On 27 October the opening of the new Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr concert hall in Bochum, Germany, will be celebrated with an inaugural concert featuring the world premiere of Stefan Heucke’s cantata Baruch ata Adonaj. Commissioned by Bochumer Symphoniker, the new 30 minute work for solo baritone, three treble voices, choir and orchestra will be performed by Bochumer Symphoniker, ChorWerk Ruhr and Philharmonische Chor Bochum under the baton of Steven Sloane. The baritone part will be sung by Martijn Cornet and the three treble parts will be performed by members of the Chorakademie Dortmund.
In 2013 the Ruhrtriennale Festival of the Arts set in motion a renaissance of Harry Partch’s music when Ensemble Musikfabrik presented his theatrical work Delusion of the Fury. The ensemble have subsequently performed the work in Oslo, Geneva, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, New York and Paris, and now they will take the work to Taichung, Taiwan where it will receive its Asian premiere on 7 October 2016, followed by a second performance on 8 October. Continue reading “Work of the Week – Harry Partch: Delusion of the Fury”