Arthur Honegger News

Montreal Symphony's 2014-15 Season to Feature ROMEO AND JULIET, L'AIGLON and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

Delighted to see the mandate of Kent Nagano continue until 2020, the Orchestre symphonique de Montreal was filled with renewed enthusiasm today when it presented, at Maison symphonique de Montreal, a 2014-2015 season that is dazzling and richly diversified - a season that promises deep emotions! The 2014-2015 season offers a number of sensational programs built around major works of the repertoire, some of them large in scale and some of them discoveries. Classicism and modernity rub shoulders throughout the season. In the foyer Allegro at Maison symphonique, Kent Nagano, music director of the OSM, unveiled the details of the 2014-2015 programming, accompanied by Stephane Levesque, principal bassoon with the Orchestra, and Mylene Paquette, the navigator who did a solo crossing of the Atlantic last fall. The event was hosted by Jean-Francois Lepine, international analyst and music lover, in the presence of OSM chief executive officer Madeleine Careau. The announcement marks the launch of the subscription renewal campaign, which ends on April 25, and the new-subscription and single-ticket-sale campaign, which begins on April 28. (more...)

Cincinnati Symphony Presents Verdi's REQUIEM This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra welcomes back revered conductor, and former CSO Creative Director, Rafael Fru?hbeck de Burgos for his second engagement of the 2013- 14 season. Tonight, February 28 and March 1 at historic Music Hall, Maestro Fru?hbeck de Burgos will conduct one of the most epic works in orchestral and choral repertoire-Verdi's Requiem. The piece pulls together massive forces of orchestra, chorus and soloists for an impassioned and dramatic blockbuster of human emotion. Perhaps best known for the famous 'Dies irae' movement, prevalent in pop culture in movies, advertisements and television, Verdi's masterpiece depicts a journey from terror and darkness to joy and light. (more...)

Cincinnati Symphony to Present Verdi's REQUIEM, 2/28-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra welcomes back revered conductor, and former CSO Creative Director, Rafael Fru?hbeck de Burgos for his second engagement of the 2013- 14 season. On February 28 and March 1 at historic Music Hall, Maestro Fru?hbeck de Burgos will conduct one of the most epic works in orchestral and choral repertoire-Verdi's Requiem. The piece pulls together massive forces of orchestra, chorus and soloists for an impassioned and dramatic blockbuster of human emotion. Perhaps best known for the famous 'Dies irae' movement, prevalent in pop culture in movies, advertisements and television, Verdi's masterpiece depicts a journey from terror and darkness to joy and light. (more...)

Riverside Symphony to Present Program Featuring Bach & More at Lincoln Center, 1/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

George Rothman will lead Riverside Symphony in a performance of Arthur Honegger's masterful Symphony No. 2, a meditation on the horrors of World War II whose hopeful ending echoes the chorale finale of Bach's heart-stopping Cantata No. 51 featuring soprano sensation Nell Snaidas. Featured in the film classic "Black Rain," Takemitsu's exquisite modern Romantic opus, Death and Resurrection, reveals spiritual concerns similar to those of Honegger over the same cataclysmic event as experienced in the Pacific theater, while the brilliant early 18th century English composer Charles Avison - unsung to this day - is represented by one of 12 luminescent, unique creations fashioned around works for solo keyboard by Bach contemporary Domenico Scarlatti. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Conducts Mozart's Three Final Symphonies This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in a program of Mozart's three final symphonies - Nos. 39, 40, and 41, Jupiter - tonight, November 29, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 30 at 8:00 p.m. Classical 105.9 FM WQXR in New York will broadcast the November 30 concert live at 8:00 p.m. as part of a month-long festival on the music and life of Mozart. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Conduct Mozart's Three Final Symphonies, 11/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in a program of Mozart's three final symphonies - Nos. 39, 40, and 41, Jupiter - Friday, November 29, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 30 at 8:00 p.m. Classical 105.9 FM WQXR in New York will broadcast the November 30 concert live at 8:00 p.m. as part of a month-long festival on the music and life of Mozart. (more...)

Mahler's 5th Symphony, JEANNE D'ARC AU BUCHER and More Set for OSM's 79th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2013

Back from its seven-concert tour in South America, the Orchestre symphonique de Montreal will be playing Mahler's Fifth Symphony in May under the direction of conductor David Zinman. For the Mahler concert, the OSM will also be hosting pianist Stephen Kovacevich in Mozart's Concerto No. 18, K. 456, 'Paradis.' The Orchestra will wind up its 79th season with a performance of Honegger's grand-scale oratorio Jeanne d'Arc au bucher (Joan of Arc at the Stake)with Carole Bouquet and Guy Nadon under Kent Nagano. (more...)

Bard SummerScape 2013 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2013

Russia's profound and far-reaching impact on 20th-century culture will be explored at the 2013 annual Bard SummerScape festival, which once again offers an extraordinary summer of music, opera, theater, dance, film, and cabaret, keyed to the theme of the 24th annual Bard Music Festival, Stravinsky and His World. Presented in the striking Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts and other venues on Bard College's bucolic Hudson River campus, the seven-week festival opens on July 6 with the first of two performances of A Rite (2013) by the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and SITI Company, and closes on August 18 with a party in Bard's beloved Spiegeltent, which returns for the full seven weeks. Complementing the Bard Music Festival's exploration of “Stravinsky and His World,” some of the great Russian-born composer's most captivating compatriots provide key SummerScape highlights. These include the first fully-staged American production of Sergey Taneyev's opera Oresteia; the world premiere of an original stage adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov's seminal novel The Master and Margarita; and a film festival titled “Between Traditions: Stravinsky's Legacy and Russian Emigré Cinema.” Together, SummerScape's offerings will continue Bard's yearlong tenth-anniversary celebrations for the Frank Gehry-designed Fisher Center, which commence with a month of special performances in April. (more...)

Marion Cotillard to Lead JEANNE AU BUCHER Webcast, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 09, 2012

On November 17 at 2pm EST, medici.tv will present a live webcast of French actress Marion Cotillard - winner of an Academy Award for her portrayal of Édith Piaf in the hit film La vie en rose - performing the lead role in Arthur Honegger's iconic 1935 oratorio, Jeanne au Bucher ("Joan of Arc at the Stake"), at the Barcelona Auditori. The libretto for Honegger's Jeanne au Bucher is a highly original creation by French poet and playwright Paul Claudel, who dramatized the last moments of the martyr's life. Featuring speaking and singing roles, Joan of Arc at the Stake has, since its Basel premiere in 1938, established itself as one of the most stunning dramatic oratorios in the history of music. (more...)

Random Access Music Announces Queens New Music Festival, 5/10-12
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2012

The New York-based composers' group, Random Access Music, announces the first Queens New Music Festival from May 10-13, 2012 at the Little Secret Theatre (Studio 104, 44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City, Queens). This 'trailblazing festival seeks to highlight and promote composers, musicians, and ensembles living and creating new music in the borough of Queens.' (more...)

Random Access Music Hosts Queens New Music Festival, Now thru 5/13
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2012

The New York-based composers' group, Random Access Music, presents the first Queens New Music Festival from today May 10 through May 13, 2012 at the Little Secret Theatre (Studio 104, 44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City, Queens). This 'trailblazing festival seeks to highlight and promote composers, musicians, and ensembles living and creating new music in the borough of Queens.' (more...)

Random Access Music Announces Queens New Music Festival, 5/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2012

The New York-based composers' group, Random Access Music, announces the first Queens New Music Festival from May 10-13, 2012 at the Little Secret Theatre (Studio 104, 44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City, Queens). This 'trailblazing festival seeks to highlight and promote composers, musicians, and ensembles living and creating new music in the borough of Queens.' (more...)

The 23rd Annual "Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition" Awards $20,500 in Prizes
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2011

The Dallas Opera Guild's 23rd Annual Vocal Competition for young opera singers concluded on a high-note this evening when ten outstanding finalists (with Texas connections) were awarded a total of $20,500 in prize monies. The historic evening marked the first time this much-anticipated spring musical event has graced the stage of the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Downtown Dallas. (more...)

Vienna State Opera Presents ANNA BOLENA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2011

Der Dirigent sowie alle Solistinnen und Solisten geben in dieser Vorstellung ihr Rollendebüt an der Wiener Staatsoper. (more...)

Hudson Valley Singers Bring Two Modern Classics to NYC 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2010

True to their reputation as Westchester's 'most ambitious' chorus, the Hudson Valley Singers bring two modern masterpieces known for their immense power and beauty: Arthur Honegger's 1938 oratorio La Danse des Morts and Zoltan Kodaly's 1923 Psalmus Hungaricus, to Manhattan this spring (more...)

Hudson Valley Singers Bring Two Modern Classics to NYC 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2010

True to their reputation as Westchester's 'most ambitious' chorus, the Hudson Valley Singers bring two modern masterpieces known for their immense power and beauty: Arthur Honegger's 1938 oratorio La Danse des Morts and Zoltan Kodaly's 1923 Psalmus Hungaricus, to Manhattan this spring (more...)

Northrop Music Presents Swedish Radio Choir, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2010

Northrop Music at the University of Minnesota presents the thirty-two singer Swedish Radio Choir as they bring their world-renowned a capella music and awe-inspiring sound to the transplanted Scandinavian heart of the U.S. The choral group's phenomenal expertise spans a wide range of music, including baroque, gospel, folk, and commissioned works, drawing heavily upon composers from their home country as well as the celebrated maestros of the past. The tour is led by conductor Ragnar Bohlin, a revered Stockholm native who also serves as choral director for the San Francisco Symphony. (more...)