New Music Afternoons

SICPP performs new music at the Gardner Museum

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010, 1:00 PM

Giacinto Scelsi Pwyll for solo flute (1954)

The rest of the concert includes music by Berio, Takemistu, Messiaen, and Kurtag performed by fellows at the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice Festival.

SICPP Iditarod Concert

Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice

June 19th, 2010, 4:00 PM
New England Conservatory, Brown Hall

Stephen Drury, Artistic Director

Louis Andreissen Hoketus
Chaya Czernowin Afatsim
Anne Goldberg Legno Metallico
Kaija Saaraiho Cendres

The SICPP Iditarod is a six hour marathon concert featuring work by SICPP Composition Fellows and composer-in-residence Chaya Czernowin, and music of Donatoni, Stockhausen, Hyla, Crumb, Liang, Ives, Sciarrino, Harvey, Hosokawa, Takemitsu, Berio, Foss, Feldman and Cage, with electronic sound installations throughout the Conservatory building.

Summer Workshop

Nashua Community Music School Flute Festival

June 28th – July 2nd, 2010, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

The Flute Festival is open to all middle school and high school students interested in improving tone, technique, sight reading skills, ensemble experience, and musicianship!   Participants will have the opportunity to perform with a pianist in a master class and on the final participant recital.

We had a terrific time last summer and I’m looking forward to another great week this summer!  

To sign up, please visit

Simon Sinfonietta

Simon Sinfonietta performs at Highfield Hall in Falmouth, MA

Sunday, July 11th, 7:30 PM

Felix Mendelssohn Music from a Midsummer Night’s Dream
Aaron Copland Quiet City
Benjamin Britten Simple Symphony
Vincent Persichetti The Hollow Men
George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

More information here.

Contemporary Chamber Music Concert

Music at the Lily Pad

Saturday, August 7th, 2010, 7:30 PM
The Lily Pad
1353 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

Elliott Carter Enchanted Preludes
Kaija Saariaho Mirrors
Jim Scully  Duplicitious Encounter
Charles Turner 11 Love Songs on poetry of Else Lasker-Schüler

with Rachel Arnold, cello

The program also features music performed Melanie Chirignan (flute), Keith Calmes (guitar), Aaron Larget-Caplan (guitar), and Samantha Benson (french horn).

Callithumpian Consort

“Left Coast” Avant Gardner

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Tapestry Room
Thursday, September 16th, 2010, 7:00 PM

John Luther Adams Songbirdsongs for 2 piccolos and 3 percussion
Lou Harrison Suite for Cello and Harp
James Tenney Swell Piece
Terry Riley In C

Visit the Gardner Museum or Callithumpian Consort for more information.

Boston New Music Initiative

Opening Concert of the Season

Saturday, September 25th, 2010, 7:30 PM
First Church Boston
66 Marlborough St.
Boston, MA

Christopher Gainey Breakdowns for flute and cello
Arnold Schoenberg Pierre Lunaire (selections)
David Biedenbender Stomp

General Admisson $12, Students $10

Other featured composers include Randall Bauer, Chester Biscardi, Tucker Fuller, James Holt, Vera Ivanova, and Bruce Reiprich. More information here.

Concerts in the Library

Church of the Advent Recital Series

30 Brimmer Street, Beacon Hill, Boston
Friday, October 8th, 2010, 8:00 PM

Christopher Gainey Breakdowns for flute and cello
Kaija Saariaho Mirrors
Elliott Carter Enchanted Preludes

The concert also features performances by the Vortex Ensemble and premieres of pieces by Charles Turner and Lou Cohen.

Details and directions can be found here.

Benefit Concert

A concert series featuring music written by female composers performed by female musicians.

Monday, October 18th, 2010, 8:00 PM
Boston Conservatory
Seully Hall

Mirrors by Kaija Saariaho with Rachel Arnold, cello
East Wind by Shulamit Ran for solo flute

Donations will be taken at the performance to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation (benefiting October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month).

Orchestra of Indian Hill

Dreaming of the Masters with the Orchestra of Indian Hill

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010, 7:30 PM

Bruce Hangen, conductor
James Campbell, clarinet
Fred Buda, drums
Dave Buda, jazz bass

Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4
Carl Marie von Weber Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in f minor, Op. 73
Ottorino Respighi Trittico Botticelliano
Allan Gilliland Dreaming of the Masters I – Jazz Concerto for Clarinet & Orchestra

Tickets and more information at

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