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Discover the composers

Pierre Boulez

Luca Francesconi

Matthias Pintscher

Michael Jarrell

Artists

Daniel Barenboim

Conductor and Piano

Emmanuel Pahud

Flute and Piccolo

Michael Barenboim

Violin

Yulia Deyneka

Viola

Joost Keizer

Viola

Volker Matthias Sprenger

Viola

Mathis Rochat

Viola

Shira Majoni

Viola

Katrin Spiegel

Viola

Anna Lysenko

Viola

Alexander Kovalev

Violoncello

Aline Khouri

Harp

Dominic Oelze

Percussion

Program

Pierre Boulez

Messagesquisse for Solo Cello and six Cellos

Arrangement for Violas by Christophe Desjardins

Michael Jarrell

"Le Point est la source de tout..." for Solo Flute

épitome II

Matthias Pintscher

beyond II (bridge over troubled water) for Flute, Viola, and Harp

Luca Francesconi

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.

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