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1 September 2019 until 23 September 2019
 
Bucharest
Romania

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Enescu Festival

 
26 September 2019
 
6.30pm
Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre - Main Stage
Vilnius
Lithuania

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Puccini: La bohème - Lithuanian National Opera

 
8pm
Roulettte
509 Atlantic Ave, Downtown Brooklyn
New York
United States of America

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US$20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors
Composer/performer Ben Neill and composer/pianist Rocco Di Pietro

Interpretations Series

From September 2019 to May 2020 Interpretations will continue its tradition of playing host to composers, interpreters, and improvisers — artists of both local and international scale, with myriads of approaches to music. The season begins with sets from composer/performer Ben Neill, and composer/pianist Rocco Di Pietro. Held at Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY, tickets are $20 for adults / $15 for students & seniors, and available on Roulette.org and Interpretations.info.

Rocco Di Pietro, a composer, pianist, author, and teacher whose music crosses multiple disciplinary boundaries, celebrates his 70th Birthday with a multi-decade curation of his works, including world premieres of Interrupted Dance (Piece for Rom) (2019), and String Quartet (Imaginal Listening) (2012-17). Other works include In Ringings (from Four Preludes, 1974), The Staircase and The Safe Harbor (from Two Pastels for Lukas Foss (In Memoriam), 2019), and Wave (from Acoustic Poems, 1972). The program will also feature a special performance of the late Julius Eastman’s Hail Mary from 1984, with Di Pietro on piano. (With Mivos Quartet, strings; Joseph Kubera, piano; Kathleen Supové, piano, recitation; Larry Marotta, guitar; and Robert Dick, flute.)

Also featured is the world premiere of Ben Neill’s Fantini Futuro: a new audio-visual performance work with interactive video projections, written for countertenor (Ryland Angel), Baroque keyboards (Gwendolyn Toth), and the mutantrumpet v4.0 (the debut of the newest rendition of Neill’s self-designed electro-acoustic instrument). The piece is based on the music and life of early Baroque trumpeter/composer Girolamo Fantini, who was responsible for bringing the trumpet indoors from the hunt and the battlefield to the realm of art music. The narrative depicts Fantini as a traveler through time and space, from the 17th century to the future, and reflects on the transformative power of current technology using the history of the trumpet as a metaphor. Fantini Futuro has been supported by the Nokia Bell Labs Experiments in Art and Technology program, and is a joint force with NYC early music ensemble ARTEK. (With Bob McGrath, director; Rachel Budin, lighting design; Liz Prince, costume design; Carl van Brunt, animation.)

Composer/performer BEN NEILL (www.benneill.com) is the inventor of the mutantrumpet, a hybrid electro-acoustic instrument, and is widely recognized as a musical innovator through his recordings, performances and installations. Neill’s music blends influences from electronic, jazz, and minimalist music, blurring the lines between digital media and acoustic instrument performance.

Neill has recorded eleven albums of his music on labels including Universal/Verve, Thirsty Ear, Astralwerks, and Six Degrees. Currently he is an Artist in Residence at Nokia Bell Labs where he is exploring new modes of emotion transfer and communication between people using music, visual media, and hybrid instruments. Performances include BAM Next Wave Festival, Big Ears Festival, Lincoln Center, Whitney Museum of American Art, Bing Concert Hall at Stanford, Cite de la Musique Paris, Moogfest, Spoleto Festival, Umbria Jazz, Bang On A Can Festival, ICA London, Istanbul Jazz Festival, Vienna Jazz Festival, and the Edinburgh Festival, among many others. Neill has worked closely with many musical innovators including La Monte Young, John Cage, John Cale, Pauline Oliveros, Rhys Chatham, DJ Spooky, David Berhman, Mimi Goese, King Britt, and Nicolas Collins. Neill also leads concerts of La Monte Young’s The Second Dream of the High Tension Stepdown Line Transformer with an international brass ensemble; performances have recently been presented in New York, Amsterdam, Paris, Amsterdam, Huddersfield, Den Bosch, Oslo, Krems, Koln, Los Angeles, and Warsaw.

Neill began developing the mutantrumpet in the early 1980s. Initially an acoustic instrument (a combination of 3 trumpets and a trombone combined into one), he collaborated with synthesizer Robert Moog to integrate electronics. In 1992, while in residency at the STEIM research and development lab for new instruments in Amsterdam, Neill made the mutantrumpet fully computer interactive. In 2008 he created a new version of his instrument at STEIM, and returned there in 2016-17 to design Version 4.0 which will make its debut in 2019.

A native of North Carolina, Neill holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music. He studied composition with La Monte Young and was also mentored by composer/performer Jon Hassell in the early 1980’s. Since 2008 he has been a music professor at Ramapo College of New Jersey.
 
28 September 2019
 
6.30pm
Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre - Main Stage
Vilnius
Lithuania

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Puccini: La bohème - Lithuanian National Opera

 
6.30pm
St Cuthbert's Church
50 Philbeach Gardens, Earl's Court
London
SW5 9EB
United Kingdom

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Victor Gomez
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E-mail
+44 (0)20 7101 4479

£15
Haydn: Double Violin and Piano Concerto

Juan Rezzuto, piano
Paola Delucchi, violin
WKMT Ensemble
Alvaro Sisti, conductor

WKMT Featured Piano Student playing Classical Pieces
Haydn: Piano and Violin Concerto Hob XVIII:6
 
7.30pm
St James's Church
197 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

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+44 (0)333 666 3366

£15, 22, 28 and 32
Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight

Warren Mailley-Smith, piano
Martyn Jackson, violin
The Piccadilly Sinfonietta Orchestra

Pachelbel: Canon in D
Mozart: Eine Kleine Nacht Musik
Mozart: Piano Concerto in A major K488
Vivaldi: Four Seasons

Celebrate the end of the week with The Piccadilly Sinfonietta, an exciting new orchestra featuring some of the UK's most outstanding young professional musicians, led by the sensational violinist Martyn Jackson. This dynamic ensemble presents a programme of some of the greatest classical music ever written including Vivaldi's masterpiece, 'The Four Seasons' in the beautiful surroundings of St James' Church, in the heart of London's West End by the evocative glow of candlelight.

This special concert also features exceptional British pianist Warren Mailley-Smith, who has developed a large following across the UK thanks to his effortless technique and charismatic charm. One of his most extraordinary achievements is performing the complete solo works (3.5 million notes) of Frederick Chopin from memory. Mailley-Smith is a firm favourite with the Royal Family and he has been featured as Classic FM CD of the Week.
 
7.30pm
Romsey Abbey
Church Lane, Romsey
Hampshire
SO51 8EP
United Kingdom

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0-£10
Sølvguttene: The Boy Choir comes to Romsey Abbey

Sølvguttene
Frikk Heide-Steen, conductor

The Norwegian Boy Choir ‘Sølvguttene’ will be performing an evening of choral music at Romsey Abbey as part of their tour of the UK. The ‘boys of silver’, led by Oslo-born singer and conductor Frikk Heide-Steen, will be performing a varied programme of repertoire, from traditional Norwegian folk music to classical works by Handel and Mozart in addition to the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Since their founding in 1940, Sølvguttene has been a cultural ambassador for Norway with 150 performances a year, with kings, queens and presidents being amongst the audience members. The choir also has a history of journeying to London for Christmas for the lighting of the big Norwegian Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square, an annual gift from the people of Norway to the UK.
 
26 September 2019 until 28 September 2019
 
Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center
25th Street between Lexington & 3rd Aves
New York
NY 10010
United States of America

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NTD 5th International Piano Competition

Registration is currently open for the 2019 NTD 5th International Piano Competition
 
29 September 2019
 
2pm
Carnegie Hall
57th Street/7th Avenue
New York City
NY 10019
United States of America

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Katya Grineva, piano

Acclaimed Russian pianist Katya Grineva has been described by The New York Times as 'liquid ... dreamlike'.
 
2pm
Christchurch Priory
Quay Rd
Bournemouth
BH23 1BU
United Kingdom

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+44 (0)20 3422 3344

Free
Sølvguttene: The Boy Choir comes to Christchurch Priory

Sølvguttene
Frikk Heide-Steen, conductor

The Norwegian Boy Choir ‘Sølvguttene’ will be performing a lunchtime recital of choral music at Christchurch Priory as part of their tour of the UK. The ‘boys of silver’, led by Oslo-born singer and conductor Frikk Heide-Steen, will be performing a varied programme of repertoire, from traditional Norwegian folk music to classical works by Handel and Mozart in addition to the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Since their founding in 1940, Sølvguttene has been a cultural ambassador for Norway with 150 performances a year, with kings, queens and presidents being amongst the audience members. The choir also has a history of journeying to London for Christmas for the lighting of the big Norwegian Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square, an annual gift from the people of Norway to the UK.
 
28 September 2019 until 17 November 2019
 
Rieti
Lazio
Italy

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Reate Festival

 


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