Preview: May 6 – 19, 2019

In our new preview we take a look at the events of the next two calendar weeks. Numerous concerts, recitals, opera performances and master classes await music lovers all over the world.

Nicholas Rimmer will play a concert at the Historischer Gemeindesaal Bonn on Monday, May 6, with works by Beethoven, Reinecke, Glinka and Mozart. In the historic city hall Wuppertal Hardy Rittner gives a concert on the same day with music by Busoni, Brahms, Schönberg and Tarnow. The pianist is going to perform the same program only a day later in Leverkusen. On May 12, Paul Rivinius will give a recital with Maximilian Hornung at the Musikinstrumenten-Museum München. On the following Sunday, his Rivinius piano quartet, which also includes Gustav Rivinius and Benjamin Rivinius, plays in the Bürgerhaus Backnang. Joseph-Maurice Weder will be in Geneva on May 13 with a recital, where he interprets music by Giger, Schumann, Dubugnon and Liszt. With the same program, the sought-after pianist will be guesting in Aarau on May 17. The organist László Fassang invites you to his Organ Expedition to MuPa Budapest on May 13.

Nicola Jürgensen will be giving a clarinet master class at the Forum Artium Georgsmarienhütte from May 7 to 12. Clarinetist Thorsten Johanns will be performing at the Chiemgauer Musikfrühling on May 18. The Mozart Ensemble performs a concert with Johanna Dömötör in Kallham on May 18. Together, they are going to perform Brahms "German Requiem" under the direction of Julia Kürner. The concert will be repeated on the 19th of May in Altmünster.

Under the title "New Masters on Tour" Leonard Fu gives a duo recital with pianist Daniel Golod on May 13. The two musicians therefore interpret works by Schubert, Janacek and Mozart in Den Hoorn. With this program they will also be guesting in Bratislava on May 14 and in Amsterdam on May 19. Meike Bertram gives a concert on the 19th of May with the Nomos Quartet in the Schwanenburg Hannover. László Fenyö is looking forward to a concert with the Miskolc Symphony Orchestra under Leonardo Sini on May 13 in Miskolc, Hungary. Performances include works by Haydn, Dvorak and Popper. On May 16, the cellist will give a concert with Gábor Boldoczki and Dinyés Soma in Homburg, followed by a concert with the Ensemble del Arte in Neuburg on the 18th of May. On the same Saturday, Claudio Bohórquez will perform among others at a special concert by the soloists of Schlossmusik Winnenden.

The Doric String Quartet travels to Oxford on May 10 for a concert with Natalie Clein. On May 15, the ensemble will give a concert in London with music by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Beethoven. The Quartet will also perform at the Madrid Juan March on May 18. The Ensemble Passo Avanti is giving a concert on May 18 in Magdeburg with works by Bach and Mozart in new arrangements.

Daniel Raiskin will be conducting several concerts with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in Winnipeg, Canada between the 8th and the 11th of May. For example, the orchestra will perform songs from Broadway classics and the television series "Glee" together with singer and actor Matthew Morrison. On May 16, the conductor gives another concert with the Orquesta Clásica Santa Cecilia in Madrid. Reinhard Goebel conducts three concerts with the Berlin Baroque Soloists in Rostock, Saarbrücken and Versailles from May 16 to 18. On May 18, the premiere of Prokofiev's opera "The Love for the Three Oranges" will take place at the Staatstheater Mainz under the direction of Hermann Bäumer.

Gerhard Siegel will be on the MET stage for productions of Wagner's "Rheingold" on May 6 and "Siegfried" on May 9. At the Mainfranken Theater Würzburg, another performance of the Strauss opera "Ariadne auf Naxos" with Ilia Papandreou in the lead role takes place on May 15. Sunhae Im will perform at the Mozart Gala with the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad de Guanajuato in Léon (Mexico) and Guanajuato from May 16 to 19.