New Music Concert Listings
Login   Sign Up 
 


Site Search.


New Members
  sumio (21/10)
  Archery Promos (20/10)
  Evan Merklin (18/10)
  dany500 (18/10)
  Slotart (16/10)

   » Full C:T Members List


Other Resources
News Archive






New Music Concert Listings

Welcome to the Composition:Today New Music Concert Listings.
Advertise your contemporary classical music concert free of charge.
Add your listing here or if you prefer, send details to (Concert must include new music)
   


Show: All Countries UK only US only Other International
Previous Month | Next Month
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 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

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

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



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

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

21 Nov 
 
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

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

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 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.




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

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

30 Nov



Germany
 Friday, November 30, 2012 at 8pm 
Musik der Zeit. Speakings
Westdeutscher Rundfunk

Germany

Nicolas Hodges piano
WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
Conductor Ilan Volkov
IRCAM computer music design Gilbert Nouno*, Arshia Cont*



Leos Janacek : Suite aus der Oper "Aus einem Totenhaus"
Hugues Dufourt : On the wings of the morning
Jonathan Harvey : Speakings

30 Nov



United States
 Friday, November 30, 2012 at 8pm 
Composers Concordance's Festival II: Concert #1: 60 x 60
Spectrum
121 Ludlow Street, 2nd floor, NYC
United States
http://https://www.facebook.com/spectrumNYC

Tickets: Tickets $10
Instrumentation: Electronic Music / Multimedia
60 Electronic Composers


The festival commences with an electronic music / multimedia event at Spectrum - that burgeoning Ludlow Street venue described in The New York Times as recalling "New York’s experimental-music lofts of the 1970s and ’80s". In partnership with Vox Novus / 60 x 60, the program will feature 60 one-minute works by composers including Joel Chadabe, Robert Dick, Lainie Fefferman, Mari Kimura, Joan La Barbara, Jascha Narveson, and Robert Voisey, among many others. https://www.facebook.com/spectrumNYC

Gene Pritsker : paroxysm extract

1 Dec



United States
 Saturday, December 01, 2012 at 7pm 
Composers Concordance's Festival II: Concert #2: Soli
Faust Harrison Pianos
205 West 58th Street, New York, NY
United States
http://www.faustharrisonpianos.com/

Tickets: free
Kathleen Supové, Eleonor Sandresky, & Jed Distler

This unique concert brings together, in an intimate boutique setting, three of today's piano music stars: Kathleen Supové, Eleonor Sandresky, and Jed Distler. Each a champion with a distinctive approach to piano music interpretation and presentation, these artists perform their own compositions, as well as a triple-piano suite composed specifically for them by Milica Paranosic, Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper, Jed Distler, and Daniel Palkowski. http://www.faustharrisonpianos.com/events.shtml


1 Dec



United Kingdom
 Saturday, December 01, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Britten - Song Cycles I
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Ann Murray DBE
mezzo-soprano
John Mark Ainsley
tenor
Robin Tritschler
tenor
Marcus Farnsworth
baritone
Malcolm Martineau
piano

Britten and Pears gave the first public performance of Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo at Wigmore Hall in September 1943. The work includes one of the composer’s finest songs, his coruscating setting of Michelangelo’s metaphysical poem ‘Veggio co’ bei vostri occhi un dolce lume’.
This programme spans the creative course of Britten’s song-writing career, opening with a sequence drawn from his many fabulous folksong arrangements and including The Poet’s Echo, a cycle of Pushkin settings written during a holiday visit to the Soviet Union in 1965.
Supported by the Britten-Pears Foundation.


Benjamin Britten : On this Island Op. 11
Benjamin Britten : Songs and Proverbs of William Blake Op. 74
Benjamin Britten : Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo Op. 22
Benjamin Britten : The Poet's Echo Op. 76
Benjamin Britten : Folksongs

1 Dec



Germany
 Saturday, December 01, 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



Martin Gaughan : Night Pieces (4 Haiku)

2 Dec



United Kingdom
 Sunday, December 02, 2012 at  
New Music Show 3
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
South Bank, London SE1
United Kingdom
08700 606 096
http://www.rfh.org.uk

Martyn Brabbins conductor *
Huw Watkins piano +
Sound Intermedia sound projection
London Sinfonietta
London Sinfonietta Academy Ensemble

The New Music Show is the London Sinfonietta's platform for new music from the very best emerging talent from the UK and abroad. Enjoy a festival-in-a-day with performances, installations, talks and opportunities to participate.

Performances from 4.00pm throughout the afternoon and evening:

Set 1: 4.30pm
John Cage Suite for Toy Piano
Andrew Hamilton solo piece
Juliana Hodkinson Stills

Set 2: 6.00pm*
Tansy Davies Nature (London premiere) +
Larry Goves Trends in personal relationships (first professional performance)

Set 3: 7.30pm*
David Fennessy 13 Factories (UK premiere)
Andrew Norman Try (London premiere)
Gerald Barry Lisbon

Late-set: 9.00pm with Oliver Coates and guest artist Serafina Steer
Alvin Lucier Music for cello and one or more amplified vases
Serafina Steer songs
Charlie Usher Yawl Ketch Schooner Brig

Plus, throughout the day, Hidden gives the chance to discover a series of specially-commissioned new works in hidden spaces around Southbank Centre. Sign up on the day to book your space.



3 Dec



United Kingdom
 Monday, December 03, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Britten - The String Quartets
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Tickets: £15 £20 £25 £30
Takács Quartet


Wigmore Hall’s newly appointed Associate Artists explore Britten’s three numbered string quartets, compositions shaped by intellectual complexity and profound compassion. The Takács Quartet has lived with these works for many years, crafting interpretations that seize listeners with their insight, captivating honesty and sense of awe.
Wigmore Hall played host to the first UK performance of the composer’s String Quartet No. 1 in April 1943 and provided the platform for the November 1945 world première of String Quartet No. 2, complete with its mighty ‘Chacony’, a tribute to Henry Purcell.
Peter Eyre will read excerpts from Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice before the performance of String Quartet No. 3, which finds echoes in the novella.


Benjamin Britten : String Quartet No. 1 in D Op. 25
Benjamin Britten : String Quartet No. 2 in C Op. 36
Benjamin Britten : String Quartet No. 3 Op. 94

3 Dec



United Kingdom
 Monday, December 03, 2012 at 19:30-21:30 
ACM Ensemble - Music of the Upbow
International Anthony Burgess Foundation Centre
Engine House, Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY
United Kingdom
http://www.anthonyburgess.org/

Tickets: £3
Following their performance of Abrahamsen's Schnee in June, ACM Ensemble invites its audience to a further exploration of the subtle and delicate sounds of Danish contemporary music. Along with commissions from two emerging British composers, the program represents Danes from three generations, concluding with the UK premiere of Steen-Andersen's strikingly original masterpiece Amid.



Simon Steen-Andersen : rerendered
Bent Sorensen : Angelus Waltz
Bent Sorensen : The Hill of the Heartless Giant
David Futers : windows and door: Demark (1)
Lars Bagger : Propior Deo
David Curington : Flute, Clarinet and Violin Nos. 1-3
Simon Steen-Andersen : Amid

4 Dec



United States
 Tuesday, December 04, 2012 at 7:30pm 
Composers Concordance's Festival II: Concert #4: Nine Live
Shapeshifter Lab
18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn
United States
http://www.shapeshifterlab.com/
info@ShapeShifterLab.com

Tickets: $10
violinist Dave Soldier, composer-clarinetist Kinan Amzeh, composer-trumpeter Franz Hackl, composer-hornist John Clark, composer-vocalist-keyboardist-gusle player Milica Paranosic, composer-pianist-keyboardist Patrick Grant, composer-guitarist Gene Pritsker, composer-bass guitarist Dan Cooper, and composer-percussionist Peter Jarvis.

It'll be well worth the trip over to Brooklyn's cutting-edge venue Shapeshifter Lab to hear this rambunctious nonet made up entirely of composers, performing a set of nine premieres. This event features the Composers Concordance Ensemble: composer-violinist Dave Soldier, composer-clarinetist Kinan Amzeh, composer-trumpeter Franz Hackl, composer-hornist John Clark, composer-vocalist-keyboardist-gusle player Milica Paranosic, composer-pianist-keyboardist Patrick Grant, composer-guitarist Gene Pritsker, composer-bass guitarist Dan Cooper, and composer-percussionist Peter Jarvis. http://www.shapeshifterlab.com


5 Dec 
 
6 Dec



Scotland
 Thursday, December 06, 2012 at 2pm 
Afternoon Performance - Mustonen Plays Bartók & Hindemith
City Halls
Glasgow
Scotland

Tickets: £7.00-£9.00
Olli Mustonen piano
Martyn Brabbins conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra


Bartók’s fiery suite of dances was one of the composer’s first works to achieve international success and was commissioned to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the merging of Buda and Pest into one capital. In the second half of the programme, Olli Mustonen gives the UK Premiere of a concerto written in 1923 for Paul Wittgenstein (who lost his arm during the First World War). As Wittgenstein did not like the work it remained unperformed until its premiere in 2004 by Leon Fleischer with the Berlin Philharmonic/Simon Rattle. The afternoon closes with the ‘Symphony’ that Hindemith extracted from his opera Mathis der Maler, which was also given its first performance in Berlin, but in 1934 just a few months before the Nazis banned his music.

Béla Bartók : Dance Suite
Béla Bartók : Piano Concerto No.3
Paul Hindemith : Klaviermusik mit orchester (Piano Concerto for the Left Hand), Op.29
Paul Hindemith : Symphony ‘Mathis der Maler'

7 Dec



United Kingdom
 Friday, December 07, 2012 at Activities in foyer from 4pm. Concert starts at 4.30pm 
Quartet for the End of Time
Bramall Music Building
University of Birmingham, Edgbaston
United Kingdom

Tickets: £4 adults / free for under 16s (all children must be accompanied by an adult)


On a bitingly cold January night in 1941, at the Stalag VIIIA German prisoner-of-war camp, an extraordinary piece of music was performed for the first time by a group of four prisoners - a clarinettist, violinist, cellist and pianist. The composer was Olivier Messiaen, the piece Quartet for the End of Time. Drawing inspiration from birdsong and ancient Hindu rhythms, and with movements with titles such as ‘Dance of fury, for the seven trumpets’ and ‘Tangle of rainbows, for the Angel who announces the end of time’, the piece is a 20th century classic.

Come and join us for this hour-long informal concert, hear excerpts of the piece, and learn the amazing story behind the music and about the lives of the musicians who performed it.


Olivier Messiaen : Quartet for the End of Time

7 Dec



United Kingdom
 Friday, December 07, 2012 at 4.30pm 
Families@4: Looking to the Heavens
Bramall Music Building
University of Birmingham, Edgbaston
United Kingdom

Tickets: £4 adults / free for under 16s (all children must be accompanied by an adult)
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group



Activities in foyer from 4pm

This fun, bite-sized and interactive concert for young people and their families will explore the heavenly music of Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the end of time and extracts from one of the 20th century’s most important compositions, Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire.

Get close up to the music and musicians in this informal and relaxed performance. Come early and take part in activities in the foyer.

Best suited to children aged 7+
Performances will last around one hour



7 Dec



United States
 Friday, December 07, 2012 at 8pm 
Composers Concordance's Festival II: Concert #5: Legends
DiMenna Center Mary Flagler Cary Hall
450 West 37th Street, NYC
United States
http://www.oslmusic.org/dimenna-center/

Tickets: $20 day of performance, $15 students and advance tickets
Composers Concordance Chamber Orchestra (CCCO), Lara St. John - violin, Valerie Coleman - flute, Thomas Carlo Bo - conductor

In 1893, legendary Czech composer Antonín Dvořák spoke in NYC of the influence of Native American and African American music on his Symfonie. He urged American composers to focus attention on what "must" be the foundation for "the future music of this country." The concert program is entitled 'Legends', recalling the timeless melodies of Dvořák himself, and examining the influence of Native American and African American music on contemporary orchestral composition. Conducted by Thomas Carlo Bo, this debut performance of CCCO features violinist Lara St. John and flutist Valerie Coleman (of Imani Winds) as soloists. Moreover, each member of this orchestra is a true champion of contemporary music, including bass trombonist Dave Taylor, pianist Taka Kigawa, percussionist Peter Jarvis, violinist Lynn Bechtold, and oboist Keve Wilson, among others. Don't miss this event, to include the distinctive compositions of Valerie Coleman, Dan Cooper, Patrick Hardish (Founding Director), Otto Luening ('Potawatomi Legends'), Milica Paranosic, Joseph Pehrson (Founding Director), Gene Pritsker, and Dave Soldier. http://www.oslmusic.org/dimenna-center-welcome


7 Dec



Wales
 Friday, December 07, 2012 at 2pm 
Afternoon Concert: Barber, Finzi and Leroy Anderson
BBC Hoddinott Hall
Cardiff
Wales

Tickets: £8.50-£11.50
Conductor Garry Walker
Soprano Elin Manahan Thomas
Harp Catrin Finch

An afternoon concert of seasonal favourites, novelties and some suprises featuring two of Wales's best-loved soloists: Catrin Finch and Elin Manahan Thomas. Samuel Barber's sumptuous arrangements of popular Christmas carols are heard alongside the serene contentment of Finzi's Dies Natalis: a reflection of an innocent newborn child's joy and wonder.

Samuel Barber : Die Natali
Gabriel Pierné : Concertstück for Harp & Orchestra
Daniel Jones : Five Pieces for Orchestra
Gerald Finzi : Dies Natalis
Leroy Anderson : Christmas Festival

7 Dec



United Kingdom
 Friday, December 07, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Looking to the Heavens
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2EA
United Kingdom
0121 200 2000
symphonyhall@necgroup.co.uk
http://boxoffice.necgroup.co.uk/iccsym.asp

Tickets: £10 - £42
Conductor: Andris Nelsons
Soprano: Claire Booth *
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire was premiered at the Berlin Choralion-Saal on 16 October 1912. The small mixed ensemble that Schoenberg invented for this masterpiece of early atonal music has over the last 100 years become a ‘standard ensemble’, spawning a large repertoire for this grouping of instruments by subsequent composers.

Pierrot Lunaire is a three-part work that sets German translations of poems by Albert Giraud. The eight instruments played by five performers are arranged differently in every number and produce an amazing variety of sound. A striking feature of the work is the vocalist’s Sprechstimme (speech-singing), an eerie declamation between song and speech, where the pitch is sounded but not held; instead, the vocalist immediately leaves the note, falling or rising to the next.

The first of three performances of Pierrot Lunaire in our 25th anniversary season follows a CBSO performance of Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony. Composed just 20 years before Schoenberg’s tour de force, Bruckner’s symphony is one of late Romantic music’s most overwhelming experiences.

Concert preceded by a free 30-minute piano recital at 6.15pm, performed by one of the rising stars of Birmingham Conservatoire.




Anton Bruckner : Symphony No. 8
Arnold Schoenberg : Pierrot Lunaire

8 Dec 
 
9 Dec



United States
 Sunday, December 09, 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.

# # #



10 Dec 
 
11 Dec 
 
12 Dec 
 
13 Dec



United Kingdom
 Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 7.30pm 
The Great O Anthems
Grosvenor Chapel, London
South Audley Street, London W1K 2PA
United Kingdom
http://www.grosvenorchapel.org.uk

Tickets: Tickets price £12 (under 25's £5,other concessions £10) includes a glass of wine
London Concord Singers
Malcolm Cottle (conductor)

The Magnificat Antiphons for the last seven days of Advent, the Great O Anthems, have inspired composers over the centuries and London Concord Singers present a survey of the settings, each anthem set by a different composer. One anthem is sung to the original plainchant whilst another is in a setting by the 17th century English composer Robert Ramsey, the remaining settings are by contemporary composers from Estonia, Poland and the UK. Those of Arvo Pärt, Pavel Lukaszewski, Bob Chilcott and Keith Roberts are from taken from complete settings of all seven antiphons. Whilst that of Cecilia MacDowell, which was premiered earlier this year, is from a set commissioned from seven different composers by Merton College Choir. The Magnificat Antiphons will be complemented by a magnificent Magnificat by Andrea Gabrieli for three choirs.

The concert will be completed with a selection of music for Advent including the premiere of Robert Hugill’s advent motet Propre es tu.


Arvo Pärt : O Immanuel, from Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen
Pawel Lukaszewski : O Radix Jesse, from Antiphonae (O Antiphons)
Bob Chilcott : O Adonai, from Advent Antiphons
Keith Roberts : O Clavis David, from Veni
Cecilia McDowall : O Oriens
Robert Hugill : Propre es tu

14 Dec



United Kingdom
 Friday, December 14, 2012 at 20:00 
Philip Glass at 75: Koyaanisqatsi
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Tickets: £10 –35
Godfrey Reggio director

Britten Sinfonia
Philip Glass Ensemble
Trinity Laban Chamber Choir
Stephen Jackson choir director
Michael Reisman conductor

A live screening of Koyaanisqatsi the unforgettable 1982 film set to a new arrangement of Glass’ film score for his ensemble and orchestra.

Godfrey Reggio’s 1982 time-lapse cinematic vision of American cities and landscapes Koyaanisqatsi has been described as a ‘visual tone poem.’ In this wordless vision of nature and civilization is Reggio’s view of an ‘unbalanced world’, the collision of man with technology and the inadequate, humiliated state of language. As iconic as Reggio’s film is Glass’s score – momentous in its gradations of tempi, its seismically shifting harmonies and its seminal pitting of synthesized sounds against the weight of the orchestra. Here the Britten Sinfonia and the Philip Glass ensemble play the composer’s revised orchestration as a live accompaniment to the film.


Philip Glass : Koyaanisqatsi

Previous Month | Next Month