In February 2011, the orchestra announced the extension of Dudamel's contract through the end of the 2018–2019 season, including the orchestra's 100th anniversary. Dudamel performed his opera prima "Libertador" orchestral film suite, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl in the "Noche de Cine" concert special, July 30, 2014.
Mariss Jansons has had health problems since at least 1996, when he nearly died from a heart attack on stage. Photograph: David Levene The chief conductor of Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Mariss Jansons, is to step down after leading the world-famous ensemble for a decade.
Muti, who had stated that it had been the first time in his life that he conducted chorus and audience together and also the last, on that occasion conducted the Verdi opera in the "orthodox" manner. Tenure in Chicago. Muti was named conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 2010.
Valery Abisalovich Gergiev, PAR is a Russian conductor and opera company director of Ossetian origin. He is general director and artistic director of the Mariinsky Theatre, chief conductor of the Munich Philharmonic and artistic director of the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg.
This is an edited version of Alan Gilbert’s Royal Philharmonic Society Lecture, delivered at Milton Court Concert Hall, London on 15 April. Read the full text at www.philharmonicsociety.uk Alan Gilbert leads the New York Philharmonic in their second International Associate residency at the Barbican from 17-19 April 2015, part of the Orchestra’s EUROPE/SPRING 2015 tour.
In Baltimore, Alsop launched OrchKids, for the city’s underserved youth, and the BSO Academy and Rusty Musicians programs for adult amateur musicians. She became Music Director of the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra in 2012 and becomes Conductor of Honor in 2019.
Gustav Mahler (German:; 7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was an Austro-Bohemian late-Romantic composer, and one of the leading conductors of his generation. As a composer he acted as a bridge between the 19th century Austro-German tradition and the modernism of the early 20th century.
Zubin Mehta (born 29 April 1936) is an Indian conductor of Western classical music. He is currently music director of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO). Mehta's father was the founder of the Bombay Symphony Orchestra, and from him, Mehta received his early musical education.
The final new orchestra that Abbado helped to establish was the Orchestra Mozart, of Bologna, Italy, in 2004, and he served as its founding music director until his death. In addition to his work with the EUYO and the GMJO, Abbado worked with the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar of Venezuela.
Levine's Boston Symphony contract limited his guest appearances with American orchestras, but Levine still conducted regularly in Europe, with the Vienna Philharmonic (in 1989 and 1990, he recorded Mozart's first 20 symphonies with that orchestra), Berlin Philharmonic, and at the Bayreuth Festival.
In 2008 Rai Radio 3 (Italian National Radio channel 3), inside its evening program Radio3Suite, broadcast a 10-episode program dedicated to Kleiber's legacy: Il Sorriso della Musica: un Ritratto di Carlos Kleiber ("The Smile Of Music: A Portrait Of Carlos Kleiber"), organized and hosted by Andrea Ottonello, with participation by Claudio Abbado, Mirella Freni, Maurizio Pollini, and above all Carlos Kleiber's sister, Veronica.
Seiji Ozawa (小澤 征爾, Ozawa Seiji, born September 1, 1935) is a Japanese conductor known for his advocacy of modern composers and for his work with the San Francisco Symphony, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He is the recipient of numerous international awards.
Riccardo Chailly (1986) Riccardo Chailly, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (French pronunciation: ; born 20 February 1953) is an Italian conductor. He started his career as an opera conductor and gradually extended his repertoire to encompass symphonic music.
Sir Georg Solti, KBE (born György Stern; 21 October 1912 – 5 September 1997) was a Hungarian-born orchestral and operatic conductor, best known for his appearances with opera companies in Munich, Frankfurt and London, and as a long-serving music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Previn has also enjoyed a long relationship with television, featuring in Meet André Previn (1969) on London Weekend Television, the Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show in 1971, 1973, 1974, 1982 and 1991 (BBC), André Previn's Music Night (conducting the London Symphony Orchestra - three programmes in 1973, others in 1975 and 1976), television interviews with other artists, appearances on Call My Bluff, and participation in documentaries about popular music and jazz during the 1970s and 1980s.
Igor Stravinsky found recordings a practical and useful tool in preserving his thoughts on the interpretation of his music. As a conductor of his own music, he recorded primarily for Columbia Records, beginning in 1928 with a performance of the original suite from The Firebird and concluding in 1967 with the 1945 suite from the same ballet.
Wilhelm Richard Wagner (/ ˈ v ɑː ɡ n ər /; German: [ˈʁɪçaʁt ˈvaːɡnɐ] ( listen); 22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is chiefly known for his operas (or, as some of his later works were later known, "music dramas").
Esa-Pekka Salonen is a Finnish orchestral conductor and composer. He is currently Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, Conductor Laureate of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Composer-In-Residence at the New York Philharmonic, Artistic Director and cofounder of the Baltic Sea Festival, and Artist in Association at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet.