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22 May



United States
 Friday, May 22, 2015 at 03:00pm 
Odyssey Opera: The British Invasion Festival
Boston University Theatre
264 Huntington Avenue
United States

Tickets: $20 and Up
Odyssey Opera

Odyssey Opera's month-long (May-Jun) THE BRITISH INVASION opera festival continues with a two nights of a double-bill of William Walton’s The Bear and Arthur Sullivan’s The Zoo (May 22 + 24). Based on a short play by Chekhov, The Bear is a humorous tale about an ostentatiously virtuous widow, Yelena Ivanovna Popova, and her late husband’s boorish but well-­‐‑intentioned creditor, Grigory Stepanovitch Smirnov. With a libretto written by B.C. Stephenson and music by Arthur Sullivan, The Zoo remained unpublished and unperformed for many years. This one-­‐‑act “musical folly” is sprightly and charming, unfolding through cleverly set arias, choruses, and patter.

William Walton : The Bear
Arthur Sullivan : The Zoo

23 May



United States
 Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 7:30pm 
Odyssey Opera : The British Invasion Festival
Boston University Theatre
264 Huntington Avenue
United States

Tickets: $20 and Up
Odyssey Opera

Odyssey Opera's month-long (May-Jun) THE BRITISH INVASION opera festival kick-starts with a three-night performance of Vaughan Williams's Sir John in Love (May 17, 20 + 23). A Shakespearean opera in English, Sir John in Love perfectly depicts the colorful characters and jumbled relationships of Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Vaughan Williams : Sir John in Love

24 May



United States
 Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 07:30pm-09:00pm 
Odyssey Opera: The British Invasion Festival
Boston University Theatre
264 Huntington Avenue
United States

Tickets: $20 and Up
Odyssey Opera

Odyssey Opera's month-long (May-Jun) THE BRITISH INVASION opera festival continues with a two nights of a double-bill of William Walton’s The Bear and Arthur Sullivan’s The Zoo (May 22 + 24). Based on a short play by Chekhov, The Bear is a humorous tale about an ostentatiously virtuous widow, Yelena Ivanovna Popova, and her late husband’s boorish but well-­‐‑intentioned creditor, Grigory Stepanovitch Smirnov. With a libretto written by B.C. Stephenson and music by Arthur Sullivan, The Zoo remained unpublished and unperformed for many years. This one-­‐‑act “musical folly” is sprightly and charming, unfolding through cleverly set arias, choruses, and patter.

William Walton : The Bear
Arthur Sullivan : The Zoo

25 May 
 
26 May 
 
27 May



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at  
Britten, Berio, Bach
Church of Our Lady of the Snows
Jungmannovo náměstí 4 110 00 Prague 1
United Kingdom
(+420) 222 246 243
http://www.pms.ofm.cz

Tickets: 9.30pm
Charles-Antoine Duflot - cello

“A cellist caught my eye – a Frenchman, Charles- Antoine Duflot, who managed to play Suite No. 6 – the most difficult of them all – with delicacy and wit.” (The Guardian)

One can hardly imagine more stylistically and technically diverse repertoire for solo cello than the works chosen for his Prague Spring evening recital by the French cellist Charles-Antoine Duflot. This young artist, who is often called one of the most prominent talents of the younger generation, will be presenting on a single evening a combination of works by Baroque and contemporary composers, who share in common above all the extreme demands they place on performers.

For his Suite No. 3 Op. 37, Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) took inspiration from the personality and playing of the great Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, who premiered the work in 1974. Britten, who had been captivated by Rostropovich’s interpretation of Bach’s Suites for Solo Cello, placed in his work a number of fragmentary references to Russian music, including a hymn of the Orthodox Church.

On the other hand, in Sequenza XIV (2002) Luciano Berio (1925-2003) introduces the cello right at the beginning of his composition in a less familiar role – as a percussion instrument. In addition to that, the work presents perhaps every sonic possibility that the cello has to offer.

Another interesting feature of the programme will be Bach’s Suite in D major BWV 1012, which the composer wrote for the fivestring ‘violoncello piccolo’. Although the work has traditionally been played on a modern four-string instrument, Duflot, who learned to play the Baroque cello during his university studies in Basel, will be performing the work on an 18th-century Italian Baroque instrument. This evening will be a unique opportunity to experience the colorful sound world of classical music through three phenomenally original compositions.

The French cellist Charles-Antoine Duflot has devoted himself to music since he was five years old. He first studied in Paris and Stuttgart, then he completed his master’s studies at the Musikhochschule in Lübeck and at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, where he studied performance on the Baroque cello. He is a laureate of a number of international competitions (the International J&A Beare Solo Bach Competition in London and the Beethoven’s Hradec International Music Competition), and he has appeared as a soloist under the baton of such conductors as Christoph Alstaedt, Nicolás Pasquet, and Christoph Prick. He plays an instrument made by Jean Baptiste Vuillaume in 1865 and an Italian five-string cello from the 18th century.


Benjamin Britten : Suite No. 3 Op. 87
Luciano Berio : Sequenza XIV
J.S Bach : Suite in D major BWV 1012

28 May



Germany
 Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 8pm 
Instruments of Ice
DAAD Gallery
Zimmerstraße 90, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Germany
+49 30 2613640
http://www.daadgalerie.de/en/index_en.php

Quiet Music Ensemble + Karen Power

Dan Bodwell: Kontrabass
Ilse De Ziah: Eello
John Godfrey: elektrische Gitarre
Seán MacErlaine: Klarinette
Roddy O'Keeffe: Posaune
Karen Power: Elektronik

Karen Power verbrachte im Kontext des künstlerischen Projektes „The Arctic Circle Residency“ intensive Wochen in der Arktis. Stark beeindruckt von der besonderen Akustik dieser nordischen Weltregion nahm sie ein Meer von Klängen auf, präparierte Eisblöcke mit Mikrophonen oder ließ Hydrophone ins Wasser sinken, um Geräusche unter dem Eis aufzunehmen. Diese Aufnahmen dienen in dem Konzert als aurale Partitur für die Live-Musiker, die den räumlich projizierten Field Recordings mit akustischen Instrumentalklängen begegnen. Die Hörer werden mit auf eine Reise durch reale und aus der Erinnerung nachgebildete arktische Klanglandschaften genommen. Das Stück reflektiert in seiner dialogischen und meandernden Form das Verhältnis zwischen Mensch und Eis.
Die Verflechtung von Instrumentalklängen und Alltagsgeräuschen sowie von akustischen Instrumenten und elektroakustischen Elementen bildet das künstlerische Zentrum von Karen Powers Schaffen. Sie untersucht dabei nicht nur die Gemeinsamkeiten und Eigenheiten instrumentaler und elektroakustischer Musik, sondern zielt vielmehr auf integrative Strategien, die die unterschiedlichen Potenziale anerkennen und in der kompositorischen Arbeit zusammenführen.

Die Komponistin, Klangkünstlerin und Improvisatorin Karen Power (Irland) ist 2015 Gast des Berliner Künstlerprogramms des DAAD. Das Quiet Music Ensemble kommt wie Karen Power aus Cork in Irland.

Eintritt frei

Karen Power spent in the context of the artistic project "The Arctic Circle Residency" intensive weeks in the Arctic. Highly impressed by the special acoustics of these Nordic region of the world took on a sea of ​​sounds, groomed ice blocks with microphones or hydrophones let fall into the water to absorb noises under the ice. These recordings are used in the concert as aural score for the live musicians who meet the projected spatial field recordings with acoustic instrumental sounds. The listeners are taken on a journey through real and simulated from memory Arctic soundscapes. The piece reflects in its dialogue and meandering shape the relationship between man and ice.
The intertwining of instrumental sounds and everyday sounds and acoustic instruments and electroacoustic elements forms the artistic center of Karen Powers work. It examines not only the similarities and peculiarities of instrumental and electroacoustic music, but aims rather to integrative strategies that recognize the different potentials and merge in the compositional work.

The composer, sound artist and improviser Karen Power (Ireland) 2015 Guest of the Berlin Artists Programme of the DAAD. The Quiet Music Ensemble comes as Karen Power from Cork in Ireland.

Admission free


Karen Power : instruments of ice

29 May



France
 Friday, May 29, 2015 at 8.30pm - 10.30pm 
Exils
Maison du peuple, Fourchambault
59 rue Gambetta, 58180 Fourchambault
France
+333 8690 9907
http://www.ville-fourchambault.fr
accueil.administration@mairie-fourchambault.fr

Tickets: €15, group of 5 or more €10 each, under 15 €5.
Quatuor Leonis
Guillaume Antonini & Sébastien Richaud - violins, Alphonse Dervieux - viola, Julien Decoin - cello with Jean Bojko - actor.

Concert performance of works with a reading of the text: « De quelle origine » by Ricardo Montserrat.

Contact; Guillaume Antonini
quatuorleonis@gmail.com
+336 8142 3925
www.quatuorleonis.com


Igor Stravinsky : Three Pieces for String Quartet
Alexandre Damnianovitch : Quatuor byzantin
Nigel Keay : String Quartet No.2
Béla Bartók : String Quartet No.3

30 May



United States
 Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 7:30pm 
Odyssey Opera Performs Five Monodramas
Boston University Theatre
264 Huntington Avenue
United States

Tickets: $20 and Up
Odyssey Opera

Odyssey Opera's month-long (May-Jun) THE BRITISH INVASION opera festival continues with a one-night only performance (May 30th at 7:30 p.m. at Boston University Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA) of five compelling monodramas. Odyssey Opera introduces audiences to a selection of the brightest stars among Boston’s emerging vocalists in a special evening of monodramas by five great British composers of the 20th century. The program includes Phaedra by Benjamin Britten (1913-76), Ophelia by Richard Rodney Bennett (1936-2012), Four Poems of St. Teresa of Avila by Lennox Berkeley (1903-89), King Harald's Saga by Judith Weir (b.1954), and Eight Songs for a Mad King by Peter Maxwell Davies (b.1934). Each of these works is a tour-de-force for a solo singer, sometimes inhabiting multiple roles.

Benjamin Britten : Phaedra
Richard Rodney Bennett : Ophelia
Lennox Berkley : Four Poems of St. Teresa of Avila
Judith Weir : King Harald's Saga
Peter Maxwell Davies : Eight Songs for a Mad King

31 May



United Kingdom
 Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 19.30 - 23.00 
Enlightenment
Hoxton Basement
18 Hoxton Street, London N1 6NG
United Kingdom
http://hoxtonbasement.com

Tickets: £5 students, £12 online, £14 on the door
Ligeti quartet

Centred around 2 works set against the backdrop of the 1970s cultural maelstrom, New Dots presents Enlightenment, an evening looking at ancient and modern battles fought, fired by beliefs about right and wrong, good and evil and a search for light
More Info: newdots.org.uk/events


George Crumb : Black Angels
Anna Meredith : Music for Ravens
William Dougherty : The Aureole Effect
Ji Sun Yang : Les Accordeons V
Wadada Leo Smith : String Quartet no. 3 "Black Church"
Tom Green : Gravity Fragments

1 Jun 
 
2 Jun 
 
3 Jun



United States
 Wednesday, June 03, 2015 at 08:00pm 
The Sorrows of Young Werther Operatic Concert 6/3-4
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway, New York, NY
United States
212-864-5400
http://www.symphonyspace.org
info@symphonyspace.org

Tickets: $47
Ensemble for the Romantic Century

Described recently by The New York Times as “a dazzling musical and multimedia paean to human aspiration,” the Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) returns to Symphony Space for two performances of The Sorrows of Young Werther. Written by James Melo based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s groundbreaking novella Sorrows of Young Werther, ERC’s production is an original, fully-staged theatrical concert blending drama based on Goethe's tale, and music of the German Lied repertoire.

Robert Schumann : Dichterliebe

4 Jun



United States
 Thursday, June 04, 2015 at 08:00pm 
The Sorrows of Young Werther Operatic Concert 6/3-4
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway, New York, NY
United States
212-864-5400
http://www.symphonyspace.org
info@symphonyspace.org

Tickets: $47
Ensemble for the Romantic Century

Described recently by The New York Times as “a dazzling musical and multimedia paean to human aspiration,” the Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) returns to Symphony Space for two performances of The Sorrows of Young Werther. Written by James Melo based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s groundbreaking novella Sorrows of Young Werther, ERC’s production is an original, fully-staged theatrical concert blending drama based on Goethe's tale, and music of the German Lied repertoire.

Robert Schumann : Dichterliebe

5 Jun



United States
 Friday, June 05, 2015 at 6pm and 9pm 
Present Music Nation
Hot Water Wherehouse
818 S Water St
United States
http://www.presentmusic.org/concerts/pmnation.aspx

Tickets: $15-$35
Present Music Ensemble


The votes have been counted. The people have spoken. For Present Music’s season finale, the program has been decided by YOU, the audience voters. This is all about giving Power to the People. With two concert times to choose from, get one final dose of new music and adventure for the season from Milwaukee’s coolest contemporary group.

Be sure to stick around after each performance for the sweet sounds of the Calamity Janes!

This is your nation. The Present Music Nation.
This concert not suited for children under 10.



6 Jun 
 
7 Jun 
 
8 Jun 
 
9 Jun 
 
10 Jun 
 
11 Jun



United States
 Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 7:30pm 
Composer/Percussionist Lukas Ligeti Celebrates 50th Birthday 6/11
Austria Cultural Forum
New York
United States

Tickets: Free
Lukas Ligeti and guests

On the occasion of his 50th birthday (6.13.15), the Austrian Cultural Forum New York presents an unprecedented overview of composer/percussionist Lukas Ligeti's work as a composer including new pieces written specifically for the occasion. The concert series opens June 11th at the ACFNY, with performances of Lukas’ solo and small ensemble works (performers include Thomas Bergeron, Candy Chiu, Jennifer Hymer, Ben Reimer, David Cossin, and others), and premiere pieces for Lukas’ new classical/indie rock band, Notebook. The festival culminates June 14th at Roulette featuring Lukas’ music for chamber orchestra. Program includes several world premieres, as well as U.S. and New York City premieres, performed by the fresh, contemporary-collective Ensemble mise-en conducted by Oliver Hagen, pianist Vicky Chow, and others.


12 Jun 
 
13 Jun 
 
14 Jun



United States
 Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 5:30pm 
Composer/Percussionist Lukas Ligeti and Guests 6/14
Roulette, Brooklyn, NY
509 Atlantic Ave (corner of 3rd)
United States
917 267 0363
http://www.interpretations.info
mutemus@rcn.com

Tickets: $20
Lukas Ligeti
Ensemble mise-en
and more

On the occasion of his 50th birthday (6.13.15), the Austrian Cultural Forum New York presents an unprecedented overview of composer/percussionist Lukas Ligeti's work as a composer including new pieces written specifically for the occasion. The concert series opens June 11th at the ACFNY, with performances of Lukas’ solo and small ensemble works (performers include Thomas Bergeron, Candy Chiu, Jennifer Hymer, Ben Reimer, David Cossin, and others), and premiere pieces for Lukas’ new classical/indie rock band, Notebook. The festival culminates June 14th at Roulette featuring Lukas’ music for chamber orchestra. Program includes several world premieres, as well as U.S. and New York City premieres, performed by the fresh, contemporary-collective Ensemble mise-en conducted by Oliver Hagen, pianist Vicky Chow, and others.


15 Jun 
 
16 Jun



United States
 Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 7:30pm 
Odyssey Opera Performs Powder Her Face 6/18-20
Boston Conservatory
Boston, MA
United States

Tickets: $20 and Up
Odyssey Opera

Odyssey Opera's month-long (May-Jun) THE BRITISH INVASION opera festival culminates with a three-night performance Face (June 18-20) of the fully staged production of Thomas Ades’ Powder Her Face (1995). A collaboration between Thomas Adès and librettist Philip Hensher, Powder Her Face explores the intersection of gender, politics and power through the prism of the life story of Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll, dubbed the “Dirty Duchess.” In Powder Her Face, Adès plays off the public’s obsession with the tabloid controversy and challenges audiences to reconsider what they think of the Duchess.

Thomas Ades : Powder Her Face

17 Jun



United Kingdom
 Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 7.30pm 
International Guitar in Bolton
Bolton School Arts Centre
Chorley New Road, Bolton, BL1 4PA
United Kingdom

Tickets: £8 (£5 Manchester Guitar Circle Members)
Steven Joseph (Classical Guitar) and
Jon Gjylaci (Classical Guitar)
with guest Mike Walker (Percussion)

A Classical Guitar Double-Bill

Programme includes music from Steven Joseph's newly-released CD 'Firewire'

AND the World Premiere of 'Five Divertissements for Guitar' by Helen Walker, performed by Jon Gjylaci

ALSO pieces by Albeniz, Jobim, Morel, Duarte, Dyens and Reinhardt.


Helen Walker : Five Divertissements for Guitar

18 Jun



United States
 Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 7:30pm 
Odyssey Opera Performs Powder Her Face 6/18-20
Boston Conservatory
Boston, MA
United States

Tickets: $20 and Up
Odyssey OPera

Odyssey Opera's month-long (May-Jun) THE BRITISH INVASION opera festival culminates with a three-night performance Face (June 18-20) of the fully staged production of Thomas Ades’ Powder Her Face (1995). A collaboration between Thomas Adès and librettist Philip Hensher, Powder Her Face explores the intersection of gender, politics and power through the prism of the life story of Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll, dubbed the “Dirty Duchess.” In Powder Her Face, Adès plays off the public’s obsession with the tabloid controversy and challenges audiences to reconsider what they think of the Duchess.

Thomas Ades : Powder Her Face

19 Jun



United States
 Friday, June 19, 2015 at 7:30pm 
Odyssey Opera Performs Powder Her Face
Boston Conservatory
Boston, MA
United States

Tickets: $20 and Up
Odyssey Opera

Odyssey Opera's month-long (May-Jun) THE BRITISH INVASION opera festival culminates with a three-night performance Face (June 18-20) of the fully staged production of Thomas Ades’ Powder Her Face (1995). A collaboration between Thomas Adès and librettist Philip Hensher, Powder Her Face explores the intersection of gender, politics and power through the prism of the life story of Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll, dubbed the “Dirty Duchess.” In Powder Her Face, Adès plays off the public’s obsession with the tabloid controversy and challenges audiences to reconsider what they think of the Duchess.

Thomas Ades : Powder Her Face

20 Jun



United States
 Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 7:30pm 
Odyssey Opera Performs Powder Her Face 6/18-20
Boston Conservatory
Boston, MA
United States

Tickets: $20 and Up
Odyssey Opera

Odyssey Opera's month-long (May-Jun) THE BRITISH INVASION opera festival culminates with a three-night performance Face (June 18-20) of the fully staged production of Thomas Ades’ Powder Her Face (1995). A collaboration between Thomas Adès and librettist Philip Hensher, Powder Her Face explores the intersection of gender, politics and power through the prism of the life story of Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll, dubbed the “Dirty Duchess.” In Powder Her Face, Adès plays off the public’s obsession with the tabloid controversy and challenges audiences to reconsider what they think of the Duchess.

Thomas Ades : Powder Her Face

21 Jun 
 

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