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.

Wigtastic HandelDirector Harry Fehr and conductor Nicholas Kraemer join forces for a new production of Handel’s Ariodante in Scottish Opera’s 2015/16 season, details just announced. They last collaborated on the critically acclaimed Buxton Festival production of La Finta Giardiniera in 2013.

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 - conductorNicholas Kraemer makes his début appearance with Bach Collegium San Diego on February 27 at St James-by-the-Sea, San Diego and February 28 at the San Diego History Center. He directs a programme of Bach, Durante, Purcell and Handel entitled Musica Poetica

Nicholas Kraemer © Robert Carpenter TurnerCritical acclaim for Nicholas Kraemer’s Bach with the Chicago Symphony:  “Kraemer … is as comfortable playing Baroque repertory with symphony orchestras as with period-instrument groups. He had no trouble transferring his ideas about balance, scale, articulation and phrasing … Kraemer made adherence to matters of period style a means to an end rather than the end in itself. The end was vigorous and polished Bach playing. ” John von Rhein – Chicago Tribune

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.

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.

Kraemer back in Belfast

February 4, 2014

Nicholas Kraemer - conductorNicholas Kraemer joins old friends at the Ulster Orchestra for several programmes in Belfast: Mozart, Poulenc & Haydn on February 5, Haydn, Strauss, Danzi & Beethoven on February 9 and Beethoven on February 10.

Nicholas Kraemer, conductor c. Jim Steere… with the MOB orchestra and chorus in top form, and Nicholas Kraemer directing with characteristic insight and ebullience, Monday night’s concert at the Harris Theater proved more than the sum of its parts and made an enjoyable and exhilarating leadoff for the ensemble’s season.

Impeccably balanced, with superb choral singing, and played with polish and fine vitality across all sections, the English conductor put across the jubilant moments as surely as the passages of introspection and spiritual solace. ” Read the full review at Chicago Classical Review

 

Nicholas Kraemer, conductor c. Jim SteereNicholas Kraemer is back with Music of the Baroque, Chicago for his first appearance with the group this season. He conducts a programme of Bach Cantatas 197, 159 and the Magnificat on October 6 at North Shore Centre for the Performing Arts and October 7 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Chicago. See Nicholas talk about the programme at http://vimeo.com/73595063 and http://vimeo.com/69937382.