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.
On 13 September the Klangspuren opening concert in Schwaz features works of two UE composers, Georg Friedrich Haas and Johannes Maria Staud.
Wolfgang Rihm’s latest music theatre work Dionysos, which was premièred at the Salzburg Festival in 2010, will receive its German première on 8 July in Berlin.
This April, Foyle Future Firsts participants conducted by Thomas Blunt will give the British première of Luke Bedford’s By the Screen in the Sun at the Hill on the Gold (28 April, Royal Festival Hall).
On 21 March Tableaux vivants – a joint project by Johannes Maria Staud, Anne Juren and Roland Rauschmeier – will receive its first performance in France.
The French première of Wolfgang Rihm’s Lichtes Spiel – a sommer piece for violin and small orchestra – takes place on 29 November at the Salle Pleyel in Paris.
From 19 November Janácek’s opera can be seen at the Malmö Opera in a new production by Orpha Phelan.
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).
Jürg Henneberger conducts Haas' chamber opera Nacht on 16 Sep with the Ensemble DIAGONAL in Lucerne. Stage direction is by Desirée Meiser.
Every year, the Suntory Hall in Tokyo commissions a new orchestral work from a leading composer. This year’s featured composer is Julian Yu.
On 24 July Ernst Krenek’s one act opera Das geheime Königreich (The Secret Kingdom) will receive its Italien première at the Festival della Valle d’Itria.
On 24 June Victoria Borisova-Ollas' work for orchestra Angelus will recieve its UK première in Glasgow with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under Andrew Manze.
The German première of Eberhard Kloke's new version of Lulu will be given at Erfurt Theatre on 13 June in a production by Saskia Kuhlmann.
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