World premiere of George Crumb’s METAMORPHOSES - Sunday, May 7, 4 pm

The world premiere of George Crumb’s METAMORPHOSES is happening! This is his first major piano cycle since hisMakrokosmos in the 1970’s.

THE THREE Cs: CAGE, COWELL, CRUMB
Pioneers of the Avant-Garde Piano
Sunday, May 7, 4 pm
National Gallery of Art
Washington D.C.
East Building Auditorium
Free Admission


http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/calendar/concerts/seventy-fifth/margaret-leng-tan.html

Metamorphoses trailer:
https://vimeo.com/174946172

European premiere, June 9 at the Holland Festival:
https://www.hollandfestival.nl/en/program/2017/margaret-leng-tan-cowell/

May, 9, 2017, Tuesday, at 19.00, Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio

Admission free:

May, 9, 2017, Tuesday, at 19.00, Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio, 59 Modzelewskiego street, Warsaw

Kwadrofonik:

Emilia Sitarz i Bartłomiej Wąsik – pianos

Magdalena Kordylasińska i Miłosz Pękala – percussions

Tomasz Sikorski Listening music (1974) version for two pianos, marimba and vibraphone)  

George Crumb

Music for a summer evening (Makrokosmos III) (1974)

Nocturnal sounds (The Awekening)

Wanderer-Fantasy

The Advent – Hymn of the nativity of the Star-Child
Myth

Music of the Starry Night – Song of reconciliation
 

Anna Ignatowicz-Glińska ...et non est pacis for two piano and two percussions (2017)**

Aleksander Kościów Noumen for two pianos and two percussions (2017)**

Konzert Katharina Bleier - June 7, 2017

Konzerte (Wien) | Mittwoch, 7. Juni 2017 | 19.30 Uhr | Arnold Schönberg Center

Extended Piano – New World

Katharina Bleier Klavier

Arnold SCHÖNBERG
Sechs kleine Klavierstücke op. 19

Leo ORNSTEIN
Impression de Notre Dame op. 16/2

Henry COWELL
Tiger
The Banshee

John CAGE
Mysterious Adventure

George CRUMB
Makrokosmos I (Twelve Fantasy-Pieces after the Zodiac for amplified Piano)

Karten: € 14

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MUZIEKGEBOUW AAN 'T IJ - Fri 9 June 8.30 PM

Margaret Leng Tan: Cowell, Cage, Crumb

Metamorphoses, Book I (2017) is George Crumb’s long-awaited new work for amplified piano. He is the Holland Festival’s composer in focus this year. Crumb wrote this com­position specifically for pianist Margaret Leng Tan. He once called her ‘a sorceress of the piano’ because she is so thoroughly familiar with the unusual sound palette and playing techniques he requires. Tan caused a furore with her virtuoso performance of Crumb’s famous Makrokosmos cycle, and worked for a long time with John Cage, whose The Perilous Night is on the programme too. There are also compositions by one of the founders of the American ex­perimental tradition, Henry Cowell, some of which are played entirely without using the piano keys.

Programme

John Cage (1912-1992)

The Perilous Night (1944) 

 

Henry Cowell (1897-1965)

The Tides of Manaunaun (1917)

Aeolian Harp (1923)

The Banshee (1925)

Advertisement (1914/1959)

 

interval

 

George Crumb (1929)

Metamorphoses, Book I (2017)

European premiere

 

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St. John’s Smith Square, London (7:30pm, 24th April)

PLG Young Artists Spring Series 2017

Joy Lisney, SOLO CELLO   |   Laefer Saxophone Quartet

Ligeti   Solo Cello Sonata

Jan Vriend   Symphonic Dances for solo cello (world premiere)

Bennett   Saxophone Quartet

Charlotte Harding   New work for Saxophone Quartet (world premiere)

Joy Lisney   New work for solo cello (world premiere)

George Crumb   Sonata for solo cello

Giles Swayne   New work for saxophone quartet (world premiere)

Mendelssohn   Capriccio Op. 81 No. 3 (for saxophone quartet)

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