We have been concentrating a bit on
Germany and Austria (Australia)
in our last summer festival write ups -
simply because so much going on,
but of course we don’t want to neglect what else is out there!
Such a busy summer all around the world for HELLO STAGErs -
too much for just one blog…so beware - more to come until
the end of the month.
Travel 90 miles north of New York und you
find yourself in the midst of Latin America!
The Bard Music Festival’s
point this year is
, the central figure in Mexican music
of the 20th century.
His masterworks as well as his contemporaries
will be featured in orchestral and chamber concerts.
Their website tells us:
"Program themes will include the relationship
of the Latin American musical scene to that in
the United States; the role of the European émigrés the
legacy and influence of Spain; Mexican musical traditions;
and Chávez’s work as conductor and his place
among the outstanding Latin composers of the 20th century.
The work of Silvestre Revueltas, Alberto Ginastera,
Heitor Villa-Lobos, and others will be heard,
as will choral music from Mexico dating back to the 16th century.“
Congratulations on excellent programming -
what an exiting festival!
And who better to invite than
Jorge Federico Osorio
to perform the
Chávez Piano Concerto.
Highly revered in his native Mexico,
he performed a wide range of programmes with
many of the world’s leading ensembles,
but he loves returning to his routes and has recorded
the Chávez Concerto as well as a CD called Salón Mexicano.
Taking part in two of the chamber music concerts is the
. The New Yorker praised the ensemble
as „fresh and vital young participant in what is a golden
age of American string quartets“.
But not only at the Bard Music Festival
have they show their passion for unusual programming
(they are performing Silvestre Revueltas and Henry Cowell),
their recent recordings include works by Geroge Perle
and Fred Lerdahl and they are going to visit
the 92nd Y
in New York twice next season celebrating
the legacy of Czech Music and exploring the Echos
of Russian Jewish Folk Music society.
Not far away from Bard College and also north of New York,
we find ourselves in Italy when
the Kingston Festival of the Arts
celebrates an open-air Verdi programme.
The Audience will get a taste of Norma from
. For those who can’t get enough, I recommend
travelling to Berlin this autumn where
she is going to debut in Nabucco at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Zooming into another part of the world,
let’s take a quick look at Scandinavia where
mostly Chamber music is big each summer:
for once does not have to travel far - they are
performing at the
in Roskilde in their native Denmark.
Only a few days later they are teaming up with the
for some Chamber music extravaganza at the renown
the three young gentlemen are back to their normal
travel circuit - off to Portugal and Berlin as well
as all three having concerts in their own right as soloists.
And more #classicalbuzz is happening in and around Copenhagen.
is performing a Brahms-Schubert-Kreisler-Elgar
programme at the Summer Festival in the city where
she also teaches at the Royal Academy of Music,
after her performances in Greece earlier this summer.
is gathering his friends at the
International Chamber Music Festival Stavanger
around him, for the 25th edition of the festival this summer.
are taking part in several concerts and
is conducting the Stavanger Symfoniorkester.
And we can find
at the Oslo Kammermusikkfestival,
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
has been to the
as one stop of their summer whereabouts and
Mahler Chamber Orchestra
took the Beethoven journey to
Leif Ove Andsnes’ native Bodø before it’s
last stop at the BBC Proms.
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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