On Aug. 20, for the first time ever, a Chinese symphony orchestra is performing at LUCERNE FESTIVAL. The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra under music director Long Yu, with musicians from Asia have planned a program of three Russian composers, including early ACA composer Aaron Avshalomov, born in 1894, who served as a professor at the Shanghai Conservatory, where he taught from 1919 on. Avshalomov was one of the founders of China’s Western musical tradition. His tone poem Hutongs of Peking captures the sounds and voices that once echoed through the narrow alleys of the Chinese capital.
The Symphony will also be performing the Avshalomov tone poem with various European and Chinese works at other European venues this summer:
Tirol Summer Festival in Mühlgraben, Austria - August 22
Wolkenturm Grafenegg 10, 3485 Grafenegg Festival - August 24th The annual festival takes place on the grounds of Grafenegg Castle near Vienna.
Elbphilharmonie Summer Festival in Hamburg - August 27th (sold out)
As one of the oldest symphony orchestras in China, or even in Asia, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO) was founded in 1879 as the Shanghai Public Band.
First Muse Chamber Music presents
David Liptak - Cold Litanies for flute, cello, and pianoSeptember 24, 2017, 7:30pFirst Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South – Rochester NY
Thomas Stimmel Bass Baritone, and Prof. Philipp Vogler Piano, will present an evening of classical vocal music by African-American composers at Rainier-Maria-Rilke Gymasium Concert Hall in Munich.
Marsyas Productions NAFTA Tour presented new & recent works by Emil Awad (Mexico), Ángel Mendez Barrios (Mexico), Stephen Chatman (Canada), Frank Brickle (Canada), Luke G
On July 14th a new computer piece by veteran electronic music composer Alice Shields will be performed at National Sawdust as part of the 2017 NYC-Electroacoustic Music Festival, with Noh Theater performer Mayo Miwa and video by artist Tom Barratt. The concert "Ancient Voices of the Computer," includes White Heron Dance by Shields, as well as electronic works by Joel Gressel, Jeff Hall, Stephen Dydo, Maurice Wright and Joe Hudson. The concert has been curated by the Association for the Promotion of New Music.
White Heron Dance is a shamanic ritual in sound in which a human being experiences a moment of union with nature in the form of a Great White Heron. Shields has compiled sounds
Guitar music by Luigi Legnani, Napoleon Coste, Johann Dubez, and contemporary American masters - Ernst Bacon, Brian Fennelly, Kendall Kennison, and Maestro Robert W. Butts
The recital will take place in the "sonically magnificent" 1867 Sanctuary in Ewing New Jersey.
The Seal Bay Festival of American Chamber Music returns to Maine from July 12th - 21st, 2017. This year, the Festival explores the theme “Seeing Sound” and in addition to the public concerts for which it is known, there will be master classes for composers and a visual arts component. The featured guest composers this year are Augusta Read Thomas, Victoria Bond, Daniel Strong Godfrey, Elliott Schwartz, Vineet Shende , Peter McLaughlin and Delvyn Case. Music by Elliott Schwartz in a concert on July 12 (see full program here) will feature photographs/powerpoint video of artwork by Maine artist Deedee Schwartz.
The Chesapeake Orchestra with Jeffrey Silberschlag, Music Director, continues its River Concert Series this summer with "Muy Caliente" on July 14, featuring music of David Froom, Astor Piazzolla, Manuel de Falla, and Alan Silvestri. Featured soloist for Froom's Canzoni di Notte is clarinetist Janice Murphy. Ms. Murphy recently retired from “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in Washington, D.C., where she held a position in the first clarinet section for 26 years. She currently plays in the Alexandria Symphony and has performed with the Annapolis Symphony, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Capital City Opera, and the Opera of Northern Virginia.