Calendar of premieres for March

Calendar of premieres for March

Amongst the eagerly awaited premieres, which were postponed last spring for obvious sanitary reasons, the premiere of Benjamin Attahir’s 117:2c by Tugan Sokhiev and the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, the composer’s hometown. The work is dedicated to Thierry d'Argoubet, the orchestra’s deputy director, voted “Toulousain of the year” by La Dépêche du Midi. For the third time, the Russian conductor and his orchestra will become the vessels of expression of the composer's inspired pen. An exceptional fidelity based on a "deep artistic and human understanding", all the more moving since "it is these musicians who, almost twenty years earlier, instilled in me a love of music, both as a symphonic ensemble and in the theatre pit. It is to them that I owe my calling” (says the composer).

With a title as enigmatic (a homage to Brahms? A quote from a sacred text?) as the work is virtuosic (only for the orchestral strings), 117: 2c promises to become one of the most celebrated concert overtures of the modern repertoire, and this but a few weeks after the unanimously acclaimed premiere of the cello concerto Al Icha at Radio France: follow the performance live from the Halle aux Grains in Toulouse on 19 March.

We think we know Maurice Jarre. yet much remains to be discovered and rediscovered, in particular his concert music and his numerous ballets, starting with Notre-Dame de Paris premiered in 1965 at the Opéra de Paris, the year of Doctor Zhivago.

The impressive programme (choreography by Roland Petit, his first for the Paris Opéra, and costumes designed by Yves Saint-Laurent), is no less so today: we are very grateful to the new management of the Opéra for having strongly requested to stage this production in the spring and for allowing us the opportunity to rediscover an unknown Maurice Jarre.

The premiere schedule for March, which heralds an increasingly sparkling 2021 on stage as the health crisis improves, can be found below:

Calendar :

Benjamin Attahir 117:2c - Replayed on France Musique
World premiere: 19 March 2021

Halles aux Grains - Toulouse

Orchestre National du Capitol de Toulouse
Tugan Sokhiev, conductor

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Oscar Bianchi - Semplice - Streamed live on the Facebook page of the Barcelona Modern Ensemble
Spannish premiere: 19 March 2021

Takao Hyakutome, violin
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Maurice Jarre - Notre-Dame de Paris (Ballet in two acts and thirteen tableaux after Victor Hugo)
From 26 March 2021 to 7 May 2021

Opéra Bastille
Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris
Jean-François Verdier, conductor


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Digital broadcast:

Thanks to the efforts of all our partners, concert halls, festivals, orchestras and musicians, the works of our published composers find, for the most of them, the way of your homes and of your screens. Keep in touch!

Pascal Dusapin - Piano Works Cycle
For piano
Studio 104 - Maison de la Radio
Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, piano
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Benjamin Attahir - Al Icha
Concerto for cello and orchestra
Auditorium de la Maison de la Radio
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Jean-Guihen Queras, cello
Pascal Rophé, conductor

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Pascal Dusapin - La Vita sognata
For female voice and eight instruments
Festival Présences 2021 - Grand auditorium de la Maison de la Radio

Ensemble Accroche Note
Françoise Kubler, soprano
Franck Ollu, conductor
Watch the other recordings of works by Pascal Dusapin during the opening night of the Presences 2021 Festival...

Michaël Lévinas - La Passion selon Marc (Une Passion après Auschwitz) 
for soloists, choir & orchestra
Philharmonie de Paris
Orchestre de chambre de Paris
Chœur Le Balcon
Maxime Pascal, conductor
Magali Léger, soprano (the Mother)
Marion Grange, soprano (Marie-Madeleine)
Guilhem Terrail, countertenor (the Evangelist)
Mathieu Dubroca, baritone (Jesus)
Thomas Lacôte, organ
Choir soloists:
Parveen Savart, soprano (the Handmaid)
Guillaume Gutierrez, tenor (Pierre)
Halidou Nombre, baritone (Judas, Evesque)
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Concert 100% Francis Poulenc
Orchestre de Paris
Corinna Niemeyer, conductor
Jean Rondeau, harpsichord
Loriane Llorca, organ
Eiichi Chijiiwa, violin


Benjamin Attahir © Julian Hargreaves
Maurice Jarre © DR
Oscar Bianchi © Astrid Ackermann