Shanghai Symphony shines with music of Aaron Avshalomov August 20, 22, 24, 27

Aug 22 2017 - 7:00pm

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 to play Cold Litanies by David Liptak, Sept. 24th

Sep 24 2017 - 7:30pm

First Muse Chamber Music presents

David Liptak - Cold Litanies for flute, cello, and piano
September 24, 2017, 7:30p
First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South – Rochester NY 

Nightsongs by H. Leslie Adams, complete set of 6 Lieder, to be performed in Munich, Sept. 16

Sep 16 2017 - 7:30pm

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.


Henry Thacker BurleighThe Jungle Flower
Kaschmir I Song
Among the Fuchsias
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor A Lament
When I'm dead
Live and death
Julia Perry                       Stabat Mater (Streichquartett)
Harrison Leslie AdamsNight
Songs (6 Lieder)

Steven Sacco's new bass trombone piece, How Many Licks Does It Take To Play...Jazzelicious - premiere by Jonathan Warburton in Argentina

Aug 7 2017 - 8:00pm
Trombonanza 2017 will feature the international soloist, Jonathan Warburton, who will give the premiere of Steven Sacco’s “How Many Licks Does It Take To Play...Jazzelicious!” for solo bass trombone (score excerpt "read more" link), at the 18th Annual Trombonanza, from  7-12 August in Santa Fe, ARGENTINA. Participants in this festival come from all aroud the South American continent (Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia,

Emil Awad's music presented in NAFTA Tour

Marsyas Productions  NAFTA Tour presented new & recent works by Emil Awad (Mexico), Ángel Mendez Barrios (Mexico), Stephen Chatman (Canada), Frank Brickle (Canada), Luke G

Alice Shields' White Heron Dance at National Sawdust, July 14th

Jul 14 2017 - 5:00pm

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

Stanley Alexandrowicz plays Virtuoso Guitar Composers including Brian Fennelly, and more, July 6th

Jul 6 2017 - 8:00pm

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.

Cassatt Quartet featured in 15th annual Seal Bay Festival, with world premiere of music by Elliott Schwartz, July 12-20

Jul 18 2017 - 7:00pm

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.

David Froom's Canzoni di Notte, world premiere Chesapeake Orchestra, July 14

Jul 14 2017 - 7:00pm

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.


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