Friday, June 02, 2006

NEXT SEASON://MusicNOW in Chicago

Next season's lineup for MusicNOW goes global

By Wynne Delacoma
From SunTimes.com (Chicago Sun-Times) - May 23, 2006

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra's new composers-in-residence, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Osvaldo Golijov, have put their stamp on the 2006-07 season of MusicNOW, the CSO's contemporary chamber series.
In keeping with the Silk Road theme of the CSO's next season, MusicNOW's repertoire will come from a far-flung assemblage of composers, including Hans Werner Henze, Gyorgy Kurtag, Louis Andriessen and Gyorgy Ligeti, as well as Turnage from Great Britain and Golijov, a native of Argentina. Turnage chose repertoire for MusicNow's first two concerts, Oct. 23 and Jan. 29, and Golijov made the choices for the remaining concerts April 23 and June 4, 2007. Soprano Dawn Upshaw will perform Golijov's song cycle "Ayre,'' which he wrote for her in 2004, at the final concert.
The Oct. 23 concert will include "Song Offerings'' by British composer Jonathan Harvey and Henze's setting of a Walt Whitman poem, "Whispers From Heavenly Death,'' both with soprano Tony Arnold. Turnage's "Kai'' for solo cello is also scheduled. Cliff Colnot, MusicNOW resident conductor, will be on the podium.
On Jan. 29 the program will be "Zilver'' by Andriessen, Ligeti's "Hamburg Concerto,'' "Testament'' by British composer Jonathan Cole and two pieces by Japanese composer Jo Kondo. Pierre-Andre Valade will conduct.
Ludovic Morlot will conduct the April 23 concert with repertoire including two works inspired by 19th century composer Robert Schumann: Kurtag's "Hommage a R. Sch." and "Eusebius'' by Argentine composer Gerardo Gandini. Ligeti's "Nouvelles aventures" is also on the program.


Golijov and Turnage to Curate Chicago Symphony's MusicNOW Concerts

By Vivien Schweitzer
From PlaybillArts.com - 23 May 2006

The music of Mark-Anthony Turnage and Osvaldo Golijov, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's new composers-in-residence, will be played during the 2006-07 season of MusicNOW, the CSO's contemporary chamber series.
Both Turnage and Golijov will curate various concerts. Turnage's Kai for solo cello will be performed in October and Golijov's song cycle Ayre, with soprano Dawn Upshaw as soloist, in June. According to the Chicago Sun Times Turnage chose the repertoire for the first two concerts and Golijov the pieces for the final concerts.
Other contemporary works on the lineup include British composer Jonathan Harvey's Song Offerings, Hans Werner Henze's Whispers from Heavenly Death, Louis Andriessen's Zilver, and Ligeti's Hamburg Concerto and Nouvelles aventures.
Ludovic Morlot will conduct the April 23 concert with repertoire including two works inspired by Robert Schumann: Kurtág's Hommage à R. Sch. and Argentine composer Gerardo Gandini's Eusebius.

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