This summer, Boosey & Hawkes composers are featured in music festivals throughout the US. We've compiled a list of select major performances and premieres.
Summer Festival Highlights
Ojai Music Festival | Ojai, California
The Ojai Music Festival programming, led this year by Music Director Barbara Hannigan, nods to the festival’s deep historical relationship with Igor Stravinsky. Hannigan also conducts Vivier’s powerfully enigmatic Lonely Child, featuring soprano Aphrodite Paloulidou.
June 6: Igor Stravinsky, The Rake’s Progress; Equilibrium Artists / LUDWIG / Los Robles Master Chorale / Edo Frenkel, harpsichord / Barbara Hannigan, conductor
June 7: Claude Vivier, Lonely Child; Aphrodite Patoulidou, soprano / LUDWIG / Barbara Hannigan, conductor
June 9: Igor Stravinsky, Pulcinella; Kate Howden, mezzo-soprano / James Way, tenor / Antoin Herrera-Lopez Kessel, bass / LUDWIG / Barbara Hannigan, conductor
Aspen Music Festival | Aspen, Colorado
Aspen Music Festival’s 2019 offerings feature renowned bassist Edgar Meyer’s first composition for orchestra. Additionally, powerhouse pianist Daniil Trifonov plays a varied program of 20th century works, including Copland’s Piano Variations, and violinist Augustin Hadelich takes on John Adams’s wild and whimsical Road Movies.
June 28: Edgar Meyer, New Piece for Orchestra
July 31: Aaron Copland, Piano Variations; Daniil Trifonov, piano
August 7: John Adams, Road Movies; Augustin Hadelich, violin / Orion Weiss, piano
Music Academy of the West | Santa Barbara, California
Music Academy of the West presents the world premiere of Sean Shepherd’s latest chamber composition, Sonata à 5 for alto saxophone and piano quintet.
July 2: Sean Shepherd, Sonata à 5 for alto saxophone and piano quintet (World Premiere); Patrick Posey, saxophone / Jorja Fleezanis, violin / Karen Dreyfus, viola / Alan Stepansky, cello / Conor Hanick, piano
Grant Park Music Festival | Chicago, Illinois
Highlights from the Grant Park Music Festival include a performance of Ginastera’s Harp Concerto, featuring Ginastera champion Yolanda Kondanassis as soloist; as well as a concert of MacMillan’s Stomp (with Fate and Elvira).
July 8 & 11: Aaron Copland, Appalachian Spring, Suite for 13 Instruments; Grant Park Orchestra
July 17: Alberto Ginastera, Harp Concerto; Yolanda Kondonassis, harp / Grant Park Orchestra / Emmanuel Villaume, conductor
July 19: James MacMillan, Stomp (with Fate and Elvira); Grant Park Orchestra / Martyn Brabbins, conductor
Tanglewood Music Festival | Lenox, Massachusetts
Andris Nelsons conducts the world premiere of Glanert’s Trumpet Concerto, featuring soloist Thomas Rolfs. Other contemporary highlights include performances of HK Gruber’s trumpet concerto Aerial and Steve Reich’s Radio Rewrite.
July 8: Detlev Glanert, Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra (World Premiere); Thomas Rolfs, trumpet / Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra / Andris Nelsons, conductor
July 12: Aaron Copland, Quiet City and Symphony No. 3; Boston Symphony Orchestra / Andris Nelsons, conductor
July 14: HK Gruber, Aerial; Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet / Boston Symphony Orchestra / Andris Nelsons, conductor
July 27: Alberto Ginastera, Harp Concerto; Ann Hobson Pilot, harp / Boston University Tanglewood Institute
Young Artists Orchestra / Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
August 11: Steve Reich, Radio Rewrite; Tanglewood Music Center Fellows
Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival | Seattle, Washington
Sebastian Currier’s latest chamber work Voyage Out for piano quintet receives its world premiere at Seattle Chamber Music Society. Currier explains that the work conveys a journey in sound, starting with loud, vigorous material and progressively moving towards a distant, remote sound world.
July 15: Sebastian Currier, Voyage Out for piano quintet (World Premiere); Seattle Chamber Music Society
LA Phil Hollywood Bowl | Los Angeles, California
After touring Asia and Europe, John Adams’s latest piano concerto Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?—written for pianist Yuja Wang—returns to Los Angeles (where it was first premiered in March) for an encore performance at the Hollywood Bowl.
July 25: John Adams, Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?; Yuja Wang, piano / Los Angeles Philharmonic / Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
August 22: Aaron Copland, Appalachian Spring, Suite for Orchestra; Los Angeles Philharmonic / James Gaffigan, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra Sommerfest | Minneapolis, Minnesota
A major highlight of Minnesota Orchestra’s summer festival is a performance of Osvaldo Golijov’s mammoth work La Pasión según San Marcos, set against the backdrop of the apostle Mark’s account of the life of Jesus in The New Testament, with parallels drawn to icons in Latin America’s history.
Aug 2-3: Osvaldo Golijov, La Pasión según San Marcos, Minnesota Orchestra / María Guinand, conductor
Cabrillo Music Festival | Santa Cruz, California
Anna Clyne’s new cello concerto DANCE receives its world premiere at the Cabrillo Music Festival with cello soloist Inbal Segev. The new concerto is inspired by a Rumi poem: Each of its five movements is a musical interpretation of an individual line of poetry text.
August 3: Anna Clyne, DANCE (World Premiere); Inbal Segev, cello / Cabrillo Festival Orchestra / Cristi Macelaru, conductor
Britt Festival | Medford, Oregon
The Britt Festival Orchestra performs Anna Clyne’s Abstractions, a five-movement orchestra work inspired by five paintings.
August 9: Anna Clyne, Abstractions; Britt Festival Orchestra / Teddy Abrams, conductor
Photo: Tanglewood Music Festival
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