Premieres (Jan 13, 2023)

Cello concerto "Overbound"

James O'Callaghan's "Overbound" concerto for amplified solo cello, electronics and orchestra will be premiered by Cameron Crozman (nominee of our 8th Listeners' Choice Award) on Jan 25 [Tickets/info ] in Toronto, ON with the Esprit Orchestra under the baton of Alex Pauk.

Premieres (Nov 1, 2022)

Francisco Coll's cello concerto

Composer-conductor Francisco Coll, alongside Sol Gabetta, will give the world premiere of his cello concerto on Nov 27 [Tickets/info This event has passed] in Paris with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, followed by performances in Switzerland next January with the Kammerorchester Basel.

Premieres (Nov 1, 2022)

New work for solo cello and choir

Cellist Maya Beiser joins The Crossing for the long-awaited premiere of Michael Gordon's concert-length autobiographical work "Travel Guide to Nicaragua" on Nov 16 [Tickets/info This event has passed] in Philadelphia, PA at Congregation Rodeph Shalom, followed by a New York premiere at Carnegie Hall on Nov 17This event has passed.

Premieres (Oct 1, 2022; edited Oct 20, 2022)

Jeths | Padding | Moore | Grahl

*Johannes Moser due to illness will be replaced by Leonard Elschenbroich*

At the Cello Biënnale Amsterdam 2022, a ten-day festival in the Netherlands, world premieres of cello concertos will include Willem Jeths' "Nell'Oltretomba" on Oct 21This event has passed (Johannes Moser with Nederlands Kamerorkest), Martijn Padding's "Swift, Grey and Spacious" on Oct 22This event has passed (Matt Haimovitz with Residentie Orkest), Kate Moore's "Frieda's Reis" on Oct 23This event has passed (Ashley Bathgate with CvA Symfonieorkest), and Trevor Grahl's double concerto "Lightweight" on Oct 27This event has passed (Lidy Blijdorp and Sebastiaan van Halsema, with Asko|Schönberg).

Premieres (Oct 1, 2022)

Jessie Montgomery's "Divided"

As part of the Sphinx Virtuosi fall tour, Jessie Montgomery's "Divided" will be premiered by cellist Thomas Mesa and the Sphinx Virtuosi on Oct 7 [Tickets/info This event has passed] in Ashland, OR, followed by performances on Oct 9This event has passed (Eugene, OR), Oct 11This event has passed (Portland, OR), Oct 13This event has passed (New York, NY), Oct 15This event has passed (Buffalo, NY), Oct 17This event has passed (Cleveland, OH), Oct 21This event has passed (Philadelphia, PA), and Oct 24This event has passed (São Paulo, Brazil).

Premieres (Oct 1, 2022)

Cello concerto "brightness dispersed"

The world premiere of Jeffrey Mumford's "brightness dispersed", four movements for cello and string orchestra, will be given on Oct 6 [Tickets/info This event has passed] by Mariel Roberts (nominee of our 1st Listeners' Choice Award) at St. Ann's Church in Brooklyn, NY with the String Orchestra of Brooklyn.

Premieres (Sep 29, 2022)

Cello concerto "Human Archipelago"

Vijay Iyer's cello concerto "Human Archipelago" will be premiered by cellist Inbal Segev (nominee of our 7th Listeners' Choice Award) on Oct 1 [Tickets/info This event has passed] in London with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Additional performances will be given by Segev with the Oregon Symphony on Jan 13 (Salem, OR) and Jan 14–16 (Portland, OR), followed by the Boise Philharmonic on Jan 21 (1:00pm & 7:30pm) in Boise, ID and the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra on Feb 25 in Palos Heights, IL.

Premieres (Sep 13, 2022)

Neuwirth's double concerto

"According to What", Olga Neuwirth's double concerto named after Jasper Johns' 1964 painting of the same title, will be premiered by cellist Tanja Tetzlaff and percussionist Hans-Kristian Kjos Sørensen on Sep 22 [Tickets/info This event has passed] in Norway with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra conducted by Baldur Bönnimann.

Additional performances will be given by Tetzlaff and Sørensen on Oct 7This event has passed in Austria with Yalda Zamani and the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jan 26 in Sweden with Thierry Fischer and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, and Apr 23 in France with the Orchestre de chambre de Paris.