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Highlights of 2018

In 2018, Pablo Heras-Casado continued his excellent rapport with leading orchestras throughout the world. Along with multiple debuts, his first book, A prueba de orquesta, and more, he was honored by the French government with the title Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters). Awarded...

‘Das Rheingold’ at Teatro Real de Madrid

Pablo Heras-Casado leads his first-ever complete Ring Cycle at the Teatro Real de Madrid, where he is Principal Guest Conductor. Heras-Casado will conduct Wagner’s colossal tetralogy over the course of four consecutive seasons, beginning in 2019 with Robert Carsen’s renowned production of Das Rheingold.

“Somos Ayuda” Awards recognize the work of its ambassador Pablo Heras-Casado

Last night the foundation Ayuda En Acción held their first edition of the #SomosAyuda award ceremony in Madrid. With this new awards ceremony, the foundation aims to recognize the work that people and institutions do to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people. The #SomosAyuda Awards was "born with...

Pablo-Heras Casado distinguished as “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres”

Pablo-Heras Casado has been awarded the title Chevalier de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) of the French government, awarded by the ambassador of France in Spain, Yves Saint-Geours, in a ceremony that took place in his official residence in Madrid on December 3 ....

Concerts with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

In his final engagement of 2018, Pablo Heras-Casado travels to the Middle East for concerts with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and award-winning pianist, Syzmon Nehring. Heras-Casado leads the IPO in two programs over 11 days in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Haifa. Beginning on November 3-13, the first program includes Chopin’s Piano...

Debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

During his time in the United States, Pablo Heras-Casado travels to the East coast for his anticipated debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony. With concerts on October 26 and 28, the ensemble, along with German cellist Maximilian Hornung, brings compelling artistry to an all-Russian program. Heras-Casado conducts a program consisting of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio...

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.

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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