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Trapped in the Lighthouse

David Sawer’s The Lighthouse Keepers for two actors, ensemble and tape will be performed for the first time on 4 July in Cheltenham.

Klangspuren: opening concert with Haas and Staud

On 13 September the Klangspuren opening concert in Schwaz features works of two UE composers, Georg Friedrich Haas and Johannes Maria Staud.

Jay Schwartz: Music for Voice and Piano

On 8 September Jay Schwartz’ new work Music for Voice and Piano will be presented in Frankfurt.

Haas: New work for orchestra

The new orchestral work “… e finisci già?” by Georg Friedrich Haas will receive its world première on 25 August at the Salzburg Festival. Titus Engel conducts the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg.

Rihm: Nähe fern cycle

Wolfgang Rihm has completed his Nähe fern cycle. Now the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, which commissioned the work, will be playing all four pieces in one concert.

The Magic Flute for children

Alexander Krampe knows how children’s ears listen. His successful children’s version of The Cunning Little Vixen is now joined by The Magic Flute at the Salzburg Festival.

Staud: World première at the Salzburg Festival

Johannes Maria Staud's new work Infin che ’l mar fu sovra noi richiuso, receives its world première at the Salzburg Festival on 23 July.

New work by David Fennessy

David Fennessy's latest work 5 Hofer Photographs for violoncello solo will receive its world première on 22 July.

Rihm: Pater noster for mixed choir a cappella

On 30 June Wolfgang Rihm's early work Pater noster for mixed choir a cappella will receive its world première in Passau. Hans-Christoph Rademann conducts the RIAS Chamber Choir.

Jay Schwartz: World première in St. Gallen

Zwielicht, the new work by Jay Schwartz for mixed choir, three trombones and organ, will receive its world première with a choreography by Marco Santi on 27 June.

Haas: New work for ensemble

At this year’s musica viva festival in Munich (15 June), Georg Friedrich Haas’ new work, “Ich suchte, aber ich fand ihn nicht” [I sought him, but I found him not], will be given its world première.

Rihm: Nähe fern cycle

With the world première of the fourth part on 13 June Wolfgang Rihm has now concluded his Nähe fern cycle.

Franz Schubert/Richard Dünser: Three Pieces

On 13 June Franz Schuberts work Three Pieces arranged for ensemble or chamber orchestra by Richard Dünser will receive its first performance. Matthias Schorn conducts the Theophil Ensemble Vienna.

Sotelo: New work at the Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

On 7 June the Contempoartensemble celebrates its 20th anniversary. For this occasion Mauricio Sotelo has written Cripta – Música para Manuel de Falla for ensemble and electronics.

Staud: World première in Paris

As part of the Manifeste Festival in Paris, Le Voyage, the new work by Johannes Maria Staud, will be premiered on 2 June by soloists from the Ensemble Intercontemporain and the vocal ensemble Les Cris de Paris.

Sotelo: New work for ensemble

Klang-Muro ... II, the new ensemble work by Mauricio Sotelo will receive its world première on 29 May. Jordi Bernàcer conducts the Grup Instrumental de València.

Lulu – reduced version for chamber orchestra

Eberhard Kloke has created a reduced version of Alban Berg’s Lulu for chamber orchestra. The world première of the new version takes place this May at the City Theatre in Gießen.

Aspekte Festival 2012

The Aspekte Festival in Salzburg celebrates its 35th anniversary this year (9–13 May).

Mahler: Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde for tenor and orchestra

Colin Matthews was commissioned by Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra to arrange the first movement of the Lied von der Erde. The premiere of this version of the first movement will take place on 10 May.

Karol Szymanowski: Sechs Lieder op. 31 for orchestra

On 15 April Sakari Oramo presents the first performance of the Sechs Lieder op. 31 by Karol Szymanowski in the orchestra version.