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Luca Francesconi’s Quartett in Malmö

New production on April 25 (additional performances up until May 29).
When Apr 25, 2015 06:00 PM to
May 29, 2015 07:30 PM
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On April 25 (additional performances up until May 29)  the Swedish premiere of Luca Francesconi’s Quartett  will be staged at Malmö Opera in a new production directed by Stefan Johansson. The roles of the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont have been entrusted to Kirstin Chavez and Christian Miedl. The Malmö Operaorkester will be conducted by Ralf Kircher. After the world premiere of the opera (Teatro alla Scala April 2011 – direction Fura dels Baus), Quartett has been performed in Vienna, Paris, Amsterdam, Oporto, Strasburg, Lille,  Lisbon, and last June at Royal Opera House in the first new production after the world premiere.

 

 

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Golfi d'ombra in Zagreb

Croatian premiere of Fausto Romitelli’s composition on April 21.
When Apr 21, 2015
from 11:00 PM to 11:55 PM
Where Zagreb
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In Zagreb, Croatian premiere of Fausto Romitelli’s composition Golfi d’ombra, for one percussionist (1990-93), revised by Simone Beneventi (2012). The concert will take place on April 21 at the Music Biennale Zagreb, MM Centre, Simone Beneventi soloist.

 

 

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Colasanti and Francesconi in The Hague

Netherlands premieres for Silvia Colasanti and Luca Francesconi.
When Apr 17, 2015
from 08:15 PM to 09:30 PM
Where Den Haag
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Netherlands premieres for Silvia Colasanti’s In the earth and air for ensemble and Encore/Da capo for six instruments by Luca Francesconi. The concert will take place in The Hague on April 17 at the Royal Conservatory. The New European Ensemble will perform the works as part of the concert “Viva Italia”.

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World premiere for Matteo Franceschini, Forèst (Food Opera)

On April 16 at the Teatro Comunale in Bolzano.
When Apr 16, 2015 08:00 PM to
Apr 19, 2015 09:30 PM
Where Bolzano
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On April 16 (additional performances through April 19) the Teatro Comunale in Bolzano will present the world premiere of Matteo Franceschini’s Forèst. Forèst is an opera –a Food Opera – in which the focus is food and wine. The audience – 50 people for each performance – will take their seat at the centre of an installation specially mounted on the stage of Bolzano’s Teatro Comunale. Each person will be furnished with a kit containing foods specially created by Alessandro Gilmozzi, one of the best chefs in Italy, and an expert in dishes that take their form and taste from the flavours of the forest. The composer invites the audience not only to listen and to look but also to taste so each individual is transported into a multi-sensorial universe in which each art form relates to the others.
The libretto by Volodia Serre (who also acts as stage director) traces a philosophical pathway that unfolds through the arc of the four seasons by way of images, memories, literary citations and culinary associations inspired by the traditions of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Dolomite Mountains.
The cast is made up of two singers (Laura Catrani, soprano, and Nicholas Isherwood, bass-baritone), an actor (Clément Bresson), and two instrumentalists (Pierre Cussac, accordion, and Leo Morello, cello). The composer himself will produce the live electronics.
Forèst is a joint-production of the Fondazione Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento (realised in collaboration with the Fondazione Teatro Comunale e Auditorium di Bolzano) together with the Neue Oper Wien and of the Festival Paris quartier d’été (in collaboration with Arcal-Paris).

 

 

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International Competition “Ettore Pozzoli ”

The City of Seregno announces the International Competition “Ettore Pozzoli ” concerning piano compositions.
When Apr 16, 2015 04:50 PM to
Jun 14, 2015 04:50 PM
Where Seregno
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The City of Seregno announces the International Competition “Ettore Pozzoli ” concerning piano compositions designed for young performers. The compositions must be submitted by  June 14, 2015 and should be sent to the competition secretary. The result will be announced no later than July 5, 2015.
The winning compositions, published by Casa Ricordi, will be performed on September 29, 2015 during the final evening of the International Piano Competition “Ettore Pozzoli”. It will also be compulsory piece during the edition of 2016 of the International Competition for young pianists "The Pozzolino ".

LO SGUARDO OBLIQUO

The music theatre of Corghi and Saramago. Collection of letters and libretti.
When Apr 09, 2015 11:55 AM to
Apr 15, 2015 11:55 AM
Where Milan
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This book contains correspondence between the Portuguese writer José Saramago, Nobel Prize laureate in literature, and the Italian composer Azio Corghi, one of the most versatile artists on the contemporary musical scene, spanning twenty years (1984-2004).
In addition to illustrating the deep ties of friendship and appreciation of each other’s intellect, this collection of letters also lets us penetrate the private ‘workshops’ of the two artists and, especially, shows just how important a role Saramago’s literary discovery played in Corghi’s development of musical dramaturgy.
The volume ends with the libretto that the poet and the composer conceived together, forming the basis for the musical works encountered on this voyage of ideas: Blimunda, Divara, La morte di Lazzaro, …sotto l’ombra che il bambino solleva, Cruci-verba, De paz e de guerra and Il dissoluto assolto.
NR 141206
GRAZIELLA SEMINARA
LO SGUARDO OBLIQUO
The music theatre of Corghi and Saramago. Collection of letters and libretti
Book series: LE SFERE (56)
Ricordi - LIM

 

 

little i in Tallin

Stroppa's composition will have its Estonian premiere.
When Mar 30, 2015
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Tallin
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On March 30 little i for flute and live electronics by Marco Stroppa will have its Estonian premiere in Tallin. Tarmo Johannes, flute and Tammo Sumera, live electronics, will perform the composition in the hall of the Kinokohvik Sinilind, as part of the concert series "Participation concerts".

 

 

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Manifestations I, II, III by Gérard Grisey in Farnham

For the first time in the UK on March 29.
When Mar 29, 2015
from 04:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Farnham
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The whole cycle of Gérard Grisey’s compositions Manifestations I, II, III (Pour échapper à la télévision, Pour obtenir une aire de jeux, Pour trouver le silence), will be presented for the first time in the UK in Farnham, on March 29. The compositions will be performed at the Farnham Maltings, as part of the 2015 Martin Read Festival.

 

 

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Riccardo Nova’s Wav Alif Ha Da 

World premiere of Riccardo Nova’s new piece.
When Mar 26, 2015
from 09:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where Rome
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On March 26 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, as part of the concert series Contemporanea, the world premiere of Riccardo Nova’s Wav Alif Ha Da for guitar, percussion, and tape will be performed by Luca Nostro and Flavio Tanzi.
Nova's title, Wav Alif Ha Da, spells out the Arabic word Wahid (one of the 99 names of Allah) which refers to the singularity - the oneness - of God.
In the Abjad order of the Arabic alphabet each letter had a corresponding numeric value. Wahid's value is 19 and, indeed, appears 19 times in the Koran. Nova's piece points to this impossible mathematical equivalence which his work (by using a rhythmic formule of 19 unity) is based on.

 

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World premiere for Mauro Lanza in Rome

New work for ensemble.
When Mar 26, 2015
from 08:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Where Rome
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Tutto ciò che è solido si dissolve nell’aria for ensemble by Mauro Lanza will have its world premiere in Rome next March 26. The Accroche Note Ensemble will perform the composition at the Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Casella Hall, as part of the Controtempo Festival.

 

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Natura morta con fiamme by Romitelli in New York

American premiere on March 25.
When Mar 25, 2015
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where New York
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On March 25 Fausto Romitelli’s  Natura morta con fiamme, for string quartet and electronics will have its American premiere in New York. The composition will be performed by the Maurice Quartet at the Columbia University, The Italian Academy.

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Fryderyk e Faust by Maurizio Pisati

World premiere in Paris on March 21.
When Mar 21, 2015
from 09:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where Paris
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Maurizio Pisati’s Fryderyk e Faust, for violin and piano, will have its world premiere in Paris on March 21. The violinist  Leo Marillier and the pianist Alexandre Lory will perform the piece in the recital ‘Jeunes Talents’ - “Faust: entre ciel et enfer”. The venue of the concert is the Hôtel de Soubise, Anciennes Archives Nationales.

 

 

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Austrian premiere for Machine for Contacting the Dead

Austrian premiere in Wien on March 19.
When Mar 19, 2015
from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Where Wien
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Machine for Contacting the Dead for 27 musicians by Liza Lim will have its Austrian premiere in Wien on March 19.  Enno Poppe will conduct the Klangforum Wien at the Wien Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal.

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Vortex temporum I, II, III in Seoul

South Korean premiere on March 12.
When Mar 12, 2015
from 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Seoul
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Vortex temporum I, II, III for piano and five instruments by Gérard Grisey will have its South Korean premiere on March 12. The concert will take place in Seoul, Ilshin Hall, by the TIMF Ensemble conducted by Uzong Choi.

 

Luca Francesconi’s Cobalt, Scarlet - Two Colours of Dawn in the USA

On March 12 will be performed in Cleveland.
When Mar 12, 2015
from 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Cleveland
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On  March 12 Luca Francesconi’s Cobalt, Scarlet -  Two Colours of Dawn for large orchestra will be performed in Cleveland by the Cleveland Orchestra under the direction Fabio Luisi. Composed in 2000, the piece has since then been performed by many of the most prestigious orchestras in Europe, in Asia and in the USA by the Los Angeles Philharmonic (in 2003) and by the American Symphony Orchestra (in 2007), both under the direction of Roberto Abbado.

 

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Animus in Los Angeles

American premiere on March 10.
When Mar 10, 2015
from 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Los Angeles
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Luca Francesconi’s  Animus, for trombone and electronics, will have its American premiere on March 10 in  Los Angeles, at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, as part of the ‘Green Umbrella Concert series: Dudamel conducts’.
The work will be performed by James Miller, trombonist of the LA Phil New Music Group.

 

 

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Post-prae-ludium per Donau in Montréal

Canadian premiere of Luigi Nono’s composition.
When Mar 10, 2015
from 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Montréal
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The Canadian premiere of Luigi Nono’s composition Post-prae-ludium  per Donau for tuba and live electronics will take place in Montréal on March 10. Max Murray, tuba,  Detlef Heusinger and Simon Spillner, at the sound direction will perform the piece at the Faculty of Music of the Université de Montréal.

 

 

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I funerali dell’anarchico Acciarito in Brussels

The piece will be revived on March 3 with a performance in Belgian premiere.
When Mar 03, 2015
from 08:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Where Brussels
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In 1897 Pietro Acciarito, a Florentine anarchist, attempted to stab King Umberto I. He was arrested, put on trial, and condemned to a life of imprisonment. Later, after being put in solitary confinement, he went mad and ended his days in a prison mental asylum. When, in 2009, the Venice Biennale commissioned a new work from Mauro Lanza, the composer drew inspiration from the figure of Acciarito, creating the piece I funerali dell’anarchico Acciarito for intonarumori (experimental musical instruments invented by Luigi Russolo) and sound objects. The piece will be revived on March 3 at the Kaitheater in Brussels with a performance, in Belgian premiere, by the percussionists of Ensemble Ictus under the direction of Georges-Elie Octors.
I funerali dell’anarchico Acciarito has also been performed several times since October 2014 as part of a tour of Ballet Mekanique, a choreographed ballet conceived by Tom Pauwels (Ensemble Ictus’s guitarist) together with the dancer and choreographer Inga Hákonardóttir.  As of February 2015, the ballet has been performed in Lisbon, Antwerp, Brussels, Gent and Lille.

 

 

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International Composition Competition Piero Farulli

International Composition Competition Piero Farulli for Junior String Quartet. First Edition
When Mar 02, 2015 11:25 AM to
Jun 01, 2015 11:25 AM
Where Florence
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In order to create a new repertoire for young string quartets, the Association Piero Farulli announces a competition open to all composers of the European Union for creating works of max 12 minutes duration, for string quartet. The jury will be composed by
distinguished musicians, appointed by the artistic committee of the Association. Deadline June 1, 2015. The winning work will be published by Casa Ricordi as the first volume of the new book collection ‘Piero Farulli for the Didactics of String Quartets’.

 

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Infinito nero in Copenhagen

On February 1, the Danish premiere of Salvatore Sciarrino’s Infinito nero.
When Mar 01, 2015
from 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Copenhagen
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On February 1, the Danish  premiere  of Salvatore Sciarrino’s Infinito nero for mezzosoprano and instruments will be staged in Copenhagen. The Scenatet Ensemble will set up this work in a personal version created in collaboration with Lore Lixenberg.

 

 

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