• Hugh Wolff opens the Belgian National Orchestra’s 2018/19 Season

    This week, conductor Hugh Wolff returns to Brussels to inaugurate his second season at the helm of the Belgian National Orchestra. Conducting the opening concert of the new 2018/19 season at the Bozar in Brussels on 14 September, the programme features "Sensemayá" by Revueltas, Bartok’s Violin Concerto No 2 (with soloist Augustin Hadelich), and concludes with Tchaikovsky’s monumental 6th Symphony.

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  • Stephen Kovacevich debuts with the Turkish National Youth Philharmonic

    The Warsaw Philharmonic Hall will see Stephen Kovacevich make his debut with the Turkish National Youth Philharmonic Orchestra on 18 September. Joining the orchestra on the last leg of their European tour with Music Director Cem Mansur, Stephen will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 24.

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  • John Nelson conducts Werther in Wuppertal

    John Nelson starts the new season with a production of Massenet’s Werther at the Wuppertal Opera in a production by Karin Kotzbauer-Bode. He will be conducting the Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra alongside a cast led by Sangmin Jeon, Catriona Morison and Simon Stricker. The première will be taking place on 8 September and will be followed by two further performances on 30 September and 2 December.

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  • Cem Mansur on tour with the Turkish National Youth Philharmonic

    As founder and Music Director of the Turkish National Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Cem Mansur will take this renowned group of young musicians on a European tour from 4 – 18 September, to perform in Istanbul, Prague, Bratislava, Vienna, Budapest and Warsaw amongst other cities. The programme will include Bernstein’s Divertimento for Orchestra and Serenade (with Alena Baeva), Prokofiev’s Symphony No 5 and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 24 (with Stephen Kovacevich).

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  • Anneleen Lenaerts to première Kalevi Aho’s concerto for harp and strings “Mearra“ in Finland

    On 16 September, renowned harpist Anneleen Lenaerts will give the Finnish première of Kalevi Aho’s Mearra – a work specially written for her by the acclaimed composer – partnered by the St. Michel Strings and conductor Erkki Lasonpalo in Mikkeli, Finland.

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  • Alena Baeva debuts with the Turkish National Youth Philharmonic

    Alena Baeva will be making her debut with the Turkish National Youth Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Music Director Cem Mansur. Joining the orchestra on their European tour, Alena will be performing Bernstein’s Serenade in Istanbul (4 September), Prague (10 September), Vienna (13 September) and Budapest (16 September).

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