Gabriel Bebeselea's edition of Enescu's “Pastorale-Fantaisie" to have world premiere

In 1899, George Enescu was composing “Pastorale-Fantaisie pour petit orchestre” and premiered it in Paris the very same year. It was the first and last time that this work has been performed in concert. After being curated and edited by Gabriel Bebeselea, for the first time in over a century, the modern rendition of Enescu's “Pastorale-Fantaisie pour petit orchestre” will be performed by the “Transylvania" State Philharmonic Orchestra of Cluj-Napoca under Gabriel Bebeselea’s direction on the 23rd of June. The concert will also see Robert Levin take center stage as soloist in Yehudi Wyner’s Piano Concerto “Chiavi in Mano”, while the second part of the concert will present George Enescu’s Symphony no. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 13.

 

 

Michael Sanderling with the Dresden Philharmonic in Asia

Die Dresdner Philharmonie geht mit ihrem Chefdirigenten Michael Sanderling vom 23. Juni - 9. Juli 2017 auf Tournee nach Japan und Korea. Stationen sind unter anderem Tokyo, wo mehrere Konzerte aufgefuhrt werden, Nagoya und Seoul. Auf dem Programm stehen Werke von Brahms, Weber und Schostakowitsch.

 

 

Michael Sanderling • Brahms in Dresden

16. June 2017


With the Dresden Philharmonic, Michael Sanderling will perform the symphonies no. 1, 2 and 4 as well as the first piano concerto by Johannes Brahms this weekend. Soloist of the performances is Kirill Gerstein. Following these concerts, the orchestra will embark on a several weeks tour to Japan and South Korea.

 

 

Vox Luminis at the Bachfest Leipzig

June 2017
Under Lionel Meunier’s direction, Vox Luminis will perform on the 16th of June at the Nikolaikirche in Leipzig a programme presenting H. Schütz "Musikalische Exequien”, J.C. Bach "Fürchte dich nicht” and J.S. Bach "Christ lag in Todes Banden”. The concert starts at 22:30 and is part of the Bachfest Leipzig.

 

 

Michael Sanderling with the Taiwan Philharmonic

June 2017
Michael Sanderling returns to the Taiwan Philharmonic in a concert on the 9th of June. The evening’s programme includes the first symphony by Johannes Brahms, Carl Maria von Weber’s Concertino featuring Sabine Meyer as soloist, and Fantasma by Toru Takemitsu.

npac-nso.org/en/concerts/doc-efw2dfvers

 

 

 

Jordi Savall conducts Marin Marais' opera Alcyone

June 2017
Jordi Savall leads his Concert des Nations in three performance of Marin Marais' opera Alcyone on the 8th, 10th and 11th June at the Royal Opera of Versailles. The staging by Louise Moaty brings together theatrical machinery, the rigging of ships and the circus arts in this most accomplished of Marin Marais’ operas.

 

 

Le Concert Spirituel in Baden-Baden

May 2017
On the 4th of June, under the direction of Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel will perform Haendel’s Water and Fire Music programme at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden.

 

 

Michael Sanderling in the new concert hall

May 2017
Led by Chief Conductor Michael Sanderling, the Dresden Philharmonic will perform in the new concert hall of the Kulturpalast on May 26th and 28th. The programme comprises Mozart's Piano Concerto in D minor KV 466 with Herbert Schuch as soloist, as well as the Symphony No. 12 "The Year 1917" by Dmitri Shostakovich.

 

 

Gabriel Bebeselea returns to the National Radio Orchestra

May 2017
On the 5th of May, Gabriel Bebeselea leads the Romanian National Radio Orchestra in a concert presenting Kalevi Aho’s Flute Concerto and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D major. Soloist of the evening is Matei Ioachimescu.

 

 

Michael Sanderling with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin

May 2017
Michael Sanderling conducts the Konzerthausorchester Berlin on 19., 20. and 21. May 2017. In addition to the Piano Concerto in A minor by Edvard Grieg, Brahms/ Schoenberg Piano Quartet is being performed.

 

 

Michael Sanderling in Frankfurt

May 2017
Michael Sanderling conducts the Fankfurt Museum's Orchestra on the 7th and 8th of May. The programme includes Sibelius' Finlandia Overture, his Violin Concerto and the 5th Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven. Soloist is Viktoria Mullova.

 

 

Vox Luminis on Tour in Germany and UK

May 2017
Led by Lionel Meunier, Vox Luminis embarks on a tour alongside the Freiburger Barockorchester presenting Claudio Monteverdi’s "Vespro della Beata Vergine”. The concerts take place at the Konzerthaus Freiburg (10. May), Liederhalle Stuttgart (11. May), the Berlin Philharmonie (12. May), Philharmonie Cologne (13. May) and the St John's Smith Square in London (14. May).


Michael Sanderling opens concert hall in Dresden

May 2017
FAZ, 05.05.17: "Merging-oriented overall sound"

On April 28th, after several years of construction works, the “Kulturpalast” with its new concert hall of the Dresden Philharmonic was reopened in Dresden under Michael Sanderling’s direction. In the opening concert, works by Shostakovich, Mendelssohn, Schubert and Beethoven were performed. The soloists were Julia Fischer and Matthias Goerne. The opening was closely followed in the media.

A highlight in the FAZ:  http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/buehne-und-konzert/kulturpalast-dresden-vermittelt-romantik-in-der-moderne-14997090.html

 

 

Gabriel Bebeselea debuts with the National Phil. of Russia

May 2017
Young conductor Gabriel Bebeselea made his highly successful debut with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia on the on 30th of April 2017 at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow. The program featured works by Weber, Brahms and Dvorak. Gabriel has already been invited for further engagements in the 2018/19 concert season.

 

 

 

April 2017: Michael Sanderling und die Münchner Philharmoniker

Michael Sanderling stand im April zum wiederholten Male am Pult der Münchner Philharmoniker. Auf dem Programm stand die 13. Sinfonie von Dmitri Schostakowitsch. Der Solist war Matthias Görne. Darüber hinaus kam Beethovens Chorphantasie (Solist: Herbert Schuch) zur Aufführung.

Süddeutsche Zeitung: „Michael Sanderling setzte mit dem russisch singenden Männerchor des Philharmonischen Chors im Gasteig nicht auf großes Pathos, auch nicht auf die grelle Groteske, sondern führte die Symphonie mit bewundernswertem, großformalem Überblick und handwerklicher Souveränität in ihr Zentrum: die Klage um unwiederbringlich verrinnende Lebenszeit in der Diktatur. …“

Münchner Merkur: "Sanderling arbeitet das Grauenvolle, Brutale der Musik verstörend heraus, aber immer kontrolliert und dosiert. Großartig gelingt die Atmosphäre im "Laden", dem dritten Satz. Das Ruhige, Rituelle, Sichere und zugleich Trostlose, Ausweglose der klappernden Kübel und klingenden Kannen im stickigen Geschäft wird erlebbar. Der Übergang zum vierten Satz ("Ängste") gelingt mit seltener Intensität, angeführt von der fabelhaften Bassgruppe und gekrönt vom unheilschwangeren Tuba-Solo. Im Schlusssatz ("Karriere") treffen die Philis dann genau die richtige Mischung aus beißender Ironie und verlogener Heile-Welt-Stimmung. Die lange Stille nach dem kammermusikalischen Schluss spricht für sich.“