The Music Room: Discovering Ben Haim with Omer Meir Wellber (April 2021)

The Music Room continues!

After exploring Beethoven with The Music Room: Reflecting Beethoven (2020), now follows The Music Room: Discovering Ben-Haim. On four dates, the Israeli composer Paul Ben-Haim will be discussed by the Omer Meir Wellber and different guests from various points of view.

The episodes can be viewed via the BBC Philharmonic website, or on Twitter and Facebook. An IGTV video on Instagram will follow the next day.READ MORE

Omer Meir Wellber receives the special prize of the Associazione Nazionale Critici Musicali (April 2021)

Omer Meir Wellber, music director of the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, receives the special prize of the Associazione Nazionale Critici Musicali.

The jury’s reasons: “[…] after months of silence, homages to Beethoven and a surprise evening of jazz, shone in the empty church of the Spasimo, where the versatile fantasist Wellber played accordion and piano. It is the confirmation of the new profile, in the role of chief conductor and musical director, that we can no longer do without”


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Omer Meir Wellber with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (April 2021)

Omer Meir Wellber returns to Stockholm for a livestream concert with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. The concert on 16 April  at 7 p.m., which will be streamed live as concert video on Berwaldhallen Play and played on Swedish Radio P2, will feature Ella Milch-Sheriff’s Contrapunctus XIV from Bach’s Die Kunst der Fuge, Avner Dorman’s Mandolin Concerto with Jacob Reuven on mandolin, Aziza Sadikova’s Mirroring contrapunctus. Contrapunctus no. 12 and Sven David Sanström’s The hidden treasure: Contrapunktus 8 from Die Kunst der Fuge on the program, as well as Robert Schumann’s 4th Symphony in D minor.READ MORE

Omer Meir Wellber receives the “Cielo D’Alcamo” literary prize (March 2021)

Omer Meir Wellber receives the literary prize “Cielo D’Alcamo” in the category “Premio Speciale Internazionale” for his novel “Storia vera e non vera di Chaim Birkner”, which was published in January 2021 by the Italian publishing house Sellerio Editore. On 25 March, the award ceremony of the literary prize took place.

The novel was published under the title “Die vier Ohnmachten des Chaim Birkner” by BerlinVerlag in 2019.

Omer Meir Wellber with the Filarmonica Toscanini and Avi Avital (March 2021)

On Friday, 19 March at 20:30 Omer Meir Wellber will conduct the Filarmonica Toscanini in Parma with a program of works by Beethoven, Dorman and Strauss.

With mandolinist Avi Avital and himself on the harpsichord, he will present Dorman’s Concerto for Mandolin and and Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D minor BWV 1052, adapted for mandolin and orchestra.

19 March at 20:30
Bach: Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D minor BWV 1052 (Version for mandolin and orchestra)
Dorman: Concerto for Mandolin
Strauss: Tanzsuite aus Klavierstücken von François Couperin

The concert will be streamed live on the website and on the Facebook, Vimeo and YouTube pages of La Toscanini. The concert stream will be available on the website and vimeo for one month and on Facebook for 48 hours.

Omer Meir Wellber with Verdi’s “Ernani” at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo (February 2021)

On February 26, Omer Meir Wellber will conduct the Teatro Massimo’s production of Verdi’s four-part opera “Ernani” in Palermo. The semi-staged production will be broadcast live on Teatro WebTV. For more information, click here.

February 26, Verdi: Ernani
Omer Meir Wellber
Orchestra dell Teatro Massimo
Coro dell Teatro Massimo

Mise en espace Ludovico Rajata
Costume Designs and Visual Project Francesco Zito
Visual Project Andrea Fiduccia
Digital Animation Fabiola Nicoletti
Lighting Designs Giuseppe Di Iorio
Chorus Master Ciro Visco