Anna-Maria Helsing conducts the Iceland Symphony in Reykjavik on 14 March with an Icelandic contemporary programme: Karolina Eiriksdottir: Toccata, Thorsteinn Hauksson: Symphony No. 2, Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Illumine and John Speight: Symphony No. 5.
Grete Pedersen's album The wind blows with music by Alfred Janson together with The Norwegian Soloists' Choir at BIS Records has been chosen as 'Record of the year 2018' by Gramophone.
Anna-Maria Helsing conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in Watford with music by Susan Spain-Dunk, Albert Roussel, Saint-Saens and Augusta Holmes on 18 January.
Risto Joost conducts the Kuopio Symphony in Finland on 17 January with Lepo Sumera's Music for Chamber Orchestra, Samuel Barber's Cello Concerto and Brahms' Symphony No. 1.
Risto Joost conducts Strawinsky's opera oratorio Oedipus Rex, Ildebrando Pizzetti's 2nd Preludio from: Tre Preludi sinfonici per L'edipo Re di Sofocle and Debussy's Trois Nocturnes with MDR Symphony, Radio Choir, soloists and
narrator in Erfurt on 1 February and 2 February in Leipzig. MDR Kultur/MDR Klassik broadcast the recording on 3 February, 19:30-22:00 (CET).Read more
The Arcis Saxophone Quartet performs the programme American Dreams in Kaufbeuren on 26 January.
Florian Helgath conducts the MDR Leipzig Radio Choir in an A capella programme in Leipzig on 25 January featuring Hans Schanderl's Gitanjali No. 100, Einojuhani Rautavaara's The Cathedral as well as Charles Hubert Parry's "Songs of Farewell".