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Sofia Gubaidulina’s Percussion Concerto “Glorious Percussion” on Swedish Radio

Sofia Gubaidulina composed the percussion concerto “Glorious Percussion” in response to a commission from the Dresden Philharmonic, the Göteborg Symphony Orchestra, the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and the ensemble “Glorious Percussion”. It will receive its world premiere on 18 September 2008 with the Göteborg Symphony Orchestra and the ensemble “Glorious Percussion.” The Swedish Broadcasting Corporation will broadcast the concert event live under the musical direction of Gustavo Dudamel.

On 4 October the Dresden Philharmonic will perform the German premiere under the direction of John Axelrod.