Kaspars Putnins conducts the Swedish Radio Choir in Stockholm, Engelbrekt Church on May 5 with music by Ravel/Gottwald, Debussy, Saint-Saens, Wikander, Sven-David Sandström and Daniel-Lesur.
Paul Hillier conducts the Portuguese first performance of Sir Harrison Birtwistle's „Three Latin Motets“ as well as his own, gripping transcriptions
of John Dowland's „Lachrimae“ and works by John Taverner, Thomas Tallis and John Dunstable with the Coro Casa da Musica Porto in Porto on 22 January.Read more
The CD recording "Sacred Songs" by Florian Helgath and the MDR Leipzig Radio Choir featuring motets by J.S. Bach and Max Reger as well as works by Knut Nystedt will be awarded the International Classical Music Award 2017 in the category "Choir Music".
Risto Joost is conductor and soloist in a concert with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra in Tallinn on 26 January performing John Dowland’s/Tonu Korvits’ “Flow my tears” for counter tenor and orchestra, George Crumb’s “Black
Angels”, Kristjan Körver’s “Schizzo concertato”, John Cage’s “4’33’’” and Arnold Schönberg’s “Transfigured Night”.
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.