Upcoming highlights for CLB Conductors

A quick glance at upcoming concerts for our conductors:

Jonathon Heyward will appear with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain at the Barbican Centre, London on 23 February, before leading the BBC National Orchestra of Wales on 18 April. On 6 June, Jonathon will make his much anticipated debut with the Seattle Symphony, featuring a world premiere of Hannah Kendall’s “The Spark Catchers” as part of the orchestra’s Masterworks Series.

ORFEO 55/Nathalie Stutzmann have begun their tour of France with their new programme, Contraltos, which included a concert at the Paris Philharmonie on 23 January, as part of the Vocal Biennale. A recording of the same programme will be made to conclude the tour, and will be released later this year.

Following her Italian debut in Palermo, Marzena Diakun prepares for a busy few months across Europe after her first concert in Rheinland-Platz, Germany yesterday she will travel to Warsaw, Poland on 15 February; Paris, France on 5 and 6 March; and Amsterdam, Netherlands on 3 and 4 April.

Quentin Hindley has been invited to lead performances of Opéra de Limoges’ production of Jonathon Dove’s ‘The Monster in the Labyrinth’, which he has previously conducted in Aix-en-Provence, Lille, Lisbon, and Paris.

A tour with Orchestre National d’Île de France begins on 8 February for Julien Leroy, with the last concert televised and broadcast as part of Les Victoires de la Musique, the most popular classical music show on French television. In addition, Julien will lead three major contemporary ensembles this season: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group on 21 March, Klangforum Wien on 2 and 10 May, and Ensemble Intercontemporain on 27 May as part of the Prague Spring Festival.

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