Steven Sloane will conduct three performances of Stefan Heuke’s Deutsche Messe for soloists, choir and orchestra with the Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, beginning with the world premiere in Mainz on 10 June and followed by performances as part of the Händel Festspiele in Halle and at the Konzerthaus Berlin....
Salzburg and Baden-Baden
Maximilian Hornung visits the Salzburg Whitsun Festival and the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus on 4th and 5th June for two performances with Anne-Sophie Mutter. The cellist will share the stage with a series of outstanding young artists such as Daniil Trifonov, and will perform works including Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet....
On the 27th May, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta will give the world premiere of the new version of Philippe Manoury’s ensemble work Instants Pluriels under the direction of Chien Wen-pin and Yip Wing-sie, as part of the French May festival. For this performance, the composer has expanded his work, originally written in 2008 for two ensembles and two conductors, for a larger line-up....
Turned to dust
29.05. Konzerthaus Blaibach
29.05. Palais des Beaux-Arts Bruxelles
30.05. Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
31.05. Nationaltheater Mannheim
01.06. Kumho Art Hall, Seoul
01.06. Town Hall Auditorium Auckland
01.06. Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
02.06. Schloss Neuenstein
02.06. Philharmonie Luxembourg
03.06. Stadtschloss Weimar
03.06. Annelise Brost Musikforum Ruhr
04.06. Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg
05.06. Festspielhaus Baden-Baden
07.06. Nationaltheater Mannheim
07.06. Franckesche Stiftungen zu Halle
09.06. Heimathafen Neukölln
12.06. Theater Basel
13.06. Miller Theatre Columbia University
14.06. Konzerthaus Berlin
14.06. Theater Basel
14.06. Philharmonie de Paris 2
The semi-staged production of György Ligeti’s absurdist opera Le Grand Macabre was performed this year to great acclaim from critics and audiences alike in London and Berlin. Directed by Peter Sellars, boasting a luxury cast of singers and performed by two of world’s best orchestras – the London Symphony and the Berlin Philharmonic respectively – both runs were conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. Here is a collection of the most important press quotes as well as a trailer of the production and a short film of the conductor and director talking about their work....
On the move in Europe and equipped with freshly composed American music as is so often the case, the Mivos Quartet is also travelling with a two-month-old this time (“a travel baby, he falls asleep to Ferneyhough,” the parents assure). Whatever the situation, the four musicians have made it their mission to bring the latest music from the new world to the rest of the world. On their recent concert tour, which took them to the Stuttgart Eclat Festival amongst other venues, the ensemble also performed in Berlin, and we took the opportunity to discuss transatlantic cultural hopping and the liberating effect of the most contemporary music....
Young British composer Charlotte Bray was propelled to success in her home country whilst still in her 20s. After receiving her first BBC Proms commission in 2012, the orchestral work At the Speed of Stillness, she was tipped as one of the most influential young Londoners in the Evening Standard and described as at the “forefront of younger British composers” by Gramophone magazine....
In November, Antje Weithaas celebrated her 50th birthday with a special performance at the Konzerthaus Berlin with the Camerata Bern, the chamber orchestra she has led since 2009. Ahead of the concert, we spoke to her about her multi-faceted career as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher, and why she is always looking for something new....