Friday, June 29th, and
Saturday, June 30th, 8 p.m., Rosental park, Leipzig
Accentus Music is streaming the live video recording of “Klassik airleben.” The two open-air concerts will be performed by the Gewandhausorchester before the summer break and will be screened simultaneously in Leipzig’s Rosental park. Andris Nelsons will be conducting excerpts of soundtracks by John Williams (Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, E.T.) and piano music by George Gershwin (“I got Rhythm”) played by Jean-Ives Thibaudet. Both concerts will be free to the public. Click on this link for more information.
Klassik airleben 2014, photo credit: Gert Mothes
Saturday, June 16th, 8 p.m., Sechseläutenplatz in Zurich
Accentus Music is delivering the live video recording of Franz Lehár’s “Das Land des Lächelns” on Saturday, June 16th, at 8 p.m., as part of the “Opera for all” event by the Zurich Opera House. The performance of the operetta, which features Piotr Beczala in the leading role, will take place in the Zurich Opera House and will be streamed simultaneously open-air at the Sechseläutenplatz in Zurich. For more information about “Opera for all” follow this link. For more information about the production “Das Land des Lächelns”, which will soon be released on DVD, click here.
Posted on May 16, 2018
The Music Gardens Festival in Warsaw, Poland, will be screening two Accentus Music productions. On Wednesday, July 18th, at 7 p.m., “Music in the Time of the Great War“, a documentary directed by Andreas Morell will be presented. The screening of Franz Lehár’s “Land des Lächelns” from the Zurich Opera House with Piotr Beczala (photo) will take place on Wednesday, July 25th, 7 p.m.
Posted on May 2, 2018
Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker performed Haydn’s Schöpfung together with Elsa Dreisig (soprano), Mark Padmore (tenor), and Florian Boesch (bass) at the Lucerne Festival 2017. Follow this link to watch the concert on the 3Sat media library. For more information about the production, click here.
Herbert Blomstedt and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig performed Beethoven’s Triple Concerto together with Isabelle Faust (violin), Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), and Martin Helmchen (piano). Follow this link to watch the concert on the MDR media library. For more information about the production, click here.
Posted on March 14, 2018
A new era in Leipzig has just begun: Andris Nelsons started his tenure as the 21st Gewandhaus conductor. The festive weeks of his inauguration and the celebration of “275 Years Gewandhausorchester” are slowly coming to an end. The last of three livestream following Nelsons start in Leipzig will be available on Friday, March 16th, at 8 p.m. on Arte Concert. A new work by Thomas Larcher, Mozart’s Symphony in G minor, KV 550, and Peter Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 will be performed by the Gewandhausorchester and its new music director Andris Nelsons as part of the “Grosses Concert”.
Posted on March 7, 2018
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the Beirut Art Film Festival will be screening the documentary “Maestras – The Long Journey of Women to the Podium”, directed by Günter Atteln and Maria Stodtmeier. The screening will take place on Thursday, March 8th, at 8 p.m. at the Alice Mogabgab Gallery. For more information about the documentary, click here.
Posted on February 28, 2018
The Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance will be screening the documentary “The Lost Paradise – Arvo Pärt, Robert Wilson”, directed by Günter Atteln, on Saturday, March 3rd, 12 a.m., at the Segal Theatre, 365 5th Ave, New York. For more information about the festival, click here, for more information about the documentary, click here.
Posted on January 10, 2018
Franz Lehár’s “Das Land des Lächelns” at Zurich Opera House was broadcast on Arte at the beginning of January. Until February 6th, the operetta can be viewed on Arte Concert, click here, or just play the video below. Director Andreas Homoki lets the plot take place in a Paris Variététheater from the 1920s. To emphasize the operatic elements, he purged the piece, cutting several secondary roles and shortening dialogues. For more information, click here.
Posted on November 8, 2017
Accentus Music has recorded the concert featuring the Latin Grammy winners Gabriela Montero, the YOA Orchestra of the Americas and conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto. Together, they performed Montero’s “Latin Concerto” and Ravel’s Piano Concerto along with other works. The concert, which took place in the Teatro del Lago in Frutillar, Chile, one of the most exceptional concert halls in the world, can be viewed on Arte Concert until January 11, 2018. For more information, click here.
Aaron Copland – El Salón México
Maurice Ravel – Piano Concerto
Gabriela Montero – Latin Concerto
Gabriela Montero – Improvisations
Zequinha de Abreu – Tico-Tico
Posted on November 1, 2017
The Beirut Art Film Festival will be screening our documentary “Zhu Xiao-Mei – How Bach defeated Mao” (click here to view the trailer) on November 18th at 7 p.m. For more information about the screening and the festival, click here.