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.

Klassik-Pop-et cetera with Omer Meir Wellber (August 2019)

On the microphone – Conductor Omer Meir Wellber

“I was always afraid of Don Giovanni because I didn’t understand the conclusions exactly,” says Omer Meir Wellber. The chief conductor of the BBC Philharmonic describes how he overcame his fear of Mozart’s opera in Klassik-Pop-et cetera.

You can listen to the programme here until Friday 23 August.

Omer Meir Wellber on tour with Hilary Hahn and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen (August 2019)

Omer Meir Wellber will conduct works by i.a. Bach and Schubert together with violinist Hilary Hahn and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen at various renowned festivals in Germany, Spain and Switzerland.

Concert dates and further information:

22 August Kloster Eberbach, Basilika Rheingau Musik Festival
Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Bach: selected chorales
Bach: Violin Concerto No. 1 A minor
Bach: Violin Concerto No. 2 E major
Schubert: Symphony No. 3 D Major D 200
Hilary Hahn – Violin

23 August Lübeck, Musik- und Kongresshalle Schleswig-Holstein-Musikfestival
Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Otto: Contrapunctus I (Orchestration of Contrapunctus I from Bach’s “Die Kunst der Fuge” BWV 1080)
Bach: Violin Concerto No. 1 A minor
Sadikova: Mirroring Contrapunctus for orchestra (orchestration of the Contrapunctus XII from Bach’s “The Art of the Fugue” BWV 1080)
Bach: Violin Concerto No. 2 E major
Schubert: Symphony No. 3 D Major D 200
Hilary Hahn – Violin

24 August Flensburg, Deutsches Haus Schleswig-Holstein-Musikfestival
Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Otto: Contrapunctus I (Orchestration of Contrapunctus I from Bach’s “Die Kunst der Fuge” BWV 1080)
Bach: Violin Concerto No. 1 A minor
Sadikova: Mirroring Contrapunctus for orchestra (orchestration of the Contrapunctus XII from Bach’s “The Art of the Fugue” BWV 1080)
Bach: Violin Concerto No. 2 E major
Schubert: Symphony No. 3 D Major D 200
Hilary Hahn – Violin

27 August San Sebastián, Kursaal Auditorium San Sebastián Festival
Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Otto: Contrapunctus I (Orchestration of Contrapunctus I from Bach’s “Die Kunst der Fuge” BWV 1080)
Bach: Violin Concerto No. 1 A minor
Sadikova: Mirroring Contrapunctus for orchestra (orchestration of the Contrapunctus XII from Bach’s “The Art of the Fugue” BWV 1080)
Bach: Violin Concerto No. 2 E major
Schubert: Symphony No. 4
Hilary Hahn – Violin

29 August Gstaad, Kirche Saanen Gstaad Festival
Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Bach: selected chorales
Bach: Violin Concerto No. 1 A minor
Bach: Violin Concerto No. 2 E major
Schubert: Symphony No. 3 D Major D 200
Hilary Hahn – Violin

31 August Redefin, Landgestüt Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Otto: Contrapunctus I (Orchestration of Contrapunctus I from Bach’s “Die Kunst der Fuge” BWV 1080)
Bach: Violin Concerto No. 1 A minor
Sadikova: Mirroring Contrapunctus for orchestra (orchestration of the Contrapunctus XII from Bach’s “The Art of the Fugue” BWV 1080)
Bach: Violin Concerto No. 2 E major
Schubert: Symphony No. 3 D Major D 200
Hilary Hahn – Violin

Omer Meir Wellber – BBC Proms Concerts – Press and Stream on Demand (August 2019)

Omer Meir Wellber’s concerts at the BBC Proms as the new Chief Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic were praised highly by the British Press.

Thanks to BBC Radio 3, the broadcast of those concerts can still be listened to online for another two and three weeks.

Prom 7:
23 July – London, Royal Albert Hall – BBC Proms
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 15 KV 450
Ben-Haim: Symphony No. 1
Schönberg: Fünf Orchesterstücke op. 16
Schumann: Symphony No. 4
Yeol Eum Son – Piano
stream on demand until 21 August

Prom 14:
29 July – London, Royal Albert Hall – BBC Proms
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Haydn: The Creation
Sarah-Jane Brandon – Sopran, Benjamin Hulett – Tenor, Christoph Pohl – Bariton
BBC Proms Youth Choir
stream on demand until 27 August

Omer Meir Wellber’s Debut at the BBC Proms (July 2019)

On 23 and 29 July 2019, Omer Meir Wellber will give his debut as the new Chief Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and simultaneously at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

23 July, London, Royal Albert Hall BBC Proms

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 15 KV 450
Ben-Haim: Symphony No. 1
Schönberg: Five orchestral pieces op. 16
Schumann: Symphony No. 4

29 July, London, Royal Albert Hal BBC Proms

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Haydn: Creation

Find further information on those concerts here.

Omer Meir Wellber at the Bach Festival in Leipzig (June 2019)

On 18 June 2019, Omer Meir Wellber will conduct a special project on The Art of the Fugue by J. S. Bach at the Bach Festival in Leipzig’s Thomaskirche with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.

The composers of the project are:

Maximilian Otto – Fugue 1
Peter Tornyai – Fugue 5
Carlo Boccadoro – Fugue 7
Sven-David Sandström – Joint 8
Ferran Cruixent – Fugue 9
Bernd Franke – Fugue 11
Aziza Sadikova – Fugue 12
Ella Milk Sheriff – Fugue 14

Omer Meir Wellber himself says about the project: “The Art of the Fugue« has been a fountain of inspiration and continues to be. Composers from all over the globe chose and orchestrated Fuges, dialoging with Bach through new orchestral perspectives. This project is about cultural immigration: we bring the world into the core of the European musical tradition, a dialog through sound and color.”

No 75 Incomplete perfection
– J. S. Bach: The Art of the Fugue, in new arrangements
– F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Christus (Fragment)
– F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Wie der Hirsch schreit nach frischem Wasser

Omer Meir Wellber conducts premiere of Nabucco (May 2018)

On 25 May 2019, Omer Meir Wellber will conduct the premiere of Verdi’s Nabucco at the Semperoper Dresden as the orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor.

Further dates and information can be found here.

As part of the production, the Semperoper shot a three-part Making-of Nabucco with director David Bösch, set designer Patrick Bannwart and conductor Omer Meir Wellber. Here you can watch the third part.