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16 Apr 
 
17 Apr 
 
18 Apr



United Kingdom
 Friday, April 18, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Easter at King's
King's College Chapel
Cambridge
United Kingdom

Guy Johnston cello
Aleksandra Zamojska soprano
Anna Radziejewska alto
Jaros³aw Brêk baritone
BBC Concert Orchestra
Philharmonia Chorus
Stephen Cleobury conductor


“a liberating, totally absorbing creation which sweeps the listener towards a different world”
(Sir Nicholas Kenyon on The Protecting Veil)

A celebration of the life of revered composer John Tavener with one of his most well known works. The Protecting Veil is a sublime meditation inspired by the Orthodox Feasts commemorating the life of the Virgin Mary, ending with her tears. Lutos³awski’s searing Lachrimosa precedes Szymanowski’s beautiful Stabat Mater.


John Tavener : The Protecting Veil
Witold Lutoslawski : Lacrimosa
Karol Szymanowski : Stabat mater, Op 53

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23 Apr



Scotland
 Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7.30pm 
The Michael Nyman Band
Queens Hall
Edinburgh
Scotland
0131 668 2019
http://www.thequeenshall.net

The Michael Nyman Band

As one of Britain's most innovative and celebrated composers, Michael Nyman's work encompasses operas and string quartets, film soundtracks and orchestral concertos. Far more than merely a composer, he's also a performer, conductor, bandleader, pianist, author, musicologist and now a photographer and film-maker.

Accompanied by his band, Michael’s appearance at The Queen’s Hall offers a rare chance to see the master in action.


Michael Nyman : The Draughtman's Contract
Michael Nyman : The Cook
Michael Nyman : The Thief
Michael Nyman : A Zed and Two Noughts
Michael Nyman : Prospero’s Books
Michael Nyman : The Piano

23 Apr



United States
 Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 8:00pm 
2014 TED Fellow Bora Yoon Performs New CD 4/23
Asia Society
725 Park Avenue, NYC
United States
212-517-2742
http://www.asiasociety.org

Tickets: $20
Bora Yoon

Sunken Cathedral, the new multimedia album from 2014 TED Fellow/Korean-American composer and performer Bora Yoon, introduces a contemporary sonic journey through the chambers of subconscious. By blending digital devices, found objects, and instruments from a variety of cultures and centuries with her own voice, Yoon creates a series of surreal soundscapes that range from choral, electronic, ambient, industrial, spoken-word, symphonic, and early music, to express the cyclical and transcendental nature of music.

Bora Yoon : Sunken Cathedral

24 Apr



United Kingdom
 Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Patrick Zimmerli Aspects of Darkness and Light
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Joshua Redman
saxophone

Satoshi Takeishi
percussion

Scott Colley
double bass

Escher String Quartet

Joshua Redman’s work as curator of the Wigmore Jazz Series has delivered high-octane performances at the Hall over the past two years. The saxophonist and composer returns for what promises to be a red-letter date in the 2013–14 Season calendar.

Patrick Zimmerli’s Aspects of Darkness and Light, a rich mix of jazz, classical and world music styles, blurs genre-defining boundaries to create a thrilling new listening experience.


Patrick Zimmerli : Aspects of Darkness and Light

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26 Apr



United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Codebreaker - world premiere
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Hertfordshire Chorus
London Orchestra da Camera
David Temple conductor
Naomi Harvey soprano

Codebreaker charts the story of Alan Turing, brilliant mathematician and scientist, key figure at Bletchley Park, who committed suicide aged 41. McCarthy's inspirational work weaves Turing's own words and those of famous poets within music both tender and stirring.


Felix Mendelssohn : Hebrides Overture, Fingal's Cave
Vaughan Williams : Toward the Unknown Region
Ludwig Van Beethoven : Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt
James McCarthy : Codebreaker

27 Apr



France
 Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 4pm 
Leylâ et Majnûn ou L'Amour mystique
Salle Pleyel
252 rue u Fauborg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris
France

Nacer Khemir : storyteller
Didier Benetti : conducting
Gombodorj Byambajargal : song
Enkhajargal Dandarvaanchig "Epi" : song
Salar Aghili : song
Ariana Vafadari : song
Raza Hussain Khan : song
Marianne Svasek : song
Naziha Meftah : song
Annas Habib : song
Bruno Le Levreur : song
Levon Minassian : doudouk
Henri Tournier : flûtes
Haroun Teboul : ney
Driss El Maloumi : oud
Jasser Haj Youssef : viole d'amour
Jean Bollinger : trumpet
Laurent Clouet : clarinet
John Boswell : percussion
Joël Grare : percussion
Maël Guezel : percussion
Nicolas Lamothe : percussion
Shanghai Percussion Ensemble
Julien Carton : piano
Alban Sautour : piano
Sarah Nemtanu : violin
Tiphaine Gaigne : violin
Young-Eun Koo : violin
Samuel Nemtanu : violin
Jacques Gandard : violin
Guillaume Barli : violin
Agnès Domergue : viola
Julien Gaben : viola
Laurent Muller : viola
Gregoire Korniluk : cello
Jérôme Lefranc : cello
Philippe Noharet : doublebass
Anne Sophie Versnaeyen : orchestration




Armand Amar : Leylâ et Majnûn ou l'Amour mystique
Armand Amar : Oratorio mundi
Armand Amar : Collaboration artistique John Boswell
Armand Amar : Livret de Leili Anvar

27 Apr



United Kingdom
 Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 6.30pm 
Words and music: an evening in three parts
CBSO Centre
Berkley Street. B1 2LF
United Kingdom
http://www.bcmg.org.uk
info@bcmg.org.uk

Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Viola: Christopher Yates *
Director: David Sawer ~
Actors: William Oxborrow & Thomas Howes ~
Sound by Design ~

Howard Skempton’s Only the Sound Remains for viola and ensemble takes its title from the first line of The Mill-Water, a poem on the sad loss of rural industry by Edward Thomas. The sense of nostalgia and elegy that pervades Thomas’ poem is beautifully encapsulated in Skempton’s 35-minute piece. Led by the viola, the ensemble seems to paint a series of long-forgotten landscapes, affirming Skempton’s precious ability to find beauty and expressive power in the simplest musical objects.

BCMG/SaM Apprentice Composer-in-Residence Shiori Usui has been described as a composer with ‘individual ears’ (The Times) and her music has already been performed in Japan, Europe and the US by a diverse range of soloists, ensembles and orchestras. Her new piece takes inspiration from the BBC’s Blue Planet series (originally titled ‘Deep’) and promises to transport both players and audience to the bottom of the ocean.

Skempton’s friendship with Morton Feldman was perhaps his most important single influence. Samuel Beckett/Morton Feldman’s Words and Music deliberates on the comparative power of these two modes of expression. Here presented in a strikingly unusual way, this 40-minute piece, initially written for radio, sees Joe (Words) and Bob (Music), struggle to formulate expressions on themes including love and age under the command of the mysterious Croak. At the heart of the piece is an intensely moving section in which Bob tries to teach Joe how to sing.


Howard Skempton : Only the Sound Remains
Shiori Usui : Deep
Morton Feldman : Words and Music

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United Kingdom
 Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Basel Symphony Orchestra
St David's Hall
St David's Hall, The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1AH
United Kingdom
029 2087 8444
http://www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk/
sdhreception@cardiff.gov.uk

Basel Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Dennis Russell Davies
Cello Matt Haimovitz


Three minimalist classics: Harmonielehre started life as a dream in which John Adams saw a tanker in San Francisco Bay shoot out of the water like a rocket. From the glittering pulsating rhythms of its opening, through to its closing shimmering light, optimism and energy, this is a roller-coaster of a piece that never lets go for one moment. Hear it next to the fragile stillness of Arvo Part's These Words and Philip Glass's recent Second Cello Concerto, based on the music for the film Naqoyqatsi.

Arvo Pärt : These Words
Philip Glass : Cello Concerto No 2, "Naqoyqatsi "
John Adams : HARMONIELEHRE

30 Apr



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Van der Aa: Here
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
South Bank, London SE1
United Kingdom
08700 606 096
http://www.rfh.org.uk

Baldur Bronnimann conductor
Claron McFadden soprano
Mark van de Wiel clarinet
Sound Intermedia sound design
London Sinfonietta

“One of the most distinctive young composers in Europe today. Michel van der Aa's ability to fuse music, text and visual images into a totally organic whole sets him apart from nearly all his contemporaries.” Andrew Clements, The Guardian

A black plexiglass cabin, spotlit on an empty stage; an anonymous female figure; a tape recorder shuffling the soundtrack; and just eleven repeated chords.

These are the bare components that make up Michel van der Aa’s intriguing and compelling and complete Here Trilogy, receiving its UK premiere.

With echoes of the spatial manipulation in the works of Escher, combining electric and natural sounds, Here Trilogy explores the clash between the individual and their everyday surroundings, creating a haunting sense of paralysis, separation and isolation.

The programme also features the world premiere of Hysteresis, a new clarinet concerto co-commissioned by the London Sinfonietta for Principal Clarinetist Mark van de Wiel.


Michael van der Aa : Memo for violin & portable cassette recorder
Michael van der Aa : Hysteresis
Michael van der Aa : Here Trilogy

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United States
 Saturday, May 03, 2014 at 7:30 pm 
Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC Presents “The Poet’s Song”
Church of the Holy Apostles
296 Ninth Avenue, NYC, New York
United States
+1 800-838-3006
http://www.melodiawomenschoir.org/
info@horsedragon-nyc.com

Tickets: $20 advance/ $25 door ($15 adv. students and seniors) www.melodiawomenschoir.org


Melodia Women’s Choir led by Artistic Director Cynthia Powell heralds the poetry and music of spring with “The Poet’s Song,” a lyrical journey from William Shakespeare to William Blake to Johnny Mercer. Anchoring the concert is the world premiere of “Full Fathom Five,” composed by Belize-born, London-based Errollyn Wallen, whom the “UK Observer” calls a “renaissance woman of contemporary British music.” Wallen’s unique vision for piano, flute, clarinet, percussion, and women’s voices is a setting of text from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” and is dedicated to the memory of Nelson Mandela (1918-2013).

Continuing the celebration of Shakespeare 450 is Emma Lou Diemer’s “Three Shakespeare Madrigals.” Also on the program is “Piping Down the Valleys Wild” by Herbert Howells (1892-1983) for flute, piano, and women’s choir, with poetry by William Blake (1757-1827). The English poet Edward Lear’s (1812-1888) humorous nonsense poems set the tone for William Mathias’ playful “Learsongs” for voices and piano, while Lear’s contemporary, poet Christina Rossetti (1830-1894), lends her text to “Echo,” by Eleanor Daley (1907-2003). Irrepressible mid-century jazz standards “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “All the Things You Are,” “Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me,” and “Satin Doll” complete the tour.

Performing will be award-winning pianist Taisya Pushkar (taisiyapushkar.com), accomplished flutist Nathalie Joachim (flutronix.com), clarinetist and saxophonist Debra Kreisberg (debrakreisberg.com), and percussionists Michelle Cozzi and Chihiro Shibayama (chihiroshibayama.com).

ABOUT MELODIA
The 28 voices strong Melodia Women’s Choir has established a reputation as the premier women’s choir of NYC through more than a decade of adventurous, fresh and wide-ranging repertoire that explores rarely heard, stylistically diverse and often original and debut works. Called “riveting” by the New York Times and hailed by composers such as Meredith Monk, Melodia is committed to nurturing emerging women composers through commissions, residencies and performances. Founded by Executive Director Jenny Clarke in 2003, Melodia collaborates with and supports women composers, musicians and performers across the musical spectrum. melodiawomenschoir.org

ABOUT CYNTHIA POWELL
Cynthia Powell, founding conductor and Artistic Director, celebrates her eleventh season with Melodia Women’s Choir. In addition to her positions as Director of Music and Organist at West End Collegiate Church in NYC, and Organist/Choirmaster of Temple Sinai in Tenafly, New Jersey, she serves as the Artistic Director of the Stonewall Chorale, the nation’s first LGBT chorus. Powell has performed at Lincoln Center, the Guggenheim, and the Whitney Museum with composer Meredith Monk, and has toured the U.S. and Europe. She has conducted many major works for chorus and orchestra.

ABOUT ERROLLYN WALLEN
A respected a contemporary composer, and singer-songwriter, the Ivor Novello Award recipient has written commissions for the BBC, Royal Opera House and composes across genres from R&B to opera to choral to TV and fi lm scores. errollynwallen.com

ABOUT SHAKESPEARE 450
Worldwide celebrations mark the 450-year anniversary of the famous English bard, William Shakespeare, born April 25, 1564.



4 May



United States
 Sunday, May 04, 2014 at 4:00 pm 
Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC Presents “The Poet’s Song”
DiMenna Center Mary Flagler Cary Hall
450 West 37th Street, NYC
United States
http://www.oslmusic.org/dimenna-center/

Tickets: $20 advance/ $25 door ($15 adv. students and seniors) www.melodiawomenschoir.org


Melodia Women’s Choir led by Artistic Director Cynthia Powell heralds the poetry and music of spring with “The Poet’s Song,” a lyrical journey from William Shakespeare to William Blake to Johnny Mercer. Anchoring the concert is the world premiere of “Full Fathom Five,” composed by Belize-born, London-based Errollyn Wallen, whom the “UK Observer” calls a “renaissance woman of contemporary British music.” Wallen’s unique vision for piano, flute, clarinet, percussion, and women’s voices is a setting of text from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” and is dedicated to the memory of Nelson Mandela (1918-2013).

Continuing the celebration of Shakespeare 450 is Emma Lou Diemer’s “Three Shakespeare Madrigals.” Also on the program is “Piping Down the Valleys Wild” by Herbert Howells (1892-1983) for flute, piano, and women’s choir, with poetry by William Blake (1757-1827). The English poet Edward Lear’s (1812-1888) humorous nonsense poems set the tone for William Mathias’ playful “Learsongs” for voices and piano, while Lear’s contemporary, poet Christina Rossetti (1830-1894), lends her text to “Echo,” by Eleanor Daley (1907-2003). Irrepressible mid-century jazz standards “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “All the Things You Are,” “Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me,” and “Satin Doll” complete the tour.

Performing will be award-winning pianist Taisya Pushkar (taisiyapushkar.com), accomplished flutist Nathalie Joachim (flutronix.com), clarinetist and saxophonist Debra Kreisberg (debrakreisberg.com), and percussionists Michelle Cozzi and Chihiro Shibayama (chihiroshibayama.com).

ABOUT MELODIA
The 28 voices strong Melodia Women’s Choir has established a reputation as the premier women’s choir of NYC through more than a decade of adventurous, fresh and wide-ranging repertoire that explores rarely heard, stylistically diverse and often original and debut works. Called “riveting” by the New York Times and hailed by composers such as Meredith Monk, Melodia is committed to nurturing emerging women composers through commissions, residencies and performances. Founded by Executive Director Jenny Clarke in 2003, Melodia collaborates with and supports women composers, musicians and performers across the musical spectrum. melodiawomenschoir.org

ABOUT CYNTHIA POWELL
Cynthia Powell, founding conductor and Artistic Director, celebrates her eleventh season with Melodia Women’s Choir. In addition to her positions as Director of Music and Organist at West End Collegiate Church in NYC, and Organist/Choirmaster of Temple Sinai in Tenafly, New Jersey, she serves as the Artistic Director of the Stonewall Chorale, the nation’s first LGBT chorus. Powell has performed at Lincoln Center, the Guggenheim, and the Whitney Museum with composer Meredith Monk, and has toured the U.S. and Europe. She has conducted many major works for chorus and orchestra.

ABOUT ERROLLYN WALLEN
A respected a contemporary composer, and singer-songwriter, the Ivor Novello Award recipient has written commissions for the BBC, Royal Opera House and composes across genres from R&B to opera to choral to TV and fi lm scores. errollynwallen.com

ABOUT SHAKESPEARE 450
Worldwide celebrations mark the 450-year anniversary of the famous English bard, William Shakespeare, born April 25, 1564.



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United States
 Friday, May 16, 2014 at 8:00pm 
BMOP in Concert: A Fine Centennial
Jordan Hall, Boston
30 Gainsborough Street
United States
617-585-1260
http://www.newenglandconservatory.edu

Tickets: $20-$50
Boston Modern Orchestra Project

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation’s premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music, partners with The Fine Family, The Irving Fine Society, and Brandeis University and its Department of Music to pay tribute to three central figures of the mid-century Boston musical landscape - Irving Fine, Harold Shapero and Arthur Berger.

Irving Fine : Symphony
Irving Fine : Blue Towers
Irving Fine : Diversions for Orchestra
Arthur Berger : Prelude, Aria, and Waltz for String Orchestra
Harold Shapero : Serenade in D for string orchestra

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