According to the critic Sigfried Schibli in his review of the orchestral concert in Bern, the piece has, “the most important quality for an overture: it makes you want to hear more!”.
It was a great pleasure for me and for the orchestra to rehearse and perform Alma Deutscher’s violin concerto with her as part of the Festival frauenkomponiert 2018.
It’s encouraging and impressive to see how the project has grown since 2014/15 and that Basel has become a centre of music by women composers.
As part of the Festival frauenkomponiert 2018 in Zurich, Basel and Bern from 7th–11th March we will be premiering the orchestral work commissioned for the festival by Heidi Baader-Nobs, Evasion.
As part of the Festival frauenkomponiert 2018 in Zurich, Basel and Bern from 7th–11th March we will be premiering Agnes Tyrrell’s ouveture from the oratorio “Die Könige in Israel” (The kings in Israel), written around 1880.
One of the highlights of the frauenkomponiert Festival will certainly be Alma Deutscher’s performance of her own violin concerto.
JessTalks is the title of a new project exploring performance perspectives and cultural exchange within the framework of contemporary music.
Following on from its groundbreaking events of 2015 and 2016, the ideal and real planning of the third edition of frauenkomponiert in March 2018 is underway.
After a series of requests from women wanting to develop their conducting skills, Jessica Horsley has set up a conducting class in Basel.
Jessica Horsley has been asked to take on the musical conception and direction of the Blue Rider exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler.