We are pleased to announce to have taken on the management for German Brass in Benelux. With their virtuosity, brilliant musicality and rare stage presence the eleven top soloists of leading German symphony orchestras have decisively influenced the brass culture.
Risto Joost directs the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Netherlands Chamber Choir and soloists in Alkmaar on 1 March, Concertgebouw Amsterdam on 2 and 3 March, and Haarlem on 4 March. The programme features the first performance of Guillaume Connesson's Liturgies de Lumière for chamber orchestra and choir, Ralph Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and the Fauré Requiem.
The Arcis Saxophone Quartet is performing in Munich on 31 December the programme "American Dreams" at Gasteig, Carl-Orff-Saal featuring Steve Reich's New York Counterpoint, Dvorak's string quartet "American" op. 96, Leonard Bernstein's Suite from West Side Story and George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess Suite.
The new album of Les Vents Francais with a Beethoven focus will be released on 7 April by Warner Classics: Apart from variations on Mozart's "La ci darem la mano" various duos and trios for wind instruments or horn and piano are featured.
Ondine Records releases in April 2017 the recording of Tonu Korvits' "Moorland Elegies" by Risto Joost, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, who performed the premiere of this highly poetic cycle, full of visionary fantasies in 2015.
Florian Helgath conducts the NDR Choir in Hamburg on 10 June with the programme "As if angels are calling me" with works by Brahms, Webern, Mahler, Krenek and Schönberg.
Risto Joost conducts on 9 June Benjamin Britten's Chamber Opera Curlew River with members of the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony and Choir with soloists.
Fascinated by the traditional Japanese NO theatre, Britten combined in his church parable characteristic play and music style of far-eastern theatre with elements of the medieval mystery play and Gregorian singing. bit.ly/2s8Xta4Read more
The Latvian Radio Choir and Sigvards Klava perform a "Best of programme" at Klang Vokal Festival Dortmund on 4 June featuring Rachmaninov's Vespers and works by Arvo Pärt, Anders Hillborg and Peteris Vasks.