Forthcoming concerts featuring Raff's music:
Songs in Lucerne, Switzerland in February 2013
The soprano Regula Mühlemann, accompanied by pianist Patricia Ulrich, will perform the Eight Songs op.173 at a recital at 12:30pm on Thursday 21 February in Lucerne's Konzertsaal. Songs by Schubert, Schumann and Mendelssohn are also featured. Tickets are available online at CHF30.00.
Symphony No.4 in Southern Germany in March
The Fourth Symphony is the major work in two concerts given by the Bodensee Ärzteorchester under their conductor Hans Jörg Walter. On Saturday 9 March the concert will be at 8:00pm at Salem College, Überlingen and it will be repeated the next day, Sunday 10 March at 11:00am at the Festsaal of Weißenau Monastery, near Ravensburg. The works in the first half will be Schubert's Overture to Die Zauberharfe and Hummel's Trumpet Concerto (soloist: Peter Moriggl).
Die schöne Müllerin in Lucerne and Aarau, Switzerland in March
The Ensemble Sherazade will programme the String Quartet No.7 Die schöne Müllerin together with Brahms' String Sextet and Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht in recital of poetry and music entitled Amor & Psyche. Two concerts will be held: at 8:00pm on Saturday 16 March at the Murbachersaal, Murbacherstrase, Luzern and at 5:00pm on Sunday 17 March at Aula der Alten Kantonsschule, Aarau. Tickets: book online.
Symphony No.9 in Portland, OR, USA in March 2013
The Symphony No.9 Im Sommer will feature in a concert given by the Oregon Sinfonietta, conductor Donald Appert, at 3:00 pm on Sunday 17 March 2013 at the Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church, Portland, OR. The programme also features Parry's Overture to an Unwritten Tragedy and Mozart's Bassoon Concerto.
Piano Quintet in New York City in April 2013
The Piano Quintet will close concerts by the renowned Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players at 2:00pm and 7:30pm on Monday 15 April at their regular venue of Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 152 West 66th Street, New York City. They will also play works by Mendelssohn and the 19th century Swiss composer August Walter. Tickets: $25, $17 and $10 Telephone +1 212.799.1259or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Symphony No.5 in Saxony, Germany in May 2013
The Symphony No.5 Lenore will close the programme of concerts given by the Thüringer Symphoniker in two towns in Saxony. Oliver Weder directs the orchestra in the concerts which will be at 7:30pm at the Meininger Hof in Saalfeld on Friday 17 May 2013 and at the Theater Rudolstadt's Grosses Haus in Rudolstadt on Saturday 18 May 2013. The interesting programme will begin with Duparc's Symphonic Poem Lenore and Viktor Vyssotzki will be the soloist in Hummel's Piano Concerto No.2. Tickets: €13-18 (online sales at Saalfeld only).
Wagner Piano arrangements in Hagen, Germany in May
Pianist Michael Zieschang will play arrangements of Wagner's music by Raff, von Bülow and Liszt at a recital at 6:00pm in the Sparkasse Forum, Sparkassenkarree, Hagen on Monday 27 May. No more details are available at present.
Three Duos on Wagner's Operas in Bonn, Germany in June
At a recital to be given at 8:00pm at the Klavierstudio bonnpiano, 22 Johann-Link Strasse, Bonn on 7 June pianist Lisa Wellisch and Mark Johnston, violin will be playing Raff's Three Duos for violin & piano on motifs from Wagner's operas op.63 and the Cavatine Op.85 no.3. The recital will begin with Schubert's Duo op.162.
Ein feste Burg Overture in Griefswald, Germany in June 2013
The Vorpommern Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Golo Berg will programme the Ein feste Burg Overture in three concerts in Northern Germany on Tuesday 11 June 2013 in Theater & Stadthalle, Griefswald and on Wednesday and Thursday 12 and 13 June in the Großes Haus, Stralsund. Other music in the concerts will be Vasks' Credo for orchestra, Mozart's Exultate, jubilate (soloist Linda van Coppenhagen) and Mendelssohn's Reformation Symphony. Concert times when they are available.
Lieder in Lachen, Switzerland in June
The Swiss Joachim Raff Society will host a Lieder evening at the Reformed Church Meeting House (Reformiertes Kirchgemeindehaus) in Raff's birthplace of Lachen at 7:00pm on Sunday 23 June. Pianist Fabienne Romer will accompany soprano Sybille Diethelm and alto Barbara Erni. More details when they are available.
Songs from Sanges-Frühling near Rostock, Germany in July
Mezzo-soprano Susanne Wild accompanied by pianist Oleksiy Kushnir will perform five songs from Raff's Sanges-Frühling op.98 at a recital (which will also include songs by Wagner, Verdi and Liszt) at 7:30pm on Saturday 20 July at the Villa Papendorf near Rostock. Tickets: €35 (buy online)
Sinfonietta in Cheltenham, UK in September
The Sinfonietta will feature in a concert given by the Cheltenham Chamber Orchestra at 7:30pm on Saturday 28 September at St Andrew's Church, Montpellier, Cheltenham. The other work will be Mozart's Serenade No.10. Tickets: £15, with concessions.
Piano Four Hands works in Lachen in Spring 2014
Advance notice that during spring 2014 the piano duo Vilma & Daniel Zbinden will play music for piano four hands by Raff in Lachen, his birthplace, in a concert organised by the Swiss Joachim Raff Society. More details once they are available.