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11 Mar

United Kingdom
 Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 2.00pm-4.00pm 
Illuminate Cardiff
Cardiff University Concert Hall
Corbett Road, Cardiff, CF10 3EB
United Kingdom
02920 878442

Tickets: Cardiff students - free, Concessions £5, Standard £8
Késia Decoté (piano)
Cassie Mathews (classical guitar)
Sabina Virtosu (violin)
Gemma McGregor (shakuhachi and flute)

Join us in Cardiff to celebrate to the work women composers and performers!

Cardiff University Concert Hall
Cardiff University
Corbett Rd, Cardiff CF10 3EB

Concert starts at 2.00pm
Guest speaker Dr Rhian Davies to give a short introduction about Morfydd Owen and her music.

Admission - Standard- £8 University of Cardiff Students - Free
Tickets can bought in advance or bought on the door.

The Illuminate concert series presents new works by five emerging female composers - Angela Elizabeth Slater, Gemma Mcgregor, Blair Boyd, Sarah Westwood and Carol J Jones written for performers Késia Decoté (piano), Cassie Matthews (guitar), Sabina Virtosu (violin) and composer-performer Gemma Mcgregor (flute/shakuhachi). The concert will also include a piece by Cardiff University School of Music's Reader in Composition, Arlene Sierra. These new works will be performed alongside historical works by women composers including Morfydd Owen, Lily Boulanger, and Amy Beach. We are privileged to have Dr Rhian Davies join us for this concert to give a short introduction about the welsh composer Morfydd Owen and her music.

Morfydd Owen : Four Welsh Impressions for solo piano
Clara Schumann : Scherzo No.2 in C minor Op.14
Angela Elizabeth Slater : Night Mirrors for solo piano
Gemma MacGregor : Always by the Shore for solo piano
Carol J Jones : A Note from the Blue for solo piano
Blair Boyd : New work for solo piano
Arlene Sierra : Hermit Thrush and Thermometer Cricket for solo piano
Louise-Marie Simon : Sonatine for flute and piano
Amy Beach : Romance for violin and piano
Gemma MacGregor : The Enquiry for violin and piano
Sarah Westwood : Another dance for guitar and violin
Blair Boyd : New work for violin and guitar
Carol J Jones : The Butterfly Effect for solo violin
Angela Elizabeth Slater : Into the Scarlet Sky for shakuhachi and classical guitar
Sarah Westwood : Shiko for solo flute

11 Mar

United States
 Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 7:00pm 
Organist Gail Archer Tours New Album in Alaska
St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Alaska
2222 E. Tudor Road
United States

Tickets: Free
Gail Archer, organ

Internationally renowned concert organist and recording artist Gail Archer releases her eighth solo album A Russian Journey (TBR 09.25.17 Meyer Media) featuring works by 19th and 20th Century Russian composers including members of the Russian Five and their successors. Featuring hidden Russian gems from the organ canon, A Russian Journey enthralls listeners with Archer’s musicality, sensitivity, and visceral quality.

11 Mar

United States
 Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 4:00pm 
The Dessoff Choirs Presents The Little Match Girl Passion in NYC
St. Patrick's Old Cathedral
273 Mott Street
United States

Tickets: $20-40
The Dessoff Choirs
Malcolm J. Merriweather, music director + conductor
The Dessoff Choirs and Ensemble
Christian Henderson, boy soprano
Andrew Henderson, piano & organ
Maria Finkelmeier, percussionist
Ashley Jackson, harp

Hailed as “one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its “full-bodied sound and suppleness (The New York Times),” The Dessoff Choirs continues its 93rd season with a one-night only concert, March 11, 2018, at downtown’s Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral. Program includes The Little Match Girl Passion, the allegorical choral reenactment of the Passion by composer David Lang (b.1957), Bach’s (1685-1750) Komm Jesu, komm, and the complete Chichester Psalms by Bernstein.

David Lang : the little match girl passion

12 Mar 
13 Mar

United Kingdom
 Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 1pm-2pm 
Durufle Trio with Janet Oates
St George the Martyr
Borough High Street, London
United Kingdom

Tickets: Free admission
Henrietta Hill (viola), Rosie Bowker (flute), Clare Simmonds (piano) with Janet Oates (soprano)

Rob Keeley : Trio in One Movement (2017)
Tom Armstrong : From Consort Music (2016): Monody & Concertino
Janet Oates : Singings and Sayings (2017)
Colin Riley : New Work (2018)
Tom Randle : New Work (2018)

14 Mar

United Kingdom
 Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 7.30pm 
English Symphony Orchestra perform the World Premiere of Philip Sawyers' 'The Valley of Vision'
Great Malvern Priory
United Kingdom

Tickets: £10-£25
English Symphony Orchestra
Academia Musica Choir
Kenneth Woods, Conductor

Two of the great musical manifestations of the Napoleonic Wars form the heart of this exciting concert- Haydn’s Mass, performed by the hugely acclaimed English Symphony Orchestra and Academia Musica Choir, is a powerful plea for love and peace, while Beethoven’s Eroica is the greatest-ever musical manifesto in the cause of human liberty and freedom. The concert opens with a new tone poem by Philip Sawyers inspired by the paintings of Samuel Palmer, a work brimming with colour, melody and dram in the best Beethovenian spirit.

“This is the kind of music that gives one hope for the future of our art”

Philip Sawyers : The Valley of Vision
Joseph Haydn : Missa in Tempore Belli (Mass in Time of War)
Ludwig Van Beethoven : Symphony No.3 'Eroica'

15 Mar

United States
 Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 8:00pm 
ETHEL String Quartet and Native American Robert Mirabal in Concert
Stewart Theatre at NCSU
2610 Cates Avenue
United States

Tickets: $27-32
ETHEL (string quartet)
Robert Mirabal (flute)

ETHEL will present new performances of its acclaimed show The River, an integral journey in instrumental virtuosity, song and storytelling. The tour comes in the wake of its 2016 NAMA-nominated release of the same title (Innova Recordings), and furthers ETHEL’s wildly successful nine-year collaboration with Native American musician, actor, writer, instrument builder and three-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Robert Mirabal. Here, ETHEL and Mirabal take inspiration from Water as the embodiment of the Spirit, and evoke the magic and majesty of “the river” which connects us all, with the live performance immersing the audience in a flow of music, narrative and ritual. The music of The River evokes timeless Native American traditions, re-imagined through the contemporary ear. The project has been featured by PRI’s The World, NPR’s Native America Calling, and, after making its premiere at the University of Washington, the Seattle Times wrote that the live show, “resides somewhere beyond the intersection of ceremony and show biz, at a place where multicultural collaboration becomes sacred art.” As delivered by these master performers, the effect is breathtaking, even ecstatic.”

16 Mar

United Kingdom
 Friday, March 16, 2018 at 8.00pm 
Bromsgrove Concerts: Van Kuijk String Quartet perform Nishimura's String Quartet No.2
Artrix, Bromsgrove
Artrix, Slideslow Drive B60 1GN
United Kingdom
01527 577 330

Tickets: £20.00
Van Kuijk String Quartet:
Nicolas van Kuijk, Violin
Sylvain Favre-Bulle, Violin
Emmanuel Francois, Viola
Francois Robin, Cello
with Charlotte Bonneton (2nd viola)

The Van Kuijk Quartet from France, with guest Charlotte Bonneton (2nd viola), perform a programme of works by Brahms, Nishimura and Mozart. Winners of a string of awards, including 1st prize, Haydn prize and Beethoven prize at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, the group are in demand internationally and have played throughout Europe, the United States, South East Asia and Australia during the past season.

Akira Nishimura : String Quartet No 2 'Pulses of Light'
Johannes Brahms : String Quintet in G major, Op.111
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : String Quintet in G minor K516

16 Mar

United Kingdom
 Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7.30 pm 
St Anne's Limehouse
Colt Street, London E14 7HP
United Kingdom
07768 663566

Tickets: £5 - £18
Rob Buckland - Saxophone soloist

The Docklands Sinfonia
Spencer Down - Conductor

World premiere of a new Saxophone Concerto called 'Testament'.

Jeffery Wilson : Testament
Jean Sibelius : Spring Song
Sergei Rachmaninov : Symphonic Dances

17 Mar 
18 Mar 
19 Mar

United States
 Monday, March 19, 2018 at 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm 
New Works for Piano Premiered by Concert Pianist Craig Ketter
National Opera Center
330 Seventh Ave, New York, NY
United States

Tickets: $20, students free
Craig Ketter, pianist

Madelyn Byrne : Conversations with Michael
Max Giteck Duykers : Arborescence
Emiko Hayashi : Sonata for Piano
Peri Mauer : A Little New Year’s Flair
Scott Miller : The Major Scale in Octaves
Dary John Mizelle : Blues for Sal
Raoul Pleskow : Fantasy of Fragments
Dana Dimitri Richardson : Piano Variations
Chris Sahar : Three-Card Monte Suite

20 Mar

United Kingdom
 Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 1pm-2pm 
Ear Ring - Kate Ryder (Toy Piano)
St George the Martyr
Borough High Street, London
United Kingdom

Tickets: Free admission
Kate Ryder (piano/toy piano)

Kate Ryder performs works for toy piano in collaboration with World Toy Piano Week for Borough New Music Series 6.

John Cage : Suite for Toy Piano
Stace Constantinou : Cactus Prelude 6 for Toy Piano and Fixed Media
Julia Wolfe : Ear ring; East Broadway for Toy Piano and BoomBox
Brian Inglis : New work for Toy Piano
Yumi Hara : Farouche
Katharine Norman : Fuga Interna (begin)
Meredith Monk : Rail Road (travel song) for Solo Piano; St Petersburg Waltz
Stephen Montague : Mirabella for Toy Piano
Christian Banasik : TRIMER for Toy Piano and Fixed Media

21 Mar 
22 Mar 
23 Mar

United States
 Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7:30PM-10:00PM 
In Context: Harold Meltzer
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States

Tickets: $15-$25
Laura Strickling, soprano; Abigail Fischer, mezzo soprano; Dominic Armstrong, tenor; Brent Funderburk, Michael Brofman, piano; Stanichka Dimitrova, violin

On Friday, March 23rd Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) presents the 8th installment of its acclaimed new music series In Context. This seasons featured composer is Harold Meltzer, one of the most notable living American composers. Two contemporary masterpieces and a world premiere by Mr. Metlzer are paired alongside works that inspired the composer by Holst, Schumann, and Wolf. BASS favorites soprano Laura Strickling and tenor Dominic Armstrong join mezzo soprano Abbey Fischer in her BASS debut. Mr. Meltzer gives a free pre-concert lecture on his works at 7:00PM

Harold Meltzer : New Work
Harold Meltzer : Beautiful Ohio
Harold Meltzer : 2 Songs from Silas Marner
Robert Schumann : Frauenliebe un leben Op. 42
Gustav Holst : 4 Songs Op. 35
Hugo Wolf : 4 Lieder

24 Mar

United States
 Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 7:30pm - 9pm 
Between Two Worlds
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts

United States

Tickets: $15 - $35
Eric Segnitz
Adrien Zitoun

Music that crosses between the worlds of american folk and new classical inspire Present Music’s concert, Between Two Worlds. Guest conductor David Bloom and the Present Music Ensemble will be collaborating with indie composer and performer Sarah Goldfeather to premiere two of her new compositions on the stage of the Helen Bader Concert Hall. Inspired by being between two different types of worlds, the concert will also feature composer Dylan Mattingly’s “Lighthouse (Refugee Music by a Pacific Expatriate)”. Join Present Music as we take-over the Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts on March 23rd with an exploration of expressive dichotomy – full experience details to be announced soon!

Sarah Goldfeather : Original Folk Songs

25 Mar 
26 Mar 
27 Mar

United Kingdom
 Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 1pm-2pm 
Loré Lixenberg (voice), Chris Brannick (marimba), Clare Simmonds (piano)
St George the Martyr
Borough High Street, London
United Kingdom

Tickets: Free admission
Loré Lixenberg (voice), Chris Brannick (marimba), Clare Simmonds (piano)

The featured composer of Series 6 of Borough New Music is Gregory Rose.

Gregory Rose : Birdsongs for Loré, Volume 1
Gregory Rose : Quelques gouttes d'eau sur une surface
Gregory Rose : Aphrodite and Adonis
Gregory Rose : Music for a Kytherian Amphitheatre

28 Mar 
29 Mar 
30 Mar 
31 Mar 
1 Apr

United States
 Sunday, April 01, 2018 at 3:00pm 
100 Singers Honor the 100th Anniversary of Estonian Independence
Alice Tully Hall
New York
United States

Tickets: $45 and Up
Maaja Duesberg Roos, curator + conductor
Esto-Atlantis Choir
Leila Roos, conductor Laulurõõm Children’s Choir
Arete Teemets, soprano Veikko Kiiver, tenor Alar Pintsaar, bass
Ines Maidre, organist

Presented by the Foundation of Estonian Arts and Letter, Esto-Atlantis Choral Concert is part of an international event acknowledging the Republic of Estonia’s centenary. 100+ singers from around the world gather to perform, celebrate, and honor the rich heritage of Estonian choral music on Lincoln Center’s world renowned stage. The program manifests four generations of one musical Estonian family: works by composer Rudolf Tobias (1973-1918) and by his daughter, composer Helen Tobias-Duesberg (1919-2010), conducting by his granddaughter Maaja Duesberg Roos (b.1945), with choral singing and children’s choir conducting by his great-granddaughter Leila Roos (b.1986). This Easter Sunday performance also includes sacred choral selections by Tobias, the American premiere of Reekviem by Tobias-Duesberg, and the haunting Morning Star by Arvo Pärt, Estonia’s most famous contemporary composer.

Rudolf Tobias : Eks Tieie Tea
Rudolf Tobias : Otse Kui Hirv
Tobias-Duesberg Helen : Reekviem
Tobias-Duesberg Helen : Hommage a Arvo Part
Arvo Part : Morning Star

2 Apr 
3 Apr

United Kingdom
 Tuesday, April 03, 2018 at 1pm-2pm 
Songs with Piano
St George the Martyr
Borough High Street, London
United Kingdom

Tickets: Free admission
Elisabeth Swedlund (soprano), Jean-Max Lattemann (counter-tenor), Clare Simmonds (piano)

George Crumb : Apparition: Elegiac Songs for Soprano and Amplified Piano
HK Gruber : Three Single Songs
Ross Edwards : The Hermit of Green Light
Julian Grant : The Owl and the Pussycat

4 Apr 
5 Apr

United States
 Thursday, April 05, 2018 at 7:30pm 
Odyssey Opera Presents Boston Premiere of Giovanna d'Arco
Huntginton Avenue Theatre
264 Huntington Avenue
United States

Tickets: $25 and Up
Odyssey Opera
Joan of Arc: Haeran Hong (soprano)*
Giacomo, Shepherd and Father of Giovanna: Daniel Sutin (baritone)
Stage Director: Beth Greenberg
Conductor: Gil Rose

One of the nation’s most innovative opera companies, Odyssey Opera, culminates Trial by Fire: Joan of Arc and the Hundred Years’ War, a season-long exploration of operatic works inspired by martyr, saint, and military leader Joan of Arc (1412-1431). For two nights, Odyssey Opera presents an Italian-language fully staged performance of Guiseppe Verdi’s seventh opera, Giovanna d’Arco (Joan of Arc). This rarely-heard treasure premiered in 1845 and dates from the middle of the first decade of the composer’s long career. Directed by Beth Greenberg, renowned for her work with the New York City Opera, and conducted by Artistic and General Director Gil Rose, Odyssey Opera presents the Boston premiere of this Verdi rarity featuring soprano Haeran Hong (Giovanna) and baritone Daniel Sutin (Giacomo).

Giuseppe Verdi : Giovanna d'Arco

6 Apr 
7 Apr

 Saturday, April 07, 2018 at 8.00pm - 10.00pm 
Ensemble Traces d'Aujourd'hui
Eglise Saint Merry
76 rue de la Verrerie, Paris 75004
+331 4271 9393

Tickets: Free entry
Anne Périssé (soprano), Eric Tallet (saxophone), William McClain Cravy (double bass), Fabienne Martin (ondes Martenot), Philippe di Meta (saxophone)

Nigel Keay : Nocturne, Havrincourt 1918
André Jolivet : Pour que l'image devienne symbole
Tristan Murail : La conquête de l'Antarctique
Jean-Claude Wolff : Escaliers disloqués

7 Apr

United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 07, 2018 at 7:30 pm 
Antiques, Curios and Grotesques
Unitarian Chapel, York
St Saviourgate
United Kingdom

Tickets: £10/£8
Atéa Wind Quintet

The Atéa Quintet is the foremost British Wind Quintet of their generation. Internationally acclaimed, they recently became double prize winners at the 2015 Karl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition in Denmark. As the Associate Ensemble in Residence at the Birmingham Conservatoire and Quintet in Residence at the Purcell School, they mentor some of the finest up and coming musicians in the country.

Since its formation in 2009, the Atéa Quintet has performed in some of the finest halls in the world. Highlights include a critically acclaimed Friday night recital at the Wigmore Hall, performances at the Cheltenham, Brighton and Lake District Summer Festivals and concerts in St Martin in the Fields, Bridgewater Hall and St Johns Smith Square. Recent seasons have included a tour to Scotland, the Czech Republic and a residency at the Two Moors Festival.

Pre-concert talk at 6:45 with Angela Slater and David Lancaster

Gary Carpenter : Antiques and Curios
Thea Musgrave : Wind Quintet
Luciano Berio : Opus Number Zoo
Gyorgy Ligeti : Six Bagatelles
David Lancaster : Grotesques
Harrison Birtwistle : Five Distances
Angela Elizabeth Slater : New Work

7 Apr

United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 07, 2018 at 1:00 pm 
The Fairfax Ensemble - York Connections
Unitarian Chapel, York
St Saviourgate
United Kingdom

Tickets: £10/£8
The Fairfax Ensemble

The Fairfax Ensemble (soprano, flute and piano) explores music by composers with strong connections to the city York, from the early 1980s to the present day, including premieres from Emily Rowan, Natalie King, Nick Williams and Tim Brooks.

Michael Parkin : Where the Waves Rise
Emily Rowan : New Work
Natalie King : New Work
Nick Williams : Songs For Girls Who Want To Be Pirates When They Grow Up
Roger Marsh : Yarn
Tim Brooks : Pixel
David Power : Five Dissimilar Songs
David Lancaster : Trakl Songs

8 Apr 
9 Apr 
10 Apr

United Kingdom
 Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 1pm-2pm 
Edward Henderson at Borough New Music
St George the Martyr
Borough High Street, London
United Kingdom

Tickets: Free admission
Clare Simmonds (piano)

The featured composer of Borough New Music Series 7 is the London-based experimentalist Edward Henderson.

Edward Henderson : Black Box Flight Recorder (2012)
Edward Henderson : Hold (2017)
Edward Henderson : Tape Piece (2014)

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