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.
Anna-Maria Helsing conducts the orchestra of the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm on 6 June at the Swedish National Day with works by Bernstein, Gershwin, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Bizet, Minkus, C.M. Bellman and Gustav Nordqvist.
Peter Sadlo will perform with the percussion group of the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz in Ludwigshafen two concerts on 4 and 5 June with the programme "Rhythm is it!".
Danish vocal ensemble Theatre of Voices and Paul Hillier perform Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Stimmung at the Bergen International Festival on 3 June.
Stefan Parkman conducts the WDR Radio Choir Cologne on 30 May in Cologne with Swedish and Scandinavian Choral serenades and folk song arrangements, including
works by Hugo Alfvén, Wilhelm Stenhammar, David Wikander, Edvard Grieg, Peter Erasmus Lange-Müller, Toivo Kuula, Nils Lindberg and spirituals with soprano Barbara Hendricks.Read more
Peter Sadlo and friends present in Homburg/Saar on 28 May the programme "Percussion Pure" with four percussionists featuring works by Famadi Sako, Iannis Xenakis, Mark Glentworth, John Cage, Thierry de Mey, Steve Reich, Minoru Miki and Claudio Estay.
Kaljuste performs the premiere of the music theatre production “Adam’s Passion” (direction: Robert Wilson) with the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn
Chamber Orchestra, soloists, actors and dancers in Tallinn on 12 May. Further performances take place on 13, 14 and 16 May.Read more