The St Petersburg Philharmonia has announced James MacMillan as Composer in Residence for its 2021/22 season, with a series of Russian premieres across three concerts including a final programme conducted by the composer.
Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of HK Gruber’s Short Stories from the Vienna Woods, a symphonic work pulled from the composer’s acclaimed 2014 opera, Tales from the Vienna Woods, in January 2022.
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Vladimir Jurowski conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra in Brett Dean’s Notturno inquieto (Revisitato) at the Royal Festival Hall on 8 December, the latest work featured in the composer’s ongoing residency with the orchestra.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir present the UK premiere of James MacMillan’s acclaimed Christmas Oratorio in December. Mark Elder conducts performances in London’s Royal Festival Hall and Saffron Hall with soloists Lucy Crowe and Roderick Williams.
Austrian composer Gerald Resch has created a new family opera, based on Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio, which explores the secret and magical spaces of the Vienna State Opera. Premiered on 3 October, and with 26 further performances this season, the new immersive ‘promenade’ production is explained by Gerald Resch and director Nina Blum.
The first work under Grace-Evangeline Mason’s new publishing agreement with Boosey & Hawkes, The Imagined Forest, was premiered at the BBC Proms in September attracting critical plaudits. Her close relationship with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will continue through the coming season.
Midori gives first performances of Detlev Glanert’s new Violin Concerto No.2 (To the Immortal Beloved) in Edinburgh and Hamburg in coming months. The new concerto is described by the composer as a ‘musical translation’ of the form and emotional currents of Beethoven’s famous letter.
The acclaimed Chandos recording of Benjamin Britten’s opera Peter Grimes, starring Stuart Skelton and conducted by Edward Gardner, not only won Gramophone’s Opera Recording of the Year Award but also the Recording of the Year Award across all categories.
HK Gruber's Northwind Pictures receives its US premiere with the New World Symphony and the composer himself conducting. The performance of this whimsical operatic suite provides an upbeat to the world premiere of Short Stories from the Vienna Woods in Boston in January.
Composer Sebastian Currier discusses his new orchestral work, Track 8, inspired by Beethoven’s lesser-known Eighth Symphony and commissioned by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra as part of its Beethoven 250 anniversary celebrations. Conductor Louis Langrée leads the orchestra in the world premiere of Currier’s work on November 19-20.
Boosey & Hawkes is sad to announce the death of American composer Carlisle Floyd, one of America's most influential creators of opera. Biographer Thomas Holliday writes an obituary tracing the immense career of the great composer.
Marin Alsop leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of Anna Clyne's Color Field in October. In November, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and David Danzamyr give the US premiere of Clyne’s PIVOT.
Composer Mark-Anthony Turnage combines his twin loves of music and football in his new score Up for Grabs, premiered at the Barbican in London on 5 November. Turnage recently received the prestigious Ivors Classical Music Award for his unique and genre-crossing approach to composition.
Traveler’s Prayer, Steve Reich’s latest work, is the centrepiece of an autumn tour by the Colin Currie Group and Synergy Vocals, with first performances of the new score in Amsterdam, London, Hamburg and Paris.