The 92-year-old composer Görgy Kurtág fulfilled his lifelong dream and composed his first opera based on Samuel Beckett’s play “Fin de partie”. World premiere will be at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan on 15 November 2018.
During the next weeks, Markus Stenz conducts two series of concerts with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and two concerts with the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra with brilliant, lively programmes of orchestral works by Beethoven, Korngold, Liszt, Mahler, Rachmaninoff, Schumann, and Wagner.
An orchestra of over 90 players from the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP) perform works by three great European masters – Debussy, Elgar and Wagner (Berlioz in Paris) – conducted by the German conductor Markus Stenz.
Markus Stenz will conduct the next Symphony Concert of the Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover on 21 and 22 January. On the programme are “La selva incantata” by Hans Werner Henze and Anton Bruckners Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major “Romantic”.
"Just imagine a work of such magnitude that it actually mirrors the whole world" (Mahler) Markus Stenz will conduct the Symphony No. 3 in D minor by Gustav Mahler in Utrecht (TivoliVredenburg, 8:15pm) on 23 December 2017.
Markus Stenz will conduct the German premiere of Detlev Glanert's "Requiem for Hieronymus Bosch" at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, together with the Symphoniker Hamburg and the EuropaChorAkademie on 28 November 2017.
The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and The Netherlands Radio Choir conducted by Markus Stenz played Beethoven’s ‘Symphony No. 9’ during The Sunday Morning Concert at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. The live recording is now available on Youtube.
The Radio Filharmonisch Orkest (Chief Conductor: Markus Stenz) and the Groot Omroepkoor have been awarded with the Concertgebouw Prijs 2017. They got the award because they have made an important contribution to sharpen the Concertgebouw's musical profile for many years.
The 2017/2018 season once more takes Markus Stenz to numerous concerts in the USA. He will also make his début in the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg in the same year it opened. Another highlight is the revival of Franz Schreker's opera “Die Gezeichneten” (“The Stigmatized”) at the Bayerische Staatsoper.