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World premiere of the Prologue by Sofia Gubaidulina postponed to June 2021

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In the interim, it has been officially confirmed that the world premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s orchestral work “Prologue”, a work commissioned by the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, cannot take place as planned on September 8, 2020 at the Musikfest Berlin.

The British first performance at the BBC Proms on 10 September 2020 will also be cancelled. 

The Gewandhausorchester has now postponed the premiere until 24/25/27 June 2021 in Leipzig. The conductor will be Andris Nelsons. The "prologue" is to be preceded by Gubaidulina's orchestral work “The Wrath of God” - a combination of works the composer has described as desirable.

The US premiere by the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Andris Nelson’s direction is to take place in the 2021-22 season.

Photo: © Bodil Maroni Jensen

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