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Philippe Manoury with François-Xavier Roth and the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne

The fruitful collaboration between the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, its director François-Xavier Roth and Philippe Manoury as “Composer for Cologne” promises to produce unique concert experiences again in the 2017/2018 season. Among other things, Cologne will host the world première of Manoury’s concert for flute and orchestra. And in Strasbourg, the Gürzenich-Orchester will include the composer’s some 35-minute-long orchestral work “RING” in the opening concert of the festival “Musica”.

The Gürzenich Orchestra will be giving new “tastings” of Manoury’s pieces as bookends of the coming 2017-18 season: in the gala concert to kick off the season (Sep. 3, 2017), it will play “Rêve” from the “Première suite d’orchestre”, a youthful work of the 19-year-old Claude Debussy only re-discovered in 2006, in the orchestration by Philippe Manoury.

3 September 2017 | 11 am | Cologne | Philharmonie
gala concert

Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne
Nathan Braude viola
Edgar Moreau violoncello
François-Xavier Roth conductor

Claude Debussy / Philippe Manoury: „Rêve“ from „Première suite d’orchestre“
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3 E-flat major “Rheinische”
Richard Strauss: „Don Quixote“ Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character

But well before that, a guest appearance on September 23 at the new music festival “Musica” in Strasbourg’s Palais de la Musique et des Congrès will mark a first highlight of the 2017/18 season. François-Xavier Roth is already looking forward to this with great anticipation: “Musica is one of the biggest and most important festivals for new music. It is a privilege for us to be allowed to open this festival with the Gürzenich Orchestra.

23 September 2017 | 7 pm | Straßburg | Palais de la Musique et des Congrès
opening concert of the new music festival “Musica”

Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne
Nathan Braude viola
Edgar Moreau violoncello
François-Xavier Roth conductor

Philippe Manoury: “RING” für großes, im Raum verteiltes Orchester
Claude Debussy / Philippe Manoury: „Rêve“ from „Première suite d’orchestre“
Richard Strauss: „Don Quixote“ Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character

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