Upcoming performances

4. Klassik am Sonntag - Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester

Feb 21, 2021 Messehalle, Frankfurt a.d.O.

Enjott Schneider: »Raptus« – Die Freiheit des Beethoven

Saverio Mercadante: Zwei Potpourris für Oboe mit kleinem Orchester

Franz Liszt: Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 Es-Dur

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sinfonie Nr. 7 A-Dur op. 92

Christian Seibert, Klavier

Ruth Pfundstein-Langes, Oboe

Kazem Abdullah, Dirigent

Hänsel und Gretel at the Cape Town Opera

April 1-10, 2021, 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.


Castor and Patience - World Premiere

Juli 9-18, 2021 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.

An African American Requiem - World Premiere

TBD, 2021, 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.

The Champion

TBD, 2021 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.

Performances 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


Performances 2018/2019


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

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

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)

Ashberyana: A Musical Celebration of Poet John Ashbery


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

Pieces from J. Zorn, J. Tower, C. Wuorinen;, J. des Prez and E. Satie.

Donizetti: Maria Stuarda

Sep 24-26, 2018 Cape Town Opera

Cape Town, South Africa

Sinfoniekonzert Philharmonie Thüringen

Jan 10, 2019 Kulturhaus Gotha, Germany

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

Concertgebouw Opera Gala - Robeco Festival

Philharmonie Suedwestfalen

Jul 1, 2018 Concertgebouw

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Charles Wuorinen: Brokeback Mountain

May 30, June 1,2,4, 2018, 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