Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Double Helix Recital - Music for Two Guitars in Historical Temperaments

Double Helix (Michael Kudirka and Albert Diaz, guitars) present a concert of music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque eras on custom-made guitars with interchangeable fretboards. These special instruments will allow the musicians to render the exact tunings used at the time of each composition including Pythagorean, 1/4-comma meantone, Rameau's temperament ordinaire, and J.S. Bach's tuning from The Well-Tempered Clavier.

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May
19
8:00 PM20:00

Jacaranda Music - "Regional Accents"

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Manuel De Falla – Fantasia Baetica (1919)
Roberto Gerhard – String Quartet No. 2 (1962)
Gerhard – Three Impromptus for Piano (1950)
Tomas Peire-Serrate – Awake (2013)
Peire-Serrate – React (2011)
Gerhard – Fantasia (1957)
De Falla – Homenaje a Debussy & La Vida Breve/Danza No. 1 (1920)
De Falla – Harpsichord Concerto (1926)

Identity: The season will climax with three generations of Spanish music. Recent works by Peire-Serrate; solo piano, solo guitar, and string quartet (Lyris) music by Gerhard, mid-century master; plus solo piano and guitar finds, and the Harpsichord Concerto by de Falla with Gloria Cheng.

https://www.jacarandamusic.org/season/

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Oct
26
to Nov 21

"The Exterminating Angel" by Thomas Adès

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The US premiere of Thomas Adès opera, "The Exterminating Angel" with text by the composer and Tom Cairns. Metropolitan opera of New York, Thomas Adès conducting. (All times Eastern Standard Time).

  • Thursday, October 26th. 8pm
  • Monday October 30th. 7:30pm
  • Friday, November 3rd. 8pm
  • Tuesday, November 7th. 7:30pm
  • Friday, November 10th. 8pm
  • Tuesday, November 14th. 7:30pm
  • Saturday, November 18th. 1pm (The Met Live HD - in theaters worldwide)
  • Tuesday, November 21st. 7:30pm

Thomas Adès is one of the most important composers in contemporary music, and solidifies that position with his third opera The Exterminating Angel. His two previous operas, Powder Her Face (1995) and The Tempest (2004), are acclaimed as contemporary classics, alongside his many symphonic and chamber works, which are regularly performed around the world. The Exterminating Angel is inspired by the 1962 film El ángel exterminador by the famed surrealist Luis Buñuel, and received its world premiere at the 2016 Salzburg Festival.

Buñuel’s film, a parable on the ‘bourgeois condition’, sees a collection of society’s grandees trapped in a room; in no time at all their veneer of sophistication cracks. The scenario follows on from the enclosed settings of Adès’s two previous operas; he explains how ‘It’s territory that I like very much, because it looks as though the people are in a room, but it’s not really about the room; they’re actually trapped in their own heads’. Adès and librettist Tom Cairns, who also directs the premiere, keep many of the characters from Buñuel’s large cast, making this a true ensemble opera: one in which society and its interrelations are put under the microscope.

 

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Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

Duo Amantis Recital - Treble Clef Cub of Jonesboro

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Duo Amantis performs at the Jonesboro Public Library Round Room.

Program:

Grand Duo Concertant, Op. 85 ...... Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829)

  1. Allegro Maestoso
  2. Andante molto Sostenuto
  3. Scherzo
  4. Allegretto espressivo

Toward the Sea (1982) ...... Toru Takemitsu 武満 徹 (1930-1996)

  1. The Night
  2. Moby Dick
  3. Cape Cod

Songs and Dances from the New Village (2004) ...... Dusan Bogdanovic (b. 1955)

  1. Shepherd's Song
  2. Lesnoto According to Johann
  3. Gankino Oro
  4. Prophet's Song
  5. Milcho's Boogie
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Apr
24
to May 8

"The Exterminating Angel" by Thomas Adès

The UK premiere of Thomas Adès's opera, "The Exterminating Angel" with text by the composer and Tom Cairns. Royal Opera House (Covent Garden), Thomas Adès conducting. (All times GMT).

  • Monday, April 24, 2017. 7:30pm
  • Thursday, April 27, 2017. 7:30pm
  • Monday, May 1, 2017. 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017. 7:30pm
  • Saturday, May 6, 2017. 7:00pm
  • Monday, May 8, 2017. 7:30pm

Thomas Adès is one of the most important composers in contemporary music, and solidifies that position with his third opera The Exterminating Angel. His two previous operas, Powder Her Face (1995) and The Tempest (2004), are acclaimed as contemporary classics, alongside his many symphonic and chamber works, which are regularly performed around the world. The Exterminating Angel is inspired by the 1962 film El ángel exterminador by the famed surrealist Luis Buñuel, and received its world premiere at the 2016 Salzburg Festival.

Buñuel’s film, a parable on the ‘bourgeois condition’, sees a collection of society’s grandees trapped in a room; in no time at all their veneer of sophistication cracks. The scenario follows on from the enclosed settings of Adès’s two previous operas; he explains how ‘It’s territory that I like very much, because it looks as though the people are in a room, but it’s not really about the room; they’re actually trapped in their own heads’. Adès and librettist Tom Cairns, who also directs the premiere, keep many of the characters from Buñuel’s large cast, making this a true ensemble opera: one in which society and its interrelations are put under the microscope.

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Jul
28
to Aug 8

"The Exterminating Angel" by Thomas Adès

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At the Salzburg Festspiele - Haus für Mozart (Salzburg, Austria)

  • Thursday, July 28, 2016. 8:00pm
  • Monday, August 1, 2016. 8:00pm
  • Friday, August 5, 2016. 8:00pm
  • Monday, August 8, 2016. 8:00pm

Opera in three acts by Thomas Adès (*1971)
Text by Tom Cairns (*1952) in collaboration with Thomas Adès
based on Luis Buñuel’s and Luis Alcoriza’s screenplay for the film El ángel exterminador by Luis Buñuel (1900–1983)

Work commissioned and produced by the Salzburg Festival, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, the Metropolitan Opera, New York, and Den Kongelige Opera, Copenhagen

World premiere.

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Feb
12
8:00 PM20:00

Concert - USC Thornton School of Music

Performance of Rising Spirals by Chinary Ung, Four Macedonian Pieces by Mirsoslav Tadic, l'eau, la mort, et les etoiles by Sean Heim, and Hrið-Móðr-Ljómi by Jeffrey Holmes. Special guests Tara Schwab, flute and the ensemble inauthentica conducted by Mark Menzies.

Alfred Newman Recital Hall on the USC campus. FREE.

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Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

New Horizons: Michael Kudirka, guitar

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Acclaimed guitarist Michael Kudirka, along with special guests Tara Schwab, Mark Menzies, and The CalArts New Century Players will perform recent works by Chapman University composers Sean Heim and Jeffrey Holmes as well as Chancellor Fellow: Senior Composer in Residence, Chinary Ung.

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