Nicholas Kraemer joins the team at the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra in Norway as Principal Guest Conductor. This week he conducts the ensemble for a programme of Mozart, Beethoven, Telemann and Haydn.  http://www.kso.no/

Rolf Gupta, chief conductor and artistic director, Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra commented
“Nicholas Kraemer’s friendly and positive style of leadership combined with his deep insights into baroque and classical music draw the best out of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra’s musicians. We are proud to be able to welcome him as principal guest conductor.”

Alexander Taylor, programme director, Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra added
“There is a very special kind of energy created when an orchestra really clicks with a conductor. Nicholas Kraemer’s first visit to Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra in 2008 was a truly memorable experience and subsequent collaborations have been equally successful. Having already built up a mutual trust and understanding we look forward to many more inspiring collaborations, especially when we move into one of Europe’s finest concert halls in 2012.”

David Hill Double

March 21, 2011

Two opportunities to hear choral maestro David Hill on BBC Radio 3’s Performance on Three for consecutive nights in April: He conducts the specialist forces of The BBC Singers for the Fauré Requiem on April 20 (from 19.00) accompanied by chamber ensemble in his own new arrangement; The following evening, April 21, at 18.00 Radio 3 broadcasts a seasonal performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion with David Hill and the forces of The Bach Choir, Florilegium and soloists James Gilchrist, Jeremy White, Carolyn Sampson, Iestyn Davies, Ben Hulet and Roddy Williams. See The Bach Choir’s trailer for the live performance at http://www.thebachchoir.org.uk/video100411.php. You can listen live, and for 7 days afterwards, (via UK  IP addresses) at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/bbc_radio_three.

Howarth Swiss début

March 16, 2011

Robert Howarth will make his Swiss début conducting Marco Santi’s new production of Handel’s Alcina. The first night at the Theater St Gallen takes plance on March 26 with further performances on April 1, 3, 9, 13, 28, May 3, 10, 15 & June 8, 2011.

You can catch Nicholas Kraemer on BBC Radio 3’s In tune on Monday March 21 at 5.15. Nicholas will be talking to Sean Rafferty about his forthcoming performance of Handel’s Saul with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC National Chorus of Wales and a team of top Handel soloists at the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea on March 25 http://www.bbc.co.uk/orchestras/events/430

We are delighted to welcome British tenor Samuel Boden to CPM. Sam will shortly make his English National Opera début as Anfinomo in Benedict Andrews’ new production of The Return of Ulysses at the Young Vic. Jonathan Cohen conducts performances between March 24 and April 9, 2011. Coming up are Sam’s débuts with the Northern Sinfonia, Les Arts Florissants and the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra singing Mozart, Charpentier and Bach. More …