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Faber Music in Mexico

Faber composers Colin Matthews, Oliver Knussen and Tansy Davies will each have works performed in Mexico this October Read more

Faber Music at the 2015 Aldeburgh Festival

Featuring no fewer than six Faber composers, this summer’s Aldeburgh Festival looks set to be particuarly vibrant and stimulating. George Benjamin will be Artist-in-Residence, appearing as conductor, pianist and curator in what will be the largest UK retrospective of his work since the Southbank Centre’s ‘Jubilation’ festival in 2012. Read more

Oliver Knussen: New York Portrait

Whilst in the US, Knussen also stopped off at the Miller Theater in New York for a portrait concert given by Ensemble Signal and conductor Brad Lubman. Read more

Knussen returns to Boston

Oliver Knussen’s Boston connections run deep – in the 1970s he studied with the New England Conservatory professor Gunther Schuller, and later went on to hold many important positions at the Tanglewood Festival (run by Boston Symphony Orchestra) – so it was with great warmth that he was welcomed back to Boston this year for a series of portrait concerts to celebrate his 60th birthday. Read more

Oliver Knussen's ‘Two Organa’ at the Proms in 2010

The Birmingham Contemporary Music Group staged a late-night appearance at the BBC Proms on 6 August 2010, conducted by Ilan Volkov, in a concert which framed Oliver Knussen’s 'Two Organa' and Benjamin’s Three Inventions, with new works by Luke Bedford and Hans Abrahamsen. Knussen’s 'Two Organa' was earmarked in a Guardian article a week earlier by ultimate fan Adam Foulds, as a work which gave him instant joy. Read more

Tanglewood stages Knussen opera

‘You did not have to search for things to love about Mr. Knussen’s Where the Wild Things Are. Every bar is vividly drawn and full of energy.’ The New York Times (Allan Kozinn), 17 August 2010 Read more

Knussen's 'Wild Things' in Europe

Oliver Knussen’s first Sendak opera, Where the Wild Things Are, is enjoying a revival of late. The Italian premiere took place last year and now new productions are set to open in Sweden, Belgium, Germany and Canada. Read more

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