On occasion of the Beethoven year, Sony Classical is releasing two hits of the giant as single tracks online by German Brass on 18 December: Moonlight Sonata (1st movement) and Pathétique Sonata (2nd movement):
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On 10 February Anna-Maria Helsing was at the rostrum of the Finnish Radio Symphony performing at Musica Nova Festival Helsinki. The programme featured
music by Iannis Xenakis, Maija Hynninen, Lisa Streich and Roope Mäenpää: https://musicanova.fi/en/event/finnish-radio-symphony-orchestra-musica-nova-helsinki/ (available until 9 March)Read more
Grete Pedersen's new album by Luciano Berio: Coro with the Norwegian Soloists' Choir and Norwegian Radio Orchestra with BIS Records has received the Diapason d'or of the year 2020 in the category choral music.
Anna-Maria Helsing conducts the award-winning Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra as Artistic Director of the Rusk Festival in Jakobstad on 21 November, 18:00
(CET) available as livestream: https://ruskfestival.fi/en
The programme features Wojciech Kilar: Orawa, Giya Kancheli: Silent Prayer, Edward Elgar: Introduction & Allegro op. 47 among others.
Florian Helgath conducts the South Denmark Philharmonic & Chorus and soloists in Sonderborg on 17 and 18 December in J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio, cantatas I-III.
Risto Joost has been at the rostrum of Noord Nederlands Orkest on 17 December, 20:00 to conduct Händel: Messiah (arias for soprano and mezzo) and Music for the Royal
Fireworks, Samuel Scheidt: In Dulci Jubilo as well as Christmas Carols. Here the video: https://www.omropfryslan.nl/utstjoering/nno-konsert-fan-17-desimber-2020-2000Read more
Risto Joost stands at the rostrum of Pärnu City Orchestra in Pärnu on 24 October to conduct Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 and Prometheus (excerpts) as well as Mozart's Flute Concerto G Major KV 313.