The Haydn Foundation Trento 2023 Review: Hanjo

(Photo Credit: Francesco Bondi) The Haydn Foundation, centered in Bolzano, produces classical music concerts and opera for towns and cities across Italy’s Trentino-Alto Adige region. The current season included two performances of Toshio Hosokawa’s 2004 chamber opera “Hanjo” at Trento’s Teatro Sociale. Hosokawa is a German-trained composer who seeks inspiration for his music in Japan’s cultural heritage, and “Hanjo” is {…}

Telegraph Quartet to Present Robert Sirota and Stevan Cavalier’s ‘Contrapassos’

On February 6, 2022, Telegraph Quartet will present the world premiere of composer Robert Sirota and librettist Stevan Cavalier’s “Contrapassos.” Commissioned by the Sierra Chamber Society, this new work was originally meant to premiere in March 2020 as part of Sirota@70, a celebration of the company’s 70th anniversary. The concert will see the new work presented along with Beethoven’s “String {…}