Clara Iannotta Festival Premieres in October

Clara Iannotta Festival Premieres in October
Clara Iannotta
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Two new works by Clara Iannotta are premiering in October.

At the festival Steirischer Herbst, the orchestral work strange bird – no longer navigating by a star is performed by the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna and conductor Marin Alsop on October 7. The work is inspired by the poem "My heart lives in my chest" by Dorothy Molloy. The poet writes about loss and the feeling of being stranded in her own thoughts, like a directionless bird.

On November 1 follows the German premiere with the Duisburger Philharmoniker and Sylvain Cambreling at Philharmonie Essen.


At Donaueschingen Music Festival Iannotta’s new version of the work where the dark earth bends for two trombones, orchestra and electronics is premiered. SWR Symphonieorchester is performing with soloists Weston Olencki and Mattie Barbier of RAGE Thormbones, conducted by Baldur Brönniman on October 20. Both soloists co-wrote their parts. The composer describes her work as being “about everything and nothing. It gathers scraps from somewhere in my future, beyond the curve of what I know. Reaching out of sight, I’ve collected possibilities that might be mine, or might be someone else’s, digging for a harvest that makes no sense.”

The performance will be live-streamed on the website of SWR Symphonieorchester.


For more information see the website of the respective festivals: RSO Wien – steirischer herbst and SWR Symphonieorchester – Donaueschinger Musiktage.

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