There are a few 'single minded'
festivals around…of course in the best sense possible!! :-)
For the past 35 years,
the La Roque-d’Anthéron
has been the mekka of all pianists -
ever since the Festival International de Piano
A great mix between up and coming and very
established pianists gathr
each year in July and August at the Château de Florans.
On Aug. 4th
are having a double bill!
Three of her amazing pianists can be heard in two concerts!
At 18.00h Shani Diluka
performs at the Parc du Château de Florans
Bizjak Piano Duo
are playing the Poulenc Concerto
the Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille under the baton of Lawrence Foster
Between her two cultures, western and eastern,
Shani Diluka pursues an international career,
championing a wide repertoire -
this time you will catch her with a more traditional
choice of composers but with a highly imaginative combination
of works by Liszt, Beethoven & Schubert/Liszt!
Lidija and Sanja Bizjak are also part of a concert there
on Aug. 1st where they perform the great works for two pianos
by Mozart and Schubert.
Also, Florent Boffard
is both part of the festival and Sartory Artsists
He will perform in La Roque-d’Anthéron at the beginning of August
before he heads to Salzburg to join Michael Barenboim and
for a wonderful Trio programme on Aug. 21st.
Catch a great mixture of Boulez, Debussy, Ravel, Widmann,
Schönberg, Webern and Berg at the Mozarteum.
at the Lincoln Center in New York is happening
right now and founding member
is enjoying to play in the
Festival Orchestra this summer.
Alongside the festival’s
Music Director Louis Langrée
( also Chief conductor of the
Andrew Manze, Joshua Bell; Edward Gardner,
Emanuel Ax, will share the same
stage to mention only a few.
On Aug. 14th and 15th Lars Vogt will
be performing Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto
teaming up with the
Philadelphia Orchestra’s conductor-in-residence
who enjoying a very busy summer conducting
the World Youth Symphony Orchestra,
Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and of course his
Try and keep track with him here.
Not only will the namesake composer’s genius be
performed (stating that the festival of course
is far away from being „single minded“!! :-)
- this year’s festival also features a
landmark operatic event:
the U.S. stage premiere of George Benjamin’s acclaimed
opera Written on Skin,
widely considered a modern masterpiece.
The Mostly Mozart Festival composer-in-residence,
Mr. Benjamin’s powerful tale of submission and
desire comes to our stage for just three performances.
The orchestra performing in the pit
is none other than the
Mahler Chamber Orchestra
who premiered the work at the festival in
Aix-en-provence in 2012.
The production features original staging by
Katie Mitchell and two of the main roles from
the original cast: Barbara Hannigan
as Agnès and Christopher Purves as the Protector.
Try and catch one of the performances if you can!
Bettina Mehne manages
the relationships with Artists, Ensembles,
their Managements as well as Promoters on HELLO STAGE.
She toured Orchestras around the world,
worked for London and Germany based Managements,
took care of Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
as their Artistic Manager and headed
the Artistic Planning at the Wiener Konzerthaus for six seasons.
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