Steve Reich’s latest work for large ensemble, Reich/Richter, receives its world premiere on April 6, with performances through June 2, as part of opening commissions that launch The Shed, New York City’s new arts center located on Manhattan’s west side. The new work was composed for a moving picture by celebrated German painter Gerhard Richter and filmmaker Corinna Belz, based on Richter’s 2012 Patterns book. Reich/Richter is performed by Reich champions Ensemble Signal and the International Contemporary Ensemble, in alternation, during this nine-week run at the Shed.
The Reich/Richter composition and film were commissioned by The Shed as part of Reich Richter Pärt, and co-commissioned for a concert setting by The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, Gustavo Dudamel, Music & Artistic Director; Cal Performances, University of California, Berkeley; Barbican Centre and Britten Sinfonia; Philharmonie de Paris; and Oslo Philharmonic.
Next season, Reich/Richter will be performed at The Barbican with the Britten Sinfonia conducted by Colin Currie (Oct 23, 2019), at the Philharmonie de Paris with Ensemble intercontemporain conducted by Elim Chan (Mar 7, 2020), and with the LA Phil New Music Group conducted by Brad Lubman (Jun 6, 2020). Additional performances will be announced in the near future.
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