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World Premiere: Esa-Pekka Salonen?s New Work For Orchestra ?Nyx?

18 February 2011 | Return to News

Esa-Pekka Salonen’s new work for orchestra „Nyx“ will have its world premiere on 19 February 2011 during the final concert of Festival Présences Paris. The piece was commissioned by Radio France, Carnegie Hall, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Barbican Centre and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Salonen himself will be conducting the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.

This premiere performance will be available online from 21 February on Radio France and ArteLiveWeb.

In a cycle of 13 concerts between 3 and 19 February 2011 the festival focuses on Salonen’s compositions and performs all of his main works as well as other significant works of the 20th century.

The recording of the concert on 6 February with Salonen’s Violin concerto as well as his compositions “Helix” and “Wing on Wing” can be found here: www.esapekkasalonen.co.uk/video.

Further broadcasts of the Festival’s concerts will be available over the next few days on this website.