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.

Midori – Concerts with the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra (March 2019)

On 19 and 20 March, Midori will be guest at the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra. Under the baton of Julia Jones, she will perform Brahms’ Violin Concerto.

Overview over the concert:
19, 20 March, 20.00 – Dortmund, Konzerthaus
Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra, Julia Jones
Brahms: Violin Concerto


Tourstart: OSM and Kent Nagano’s Europe Tour (March 2019)

On Monday, 11 March the big European tour by Kent Nagano and the OSM will start with a concert in Dusseldorf. On the program will be works by Debussy, Mozart and Stravinsky.

The orchestra and Kent Nagano will also be guest in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Concert House and Paris’ Cité de la musique, among others.

Soloists of the tour are pianists Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Rafał Blechacz as well as alto Marie-Nicole Lemieux.

Find here an overview of the tourdates.

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

Midori on tour with the Munich Chamber Orchestra (March 2019)

From 10 March, violinist Midori will go on a tour together with the Munich Chamber Orchestra and its concert master Daniel Giglberger. They will be guest in Erlangen and Regensburg in Bavaria / Germany as well as in Olten in Switzerland and in Budapest, and will perform the following program:

Bach – Violin concerto e major BWV 1042

Bach – Violin concerto d minor BWV 1052R

The concert dates are the following:

10 March Regensburg – Audimax

11 March Erlangen – Heinrich-Lades-Halle

13 March Budapest – Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

15 March Olten – Stadttheater

Kent Nagano | Announcement of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal’s 2019-20 Season (March 2019)

Kent Nagano and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) announced their coming season 2019/20 on 28 February 2019. It will be Kent Nagano’s final season as Music Director of the OSM and with more than 100 concerts it will feature celebrations, prestigious invited guests, and performances of great masterpieces of the symphonic repertoire.

At the season’s opening concert, in September 2019, Kent Nagano and the OSM will present works by Shostakovich, Schoenberg and Rachmaninoff. Throughout the season, they will perform concert programs, which reflect Kent Nagano’s legacy with the orchestra: Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 as well as the traditional Christmas program, this year featuring Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. In January 2020, Kent Nagano will also conduct the OSM’s first cycle of Schubert Symphonies at a festival dedicated to showing the many facets of this composer.
In February 2020, Pascal Dusapin’s Symphony pour orgue et orchestre “Waves” will have its North America premiere both in the Maison Symphonique and in Toronto under the direction of Kent Nagano – after being world premiered in Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie in January.

In October 2019, the OSM and Kent Nagano will be performing on a tour in Latin America and in Chicago. Soloists will be the violinist Veronika Eberle and Pianist Denis Matsuev.

In March 2020, the orchestra and its Music Director will be re-invited to New York’s Carnegie Hall. Together with pianist Mikhail Pletnev they will perform Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor.

Kent Nagano about his last season as the OSM’s Music Director:

“Nearly twenty years after my very first collaboration with the OSM as a guest conductor, the 2019–2020 season provides the Orchestra with a new opportunity to offer themes that engage with a variety of perspectives and experiences: we hope they will be a source of wonder and vitality for our audience members while remaining at the forefront of our modern lives.”

Here you can find further information on the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal’s new season 2019/20.

Midori at the Komische Oper Berlin (February 2019)

On Friday, 22 February, Midori will be guest at the Komischen Oper Berlin. Togehter with the Orchestra of the Komischen Oper Berlin, conducted by Hermann Bäumer, she will perform Schumann’s Violinkonzert.

The concert in detail:

22 February, 20h – Berlin, Komische Oper
Orchestra of the Komischen Oper Berlin, Hermann Bäumer
Schumann: Violin Concerto

You can find further informtion here.

Omer Meir Wellber conducts Tannhäuser at Semperoper Dresden (February 2019)

Omer Meir Wellber conducts the revival performances of Wagner’s Tannhäuser on Sunday, 17 February at the Semperoper Dresden. Further performances take place on 2 and 10 March 2019.

Those will be Omer Meir Wellber’s first opera performances, since he became Principal Guest Conductor at the Semperoper in September 2018.

Find further information on the Tannhäuser here.

Midori in Rome at the U.N. (February 2019)

On 14 February, Midori attends the 42nd annual Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) of the U.N. During the Governing Council’s opening ceremony, Pope Francis addresses heads-of-state, government ministers, and policy and development leaders. Midori performs for an audience of dignitaries including the Pope and speaks about her field visit to an IFAD-funded project in Viet Nam last December with her non-profit Music Sharing. Other special events, panels and interactive sessions include guests like 15-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg or Rwandan choreographer Sherrie Silver. The complete Governing Council is webcast. Here you can also read a webstory about Midori’s visit in Viet Nam, including a video.