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The Boston New Music Initiative will present Are You Still There? music of voyage and remembrance as part of its third concert season on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Pickman Concert Hall, Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA.  Featuring a chamber orchestra with soloists performing new works by living composers, Are You Still There? will showcase Ted Hearne’s Cordavi and Fig, Timothy A. Davis’s In Memoriam, Garrett Byrnes’s Concerto for Piano and Chamber Orchestra (featuring piano soloist Esther Ning Yau), Mary Kouyoumdjian’s Odaraganeen Sharagan (Stranger’s Song) (featuring mezzo-soprano Christina English), and the Boston premiere of Oliver Knussen’s Requiem: Songs For Sue (featuring soprano Erin M. Smith). Nathan Lofton, Music Director, will conduct all pieces, which, with the exception of the Knussen, were selected from BNMI’s international call for scores.

A pre-concert talk with the composers begins at 7:15.  Tickets are $15 general / $10 student / Free with Longy ID or under 18, available online until the day of the show or at the door.

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A series of two concerts and one performance-lecture featuring one of the most prominent Italian avant-garde composers of the 20th century

Electronic Music Foundation is bringing to New York some of the close partners, collaborators, and performers of Italian composer Luigo Nono for a three-day celebration of his music and ideas. Nono is known for his stunningly beautiful sounds and innovative use of space, but also for his political message of justice and humanity. Through the 1950s and 60s, he equated musical revolution with social revolution, and his signature pieces are often characterized by political activism. In the 1970s, his thoughts were more on relating the performed sounds of acoustic instruments with electronic transformations, time displacements and synthesized sounds.

SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES:

* SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2 p.m.
STEFAN LITWIN: MUSIC AS RESISTANCE

Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street
Admission: $10 Suggested contribution at the door

Performance and lecture on Luigi Nono and political activism
Stefan Litwin, pianist/lecturer

* MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 8 p.m.
SIGNATURE COMPOSITIONS BY LUIGI NONO

Frederick Loewe Theater, 35 West 4th Street, NYC
Admission free but reservations are strongly advised. Email: events@emf.org

Alvise Vidolin, artistic director; Thomas Beyer, technical director

La Fabbrica Illuminata (The Illuminated Factory, 1964)
For voice and recorded sounds – Stacey Mastrian, voice

Ricorda cosa ti hanno fatto in Auschwitz
(Remember what they did to you in Auschwitz, 1965)
For fixed media

… sofferte onde serene … (… suffering quiet waves … ,1977)
For piano and recorded piano sounds - Stefan Litwin, piano

Con Luigi Dallapiccola (With Luigi Dallapiccola, 1979)
For six percussionists and live electronics
NYU Percussion Ensemble; David Fein conducting; Jonathan Haas director; Alvise Vidolin, electronics

* TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 8 p.m.
Judson Church, 55 Washington Square South
Admission: $10 Suggested contribution at the door

La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura — Madrigal per più “caminantes” con Gidon Kremer
(The distance nostalgic utopian future — Madrigal for other “walkers” with Gidon Kremer, 1988)
For walking violinist and eight places of sound - Conrad Harris, violin
Alvise Vidolin, artistic director and electronics performance; Thomas Beyer, technical director; Daniel Neumann, audio engineer

For more information, visit emfproductions.org or email events@emf.org or call (518) 434-4110.

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Join us as we collaborate with the Boulder Symphony on their firt ever chamber music series.
Featured works include Libra, Scorpio and Saggitarius from Tierkreis by Karlheinz Stockhausen, Henryk Gorecki’s Little Fantasia and Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint.
First Presbyterian Church
1820 15th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303.402.6400
Tickets: http://bouldersymphony.org/tickets

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Come meet Morten Lauridsen in person as we collaborate on an evening of his music with the Evans Choir. FREE
Featured works include Cuatro Cansiones, Canticle and Be Still My Soul.
Hamilton Recital Hall, Newman Center for the Performing Arts
2344 E. Iliff Ave.,
Denver, CO 80208
Tickets FREE. 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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We celebrate the life of this influential and beloved Polish composer.
Featured works include Little Fantasia, String Quartet No. 2, Sonata for Piano Op. 6 and Quartettino.
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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BEYOND MUSIC: ART JARVINEN BIRTHDAY CONCERT

27 January, Friday – 9:00 PM

BEYOND BAROQUE LITERARY/ ARTS CENTER – Venice California

Composer Arthur Jarvinen (1956-2010)

Composer Arthur Jarvinen (1956-2010)

ART JARVINEN (January 27, 1956 – October 2, 2010): “composer, musician, author, excellent cook…” can be read about on his homepage, www.arthurjarvinen.com. While he was known by many throughout the world, he was, to the LA music community, a dear friend whose departure we mourn and birthday we celebrate! Please join us to hear the FORMALIST QUARTET perform Art’s extraordinarily beautiful 100 Cadences with Four Melodies, a chorale, and a coda (with bells on!) and Conspiracy of Crows for three oboes, performed by KATHY PISARO.

Special Admission $5 Members, $5 Students/Seniors, $10 General.

http://www.beyondbaroque.org/events.html

Find an article about the music on this concert here.

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Kathleen Supové Concert at Zipper Hall

Program:
Anna Clyne – On Track (video by Joshue Ott)
Lainie Fefferman – Barnacles
Carolyn Yarnell – The Same Sky (video by Eric Wenger)
Michael Gatonska -A Shaking of the Pumpkin
Neil Rolnick – Digits (video by R. Luke DuBois)

All the works on this program are Los Angeles premieres.

Zipper Concert Hall
The Colburn School
200 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Piano Spheres Website and Ticket Info
Phone: 323.692.8075

FB Event Page here.

Poster in .pdf format here.

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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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LOS ANGELES – For two nights at Venice’s Beyond Baroque, rebar will be struck and lyrics will be screamed as the adventurous local chamber orchestra wild Up takes on the hypercomplex computer music of Clarence Barlow with an exuberant set of Barlow’s works, plus the composer’s 19th and 20th century influences: player pianos and punk rock.

“This is a guy who uses computer programs to cover Prince’s ‘Sexy MF,’” said wild Up conductor and artistic director Christopher Rountree. “We’ll bring the earplugs.”

The program will include Barlow’s “Septima de facto,” pieces by George Antheil and Conlon Nancarrow, a set of piano rags, and interpolations of seminal punk rock songs by The Misfits, X-Ray Spex, Fear and Black Flag.
The Nov. 18 and 19 performances mark wild Up’s debut at Beyond Baroque, one of West L.A.’s signature cultural spaces.

Who: wild Up
What: “Clarence Barlow, Punk Rock and Player Piano Music”
Where: Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
When: Friday 11/18 at 9 PM; Saturday 11/19 at 9 PM (the program will be the same both nights)
Cost: $10 general admission – to purchase, go to:

http://barlowpunkrockplayerpiano.eventbrite.com/


About wild Up:
wild Up is a 24-member experimental classical/contemporary ensemble comprised of Los Angeles musicians committed to creating visceral, thought-provoking happenings. The group, led by artistic director and conductor Christopher Rountree, unites around the belief that no music is off limits, and that a concert space should be as moving as the music heard in it: small, powerful and unlike anything else. wild Up projects bring people together, defy convention and address the need for heart-wrenching, mind-bending experiences. For free mp3 downloads: wildup.bandcamp.com

Contact: press@wildup.la

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