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16 Mar



United Kingdom
 Friday, March 16, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Nico Muhly, Owen Pallett, Britten Sinfonia & guests
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Tickets: £9 - 35
Britten Sinfonia
André de Ridder conductor
Pekka Kuusisto violin/director
Oliver Coates cello




Missy Mazzoli : Violent, Violent Sea
Owen Pallett : Violin Concerto
Nico Muhly : Cello Concerto

16 Mar



Wales
 Friday, March 16, 2012 at  
Sacher Perspectives with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales
BBC Hoddinott Hall
Cardiff
Wales

Conductor Thierry Fischer
Harp Catrin Finch
Oboe Lucas Macias Navarro
Piano Louis Schwizgebel
Harpsichord Mahan Esfahani



A concert of music commissioned by the Swiss conductor and champion of new music, Paul Sacher. The works range from the airy gracefulness of Stravinsky's Concerto and the atmospheric textures of Lutos³awski's Double Concerto (for oboe and harp) through to the charm of Frank Martin and the powerful Fourth Symphony of Honegger.

In collaboration with Cardiff University and part of the ‘Sacher Perspectives' conference weekend, 16-18 March 2012. For more details visit www.cardiff.ac.uk/music



Frank Martin : Petite symphonie concertante
Witold Lutoslawski : Double Concerto
Igor Stravinsky : Concerto in D, Ba
Arthur Honegger : Symphony No 4, Deliciae basiliensis

17 Mar



United Kingdom
 Saturday, March 17, 2012 at  
Total Immersion: Brett Dean
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Tickets: £31 / 28 / 25 / 22 / 18/ free


Brett Dean in conversation plus a performance by the composer of his Intimate Decisions for solo viola.
Various concerts during the day. Please visit:

http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/series.asp?id=968

There are a range of Total Immersion day passes available, which include admission to all events on Thursday 17 March and reflect the prices for tickets in the Barbican Hall. Total Immersion Day passes are not available to book online, but can be booked by calling the Box Office on 020 7638 8891 or in person.




Brett Dean : Various Concerts

17 Mar



Scotland
 Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Hear and Now: New Music from New Zealand and Aust
City Halls
Glasgow
Scotland

Stephen De Pledge piano*
Otto Tausk conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra



The BBC SSO presents an evening of music by composers from New Zealand and Australia, many of them European Premieres.

Edinburgh-based composer Lyell Creswell's Piano Concerto, written for a close friend, is by turns melancholic, angry, and contemplative, while Jack Body's Little Elegies was composed in response to the horrors of war. Liza Lim's work has been acclaimed for its vibrancy and colour and the orchestra gives the UK Premiere of one of her new works while Helen Bowater's New Year Fanfare re-captures a raucous Hogmanay in Java.

Expect vibrancy, energy and some exotic instrumentation as the countries' composers fuse European, Pacific and Asian influences to stunning effect under the direction of the young Dutch conductor Otto Tausk.

Tickets: Free (unreserved seating) limited to 4 tickets per application (children under age of 12 not admitted) (booking fee may apply).

This concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3's regular late-night Saturday programme Hear and Now.


Helen Bowater : New Year Fanfare
Lyell Cresswell : Concerto for Piano and Orchestra - in memory of Edward Harper
Samuel Holloway : Fault
Liza Lim : Pearl, Ochre, Hair String

17 Mar



United Kingdom
 Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Circus Tricks
Riverside Studios, Hammersmith
Crisp Road Hammersmith London W6 9RL
United Kingdom
020 8237 1111
http://www.riversidestudios.co.uk

Tickets: £18
Cast:
Alice (Trapeze Artist): Yvette Bonner
Xiu (Mongolian Contortionist): Lilly Papaioannou
Tanya (Knife Thrower’s Assistant): Alison Crookendale
Jack (Knife Thrower): Daniel Broad
Barney (Trick Pony): Christopher Diffey
Tom (Acrobat): Daniel Keating-Roberts
Jemmy (Acrobat, brother of Tom): Simon Wilding

Chroma:
Sarah O’Flynn Flute/Piccolo
Stuart King (16 March Massimo di Trolio) Clarinet/Bass Clarinet
Heidi Bennett Trumpet
Clare O’Connell (20 March Chris Allan) Cello
Steve Gibson Percussion
Elena Hull Bass

Music Director: Gerry Cornelius


Circus Tricks by Michael Henry & Adey Grummet is set in the spellbinding, fleeting world of the circus, where laughter is tragic, tears are hilarious and wonder both wrenches the heart and makes it soar!

The knife thrower’s assistant cannot stand the pain of her secret love for the knife thrower, an acrobat fights the world through the bottle, his brother struggles to catch him one more time, the trapeze artist is entranced by the pursuit of a single moment of weightlessness, the horse dreams of running in straight lines and the contortionist is just plain lonely.

And then there’s the elephant…




17 Mar



France
 Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 8.00 pm 
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Valery Gergiev - Leonidas Kavakos
Salle Pleyel
252 rue u Fauborg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris
France

Tickets: 10€ - 110€
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Valery Gergiev : conducting
Leonidas Kavakos : violin




Henri Dutilleux : Métaboles
Jean Sibelius : Concerto pour violon
Sergei Prokofiev : Symphonie n° 5

17 Mar



United Kingdom
 Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Beethoven and Beamish
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
South Bank, London SE1
United Kingdom
08700 606 096
http://www.rfh.org.uk

Tickets: £9.50 - £28 (concessions available).


Joseph Swensen returns to the SCO with one of the works that blew Scottish audiences away when he first performed it with the Orchestra over a decade ago. Since then he has spent time with the latest critical edition of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony and this new performance promises fresh insights but undiminished power. The programme is rich in possibilities, not least Sally Beamish’s hotly anticipated new concerto for the brilliant Colin Currie.



Igor Stravinsky : Dumbarton Oaks
Sally Beamish : Percussion Concerto Dance
Ludwig Van Beethoven : Symphony No.7

18 Mar



United States
 Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 7:15pm - 9:00pm 
LEGENDARY DRUMMER CHICO HAMILTON
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: $12 in advance, $15 at door
DROM presents EUPHORIC – Celebrating the Life & Music of Chico Hamilton for three Sunday night performances this Spring (March – May) featuring Chico and his long-time touring band featuring Nick Demopoulos (guitar), Paul Ramsey (bass), Evan Schwam (flute + reeds), Mayu Saeki (flute), and Jeremy Carlstedt (drums + percussion) as well as special featured guests TBA. Program includes mostly Chico originals off of Revelation ranging from the samba-ish gem “Footprints in the Sand” to the ballad “Every Time I Smile.”

http://www.dromNYC.com


18 Mar



United States
 Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 3.00pm - 5.00pm 
Cantata Singers Presents a Musical Reflection on The Passion
Jordan Hall, Boston
30 Gainsborough Street
United States
617-585-1260
http://www.newenglandconservatory.edu

Tickets: General $17-$32, Students $10
As part of its season-long dedication to creating harmonious contexts for J.S. Bach’s music, Cantata Singers presents The Passion, an Eastertide program of Bach masterpieces coupled by a few unexpected companions. In recognition of the emotions evoked by The Passion’s events, this Cantata Singers concert features untraditional Passion music.

Pre-concert lecture with David Hoose at 2:00PM in the Keller roomm.


www.cantatasingers.org


19 Mar



France
 Monday, March 19, 2012 at 8.00 pm 
Fracas
IRCAM/Centre Pompidou-Grande salle-Paris

France

Tickets: 14€
Shigeko Hata soprano
Michaël Chanu, bass
Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain
Conductor Daniel Kawka
Computer Music Design Christophe Lebreton (Grame), Gilbert Nouno (IRCAM)



"Above, a strident stone shatters." At the beginning of Droben Schmettert ein greller Stein, a drama by Michael Jarrell, the harmonic pizzicato of the solo bass that fathers the rich harmonic universe of a gripping work, rooted in the low register.

Kenji Sakai, a student of Jarrell's in Geneva, developed his own art of orchestration during his time at IRCAM, and today uses the resources made available in this field by computer music applications: targets, screens, and new possibilities of timbre combinations.

In this concert created by Grame, the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, and IRCAM, the work by Ondøej Adámek refuses neither the slightest timbre effect nor acoustic illusion. Since his work, Nôise, we have been aware of the Czech composer's proximity with Japan and of his interest in the voice: ranting, speaking, or singing. He is inspired here by Japanese mechanical dolls, by perfection, and by the concentration of a living mechanism.



Kenji Sakai : Fog and Bubbles
Ondøej Adámek : Karakuri-Poupée Mécanique
Michael Jarrell : Droben Schmettert ein greller Stein

20 Mar



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
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: £10.00 - £40.00
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Lambert Orkis piano


2011 marked the 35th anniversary of Anne-Sophie Mutter’s Lucerne Festival debut at the age of 13. Ever since, the renowned German virtuoso has been an advocate of new music. Lutoslawski wrote his Partita for her in 1984; a work considered among the finest for violin and piano since 1945. In a programme revealing the full breadth of her musicianship, Anne-Sophie Mutter performs a youthful work by Mozart; Schubert’s technically demanding Fantasy, concluding with an epic Sonata by Saint-Saëns.

‘Mutter’s gold thread is reduced to a dusky murmur, before shifting through tones as subtle as they are various. Orkis’s contribution is equally vital…pedalling up a penumbra of resonance to balance Mutter’s whispers.’ - The Sunday Times

CD Signing with Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lambert Orkis

Part of The Bridgewater Hall's International Concert Series.



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Violin Sonata in G, KV379
Franz Schubert : Fantasy in C, D934
Witold Lutoslawski : Partita (for ASM)
Camille Saint-Saëns : Violin Sonata No.1 in D minor Op.75

21 Mar 
 
22 Mar 
 
23 Mar



United Kingdom
 Friday, March 23, 2012 at 7.30pm 

Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Tickets: £10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis conductor
Nicole Cabell soprano
Karen Cargill mezzo-soprano
Toby Spence tenor
Matthew Rose bass
Anthony Marwood violin
BBC Symphony Chorus




Hugh Wood : Violin Concerto No. 2
Michael Tippett : A Child of Our Time

23 Mar



United States
 Friday, March 23, 2012 at 7:30pm - 9pm 
Organist Gail Archer Presents “An American Idyll”- a Quintet of Free NYC Concerts Featuring Works by American Composers
St. Francis Xavier Church, NYC
46 West 16th Street
United States

Tickets: FREE
Internationally renowned star concert organist Gail Archer celebrates the distinctive voice of American organ music in An American Idyll - a five-concert series touring the churches and synagogues of New York City. Performing a colorful collection of organ music by 20th and 21st century American composers, Archer is slated to premiere two commissioned works: organ preludes He Leadeth me! O Blessed Tho’t!, Be Thou My Vision, and Eternal Father, Strong to Save by Columbia alumnus Hayes Biggs; and a new work (title TBA) by Pulitzer-prize finalist and Vassar College professor Harold Meltzer. Hailed for championing contemporary organ music by female composers, Archer will also feature works by Joan Tower, Judith Lang Zaimont, Pamela Decker, Claire Shore, Libby Larsen, Emma Lou Diemer, and Kim D. Sherman.

www.gailarcher.com


23 Mar



United Kingdom
 Friday, March 23, 2012 at 7.30 
Jubilee Lines: spring upgrade
Lauderdale House
Highgate Hill, Waterlow Park, London N6
United Kingdom
020 8348 8716
http://www.lauderdalehouse.co.uk

Tickets: n/a
Jubilee Quartet

Work for string quartet by Forum London Composers

Miriam Mackie : Three four

24 Mar



United Kingdom
 Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 12-12.40pm 
Lunchtime concert series
St Marys Church, Slough
Church Street, Slough, SL1 1PJ
United Kingdom
http://www.stmarys-slough.org.uk/

Tickets: Free concert
Charley Brighton-Euphonium
John Campbell-Trumpet
Graeme Thewlis-Piano



Esther Hopkins : Meltemi
Esther Hopkins : Journey
Esther Hopkins : The Swan brings Winter on its wings
Cecilia McDowall : Nocturne for Blue and Gold
Cecilia McDowall : Pavane
Cecilia McDowall : Tapsalteerie

25 Mar



United States
 Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. 
Easter Cantata
Kennesaw United Methodist Church
1801 Ben King Road, Kennesaw, GA 30144
United States
770.428.1543
http://www.kennesawumc.org

Tickets: Free Admission
Choirs of Kennesaw United Methodist Church and musicians from the Atlanta area present a program of newly composed works along with classic works that tell the Easter story.



G F Handel : Hallelujah, Amen (from Judas Maccabaeus)
Craig Courtney : Crucified
Chris Owenby : ex tenebris lux
Chris Owenby : Hosanna, Loud Hosanna
Chris Owenby : Variations On an Old English Theme
Craig Courtney : Amazing Grace
Craig Courtney : I Will Rise
Glenn Wonacott : What Wondrous Love is This
Craig Courtney : One Faith, One Hope, One Lord

26 Mar



United Kingdom
 Monday, March 26, 2012 at 5.30 p.m. - c. 6.30 p.m. 
Eucharist Service
Salisbury Cathedral
The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2EJ, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
http://www.salisburycathedral.org.uk

Tickets: NA
Salisbury Cathedral Choir.

Eucharist on the feast of the Annunciation.

Andrew Cusworth : Ave maris stella

27 Mar



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 7.30pm 

Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2EA
United Kingdom
0121 200 2000
symphonyhall@necgroup.co.uk
http://boxoffice.necgroup.co.uk/iccsym.asp

Tickets: £9.50 - £45
St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Yuri Temirkanov conductor
Simon Trpèeski piano

There’s nothing like seeing a legendary Russian orchestra unleashing the full power and passion of the great Russian masterworks. The St Petersburg Philharmonic enjoyed close associations with both Prokofiev and Shostakovich, whose works they perform tonight, alongside Rachmaninov’s richly romantic Second Piano Concerto with virtuoso Simon Trpèeski.

Classic FM’s Anne-Marie Minhall, recommends tonight’s concert: “A few years ago I got to hear the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra perform under its conductor, Yuri Temirkanov, in its home city – I’ve never forgotten what a wonderful experience it was… this all-Russian programme looks to be a knockout.”



Sergei Prokofiev : Classical Symphony
Sergei Rachmaninov : Piano Concerto No 2
Dmitri Shostakovich : Symphony No 5

27 Mar



France
 Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 8.00 pm 
Orchestre Colonne - Laurent Petitgirard - David Kadouch
Salle Pleyel
252 rue u Fauborg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris
France

Tickets: 10€ - 30€
Orchestre Colonne
Laurent Petitgirard : conducting
Kadouch David : piano




Thierry Escaich : Les Vertiges de la croix
Maurice Ravel : Concerto en sol
Robert Schumann : Symphonie n° 3

28 Mar 
 
29 Mar 
 
30 Mar



United States
 Friday, March 30, 2012 at 7:30pm - 9:00pm, New York City 
CIRCADIA ENSEMBLE PRESENTS THE PAST IS PROLOGUE
Christ & St Stephen's Church
120 West 69th St
United States
212-787-2755
http://www.csschurch.org/?page=concerts
concert@csschurch.org

Tickets: FREE CONCERT
Kaoru Hinata, flute
Christopher Cullen, clarinet
Lynn Bechtold, violin
Jennifer DeVore, cello
Laura Barger, piano



On Friday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m., New York–based chamber ensemble Circadia will perform The Past Is Prologue. Four modern composers re-imagine music of the past, from the church vocal music of the German Renaissance to Elizabethan court music, from vaudeville to bebop—and finally to music from a culture that never actually existed.

Charles Wuorinen's Bearbeitungen über das Glogauer Liederbuch is a kaleidoscopic development of 15th-century church vocal music preserved in the songbook of a German cathedral. Thomas Adès' Court Studies from The Tempest is an evocative arrangement for clarinet, strings and piano from the composer's operatic setting of the Shakespeare play. Dan Cooper's Trio for Flute, Clarinet and Piano channels vaudeville, bebop, and other styles in a collection of concise little movements. Steven Mackey set out to create a completely original work which still evokes the distant past in Indigenous Instruments. With retuned strings and a vocabulary of primitive sounds, Mackey draws us into a soundscape that could have been but never was.

Founded in 1998, Circadia is committed to exploring and expanding the chamber music repertoire for winds, especially in combination with other instruments. Through concerts as well as education and outreach appearances, the members of our ensemble seek to introduce new audiences to chamber works ranging from the familiar to the innovative.


Dan Cooper : Trio for Flute, Clarinet and Piano
Thomas Ades : Court Studies from the Tempest
Steven Mackey : Indigenous Instruments
Charles Wuorinen : Bearbeitungen über das Glogauer Liederbuch

31 Mar



United Kingdom
 Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 7.00 pm 
Shape-Shifting
Schott Recital Room @ Bauer & Hieber
48 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F7BB
United Kingdom

Tickets: £10 £7 (concessions)
Karen Burnell: horn/percussion, Paul Burnell: oboe/percussion, Ann Wolff: voice, Derek Foster: piano, Deborah Edwards: piano, Kerry Andrews: cello; with Sally Davies: voice/violin and Jonathan Ticher: piano

Shifting back and leaning forward
samples of British and American music


John Cage : Winter Music with Sound Anonymously Received
Morton Feldman : Piece for 4 Pianos
David Lumsdaine : Six Postcards
Steve Reich : Clapping Music
Cornelius Cardew : Octet '61
Deborah Broderick Edwards : shape-shifting
Paul Burnell : This is not a rehearsal
Paul Burnell : Take Flight
Derek Foster : Re-Jig
Kerry Andrews : Ghost Studies
Ann Wolff : Take That
Ann Wolff : Long Scissors
Ann Wolff : Tessa's Tale

31 Mar



United Kingdom
 Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 7.00 pm 
Shape-Shifting
Schott Recital Room @ Bauer & Hieber
48 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F7BB
United Kingdom

Tickets: £10 £7 (concessions)
Contakt, an experimental ensemble of composers and performers:

Karen Burnell: horn/percussion, Paul Burnell: oboe/percussion, Ann Wolff: voice, Derek Foster: piano, Deborah Edwards: piano, Kerry Andrews: cello; with Sally Davies: voice/violin and Jonathan Ticher: piano


Shifting back and leaning forward, samples of British and American sound works


John Cage : Winter Music with Sound Anonymously Received
Cornelius Cardew : Octet '61
Morton Feldman : Piece for 4 Pianos
David Lumsdaine : Six Postcards
Steve Reich : Clapping Music
Kerry Andrews : Ghost Studies
Paul Burnell : Take Flight
Paul Burnell : This is not a rehearsal
Derek Foster : Re-Jig
Deborah Broderick Edwards : shape-shifting
Ann Wolff : Take That
Ann Wolff : Tessa's Tale
Ann Wolff : Long Scissors

1 Apr 
 
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4 Apr



Wales
 Wednesday, April 04, 2012 at 2 pm 
Afternoon Concert: Beethoven & Bartók with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales
BBC Hoddinott Hall
Cardiff
Wales

Tickets: £8/£11
Conductor François-Xavier Roth
Piano Benjamin Grosvenor (BBC Radio 3
New Generation Artist)

Stravinsky's Symphonies of Wind
Instruments combines the classical gravity
of his later style with a moving musical
tribute to Debussy who had recently died. Hear it next to the fire, fantasy and passion of
Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto and the dreamlike night world of Bartók's Music for Strings,
Percussion and Celeste.
Broadcast on BBC Radio 3.


Igor Stravinsky : Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Ludwig Van Beethoven : Piano Concerto No. 3
Béla Bartók : Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste

5 Apr



United States
 Thursday, April 05, 2012 at 7:30pm - 9pm 
Pioneering Chamber Ensemble, CORDIS, NYC Debut Concert
Le Poisson Rouge
NYC
United States

Tickets: $15 in Advance, $20 at Door
Known for its signature, eclectic sound, the critically acclaimed chamber ensemble, CORDIS, makes its New York City and Boston debuts April 5th and 6th, respectively. Led by world renowned composer/cimbalomist Richard Grimes, CORDIS is made up of the dynamic energy of electric cellist Jeremy Harman, pianist Brian O’Neill, percussionist Andrew Beall, and the primitive craft of customized, global instruments including the electric mbira, the melodica, the hammered-dulcimer-esque stringed instrument called the cimbalom (both traditional and electric), and the world’s longest playing music box cylinder-driven music box.
By fusing traditional and specially made ethnic instruments, CORDIS showcases a unique perspective on 21st century chamber music. “We offer an intriguing mix of instrumentation from vintage keyboards to one-of-a-kind indigenous percussion,” explains Grimes.


www.cordismusic.com


5 Apr



France
 Thursday, April 05, 2012 at 8.00 pm 
Solo
IRCAM/Centre Pompidou-Grande salle-Paris

France

Tickets: 14€
Pascal Gallois bassoon
Paul Riveaux bassoon
Solistes de l'Ensemble intercontemporain
IRCAM Computer Music Design Thomas Goepfer, Robin Meier



Solo, one of Beckett's final monologues, was initially called Gone, the title of Jerôme Combier's work.

Inspired by Beckett, but also by the painter Giorgio Morandi, Jerôme Combier's aesthetic asserts the first words of Solo: birth was the death of him. From the beginning, a ghostly, multiple and profound deep matter, destroying reference points for pitch, distinctions between sounds and rubbing, made deeper by electronics, undermined by formal constraints. Before Gone, another experience of alternating breathing, of rubbing waves with Frederic Kahn's Unendlichkeit and recent creations by a new generation of composers supported since their surfacing by the Ensemble intercontemporain and IRCAM: Yan Robin, Dai Fujikura, Stefan Keller.



Frédéric Kahn : Unendlichkeit
Yann Robin : Phigures
Stefan Keller : Übersteiger
Dai Fujikura : Calling
Jérôme Combier : Gone

5 Apr



Scotland
 Thursday, April 05, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
Shostakovich’s Fifth & Prokofiev Piano Concerto 5
City Halls
Glasgow
Scotland

Tickets: £10.00-£23.00
Denis Kozhukhin piano
Ludovic Morlot conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

36-year-old French conductor Ludovic
Morlot has been making quite a name for
himself in recent years, leading to his recent
appointment as Music Director of the Seattle
Symphony Orchestra. He begins a
programme of high emotion with Martinù's musical 'memorial' to the dead of the Czech village
of Lidice, massacred by the Nazis in 1942. Just as intense, in its own way, is Prokofiev's last
piano concerto - perhaps the most demanding of them all for both soloist and orchestra. And
finally, Shostakovich's best known symphony, a spectacular piece that still divides opinion as
to how much it shows its composer yielding to Stalinist pressure and how much it contains coded
hints of defiance against oppression.


Bohuslav Martinù : Memorial to Lidice
Sergei Prokofiev : Piano Concerto No.5
Dmitri Shostakovich : Symphony No 5

5 Apr



France
 Thursday, April 05, 2012 at 7:30pm 
Pioneering Chamber Ensemble, CORDIS, NYC Debut Concert
Le Corum
Montpellier
France

Tickets: $15 in Advance, $20 at Door
Known for its signature, eclectic sound, the critically acclaimed chamber ensemble, CORDIS, makes its New York City and Boston debuts April 5th and 6th, respectively. Led by world renowned composer/cimbalomist Richard Grimes, CORDIS is made up of the dynamic energy of electric cellist Jeremy Harman, pianist Brian O’Neill, percussionist Andrew Beall, and the primitive craft of customized, global instruments including the electric mbira, the melodica, the hammered-dulcimer-esque stringed instrument called the cimbalom (both traditional and electric), and the world’s longest playing music box cylinder-driven music box.

http://www.lprnyc.com


6 Apr



United States
 Friday, April 06, 2012 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm 
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) Welcomes the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum for a Bach-Inspired, Spring Concert
Jordan Hall, Boston
30 Gainsborough Street
United States
617-585-1260
http://www.newenglandconservatory.edu

Tickets: $28-$52, Students/Seniors $10
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation’s premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music, joins forces with Harvard’s premier mixed choir, The Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, for an unforgettable concert at Jordan Hall, April 6, 2012. With conductor Gil Rose at the helm of BMOP and Andrew Clark leading the chorus, the program couples the Pulitzer-prize winning The Little Match Girl Passion (2008) by David Lang with Arvo Pärt’s Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Secundum Joannem (1982).
Pre-Concert talk begins at 7pm. Performance starts at 8pm

www.bmop.org


6 Apr



United States
 Friday, April 06, 2012 at 7pm 
Pioneering Chamber Ensemble, CORDIS, Boston Debut Concert
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
United States
617-369-3306
http://www.mfa.org

Tickets: $12
Known for its signature, eclectic sound, the critically acclaimed chamber ensemble, CORDIS, makes its New York City and Boston debuts April 5th and 6th, respectively. Led by world renowned composer/cimbalomist Richard Grimes, CORDIS is made up of the dynamic energy of electric cellist Jeremy Harman, pianist Brian O’Neill, percussionist Andrew Beall, and the primitive craft of customized, global instruments including the electric mbira, the melodica, the hammered-dulcimer-esque stringed instrument called the cimbalom (both traditional and electric), and the world’s longest playing music box cylinder-driven music box.

For more information and tickets, visit http://www.mfa.org


7 Apr 
 
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13 Apr



United Kingdom
 Friday, April 13, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
The Sinking of the Titanic
Town Hall, Birmingham
Victoria Square B3 3DQ
United Kingdom
0121 780 3333
http://www.thsh.co.uk/

Tickets: £15


On the centenary weekend of the Titanic disaster, we present a moving, evocative and timeless
experience. The Sinking of the Titanic, Gavin Bryars’ 20th century classic of experimental music,
is a 72-minute meditation inspired by reports that the Titanic’s string band continued to play the
hymn tune Autumn as the vessel went down. Themes from the hymn are woven into a timeless
soundscape that creates a beautiful sense of sound sinking through cavernous depths, of memory
and loss, and of history submerged in time. Turntablist Philip Jeck’s sample-based materials and
hazy archival film footage from artists Bill Morrison and Laurie Olinder overlay an extra layer of
ineffable nostalgia to this unique experience.
6.15pm Free pre-concert conversation with Gavin Bryars, writer and broadcaster Brian Morton,
and Andy Lound, Titanic expert and Curator of the Avery Historical Museum.
On the night of the concert there will be a small display of Titanic memorabilia in the Town Hall
foyer, courtesy of the Avery Historical Museum.
Ticket holders can benefit from free entry to 1912: A Titanic Odyssey, an exhibition being staged
by the Avery Historical Museum at Soho Foundry, Smethwick. Entry by advance booking only,
email alound@awtxglobal.com or call 0121 568 1667 for opening times and to book.


Gavin Bryars : The sinking of the Titanic

13 Apr



United States
 Friday, April 13, 2012 at 8pm 
Music & Musica at BEA - Mivos String Quartet
BEA - Brazilian Endowment for the Arts
240 E. 52nd street, New York, NY, 10022
United States
http://www.brazilianendowment.org
contact@brazilianendowment.org

Tickets: $10 and $15
Olivia De Prato, Joshua Modney, Victor Lowrie and Isabel Castellvi

The group will present different contemporary composers, among them the Brazilian composer Felipe Lara, winner of the inaugural Kanter/Mivos String Quartet Composition Competition. The competition is designed to promote the works of talented emerging composers currently residing in the United States.



Felipe Lara : Corde Vocale
Moon Young Ha : Traces
Kanter Carl : Songs for String Quartet
Wolfgang Rihm : Quartettstudie

13 Apr



Netherlands
 Friday, April 13, 2012 at 20:15 
Pärt etc.
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam
Netherlands
http://www.concertgebouw.nl

Tickets: € 22.50 € 47.50
Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
Martyn Brabbins - dirigent
Pierre-Laurent Aimard - piano
Huelgas Ensemble
Paul Van Nevel - dirigent



Arvo Pärt : Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten
Gyorgy Ligeti : Piano Concerto
De Machaut : delen uit 'Messe de Nostre Dame'
Harrison Birtwistle : Machaut à ma manière
Charles Wuorinen : Machaut mon chou

13 Apr



United Kingdom
 Friday, April 13, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
BBC Symphony Orchestra Sibelius
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Tickets: £10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30
BBC Symphony Orchestra
John Storgårds conductor
Truls Mørk cello

Not many pieces evoke a walk to a pub, but Delius's lovely
heat-drenched orchestral rhapsody is one. Frank Bridge's
The Sea blows the languor away with its evocation of salt-
spray and wind, and the Second Cello Concerto Towards the
Horizon by the Finnish composer Rautavaara also passes
through stormy episodes, before the calm of a distant horizon
is glimpsed.


Einojuhani Rautavaara : Towards the Horizon
Frank Bridge : The Sea
Frederick Delius : The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Jean Sibelius : Symphony No 5

14 Apr



Netherlands
 Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 9 pm 
Calefax reed quintet
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-7, 1071 LN Amsterdam
Netherlands
http://www.concertgebouw.nl

Tickets: € 32.50
Calefax
reed quintet




Matthew Shlomowitz : Line and length
J.S Bach : Canon alla duodecima in contrapunto alla quinto
Hans Abrahamsen : Walden
J.S Bach : Canon per augmentationem in contrario motu
Nico Muhly : Hymns for Private Use
J.S Bach : Contrapunctus 14: Fuga a 3 soggetti
Steve Reich : New York Counterpoint

14 Apr



United States
 Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 4:30pm & 7:30pm 
Buffalo Nation (Bison bison) World Premiere
Indian Community School
10405 W. St. Martins Rd. Franklin, WI 53132
United States
414-271-0711
http://www.presentmusic.org/buffalo_nation_bison_bison.aspx
laura@presentmusic.org

Tickets: $35-$7.50
Present Music ensemble
PIUS High School Choir
Norman Moses
Joel Kopischke
Alison Mary Forbes
Lisa Golda
Kurt Ollmann

Buffalo Nation (Bison bison) is a piece of theatrical music created by composer & Milwaukee native, Jerome Kitzke and librettist, Kathleen Masterson. Through music and text the work will illuminate the huge, varied, and largely unsung story of the American Bison from pre-history to present time, including the herd’s late 19th century decimation.

Jerome Kitzke : Buffalo Nation (Bison bison)

15 Apr



United States
 Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 7:15pm - 9:00pm 
LEGENDARY DRUMMER CHICO HAMILTON
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: $12 in advance, $15 at door
As evidenced on his latest recording Revelation (Joyous Shout!), 90 year-old drummer/leader Forestorn “Chico” Hamilton is still creating vivid, positive, uplifting, and relevant music. Saluted by the Kennedy Center as a "Living Jazz Legend", and appointed to the President’s Council on the Arts, this NEA Jazz Master is considered one of the most important living jazz artists and composers.

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


www.dromnyc.com



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