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A selection of performances this week

Posted on 15 Juni 2011

Carolin WidmannCarolin Widmann performs Wolfgang Rihm’s Über die Linie VII, Morton Feldman’s For Aaron Copland and Luciano Berio’s Sequenza VIII at the Konzerthaus in Vienna tonight.

Vykintas Baltakas’ (co)ro(na) is performed in Düsseldorf by the notabu.ensemble (15 June)

Ernst Krenek’s Das Geheime Königreich opens in Athens at the Greek National Opera.

The world première of Luke Bedford’s opera Seven Angels is on Friday 17 June.

The world première of Johannes Maria Staud’s Par ici is given by Ensemble intercontemporain, also on Friday.

Richard Rodney Bennett’s All the King’s Men can be heard in a new production in Cambridge on Saturday.

The list goes on … see all forthcoming concerts in our online performance calendar.

Morton Feldman in Philadelphia

Posted on 01 Juni 2011

Morton FeldmanAlex Ross comments on American Sublime, the festival of Morton Feldman’s late work which starts at Bowerbird in Philadelphia this weekend.

There’s a pretty busy week ahead of us here at UE. Stay tuned for updates, and follow us on Twitter.

Feldman and Schönberg at the NYC Opera

Posted on 25 März 2011

NYCO MonodramasThe New York City Opera’s impressive Monodramas production opens tonight. See our news item for full details and fascinating videos.

Morton Feldman’s Rothko Chapel in San Francisco

Posted on 21 Februar 2011

Morton FeldmanMichael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra present a combination of two profound works this week: Mozart’s Requiem and Morton Feldman’s Rothko Chapel.

Read a programme note on the SFS website, and listen to an audio excerpt online.

Performances are from Wednesday 23rd to Saturday 26th February at the Davies Symphony Hall.


Update 25.02.2011

The first reviews of this concert have appeared:

“The piece is a virtuoso display of minimalist lyricism, and the few performers onstage gave it a mesmerizing performance.” (A Superb Rothko Chapel, Joshua Kosman in the San Francisco Chronicle)

“[Michael Tilson Thomas] recreated the unique sound world that set the composer apart from his colleagues.” (Alan Ulrich, Financial Times)

From Twitter:

Alex Ross
In all of 20-century music there is nothing more hauntingly beautiful than Rothko Chapel.