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Season 2022/ 23 | Upcoming orchestral premieres & performances

 


Zubin Mehta Minas Borboudakis Bayerisches Staatsorchester  Bayerische Staatsoper
©Oded Antman

6 & 7/2/2023 Nationaltheater | Munich | Germany

 

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Bavarian State Orchestra, the Bavarian State Opera commissioned Minas Borboudakis to compose a new work for the orchestra. Borboudakis' newest opus will be premiered not only by one of the oldest orchestras worldwide, but also by one of the most famous conductors and previous musical director of the house, maestro Zubin Mehta.

The new eleven minutes lasting work titled >Apollon et Dionysos< patterns, colors & dances for orchestra is dealing with the symbolic figures of Greek mythology juxtaposing the differences in their personalities but also bringing them together to unification.

 

www.staatsoper.de


Junge Deutsche Philharmonie Jonathan Nott
©Ullstein Bild

27/3/2023 Konzert- und Kongresshalle | Bamberg | Germany

28/3/2023 Philharmonie | Berlin | Germany

29/3/2023 Elbphilharmonie | Hamburg | Germany

30/3/2023 Kulturpalast | Dresden | Germany

2/4/2023 Philharmonie | Cologne | Germany

 

>Z metamorphosis< for large orchestra will recieve it's German premiere as a part of the tour of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie in the philharmonic halls of  five German cities, under the baton of prestigious conductor Jonathan Nott.

The large scaled work is making use of the instrumental reservoir of a full orchestra and is transforming the main musical elements of Borboudakis' homonymous pacifistic opera >Z<  in a symphonic form, creating new sonorities out of the already used material.     

>Z metamorphosis< is a co-commission by the well known Mozarteumorchester Salzburg and the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, realised with the kind support of the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.

 

www.jdph.de


©camerata europæa
©camerata europæa

9/4/2022

Haus Vierundeinzig | Innsbruck | Austria

 

Camerata Europæa under the baton of the conductor Maria Makraki and multi-percussion performer Matthias Lachnmayr will present >Σ- Cassiopeia< for metallic percussion and string orchestra to the audience of Innsbruck. The work, written in 2002 for the legendary percussion virtuoso Peter Sadlo, was performed throughout Europe and Japan with several orchestras and soloists during the two decades of its existence. Now Matthias Lachenmayr, a soloist and multi-percussionist of the younger generation and founding member of the contemporary music ensemble der/gelber/klang, will perform the work in a program under the motto "time".

 

www.camerata.eu


© Anna Logue
© Anna Logue

10/4/2022

Schwere Reiter | Munich | Germany

 

After the french premiere >light and ashes< will be performed at the opening concert of Jugend Komponiert Bayern, the annual competition for jung composers, to which Minas Borboudakis is artistic director. Beside Borboudakis' work, the Munich based ensemble der/ gelbe/klang will perform works by S. Corbet, I. Xenakis, and L. Muir.

 

www.dergelbeklang.de


Constantinos Carydis Minas Borboudakis Mozarteumorchester Salzburg
©Mozarteumorchester Salzburg/ Thomas Brill

16/1/2022

Großes Festspielhaus | Salzburg | Austria

 

Under the baton of the great conductor Constantinos Carydis, the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg will premiere the new work >Z metamorphosis< for large orchestra.

After watching the dress rehearsal of the opera >Z<, the greek conductor, asked the composer if he could imagine enlarging the sound of >Z< in a symphonic work, which found the composer agreeing. 

The large scaled work is not only making use of the instrumental reservoir of a full orchestra, but it is also transforming the main musical elements of the homonymous pacifistic opera >Z<  in a symphonic form, creating new sonorities out of the already used material.     

>Z metamorphosis< is a co-commission by the well known Mozarteumorchester Salzburg and the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, realised with the kind support of the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.

 

www.mozorch.at

Constantinos Carydis Minas Borboudakis Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra della RAI
©Thomas Brill

26/1/2023 Oslo Concert Hall | Oslo | Norway

9 & 10/3/2023 Auditorium RAI | Torino | Italy

 

Under the baton of the great conductor Constantinos Carydis, the Oslo Philharmonic and the Orchestra Nationale della RAI Torino will perform >Z metamorphosis< for large orchestra.

The large scaled work, which was premiered in January 2022 with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg under Carydis' baton, is not only making use of the instrumental reservoir of a full orchestra, but it is also transforming the main musical elements of the homonymous pacifistic opera >Z<  in a symphonic form, creating new sonorities out of the already used material.     

>Z metamorphosis< is a co-commission by the well known Mozarteumorchester Salzburg and the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, realised with the kind support of the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.

 

www.ofo.no

www.raicultura.it


Orchestre de chambre fribourgeois, Minas Borboudakis, Adrian Prabava, Medea
© Moreno Gardenghi

15/11/2022 Théâtre Equilibre | Fribourg | Switzerland

 

Celebrating the 200the anniversary of the Greek Revolution the Orchestre de chambre fribourgeois in colaboration with the Association des Amis de la Bibliothèque d’Andritsena  and the Embasy of the Hellenic Republic in Switzerland performed Borboudakis' >Medéa Granulaire< for orchestra among works by Hector Berlioz, L.v. Beethoven and Johannes Brahms, which have been inspired by Greek history and mythology.

>Medá granulaire< was written in 2010 as a commission of the Bavarian Radio. The work was conceived as a sonic psychogram of the symbolic figure of Medea. The compositional technique of granular synthesis is here used to express the emotional explosions of the ancient woman.     

 

www.ocf.ch


© Raimund Löfflad
© Raimund Löfflad

23/7/2022

Festival BRANDNEU/

St. Martin | Kassel  | Germany

 

Composed in 2011 >Palimpsest [Hommage á A.D.]< was first performed one year later at the ION festival in Nürnberg in southern Germany. The work, a palimpsest of chords and sound mixtures waving over and over, is inspired by the painting process of renaissance master Albrecht  Dürer, who was born and lived in Nürnberg. The young organ virtuoso Angela Metzger, is focusing in this program on contemporary music for organ. She will perform >Palimpsest< at the festival Brandneu during the Kassel Documenta among other recent works.  

 

www.musik-martinskirche.de


© ensemble sillages
© ensemble sillages

25/3/2022

Centre d’Art Passerelle | Brest | France

 

>light and ashes< for clarinet and live electronics was commissioned by Oliver Klenk, the clarinetist of the Munich based contemporary music ensemble der/gleber/klang. The work was written in 2015 and was premiered by Oliver Klenk. >light and ashes< has a poetic approach to it ́s own title. Atmospheres of light and shades juxtapose to thick clouds of ashes symbolized by various graduations from sound to noise. The French premiere of the work will take place in the festival electrocution, initiated by Ensemble Sillages in Brest.

 

 

www.ensemblesillages.com


© Konstantina Vidalaki
© Konstantina Vidalaki

26/3/2022

KAM | Chania |  Greece

 

Young Greek emerging pianist Konstantina Vidalaki performs >Kátharsis<, for piano solo in a recital  in the wonderuf port of Chania beside classical works by C. Debussy, L. van  Beethoven and L. Janáček.

 

www.chania-culture.gr


©ensemble oktopus
©ensemble oktopus

29/3/2022

Reaktorhalle | Munich | Germany

 

Contemporary music Ensemble Oktopus für Musik der Moderne will dedicate a workshop and a portrait concert focusing on works by Minas Borboudakis. Composed during the last two decades works such as >photonic constructions I<, >Krámata< & >constellation< for ensemble, will be performed under the baton of Konstantia Gourzi beside >ROAI I< for piano trio >diffracted thoughts< for accordion solo and >Zwischenstücke<  for guitar solo.

 

Vera Drazic (accordion) | Antigoni Baxe (guitar)

 

www.musikhochschule-muenchen.de



DOSIER  >sechs Gedanken<  for piano | new recordings

A work composed back in 2002/03 is now released on CD and on YouTube by two very individual piano players. Jelena Stojković recorded >six thoughts< in a very personal approach, combining them with works of the romantic period and further contemporary piano works. Ricardo Descalzo made an audio and visual Gesamtkunstwerk out of the six piano miniatures, which describe moments and atmospheres in a poetic and biographical manner.