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Easter Tour 2015

British conductor Jonathan Nott will lead the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester on its extraordinary Easter Tour 2015. For the second time with the GMJO, after a successful Summer Tour in 2009, the current principal conductor of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and recently appointed music and artistic director of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande will conduct Gustav Mahler’s monumental Symphony No. 2, an absolute first in the history of the GMJO as it is the only Mahler symphony that the orchestra has never yet performed.
 
For this, both Jonathan Nott and the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester will welcome soprano Chen Reiss and alto Christa Mayer, as well as various local choirs of international standing. The Easter Tour 2015 will take the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester to the Festival de Pâcques in Aix-en-Provence (concert with the Choeur Régional Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur), to Ljubljana’s Cankarjev Dom (Slovenian Chamber Choir and Megaron Chamber Choir), to Vienna’s Musikverein (Wiener Singverein), to Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle (EuropaChorAkademie), to Madrid’s Auditorio Nacional de Música (Coro Nacional de España), and to Barcelona’s Palau de la Música Catalana (Orfeó Català and Cor de Cambra del Palau de la Música Catalana).
 
Following the successful tradition every two years, the GMJO Easter Tour will begin with a residency at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon where, in addition to a performance of Mahler’s second symphony with the Gulbenkian Choir, the GMJO will present two exclusive concerts under the baton of assistant conductor Leo McFall: a first concert with works by Webern, Bartók, and Dvorák (including the Wind Serenade in D minor and the Symphony No. 8); and a second featuring a selection from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet and a concert performance Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle with mezzo-soprano Elena Zhidkova, baritone Gábor Bretz, and also the participation of Portuguese actress Sofia Sá da Bandeira.
 

This tour will be sponsored by long-term partners of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester: 

Erste Group and Vienna Insurance Group
          
     
 
 
And also by Julius Bär and the Förderstiftung of the GMJO.
 
 
        
 
    
 
 
Hotel Açores Lisboa is the official partner hotel of the GMJO residency in Lisbon.
 

The Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester is a proud Ambassador UNICEF Austria.

   

 

Jonathan Nott, Conductor

Jonathan Nott has been Principal Conductor of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra since 2000. He appears for the second time with the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester in the context of the GMJO Easter Tour 2015, in which he will conduct Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 2.

BIOGRAPHY

Chen Reiss, Soprano

Soprano Chen Reiss performed leading parts at the Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Teatro alla Scala, Semperoper Dresden, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburg State Opera, Wiener Festwochen, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Opera Company of Philadelphia and the Israeli Opera.

BIOGRAPHY

Christa Mayer, Alto

Christa Mayer studied voice at the University of Music and Theatre in Munich. She was a prize winner in several competitions, such as the ARD International Music Competition 2000. Since 2001 Christa Mayer is an ensemble member of the Saxon State Opera in Dresden, and also performs regularly at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, at the Bavarian Staatsoper Munich, at the Teatro di Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, and at the Teatro La Fenice Venice, among others. In 2008, she made her debut at the Bayreuth Festival.

BIOGRAPHY

Musicians of the GMJO

In the Easter Tour 2015 the following countries are represented:

Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, and Turkey.

For the complete list of musicians, click here.

Concerts

31 March 2015 9:00 PM Lisbon - Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Gulbenkian Música
Leo McFall
Elena Zhidkova, Judith
Gábor Bretz, Blaubart
Sofia Sá da Bandeira, Speaker
Prokofiev, Bartók
04 April 2015 9:00 PM Lisbon - Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Gulbenkian Música
Jonathan Nott
Gulbenkian Choir
Chen Reiss, Soprano
Christa Mayer, Alto
Mahler
06 April 2015 8:30 PM Aix-en-Provence - Grand Théâtre de Provence
Festival de Paques
Jonathan Nott
Choeur Régional Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
Chen Reiss, Soprano
Christa Mayer, Alto
Mahler
07 April 2015 8:00 PM Ljubljana - Cankarjev Dom
Cankarjev Dom
Jonathan Nott
Slovenian Chamber Choir
Megaron Chamber Choir
Chen Reiss, Soprano
Christa Mayer, Alto
Mahler
08 April 2015 7:30 PM Vienna - Musikverein
Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde
Jonathan Nott
Wiener Singverein
Chen Reiss, Soprano
Christa Mayer, Alto
Mahler
09 April 2015 8:00 PM Hamburg - Laeiszhalle
Laeiszhalle Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
Jonathan Nott
EuropaChorAkademie
Chen Reiss, Soprano
Christa Mayer, Alto
Mahler
11 April 2015 7:30 PM Madrid - Audiorio Nacional de Música
Ibermúsica
Jonathan Nott
Coro Nacional de Espana
Chen Reiss, Soprano
Christa Mayer, Alto
Mahler
12 April 2015 8:30 PM Barcelona - Palau de la Música Catalana
Ibermúsica
Jonathan Nott
Cor de Cambra del Palau de la Música
Orfeó Català
Chen Reiss, Soprano
Christa Mayer, Alto
Mahler

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