We’re already excited about the Baltic Sea Philharmonic’s next tour, ‘Divine Geometry’, which features concerts at the Merano Music Festival on 20 September and the Usedom Music Festival on 21 September. A fascinating juxtaposition of past and present, ‘Divine Geometry’ mixes Baroque music and American minimalism in a new programme which the orchestra will play from memory. We’ll be performing contemporary arrangements of music by Baroque masters Handel and Bach, along with Philip Glass’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and, at the Usedom Music Festival, the German premiere of Steve Reich’s Music for Ensemble and Orchestra. This 2018 piece was co-commissioned by the Baltic Sea Philharmonic together with some of the world’s leading orchestras – the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
American pianist Simone Dinnerstein (pictured above) will join us as soloist in the Glass concerto, a piece that was written especially for her. Having collaborated with Kristjan in a range of musical settings, including with the Absolute Ensemble in New York, she says she is looking forward to making her debut with the Baltic Sea Philharmonic: ‘I’m curious to play with this orchestra that Kristjan created, and experience how different it is from all the other orchestras I’ve played with. It’s usually so exciting and refreshing to work with younger musicians, because they are the most open.’
For more details, and to book tickets, see our concert calendar