In 2014 the Quatuor Modgliani became the artistic directors of the Rencontres Musicales d'Évian. The four musicians have given a whole new directions to the festival. In 2016 the Recontres Musicales d'Évian are celebrating their 40th year of existance - in the anniversary year the festival will take place from 2 to 10 July.
The humble beginnings in 1967 have turned into a festival that makes Bach-lovers from all around the world flock to Köthen, Germany every two years. In 2016 the Köthener Bachfesttage will be planned by the Berlin-based dramaturg, music manager and concert designer Folkert Uhde for the first time.
Looking back upon more than 150 years of existence, the Göttinger Symphonie Orchester is rich in tradition. Over 100 concerts and more than 90.000 listeners every year prove clearly that it is amongst the most successful orchestras in Middle and Northern Germany.
Barcelona is one of the most fascinating cities of the Iberian Peninsula and enchants its visitors with a vivid, multi-faceted cultural life. The leading classical music institutions of the city have joined forces under the name of “Barcelona Obertura – Classic and Lyric”:
The London Symphony Orchestra was founded as England’s first independent and self-governed orchestra in 1904. It is famous for its great versatility and diversity in its choice of repertoire and conductors.
Jörg Widmann is the most renowned German composer of the younger generation. His latest CD recording saw release in spring 2016 and portrays him as a fascinating clarinetist with clarinet concertos by Mozart and Weber and a work by the artist himself.
En interprétant le rôle de Farnaspe dans l’opéra « Adriano in Siria » de Jean-Baptiste Pergolèse, Franco Fagioli repart sur les traces du fameux castrat Caffarelli pour lequel Pergolèse (1710–1736) avait créé ce rôle sur mesure. L’œuvre a été enregistrée encore cette année et sa sortie chez Decca est prévue au printemps 2016. Pour la première fois, Fagioli se produira en public dans cet opéra le 4 décembre 2015 à l’Opéra Royal de Versailles.
Antoine Tamestit has established himself as one of the world’s greatest violists. He will give the World premiere of the “Viola Concerto” by Jörg Widmann, written especially for him, on Wednesday October 28th 2015 at the new Philharmonie in Paris with the Orchestre de Paris under their chief conductor Paavo Järvi. The Swedish premiere will be with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding on 26th and 27th November 2015 in Stockholm. In Germany, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra will perform the work in Munich on 3rd and 4th of March 2016, also with Daniel Harding.
Fifteen years ago today, on 1 September 2000, REMA was founded in Ambronay (France). It is now Europe’s leading early music network, with 69 member organisations from 19 European countries. REMA’s main objective is to uphold and promote the European idea through the medium of music. With its head office in Versailles, the network is supported by the European Commission’s Creative Europe Programme and the French Ministry of Culture.