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.

Book presentation with Kent Nagano at the Amerikazentrum Hamburg (September 2019)

On 12 September, Kent Nagano will present his book “Classical Music – Expect the Unexpected” at the Amerikazentrum Hamburg. After a presentation and a discussion with the presenter Johanna von Coburg, there will be the possibility of a Q&A.

Further information on the event can be found here.

More information about the book can be found here.

Omer Meir Wellber and the BBC Philharmonic in Manchester (September 2019)

On 13 September 2019, Omer Meir Wellber, the new Chief Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, will conduct works by Vivaldi, Mozart, Schönberg and Schuhmann.

Previously, on 12 September, he leads the launch of BBC Education’s music education campaign Bring the Noise, which aims to bring children closer to the joy of making music.

13 September Manchester, MediaCityUK
BBC Philharmonic Studio Concert
Vivaldi: Four Seasons (Summer)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 K.414
Schoenberg: Five Orchestra Pieces Op. 16
Schumann: Symphony No. 4
Jacob Reuven – Mandolin

Further information can be found here!

Midori and Jean-Yves Thibaudet for Duo Concerts in Europe (September 2019)

On 13 September 2019, violinist Midori and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet perform their first duo recital in Europe – at the Stadthalle Germering, near Munich. The program draws on the music of Schumann, Fauré, Debussy and Enescu. The concert in Germering will be followed by a recital at the Enescu Festival in Bucharest. In November, two recitals in France and the Netherlands will follow.

In April of this year, Midori and Jean-Yves Thibaudet embarked on their first duo tour through the US, with stops in Scottsdale, San Francisco, La Jolla, Chicago and Princeton.

Overview on Midori and Jean-Yves Thibaudet’s concerts in Europe:

13 September – Germering, Stadthalle
Schumann: Violin Sonata No. 1
Fauré: Violin Sonata No. 1
Debussy: Violin Sonata L. 140
Enescu: Violin Sonata No. 3
Jean-Yves Thibaudet – Piano

16 September – Bucharest, Romanian Athenaeum – Enescu Festival
cf. 13 September

17 November – Lyon, Auditorium
cf. 13 September

20 November – Utrecht, TivoliVredenburg
cf. 13 September

 

Midori – Begin of the New Academic Year 2019-20 at the Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia (September 2019)

After a summer with master classes and performances at festivals and summer schools at Interlochen Center for the Arts (Michigan, USA), Domaine Forget International Festival (Québec, Canada), Ravinia’s Summer Conservatory at Ravinia Steans Music Institute (Illinois, USA), Krzyżowa Music, Aspen Music Festival (Colorado, USA) and at the Weimar Master Classes in Germany, Midori’s new academic year 2019-20 in Philadelphia is about to start. It is her second academic year at the city’s Curtis Institute of Music where she joined the Violin Faculty last year, entering a storied violin lineage and robust community engagement program.

David Philip Hefti’s “Changements” at the George Enescu Festival (August 2019)

On Sunday, 1 September 2019, the Royal Camerata will present at the George Enescu festival in Bucharest a work by Davi Philip Hefti, winner of the festival’s 2005 George Enescu Competition: Changements – atmospheric pictures for orchestra.

Overview on the details of the concert:
1 September – Bukarest, Radio Hall – Enescu Festival
Royal Camerata, Constantin Adrian Grigore
Hefti: Changements – atmospheric pictures for orchestra
et al.

Here you can find further information on the concert and here on the work by David Philip Hefti.

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

David Philip Hefti’s “Media nox” at the ARD Radio Festival (August 2019)

On 13 August 2019, the recording of the world premier of David Philip Hefti’s flute concerto Media nox – Music for the third nocturnal vigil will be broadcast at the ARD Radio Festival. The world premier took place on 3 April 2019 at the Heidelbergre Frühling Festival and was performed by the Deutsche Radiophilharmonie under Jamie Phillips and  withTatjana Ruhland as soloist.

David Philip Hefti about Media nox:
„The harmonies of this work are primarily quarter-tone, and explore the sounds of twilight, the night, spheres, dreams, sleeplessness and hallucinations. They create sound-surfaces alternately static, animated and iridescent that are the central idea of the work; these are then repeatedly roughened up by the rhythmic and melodic threads woven by the solo flute. This microtonal music is what I repeatedly here in the twilight state between sleep and sleeplessness.“

You can find more information on the broadcast here.