Reich festival in Stockholm launches 75th birthday year(January 2011)
The Konserthuset in Stockholm plays host to five days of concerts celebrating Steve Reich's 75th birthday year, featuring the Stockholm Royal Philharmonic, Kroumata, Amadinda and Synergy Vocals.
Steve Reich travels to Stockholm this month for a five-day celebration of his music (26-30 January). The Tonsättarfestivalen at the Konserthuset is the first of a series of festivals and events in 2011 honouring the composer's 75th birthday on 3 October.
Repertoire in Stockholm includes the Swedish premieres of Double Sextet, Mallet Quartet and You Are (Variations), as well as Reich classics such as Drumming, Music for 18 Musicians, Tehillim and Different Trains.
Performers include groups who have specialised in Reich's music including the percussion ensembles Amadinda and Kroumata and the voices of Synergy Vocals, collaborating with musicians from the Stockholm Royal Philharmonic conducted by B Tommy Andersson. Steve Reich opens the festival performing Clapping Music and takes part in a post-concert discussion. Concerts are broadcast on Swedish Radio P2.
For full details of Reich events in Stockholm visit the Konserthuset website
Reich at 75 highlights
Events to celebrate Reich's 75th birthday take place around the world in 2011, including highlights in USA, UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Stockholm and Poland.
January-December Casa da Música, Porto
Portrait Steve Reich
Reich is 2011's Associate Composer at Casa da Música with works performed throughout the year by Remix Ensemble and Bang on a Can, plus a focus on American repertoire.
26-30 January Konserthuset, Stockholm
Tonsättarfestivalen: Steve Reich
Five days of concerts featuring the Stockholm Royal Philharmonic, Kroumata, Amadinda and Synergy Vocals, including Swedish premieres of Double Sextet, Mallet Quartet and You Are (Variations).
30 April Carnegie Hall, New York
Music of Steve Reich
A bonanza birthday tribute to Reich from Kronos Quartet, Bang on a Can, Eighth Blackbird and So Percussion including first New York performance of Reich's new quartet WTC 9/11, Mallet Quartet and 2x5.
7-8 May Barbican, London
Reverberations: the influence of Steve Reich
London premieres of Double Sextet, Mallet Quartet, 2x5 and WTC 9/11 alongside composers influenced by Reich including Andriessen, Lang, Gordon, Wolfe, Clyne and Richter.
16 June L’auditori, Barcelona
Opening-night concert of the festival featuring bcn216 and Synergy Vocals with the composer, including Double Sextet and Music for 18 Musicians.
11-18 September Krakow
Sacrum Profanum festival
Seven concerts including Ensemble Modern performing The Cave, Three Tales and Music for 18 Musicians, plus music by Riley, Adams, Lang, Wolfe and Gordon.
11-18 October Cité de la Musique, Paris
Steve Reich Pulsations
Concert series to celebrate Reich’s birthday on 3 October
15 October Barbican, London
75th birthday concert
The London Symphony Orchestra’s all-Reich programme conducted by Kristian Järvi includes The Desert Music, Three Movements and The Four Sections.
For full details about the Reich 75th birthday visit www.boosey.com/reich75
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