23.06. Sverdlovsk State Philharmonic, Ekaterinburg
23.06. Bockenheimer Depot, Frankfurt
23.06. Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr
24.06. Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
25.06. Bockenheimer Depot, Frankfurt
26.06. Musashino Civic Cultural Hall
26.06. Bockenheimer Depot, Frankfurt
26.06. Gildehallen Horten
27.06. Alpspitzhalle Garmisch-Partenkirchen
28.06. Munetsugu Hall Nagoya, Tokyo
28.06. Bockenheimer Depot, Frankfurt
28.06. TivoliVredenburg Utrecht
29.06. TivoliVredenburg Utrecht
29.06. Bockenheimer Depot, Frankfurt
30.06. Konzerthaus Berlin
30.06. Théâtre Jean-Claude Carrière, Montpellier
30.06. Abtei Neuwied
01.07. Bockenheimer Depot, Frankfurt
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....