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.
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.”
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.
Following her hugely successful debut as Associate Artist with the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Nathalie Stutzmann is about to begin another close relationship as Associate Artist with the Bordeaux Opera for the 2016/2017 season. She will join the Orchestre National de Bordeaux Aquitaine and conductor Paul Daniel for two performances of Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder at Bordeaux Grand Auditorium on October 6 and 7, to be followed by a recital of French songs on January 21 and conducting performances of Brahms on March 30, 31 and April 2.
This month Nathalie will also appear as a featured soloist with her pianist Inger Södergren for a recital of Schubert’s Winterreise at Girona Auditori on October 16.
To begin her first season as Associate Artist of São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Nathalie Stutzmann will be conducting Schubert’s Symphony No. 4 and Mozart’s Great Mass on September 15, 16 and 17 at Sala São Paulo. On September 22, 23 and 24, she’ll take up the baton for Lalo’s Le Roi d’Ys Overture, Schumann’s Piano Concerto with soloist Kathia Buniatishvili and Bizet’s Symphony No. 1. She’ll wrap up leading also Bizet’s Suite No. 1 from Carmen on September 25.
Opposite: Nathalie is featured in the South American Gramophone this month, discussing her career as both singer and conductor, her joy of making music and her work with the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra.