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Upcoming events with Berio's music


The year 2017 closed with three events dedicated to the relationship between Luciano Berio and Claudio Monteverdi, organized on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the birth of the composer from Cremona. On November 23 and 24 the international study meeting OrphĂ©e Aujourd’hui. Lire, interpreter... was held in Paris, organized by the UniversitĂ© Paris 8; on 6 and 7 December, the Italian Academy of Columbia University, New York, hosted Monteverdi at 450: Experiments in Sound, Image and Movement, two days of events dedicated to the "revisitation" made by Berio of the "L'incoronazione di Poppea" by Monteverdi; On December 14, at Conservatorio "G. Verdi", Milan, was held the study day Altre seconde cose. XVII e XX secolo nella recezione di Claudio Monteverdi , featuring a reflection on the Orfeo 2 curated by Berio in 1984.

In the first months of 2018 numerous events with Luciano Berio's music are scheduled. Following is a list of the main events until April (for a complete list, see the Concert calendar).
Folk Songs and Naturale are scheduled in Bonn with the ensemble Musikfabrik, conducted by Dirk Rothbrust, and two outstanding soloists: mezzo-soprano Jessica Aszodi and violist Tabea Zimmermann (Jan 19). Circles will be performed in Miami by Kelsey Lauritano and the New World Symphony conducted by Michael Linville (Jan 27). Rendering will be in the Konzerthaus Berlin's concert season, featuring the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Andrey Boreyko (Feb 4).

Sinfonia is scheduled in Frankfurt am Main with the Synergy Vocals and the hr-Sinfonieorchester conducted by Matthias Pintscher; Voci will be in the same concert, performed by violist Antoine Tamest (Feb 9). Rendering is scheduled in Joensuu, Finland, featuring Joensuun Kaupunginorkesteri conducted by Jurjen Hemel (Feb 22) and in Örebro, Sweden, with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Alex Prios (March 8).
From March 22 to 25 is scheduled the London Ear Festival, with performances of Sequenza I, Sequenza IV, Sequenza VI, Cries of London, Gesti, Sonata and Six Encores (for the complete program, click here).
Three important events will feature performances of Sinfonia: at the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, with the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart and the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg conducted by Alejo PĂ©rez (March 18 and 19); in Munich, with London Voices and MĂŒnchner Philharmoniker conducted by Semyon Bychkov (April 21 and 22); in the frame of the KlangbrĂŒcken Festival, Hannover, with The Swingle Singers and the NiedersĂ€chsisches Staatsorchester Hannover conducted by Stefan Blunier; the same concert will feature also performances of Festum and Fanfara (April 23 and 24).