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Gérard Korsten returns to Australia

Friday 21 August 2015

Gérard Korsten returns to Australia in September to conduct the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in two performances of works by Mozart, Martinů and Schubert on September 11th and 12th. The concerts open with Mozart's Haffner Symphony, followed by a performance of Martinů's Oboe Concerto, with Australian soloist Diana Doherty, and culminate in Schubert's final symphony. Korsten then travels to Tasmania on September 19th, to conduct the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in a programme of symphonies by Haydn and Schumann, Dukas' Villanelle and Mozart's Horn Concerto No.2, with soloist Wendy Page.

Gérard Korsten and the Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra return to the Bregenzer Festspiele

Friday 31 July 2015

Gérard Korsten and the Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra return to the Bregenzer Festspiele with a programme of Brahms’ Symphony No.4 in E minor and Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder with Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman. The concert takes place at the Festspielhaus, Bregenz, on August 9th. 
For further details about the concert, or the festival, which runs from July 22 to August 23, please click here.

Gérard Korsten returns to Hungary and Austria

Friday 24 April 2015

Gérard Korsten returns to Hungary, to conduct the Györ Philharmonic Orchestra in a programme of works by Smetana, Mozart and Dvorák at the Richter Hall on April 24th.  He will then travel to Austria, to conduct two concerts with the Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra, of which he is principal conductor, on May 9th and 10th. The programme includes symphonies by Haydn and Mozart, Stravinsky's Danses concertantes, and Hummel's trumpet concerto, with soloist Jürgen Ellensohn. For further information, please click on the links below:
http://www.gyorifilharmonikusok.hu/en/koncertnaptar/2015-04-24
http://www.symphonieorchester-vorarlberg.at/?p=f0isi1-98jl431j-f1is2j-f3is374j-l1350

Gérard Korsten and Eva Mei perform with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo

Wednesday 11 March 2015

Gérard Korsten conducts an all-Mozart programme in Tokyo, with Italian soprano, Eva Mei. The Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra Tokyo will perform two Mozart Symphonies: No. 35, the Haffner and No. 38, the Prague and Eva Mei will sing a selection of Mozart concert and operatic Arias. The concerts will take place in the Suntory Hall and the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre on March 19th and 21st.
Gérard Korsten returns to the Suntory Hall for a final concert on March 27th, where he will conduct further works by Mozart:  Symphony No. 41, the Jupiter, and the Schauspieldirektor Overture, together with Ein Heldenleben by Richard Strauss.
For further details about these concerts, please click here.
 
 

Gérard Korsten returns to Opéra de Lyon for Idomeneo

Thursday 8 January 2015

Gérard Korsten returns to Opéra de Lyon to conduct eight performances of Mozart’s opera Idomeneo between January 23rd and February 6th.  He will be working with Austrian director Martin Kušej on this new co-production with the Royal Opera House, London and the Opera Vlaanderen. For further details, please see the link below:
http://www.opera-lyon.com/spectacle/opera/idomenee

Gérard Korsten conducts opening concert of new Montforthaus cultural and convention centre, Feldkirch

Tuesday 16 December 2014

Gérard Korsten conducts the opening concert of the magnificent new Montforthaus cultural and convention centre in Feldkirch, Austria on January 2nd 2015. The programme, performed by the Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra, of whom Gérard has been musical director since 2005, includes works by Beethoven, Andergassen and Strauss.
For further information, please see: http://www.montforthausfeldkirch.com/de/home-montfort/symphonieorchester-vorarlberg-prasentiert-2310157.html

Gérard Korsten conducts the Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg in Bregenz and Vienna

Thursday 20 November 2014

Gérard Korsten conducts the Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg in a varied programme of works by Fuchs, Breinschmid, Ravel and Poulenc on November 20th and 23rd at the Festspielhaus in Bregenz and on November 24th at the Musikverein, Vienna. The concert features the Sonus Brass Ensemble and the double-bassist/composer, Georg Breinschmid, whose work for wind quintet and orchestra, commissioned by the orchestra, will be premiered. Gérard has been the musical director of the Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg since 2005. 
For further details about the concerts, please click on the links below: 
Bregenz Festspielhaus: http://www.symphonieorchester-vorarlberg.at/?p=f0isi1-98jl431j-f1is2j-f3is367j-l431
Musikverein: http://www.musikverein.at/konzerte/konzertprogramm.php?idx=147282
 

Gérard Korsten returns to Australia

Monday 27 October 2014

Gérard Korsten returns to Australia in November, to conduct the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in a programme of works by Brahms, Haydn and Kodály. The concert, entitled 'Hungarian Dances', is part of the Morgans Composer in Focus series and will take place in Adelaide Town Hall on November 12th. 
For further details, please see: 
http://www.aso.com.au/products/musical-journeys/hungarian-dances
 

Gérard Korsten returns to the Uppsala Chamber Orchestra

Thursday 16 October 2014

Gérard Korsten returns to Sweden on October 23rd to conduct his former orchestra, the Uppsala Chamber Orchestra. The concert is entitled Spirituality and Peace, an apt theme in a town which has a strong commitment to striving for world peace. The programme includes Vesper for Strings by Ester Mägi, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5, the Reformation Symphony and a new work, Waymarks, by Uppsala composer Kent Olofsson, based on texts by Nobel Peace Prize winner Dag Hammarskjöld, who also lived in the city.
For further details about the concert, please click HERE.
 
 
 

Gérard Korsten returns to Scandinavia

Friday 12 September 2014

Gérard Korsten conducts the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra on September 17th at the Helsingborg Konserthus, in a special lecture-concert focusing on Schumann’s Symphony No. 3, the ‘Rhenish’.  The symphony will be included in the  following evening's concert , together with Haydn’s Symphony No.8 (‘Le Soir’) and Mozart's Flute and Harp Concerto, with soloists Johan Skeppstedt (flute) and Nina Schlemm (harp). The programme will be performed again in Ystad on September 19th. For further details please see:
http://www.helsingborgskonserthus.se/
On October 23d. Gérard will conduct the Uppsala Chamber Orchestra in the following works:
Ester Mägi: Vesper för stråkar
Kent Olofsson :
"Way Marks"
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5
For more information please see: 
http://www.musikiuppland.se/index.php?page=evenemangsinfo&eventid=1123