Season’s Greetings

December 13, 2016

Enjoy something seasonal with Nicholas Kraemer and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Choir.

Nicholas Kraemer - conductor“There is no finer Haydn conductor before the public and Kraemer, likewise, infused Handel’s music with a delightful lilt and infectious energy  … Leading stylishly from the harpsichord, Kraemer elicited a performance with a consistent, engaging smile much like the ebullient English conductor himself” Chicago Classical Review.  “The brisk British maestro happens to be one of today’s most respectable Handel interpreters … His Handelfest at Symphony Center on Thursday night was another reminder that he can be as lively and stylistically savvy when playing baroque music with modern symphony orchestras as he is with period-instrument ensembles.” Chicago Tribune

Robert HowarthConductor Robert Howarth makes his debut appearance with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra  conducting Messiah. Rob is joined by soloists Carolyn Sampson, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, John-Mark Ainsley and Matthew Brook for performances at the DR Konserthuset, Copenhagen on December 2 and 3.

Nicholas Kraemer - conductorConductor Nicholas Kraemer appears with the Chicago Symphony  on December 1, 2 & 3. Kraemer returns to the orchestra following successful collaborations with the group directing Bach, Telemann, Haydn and Richard Strauss. This time he leads an all-Handel programme including the Music for the Royal Fireworks and Silete Venti with soprano Amanda Forsythe.

Robert Howarth, conductorConductor Robert Howarth will be jumping in to direct The English Concert at The Wigmore Hall on April 26 with Marais, Haydn, Rameau and Mozart. Full details. Howarth last conducted the group for several programmes during their 2015 Buxton Festival residency.

 

Nicholas Kraemer - conductorHandel expert conductor Nicholas Kraemer makes his Houston Symphony début directing Messiah on December 17 at Sugar Land Baptist Church and 18, 19, 20 (mat & eve) at Jones Hall. More info.

Nicholas Kraemer - conductorConductor Nicholas Kraemer appears on BBC Radio 3 In Tune as Sean Rafferty’s guest on Monday April 6. Having recently turned 70, Nicholas will be discussing the stylistic developments he has witnessed over his long career. He will also preview his forthcoming concert with the English Chamber Orchestra on April 14 at Cadogan Hall, London when he will be joined by pianist Imogen Copper and soprano Mary Bevan for a programme of Bach, Handel and Mozart.

Nicholas Kraemer © Robert Carpenter TurnerConductor Nicholas Kraemer returns to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for the complete Bach Brandenburg Concertos on November 20, 21, 22, 23 & 25. In addition, he will conduct the Civic Orchestra  & Chicago Chorale on November 24 in a programme of Elgar In the South – Alassio and the Mozart Mass in C Minor.

Robert Howarth conducts Poppea

September 30, 2014

Robert Howarth, conductorConductor Robert Howarth will replace Richard Egarr for the Academy of Ancient Music’s production of L’incoronazione di Poppea at The Barbican, London on October 4. Directing Alexander Oliver’s semi-Staging, Howarth will be joined by a stellar cast including Lynne Dawson (Poppea), Sarah Connolly (Nerone), Marina de Liso (Ottavia), Iestyn Davies (Ottone) and Matthew Rose (Seneca).[More …]

Nicholas Kraemer - conductorNicholas Kraemer conducts a production of Handel’s Belshazzar for Trinity Laban Conservatoire. Performances of the staging by Emma Rivlin are on July 2, 3, 4 & 5 at Blackheath Concert Halls. Later in the summer Kraemer travels to San Diego to conduct Opera Neo’s Agrippina on August 14 & 16 at Crill Concert Hall.