On 3 April, Fazil Say’s new cello concerto Never Give Up will premiere with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, conductor Douglas Boyd and cellist Camille Thomas as soloist at the Théâtre Champs- Elysées in Paris. Continue reading “Work of the week – Fazil Say: Never give up”
The London Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates Valentin Silvestrov’s 80th birthday with the UK premiere of his Symphony No. 3 (“Eschatophony”) at Royal Festival Hall on 27 September with conductor Vladimir Jurowski.
The genre of the symphony includes many strange beasts: “Unfinished” works, others labelled “No. 0”, and even some with alternate or multiple opus numbers. Krzysztof Penderecki’s Symphony No. 6 may well be one such oddity. His Symphonies No. 7 and No. 8 were completed decades ago and have enjoyed multiple performances, however, Symphony No. 6 has only recently been completed.