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Debussy & Ravel in London

Royal Festival Hall sees a vibrant afternoon of French masterworks on January 21, performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra, Pablo Heras-Casado, and pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard. The first half of the concert includes Debussy's ethereal Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune and Ravel's jazzy Piano Concerto in G Major, with Mr. Aimard as soloist. The remainder of...

World premiere with the Philadelphia Orchestra to launch 2018

Pablo Heras-Casado makes his greatly anticipated return to lead the Philadelphia Orchestra on January 5 & 6, in his first performances of the new year. The programme includes the world premiere of American composer Samuel Jones' Flute Concerto with soloist (and the Orchestra's principal flutist) Jeffrey Khaner, bookended with Schubert's...

Beethoven concerts with the Freiburger Barockorchester

This month, Pablo Heras-Casado reunites with the Freiburger Barockorchester for two all-Beethoven programmes, including a complete cycle of the composer’s Piano Concertos, hosted at the Konzerthaus Freiburg. Both concerts will be recorded for future release on the harmonia mundi label.

Wagner’s ‘Der fliegende Holländer’ on DVD

Pablo Heras-Casado’s first commercial Wagner recording is now available on the harmonia mundi label. This DVD capture of Der fliegende Holländer (‘The Flying Dutchman’) was recorded in 2016 at Madrid’s Teatro Real, where Mr. Heras-Casado serves as Principal Guest Conductor. The production, new to the Real stage, was conceived of by Àlex Ollé of La Fura dels Baus. With a cast featuring Samuel Youn in the title role and Ingela Brimeberg as Senta, this highly anticipated video release is a must-have for opera fans this holiday season. Purchase your copy via Presto Classical or pre-order from Amazon.com.

Romance and rhythm with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

This month, Pablo Heras-Casado returns to Israel for eight concerts with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring guest soloists and rotating programmes at the nation's premiere concert venues. In her debut appearance with the IPO, pianist Olga Scheps performs Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1 on November 18, 20, 21 & 25 (Tel Aviv's Charles R. Bronfman Auditorium); November...

Debut at the Boulez Saal

On November 9, Pablo Heras-Casado makes his debut at the Pierre Boulez Saal and conducts a programme spanning works from the 18th to the 20th centuries with the Staatskapelle Berlin. Selections include Schönberg's Chamber Symphony No. 2, Op. 38; Stravinsky's Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments with Bulgarian pianist Plamena Mangova;...

French Masterworks with the Dallas Symphony 

From October 19-22, Pablo Heras-Casado conducts a sparkling programme of French selections with the Dallas Symphony, along with guest soloist and frequent collaborator Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Of a previous concert with Mr. Heras-Casado, Mr. Thibaudet, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Mark Swed of the LA Times proclaimed: "Heras-Casado surrounded Thibaudet's familiarly crystalline...

Mozart’s Mass in C Minor at Carnegie Hall

Following his performances in Europe, Pablo Heras-Casado returns to the US to lead the Orchestra of St. Luke's in a tremendous programme at Carnegie Hall. The concert, hosted on October 12, includes Beethoven's formational Symphony No. 1 on an evening contrasted with Mozart's epic Mass in C Minor, K. 427, "Great." The...

Monteverdi tour with the Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & Ensemble

On a three-day tour in Spain next month, Pablo Heras-Casado and the Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & Ensemble bring the music of Monteverdi to two of the country's great cities. They begin the tour in Madrid on October 6 at the Auditorio Nacional de Música, with a sold-out concert in the Sala de...

“Music of the Reformation” – BBC Proms debut

Pablo Heras-Casado leads the Freiburger Barockorchester in an all-Mendelssohn programme on September 3, for his debut at the BBC Proms. The performance, hosted at London's Royal Albert Hall, will feature Mendelssohn's Overture to The Hebrides ('Fingal's Cave'), the Violin Concerto in E minor with soloist Isabelle Faust, and the Symphony No 5 in...

Europa Open-Air Concert with the HR-Sinfonieorchester & Javier Perianes

Pablo Heras-Casado leads the HR-Sinfonieorchester and pianist Javier Perianes in a special outdoor concert in Frankfurt on August 24, with more than ten thousand people expected to attend. The performance will include an all-Spanish themed programme, with works by de Falla (Noches en los Jardines de España with Mr. Perianes as soloist), Chapí (Preludio de Zarzuela La Revoltosa), and Giménez (Intermedio de Zarzuela La boda de Luis Alonso) in addition to Spanish-themed works by Ravel (Alborada del gracioso / Rapsodie espagnole) and Rimsky-Korsakov (Capriccio espagnol). The performance will be streamed LIVE via concert.arte.tv, hr-sinfonieorchester.de, and hr2-kultur, in addition to Facebook, at 20:00/8pm CET.

Watch the trailer for this not-to-be-missed concert at the following link.

“Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto – Symphony No. 5 & The Hebrides” Album now available for pre-order

Pablo Heras-Casado's latest release on the harmonia mundi label, "Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto - Symphony No. 5 & The Hebrides" can be pre-ordered via Amazon.com and iTunes in advance of its September 1 international release. The album is part of an extended series titled "Die Neue Romantik" featuring collaborations with Mr. Heras-Casado and the...

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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