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".
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
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.
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).