Andris Nelsons and his artistic planner Tobias Niederschlag have rolled out the next Leipzig Gewandhaus season with a focus on eight women composers. Niederschlag called it ‘overdue’.
The core beneficiary is Clara Schumann, in her bicentennial year.
There will be a spotlight on Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel and Lili Boulanger and premieres by living composers Sofia Gubaidulina, Betsy Jolas, Ella-Milch Sheriff and Lera Auerbach.
l-r: Nelsons, Leipzig Kulturbürgermeisterin Dr. Skadi Jennicke, Gewandhausdirektor Andreas Schulz