MRM artists return to the stage

25 June 2020

MRM Artists celebrate a return to the stage this summer as restrictions on live performances are lifted around the globe. Against all the odds, a wave of creativity has sparked new opportunities for conductors, soloists and orchestras to make music together.

Mark Padmore joins pianist Mitsuko Uchida for a performance of Franz Schubert’s great Winterreise, as part of the Wigmore Hall BBC Radio 3 Special Broadcast series (1pm on 26 June).
‘I was awed in following the German texts to register how immaculate and internalised was his honouring of the text and how delicate his inflection of every syllable…… their (Padmore and Uchida) rapport here seemed profound, a rare meeting of two great musical minds.’ (The Daily Telegraph)

Garry Walker is reunited with the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie, where he is Chief Conductor, for a concert of Holst, Mendelssohn and Dvořák at the Rhein-Mosel-Halle, Koblenz (27 June).

Serena Sáenz gives a recital of Spanish, Russian and French song together with favourite opera arias (2 July) for the Palau de la Música Catalana, in her hometown of Barcelona. The following week (8 July) Xavier Sabata also features in ‘Summer at the Palau’ series, with the Vespres d’Arnadí under Dani Espasa, performing Handel arias and opera duets with soprano Núria Rial.

Carolyn Sampson joins l’Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire in a Facebook Live streamed performance of Mahler Symphony No. 4 (arr. Klaus Simon), conducted by the orchestra’s Directeur Musical, Pascal Rophé (9 July).

Conductor-in-Residence of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra Markus Stenz joins the orchestra for a fortnight of performances in their ‘Beethoven: Revolution’ series (3, 4, 9 & 10 July).

Thomas Walker (16 July, together with harpsichordist John Butt) and Michael Mofidian (14 July) both feature in the Lockdown Live from Glasgow’s City Halls lunchtime recital series, at 1pm on BBC Radio 3.

Wilson embarks on a recital tour of his native New Zealand, including for Auckland Chamber Concert Hall (2 August), Hawkes Bay Opera House (6 August), St. Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington (8 August), Auckland Opera Studio (15 & 16 August).

Barbara Kozelj reunites with pianist Thomas Beijer for recitals in Amsterdam’s Beurs van Berlage series (9 August) and returns to the Grachtenfestival to perform Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn with bass-baritone Marc Pantus (13 August).

Robin Johannsen sings an all-Mozart programme for the closing concert of the 2020 Mozartiana Festival in Gdańsk, with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin conducted by Jan Łukaszewski (29 August).

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