Sep
5
to Sep 8

Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago

CAIC's 2018 Collaborative Works FestivalThe Song as Drama, will examine the narrative power of the song cycle and the ability of song to tell epic stories with minimal forces. The festival will feature performances of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel and Gustav Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer, as well as three more rarely performed song cycles: Johannes Brahms’ Die Schöne MageloneArnold Schönberg’s Book of the Hanging Gardens and Leos Janacek’s Diary of One Who Disappeared.  In two firsts for CAIC, the Janacek cycle will be presented as a special multimedia presentation with a video installation, and the Schönberg cycle will be presented with choreography by Andrew Erickson. This year’s festival will also feature CAIC’s first co-commission of a new work: the Midwestern premiere of a new cycle by composer Missy MazzoliSongs from the Operas, which is a collection of excerpts from her operas Breaking the Waves and Proving Up.  Featured artists for the 2018 festival will include Canadian baritone Tyler Duncan, Canadian pianist Erika Switzer, as well as CAIC co-founders Nicholas Phan and Shannon McGinnis, and many more.

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Nov
3
7:30 PM19:30

Stanford Live

Breakaway contemporary Viennese composer Heinz Karl Gruber’s Frankenstein mixes his classical, Schoenbergian 12-tone and Vienna Boys’ Choir influences to amazing effect. His version of this classic tale of man’s ill-fated quest to transcend
biology (and mortality) is a true monster mash-up with bells and whistles. Gruber has sung the narrative chansonnier role a thousand times, often with the BBC Philharmonic, where he is conductor. Now baritone Tyler Duncan and percussionist Dustin Donahue join the St. Lawrence String Quartet andother musicians for a unique take on Gruber’s eloquently chaotic vision.

Bing Concert Hall

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Sep
15
to Sep 30

Debut Atlantic: New Voices

Martha Guth, soprano
Tyler Duncan, baritone

Sept 15: Moncton, NB: Moncton Community Concert Series
               - Moncton First Church of the Nazarene, 7:30pm
Sept 17: Indian River, PE: Indian River Festival
               - 1374 Hamilton Road, 3pm
Sept 21: Dalhousie University: Masterclass
Sept 22: Mahone Bay, NS: Cecelia’s Retreat
Sept 28: St. John’s, NL: Memorial University
                - MUN Cook Recital Hall, 7:30pm
Sept 30: Wolfville, NS: Acadia Performing Arts
                -  Acadia Festival Theater, 7:30pm

Debut Atlantic

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Feb
12
3:00 PM15:00

5BMF: Songbook Volume II

Volume II features twenty vibrant new works by twenty unique composers. Four vocalists, two pianists and one cellist will bring the Songbook to life through songs, duets and ensembles, all inspired by New York City places, poetry and themes.

Jocelyn Dueck, piano
Erika Switzer, piano
Marnie Breckenridge, soprano
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo soprano
William Ferguson, tenor
Sidney Outlaw, baritone

SONGBOOK COMPOSERS
Matthew Aucoin, Lembit Beecher, Conrad Cummings, Jonathan Dawe, Evan Fein, Daniel Felsenfeld, Herschel Garfein, Whitney George, Marie Incontrera, Laura Kaminsky, Libby Larsen, Hannah Lash, Missy Mazzoli, Jessie Montgomery, Robert Paterson, Paola Prestini, Kevin Puts, Kamala Sankaram, Gregory Spears and Bora Yoon.

Join us one hour before concert start time for a special pre-concert Composer Chat with some of the Songbook creators, who will discuss their experiences and processes of crafting their new songs.

Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd.
Queens, NY 11354

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Feb
11
8:00 PM20:00

5BMF: Songbook Volume II

Volume II features twenty vibrant new works by twenty unique composers. Four vocalists, two pianists and one cellist will bring the Songbook to life through songs, duets and ensembles, all inspired by New York City places, poetry and themes.

Jocelyn Dueck, piano
Erika Switzer, piano
Marnie Breckenridge, soprano
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo soprano
William Ferguson, tenor
Sidney Outlaw, baritone

SONGBOOK COMPOSERS
Matthew Aucoin, Lembit Beecher, Conrad Cummings, Jonathan Dawe, Evan Fein, Daniel Felsenfeld, Herschel Garfein, Whitney George, Marie Incontrera, Laura Kaminsky, Libby Larsen, Hannah Lash, Missy Mazzoli, Jessie Montgomery, Robert Paterson, Paola Prestini, Kevin Puts, Kamala Sankaram, Gregory Spears and Bora Yoon.

7:00 PM Composer Chat
Cary Hall
DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 W 37th St
New York, NY 10018

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Aug
7
1:00 PM13:00

Bard Music Festival

Program Four
The Search for a Successor: Opera after Verdi

1 PM Performance with commentary by Emanuele Senici; with Aubrey Allicock, bass-baritone; Teresa Buchholz, mezzo-soprano; César Delgado, tenor; Steven LaBrie, baritone; Theo Lebow, tenor; Cecilia Violetta López, soprano; Anna Polonsky and Erika Switzer, piano


Works by Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924), Amilcare Ponchielli (1834–86); Antônio Carlos Gomes (1836–96)Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857–1919)Alberto Franchetti (1860–1942)Francesco Cilea (1866–1950)Umberto Giordano (1867–1948), Italo Montemezzi (1875–1952), and Riccardo Zandonai (1883–1944)

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Apr
13
to Apr 24

HERE Theater

Science Fair is an entertaining evening of science in song. Conceived and performed by classical mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn, who has created the libretto in collaboration with science writers and teachers, Science Fair uses original music in a theatrical setting to celebrate the wonder of scientific discovery. Classroom-type experiments, hands-on demonstrations, and humorous appreciations of scientific concepts are turned into songs by contemporary composers, performed with piano and science accompaniment. EXACT PERFORMANCE TIMES TBA.

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Aug
9
1:30 PM13:30

Bard Music Festival

PROGRAM FOUR
MUSIC AND THE 10-YEAR MEXICAN REVOLUTION

1 pm Preconcert Talk: Ricardo Miranda
1:30 pm Performance: Maria Bachmann, violin; Daedalus Quartet; Cecilia Violetta López, soprano; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Anna Polonsky, piano; Erika Switzer, piano; Benjamin Verdery, guitar; Orion Weiss, piano; a.o.

Bard Music Festival, Olin Hall

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Aug
7
8:00 PM20:00

Bard Music Festival

PROGRAM ONE
CHÁVEZ AND MEXICO'S MUSICAL HERITAGE

8 pm Performance with Commentary by Leon Botstein; with the Daedalus Quartet; Ava Pine, soprano; Anna Polonsky, piano; Erika Switzer, piano; Jason Vieaux, guitar; Orion Weiss, piano; members of the American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein, music director

Bard Music Festival, Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater

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