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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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Daniele Ghisi’s Any Road

World premiere in Lyon on March 4.
When Mar 04, 2016 08:00 PM to
Mar 05, 2016 10:00 PM
Where Lyon, Paris
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On 4 March at the 2016 Biennale Musiques en scène in Lyon the Orchestre National de Lyon will perform the world premiere of Daniele Ghisi’s Any Road. Written for orchestra, electronics and video, the work will be conducted by Olari Elts. The electronics have been realised by GRAME (Centre National de Création Musicale). The video, conceived by Boris Labbé, begins with a projection of the old videogame Pong. The sounds of the bouncing ball and those of the animation are broadcast by two loudspeakers placed on each side of the orchestra. The orchestra itself, at the beginning an unwelcome guest, gains more and more the sonic space in the course of the composition until it eventually takes the main sonic role. Any Road, is, as Daniele Ghisi says, a playful piece, a diary of a journey, a divertissement. The work is a join commission GRAME-French Ministry of Culture. On 5 March, in Paris (Centre Pompidou), the French premiere of  An Experiment with Time, for ensemble, video and electronics, will be performed by the Divertimento Ensemble conducted by Sandro Gorli. An Experiment with Time was commissioned by Ircam-Centre Pompidou and the Divertimento Ensemble in collaboration with Ulysses European Network.

 

 

 

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Insieme II by Luca Francesconi

World premiere in Milan on February 22.
When Feb 22, 2016
from 09:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Where Milan
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The world premiere of Insieme II by Luca Francesconi will take place in Milan at Teatro dell’Elfo on February 22. The work, written for flute, clarinet, vibraphone, piano, violin and cello will be performed by  Sentieri Selvaggi ensemble as part of the monographic concert ‘Vertige’. Carlo Boccadoro is the conductor .

 

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Italian premiere for Der Walddämon by Fabio Vacchi

On February 19 in Turin.
When Feb 19, 2016
from 08:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Where Turin
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Der Walddämon. Scene da un romanzo for orchestra by Fabio Vacchi will have its Italian premiere in Turin on February 19. The Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale RAI, under the baton of Olari Elts,  will perform the work at the Toscanini Auditorium, as part of the 2016 RAI Nuova Musica.

 

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The Narrow Corner in Oslo

Norwegian premiere on February 18.
When Feb 18, 2016
from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Where Oslo
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The Norwegian premiere of The Narrow Corner by Francesca Verunelli will be performed by the Oslo Philharmonic under the baton of Susanna Mälkki. The concert will take place on February 18 at Oslo Concert Hall.

 

 

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Battistelli: New orchestra version of SINFONIA da Experimentum Mundi

From February 9 to 14 in Münster.
When Feb 09, 2016 07:30 PM to
Feb 14, 2016 09:00 PM
Where Münster
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Since its first performance in 1981, Giorgio Battistelli’s Experimentum Mundi for actor, 16 artisans, a chorus of female voices, and one percussionist has been performed more than 200 times by major festivals and theatres in Europe, Asia, Oceania, and North America. In 2008 the composer wrote SINFONIA da Experimentum Mundi in which an ensemble of 16 instruments was added to the original instrumentation. Now the composer has realized a new version of SINFONIA for 30 musicians which replaces the ensemble one. It will be premiered on February 9, 2016 at the KlangZeit Festival in Münster for the first time.
The performers include an actor (who recites texts drawn from Diderot and d’Alembert’s Enciclopédie), 16 artisans (knife grinders, pastry makers, builders, blacksmiths, stone masons, carpenters, cobblers, and coopers), a chorus of female voices, one percussionist and an orchestra of 30 musicians. For this premiere, actor Hannes Demming with the Münster Symphony Orchestra and local artisans will be conducted by Fabrizio Ventura.

 

 

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Giacomo Manzoni’s Transitori d’estinzione

First performance in the USA on February 6.
When Feb 06, 2016
from 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Providence
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Giacomo Manzoni’s Transitori d’estinzione, for 5 instruments will be performed for the first time in USA. The Parallax Ensemble, conducted  by Peyman Farzinpour, will perform the composition  in Providence (Rhode Island)  on February 6.

 

 

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Italy today is the theme of the 2016 edition of the Festival Présences

It will take place from 5 to 14 February at the Maison de Radio France in Paris.
When Feb 05, 2016 08:00 PM to
Feb 14, 2016 09:00 PM
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Italy today is the theme of the 2016 edition of the Festival Présences, to take place from 5 to 14 February at the Maison de Radio France in Paris. In the course of 14 concerts a variegated overview will be presented of contemporary Italian music including a number of world and French premieres (to be performed by the various music-making formations of Radio France along with others). One such case is Luca Francesconi’s Bread, Water and Salt, programmed for the first concert under the direction of Mikko Franck. The piece, commissioned by the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Radio France and premiered on 3 October 2015 in Rome, will be performed for the first time in France by the Orchestre Philharmonique, the Chœur, and the soprano Pumeza Matschikiza. On 6 February the world premiere of the complete version of Mauro Lanza’s Ludus de Morte Regis will be performed by the choir Les Cris de Paris under the direction of Geoffrey Jourdan. The world premiere of Alberto Colla’s Sérénade sur la modulation des vents, on the other hand, commissioned for the occasion by Radio France, will be performed on 11 by the Orchestre National d’Île-de-France under the direction of Enrique Mazzola. Finally, on the 13 it will be the turn of the French premiere of Marco Stroppa’s Let me Sing into Your Ear for basset horn and orchestra. This composition, commissioned by the Donaueschingen Festival and performed there in 2010, will be performed by the Philharmonique and the soloist Michele Marelli under the direction of Tito Ceccherini. The festival will also feature many other Ricordi works by Francesconi, Stroppa, Donatoni, Maderna, Nono, Sciarrino, and Romitelli.

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Italian premiere for Franco Donatoni

Fire (In Cauda IV) will take place in Milan on February 4.
When Feb 04, 2016
from 09:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where Milan
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The Italian premiere of Franco Donatoni’s Fire (In Cauda IV) for 4 female voices and orchestra will take place in Milan on February 4. The Symphonic Orchestra of Conservatorio will be conducted by Yoichi Sugyiama. We remind you that the Fire (In Cauda IV) was commissioned by the Orchestre de Paris and performed under the baton of Christoph von Dohnányi at Salle Pleyel, on February 17, 1999.

 

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Daniele Ghisi’s An Experiment with Time

World premiere in Milan on 26 January.
When Jan 26, 2016
from 08:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Where Milan
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The world premiere of Daniele Ghisi’s An Experiment with Time, for ensemble, video and electronics, will be performed in Milan (Teatro Litta) on 26 January by the Divertimento Ensemble. The piece will open the XIII concert season of Rondò 2016, which is led by artistic director Sandro Gorli.
The work takes its title from an essay written in 1927 by the Irish aeronautical engineer and philosopher William Dunne. This essay recounts how Dunne devised and conducted an experiment on himself, meticulously taking note of his own dreams and counting how many of the them related to the past and how many to the future. Because he found that the results were similar, he concluded that during sleep there was no distinction between past and future: all instances of time occur simultaneously. He asks: is the passing of time then an epiphenomenon of consciousness?
In this work Ghisi explicitly and freely gives expression to Dunne’s experiment and recount through the visualisation of an animated diary. The sounds of the animation are created partly by the instruments of the ensemble and partly by electronics. An experiment with Time is a recount, a game, and a journey by way of a superimposition of temporal cycles that depict the world and life as an immense polyrhythm. An Experiment with Time was commissioned by Ircam-Centre Pompidou and the Divertimento Ensemble in collaboration with Ulysses European Network.

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Italian premiere for Luca Francesconi in Palermo

Passacaglia will be performed on 22 January.
When Jan 22, 2016 09:00 PM to
Jan 23, 2016 10:00 PM
Where Palermo
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Luca Francesconi’s Passacaglia for large orchestra will have its Italian premiere in Palermo  on 22 January (further performance on 23). The Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, under the baton of  Francesco Attardi, will perform the composition at the Politeama Theatre.

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Verunelli The Narrow Corner, world premiere

On 22 January in Munich.
When Jan 22, 2016
from 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Munich
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On 22 January in Munich, as part of the Musica Viva season, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Susanna Mälkki, will perform the  world premiere  of The Narrow Corner. This piece, commissioned by Radio France for its radio programme ‘Alla breve’ in 2013, was previously recorded by the Orchestre Philharmonique with Mällki on the podium, and broadcast in February 2015.
We have asked the composer to talk about The Narrow Corner and about its poetics.
The Radio asked me for a piece divided into five radiophonic “episodes,” each one with two minutes of music. And I wanted to find a way to approach these two-minute segments in a way that turned out to be unitary, albeit with the temporal interruptions. The result was five moments that are like five paradoxical perspectives on a single sonic world. The narration that results is elliptical and the elements are contextualised, de-contextualised and re-contextualised according to the glimpse that the particular point of view on each occasion offers of them. This is the sense of five brief moments, which are not movements but are “in movement”. Five times the image of the whole, of which the point of view – “the narrow corner,” in fact – prevent a single interpretation, can be completed differently. With the result that the overall form is not linear, but “in depth”, a sort of permanence of a place through various temporal perspectives.

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Milo, Maya et le tour du monde (Milo and Maya around the world)

On January 15 the French premiere.
When Jan 15, 2016 08:00 PM to
Jan 17, 2016 04:00 PM
Where Rouen
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On January 15, the Opéra de Rouen will host the French premiere (with libretto into French) of the Expo Opera Milo, Maya et le tour du monde (Milo and Maya around the world), a contemporary opera for young audiences (ages 6 to 14) written by Matteo Franceschini on a libretto by Lisa Capaccioli. The opera tells the story of an imaginary round-the-world trip that two 13-year-olds undertake by way of the ethnic restaurants of a large city. Through the dishes they encounter the young protagonists get to know the tastes and customs of various cultures.
The world premiere of Milo and Maya around the world (which took place last February in Como with libretto into Italian) has been developed through the European project Interactive Opera where specially tailored education initiatives prepare students to engage with the piece and the performers. Directed by Caroline Leboutte, the opera is a coproduction of several European institutions (Associazione Lirica e Concertistica Italiana di Como-AsLiCo; Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Liége (BE); Theater Magdeburg (GER); and the Opéra de Rouen – Haute Normandie (FRA). After the French premiere Milo and Maya around the world will have its Belgian premiere (Liège, 17 February) and German premiere (Magdeburg 28 May).

 

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Azio Corghi’s Tänze in Palermo

World premiere on January 8.
When Jan 08, 2016 09:00 PM to
Jan 09, 2016 10:00 PM
Where Palerrmo
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In Palermo, on January 8 (additional performance on January 9) there will be the world premiere of Azio Corghi’s Tänze for orchestra. The work is made up of 3 Dances taken from the Festspiel Lalla Rühk by Gaspare Spontini, which Azio Corghi reconstructed from the vocal score to be staged in Jesi on August  2003. Tänze will be performed at the Politeama Garibaldi Theatre in Palermo by the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana conducted by Gyorgy Rath.

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Fausto Romitelli’s private archive

The private papers have been acquired by the Giorgio Cini Foundation Institute of Music in Venice.
When Dec 23, 2015 05:00 PM to
Jan 10, 2016 11:00 PM
Where Venice
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The private papers of Fausto Romitelli (1963-2004), a figure of fundamental importance on the Italian and international music scene over the last thirty years, have been acquired by the thanks to a generous donation on the part of the composer’s heirs. The papers, made up of about 2,000 sheets of sketches and music drafts revealing the various phases of Romitelli’s work, will permit scholars to reconstruct the genesis of the composer’s works and to study in depth the evolution of his thought from his formative years with Franco Donatoni to his research at Ircam in Paris. As well as the autograph drafts of the composer’s most famous works, the documents include unpublished youthful compositions, annotated scores, billboards, concert programmes and a collection of recordings. This bequest constitutes a valuable addition to the rich collection of the Institute of Music, opening up a window on the most recent phase of musical creativity in Italy.

 

Silvia Colasanti in December

A December full of exciting performances for Silvia Colasanti.
When Dec 07, 2015 09:00 PM to
Dec 21, 2015 10:00 PM
Where Paris, The Hague, Milan
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On 7 at the Philharmonie in Paris the Paris Mozart Orchestra conducted by Claire Gibault will conclude its long tour of ORFEO. Flebile queritur lyra for actor and ensemble. Beginning in December 2014, the work was taken to 16 high schools in Paris’s ‘banlieue’ over the course of the 2014/2015 academic year. The text, recited by Suliane Brahim, was translated into French by Myriam Tanant. The same day at the Italian Cultural Institute the pianist Sandro de Palma will perform Rumbling Gears, the piece that he premiered on 24 November at the festival ‘L’esprit du piano’ in Bordeaux. This event will be followed a few days after (on 12) by performances of Burning and To Muddy Death Ophelia (the latter constituting  the Dutch premiere) at the Korzo Theater in the Hague. New European Ensemble and soprano Keren Motseri are the performers. Finally, in Milan on 21 the Orchestra Antonio Vivaldi, under the baton of Lorenzo Passerini, will present Partita for flute and strings as part of Serate Musicali concert season. The soloist will be Tommaso Benciolini.

 

 

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