SS2 6ER
United Kingdom
01702 215000

Tickets: £5.00
Simone Green

Award-winning pianist Simone Green will perform a programme of classical music for solo piano with readings by presenter Thomas Cleary.

Tom Lawrie : Displaced Hope

20 Apr

 Monday, April 20, 2015 at 8.30pm 
Salle Pleyel
252 rue u Fauborg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris


The renowned creator and brilliant modern repertoire conductor Peter Eötvös will be joining the London Symphony Orchestra to demonstrate the real flamboyance of Pierre Boulez’s Livre pour cordes and Rituel in memoriam Bruno Maderna, before their interpretation of Stravinsky’s masterpiece The Rite of Spring.

Pierre Boulez : Livre pour cordes
Pierre Boulez : Rituel in Memoriam Bruno Maderna
Igor Stravinsky : Le Sacre du printemps

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23 Apr

United Kingdom
 Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 7.45pm 
Covent Garden - Royal Opera House
Covent Garden, London
United Kingdom

Pierre-André Valade conductor
Claire Booth soprano
Netia Jones director and video artist
London Sinfonietta

Written more than two and a half thousand years ago, the beauty of Sappho’s lyric love poetry continues to cast a spell over composers. With Atthis, a setting of Sappho’s fragments, Haas said he wanted to write ‘a modern Winterreise with a happy ending’. Although the texts evoke the same expressive spirit of Schubert’s masterpiece, Haas’ rich use of overtones – seamlessly blended here with lighting and video created by Netia Jones – will lure you into a brilliantly intense 21st century soundworld.

Thursday 23, Friday 24 and Saturday 25 April 2015 at 7.45pm

Georg Friedrich Haas : String Quartet No 2
Georg Friedrich Haas : Atthis

24 Apr

United Kingdom
 Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7.30pm 
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Joshua Weilerstein conductor
Jonathan Biss piano

Jonathan Biss performs Beethoven’s majestic ‘Emporer’ piano concerto alongside the UK premiere of Christopher Rouse’s Edgar Allan Poe-inspired Prospero’s Rooms and Lutosławski 's Concerto for Orchestra.

Expect a feast of dazzling virtuosity from the BBC SO’s players throughout Lutosławski 's ingenious stylisation of Polish folk melodies, led by the fast-rising conductor Joshua Weilerstein. Christopher Rouse draws on Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death and Leonid Andreyev’s symbolist play The Black Maskers for the musical narrative of his recent orchestral work.

Ludwig Van Beethoven : Piano Concerto No 5
Christopher Rouse : Prospero’s Rooms
Witold Lutoslawski : Concerto for Orchestra

24 Apr

 Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7.00pm 
les yeux clos... rêver et danser autour du piano Œuvres de Debussy - Ravel - Takemitsu - Loridan - Weir - Keay
Chateau de Saint Ouen
12 Rue Albert Dhalenne, 93400 Saint-Ouen

Tickets: free admission
Piano : Jennifer Lee

Programme :
Takemitsu: Les Yeux Clos II (8 min)
Nigel Keay: the dancer leads the procession (1999) (10min)
Ravel: Ondine (7min)
Loridan: 4 fragments d'un rêve (2012)(20mins)
Weir: I've turned the page (2007) (5min)

Toru Takemitsu : les yeux clos II
Nigel Keay : the dancer leads the procession (
Martin Loridan : 4 fragments d'un rêve
Maurice Ravel : ondine
Judith Weir : I've turned the page

24 Apr

United States
 Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7.30pm 
Turner Hall Ballroom
Milwaukee, WI
United States

Present Music

Laugh along with us in this humorous concert presenting Richard Ayres’ In the Alps. Featuring stage direction by Milwaukee Opera Theater's Jill Anna Ponasik, lighting design by Jason Fassl, and the world premiere of the Delightfully Playful Present Music Toy Theater Company (DPPMTTC), come frolic on the mountainside with a young girl who is raised by goats. There will be speaking in trumpets, playful puppets, and zoological coloratura in our most animated event yet! (Program subject to change.)

Richard Ayres : In the Alps
Phillip Bimstein : Garland Hirshi's Cows
Michael Daugherty : Elvis Everywhere
John Adams : Road Movies

25 Apr

United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 7.30pm 
The Miracle of the Rose
CBSO Centre
Berkley Street. B1 2LF
United Kingdom


The only Birmingham concert of BCMG’s 2014/15 season with the masterful Oliver Knussen at the helm, sets three American works (Stravinsky was a naturalised U.S. citizen by the time he wrote Septet in 1953) alongside two by German composers – including a world premiere from Arne Gieshoff. Plus a late addition to the programme, Alexander Goehr’s chamber symphony between the Lines following BCMG’s premiere of the piece in Cambridge in November 2014.

The most substantial piece in the programme, Henze’s 40-minute Le Miracle de la Rose, is a musical evocation of a literary work of the same title by the French poet and playwright Jean Genet. The poetic content is transposed entirely into instrumental terms, with the exceptional Timothy Lines as soloist evoking the principal characters: the sixteen-year-old murderer Harcomone who awaits execution (solo clarinet); and the poet himself (bass clarinet). Many of the other thirteen instruments represent figures from the Genet book – the judge expresses himself through the trumpet, the priest is represented by the horn, the trombone stands for the lawyer, while the heckelphone stands for the executioner.

Of the American modernist composers to emerge in the second half of the 20th century, George Perle proved to be one of the most delectable craftsmen. Born in 1915, his first encounter with the music of Schoenberg in the late 1930s made a profound impression, ultimately leading him to develop his own rich and complex musical language. His late works Critical Moments (1996) and Critical Moments 2 (2001) are collections of pithy movements (six and nine respectively) in which flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion exchange piquant thematic fragments.

Igor Stravinsky : Septet
George Perle : Critical Moments
Alexander Goehr : between the Lines
Arne Gieshoff : katá
George Perle : Critical Moments 2
Hans Werne Henze : Le Miracle de la Rose

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28 Apr

United Kingdom
 Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 7.30pm 
Ensemble Intercontemporain / Boulez at 90
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

Ensemble Intercontemporain
Matthias Pintscher conductor

Ensemble Intercontemporain offers a 90th birthday salute to its founder Pierre Boulez, with music by Debussy, Robin, Pintscher - and Boulez himself.

For eight decades, Pierre Boulez has challenged the world of music – and Ensemble Intercontemporain has explored the pathways he’s opened. Tonight, under Mattthias Pintscher it continues to explore, and pays a 90th birthday tribute to its founder: Boulez himself, and two modern classics that never sound any less new.

Boulez founded Ensemble Intercontemporain in 1976, and he’s the presiding genius tonight - his influence resonates through the music of IRCAM graduate Yann Robin. Current music director Matthias Pintscher is an increasingly influential creative force, and his performance of Choc, his powerful “Antiphon” from 1996 will have a special energy and authority. But behind each of these works is the towering presence of Boulez himself, and performances of his Memoriale and the astonishing Sur Incises for three pianos, three harps and percussion will reveal afresh the beauty and sheer creative power of this great modernist mind.

Claude Debussy : Syrinx
Pierre Boulez : Memoriale
Matthias Pintscher : Choc (Monumento IV)
Yann Robin : Asymétriades
Pierre Boulez : Sur Incises

29 Apr

 Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 7.30pm 
Evening Concert: In Collaboration with Tŷ Cerdd
BBC Hoddinott Hall

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Tecwyn Evans Conductor
Ruby Hughes Soprano
Philippe Schartz Trumpet

A concert championing the works of five female composers from Wales. Grace Williams collaborated extensively with BBC NOW during her lifetime – here, her Trumpet Concerto is played by our Principal Trumpet Philippe Schartz. There’s also music by Tŷ Cerdd’s Composer in Residence Hilary Tann; plus, two world premieres from acclaimed composers Sarah Lianne Lewis and Lynne Plowman.

Hilary Tann : The open field
Grace Williams : Trumpet Concerto
Sarah Lianne Lewis : Is there no seeker of dreams that were?
Lynne Plowman : Catching Shadows
Rhian Samuel : Clytemnestra

30 Apr 
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3 May

United States
 Sunday, May 03, 2015 at 7.00pm 
(con)temporary (in)sights presents: Ryan Muncy
121 Ludlow Street, 2nd floor, NYC
United States

Tickets: $10 at the door
Ryan Muncy -

The (con)temporary (in)sights initiative brings new audiences, composers, and performers together to celebrate and explore the world of contemporary music. Our 2015 concert series focuses on featuring composers/performers of exceptional musicality and aims to contextualize some of the most intricate and demanding contemporary music being written today.

Chaya Czernowin : The Last Leaf
Ann Cleare : Luna
Evan Johnson : Largo Calligrafico
Andrew Greenwald : 33 Words Compressed
Aaron Cassidy : Asphyxia

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9 May

United States
 Saturday, May 09, 2015 at 9:30pm - 10:30pm 
(con)temporary (in)sights presents: Marcelo Toledo
121 Ludlow Street, 2nd floor, NYC
United States

Tickets: $20/$15 (at the door)
Performers TBA

The (con)temporary (in)sights initiative brings new audiences, composers, and performers together to celebrate and explore the world of contemporary music. Our 2015 concert series focuses on featuring composers/performers of exceptional musicality and aims to contextualize some of the most intricate and demanding contemporary music being written today.

We are honored to be able to present the first portrait concert in the USA featuring composer, Marcelo Toledo.

Marcelo Toledo : Continuación de la Nada
Marcelo Toledo : En la más ardua oscuridad
Marcelo Toledo : Selva roja
Marcelo Toledo : Aliento/Arrugas
Marcelo Toledo : 60!!!
Marcelo Toledo : Arco
Marcelo Toledo : Qualia I
Marcelo Toledo : Ondulaciones del Ahora
Marcelo Toledo : De lo fugaz perpetuo
Marcelo Toledo : Polifonía concreta

9 May

United Kingdom
 Saturday, May 09, 2015 at 2.30pm 
The Neville Ensemble: Memories in music
Ushaw College, Durham
Ushaw College, nr Bearpark, Durham
United Kingdom
0191 373 8579

Tickets: £5.00
Elizabeth Roberts Soprano
Jane Shuttleworth Recorder
Christopher Skelton-Foord Piano
Janet Evans Piano

Songs, and music written for the recorder, by some of England’s finest 20th Century composers.

David Dubery : Three Songs to Poems by Robert Graves
Lennox Berkley : Sonatina
Benjamin Britten : Cabaret Songs
Gordon Jacob : Variations
Edward Elgar : Sea Pictures
Edmund Rubbra : Passacaglia sopra “Plusiers Regrets”
Herbert Howells : Gavotte

10 May 
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12 May

United States
 Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 8.00pm 
Trio Casals
Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
New York
United States

Tickets: $25
Trio Casals - Piano Trio based in Philadelphia - Ovidiu Marinescu (cello); Sylvia Ahramjian (violin); Anna Kislitsyna (piano)

Concert sponsored by Parma Recordings, of New Hampshire, perform new works for cello solo and piano trio that will be released on CD (title: Moto Continuo) on August 11th 2015, on the Navona label.

Brian Noyes : Piano Trio Op38

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17 May

United States
 Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 03:00pm 
Odyssey Opera: The British Invasion Theatre
Boston University Theatre
264 Huntington Avenue
United States

Tickets: $20 and Up
Odyssey Opera

Odyssey Opera's month-long (May-Jun) THE BRITISH INVASION opera festival kick-starts with a three-night performance of Vaughan Williams's Sir John in Love (May 17, 20 + 23). A Shakespearean opera in English, Sir John in Love perfectly depicts the colorful characters and jumbled relationships of Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Vaughan Williams : Sir John in Love

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19 May 

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