Nathalie Stutzmann makes her Philadelphia Orchestra conducting debut

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© K.Miura

Nathalie Stutzmann will make her conducting debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra this Sunday in Handel’s Messiah. She will be joined by an international cast, featuring soprano Ying Fang, mezzo-soprano Angela Brower, tenor Lawrence Wiliford and baritone Stephen Powell.

Described as “the performance’s star” conducting Handel’s oratorio with Washington’s National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center last year, Nathalie had received critical acclaim for her “musically thrilling and absolutely to be recommended” performance.

Please note this event is sold-out. More information here.

From the press: The Huffington Post and The Philadelphia Inquirer write about Nathalie’s Philadelphia Orchestra debut.

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Press reviews from Nathalie Stutzmann conducting Brahms

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©Alfonso Suárez

On November 24, Nathalie Stutzmann led an all-Brahms programme at the head of Oviedo Philharmonic Orchestra: his Piano Concerto No. 1 with pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, and his Symphony No. 1.

Codalario La revista de música clásica, 27.11.2016

Stutzmann consiguió extraer todo el potencial de una Oviedo Filarmonía (…) una dirección rigurosa pero flexible que propició el disfrute intenso de una sinfonía en la que siempre se descubre nueva belleza.

Stutzmann managed to extract the full potential of an Oviedo Filarmonía (…) a rigorous but flexible direction that led to the enjoyment intense of a Symphony which is always discovered new beauty.

La Nueva España, 26.11.2016

En esta parte quedó patente la capacidad de esta directora. La Oviedo Filarmonía logró un sonido con mucha potencia y un fraseo muy cuidado. El resultado agradó al público asistente en el Auditorio, que dedicó algunos bravos al término de la interpretación.

In this part the talent of this conductor was evident. Oviedo Filarmonía achieved a sound with a lot of power and a very careful phrasing. The result enchanted the audience in the auditorium who gave away bravos at the end of the performance.

La música en Siana, 26.11.2016

Stutzmann entendió esta Primera de Brahms en un crecimiento global que tiene un cénit único en tensión y emoción, romanticismo en estado puro. (…) Largamente aplaudida por músicos y publico la directora francesa ha demostrado que encasillarse en ciertos repertorios no suele hacer justicia, y su autoridad en la batuta ha sido corroborada con este Brahms ovetense.

Stutzmann understood this First of Brahms in a global crescendo with a zenith only in tension and emotion, romanticism in its purest form. (…) Longly applauded by the musicians and the audience, (…) her authority with the baton was corroborated by this Brahms in Oviedo.

On the podium with Brahms

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© Isabela Guasco

Johannes Brahms has always been a composer close to Nathalie Stutzmann’s heart and his music will be featured throughout her season.

Nathalie will first take his works to Oviedo, with a performance of his Symphony No. 1 and Piano concerto No. 1 with guest soloist Benjamin Grosvenor and Oviedo Philharmonic Orchestra on November 24. She will continue exploring Brahms’ music in 2017, conducting his second symphony at the head of RTÉ National Symphony of Ireland in Dublin on January 13.

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Nathalie Stutzmann leads Mito Chamber Orchestra in Mozart, Prokofiev and Bizet


This week Nathalie Stutzmann returns to Japan to lead Seiji Ozawa’s Mito Chamber Orchestra in two performances of Mozart’s Symphony No. 25, Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1 “Classical” and Bizet’s Symphony No. 1 on October 29 and 30 at Mito Art Tower.

Talking about this program composed of three symphonies from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, Nathalie says: “My thought was exactly to have three symphonies of three centuries and to show at the same time the evolution of the music and the connections between these centuries. It’s very interesting for example to hear the connection between Prokofiev right after Mozart, because he was totally inspired by the classical structure and also the orchestration of the symphony and the music of Mozart, and Haydn. Then with Bizet the evolution is clear, but the structure is still very close from the classical period. So I think it’s a very special program, you rarely hear three symphonies in the same evening! I’m very glad that the orchestra and all the artistic staff liked this crazy idea.

Watch Nathalie conduct Mito Chamber Orchestra in Mendelssohn and Beethoven!

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Nathalie Stutzmann makes her Spanish National Orchestra conducting debut in Madrid

© Natalia Kikuchi

© Natalia Kikuchi

Nathalie Stutzmann will make her Spanish National Orchestra conducting debut in Madrid this week! She’ll perform Lalo’s Overture to Le Roi d’Ys, Bizet’s Suites No. 1 and 2 from L’Arlésienne, and Berlioz’s Les Nuits d’été with soloist Philippe Jaroussky. Performances will take place on October 21, 22 and 23 at the Auditorio Nacional. Nathalie looks forward to seeing you there and to all her upcoming concerts!

Video below: Nathalie conducts Bizet’s Suites No. 1 and 2 from L’Arlésienne with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in October 2014.

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