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 21 (Johannes Moser with Nederlands Kamerorkest), Martijn Padding's "Swift, Grey and Spacious" on Oct 22 (Matt Haimovitz with Residentie Orkest), Kate Moore's "Frieda's Reis" on Oct 23 (Ashley Bathgate with CvA Symfonieorkest), and Trevor Grahl's double concerto "Lightweight" on Oct 27 (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 ▶] in Ashland, OR, followed by performances on Oct 9 (Eugene, OR), Oct 11 (Portland, OR), Oct 13 (New York, NY), Oct 15 (Buffalo, NY), Oct 17 (Cleveland, OH), Oct 21 (Philadelphia, PA), and Oct 24 (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 ▶] 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 ▶] 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 7 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.