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Composer and conductor Hans Zender celebrates his 75th birthday on 22 November 2011.
On 20 November Friedrich Cerha’s Like a Tragicomedy will receive its Austrian premiere during the Wien Modern Festival.
From 19 November Janácek’s opera can be seen at the Malmö Opera in a new production by Orpha Phelan.
A jazzy time is guaranteed with this new edition for flute.
Anne Juren and Roland Rauschmeier have created an evening’s work which transgresses all genres: Tableaux Vivants – living images. World première: 9 November 2011.
On 4 November Opéra de Rennes shows Leoš Janácek's opera Jenufa in the original version of 1904, reconstructed by Mark Audus (production: Pierre Constant).
At a ceremony in Paris on 2 Nov, minister of culture Frédéric Mitterand awarded Arvo Pärt France’s highest honour, the Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur.
Reinbert de Leeuw conducts the world première of Der Maler träumt for baritone and ensemble by Wolfgang Rihm on 29 Oct in Amsterdam.
On 29 Oct the new piano piece For Marino by Friedrich Cerha will recieve its world première during the Wien Modern festival.
From 28 October to 25 November, Vienna is once again the centre of contemporary music. Austria and Britain are the focus of this year’s festival.
On 25 Oct. Wolfgang Rihm’s Will sound more again will recieve its world première in Porto. Emilio Pomàrico conducts the Remix Ensemble.
The second part of Wolfgang Rihm’s series Nähe fern for orchestra is given its world première in Lucerne on 19 Oct. The Lucerne Symphony Orchestra is conducted by James Gaffigan.
David Bedford was a prominent member of the British music scene for over forty years. He died on 1 October.
Friedrich Cerha's new work Paraphrase über den Anfang der 9. Symphonie von Beethoven will be given its world première on 6 Oct. Riccardo Chailly conducts the Gewandhausorchester.
In 1921 Erwin Stein arranged two of Alexander Zemlinsky's Sechs Gesänge. To complete the collection, Andreas Tarkmann has now arranged the other four songs for medium voice and chamber ensemble.
Friedrich Cerha’s opera Baal opens in a new production at the Neue Oper in Vienna
Mauricio Sotelo’s De oscura llama receives its Austrian première on 21 Sept at the Klangspuren Festival in Tirol.
Jürg Henneberger conducts Haas' chamber opera Nacht on 16 Sep with the Ensemble DIAGONAL in Lucerne. Stage direction is by Desirée Meiser.
Georg Friedrich Haas' String Quartet No. 7 will be given its world première by the Arditti Quartet at the Lucerne Festival (10 Sept).
On 9 and 10 Sept Arvo Pärt's three new orchestra versions of Beatus Petronius, Statuit ei Dominus and Salve Regina will be given their world première at the MITO SettembreMusica Festival.