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.
Stefan Parkman conducts the WDR Symphony Orchestra and WDR Radio Choir Cologne with an entire programme of J.S. Bach in Cologne on 22 November: the Orchestra
Suite No. 2 b minor and cantatas "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme", BWV 140 and "Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir", BWV 38.Read more
He is considered to be one of the most innovative minds of the young conductor scene and has been appointed as Artistic Director of the MDR Leipzig Radio Choir. After positions in Tallinn and Amsterdam Risto Joost starts his new position as of the season 2015/2016.
The Eggner Trio guests at Rotterdam, De Doelen on 11 November with Mozart’s Divertimento B flat major K. 354, Anton Arensky’s trio No. 2 op. 73 and Schubert’s Trio B flat major op. 99. The concert will be live broadcasted on radio 4 in the Nederlandse Publieke Omroep.
The Dutch conductor gives his debut with the Finnish Oulu Symphony on 6 November. The programme includes Brahms Hungarian Dances (selection), Bartók Viola Concerto and Dvořák Symphony No. 7.
Anna-Maria Helsing conducts the Swedish Västeras Sinfonietta on 6 November in a programme which contrasts Nordic pieces as Lotta Wennäkoski’s Hava and Sibelius’ Pelléas and Mélisande with Richard Strauss Le bourgeois gentilhomme.
Ole Edvard Antonsen performs with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin on 2 November the "Bridge" Trumpet Concerto No. 1 by Swedish composer Rolf Martinsson. The concert will be broadcasted on 4 November, 20:03 by Deutschlandradio Kultur.