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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 
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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 
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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 
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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)

11 Apr 
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14 Apr

United States
 Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 8:30pm 
Ecstatic Music Festival: Patrick Zimmerli Celebrates Clockworks CD Release
Kaufman Center
New York, NY
United States

Tickets: $25
Patrick Zimmerli (sax)
Ethan Iverson (piano)
John Hollenbeck (drums)
Chris Tordini (bass0

The evening begins with a celebration of the release of composer-saxophonist Patrick Zimmerli’s Clockworks, a musical meditation on time, in all its forms, performed by Zimmerli with former Bad Plus pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Chris Tordini and composer-jazz drummer John Hollenbeck.

Patrick Zimmerli : Clockworks

15 Apr 

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