Midori on the cover of “The Strad” (September 2020)

The cover of the October issue of “The Strad” features violinist Midori. In a conversation with Toby Deller, she talks about performing contemporary music, recordings of Beethoven’s works and dedicating herself to social causes.

More about the latest issue of “The Strad” can be found here.

Midori and Omer Meir Wellber in Palermo (September 2020)

On September 25, violinist Midori and Omer Meir Wellber will present a joint program of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in two concerts at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, one at 5 p.m. and one at 9 p.m. (CET). The latter will be livestreamed on Teatro Massimo Web TV. With this concert, Midori begins her Artist in Residence at the Teatro Massimo. A matinée concert will follow on September 26th at 11 a.m. with chamber music works by Bach and Schnittke, together with musicians from the orchestra of the Teatro Massimo and music director Omer Meir Wellber himself at the piano.READ MORE

Special concerts with Kent Nagano and Paul Lewis at the State Opera Hamburg (September 2020)

On 3 and 4 October 2020, Kent Nagano will conduct two special concert programs with works by Mozart, Schubert, Dvořák and others. The British pianist Paul Lewis, one of Britain’s most internationally renowned soloists, will make his debut with the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra. The matinee concerts will take place in the Great House of the Hamburg State Opera. Tickets are available by telephone at (040) 35 68 68 and from the State Opera’s ticket service.


Omer Meir Wellber at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo (September 2020)

In the coming days Omer Meir Wellber will conduct two concerts at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo.

13 September          Palermo, Teatro Massimo Orchestra del Teatro Massimo
Mozart: Coronation Mass
Schönberg: Survivors of Warsaw

You can watch the concert here.

On 16 September Omer Meir Wellber will present a special programme of Vivaldi and Piazzolla, together with the mandolinist Jacob Reuven and himself on the harpsichord and accordion.

16 September           Palermo, Teatro Massimo Orchestra del Teatro Massimo
Piazzolla/Vivaldi: Jahreszeiten
Jacob Reuven – Mandolin



Kent Nagano in Hamburg – molto agitato (September 2020)

On September 5, Kent Nagano conducts the premiere of “molto agitato” in Hamburg.

Concert, song and music theatre provide the pieces of the evening: “Nouvelles Aventures” by György Ligeti, “Vier Gesänge” op. 43 by Johannes Brahms, Händel’s “Aci”, “Galatea e Polifemo” and “Die sieben Todsünden” by Kurt Weill. Included are texts by Quentin Tarantino on sex and violence from “Reservoir Dogs”. Five soloists and a chamber orchestra are recapturing the Staatsoper stage after a forced break of almost six months. How we have experienced and still experience this time, how it throws us off balance and how it opens new spaces – that is what “molto agitato” stands for.

Director: Frank Castorf
Musical direction: Kent Nagano
Set Designer: Aleksandar Denic
Costume: Adriana Braga Peretzki
Video: Andreas Deinert, Kathrin Krottenthaler, Severin Renke
Light: Lothar Baumgarte
Dramaturgy: Johannes Blum

Please find further dates and information here.

Omer Meir Wellber with the MKO in Munich on Sunday (August 2020)

On Sunday, Omer Meir Wellber and the Munich Chamber Orchestra (MKO) will beginn their new concert season. In the Himmelfahrtskirche in Munich the concert will take place with a reduced audience and will be played two times. The Mandolinist Jacob Reuven will also be a guest at this concert and will play Vivaldi’s Concert for Mandolin. Together with him and the Sinfonietta Leipzig, Omer Meir Wellber will present a special program from Vivaldi and Piazzolla also at the harpsichord and accordion in October in Leipzig.

The concert is sold out, but it will be recorded by BR and broadcast on October 22. READ MORE