Thursday, 11 September 2014

September Update

I hope that all my readers have had a pleasant summer - here's my round-up of Weinberg-related news for the month of September.

Upcoming Concerts

13:10, 9th October, Manchester

Weinberg expert Michelle Assay performs alongside bass-baritone Frédéric Albou in a programme of Russian song settings to Shakespeare texts. The programme includes Shostakovich, Sviridov, Kabalevsky, and Weinberg (a rare chance to hear his Op. 33 song cycle 'Shakespeare Sonnets').

More details here


7:30, 1st November, London

The London Repertoire Orchestra, led by David Cutts, give the UK premiere of Weinberg's second Flute Concerto, with Liz Cutts as soloist. The programme also includes Beethoven's Coriolan Overture and Eighth Symphony. An extremely rare opportunity to hear this treasure from Weinberg's later works. (I've been closely involved with preparations for this concert, including providing a programme note - which I shall post on this blog nearer to the concert- and also providing a piano-reduction of the concerto for rehearsal purposes).

More details here and here