Tõnu Kaljuste has been appointed as Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir as of 1 August. His first project of the tenure are concerts on 7 and 8 August in Tallinn and Viljandi with music by Veljo Tormis on the occasion of his 91st birthday.
Vox Clamantis is nominated for OPUS KLASSIK with the album Cyrillus Kreek: The Suspended Harp of Babel for ECM Records in the category choir music. On 10 October the award celebration will take place at Berlin Konzerthaus.
Les Vents Francais are nominated for OPUS KLASSIK in category Chamber Music 19th century for their album Romantique with music by George Onslow, Louis Spohr and August Klughardt. The award presentation will take place at Konzerthaus Berlin on 10 October.
For the two albums Mozart: Requiem with Chorwerk Ruhr, Concerto Köln and soloists for Coviello Records as well as Praetorius & Italy with RIAS Kammerchor and Capella de la Torre for deutsche harmonia mundi Florian Helgath has been nominated for OPUS KLASSIK in the category choir music. The award presentation will take place at Konzerthaus Berlin on 10 October.
Les Vents Francais perform in Neumarkt on 9 and 10 June, Espinho festival on 12 June and in Oviedo Auditorio on 13 June music by Mozart, Klughardt and Poulenc.
Risto Joost gives his debut with Dortmund Philharmonic on 8 June, 20:00 (CET) with Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (excerpts) and Sibelius: Violin Concerto
(soloist: Alexander Prushinskiy). (Available until 9 June, 23:59). The Violin Concerto will be streamed live from Konzerthaus Dortmund, Mendelssohn will be available at a later stage. https://www.theaterdo.de/produktionen/detail/9-philharmonisches-konzert-skandinavische-weiten/Read more
The Christian Benning Percussion Group performs an Open Air concert at Munich Brunnenhof on 26 June with music by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Ravel, John Cage, Iannis Xenakis, Casey Cangelosi, Thierry de Mey, Chick Corea etc.
Anna-Maria Helsing revisits the Iceland Symphony Orchestra on 20 May in Reykjavik to conduct Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto E minor, Paul Creston: Fantasy for trombone and orchestra as well as arias by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, Sigfús Einarsson etc.
Anna-Maria Helsing conducts the new production of Karolina Eiriksdottir's opera Lisbeta at Aland Island Opera (direction: Ida Kronholm) with Estonian Sinfonietta in Mariehamn on 15, 16 and 17 July. Livestream link on 17 July, 18:00 (CET): http://www.nipalive.ax/
On 7 May Kaspars Putnins conducted the Swedish Radio Choir in Stockholm, Engelbrektskyrkan in an A cappella concert with music by Arvo Pärt, Brahms, J.S. Bach,
Gavin Bryars and Tõnu Korvits. Here the video: https://www.berwaldhallen.se/play/radiokoren-putnins-bach/Read more