10/12/2019

Alone, I return from the Night ,for soprano & large orchestra - Premiere

Munich Philharmonic, Maestro Omer Meir Wellber,cond.  Hila Baggio, sopr. 21, 22, 24 November

https://www.mphil.de/en/persons/ayal-adler.html

09/12/2019

Chairman of the Jury, Balsys International Composition Competition

Saint Kotryna Church, Vilnius

23 November 

https://balsyscompetition.eu/jury/

 

Portrait of Israel's leading comtemporary composer

"The focus of the program was the extended new version of the three-part song cycle Alone, I return from the night for soprano and large orchestra..Together with soprano Hila Baggio, Wellber plunged into the atmospherically dense, dark tones of the work, which seemed to be in search of every sentence.. At the (last song) , gate of darkness Wellber led the Philharmonic to a deep black abyss, which is so intensely composed that one hardly needs to associate freely"..  David Renke, bachtrack, 24/11/2019

.".The atmospheric character.. is created by Adler's colorful instrumentation and the clear, elegant singing of the soprano Hila Baggio, which beautifully captures the lyrics of the poet David Vogel. .the predominant impression is that of glass transparency - also caused by the fact that the chimes play so clearly at the beginning.." Andreas Pernpeintner, süddeutsche zeitung, 22/11/2019

"Adler’s Resonating Sounds came from a far less familiar harmonic world, exploring abstract instrumental textures and effects in waves of glorious, shifting sound". Alexandra Coghlan, The Independent, 21/8/2014

"The musicians juggle clusters together with echoes and harmonics. They manage to exist, to live through even the sound, which we can almost see it moving on the stage". Martin   Arnaud, Backtrack, BBC Proms 46, 21/8/2014  

"What blissful harmony they brought with them, too, with Jerusalem-born , Adler's Resonating Sounds ..Adler's Resonating Sounds is a spider's web of delicately played instruments".  Jeffrey Taylor ,Sunday Express, BBC Proms 46, 24/8/2014  

"Resonating Sounds by Ayal Adler proved to be a shimmering processional, confidently deploying a very large orchestra." Nick Kimberly, The Evening Standard, 21/8/2014

Composer Ayal Adler is internationally active  his works are being performed worldwide. Adler's ouvre includes music in various genres, including solo, chamber, vocal and orchestral. His orchetsral works were commissioned and performed by Daniel Barenboim and the West- Eastern DIVAN Orchestra; Zubin Mehta and the IPO ,and more,  In November 2019 his work: Alone, I return from the Night ,was premiered by the Munich Philharmonic, Maestro Omer Meir Wellber and sopramo Hila Baggio.  His music was performed at the BBC Proms- Royal Albert Hall; Lucerne Festival; Salzburg Festival; Colon Theatre, among others.  His works were commissioned by the West- Eastern Divan Orchestra; Jerusalem International Chamber Festival;  Jerusaelm Symphony Orchetsra: Adele and John Gray Endowment Fund; Camerata Orchestra, etc. His works were selected for the ISCM Festival , and ACL-Asian Compoers' League.  Mr. Adler has received many awards, including the Prime Minister Composers' Awarad ; Acievement Award of the Year - an Acum (equal to Ascap) Prize, and others. He served as Composer-in-Residence for the Meitar Ensemble from 2006-2012, and later became the Ensemble's Advisor. Mr. Adler currently serves as Drector of the Israeli Composers' League.  His works are regularly published by IMI ,and IMC. 

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