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.

Omer Meir Wellber – BBC Proms Concerts – Press and Stream on Demand (August 2019)

Omer Meir Wellber’s concerts at the BBC Proms as the new Chief Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic were praised highly by the British Press.

Thanks to BBC Radio 3, the broadcast of those concerts can still be listened to online for another two and three weeks.

Prom 7:
23 July – London, Royal Albert Hall – BBC Proms
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 15 KV 450
Ben-Haim: Symphony No. 1
Schönberg: Fünf Orchesterstücke op. 16
Schumann: Symphony No. 4
Yeol Eum Son – Piano
stream on demand until 21 August

Prom 14:
29 July – London, Royal Albert Hall – BBC Proms
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Haydn: The Creation
Sarah-Jane Brandon – Sopran, Benjamin Hulett – Tenor, Christoph Pohl – Bariton
BBC Proms Youth Choir
stream on demand until 27 August

7-11 August: Kent Nagano and OSM present Virée Classique 2019 (August 2019)

The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and its Music Director Kent Nagano will present the eighth edition of the Virée Classique/Classical Spree Festival in Montréal from 7 to 11 August.

Click here for more information on the concert programmes and dates.

The OSM has produced a trailer for the Virée Classique.


Jan Vogler’s Moritzburg Festival starts on 4 August (August 2019)

The Moritzburg Festival 2019 will take place from 4 – 18 August. It will be the 27th edition of the festival. The artistic director of the festival is the cellist Jan Vogler.

This year’s patron is the soloist Anne-Sophie Mutter.

Here you can find the programme and further information about the festival.

Manfred Honeck and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9 (July 2019)

The new CD by Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will be released on 23 August 2019.

With the recording of Bruckner’s 9th Symphony, the PSO and Manfred Honeck continue their successful collaboration with Reference Recordings.

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 D minor (1896)

I. Feierlich – Sehr ruhig
II. Scherzo: Bewegt, lebhaft – Trio: Schnell
III. Adagio: Sehr langsam, feierlich

Hybrid SACD contains 5.0 and Stereo SACD & CD Stereo

Omer Meir Wellber’s Debut at the BBC Proms (July 2019)

On 23 and 29 July 2019, Omer Meir Wellber will give his debut as the new Chief Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and simultaneously at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

23 July, London, Royal Albert Hall BBC Proms

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 15 KV 450
Ben-Haim: Symphony No. 1
Schönberg: Five orchestral pieces op. 16
Schumann: Symphony No. 4

29 July, London, Royal Albert Hal BBC Proms

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Haydn: Creation

Find further information on those concerts here.

“Mit dem Cello um die Welt” with Jan Vogler (July 2019)

Jan Vogler is often referred to as Dresden’s “artistic foreign minister”. As artistic director of the music festival, the cellist invites renowned artists to the Elbe and promotes the city worldwide.

You can find more information about the programme here.

Midori at the 60th Weimar Master Classes (July 2019)

Also in this year, Midori will be back at the Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT Weimar to teach at the Weimar Master Classes. From Saturday, 20 July on, international students will have the opportunity to receive lessons from Midori. In addition to individual and group lessons, the orchestra studio with the Jenaer Philharmonie as well as a participant concert at the end of the course, Midori will bring music together with her students to a social institution in the city.

Further master classes will follow in August in Domaine Forget (Canada) and Krzyzowa (Poland).