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The exciting superstar violinist, Joshua Bell, will serve as guest artistic director and performer for the 10 Anniversary Season of the Laguna Beach Music Festival, Feb 6 –12, 2012. There will also be a wide range of free educational and outreach programs planned for the Festival week, all in the center of this beautiful seaside town.

Festival concerts range from $35 – $100 and can be purchased by calling 949.553.2422
or by going to www.LagunaBeachMusicFestival.com

Sunday, February 12 at 3:00 pm – Tenth Anniversary Concert
Festival alumni the Calder Quartet and Edgar Meyer collaborate with rising stars the Calidore Quartet in an eclectic afternoon celebrating the Festival’s tenth anniversary. The artists will perform Dvořák | String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 77, Terry Riley | Cadenza on the Night Plain and Mendelssohn | Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20

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The exciting superstar violinist, Joshua Bell, will serve as guest artistic director and performer for the 10 Anniversary Season of the Laguna Beach Music Festival, Feb 6 –12, 2012. There will also be a wide range of free educational and outreach programs planned for the Festival week, all in the center of this beautiful seaside town.

Festival concerts range from $35 – $100 and can be purchased by calling 949.553.2422
or by going to www.LagunaBeachMusicFestival.com
Thursday, February 9 at 8:00 pm – The Genius of Edgar Meyer
For the February 9 solo recital Edgar Meyer has chosen selections from the Bach Unaccompanied Cello Suites (which he has arranged, and recorded, for the double bass), and works chosen from among his own phenomenal breadth in classical, jazz, bluegrass and roots music composition.

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Hear the latest works by Lamont’s best and brightest. FREE
Hamilton Recital Hall, Newman Center for the Performing Arts
2344 E. Iliff Ave
Denver, CO 80208
Tickets $18 adults, $16 seniors and free with Pioneer card or ANY student ID.
Ticket prices include free parking in Newman Center parking garage and a reception after the concert to greet the artists
Lamont Concert line (303) 871-6412

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On November 19, 2011, at 8 pm, the Garden State Philharmonic presents “Remembering Mahler! 100th Anniversary Tribute”, at the Strand Theater in Lakewood, New Jersey.

Single tickets range from $10 for students to $40 for adults. Additional discounts apply for full-season subscribers, senior citizens, and groups of ten or more. Call 732-255-0460, e-mail info@gardenstatephilharmonic.org, or visit www.gardenstatephilharmonic.org for more information. This is the second concert of our MasterWorks Series, and marks the 56th season for the Jersey Shore’s Premiere cultural resource, and the eleventh year with the Philharmonic for Maestro LaGruth.

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From a book-length poem to a multi-media experimental opera to its current incarnation as a CD, DARKLING gives a haunting portrayal of emotion, terror, and incalculable loss. DARKLING movingly evokes the memory of the Holocaust as well as the human cost of man-made and natural cataclysmic events. Join us for the CD Release at Drom NYC on Nov. 22nd at 6:30 pm.

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Great chamber works by trend-setting composers of the 20th century including Babbitt, Villa Lobos and Crawford Seeger.
Featured works include Milton Babbitt’s Phonemena, Ruth Crawford Seeger’s String Quartet, Heitor Villa Lobos’ Suite for Voice and Violin, George Aperghis’ La corps a corps, Stephen Goss’ River Winds
Hamilton Recital Hall, Newman Center for the Performing Arts
2344 E. Iliff Ave
Denver, CO 80208
Tickets $18 adults, $16 seniors and free with Pioneer card or ANY student ID.
Ticket prices include free parking in Newman Center parking garage and a reception after the concert to greet the artists.
Lamont Concert line (303) 871-6412

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The exquisite sound of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra complements two Charlie Chaplin films at the 22nd annual Silent Film Gala on Sunday, May 22 at 6:30 pm at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The evening features Charlie Chaplin’s 1918 films A Dog’s Life and Shoulder Arms, accompanied by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra performing live Chaplin’s scores restored and adapted for live performance by conductor Timothy Brock. The evening will also include Walt Disney’s 1927 short Trolley Troubles with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. The score for Trolley Troubles is being composed especially for this occasion for violin (Margaret Batjer), clarinet (Joshua Ranz), percussion (Wade Culbreath) and piano (Alexander Rannie) by Alexander Rannie who will lead from the keyboard. May 22 will mark the world premiere of the performance of this score.

Academy® Award-winning actor Dustin Hoffman serves as honorary chairman, and Hanna M. Kennedy and Roger L. Mayer are co-chairmen. Following the films, the Chamber Orchestra hosts a supper party for VIP patrons under the stars on the Ahmanson Terrace outside Royce Hall with a buffet supper catered by Peggy Dark’s Kitchen for Exploring Foods. Tickets for the Silent Film are $35 (general seating) and $80 (priority seating). Tickets at $350 include the film and celebratory post-film supper. For sponsorship and ticket information, please contact the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra at 213 622 7001 x 215.

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On Saturday, May 14, 2011, at 8:00pm, The Dessoff Choirs, under the direction of Music Director Christopher Shepard, will perform 20th-century compositions featuring the dramatic combination of voice, pianos, and percussion. The acoustically glorious St. George’s Church at 209 East 16th Street at Rutherford Place in Manhattan will provide the perfect setting for the concert.
Although the piano is sometimes seen as an adjunct to the choral rehearsal, much wonderful music has been composed especially for piano and choir. This concert features 20th-century pieces written for one or two pianists, percussion, and choir, including Bernstein’s high-voltage Chichester Psalms, David Conte’s life-affirming Invocation and Dance, a set of quintessential American works by Charles Ives, Samuel Barber, and Gwyneth Walker. From England comes Jonathan Dove’s The Passing of the Year, commissioned in 2000 by the London Symphony Chorus. The combination of lyrical voices, virtuoso pianists, and brilliant percussion is irresistible.
Program:
BERNSTEIN Chichester Psalms
GÓRECKI Totus Tuus
CONTE Invocation and Dance
IVES Circus Band (arr. Dashnaw)
BARBER Sure on this Shining Night, Under the Willow Tree
WALKER White Horses, My Love Walks in Velvet
JAMESON Night Journey
DOVE The Passing of the Year
BRAHMS Liebeslieder Waltzes (selections)

Tickets: $35 Preferred Seating; $20 Advance General Admission ($25 at door); $15 Senior/Student; Free 12 and under. For more information and tickets, go to www.dessoff.org or call (212) 831-8224.

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Chiara String Quartet by Liz Linder

Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 8pm
Galapagos Art Space
16 Main Street
Brooklyn, New York

The Chiara Quartet has been called “truly breathtaking” by The Washington Post. Their Creator/Curator series commissions composers to write new works as well as curate the concert program. This final installment features Daniel Ott, who has recently written scores for ballet choreographer Benjamin Millepied. Ott’s new string quartet includes Odes to two composers who lost children – Liszt and Mahler – and he’s chosen to pair it with Polish composer Lutoslawski’s aleatoric string quartet.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Call (718) 222-8500 or visit www.galapagosartspace.com.

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On March 11, 2011 the Music of the Spheres Society will present a chamber music concert featuring works by César Franck and his circle, including music by his teacher Anton Reicha and friends Gabriel Fauré, Ernst Chausson, and Eugène Ysaÿe.

The concert will take place on at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, which is located near Lincoln Center at 120 West 69th Street in New York City.  The heart of the program features Franck’s compelling Piano Quintet, along with a piano trio (Opus 101, No. 3) by Reicha, short works by Chausson and Fauré, and Ysaÿe’s String Trio.

The String Trio (Le Chimay, which is also the name of a Belgian Trappist ale brewed in that city), was composed in 1927 by Eugène Ysaÿe but never published.  It was discovered in manuscript form only about ten years ago and first performed by the Gaede Trio.  In a review of a 2004 performance, Los Angeles Times music critic Mark Swed wrote that

‘Le Chimay’ might be described as French Expressionism with a bit of Surrealism thrown in. It also might be described as just plain weird. It is full of extravagant string writing, which is to be expected, but not the seemingly incompatible influences of Debussy, Franck and Schoenberg, who get along just fine here.  Agitated melodramatic passages half resolve into intoxicating lyricism. Storm clouds come and go, propelled by unpredictable breezes. Nothing ever settles for long.

Violinist and Artistic Director Stephanie Chase will be joined by violinist Harumi Rhodes, violist Hsin-Yun Huang, ‘cellist Sophie Shao, and pianist William Wolfram.

The concert starts at 8:15 p.m. A pre-concert talk bill be given at 7:30 p.m. by organologist and author Stewart Pollens  and is included in concert admission: “Francois-Xavier Tourte and the Invention of the Modern Violin Bow.”

Admission at door: $30 adult, $15 student/senior requested contribution. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.

Visit www.musicofthespheres.org for more information.

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