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02/08/2010

Work of the Week - Fazil Say: Sonata for Violin and Piano

Fazil Say's Sonata for violin and piano will be performed at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées Paris on 9th February with the violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and the composer himself at the piano. The successful pairing of Kopatchinskaja and Say has already been recognised when they were awarded ...

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02/08/2010

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra's 2010 New Music Festival Features North American Premiere of Valentin Silvestrov's Metamusik

On February 6, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra begins its 2010 New Music Festival, a seven-day concert series in which over 50 contemporary compositions are performed.  Works heard at the festival include Thomas Adès' Catch , performed by eighth blackbird on February 11, and two works by Ukrainian ...

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02/08/2010

Alvin Singleton in Residence at University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance

Alvin Singleton visits the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance in a two-day residency and appears as guest composer for their "Musica Nova" concert on Thursday, February 11. Featuring works by Singleton and others, performed by students of the conservatory along ...

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02/08/2010

Lee Hoiby's Prayer and Procession, Triple Concerto for Flute, English Horn, Clarinet and Wind Ensemble in World Premiere at CBDNA Conference

Greg Wolynec leads the Austin Peay State University Wind Ensemble through the world premiere of Lee Hoiby's  Prayer and Procession , a triple concerto for flute, English horn and clarinet on February 24 at the College Band Directors National Association Conference (Southern Division) at University ...

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02/08/2010

Music of Bernard Rands Sees Performances in the US and Abroad

Bernard Rands' Ceremonial 3 is performed by the Bristol University Orchestra in Bristol, England on February 6. Commissioned by Carnegie Hall in honor of its centennial, the work was premiered in 1991 by Riccardo Muti and The Philadelphia Orchestra. It was the first work Rands wrote expressly for ...

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02/08/2010

Midori Performs the Music of Huw Watkins, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Toshio Hosokawa

World-renowned violinist Midori is presenting a program of new music in a series of winter recitals featuring works of Schott composers Huw Watkins, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Toshio Hosokawa. Watkins's Coruscation and Reflection may be performed as separate works for violin and piano, but the ...

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02/08/2010

Either/Or Chaya Czernowin Two-Night Festival

As a follow up to the successful Either/Or Lachenmann Festival of 2008, Israeli composer Chaya Czernowin joins Either/Or for a two-day festival on February 25 and 26 which includes a lecture and discussion with the composer as well as the first-ever concert dedicated solely to her music in New York. ...

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02/08/2010

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies in Residence at New England Conservatory's Preparatory School Contemporary Music Festival

On January 30th and 31st, 2010, the New England Conservatory celebrated Peter Maxwell Davies with performances of over a dozen of his works, ranging from chamber music to full orchestral pieces. Sir Davies, who celebrated his 75th birthday in September, 2009, held a residence at NEC, giving a master ...

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02/08/2010

Toru Takemitsu's Ran Suite Now Available from Schott Worldwide

We are pleased to announce that Toru Takemitsu's suite from Akira Kurosawa's internationally acclaimed film Ran is now available through Schott Music in all territories. Universally recognized as one of Kurosawa's most moving films, Ran celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. To honor the occasion, ...

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02/08/2010

Music of Penderecki and Ligeti Featured in Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island

Martin Scorsese's new film Shutter Island (Paramount Pictures) premieres on February 19 and features the music of Schott composers Krzysztof Penderecki and György Ligeti. Based on the novel by Dennis Lehane, the film features music from Penderecki's Symphony No. 3 and Fluorescences as well as Ligeti's ...

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