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.
After a short illness and incredibly unexpected, Peter Sadlo has passed away. The music world lost a brilliant artist, passionate musician and a tireless mentor.
The youngest solo timpanist in the history of the Munich
Philharmonic has significantly emancipated percussion as a solo instrument since his unanimous victory of the ARD Music Competition in 1985.
Sadlo enhanced an entire generation of young percussionists with whom he maintained a close artistic friendship and gave joint concert performances. His colleagues and students lose due to his death a reliable companion and likesome human being.Read more
The ambitious Arcis Saxophone Quartet is on festival tour on 11 August in Oberstdorf, 12 August in Goslar, 13 August in Messdorf and on 21 August in Grafenegg performing works by György Ligeti, Alexander Glasunov, J.S. Bach, Astor Piazzolla and Fabien Levy.
Risto Joost conducts the first performance of Ülo Krigul's opera Swan Bone City at the Estonian Saarema Opera Festival in Kuressaare on 25 July with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and soloists (direction: Marianne Körver).
Stefan Parkman conducts the programme "Longing for" with the WDR Rundfunkchor on 16 September at Funkhaus Köln featuring works by Rossini, Pizzetti, Martland, Badings, Nyström, Brahms, Stenhammar, Schubert, Rautavaara and Mendelssohn.
Risto Joost conducts the Turku Philharmonic on 8 September with following programme: Arvo Pärt Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten, Peteris Vasks Viola Concerto (Finnish first performance) and Prokoviev Symphony No. 5.
Tonu Kaljuste conducts the opening concert of the Arvo Pärt festival in Tallinn on 2 September featuring the Estonian first performance of Greater Antiphones for string
orchestra with the Estonian National Symphony and soloists. On 11 September Tonu Kaljuste performs Fratres and Te Deum among others within the closing concert in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the tintinnabuli style.Read more