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Easter Tour 2012

2012 marks the 25th anniversary of the GUSTAV MAHLER JUGENDORCHESTER. In spring 1987, Claudio Abbado conducted the first public concerts of the newly founded orchestra in Vienna and its neighbouring capitals. For the 2012 tours, the GUSTAV MAHLER JUGENDORCHESTER pays tribute to its founding partner cities and long term presenters, festivals and concert halls.

During the Easter Tour 2012, the GUSTAV MAHLER JUGENDORCHESTER will perform twelve concerts with two exceptional programmes in seven European countries. DAVID AFKHAM and Swedish soprano IRENE THEORIN, widely acclaimed in Bayreuth, Vienna, and Salzburg, will present Wagner: The Death of Isolde from Tristan und Isolde as well as Brünnhilde’s Final Scene from Götterdämmerung. Wagner’s revolutionary compositions and their importance and influence on the music of the 20th century are the recurring theme in the exciting programmes of this year’s Easter Tour, combining the epochal, ground breaking Six Pieces for Orchestra op. 6 (1909) by Anton von Webern with Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s Photoptosis, Aleksandr Scriabin’s Le Poème de L’Extase and  Dmitri Shostakovich’s symphony no.7.

Besides appearances in the orchestra’s founding cities Vienna, Graz, Prague, and Warsaw, the GUSTAV MAHLER JUGENDORCHESTER will perform, as every year, in some of the most important European concert halls: two concerts in the Vienna Musikverein, two concerts at the Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon, as well as one concert in the Laeiszhalle Hamburg and the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid prove the exceptional artistic reputation of the GUSTAV MAHLER JUGENDORCHESTER. The Festival Interlaken Classics is the residential partner (as previously in 2008, 2009, and 2011) and will stage three concerts at the beginning of the Easter Tour 2012.

Conductor

DAVID AFKHAM, first winner of the „Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award“ 2010, will lead the Easter Tour 2012 of the GUSTAV MAHLER JUGENDORCHESTER, which is marking the 25th anniversary of the orchestra.
DAVID AFKHAM is rapidly establishing a reputation as one of the most sought after conductors of our times, and Bernard Haitink has been his mentor for a long time. Recently he has been conducting renowned orchestras, such as the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the DSO Berlin, Orchestre National de France, Spanish National Orchestra, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg or the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. The GMJO's Easter Tour is focussing on the importance of Richard Wagner’s oeuvre for some of the pivotal compositions of the 20th  century.

Soloist

Swedish singer IRENE THEORIN makes her first appearance with the GUSTAV MAHLER JUGENDORCHESTER. The dramatic soprano received great acclaim as Brünnhilde in Bayreuth and Berlin. Her interpretation of Richard Strauss’ Elektra under Daniele Gatti, who will be the conductor of the GUSTAV MAHLER JUGENDORCHESTER summer tour 2012, has recently been released on DVD. With INGO METZMACHER and the GMJO, IRENE THEORIN will perform  Wagner: The Death of Isolde from Tristan und Isolde as well Brünnhilde’s Final Scene (“Starke Scheite schichtet mir dort”) from Götterdämmerung.

Concerts

28 March 2012 8:00 PM Interlaken - Casino Kursaal
Interlaken Classics
David Afkham
Webern, Zimmermann
29 March 2012 8:00 PM Interlaken - Casino Kursaal
Interlaken Classics
David Afkham
Iréne Theorin, Soprano
Wagner, Wagner, Wagner, Wagner, Scriabin
30 March 2012 7:00 PM Interlaken - Casino Kursaal
Interlaken Classics
David Afkham
Iréne Theorin, Soprano
Wagner, Wagner, Shostakovich
03 April 2012 7:30 PM Warsaw - Philharmonie
Ludwig van Beethoven Association
David Afkham
Iréne Theorin, Soprano
Wagner, Wagner, Shostakovich
05 April 2012 7:30 PM Prague - Obecní Dům
Prague Symphony Orchestra
David Afkham
Iréne Theorin, Soprano
Wagner, Webern, Wagner, Zimmermann, Scriabin
07 April 2012 8:00 PM Hamburg - Laeiszhalle
HamburgMusik
David Afkham
Iréne Theorin, Soprano
Wagner, Webern, Wagner, Zimmermann, Scriabin
09 April 2012 7:45 PM Graz - Stefaniensaal
University of Music and Performing Arts Graz
David Afkham
Iréne Theorin, Soprano
Wagner, Wagner, Shostakovich
11 April 2012 7:30 PM Vienna - Musikverein
Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien
David Afkham
Iréne Theorin, Soprano
Wagner, Wagner, Shostakovich
12 April 2012 7:30 PM Vienna - Musikverein
Jeunesse - Musikalische Jugend Österreichs
David Afkham
Iréne Theorin, Soprano
Wagner, Webern, Wagner, Zimmermann, Scriabin
14 April 2012 10:30 PM Madrid - Auditorio Nacional de Música
Ibermúsica
David Afkham
Iréne Theorin, Soprano
Wagner, Shostakovich
15 April 2012 7:00 PM Lisbon - Grande Auditório Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
David Afkham
Iréne Theorin, Soprano
Wagner, Webern, Wagner, Zimmermann, Scriabin
16 April 2012 7:00 PM Lisbon - Grande Auditório Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
David Afkham
Iréne Theorin, Soprano
Wagner, Wagner, Shostakovich

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19.04.2014
7:30 PM
CASINO KURSAAL INTERLAKEN

works by Strauss, Bruckner

David Afkham, Conductor
Emily Magee, Soprano
Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

20.04.2014
5:00 PM
CASINO KURSAAL INTERLAKEN

works by Wagner, Mahler

David Afkham, Conductor
Christiane Karg, Soprano
Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

22.04.2014
7:30 PM
AUDITORIO NACIONAL DE MÚSICA MADRID

works by Wagner, Berg, Mahler

David Afkham, Conductor
Christiane Karg, Soprano
Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

23.04.2014
7:30 PM
AUDITORIO NACIONAL DE MÚSICA MADRID

works by Berg, Strauss, Bruckner

David Afkham, Conductor
Emily Magee, Soprano
Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

24.04.2014
7:00 PM
CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN FOUNDATION

works by Wagner, Berg, Mahler

David Afkham, Conductor
Christiane Karg, Soprano
Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

25.04.2014
7:00 PM
CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN FOUNDATION

works by Berg, Strauss, Bruckner

David Afkham, Conductor
Emily Magee, Soprano
Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

27.04.2014
8:00 PM
MUSIKVEREIN WIEN

works by Wagner, Strauss, Bruckner

David Afkham, Conductor
Emily Magee, Soprano
Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

28.04.2014
7:30 PM
MUSIKVEREIN WIEN

works by Berg, Berg, Mahler

David Afkham, Conductor
Christiane Karg, Soprano
Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

29.04.2014
8:00 PM
GASTEIG MUNICH

works by Wagner, Strauss, Bruckner

David Afkham, Conductor
Emily Magee, Soprano
Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

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