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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

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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



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


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

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


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


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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



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 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

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

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



16 Apr 
 
17 Apr



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
Jakob Lenz, An ENO/Hampstead Theatre co-production
Hampstead Theatre
Hampstead Theatre Eton Avenue Swiss Cottage NW3 3EU
United Kingdom
020 7722 9301
http://www.hampsteadtheatre.com/
mailto:boxoffice@hampsteadtheatre.com

Tickets: £45
ENO

Where does genius end and madness begin? How does it feel to cross the borderline between
imagination and insanity?
To celebrate the 60th birthday of leading German composer Wolfgang Rihm, ENO presents the first
ever English-language production of his most widely performed opera, a starkly Expressionist sonic
‘psychogram’ charting the mental disintegration of the real-life Sturm und Drang poet Jakob Lenz.
Staged by the dynamic young British director Sam Brown (winner of the 2011 European Opera-
Directing Prize) and starring the extraordinary ‘chameleon’ actor/singer Andrew Shore – whose tour
de force performance as Birtwistle’s Mr Punch launched ENO’s award-winning collaboration with the
Young Vic – this pioneering co-production with the Hampstead Theatre inaugurates a brand-new
relationship between ENO and North London’s long-established home of new writing.

All performances:

Tue 17 Apr 2012 19:30
Thu 19 Apr 2012 19:30
Sat 21 Apr 2012 19:30
Tue 24 Apr 2012 19:30
Thu 26 Apr 2012 19:30
Fri 27 Apr 2012 19:30


Wolfgang Rihm : Jakob Lenz

18 Apr



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
Calefax reed quintet; Lenneke Ruiten soprano
Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom
02079352141
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Tickets: £12 concs £10
Calefax
reed quintet
Lenneke Ruiten
soprano



Hans Abrahamsen : Walden
Matthew Shlomowitz : Line and length
J.S Bach : Die Kunst der Fuge BWV1080 (arr. Raaf Hekkema)
Nico Muhly : Hymns for Private Use
Steve Reich : New York Counterpoint

19 Apr



Scotland
 Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
The Lark Ascending & Vaughan Williams Symphonies
City Halls
Glasgow
Scotland

Tickets: £10.00-£23.00
Jennifer Pike violin
Andrew Manze conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Continuing his exploration of Vaughan
Williams' symphonies, Andrew Manze
brings the BBC SSO's Thursday Night Series to an inspiring close with this extraordinary
programme that places arguably the two greatest symphonies together. A starker contrast could
hardly be imagined between the warmly sunlit, mystical lyricism of the Fifth and its predecessor,
the angular, turbulent, disturbing Fourth. Between them, all is pastoral balm, with the lark's
exquisite song rising higher and higher over a peaceful English landscape. Outstanding young
violinist Jennifer Pike is the voice of the songbird, and she begins the concert alone, with some
of the greatest violin music by Vaughan Williams's musical love, JS Bach.


J.S Bach : Sonata for unaccompanied violin
Vaughan Williams : Symphony No 4
Vaughan Williams : The Lark Ascending
Vaughan Williams : Symphony No 5

20 Apr



United Kingdom
 Friday, April 20, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
Mahler's Fourth Symphony with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the BBC National Chorus of Wales
St David's Hall
Cardiff
United Kingdom

Tickets: £10-£26
Conductor Thierry Fischer
Soprano Lisa Milne
BBC National Chorus of Wales

Mahler's Fourth Symphony is one of his most
relaxed works - classical, song-like and
culminates
in a representation of a child's view of
heaven. An early commentator remarked,
"Mahler's
Symphony is a work for children and those who will become children." Simon Holt's The Yellow
Wallpaper is a dramatic piece for soprano and orchestra (with sopranos placed within the
orchestra!). It sets to music the story of obsession caused by living in a room with yellow
wallpaper by the early feminist writer Charlotte Perkins Gillman.
Please note - Schumann's Requiem for Mignon will no longer be performed in this concert.


Simon Holt : The Yellow Wallpaper
Gustav Mahler : Symphony No 4

20 Apr



Scotland
 Friday, April 20, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
Scottish Ensemble with Jonathan Morton, violin
Queens Hall
Edinburgh
Scotland
0131 668 2019
http://www.thequeenshall.net

Tickets: £10
Scottish Ensemble with Jonathan
Morton, violin

A unique programme starting in 1969 and going back in time continuously, finishing with Bach.
This unusual journey into the past will confound your expectations and, we hope, raise stimulating
questions about our musical preconceptions. The concert includes a new arrangement of Claude
Debussy’s exotic string quartet.


Gyorgy Ligeti : Ramifications
Anton Webern : Five Movements for String Orchestra Op.5
Claude Debussy : String Quartet in G minor, Op.10 (arr. Morton)
Anton Bruckner : Adagio from String Quintet in F major
Felix Mendelssohn : Sinfonia No.10 in B minor
J.S Bach : Violin Concerto in E major

20 Apr



United Kingdom
 Friday, April 20, 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
Neeme Järvi conductor
Vadim Gluzman violin

This concert throws a light on the rich and still little-known
musical culture around the Baltic Sea. The Lithuanian Balys
Dvarionas's Violin Concerto is a defiantly unashamedly
romantic outpouring, while the Estonian Erkki-Sven Tüür and
the Finn Einar Englund pay hommage to the giant figure that
both inspired and intimidated them – Jean Sibelius.


Erkki-Sven Tüür : Searching For Roots: Hommage to Sibelius
Jean Sibelius : Symphony No 2

21 Apr



United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
Impossible Brilliance: the music of Conlon Nancarrow
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
South Bank, London SE1
United Kingdom
08700 606 096
http://www.rfh.org.uk

Tickets: £22, £15, £9 concessions available
Baldur Brönnimann conductor
Ben Gernon conductor
Rex Lawson pianola
David Hockings percussion
Iain Farrington harpsichord
Sound Intermedia electronics
Netia Jones (for lightmap)projection design

The London Sinfonietta celebrates the works of 20th-century musical maverick
Conlon Nancarrow. A former soldier in the Spanish Civil War, Nancarrow spent most
of his life in Mexico exploring intricate rhythmic designs only playable by mechanical
instruments. This event highlights existing and new arrangements of his jazzy and
hyperkinetically energetic music and incorporates live projection depicting the
character of Conlon Nancarrow by designer Netia Jones.


Conlon Nancarrow : Study No. 21 (new arr. Murcott)
Conlon Nancarrow : Piece No. 2 for Small Orchestra
Conlon Nancarrow : Study No. 6 (arr. Mikhashoff)
John Cage : Five
Conlon Nancarrow : Study No. 5 (arr. Mikhashoff)
Conlon Nancarrow : Study No. 26 (new arr. Rogers)
James Tenney : Spectral Canon for Conlon Nancarrow
Conlon Nancarrow : Toccata for violin and player piano
Conlon Nancarrow : Tango? (arr. Mikhashoff)
Conlon Nancarrow : Piece No.1 for Small Orchestra
Conlon Nancarrow : Piece for Tape (arr. Murcott)
Gyorgy Ligeti : Continuum for solo harpsichord
Conlon Nancarrow : Study for Player Piano No. 49a
Conlon Nancarrow : Study No. 49 a,b,c (new arr. Thomas)

21 Apr



United States
 Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 7:30pm - 9pm 
Pianist Anthony de Mare Celebrates Stephen Sondheim in LIAISONS: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway, New York, NY
United States
212-864-5400
http://www.symphonyspace.org
info@symphonyspace.org

Tickets: $45 General, $15 Under 30
After nearly a year of previews throughout the U.S. and Canada, LIAISONS: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano featuring internationally renowned contemporary pianist Anthony de Mare comes to New York City’s Symphony Space for one night only (4/21). Based on the music of the legendary composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim, LIAISONS is an intrepid program of 17 new, solo piano works by 17 of the world’s foremost contemporary composers - this marks the first time that Sondheim songs have ever been re-imagined for solo piano. The evening will also include an intimate, on-stage discussion with Stephen Sondheim led by Mark Eden Horowitz, the critically acclaimed author of Sondheim on Music, as well as brief composer panels moderated by Symphony Space’s Artistic Director Laura Kaminsky.
Commissioned purely for this landmark project, composers from the realms of classical, jazz, film, pop, musical theater, opera and avant-garde music have come together to pay homage to Sondheim, whose music has dominated American musical theater for the past four decades. “LIAISONS demonstrates just how universal and timeless Sondheim’s music truly is,” explains de Mare. “The program’s collection of composers, ranging from jazz pianist Fred Hersch and Academy- and Grammy- award-winning composer David Shire to post-classical mavericks Steve Reich and Mason Bates and opera composer Jake Heggie, reveals Sondheim’s amazing influence and ability to transcend the traditional boundaries of musical theater.”


www.anthonydemare.com


21 Apr



Australia
 Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 7.30pm 
Dreams and Dances
Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Macquarie Street Sydney
Australia
(02) 8256 2222 or 1300 797 118
http://www.cityrecitalhall.com
info@halcyon.org.au

Tickets: $35/$25
Vox, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs
Elizabeth Scott – Musical Director
Alison Morgan – Soprano
Jenny Duck-Chong – Mezzo Soprano
Andrei Laptev – Tenor
Clive Birch – Bass
Claire Edwardes – Guest Artist/ Percussion

What happens when Vox, Sydney’s sassiest and smartest group of young choristers meets Halcyon, acclaimed champions of new music for voice? The result is a musical feast of recently composed works from around the world, including some beautiful gems by our own Australian composers. From the dreamy, surreal sounds of Saariaho's Nuit, Adieux to the dancing rhythms of Ross Edwards Mantras and Alleluyas, this adventurous program features Vox at their most fearless, with Halcyon's quartet of soloists, percussionist Claire Edwardes and Vox's Musical Director Elizabeth Scott.

Music by Kaija Saariaho, Arvo Part, Ross Edwards, Katy Abbott, Dan Walker, Elliott Gyger, Per Norgard, Kerry Andrew and Jorge Vidales.


Jorge Vidales : Four Basho Haiku
daniel walker : Litany of Earth and Sky
Ross Edwards : Mantras and Alleluyas
katy abbott : Aspects of Dreaming
Kerry Andrew : 2 songs from Dusksongs
Per Norgard : The gentle, the penetrating from I Ching
Kaija Saariaho : Nuits, adieux
Arvo Part : Bogoroditse dievo

21 Apr



United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
Reflections on Debussy
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 - £33.50
Juanjo Mena conductor
Noriko Ogawa piano

Debussy's La mer is one of the most gorgeous seascapes ever painted by an orchestra. As Juanjo Mena
approaches the finale of our anniversary tribute to Debussy, we celebrate with a whole concert devoted to the
musical life aquatic.
Antonin Dvorak re-tells a sinister Czech fairytale in irresistibly tuneful style. Benjamin Britten’s foam-lashed musical
portrait of the North Sea captures the human drama of a Suffolk fishing community. And the exquisite riverrun by
the Japanese master Toru Takemitsu is a dream-like piano concerto, inspired by both James Joyce and Debussy
himself, and played tonight by the wonderful Noriko Ogawa.
Post-concert 'le chat noir': nostalgic popular melodies from Japan and chansons by Toru Takemitsu performed by
soprano, Yumiko Samejima and Noriko Ogawa.


Benjamin Britten : Four Sea Interludes
Antonin Dvorak : Water Sprites
Toru Takemitsu : riverrun
Claude Debussy : La Mer

21 Apr



United Kingdom
 Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 4 pm 
Reflections on Debussy
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: £7.50
Clare Hammond

Barbirolli Room. Debussy loved the fluidity of water, and pianist
Clare Hammond plays Debussy’s Reflets dans l’eau from Images,
Book 1, and five specially commissioned pieces on a watery theme.


Franz Liszt : Au bord d’une source and Les jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este
Oliver Knussen : Prayer Bell (in memoriam Takemitsu)
Claude Debussy : Images, Book 1

22 Apr



Ireland
 Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 3pm 
CoMA Limerick
Hunt Museum, Limerick
Rutland Street, Limerick
Ireland
http://www.huntmuseum.com/

CoMA Limerick



Caitlin Rowley : Three Whitman songs

23 Apr 
 
24 Apr 
 
25 Apr



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 7:30pm 
Spotlight on Elena Firsova
The Forge
3-7 Delancey Street, London, NW1 7NL
United Kingdom
http://www.forgevenue.org/whats-on/
contact@forgevenue.org

Tickets: £10/8 online, £12/10 on the door

Marsyas Trio
Helen Vidovich - flute
Val Welbanks - cello
Fei Ren - piano

Ligeti Quartet
Mandhira de Saram - violin
Patrick Dawkins - violin
Richard Jones - viola
Val Welbanks - cello



The Marsyas Trio will be presenting a programme of chamber works by Russian-born composer Elena Firsova. The featured work is a world premiere of the new composition commissioned by the Marsyas Trio, A Triple Portrait, which has generously been funded by the PRS for Music Foundation. The Marsyas Trio is joined by the Ligeti Quartet in a varied programme of solo, duo and larger chamber ensemble works. Also featured is the UK premiere of Tender is the Sorrow and a short concert talk by Elena. This concert is in celebration of Elena Firsova’s twenty-year contribution to new music in the UK.


Elena Firsova : A Triple Portrait (Marsyas Trio)
Elena Firsova : The Night Demons, Op. 62 (1993) (Cello & Piano)
Elena Firsova : Tender is the Sorrow, Op. 130 (2011) (Flute, String Trio & Piano) (UK premiere)
Elena Firsova : Meditation in the Japanese Garden, Op. 54 (1992) (Marsyas Trio)
Elena Firsova : Spring Sonata, Op. 27 (1982) (Flute & Piano)
Elena Firsova : String Quartet No. 8 ‘The Stone Guest’ (1995) (Ligeti Quartet)
Elena Firsova : Hymn to Spring, Op. 64 (1993) (Solo Piano)

26 Apr



United Kingdom
 Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 7.30pm 
The Importance of Being Earnest
Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

Tickets: £10/ £17.50/ £25
Conductor: Thomas Adès

Cast
Barbara Hannigan: Cecily Cardew
Peter Tantsits: John Worthing
Joshua Bloom: Algernon Moncrieff
Katalin Karolyi: Gwendolen Fairfax
Hilary Summers: Miss Prism
Stephen Richardson: Lady Bracknell

Opera in Three Acts (Concert Performance)
by Gerald Barry
Libretto by the composer based on the text by Oscar Wilde

‘I’ve now realised for the first time in my life the vital importance of being Earnest’

Oscar Wilde’s most enduringly popular play – The Importance of Being Earnest – has long been a staple of theatre and screen; now, a brilliant new operatic version gives voice to Lady Bracknell’s "A hand-bag?!"

Ernest Worthing (aka John) wants to marry Gwendolen. Algernon (aka Ernest) has an imaginary friend called Bunbury. Lady Bracknell only wants the best for her daughter Gwendolen and she just wants to marry someone with the name Ernest.

Thomas Adès conducts Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and a stellar cast of singers in the European premiere performances of Gerald Barry’s new opera in Birmingham and London.

Irish composer Gerald Barry has enjoyed a long and successful association with BCMG, including acclaimed performances of his opera The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit with Thomas Adès in Birmingham, London, Paris and New York, and three commissions through the Group’s Sound Investment scheme.

‘My favourite living composer finds the hilarious musical equivalent for Oscar Wilde’s perfect absurdist paradoxes in his riotously outrageous and funny new opera.’
Thomas Adès

'The opera is hysterically funny. The score is highly sophisticated and indescribably zany… The world now has something rare: a new genuinely comic opera…’
Los Angeles Times


Gerard Barry : The Importance of Being Earnest

26 Apr



United Kingdom
 Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 7.30 pm 
The Hallé
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: £9.50 - £35.00
Markus Stenz conductor
Alban Gerhardt cello

Markus Stenz conducts Chabrier’s sensuous Espana, a delightful orchestral vignette replete with Spanish dance
rhythms and vibrant local colour. The Hallé welcomes back Alban Gerhardt – one of the world’s leading cellists –
for Dutilleux’s equally luminous Tout un monde lontain. Inspired by the symbolist poetry of Baudelaire, it is an
astonishing work that truly takes us to ‘A whole remote world’. Alban Gerhardt then reappears in the guise of Don
Quixote for Richard Strauss’s charming take on Cervantes’s classic novel. Commotion ensues as ‘the knight of the
woeful countenance’ tilts his lance at windmills, assails a flock of sheep and generally gets it wrong.
Pre-concert event at 6:30pm (free to concert ticket holders): Michael Kennedy, celebrated for his studies of both
Richard Strauss and Edward Elgar talks about Don Quixote and previews The Apostles, which will be performed on
Saturday 5 May.


Emmanuel Chabrier : Rhapsody: Espana
Henri Dutilleux : Tout un monde lontain – Concerto for cello and orchestra
Richard Strauss : Don Quixote

27 Apr 
 

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