John Corigliano's passport is getting quite a bit of use in recent months. Having summered in London as a guest of the BBC Proms for the UK premiere of his CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN AND ORCHESTRA ("THE RED VIOLIN"), and in Tuscany as composer-in-residence at the Tuscan Sun Festival, the composer jets off again next month - this time to Germany where he begins a season-long celebration of his music with Steven Sloane and the Bochum Symphony.
"As our composer-in-residence," shares Sloane, "we are proud to take this great opportunity not only to develop our ongoing relationship with him but also to get to know him better as a person." The 25 November opening concert of his residency features the orchestral song-cycle MR. TAMBOURINE MAN in its German premiere. Sloane continues, "Although John and his music are already well known in Germany and Europe, we hope that our collaboration will further heighten awareness of his compositions. We also intend to demonstrate the great diversity of his [music] in performing not only his large-scale symphonic works but also his film music and smaller orchestral works." With seven concerts programmed from November through March, the residency highlights performances of THE MANNHEIM ROCKET, PHANTASMAGORIA and THE PIED PIPER FANTASY.
01 OCT 2005