The Astra Choir with soloists, conducted by music director, John McCaughey
5 pm, Sunday 8 DecemberGOOD SHEPHERD CHAPEL, ABBOTSFORD CONVENTSt Heliers Street, Abbotsford, VIC (a suburb of Melbourne, Australia)
Unsettled choir scoresA terrain of spoken and sung music 1930–2019
Including works by: Ernst Toch, Ruth Crawford-Seeger, John J. Becker, Arnold Schoenberg, Kenneth Gaburo, Pauline Oliveros, Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Milton Babbitt, Penelope Alexander, Eve Duncan, John Arthur Grant, Jena Capes, and Callum Mintzis.
The Seattle-based Eurasia Consort will present the New York Premiere of Alice Shields' The Wind in the Pines, with texts and music by the composer. Scored for Soprano, alto recorder, alto flute, Renaissance bray harp, oud, Therobo, and percussion, the work is dedicated to the Consort, which received a Classical Commissioning Program grant from Chamber Music America in working with the composer and presenting this new work.
This commission was made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.
Pianist Se-Hee Jin is the Founder and Music Director of the American Living Composer Series. The composer portrait series continues in 2020 with a concert of music by John Harbison (Pulitzer Prize winner 1987; Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and Louis Karchin (New York Composer; Professor of Music, New York University). Dr. Jin will present her solo recital at the renowned ppIANISSIMO International Festival of Contemporary Piano Music in Bulgaria in March 2020.
Organized in Portland as a birthday tribute to the memory of composer Elliott Schwartz (1936-2016) and held just one day before what would have been Elliott’s 84th birthday, this benefit concert is a tribute to the longtime professor at Bowdoin College, mentor and supporter of composers around the world, guiding spirit of the Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival, and widely-performed composer of challenging, theatrical, witty, deeply expressive music.
On January 18, 2020, at 7 pm, the Elliott Schwartz Memorial Practice Rooms Project at the Portland Conservatory of Music will be presented with nine composers who have written new pieces for multiple pianos, to be performed in the practice rooms at the Portland Conservatory.
Join us on Sunday, February 23 for a concert of contemporary music for organ, with ACA composer-organist Brian Schober, at Church of the Heavenly Rest, in New York City. The organ at Heavenly Rest is one of the largest in NYC. It contains five manuals, 137-ranks and over 8,000 pipes and was built by Austin Organs. Concert will take place Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020 at 4pm, at The Church of the Heavenly Rest in New York City - E. 90th and 5th Ave. Concert will be free, no tickets required.
“Round About Midnight” the holiday concert of 21st Century Consort, will feature music by George Crumb, Hilary Tann, Evan Chambers, David Froom, Pete Seeger, and more. December 21st at 5pm: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Capital Hill - 301 A St SE, Washington, DC 20003 -
The 21st Century Consort, award-winning contemporary music ensemble-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution for over four decades, embarks on its first season at the beautiful St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Capital Hill. Artistic Director Christopher Kendall presents a season of new music and high drama featuring artists Paul Cigan, Lisa Emenheiser, Dan Foster, Lee Hinkle, Alexandra Osborne, Sara Stern, and Rachel Young.
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