Domfenster, Gerhard Richter

The 9th edition of the Acht Brücken-Festival will feature –amoungst many other works– two First Performances by Sergej Newski and Rebecca Saunders. The SWR Symphonie Orchester under Teodor Currentzis will premiere Sergej’s “18 Episodes for Orchestra” and Klangforum Wien under Julien Leroy Rebecca’s new work for ensemble “Scar”.
During the festival you will also have a chance to listen again to Enno Poppe’s monumental composition “Rundfunk” for 9 Synthesizers, recently premiered at Musiktage Donaueschingen.
Also in Cologne on the 19th, 20th, and 21st of May Philippe Manoury’s “Lab.Oratorium” will be premiered by the Gürzenich-Orchester under François-Xavier Roth.

(all performance materials of the mentioned works by NGB)

Les Bienveillantes – The Kindly Ones, Opera by Hèctor Parra
Siemens Music Prize goes to Rebecca Saunders