|Fall 2015 Preview
New releases from cellist Johannes Moser, violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and composer Jimmy López; world premiere López’s Bel Canto and Tertulia NYC, touring by Moser, Meyers, Cantus, Seraphic Fire, baritone Brian Mulligan, and the Dover Quartet are among highlights of the fall season for RDPR artists
Johannes Moser: Dvořák & Lalo Cello Concertos
Release date: September 11, 2015
“Young, gifted, major talent” is how the St. Louis Dispatch described Johannes Moser, and the cellist continues his steady rise with an exclusive recording contract with Pentatone. For his debut with the label, Moser has recorded the cello concertos of Dvořák and Lalo with the Prague Philharmonia and Jakub Hrůša. Moser’s Pentatone debut comes just as he prepares for a significant series of North American orchestral engagements throughout the 2015-16 season. Kicking off with an appearance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, summer and fall 2015 Moser with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Saratoga and Philadelphia, Cleveland Orchestra in Miami, NAC Orchestra Ottawa and the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic. In early 2016, he performs with Chicago, Boston, Vancouver, Nashville and San Diego Symphony Orchestras.
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|Anne Akiko Meyers: Serenade: The Love Album
Release date: September 18, 2015
This September, eOne will release Anne Akiko Meyers’ 31st album: Serenade: The Love Album, an exploration of love in all its dimensions, featuring Leonard Bernstein’s “Serenade” and ten world premieres from seven living composer-arrangers commissioned by Anne Akiko Meyers to create works for violin and orchestra from love-inspired music from stage and film. Meyers is joined by the London Symphony Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart. 2015 fall appearance highlights include a nationwide PBS broadcast special and Naxos DVD release of the world premiere of Samuel Jones Violin Concerto with the All-Star Orchestra led by Gerard Schwarz, a recording of works for violin and orchestra celebrating Arvo Pärt's 80th birthday with Kristjan Järvi and the MDR Leipzig Orchestra on Naïve Classiques as well as the French premiere Mason Bates’ Violin Concerto with Leonard Slatkin and the Orchestre de Lyon. Meyers will also perform recital and solo appearances throughout the Americas and Europe.
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|Jimmy López: Four Orchestral Scores
Release date: August 14, 2015
Harmonia Mundi has just released the world premiere recording of works by Jimmy López, featuring Grammy®-nominated and Emmy Award-winning conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya leading the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. Mr. Harth-Bedoya has championed the work of fellow-Peruvian Jimmy López for nearly two decades. The disc features four of López’s orchestral scores: “Perú Negro” (2012),“América Salvaje”(2006),“Lord of the Air” (2012) – a cello concerto dedicated to its soloist –Jesús Castro-Balbi, and “Synesthésie” (2011). December 7, 2015 will bring the premiere of Bel Canto at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. The opera - commissioned by the Lyric’s Renée Fleming initiative - is based on Ann Patchett's best-selling novel, with libretto by Pulitzer Prize-winning Cuban-American playwright Nilo Cruz. Bel Canto is being directed by Kevin Newbury, conducted by Andrew Davis and will star the renowned American soprano Danielle de Niese as superstar American diva Roxane Coss.
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Seraphic Fire to perform in DC, NYC & Philadelphia
For fourteen seasons, Seraphic Fire, led by Founder and Artistic director Patrick Dupré Quigley, has been burning up the Sunshine State. Now the GRAMMY-nominated choral orchestral chamber ensemble brings its “crystalline artistry” (Gramophone) and dynamic concert experiences to the country’s cultural capitals: Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City for a series of three free concerts in each city. On November 10-12, Seraphic Fire performs Handel’s monumental Coronation Anthems. The ensemble returns to the northeast February 16-18, 2016 for Mozart’s Requiem, using Greg Spear’s post-minimalist completion of the work (commissioned by Seraphic Fire). Seraphic Fire will close their inaugural northeast touring season April 19-21, 2016 with Brahms’ German Requiem, in the composer’s 1869 arrangement for two pianos, choir and soloists. See and hear more about Seraphic Fire here.
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Cantus US Tour Dates
From September 2015 through July 2016, the “intellectually, emotionally and musically rich” (Star Tribune) nine-member men’s vocal chamber ensemble Cantus will present their new touring program titled The Four Loves. In The Four Loves, Cantus regards this unquantifiable emotion – our greatest and most fragile gift – from all sides, with music by Poulenc, Grieg, Beethoven and Bobby McFerrin paired with newly commissioned works exploring each of the four loves by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lang, Roger Treece, Joseph Gregorio and Ysaye Barnwell. They also welcome three new tenors, and will debut a brand new Christmas program.
|Brian Mulligan 2015-2016 Season
|Brian Mulligan will debut ten new roles in 16 months, making 2015-2016 a defining and artistically significant season in the American baritone’s career. Two of these debuts will anchor a fall trilogy of productions with the San Francisco Opera: Sweeney (debut) in Sweeney Todd (September 12-29) Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor (October 13-28) and a double bill playing Roderick Usher (debut) in both Usher House | La chute de la maison Usher (December 8-13). Spring and Summer 2016 bring first appearances as Paolo in Simon Boccanegra (March 1-16) with Placido Domingo at the Metropolitan Opera and as John Proctor in the The Crucible at Glimmerglass (June). In his most evocative role of the season, the “formidable baritone” full of “penetrating eloquence” (New York Times) will debut as Jack Torrance in the world premiere of The Shining with the Minnesota Opera (May 7-15), the highly anticipated new opera of Stephen King’s best-selling novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell.
Dover Quartet 2015-2016 US Tour Dates
The Dover Quartet’s 2015 fall touring schedule takes them through 25 cities just as they kick off a buzzed-about
three-year residency at Northwestern University’s Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music, with an inagural public performance as the school’s Quartet-in-Residence on October 7th
. Bearing “A sound so distinctive as to be identified within mere minutes”
the Dover will dive into 2016 with major debuts including a concert at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
in Costa Mesa, CA, their long awaited Carnegie Hall debut
and a concert with Lincoln Center’s Great Performances
on February 11th
Tertulia Chamber Music announces first New York City concert of its 2015-2016 season, September 27th at Tasca Chino featuring an all-wind program with artists from the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The trailblazing musical-culinary series prepares to launch its fourth season with continued participation from world-class artists such as TwoPianists, soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, DECODA, and the Parker Quartet, paired with innovative programming and an expanding roster of restaurants. The series also expands to the left coast this season, launching Tertulia San Francisco with a premiere concert by the St. Lawrence String Quartet at Town Hall Restaurant. As the series’ mission continues to successfully attract new and experienced classical music audiences and foodies alike, Tertulia’s unparalleled concerts place chamber music back where it belongs - in a festive, inviting atmosphere.
“The Tertulia Chamber Music series presents some of the best young rising stars” Opera News
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