The coming weekend sees a number of world premieres and major performances from Edition Peters composers. Friday 11 March is a particularly busy date, with Brian Ferneyhough’s Contraccolpi receiving its premiere at the Library of Congress in Washington by Talea Ensemble. The group then perform the piece’s New York premiere on 15 March at the Roulette venue.
Amsterdam Sinfonietta premiere Sally Beamish’s Piano Concerto No.1 – Hill Stanzas, written especially for pianist Ronald Brautigam, at the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam before it is taken on a tour that includes a performance at the Conzertzaal in Tilbury the following day. The piano concerto is Beamish’s second world premiere since signing for Edition Peters after her Chaconne was given its first performance by David Titterington at the Royal Festival Hall last month.
Camden Reeves’ String Quartet No.3 receives its world premiere with Quatuor Danel at the University of Manchester’s Martin Harris Centre.
Over in Finland, Erkki-Sven Tüür’s 8th Symphony will be performed by the Tapiola Sinfonietta. Tüür says that the piece’s key features present are ”A constant sense of being ‘on the road’, organic development and flow.”
On Saturday 12 March, Jonathan Dove’s Arion and the Dolphin will have a double world premiere as the Dulwich Choral Society and Waltham Singers simultaneously perform the piece at West Dulwich’s All Saints Church and King Edwards Grammar School respectively. A production of Dove’s new German translation of The Enchanted Pig (Das verzauberte Schwein) continues on 13 March at Opernhaus Zurich.
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