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Premieres (Feb 19, 2020)

"Jacqueline" for soprano and cello

Based on the real-life story of legendary cellist Jacqueline du Pré and her struggle with multiple sclerosis, Luna Pearl Woolf's "Jacqueline"—starring soprano Marnie Breckenridge as the title role, and cellist Matt Haimovitz as Jacqueline's constant companion, her cello—will be premiered by Tapestry Opera Feb 19 to 23 [Tickets/infoThese events have passed] in Toronto, Canada. Each performance is one hour and 47 minutes including a 15-minute intermission.

Premieres (Feb 8, 2020)

A new cello concerto

Anders Nilsson's cello concerto will be premiered by Amalie Stalheim on Feb 13 [Tickets/infoThis event has passed] in Malmö, Sweden with Patrik Ringborg conducting the Malmö Symphony Orchestra. The concert will be broadcasted live on Sveriges Radio P2This event has passed.

Premieres (Feb 8, 2020)

Cello concerto "Litanies"

Alban Gerhardt will give the world premiere of Julian Anderson's cello concerto "Litanies" on Feb 12 [Tickets/infoThis event has passed] in Paris, France with Pascal Rophé conducting Orchestre National de France, followed by additional performances with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta (Mar 21This event was canceled | Hong Kong, China), the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (Apr 2This event was canceled | Birmingham, UK), and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra (May 12 | Oslo, Norway).

Premieres (Jan 17, 2020)

"Concerto en Sol"

The world premiere of Wolfgang Rihm's "Concerto en Sol" will be given by Sol Gabetta with Sylvain Cambreling conducting the Basel Chamber Orchestra on Jan 20 [Tickets/infoThis event has passed] in Genève, Switzerland with additional performances in Zürich (Jan 21This event has passed), Bern (Jan 22This event has passed) and Basel (Jan 23This event has passed), followed by a French premiere in Grenoble (Jan 24This event has passed) and a German premiere in Freiburg (Jan 26This event has passed).

Premieres (Nov 7, 2019)

A new cello concerto

Commissioned by the Seattle Symphony, Angelique Poteat's cello concerto will be premiered on Nov 14 followed by additional performances on Nov 15 and 16 [Tickets/infoThese events have passed] at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, WA with Efe Baltacıgil as soloist and James Feddeck conducting the Seattle Symphony.

Premieres (Oct 31, 2019)

"Oh Giselle, remember me ..."

Truls Mørk will give the world premiere of Victoria Borisova‐Ollas' cello concerto "Oh Giselle, remember me ..." on Nov 15 [Tickets/infoThis event has passed] in Stockholm, Sweden with Cristian Măcelaru conducting the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Additional performances of the new concerto will be given by Mørk with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (Jan 30-31These events have passed | Bergen, Norway), the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (Mar 19This event was canceled & 20This event was canceled | Gothenburg, Sweden), and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (Apr 30 | Liverpool, UK).

Premieres (Oct 1, 2019)

"Autumn Strings"

Tolibkhon Shakhidi's "Autumn Strings" will be premiered by cellist Raphael Wallfisch with Philip Mackenzie conducting the Mozart Symphony Orchestra on Oct 31 [Tickets/infoThis event has passed] at Cadogan Hall in London, UK. In addition to the world premiere, Wallfisch will also perform Dvořák's cello concerto.

Premieres (Sep 3, 2019)

Mustonen's "Taivaanvalot"

Ian Bostridge, Steven Isserlis and Olli Mustonen will give the world premiere of the pianist‐composer's "Taivaanvalot"—a 30‐minute work for tenor, cello and piano—on Sep 26 [Tickets/infoThis event has passed] in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

An additional performance of the new work will be given by Bostridge, Isserlis and Mustonen in London, UK on Sep 30This event has passed.