David Philip Hefti in Basel (Juni 2021)

As one of the first concerts with a higher audience capacity in Switzerland, David Philip Hefti’s Final(ment)e –
Beziehungsweisen for two trumpets and orchestra will be premiered by the Sinfonieorchester Basel, Immanuel Richter and Huw Morgan on trumpet and conducted by the composer himself. It was commissioned by the Sinfonieorchester Basel and the concert is also the orchestra’s season finale.READ MORE

Mari Kodama at the 3. Chopin Festival Hamburg (June 2021)

Mari Kodama will give a sonata recital at the 3rd Chopin Festival Hamburg on Saturday, 12 June 2021 at 8:15 pm. After the festival had to be cancelled last summer, it will finally take place and will also be broadcast live on the YouTube channel by the Chopin Gesellschaft Hamburg & Sachsenwald e.V.

Saturday 12 June 2021, 8:15 p.m., 3rd Chopin Festival Hamburg.
Mari Kodama: “Sonata Evening: Chopin, Ravel and H. Dutilleux.”
Erard (1880) / Shigeru Kawai SK7 (2019).
Works by F. Chopin, M. Ravel, H. Dutilleux

Midori on DW Classical Music (June 2021)

Midori: World-famous villinist and UN Messenger of Peace

David Philip Hefti’s works on the radio Bremen Zwei (June 2021)

David Philip Hefti’s works “Concubia nocte” – String Quartet No. 5 and “An durchsichtigen Fäden” for mezzo-soprano and string quartet will be presented on Wednesday, 9 June 2021 at 10:00 pm on Bremen Zwei radio. The “Klassikwelt” format will feature classical and modern quartets that showcase the full diversity of this central and challenging form of chamber music. Hefti’s two works are played by the Amaryllis Quartett, one of Germany’s most renowned string quartets, and are featured on the CD “Light and Shade” (NEOS, March 2021).


Kent Nagano and the OSM win JUNO Award for “Classical Album of the Year” (large ensemble) (June 2021)

Kent Nagano and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal have won the JUNO Award in the category CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR—LARGE ENSEMBLE for the recording GINASTERA—BERNSTEIN—MOUSSA. The recording was published in November 2020 on the Analekta label

Recorded live in concert at the Maison symphonique de Montréal in 2019 by the OSM under its now Conductor Emeritus Kent Nagano, the album brings together works performed by the Orchestra’s Concertmaster Andrew Wan such as Alberto Ginastera’s Violin concerto, Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade for Solo Violin, Strings, Harp and Percussion and the Violin Concerto “Adrano” by Samy Moussa, a world premiere recording and OSM-commissioned work.

Kent Nagano on Penderecki in Memoriam, a podcast of the Polish Cultural Institute New York (June 2021)

The podcast is available on Apple and Spotify, as well as other streaming platforms and PCINY’s YouTube channel.

World Premier of David Philip Hefti’s Gallicinium (June 2021)

David Philip Hefti’s Gallicinium – music for the fourth nocturnal vigil for wind quintet will now, after postponements due to corona, be premiered on 7 June 2021 at the Bläserserenaden Zürich. Hefti wrote the work for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon as a commission of the Bläserserenaden Zürich 2020 and dedicated it to his wife for the birth of their second son.

The concert at a glance:

June 7, Zurich, auditorium, Hirschengraben Schoolhouse.
Bläserserenaden Zürich
Haydn: Five pieces for the flute clock
Ligeti: Six Bagatelles
Mozart: Adagio and Allegro in F minor “An Organ Piece for a Clock
Hefti: Gallicinium – music for the fourth nocturnal vigil for wind quintet
Mozart: Fantasy in F minor “An Organ Piece for a Clock”
Andrea Kollé – flute; Silvia Zabarella – oboe; Fabio Di Càsola – clarinet; Mischa Greull – horn; Maria Wildhaber – bassoon

More information can be found here.