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The Passenger: Weinberg’s Opera Premieres in Braunschweig

It is the second premiere for Mieczysław Weinberg’s opera ‘The Passenger’ in the centenary year 2019: On 6 April, the curtain goes up at Staatstheater Braunschweig on a new production by director Dirk Schmeding under the musical direction of Christopher Lichtenstein. The performances will be accompanied by a comprehensive supporting programme: In cooperation with the Schillstraße Concentration Camp Subcamp Memorial and the Jewish community, readings, talks, city tours, films and lectures on the subject will offer additional insights into the history of Braunschweig under the NS regime. We look forward to this new production of Weinberg’s striking translation of Zofia Posmysz’s... [read more]


Nordic Pulse Tour with Violin Concerto No. 1 by Gediminas Gelgotas

Today is the start of a tour that will take Violin Concerto No. 1 by Lithuanian composer Gediminas Gelgotas on a journey to Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Russia. Just like in the successful 2018 premiere, Kristjan Järvi will be presenting the most recent work by Gelgotas with the Baltic Sea Philharmonic and violinist David Nebel. The ‘Nordic Pulse Tour’ is going to take the orchestra to venues such as the Palanga Concert Hall in Lithuania, the modern Mariinsky II in St. Petersburg which was only inaugurated in 2013, and Alvar Aaltos Finlandia Hall in Helsinki.   [read more]


Premiere for Weinberg in Gera: The Passenger

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Of course, in Weinberg’s Centenary Year his impressive opera on guilt, suppression and responsibility which the composer based on the novel by Polish Auschwitz survivor Zofia Posmysz is an absolute must: The Passenger premieres on 8 March at Gera Theatre. Conducted by GMD Laurent Wagner and directed by Kay Kuntze, Weinberg’s opera will be staged as part of the series Wider das Vergessen (“Lest they be forgotten”) and on the occasion of the composer’s centenary.  [read more]


Premiere in France: Weinberg String Quartet Series in Paris

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Quatuor Danel has something special planned for us: From 4 to 8 February 2019, they will be performing all 17 string quartets by Mieczysław Weinberg in the Amphithéâtre of the Philharmonie de Paris. A wonderful treat for all chamber music aficionados! And just in time for the Polish-Russian composer’s centenary year.  The Belgian quartet, founded in 1991, has been promoting Weinberg’s music for a long time and has contributed significantly to its distribution. Not just the audiences are excited, the press is equally full of praise for the Recording of the complete string quartets by Quatuor Danel: “Hearing these quartets played with such intensity as they are by... [read more]


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]


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