D-Cologne, Kölner Philharmonie : Robin Hood - zu gut um wahr zu sein (Robin Hood - to good to be true) a scenic concert commissioned by the Lucerne Festival Young, for mezzo soprano and brass quintet. Anne-May Krüger (voice), Sonus Brass. Music by Mike Svoboda after motives by John Dowland (1563-1626). Manfred Weiss (libretto), Marcelo Gama (stage direction).
GB-London, Cadogan Hall : Michael Nyman "Trombone Concerto" with the Sinfonieochester Basel under the direction of Dennis Russel Davis with Mike Svoboda, trombone.
CH-Neuchâtel, Centre Dürrenmat : two music theater works from Peter Maxwell Davies with ensemble zone expérimentale basel (students of the MA contemporary music program from the University of Music Basel) under the direction of Mike Svoboda. Miss Donnithorne's Maggot with Anne-May Krüger, mezzo soprano, and Eight Songs for a Mad King with Carl Roseman, voice. Stage direction by Marcelo Gama.
09.05.2014 - 11.05.2014
D-Witten, Tage für Neue Kammermusik : concerts with improvisations around Giacinto Scelsi together with Uli Fussenegger (bass), Ernesto Molinari (clar), Mike Svoboda (trombone), and Martin Siewert (stell lap-guitar)
D-Freiburg : Karlheinz Stockhausen Tierkreis in a version for trombone and percussion including improvised links. Michael Kiedaisch (percussion) and Mike Svoboda (trombone).
CH-Basel, Filter 4 : Duo Stenschke-Svoboda - trombone and live-electronics - with Holger Stenschke (live-electronics) and Mike Svoboda (alto and tenor tromone, tuba). Works by John Cage, Johnathan Harvey, Martin Smolka, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Alvin Lucier.
CH-Basel, on the river Rhine : premiere concert of the ensemble les trombones du bâle - the trombonist Kevin Austin, Juna Fairbairn, Stephen Menotti, Jon Roskilly, and Mike Svoboda play works by Erikson, Globokar and world premieres by William Dougherty, Jon Roskilly, and Paul Clift.
D-Rottenburg am Neckar, Marktplatz : open air performance of Mike Svoboda's "Love Hurts - Carmen Remix" (2003/2010), for trombone and orchestra based on themes from George Bizet's Carmen. Mike Svoboda (trombone) plays with the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz.
D-Würzburg, Kulturspeicher : The Phonometrograph Erik Satie with music from Erik Satie and Mike Svoboda. Anne-May Krüger (voice and barrel organ), Stefan Hussong (accordion), and Mike Svoboda (trombone, rezitation) | more info
02.08.2014 - 16.08.2014
D-Darmstadt : Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik new brass academy. As a first at this reknow summer course Mike Svoboda will be leading an intensive two week brass course. The teachers will be Saar Berger, horn (4th to 5th), Melvyn Poore, tuba (7th to 9th), Marco Blaauw, trumpet (11th to 13th), and Mike Svoboda, trombone and academy head, 2nd to 16th. Registration: http://internationales-musikinstitut.de/ferienkurse/interpretation.html
18.08.2014 - 12.09.2014
composing : triple concerto for trumpet, trombone, tuba and orchestra to be premiered in the spring of 2015 with the Philharmonisches Orchester des Staatstheater Cottbus under the direction of Evan Christ. The soloist are the three winners of the 2013 Aeolus competition: Tom Poulson (trumpet), Sebastiaan Kemner (trombone), and Ruben Dura de Lamo (tuba).
15.09.2014 - 19.09.2014
CH-Basel, Musikerwohnhaus : trombone intensive week with Mike Svoboda and his trombone students from the Universtiy of Music Basel.
02.10.2014 - 05.10.2014
A-Bregenz, Festspielhaus : to celebrate the 20th anniversery of SonusBrass Ensemble Mike Svoboda will conduct a new version of his Music for Open Spaces rescored for 10-piece brass ensemble and performed by SonusBrass in a larger format.
A-Salzburg, Salzburg Bienalle Festival : Mike Svoboda solo program with works from Scelsi, Berio, Cage, Lachenmann, Globokar, Feldman, and Mike Svoboda.
D-Cottbus, Staatstheater Cottbus : premiere of a triple concerto written by Mike Svoboda for trumpet, trombone, tuba and orchestra with the Philharmonisches Orchester des Staatstheater Cottbus under the direction of Evan Christ, and the three winners of the 2013 Aeolus competition: Tom Poulson (trumpet), Sebastiaan Kemner (trombone), and Ruben Dura de Lamo (tuba).
24.04.2015 - 30.04.2015
F-Nantes, and beyond : Mike Svoboda on tour performing the trombone concerto by Pascal Dusapin called WATT with the Orchestre National ds Pays de la Loire under the direction of Pascal Rophé.