Pierre Boulez at musikfest berlin 2010

musikfest berlin 2010 will take place from September 2nd to 21st. This ambitious, international orchestra festival, organized by the Berliner Festspiele in collaboration with the Stiftung Berliner Philharmoniker, launches Berlin's annual concert season. This year’s musikfest berlin celebrates the great French composer Pierre Boulez, whose impact on the music of the 20th and 21st centuries has been unique. Performed will be a number of his compositions, including large-scale works for symphony orchestra.

Pierre Boulez’s compositional oeuvre will be featured in an enthralling and multifaceted program which includes more than 60 works by approximately 25 different composers, to be performed by 27 orchestras, ensembles, and choirs from international musical life, and with the participation of 37 soloists of international standing – among them Berlin's most prominent ensemble, led by its principal conductor.

The program of musikfest berlin 2010 will be presented by the festival's Artistic Director Winrich Hopp at a press conference organized by the Berliner Festspiele and held on April 15th at 11:30 a.m. at the Philharmonie. Press Office, March 24, 2010