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Professor Bad Trip: Lesson I, II, III by Fausto Romitelli

Dutch premiere for the complete cycle.
When May 14, 2016
from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
Where The Hague
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The complete cycle of Fausto Romitelli’s  Professor Bad Trip: Lesson I, II, III will be performed for the first time in the Netherlands on May 14. The trilogy will be played  by the Klang XL Ensemble, conductor Christian Karlsen, in The Hague (Theater aan het Spui), as part of the Voor Nieuwe Muziek Festival.

 

 

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RPS Music Award to Luca Francesconi

When May 12, 2016
from 10:40 AM to 10:40 AM
Where London
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Luca Francesconi, has been awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award for Large-Scale Composition for his violin concerto, Duende: The Dark Notes, a work described by the RPS jury as a “white-knuckle ride of dramatic intent.”

He is the first Italian to have won the award.

In making the prestigious RPS Music Award to Luca Francesconi, the jury commented: “Drawing on the world of flamenco, this work is a febrile proliferation of gripping ideas driven with unceasing energy by the solo protagonist. The composer has created a white-knuckle ride of dramatic intent, which never loses its focus even through captivating moments of calm within the turmoil".
The RPS Music Awards, marking outstanding musical achievement in the UK in 2015, are chosen by distinguished, independent juries. Duende: the Dark Notes received its UK premiere in July 2015 at the BBC Proms in London, performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Susanna Mälkki, with violin soloist Leila Josefowicz.
Luca Francesconi joins an illustrious list of outstanding composers who have previously won the RPS Music Award for Large-Scale Composition, including Michael Tippett, Olivier Messiaen, Henri Dutilleux, Thomas Adès and George Benjamin.
The RPS Music Awards ceremony took place on May 10 at The Brewery in the City of London.

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Adelson e Salvini by Vincenzo Bellini

London 11 May.
When May 11, 2016
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where London
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The world premiere of  the Vincenzo Bellini’s Adelson e Salvini (in the critical edition)  will take place on 11 May in London, Barbican Centre. The BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Opera Rara Chorus, will be conducted by Daniele Rustioni, Kenneth Richardson, director.

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Lo specchio magico new opera by Fabio Vacchi

On May 7 in Florence.
When May 07, 2016
from 08:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where Florence
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On  May 7 in Florence the Orchestra and Choir of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, conducted by John Axelrod, will perform the world premiere of Fabio Vacchi’s Lo specchio magico (Urban Art Dance Opera), libretto by Aldo Nove. The direction is entrusted  to the video-maker Edoardo Zucchetti.
The main theme of the opera is pacifism, and it is shown in various historical episodes ranging  from Ancient Greece to today. On the stage, along with the singers,  the storyteller, interpreted by the rapper Millelemmi, and an “urban dancer”, interweave hip hop culture with age-old musical traditions: madrigals, lyric arias and choruses. This way, they guide the listener through each historical episode.
While listening to the live performance of Vacchi’s music, the artist Marco Tarascio (alias Moby Dick) paints graffiti on a wall outside of the opera house. Simultaneously, this graffiti is projected on a screen on stage.
Lo specchio magico, the magic mirror, is a mysterious instrument through which a little boy shows to four ferocious tyrants the dramatic future awaiting the planet as a consequence of their actions… The opera is a journey that  travels through time and unites countries that lie thousands of kilometres apart. It is also a reflection of the beauty of life and a moving parable of hope.

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Venus by Francesco Antonioni

World premiere in Rome on May 5.
When May 05, 2016
from 09:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where Rome
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In the course of a recital she will be giving at the Teatro Olimpico in Rome on 5 May as part of the concert season of the Accademia Filarmonica Romana the great percussionist Evelyn Glennie will perform the world premiere of Venus, a piece specially written for her by Francesco Antonioni.
Fascinated by Evelyn Glennie’s virtuosity and stage presence, the composer explains the reason for the title: …seeing and hearing Evelyn Glennie play her instruments, you understand that… through percussion it’s possible to put into gentle movement membranes, resonances, to make the air vibrate and produce sonorous waves capable of radiating wide and far, in their ethereal and rarefied, yet always plastic and concrete dimension. Hence the image of Venus, as she rises up from the depths of the sea, converses with aquatic creatures, gracefully touches and instils life into every object, and sets in motion the resonances of bodies.
Venus has been commissioned by the Accademia Filarmonica Romana.

 

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Afterthought by Battistelli in Monaco

On April 30 premiere in Montecarlo.
When Apr 30, 2016
from 08:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Where Montecarlo
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The    Monegasque premiere of Giorgio Battistelli’s Afterthought (about a Shakespearean tragedy), for orchestra, will take place on April 30 in Montecarlo. Daniele Rustioni will conduct the Orchestre Philharmonique de Montecarlo at the Ranieri III Auditorium.

 

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Leone d'oro to Salvatore Sciarrino

Salvatore Sciarrino: Leone d’oro for lifetime contribution to music.
When Apr 28, 2016
from 10:25 AM to 10:25 AM
Where Venice
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“Consummate artist and refined teacher, Salvatore Sciarrino is universally recognised as one of the most original and influential voices of our time” – so reads the motivation for the award pronounced by Ivan Fedele, Director of the Venice Biennale, who goes on: “Sciarrino has dedicated his existence to the art of composing with a spirit of incessant inquiry and invention that have led him to uncover an extraordinary world of sound thereby giving a decisive impulse to the renewal of contemporary music and demonstrating how music, in order for it to be renewed and rediscovered, has to step outside its historicised form and become a listening experience in which the spectator is at the centre of mysterious and almost ancestral phenomena”.

 

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Reigen by Philippe Boesmans in Stuttgart

Seven performances from April 24 to June 3.
When Apr 24, 2016 06:00 PM to
Jun 03, 2016 09:15 PM
Where Stuttgart
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A new production of Reigen by Philippe Boesmans will take place at the Stuttgart Opera from April 24 to June 3. Conductor of this production is Sylvain Cambrelain and Nicola Hümpel is the director. After the world premiere, which took place at Théâtre La Monnaie in 1993, the opera was performed in Paris, Frankfurt, Nantes, Vienna, Strasbourg, Braunschweig, Colmar, New York.

 

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Battistelli in Taipei

Mystery play for the first time in Taiwan on April 22.
When Apr 22, 2016
from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Where Taipei
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Mystery play, for orchestra by Giorgio Battistelli will have its local premiere in Taiwan  on April 22.  The Taipei Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Roberto Abbado, will present the composition in Taipei at the Zhongzheng Auditorium, Zhongshan Hall.

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Romitelli in Bosnia on April 15

Bosnian premiere for Professor Bad Trip: Lesson I.
When Apr 15, 2016
from 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Sarajevo
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Bosnian premiere on April 15 for Fausto Romitelli’s  Professor Bad Trip: Lesson I for ensemble. The composition will be performed at the BiH Army Hall in Sarajevo by the Sonemus Ensemble, as part of the Sonemus Festival.

 

 

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Moriana for orchestra by Carlo Boccadoro

World premiere in Milan on April 14.
When Apr 14, 2016 09:00 PM to
Apr 16, 2016 06:00 PM
Where Milan
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The world premiere of Carlo Boccadoro’s new orchestra work, Moriana, will take place  in Milan on April 14 at  Teatro Dal Verme. The concert will be performed by I Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra under the baton of James MacMillan. An additional performance is scheduled on 16.

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Luigi Dallapiccola: Ballet version of Canti di prigionia in Toulouse

Premiere on April 13 in Toulouse.
When Apr 13, 2016 09:00 PM to
Apr 17, 2016 10:00 PM
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Luigi Dallapiccola: Ballet version of Canti di prigionia in Toulouse
Premiere on April 13 in Toulouse.
Choreographer Kader Belarbi has created a ballet based on Luigi Dallapiccola’s I Canti di prigionia called Mur Mur. It will be premiered on April 13 at the Eglise Saint-Pierre des Cuisines in Toulouse. The ballet ensemble consists of male dancers from the Ballet du Capitole, of which Kader Belarbi has been director since 2012.
The choreographer considers I Canti di Prigionia as a powerful, expressive and lyrically rich piece of music, like a lament that reflects the human condition. In his choreography, the tortuous movements of the dancers express the secret truths of the imprisoned memories.

 

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The Heart’s Ear for ensemble by Liza Lim

Will be premiered in Singapore on April 10.
When Apr 10, 2016
from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where Singapore
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The Heart’s Ear for ensemble by Liza Lim will be premiered in Singapore on April 10. The Yong Siew Toh Conservatory New Music Ensemble, under the baton of diretto da Chen Zhang Yi, will perform the composition at the Esplanade Recital Studio in Singapore.

 

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Hanjo by Panni (new version for 3 singers and ensemble)

First performance in Rome on April 6.
When Apr 06, 2016
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Rome
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The chamber version of the opera in one act Hanjo by Marcello Panni (after Yukio Mishina) will be premiered in Rome on April 6 at Università di Tor Vergata (Auditorium Morricone). The Ensemble Roma Sinfonietta and the three singers (Sabrina Cortese, soprano; Martina Belli, alto; Antonio Pirozzi, bass) will be conducted by Carlo Boccadoro.
We want to remind the worldpremiere of the original version of Hanjo (for 3 singers and chamber orchestra) took place in Florence at Teatro della Pergola (as part of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino ) in June 1994. The director was Robert Wilson and the conductor was the same composer.

 

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Castiglioni, Donatoni and Francesconi in Kiev

Ukrainian premiere for Momenti musicali, Hot and Secondo concerto.
When Apr 02, 2016
from 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Kiev
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The Ukrainian  premier of Niccolò Castiglioni’s Momenti musicali for seven instruments, Franco Donatoni’s Hot for saxophone and 6 performers and Luca Francesconi’s Secondo concerto for oboe and chamber orchestra will take place on April 2 in Kiev. The Ukho Ensemble, conducted by Luigi Gaggero, will perform the compositions at Dovzhenko Center.

 

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The International Competition Giorgio Cambissa

Will take place in April-May 2016.
When Apr 01, 2016 09:00 AM to
May 31, 2016 11:00 PM
Where Paris
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The International Competition Giorgio Cambissa for soloists and orchestra will take place in April-May 2016 at Auditorium of “Conservatoire Léo Delibes Clichy-la-Garenne (Paris). The Competition is dedicated to the concertos of the Italian composer, and conductor Giorgio Cambissa (1921-1998), and it is open to all musicians with no limit of age or nationality. The candidates are requested to present one movement of Giorgio Cambissa’s concert, at their own choice, among the following: Viola Concerto - Cello Concerto - Piano Concerto -Triple concerto (piano, violin, cello)
Registration deadline by April 22, 2016.
The Winners’ concerto with the Symphonic Orchestra Bel’Arte conducted by Massimiliano Donninelli is fixed on
May 14.

 

 

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Mauro Lanza’s La bataille de Caresme et de Charnage

American premiere on March 28.
When Mar 28, 2016
from 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Los Angeles
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The cello and electronics version of La bataille de Caresme et de Charnage by Mauro Lanza, will have its American première on March 28 in Los Angeles. The composition will be performed at the Colburn School, Zipper Hall, by Séverine Ballon, cellist and Juan Cristobal Cerrillo, electronics.

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Riccardo Nova at the Archipel Festival

Yagé Howl in Geneva on March 17.
When Mar 17, 2016
from 08:00 PM to 09:40 PM
Where Geneva
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On March 17, Riccardo Nova’s Yagé Howl for ensemble and electronics, will be performed for the first time in  Switzerland by the Repertorio Zero Ensemble. The concert will take place in Geneva, Salle de l’Alhambra, as part of the Archipel Festival, in the concert “L’invitation au mauvais voyage” .

 

 

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Grisey in Hyvinkää

Finnish premiere for Périodes on March 15.
When Mar 15, 2016
from 07:50 PM to 08:30 PM
Where Hyvinkää
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Gérard Grisey’s composition Périodes for seven performers, will have its Finnish premiere on March 15. The Hyvinkää Orkesteri, under the baton of Tuomas Pirilä, will perform the work at the Hyvinkääsali in Hyvinkää.

Studi per l’intonazione del mare in The Hague

Dutch premiere on March 5.
When Mar 05, 2016
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where The Hague
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Studi per l’intonazione del mare foralto, 4 flutes, 4 saxophones, percussion, 100 migrant flutes and 100 migrant saxophones  by Salvatore Sciarrino, will be performed for the first time in Holland on March 5. The soloists and the migrant musicians will be conducted by Christian Karlsen in The Hague, Atrium van het Haagse Stadhuis (City hall), as part of the Dag in de Branding Festival.

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