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Luciano Berio, handwritten page from Una melodia di Gustav Mahler. Note sull’”Andante” della Sesta Sinfonia (in Colloque International Gustav Mahler, Paris 1986, pp. 108-115: 110, now in Luciano Berio, Scritti sulla musica, edited by A.I. De Benedictis, Torino, Einaudi 2013, p. 150).

Between April and June 2015 are scheduled several concerts featuring Luciano Berio’s music. The following is a selection of the most outstanding events (for the full list see the Concert calendar).

A-ronne will be performed by vocal ensemble SoloVoices in Basel (April 23). The same day Rendering is scheduled in Västerås, with the Västerås Sinfonietta conducted by Julian Kuerti.
The Folk Songs will be performed both in St. Andrews by Tania Holland Williams and the St. Andrews New Music Ensemble (April 24), and at the Luxembourg Philharmonie, with Cristina Branco and the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg conducted by Peter Rundel (May 8).
In the frame of Acht Brücken in Cologne is scheduled Passaggio, with soprano Julia Henning, the Kölner Vokalsolisten and the Ensemble intercontemporain, conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado (May 9).
Sinfonia is performed at the Maison de Radio France by Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, conducted by Pascal Rophé (May 23).
In the Staatstheater Kassel’s concert season are scheduled seven performances of Un re in ascolto, with Alexander Hannemann as conductor and Paul Esterhazy as stage director (May 23 - July 25).

The 2015 concert season around the world features many concerts with Luciano Berio's music. The following is a selection of events scheduled from January to March 2015 (for the full program see the Concert Calendar).

Workwithinwork, the choreography created by William Forsythe on Berio’s Duetti per due violini is scheduled in Switzerland, featuring the Ballet Zürich: nine performances are planned at the Opernhaus, Zurich, between January and June; and on February 25, 27 and 28 also in Winterthur.
On January 31, Voci is scheduled in Düsseldorf, with Christian Lindberg conducting violist Nils Mönkemeyer and the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker.
On February 1st Sequenza VIII for solo violin will be performed by Sergej Krilov at Teatro della Pergola, Florence.
On March 1st in Lugano is scheduled Ofaním's swiss première, featuring Heike Möhlen, the Ensemble 900 and Coro Clairière of Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana conducted by Arturo Tamayo, with the sound projection by Tempo Reale; in the same concert are scheduled also the performances of O King and Thema (Omaggio a Joyce). On March 6 Siete Canciones populares españolas by De Falla-Berio are planned in Lugano, with Pablo González conducting Luisa Castellani and the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana.
On March 29 Ricorrenze for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon will be performed in Paris featuring the soloists of Ensemble Intercontemporain.

On Luciano Berio’s birthday (he would have been 89 on the 24th of October). To mark this anniversary we have chosen a precious audio document discovered during our constant search of materials related to the composer’s life and work. It is a long radio interview conducted by Glenn Glasow in July 1962 for the KPFA radio station in Berkeley. In it, Berio – not yet 37 years old – talks extensively about his poetics and composing methods, about the influence of the social-economic scene on musical life and on some of his key works at that time, such as Circles and Tempi concertati.

On this occasion, we are pleased to share with you some recent news concerning the editorial and research activities of the Centro Studi. 
A new edition of Incontri Musicali - the short-lived yet epoch-making journal founded and edited by Luciano Berio between 1956 and 1960 – is forthcoming, edited by Angela Ida De Benedictis, from the Milanese publisher Archinto. The four issues of the journal will appear in a box along with a facsimile anthology of the program booklets of the series of concerts, “Concerti degli Incontri Musicali,” that were performed in various Italian venues in the same years.
A collection of Luciano Berio’s interviews, edited by Vincenzina C. Ottomano, is under way. The book will anthologize a vast number of interviews published in newspapers, magazines, journals and miscellaneous volumes between the 1950’s and 2003 and will offer a lively portrait of the composer, his ideas, his life and his music within the cultural, social and political context of his time. This will be the third volume of Berio’s writings – a project directed by Talia Pecker Berio for the Italian publisher Einaudi – following Un ricordo al futuro: Lezioni americane (the Italian version of the Norton lectures Remembering the Future published in 2006) and Scritti sulla musica (2013).