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Alan Gilbert in Cleveland, Boston, Hamburg & Stockholm This Spring

21cmediagroup / 25th March 2022 / News

Now in his third season as Chief Conductor of Hamburg’s NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Alan Gilbert leads the orchestra in three programs at the sixth annual Hamburg International Music Festival, which is dedicated to the theme of “Nature.”

After kicking off the four-week festival with Haydn’s The Creation (April 28 & 29), he conducts concert performances of Dvořák’s Rusalka (May 6 & 8) and a program pairing the world premiere of Marc Neikrug’s Fourth Symphony with Emanuel Ax playing Brahms (May 19–22).

Later this spring, to conclude his inaugural season as Music Director of the Royal Swedish Opera, Gilbert returns to the Stockholm house for Puccini’s La fanciulla del West, starring celebrated Swedish soprano Malin Byström (June 4–16).

Meanwhile the Grammy-winning conductor returns to America in the coming weeks, when he rejoins the Cleveland Orchestra for Chopin, Debussy, Lili Boulanger and Unsuk Chin, again with Emanuel Ax as concerto soloist (April 7–10), and then the Boston Symphony for concerts featuring Joshua Bell and the world premiere of a new BSO co-commission from Bernard Rands (April 14–16).

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April 7, 9 & 10 at 7:30 PM EST
Cleveland Orchestra with Emanuel Ax, piano
Boulanger, Chopin, Chin, and Debussy

April 14, 15, & 16 (plus open rehearsal: April 14 at 10:30am)
Boston Symphony Orchestra with Joshua Bell, violin
Rands (world premiere of BSO co-commission), Debussy, & Beethoven

April 28 & 29 at 8:00 CET
Hamburg International Music Festival, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
HAYDN: The Creation (with NDR vocal ensemble; Christina Landshamer, soprano; Benjamin Appl, baritone)
Video livestream: April 29 at 3pm ET (8pm CET) at the NDR’s website, Facebook page & app (NDR EO), with subsequent streaming on YouTube.

May 6 & 8 at 8:00 PM CET
Hamburg International Music Festival, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
DVOŘÁK: Rusalka

May 19 & 22 at 8:00 PM CET: Hamburg, Germany
May 20 & 21 at 11:00 AM CET: Kiel, Germany
Hamburg International Music Festival, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra with Emanuel Ax, piano
Neikrug (world premiere of NDR commission) and Brahms

June 4, 7, 10, 13, 15 & 16
Royal Swedish Opera
PUCCINI: La fanciulla del West