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American Frontiers

For more than 100 years, America has been a melting pot for musicians from around the world. Our Spring Season delves into a host of works from and inspired by it shores.

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Composer in Residence: Composition Masterclass with David Lang

2:00pm | 25 January 2017
Inner Parry Room

Award-winning American composer David Lang works with talented young composers as part of his RCM residency.

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Composer in Residence: David Lang Solo Piano Music

1:05pm | 26 January 2017
Recital Hall

Award-winning American composer David Lang sees talented RCM pianists perform a variety of his music for solo piano as part of his RCM residency.

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Composer in Residence: David Lang Chamber Music

7:30pm | 26 January 2017
Recital Hall

One of America’s most-performed composers, David Lang’s chamber music is explored in the second concert of his RCM residency.

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Composer in Residence: RCM Symphony Orchestra performs David Lang

7:30pm | 27 January 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The RCM Symphony Orchestra performs the Academy and Golden Globe-nominated simple song #3 and the UK premiere of Lang’s dramatic mountain.

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American Chamber Series: Beyond the Screen

7:30pm | 31 January 2017
Recital Hall

Experience the darkness of John William’s Elegy and the youthful exuberance of Korngold’s Piano Quintet in the first concert of our American Chamber Series.

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American Chamber Series: Destination America

7:30pm | 07 February 2017
Recital Hall

This concert celebrates the works of composers fleeing persecution who found sanctuary on America’s shores, including Kurt Weill and André Previn.

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RCM New Perspectives: John Adams at 70

7:30pm | 09 February 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The RCM New Perspectives, joined by clarinetist Eliot Gresty, perform John Adam's Gnarly Buttons, as well as works by Ives, Nancarrow and premieres of works by RCM composers.

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RCM Brass Ensemble

7:30pm | 13 February 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The RCM Brass Ensemble explores music from across the Atlantic in this rousing showcase.

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American Chamber Series: Contemporary Soundscapes

7:30pm | 14 February 2017
Recital Hall

The vast American horizon continues to inspire a uniquely open sound, featured here in music by Elliot Carter, John Luther Adams, Joan Towers and others.

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Sacconi Quartet

1:05pm | 20 February 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The RCM’s Quartet in Association returns for a programme exploring the old and the new.

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American Chamber Series: Vintage America

7:30pm | 21 February 2017
Recital Hall

RCM musicians perform a selection of celebrated early 20th-century works by American masters, including Barber's Piano Sonata and Copland's Old American Songs.

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America Calls! To the New World

11:00am | 12 March 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Join us for our all-day keyboard marathon featuring works by Rachmaninov as part of our three day festival.

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America Calls! From Berlin to Broadway

1:05pm | 13 March 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

In this lunchtime concert, RCM accompanists and singers join forces to perform a colourful mix of songs by Kurt Weill, Erich Korngold and others.

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America Calls! 20th-Century British Composers in America

6:00pm | 13 March 2017
West Parry Room

Join RCM organists for this rush-hour recital featuring works by British-born composers who worked in the USA and Canada.

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America Calls! Logan Skelton Lecture and Masterclass

10:00am | 14 March 2017
Recital Hall

Join American pianist Logan Skelton as he explores the folk styles of Béla Bartók in this lecture recital.

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