Julian Anderson's Symphony No. 2, will celebrate its US premiere on December 7, 2023 at Severance Hall in Cleveland, OH. The Cleveland Orchestra will present the piece under the baton of Semyon Bychkov, who conducted the world premiere with the Munich Philharmonic at the beginning of last year.
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A concert by and for the LGBTQ+ community: The world premiere of the new orchestral work ECHOES by Julian Anderson will take place on July 07 2023 with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in London. Oliver Zeffman will conduct and Davóne Tines will sing the baritone solo part.
Schott Music is delighted to share that Julian Anderson is announced today as the recipient of the 2023 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition for his work Litanies. Anderson is the first British recipient in over 20 years.
Litanies is the result of a joint commission between Radio France, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Det Norske Kammerorkester, The Swedish Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. It is Anderson’s third solo concerto, following In Lieblicher Bläue for violin and orchestra and The Imaginary Museum for piano and orchestra.
Like the previous two concertos, in Litanies Anderson presents a reimagining the concerto’s archetypal musical form. While Litanies may not on the outset sound like a traditional concerto, below the surface the work confronts the three-movement form directly, dividing the work into three defined sections. At the heart of which is a chorale in memory of Anderson’s friend, the composer and conductor Oliver Knussen, who died in July 2018.
Julian Anderson – Litanies: “style incantatoire”
The slow central movement became a sustained threnody for him, and to some extent the incantatory character of the music became more pronounced - hence the title. Litanies is my contribution to the so-called ‘style incantatoire’ – Julian Anderson
Further performances of Litanies this season will be given by Alban Gerhardt with Hong Kong Sinfonietta (21 March), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (2 April), and Det Norske Kammerorkester (12 May). Later this year, on 13 June, the BBC Singers will give the world premiere of SING, an early choral work by Anderson at Aldeburgh Festival.