Orchestra of St. Luke’s appoints Pablo Heras-Casado as its first Conductor Laureate

Orchestra of St. Luke’s has announced that Pablo Heras-Casado will become the orchestra’s first Conductor Laureate, a new position created for him, starting in the 2017/18 season. Bernard Labadie takes over as Principal Conductor, a position held by Pablo from 2011 to 2017. Pablo’s tenure as Principal Conductor has seen...

BBC Proms Debut with the Freiburger Barockorchester and Isabelle Faust

On September 3, Pablo Heras-Casado makes his debut at the BBC Proms, conducting an all-Mendelssohn programme with the Freiburger Barockorchester and violinist Isabelle Faust. Works featured include The Hebrides (Overture), Violin Concerto in E minor with Ms. Faust, and Symphony No. 5 in D major (“Reformation”).

Spanish premiere of ‘Die Soldaten’ at the Teatro Real – 2017/18 Season

In May/June of 2018, Pablo Heras-Casado will lead the Spanish premiere of Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s Die Soldaten, a work that originally premiered in a limited form at the Oper Köln in 1965. Calixto Bieito directs the production, a co-commissioned staging with Operhaus Zürich and the Komische Oper Berlin, featuring set designs by Rebecca Ringst. Mr. Heras-Casado conducts the performances on May 16, 22, 24, 28 & 31 and June 3, with a cast that includes Steven Humes (Wessner), Susanne Elmark (Marie), Julia Riley (Charlotte), Stefan Vinke (Desportes), and Nicky Spence (Pirzel). For complete casting details, visit

Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro in Berlin

Pablo Heras-Casado travels to Berlin this April, to conduct six performances of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro at the Staatsoper Berlin. The production, originally staged by the Staatsoper's Artistic Director Jürgen Flimm, features Ildebrando D’Arcangelo as Count Almaviva, Dorothea Röschmann as the Countess Almaviva, Anna Prohaska sings Susanna, Lauri Vasar stars in...

Orchestra Of St. Luke’s To Honor Pablo Heras-Casado And David Bury At Gift of Music Gala

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The Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL) will honor its Principal Conductor, Pablo Heras-Casado, and the Chairman of The Bay & Paul Foundations, David Bury, at its annual Gift of Music Gala on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at The Plaza Hotel. The event will feature a special performance by 2016 Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard with Pablo Heras-Casado and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and will be hosted by mezzo-soprano and OSL board member Susan Graham.

Ayuda en Acción benefit concert at the Teatro Real

On March 28, Pablo Heras-Casado leads the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid in the third annual benefit concert for Ayuda en Acción, hosted at the Teatro Real. Please note the event is now sold-out; visit for current availability. The concert will feature Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World") and Bernstein's Symphonic Dances...

European Tour with the Freiburger Barockorchester and Isabelle Faust

Pablo Heras-Casado and the Freiburger Barockorchester present works by Mendelssohn on tour with violinist Isabelle Faust, this month throughout Europe. They perform at the Konzerthaus in Freiburg on March 17, followed by concerts at the Philharmonie Berlin (March 18), L’Auditori in Barcelona (March 22), for the Sociedad Filarmónica de Bilbao (March 23), and the Tonhalle Zurich (March 26). The Freiburg performance will receive a later broadcast via SWR, and there will also be a live radio broadcast of the Barcelona concert on March 22 from Catalunya Música.

Pablo Heras-Casado named the new director of Granada’s International Festival of Music and Dance

The Governing Council of Granada’s International Festival of Music and Dance has named Pablo Heras-Casado its next director.

Heras-Casado, who has previously been awarded the Golden Medal of Merit by Granada’s City Council and named Hijo Predilecto of the Province of Granada, will lead the festival and the Cursos Internacionales Manuel de Falla for four seasons beginning in September 2017.

“I’m deeply honoured to be trusted with the leadership of this cornerstone institution of my home town, and thrilled to continue the festival’s tradition of the highest standards of excellence and relevance, both nationally and internationally,” says Heras-Casado about the appointment.

Pablo Heras-Casado celebrates 450 years of Monteverdi

Pablo Heras-Casado tours with the Balthasar-Neumann Chor & Ensemble in Spain this month, with performances on 9 February in Barcelona, at the Palau de la Música Catalana, 10 February in Girona, at the Auditori de Girona, and on 12 February in Madrid, at the Auditorio Nacional de Música. On 11 May they return for...

Upcoming performances in Salzburg and Madrid

Pablo Heras-Casado leads the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg in concert on January 29 featuring three Symphonies by Haydn at the annual Mozartwoche ("Mozart Week"). Mr. Heras-Casado has been a regular guest at the Mozartwoche since his first appearance, with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerische Rundfunks, in 2012. Last year he made his debut with the Vienna Philharmonic...

Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ at the 2017 Festival d’Aix-en-Provence

This summer, Pablo Heras-Casado makes his anticipated return to the annual Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, where he conducts eight performances of Bizet's classic, Carmen. Heras-Casado debuted at the Festival in 2014, leading a "thrilling reading" (Opera News) of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. Carmen receives a new production, directed and designed by Dmitri Tcherniakov, with a vibrant international cast...

Pablo Heras-Casado conducts Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich

The Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado is stepping in at short notice to conduct the Tonhalle Orchester-Zürich, replacing Christoph von Dohnányi, who has had to cancel due to illness. The concerts on 12 and 13 January feature a programme that consists of Franz Schubert's Symphony No.3 and Béla Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra. Heras-Casado returns to...

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Pablo Heras-Casado is the Principal Conductor of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the Principal Guest Conductor of Teatro Real, Madrid and records for Deutsche Grammophon & harmonia mundi, as well as a Global Ambassador of Ayuda en Acción.


Photos: Fernando Sancho