Season 2020/2021


Aug 8, 2020, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, Brevard, NC, USA

Kazem Abdullah conducts the Brevard Sinfonia and plays Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade during the summer festival of the Brevard Music Center


Piana Concerto with Inon Barnatan at Ann Arbor Symphony

Sep 10-11, 2020, 35 Research Dr #100, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA

Betthoven Corolian Overture

Beethoven Piano Concerto. 4

Louise Farrenc Symphony No. 3

Betthoven Symphony No. 1

John Adams Absolute Jest

Betthoven Symphony No. 5


The Baton Rouge Symphony and Kazem Abdullah

Sep 17, 2020, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Ligeti Romanian Concerto

Brahms Violin Concerto

Betthoven Symphony No. 7

Hänsel und Gretel at the Cape Town Opera

Nov 11-21, 2020, Artscape Theatre, Cape Town, South Africa

Hansel and Gretel, the opera, is based on the popular folktale compiled and published by the folklorists, the Brothers Grimm. The opera’s composer, Engelbert Humperdinck, was a disciple of Richard Wagner and had actually worked with Wagner at Bayreuth. Understandably, Humperdinck’s work is often labelled Wagnerian. It uses leitmotifs, but individual arias and duets — such as “The Children’s Prayer” — can stand alone, unlike the more flowing “endless melody” of Wagner’s own works. This opera has become one of the very few operas on a children’s tale that has achieved popularity with adults as well as children. It is unusual in that the roles of both of the children, as well as the other leads, save for the children’s father, are all sung by women. While the opera is based on a children’s tale, this Cape Town Opera production draws on a darker, richer emotional palette than the usual productions of the work. Cape Town Opera Young Artists Brittany Smith will sing the role of Gretel, Ane Pretorius will be Hansel, and returning South African Jenni Bank will appear as both the children’s mother and the witch.


Don’t mess with the diva! - Tosca at the Seattle Opera

May 8-23, 2021, McCaw Hall, Seattle, Washington, USA

Don’t mess with the diva! A fiery prima donna struggles to free her true love from the clutches of a ruthless police chief in Puccini’s surefire favorite. Filled with iconic arias and impressive musical moments, the rousing score brings Tosca’s emotional extremes into sharp relief as the story rushes towards its thrilling conclusion. The crackling melodrama grabs hold from the get-go, making Tosca ideal for anyone who loves drama and music.


Season 2019/2020

Bühne frei für junge Künstler

Dec 7, 2019, Konzertrotunde am königlichen Kurgarten, Bad Reichenhall

Pjotr I. Tschaikowski

Romeo und Julia, Fantasie Ouvertüre

Henryk Wieniawski

Violinkonzert Nr. 2 op. 22

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sinfonie D-Dur KV 385 „Haffner-Sinfonie“

Jeremias Pestallozi, Violine

Bad Reichenhaller Philharmoniker

New Year´s Concert Residentie Orkest, Den Haag

Jan 10, 2020 Zuiderstrandtheater, The Hague, den Haag, Netherlands

Strauss jr. – ‘The Gypsy Baron’ overture
Gershwin – Catfish Row (‘Suite from Porgy and Bess’)
Gerhswin – American in Paris
Benstein – ‘West Side Story’ Overture
Various waltzes, polkas and arias

The Champion

Apr 28 - May 5, 2020 Michigan Opera Theater, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Terence Blanchard’s “opera in jazz” makes its Detroit Opera House debut March 26. Based on the real story of prized fighter Emile Griffith, Champion is a reflection on the boxer’s life as he struggles with regret, prejudice and the fluidity of sexual and societal morality. Featuring opera star Denyce Graves, Champion is a self-reflective work not to be missed.

Troupe Vertigo: Cirque Dances with the Minnesota Orchestra

May 8 and 9, 2020, Orchestra Hall, Minnesota Orchestra

Imagination soars when the Minnesota Orchestra is joined by Troupe Vertigo, a circus-dance-theater ensemble, for a performance of aerial artistry and symphonic excitement.

MUSSORGSKY Night on Bald Mountain

DVOŘÁK Slavonic Dances

STRAVINSKY Suite from The Firebird

An African American Requiem - World Premiere

May 23, 2020, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, Oregon, USA

Oregon Symphony and Resonance Ensemble join forces to present the World premiere of An African American Requiem, Portland composer Damien Geter’s bold, thought-provoking musical response to violence against African Americans in the United States. Combining traditional Latin Requiem texts with civil rights declarations, poetry, and the famous last words of Eric Garner, “I can’t breathe,” this performance will honor past and present victims of racial violence and spur reflection on how to build a more hopeful future.

Opera in the Park, Cincinnati Opera

June 14, 2020 Washington Park, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Castor and Patience - World Premiere

Jul 16 - 26, 2020 Cincinnati Opera, Ohio, USA

With music by Gregory Spears, composer of our acclaimed 2016 world premiere Fellow Travelers, and a libretto by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith, this world premiere opera centers on two members of an African American family who find themselves at odds over the fate of a historic parcel of land they have inherited in the American South.

Past seasons


Sep 14, 2019, New World Symphony, New World Center; Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Mozart : Symphony No. 35
Bartók : Divertimento
Korngold : Symphonic Serenade

Conductor and Principal Violin of the Vienna Philharmonic Christoph Koncz makes his NWS debut leading the String Fellows in their first performance of the season. Celebrate classical music’s favorite prodigy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with his ingenious Haffner Symphony. Béla Bartók sought refuge from war in a Swiss town to pen his Divertimento, combining frenzied folk idioms with eerie, atmospheric tapestries. King of cinematic scores such as The Adventures of Robin Hood, composer Erich Korngold infuses his Symphonic Serenade with the drama and emotion that fueled his career in Hollywood.

Ashberyana: A Musical Celebration of Poet John Ashbery


Apr 30, 2019  The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas, USA

  • John Zorn: Girls on the Run
  • Joan Tower: Holding a Daisy and Or like a…an Engine
  • Josquin des Prez/Charles Wuorinen: Josquiniana for string quartet
  • Erik Satie: Three Distinguished Waltzes of a Jaded Dandy
  • Charles Wuorinen: Ashberyana
  • Readings from the work of John Ashbery

CHAUTAUQUA Music Festival

July 22, 2019 Amphitheater, Chautauqua, NY, USA

  • Shostakovich Concerto for Piano & Orch. #2  in F Major
  • Mendelssohn: Walpurgisnacht
  • Michael Vernon:  Triumph of Neptune: Suite, (1927)

Sinfoniekonzert Philharmonie Thüringen

Jan 10, 2019 Kulturhaus Gotha, Germany

Skryabin: Reveries
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1
Szymon Nehring, Piano
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1

Donizetti: Maria Stuarda

Sep 24-26, 2018 Cape Town Opera

Cape Town, South Africa



Concertgebouw Opera Gala - Robeco Festival

Philharmonie Suedwestfalen

Jul 1, 2018 Concertgebouw

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Charles Wuorinen: Brokeback Mountain

May 30, June 1,2,4, New York City Opera

New York, USA

Jacksonville Symphony

May 22-24, 2018 Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Barber: Adagio for Strings
Ellington: Three Black Kings
Liebermann: Cello Concerto
Bernstein: On the Waterfront
Hanson: Symphony No. 2

Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester

Mar 25, 2018, Nikolaisaal Potsdam Potsdam, Germany

Wagner: Prelude und Liebestod von Tristan und Isolde
Debussy: Prelude to the afternoon of a Faun
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2
Debussy: Pellas et Melisande Symphonie