24.05. Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg
26.05. Grote Kerzaal Zeist
26.05. Ev. Heilig Kreuz Kirche Augsburg
26.05. Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern
26.05. Liszt Academy Concert Centre, Budapest
26.05. Im Wizemann, Stuttgart
27.05. Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg
27.05. LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur
28.05. Kittilä Church
28.05. LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur
28.05. Uferhallen, Piano Salon Christophori
29.05. Historische Kuranlagen und Goethe-Theater Bad Lauchstädt
29.05. House of Culture Korundi
30.05. Kumho Art Hall Yonsei, Yonsei University
31.05. La Grange de Halloy, Ciney
31.05. The Royal Opera House Copenhagen
31.05. Schloss Ettersburg
In May, Wergo will release a portrait CD including Anssi Karttunen’s recordings of Hans Werner Henze’s English Love Songs with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Oliver Knussen. It is not only the three artists who shared a long-lasting friendship and working relationship; Hans Werner Henze and Anssi Karttunen were and are long-lasting companions for us, too. In 2004, Anssi Karttunen was one of our first artists, impressing us with his insatiable musical curiosity, which most recently has led to a collaboration with Led Zeppelin legend John Paul Jones. We had the pleasure of working with Hans Werner Henze in the preparations for the concerts in celebration of his 80th birthday in 2006, and continued our relationship until his death in 2012. He was one of the first composers for whom we worked, laying the foundation for a particularly important focus of our activities. For our magazine, Anssi Karttunen reminisces on his encounter with Hans Werner Henze and Oliver Knussen, and on the special rehearsal work for the English Love Songs....
The large-scale spatial triptych for the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne will reach its conclusion this spring. Lab.Oratorium, staged by Nicolas Stemann and featuring orchestra, choir, singer soloists and actors, will be performed in Cologne, Hamburg and Paris. In this work, composer Philippe Manoury once again draws on a wide variety of musical and theatrical methods. In a guest article for our magazine, Patrick Hahn explores the fundamental questions of the new work and its place within the trilogy....
He has taken to the stage as Charles V, as Walter Benjamin, as Prince of Homburg, and as Friedrich Hölderlin. Now, in the role of Martin Luther, Dietrich Henschel adds another heavyweight to this eclectic list of key figures from political and intellectual history. In May 2019, the baritone will take on the role of the Protestant reformer in the premiere of Bo Holten's opera Schlagt sie tot! at the Malmö Opera....