Admittedly, there is quite an accumulation of engagements in Friedrich Cerha’s concert diary just short of his 88th birthday, but in this instance, this ought not to cause too many logistical problems at least: the two upcoming world premieres will take place approximately 150 km away from each other as the crow flies – less than one and a half hours by train. The Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra (hr-Sinfonieorchester) under Andrés Orozco-Estrada (for whom this concert will be his last as principle conductor of the orchestra) will give the world premiere of Tagebuch für Orchester on 6 February 2014. The following day, Drei Orchesterstücke can be heard for the first time in the Kölner Philharmonie, performed by the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne under the direction of Jukka-Pekka Saraste.more
Tagebuch and Orchesterstücke: New Works by Friedrich Cerha
The Berliner Philharmonie is dedicating its Biennale to the composer from 9 to 26 February - in addition to major performances (including the rarely performed Requiem conducted by Sir Simon Rattle), Ligeti's life and work will be illuminated in an exhibition and a symposium including top-class master classes.