Friday, November 1, 2013

Calendar for November 2013

November 2

Fifth-Annual Swarthmore Student-Alumni Composition Concert, including Peter Schickele's Dream Dances and Mark Alburger's Portraits of Three [Flute] Players.  Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA.

November 5

Composer's Voice: Crane Harp Ensemble celebrates its fifteenth season with Fifteen Minutes of Fame.  Jan Hus Church, New York, NY. "15 one-minute works by different composers specifically written for The Crane Ensemble. The composers include: Erik Branch, Inna Buganina, David Heinick, Elbert Liu, Martin Loridan, Roger May, Buck McDaniel, Michael Mikulka, Akmal Parwez, Robert Percy, Edward Ruchalski, Curtis Nathaniel Smith, Gregoria Karides Suchy, Christopher M. Wicks, and Farcry C. Zuke. In addition to the Fifteen Minutes of Fame "suite," two other works featured on this concert have been written for the Crane Harp Ensemble: Ryan Mix's When / Where Lightning Strikes at the T and Two Brothers Dance in Spacetime: Two Amalgamating Memories of Adolescence and their Art of Deliquescing Entropy, and a newly-commissioned work by John Paul Brabant titled Soliloquy. Also on this program are Domenick Argento's The Angel Israfil, Caroline Lizotte's Raga, Gregoria Karides Suchy's Save, O Lord, Thy People, and Sufjan Steven's Chicago, arranged by ensemble member, Mikaela Davis. Snell Hall, Crane School of Music, SUNY-Potsdam, NY. Through November 10 (New York, NY).

November 9

San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra presents Fellow Travelers: Mark Alburger's Double Piano Concerto ("Fellow Travellers"), Phil Freihofner's Filled with Moonlight, Eduard Prosek's The Curse, Lisa Scola Prosek's Two Excerpts from "The Lariat", David Sprung's Haiku, and Davide Verotta's Invitation.  Old First Church, San Francisco, CA.

November 16

Anoushka Shankar.  Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY.

November 20

75th Birthday Concert -- Charles Wuorinen: Virtuoso Works for Solo Piano and String Quartet.  The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY.

November 30 

The Opus Project presents Opus 11.  Arnold Schoenberg's Three Piano Pieces, Op. 11; Bela Bartok's  Duke Bluebeard's Castle, Op. 11; Anton Webern's Three Little Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op. 11, Sergei Prokofiev's Toccata, Op. 11; Paul Hindemith's Viola Sonata, Op. 11, No. 4; Kurt Weill's Recordare, Op. 11; Dmitri Shostakovich's Two Pieces for Octet, Op. 11; Samuel Barber's String Quartet, Op. 11; Benjamin Britten's On This Island (Auden), Op. 11; Terry Riley's In C (in an 11-minute performance) (1964); John Bilotta's The Ikariad (Electronic Composition 11); and Mark Alburger's Portraits of Three (Flute) Players, Op. 11.  Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA.