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 Faraway Canons for bass drum and piano will receive its world première on 21 April at the Occupy the Pianos Festival in London. The work will be performed by the piano and percussion duo George Barton and Siwan Rhys.
The reduced version of Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 will receive its Dutch première on 19 April at the TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht. Ulrich Pöhl conducts the Insomnio Ensemble.
The Musikverein Vienna dedicates a whole evening to the music of Johannes Maria Staud.
The Austrian première of Johannes Maria Staud’s opera Die Antilope (libretto: Durs Grünbein) takes place on 11.11. in the frame of the Wien Modern festival.
Johannes Maria Staud’s Moment, Leute, Moment will receive its German première on 7 (and 8) May at the Staatstheater Darmstadt. Will Humburg conducts the Staatsorchester Darmstadt.
On 8 April the Miller Theatre at Columbia University dedicates a composer portrait to Johannes Maria Staud.
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The German première of Johannes Maria Staud’s opera Die Antilope (libretto: Durs Grünbein) takes place on 5 March.
The Mozart Week 2017 runs from 26 January until 5 February in Salzburg.
Congratulations to Johannes Maria Staud, who was awarded the Coup de Coeur des Jeunes Mélomanes for his work Oskar (Towards a Brighter Hue II) on 4 October by the Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco.
The Eight Bridges | Music for Cologne festival takes place from 30 April to 10 May 2016 and features world premières by Jay Schwartz and Johannes Maria Staud.
For the 48th issue of the ORF musikprotokoll at steirischer herbst, Ö1 will broadcast an interview with Johannes Maria Staud and Sabine Franz on 10 October at 10:05. Albert Hosp will be hosting the live interview at the Murinsel in Graz.
September will see three world premières by the composer.
Johannes Maria Staud’s Donum will be premièred by cellist Marc Coppey on 22 March at the Amphithéâtre Paris.
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