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A Spanish-themed program with Javier Perianes and the San Francisco Symphony

Pablo Heras-Casado returns to Davies Symphony Hall to conduct the San Francisco Symphony in a program featuring Spanish-inspired works by French composers. Accomplished pianist and fellow Spaniard, Javier Perianes, will share the stage with the ensemble with concerts on October 18, 19 & 20. The program for the concert series...

Concerts with Isabelle Faust and the Freiburger Barockorchester

This month, Pablo Heras-Casado reunites with violinist Isabelle Faust and the Freiburger Barockorchester for performances in Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands. With a history of great performances together, Ms. Faust and the ensemble are featured on two of Pablo's highly acclaimed albums from the 'Die neue Romantik' series. Their first performance...

Pablo Heras-Casado’s first book, “A prueba de orquesta”, available now

Pablo Heras-Casado’s first book, A prueba de orquesta, transports us to the world of classical music by the hand of the most international Spanish maestro. Heras-Casado approaches classical music without restraints or prejudices, because you don’t need to have musical knowledge to understand it; music is what it conveys to us, what it makes us feel.

Mussorgsky’s ‘Boris Godunov’ in premiere concert as NTR Spotlight Artist 2018/19

This season, Pablo Heras-Casado is the spotlight artist for the NTR Saturday Matinee concert series at the Het Concertgebouw. Due for three performances throughout the 2018/19 season, his initial appearance on September 8 will include the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Netherlands Radio Choir, and the Flemish Radio Choir in his first-ever performance of...

Debut at the Verbier Festival with Martin Fröst

Pablo Heras-Casado will make his debut with the Verbier Festival Orchestra this August at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. In celebration of the festival’s 25th anniversary, Heras-Casado will lead the ensemble and Swiss clarinetist Martin Fröst in a program of Rossini, Debussy, Nordin, and Schumann on August 3 at the Salle des Combins. Martin Fröst will perform Debussy’s Première Rhapsodie for clarinet and orchestra and Nordin’s Emerge for clarinet and orchestra, which Nordin composed for Fröst in 2017. Nordin’s invention of the Gestrument, a device that translates a musician’s gestures and converts them into sound from a virtual orchestra, will be featured in the piece. The program is bookended by Rossini’s Overture to The Barber of Seville and Schumann’s Symphony No. 2.

Granada Festival closes having reached 92% occupancy

The Granada Festival celebrated its 67th edition this year, for the first time under the direction of Pablo Heras-Casado, and has been a resounding success, reaching 92.7% occupancy, with thirteen sold-out performances, and welcoming more than 45,000 audience members.

Pablo Heras-Casado’s First season as Director of the Granada Festival

Granada-native Pablo Heras-Casado presents his first edition of the Granada Festival since his appointment as director in 2017. The festival celebrates its 67th year with thrilling performances from some of the world’s most prominent artists beginning June 22 to July 18. As an attendee of the festival since childhood, Heras-Casado...

Brahms and Dvořák with Francesco Piemontesi and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

After his debut in 2015, Pablo Heras-Casado makes his greatly anticipated return to the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester for a series of concerts with the celebrated Swiss pianist, Francesco Piemontesi. This marks Mr. Heras-Casado’s debut in the ensemble’s new modern hall, the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. The program for the concerts will...

New Album Release featuring works by Debussy

Marking the centenary of the death of Claude Debussy, Pablo Heras-Casado and the Philharmonia Orchestra release a new album in which they interpret two of Debussy's shimmering masterpieces, La Mer and the celebrated Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, alongside the Symphonic Fragments from Le Martyre de saint Sébastien. Pablo Heras-Casado...

Die Soldaten: Press release from Teatro Real

Teatro Real will present the first-ever performances of Bernd Alois Zimmermann's Die Soldaten in Spain on the composer's centenary, with Pablo Heras-Casado's musical direction and stage direction by Calixto Bieito. Die Soldaten (1965) is considered of such overwhelming technical difficulty, complexity and grandiosity that it's a landmark in the history of 20th...

Spanish premiere of ‘Die Soldaten’ at the Teatro Real

This spring, Madrid's Teatro Real will present the first-ever performances of Bernd Alois Zimmermann's Die Soldaten in Spain, led by Pablo Heras-Casado, the theater's Principal Guest Conductor. To mark this occasion the Teatro Real has commissioned a new co-production (along with Operhaus Zürich and the Komische Oper Berlin), directed by...

Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid

On April 26, Pablo Heras-Casado leads the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid in performance at the Auditorio Nacional de Música, featuring Bruckner's epic Fifth Symphony. The piece, often referred to as the "Catholic" or "Church of Faith" Symphony, features some of the composer's most complex and reflective writing. Please note this...

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Pablo Heras-Casado is the Principal Guest Conductor of Teatro Real, Madrid, Director of the Granada Festival, Conductor Laureate of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, artist of harmonia mundi & Deutsche Grammophon, also records for Decca Classics and Sony Classical, and is Global Ambassador of Ayuda en Acción.

      

Photos: Fernando Sancho