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Aspern Suite by Salvatore Sciarrino in Paris

French premiere on May 11.
When May 11, 2015
from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Where Paris
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On May 11 Aspern Suite for soprano and instruments by Salvatore Sciarrino will have its French premiere in Paris. The Ensemble 2e2m, under the direction of Pierre Roullier, and the soprano Élise Chauvin will perform the composition at the Marcel Landowski Auditorium.

 

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Encore Da capo for six instruments by Luca Francesconi

American premiere on May 11.
When May 11, 2015
from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Where New York
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Encore Da capo for six instruments by Luca Francesconi will take place in New York on May 11 at the Subculture. Musicians of the New York Philharmonic will perform the work as part of the concert “CONTACT!: New Music from Italy”.

 

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élet… fogytiglan by Marco Stroppa

World premiere of the complete version in Cologne.
When May 09, 2015
from 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Cologne
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The world premiere of the complete version of Marco Sroppa’s élet… fogytiglan for 15 performers will take place on May 9 in Cologne (Philharmonie), as part of the Acht Brücken.Musik für Köln festival. The work is performed by the Ensemble Intercontemporain under the baton of Pablo Heras-Casado.

 

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Sergio Calligaris in Pistoia

World premiere of Concerto op.52 for two pianos.
When May 08, 2015
from 09:15 PM to 10:00 PM
Where Pistoia
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On May 8, the Duo Pianistico di Firenze (Sara Bartolucci e Rodolfo Alessandrini) will be performing the world premiere of Sergio Calligaris’ Concerto op.52 for two pianos, in Pistoia at the great hall of Episcopal Seminary. The piece was written in 2011 in the double version for 2 pianos and for piano 4 hands. In the same concert the pianists will also perform Parafrasi op. 16 by the same composer.

 

 

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Marco Stroppa in Badajoz

Spanish premiere for Zwielicht.
When May 08, 2015
from 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Badajoz
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Marco Stroppa’s Zwielicht for double bass, two percussionists and live electronic will have its Spanish premiere on May 8 in Badajoz. The Smash Ensemble will perform the composition at the Edificio Badajoz Siglo XXI, as part of the ’VIII ciclo de Música Contemporanea (Badajoz) 2015’.

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Giorgio Battistelli - Teatro dell’Opera in Rome

Giorgio Battistelli appointed artistic director at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome.
When Apr 27, 2015
from 04:40 PM to 04:40 PM
Where Rome
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The Superintendent of the Teatro dell’Opera, Carlo Fuortes, in agreement with the President of the Foundation and Mayor of Rome, Ignazio Marino, has appointed composer Giorgio Battistelli and maestro Alessio Vlad as artistic directors. Within the context of this joint direction, Alessio Vlad will continue to coordinate the opera programming while Giorgio Battistelli will coordinate the programs on theatre and contemporary languages and on symphonic music.

 

Aureliano in Palmira by Gioachino Rossini

Aureliano in Palmira was awarded the prize for the best re-discovered opera.
When Apr 27, 2015
from 10:55 AM to 10:55 AM
Where London
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Aureliano in Palmira by Gioachino Rossini was awarded the prize for the best re-discovered opera at the International Opera Awards 2015, promoted by the English magazine OPERA.  The world premiere  of the critical edition, realized by Will Crutchfield,  was staged  by Rossini Opera Festival in 2014. The award ceremony took place on April 27 at Savoy Theatre  in London.

 

 

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 ".

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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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