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19 Feb



United States
 Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:30pm 
Organist Gail Archer in Concert
Central Synagogue
123 E. 55th Street, NYC
United States
(212) 838-5122
http://www.centralsynagogue.com
info@centralsynagogue.com

Tickets: Free
organist Gail Archer

CD Release Concert

When: WED 2.19 @ 7:30pm
Where: Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Avenue, New York City, Train 4/5/6 to 59th Street / E/M to 53rd Street
Tickets: FREE. For more info, call 212.838.5122 or visit centralsynagogue.org.

Internationally renowned concert organist and recording artist Gail Archer releases her seventh solo album with The Muse’s Voice: A Celebration of Women Composers performed on the Gabe M. Wiener Organ (Casavant, 2002) at New York City’s Central Synagogue. Featuring works by today’s leading female composers including Jennifer Higdon, Nadia Boulanger, Jeanne Demessieux and Judith Bingham, The Muse’s Voice enthralls listeners with Archer’s ability to leap seamlessly from baroque to late romantic and modern eras.


Jennifer Higdon : Ceremonies Suite
Judith Bingham : The Everlasting Crown
Nadia Boulanger : Prelude, Petit Canon & Improvisation

20 Feb 
 
21 Feb



United States
 Friday, February 21, 2014 at 8:00pm 
"Legend of Yauna" Premieres at BAM 2/21-22
BAM Fisher
321 Ashland Place
United States
718.636.4100
http://www.bam.org

Tickets: $25
Chris Berry
Zap Mama


On the nights of Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22, theatre-goers will experience the mind-bending fantasy and unique musical experience of THE LEGEND OF YAUNA, an incredible tale created by the Grammy award-winning composer/music director Chris Berry and staged by director/choreographer Maija Garcia, the powerhouse behind the Tony award-winning Broadway production FELA!. This theatrical music and dance experience shares the wisdom of Yauna, an ancient narrative set 12,000 years ago that spotlights the indigenous Bana Kuma ceremonies of Zimbabwe. Helmed by the pen and voice of the talented Berry, the eclectic cast includes: Afro-European vocalist Marie Daulne (founder of the internationally acclaimed quintet Zap Mama) playing the role of “Black Panther Queen”; seven musicians performing on non-traditional instrumentation including African drums and the shona Mbira; and a diverse nine-member theatrical ensemble that brings the storybook to life through music, song and high-powered contemporary dance.

Chris Berry : The Legend of Yauna

21 Feb



Greece
 Friday, February 21, 2014 at 8.30pm 
"Luna park" - Georges Aperghis
Onassis Cultural Centre
107-109 Syngrou Avenue, 11745 Athens, Greece
Greece
210 900 5 800
http://www.sgt.gr/en
info@sgt.gr

Music & Direction: Georges Aperghis
Scenographic installation & Lighting: Daniel levy
Texts: Georges Aperghis and François Régnault
Musical informatics: Greg Beller
Artistic collaboration in Direction: Emilie Morin
Video: Yann Philippe
Sound Engineer: Maxime le Saux
With: Eva Furrer, Johanne Saunier, Richard Dubelski, Mike Schmid
Production: IRCAM

George Aperghis, one of Europe’s most significant composers of music theatre, opera and instrumental music, is appearing at the OCC for a second time, once again in collaboration with IRCAM, the world’s leading research institute in the field of music and acoustics. Aperghis, who is of Greek descent, uses technology to pose a highly pertinent issue: the way new media allow our daily lives to be monitored. “What’s it like to see without being seen? What’s it like to watch your neighbours in their homes, on the street, going about their everyday lives, while never coming out from behind your computer screen? In Luna Park, everyone is watching everyone else.”

Georges Aperghis : Luna park

21 Feb



United Kingdom
 Friday, February 21, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Quartet for the End of Time
Kings Place
Kings Cross, London
United Kingdom

London Sinfonietta

"The most inspiringly spiritual piece I've ever played, it takes you into an extraordinarily suspended world of great beauty several miles above us."
London Sinfonietta Principal Pianist, John Constable

More than half a century since it was premiered, Messiaen’s masterpiece still sounds as fresh and contemporary as it did at its first performance.

Having inspired a new wave of experimental spirituality in music, from composers including Pärt, Górecki and Penderecki, the Quartet’s rippling colours and meditative harmonies are as modern as they are timeless.

#endoftime



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

21 Feb



United Kingdom
 Friday, February 21, 2014 at 7.30pm 
BBC Philharmonic HK Gruber and James MacMillan
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: £10-35
BBC Philharmonic
HK Gruber conductor | James MacMillan conductor | Iain Ballamy saxophone

Throstle’s Nest Junction is just across the Ship Canal from the BBC Philharmonic’s current home, by the Trafford Road. It is immortalised in Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s musical tram-ride through his childhood – the starting point for a concert in which all three of the BBC Philharmonic’s Composer/Conductors prove that new music really can deliver timeless feeling. Still, the Mancunian way looks forward as well as back – so HK Gruber conducts the premiere of a new concerto by Gary Carpenter, played by a living jazz legend.

Peter Maxwell Davies : Throstle's Nest Junction
Gary Carpenter : SET, Concerto for tenor saxophone and orchestra
James MacMillan : The Confession of Isobel Gowdie
HK Gruber : Dancing in the Dark

21 Feb



United Kingdom
 Friday, February 21, 2014 at 1 p.m. - 2p.m. 
Songs, Sonatinas and Serenades
St Mary's Church, Putney
High Street, Putney, London SW15 1SN
United Kingdom
http://www.parishofputney.co.uk/stmarys/

Tickets: Free - donations welcome
London Composers Forum's composers and friends

Songs and chamber music for piano and other instruments showing the diverse range of styles in music from this talented group.
Songs by Michael Regan and Janet Oates, music with saxophone; flute and bass clarinet; violin and piano by Liz Sharma, Tony Matthews and Jeremy Hilton, and..


Alan Hilton : Serenade for violin and piano
Laurence Glazier : A Prelude to Invention
Derek Foster : I Demand a Recount
Mark Pampel : Piano Fantasy
Peter Terry : Kew
Martin Jones : Violin Sonata - Scherzo

22 Feb



Scotland
 Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 8pm 
Hear and Now: Fred Frith /George Lewis/ Roscoe Mitchell
City Halls
Glasgow
Scotland

Tickets: Free
Fred Frith electric guitar
George Lewis trombone and electronics
Roscoe Mitchell saxophones/reeds

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov conductor

Roscoe Mitchell, Fred Frith, and George Lewis have long been at the forefront of new musical expression: saxophonist Mitchell, an original member of the AACM, with his groundbreaking performances with the Art Ensemble of Chicago, guitarist Frith, a founding member of the important English avant-rock group Henry Cow; and trombonist Lewis, a pioneer in interactive computer music.

For many years all three have been engaged with composition and in this special concert, for BBC Radio 3's Hear and Now, their works for orchestra are featured, with an arrangement of the title track of Mitchell's 1976 album NONAAH; Frith's 2003 work The Right Angel, with the composer performing on electric guitar; and the World Premiere of a new work by Lewis. In addition, Mitchell, Lewis, and Frith, who have known each other for decades, will perform together for the very first time.

Join conductor Ilan Volkov, members of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and three icons of experimental music from both sides of the Atlantic for a genre-busting evening.


Fred Frith : The Right Angel (2003)
Roscoe Mitchell : NONAAH for orchestra (2013)
George Lewis : Memex, for orchestra (2014)

22 Feb



United States
 Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 8:00pm 
"The Legend of Yauna" Premieres at BAM 2/21-22
BAM Fisher
321 Ashland Place
United States
718.636.4100
http://www.bam.org

Tickets: $35
Chris Berry
Zap Mama

On the nights of Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22, theatre-goers will experience the mind-bending fantasy and unique musical experience of THE LEGEND OF YAUNA, an incredible tale created by the Grammy award-winning composer/music director Chris Berry and staged by director/choreographer Maija Garcia, the powerhouse behind the Tony award-winning Broadway production FELA!. This theatrical music and dance experience shares the wisdom of Yauna, an ancient narrative set 12,000 years ago that spotlights the indigenous Bana Kuma ceremonies of Zimbabwe. Helmed by the pen and voice of the talented Berry, the eclectic cast includes: Afro-European vocalist Marie Daulne (founder of the internationally acclaimed quintet Zap Mama) playing the role of “Black Panther Queen”; seven musicians performing on non-traditional instrumentation including African drums and the shona Mbira; and a diverse nine-member theatrical ensemble that brings the storybook to life through music, song and high-powered contemporary dance.

Chris Berry : The Legend of Yauna

23 Feb



United Kingdom
 Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 7.30pm 
London Symphony Orchestra/Daniel Harding
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Tickets: £10-37
London Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Harding conductor
Adam Walker flute

Daniel Harding pairs a symphonic favourite (Mahler’s First Symphony, which journeys towards a blazingly triumphant conclusion via a twisted funeral march) with a brand new work by British composer Huw Watkins.

Huw Watkins : Flute Concerto
Gustav Mahler : Symphony No 1, Titan

24 Feb 
 
25 Feb



Wales
 Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Contemporary with Otto Tausk
BBC Hoddinott Hall
Cardiff
Wales

Tickets: £8 - 10
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Otto Tausk
Clarinet Robert Plane

Pierre Boulez has changed the face of music. In Domaines, for solo clarinet, the orchestra morphs, exploded into new and striking small groups of sound. But this is not an intimidating sound world; Boulez’s music has a beauty, elegance and sensuousness often reminiscent of Debussy and Ravel.

Eric Tanguy : Éclipse
Pascal Dusapin : Extenso
Pierre Boulez : Domaines

26 Feb



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at  
Boulevard Solitude
Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales
United Kingdom

WNO

Sex, Drugs and Opera

Manon and Armand are in love. But can their love survive when a world of sex, drugs and crime intrudes on their happiness?

Henze’s powerful, intoxicating opera is a compelling vision of post-war Europe. Combining jazz, 19th century opera and 20th century styles - this is opera but not as you know it.

Award winning Theatre, Opera and Film Director Mariusz Trelinski sets his production against a gritty, cinematic backdrop of an underground station where temptation and lust lurk around every corner.

Boulevard Solitude is performed by a world-class cast alongside the WNO Chorus and Orchestra. Join us for an evening at the theatre which promises to overwhelm the senses.

- See more at: http://www.wno.org.uk/boulevard#sthash.fPIyqHwD.dpuf

Various venues 26th Feb to 3rd April


Hans Werne Henze : Boulevard Solitude

27 Feb



United States
 Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 7:30pm 
Ariel Rivka Dance Premieres "Book of Esther" 2/27-3/1
Ailey Citigroup Theatre
400 West 55th Street
United States

Tickets: $25
Ariel Rivka Dance
Texture Contemporary Ballet
Trainor Dance

Ariel Rivka Dance (ARD), a New York City-based contemporary ballet ensemble, presents an ambitious program featuring three emerging dance companies. First and foremost, ARD premieres The Book of Esther – a two-part work based on Jewish mythology choreographed by Ariel Grossman with original, live music by composer/pianist David Homan. It’ll be supplemented by performances by Trainor Dance founded by Caitlin Trainor as well as Texture Contemporary Ballet led by one of Dance Magazine’s “Top 25 To Watch” choreographers, Alan Obuzor.

David Homan : Book of Esther

28 Feb 
 
29 Feb 
 
1 Mar



United Kingdom
 Saturday, March 01, 2014 at 7.30 pm 
25th Anniversary Gala Concert
Swinburne Hall
Swinburne Hall, Colchester Institute, Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3LL
United Kingdom
(01206) 712999
creativeartslive@colchester.ac.uk

Tickets: £8/£6
The British Clarinet Ensemble

A Single Reed Extravaganza! featuring the East Anglian Single Reed Choir, The British Clarinet Ensemble, The South Tyrol Clarinet Choir (Italy), The Colchester Institute Clarinet Choir and the Tutti Ensemble.

The British Premieres of two works closely connected with Colchester will be performed - Jumbo by Andy Scott and Three Haiku by Jeffery Wilson.


Andy Scott : Jumbo
Jeffery Wilson : Three Haiku

2 Mar 
 
3 Mar



Norway
 Monday, March 03, 2014 at  
Drang (Norwegian premiere)
Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo

Norway

Sergej Tchirkov



John Palmer : Drang

4 Mar



France
 Tuesday, March 04, 2014 at 8.30pm 
Te craindre en ton absence
Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord
37 bis, bd de La Chapelle, 75010 Paris
France
+33 (1) 46 07 34 50
http://www.bouffesdunord.com
location@bouffesdunord.com

Text Marie NDiaye
Music Hèctor Parra
Direction and Lighting Georges Lavaudant
Conductor Julien Leroy
Stage Design and Costumes Jean-Pierre Vergier
IRCAM Computer Music Design Thomas Goepfer
With Astrid Bas
And the Ensemble intercontemporain

Five years after "Hypermusic Prologue", Hector Parra presents his second work for stage in this collaboration with Marie NDiaye.
"I have written novels, several plays, children's books, and a screenplay, but never a text for an opera. This isn’t a test, but a renewal of my practice of writing, of inscribing, and trying to use this practice in a new format for me, that of a monologue that can not be heard, perhaps not even understood, without music. This is not narration or poetry, but a combination of fiction and lyricism. This is a woman who expresses herself, who talks about fundamental events of her existence: being a girl and a mother, coming from a region, from a country, belonging to the human community, being a part of men and yet being a woman, always distinctive."

March 4, 5, 7, 8

Marie NDiaye


Hèctor Parra : Te craindre en ton absence

5 Mar



France
 Wednesday, March 05, 2014 at 8pm 
Orchestre de Paris - Ingo Metzmacher - Romain Descharmes
Salle Pleyel
252 rue u Fauborg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris
France

Orchestre de Paris
Ingo Metzmacher : conducting
Romain Descharmes : piano



George Gershwin : Ouverture cubaine
Charles Ives : Symphonie n° 4
Georges Antheil : Jazz Symphony
Leonard Bernstein : West Side Story (Danses symphoniques)

5 Mar



United States
 Wednesday, March 05, 2014 at 7:30pm 
ERC Presents "Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart" at BAM 3/5-9
BAM Fisher
321 Ashland Place
United States
718.636.4100
http://www.bam.org

Tickets: $70 and Up
Eve Wolf (piano)
Rachel Lee Priday (violin)
Simon Fortin (actor)
Ariel Bock (actress)
Blake Friedman (tenor)
Adrian Daurov (cello)
Daniel Mantei (dancer)

Presented by Ensemble for the Romantic Century

Written by Eve Wolf
Directed by Donald T. Sanders
"An exquisite blend of music, theater… an extraordinary and moving way to experience Tchaikovsky’s music."
—Steve Barnes, Albany Times Union

The passionate music. The double life. His own words. In a strange relationship lasting 14 years and conducted exclusively through letters, Tchaikovsky and his patroness, Madame von Meck, were united by an unconventional love in which they both found refuge. Plagued with doubts about the greatness of his music and tormented by the fear of exposure of his homosexuality, Tchaikovsky found in von Meck an “invisible angel.”

Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart is a fully staged theatrical concert that blends music, theater, and dance. Featuring Tchaikovsky’s epic piano trio in A minor, violin and cello works, and some of his most moving songs.


Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Piano Trio in A Minor

6 Mar



United States
 Thursday, March 06, 2014 at 7:30pm 
ERC Presents "Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart" at BAM 3/5-9
BAM Fisher
321 Ashland Place
United States
718.636.4100
http://www.bam.org

Tickets: $70 and Up
Eve Wolf (piano)
Simon Fortin (actor)
Ariel Bock (actress)
Adrian Daurov (cello)
Rachel Lee Priday (violin)
Blake Friedman (tenor)
Daniel Mantei (dancer)

Presented by Ensemble for the Romantic Century

Written by Eve Wolf
Directed by Donald T. Sanders
"An exquisite blend of music, theater… an extraordinary and moving way to experience Tchaikovsky’s music."
—Steve Barnes, Albany Times Union

The passionate music. The double life. His own words. In a strange relationship lasting 14 years and conducted exclusively through letters, Tchaikovsky and his patroness, Madame von Meck, were united by an unconventional love in which they both found refuge. Plagued with doubts about the greatness of his music and tormented by the fear of exposure of his homosexuality, Tchaikovsky found in von Meck an “invisible angel.”

Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart is a fully staged theatrical concert that blends music, theater, and dance. Featuring Tchaikovsky’s epic piano trio in A minor, violin and cello works, and some of his most moving songs.



6 Mar



United States
 Thursday, March 06, 2014 at 8.00pm - 10.00pm 
Peri Mauer AT HOME WITH ALLEN GINSBERG: Five Songs for Baritone and Piano
St. Peter's Church Lexington Avenue, NYC
619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street
United States
212-935-2200
http://www.saintpeters.org/

Tickets: $20 suggested donation
Daniel Neer, baritone
Christopher Berg, piano

World Premiere

Peri Mauer : AT HOME WITH ALLEN GINSBERG: Five Songs for Baritone and Piano

7 Mar



Germany
 Friday, March 07, 2014 at 7.00pm 
The Righteous Fatale
Polish Institute in Leipzig

Germany
http://leipzig.polnischekultur.de

Heloise Ph. Palmer

a muietic performance

John Palmer : Eulogy

7 Mar



United States
 Friday, March 07, 2014 at 7:30pm 
ERC Presents "Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart" at BAM 3/5-9
BAM Fisher
321 Ashland Place
United States
718.636.4100
http://www.bam.org

Tickets: $70 and Up
Eve Wolf (piano)
Simon Fortin (actor)
Ariel Bock (actress)
Adrian Daurov (cello)
Rachel Lee Priday (violin)
Blake Friedman (tenor)
Daniel Mantei (dancer)

Presented by Ensemble for the Romantic Century

Written by Eve Wolf
Directed by Donald T. Sanders
"An exquisite blend of music, theater… an extraordinary and moving way to experience Tchaikovsky’s music."
—Steve Barnes, Albany Times Union

The passionate music. The double life. His own words. In a strange relationship lasting 14 years and conducted exclusively through letters, Tchaikovsky and his patroness, Madame von Meck, were united by an unconventional love in which they both found refuge. Plagued with doubts about the greatness of his music and tormented by the fear of exposure of his homosexuality, Tchaikovsky found in von Meck an “invisible angel.”

Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart is a fully staged theatrical concert that blends music, theater, and dance. Featuring Tchaikovsky’s epic piano trio in A minor, violin and cello works, and some of his most moving songs.


Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Piano Trio in A Minor

8 Mar



United States
 Saturday, March 08, 2014 at 7:30pm 
ERC Presents "Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart" at BAM 3/5-9
BAM Fisher
321 Ashland Place
United States
718.636.4100
http://www.bam.org

Tickets: $70 and Up

Eve Wolf (piano)
Simon Fortin (actor)
Ariel Bock (actress)
Adrian Daurov (cello)
Rachel Lee Priday (violin)
Blake Friedman (tenor)
Daniel Mantei (dancer)


Presented by Ensemble for the Romantic Century

Written by Eve Wolf
Directed by Donald T. Sanders
"An exquisite blend of music, theater… an extraordinary and moving way to experience Tchaikovsky’s music."
—Steve Barnes, Albany Times Union

The passionate music. The double life. His own words. In a strange relationship lasting 14 years and conducted exclusively through letters, Tchaikovsky and his patroness, Madame von Meck, were united by an unconventional love in which they both found refuge. Plagued with doubts about the greatness of his music and tormented by the fear of exposure of his homosexuality, Tchaikovsky found in von Meck an “invisible angel.”

Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart is a fully staged theatrical concert that blends music, theater, and dance. Featuring Tchaikovsky’s epic piano trio in A minor, violin and cello works, and some of his most moving songs.




Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Piano Trio in A Minor

8 Mar



United States
 Saturday, March 08, 2014 at 2:00pm 
ERC Presents "Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart" at BAM 3/5-9
BAM Fisher
321 Ashland Place
United States
718.636.4100
http://www.bam.org

Tickets: $70 and Up

Eve Wolf (piano)
Simon Fortin (actor)
Ariel Bock (actress)
Adrian Daurov (cello)
Rachel Lee Priday (violin)
Blake Friedman (tenor)
Daniel Mantei (dancer)


Presented by Ensemble for the Romantic Century

Written by Eve Wolf
Directed by Donald T. Sanders
"An exquisite blend of music, theater… an extraordinary and moving way to experience Tchaikovsky’s music."
—Steve Barnes, Albany Times Union

The passionate music. The double life. His own words. In a strange relationship lasting 14 years and conducted exclusively through letters, Tchaikovsky and his patroness, Madame von Meck, were united by an unconventional love in which they both found refuge. Plagued with doubts about the greatness of his music and tormented by the fear of exposure of his homosexuality, Tchaikovsky found in von Meck an “invisible angel.”

Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart is a fully staged theatrical concert that blends music, theater, and dance. Featuring Tchaikovsky’s epic piano trio in A minor, violin and cello works, and some of his most moving songs.


Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Piano Trio in A Minor

8 Mar



Germany
 Saturday, March 08, 2014 at 7.00pm 
The Righteous Fatale
Schloss Pulsnitz
Pulsnitz
Germany

Heloise Ph. Palmer



John Palmer : Eulogy

8 Mar



Canada
 Saturday, March 08, 2014 at 8pm 
Culmination
Urban Shaman Gallery
203-290 McDermot Ave, WINNIPEG, MB R3B 0T2
Canada
http://www.clusterfestival.com/cluster-2014/

Xenia Pestova - keyboards and electronics



Martin Gaughan : 'Echoes' - Small Pieces for a Toy Piano
Martin Gaughan : 'Shimmering' - Small Pieces for a Toy Piano

9 Mar



Germany
 Sunday, March 09, 2014 at 7.30pm 
The Righteous Fatale
Auferstehungskirche, Bach-Saal
Dresden Plauen
Germany

Heloise Ph. Palmer



John Palmer : Eulogy

9 Mar



United Kingdom
 Sunday, March 09, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Beethoven, Steve MacKey and Elgar
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Brentano String Quartet

Steven Mackey’s fascination with movement and transformation in music surfaces in One Red Rose, his new work for the Brentano String Quartet, written to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

The American composer’s score here stands as a bridge between the introspection of Beethoven’s earliest string quartet, completed in January 1799, and Elgar’s elegiac E minor quartet, heard for the first time at Wigmore Hall in 1919.


Ludwig Van Beethoven : String Quartet in D Op. 18 No. 3
Steven Mackey : One Red Rose
Edward Elgar : String Quartet in E minor Op. 83

9 Mar



United States
 Sunday, March 09, 2014 at 3:00pm 
ERC Presents "Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart" at BAM 3/5-9
BAM Fisher
321 Ashland Place
United States
718.636.4100
http://www.bam.org

Tickets: $70 and Up

Eve Wolf (piano)
Simon Fortin (actor)
Ariel Bock (actress)
Adrian Daurov (cello)
Rachel Lee Priday (violin)
Blake Friedman (tenor)
Daniel Mantei (dancer)


Presented by Ensemble for the Romantic Century

Written by Eve Wolf
Directed by Donald T. Sanders
"An exquisite blend of music, theater… an extraordinary and moving way to experience Tchaikovsky’s music."
—Steve Barnes, Albany Times Union

The passionate music. The double life. His own words. In a strange relationship lasting 14 years and conducted exclusively through letters, Tchaikovsky and his patroness, Madame von Meck, were united by an unconventional love in which they both found refuge. Plagued with doubts about the greatness of his music and tormented by the fear of exposure of his homosexuality, Tchaikovsky found in von Meck an “invisible angel.”

Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart is a fully staged theatrical concert that blends music, theater, and dance. Featuring Tchaikovsky’s epic piano trio in A minor, violin and cello works, and some of his most moving songs.


Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Piano Trio in A Minor

10 Mar 
 
11 Mar



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Canadian Carnival
Watford Colosseum
Rickmansworth Road, Watford, WD17 3JN
United Kingdom
0845 075 3993
http://watfordcolosseum.co.uk/Online/default.asp

BBCSO

The vast serenity of the North American countryside forms the backdrop of Ivor Novello Award-winning Robert Farnon’s Lake of the Woods. Benjamin Britten chooses the music of Canada as his inspiration for the folk-flavoured Canadian Carnival, which includes the popular 'Alouette'. Back on British soil, we bring you an epic landmark of English composition; the first symphony from William Walton.

Award-winning Canadian composer Howard Shore,best known for The Lord of the Rings film scores, forms the centrepiece with his cello concerto Mythic Gardens. Beautiful and dramatic, taking us on a virtual tour of Italy, Sophie Shao performs this UK premiere.


Benjamin Britten : Canadian Carnival, Op 19
Robert Farnon : Canadian Carnival
Howard Shore : Mythic Gardens
William Walton : Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor

12 Mar



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 6pm 
Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Flow My Tears
Purcell Room, Southbank Centre
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom
0844 875 0073
http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/

London Sinfonietta
Theatre of Voices
Paul Hillier conductor

Elegant and deeply moving, Gudmundsen-Holmgreen’s music redefines the concept of simplicity. Regarded as a pivotal elder statesman of Danish musical life, his works are as humorous as they are contemplative, as violent as they are beautiful.

This performance consists of a set of pieces recently composed for his 80th birthday, and he has made a programme that perfectly contrasts and then unites the forces of the London Sinfonietta with Theatre of Voices, led by Paul Hillier. The music is extraordinary: curious, inventive, quirky, intense and ultimately beautiful. Across the course of the evening, he deconstructs Dowland’s haunting madrigal Flow My Tears, exploring and expanding its harmony and syllables.

This programme has already received 5* reviews for performances in Denmark and Huddersfield; if you don’t know Gudmundsen-Holmgreen’s music yet, you will be glad you heard it live.

4.45pm Composer Conversation with Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen


Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Sound I
Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Sound II
Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Song
Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Run
Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Turn II
Pelle Gudmundsun-Holmgreen : Company

12 Mar



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Steen-Andersen: Black Box Music
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
South Bank, London SE1
United Kingdom
08700 606 096
http://www.rfh.org.uk

London Sinfonietta
Gerry Cornelius conductor

A pair of hands is thrust inside a black box; their gestures are projected live onto the stage, directing an ensemble of musicians that surround the audience.

Simon Steen-Andersen leads the cohort of young composers defining Denmark’s cutting edge. The London Sinfonietta takes on Black Box Music, an extraordinary example of his style that demonstrates why his work has been widely performed and acclaimed across Europe already.

This is a musical 'follow the leader' that verges on the chaotic, even humorous. Yet in the hands of Steen-Andersen, the sonic results make for a compelling experience that exists somewhere between concert music and installation art.

His video piece RunTime Error is also a tour de force. Made from a pre-recorded film of him racing through the aisles and backstage spaces of the Southbank Centre, he replays and manipulates the footage live with two joysticks.


Simon Steen-Andersen : RunTime Error
Christian Winter Christensen : String Trio
Rune Glerup : Quartettsatz
Nicolai Worssae : New Work
Simon Steen-Andersen : Black Box Music

13 Mar



United States
 Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 1:00pm 
String Quartet ETHEL Performs Free Concert at Trinity
Trinity Wall Street
Broadway at Wall Street
United States
(212) 602-0800
http://www.trinitywallstreet.org

Tickets: Free
String Quartet ETHEL



Morricone Ennio : The Mission
Jeff Buckley : Grace
Vijay Iyer : tbd
Marcelo Zarvos : tbd
Nico Muhly : tbd
Son Lux : tbd

13 Mar



United Kingdom
 Thursday, March 13, 2014 at  
Commonwealth Concert
BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
Maida Vale One, Delaware Road, London
United Kingdom
02085761227

BBCSO

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers join forces for a concert to celebrate music of the Commonwealth, concluding with Elgar’s Symphony No.1. Hear earthy, gripping soundscapes and thrilling percussion writing in Tasmanian-born Peter Sulthorpe’s From Oceania, a work which incorporates elements of Australian, Japanese and southeast Asian music. Errollyn Wallen’s orchestral work Mighty River commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery, a piece that makes reference to the hymn Amazing Grace and the spirituals Deep River and Go Down Moses. The BBC Singers perform two a cappella movements from Australian composer Stephen Leek’s Great Southern Spirits, which explores the Dreaming of the Australian Aboriginal people.

Peter Sculthorpe : From Oceania
Stephen Leek : Wirindji and Uluru from Great Southern Spirits
Errolyn Wallen : Mighty River
Edward Elgar : Symphony No. 1 in A flat major

13 Mar



Netherlands
 Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 21.15 
Defoort New Work
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam
Netherlands
http://www.concertgebouw.nl

Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
David Robertson (dirigent)
Lang Lang (piano)



Dmitri Shostakovich : Kammersinfonie, op. 73a
Kris Defoort : New work
Maurice Ravel : Piano Concerto in G

14 Mar



United Kingdom
 Friday, March 14, 2014 at  
Anon Errollyn Wallen
Various

United Kingdom

Composer & Writer Errollyn Wallen
Director Wils Wilson
Movement Consultant Piali Ray
Soprano Claire Wild
Soprano Sara Lian Owen
Soprano Joanna Foote
Soprano cover Rebecca Van Den Berg
Musical Director & Keyboard Stuart Wild
Cello Joseph Spooner
Percussion James Gambold
Soundscape Steve Lewinson
Actor Shin-Fei Chen
Actor Ronke Adekoluejo
Programme Manager Urmala Jassal
Education Programme Co-ordinator Rabiyah K Latif
Designer Amanda Stoodley
Costume Co-ordinator Charlotte Neville
Stage Manager Helen Gorton
Lighting Design Anna Barrett
Production Manager Michael Robinson
Producer Åsa Malmsten
Project Manager Louise Carey

Anon is the secret journey of millions of women, a journey continuing every day, in the shadows. You will be immersed in this new opera as you travel through hidden worlds and find yourself at the centre of heartbreaking stories.

Welsh National Opera mix voices, live soundscapes and contemporary theatre in a groundbreaking new opera.

Written by Paralympic Games opening ceremony composer Errollyn Wallen and directed by Wils Wilson, (The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart and Praxis Males Perfect).

Friday 14 March 4pm & 7pm
Llanover Hall Arts Centre, Cardiff
Booking 029 2030 4400 | chapter.org
Tickets £5

Monday 17 March 4pm & 7pm
Wickham Theatre Bristol
Booking 029 2030 4400 | chapter.org
Tickets £5

Tuesday 18 March 4pm & 7pm
Gloucester Guildhall
Booking 029 2030 4400 | chapter.org
Tickets £5

Tuesday 25 March 4pm & 7pm
Newhampton Arts Centre
Booking 01902 572090 | newhamptonarts.co.uk
Tickets £5 plus 10% (online) or £1 (credit/
debit card) transaction fee*
*excludes cash or cheque payments

Wednesday 26 March 4pm & 7pm
mac birmingham
Booking 0121 446 3232 | macarts.co.uk
Tickets £5

- See more at: http://www.wno.org.uk/anon#sthash.aw3s8gfG.dpuf


Errolyn Wallen : Anon

15 Mar



Netherlands
 Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 14:15 
Brand-new St Luke Passion by James MacMillan
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam
Netherlands
http://www.concertgebouw.nl

Radio Filharmonisch Orkest
Vocaal Talent Nederland
Groot Omroepkoor
Nationaal Jeugdkoor
Markus Stenz (dirigent)




16 Mar



United States
 Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 7:15pm 
Euphoria Celebrates Chico Hamilton at Drom 3/16
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
Euphoria

The killer quintet EUPHORIA returns to DROM in a monthly concert series devoted to the work of NEA Jazz Master Foreststorn “Chico” Hamilton (1921-2013). Described as “one of the city’s most buoyant combos (Time Out New York),” EUPHORIA digs into the repertoire of Chico Hamilton, playing old and new arrangements that capture the best of Chico’s legacy.



17 Mar



France
 Monday, March 17, 2014 at 8pm 
San Francisco Symphony - Michael Tilson Thomas - St. Lawrence String Quartet
Salle Pleyel
252 rue u Fauborg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris
France

San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas : conducting
St. Lawrence String Quartet



Charles Ives : A Concord Symphony (The Alcotts)
John Adams : Absolute Jest concerto pour quatuor à cordes et orchestre
Ludwig Van Beethoven : Symphonie n° 7

18 Mar



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Usurp Chance Tour 2014
CBSO Centre, Birmingham
Berkley Street, Birmingham
United Kingdom

BCMG

An evening of two dynamic, ensemble performances: John Cage’s Indeterminacy performed by Stewart Lee (reader) Steve Beresford and Tania Chen (piano and objects) and The Conspirators of Pleasure – an improvisational group with Poulomi Desai (augmented sitar), Simon Underwood (modified toys and electronics) and Seth Ayyaz (daaf, ghaita and electronics).

Cage’s Indeterminacy is a box of 90 cards of 90 stories of different lengths, and a leaflet of instructions: “Read the stories aloud, with or without accompaniment, paced so that each takes one minute. A stop-watch or watch with a second hand will help keep time. Read all 90 stories in order or select a smaller number, using chance procedures or not”. Beresford and Chen improvise on prepared pianos and found objects while Lee reads Cage’s stories in a random order.

The Conspirators of Pleasure create live, improvised, soundscape compositions using unusual, modified and self-made instruments, using technology to transform organic sounds into intense waves, structured pulsating rhythms and lyrical interplays.


John Cage : Indeterminacy

19 Mar



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Messiaen Éclairs sur l’Au-delà
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

BBCSO

This promises to be a night of the sublime and the numinous, in which Messiaen’s visionary epic is prefaced with Mozart’s inimitable double concerto for violin and viola, featuring two of Europe’s leading young string players. The BBC Symphony Orchestra will be joined by students from the Royal Academy of Music for the performance of Messaien’s Éclairs sur l’Au-delà... or ‘Illuminations on the Beyond’. Scored for vast orchestral forces, this was Messaien's final completed work. Months before his death he spoke of its inspiration - ‘I imagined myself in front of a curtain, in darkness, apprehensive about what lay beyond: Resurrection, Eternity, the other life.’

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Sinfonia concertante in E flat major, K 364
Olivier Messiaen : Éclairs sur l'Au-delà...

20 Mar 
 

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