Olé! Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado on his Grand Tour


A young Spanish conductor making his mark today has aimed to know a variety of ensembles, repertoires and styles.  As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, he’s also committed to giving back to the community through music.

Listen to Pablo Heras-Casado conduct The Philadelphia Orchestra on WRTI, in a program featuring the music of Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and Mendelssohn on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 1 pm.

Radio Script:

Music: Felix Mendelssohn, Scottish Symphony

Susan Lewis: Mendelsssohn wrote Scottish Symphony from impressions on his grand tour of Europe in 1829. Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado has made something of a grand tour himself, in the last decade debuting at multiple orchestras, opera companies and festivals all over the world.

Pablo Heras-Casado: I always was feeling I needed to experience and know everything and of course it was a time for me where it was very important to get as much experience as I could, and to conduct everywhere…and get to know many different groups and bands and ensembles.

Listen to the entire feature here.