Preview: November 5-11, 2018

Cold, gray days and frosty temperatures: November is here and awakens the anticipation of pleasant music. The premiertone artists will be traveling around the world again this week, inspiring you with exciting concert programs.

Concerts and events

Let’s start with a short look at the upcoming weekend: Hermann Bäumer will be guesting at the Hofer Symphoniker on Friday. Mendelssohn's overture to "The Beautiful Melusine, Schumann's Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in A minor and Schumann's Symphony No. 2 in C major is on the program of the concert in the Festsaal Hof. On Friday and Saturday, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Raiskin, will give a concert in Winnipeg, Canada. Works by Bridge, Ravel, Britten and Shostakovich are played.

The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra with flutist Michael Hasel have three guest appearances ahead this week. In the Alte Oper Frankfurt the orchestra performs music by Bernstein and Shostakovich under the conduction of Gustavo Dudamel. This will be followed by performances in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, and Taipei, where works by Bernstein and Mahler will be staged. On November 9, the Kuss Quartet will give a concert in the NDR broadcasting hall in Hanover. There, the premiere of Manfred Trojahn's 5th String Quartet is going to take place. In addition, the Ensemble performs Brahms' String Quartet in B flat major op. 67. On November 11, the quartet will perform another concert in Neuss. The ensemble of the KammerMusikKöln with Oren Shevlin begins this week with a concert in the Historischer Gemeindesaal Bonn on the 5th of November. Under the motto "Beflügelt" works by Debussy, Satie and Roussel will be performed. Jens Peter Maintz gives a concert on November 9 with the Hamburg Camerata under Simon Gaudenz. Nils Mönkemeyer is on the road this week as part of the trio Fischer / Mönkemeyer / Müller-Schott. Together, the three musicians give concerts at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, the Liederhalle Stuttgart and at the Martinu Festtage in Basel, where they are going to perform works by Beethoven, Martinu and Schubert. The Wupper Trio with Barbara Buntrock will give a concert on Saturday at Kloster Irsee. On the same day, the violist and conductor Andra Darzins gives a concert celebrating the 100th anniversary of the independence of Latvia in the hall of Dr. Ing. Hoch's Conservatory Frankfurt. The concert with chamber orchestra and soloists will also feature violinist Laura Zarina.

The pianist Hardy Rittner will be a guest soloist at the symphony concert of the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra under Roger Epple on November 11. In Duesseldorf on the same day, a mix of recital and concert with Marianna Shirinyan under the motto "Zweiklang! Word and Music" is going to take place. The event is a literary journey through the "landscapes" of sound and language and a homage to Roger Willemsen. In advance, the pianist is guesting at the Romanian SoNoRo Festival for two concerts between the 7th and the 9th of November.

At the Barock Music Festival in Daejeon, South Korea, soprano Sunhae Im will perform together with the Vienna Academy on the 7th of November. In Toyota City in Japan you can look forward to a performance by Robert Koller. On November 11, the bass-baritone will perform Beethoven's Ninth Symphony there.

The application phase for the German Music Competition 2019 ends this week. Interpreters and composers can apply until November 6.