#classicalbuzz HELLO STAGE Weekly Highlights November 9th

Very exciting week as we go from San Franscisco, where Classical meets Tech to Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Vienna and Houston...long live the #classicalbuzz!

Our weekly highlights start in San Francisco, where a very special event is happening - Classical Goes Tech, a prologue on classical music and tech! Our Hello Stagers Aleksey Igudesman, Eric Silberger and Emi Ferguson will be performing and Donato Cabrera will give a talk alongside many of the industry's most influential and esteemed professionals, including Zarin Mehta - Green Music Center, Christopher Amos - Carnegie Hall, Greg Kastelman - iCadenza, David H. Stull - San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Aubrey Bergauer - California Symphony, Eugene Lee - Peninsula Symphony, Matias Tarnopolsky - Cal Performances, Urban Ward, Göteborgs Symfoniker, and our own Bernhard Kerres!

The wonderful Chamber Orchestra of Europe has some fantastic concerts this week as they play Schumann in Amsterdam under the baton of Bernard Haitink. Violinist Isabelle Faust is their soloist on the 11th, cellist Gautier Capuçon on the 12th and pianist Murray Perahia on the 15th! We wish everyone the best of luck...

Join the RIAS Kammerchor in Berlin this Tuesday 10th and enjoy an evening of music by John Cage, Christian Wolff, Morton Feldman, Elliott Carter and Nik Bärtsch under Florian Helgath with the piano duo Ufuk & Bahar Dördüncü !

Congratulations to The Erlkings on their recent crowd-funding success - we can't wait for the CD! This week they play in Graz tonight and in Vienna on the 11th, so if you love Schubert come and see them live...

The PRO ARTE Frankfurter Konzertdirektion also boast a tremendously exciting upcoming week - Grigory Sokolov plays works by Schubert and Chopin on the 11th and the Turkish pianist and composer Fazil Say performs on the 13th with the Orchestre National de Belgique under Andrey Boreyko; he will perform his own Piano Concert Nr. 3 op. 11 „Silence of Anatolia“ along with Ravel's Piano Concerto in G-major and Rimski-Korsakow's Scheherazade ends this concert - what a week!

Meanwhile in London on the 12th, Duo Diez , a musical collaboration between guitarist Dimitris Dekavallas and violinist Violeta Barrena, play at Conway Hall; 'From Granada to Buenos Aires' . The chosen name for the Duo originates from the spanish word “diez” which means ten, the number of their combined strings...they also share a passion in in performing and promoting Spanish and Latin American classical music - toi toi toi!

Have you ever wondered how Western music sounds with Japanese instruments? Kyo-Shin-An Arts is "not precisely an ensemble, Kyo-Shin-An Arts is a contemporary music organization dedicated to commissioning, performing and presenting chamber and orchestral music that integrates Japanese instruments, specifically shakuhachi, koto, and shamisen into Western classical music."

This week they have a world premiere coming up in Houston, US as they play Concerto for Two Shakuhachi by James Matheson with the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra under Edwin Outwater on the 13th November - good luck!

Back in Vienna, the WIEN MODERN is in full swing - our HelloStager soprano Shira Karmon is singing in an opera titled WHATEVER WORKS with the Ensemble PHACE this Wednesday 12th under Simeon Pieronkoff - do go and see it if you can.
Author: Nina Lucas HELLO STAGE
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