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Caroline Shaw / Attacca Quartet: “Evergreen”

Nonesuch releases “Evergreen”, the second album of works by Caroline Shaw of the New Yorker Attacca Quartet. Evergreen is the second project to unite composer Caroline Shaw with the Attacca Quartet. The previous, Orange, released in 2019, won the Grammy for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance the following year, and…

World premiere of a short piece by Kevin Lau

Spanish conductor Gustavo Gimeno premieres a short piece by Chinese-Canadian composer Kevin Lau in Toronto. Gustavo Gimeno (Valencia, 1976), chief conductor of the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra since 2015 and of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra since the 2020/21 season (and recently appointed music director of the Teatro Real de Madrid, to…

Venice Music Biennale 2022 kicks off

The 66th Biennial of Music has begun, focusing this year on new forms of experimental music theatre. The 66th edition of the Venice International Festival of Contemporary Music, popularly known as the Venice Biennale, began on 14 September and runs until 25 September. The 2022 edition, directed by composer Lucia…

World premiere of Julia Wolfe’s “Her Story”

The Nashville Symphony premieres Julia Wolfe’s “Her Story”, a piece written for the ten women’s voices of the Lorelei Ensemble. The Nashville Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Nicaraguan Giancarlo Guerrero, will give the world premiere of Julia Wolfe’s Her Story tomorrow Thursday at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, capital of…

Spanish premiere of Philip Glass’ “Orphée”

The first of Philip Glass’ Cocteau Trilogy, the chamber opera “Orphée”, opens next Monday at the Teatros del Canal. In the year that marks the 85th birthday of Phillip Glass, the Teatro Real has decided to programme the Spanish premiere of Orphée, the Baltimore composer’s two-act chamber opera, which will…

Spanish composer Tomás Marco turns 80

Tomorrow is Tomás Marco’s eightieth birthday and on Tuesday a tribute concert will be held at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, in Madrid. The Spanish composer Tomás Marco (Madrid, 1942) will be 80 years old tomorrow, Monday 12 September. To commemorate the event, two of the…