11.09.2018Miroslav Srnka has composed “Emojis, Likes and Ringtones” for the renowned ARD Competition 2018 in Munich. The premiere can be followed online in a livestream on 13 September 2018. In his Piano Trio Miroslav Srnka examines communication in the digital age. »more«
11.09.2018The Stadttheater Gießen has been known for its rediscoveries for many years. This time the choice has fallen on Umberto Giordano’s opera “Mala vita”, a drama of the relationships amongst outcasts in the slums of Naples, written by the composer in 1892, before his major work “Andrea Chenier”. In Wolfgang Hofmann’s new production for Gießen the increasingly fateful plot is contrasted with, and commented on, by madrigals and responsories by Carlo Gesualdo. Eraldo Salmieri conducts this verismo gem, just 75 minutes long. The work was originally successfully premiered in Rome, but was angrily rejected in Naples. The first performance of the new production takes place on 15 September 2018.
11.09.2018“nero su nero” (black on black), the latest orchestral composition by Siemens prizewinner Beat Furrer premiered in June in Vienna, is concerned with the nuancing of light: a continuum of sound from darkness to light builds up an immense tension by the most subtly differentiated means. The Swiss premiere takes place in Basel on 16 September 2018 conducted by Baldur Brönnimann with the Basel Sinfonietta, and the German premiere on 27 October 2018 with the Essen Philharmonic under the baton of Johannes Kalitzke. »more«