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Sofia Gubaidulina at 80 – Important Concerts and Events in 2011/12

Gubaidulina 2011

There will be numerous festivals, special events and concert performances during the 2011/12 season celebrating the 80th birthday of Sofia Gubaidulina (24 October 2011). For example, the Second Violin Concerto "In tempus praesens" composed for Anne-Sophie Mutter in 2007 will be performed 15 times all over the world this year.

For 2011 alone, 19 performances are planned for her Bayan Concerto "Fachwerk". The bayan player Geir Draugsvoll will make guest appearances at numerous European concert venues in 2011 with "Fachwerk," including Potsdam on 17 September (German premiere) and London on 24 November (British premiere). In addition, a Naxos recording will be issued in October with Draugsvoll performing as soloist with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra.

Special events in 2011:

19 May
Austrian premiere of “In tempus praesens“
Katharina Hötzenecker (violin)
Bruckner Orchestra Linz
Direction: Nicholas Milton

Los Angeles
15-22 May
Gubaidulina Festival
Presented by California Arts / Los Angeles Philharmonic
including the US premiere of the concerto for percussion “Glorious Percussion“
Los Angeles Philharmonic (conductor: Gustavo Dudamel)

23 May
Russian premiere of “Ravvedimento“ for violoncello and guitar quartet
Ivan Monighetti (violoncello)

29 May
Tage der Neuen Musik
Silenzio - Portrait concerto Sofia Gubaidulina
with “In Croce“ for violoncello and bayan, “Chaconne“ for piano, “Reflections on the Theme B-A-C-H“ for string quartet and “Silenzio“ for violin, violoncello and bayan
Soloists: Elsbeth Moser (bayan), Nicolas Altstaedt (violoncello), Oleh Rudnytsky (piano)
Zeitsprung String Quartet

Bastad (Sweden)
27 June - 2 July
Chamber Music Festival
Sofia Gubaidulina is guest as composer in residence

30 August
Lucerne Festival
World premiere: “Labyrinth“ for 12 solo celli
The 12 cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

30 September
Alfred Schnittke Akademie
Birthday concerto
“De profundis“ for bayan, “Ten Preludes“ for violoncello solo,
“In croce“ for violoncello and bayan
Soloists: Vladimir Tonkha (violoncello), Friedrich Lips (bayan)

20/21 October
Birthday festival: Concertgebouworkest (“Feast during a Plague“)
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
22-24 October
Birthday concerts
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest (conductor: Reinbert de Leeuw) and the Asko/Schönberg ensemble
including the dutch premiere of the concerto for violin “In tempus praesens“
Simone Lamsma (violin)

Beginning of November
1st Gubaidulina festival
including the russian premiere of the concerto for percussion “Glorious Percussion“

9-13 November
Gubaidulina Festival
Presented by NDR / Musikhochschule Hannover
including “Fachwerk“ and “In tempus praesens“ (with Anne-Sophie Mutter)

23-29 November
Gubaidulina Festival
Presented by “Neue Interpretenkunst Moskau”

15 February 2012
World premiere of the chamber music worlk “A Pilgrimage of Four“
(Koussevitsky Foundation, Contempo ensemble)


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