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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.

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...

Wagner’s Ring Cycle at the Teatro Real

Beginning in the 2018/19 season, Pablo Heras-Casado will conduct his first-ever complete Ring Cycle at the Teatro Real, with performances spanning over four consecutive seasons. The first opera in the series, Das Rheingold, highlights an internationally renowned cast including Greer Grimsley as Wotan, Sarah Connolly as Fricka, and Samuel Youn...

Mendelssohn on tour with the Freiburger Barockorchester

Pablo Heras-Casado leads the Freiburger Barockorchester, the RIAS Kammerchor, and a renowned roster of soloists for Mendelssohn's oratorio Elias, on a three-concert tour this spring which will be captured for a future CD release on the harmonia mundi label. Performances take place on April 2 at the Konzerthaus Freiburg, April 6 the Philharmonie in Paris which marks...

NTR Spotlight Artist – 2018/19 Season

Pablo Heras-Casado conducts three concerts in Amsterdam next season as the spotlight artist for the NTR Saturday Matinee concert series at the historic Het Concertgebouw. Programmes include the following: September 8 - Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov in concert with the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, Groot Omroepkoor, Vlaams Radio Koor, and soloists. September...

Salonen, Shostakovich & Brahms in San Francisco

Making his greatly anticipated return to the Davies Symphony Hall stage, Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the San Francisco Symphony for a three-concert series on March 1, 2 & 3. Works featured on these concerts span more than 150 years of compositional history, showcasing the contemporary alongside works written in the 19th and...

Romantic and riveting works with the New World Symphony

This month, Pablo Heras-Casado returns to Miami to lead and work with the young musicians of the New World Symphony in two concert performances, hosted at the New World Center. On February 23, Mr. Heras-Casado and the NWS present a passionate programme, highlighting Ligeti's Romanian Concerto, Liszt's Les préludes, and...

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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