TICF Finalist: Hand Carved Names and Railroad Tracks
Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

TICF Finalist: Hand Carved Names and Railroad Tracks

Graduate Composer Dayton Kinney Invited Finalist for the 15th Thailand International Composers Competition “Rapee Sagarik Composition Prize”

 The Thailand International Composition Festival (TICF) has announced that Dayton Kinney is one of six finalists of the 15th Thailand International Composers Competition for the “Rapee Sagarik Composition Prize.” She has been invited to attend TICF at Mahidol University’s College of Music August 5-10, 2019. There, her piece Hand Carved Names and Railroad Tracks will be premiered by the Grey Matter Ensemble on August 9, 2019 at MACM hall. One winner will be awarded an honorarium of $1,500 at the conclusion of the festival and competition. TICF is sponsoring each of the six finalists’ through support from Mahidol University College of Music and the generosity of donors.

The Thailand International Composition Festival (TICF) was established with the goal of improving the standard of Composition Education in Thailand and Southeast Asia. Founded in 2005 by the award-winning Thai composer Narong Prangcharoen, TICF has been the growing focus for Contemporary Music in Thailand since its inception. Composers and performers from all over the world have convened to provide major contributions to the festival. Past guests have included Augusta Read Thomas, Bernard Rands, Ken Ueno, Federico Garcia de Castro, Mara Gibson, Ye Xiaogang, Xu Chang-Jun, Chen Yi, Eric Moe, Xiaogang Ye, James Mobberley, Zhou Long, Robert Beaser, Bright Sheng, Norbert Palej, Zygmunt Krauze, Amy Williams, Paul Patterson, Chinary Ung, Antonio Celso Ribeiro, the New York New Music Ensemble, Tetris String Quartet, Third Angle New Music Ensemble, New Ear Ensemble, Dave Eggar, Pauline Kim Harris, Rachel Golub, Tomoko Honda, Michael Hall, the Armrein/ Henneberger Duo, Luisa Sello, Vicennium Void, Enclave Ensemble, Siam Saxophone Quartet, Ryu Goto, Michael Hall, Alvin Wong, Delta David Gier, Fabricio Rovasio, Bennett Lerner, Sngkn Kim, and many others.

For more information about TICF: https://www.music.mahidol.ac.th/ticf/index.html

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ticffest/

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New Work: To Be Premiered
Jul
8
to Jul 14

New Work: To Be Premiered

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Space City Performing Arts New Music Festival

Space City Performing Arts @ the Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston

https://spacecityperformingarts.org/festival-overview

The Space City New Music Festival (SCNMF) is a week-long summer festival near the Houston Theater District at the new Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston. SCNMF brings composers, performers, conductors, and teachers, together to collaborate on newly composed works, study contemporary music, build lifelong relationships, and presents numerous concerts for the community of Houston. 

https://spacecityperformingarts.org/festival-overview

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Long Distance
Jun
6
to Jun 9

Long Distance

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Women, Feminists, and Music: Transforming Tomorrow Today

IAWM and FT&M15 Conference 2019

https://www.berklee.edu/feminist-theory-music

The International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM) is an international membership organization of women and men dedicated to fostering and encouraging the activities of women in music, particularly in the areas of musical activity such as composing, performing, and research in which gender discrimination is a historic and ongoing concern. IAWM members engage in efforts to increase the programming of music by female composers; to combat discrimination against female musicians, including as symphony orchestra members; and to include accounts of the contributions of female musicians in university music curricula and textbooks. For more information, visit iawm.org.

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Long Distance
Mar
7
to Mar 9

Long Distance

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Mississippi University for Women is pleased to announce its third annual Music by Women Festival on March 7-9, 2019 to be held in historic Poindexter Hall on the campus of the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Mississippi.

The festival will include papers, presentations, lecture recitals, and performances all relating to the subject of music composed, taught and performed by women. The festival will feature concerts of new and historic music written by women composers historically as well as in the present day. https://www.muw.edu/musicbywomen

Long Distance will be performed by Serena Scibelli, violin; Christy Banks, clarinet; and Kathryn  Woodard, piano.

More details and specifics to come soon!

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The Canary Who Sang
Feb
9
7:30 PM19:30

The Canary Who Sang

Freedom of Speech

Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm
First Church Boston
66 Marlborough St. (at Berkeley St.)

On February 9, join Juventas New Music Ensemble for an evening of new music inspired one of the hallmarks of American society, the freedom of speech.

The concert celebrates our nation's tradition of civic discourse and debate, with new music that responds to current affairs.

http://www.juventasmusic.com/next-concert.html

Featured Composers: David Biedenbender, Oliver Caplan, Ashi Day, Dayton Kinney, Mary Montgomery Koppel, Chun-hay Shing, Nate Tucker, and Patrich Walker.

Musicians:

Kelley Hollis, Soprano
Nicholas Southwick, Flute
Anne Howarth, French Horn
Wolcott Humphrey, Clarinet
Olga Patramanska-Bell, Violin
Minjin Chung, Cello
Julia Scott Carey, Piano
Nate Tucker, Percussion

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Sep
20
8:00 PM20:00

Still Whispers and Tangents

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Duke New Music Ensemble presents HYPERCUBE

New York City-based Hypercube (saxophone/electric guitar/piano/percussion quartet) performs works by Duke graduate composers James Budinich, James Chu, Stephen Downing, Brooks Frederickson, Dayton Kinney, and Amin Sharifi. HYPERCUBE has been featured at Music on the Edge (Pittsburgh) and The Versipel New Music Festival (New Orleans), among others. They have presented performances, masterclasses and residencies at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Bowling Green State University, University of Tennessee, Kent State University (Vanguard Artist Series), Oberlin Conservatory, and others. The group has commissioned new works by Daniel Tacke, Eric Wubbels, Dennis Sullivan, Philip Schuessler, Kari Besharse, Anthony Gatto, Nomi Epstein, Christopher Adler and Nicholas Deyoe. HYPERCUBE is Erin Rogers (saxophones), Jay Sorce (classical & electric guitar), Andrea Lodge (piano), and Chris Graham (percussion). [dnme] is directed by Brooks Frederickson.

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Dec
10
3:00 PM15:00

The Orchestra Pit

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Durham Medical Orchestra
Winter 2017 Concert

This winter, the DMO explores the storytelling power of music. From Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story to Aaron Copland’s Billy the Kid, every piece on our program leads the audience through narratives that explore the full range of human emotion, experience, and imagination. Hear old favorites like Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain and Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries. Experience new works, including the world premiere of a DMO commission – The Orchestra Pit, based on a children’s book by Johanna Wright about a snake that loses its way and finds itself in the wrong pit.

The DMO is happy to be able to offer free concerts to the greater Durham community for no charge. Please arrive early to find parking on or near Duke’s East Campus. See the Baldwin Auditorium information page for parking advice and directions.

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Sep
9
2:00 PM14:00

Of Some Consequence

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Amherst (MA) - From September 8 to 10, the UMass Amherst Department of Music and Dance will host the 2017 Five College New Music Festival, featuring four concert programs of music by Five College faculty composers, as well as world premieres, electro-acoustic works and pieces by modern masters from the 20th and 21st centuries. In addition, the winning piece from the festival's nationwide composition competition will be performed; this year’s winner, Sato Matsui, will be in attendance.

The Festival includes nearly 50 performers and composers, primarily current and former Five College faculty but also current students and community musicians. Returning as organizers of the Festival are Elizabeth Chang, assistant professor, UMass, Salvatore Macchia, professor, UMass; and Eric W. Sawyer, professor, Amherst College. All four concerts will take place in Bezanson Recital Hall in the UMass Fine Arts Center, and are free and open to the public.

The schedule of the 2017 festival is as follows:

Friday, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m. – Five Colleges and Beyond
Composers: David Sanford, Gunther Schuller, Robert Stern, Daniel Warner, Don Wheelock

Saturday, Sept. 9,  2 p.m. – New Duos and Five College Composition Competition Winner
Violin duos by Stan Charkey, Dayton Kinney, Bruce Quaglia, and a saxophone duo by Christine Hedden, plus competition-winning piece by Sato Matsui

Saturday, Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m. – Old as New Again: The Art of Transcription
Composers: Thomas Adès, Henri Dutilleux, György Kurtág, Salvatore Macchia, Charles Wuorine

Sunday, Sept. 10, 3 p.m. – New Music Masters
Composers: Frank Bennett, George Crumb, Morton Feldman, John Harbison, György Kurtág 

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Dec
4
3:00 PM15:00

Returning Pieces

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Duke New Music Ensemble presents RELA Percussion

New works written for Rela Percussion by Ben Daniels, Dayton Kinney, and Yahn Wagner, as well as a new work by Ken Stewart for ukulele. Detroit-based percussion group Rela is unlike any band working in music today. Rela's music seamlessly combines world rhythms with jazz harmony into a unique blend that is both complex and playful. The group is dedicated to exploring the styles and textures of all percussion instruments. By utilizing the marimba, vibraphone, steel pan, congas, drum set, tabla, and many others, Rela has cultivated a new concept of what it means to be a percussion quartet. The Duke New Music Ensemble [dnme] is directed by Eren Gumrukçuoglu.

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Dec
4
3:00 PM15:00

Returning Pieces

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Duke New Music Ensemble (DNME) with RELA Percussion

New works written for Rela Percussion by Ben Daniels, Dayton Kinney, and Yahn Wagner, as well as a new work by Ken Stewart for ukulele. Detroit-based percussion group Rela is unlike any band working in music today. Rela's music seamlessly combines world rhythms with jazz harmony into a unique blend that is both complex and playful. The group is dedicated to exploring the styles and textures of all percussion instruments. By utilizing the marimba, vibraphone, steel pan, congas, drum set, tabla, and many others, Rela has cultivated a new concept of what it means to be a percussion quartet. The Duke New Music Ensemble [dnme] is directed by Eren Gumrukçuoglu.

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Jul
13
8:00 PM20:00

Long Distance

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Commissioned by the Zodiac Trio and Premiered at the annual Zodaic Music Festival

In its almost 10-year history - the ensemble formed in 2006 at Manhattan School of Music before becoming the first American group and the only ensemble with a wind instrument to enter the esteemed Ysaye Quartet Chamber Music program at the Paris Superior Conservatory - the Zodiac Trio has managed to achieve a level of recognition on the international chamber music stage, rarely bestowed upon an ensemble of such untraditional instrumentation… http://www.zodiacfestival.com/about

 

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Mar
11
8:00 PM20:00

Lost Thoughts

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In 2010, seven of New York City's most sought-after and versatile instrumentalists connected over a shared love for Stravinsky's magnificent L'Histoire du Soldat, and Deviant Septet was born. Scored for a high and low voice from each instrumental family - violin and bass, clarinet and bassoon, trumpet and trombone - plus percussion, the concert version of L'Histoire explores a unique and marvelous collection of sonic colors. Through a series of commissions, the 'boisterously entertaining' (Lucid Culture) Deviant Septet is currently building and performing new repertoire for their unusual instrumentation. At Duke Performances, the first half of their program will consist of new pieces by Duke Ph.D. student composers, developed over the course of the season while Deviant Septet are artists-in-residence at Duke. After intermission, they perform their signature rendition of Stravinsky's masterful L'Histoire du Soldat.

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