Preview: October 16th-22nd 2017

Concerts and events with the premiertone artists

We begin our preview with a "new face" this week: A few days ago, we relaunched László Fassang's website! You can listen to him on two occasions this week, as he plays the hammond organ in two further performances of Peter Eötvös' new composition "Multiversum" in Amsterdam - conducted by Eötvös himself!

Another remarkable concert is going to take playce in Aarhus: Robert Koller sings in Line Tjørnhøjs "AGONY - an eating opera" which is staged in the context of Aarhus being the European Capital of Culture 2017. Further performances are going to take place until October 27th, also in Aarhus.

Philip Higham performs in a less spectacular and experimental, but also very recommendable concert in London this week: He interprets Bach's six suites for cello solo at Wigmore Hall on October 21st. Further concerts with the premiertone artists in Great Britain: Reinhard Goebel conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Bruno Delepelaire in Poole on October 18th and in Portsmouth on October 20th. Peter Donohoe continues his concert tour with the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, performing Rachmaninov's 4th Piano Concert on five more occasions during the week.

There are also a lot of concerts in Germany: Nicolai Gerassimez appears with Wassily Gerassimez in Bochum on October 21st, Paul Rivinius and Benjamin Rivinius give a concert with Lena Neudauer and Julian Steckel in Vaterstetten on October 22nd. Oren Shevlin performs works by Gade, Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Schumann in Bonn on October 16th and Meike Bertram and her Nomos Quartet appear in Rotenburg (Wümme). You can listen to the Trio Elego in Niedereschbach on October 22nd and to Nicholas Rimmer, who accompanies the silent film "Hamlet" musically, in Goslar on October 22nd. Jan Schultsz and Agneta Eichenholz give a song recital on October 17th and Hermann Bäumer has been invited to conduct the Hofer Symphoniker on October 20th.

Sophia Jaffé interprets Christian Jost's new composition "DICHTERLIEBE recomposed" with the Horenstein Ensemble Berlin - this piece for nine instrumentalists and tenor deals with Schumann's "Dichterliebe". The premiere is going to take place on October 21st, further performances on October 22nd and 23rd at the Werner-Otto-Saal of the Konzerthaus Berlin.

In addition to all the chamber music concerts of this preview, we would like to point out two solo concertos: Joseph-Maurice Weder is going to interpret Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor and (with Heidi Schmid) Mendelssohn's Double Concerto for Violin and Piano in D minor with the Berliner Camerata in Illertissen. Nils Mönkemeyer plays music by Telemann, Purcell and others with the Kammerakademie Potsdam in Brussels on October 17th. Additionally, he performs in a concert with William Youn and Sabine Meyer in Munich on October 20th.

Andra Darzins has been invited to the International Chamber Music Festival Zagreb: She plays Brahms' String Quintet No. 1 on October 17th and his String Sextet No. 2 on October 18th. Daniel Raiskin is also "on tour" this week: He is going to conduct the Swedish Chamber Orchestra in Örebro on October 19th and the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra in Moscow on October 21st. Aldo Baerten gives a master class in Cyprus starting on October 18th and also performs in a recital with Annini Tsiouti on October 21st.

Last but not least, there's a non-musical (at least not directly musical) event: Daniel Finkernagel gives a workshop about presentation and rhetoric at the Musikhochschule München on October 18th and 19th!