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Sounds French Festival: Gerard Grisey
    Saturday, March 1. At Miller Theatre, Broadway at 116th Street, New York City. Ensemble Sospeso (Pierre-André Valade, conductor) performs works by Gerard Grisey. The program includes 'Talea', 'Jour, Contre-jour', and 'Vortex Temporum'. Celebrating the last 50 years of French music, Sounds French offers New York its first comprehensive tour of the richness and diversity of French contemporary music. Info: (212) 854-1633 and web.

Sounds French Festival: Pierre Henry
    Saturday, March 1, 10:30pm. Venue TBA. Pierre Henry, renowned composer of the original musique concrete school, performs 'Transe' and other electro-techno works. Celebrating the last 50 years of French music, Sounds French offers New York its first comprehensive tour of the richness and diversity of French contemporary music. No further information at this time.

Sounds French Festival: Debussy, Dutilleux
    Sunday, March 2. At the 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York City. Jean-Bernard Pommier and students of the Manhattan School of Music perform Claude Debussy's 'Petite Suite' (1889-89), and Henri Dutilleux's 'Mysteres de l¹instant' (1989). Celebrating the last 50 years of French music, Sounds French offers New York its first comprehensive tour of the richness and diversity of French contemporary music. More info: (212) 415-5450 (phone) and web.

Sounds French Festival: Leroux, Dufourt, Hurel, Dalbavie
    Sunday, March 2. At Merkin Hall, 129 West 67th Street (between Broadway & 9th Avenue), New York City. Ensemble Speculum Musicae performs Philippe Leroux's 'M', Hugues Dufourt's 'La Tempesta, d'apres Giorgione', Philippe Hurel's 'Tombeau de Gérard Grisey', and Marc-Andre Dalbavie's 'Diadèmes'. Celebrating the last 50 years of French music, Sounds French offers New York its first comprehensive tour of the richness and diversity of French contemporary music. Info: (212) 501-3330 and web.

Sounds French Festival: Louis Sclavis Quintet, Film and Music Project
    Friday, March 7. At Florence Gould Hall, 22 East 60th Street, New York City. Louis Sclavis Quintet performs original music by Louis Sclavis as an accompaniment to Charles Vanel's film, 'Dans la nuit'. Celebrating the last 50 years of French music, Sounds French offers New York its first comprehensive tour of the richness and diversity of French contemporary music. Info: (212) 355-6160.

Sounds French Festival: Works and Process
    Sunday, March 9, and Monday, March 10. At the Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street, New York City. Ensemble Alternance and Michigan Trio perform Philippe Manoury's 'Ultima', Pierre Boulez 'Messagesquisse', and Philippe Schoeller's 'Incantations'. Celebrating the last 50 years of French music, Sounds French offers New York its first comprehensive tour of the richness and diversity of French contemporary music. Info: (212) 423-3500 and web.

Sounds French Festival: Marilyn Nonken
    Tuesday, March 11. At Miller Theatre, Broadway at 116th Street, New York City. Marilyn Nonken performs Tristan Murail's complete piano works. Celebrating the last 50 years of French music, Sounds French offers New York its first comprehensive tour of the richness and diversity of French contemporary music. Info: (212) 854-1633 and web.

Sounds French Festival: Electronic Extravaganza
    Wednesday, March 12. At The Kitchen, New York City. Luc Ferrari and DJ Olive perform electronic works. Celebrating the last 50 years of French music, Sounds French offers New York its first comprehensive tour of the richness and diversity of French contemporary music. Info: (212) 255-5793, and email.

Sounds French Festival: Works and Process
    Saturday, March 15, and Sunday, March 16. At the Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street, New York City. Marc-Andre Dalbavie's 'Palimpseste', 'Sextine Cyclus' and world premiere for 'Lionheart'. Performed by Soloists of the Orchestre de Paris and J.P. Fauchécourt (countertenor). Celebrating the last 50 years of French music, Sounds French offers New York its first comprehensive tour of the richness and diversity of French contemporary music. Info: (212) 423-3500 and web.

Sounds French Festival: Boulanger, Murail, Bodin, Mantovani
    Saturday, March 15. At DIA Center for the Arts, 548 West 22nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues), New York City. Soloists of the Orchestra of St. Luke¹s perform Chamber music by Lili Boulanger, Tristan Murail, Philippe Bodin, and Bruno Mantovani. Celebrating the last 50 years of French music, Sounds French offers New York its first comprehensive tour of the richness and diversity of French contemporary music. Info: (212) 989-5566.

Sounds French Festival: French Music Panorama for the 20th Century
    Sunday, March 16. At the Church of St. Ignatius, 980 Park Avenue at 84th Street, New York City. A French 'Music Panorama for the 20th Century' performed by Olivier Latry (organ). Celebrating the last 50 years of French music, Sounds French offers New York its first comprehensive tour of the richness and diversity of French contemporary music. Info: (212) 288-2520.

Sounds French Festival: Soloists of the Orchestre de Paris, Film and Music Project
    Monday, March 17. At the Lincoln Center Film Society, Lincoln Center, New York City. Soloists of the Orchestre de Paris perform a film and music project: 'About Surrealism'. Celebrating the last 50 years of French music, Sounds French offers New York its first comprehensive tour of the richness and diversity of French contemporary music. Info (212) 875-5788.

Sounds French Festival: Vocal music by Escaich and Messiaen
    Wednesday, March 19. At the Church of St. Ignatius, 980 Park Avenue at 84th Street, New York City. Vocal Renaissance music including Thierry Escaich's 'Concerto for Organ and Orchestra' and Olivier Messiaen's 'Trois Petites Liturgies'. With performances by Olivier Latry (organ) and the Orchestra of the Church of St. Ignatius (Kent Tritle, conductor). Celebrating the last 50 years of French music, Sounds French offers New York its first comprehensive tour of the richness and diversity of French contemporary music. Info: (212) 288-2520.

Sounds French Festival: Bernstein, Dutilleux, Lutoslawski
    Thursday - Saturday, March 20 - 22, Tuesday, March 25 and Wednesday, March 26. At Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City. Leonard Bernstein's 'Slava (A Political Overture)', Henri Dutilleux's 'Timbres, Espace, Mouvement', and Witold Lutoslawski's 'Concerto for Orchestra'. Performed by the New York Philharmonic (Mstislav Rostropovich, conductor) with Martha Argerich (piano). Celebrating the last 50 years of French music, Sounds French offers New York its first comprehensive tour of the richness and diversity of French contemporary music. Info: (212) 875-5030 (phone).

Sounds French Festival: French Music Panorama for the 20th Century
    Friday, March 21. At Church of St. Ignatius, 980 Park Avenue at 84th Street, New York City. A French 'Music Panorama for the 20th Century', performed by Thierry Escaich (organ). Celebrating the last 50 years of French music, Sounds French offers New York its first comprehensive tour of the richness and diversity of French contemporary music. Info: (212) 288-2520.

Sounds French Festival: French Culture and Music
    Friday, March 21. Juilliard School, Lincoln Center, New York City. A colloquium on French contemporary culture and music. Celebrating the last 50 years of French music, Sounds French offers New York its first comprehensive tour of the richness and diversity of French contemporary music. Info: (212) 799-5000 (phone), and web.

Sounds French Festival: Pierre Boulez
    Saturday, March 22. At Carnegie Hall, New York City. Pierre Boulez, conducts the Ensemble Intercontemporain for two of his works: 'Anthèmes II', and 'Répons'. Celebrating the last 50 years of French music, Sounds French offers New York its first comprehensive tour of the richness and diversity of French contemporary music. Info: (212) 903-9661.

Sounds French Festival: Pierre Boulez
    Saturday, March 23. At Carnegie Hall, New York City. Pierre Boulez, conducts the Ensemble Intercontemporain for three of his works: 'Eclat', 'Derive 1-2', and 'Domaines'. Celebrating the last 50 years of French music, Sounds French offers New York its first comprehensive tour of the richness and diversity of French contemporary music. Info: (212) 903-9661.

Sounds French Festival: Jodlowski, Maresz, Bertrand, Grisey, Murail
    Monday, March 24. At Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, 57th Street, New York City. Pierre Jodlowski's 'Figures pour un espace en mouvement', Yan Maresz's 'Entrelacs', Christophe Bertrand's 'La chute du rouge', Gerard Grisey's 'Solo pour deux', Tristan Murail's 'Le fou a pattes bleues'. Performed by the Soloists of Ensemble Intercontemporain. Celebrating the last 50 years of French music, Sounds French offers New York its first comprehensive tour of the richness and diversity of French contemporary music. Info: (212) 903-9661.

Sounds French Festival: IRCAM Workshop and Lecture
    Monday, March 24. IRCAM workshop at Columbia University, New York City (Andrew Gerzso, moderator); IRCAM lecture at New York University, New York City (Bernard Stiegler, lecturer). Celebrating the last 50 years of French music, Sounds French offers New York its first comprehensive tour of the richness and diversity of French contemporary music. Info.

Sounds French Festival: Olivier Messiaen
    Tuesday, March 25. At Florence Gould Hall, 22 East 60th Street, New York City. Olivier Messiaen's 'Catalogue d¹Oiseaux' performed in its entirety, with Roger Muraro (piano). Celebrating the last 50 years of French music, Sounds French offers New York its first comprehensive tour of the richness and diversity of French contemporary music. Info: (212) 355-6160.

Sounds French Festival: Pascal Dusapin
    Tuesday - Friday, March 25 - 28. Workshops and concerts of music by Pascal Dusapin at the Juilliard School of Music, Lincoln Center, New York City. Celebrating the last 50 years of French music, Sounds French offers New York its first comprehensive tour of the richness and diversity of French contemporary music. Info: (212) 799-5000 (phone) and web.

Sounds French Festival: Eric Tanguy
    Tuesday - Friday, March 25 - 28. At the Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Avenue, New York City. Workshops and concerts of music by Eric Tanguy. Celebrating 50 years of French music, Sounds French offers New York its first comprehensive tour of the richness and diversity of French contemporary music. Info

Sounds French Festival: Philippe Leroux
    Tuesday - Friday, March 25 - 28. Workshops and concerts of music by Philippe Leroux at the Mannes College of Music, New York City. Celebrating the last 50 years of French music, Sounds French offers New York its first comprehensive tour of the richness and diversity of French contemporary music. Info: (212)-580-1738 (phone) and web.

Sounds French Festival: Pascal Dusapin
    Thursday, March 27. At Florence Gould Hall, 22 East 60th Street, New York City. Pascal Dusapin's To Be Sung, performed by the Opéra Français de New York. Celebrating the last 50 years of French music, Sounds French offers New York its first comprehensive tour of the richness and diversity of French contemporary music. Info: (212) 355-6160.


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