Olga Neuwirth: 2018/19 – A Season of Highlights

Olga Neuwirth: 2018/19 – A Season of Highlights

On 4 August 2018, Olga Neuwirth celebrates her 50th birthday, and the international musical world is honouring this occasion with numerous highlights from her oeuvre during the coming concert season. The tribute begins the day after her birthday at the BBC Proms, when Claire Chase presents the UK premiere of the flute concerto Aello – ballet mécanomorphe with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Five further performances follow with that orchestra, as well as with Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Resonanz, Ensemble intercontemporain and the Sejong Soloists. No less impressive is the line-up of artists for portrait concerts at the Wiener Konzerthaus and the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, featuring world premieres of the revised version of her “musicstallation-theater” The Outcast and Neuwirth’s specially commissioned live score for the newly restored version of the silent film Die Stadt ohne Juden (The City without Jews). Her highly acclaimed orchestral work Masaot/Clocks without Hands will be performed on the US West Coast for the first time in October, with Daniel Harding conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The piece will also be heard next year in Berlin at the MaerzMusik festival, played by the Konzerthausorchester under Peter Rundel.

Upcoming performances in 2018/19


Picture of Aello by Olga Neuwirth at BBC Proms 2018
Olga Neuwirth, Aello – ballet mécanomorphe, BBC Proms, 2018

Aello - ballet mécanomorphe (2017)

for solo flute, 2 muted trumpets, string ensemble, keyboard and typewriter

Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Claire Chase (fl), Thomas Dausgaard (cond)
05.08.2018 (NP), Royal Albert Hall, London (BBC Proms)
09.08.2018 (NP), Kloster Eberbach, Eltville am Rhein (Rheingau Musik Festival)

Ensemble Modern, Dietmar Wiesner (fl), Karsten Januschke (cond)
30.10.2018, Südflügel KulturBahnhof, Kassel (Kasseler Musiktage)

Ensemble Resonanz, Claire Chase (fl), Johannes Fischer (cond)
29.11.2018, Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg (Greatest Hits)

Ensemble intercontemporain, Sophie Cherrier (fl), Matthias Pintscher (cond)
16.03.2019 (NP), Philharmonie de Paris

Sejong Soloists, Claire Chase (fl)
15.05.2019 (NP), Seoul Arts Centre

fumbling & tumbling (2018)

for solo trumpet in C

11.09.2018 (WP), Prinzregententheater, Munich (Internationaler Musikwettbewerb der ARD)

The Outcast (2010/2012) 

Homage to Herman Melville
A musicstallation-theater
Revised version

ORF RSO Wien, Ilan Volkov (cond) 
14.11.2018 (WP), Wiener Konzerthaus (Wien Modern)
04.03.2019 (NP), Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg

Hooloomooloo (1997)  

für Ensemble mit Zuspielband

Klangforum Wien, Sylvain Cambreling (cond)
11.12.2018, Wiener Konzerthaus

Hommage à Klaus Nomi (1998)

Neun Songs für Countertenor und kleines Ensemble

Ensemble Modern, Daniel Gloger (Ct), Karsten Januschke (cond)
30.10.2018, Südflügel KulturBahnhof, Kassel (Kasseler Musiktage)

Klangforum Wien, Andrew Watts (Ct), Sylvain Cambreling (cond)
11.12.2018, Wiener Konzerthaus

Die Stadt ohne Juden (2017) 

für verstärktes Ensemble und Zuspielung

PHACE, Nacho de Paz (cond) 
07.11.2018 (WP), Wiener Konzerthaus (Wien Modern) 
15.11.2018 (NP), Barbican Center London 
28.11.2018 (NP), Kampnagel, Hamburg (Greatest Hits) 

Israel Contemporary Players, Ilan Volkov (cond) 
05.01.2019 (NP), Cinematheque, Tel Aviv

!?dialogues suffisants!? (1992)  

Porträt einer Komposition als junger Affe für Violoncello, Schlagzeug, Tonband und Videomonitore (ad lib.)

30.01.2019, Wiener Konzerthaus

Masaot/Clocks without Hands (2013)  

für großes Orchester

Los Angeles Philharmonic, Daniel Harding (cond) 
26.10.2018, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
27.10.2018, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
28.10.2018, The Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara

New World Symphony, Matthias Pintscher (cond)
16.02.2018, New World Center, Miami Beach

Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Peter Rundel (cond)
28.03.2019, Konzerthaus Berlin (MaerzMusik)

Le Encantadas o le avventure nel maredelle meraviglie (2015)  

für sechs im Raum verteilte Ensemble-Gruppen, Samples und Live-Elektronik

Ensemble intercontemporain, Matthias Pintscher (cond)
18.04.2019, Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg

Maudite soit la guerre (2014)

A film music War Requiem

London Sinfonietta, Gerry Cornelius (cond) 
01.11.2018, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Pallas/Construction (1996) 

für drei Schlagzeuger und Live-Elektronik

23.11.2018, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan

Orlando (2018)  

08.12.2019 (WP), Wiener Staatsoper

Photos: Harald Hoffmann (Neuwirth); BBC/Chris Christodoulou (BBC Proms)