In this interview Mark-Anthony Turnage describes his relationship with poetry and his approach to song setting. His recent focus on the genre continues with premieres of Songs of Sleep and Regret by Sarah Connolly at the Aldeburgh Festival (25 June) and Of Nature’s Light by Hannah Sandison at Opera Holland Park (1 July).
Scored for choir and instrumental ensemble, Kim André Arnesen’s The Stranger opens the Olavsfest in his native city of Trondheim on 28 July. The new work, commissioned by Together in Hope, sets out to promote increased awareness of the refugee situation through words and music.
The North American premiere of Brett Dean’s opera Hamlet at The Met Opera has garnered strong reviews— The New York Times proclaimed the production to be “a hit.” On June 4, live transmissions of Hamlet will be presented in cinemas around the globe as part of The Met: Live in HD series.
Nonesuch Records releases significant recording projects for two B&H composers this summer: the world premiere recording of Steve Reich’s 2019 ensemble work Reich/Richter (June 10) and the John Adams Collected Works box set (July 1).
Braceros, a cantata for mariachi and orchestra, receives its world premiere on June 11 with the Santa Rosa Symphony and Francesco Lecce-Chong, featuring Mariachi Champaña Nevin and four vocalists including renowned Mexican actor and singer Rafael Jorge Negrete.
Azerbaijani composer Franghiz Ali-Zadeh reveals her musical inspirations, shares significant moments in her education and explains what audiences can expect from her music in a 75th birthday interview.
Learn about the life and career of Ursula Mamlok ahead of her100th birthday in 2023, including both her personal journey from Germany to the US and her musical journey in finding her own refined style of serial composition.
Boosey & Hawkes presents a series of short video documentaries celebrating the newly-discovered Romantic composer Leokadiya Kashperova in her 150th anniversary year. The five weekly episodes are hosted by Graham Griffiths whose search for the lost composer has led to the new Boosey & Hawkes Kashperova Edition.
The first orchestral work by Olga Neuwirth following the signing of her new contract with Boosey & Hawkes is premiered in Lyon on 20 May. Dreydl is a rhythmically infused score named after the four-sided spinning top, premiered as part of the composer’s residency with the Orchestre National de Lyon.
Gabriela Ortiz signs an exclusive publishing agreement with Boosey & Hawkes to represent her catalog of works for orchestra, opera, and chamber ensemble, which have been championed by major artists and companies around the world.
The 150th anniversary of the birth of long-lost Romantic composer Leokadiya Kashperova on 16 May brings a celebration concert at St Paul’s Knightsbridge. The programme, presented by Donne, Women in Music, features the UK concert premiere of her Cello Sonata No.2.