Omer Meir Wellber – premiere in Palermo (January 2020)

After his symphonic debut as Music Director at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo at the beginning of this year, Omer Meir Wellber will conduct the new production of Wagner’s Parsifal at the Teatro Massimo under the direction of Graham Vick at the end of January 2020 (premiere: 26 January 2020).

More information can be found here.

Concerts around the end of the year (December 2019)

Let the year 2019 end with Kent Nagano and the Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg at the New Year’s Eve Concert and works by Beethoven and Bach, among others. Find more information here.

31. December Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie
Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg
New Year’s Eve Concert
Gabriele: Symphoniae sacrae
Bach: „Kunst der Fuge“ (Excerpts from the orchestra version by Nodaira)
Ustwolskaja: Symphony No. 5 „Amen“
Beethoven: Große Fuge für Streichquartett op. 133
Bach: Kantate BWV 80 „Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott“
Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 5
Nadezhda Karyazina – Speaker

Start the year 2020 with Omer Meir Wellber and the Orchestra del Teatro Massimo at the New Year’s Concert and works by Wagner, Verdi, Puccini. Find more information here.

1. January Palermo, Teatro Massimo
Orchestra del Teatro Massimo
New Year’s Concert
Joseph Calleja – Tenor

4. January Palermo, Teatro Massimo
Orchestra del Teatro Massimo
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Omer Meir Wellber opens season in Palermo (December 2019)

Omer Meir Wellber, newly appointed Music Director of the Teatro Massimo di Palermo, will conduct the New Year’s Concert on 1 January and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony on 4 January, opening the 2020 season.

1 January Palermo, Teatro Massimo

Orchestra del Teatro Massimo
New Year’s concert
Joseph Calleja – Tenor

4 January Palermo, Teatro Massimo

Orchestra del Teatro Massimo
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Further information can be found here.

Omer Meir Wellber – Debut with the Munich Philharmonic (November 2019)

Omer Meir Wellber will give his debut with the Munich Philharmonic on 21, 22 and 24 November 2019. Below you will find the programme of the concerts:

21, 22, 24 November Munich, Philharmonie
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Haydn: Symphony No. 49
Adler: Alone, I return from the Night – Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra
Haydn: Nelson Mass
Sarah-Jane Brandon – soprano, Katija Dragojevic – mezzo-soprano, Martin Mitterrutzner – Tenor, Ain Anger – Bass
Hila Baggio – Soprano
Philharmonic Choir Munich

Further information about the concerts can be found here.

Omer Meir Wellber conducts premiere (November 2019)

Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre in Dresden

On 3 November, Omer Meir Wellber will conduct the premiere of Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre in Dresden. The co-production with the Teatro Real in Madrid will be directed by Spanish opera director Calixto Bieito. Further performances will take place on 7, 13, 26 and 28 November.

Find more information here.

Literary debut of Omer Meir Wellber (October 2019)

Poetic, political, wild…Today “Die vier Ohnmachten des Chaim Birkner” by conductor Omer Meir Wellber is published!

Chaim Birkner is 108 years old and the oldest man in Israel. He came to Israel in 1944 and since then he has been lying his way through life, avoiding everything and everyone. His neglected daughter Sharon of all people forces him to face life at least once.

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“Die vier Ohnmachten des Chaim Birkner” by Omer Meir Wellber (September 2019)

On 14 October 2019 the conductor Omer Meir Wellber will publish his literary debut “Die vier Ohnmachten des Chaim Birkner”, which will be published in German by BerlinVerlag.  Learn more about the book here!

“Chaim Birkner is 108 years old, the oldest man in Israel. But he’s not celebrating, he decides to move back to Hungary, the country he fled, into his parents‘ apartment in Budapest he could never sell. That’s where his father and he “rescued” two Torah roles from the synagogue, that’s where he grew up with the
neighbour girl Leon, the yellow tree, the sordid dealings of his father …
Ever since he came to Israel in 1944 he has been lying his way through life, avoiding everything and everyone. Of all people it is, now, his neglected daughter Sharon who forces him to face life at least once… This is the novel of a tired and desperate man, confronting us with a history of Israel nobody ever dares to tell.”

Video livestream: Omer Meir Wellber and the BBC Philharmonic (September 2019)

Please join us today at 4:30 pm (UK time) for Omer Meir Wellber‘s concert as newly appointed Chief Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic in Manchester, the home of the orchestra, and experience a unique adaptation of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons (2. Summer) with mandolinist Jacob Reuven and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 directed from the piano by Wellber with an interesting twist: improvising the cadenzas with musicians from the orchestra as well as for Schumann and Schönberg.

Watch the worldwide livestream today at 4.30 p.m. (UK time) here or www.bbc.co.uk/philharmonic as well as on MediaCityUK big outdoor screen; catch-up stream also viewable any time after that.