IRL Concerts October 27th & 29th and NEA Award

IRL Concerts October 27th & 29th and NEA Award

Robert Paterson’s song cycles In Real Life will be IN REAL LIFE &
2 singers and 8 instrumentalists come together with conductor David Amado leading American Modern Ensemble, everyone 6 feet apart.
Dimenna Center @ 450 West 37th Street, NYC
Music by Robert Paterson and words by David Cote
Limited & Exclusive Seating Availability

Live music is essential. We need to experience our lives and our
music together, in-person, and we will safely & conscientiously do
this, for our audiences and our artists.

Blair McMillen, piano
Robin Braun, violin
Philip Payton, viola
Dave Eggar, cello
John Romeri, flute
Keve Wilson, oboe
Nuno Antunes, clarinet
Matt Ward, percussion

RSVP for IRL, October 27th, NYC

October 27th Reserve Virtual Tickets Here

Caffé Lena, October 29th in Saratoga Springs

Victoria Paterson, Executive Director

Sursa: Mostly Modern Projects


16° Conducting Course – Application deadline June 30th, 2020


Course programme
Fabio Nieder (1957), Der Schuh auf dem Weg zum Saturnio (2010)
Salvatore Sciarrino (1947), Gesualdo senza parole, for ensemble (2013)
Hans Zender (1936-2019), Cabaret Voltaire, for voice and ensemble (2002)
Toshio Hosokawa (1955), Drawing (2004)
Claudio Ambrosini (1948), De vulgari eloquentia, for ensemble (1984)

Course structure
The course program includes eleven days of lectures and concerts, from September 5th to 15th 2020, scheduled as follows:
05/09 – 6 hours of score analysis
06/09-9/09 – 6 hours of rehearsal per day followed by one hour of rehearsal review
10/09 – 6 hours of rehearsal followed by Claudio Ambrosini’s masterclass
11/09 – 6 hours of rehearsal followed by one hour of rehearsal review
12/09 – dress rehearsal and first concert at Moncalvo Theatre
13/09 – concert at Tenuta Santa Caterina in Grazzano Badoglio
14/09 – concert in Asti
15/09 – two concerts at Litta Theatre in Milan.

From September 10th composer Claudio Ambrosini will be tutoring the reharsals of his composition.

The concerts, conducted by different students, will be part of the Rondò 2020 season.
Should live concerts with audience attending not be possible due to the continuing covid-19 emergency, Divertimento Ensemble committs itself to the same number of concerts behind closed doors, with live streaming on its Facebook page.
The concerts will be video-recorded with highly professional technical equipment and the recordings will be delivered to the conductors free of charge, for the artistic and professional uses they deem most appropriate.
The recordings will be also uploaded on a special section of Divertimento Ensemble website.

Lectures venue: Lectures will take place at Moncalvo’s Theatre. (Asti, Italy).

Information on accommodations:

Donatella Campoleoni
ph. +39 392 2880857



It is with deep regret that the EMC Board has decided to cancel the European Forum on Music 2020 which was scheduled to take place from 4 – 7 June 2020 in Bonn, Germany. The uncertainty created by the spread of the Coronavirus worldwide and the measures taken to contain it, do not make it possible for us to continue with the event as planned. We are sad and disappointed that we will therefore not have a European Forum on Music this year.

We were excited to welcome you to our home city of Bonn – Beethoven’s birthplace for his 250th anniversary – with a programme focused on “Climate Change: Music as a Driver for Change” to highlight how music activities can contribute to the protection of our environment. It is a topic of utmost importance and we are disappointed that we will not be able to address it in the framework of the EFM. We will, however, find other formats to discuss climate change and the music sector.

→ Our members will be informed about the next steps concerning the Annual Meeting which was scheduled to take place on 7 June 2020 in Bonn in the framework of the EFM.

We look forward to welcoming you to our future events and until then, we send our best wishes and support to all of you.

Stay safe and stay healthy.