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    Christian Benning Percussion Group in Munich

    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.

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    Vox Clamantis: OPUS KLASSIK nomination

    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.

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    Les Vents Francais: nomination for OPUS KLASSIK

    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.

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    Florian Helgath: 2 nominations for OPUS KLASSIK

    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.

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    Anna-Maria Helsing conducts Eirikdottir's Lisbeta

    Anna-Maria Helsing conducts the new production of Karolina Eiriksdottir's opera Lisbeta at Aland Island Opera (direction: Ida Kronholm) in Mariehamn on 15, 16 and 17 July with soloists and Estonian Sinfonietta.

Anna-Maria Helsing: Principal Guest Conductor of BBC Concert Orchestra until 2024

The BBC Concert Orchestra has extended the tenure of Anna-Maria Helsing as its Principal Guest Conductor until 2024. She conducts four programmes per season. On 6 September 2021 Helsing gives her debut with this orchestra at BBC Proms.

Florian Helgath & Zürcher Sing-Akademie: Concert stream on 11 June

Florian Helgath conducts the Zürcher Sing-Akademie with music by Alfred Schnittke, Josef Rheinberger, Charles Hubert Parry, Knut Nystedt, Giuseppe di Bianco and Burkhard Kinzler on 11 June, 19:30 at Rheinau Klosterkirche. The video is available afterwards yet. Here the link: https://www.sing-akademie.ch/concerts.php

Dorothee Oberlinger & Edin Karamazov: Bach Album

Sony Classical | deutsche harmonia mundi releases the first album of Dorothee Oberlinger and Edin Karamazov with their highly acclaimed programme for recorder and lute by J.S. Bach on 11 June.

https://open.spotify.com/album/3eZhk76QXrZxElox5OY4CW

 

 

Spellermann Prize for Grete Pedersen & The Norwegian Soloists' Choir

Grete Pedersen and The Norwegian Soloists' Choir lately received the renowned Spellermann Prize for their album Lament (compositions by Lars Petter Hagen, Nils Henrik Asheim and Arne Nordheim) on BIS Records.

Risto Joost at the Musikfest Stuttgart

The young and aspiring conductor leads the SWR Vocal Ensemble and the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra with a concert in Fellbach on September 12 honouring the Estonian composer Arvo Pärts. On the programme are Orient & Occident, Magnificat, Adam's Lament, Fratres and Te Deum.

EPCC at the Festival Wratislavia Cantans

Under the baton of Tõnu Kaljuste, the choir will perform Arvo Pärt's sacred master piece Kanon Pokajanen at Wroclaw's University Church on September 7. Further concerts on September 6 and 8 in Lower Silesia. In 1998

ECM released a recording of the Canon of Repentance sung by the EPCC under Tõnu Kaljuste, the choir's chief conductor at that time, one of the most highly valued CD recordings of the choir.

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Anna-Maria Helsing conducts in Gävle

Anna-Maria Helsing gives her debut with the Gävle Symphony Orchestra. The programme of the special concert for subsribers and invited guests on September 3 includes a dance suite from Hilding Rosenberg's Ballet op. 75, Mozart's Violin Concerto No 3 and Shostakovich's Ballet Suite No 1.

Peter Sadlo and friends - Open-Air at the Mosel Musikfestival

The five-member ensemble presents on August 1 at the Kurfürstliche Palais Trier his latest programme Bach, Rhythm and more. A walk on the border between old and new, classical music and jazz, melody and rhythm. Concert review

Theatre of Voices on festival tour

The outstanding Danish vocal ensemble Theatre of Voices perfoms at the Lausitzer Musiksommer in Kamenz on 19 July and at the festival RheinVokal in Maria Laach on 20 July. Together with violin, viola and cello, the ensemble

performs early music by de Machaut, Hildegard von Bingen as well as contemporary music by Arvo Pärt and Gavin Bryars. The concert in Maria Laach will be recorded and broadcasted on 27 October between 20 and 23h on SWR2.

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Paul Hillier at the Diaghilev Festival

Paul Hillier was invited by the Diaghilev Festival Perm (Artistic Director: Teodor Currentzis) to conduct the Chamber Choir Ireland and the choir of Perm Opera, MusicAeterna. On 28 June he led an a cappella

programme with excerpts of Arvo Pärt's Kanon Pokajanen, motets by J.S. Bach, Brahms and Bruckner as well as contemporary Irish pieces.

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