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18 Feb 
 
19 Feb



Austria
 Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 20:00 
QUATUOR VOCE
Musikverein, Vienna
Bösendorferstr. 12, 1010 Wien, Österreich
Austria
+43 1 505 81 90
http://www.musikverein.at/startseite.asp
tickets@musikverein.at

Tickets: 5-26 Euros
QUATUOR VOCE



Maurice Ravel : Streichquartett F - Dur
Gyorgy Ligeti : Streichquartett Nr. 1 ("Métamorphoses nocturnes")
Ludwig Van Beethoven : Streichquartett e - Moll, op. 59/2

19 Feb



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 8pm 
Mark-Anthony Turnage
Jerwood Hall
London
United Kingdom

Tickets: £10-22
Gwilym Simcock piano
John Patitucci double bass/bass guitar
LSO String Orchestra


A self-confessed jazz addict, Mark Anthony Turnage allows the presence of Miles Davis and others to infuse his work. For this late-night gig, LSO St Luke’s will be transformed into a jazz den of dizzying talent featuring Grammy-winning double bass and fusion electric bass player John Patitucci, and the first ever jazz musician to be selected for the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme, Gwilym Simcock.

Mark-Anthony Turnage : A Prayer out of Stillness
Gwilym Simcock : New work for piano and strings

19 Feb



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 1.05pm-2.00pm 
Lunchtime Recital
Wesley's Chapel and Leysian Mission, London
49 City Road, EC1Y 1AU
United Kingdom

Tickets: Free Entrance
Felicity Vincent, Cello
Richard Black, Piano



David Dubery : Sonata for Cello and Piano

19 Feb



Wales
 Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Britten and Elgar
BBC Hoddinott Hall
Cardiff
Wales

Tickets: £8.50-11.50
BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Conductor François-Xavier Roth
Clarinet Robert Plane



Colin Matthews : Reflected Images
Benjamin Britten : Movements for a clarient concerto
Charlie Piper : The Twittering Machine
Edward Elgar : Variations on an original theme "Enigma"

20 Feb 
 
21 Feb



United Kingdom
 Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Various times 
Contemporary Music Festival
University of Plymouth - England
University of Plymouth, Drakes Circus
United Kingdom
http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/pages/view.asp?page=37709

Tickets: Various
Festival Directors:
Simon Ible, Director of Music, Peninsula Arts, Plymouth University
Eduardo R. Miranda, Professor of Computer Music, Plymouth University

Thursday 21 – Sunday 24 February

As well as creating a platform for music emerging from research, this year’s festival will explore the theme of memory as a virtual sixth sense - through inward journeys of the human brain and the pursuit of lost memories of childhood, forgotten ancestors and global connections.

Drawing on both classical and electronic music Sensing Memory will implement innovative research into computer music and engage with classic orchestral experiences to reveal new sound worlds to the audience. The theme of Sensing Memory is allied to a new four-year ICCMR research project being funded by EPSRC entitled Brain-Computer Interface for Monitoring and Inducing Affective States led by Prof Eduardo R Miranda and Dr Slawomir J. Nasuto at the University of Reading’s Cybernetics Research Group. This project aims to create an intelligent musical computer that can help someone adjust their emotions when they are depressed or stressed. The computer will play music, analysing the person’s brain activity as they do so, allowing it to select what sounds to generate based on how close the person is to feeling the way they want. This research will impact on the health and entertainment industries such as the gaming industry.


various composers : For more details: http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/pages/view.asp?page=39702

21 Feb



United Kingdom
 Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Looking to the Heavens
Dora Stoutzker Hall
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3ER
United Kingdom
02920 391391
http://www.rwcmd.ac.uk
boxoffice@rwcmd.ac.uk

Tickets: £12
Soprano: Claire Booth *
Flute: Marie-Christine Zupancic
Clarinet: Timothy Lines
Piano: Malcolm Wilson
Violin/Viola: Laurence Jackson
Cello: Ulrich Heinen

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.

Olivier Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the end of time) was first heard on a brutally cold January night in 1941, at the Stalag VIIIA prisoner-of-war camp, in Görlitz, Germany. The title does not exaggerate the ambitions of the piece. An inscription in the score supplies a catastrophic image from the Book of Revelation: ‘In homage to the Angel of the Apocalypse, who lifts his hand toward heaven, saying, “There shall be time no longer”.

The Quartet is however, the gentlest apocalypse imaginable. There are no roaring sound-masses of doom, but instead fiercely elegant dances, whose rhythms swing along in intricate patterns without ever obeying a regular beat - episodes of transfixing serenity, to which words fail to do justice. That Messiaen’s apocalypse has little to do with history and catastrophe, but instead records the rebirth of an ordinary soul in the grip of extraordinary emotion, is why the Quartet remains as overpowering today as it was on that frigid night in 1941.


Arnold Schoenberg : Pierrot Lunaire
Olivier Messiaen : Quatuor pour la fin du temps

22 Feb



France
 Friday, February 22, 2013 at 20:00 
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France - Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Salle Pleyel
252 rue u Fauborg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris
France

Tickets: 10-45 Euros
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Jukka-Pekka Saraste : conducting
Pierre-Laurent Aimard : piano
Colin Currie : percussion



Elliott Carter : Two Controversies and a Conversation pour piano, percussions et orchestre de chambre (création française)
Igor Stravinsky : Mouvements pour piano et orchestre
Béla Bartók : Suite de danses
Leos Janacek : Sinfonietta

23 Feb



United States
 Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 7:30pm-9:30pm 
Present Music-In the Chamber
The Hamilton Cocktail Lounge
823 E. Hamilton St. Milwaukee, WI 53202
United States
(414) 271-0711 x 5
http://www.presentmusic.org
susan@presentmusic.org

Tickets: Tickets are $25-$35. Students receive 1/2 price off tickets
Present Music Ensemble

Intimately heard and intensely played, Present Music takes you In the Chamber. Andrew Norman’s Sabina, inspired by Roman churches in the early morning, shines through sophisticated patterns and grows with the light and warmth of experience while Ted Hearne’s Vessels travels through difficult yet forceful turns of mood and understanding. Other selections featured honor the Composer’s idols. Motion, composed by Nico Muhly, is a tribute to Orlando Gibbons’s verse anthem See, See the World, which captures the nervous energy of obsessive counting. Inspiration for I Found it by the Sea, composed by Tmothy Andres, is drawn from Brahms’ chamber music, creating space and resolution between its variations. Witness the inspiration behind each piece, as Present Music brings you up close and personal with our musicians. Experience In the Chamber.

Timothy Andres : I Found it by the Sea
Nico Muhly : Motion
Ted Hearne : Vessels
Andrew Norman : Sabina

24 Feb



France
 Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 4.00pm 
Ludwig
Salle Pleyel
252 rue u Fauborg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris
France

Tickets: 30,25,20,15,10 Euros
Orchestre National d'Île-de-France
Yoel Levi, Conductor




Christina Athinodorou : Intermède pour une mer jamais vue
Ludwig Beethoven : Concerto pour violon
Ludwig Beethoven : Symphonie n° 5

24 Feb



Australia
 Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 3pm 
Musica Viva's "A Touch of Romance"
Binna Burra

Australia

Ensemble Entourage



Paul Kopetz : "An Australian Backyard Suite"

25 Feb



United Kingdom
 Monday, February 25, 2013 at 8pm 
Noisy Nights #21
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
10 Cambridge Street Edinburgh EH1 2ED
United Kingdom
0131 228 1404
http://www.traverse.co.uk/

Ruth Morley - Flute
Mark O'Keeffe - Trumpet
Robert Irvine - 'Cello
John Harris - Conductor



Martin Gaughan : 'Fanfares for the Loch Ness Monster'

26 Feb



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 20:00 
Bingham String Quartet - Benslow Music International Recital Series
Benslow Music Trust
Peter Morrison Hall, Hitchin, Hertfordshire. SG4 9RB
United Kingdom
01462 459446
http://www.benslow.org
info@benslow.org

Tickets: £10 (free entry for all 8 - 25yr olds)
Bingham String Quartet:
Steve Bingham - violin Marina Gillam - violin Brenda Stewart - viola James Halsey - cello





Wolfgang Mozart : String Quartet in D, K575
Leos Janacek : Strig Quartet No 1 "Kreutzer Sonata"
Arnold Schonberg : Verklarte Nacht

26 Feb



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 7.45pm 
Repeating Patterns: the start of U.S. minimalism
Purcell Room, Southbank Centre
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom
0844 875 0073
http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/

Tickets: £12
Presented by the London Sinfonietta.

This concert is also performed on:
27 February, Southbank Centre, London
28 February, Turner Sims, Southampton

An introduction to the world of minimalism, tracing its origins in 1960s New York loft apartments and art-galleries to a cult musical movement in the '70s and beyond. This concert continues London Sinfonietta's new Landmark series, with a video and audio narrative created by Netia Jones / Lightmap.

La Monte Young : Composition 1960 #7
La Monte Young : X for Henry Flynt
Terry Riley : In C
Steve Reich : It's Gonna Rain
Steve Reich : Clapping Music
Steve Reich : Violin Phase
Philip Glass : 1+1
Philip Glass : Knee Play 2

27 Feb



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Baltic Nights
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Tickets: £8-32
Britten Sinfonia
Alina Ibragimova violin
Britten Sinfonia Voices

Acclaimed violinist Alina Ibragimova joins Britten Sinfonia in a programme journeying through 400 years of music. Demonstrating her skills at both contemporary and early repertoire, Alina performs Peteris Vasks’ Violin Concerto ‘Distant Light’ and one of only two surviving violin concertos by Bach. Britten Sinfonia’s professional choir, Britten Sinfonia Voices, interweave music from Perotin and Bach, and Eriks Esenvalds brings the themes of the programme together in a new commission for strings and voices.

. Perotin : Viderunt omnes
J.S. Bach : Violin Concerto in A minor
Eriks Esenvalds : New work (world premiere)
J.S. Bach : Komm Jesu, komm

27 Feb



France
 Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 20:00 
Berliner Philharmoniker - Sir Simon Rattle - Miklos Perenyi
Salle Pleyel
252 rue u Fauborg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris
France

Tickets: 10-145 Euros
Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle : conducting
Miklós Perényi : cello



Henri Dutilleux : Métaboles
Witold Lutoslawski : Concerto pour violoncelle
Robert Schumann : Symphonie n° 2

27 Feb



Ireland
 Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 8pm 
10th Anniversary Festival of Galway Music Residency
Aula Maxima
NUIG, Galway
Ireland
http://www.thegalwaymusicresidency.ie

Tickets: €15/20
ConTempo String Quartet
Isabelle O' Connell
RTE Vanburgh Quartet
Dermot Dunne
Ariel Hernandez

Tuesday, February 26th @ 6 pm, NUI Galway, Aula Maxima: Piano Workshop with Isabelle O'Connell. Click here for application.

Wednesday, February 27th @ 1:10 pm, NUI Galway, The Cube. Lunchtime Talk - 'The Making of Music' with Dr. Jane O'Leary, Galway-based composer and Dr. Karen Power, The Galway Music Residency Composer-in-Residence. Free Admission.

Wednesday, February 27th @ 7:00 pm, NUI Galway, Lower Aula. Opening of The Galway Music Residency Display of Archival Materials. Free Admission. This exhibit is open every evening during the Festival.

Wednesday, February 27th @ 8:00 pm, NUI Galway, Aula Maxima. The Galway Ensemble in Residence, ConTempo Quartet and Isabelle O'Connell, piano. Piano quintets by Jane O'Leary, Shostakovich, Mozart. PLUS the World Premiere of a special 10th Anniversary musical piece - 'hearing leaves' - by Dr. Karen Power performed by ConTempo Quartet. See ticket/booking information below.

Thursday, February 28th @ 1:10 pm, Galway City Library, Lunchtime @ The Library - 'New Ground' - with cellist/vocalist Naomi Berrill. Free Admission.

Thursday, February 28th @ 8:00 pm, NUI Galway, Aula Maxima. The Galway Ensemble in Residence, ConTempo Quartet, Dermot Dunne, accordion and Ariel Hernandez, guitar/voice. A Night of Latin American Music and Song - Tangos, Sambas and more. See ticket/booking information below.

Friday, March 1st @ 1:10 pm, Galway City Library, Lunchtime @ The Library - 'Music & Words' - with The Galway Ensemble in Residence, ConTempo Quartet and poet Kevin O'Shea. Free Admission.

Friday, March 1st @ 8:00 pm, NUI Galway, Aula Maxima. The Galway Ensemble in Residence, ConTempo Quartet and RTE Vanbrugh Quartet. A Night of Octets, Sextets and Quartets, including the most wonderful Mendelssohn Octet. See ticket/booking information below.


Karen Power : hearing leaves
Jane O'Leary : Piano Quintet

28 Feb



United Kingdom
 Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 8pm 
Repeating Patterns: the start of U.S. minimalism
Turner Sims, Southampton

United Kingdom

Tickets: tbc
London Sinfonietta

An introduction to the world of minimalism, tracing its origins in 1960s New York loft apartments and art-galleries to a cult musical movement in the '70s and beyond. This concert continues London Sinfonietta's new Landmark series, with a video and audio narrative created by Netia Jones / Lightmap.

La Monte Young : Composition 1960 #7
La Monte Young : X for Henry Flynt
Terry Riley : In C
Steve Reich : It's Gonna Rain
Steve Reich : Clapping Music
Steve Reich : Violin Phase
Philip Glass : 1+1
Philip Glass : Knee Play 2

28 Feb



United Kingdom
 Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 1.00 pm 
Music for Trumpet and Organ
St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol

United Kingdom

Tickets: Free
Colin Bloch (trumpet)
Andrew Kirk (organ)

Lunchtime Recital

Jonathan Palmer : Doom Triptych

29 Feb 
 
1 Mar 
 
2 Mar 
 
3 Mar 
 
4 Mar



Wales
 Monday, March 04, 2013 at 7pm 
Composition: Wales
BBC Hoddinott Hall
Cardiff
Wales

Tickets: Free
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Jac van Steen

How does an idea move from inside a composer's head through to its realisation by a full symphony orchestra? Find out for yourself in this concert of brand new music by composers working in Wales, following on from intensive days of workshop conducted and introduced by Jac van Steen, supported by Resident Composer Mark Bowden.

Contemporary Composers : Various

5 Mar



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, March 05, 2013 at 7.30 
Steve Reich: Radio Rewrite - London
Royal Festival Hall, London
South Bank, London SE1
United Kingdom
020 7840 4242
http://www.rfh.org.uk

Brad Lubman conductor
Steve Reich performer
Mats Bergström guest electric guitar
Sound Intermedia sound projection

The London Sinfonietta gives the world premiere of Radio Rewrite, a new work from master of minimalism Steve Reich inspired by the music of Radiohead. Reich will also perform Clapping Music.

Radio Rewrite is a co-commission by the London Sinfonietta and New York’s Alarm Will Sound.


Steve Reich : Clapping Music
Steve Reich : Electric Counterpoint
Steve Reich : 2x5
Steve Reich : Radio Rewrite
Steve Reich : Double Sextet

6 Mar



Ireland
 Wednesday, March 06, 2013 at 19:30 
The Fidelio Trio
The Helix, Dublin
Dublin City University
Ireland
353 1 700 7000
http://thehelix.ie/
info@thehelix.dcu.ie

Tickets: €10
Daragh Morgan
Robin Michael
Mary Dullea

The Fidelio Trio were formed in 1995 and perform extremely diverse repertoire and have an international profile appearing at venues including London’s Wigmore Hall, Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre, Casa da Musica, Porto, Palazzo Albrizzi, Venice and Symphony Space, New York City. They regularly broadcast for BBC Radio 3 and RTE Lyric FM, and have released CDs on NMC, Delphian, Convivium, Col Legno and MN Records. Their 2012/13 season includes performances at City of London Festival, UK Capital of Culture Walled City Festival, Derry and a tour of South Africa. The Fidelio Trio’s have a substantial discography, their most recent CD release being the complete Michael Nyman Piano Trios for MN Records.

Fergus Johnston : Piano Trio

6 Mar



Netherlands
 Wednesday, March 06, 2013 at 20.15 
JOOST ZWAGERMAN FINDS CONSOLATION IN FELDMAN
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam
Netherlands
http://www.concertgebouw.nl

Joost Zwagerman - spreker
Nederlands Kamerkoor
Asko|Schönberg
Klaas Stok - dirigent



Arvo Pärt : Summa
Arvo Pärt : Magnificat
Arvo Pärt : Da pacem Domine
Pēteris Vasks : Mate saule (Moeder zon)
Morton Feldman : Rothko Chapel

6 Mar



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, March 06, 2013 at 7.30 
STEVE REICH’S RADIO REWRITE
Town Hall, Birmingham
Victoria Square B3 3DQ
United Kingdom
0121 780 3333
http://www.thsh.co.uk/

Tickets: £9.50-38
London Sinfonietta
Brad Lubman conductor
Steve Reich performer
Sound Intermedia sound projection
Mats Bergström guitar

Hot on the heels of its world premiere, the London Sinfonietta gives the second performance of Radio Rewrite, a new work from master of minimalism Steve Reich. The ideas for Radio Rewrite were inspired by the music of Radiohead. To open the concert, Reich himself will perform his famous Clapping Music.

Radio Rewrite is a co-commission by the London Sinfonietta and New York’s Alarm Will Sound.


Steve Reich : Clapping Music
Steve Reich : Electric Counterpoint
Steve Reich : 2 × 5
Steve Reich : Radio Rewrite
Steve Reich : Double Sextet

6 Mar



United States
 Wednesday, March 06, 2013 at 8:00PM 
Liss Fain Dance Presents NY Premiere of "The Water is Clear & Still"
Powerhouse Arena
37 Main Street
United States
http://www.powerhousearena.com

Tickets: $25
Liss Fain Dance

Liss Fain Dance, a San Francisco-based contemporary company known for its site-specific works, presents the New York premiere of The Water is Clear and Still - a combination of the powerful choreography of Liss Fain and the spoken text of Jamaica Kincaid’s sharp-edged and beautiful short story collection, At the Bottom of the River. Comprised of six dancers, an actor, original music, and an interactive audience, The Water is Clear and Still encompasses the 5,000 square foot Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn.

Dan Wool : The Water is Clear & Still

7 Mar



United States
 Thursday, March 07, 2013 at 7:30PM 
Riedel + Rivka Dance Share the Stage to Premiere New Works March 7-9
Ailey Citigroup Theatre
400 West 55th Street
United States

Tickets: $25
Riedel Dance Theatre + Rivka Dance companies



David Homan : Vashti

7 Mar



United States
 Thursday, March 07, 2013 at 8:00PM 
Liss Fain Dance Presents NY Premiere of "The Water is Clear & Still"
Powerhouse Arena
37 Main Street
United States
http://www.powerhousearena.com

Tickets: $25
Liss Fain Dance

Liss Fain Dance, a San Francisco-based contemporary company known for its site-specific works, presents the New York premiere of The Water is Clear and Still - a combination of the powerful choreography of Liss Fain and the spoken text of Jamaica Kincaid’s sharp-edged and beautiful short story collection, At the Bottom of the River. Comprised of six dancers, an actor, original music, and an interactive audience, The Water is Clear and Still encompasses the 5,000 square foot Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn.

Dan Wool : The Water is Clear & Still

8 Mar



United States
 Friday, March 08, 2013 at 8:30pm 
Liss Fain Dance Presents NY Premiere of "The Water is Clear & Still"
Powerhouse Arena
37 Main Street
United States
http://www.powerhousearena.com

Tickets: $25
Liss Fain Dance

Liss Fain Dance, a San Francisco-based contemporary company known for its site-specific works, presents the New York premiere of The Water is Clear and Still - a combination of the powerful choreography of Liss Fain and the spoken text of Jamaica Kincaid’s sharp-edged and beautiful short story collection, At the Bottom of the River. Comprised of six dancers, an actor, original music, and an interactive audience, The Water is Clear and Still encompasses the 5,000 square foot Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn.

Dan Wool : The Water is Clear & Still

8 Mar



United States
 Friday, March 08, 2013 at 8PM 
Season Concert III (Presented by Washington Square Contemporary Music Society
Tenri Cultural Institute, NYC
43A West 13th St, NY NY 10011
United States
212-645-2800
http://www.tenri.org
mail@tenri.org

Tickets: Admission $15 general, $10 seniors, $5 students
Ensemble Mise-En (Chamber Orchestra )



Karen Power : cold or hot bean slurper (2013)
Isang Yun : Distanzen
Hans Abrahamsen : Walden for Wind Quintet (1995)
EunHye Park : The Morning Star
Eric Lyon : Noise Variations

9 Mar



United States
 Saturday, March 09, 2013 at 7:00pm 
LIAISONS II: Pianist Anthony de Mare Re-Imagines Sondheim
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway, New York, NY
United States
212-864-5400
http://www.symphonyspace.org
info@symphonyspace.org

Tickets: $55
Pianist Anthony de Mare

On Saturday, March 9 (7 pm), as part of Symphony Space’s The Music of Now Series, pianist Anthony de Mare returns to the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre for the second installment of Liaisons: Reimagining Sondheim from the Piano. Marrying his reputation as a champion of contemporary classical music with his deep respect for legendary musical theater composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim, de Mare is building a unique piano repertory by commissioning 36 leading contemporary composers from the classical, jazz, theater, and film worlds to write short solo piano pieces inspired by Sondheim’s music.

Phil Kline : Paraphrase
Frederic Rzewski : I'm Still Here
Jason Robert Brown : Birds of Victorian England
Thomas Newman : Not While I'm Around
Rodney Sharman : Notes on Beautiful
Nico Muhly : Color and Light
Mary Ellen Childs : Now, Later, Soon
Eve Beglarian : Perpetual Happiness
Bernadette Speach : In and Out of Love
John Musto : Epiphany
Michael Daugherty : Everybody's Got the Right
Nils Vigeland : Merrily We Roll Along
Peter Golub : A Child of Children and Art
Steve Reich : Finishing the Hat
Eric Rockwell : You Could Drive a Person Crazy
Mason Bates : Very Put Together
Annie Gosfield : A Bowler Hat
Jake Heggie : I'm Excited. No You're Not

9 Mar



Scotland
 Saturday, March 09, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Hear and Now: Stuart MacRae’s Earth
City Halls
Glasgow
Scotland

Tickets: Free
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra



Stuart MacRae is the latest composer to pen a work specifically for the unique surroundings of Glasgow's Old Fruitmarket. Earth, inspired by themes of war, nature and interconnectedness, receives its World Premiere alongside two works related to Orkney's St Magnus Festival: fellow Scot and director of the festival Alasdair Nicolson's The Last Meeting, and Arne Gieshoff's Stanza which was a St Magnus commission. MacRae's World Premiere is matched by one from Andrew Simpson, whose Phantasmagoria completes an evening of electrifying new music.

Arne Gieshoff : Stanza
Alasdair Nicolson : The Last Meeting
Andrew Simpson : Phantasmagoria
Stuart MacRae : Earth

9 Mar



United Kingdom
 Saturday, March 09, 2013 at 8 pm 
Cyril Scott/ Leopold Stokowsi & Rachmaninov
West Road Concert Hall
West Road, Cambridge
United Kingdom
http://www.westroad.org
info@westroad.org

Tickets: £20, £14, £10
Peter Donohoe - Piano
Martin Yates - Conductor
Symphony Orchestra of Cambridge University

Cyril Scott - Pelleas and Mellisand (UK Premier)
Mussorgsky/Stokowski Pictures at an Exhibition
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 3
with PETER DONOHOE


Cyril Scott : Pelleas and Mellisanda

10 Mar



United Kingdom
 Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 7.30pm 

CBSO Centre, Birmingham
Berkley Street, Birmingham, B1 2LF
United Kingdom
0121 767 4050
http://www.bcmg.org.uk
info@bcmg.org.uk

Tickets: In advance: £14 full price / £8 concession / £5 under 16s // On the door: £16 full price / £10 conc
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Baritone: Leigh Melrose

Works by American experimentalists provide the setting for the world premiere of BCMG/SAM Apprentice Composer-in-Residence Joanna Lee’s new piece for baritone and ensemble, conducted by Oliver Knussen, who has mentored Joanna through her residency.

Young composer Joanna Lee is widely regarded as a strikingly original voice in the musical world, whose music has already received glowing reviews from critics including the Telegraph’s Ivan Hewett and the Birmingham Post’s Christopher Morley.

The beginning of the 20th century saw composers in the United States begin to turn away from the European conventions on which their music had been modelled. It was in this period of change that experimentalism was born and America subsequently became, as it remains, a major source of new musical ideas for European musicians.

There will be a free pre-concert talk from 6.30-7pm with Joanna Lee, open to all ticket holders.



Joanna Lee : new work

10 Mar



United Kingdom
 Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 10pm approx 
Crossing the Atlantic
CBSO Centre, Birmingham
Berkley Street, Birmingham
United Kingdom

Tickets: Free
Thumb Ensemble

The Thumb set will take place following Birmingham Contemporary Music Group’s Crossing the Atlantic concert. Thumb’s partnership with BCMG (including mentoring and this concert) has been generously supported by the Musicians Benevolent Fund.

Joe Cutler : Sikorski B
Howard Skempton : In Tandem
Seán Clancy : Strange to See You Again

10 Mar



United Kingdom
 Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 9.45pm 
Thumb late-night
CBSO Centre, Birmingham
Berkley Street, Birmingham
United Kingdom

Tickets: Free
Alexandra Wood Viola
Kyle Horch Saxophone

This concert represents a significant milestone for the Birmingham-based Thumb. It sees the world premiere of the ensemble’s first commission, written by BCMG’s 2011 Apprentice Composer-in-Residence, Seán Clancy – a double concerto for BCMG musicians Alexandra Wood and Kyle Horch.

Through funding from the Musicians Benevolent Fund, Thumb seek to be recognised as a commissioner of new and exciting repertoire and build on their current portfolio of over 50 premieres.



Howard Skempton : In Tandem
Joe Cutler : Sikorski B
Seán Clancy : Strange to See You Again

10 Mar



United States
 Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 3:00pm 
Organist Gail Archer Performs Free Concert 3/10
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
316 East 88th Street
United States
http://www.holytrinity-church.org

Tickets: Free
organist Gail Archer

Internationally renowned star concert organist Gail Archer celebrates the distinctive voice of organ music in The Muses Voice: A Celebration of International Women Composers – a five-concert series touring the churches and synagogues of New York City. Performing a colorful collection of organ music spanning 19th – 21st century female composers, Archer is slated to premiere two works: the New York premiere of The Everlasting Crown by Judith Bingham; and the world premiere of And the Greatest of These is Love by Alla Borzova. Hailed for championing contemporary organ music by female composers, Archer will also feature works by Nadia Boulanger, Jeanne Demessieux, Sofia Gubaidulina, Judith Bingham and Jennifer Higdon, to name a few. Several of these works are being recorded for Archer’s next album to be released in Spring 2013.

Eve Duncan : Exusiai
Pamela Decker : Retablos, Pange Lingua, Ubi Caritas, Victimae paschal
Anne Kilstofte : Fractals
Margaret Vardall Sandresky : Wondrous Love, The Mystery of Faith
Mireille Tissot : Choral et Fugue, Meditation

11 Mar 
 
12 Mar



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Martyn Brabbins conducts Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ
United Kingdom
02075898212

Tickets: £40, £32.50, £25, £15
Martyn Brabbins, conductor
Jack Liebeck, violin
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

A concert devoted to music by one of Britain’s most dynamic composers, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, who regularly works with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and who collaborated with the Orchestra in choosing this programme. Sir Peter Maxwell Davies will introduce each of his pieces, giving the audience a fantastic insight into his compositional practices.

The Sixth Symphony was written with members of the Royal Philharmonic in mind, and was premièred by the RPO. Maxwell Davies’ Violin Concerto combines enthralling originality with the influence of Scottish folk music. Of the irrepressible An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise, Gramophone wrote: 'Davies is a master storyteller in this vividly detailed tone-painting of a rustic, often raucous, all-night wedding celebration.' The Independent added: 'It brought the house down.'

Box Office: 020 7730 4500

http://www.cadoganhall.com/event/royal-philharmonic-orchestra-130312/




Peter Maxwell Davies : Symphony No.6
Peter Maxwell Davies : Violin Concerto No.1
Peter Maxwell Davies : An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise

13 Mar



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 2pm 
Baroque Spring and British Music
St. Paul's, Knightsbridge
St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge 32a Wilton Place London SW1X 8SH
United Kingdom
http://www.stpaulsknightsbridge.org

Tickets: Free
Andrew Griffiths conductor
James McVinnie continuo
BBC Singers

The BBC Singers perform Italian Baroque and British contemporary music for Holy Week including Lotti's setting of the ‘Crucifixus' text. Listen to the ten interweaving voice parts of Scarlatti's Stabat Mater cascade through the beautiful interior of St Paul's Knightsbridge in a concert that also includes James MacMillan's homage to Renaissance masters of polyphony in his Tenebrae Responsories.

Domenico Scarlatti : Stabat Mater in C minor
James MacMillan : Tenebrae Responsories
Antonio Lotti : Crucifixus

13 Mar



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 7.30pm 
HK Gruber presents Oedipus Rex
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Lower Mosley Road
United Kingdom
44 (0) 161 907 9000
http://www.halle.co.uk/publishedSite/aidsdayconcert.asp
box@bridgewater-hall.co.uk

Tickets: £34, £27, £23, £19, £14, £10
BBC Philharmonic

HK Gruber Conductor
Richard Watkins Horn
Timothy Robinson Tenor
Ian Bostridge Oedipus
Angelika Kirchschlager Jocasta
Darren Jeffery Creon
Matthew Best Tiresias
Timothy Robinson Shepherd
Neal Davies Messenger
Hallé Choir

Expect the unexpected with new music and performance in the foyer of The Bridgewater Hall.

In a ravaged land, a terrified people cry out for deliverance, but even great leaders can hide terrible secrets. Hear a timeless story made startlingly new, as HK Gruber and some of the greatest singers of our time join forces in Stravinsky's astonishing opera Oedipus Rex.

It's the jaw-dropping finish to a night of myth, poetry and basic instincts: from Britten's rapturous Serenade, through the passionate emotion of James MacMillan's The Sacrifice.

Students get discounted tickets for this concert with the Sonic Card.


James MacMillan : The Sacrifice: Three Interludes
Benjamin Britten : Serenade for tenor, horn and strings
Igor Stravinsky : Oedipus Rex

14 Mar



United Kingdom
 Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 6pm 
Cage’s Water Music
Ikon, Birmingham
1 Oozells Square, B1 2HS
United Kingdom
0121 248 0708
http://www.ikon-gallery.co.uk/

Tickets: Free
Christopher Hobbs Piano

BCMG and IKON Gallery present Cage’s Water Music for piano (plus radio, whistles, water containers and a deck of cards) as part of a live internet concert curated by the Forum of Contemporary Music Leipzig – the biggest highlight of the international art and music festival CAGE100. The concert will be one of several Water Music performances across Leipzig’s sister cities from 8 – 15 March, including Bologna, Houston and Lyon – all streamed live on www.cage100.com.

The setting for this six-minute piece is Ikon’s exhibition of work by the Russian artist Timur Novikov – who along with Cage and others, created and performed Water Symphony in St. Petersburg in 1988, a piece symbolising the unification of American capitalist and Soviet state culture.


John Cage : Water Music

14 Mar



United Kingdom
 Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Los Angeles Philharmonic / Dudamel LA Phil International Associate Residency Green Umbrella Concert
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Tickets: £9-35
LA Phil New Music Group
Gustavo Dudamel conductor
John Adams conductor
Joseph Pereira percussion

The LA Phil’s Green Umbrella concert series has created a legion of fans for contemporary classical music in Los Angeles. Now it comes to London as Gustavo Dudamel conducts a major new work from the pen of Unsuk Chin, one of the most fascinating and evocative composers alive. Her music is sensuous, enchanting and constantly surprising – combining an extraordinary facility for orchestral colour with a firm capacity for orchestral organization. Gustavo Dudamel conducts his own orchestra in the European premiere of a major new work from this truly international talent.

Unsuk Chin : Graffiti
Joseph Pereira : Concerto for Percussion and Chamber Orchestra
John Adams : Son of Chamber Symphony

14 Mar



United Kingdom
 Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 7pm 
Margaret Leng plays Cage at the Barbican Art Gallery
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Tickets: Free to The Bride and the Bachelors same-day ticket holders
Margaret Leng Tan Pianist

Pianist and pre-eminent Cage interpreter Margaret Leng Tan performs Cage's monumental Four Walls from 1944.

Hailed as the 'revelation of a masterpiece' when she first premiered it at Huddersfield Contemporary Music festival in 1989, this one-time only performance invites you to engage with Cage's work and its compelling beauty.


John Cage : Four Walls

15 Mar



United Kingdom
 Friday, March 15, 2013 at 7pm 
Studio Concert: Zhubanov, Gribbin and Prokofiev
BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
Maida Vale One, Delaware Road, London
United Kingdom
02085761227

Tickets: Free
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Alan Buribayev conductor
Finghin Collins piano

Kazakh conductor Alan Buribayev conducts Akhmet Zhubanov and Khamidi Latyf’s symphonic arrangement from the opera Abai. Both composers were pivotal in the development of Kazakh musical culture in the 20th century. Irish pianist Finghin Collins joins the BBC SO for the UK premiere of The Binding of the Years, by Belfast-born composer Deirdre Gribbin. The concert opens with three new chamber works by composers from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and closes with Prokofiev’s nostalgic final symphony, completed in 1952, the year before his death.

Contemporary Composers : Guildhall Octets
Zhubanov/ Hamidi : Wedding Dances from the opera Abai
Deidre Gribbin : The Binding of the Years
Sergei Prokofiev : Symphony No. 7

15 Mar



United Kingdom
 Friday, March 15, 2013 at 7.30 pm 
Cyril Scott/ Leopold Stokowsi & Rachmaninov
Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ
United Kingdom
02075898212

Tickets: £20, £16, £5
Peter Donohe - Piano
Martin Yates - Conductor
Symphony Orchestra of Cambridge University



Cyril Scott : Pelleas and Mellisanda
Leopold Stokowski : Pictures at an Exhibition (Mussorgsky)
Sergei Rachmaninov : Piano Concerto No.3

16 Mar



United Kingdom
 Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 7.30pm 
The Gospel According to the Other Mary / John Adams
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Tickets: £15-65
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel conductor
Peter Sellars director / librettist
Kelley O’Connor Mary
Tamara Mumford Martha
Russell Thomas Lazarus
Daniel Bubeck countertenor
Brian Cummings countertenor
Nathan Medley countertenor
Michael Schumacher dancer
Anani Sanouvi dancer
Troy Ogilvie dancer
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Grant Gershon music director

Their 1987 music drama Nixon in China has become the most popular American opera since Porgy and Bess. Now the powerhouse creative partnership that is John Adams and Peter Sellars unveil their new work for Barbican audiences, played and conducted by the musicians for whom it was written. The Gospel According to the Other Mary is a 90-minute oratorio for orchestra, chorus and soloists, based on the New Testament stories of Lazarus and Jesus’s Passion and which draws on evocative Mexican poetry. The score is played here in its European premiere by the orchestra which Adams has described as ‘one of the most supple and flexible of any in the world.’

John Adams : The Gospel According to the Other Mary

17 Mar



United Kingdom
 Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 7.30 
Beethoven, Osvaldo Golijov and Dvořák
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Tickets: £12-28
St. Lawrence String Quartet

Since winning the Banff International String Quartet Competition in 1992, the St. Lawrence Quartet has delighted audiences with its spontaneous, passionate and dynamic performances. The St. Lawrences, noted Alex Ross in The New Yorker, ‘are remarkable not simply for the quality of their music-making … but for the joy they take in the act of connection.’
The programme opens with the last of Beethoven’s Op. 18 string quartets, in which the composer showed his unfailing mastery of the style developed by Haydn and Mozart. Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov enhanced his long and fruitful association with the St. Lawrences in 2011 when he created Qoheleth for the group, a new work inspired by core texts from the book of Ecclesiastes. Dvořák’s final string quartet brings the concert to a joyful close.


Ludwig Van Beethoven : String Quartet in Bb Op. 18 No. 6
Osvaldo Golijov : New work (UK première)
Antonin Dvorak : String Quartet No. 14 in Ab Op. 105

17 Mar



United Kingdom
 Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 4.00pm - 6pm 

Royal Holloway University of London
Egham, Surrey
United Kingdom

Tickets: £10 and £5




Kelvin Thomson : The Silence of the Bees

18 Mar 
 
19 Mar



France
 Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 8pm 
Quartett
IRCAM/Centre Pompidou-Grande salle-Paris

France

Allison Cook soprano, the marquise de Merteuil
Robin Adams baryton, the vicomte de Valmont
Ensemble intercontemporain
Conductor Susanna Mälkki
IRCAM computer music design Serge Lemouton
Recording of the choir and orchestra at La Scala in Milan Julien Aléonard

Carried by the music of Luca Francesconi and the words of Heiner Müller that reinvent the Dangerous Liaisons, the opera Quartett interpenetrates three worlds.
The interior, a post-apocalyptic space where two solitary monsters caught up in a delirium of masks, the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, collide; the exterior, the thoughts and conspiracies of the protagonists; and outside, a space of metaphysical forces like attraction and magnetism, the only space capable of absorbing the psychological tension in Quartett.
IRCAM's technology was called upon to create this spatial staging for the work’s premiere at la Scala in Milan, directed by La Fura Dels Bauls: passage from a microscopic dimension to the occupation of almost the entire theater-world, vocal grafts that incarnate the feminine side of de Valmont and the masculinity of de Merteuil, the founding and sonorous ambiguities of a "quartet" for two.


Luca Francesconi : Quartett

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