Mensch, Musik! #7 – Cities Land (in) Oceans
“La Mer” – Three symphonic sketches for full orchestra
“Threnos” – Den Opfern von Hiroshima” für 52 Streichinstrumente
“Akikos Tagebuch” für Klavier solo (Kadenz von “Akiko’s Piano” aus dem Klavierkonzert Nr. 4)
“The Insects Became Magnetic” for orchestra and electronics”
“Tikkun” für Streichorchester mit Perkussion und Zuspiel
Roderick Cox - Conductor
The young, Berlin-based American conductor Roderick Cox, winner of the Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award 2018, has made his debut with a number of renowned orchestras in recent years, including the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle and New World Symphony Orchestras, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic. As a guest conductor he has repeatedly led orchestras in Malmö, Kristiansand, Lahti, Washington, Bremen, Dresden, London, Paris, Cleveland, Dallas, Los Angeles, Detroit, Minnesota and at the Aspen Music Festival.
As an opera conductor, Roderick Cox has led productions at Houston Grand Opera (“Pêcheurs de Perles”) and San Francisco Opera (“Il barbiere di Siviglia”) and recorded Jeanine Tesori’s “Blue” at Washington National Opera. In 2022/2023 he returns to the Opéra national de Montpellier for “Rigoletto”, having previously impressed there with a symphony concert.
Roderick Cox has a sustained commitment to education, diversity and inclusion in the arts. In 2018, he launched the Roderick Cox Music Initiative (RCMI) – a project that provides scholarships to young musicians of colour from underrepresented backgrounds, enabling them to participate in instruments, music lessons and summer camps. Roderick and his new initiative are the subject of the documentary Conducting Life.
Born in Macon, Georgia, Roderick Cox attended the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University and later studied at Northwestern University, where he earned a master’s degree in 2011. He was awarded the Robert J. Harth Conducting Prize by the Aspen Music Festival in 2013 and has been a fellow of the Chicago Sinfonietta and the Chautauqua Music Festival. In 2016, Roderick Cox was appointed by Osmo Vänskä as Associate Conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra for three seasons, having previously served as Assistant Conductor for one year.
Konzept und szenische Einrichtung
tauchgold - Konzept und szenische Einrichtung
Since 2007 tauchgold (Heike Tauch and Florian Goldberg) have been realising plays at the interface of radio and stage. Their works include social satires, historical dramas and philosophical material. However, specially composed music always plays a central role. In 2019, her stage work “Das Gläserne Meer – Ein Narratorium für Streicher und Stimmen” (The Glass Sea – A Narratorio for Strings and Voices) premiered in Munich, with a composition by Cathy Milliken based on the radio play “Metamorphoses”. For “Borrowed Landscape – A Narratorio for Piano Trio and Voices”, composer Dai Fujikura wrote the music (2022). In June 2022, tauchgold already realised the RSB’s “Mensch, Musik!”#4 project entitled “Wanderungen”. The two following “Mensch, Musik!” projects in spring 2023 will also be created together with tauchgold.
The RSB is committed to making music not just for its own sake, but explicitly for people, including those who have had little ear for classical music and symphony orchestras. To this end, the orchestra invites artists who are able to reach our senses beyond hearing with images, texts and optical visions. Directing team “tauchgold” together with students, tutors and alumni from Catalyst, a higher-education institute for creative arts and technology based in Berlin’s Funkhaus, unite creative practices, disciplines, genres visions from diverse artistic and cultural backgrounds.
Under the direction of three young conductors, the RSB will consciously step out of the “normal” concert business to raise burning questions musically.
Karina Canellakis & Augustin Hadelich
Beethoven, Ligeti, Lutosławski
Radio concert with Frank Strobel
Weill, Eisler, Hindemith, Schnittke
Concert broadcast to the Zeiss-Grossplanetarium
Kurtág, Mozart, Rachmaninoff