The recording of Tigran Mansurian's Requiem of the Munich Chamber Orchestra and RIAS Chamber Choir for ECM Records with the preparation of the choir by Florian Helgath has been nominated for a Grammy in the category Best Choral Performance.
Stefan Parkman conducts the WDR Rundfunkchor with "Polar lights" in Cologne on 21 January featuring works by Ludvig Norman, Catharina Palmér, Jan Sandström,
Nils Lindberg, Sven-David Sandström, Wilhelm Stenhammer, Karin Rehnqvist, Alexander Jan Öberg, Staffan Strom, Jan Sandström, Ingvar Lidholm and others.Read more
Risto Joost gives his debut with the Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice in Venice on 7 and 8 January with Ildebrando Pizzetti's Piano Concerto Canti della stagione alta (soloist: Alberto Ferro) and Jean Sibelius' Symphony No. 5.
Paul Hillier conducts the NDR Rundfunkchor Hamburg in two concerts on 20 and 21 December in Hamburg with German, English and Latin Christmas songs, church songs
with old melodies from Sweden and Finland as well as own arrangements. NDR Kultur broadcasts the concert on 25 December from 20:00-22:00 (CET).Read more
Anna-Maria Helsing conducts the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra in Kokkola on 17 December with works by Arcangelo Corelli, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Jean Sibelius and Peteris Vasks among others.
Risto Joost conducts the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra in Amsterdam on 15 December featuring a Baltic programme: Arvo Pärt Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten, Peteris Vasks Violin Concerto 'Distant light' and Arvo Pärt Symphony No. 4 'Los Angeles'.