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La sabbia del tempo in Buenos Aires

Argentinian premiere on October 26 for Fausto Romitelli’s La sabbia del tempo.
When Oct 26, 2014
from 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Buenos Aires
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Argentinian premiere on October 26 in Buenos Aires for Fausto Romitelli’s  La sabbia del tempo, for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello and keyboard. The composition will be performed by the Sonorama Ensemble at the Antigua Biblioteca Nacional, Guastavino Hall.

Primes Seventeen in Reggio Emilia

Riccardo Nova’s Primes Seventeen will have its world premiere next October 26.
When Oct 26, 2014
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Reggio Emilia
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Riccardo Nova’s Primes Seventeen, for perucssions and electric guitar will have its world premiere next October 26. Simone Beneventi, percussions and Flavio Virzì, electric guitar will perform the composition in Reggio Emilia, Palcoscenico of the Ariosto Theatre, as part of the Aperto Festival 2014.

 

 

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Le noir de l’étoile in Vilnius

National premiere of Gérard Grisey’s Le noir de l’étoile in Vilnius.
When Oct 24, 2014
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Vilnius
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National premiere of Gérard Grisey’s Le noir de l’étoile for 6 percussionists, magnetic tape and acoustic pulsations on October 24  in Vilnius. The composition will be performed by the Percussions de Strasbourg, as part of the Gaida Festival.

 

 

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Orna buio ciel in Warsaw

Fabio Vacchi’s Orna buio ciel will be performed as national premiere in Poland.
When Oct 24, 2014
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Warsaw
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Fabio Vacchi’s Orna buio ciel for violin, cello and piano, will be performed as national premiere in Poland on October 24. Gabriele Pieranunzi (violin), Shana Downes (cello) and Roberto Prosseda (piano), will perform the composition in Warsaw, Klub Kultury Saska Kepa, as part of a concert in cooperation with the Italian Cultural Institute of Warsaw.

 

Tecniche per la misurazione dell’infinito by Ambrosini in Milan

World premiere for Claudio Ambrosini’s Tecniche per la misurazione dell’infinito for 3 pianos on October 23 in Milan.
When Oct 23, 2014
from 09:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Where Milan
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World premiere for Claudio Ambrosini’s Tecniche per la misurazione dell’infinito for 3 pianos on October 23 in Milan. The piece, commissioned by the Musica e Realtà festival, will be performed by Alfonso Alberti, Stefano Ligoratti and Orazio Sciortino.
Commenting on the work, Ambrosini, who has been searching for and experimenting with new timbric solutions for years, says “As a timbric composer I don’t see the piano as a keyboard instrument with a range of seven octaves, but as seven instruments with a one-octave range, piloted from a keyboard. So the concept of an octave “above” or an octave “below” finds no place in this music. Instead, there are a large number of sonic areas, each well-defined, distinctive, capable of producing unique sonorities. Almost like “cori battenti”, changing and mobile like the balls in a pinball machine, as if trying to whisper something, in the dialect of today, into the ear of Giovanni Gabrieli, who, more’s the pity, never laid eyes on a piano.”

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Introduzione all’oscuro in Guanajuato

Local premiere for Introduzione all'oscuro by Salvatore Sciarrino in Mexico.
When Oct 21, 2014
from 09:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Where Guanajuato
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Local premiere  for Salvatore Sciarrino in Mexico on October 21. Intro
duzio
ne all’oscuro for 12 instruments, will be presented in Guanajuato, Tatro Juaez, as part of the Internacional Cervantino Festival by the Ensemble Intercontemporain under the baton of Julien Leroy.

 

 

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Marco Betta’s Cieli notturni for orchestra will be performed in Naples

The world premiere of Marco Betta’s Cieli notturni for orchestra will be performed in Naples on October 18.
When Oct 18, 2014
from 08:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Where Naples
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The world premiere of Marco Betta’s Cieli notturni for orchestra will be performed in Naples on  October 18 by the Orchestra del Teatro San Carlo under the direction of Gabriele Ferro, the dedicatee of the piece.
In his presentation of the work Betta writes: “The main ideas and parts of this composition come from notes on and fragments of two earlier orchestral works… Cieli notturni is the result of a passage, a diary-symphony that gathers together observations, drafts, editings and notes that emerged out of discussions that I had with Gabriele Ferro - a dear friend - on the pathways of composition, and it actually arises out of my previous two scores, of which it is a synthesis, consequence and conclusion. In this way the fusion and the additions are the result of what for me is a journey in the writing of sounds: a passage, a notebook of experiences, a diary which gathers together the musical materials that I find congenial: melodies inspired by the traditional songs of the Palermo cart drivers, blocks and suspended harmonic structures based on sequences of harmonic sounds, counterpoints and 12-tone series, and evocations of sequences of the band music of my home region”.

 

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Honk to Monk by Luca Francesconi

World premiere for Honk to Monk by Luca Francesconi
When Oct 15, 2014
from 02:25 PM to 02:25 PM
Where Neimënster
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Honk to Monk for ensemble by Luca Francesconi will have its world premiere on October 16 in Neimënster (Luxembourg). The Ensemble Lucilin, commissioner of the work, will perform the composition as part of the Autumn Leaves Festival 2014.

 

 

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La bocca, i piedi, il suono in Madrid

Salvatore Sciarrino’s La bocca, i piedi, il suono will be performed on October 11 in Madrid.
When Oct 11, 2014
from 08:10 PM to 08:30 PM
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The Spanish premiere of Salvatore Sciarrino’s La bocca, i piedi, il suono for saxophone quartet and one hundred migrating saxophones will be performed on October 11 in Madrid. The concert is part of the “Clásica x Contemporáneos” Festival and will take place at the Auditorio Nacional de Musica, Sala de Cámara. The  Sigma Project Group and the students of the Madrid Conservatoire will be conducted by Armando Merino.

 

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Fausto Romitelli at Milano Musica

This year the festival Milano Musica is dedicating its 23rd edition to Fausto Romitelli.
When Oct 09, 2014 08:30 PM to
Nov 15, 2014 10:30 PM
Where Milan
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On the tenth anniversary of his death, Fausto Romitelli (1963-2004), considered one of the most original musical figures of recent times, is at the centre of numerous musicological studies and international concert programmes. His music by now features in the repertoires of many ensembles both in Europe and abroad. Instrumental groups from the United States, Canada, South Korea, Russia, Argentina, Israel, and Hong Kong regularly perform his compositions. His video opera An Index of Metals has so far had more than fifty performances around the world. This year the festival of contemporary music Milano Musica is dedicating its 23rd edition to Fausto Romitelli, and on October 9 the Ictus Ensemble, Georges-Elie Octors conductor, is going to inaugurate the festival with Index of Metals, videos by Paolo Pachini.

 

 

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Festival d’Automne is dedicating a portrait to Luigi Nono

Maître des sons et des silences is the title of the portrait that the Festival d’Automne is dedicating to Luigi Nono this year in the months of October and November.
When Oct 03, 2014 08:00 PM to
Nov 18, 2014 11:00 PM
Where Paris
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Maître des sons et des silences is the title of the portrait that the Festival d’Automne is dedicating to Luigi Nono this year in the months of October and November.
The homage to the composer begins on October 3 with the Canti di vita e d’amore, performed by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under the direction of Mikko Franck, and continues (on 9) with “Hay que caminar” soñando and Risonanze erranti, Liederzyklus a Massimo Cacciari, with Enno Poppe at the head of the ensemble musikFabrik. After the performance of Omaggio a György Kurtág (on 17) on the part of Ensemble intercontemporain, the portrait continues into November with Für Paul Dessau (on 6), Ricorda cosa ti hanno fatto in Auschwitz and A floresta é jovem e cheja de vida (on 14), concluding (on 18) with the performance of Como una ola de fuerza y luz by the SWR Baden-Baden and Freiburg Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Ingo Metzmacher.
In the month of October a number of other festivals and orchestras will pay homage to Luigi Nono: the festival Traiettorie in Parma (on 5) with Risonanze erranti, Liederzyklus a Massimo Cacciari; the Venice Biennale (on 11) with …sofferte onde serene… and the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie in Frankfurt (on 13) with A Carlo Scarpa, architetto, ai suoi infiniti possibili.

 

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A melologue to Bari by Vacchi

World premiere of the melologue entitled Il bordo vertiginoso delle cose by Fabio Vacchi.
When Sep 30, 2014
from 09:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Where Bari
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The month of September, rich of important events for Fabio Vacchi, ends with the world premiere of the melologue entitled Il bordo vertiginoso delle cose on September 30.
The performancee will take place in Bari, the city in which Vacchi is currently serving as composer in residence at the Fondazione Petruzzelli, with the Orchestra del Teatro conducted by John Axelrod. Il bordo vertiginoso delle cose is based on a text by Gianrico Carofiglio, drawn in its turn from a novel of the same name by the Bari writer. Vacchi says that he was immediately captured by the allure of this novel and no less struck by the extremely high quality of the writing and the gripping plot set in the city of Bari. Carofiglio himself has been entrusted with the role of the reciting voice.

 

 

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Sergio Calligaris in Minsk

Sergio Calligaris’s Doppio Concerto will be performed for the first time in Belarus.
When Sep 29, 2014
from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Where Minsk
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Sergio Calligaris’s Doppio Concerto per violino, pianoforte e orchestra d’archi op. 37 will be performed for the first time in Belarus, in Minsk, on 29 September in the opening concert of the 9th Yuri Bashmet International Music Festival. The Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra will be conducted by Sergej Krylov, who will also perform as a soloist. Rostislav Krimer will be on the piano. The concert will take place in the Belarusian State Philharmonic.

 

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Silvia Colasanti - The second half of 2014

For Silvia Colasanti the second half of 2014 is shaping up to be as eventful as the first.
When Sep 27, 2014 08:00 PM to
Dec 31, 2014 11:00 PM
Where Warsaw, Milan, Macerata, Paris, Barui
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For Silvia Colasanti the second half of 2014 is shaping up to be as eventful as the first. September sees the start of a series of performances of the Roman composer’s works: Di tumulti e d'ombre. Studio per Faust for string orchestra at the Warsaw Festival on 27 September; La rosa que no canto for string quartet and To muddy death. Ophelia for ensemble with the Solisti de LaVerdi at the Auditorium in Milan on 24 November. On 12 December, at the Teatro Lauro Rossi in Macerata, Orfeo. Flebile queritur lyra, a melologue on a text drawn from Ovid’s Metamorphosis, will be interpreted by the Paris Mozart Orchestra under the direction of Claire Gibault and with the reciting voice of Maddalena Crippa. The same interpreters will then take Orfeo (this time with a text in French) on tour in France. The tour will begin on 8 December and will continue throughout 2015 in the form of an educational initiative that will visit high schools in the Paris region as well as a number of concert halls in Paris itself. Finally, on 15 December the Orchestra da Camera Italiana will perform Capriccio a due for orchestra at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari

 

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Alfred, Alfred in Spoleto, Perugia, Assisi, Città di Castello, Todi and Orvieto

The Teatro Lirico Sperimentale in Spoleto has realised a new production of Alfred, Alfred by Franco Donatoni.
When Sep 23, 2014 12:25 PM to
Oct 04, 2014 12:25 PM
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The Teatro Lirico Sperimentale in Spoleto has realised a new production of Alfred, Alfred, a comic opera in seven scenes and six intermezzi, with libretto and music by Franco Donatoni. It will go on stage at the Teatro Nuovo ‘Gian Carlo Menotti’ from 23 to 28 September and will then go on tour up to 4 October in Perugia, Assisi, Città di Castello, Todi and Orvieto.Lir
Alfred, Alfred was inspired by a personal experience the composer had in 1991 while he was visiting Melbourne in occasion of the world premiere of Refrain II (his admission to the city’s Alfred Hospital in a diabetic coma). What’s involved is a light, entertaining scenic action in which Franco Donatoni (in the world premiere in 1998 the composer himself appeared on stage to interpret himself) is the central (and silent) character around whom there circulates a whirlwind of nurses, professors, interns, friends and visitors of every kind, characters among whom stand out three female roles. The production by the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale features elements of the Orchestra del Teatro Lirico Sperimentale under the direction of Marco Angius. The stage direction has been entrusted to the actor Paolo Rossi.

 

 

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Le voci sottovetro by Sciarrino in Buenos Aires

On September 21 Le voci sottovetro by Salvatore Sciarrino in Argentina.
When Sep 21, 2014
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Buenos Aires
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On September 21  Le voci sottovetro, elaborations on the music of Carlo Gesualdo for voice and instruments by Salvatore Sciarrino, will be performed for the first time in Argentina. The Sonorama Ensemble will present the composition in Buenos Aires, Centro Nacional de la Música, Guastavino Hall.

 

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Castiglioni in Copenhagen

Niccolò Castiglioni’s Salmo XIX will have it’s Danish premiere on September 18.
When Sep 18, 2014
from 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Copenhagen
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Niccolò Castiglioni’s Salmo XIX, for soprano leggero, soprano, choir and orchestra will have it’s Danish premiere on September 18. Gianandrea Noseda will conduct the Danish National Symphony Orchestra at the Koncerthuset in Copenhagen.
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Franceschini in Moscow

When Sep 17, 2014
from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Where Moscow
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Mattoe Franceschini’s La grammatica del soffio, version for soloist (basset hor
n) and ensemble, will have its world premiere in Russia on September 17, as part of the Moscow Forum Festival. The piece will be performed by Michele Marelli, basset horn,  and the Studio for New Music ensemble, under the direction of Igor Dronov, at the Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire.

 

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Fabio Vacchi's music - September 2014

September offers a rich array of music by Fabio Vacchi.
When Sep 06, 2014 08:00 PM to
Sep 30, 2014 11:00 PM
Where Vicenza, Turin, Milan, Bari
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September offers a rich array of music by Fabio Vacchi: two world premieres in Vicenza and Bari and the portrait that the 2014 MITO SettembreMusica festival is dedicating to him.
Starting out with the world premiere of Love’s Geometries, to be performed on 6 September in the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza by the Orchestra dell’Università degli Studi di Milano under the direction of  John Axelrod, the month proceeds with the portrait that the 2014 MITO SettembreMusica Festival is dedicating to him (together with Beat Furrer) in its contemporary music section. The numerous and varied events include: the melologue Prospero, o dell’armonia for actor and orchestra performed by the Filarmonica del 900 del Teatro Regio under the direction of the young Hungarian conductor Gergely Madaras (15 September in Turin and 16 in Milan); the performances of the two pieces for large orchestra Tagebuch der Empörung (Italian premiere) and Veglia Prima entrusted to Beat Furrer (the other protagonist of MITO’s special focus feature) at the head of the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI (17 in Turin and 18 in Milan). For Vacchi the month comes to an end on 30 September in Bari, with the world premiere of Il bordo vertiginoso delle cose, based on a text by Gianrico Carofiglio. The Orchestra del Teatro Petruzzelli, in which Vacchi is currently working as composer in residence, will be conducted by John Axelrod.

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Silvia Colasanti

Silvia Colasanti has won the 10th Enriquez Città di Sirolo Music Prize.
When Aug 30, 2014
from 09:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Where Sirolo
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Silvia Colasanti has won the 10th Enriquez Città di Sirolo Classical Music Prize in the Music Theatre Section. Her winning composition is an opera for children Il sole, di chi è? on a text by Roberto Piumini. The official award-giving ceremony will take place at the Teatro Comunale Cortesi di Sirolo in Sirolo, in the Province of Ancona, on 30 August 2014.