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2018/12/17

Work of the Week – Kurt Weill: Street Scene

On 22 December, Theater Münster will perform Kurt Weill’s opera Street Scene (1946), staged by Hendrik Müller and conducted by Stefan Veselka. Continue reading “Work of the Week – Kurt Weill: Street Scene”

2018/11/05

Work of the Week – Mark-Anthony Turnage: The Silver Tassie

On 10 November 2018, the BBC Symphony Orchestra will perform Mark-Anthony Turnage’s opera The Silver Tassie (1997-1999) in concert  as part of their In Remembrance World War I series at the Barbican in London. Ryan Wigglesworth will conduct, with an excellent cast including Sally Matthews, Sir John Tomlinson, Claire Booth, Marcus Farnsworth, Louise Alder, Susan Bickley, and Ashley Riches as Harry, the lead character. Continue reading “Work of the Week – Mark-Anthony Turnage: The Silver Tassie”

2016/11/22

Work of the Week: Alexander Goehr – Vanishing Word

On 25 November, Ensemble Modern will give a concert focused on the music of Alexander Goehr at the Wigmore Hall in London, including the UK premiere of his major song cycle Vanishing Word with mezzo-soprano Lucy Schaufer and tenor Christopher Gillet. The following day, the same performers present the concert at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, marking the work’s German premiere. Continue reading “Work of the Week: Alexander Goehr – Vanishing Word”

2016/10/04

Work of the Week – Harry Partch: Delusion of the Fury

Partch: Delusion of the fury - Musikfabrik Ruhrtriennale 2013

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”