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.
The Arcis Saxophone Quartet guests in Moers on 13 January to perform the programme American Dreams.
Anna-Maria Helsing returns to the rostrum of Swedish Radio Symphony on 12 January with music by Britta Byström, Elgar, Ravel, Prokofjew, Sibelius, Dmitri Kabalevsky, Strawinsky, Aram Khatchaturian and John Williams.
Risto Joost gives his debut with the Helsinki Philharmonic on 9/10 January to conduct Charles Ives' Symphony No. 2,
John Adams' Violin concerto and Charles Tomlinson Griffes' The White Peacock. Video: https://areena.yle.fi/1-50032100; https://areena.yle.fi/1-50032100?autoplay=true
On 31 January the Arcis Saxophone Quartet performs in Dachau J.S. Bach Italian Concerto, Dvorak String quartet op. 96 American, Bartok Rumanian Folk dances, Gershwin
Porgy & Bess Suite, Barber Adagio for Strings, Bernstein West Side Story as well as John Williams Cantina Band from Star Wars etc. together with Christian Felix Benning percussion.Read more
Theatre of Voices performs under the direction of Paul Hillier at Grand Hall of Elbphilharmonie Hamburg on 13 January music by John Cage, Heiner Goebbels, Johann Johannsson, Bernd Franke, Arvo Pärt, Steve Reich and the first performance of A Western by Michael Gordon. NDR Kultur broadcasts the recording on 26 February, 21:00 (CET).
Stefan Parkman conducts Monteverdi's Vespro della beata vergine with the Academic Chamber Choir Uppsala, Drottningholm Barockensemble and soloists in the New Year's concert of University Uppsala on 1 and 2 January.