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Leoš Janáček’s “forest idyll” is currently being staged at the Glimmerglass Festival (8 July – 25 August). Joseph Colaneri conducts a brand-new production by E. Loren Meeker.
The Filmfest München opened with the première of „Mackie Messer – der Dreigroschenfilm“. Watch the trailer:
On 10 May the Oberlin Sinfonietta (cond. Timothy Weiss) presents the US première of David Sawer’s Rebus for 15 players in Oberlin.
On 28 April a new production of The Threepenny Opera opens at the Staatsoperette Dresden. Christian Garbosnik conducts Sebastian Ritschel’s production, which is scheduled to run until 13 July.
“Kaljuste and his orchestra are just as convincing when placidly unwrapping those bundles of archaic-sounding melody, as he is confronting the angularities and contrapuntal clashes of the earlier works.” - “Arvo Pärt: The Symphonies” receives 4 out of 5 stars from The Guardian’s Andrew Clements. Read the full review:
Luke Bedford’s Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra premières in Berlin
The US première of Luke Bedford’s Seven Angels takes place on 5 August.
Luke Bedford’s Instability for large orchestra has been shortlisted for this year's British Composer Award. We’ve uploaded the full study score for you:
Conductor Klaus Simon sent us a photograph from the first rehearsals of Luke Bedford’s opera Through His Teeth. In the picture: Siri Karoline Thornhill, Sirin Kilic and Georg Gädker.
Congratulations to Luke Bedford for having been nominated for The Times Breakthrough Award.
Luke Bedford’s Falling Falling for clarinet, horn, violin and violoncello will be premièred on 14 December by CHROMA, who commissioned the piece.
Luke Bedford’s Renewal and David Fennessy’s Hauptstimme have both been shortlisted for the 2014 British Composer Awards.
Congratulations for the critical and public success of Through His Teeth: as some of you might know, Anna Ozorio of Opera Today even suggested that it might be the best British opera in years – find out more.
“Composed by Luke Bedford, it will surely be produced by other opera companies in the future as it contributes both to what opera is and to the enduring moral tangle of Faust.” (The Upcoming)
Luke Bedford’s chamber opera Through His Teeth is premièred at the Linbury Studio Theatre of the Royal Opera House.
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