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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 
 
12 Apr



United States
 Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7:30pm 
ETHEL String Quartet Performs "The River" in Tucson
Crowder Hall
University of Arizona
United States
(520)-621-3341
uapresents.org

Tickets: $15-40
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."


13 Apr 
 
14 Apr



United States
 Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7:30pm 
ETHEL String Quartet Performs "The River" in Tucson
PACE Center
20000 Pikes Peak Avenue
United States
303-805-6800
www.parkerarts.ticketforce.com

Tickets: $34-39
ETHEL string quartet
Robert Mirabal, flutist

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."


Robert Mirabal : The River

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



United States
 Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 3:00pm 
Organist Gail Archer Tours New Album in Upstate NY
United Church of Canandaigua
11 East Gibson Street
United States
585-394-0503
www.unitedchurchcanandaigua.com

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. Ms. Archer was the first American woman to play the complete works of Olivier Messiaen. Time Out New York recognized the Messiaen cycle as "Best of 2008" in classical music and opera. Her recordings include A Russian Journey, The Muse’s Voice, Franz Lizst: A Hungarian Rhapsody, Bach: The Transcendent Genius, An American Idyll, A Mystic in the Making (Meyer Media), and The Orpheus of Amsterdam: Sweelinck and his Pupils (CALA Records). Ms. Archer’s 2017 European tour took her to Germany, Italy, the British Isles, Russia, Ukraine, and Poland. Highlights include St. Nicholas Church, Stuttgart, Germany, Church of San Domenico, Palermo, Sicily, the Temple of the Renaissance, Bryansk, Russia, the Philharmonic Hall, Khmelnytsky, Ukraine, and the Basilika Mariaska, Gdansk, Poland. She is the founder of Musforum, an international network for women organists to promote and affirm their work.


16 Apr 
 
17 Apr



United Kingdom
 Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 1pm-2pm 
Sound Clouds - Douglas Finch (piano) and Martin Speake (saxophone)
St George the Martyr
Borough High Street, London
United Kingdom

Tickets: Free admission
Douglas Finch (piano), Martin Speake (saxophone)

Master improvisers Douglas Finch and Martin Speake perform as a duo at Borough New Music Series 7.


18 Apr 
 
19 Apr 
 
20 Apr



United Kingdom
 Friday, April 20, 2018 at 7.30pm 
A Wonderful Day
The Stoller Hall
Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1DA
United Kingdom
+44 (0)333 130 0967
http://stollerhall.com

Tickets: £15.00 / £20.00 (Early Bird £8.00 / £17.50)
Stephen Barlow Conductor
Mike Walker Electric guitar
Iain Dixon Reeds
Mike Smith Drums
Psappha Ensemble

We explore the connections between jazz, rock and classical. The centerpiece is a new work by the renowned jazz guitarist and composer Mike Walker. Psappha is joined by Mike and reeds player Iain Dixon in a piece that combines classical music with the improvisation and rhythmic drive of jazz. Mike also joins us as the soloist in Steven Mackey’s Deal, which intertwines rock and classical.

Romitelli’s palindromic work draws inspiration from German punk rock while Clyne’s A Wonderful Day features a recording of a Chicago street musician whose natrural, slow voice conveys a sense of both joy and struggle.

*Mike Walker’s new work is supported by Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts programme.


Anna Clyne : A Wonderful Day
Fausto Romitelli : Amok Koma
Mike Walker : Autonomy
Steven Mackey : Deal

21 Apr



United States
 Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 8:00pm 
BMOP Focuses on China with Three World Premieres
Jordan Hall, Boston
30 Gainsborough Street
United States
617-585-1260
http://www.newenglandconservatory.edu

Tickets: $20-50
Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP)

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation’s premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music, ends its 22nd season with A Thousand Mountains, A Million Streams: a one-night only concert of Chinese-influenced orchestral music. BMOP presents four vibrant and inventive musical voices who combine Chinese heritage with Western avant-garde influences. Music by composers Yu-Hui Chang, Huang Ruo, Anthony Paul De Ritis, and Lei Liang fill out this dynamic program.


22 Apr



United States
 Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 4:00pm 
Organist Gail Archer Performs Free Concert in Glen Ellyn, IL
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
393 N Main Street
United States
630-858-1020

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. Ms. Archer was the first American woman to play the complete works of Olivier Messiaen. Time Out New York recognized the Messiaen cycle as "Best of 2008" in classical music and opera. Her recordings include A Russian Journey, The Muse’s Voice, Franz Lizst: A Hungarian Rhapsody, Bach: The Transcendent Genius, An American Idyll, A Mystic in the Making (Meyer Media), and The Orpheus of Amsterdam: Sweelinck and his Pupils (CALA Records). Ms. Archer’s 2017 European tour took her to Germany, Italy, the British Isles, Russia, Ukraine, and Poland. Highlights include St. Nicholas Church, Stuttgart, Germany, Church of San Domenico, Palermo, Sicily, the Temple of the Renaissance, Bryansk, Russia, the Philharmonic Hall, Khmelnytsky, Ukraine, and the Basilika Mariaska, Gdansk, Poland. She is the founder of Musforum, an international network for women organists to promote and affirm their work.


23 Apr 
 
24 Apr 
 
25 Apr



United States
 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11.00 AM 
QuickBooks Online
New York
151 Broadway Street, New York
United States
18445519757
www.contactquickbooksonline.com/
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Tickets: 0.00


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26 Apr 
 
27 Apr 
 
28 Apr



United States
 Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 7:30 PM 
Melodia Women's Choir of NYC presents The Harmony of Morning, a 15th Anniversary Concert
Church of the Holy Apostles
296 Ninth Avenue, NYC, New York
United States
+1 800-838-3006
http://www.melodiawomenschoir.org/
info@horsedragon-nyc.com

Tickets: $20 adv ($25 door)
Melodia Women’s Choir led by Cynthia Powell, Taisiya Pushkar (piano), and an all-female chamber orchestra.


Celebrating 15 seasons of bringing women's choral music to the world with a spring program featuring a joyful all-American program of works, including the rarely heard "Harmony of Morning" from Elliott Carter, the U.S. premiere of "A Brighter Garden," by Paul Halley, as well as an encore performance of an original Melodia commission.

Set to poetry by Mark van Doren, "The Harmony of Morning" explores the language of nature and music as the purest forms of communication. It is an ode to the beauty and joy of the natural world and a perfect way to herald the spring.

Reception with light refreshments and snacks to follow the concert.

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/5998
Tel: (800) 838-3006
More at melodiawomenschoir.org


Elliott Carter : The Harmony of Morning
Paul Halley : A Brighter Garden
Christina Whitten Thomas : Mornings With You
Sally Lamb McCune : Jubilee
Sally Lamb McCune : Where Do the Roads Go?
Kevin Siegfried : Shaker Songs

28 Apr



United States
 Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 4:00pm 
The Dessoff Choirs Presents Freedom Concert Inspired by Coretta Scott King
Church of St Paul and Andrew
263 West 86th Street
United States

Tickets: $20-40
The Dessoff Choirs

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 culminates its 93rd season with a “Freedom Concert” inspired by the late Coretta Scott King (b. April 27, 1927), wife of Martin Luther King Jr., and advocate for African-American equality. In this dynamic program, Dessoff offers a choral tapestry reflecting on the Civil Rights movement of the past while promoting hope for the future. The program’s centerpiece is Ralph Vaughan William’s plea for peace, Dona nobis pacem. Robert Sirota’s homage to the nine victims of the Mother Emanuel AME massacre, Prelude and Spiritual for Mother Emanuel, works by African-American composers, the well-known civil rights freedom song, “Oh Freedom,” and Bach’s Dona nobis pacem from Mass in B minor round out the program.


29 Apr



United States
 Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 3:00pm 
Organist Gail Archer Performs Free Concert in Palmyra, PA
Palmyra Church of Brethren
45 N Chestnut Street
United States
717-838-6369

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.


29 Apr



United States
 Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 3.00 pm 
Melodia Women's Choir of NYC presents The Harmony of Morning, a 15th Anniversary Concert
West End Collegiate Church
West End Ave. at 77th St
United States
http://www.westendchurch.org

Tickets: $20 adv ($25 door)
Melodia Women’s Choir led by Cynthia Powell, Taisiya Pushkar (piano), and an all-female chamber orchestra.


Celebrating 15 seasons of bringing women's choral music to the world with a spring program featuring a joyful all-American program of works, including the rarely heard "Harmony of Morning" from Elliott Carter, the U.S. premiere of "A Brighter Garden," by Paul Halley, as well as an encore performance of an original Melodia commission.

Set to poetry by Mark van Doren, "The Harmony of Morning" explores the language of nature and music as the purest forms of communication. It is an ode to the beauty and joy of the natural world and a perfect way to herald the spring.

Reception with light refreshments and snacks to follow the concert.

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/5998
Tel: (800) 838-3006
More at melodiawomenschoir.org


Elliott Carter : The Harmony of Morning
Paul Halley : A Brighter Garden
Christina Whitten Thomas : Mornings With You
Sally Lamb McCune : Jubilee
Sally Lamb McCune : Where Do the Roads Go?
Kevin Siegfried : Shaker Songs

30 Apr 
 
1 May



Scotland
 Tuesday, May 01, 2018 at 7.30pm - 9.30pm 
Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society - Variation 6 Extra
Kirkcaldy Old Kirk
Kirk Wynd, Kirkcaldy KY1 1EH
Scotland

Tickets: £5
KOS Contemporary Ensemble & KOS Chamber Orchestra

The concert also features three pupil compositions from the orchestra's 2017-18 composition project run by John Gourlay. The pupil composers are Katie Grieve, Isobel Grieve (both of Madras College, St Andrews) and James Miller (Woodmill High School, Dunfermline).

John Gourlay : The Weaving Midnight Moon
John Gourlay : Soft Music 5

2 May 
 
3 May 
 
4 May



United States
 Friday, May 04, 2018 at 8pm 
PhiloSonia presents “Liaisons NOW: The Brothers Balliett & Friends”
South Oxford Space
138 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
(718) 398-3078
http://www.art-newyork.org/rehearsal-space

Tickets: $25/10
Stani Dimitrova, violin; Yezu Elizabeth Woo, violin; Chieh-Fan Jay Yiu, viola; Michael Katz, cello

PhiloSonia presents the fourth and last concert of its season “Liaisons” exploring composer friendship. Having established themselves as two of the most prominent figures in today’s music world, the multi-talented brothers Brad and Doug Balliett curate a program of friends and colleagues.

Lembit Beecher : "These Memories May be True"
Andrew Norman : Sabina from "The Companion Guide to Rome"
Zachary Detrick : "A Challenge to All Of Us" (String Quartet)
Doug Balliett : Violin, Viola, Cello
Brad Balliett : Strain Trio

5 May



United Kingdom
 Saturday, May 05, 2018 at Three concerts at 11:30, 3:00 and 7:30 
Late Music: A three-part journey through Twentieth Century piano repertoire
Unitarian Chapel, York
St Saviourgate
United Kingdom
http://www.latemusic.org

Tickets: £18/14 for all-day tickets. Individual concert tickets are also available - www.latemusic.org
Ian Pace - piano

Three concerts in a single day, exploring some of the key works in the piano repertoire of the Twentieth Century.Concert 1: Schoenberg, Ives, Ravel, Bartok, Debussy etc. Concert 2: Janacek, Seeger, Webern, Cage, Messiaen etc. Concert 3: Stockhausen, Boulez, Ligeti, Finnissy, Weir, Takemitsu, etc.


6 May



United States
 Sunday, May 06, 2018 at 3:00pm 
Fair Trade Trio Presents Spring-Themed Musical Celebration
David Greer Recital Hall
323 West 108th Street New York, NY 10025
United States
www.bsmny.org/

Tickets: $15-25 (under 18 free)
Fair Trade Trio (violinist Ashley Windle, violist Hannah Levinson, and cellist Jeanette Stenson) with guest collaborate pianist Taisiya Pushkar.

The Fair Trade Trio is a professional string trio that regularly performs around New York City and tours North America. The trio specializes in creating accessible performances for all audiences and has a mission to champion the works of living female composers alongside the standard chamber music canon. The Fair Trade Trio embarked on its second tour of the Pacific northwest in 2017 where they returned to perform at the Silk Purse Arts Centre in Vancouver, BC, the Oak Bay chamber music series in Victoria, BC, and the KidsQuest museum in Seattle, WA. The trio also made its debut at the Old Church in Portland, OR and at the Resonance at SOMA Towers in Seattle, WA with Seattle Symphony pianist Li-Tan Hsu. The tour featured the world premiere of Emily Doolittle’s string trio “Field Guide” commissioned by the Fair Trade Chamber Music Society.


Kaija Saariaho : Cloud Trio
Emily Doolittle : Field Guide
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Piano quartet in g minor

7 May



United States
 Monday, May 07, 2018 at 8.00pm-10.00pm 
Oratorio Society of New York: Sanctuary Road & We Are One
Carnegie Hall
New York
United States

Tickets: $25-$90
Kent Tritle, conductor; Laquita Mitchell, soprano; Raehann Bryce-Davis, mezzo-soprano; Joshua Blue, tenor; Malcolm J. Merriweather, baritone; Dashon Burton, bass-baritone; and the Orchestra of the Society

The Oratorio Society of New York will close its 145th season by performing two world premieres with one powerful message: the human spirit cannot be conquered.

Paul Moravec : Sanctuary Road: An Oratorio Based on the Writings of William Still, a Conductor for the Underground Railroad
Behzad Ranjbaran : We Are One

8 May 
 
9 May



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, May 09, 2018 at 7.30pm 
English Symphony Orchestra perform a World Premiere of David Matthews' Symphony No 9
St Georges Concert Hall, Bristol

United Kingdom

Tickets: £40, £35, £30, £25, £15, £5
English Symphony Orchestra
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
Kenneth Woods, conductor

Describing itself as ‘the international orchestra of Elgar country’, it is fitting that this programme by the English Symphony Orchestra is bookended by two beloved works by Elgar. Alongside the enticing prospect of hearing Sheku Kanneh-Mason as soloist in the Cello Concerto, there is the chance to hear an acclaimed new orchestral rendering of the Piano Quintet. Elgar himself wrote of this work, composed a century ago in 1918, that it ‘runs gigantically and in a large mood’. So it is perhaps unsurprising how well it works in what a recent Gramophone review describes as ‘a richly upholstered orchestration’ – whilst also managing to be ‘astutely appreciative of the simmering passion and sense of loss that permeate this wistful creation.’

Complementing these quintessentially English works is the world premiere of a new symphony by another composer with a distinctively English sensibility, David Matthews.

Limited ticket availability!


David Matthews : Symphony No.9
Edward Elgar : Piano Quintet (version for symphony orchestra)
Edward Elgar : Cello Concerto

10 May 
 

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