04.02.2019

German Premiere for Weinberg’s Symphony No. 22

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Conductor Thomas Sanderling is a long-standing supporter of composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg. In 2015, he even founded the “International Mieczysław Weinberg Society” which aims to promote the works of the often underestimated Polish-born composer. Not without success, either: Weinberg’s Symphony No. 22, his last symphony, will now see its German premiere in Berlin, performed by the Konzerthausorchester conducted by Sanderling himself. The impressive work initially remained unfinished after Weinberg’s death to then be orchestrated by Kirill Umansky in 2003. Something to look forward to! The concert will be broadcast live by Deutschlandfunk Kultur from 20:03 h.  [read more]

24.01.2019

International Mieczysław Weinberg conference in Manchester

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From 24 to 27 January 2019, the University of Manchester will be hosting a four-day conference on Polish-born composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg - just in time to kick off the celebrations of Weinberg’s 100th birthday and his centenary year 2019.  Professor David Fanning from the University of Manchester and Dr. Michelle Assay from the Université de Paris Sorbonne have invited delegates from around the world to discuss this exceptional composer. Joining the event as an honorary guest will be his oldest daughter Victoria Bishops.  Alongside the conference, the Belgian string quartet Quatour Danel will be performing a series of concerts before departing on their Weinberg-based... [read more]

18.01.2019

Juan Orrego-Salas turns 100!

It is today, on 18 January 2019, that Chilean composer Juan Orrego-Salas celebrates his 100th birthday. Born 1919 in the Chilean capital Santiago de Chile, he initiated his studies in piano and composition in his native city at age 19, later obtaining diplomas in architecture and musicology. After having lived in the USA for a few years, Orrego-Salas returned to his home country and worked as a professor at the Faculty of Arts of Universidad de Chile from 1947. In later years, he worked as a music critic, founded the Chilean ‘Instituto de Musica’ and then became the head of the ‘Latin American Music Center’ at Indiana University. Shortly before his 70th birthday, he gave up teaching and has... [read more]

11.01.2019

Brandenburg: German premiere for Miguel del Águila

Feeling chilly in January? Go to Frankfurt/Oder and Potsdam for some musical heat this month: Conducted by Spanish conductor Pablo Mielgo, the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt will be playing fiery Latin American sounds, accompanied by a tango performance. The ‘Congo’ for orchestra by Uruguayan-born American composer Miguel del Águila will be - as a german premiere - the crowning glory of the two concert nights after works by Benjamin Yusupov and Astor Piazzolla. An event in the afternoon titled ‘When the Winter does the Tango’ will take all children on a musical journey to South America. So, see you in Brandenburg!  [read more]

01.01.2019

Peermusic Classical would like to wish you a Happy New Year!

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Musically, the new year begins with Arturo Márquez: The New Year’s Concert ‘Dance’ at the Berliner Komische Oper tackles the ‘Conga del Fuego Nuevo’ for a swinging start to 2019. What a kick-off! For us, the next year will be particularly exciting since we will be celebrating 100 years of Mieczyslaw Weinberg. Music lovers can expect many concerts, new recordings and new publications. Publicizing the comprehensive musical work of Weinberg and making it accessible to a wider audience is a cause that is very close to our heart. That is why we look forward to many musical encounters and will be keeping you up to date over the course of the year!  [read more]

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