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.”

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– 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.

Omer Meir Wellber gives his debut at the BBC Proms (April 2019)

On 23 and 29 July, Omer Meir Wellber, designated Chief Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, will conduct his debut concerts at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

On the program will be the following :

23 July, London, Royal Albert Hall
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 15, KV 450
Ben-Haim: Symphony No.1
Schönberg: Five Pieces for Orchestra op. 16
Schumann: Symphony No. 4

29 July, London, Royal Albert Hall
Haydn: The Creation

Find here further information about the concerts.

Omer Meir Wellber is guest with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra (March 2019)

From Thursday, 21 March, Omer Meir Wellber will conduct concerts with the NDR Elbphilharmonie and will have his debut at the rostrum of the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. He and the orchestra will present works by Tchaikovsky, Haydn and Schnittke.

The concert on 21 March will be streamed live on ARTE Concert. The concert stream will then be available for 90 days. Click here.

Furthermore, Omer Meir Wellber will be guest at the German popular TV show DAS! in the North German TV channel NDR. You can watch live on Wednesday, 20 March from 18.45 – 19.30 German time. Click here for further information.

Omer Meir Wellber conducts symphonic concert in Palermo (March 2019)

On 9 March, Omer Meir Wellber will conduct a symphonic concert with the Orchestra del Teatro Massimo in Palermo. On the program will be works by Rimsky-Korsakov and Prokofiev. Soloists are pianist Daniel Ciobanu as well as mezzo soprano Ekaterina Seergeva.

Find here further information on the concert.

In January 2020 he will take up the position of Music Director of the Teatro Massimo in Palermo