Verunelli: Composer Portrait in Witten

Verunelli: Composer Portrait in Witten

As this year's portrait composer, the Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik will present Francesca Verunelli, a composer whose intensive relationship to chamber music comes to the fore in a talk concert with two string quartets. The centerpiece of the portrait is the German premiere of Songs and Voices, in which she combines singing voices and instruments into a seething "Silence of the Sirens" fused together. In the closing concert on May 5, Vanessa Porter and the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln present the world premiere of her new symphonic work From Scratch. The programme also features the world premiere of Dai Fujikura's Trumpet Concerto with soloist Marco Blaauw, who – one day earlier – performs Liza Lim's Shallow Grave.

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3 May
In margine for string orchestra
Ensemble Resonanz, Friederike Scheunchen (cond.)

4 May (NP)
Songs and Voices for six singers, 10 instrumentalists and electronics
Neue Vocalsolisten, Ensemble C Barré, Sébastian Boin (cond.)

5 May
Unfolding II for string quartet
Quatuor Béla

5 May (WP)
From Scratch for orchestra
Vanessa Porter (percussion), WDR Sinfonieorchester, Lucie Leguay (cond.)

Photo: Julian Hargreaves/Académie de France, Villa Medici