Toronto Symphony Orchestra Premieres a Newly Commissioned Work

Toronto Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Gustavo Gimeno, premieres a newly commissioned work by Iman Habibi. The program will also include music by Coll, Grieg and Mahler.

There will be two performances on June 9, 2022, and June 11, 2022.

Program

Iman Habibi: Celebration Prelude (World Première/TSO Commission)
Francisco Coll: Elysian (World Première/TSO Commission)
Grieg: Piano Concerto
Mahler: Symphony No. 1

Performers

Javier Perianes, piano

Toronto Symphony Orchestra Premieres a Newly Commissioned Work

Toronto Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Gustavo Gimeno, premieres a newly commissioned work by Iman Habibi. The program will also include music by Coll, Grieg and Mahler.

There will be two performances on June 9, 2022, and June 11, 2022.

Program

Iman Habibi: Celebration Prelude (World Première/TSO Commission)
Francisco Coll: Elysian (World Première/TSO Commission)
Grieg: Piano Concerto
Mahler: Symphony No. 1

Performers

Javier Perianes, piano

Iman Habibi Named a 2022 Laureate of the Azrieli Music Prizes

The Azrieli Music Prizes (AMP) has named Iman Habibi as a 2022 Laureate. As part of this, Iman receives AMP’s Commission for Jewish Music. The Azrieli Commission for Jewish Music is open to composers worldwide with the aim of encouraging creative and critical engagement with the question
‘What is Jewish Music?’ A commissioning prize of $50,000 CAD is awarded biennially to the composer who proposes a response to this question that displays the utmost artistry, technical mastery and professional expertise.

Iman Habibi will be writing a 20-minute piece for a soloist singing in the traditional Persian style, and orchestra on poetry by the 14th century Judeo-Persian poet, Shahin Shirazi.

This piece will be premiered by Orchestre Métropolitain, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, at the AMP Gala Concert in mid- to late-October 2022. It will also be given two subsequent international premieres and recorded and released on the Analekta label.

From left to right: Rita Ueda (Recipient of AMP Commission for Canadian Music), Sharon Azrieli, Iman Habibi at the Azrieli Music Awards 2021, at Sofitel, Montreal, Canada : images by Danylo Bobyk Studios

Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra Performs Jeder Baum spricht (Canadian Premiere)

Iman Habibi’s Jeder Baum spricht will receive its Canadian premiere with Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra.

Nicolas Ellis, conductor
Jerry Hu, piano

Rising star maestro Nicolas Ellis makes his long awaited SSO debut in an unforgettable night of iconic music.

Beethoven’s 5th Symphony has stopped audiences in their tracks since its premiere. Timelessly arresting and bursting with passion and energy, the 5th Symphony bursts open with the four most memorable notes in all of music. Paired with the work is Jeder Baum spricht by Iranian-Canadian composer Iman Habibi. The work is inspired by the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.

Saskatoon pianist Jerry Hu won the 2021 Saskatchewan Music Festival Shurniak Concerto Competition, and now he makes his SSO debut with Beethoven’s 3rd Piano Concerto.

This performance will take place live in-person and live stream on ConcertStream.tv

7:30PM, Saturday, November 6, 2021
TCU Place, Sid Buckwold Theatre
35 – 22nd Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0C8

Philadelphia Orchestra Anniversary Rebroadcast of Jeder Baum spricht

Performance Details

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor

PROGRAM

Habibi Jeder Baum spricht
Beethoven Symphony No. 5
Beethoven Symphony No. 6 (“Pastoral”)

On March 12, 2020, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra performed its BeethovenNOW: Symphonies 5 & 6 program to an empty Verizon Hall, sharing a live broadcast with listeners across the globe—just before the City of Philadelphia’s impending shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

One year later, we invite you to join us for a rebroadcast of this now-historic performance, dedicated to those who lost their lives due to the pandemic. This special presentation is available free of charge on the Orchestra’s Digital Stage.

Pre-Concert Conversation
Ticket holders will be invited to participate in a live pre-concert conversation and Q&A with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Orchestra President and CEO Matías Tarnopolsky on Friday, March 12, 2021, at 7:30 PM ET.

About the music

This performance includes Beethoven’s Symphonies Nos. 5 and 6 and the world premiere of Iman Habibi’s Jeder Baum spricht, a Philadelphia Orchestra commission.

https://www.philorch.org/performances/our-season/events-and-tickets/digital-stage-2021/encore-beethoven-symphonies-5–6/

Iman Habibi WSO

Canceled due to COVID – Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Performs Jeder Baum spricht

This concert is canceled due to Manitoba entering code red restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19.

On December 4th and 5th, 2020, The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Daniel Raiskin, will be performing Iman Habibi’s Jeder Baum spricht, as part of their Beyond Classics series. The concert is entitled: “Beethoven’s 5th & Mozart”

Jeder Baum spricht was commissioned by The Philadelphia Orchestra, and premiered by them to an empty Verizon Hall (due to COVID-19 advisory) on March 12, 2020, for the 250th anniversary of Beethoven. It is an unsettling rhapsodic reflection on the climate catastrophe, and is written in dialogue with Beethoven’s 5th and 6th symphonies.

There will be two performances on December 4th and 5th 2020. Below is WSO’s event description:

Iman Habibi is well known to the WSO and its audiences. The Iranian-Canadian composer recently wrote a wonderful work for the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra to be paired with one of the best-known compositions in classical music, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.

A rarely performed but brilliant Concertone for two Violins and Orchestra by Mozart shines the spotlight on the WSO’s Karl Stobbe and Jeremy Buzash. A gorgeous brass and timpani piece begins the evening of music by Samuel Barber, best known for his breathtaking Adagio for Strings.”

WRTI Broadcast of Habibi’s Jeder Baum spricht Performed by Philadelphia Orchestra

On July 26th (1pm EST) and 27th (7pm EST) WRTI will present two more broadcasts of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s performance of Beethoven’s 5th and 6th symphonies, as well as Iman Habibi’s piece, Jeder Baum spricht. The broadcast will include an interview Iman did WRTI’s Susan Lewis backstage at the Verizon Hall. You can listen online from anywhere in the world by visiting WRTI’s website.

WRTI Broadcasts Habibi’s Jeder Baum spricht Performed by Philadelphia Orchestra

On July 26th (1pm EST) and 27th (7pm EST) WRTI will present two more broadcasts of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s performance of Beethoven’s 5th and 6th symphonies, as well as Iman Habibi’s piece, Jeder Baum spricht. The broadcast will include an interview Iman did WRTI’s Susan Lewis backstage at the Verizon Hall. You can listen online from anywhere in the world by visiting WRTI’s website.