Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cité de la Musique 2011-2012

The program for 2011-2012 at Cité de la musique in Paris only reminded me that there is still a place where the love for music comes first: a bunch of rarities from all epochs, new works, some stuff from the repertoire.... simply great!

In front of the entrance to Cité de la musique

They will soon post everything on their website. A good part of it can be found below.

NB, on the right - under "Germany", that I updated the details of the 2012 program at Opera Cologne [8 new productions including War and Peace (no less)!]
September 2011

  • Sept 13: Borgia Dynasty,  cnd- Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XXI and La Capella Reial de Catalunya with Montserrat Figueras
  • Sept 15: Zanaida, opera by Johann Christian Bach in concert: cnd-David Stern (Opera Fuoco), cast: Vivica Genaux, Veronica Cangemi, Sara Hershkowitz, Daphné Touchais, Jeffrey Thomson...
  • Sept 16: La Ménagerie du sultan (music by Telemann, Rameau, Stamitz, Rousseau, Gossec) with Magali Léger, Arnaud Marzorati...
  • Sept 17: Love Duets, from Mozart operas sung by Sandrine Piau and Detlef Roth, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (OPRF) with Bernard Labadie cnd
  • Sept 20:  Karen Vourc'h will sing La Voix humaine by Poulenc, and Ensemble Orchestral will add Pelléas et Mélisande by Sibelius, cnd- Juraj Valcuha
  • Sept 24 & 27: Pasión flamenca (2 evenings): 1st night staged version of Oasis abierto with Carmen Linarès, Tomasito... directed by Emilio Hernandez

October 2011 

  • Tue 4: Christophe Rousset, recital-harpsichord (music by Louis Couperin and Johann Jakob Froberger)
  • Sat 8: Madrigals by Claudio Monteverdi (Part One): Les Arts Florissants with Paul Agnew cnd
  • Fri 7, Sat 8, Sun 10: Der Ring des Nibelungen, Birmnigham version by Jonathan Dove and Graham Vick for 18 instruments: dir- Antoine Gindt, cnd- Peter Rundel, cast: Ivan Ludow, Cecile de Boever, Jeff Martin, Rayanne Dupuis, Marc Haffner, Lionel Peintre, Fabrice Dalis, Allison Cook...]
  • Tue 11: Steve Reich on piano and Ensemble Modern with Brad Lubman cnd, will perform 3 pieces by Steve Reich 
  • Sat 15, Sun 16: String Quartet Thymos to perform the "mystic" compositions by Steve Reich (with a scenic choreography by Karine Saporta danced by her troupe members)
  • Tue 18: The Desert Music by Steve Reich, and Beethoven's 5th by Brussel Philharmonic with Michel Tabachnik cnd
  • Sat 22: Sergey Khachatryan, recital-violin (Sonatas by Bach)
  • Sun 23: Zeugen (composed and staged by Georges Apergis), with the members of the Paris Music Conservatory performing
  • Wed 26: Prazak Quartet homage to Paul Klee with music by Brahms, Mozart and Berg
  • Thu 27: Cassandre (monodrama by Michael Jarrell) in concert, with Susanna Mälkki conducting Ensemble Intercontemporain, and Fanny Ardan to recite
  • Sat 29: Ryuichi Sakamoto, recital-piano. He will perform his own music (with Jacques Morelenbaum on cello)

November 2011

  • Sat 5: Hélène Grimaud (p) and Radoslaw Szulc (v), together with Kammerorchestrer des Bayerischen Rundfunks: music by J.S. Bach (Brandenburg conc.n.3, and Piano Concerto n.1), Valentin Silvestrov (Der Bote, 2 Dialogen mit Nachwort), and Dvorak (Serenade for strings)
  • Sun 6: Hélène Grimaud (p) and Jan Vogler (c): music by Schumann, Brahms, and Shostakovich
  • Wed 9:  Ensemble Intercontemporain with Emilio Pomarico conducting, to perform Caressant l'horizon, a new piece composed by Hèctor Parra, in addition to the French premiere of In der Matratzengfruft by Maurizio Kagel (Markus Brutscher will sing)
  • Sat 12: SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg conducted by Ilan Volkov will perform Requiem by Stravinsky, Seventy-Four by John Cage, and La Melancholia by Pascal Dusapin; Singers: Helena Rasker, Tim Mead, Rudolf Rosen, and SWR Vokalensemble from Stuttgart
  • Tue 15: Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda by Monteverdi in concert, with Patrizia Bovi, Enea Sorini, Mauro Borgioni...
  • Thu 17: Nathalie Stutzmann and Max Emanuel Cencic, recital of arias for castrato voice by Handel and Vivaldi 
  • Sat 26: Chamber Orchestra of Europe, cnd- Semyon Bychkov, with Renaud & Gautier Capuçon: Double Concerto for violin and cello by Brahms, Symph. #9 by Schubert
  • Tue 29: Ensemble Intercontemporain, cnd- Susanna Mälkki, program - music by Michaël Levinas, Georges Aperghis, Harrison Birtwistle, and Helmut Lachenmann

December 2011

  • Thu 1: Les Siècles orchestra, cnd- François-Xavier Roth; program - Totentanz and Dante Symphonie by Liszt and Mysteries of the Macabre by Ligeti
  • Fri 9: Olga Peretyatko recital-belcanto, with La Chambre Philharmonique, cnd- Emmanuel Krivine, program- arias from Lucia di Lammermoor, I Puritani, La Sonnambula
  • Sat 10: Des Sängers Fluch and Vom Pagen und derKönigstochter by Schumann, cast: Christiane Libor, Maria-Riccarda Wesseling, Marcel Reijans..., chorsu Accentus, and Orchestre de l'Opéra de Rouen, cnd- Laurence Equilbey
  • Sun 11: Music about Desiderius Erasmus,  cnd- Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XXI and La Capella Reial de Catalunya with Montserrat Figueras
  • Thu 15: Ensemble Intercontemporain, cnd- Matthias Pitscher, program - music by Romitelli, Pintscher, and Olga Neuwirth (Leigh Melrose will sing)
  • Fri 16: Madrigals by Claudio Monteverdi (Part Two): Les Arts Florissants, cnd-Paul Agnew 
  • Sat 17: Matthias Goerne and Kammerorchesterbasel, Cantatas by Bach

January 2012

  • Thu 5: Khatia Buniatishvili, recital-piano (Liszt, Chopin, Stravinsky)
  • Tue 10: Ensemble Intercontemporain, cnd- Susanna Mälkki, program - new piece composed by Sean Shepherd (creation), Bereshit by Matthias Pitscher (creation), E2x by Texu Kim (French premiere), Gougalon by Unsuk Chin
  • Wed 11: Les Arts Florissants, cnd- Jonathan Cohen, program: Venus & Adonis by John Blow, and La descente d'Orphée aux enfers by Charpentier, cast: Sonya Yoncheva, Fernando Guimaraes, Katherine Watson, Callum Thorpe...
  • Sat 14 - Sun 22: 5th String Quartet Festival in Paris (all the crème will be there again: Prazak, Ébène, Takacz, Ysaÿe, Modigliani, Arditti, Diotima, Capuçon, Kronos, Borodin, Zemplinsky, Casals, Tokyo,vTetraktys, Thymos, Voce, Hagen)
  • Fri 27: Ensemble Intercontemporain, cnd-Jean Deroyer will perform music by Debussy (La Mer & 1ere rapsodie), and Boulez (Notations 1-2-3-4-7, and Dialogue de l'ombre double)
  • Tue 31: Le Martyre de saint Sébastien by Debussy in concert,  cnd- Michel Tabachnik (Brussels Phiharmonic), cast: Karen Vurc'h, Micha Lescot, Eric Bougnon, Blanche Konrad, Pauline Sabatier + Flemish Radio Choir

February 2012

  • Thu 2: Le faune by Debussy, Les Siècles orchestra, cnd- François-Xavier Roth
  • Fri 10:  Ensemble Intercontemporain, cnd-Ludovic Morlot, progr: Inori by Karlheinz Stockhausen
  • Tue 14: Thomas Quasthoff recital with Justus Zeyen (p): songs by Loewe, Strauss and Mahler (Rückert Lieder) [15, 16, 17, Thomas gives Masterclass  -- free access]
  • Tue 21: Platée by Rameau in concert [ cnd- Christophe Rousset (Les Talens Lyriques), cast: Judith van Wanroj, Cyril Auvity, Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, Christophe Gay, Céline Scheen, Evgeny Alexiev, François Lis]

March 2012 

  • Mon 12, Wed 14, Fri 16: Echo et Narcisse, opera by C.W. Gluck [dir- Brigitte Jacques, cnd- Thomas Albert, cast: students from Conservatoire de Paris]
  • Fri 16: A Midsummer Night's Dream by Mendelssohn with Angélique Noldus et al, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, and Accentus, cnd- Laurence Equilbey
  • Sat 17: King Arthur in concert [cnd- Philip Pickett (New London Consort), cast: Joanne Lunn, Dana Marbach, Joseph Cornwell, Faye Newton, Michael George...]
  • Wed 21: Mikhail Rudy, recital-piano, progr: 2 pieces by Liszt and 3 by Janacek)
  • Thu 22: Ensemble Intercontemporain, cnd- Pierre Boulez, program: music by Donatoni, Boulez, Borowski (creation) and Schönberg

April 2012 

  • Sun 1: Stravinsky Night with OPRF, cnd- Pablo Heras-Casado (Fanny Ardant, reciting): Petrushka and l'Histoire du soldat
  • Fri 6: Les Arts Florissants (male chorus), cnd- William Christie, progr: Magnificat H73 by Charpentier, Motets by Giacomo Carissimi, and music by Henri Du Mont
  • Sat 7: St John Passion by J.S. Bach, Le Concert Lorrain cnd- Christoph Prérgardien, cast: Andreas Scholl, Dietrich Henschel, Eric Stocklossa, Sibylla Rubens, Andreas Weller... + Nederlands Kamerkoor
  • Wed 11: Lux Femina, Hespèrion XXI and La Capella Reial de Catalunya with Montserrat Figueras, cnd- Jordi Savall
  • Wed 25:  Ensemble Intercontemporain, cnd-Alain Altinoglu with Nora Gubisch singing, progr: 3 poems by Ravel, Folk Songs by L.Berio, Palimpeste by Dalbavie, Miniatures by Stravinsky, and Siren Song by Lu Wang (creation)

May 2012 

  • Sat 5: Kyburz, OPRF, cnd- Lothar Zagrosek, and Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello): Schumann and 2 pieces by Hanspeter Kyburz (the second of which will be the French premiere)
  • Fri 11: Ensemble Intercontemporain, cnd- Susanna Mälkki: world creation of "Reseaux" and The Voynich Cipher Manuscript for 24 voices, all by Hanspeter Kyburz [BBC Singers will join in!]
  • Sat 12: Requiem by Schumann: Der Rose Pilgerfahrt, Brussels Philharmonic, cnd-Michel Tabachnik, cast: Birgit Remmert, Ruth Ziesak, Charles Workman, Hanno Müller-Brachmann
  • Wed 16: Orchestre de Paris, cnd- Alain Altoniglu, music by Chabrier, Saint-Saëns and "La tragédie de Salomé" by Florent Schmitt [Romain Descharmes (p)]
  • Mon 21, Tue 22: Dracula by Philip Glass, performed by Philipp Glass himself and Kronos String Quartet
  • Sat 26, Sun 27: Madrigals by Claudio Monteverdi (Part Three): Les Arts Florissants, cnd- Paul Agnew 
June 2012 

  • Sat 9: Ensemble Intercontemporain, cnd- Susanna Mälkki:Ofabun by Luciano Berio and Neptune by Philippe Manoury (Esti Kenan Ofri to sing, together with the Chorus of Radio France)
  • Wed 11: OPRF, cnd- Jean Deroyer: Passacaille and Synapse by Philippe Manoury, and Inferno by Yann Robin (creation)
  • Fri 22:  Rappresentazione di Anima e di Corpo by Emilio de Cavalieri, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, cnd- René Jacobs, cast: Johannes Weisser, Marie-Claude Chappuis

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