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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

Gérard Korsten returns to the Bregenzer Festspiele

Thursday 31 July 2014

Gérard Korsten returns to the Bregenzer Festspiele this month to conduct the Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra in opera and concerts. The double bill of Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol, based on the tale by Hans Christian Anderson and an obscure comic opera in one act by Simon Laks  L’Hirondelle inattendue will be performed on August 17th and 18th.  Gérard will also conduct the Orchestra on August 24th in a special farewell concert in honour of the departure of David Pountney, artistic director of the Festival. They will perform Bernstein’s Overture from Candide and Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, rounded off aptly by Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor.
For further information please see: 
http://bregenzerfestspiele.com/en/program/family-opera
http://bregenzerfestspiele.com/en/program/orchestra-concerts/vorarlberg-symphony-orchestra

Gérard Korsten tours China with the London Mozart Players

Monday 12 May 2014

Gérard Korsten embarks on a  tour of China with the London Mozart Players on May 19th, performing in Wuhan, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing. The all-Mozart programme includes Symphony No. 38, Serenade No. 9 in D and Piano concerto No.25 with soloist Sa Chen. Following this, Gérard conducts his final two concerts as Music Director of the London Mozart Players on May 28th and 29th at St John's Smith Square, London and Fairfield Halls, Croydon, with a varied programme of Tippett's Divertimento on Sellinger's Round, Beethoven's Symphony No.2 and Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17, soloist Angela Hewitt.  For more information please visit http://www.londonmozartplayers.com/concerts/

Gérard Korsten returns to Gävle Symfoniorkester

Friday 2 May 2014

Gérard Korsten returns to Sweden to conduct the Gävle Symfoniorkester at the Gävle Konserthus on Friday May 9th. The programme includes Farrenc Overture No. 2, Schumann Symphony No.2 and the Beethoven violin concert with soloist Antje Weithaas. Click here for further information.

Gérard Korsten conducts London Mozart Players’ 25th Anniversary Concert

Thursday 20 March 2014

In the presence of HRH Earl of Wessex, London Mozart Players’ patron, Gérard Korsten conducts a celebratory concert for the 25th Anniversary of LMP  as resident orchestra at Fairfield Halls, Croydon.  With soloist Anthony Marwood, the orchestra perform Schumann’s Violin Concerto in D  minor followed by Schubert Symphony No 2 in B flat.  The concert opens with Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides, Fingal’s Cave.

Gérard Korsten’s debut at Hungarian State Opera with Don Pasquale

Monday 16 December 2013

Gérard Korsten makes his debut on 18th January with six performance of Donizetti’s  Don Pasquale at Hungarian State Opera, Budapest.
Further performance are on 21,  23,  26 and  29 January and 2 February.
Click here for full details and tickets

Gérard Korsten makes his debut at Deutsche Oper Berlin with La Traviata

Wednesday 9 October 2013

Making his debut at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Gérard Korsten conducts six performances of Verdi’s tragic opera La Traviata from 20th October.  Götz Friedrich’s production has Dinara Alieva and Georgy Vasiliev singing the lead roles of Violetta and Alfredo. Further performances throughout the season are on 26th Okt.; 30. October; 30th Nov.; 4. November; 4th Dez. 2013; 8., 14. December 2013 and 8th, 14th Feb.; 19., 27. February 2014.