Monday, January 09, 2006

Gubaiduline premiere coming

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

David Patrick Stearns Posted on Sun, Jan. 08, 2006

Conductor Simon Rattle always creates a glamorous sense of occasion, but this winter's three-week residency with the Philadelphia Orchestra also involves his hugely talented partner, mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozena, singing songs by Lutoslawski and Mussorgsky (Feb. 2-4 at the Kimmel Center). The wildest card of all, though, is the Feb. 15 world premiere of Feast During a Plague by Sofia Gubaidulina. The only guarantee from this Russian mystical composer is that the music will be substantial, challenging, and very, very deep. (Repeat performances are Feb. 16-18. Information: 215-893-1999 or www.philorch.org.)

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