PHILIPPE JORDAN conducts the Summer Tour 2016 of the GUSTAV MAHLER JUGENDORCHESTER. The Music Director of the Opéra National de Paris and Principal Conductor of the Vienna Symphony guest-appears already for the fifth time with the GUSTAV MAHLER JUGENDORCHESTER, after tour projects in 2006, 2007, 2011, and 2013.
German baritone CHRISTIAN GERHAHER, one of the leading singers of our time, will return for the first time after 2010, and this project of the GUSTAV MAHLER JUGENDORCHESTER marks the first collaboration ever of these eminent artists.
J.S. Bach´s Cantata „Ich habe genug“ BWV 82 (with BERNHARD HEINRICHS, solo-oboe) is being combined with Anton Bruckner´s Symphony no. 9 in D minor in the first tour programme. This programme marks the first-ever approach of the GUSTAV MAHLER JUGENDORCHESTER to the works of Bach, and also the second tour programme – with the final movement „Der Abschied“ from Gustav Mahler´s „Das Lied von der Erde“ and his Symphony no. 9 in D major – confronts us with essential questions of humanity.
The two-week rehearsal period of the Summer Tour 2016 leads the GUSTAV MAHLER JUGENDORCHESTER to its long-serving residency partner, the city of Bolzano / Bozen, following the recent residency project in Abu Dhabi at Easter 2016. After the initial concerts in Bolzano, the GUSTAV MAHLER JUGENDORCHESTER goes on tour, as every year, appearing at some of the most prestigious festivals and venues, such as the Salzburg Festival, the BBC Proms, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and the Dresden Semperopera.
It returns after many years to the festivals Young Euro Classic in Berlin and to the Musikfest Stuttgart, and after the tremendous success of its debut in 2015, it opens the 2016/17 season of the Teatro Comunale in Pordenone.
LEO MCFALL, Assistant Conductor of the GUSTAV MAHLER JUGENDORCHESTER since 2013, conducts two additional concerts in Dobbiaco / Toblach and Bolzano / Bozen. As for his initial concerts in 2013, he is joined by pianist NICHOLAS ANGELICH, performing Beethoven´s Piano Concerto no. 2 in B Flat major. The two programmes include works by Pierre Boulez (with DORRAN ALIBAUD, cello), Janáček, and Stravinsky and Bruckner´s Symphony no. 9 in D minor respectively.
(1) Philippe Jordan © Jean Francois Leclerc
(2) Christian Gerhaher © Jim Rakete
(3) Bernhard Heinrichs © Artan Hürsever
(4) Leo McFall & Nicholas Angelich © Márcia Lessa
(5) Dorran Alibaud