Japan premiere of David Philip Hefti’s “Changements” in Tokyo (January 2020)

David Philip Heftis Changements celebrates its premiere in Japan on February 28th. Under the baton of conductor Cornelius Meister, who is closely associated with the composer, the atmospheric images for orchestra will be heard at Suntory Hall in Tokyo from the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra. The last time Cornelius Meister conducted the work was 2017 in Munich with the Bavarian State Orchestra.

Overview of the concert:
Februrary 28, 19.00 in Tokyo Suntory Hall

Hefti: Changements (Japan premiere)
Berg: Violin Concerto “To the memory of an angel”
Bruckner: Symphony No. 2 in C minor, WAB. 102
Violin: Christian Tetzlaff

Further information can be found here.

Performance of David Philip Hefti’s “Monumentum” near Munich (November 2019)

This coming weekend, David Philip Hefti’s Monumentum – music for string sextet will be performed by the Amaryllis Quartett and partners in concert near Munich, in Icking and Herrsching. The work was written in 2014 to a commission from the Moritzburg Festival, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center New York and the Käthe Kollwitz House in Moritzburg. Here you can find further information on it.

Overview on the concerts:

23 November, 19.30 h – Icking, Rainer-Maria-Rilke-Gynmasium
Hefti: Monumentum – music for string sextet
Amaryllis Quartet, Barbara Buntrock – viola, Christoph Heesch – violoncello

24 November, 19.00 h – Herrsching, Haus der Bayerischen Landwirtschaft
s. 23 November

 

Swiss Premier of David Philip Hefti’s work “An durchsichtigen Fäden“ (October 2019)

On 29 October, the Amaryllis Quartett and Maria Riccarda Wesseling will play the Swiss premier of David Philip Hefti’s work An durchsichtigen Fäden – for mezzo soprano and string quartet to a poem by Kurt Aebli at the Oekolampad in Basel. The world premier of the work took place on 19 April 2018 in Lübeck, also performed by the Amaryllis Quartett and Maria Riccarda Wesseling. The work lasts about 30 minutes and is based on the poem “Endloser Anfang von allem” (“Endless beginning of everything”) by Kurt Aebli.
Before the concert, there will be an introduction with David Philip Hefti.

Overview on the concert:

29. Oktober, 19:30 – Basel, Oekolampad
Hefti: An durchsichtigen Fäden – for mezzo soprano and string quartet to a poem by Kurt Aebli
Maria Riccarda Wesseling – mezzo soprano, Amaryllis Quartet
further details on the concert

You can find further information on the work on David Philip Hefti’s website.

 

David Philip Hefti’s “Changements” at the George Enescu Festival (August 2019)

On Sunday, 1 September 2019, the Royal Camerata will present at the George Enescu festival in Bucharest a work by Davi Philip Hefti, winner of the festival’s 2005 George Enescu Competition: Changements – atmospheric pictures for orchestra.

Overview on the details of the concert:
1 September – Bukarest, Radio Hall – Enescu Festival
Royal Camerata, Constantin Adrian Grigore
Hefti: Changements – atmospheric pictures for orchestra
et al.

Here you can find further information on the concert and here on the work by David Philip Hefti.

David Philip Hefti’s “Media nox” at the ARD Radio Festival (August 2019)

On 13 August 2019, the recording of the world premier of David Philip Hefti’s flute concerto Media nox – Music for the third nocturnal vigil will be broadcast at the ARD Radio Festival. The world premier took place on 3 April 2019 at the Heidelbergre Frühling Festival and was performed by the Deutsche Radiophilharmonie under Jamie Phillips and  withTatjana Ruhland as soloist.

David Philip Hefti about Media nox:
„The harmonies of this work are primarily quarter-tone, and explore the sounds of twilight, the night, spheres, dreams, sleeplessness and hallucinations. They create sound-surfaces alternately static, animated and iridescent that are the central idea of the work; these are then repeatedly roughened up by the rhythmic and melodic threads woven by the solo flute. This microtonal music is what I repeatedly here in the twilight state between sleep and sleeplessness.“

You can find more information on the broadcast here.

World Premiere of David Philip Hefti’s Flute Concerto “Media nox” at the Heidelberger Frühling festival (March 2019)

On 3 April, David Philip Hefti’s Flute Concerto Media nox – Music for the third nocturnal vigil for flute and orchestra will be premiered at the Heidelberger Frühling festival by Tatjana Ruhland and the Deutschen Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken-Kaiserslautern under the baton of Jamie Philips. The concert will be recorded for radio broadcast by the German public radio station Saarländischer Rundfunk. As an ‘encore’, Jörg Tröger will talk with David Philip Hefti, Tatjana Ruhland and Dietrich Götze, who initiated and donated the commission.

David Philip Hefti about Media nox:
„The harmonies of this work are primarily quarter-tone, and explore the sounds of twilight, the night, spheres, dreams, sleeplessness and hallucinations. They create sound-surfaces alternately static, animated and iridescent that are the central idea of the work; these are then repeatedly roughened up by the rhythmic and melodic threads woven by the solo flute. This microtonal music is what I repeatedly here in the twilight state between sleep and sleeplessness.“

Here you can find a podcast (in German) of the Heidelberger Frühling featuring David Philip Hefti, who talks about composing his Flute Concerto Media nox for Tatjana Ruhlan, and here a mutual video of David Philip Hefti and Tatjana Ruhland about this project. In an interview with SWR2 Treffpunkt Klassik, Tatjana Ruhland speaks about the upcoming world premiere of this work, here you can listen to it.

Overview on the world premiere in Heidelberg:

3 April, 19.30 – Heidelberg, Stadthalle – Heidelberger Frühling
Deutsche Radiophilharmonie, Jamie Phillips
Hefti: Media nox – Music for the third nocturnal vigil for flute and orchestra – World Premiere
Tatjana Ruhland – Flute                                                      

You can find further information on the concert here.