Following his hugely innovative visual project ‘Dollshouse’, this season Martin Fröst embarks upon a multi-year project entitled ‘Genesis’ which explores the source and development of music inspired by dance and folk, music drawn from sacred rituals of praise and music as pure entertainment. The project saw its first public outing in December 2015 with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra shortly before being released worldwide on disc by Sony Classical – his first recording for the label.
Known for his artistic collaborations with orchestras worldwide, this season Fröst enters a three-year partnership with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and in March 2015 he started his four-year contract as Artistic Partner with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Fröst also made a number of European debuts in the 2015/16 season – Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (Thomas Søndergård – Lindberg) and Orchestre national de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon (Michael Schøwandt-Copland).
Tour highlights included performances of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in Leipzig, Paris, Vienna and London with Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Riccardo Chailly in autumn 2015, and further European appearances with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra (Thomas Dausgaard), Amsterdam Sinfonietta and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.
Further ahead Fröst works with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (Osmo Vänskä), New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (Edo de Waart), NHK Symphony Orchestra (David Zinman) and Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival (Paavo Järvi).
Source: Sony Classical