Concert: Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester hosting Johannes Wildner in Flensburg and Haderslev – Sept. 14th and 15th

With a busy, but highly successful festival summer under his belt (an open-air “The Magic Flute” at the Oper Burg Gars that won highest praises and three operetta concerts “Operetta made in Austria” in Gmunden and Vienna), Johannes Wildner is travelling to Denmark again.
For the second time this year, the Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester has invited him as guest conductor; this time, the programme promises delicacies such as Glinka’s overture from “Ruslan und Ludmila”, Shostakovich’s second violin concerto with Guro Kleven Hagen as soloist, and Brahms’ third symphony.

Open air, unplugged: Johannes Wildner and “The Magic Flute” at the Oper Burg Gars – from July 13th

“The Magic Flute” is, according to artistic director and conductor Johannes Wildner, “the starting shot for the European Enlightenment society that spans the past 200 years.” Whether Enlightenment and the associated ideals are still applicable to the deep crisis that Europe currently finds itself in – that is the question that director Kurt-Josef Schildknecht asks in his staging just as Wildner and the rising stars in the fresh, international, ensemble ask it in their interpretation of Mozart’s music.
Details regarding cast, performance dates, shuttles from Vienna, and more are available at the Oper Burg Gars web site. By the way, the mediaeval Burg Gars is not only the perfect stage for both this opera and the question posed by the production. The castle’s excellent acoustics also make the Oper Burg Gars festival one of the very few that need not and will not use electronic amplification.

 

 

 

World premiere! Johannes Wildner presents Friedemann Katt’s “De rerum natura” – May 28th

To celebrate a hundred years of Lions Club International, the Lions Club Ried is causing a stir with a noteworthy world premiere: “De Rerum Natura – Of the Nature of Things”, Franz Xaver Frenzel’s broadest work so far, and his most comprehensive. The composer describes the work as “philosophical – romantic – modern; yet, just like a baroque-era painted ceiling, entertaining.” The Festival-Sinfonietta Orchestra Linz, with Johannes Wildner conducting, will present this world premiere on May 28th at Ried im Innkreis.

 

Recording: Johannes Wildner extends the Braunfels-series – May 15th–17th

Johannes Wildner returns to London to continue Dutton Records’ successful series of recordings of Walter Braunfels’s music. As with the preceding instalments, Wildner will conduct the excellent BBC Concert Orchestra. Volumes 1-3 are already available.

 

 

 

 

Concert: Johannes Wildner and the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra – May 5th

On May 5th, Johannes Wildner, praised for his authentic, captivating and elegant interpretation of the works of the Vienna Classical period, will conduct the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra with Brahms’ “Variations on Theme by Haydn” op. 56a, Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C with Liwei Qin as soloist, and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.

 

 

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Dates

14 Oct 2017, 07:30 pm
Mozart: The Abduction from the Seraglio (Revival)

Deutsche Oper am Rhein

 

21 Oct 2017, 07.30 pm
Mozart: The Abduction from the Seraglio

Deutsche Oper am Rhein

 

26 October 2017, 11:00 a.m.
Vienna Johann Strauss Orchestra
Musikverein Wien, Goldener Saal

 

27 November 2017, 07.00 p.m
BBC Concert Orchestra
Euroradio 50th Anniversary Concert

Dobrinka Tabakova: Fanfare (world premiere)
Benjamin Britten: Suite on English Folk Tunes 'A time there was...', Op 90

Wolfgang Amadeus Wolfgang A. Mozart: Sinfonia concertante in E flat major, K 364
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat major, 'Emperor'

 

26 December 17 - 15 January 18
China- and Japan-Tour
of the Vienna Johann Strauss Orchestra