Oltra Mar
October 6-9, 7pm, Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, Central Park
A marionette show of Luca Veggetti on music by Kaija Saariaho (Lonh, Oltra Mar)

Circle Map
October 13 & 14, 7pm, Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue
Portrait-concert of Kaija Saariaho with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, with the New York Premieres of « D’om le vrai sens » a clarinet concerto performed by Kari Krikku, « Circle Map » , «  Lumière et Pesanteur » (US Premiere), and Lonh with soprano Jennifer Zetlan, electronics and video by Jean-Baptiste Barrière

Composing Opera Today
Friday, October 21, 12pm, GIDEST Lab at 411, 63 Fifth Avenue
A seminar dedicated to composing opera today, and concentrating on Kaija Saariaho’s « La Passion de Simone ».

Thursday, November 3, 7pm, Tischman Auditorium, New School University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue
A double visual concert-portrait with pieces of Kaija Saariaho and Jean-Baptiste Barrière, with flutist Margaret Lancaster and stage direction of Luca Veggetti, electronics & video by Barrière, including the premiere of his new piece based on Victor Hugo’s Contemplations.
A collaboration between NYU Music Department and Mannes/The New School, co-sponsored by the Washington Square Contemporary Music Society.

Thursday, Nov 10 & Saturday, Nov 12, 8pm, Thalia Theater, Symphony Space,
2537 Broadway
Premiere of a new piece by Jean-Baptiste Barrière, for choir, electronics and video, « Sensation/Eternity », on two poems by Arthur Rimbaud by the C4 Ensemble; also with Kaija Saariaho’s 
« Tag des Jahrs » with Barrière’s electronics & video, as well as pieces by Jacob Gelber, Brian Mountford, Bettina Sheppard & Martha Sullivan.

Empathy and Action
Monday, November 14, 5-7PM, Theresa Lang Community Center at Arnhold Hall (55 W. 13th Street)
At the occasion of the performance of Kaija Saariaho’s « La Passion de Simone », a panel discussion about « Empathy and Action », with Saariaho, Lisabeth During, Associate Professor at the Pratt Institute, Mark Larrimore, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, James Miller, Professor of Politics at the New School for Social Research and special advisor to Provost, Otto von Busch, Associate Professor of Integrated Design at Parsons School of Design.
Moderated by Aleksi Barrière, Stage director of « La Passion de Simone », Researcher, Co-artistic director of La Chambre aux échos.

La Passion de Simone
Saturday, November 19 (7pm) & Sunday Nov. 20 (5pm), Lynch Theatre of Lincoln Center, 524 West 59th St
Kaija Saariaho’s oratorio « La Passion de Simone », staged by Aleksi Barrière, with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and students of Mannes/The New School, conducted by Clément Mao-Takacs, 

L’Amour de loin
December 1 to 29, Metropolitan Opera, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza
Kaija Saariaho’s opera  "L’Amour de loin », on a libretto by Amin Maalouf, at the Metropolitan Opera, in a new production directed by Robert Lepage, conducted by Susanna Mälkki, with Sysanna Phillips, Tamara Mumford and Eric Owens, electronics supervised by Jean-Baptiste Barrière.

Around "L’Amour de loin", several notable events, beyond those planned specifically at the Metropolitan Opera:
- a seminar at NYU by Corri Ellison on October 19 at 4:30pm:
- an event at the Guggenheim, including Peter Gelb, the creative team and performers, on November 7 at 7:30pm:
- an event at the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), with librettist Amin Maalouf, Peter Gelb, director of the Metropolitan Opera, and the performers, November 21 at 7pm:

Cloud Trio
Wednesday, November 30, 8:30pm, 92Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
A concert with Jennifer Koh and the Variation Trio with pieces by Saariaho, Kurtag & Norman

Axiom Ensemble 
December 12, at 7:30pm, Alice Tully Hall
Jeffrey Milarsky conducts the Axiom Ensemble performing an All-Kaija Saariaho Program

Saariaho & Barrière’s

Fall 2016 in New York

A calendar of events