The work, which she premiered in Gothenburg in 2019 and subsequently took on tour with Ensemble Musikfabrik, continues the Noh performer's streaming series HO NOH - Pray for an end to Covid-19, which began in May 2020. During the global suffering caused by the pandemic, Ryoko Aoki commissioned international composers to write pieces for Noh voice and premiered them in live streaming concerts with musicians from different countries. In doing so, she also refers to the origins of the Noh tradition: starting in the 14th century, Noh performers in Japan performed in religious rituals to pray for recovery from illness.more
Prayer Against the Pandemic
On 19 February, Ryoko Aoki joined musicians from Ensemble Musikfabrik in the virtual space to perform Peter Eötvös' melodrama Secret Kiss.
Mahler's 10th Symphony in a different light: New works by Mark Andre and Philippe Manoury, among others, will be performed in December together with Mahler's unfinished Tenth in six concerts with the SWR Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Teodor Currentzis in Stuttgart, Hamburg, Freiburg, and Berlin.
Lukas Ligeti is the artistic director of the World New Music Days, which will take place in Africa for the first time in its centenary year from 24 November to 3 December - a unique opportunity for creative exchange: both the African audience and the guests from all over the world will hear music they have never come into contact with before.
World premiere of the year: Vito Žuraj's first full-length opera Blühen came to the stage in Frankfurt in early 2023 under the musical direction of Michael Wendeberg and has now been named premiere of the year by Opernwelt magazine. In our interview, Vito Žuraj talks about his collaboration with librettist Händl Klaus, director Brigitte Fassbaender and the Ensemble Modern.