The Latvian Radio Choir and Sigvards Klava are shortlisted for the ICMA Award 2020 in the category choral with their album Tchaikovsky: Liturgy of St. John Chrysostum at Ondine. The winners will be announced on 21 January.
Tonu Kaljuste conducts an Arvo Pärt portrait at Hamburg Elbphilharmonie on 3 February with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Chor within the ECM festival Reflektor Manfred Eicher.
Risto Joost is at the rostrum of Tallinn Chamber Orchestra at ECM Festival in Hamburg Elbphilharmonie on 5 February to conduct the portrait Souvenance by and with Anouar Brahem for oud, bass clarinet, bass, piano and chamber orchestra.
The Arcis Saxophone Quartet performs with Raphaela Gromes, violoncello and Julian Riem, piano in Friedrichshafen on 7 February music by Ravel, Bernstein and Gershwin among others.
Anna-Maria Helsing returns to the Iceland Symphony Orchestra in Reykjavik on 16 January to conduct a programme with music by Jacques Ibert, Max Bruch, Arne Nordheim and Alexander Arutunian.
The Christian Benning Percussion Group debuts at Bremen Glocke and Hamburg Elbphilharmonie on 2 and 3 January presenting music by J.S.Bach, Gerassimez, Xenakis, Albeniz, Cage, Ravel, Chick Corea among others.
Anna-Maria Helsing has been appointed as Principal Guest Conductor of BBC Concert Orchestra from April 2020 to September 2022. She will be conducting four projects per season with the orchestra.
The Arcis Saxophone Quartet performs the programme Grande Finale at Schloss Dachau on 31 December with harpist Magdalena Hoffmann featuring music by Scarlatti, Schulhoff, Chopin, J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Piazzolla among others.
Florian Helgath conducts J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio cantatas 1-6 with ChorWerk Ruhr, B'Rock Orchestra and soloists in Essen, Alicante and Madrid on 13, 17 and 18 December.
The Trio Chausson and Matthieu Herzog, viola perform in Wiesloch on 11 January Ferdinand Ries: Piano Quartet F minor op. 13, Ernest Chausson: Trio G minor op. 3 and Dvorak: Piano Quartet E Flat major op. 87.