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Carlo Boccadoro Concerto for cello and orchestra

Premiered in Turin on May 18.
When May 18, 2015
from 08:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Where Turin
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Written for soloist Enrico Dindo and conductor Gianandrea Noseda, Carlo Boccadoro’s Concerto for cello and orchestra will be premiered by the Orchestra del Teatro Regio in Turin on May 18.
‘The piece – as the composer explains – is through-composed and lasts about 25 minutes without interruption but internally divided into three parts. The first ‘movement’ alternates between moments of unfettered cantabilità and more rhythmic and virtuosic sections. The slower central movement presents the solo cello interacting with the brass section in a marked harmonic tension. A third and final movement has a lively, jazz-like character and uses the whole orchestra as a big band with virtuosic interjections from the solo cello. The piece has been commissioned by the Teatro Regio’.

 

 

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Giorgio Battistelli’s new opera, CO2

Commissioned by the Teatro alla Scala and on stage from May 16 to 29 in Milan.
When May 16, 2015 08:00 PM to
May 29, 2015 09:35 PM
Where Milan
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The theme of Giorgio Battistelli’s new opera, CO2 – commissioned by the Teatro alla Scala and on stage from May 16 to 29 in Milan – is climate change. With a libretto in English entrusted to Ian Burton and stage direction by Robert Carsen, the opera promises to be the most important event in La Scala’s EXPO season. The house orchestra and chorus will be conducted by Cornelius Meister.
Here we interview the composer:

CO2 (the chemical formula for carbon dioxide) confronts the most hotly debated issue in recent years: the survival of the planet. Can you tell us how the idea came to you to write an opera on a theme so crucial for humanity?
The idea for the opera came to me after reading Al Gore’s book “An inconvenient truth”. The book struck me because it deals with problems that concern the whole of humanity and not just a single country or continent. While I was reading the book, I received an invitation from Stephane Lissner to write an opera for La Scala. When we met for the first time, I proposed this subject and he enthusiastically supported the idea. Later, as time went by, I decided to abandon Al Gore’s text but not the subject of climate and so Ian Burton wrote an original libretto.
The opera is divided into nine scenes with a prologue and an epilogue. How many characters are there and what is the story?
It’s an opera with a symbolic narrative line. It starts from Shiva’s dance and ends with the Kyoto Convention on global warming. It includes a scene in which Adam and Eve meet and one of the tsunami. There’s a scene set in a chaotic airport with passengers waiting to depart and another inside a supermarket concerning the globalisation of food production. In a key moment, Gaia, the earth, appears and warns man that he is lacerating her from within and that if he destroys her, he will also be destroyed.
Do you think that CO2 will be able to help in any way to stir the conscience of governments, or of ordinary people, to safeguard our planet? Doesn’t each of us, in our own small way, bear some responsibility?
My hope is that through a work of music theatre - through an artistic and musical viewpoint - it is possible to touch the consciences of people and to look at this very serious problem from an aesthetic, rather than scientific, angle.
With CO2 you once again collaborate with the writer and playwright Ian Burton and with the director Robert Carsen, with whom you worked on the opera Richard III, produced in 2005 at the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp. Can you tell us how you worked as a team?
With Carsen and Burton there was an excellent artistic empathy right from the start. We worked to develop certain key dramaturgic features of the text, creating a synchronicity between the musical score and the visual aspects that emerge from it.
After CO2 what projects are you going to work on?
After CO2 I have a very strong desire to continue writing operas.

 

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Fausto Romitelli’s An Index of Metals

Luxembourg premiere on May 13.
When May 13, 2015
from 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Luxembourg
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Luxembourg  premiere on May 13, for Fausto Romitelli’s  An Index of Metals, video-opera for soprano, ensemble, multiprojection and electronics. The composition will be performed by Donatienne Michel-Dansac, soprano and by the Ensemble United Instruments of Lucilin under the baton of Julien Leroy, at the Luxembourg Philharmonie, as part of the Musiques d’aujourd’hui Festival.

 

 

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Francesco Antonioni’s Da cosa nasce cosa "Un omaggio a Bruno Munari"

World premiere on May 11 in Milan.
When May 11, 2015
from 09:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Where Milan
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On May 11 at the Teatro dell’Elfo in Milan the ensemble Sentieri Selvaggi will perform the world premiere of Francesco Antonioni’s Da cosa nasce cosa. "Un omaggio a Bruno Munari".  under the direction of Carlo Boccadoro as part of the group’s current concert season. Da cosa nasce cosa – a programmatic title (Things come from things) borrowed from the designer Bruno Munari’s manual for creative design – is made up of three pieces that draw inspiration from certain design problems dealt with in the book. The composition, commissioned by the ensemble, has given Francesco Antonioni the opportunity to link the thought of Bruno Munari to the theme of sustainability promoted in Milan’s Expo 2015. The musical ideas, mirroring the maxim that gives the piece its title, develop continually throughout the composition gradually revealing the musical form through repetition and variation.

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Francesco Antonioni’s Da cosa nasce cosa "Un omaggio a Bruno Munari"

World premiere on May 11 in Milan.
When May 11, 2015
from 09:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Where Milan
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On May 11 at the Teatro dell’Elfo in Milan the ensemble Sentieri Selvaggi will perform the world premiere of Francesco Antonioni’s Da cosa nasce cosa. "Un omaggio a Bruno Munari".  under the direction of Carlo Boccadoro as part of the group’s current concert season. Da cosa nasce cosa – a programmatic title (Things come from things) borrowed from the designer Bruno Munari’s manual for creative design – is made up of three pieces that draw inspiration from certain design problems dealt with in the book. The composition, commissioned by the ensemble, has given Francesco Antonioni the opportunity to link the thought of Bruno Munari to the theme of sustainability promoted in Milan’s Expo 2015. The musical ideas, mirroring the maxim that gives the piece its title, develop continually throughout the composition gradually revealing the musical form through repetition and variation.

 

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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 ".

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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