Bach Rehersal 2013 (2)

November takes me both back to Leipzig to continue with the Bach John Passion and to Frankfurt-Oder for a concert in complete contrast, of Johann II and Richard Strauss waltzes and overtures alonside polkas and gallops with the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester. 

Then to Heidelheim to conduct their chamber and opera orchestra, now named Capella Aquileia. This will be my first concert in my position as Principal Guest Conductor. 

Arriving back to conduct them feels like coming home to a well integrated family, such is the organic and musical way they approach music. The program is of Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin, Schubert’s Great C major symphony and Saint Saens first piano concerto played by the talented young Russian pianist Alexey Stadler. 

The local critic of the Heidenheimer Zeitung reported that there was: "long-lasting thunderous applause, which left no doubt: The debut was successful. Game, set and match for all participants”!

PJG great detail cond shot

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