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.

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).

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.

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 www.nashuacms.org.

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.

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.

Premieres for Flute & Cello

An Evening of Flute and Cello Music with Rachel Arnold

June 6th, 2010, 7:00 PM
Danvers United Methodist Church
16 Sylvan Street
Danvers, MA

Jay Batzner Oblique Extensions*
Volker Blumenthaler Elegie
Elliott Carter Enchanted Preludes
Christopher Gainey Breakdowns
Donald Martino Variations on a Medieval Melodies for solo cello
Kaija Saariaho Mirrors
Giacinto Scelsi Pwyll for solo flute
Charles Turner 11 Love Songs on Poems by Else Lasker-Schüler*

*Premiere of commissioned pieces

Suggested Donation $10

The Magic Flute

MetroWest Opera presents Mozart’s The Magic Flute

Weston Town Hall
11 Town House Road
Weston, MA

Saturday, April 25th, 2010, 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 26th, 2010, 3:00 PM
Saturday, May 1st, 2010, 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 2nd, 2010, 3:00 PM

Adam Boyles, Music Director

More information and tickets here.

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative

A Musical and Poetic Journey from Freedomville to Breakdowns

February 19th, 2010, 9:00 PM

Christopher Gainey Breakdowns for flute and cello
Jim Scully Duality in Time

Scott Ruescher, poet
Ashley Addington, flute
Rachel Arnold, cello
Dennis Shafer, Soundpainter, saxophone
Diana Norma, poet
Sarah Kinne, visual artist

Take a journey with Ruescher’s new chapbook Sidewalk Tectonics (2009 Pudding House Press). Musically enhanced by this ruthless duo, Jim Scully’s Duplicitous Encounter will start the trip from Lincoln’s birthplace to the site Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination, highlighted by Christopher Gainey’s Breakdowns.  No kidding, there’s blues in this one–and Soundpainting, too!   Bring your own contribution in the form of poetry, sound, spirits, and be ready for a surprise from the exhibited visual artist, Sarah Kinne!

Suggested Donation $10

Music at the Lily Pad

Joint concert with pianist Danny Holt

Thursday, January 28th, 2010, 7:00 PM
The Lily Pad Cambridge
1353 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA

Jay Batzner Oblique Variations
Michael Coleman 3:48 p.m. Eastern (solo cello)
Christopher Gainey Breakdowns for flute and cello*
James Geiger Scherzo
Peter Lawless Tangen
Matthew C. Saunders Passacaglia
Jim Scully Duplicitous Encounter*
Tim Smeltz Meditation in 60 minutes (solo cello)
Nolan Stolz 3 Haiku for flute and cello
Charles A. Turner Burrowing

*Premiere of Commissioned Pieces

Pianist Danny Holt will perform the 2nd half of the concert.

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