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24 May 2016
 
8pm
Teatro Costanzi
Rome
Italy

Details:
Web site
Verdi: La traviata

Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

 
8pm
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
129 West 67th Street
New York
NY 10036
United States of America

Details:
Merkin Concert Hall
Web site
E-mail
+1 212 501 3330

US$30/20
Nature as Inspiration for Music

Yoo & Kim piano duo
Edmund Stone, narrator
SONOS Chamber Orchestra
Erik E Ochsner, conductor

Nature and physical surroundings have long inspired composers. To honor the 150 anniversary of the birth of Jean Sibelius, SONOS will perform the composer’s The Wood Nymph for narrator and orchestra, with narrator Edmund Stone, along with Swedish composer Fredrik Sixten’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Chamber Orchestra, with South Korean piano duo Yoo & Kim (winners of the 2013 Dranoff International 2-Piano Competition) as soloists. Also on the program is Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Moravec’s Albany Rhythms, U.S. Premieres of Canadian composer Alexander Brott’s Aurora Borealis and Finnish composer Pehr Henrik Nordgren’s Chamber Symphony, and New York-based composer Jessie Montgomery's Starburst, as well as Hong Kong born Alice Ho's newly expanded orchestration of her Dark Waters. Both Ms. Montgomery and Ms. Ho will be at the concert. The event will also include a performance of a special new arrangement of Dave Grusin's Academy Award nominated theme song to On Golden Pond, arranged for 2 pianos and chamber orchestra.

The Sixten piece was commissioned by SONOS in honor of the Dranoff International 2-Piano Foundation and is dedicated to the memory of Ruth Unger. The Sibelius piece is being performed for only the second time in the U.S., with special permission from the Sibelius estate.


Nature and physical surroundings have long inspired composers. To honor the 150 anniversary of the birth of Jean Sibelius, SONOS will perform the composer’s The Wood Nymph for narrator and orchestra, with narrator Edmund Stone, along with Swedish composer Fredrik Sixten’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Chamber Orchestra, with South Korean piano duo Yoo & Kim (winners of the 2013 Dranoff International 2-Piano Competition) as soloists. Also on the program is Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Moravec’s Albany Rhythms, U.S. Premieres of Canadian composer Alexander Brott’s Aurora Borealis and Finnish composer Pehr Henrik Nordgren’s Chamber Symphony, and New York-based composer Jessie Montgomery's Starburst, as well as Hong Kong born Alice Ho's newly expanded orchestration of her Dark Waters. Both Ms. Montgomery and Ms. Ho will be at the concert. The event will also include a performance of a special new arrangement of Dave Grusin's Academy Award nominated theme song to On Golden Pond, arranged for 2 pianos and chamber orchestra.

The Sixten piece was commissioned by SONOS in honor of the Dranoff International 2-Piano Foundation and is dedicated to the memory of Ruth Unger. The Sibelius piece is being performed for only the second time in the U.S., with special permission from the Sibelius estate.
 
25 May 2016
 
7.30pm
Forum Theatre, Malvern Theatres
Grange Road, Malvern
Worcestershire
WR14 3HB
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)1789 267567
Prestigious Double Concerto Series with Tamsin Waley-Cohen

Tamsin Waley-Cohen, violin
Orchestra of The Swan
David Curtis, conductor

Mendelssohn: Incidental Music to ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
Vaughan Williams: Violin Concerto
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor

Selected by Birmingham’s Town Hall Symphony Hall as the British nomination for the prestigious European Concert Hall Organisation’s Rising Stars programme in the 2016/17 season, Tamsin has been described by The Times as a violinist “who held us rapt in daring and undaunted performances” and by The Guardian as a performer of “fearless intensity”.

Pre-concert talk: 6.45pm

Box Office: +44 (0)1684 892277
Tickets: £29.12, 25.76, 22.40, 19.04 (including 12% booking fee)
Save 20% when you book all 3 concerts in the Forum Theatre, Malvern Theatres series
 
8pm
Teatro Costanzi
Rome
Italy

Details:
Web site
Verdi: La traviata

Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

 
26 May 2016
 
8pm
Teatro Costanzi
Rome
Italy

Details:
Web site
Verdi: La traviata

Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

 
27 May 2016
 
1.10pm
St James's Church
197, Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Details:
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Michael Butten, guitar

Luis Narvaez: Guárdame las vacas
Luis Narvaez: Variations on 'O Gloriosa Domina'
Luis Narvaez: Baxa de contrapunto
Manuel Ponce: Sonata No 3
Joaquín Rodrigo: En los trigales
Manuel de Falla: Homenaje (Pour le tombeau de Claude Debussy)
Manuel de Falla: Danza del molinero (El sombrero de tres picos)

Part of the Royal Academy of Music series at St James's Piccadilly
 
2pm
Trinity Church of Boston
206 Clarendon Street
Boston
MA 02116
United States of America

Details:
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Gail Archer is a Grammy-nominated, international concert organist, recording artist and choral conductor

 
7pm
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
881 7th Avenue
New York
NY 10019
United States of America

Details:
CarnegieCharge
Web site
+1 212 247 7800

US$20-100
The Triumph of Hope

The Military Wives Choirs
Paul Mealor, conductor
Mechelle Cooney, director
West Monroe High School Choir
Greg Oden, conductor
Reno Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Jason Altieri, conductor

The Music of Paul Mealor

Direct from the hit UK television show, The Choir, composer/conductor Paul Mealor leads the acclaimed Military Wives Choir. Additionally, the Reno Philharmonic Youth Orchestra led by Jason Altieri take the stage at Carnegie Hall in a performance featuring talented young musicians of Nevada. Conductor Greg Oden brings the singers of West Monroe High School Choir from Louisiana to center stage in a program of invigorating and enlightening selections.
 
7.30pm
St. John's Smith Square
Smith Square
London
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
E-mail
+44 (0)20 7222 1061

£15 and 20
The Complete Chopin Cycle, Concert 9: The Four Scherzi

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano

Waltz No 1 in E flat Op 18
Marche Funèbre in C minor Op 72 No 2
Scherzo No 1 in B flat minor
Nocturne No 13 in C minor Op 48 No 1
Waltz No 13 in D flat Op 70 No 3
Polonaise in B flat Op posth
Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor Op 31
Scherzo No 3 in C sharp minor Op 39
Mazurka No 41 in C sharp minor Op 63 No 3
Mazurka No 42 in A minor
Mazurka No 43 in A minor
Mazurka No 44 in G Op 67 No 1
Mazurka No 45 in G minor Op 67 No 2
Waltz No 18 in E flat Op posth
Feuille d’album in E Op posth
Scherzo No 4 in E Op 54

British pianist Warren Mailley-Smith presents the ninth of eleven concerts in his remarkable Complete Chopin Cycle at St John's Smith Square in which he will perform all Chopin’s 200+ piano solo works, from memory. A selection of charming Waltzes, Mazurkas and Polonaises will serve to compliment the focus of the programme: four of Chopin’s greatest virtuosic powerhouses, the four Scherzi. Written over the course of a decade, Chopin produced four works of great pathos and brilliance, each complete with his unparalleled lyricism and harmonic daring.

Glowing reviews for the series so far: " .. triumphantly confirmed Mailley-Smith’s Chopin credentials .. formidable technique .. breathtaking command of dynamic gradations .. wholly exceptional .. This quite memorable recital was justly rewarded with a spontaneous standing ovation .. brilliant account of the youthful G sharp minor .. subtle, atmospheric performance of the Opus 72/1 Nocturne marked by a beautifully played remote accompaniment and effortless drifts of decoration .. elegant tone and emotional refinement .. assured technique .. each (Etude)was a minor miracle, sensitively rendered and deftly delivered .. overall result was exceptionally engaging and intense .. intensely poetic: under his sensitive touch the music grew and ramified persuasively .. the Mazurkas themselves emerged pristine: he caught the sweet artlessness and abrupt mood-changes to a T .. consistently high technical and expressive standard.. his mastery of phrasing and a quite magical graduation between piano and pianissimo passages .. exceptionally well conveyed .. admirably convincing .. finely observed .. one has nothing but high praise .. outstandingly well performed .. full of considerable interpretative understanding, and possessing an organic cohesion which did full justice to Chopin’s profoundly expressive originality .."

Warren Mailley-Smith has made his solo debuts to critical acclaim at Wigmore and Carnegie Halls and has performed as concerto soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He is in increasing demand as a solo concert artist, having been described by Classic FM as 'Stunning...', 'Fantastic...' 'Sensational', 'Huge UK talent...’ and by BBC Music Magazine as ‘Rising Star – Great Artist of Tomorrow”. He has received over thirty invitations to perform for the British Royal Family and has recorded ten solo CDs, the latest of which, Rhapsody in Blue, was selected as Classic FM's Disc of the Week just before Christmas 2015.

Warren is currently in demand for his teaching expertise both privately and in master classes, appearing regularly on the faculties of Pro Corda and Piano Week as well as regular teaching and coaching at Royal College of Music and Trinity Junior Departments.

St John’s Smith Square is a unique concert venue: the only Baroque concert hall in the UK, historical, superb acoustic and with the convenience of its own bar and restaurant in the crypt.

Pre-concert event at 6.30pm
 
8pm
Teatru Manuel
Old Theatre Street
Valletta
Malta

Details:
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Malta Philharmonic Orchestra - Gregory, Poulenc, Britten and Dvorák

Natacha Chircop, piano
Marco Rivoltini, piano
Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
Kaspar Zehnder, conductor

Alex Vella Gregory: Rhytmii Vitae
Poulenc: Concerto for two pianos
Britten: Scottish Ballade
Dvořák: Symphony No 6

 
8pm
Teatro Costanzi
Rome
Italy

Details:
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Verdi: La traviata

Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

 
28 May 2016
 
3pm
Old Baptist Chapel
Church Street, Tewkesbury
Gloucestershire
GL20 5RZ
United Kingdom

Details:
Jill Davies
+44 (0)1684 850112

£15
Music with her silver sound - Shakespeare and music

Chelys Viol Consort
Emily Ashton
Ibi Aziz
Jenny Bullock
Alison Kinder
Sam Stadlen
Sarah Finch, actor

Old Chapel Court Concerts event 2

Music from the time of Shakespeare, by John Dowland, Anthony Holborne, Thomas Tomkins (choirboy at Gloucester and organist at Worcester Cathedral) and William Byrd (who owned property near the Severn at Longney) with readings from Shakespeare's plays and sonnets.
 
3pm
Fort Mason Center Chapel
1100 Bay Street
San Francisco
94123
United States of America

Details:
Wooden Fish Ensemble
Web site
E-mail
+1 415 345 7500

fortmason.org/box-office/?eid=12195
3 Japanese Kotos with Violin - Music by Hyo-shin Na & Boudewijn Buckinx

members of the Wooden Fish Ensemble:
Terrie Baune, violin
Shoko Hikage, koto/bass koto
Noriko Tsuboi, koto/bass koto
Yuki Yasuda - koto/bass koto

 
6pm
Teatro Costanzi
Rome
Italy

Details:
Web site
Verdi: La traviata

Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

 
29 May 2016
 
4.30pm
Teatro Costanzi
Rome
Italy

Details:
Web site
Verdi: La traviata

Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

 
8.30pm
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
881 7th Avenue
New York
NY 10019
United States of America

Details:
CarnegieCharge
Web site
+1 212 247 7800

US$20-100
On the Winds of Song

Mira Costa High School Bands and Orchestras
Joel Carlson, conductor
Peter Park, conductor

Under the direction of Joel Carlson, the Grammy Award-winning music program for the wind ensembles, vocal ensembles and symphony at Mira Costa High School (MCHS) in Manhattan Beach, California is rooted in a tradition and commitment to comprehensive music education.
 
25 May 2016 until 29 May 2016
 
Bratislava
Slovakia

Details:
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Festa Choralis Bratislava 2016 - 11th International Choir Festival

Festa Musicale Choir Festivals

Festa Choralis International Choir Competition
 
31 May 2016
 
8pm
Teatro Costanzi
Rome
Italy

Details:
Web site
Verdi: La traviata

Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

 
1 June 2016
 
8pm
Teatro Costanzi
Rome
Italy

Details:
Web site
Verdi: La traviata

Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

 
2 June 2016
 
7pm
St Mary-le-Bow Church
Cheapside
London
EC2V 6AU
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site

£10
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms; Kodály: Missa Brevis; Barber: Adagio

Ad Libitum Chamber Choir
Daniel De-Fry, harp
Zack Colton, treble
James Bower, percussion
Colin Spinks, organ
Julian Collings, conductor

Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Zoltan Kodály: Missa Brevis
Samuel Barber: Adagio

 


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