Forthcoming concerts featuring Raff's music:
Symphony No.3 in Frankfurt, Germany in June
Dr Hoch's Conservatory, Frankfurt, of which Raff was the founding director, will host a concert in which his Im Walde Symphony will be the major work. The concert, on Sunday 15 June at 7:00pm in the Conservatory's Clara-Schumann-Saal, will also feature Dvorák's "In Nature's Realm" Overture and Schumann's Piano Concerto (soloist: Matthias Fuchs) The Frankfurter Orchester Gesellschaft will be conducted by Stefan Schmitt. Tickets: €15 and €10.
Sinfonietta in Berne, Switzerland in June
The Sinfonietta will feature in two concerts given by the Berner Musikkollegium: Sunday 22 June at 3:00pm at the Steigerhubel Kirchgemeindehaus, Steigerhubel Str. in Bern, and at 7:30pm on Saturday 28 June at Jegenstorf Church, near Berne. The conductor will be Roberto Fabbroni and other works on the programme include Debussy's Petite Suite, Mozart's Divertimento KV 136 and the Suite for small orchestra by Uuno Klami. Tickets on the door.
König Alfred Overture in Frankfurt, Germany, in September
Neeme Järvi will conduct the Hessen Radio Orchestra in two concerts featuring the König Alfred Overture: on Thursday 4 September and Friday 5 September at 8:00pm in the Großer Saal of the Alte Oper in Frankfurt. Also on the programme will be Kodály's Háry János Suite and Rachmaninov's 3rf Piano Concerto, with soloist. Online ticketing from 1 July.
Colloquium and music for Violin & Piano in Rapperswil, Switzerland in October
As part of the Musiksommer am Zürichsee music festival, the Swiss Joachim Raff Society will be holding a fascinating colloquium to discuss Raff and his music on Saturday 11 October from 1:30pm. The venue will be the Haus der Musik, Endingerstrasse 7, Rapperswil, and the programme concludes at 7:00pm with a chamber concert in the Kapuziner Kapelle, in which Malwina Sosnowski, violin and Benyamin Nuss, piano will play music by Raff and Liszt. Both events cost CHF.100, and admission to the recital alone is CHF.30. Tickets from Rapperswil Tourist Information: +41 55 220 5757.
Sinfonietta in Dresden, Germany in October
The Sinfonietta will be played by the Haydn Orchestra, Dresden at a concert at 7:30pm on Saturday 11 October in the city's Dreikönigskirche. Music by Britten, Beethoven and Weber will feature in the concert, which will be conducted by Andreas Grohmann. Online ticketing.
Italian Suite in Lachen, Switzerland in October
A second Raff event in Musiksommer am Zürichsee music festival will see Raff's Italian Suite close a concert at 5:30pm on Sunday 26 October in the Catholic Church in Lachen, Switzerland. Giovanni Bria will conduct the Camerata Schweiz in a programme which also includes songs by Mahler and music by Schreker. Entrance is free, with a closing collection.
Cello Sonata in Brunnen, Switzerland in in October
Alexander Neustroev, cello, and Dmitri Demiashkin, piano, will play the Cello Sonata in a concert at 7:30pm on Friday 3 October in the Theresianum Ingenbohl, in Brunnen, Switzerland. No more details are presently available.
Symphony No.3 in Saalfeld & Rudolstadt, Germany in October
The Im Walde Symphony closes a pair of concerts from the Thüringer Symphoniker: on Friday 17 October at 7:30pm in Saalfeld's Meininger Hof, and the same time on Saturday 18 October in the Theater Rudolstadt. Oliver Wender will conduct a programme which also includes Schubert's Alfonso & Estrella Overture, Liszt's Piano Concerto No.2 and the Larghetto from Henselt's Piano Concerto. The soloist is Lev Vinocour. Tickets from the theatres.
Sinfonietta in Minnesota, USA in November
Three concerts by the St Paul Chamber Orchestra in the Twin Cities area feature the Sinfonietta in their programmes: Thursday 6 November at 7:30pm in the Temple Israel, Uptown Minneapolis, Saturday 8 November at 8:00pm in St. Paul's United Church of Christ, St Paul and Sunday 9 November at 2:00pm at Benson Great Hall, Arden Hills. Prokofiev's Quintet and Dvorák Wind Serenade are also on the bill. Online ticketing.