trombone concerto "Love Hurts" with the Neubrandenburger Philharmonie
D-Neubrandenburg, Konzertkirche : Mike Svoboda is artist-in-residence with 5 projects, including his entertaining trombone concerto based on themes from Bizet's Carmen called Love Hurts – Carmen Remix. Among several visual elements, the piece features the conductor in an improvised solo. Sebastian Tewinkel, who premiered the work with Mike Svoboda back in 2003, will lead the Neubrandenburg Philharmonie in three concerts (Güstrow on the November 5th and Neustrelitz on November 7th)
conducting neuverBand "construct/radiate"
CH-Basel, Gare du Nord : Mike Svoboda conducting the ensemble neuverband with the program "construct/radiate" with works by Dieter Ammann, Franck Bedrossian, Katharina Rosenberger and a world premiere by Katrin Wetzel.
Cage Ryoanji in Essen
D-Essen, Folkwang Museum : Mike Svoboda plays the Cage classic Ryoanji for trombone and percussion together with Michael Kiedaisch.
conducting neuverBand "construct/radiate"
CH-Bern, PROGR : Mike Svoboda conducting the ensemble neuverband with the program "construct/radiate" with works by Dieter Ammann, Franck Bedrossian, Katharina Rosenberger and a world premiere by Katrin Wetzel.
chamber music with musicians from the Neubrandenburger Philharmonie
D-Neubrandenburg, Konzertkirche : as part of his artist-in-residency, Mike Svoboda will curate and perform a program of chamber music with the title Er will nur spielen ("he just wants to play") including a performance of his game piece Homo Ludens.
"Alphorn Special" in Neubrandenburg
D-Neubrandenburg, Konzertkirche : reviving his solo concert program for kids, Mike Svoboda's Alphorn Special, will be a part of Svoboda's residency with the Neubrandenburger Philharmonie. With alphorn, but also garden hose, drain pipe, didgeridoo, and conch shell.
world premiere of "Far from Home" for 4 trombones and orchestra
D-Mannheim : world premiere of revised version of Mike Svoboda's Music for Trombone and Orchestra, now featuring Svoboda and the trombonist colleagues from the orchestra, called Far from Home. The Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, plays under the direction of Mario Venzago, Mike Svoboda, solo trombone.
world premiere of "Growth I & II" for the Concept Store Quartet
D-Berlin, Unerhörte Music : world premiere of a two new works in a series called Growth by Mike Svoboda for the Concept Store Quartet. Growth I (Violin Concerto) written for Alicja Pilarczyk and Growth II (Snare Drum Concerto) written for Jeanne Larrouturou of the Concept Store Quartet.
conducting "Once Around the World" in with the Bochum Symphoniker
D-Bochum : Mike Svoboda's concert long work for the whole family, Once Around the World with the Bochumer Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mike Svoboda, who also narrates the concert with a text by Manfred Weiss and animated film by Matthias Daenschel.
German premiere of "Play" for orchestra
D-Neubrandenburg, Konzertkirche : German premiere of Mike Svoboda's "orchestral opener" Play with the Neubrandenburger Philharmonie conducted by their chief-conductor Sebastian Tewinkel. The composition is commissioned as part of Mike Svoboda's artist-in-residency with the Neubrandenburger Philharmonie. Further performances on the 6th in Güstrow and the 8th in Neustrelitz.
In the concert Mike Svoboda also plays the trombone concerto from Launy Grøndahl.
conducting "Once Around the World" in with Neubrandenburg Philharmonie
D-Neubrandenburg : Mike Svoboda's concert long work for the whole family, Once Around the World with the Neubrandenburg Philharmonie conducted by Mike Svoboda, who also narrates the concert with a text by Manfred Weiss and animated film by Matthias Daenschel.
world premiere of Concert Etudes 6 & 7 for the ARD competition
D-Munich, Prinzregententheater : the premiere of Concert Etude 6 & 7 for solo trombone which Mike Svoboda composed for the ARD International Music Competition 2020 (now 2022).
new version of "bach counterpoints" in Bielefeld
D-Bielefeld, Zionskirche : presenting a new version of the 2011 concert program commissioned by the Kölner Philharmonie, Mike Svoboda creates a context to feature not only the organ, the music of J.S. Bach, but also the art of arranging, including an arrangement of an arrangement (Webern Ricercar). With Karin Dornbusch, clarinet, Olivia Steimel, accordion, Christof Pülsch, organ, and Mike Svoboda, trombone, arrangements, and composition.
"14 attempts to love Richard Wagner" in Leverkusen
D-Leverkusen : Mike Svoboda performs with Karoline Öhman (vc), Stefan Preyer (bass), and João Carlos Pacheco his concert program 14 Attempts to Love Richard Wagner.