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30 Oct



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Laura van der Heijden performs Walton
Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ
United Kingdom
02075898212

Tickets: £40, £32.50, £25, £15
Conductor - Paul Daniel
Cello - Laura van der Heijden



Winner of BBC Young Musician 2012, dazzling cellist Laura van der Heijden performs Walton’s Cello Concerto – the piece with which she won the title, aged only 15. With its singing, complex cello part and rich orchestral writing, Walton’s Concerto is the perfect vehicle for Laura van der Heijden’s unique gifts. Framing Walton’s powerful music are gems by his fellow Englishmen: a witty overture from Vaughan Williams, the hauntingly beautiful A Song of the Night by Holst, featuring acclaimed violinist Clio Gould, and Elgar’s incomparable ‘Enigma’ Variations.

Box Office: 020 7730 4500



Ralph Vaughan Williams : The Wasps Overture
William Walton : Cello Concerto
Gustav Holst : A Song of the Night
Edward Elgar : 'Enigma' Variations

31 Oct



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Premières
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Tickets: £10
Arditti Quartet



JACK Quartet

Wigmore Hall Director John Gilhooly’s commitment to the creation of new works of chamber music is ideally served by this spectacular recital of UK premières, a clear jewel in the 2012/13 season’s crown.

The Arditti Quartet’s worldwide reputation rests secure on almost 40 years of excellence in the performance and development of contemporary music. The JACK Quartet can likewise cite a glorious record of achievement in bringing new work to life, underpinned by its players’ close association with composers such as Matthias Pintscher, Helmut Lachenmann and Julia Wolfe.

This showcase concert, part of a landmark Arditti and JACK Quartet project, offers audiences the thrilling prospect of hearing the birth of two string quartets and two string octets by Hans Abrahamsen (b.1952), Mauro Lanza (b.1975) and the English composers Rebecca Saunders (b.1967) and James Clarke (b.1957).


James Clarke : 2012S for 2 string quartets
Hans Abrahamsen : Quartet No.4
Mauro Lanza : Der Kampf zwischen Karneval und Faasten for octet

31 Oct



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Max Richter: Vivaldi Recomposed
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Tickets: £15 – 20
Featuring Britten Sinfonia, conducted by André de Ridder with violinist Daniel Hope

Contemporary composer Max Richter re-imagines Vivaldi’s timeless set of Baroque concertos, The Four Seasons, featuring Britten Sinfonia conducted by André de Ridder with violinist Daniel Hope, and also performs a special set including music from his most recent album, Infra.

Max Richter : Vivaldi Recomposed

1 Nov 
 
2 Nov 
 
3 Nov



Netherlands
 Saturday, November 03, 2012 at 14.15 
World premiere by Martin Fröst and Danish fundamentals
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam
Netherlands
http://www.concertgebouw.nl

Tickets: € 28.80--€ 33.30
Radio Kamer Filharmonie
Michael Schønwandt- dirigent
Martin Fröst- klarinet




Christian Horneman : Delen uit de toneelmuziek voor Gurre
Bent Sorensen : Klarinetconcert 'Serenidad'
Niels Gade : Efterklange af Ossian, op. 1
Jean Sibelius : Derde symfonie in C, op. 52

4 Nov 
 
5 Nov



France
 Monday, November 05, 2012 at 8pm 
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - Manfred Honeck - Nikolaj Znaider
Salle Pleyel
252 rue u Fauborg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris
France

Tickets: 10--85 Euros
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck : conducting
Nikolaj Znaider : violin




Steven Stucky : Silent Spring
Jean Sibelius : Concerto pour violon
Antonin Dvorak : Symphonie n° 9 "Du nouveau monde"

5 Nov



United Kingdom
 Monday, November 05, 2012 at 7:30pm 
The Monday Platform
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Tickets: £8 £10 £13 £15
Diana Galvydyte

violin

Christopher Guild

piano

Martynas Levickis

accordion


Diana Galvydyte and Christopher Guild excelled in the PLG New Year Series 2012.

Daily Telegraph: ‘…rounded, fully achieved performance…beautifully crafted…melodic grace.’ The Times: ‘…dazzled us…expressive panache…admirable aplomb’. Classical Source: ‘…extremely fine and accomplished …extraordinary’. Independent on Sunday: ‘Galvydyte, a name to remember’. Martynas Levickis was another success of the Series. The Times: ‘…Levicki’s mastery of the instrument…cosmic richness…such finesse…’. Classical Source: ‘…extraordinary virtuosity…magically played’…a superstar in Lithuania.’

Levickis introduces a brilliant work by one of today’s notable Russian composers, Efrem Podgaits.

Park Lane Group Young Artists


Edward Elgar : Violin Sonata in E minor Op. 82
J.S. Bach : Fantasia and Fugue in A minor BVW561 (arr. for accordion)
Efrem Podgaits : Sonata No. 1 for accordion
Karol Szymanowski : Nocturne and Tarantella for violin and piano Op. 28
Per Nørgård : Suite No. 1 from Nine Friends for solo accordion
Astor Piazzolla : Café 1930 and Nightclub from Histoire du Tango for violin and accordion
Jonas Tamulionis : Rondo for violin and accordion

6 Nov



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, November 06, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Grzegorz Nowak conducts Borodin, Tchaikovsky and Dvorák
Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ
United Kingdom
02075898212

Tickets: £40, £32.50, £25, £15
Conductor - Grzegorz Nowak
Cello - Dimitri Maslennikov
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances, from his opera Prince Igor, are amongst his most famous pieces, full of exotic melodies and vibrant orchestration. Cellist Dimitri Maslennikov has a special affinity for Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, a delightful set of variations on an elegant theme inspired by Mozart. While living in America, Czech composer Dvorák was enchanted by the music he heard there, declaring: ‘These beautiful and varied themes are the product of the soil. They are the folk songs of America’. For his Ninth Symphony, Dvorák emulated this style, while also recalling the music of his homeland. The result is his most popular symphony, its famous Largo just one of many glorious moments.

Box Office: 020 7730 4500



Alexander Borodin : Polovtsian Dances
Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Variations on a Rococo Theme
Antonin Dvorak : Symphony No.9, 'From the New World'

7 Nov



France
 Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 8pm 
Orchestre de Paris - Paavo Järvi - Christian Tetzlaff
Salle Pleyel
252 rue u Fauborg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris
France

Tickets: 10--60 Euros
Orchestre de Paris
Paavo Järvi : conducting
Christian Tetzlaff : violin




Maurice Ravel : Le Tombeau de Couperin
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Concerto pour violon n° 3
Henri Dutilleux : Sur le même accord
Igor Stravinsky : Le Sacre du printemps

7 Nov



Austria
 Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
Kammersymphonie der Wiener Symphoniker
Musikverein, Vienna
Bösendorferstr. 12, 1010 Wien, Österreich
Austria
+43 1 505 81 90
http://www.musikverein.at/startseite.asp
tickets@musikverein.at

Tickets: 22 euros
Wiener Symphoniker



Richard Strauss : "Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders!"
John Adams : Chamber Symphony

7 Nov



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 7:30pm 
Dante Quartet perform Chamber Music from Lebanon
St. John's Smith Square, London
Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom
020 7222 1061
http://www.sjss.org.uk/

Tickets: £10, £15, £20
Dante Quartet perform with

Benjamin Frith - piano
Robert Plane - clarinet



The acclaimed Dante String Quartet and guests perform contemporary chamber music by leading Lebanese composers. Pre-concert talk at 6:30pm chaired by Professor Peter Wiegold

Sponsored by the Makhzoumi Foundation

Musicstage – Brunel Institute for Contemporary Middle Eastern Music


Houtaf Khoury : Gardens of Love
Abdalla El-Masri : Elegie
Boghos Gelalian : Canzona & Toccata
Bechara El Khoury : Meditation; Sonata
Bushra El-Turk : Dramaticule II
Toufic Succar : String Quartet No.2

8 Nov 
 
9 Nov



United Kingdom
 Friday, November 09, 2012 at 7:00pm - c. 9:30pm 
Morton Feldman's "Triadic Memories"
Holywell Music Room, Oxford
Holywell Street, Oxford
United Kingdom
aphekhayasidlala@tiscali.co.uk

Tickets: £10 / £8 seniors / £5 students
Luke Berryman

"Triadic Memories" is a vast single-movement work lasting approximately two hours. Like other compositions of Morton Feldman's final years, it's closely related to the aesthetics of Mark Rothko's paintings, and is characterised by stasis and extremely quiet dynamics. The unusual title refers partly to an attempt to evoke memory itself: listening to this piece is like flicking through an old photograph album. Its delicate, slowly-shifting harmonies reach toward something that was once definite, but is now lost in time. It was perhaps this fragility that led the composer to aptly describe the piece as "the largest butterfly in captivity".

"Triadic Memories" has only been performed a handful of times across the world, and the 25th anniversary of Feldman's death falls this year. All in all, this concert promises to be a special occasion.


Rob Keeley : Ballade
Karlheinz Stockhausen : Klavierstück IX
Morton Feldman : Triadic Memories

10 Nov



United States
 Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 7:30PM 
BMOP Performs "Midsummer Marriage" 11/10
Jordan Hall, Boston
30 Gainsborough Street
United States
617-585-1260
http://www.newenglandconservatory.edu

Tickets: $20-$50
Music + Libretto by Sir Michael Tippett (1905-1998)
Premiered: Jan 27, 1955 at London, Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Soloists: Julius Ahn, tenor; Sara Heaton, soprano; David Kravitz, baritone; Deborah Selig, soprano; Matthew DiBattista, tenor; Joyce Castle, mezzo-soprano


Originally scheduled to receive its New England premiere in February 2012 by Opera Boston (of which BMOP’s Gil Rose was formerly the artistic director), The Midsummer Marriage performance never came to fruition since the opera company shuttered its doors in 2011. Thanks to BMOP, Boston audiences now have a chance to hear Tippett’s first and most celebrated opera.

Michael Tippett : Midsummer Marriage

11 Nov



United Kingdom
 Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 7:30pm 
Brahms, Jonathan Dove and Elgar
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Tickets: £12 £16 £22 £24
The Schubert Ensemble

In this fitting programme for Remembrance Sunday the Schubert Ensemble performs Elgar’s warm, autumnal Piano Quintet, written at the end of World War I, together with Brahms’s deeply personal Piano Quartet No. 3, with possibly the most gorgeous slow movement in the repertoire. These late romantic masterpieces contrast vividly with Jonathan Dove’s sparkling and energetic Piano Quintet, written for the Ensemble in 2009.

‘…they demand superlatives’ Sunday Times

‘…outstanding in every respect’ Guardian


Johannes Brahms : Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor Op. 60
Jonathan Dove : Piano Quintet
Edward Elgar : Piano Quintet in A minor Op. 84

11 Nov



Netherlands
 Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 11.00 
West Side Story
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam
Netherlands
http://www.concertgebouw.nl

Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw
Jurre Haanstra




Leonard Bernstein : West Side Story

11 Nov



United States
 Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 7:15PM 
Jazz Legend Chico Hamilton Continues DROM Concert Series OCT - DEC
DROM, New York
, 85 Ave A (b/w 5th & 6th St) in East Village
United States
(212) 777-1157
http://www.dromnyc.com/events/772/composers-concordance-records-release-party

Tickets: $15
Chico Hamilton


LEGENDARY DRUMMER CHICO HAMILTON CONTINUES MONTHLY CONCERT SERIES AT NEW YORK CITY’S DROM

Sundays this Fall: 10.14 + 11.11 + 12.09






WHAT: NEA JAZZ MASTER CHICO HAMILTON @ DROM
As evidenced on his latest recording Revelation (Joyous Shout!), 90 year-old drummer/leader Forestorn “Chico” Hamilton is still creating vivid, positive, uplifting, and relevant music. Saluted by the Kennedy Center as a "Living Jazz Legend", and appointed to the President’s Council on the Arts, this NEA Jazz Master is considered one of the most important living jazz artists and composers.

DROM presents EUPHORIC – Celebrating the Life & Music of Chico Hamilton for three Sunday night performances this Fall (OCT - DEC) featuring Chico and his long-time touring band featuring Nick Demopoulos (guitar), Paul Ramsey (bass), Evan Schwam (flute + reeds), Mayu Saeki (flute), and Jeremy Carlstedt (drums + percussion) as well as special featured guests TBA. Program includes mostly Chico originals off of Revelation ranging from the samba-ish gem “Footprints in the Sand” to the ballad “Every Time I Smile.”

WHEN: Sunday, October 14 @ 7:15PM
Sunday, November 11 @ 7:15PM
Sunday, December 9 @ 7:15PM

WHERE: DROM, 85 Avenue A, New York City; Train F to 2nd Avenue

HOW: $15/Advance $12. To reserve, call DROM at 212.777.1157 or visit www.dromNYC.com.

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12 Nov



United Kingdom
 Monday, November 12, 2012 at 1:00 PM 
The Mavron Quartet
St David's Hall
Cardiff
United Kingdom

Tickets: £5.50 in advance
The Mavron Quartet

The Mavron Quartet, St David's Hall's Ensemble in Residence, is Wales' leading string Quartet. Since forming in 2002 the quartet has worked collaboratively with a range of artists to produce and perform new works, alongside outreach work with St David's Hall and the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust.

In association with Live Music Now Wales



Giovanni Battista Viotti : String Quartet No 1 in F
Hugh Wood : String Quartet No 1

13 Nov



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Chloë Hanslip performs Brahms
Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ
United Kingdom
02075898212

Tickets: £40, £32.50, £25, £15
Conductor - Christoph Koenig
Violin - Chloë Hanslip
Royal Philharmonic Ochestra


He may have been overshadowed by Wagner, but without Weber the history of opera would be very different. Weber’s Der Freischütz, with its atmospheric Overture, is considered the first important German Romantic opera – and had a huge impact on Wagner himself. Brahms and Wagner were rivals, splitting the musical world with their different approaches to composition, yet few can now resist the sunny charm of the Violin Concerto by Brahms. With its lyrical opening movement, exquisite, singing Adagio and vigorous finale, the Concerto is an ideal showcase for the talents of Chloë Hanslip. Dvorák’s Eighth Symphony is one of his most joyous, full of Bohemian folk-tunes and orchestral colour.

Box Office: 020 7730 4500



Carl Maria von Weber : Der Freischütz Overture
Johannes Brahms : Violin Concerto
Antonin Dvorak : Symphony No.8

14 Nov



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 7:30pm 
Colin Matthews, Schumann and Mozart
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Tickets: £10
Elias String Quartet

Mozart fashioned his Clarinet Quintet for Anton Stadler, a great Viennese wind player and fellow Freemason. The score periodically places the clarinet centre stage while generally treating the instrument as an equal chamber music partner. This concert opens with the world première of a new work, specially written by Colin Matthews for the Elias Quartet.

In creating string quartets, Schumann observed, ‘the composer must possess an intimate knowledge of the genre’s history, but should strive to produce more than mere imitations of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.’ He followed his advice to brilliant effect in the third of his Op. 41 quartets, displaying inventive ingenuity throughout.


Colin Matthews : String Quartet No. 4
Robert Schumann : String Quartet in A Op. 41 No. 3
Wolfgang Mozart : Clarinet Quintet in A K581

15 Nov 
 
16 Nov 
 
17 Nov



United Kingdom
 Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 7pm 
If on a Winter's Night...
Schott Recital Room @ Bauer & Hieber
48 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F7BB
United Kingdom

Siobhan Mooney (mezzo soprano)
Dominic Saunders (piano)



Martin Gaughan : Lines of Leaving

17 Nov



United States
 Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 7:30pm 
Melodia Women's Choir of NYC "Questions About Angels" 10th Anniversary Concert
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/advance students and seniors)
Melodia Women's Choir
Cynthia Powell, Artistic Director
Taisiya Pushkar (piano)
Haruka Fujii (marimba)
Barbara Merjan (percussion)
Wendy Powers (recorder)
Eleonore Oppenheim (bass)


Melodia Women's Choir of New York City, conducted by Artistic Director Cynthia Powell, celebrates a milestone 10th anniversary season with "Questions About Angels." This musical journey of rare and premiere works for women's voices brings together medieval, classical, sacred and contemporary in one exuberant concert showcasing the talent, diversity, and joy that has become the hallmark of Melodia Women's Choir this past decade.

At the center of Melodia's performance, and the inspiration behind the program's title, is the world premiere composition "Questions About Angels" for voices, marimba, piano and double bass by New York-based composer Sally Lamb McCune. Winner of the second Melodia Women's Composer Commission Competition, this work is in three movements and features a unique blend of angel-inspired poetry by the 15th-century mystic Bianco da Siena, English poet Christina Rossetti, American poet laureate Billy Collins, African-American spirituals and Shaker hymns.

"I'm thrilled to be conducting Sally Lamb McCune's new work for Melodia's 10th anniversary season," says Artistic Director Cynthia Powell. "The work starts in an ethereal mode and moves into a sultry jazz feeling in the second movement, set to one of my all time favorite poems by Billy Collins. The last movement is fast and exciting - her instrumental and vocal writing makes the piece virtually fly off the page." Powell, as founding conductor, celebrates her 10th anniversary with the group.

The varied program is rounded out with a sampling of songs in anticipation of the December holidays, including John Tavener's "The Lamb" with poetry by William Blake, and a collection sacred songs of early America arranged by the renowned women's a cappella group, Anonymous 4.

Closing the program is a selection of medieval works arranged for women's voices, recorders, violin and percussion arranged by the U.K.-based ensemble, The Mediaeval Baebes.

The program also features Allison Sniffin's "Punch!" a tour de force instrumental work featuring world-class marimba player Haruka Fujii and award-winning pianist Taisiya Pushkar.

Melodia Women's Choir has been called "riveting" by the New York Times and was named one of the top choirs in New York by Time Out New York. Melodia has been heard on radio stations WQXR and WNYC, seen on NBC-TV, and has performed at Symphony Space, Merkin Concert Hall, and the Surrogate's Courthouse as guest artists at the Women's History Month Celebration for the New York City Comptroller.


Sally Lamb McCune : Questions About Angels
John Tavener : The Lamb
Allison Sniffin : Punch!

17 Nov



United States
 Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 7:30 pm 
Melodia Women's Choir of NYC Presents: Questions About Angels, a 10th Anniversary Concert
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/advance students and seniors) Visit www.melodiawomenschoir.org
Melodia Womenʼs Choir, Cynthia Powell, Artistic Director, Taisiya Pushkar (piano), Haruka Fujii (marimba), and Barbara Merjan (percussion)

WORLD PREMIERE: “ALL ABOUT ANGELS” BY SALLY LAMB McCUNE
Medieval English Dances, 19th-century American Sacred Songs
“Punch!” for marimba and piano by ALLISON SNIFFIN

TWO PERFORMANCES: SAT, NOV 17 at 7:30 pm
Church of the Holy Apostles, 296 Ninth Avenue, Chelsea, New York City
 & SUN, NOV 18 at 4:00 pm
West End Collegiate Church, 368 West End Avenue, Upper West Side, New York City

Melodia Women's Choir of New York City, conducted by Artistic Director Cynthia Powell, celebrates a milestone 10th anniversary season with “Questions About Angels.” This musical journey of rare and premiere works for womenʼs voices brings together medieval, classical, sacred and contemporary in one exuberant concert showcasing the talent, diversity, and joy that has become the hallmark of Melodia Womenʼs Choir this past decade.

At the center of Melodiaʼs performance, and the inspiration behind the programʼs title, is the world premiere composition “All About Angels” for voices, marimba, piano and double bass by New York-based composer Sally Lamb McCune. Winner of the second Melodia Womenʼs Composer Commission Competition, this work is in three movements and features a unique blend of angel- inspired poetry by the 15th-century mystic Bianco da Siena, English poet Christina Rossetti, American poet laureate Billy Collins, African-American spirituals and Shaker hymns.


Sally Lamb McCune : All About Angels

18 Nov



United States
 Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 4:00 pm 
Melodia Women's Choir of NYC presents "Questions About Angels"
West End Collegiate Church
West End Ave. at 77th St
United States
http://www.westendchurch.org

Tickets: $20/advance, $25/door
Melodia Women's Choir, Cynthia Powell, Artistic Director, Taisiya Pushkar (piano), Haruka Fujii (marimba), Barbara Merjan (percussion), Wendy Powers (recorder), and Eleonore Oppenheim (bass)

Melodia Women's Choir of New York City, conducted by Artistic Director Cynthia Powell, celebrates a milestone 10th anniversary season with "Questions About Angels." This musical journey of rare and premiere works for women's voices brings together medieval, classical, sacred and contemporary in one exuberant concert showcasing the talent, diversity, and joy that has become the hallmark of Melodia Women's Choir this past decade.

At the center of Melodia's performance, and the inspiration behind the program's title, is the world premiere composition "Questions About Angels" for voices, marimba, piano and double bass by New York-based composer Sally Lamb McCune. Winner of the second Melodia Women's Composer Commission Competition, this work is in three movements and features a unique blend of angel-inspired poetry by the 15th-century mystic Bianco da Siena, English poet Christina Rossetti, American poet laureate Billy Collins, African-American spirituals and Shaker hymns.

"I'm thrilled to be conducting Sally Lamb McCune's new work for Melodia's 10th anniversary season," says Artistic Director Cynthia Powell. "The work starts in an ethereal mode and moves into a sultry jazz feeling in the second movement, set to one of my all time favorite poems by Billy Collins. The last movement is fast and exciting - her instrumental and vocal writing makes the piece virtually fly off the page." Powell, as founding conductor, celebrates her 10th anniversary with the group.

The varied program is rounded out with a sampling of songs in anticipation of the December holidays, including John Tavener's "The Lamb" with poetry by William Blake, and a collection sacred songs of early America arranged by the renowned women's a cappella group, Anonymous 4.

Closing the program is a selection of medieval works arranged for women's voices, recorders, violin and percussion arranged by the U.K.-based ensemble, The Mediaeval Baebes.

The program also features Allison Sniffin's "Punch!" a tour de force instrumental work featuring world-class marimba player Haruka Fujii and award-winning pianist Taisiya Pushkar.

Melodia Women's Choir has been called "riveting" by the New York Times and was named one of the top choirs in New York by Time Out New York. Melodia has been heard on radio stations WQXR and WNYC, seen on NBC-TV, and has performed at Symphony Space, Merkin Concert Hall, and the Surrogate's Courthouse as guest artists at the Women's History Month Celebration for the New York City Comptroller.


Sally Lamb McCune : Questions About Angels
Allison Sniffin : Punch!
John Tavener : The Lamb

19 Nov 
 
20 Nov



Netherlands
 Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 21.00 
Pekka Kuusisto finds a kindred spirit in Nico Muhly
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam
Netherlands
http://www.concertgebouw.nl

Pekka Kuusisto- viool
Nicolas Altstaedt- cello




Nico Muhly : Honest Music
Esa-Pekka Salonen : Yta III
Merlin . : Duo
Esa-Pekka Salonen : Yta III
Zoltán Kodály : Duo, op. 7

20 Nov



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 7.30pm - 9pm 
Sounds of the New
The Forge, London
3-7 Delancey Street, London, NW1 7NL
United Kingdom

Tickets: £9/7 online, £10/8 on the door
Ligeti Quartet
Richard Jones (viola)
Anna Patalong (soprano)
Tessa Marchington (piano)

New Dots launch concert to showcase emerging composers and musicians based in the UK

Tickets - http://www.forgevenue.org/whats-on/eventdetails/20-nov-12-contemporary-classical-the-forge/


Lloyd Moore : Six Songs for soprano and piano
Goncalo Gato : Shapes for string quartet
Helgi Ingvarsson : Become for viola and piano
Stephen Hicks : 2 inventions for string quartet
Edward Nesbit : A Pretence of Wit for soprano and piano
William Dougherty : The Aureole Effect for string quartet

21 Nov 
 
22 Nov



United Kingdom
 Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 8pm 
Olivier Messiaen: Quartet for the end of Time
Turner Sims, Southampton

United Kingdom

Netia Jones/Lightmap video design
John Constable piano

Landmarks is the London Sinfonietta's new series of chamber concerts, featuring performances of seminal music combined with short video interventions setting a context for the composer, the work, and its impact on the musical and cultural life of the 20th century. The first subject is Olivier Messiaen and his Quartet for the end of Time, premiered in a prisoner of war camp in 1941 where the composer himself was incarcerated.

At this performance, the ticket price includes a complimentary drink after the concert.

The London Sinfonietta are proud to be Associate Arists at Turner Sims, Southampton.


Olivier Messiaen : La Colombe
Olivier Messiaen : Plainte Calme
Olivier Messiaen : Theme and Variations
Olivier Messiaen : Quartet for the End of Time

22 Nov



Slovakia
 Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 6:00pm 

Ludovit Fulla Gallery
Makovickeho 1, 03401 Ružomberok
Slovakia
http://www.facebook.com/pages/HUDBA-U-FULLU/254062434638033?ref=ts&fref=ts
bluedeepmusic (at) online.de

Tickets: 3.00 Euro
Jordana Palovičová - piano

works by Peter Machajdík, C.PH.E.Bach, Ilja Zeljenka, alexander Scriabin

PETER MACHAJDIK : LINNAS for piano

22 Nov



Austria
 Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
Kopelman Quartett
Musikverein, Vienna
Bösendorferstr. 12, 1010 Wien, Österreich
Austria
+43 1 505 81 90
http://www.musikverein.at/startseite.asp
tickets@musikverein.at

Tickets: 5-43 euros
Kopelman Quartett



Alexander Borodin : Streichquartett Nr. 2 D - Dur, op. 63
Krzysztof Penderecki : Streichquartett Nr. 3
Cesar Franck : Quintett für Klavier, 2 Violinen, Viola und Violoncello f - Moll

23 Nov



United Kingdom
 Friday, November 23, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
Brand New Music for Winds
Regent Hall
275 Oxford St., London W1 2DJ
United Kingdom

Tickets: Tickets at Door (£10 (6) whole event, £8 (5) concert only.
15th London New Wind Festival

Charlotte Munro, Flutes
Catherine Pluygers, Oboes
Phil Edwards, Clarinets
Henryk Sienkiewicz, Horn
Glyn Williams, Bassoon
Alan Tomlinson, Trombone
Robert Coleridge, Piano



6-7 Composers Forum - discussing their work- chaired by Stephen Mark Barchan
7.30 Concert

Programme Includes:

* Ewan Campbell But I Digress
for Wind Quartet and Piano
* Richard Peat Wind Quintet
*** Ari Ben-Shabetai Winks
for Wind Quintet
** Tom Owen Womb
for full Ensemble
* Enid Luff Scherzo
for Winds (Flute, Horn and Trombone)
* Stephen Mark Barchan Blasted to Bits
for Solo Trombone & Electronics
** Colleen Muriel The Nearness of the Beloved
for Flute and Piano
Hilary Tann Doppelganger
for Solo Piano
* Henryk Sienkiewicz Sonatina
for Horn and Piano
* Chris Mortlock Dialogue
for Bassoon and Piano


* world premier
** london premier
*** european premier


Ari Ben-Shabetai : Winks - for woodwind quintet
Richard Peat : Wind Quintet
Enid Luff : Scherzo

23 Nov



Wales
 Friday, November 23, 2012 at 7pm 
Contemporary Evenings: Welsh Panorama
BBC Hoddinott Hall
Cardiff
Wales

Tickets: £7.50--£9.50
Conductor Grant Llewellyn
Violin Chloë Hanslip


Wales is currently undergoing a renaissance of native compositional talent. Catch-up with some of the latest names on the circuit in this concert of work by composers both born or living in Wales. Works featured include music by past and present Resident Composers, Guto Puw and Mark Bowden.

Mark Bowden : Fuolchi Distanti
Andrew Lewis : Eclipse
Arlene Sierra : Moler
Guto Puw : Hologram
Joseph Davies : Byzantium
Mark Bowden : Tirlun

24 Nov



United Kingdom
 Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 2 pm 

York Minster
York
United Kingdom

Tickets: free
The Micklefield Male Voice Choir



Patrick Lee : IF (for TTBB chorus & piano)

24 Nov



Ireland
 Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 2PM - 10PM 
Sonic Vigil 7
Shandon Church
Shandon, Cork
Ireland

Quiet Music Ensemble, Quiet Club, Karen Power, Stalling/Kelly, Harry Moore, Katie O' Looney.

Sonic Vigil 7 is an 8-hour celebration of sound. It is an annual event which brings together music, sound, visuals in a mix of installations, improvisations and compositions.
'are you where you think you are' is a quadraphonic sound installation and recipient of Ruth Anderson Prize from IAWM.


Karen Power : are you where you think you are

24 Nov



United Kingdom
 Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 1 pm 
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival: Rihm
Huddersfield Town Hall
Huddersfield Town Hall, Ramsden Street, Huddersfield HD1 2TA
United Kingdom

Tickets: £10.00-£15.00
Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje voice
Leigh Melrose baritone
Nicolas Altstaedt cello
Matthias Pintscher conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

The only Scottish orchestra to have won a Royal Philharmonic Society Award for best ensemble, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra returns to Huddersfield with an exciting programme of works by featured composers Matthias Pintscher, Wolfgang Rihm and hcmf// Composer in Residence Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje.

Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje : Concerto for Voice and Orchestra
Wolfgang Rihm : Versuchung
Matthias Pintscher : Songs from Solomon's Garden

24 Nov



United Kingdom
 Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival: Pintscher
Huddersfield Town Hall
Huddersfield Town Hall, Ramsden Street, Huddersfield HD1 2TA
United Kingdom

Tickets: £15.00-£19.00
Erik Schumann violin
Frode Haltli accordion
Matthias Pintscher conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

The BBC SSO's second concert is centered around a work by its first Artist-in-Association, New York-based composer and conductor Matthias Pintscher. The UK Premiere of Dai Fujikura's Tocar y luchar and works by Arne Nordheim and Luigi Nono complete the programme.

Dai Fujikura : Tocar y luchar
Matthias Pintscher : Mar'eh
Arne Nordheim : Spur
Luigi Nono : No hay caminos hay que caminar

24 Nov



United Kingdom
 Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 11.30am 
Insight:Richard Baker
CBSO Centre, Birmingham
Berkley Street, Birmingham
United Kingdom

Tickets: Free event
Composer Richard Baker
Composer/sound artist Nye Parry
BCMG percussionist Julian Warburton

Join us for this mid-morning event with composer Richard Baker, composer/sound artist Nye Parry and BCMG percussionist Julian Warburton, to gain an insight into Richard Baker’s working method and get a first taste of his Sound Investment piece for ensemble and electronics, which we premiere in our February 2013 concert.




25 Nov



Germany
 Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 8pm 
Trio XelmYa - Berliner Komponisten und Gäste
Konzerthaus, Musikclub,
Gendarmenmarkt 10117 Berlin
Germany
+49 · 30 · 20 30 9 2333
http://www.konzerthaus.de/programm/trio-xelmya/461

Trio XelmYa

ALEXA RENGER Violine
SYLVIA HINZ Blockflöten
EHRENGARD VON GEMMINGEN Violoncello





25 Nov



United Kingdom
 Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
Beethoven, Webern and Kurtág
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Tickets: £10
Midori

violin

Özgür Aydin

piano


Since making her debut at the age of eleven with the New York Philharmonic almost 30 years ago, the violinist Midori has established a record of achievement which sets her apart as a musician and innovator. Midori’s devotion to thought-provoking programmes is reflected in her recital’s combination of three Beethoven violin sonatas with the aphoristic music of Webern’s Four Pieces Op. 7 and the time-bending, sound-altering world of György Kurtág’s Tre pezzi for violin and piano Op. 14e.

Ludwig Van Beethoven : Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Op. 12 No. 2
Anton Webern : Four Pieces Op. 7
Ludwig Van Beethoven : Violin Sonata No. 6 in A Op. 30 No. 1
Gyorgy Kurtág : Tre pezzi Op. 14e
Ludwig Van Beethoven : Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Op. 47 ‘Kreutzer’

26 Nov 
 
27 Nov



Netherlands
 Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 20.15 
Orchestra members in Close-up: Shaker Loops
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam
Netherlands
http://www.concertgebouw.nl

Tickets: 10-30.60 Euros
Christian van Eggelen - viool
Ursula Schoch - viool
Sanne Hunfeld - viool
Jeroen Woudstra - viool/altviool
Jeroen Quint - altviool
Gregor Horsch - cello
Fred Edelen - cello
Olivier Thiery - contrabas




John Adams : Shaker Loops
Bart de Vrees : delen uit 'Five Interludes for String Quintet'
Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Souvenir de Florence in d, op. 70

28 Nov 
 
29 Nov



United Kingdom
 Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Natasha Paremski performs Shostakovich
Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ
United Kingdom
02075898212

Tickets: £40, £32.50, £25, £15
Conductor - Rory Macdonald
Piano - Natasha Paremski
Trumpet - Mike Allen
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


This delectable programme of spine-tingling works opens with the Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis by Vaughan Williams. The majesty of the English Renaissance meets the pre-war innocence of early twentieth-century England, as a theme by Thomas Tallis resonates through Vaughan Williams’ rich string textures. In the fascinating Piano Concerto No.1 for Piano, Trumpet and Strings by Shostakovich, the piano dominates, but both soloists shine with quickfire exchanges and rhythmic verve. The Walk to the Paradise Garden, from the opera A Village Romeo and Juliet by Delius, is a gloriously seductive work, its sumptuous orchestration dripping with nostalgia. As if this wasn’t enough, the epic Fifth Symphony by Sibelius is one of his masterpieces, building to a climactic finale with its unforgettable horn theme.

Box Office: 020 7730 4500



Ralph Vaughan Williams : Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Dmitri Shostakovich : Piano Concerto No.1 for Piano, Trumpet and Strings
Frederick Delius : The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Jean Sibelius : Symphony No.5

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