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Conductor and Piano
Flute and Piccolo
Volker Matthias Sprenger
Messagesquisse for Solo Cello and six Cellos
Arrangement for Violas by Christophe Desjardins
"Le point est la source de tout..." for Solo Flute
beyond II (bridge over troubled water) for Flute, Viola, and Harp
Lichtschatten for Flute and Ensemble
Invited by Daniel Barenboim and Emmanuel Pahud, ten of today’s most exciting composers have engaged artistically with the unusual juxtaposition of distance and intimacy that we all find ourselves dealing with in this time of uncertainty, common reflection, and unexplored digital possibilities. The result are ten new works that will have their online world premieres on four consecutive nights, beginning July 9, framed by works of Pierre Boulez and hosted live by Daniel Barenboim and Emmanuel Pahud from the Pierre Boulez Saal.
Day 2 of A Festival of New Music includes the world premieres of new works by Matthias Pintscher, Luca Francesconi, and Michael Jarrell, as well as Pierre Boulez’s Messagesquisse in a version for violas.
The programs will remain available for free on-demand viewing and listening for 30 days. All musicians and composers involved have generously donated their time and work—as a call to common solidarity.