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.

Mari Kodama plays on Sunday with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille

Mari Kodama returns to the Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille for a concert on January 26th 2020 in Aix-en-Provence, performing Bartók’s 2nd Piano Concerto under the baton of the young conductor Lio Kuokman, replacing Lawrence Foster.

Overview on the concert:

26. January, 16.00- Marseille, Aditorium du Pharo
Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille

Dvořák: Czech Suite for Small Orchestra in D major, op. 39
Bartók: Piano Concerto No 2
Rimski-Korsakow: Spanish Capriccio, op. 45
Tchaikovski: Italian Capriccio in A major, op. 45
Ravel: Spanish Rhapsody

Further information can be found here.

Jan Vogler at the Kölner Philharmonie (January 2020)

“Music in dialogue” – themes of our time enter into an exciting dialogue with great works of the classical concert canon

On January 23, the cello concerto by Zhou Long (China), Sven Helbig (Germany) and Nico Muhly (USA), which was composed especially for Jan Vogler and premiered last year at the Dresden Music Festival 2019, is part of an event with the writer Thea Dorn and will be broadcast live on WDR 3 & WDR 5 as well as in a live stream here.

23 January Cologne
WDR Sinfonieorchester, Cristian Mãcelaru
Nico Muhly / Sven Helbig / Zhou Long: Three continents

Here you can find a trailer about the creation and development of the piece.

“Merci Maestro” for Kent Nagano (January 2020)

Share your best memories with Kent Nagano and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal in the current “Merci Maestro!” campaign to honour his last season as Music Director of the orchestra. You can submit your personal message here.

Omer Meir Wellber – premiere in Palermo (January 2020)

After his symphonic debut as Music Director at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo at the beginning of this year, Omer Meir Wellber will conduct the new production of Wagner’s Parsifal at the Teatro Massimo under the direction of Graham Vick at the end of January 2020 (premiere: 26 January 2020).

More information can be found here.

An Evening with Kent Nagano (January 2020)

On 26 February 2020, Kent Nagano will be part of a discussion about his life with music and his work with the many different facets of the world of classical music at the American Academy in Berlin.
Further information and the possibility to register for the discussion can be found here.

Concerts around the end of the year (December 2019)

Let the year 2019 end with Kent Nagano and the Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg at the New Year’s Eve Concert and works by Beethoven and Bach, among others. Find more information here.

31. December Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie
Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg
New Year’s Eve Concert
Gabriele: Symphoniae sacrae
Bach: „Kunst der Fuge“ (Excerpts from the orchestra version by Nodaira)
Ustwolskaja: Symphony No. 5 „Amen“
Beethoven: Große Fuge für Streichquartett op. 133
Bach: Kantate BWV 80 „Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott“
Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 5
Nadezhda Karyazina – Speaker

Start the year 2020 with Omer Meir Wellber and the Orchestra del Teatro Massimo at the New Year’s Concert and works by Wagner, Verdi, Puccini. Find more information here.

1. January Palermo, Teatro Massimo
Orchestra del Teatro Massimo
New Year’s Concert
Joseph Calleja – Tenor

4. January Palermo, Teatro Massimo
Orchestra del Teatro Massimo
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Midori with ICEP in Cambodia (December 2019)

For 15 years now – one could almost call it a tradition –, Midori ends her year with MUSIC SHARING’s International Community Engagement Program (ICEP). During Christmas celebrations at the end of December, the violinist and UN messenger of peace forms and joins a string quartet together with this year’s three young musicians Elina Buksha (violin), Erika Gray (viola) and Noémie Raymond-Friset (cello) to present music to, above all, children and youth in rural and otherwise underserved areas in Cambodia, while encouraging audiences and musicians to connect with each other through the arts.

Since 2016, Midori and those young musicians travelling with her, share their impressions in a diary on the MUSIC SHARING ICEP Blog. The biographies of the various teams throughout the years can still be found there too as well as general information on the program and organization. On MUSIC SHARING‘s YouTube channel you can also find videos of the previous visits to India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanman, amongst others.

Omer Meir Wellber opens season in Palermo (December 2019)

Omer Meir Wellber, newly appointed Music Director of the Teatro Massimo di Palermo, will conduct the New Year’s Concert on 1 January and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony on 4 January, opening the 2020 season.

1 January Palermo, Teatro Massimo

Orchestra del Teatro Massimo
New Year’s concert
Joseph Calleja – Tenor

4 January Palermo, Teatro Massimo

Orchestra del Teatro Massimo
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Further information can be found here.