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30 Apr



United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 7.30pm 
Concert In Aid Of Refugees
All Saints Church
Hertford SG13 8AY
United Kingdom
vissi.darte@yahoo.co.uk

Tickets: £15 - concessions £12
Denise Alonzo - Soprano
Magnus Gilljam - Piano
Ralph Lane - Clarinet
Sophie Besse - Speaker


Poems by Refugees

All proceeds go to Refugee Charities


Franz Schubert : The Shepherd on the Rock
G F Handel : Arias
Rebecca Clarke : Songs
Robert Schumann : Romances
Marilyn Herman : Michal 06

30 Apr



United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 7.30pm 
Concert In Aid Of Refugees
All Saints Church
Hertford SG13 8AY
United Kingdom
vissi.darte@yahoo.co.uk

Tickets: £15 - concessions £12
Juliet Stevenson CBE - Special guest speaker
Denise Alonzo - Soprano
Magnus Gilljam - Piano
Ralph Lane - Clarinet
Sophie Besse - Speaker

Includes poems by/about refugees

Franz Schubert : The Shepherd on the Rock
G F Handel : Arias
Rebecca Clarke : Songs
Robert Schumann : Romances
Marilyn Herman : Michal 06

30 Apr



United States
 Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 2:00pm + 7:30pm 
Anna Akhmatova: The Heart is Not Made of Stone
BAM Fisher
321 Ashland Place
United States
718.636.4100
http://www.bam.org

Tickets: $75 and Up
Ensemble for the Romantic Century

Celebrating its 15th season, the Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) returns to BAM Fisher for six performances of Anna Akhmatova: The Heart is Not Made of Stone. Written by Eve Wolf and directed by Donald T. Sanders, this multi-media production examines the troubled relationship between artistic creation and totalitarianism through the perspective of the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966). This tale of passion, love, political repression, and redemption is interwoven with music by Russian composers’ Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich.

Sergei Prokofiev : Romeo & Juliet

1 May



United States
 Sunday, May 01, 2016 at 5:00-7:00 PM 
Parisian Spring
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
2700 F Street NW
United States
202-467-4600
http://www.thewashingtonchorus.org
laurel@thewashingtonchorus.org

Tickets: $18-$72
The Washington Chorus
Washington National Cathedral Choir of Boys and Girls
Thierry Escaich, organist

An evening filled with glorious gems of the French repertoire showcasing the sumptuous Requiem of Maurice Durufle.

Julian Wachner : At the Lighting of the Lamps
Maurice Duruflé : Requiem
Louis Vierne : Kyrie from Messe Solennelle
G Faure : Cantique de Jean Racine
Maurice Duruflé : Messe Cum Jubilo

1 May



United States
 Sunday, May 01, 2016 at 4:00pm 
Organist Gail Archer Performs at Dartmouth 5/1
Church of Christ at Dartmouth
40 College Street
United States
603-643-3150
http://www.ccdccc.org

Tickets: Free
Organist Gail Archer

Gail Archer is a Grammy-nominated, international concert organist, recording artist, choral conductor and lecturer. Lucid Culture proclaimed, "Like the composers she chooses, Archer's playing spans the range of human emotions—with Bach, there’s always plenty to communicate, but this time out it was mostly an irresistibly celebratory vibe."

J.S Bach : Great 18

2 May 
 
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5 May



United Kingdom
 Thursday, May 05, 2016 at 7.00-8.15pm 
Player Piano
York Spring Festival
University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD
United Kingdom
01904 32 0000
http://www.york.ac.uk/music/



A woman arrives with a piano. She plays. Plays this piano. Plays with it. Plays versions of herself through it.

Player Piano is a collaboration between performer Catherine Laws, theatre maker Teresa Brayshaw, composers Edward Jessen, Annea Lockwood, Roger Marsh and Paul Whitty, and film maker Wendy Kirkup.

Department of Theatre, Film & Television, Heslington East


Contemporary Composers : Player Piano

6 May



United Kingdom
 Friday, May 06, 2016 at 7.30pm 
The Chimera Ensemble
York Spring Festival
University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD
United Kingdom
01904 32 0000
http://www.york.ac.uk/music/

The Chimera Ensemble

The Chimera Ensemble premiers a new work by Perttu Haapanen, commissioned for the Spring Festival, in this programme of works that blend electronics and acoustic instruments in the Rymer’s unique environment. The concert will also include new works by student composers.


Perttu Haapanen : Amygdala Revisited
Fausto Romitelli : Flowing down too slow
Jean-Luc Fafchamps : S2 (Thà') (Ryegrass)
Nathan Davis : Like Sweet Bells Jangled

6 May



United States
 Friday, May 06, 2016 at 7:00 pm 
Ecce Ensemble Performs New Chamber Works 5/6
Le Laboratoire
650 East Kendall Street
United States
617-945-7515
http://www.lelaboratoirecambridge.com

Tickets: $22
Ecce Ensemble

As the 2015-16 contemporary music ensemble-in-residence at Cambridge’s Le Laboratoire, the Ecce Ensemble completes its season with a diverse program of new chamber works by six emerging compositional voices. Performed by seven-member Ecce Ensemble and special guest vocalist Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, the program includes the world premiere of Already Root by Maxwell Dulaney, New England premieres by Erin Gee, Hillary Zipper, and Anna-Louise Walton, as well as works by Ecce’s executive director John Aylward, and the winner of Ecce’s 2016 International Call for Scores, Nuno Costa. (

John Aylward : Mercury

7 May



United Kingdom
 Saturday, May 07, 2016 at 7.30pm 
Ian Pace – piano
York Spring Festival
University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD
United Kingdom
01904 32 0000
http://www.york.ac.uk/music/

Ian Pace

A special concert celebrating the 70th birthday of Michael Finnissy, including music by Percy Grainger, Steve Crowther, Beethoven and Lawrence Crane. There will also be new works by Andrew Toovey, Luke Stoneham and Michael Finnissy’s Beethoven’s Robin Adair, specially commissioned for this concert.

Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate, YO1 8NQ


Michael Finnissy : Beethoven’s Robin Adair

7 May



United Kingdom
 Saturday, May 07, 2016 at 2pm 
Alwinton Summer Concerts 2016 National Composers' Competition; Public Workshop
St Michael & All Angels Church
Alwinton, Morpeth, Northumberland NE65 7BE
United Kingdom
http://www.alwintonconcerts.org

Tickets: Free


One of three pieces shortlisted for a national competition inviting composers to write a short piece for Kathryn Tickell and The Side.

Three finalists will hear their pieces played and discussed by the competition judges:

• Kathryn Tickell, musician, composer and educator.
• Alistair Anderson, performer, composer and musical catalyst.
• John Casken, composer and Artistic Director of the Alwinton Summer Concerts.


Helen Walker : Gather Here

8 May



United Kingdom
 Sunday, May 08, 2016 at 5pm 
Carla Rees – flutes
York Spring Festival
University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD
United Kingdom
01904 32 0000
http://www.york.ac.uk/music/

Carla Rees

A conversation between flutes and narrator.


Marc Yeats : Have Heard this Dialogue of one
Tristan Murail : Unanswered Questions
Sungji Hong : Shine
Elliot Carter : Scrivo in Vento
Dominic Sewell : Four Seasonal Poems

9 May 
 
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11 May



Wales
 Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 7.30pm 
Alice Neary and Matthew Jones
Vale of Glamorgan Festival
Vale of Glamorgan
Wales
http://www.valeofglamorganfestival.org

Alice Neary, cello
Matthew Jones, viola

St Illtud’s Church, Llantwit Major

The ancient stones of St Illtud’s Church have provided a haven for reflection and meditation over the centuries. Perhaps more than ever, we can all benefit from some peace and quietude away from the hectic world we live in. This event provides such an opportunity. Out of periods of silence, the alternate voices of solo cello and viola emerge, creating a unique atmosphere designed to provide both time and space for personal contemplation.



John Tavener : Threnos
Per Nørgård : Playing & Epilogue from Sonata: The Secret Melody
Pēteris Vasks : Das Buch
Hilary Tann : The Cresset Stone
Steve Reich : Cello Counterpoint

12 May



Wales
 Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 2pm 
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Vale of Glamorgan Festival
Vale of Glamorgan
Wales
http://www.valeofglamorganfestival.org

Edwin Outwater, conductor
Madeleine Mitchell, violin

Receiving its UK premiere, Vasks’s Sala has been likened to Barber’s much loved Adagio for Strings. There is certainly a synergy: a gentle whisper of shimmering sounds that builds up to a sweeping crescendo of tense emotion, finally resolved on a note of heavenly peace. We hear it performed alongside a new orchestral work from Mark David Boden and Guto Puw’s Violin Concerto – Soft Stillness in which each movement offers a direct response to lines from Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice.


Mark Bowden : Ghyll
Guto Puw : Violin Concerto – Soft Stillness
Pēteris Vasks : Sala

13 May



Wales
 Friday, May 13, 2016 at 1pm 
Andreas Borregaard and Quatuor Tana
Vale of Glamorgan Festival
Vale of Glamorgan
Wales
http://www.valeofglamorganfestival.org

Andreas Borregaard, accordion
Quatuor Tana

BayArt Gallery, Cardiff Bay

Quatuor Tana and the Danish accordion player Andreas Borregaard represent an exciting new generation of classical musicians – players who have no boundaries in their approach to styles and genres. Their enthusiasm and commitment to contemporary repertoire is reflected in this lunchtime concert that features two world premieres.


Bent Sorensen : Looking on Darkness
Mark Boden : String Quartet - Forgotten Time
Magnus Lindberg : Jeux d’anches
David Hudry : Anamorphosis

14 May 
 
15 May



United Kingdom
 Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 7.30pm 
THE FESTIVAL COMMISSION
Norfolk & Norwich Festival
Festival office Augustine Steward House 14 Tombland Norwich Norfolk NR3 1HF
United Kingdom
01603 766400
http://www.nnfestival.org.uk/
info@nnfestival.org.uk

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra & Festival Chorus

David Parry conductor
Savitri Grier violin
Jeni Bern soprano
Christopher Diffey tenor
Alexander Robin Baker baritone

The Festival Chorus perform a World Premiere commission from one of the UK’s foremost young composers Kemal Yusuf. Cain follows the life of the first-born human, and the world’s first murderer, in a work that speaks of suffering, self-worth and the compelling need to revive and make anew.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and a stunning line-up of soloists accompany this ambitious choral work with two masterpieces of 19th century Romanticism. One of the country’s brightest young musicians, Savitri Grier performs solo violin with Chausson’s Poème. David Parry conducts a rarely heard masterpiece: Franck’s Symphony in D Minor, full of richly textured orchestrations and inspired originality.


Ernest Chausson : Poème Op. 25
Kemal Yusuf : Cain
Cesar Franck : Symphony in D minor

16 May 
 
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18 May



Wales
 Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 7.30pm 
Ensemble MidtVest
Vale of Glamorgan Festival
Vale of Glamorgan
Wales
http://www.valeofglamorganfestival.org

Ensemble MidtVest

All Saints Church, Penarth

Ensemble MidtVest explore the chamber music of our Artistic Director, John Metcalf. Characterised by a rich vein of contemplation and tranquillity they provide, as one commentator noted, “a gift that complements a day that goes well or respite on a day that requires it”. The concert ends with Vasks’s powerful Piano Quartet, a searing and emotional love song to his native Latvia.


John Metcalf : Not the Stillness
Krzysztof Penderecki : Prelude
John Metcalf : Rest in Reason, Move in Passion
John Metcalf : Ynys Las (Blue Island) - Nocturne
Pēteris Vasks : Piano Quartet

19 May



Wales
 Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7.30pm 
Parmela Attariwala and Shawn Mativetsky
Vale of Glamorgan Festival
Vale of Glamorgan
Wales
http://www.valeofglamorganfestival.org

Parmela Attariwala, violin
Shawn Mativetsky, tabla

Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre

Parmela Attariwala is one of Canada’s most original and compelling performers. Simultaneously playing the violin and dancing, she weaves an intriguing tapestry of music and traditional south Asian choreography. Joined by tabla player Shawn Mativetsky the duo perform an enthralling programme of music that melds contemporary composition with traditional Indian rhythms.


Attariwala Gitanjali : Piercing Embrace
Meiro Stamm : The Melody of Rhythm
Robert Rosen : La
Attariwala Gitanjali : Frank
Paul Frehner : Oracle
Nicole Rampersaud : The Road Ahead is Longer than the Trail Left Behind
Andrew Staniland : Sudoku

19 May



United Kingdom
 Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 8pm 
MAX RICHTER ENSEMBLE
Norfolk & Norwich Festival
Festival office Augustine Steward House 14 Tombland Norwich Norfolk NR3 1HF
United Kingdom
01603 766400
http://www.nnfestival.org.uk/
info@nnfestival.org.uk

MAX RICHTER ENSEMBLE


Hailed as the most influential composer of his generation, British electro-acoustic artist Max Richter is inspired equally by Bach, punk rock and ambient electronica. Richter’s sonic world blends a formal classical training with modern technology, with work including scores for the award-winning film Waltz with Bashir and Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island.

Richter and his ensemble will perform selections From SLEEP, his landmark work scored for piano, strings, electronics and voice, which was broadcast as part of BBC Radio 3’s Why Music?. Described by Richter as his ‘personal lullaby for a frenetic world,’ don’t miss an astounding night from this leading contemporary classical artist. The first half will feature a performance of The Blue Notebooks, which Pitchfork described as 'a gigantic beacon for composers searching for ways to introduce dance music's visceral qualities into the classical sphere.'


Max Richter : The Blue Notebooks
Max Richter : SLEEP

20 May 
 
21 May



United Kingdom
 Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 19:30 
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Oramo
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo conductor
Alina Ibragimova violin
Sarah Fox soprano
Duncan Rock Baritone
BBC Symphony Chorus



Joseph Phibbs : New work
Bela Bartok : Violin Concerto No 2
Ralph Vaughan Williams : Dona nobis pacem

21 May



United Kingdom
 Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 11am 
NAVARRA STRING QUARTET
Bath Festival

United Kingdom

NAVARRA STRING QUARTET

Beethoven’s Quartet Op 131 is one of his most extraordinary works and formed the backdrop to the film A Late Quartet. Here it is combined with a beautifully elegiac work by the Latvian Peteris Vasks, and the programme opens with one of Haydn’s most life affirming quartets. The Navarra Quartet are one of the UK’s leading young quartets, last appearing in Bath in 2011 in a packed out concert. They join us again this year for a two concert residency (2nd concert on Sat 28 May) this will be a great opportunity to hear their spirited and fresh approach, which has won them much international acclaim:

“the immaculately executed white-knuckle ride set up by the Navarras.” – Gramophone

“… compelling performances … hotly recommended” – BBC Music Magazine 5 star review of the Navarras recording of the Vasks quartets


Joseph Haydn : String Quartet Op 76 No 1 in G
Peteris Vasks : String Quartet No 3
Ludwig Van Beethoven : String Quartet in C sharp minor Op 131

21 May



United Kingdom
 Saturday, May 21, 2016 at  

John Savage Centre
Fencepiece Road, Hainault, London
United Kingdom

David Brain piano recital



Nick Ray : Sonata

22 May



United States
 Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 4:00PM 
Earthquakes and Islands (World Premiere
Old Stone House
336 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States
http://theoldstonehouse.org

Tickets: $20/$10
Martha Guth, soprano; Tyler Duncan, baritone; Michael Brofman, Erika Switzer, piano

Brooklyn Art Song Society concludes its sixth season on May 22nd, 2016 with the world premiere of Andrew Staniland's Earthquakes and Islands, a co-commission with the Casement Fund Song Series. This evening-length work by one of Canada's most esteemed young composers features settings of the strange, beautiful and brutally honest poetry of Robin Richardson. Mr. Staniland's music has been called "alternately beautiful and terrifying" by the New Yorker and Ms. Richardson's has been praised as "one of the best young poets of her generation". Esteemed Canadian singers Martha Guth and baritone Tyler Duncan will be joined by pianists Michael Brofman and Erika Switzer.

Andrew Staniland : Earthquakes and Islands

23 May



United States
 Monday, May 23, 2016 at 8.30pm 
JACK Quartet Performs World and New York Premieres
92nd Street Y
New York
United States

JACK Quartet



Cenk Ergun : Sonare
Derek Bermel : Intonations
Cenk Ergun : Celare
Marc Sabat : Euler Lattice Spirals Scenery

24 May



United States
 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 7pm 
Jennifer Koh's Shared Madness
National Sawdust
80 NORTH 6TH ST BROOKLYN, NY 11249
United States
(646) 779-8455
http://nationalsawdust.org
INFO@NATIONALSAWDUST.ORG



World Premieres of more than 30 short works for solo violin, exploring the shared creative space between composer and performer as well as virtuosity in the 21st century, by composers including Samuel Adams, Timo Andres, Matt Aucoin, Jean-Baptiste Barrière, Derek Bermel, Lisa Bielawa, Daníel Bjarnason, David Bruce, Chris Cerrone, Anthony Cheung, Zosha Di Castri, Bryce Dessner, Philip Glass, Michael Gordon, Mark Grey, John Harbison, Vijay Iyer, Gabriel Kahane, Phil Kline, David Lang, David Ludwig, James Matheson, Missy Mazzoli, Eric Nathan, Marc Neikrug, Andrew Norman, Christopher Rountree, Kaija Saariaho, Sean Shepherd, Noam Sivan, Augusta Read Thomas, and Julia Wolfe.

Also 31st May.


Contemporary Composers : Various

25 May



France
 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 8.30pm 
Richard Dubugnon World Premiere
Philharmonie de Paris
221, avenue Jean-Jaurès 75019 Paris, France
France
+33 (0)1 44 84 44 84
http://philharmoniedeparis.fr/fr

ORCHESTRE DE PARIS
Paavo Järvi


With this concert, the Orchestre de Paris presents the premiere of a new work by Swiss composer Richard Dubugnon (born in 1968).


Richard Dubugnon : Caprice pour orchestre II
Bela Bartok : Concerto pour violon n° 2
Dmitri Shostakovich : Symphonie n° 6

26 May 
 
27 May



United Kingdom
 Friday, May 27, 2016 at 7.30pm 
MATTHEWS: Norfolk March
English Music Festival

United Kingdom
01535 272054
http://www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk/welcome.html
private.secretary@englishmusicfestival.org.uk

BBC Concert Orchestra

Dorchester Abbey

Charles Parry : MATTHEWS: Norfolk March
Paul Lewis : An Optimistic Overture
David Matthews : Norfolk March
Frederick Delius : Three Small Tone-poems: Summer Evening; Winter Night (Sleigh Ride); Spring Morning
Ralph Vaughan Williams : Fat Knight

27 May



United Kingdom
 Friday, May 27, 2016 at 7pm 
PAUL CARR: Violin Concerto
English Music Festival

United Kingdom
01535 272054
http://www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk/welcome.html
private.secretary@englishmusicfestival.org.uk

Bath Philharmonia
Jason Thornton (conductor)
Rupert Marshall-Luck (violin)

Dorchester Abbey

E J MOERAN : Sinfonietta
Paul Carr : Violin Concerto
Gustav Holst : A Song of the Night
Ralph Vaughan Williams : The Wasps, Aristophanic Suite

27 May



United States
 Friday, May 27, 2016 at 2:00PM 
Organist Gail Archer Performs Free Concert
Trinity Church of Boston
206 Clarendon Street
United States
617-536-0944
http://www.trinitychurchboston.org

Tickets: Free
Gail Archer, organ

Gail Archer is a Grammy-nominated, international concert organist, recording artist, choral conductor and lecturer. Lucid Culture proclaimed, "Like the composers she chooses, Archer's playing spans the range of human emotions—with Bach, there’s always plenty to communicate, but this time out it was mostly an irresistibly celebratory vibe."

J.S Bach : Great 18

28 May



United Kingdom
 Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 7pm 
English Symphony Orchestra
English Music Festival

United Kingdom
01535 272054
http://www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk/welcome.html
private.secretary@englishmusicfestival.org.uk

English Symphony Orchestra
John Andrews (conductor)
Rupert Marshall-Luck (violin)
Joseph Spooner (cello)



Daniel Gillingwater : Overture, Ad Fontem
Edward Elgar : Salut d'Amour
Percy Sherwood : Concerto for Violin and Cello
Ralph Vaughan Williams : The Lark Ascending
Edward Elgar : Serenade for Strings
Charles Parry : Lady Radnor Suite

28 May



United Kingdom
 Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 3.00pm - 4:40pm 
Japanese Kotos with Violin
Chapel at Fort Mason
2 Marina Blvd. in San Francisco, CA 94123
United Kingdom
415-399-9554
http://fortmason.org/event/
contact@FortMason.org

Tickets: $12 - $25
Terrie Baune, violin
Shoko Hikage, koto
Noriko Tsuboi, koto
Yuki Yasuda, koto

KOTOS with VIOLIN
The Wooden Fish Ensemble plays Hyo-shin Na & Boudewijn Buckinx! T
ICKETS http://fortmason.org/box-office/?eid=12195
More Info https://fortmason.org/event/sfiaf-2016-the-wooden-fish-ensemble/
Chapel - 2 Marina Blvd. in San Francisco
Saturday May 28th @ 3:00 p.m.
San Francisco International Arts Festival
SHOKO HIKAGE/NORIKO TSUBOI/YUKI YASUDA, koto & bass koto
TERRIE BAUNE, violin


Hyo-shin Na : Koto, Violin
Hyo-shin Na : Koto Ninano
Hyo-shin Na : The Sky Was Beyond Description
Hyo-shin Na : Night Procession of the Hundred Demons
Boudewijn Buckinx : My Dear, Dear Violin
Boudewijn Buckinx : Dreaming of Li-Po

29 May 
 
30 May 
 

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