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4 Mar

United States
 Sunday, March 04, 2018 at 3:30pm 
ETHEL String Quartet Celebrates Female Composers
National Gallery of Art
6th and Constitution Avenue NW
United States

Tickets: Free
ETHEL string quartet

ETHEL, a postmodern, indie-classical quartet, pays special homage to the brilliant, gorgeous, and masterful women who are making their musical mark on the 21st century. Sometimes fierce, sometimes seductive, always full of creativity, composers like Mary Ellen Childs, Anna Clyne, Missy Mazzoli, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Wolfe are warriors and champions of music today. Repertoire by these women—including the first performances of Wolfe’s bluegrass-inspired Blue Dress for String Quartet—is performed with music named by the composers as their personal sources of inspiration. Clyne’s favorites include rock legend Stevie Nicks, while Mazzoli draws creative strength from Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, one of the leaders of the worldwide wave of alt rock bands. Wolfe cites the timelessness of Aretha Franklin, who continues in her role as standard-bearer for so many of today’s musicians. Amplified quartet arrangements of works by these powerhouses are paired with the works of Clyne, Mazzoli, and Wolfe. By exploring new compositions by three of today’s most influential composers side by side with the groundbreaking music of their muses, ETHEL offers a distinctive and stirring read on their interconnections.

4 Mar

United States
 Sunday, March 04, 2018 at 4:00pm 
Organist Gail Archer Performs Free Concert in MA
Saint Anthony of Padua Church
1359 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA
United States

Tickets: Free
organist Gail Archer

Gail Archer is an international concert organist, recording artist, choral conductor, and lecturer who draws attention to composer anniversaries or musical themes with her annual recital series.

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9 Mar

United States
 Friday, March 09, 2018 at 7:30-9:00pm 
PhiloSonia presents “Liaisons III: Britten & Shostakovich”
the old stone house
336 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States

Tickets: $25/10
Stani Dimitrova, violin
Yezu Elizabeth Woo, violins
Chieh-Fan Jay Yiu, viola
Adrian Daurov, cello
Michael Brofman, piano

PhiloSonia’s “Liaisons III: Britten & Shostakovich” explores the friendship of two composers who recognized each other as kindred spirits, bonded by their similar artistic outlooks.Strongly affected by the turbulent events of the 20th century, each of their musical voices reflected their humanistic ideals and personal
musical voice.

About PhiloSonia’s 2017-18 Season Liaisons:
PhiloSonia’s Second Season Liaisons explores composers’ friendships and the works they inspired. Over four concerts witness composers as loyal life-long friends united in upholding absolute music, compatriots dedicated to preserve their country’s musical heritage, kindred spirits from two sides of the Iron Curtain, and two brothers who are some of today’s most buzz-worthy artists.

Benjamin Britten : Phantasy in F minor for String Quintet
Benjamin Britten : Three Divertimentos for String Quartet
Benjamin Britten : Rhapsody for String Quintet
Dmitri Shostakovich : Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57

10 Mar 
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

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.

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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.”

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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

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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

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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

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