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Past Performances

Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 8p

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Haus des Rundfunks, Großer Sendesaal (Berlin, Germany)

Ultraschall Festival

Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, cello

Martin Helmchen, piano

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Elena Mendoza: Still Life with Orchestra

York Höller: Concerto for Cello, Piano and Orchestra

Ying Wang:  528 Hz 8va. for Orchestra and Electronics

Sunday, January 15, 2023 at 3p

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Eastbourne Congress Theatre (Eastbourne, England)

Miloš Karadaglić, guitar

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Friday, January 13, 2023 at 7:30p

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Royal Festival Hall (London, England)

Miloš Karadaglić, guitar

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 8p

Tiroler Symphonieorchester Innsbruck

Metallwerk Plansee (Breitenwang, Austria)

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Monday, January 2, 2023 at 7 :30p

Tiroler Symphonieorchester Innsbruck

Kufstein Arena (Kufstein, Austria)

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Sunday, January 1, 2023 at 5p

Tiroler Symphonieorchester Innsbruck

Saal Tirol (Innsbruck, Austria)

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Friday, December 23, 2022 at 10:30p

Fundación Oquestra y Coro Comunidad de Madrid

National Music Auditorium, Symphony Hall (Madrid Spain)

Katerina Tretyakova, soprano

James Cleverton, baritone

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Robert Sierra: Missa Latina

Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 4pm

Orchestre national d’Île-de-France

Grande Salle Pierre Boulez – Philharmonie (Paris, France)

Anaïk Morel, soprano

Loïc Félix, tenor

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 8:30p

Orchestre national d’Île-de-France

Lantern (Rambouillet, France)

Anaïk Morel, soprano

Loïc Félix, tenor

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Friday, December 16, 2022 at 8:45p

Orchestre national d’Île-de-France

Claude Debussy Theater (Maisons-Alfort, France)

Anaïk Morel, soprano

Loïc Félix, tenor

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Program to include arias and duets from Offenbach’s La Périchole, La Grande-Duchesse De Gérolstein, La Vie Parisienne and more.

Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 8:30p

Orchestre national d’Île-de-France

Yerres Valley Theater (Brunoy, France)

Anaïk Morel, soprano

Loïc Félix, tenor

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 8:45p

Orchestre national d’Île-de-France

Jacques Carat Theater (Cachan, France)

Anaïk Morel, soprano

Loïc Félix, tenor

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Program to include arias and duets from Offenbach’s La Périchole, La Grande-Duchesse De Gérolstein, La Vie Parisienne and more.

Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 5p

Orchestre national d’Île-de-France

Jacques Carat Theater (Cachan, France)

Anaïk Morel, soprano

Loïc Félix, tenor

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Friday, December 9, 2022 at 8:30p

Orchestre national d’Île-de-France

Andre Malraux Theater (Rueil-Malmaison, France)

Grande Salle Pierre Boulez – Philharmonie (Paris, France)

Anaïk Morel, soprano

Loïc Félix, tenor

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Program to include arias and duets from Offenbach’s La Périchole, La Grande-Duchesse De Gérolstein, La Vie Parisienne and more.

Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 5p

Orchestre national d’Île-de-France

Jacques Carat Theater (Cachan, France)

Anaïk Morel, soprano

Loïc Félix, tenor

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Program to include arias and duets from Offenbach’s La Périchole, La Grande-Duchesse De Gérolstein, La Vie Parisienne and more.

Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 8pm

Friday, November 18, 2022 at 8pm

Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 8pm

Pacific Symphony

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall (Costa Mesa, CA)

Stefan Jackiw, violin

Women of Pacific Chorale, Robert Istad, artistic director

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Anna Clyne: PIVOT

Bruch: Scottish Fantasy

Holst: The Planets

Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 8pm

Friday, November 11, 2022 at 8pm

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

The Orpheum (British Columbia, Canada)

Christie Reside, principal flute (Ron and Ardelle Cliff Chair)

Jon Kimura Parker, Piano

 

Kodály: Dances of Galánta

Fung: Flute Concerto (VSO Commission)

Bernstein: Symphony No. 2, Age of Anxiety

Friday, October 28, 2022 at 8:15pm

Brussels Philharmonic

The Flagey (Brussels, Belgium)

Eline Groslot, harp

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Camille Pépin: Vajrayāna

Philip Glass: The Light

Geoffrey Gordon: Eolian - A Concerto for Harp and Orchestra (world premiere)

Claude Debussy: La mer

Friday, September 16, 2022 at 7:30pm

Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 7:30pm

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

Jack Singer Concert Hall (Calgary, AB)

Karen Gomyo, violin

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

Moussa: Violin Concerto (Adrano)

Chausson: Poème

Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy

Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 8pm

Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 3pm

English National Opera Orchestra

BBC Proms

Printworks London (London, England)

Anthony Roth Costanzo, counter-tenor

George Condo, live painting

Jason Singh, nature beatboxer/vocal sound designer

Justin Peck, choreographer

Raf Simmons, costumes

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Music, dance, theatre, video, audio soundscapes and haute couture come together in a unique project in the vast space of Printworks London. Works by Handel and Philip Glass collide in a spectacle conceived by Anthony Roth Costanzo that includes a world premiere by Philip Glass.

 

Created and co-produced with Anthony Roth Costanzo, Cath Brittan, Visionaire and the English National Opera, in collaboration with Printworks London.

Friday, August 26, 2022 at 7pm

Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 7pm

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 7pm

Monday, August 22, 2022 at 7pm

Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 6p

Bernstein: Wonderful Town

Norwegian Opera & Ballet

Oslo Opera House (Oslo, Norway)

Eileen Sherwood, Beate Mordal

Ruth Sherwood, Astrid Nordstad

Robert Baker, Jørgen Backer

Wreck, Aleksander Nohr

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 8p

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 7:30p

Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 8p

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 7:30p

Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 8p
Verdi: Rigoletto

The Metropolitan Opera
The Metropolitan Opera House (New York, NY)
Gilda, Erin Morley
Maddalena, Yulia Matochkina
The Duke of Mantua, Stephen Costello
Rigoletto, Quinn Kelsey
Sparafucile, Ante Jerkunica
Karen Kamensek, conductor

Friday, June 10, 2022 at 7pm

Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 3pm

Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 7:30pm

Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 3p
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 7:30pm

Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 3pm

Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 7:30pm

Glass: Akhnaten

The Metropolitan Opera
The Metropolitan Opera House (New York, NY)

Rihab Chaieb, Nefertiti

Anthony Roth Costanzo, Akhnaten

Zachary James, Amenhotep III

Phelim McDermott, director

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 7:30pm

Friday, April 22, 2022 at 7:30pm

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (Charlotte, NC)

Knight Theater 

Calin Ovidiu Lupanu, violin

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Borisova-Ollas: Angelus

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1

Sibelius: Symphony No. 2


 

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Friday, April 8, 2022

Mozart: Così fan tutte

Arizona Opera (Phoenix, AZ)

Symphony Hall 

Karen Kamensek, conductor

E. Loren Meeker, director

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 8pm

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 8pm

Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 3pm

Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 3pm & 8pm

Friday, February 18, 2022 at 8pm

Sunday, February 13, 2022 at 3pm

Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 3pm & 8pm

Friday, February 11, 2022 at 8pm (World Premiere)

Philip Glass: Alice 

Opéra National du Rhin (Mulhouse, France)

Mulhouse, La Filature

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Amir Hosseinpour and Jonathan Lunn, choreographers

Sunday, January 22, 2022 at 7:30

Saturday, January 21, 2022 at 7:30

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (Alberta, Canada)

Jack Singer Concert Hall

Diana Cohen, violin

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Marjan Mozetich:  Fantasia... sul linguaggio perduto

Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 (Turkish)

Schumann: Symphony No. 3

Saturday, January 9, 2022 at 4:30pm

Orchestre de Chambre de Paris (Paris, France)

Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie de Paris 

Patricia Petibon, soprano

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Mostly Bernstein

 

Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 7:30pm

Friday, November 19, 2021 at 7pm

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 2pm

Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 2pm

Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 2pm

Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 2pm

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 7pm

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte

Lyric Opera of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Lyric Opera House 

Ying Fang, Pamina

Lila Dufy, Queen of the Night

Pavel Petrov, Tamino

Huw Montague Rendall, Papageno

Tareq Nazmi, Sarastro

Brenton Ryan, Monostatos

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Sunday, October 10, 2021 (CANCELED Due to Strike)

Jake Heggie: Dead Man Walking

The Norwegian Opera & Ballet (Oslo, Norway) 

Oslo Opera House

Karen Kamensek, conductor  

Orpha Phelan, director

Katarina Karnéus, Sister Helen Prejean

Johan Reuter, Joseph de Rocher

Friday, October 8, 2021 (CANCELED Due to Strike)

Jake Heggie: Dead Man Walking

The Norwegian Opera & Ballet (Oslo, Norway)

Oslo Opera House

Karen Kamensek, conductor  

Sunday, October 3, 2021 (CANCELED Due to Strike)

Jake Heggie: Dead Man Walking

The Norwegian Opera & Ballet (Oslo, Norway)

Oslo Opera House

Karen Kamensek, conductor  

Friday, October 1, 2021 (CANCELED Due to Strike)

Jake Heggie: Dead Man Walking

The Norwegian Opera & Ballet (Oslo, Norway)

Oslo Opera House

Karen Kamensek, conductor  

Saturday, September 25, 2021 CANCELED Due to Strike)

Jake Heggie: Dead Man Walking

The Norwegian Opera & Ballet (Oslo, Norway)

Oslo Opera House

Karen Kamensek, conductor  

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 (CANCELED Due to Strike)

Jake Heggie: Dead Man Walking

The Norwegian Opera & Ballet (Oslo, Norway)

Oslo Opera House

Karen Kamensek, conductor  

Saturday, September 18, 2021 (CANCELED Due to Strike)

Jake Heggie: Dead Man Walking

The Norwegian Opera & Ballet (Oslo, Norway)

Oslo Opera House

Karen Kamensek, conductor  

Friday, February 12, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. (CANCELED)

Charlotte Symphony (Charlotte, NC)

Knight Theater

Joyce Yang, piano

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Joan Tower — Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman

Jennifer Higdon — Concerto for Orchestra

S. Rachmaninoff —  Piano Concerto No. 3

Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. (CANCELED)

Charlotte Symphony (Charlotte, NC)

Knight Theater

Joyce Yang, pianoKaren

Kamensek, conductor

Friday, November 27, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

Orchestre National Montpellier Occitanie

Opéra Berlioz / Le Corum (Montpellier, France)

Elza van den Heever, soprano

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Camille Pépin: Laniakea

R. Strauss: Intermezzo – Quatre Interludes symphoniques

Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder

Wagner: Tristan et Isolde - Prélude et Liebestod pour orchestra

Friday, November 20, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

Tyrolean Symphony Orchestra

Tyrol Hall (Innsbruck, Austria)

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Lise de la Salle, piano

 

Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5 in E flat major op.73

Aaron Jay Kernis: Musica Celestis for strings

Fazil Say: Symphonic Dances (Austrian premiere)

Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

Tyrolean Symphony Orchestra

Tyrol Hall (Innsbruck, Austria)

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Lise de la Salle, piano

 

Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5 in E flat major op.73

Aaron Jay Kernis: Musica Celestis for strings

Fazil Say: Symphonic Dances (Austrian premiere)

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

Tyrolean Symphony Orchestra

Tyrol Hall (Innsbruck, Austria)

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Lise de la Salle, piano

 

Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5 in E flat major op.73

Aaron Jay Kernis: Musica Celestis for strings

Fazil Say: Symphonic Dances (Austrian premiere)

Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra

Helsingborg Concert Hall (Helsingborg, Sweden) 

Sanna Gibbs, soprano

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

The Music of the Spheres:

Osvaldo Golijov: Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra

Aaron Jay Kernis: Musica Celestis for Strings

Joseph Canteloube: Selection from Songs of the Auvergne

Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. (CANCELED)

Tonkunstler Orchestra (Vienna, Austria)

Auditorium Grafenegg

Daniela Fally, soprano

Anett Fritsch, soprano

Peter Kirk, tenor

Markus Werba, baritone

Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz, moderation

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

W.A. Mozart -- Overture to Così fan tutte

W.A. Mozart – “Là ci darem la mano” from Don Giovanni

W.A. Mozart – “Ah, fuggi il traditor” from Don Giovanni

G. Rossini – “Ecco ridente in cielo” from Il barbiere di Siviglia

W.A. Mozart – “Una donna a quindici anni” from Così fan tutte

G. Donizetti – “Prendi; per me sei libero ... Il mio rigor dimentica” from L'elisir d'amore

G. Verdi – “Era la notte, Cassio dormìa” from Otello

L. Cherubini – Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn

G. Gershwin – Overture to Of Thee I Sing

C. Millöcker – “Ich setz' den Fall” from Der Bettelstudent

J. Strauss – “Klänge der Heimat” from Die Fledermaus

L. Bernstein – “Glitter and be Gay” from Candide

J. Kern – “Make Believe” from Show Boat

A. Sullivan – “I've got a Little List” from The Mikado or The Town of Titipu

M. Wilson – “Trouble” from The Music Man

Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. (CANCELED)

Southbank Sinfonia (Lambeth, London)

Waterloo Festival Gala Concert

Guillermo Ramasasa, clarinet

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Carl Nielsen — Clarinet Concerto

Fazil Say — Symphonic Dances (UK premiere)

Ludwig van Beethoven — Symphony No.3 (Eroica)

Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. (CANCELED)

Mozart: Don Giovanni

Minnesota Opera (Minneapolis, MN)

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 

Karen Kamensek, conductor  ​

Seth Carico, Don Giovanni

Elaine Alvarez, Donna Anna

Sara Gartland, Donna Elvira

Wm. Clay Thompson, Leporello

Karen Kamensek, conductor  

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. (CANCELED)

Mozart: Don Giovanni

Minnesota Opera (Minneapolis, MN)

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 

Karen Kamensek, conductor  ​

Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. (CANCELED)

Mozart: Don Giovanni

Minnesota Opera (Minneapolis, MN)

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 

Karen Kamensek, conductor  ​

Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. (CANCELED)

Mozart: Don Giovanni

Minnesota Opera (Minneapolis, MN)

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 

Karen Kamensek, conductor  ​

Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. (CANCELED)

Mozart: Don Giovanni

Minnesota Opera (Minneapolis, MN)

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 

Karen Kamensek, conductor  ​

Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. (CANCELED)

Mozart: Don Giovanni

Minnesota Opera (Minneapolis, MN)

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 

Seth Carico, Don Giovanni

Elaine Alvarez, Donna Anna

Sara Gartland, Donna Elvira

Wm. Clay Thompson, Leporello

Karen Kamensek, conductor  

April 22, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. (CANCELED) 

London Philharmonic Orchestra (London, England)

Royal Festival Hall

Daniel Hope, violin

Alban Gerhardt, cello

Anoushka Shankar, sitar

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Corigliano — Stomp

Glass — Double Concerto for violin and cello

Shankar — Symphony

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. (CANCELED)

Puccini: La bohème

Göteborg Opera Orchestra and Chorus (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Main Stage

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. (CANCELED)

Puccini: La bohème

Göteborg Opera Orchestra and Chorus (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Main Stage

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. (CANCELED)

Los Angeles Philharmonic (Los Angeles, CA)

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Ralph Kirshbaum, cello

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Pépin — Vajrayana

Julia Adolphe — Cello Concerto (World Premiere, LA Phil Commission)

Mendelssohn — Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”

Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. (CANCELED)

Los Angeles Philharmonic (Los Angeles, CA)

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Kian Soltani, cello

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Pépin — Vajrayana

Schumann — Cello Concerto

Mendelssohn — Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”

Friday, March 20, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. (CANCELED) 

Los Angeles Philharmonic (Los Angeles, CA)

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Laura van der Heijden, cello

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Pépin — Vajrayana

Haydn — Cello Concerto No. 1 in C

Mendelssohn — Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”

Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 5:00 p.m

Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire (Angers, France)

Centre de Congrès

Julien Szulman, violon

Xavier Jeannequin, viola

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Mendelssohn —  Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Mozart —  Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra

                       E-flat major, K. 364     

Beethoven — Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60

Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 8:30 p.m.

Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire (Durtal, France)

Centre de Congrès

Julien Szulman, violon

Xavier Jeannequin, viola

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Mendelssohn —  Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Mozart —  Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra

                       E-flat major, K. 364     

Beethoven — Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60

Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire (Angers, France)

Centre de Congrès

Julien Szulman, violon

Xavier Jeannequin, viola

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Mendelssohn —  Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Mozart —  Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra

                       E-flat major, K. 364     

Beethoven — Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60

February 27, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

National Philharmonic Orchestra (Budapest, Hungary)

Academy of Music

Amadinda Race Band

  Károly Bojtos

  Aurél Holló

  Zoltán Rácz

  Zoltán Váczi

Conductor : Karen Kamensek

 

Britten —  Simple Symphony

Takemitsu — From me flows what you call Time

Walton —  Symphony No. I (B flat minor)

 

Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Puccini: La bohème

Göteborg Opera Orchestra and Chorus (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Main Stage

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Puccini: La bohème

Göteborg Opera Orchestra and Chorus (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Main Stage

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Friday, February 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

Puccini: La bohème

Göteborg Opera Orchestra and Chorus (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Main Stage

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Puccini: La bohème

Göteborg Opera Orchestra and Chorus (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Main Stage

Kerstin Avemo, Mimì

Thomas Atkins, Rodolfo

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

Puccini: La bohème

Göteborg Opera Orchestra and Chorus (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Main Stage

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Friday, February 7, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

University of Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (Göteborg, Sweden)

University of Göteborg

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Berlioz — Overture to Benvenuto Cellini

Valborg Aulin — Tableaux parisiens, Op. 15 (world premiere)

Ravel — Daphnis et Chloé

Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (Katowice, Poland)

Sala Koncertowa

Karen Kamensek, conductor  

 

Offenbach — Overture to the operetta "Orpheus in Hell"

E. Strauss - Polish "Ohne Bremse" op. 238

Dvořák - Slavic dances op. 72 (No. 1, 5 and 7)

E. Strauss - Polish "Mit Dampf" op. 70

J. Strauss — Waltz "Rosen aus dem Süden" op. 388

J. Strauss — Polish "Vergnügungszug"  op. 281

J. Strauss — Jules Massenet - Dances from the ballet company "Le Cid"

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

Philip Glass: Akhnaten

Metropolitan Opera (New York, NY)

Metropolitan Opera House 

Dísella Lárusdóttir, Queen Tye

J'Nai Bridges, Nefertiti

Anthony Roth Costanzo, Akhnaten

Aaron Blake, High Priest of Amon

Will Liverman, Horemhab

Richard Bernstein, Aye

Zachary James, Amenhotep, The Scribe

Phelim McDermott, director

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass’s masterpieces, following the now-legendary Met staging of Satyagraha. Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is the title pharaoh, the revolutionary ruler who transformed ancient Egypt, with the striking mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges in her Met debut as his wife, Nefertiti. To match the opera’s hypnotic, ritualistic music, McDermott has created an arresting vision that includes a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers. Karen Kamensek conducts in her Met debut.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Philip Glass: Akhnaten

Metropolitan Opera (New York, NY)

Metropolitan Opera House 

Phelim McDermott, director

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

Philip Glass: Akhnaten

Metropolitan Opera (New York, NY)

Metropolitan Opera House 

Phelim McDermott, director

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.*

Philip Glass: Akhnaten

Metropolitan Opera (New York, NY)

Metropolitan Opera House 

Phelim McDermott, director

Karen Kamensek, conductor

*This production of Akhnaten will also be shown live in cinemas on this date. To watch the event click here

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Philip Glass: Akhnaten

Metropolitan Opera (New York, NY)

Metropolitan Opera House 

Phelim McDermott, director

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

Philip Glass: Akhnaten

Metropolitan Opera (New York, NY)

Metropolitan Opera House 

Phelim McDermott, director

Karen Kamensek, conductor​

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Philip Glass: Akhnaten

Metropolitan Opera (New York, NY)

Metropolitan Opera House 

Phelim McDermott, director

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

Philip Glass: Akhnaten

Metropolitan Opera (New York, NY)

Metropolitan Opera House 

Phelim McDermott, director

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Malmö Symphony Orchestra (Malmö, Sweden)

Concert Hall

Chloë Vincent, flute

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Pépin — Vajrayana

Mozart — Flute Concert No. 2

Glass — Symphony No. 4 "Heroes"

Friday, June 28, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

Tiroler Symphonieorchester (Innsbruck, Austria)

Saal Tiroler

Michael Schöch, piano, organ & harpsichord

Norbert Zehm, electronics

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Ravel — Alborada del Gracioso

Norbert Zehm — "Rhapsody in black and white"  Concerto for Keyboard and Orchestra (commissioned by the TSOI)

Bartók — Concerto for orchestra

Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

Tiroler Symphonieorchester (Innsbruck, Austria)

Saal Tiroler

Michael Schöch, piano, organ & harpsichord

Norbert Zehm, electronics

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Ravel — Alborada del Gracioso

Norbert Zehm — "Rhapsody in black and white"  Concerto for Keyboard and Orchestra (commissioned by the TSOI)

Bartók — Concerto for orchestra

 

Friday, June 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Victoria Borisova-Ollas – Dracula

Royal Swedish Opera (Stockholm, Sweden)

Linus Fellbom, stage director

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Friday, June 28, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

Tiroler Symphonieorchester (Innsbruck, Austria)

Saal Tiroler

Michael Schöch, piano, organ & harpsichord

Norbert Zehm, electronics

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Ravel — Alborada del Gracioso

Norbert Zehm — "Rhapsody in black and white"  Concerto for Keyboard and Orchestra (commissioned by the TSOI)

Bartók — Concerto for orchestra

Monday, June 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Victoria Borisova-Ollas – Dracula

Royal Swedish Opera (Stockholm, Sweden)

Mina, Elisabeth Meyer

Jonathan, Joel Annmo

Dracula, Ola Eliasson

Lucy, Sanna Gibbs

Holmwood, Kristian Flor

Linus Fellbom, stage director

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Friday, June 7, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Heggie: Dead Man Walking

Welsh National Opera (Cardiff, Wales)

Wales Millennium Centre

Martin Constantine, director

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Lucia Cervoni, Sister Helen Prejean   

Morgan Smith, Joseph De Rocher     

Anne Mason, Mrs. Patrick De Rocher

 

Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

Victoria Borisova-Ollas – Dracula

Royal Swedish Opera (Stockholm, Sweden)

Linus Fellbom, stage director

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Victoria Borisova-Ollas – Dracula

Royal Swedish Opera (Stockholm, Sweden)

Linus Fellbom, stage director

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 8:30 p.m.

L’Orchestre Chambre de Paris (Paris, France)

Philharmonie de Paris

Anoushka Shankar, sitar

Gaurav Mazumdar, sitar / vocals

Ravichandra Kulur, flute

Pirashanna Thevarajah, percussions

Sanju Sahai, tabla

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Concert performance of Philip Glass’/Ravi Shankar’s collaboration “Passages.”

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Victoria Borisova-Ollas – Dracula

Royal Swedish Opera (Stockholm, Sweden)

Linus Fellbom, stage director

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Victoria Borisova-Ollas – Dracula

Royal Swedish Opera (Stockholm, Sweden)

Linus Fellbom, stage director

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Victoria Borisova-Ollas – Dracula

Royal Swedish Opera (Stockholm, Sweden)

Linus Fellbom, stage director

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Victoria Borisova-Ollas – Dracula

Royal Swedish Opera (Stockholm, Sweden)

Linus Fellbom, stage director

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. 

Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine (Ibos, France)

Le Parvis Scene Nationale Tarbes Pyrenees A Ibos

Fanny Clamagirand, violin

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Friday, March 22, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. 

Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine (Bordeaux, France)

L’Auditorium de Bordeaux

Fanny Clamagirand, violin

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine (Bordeaux, France)

L’Auditorium de Bordeaux

Fanny Clamagirand, violin

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Schoenberg/Bach — Prelude and Fugue in E flat major "St. Anne"

Mendelssohn — Violin Concerto

Montsalvatge — Desintegración Morfológica de la Chacona de J. S. Bach

Beethoven — Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93

Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Oslo Philharmonic (Oslo, Norway)

Oslo Konserthus

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Karen Kamensek leads the Oslo Filharmonien as they perform the live soundtrack to Miloš Forman award-winning film Amadeus.

Friday, March 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Oslo Philharmonic (Oslo, Norway)

Oslo Konserthus

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Karen Kamensek leads the Oslo Filharmonien as they perform the live soundtrack to Miloš Forman award-winning film Amadeus.

Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Oslo Philharmonic (Oslo, Norway)

Oslo Konserthus

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Karen Kamensek leads the Oslo Filharmonien as they perform the live soundtrack to Miloš Forman award-winning film Amadeus.

Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Philip Glass: Akhnaten

English National Opera (London, England)

London Coliseum

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Philip Glass: Akhnaten

English National Opera (London, England)

London Coliseum

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Philip Glass: Akhnaten

English National Opera (London, England)

London Coliseum

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Philip Glass: Akhnaten

English National Opera (London, England)

London Coliseum

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Philip Glass: Akhnaten

English National Opera (London, England)

London Coliseum

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Friday, February 15, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Philip Glass: Akhnaten

English National Opera (London, England)

London Coliseum

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Monday, February 11, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Philip Glass: Akhnaten 

English National Opera (London, England)

London Coliseum

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
Royal Northern Sinfonia (Gateshead, England)

Sage One

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Program to be announced.

Friday, November 30, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Malmö Operaorkester (Malmö, Sweden)

Camilla Tilling, soprano

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

R. Strauss — Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59

R. Strauss — The Four Last Songs

Beethoven —  Symphony No. 5 in C minor

Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (Stockholm, Sweden)
Nicholas Daniel, oboe

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Composer Festival – Post Card from Scotland

 

Thea Musgrave —  Loch Ness – A Postcard from Scotland

Musgrave —  The Seasons

Musgrave — Helios, Oboe Concerto

Musgrave — Turbulent Landscape

Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (Stockholm, Sweden)
Nicholas Daniel, oboe

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Composer Festival – Inauguration

 

Thea Musgrave —  Loch Ness – A Postcard from Scotland

Musgrave —  The Seasons

Musgrave — Night Windows for oboe and 15 Strings (World Premiere)

Musgrave — Turbulent Landscapes

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Tonkünstler-Orchester (Vienna, Austria)

Festspielhaus, St. Pölten
Stacey Kent, vocalist

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

Tonkünstler-Orchester (Vienna, Austria)

Musikverein

Stacey Kent, vocalist

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Program: I Know I Dream

 

French chansons from Kent’s beloved core repertoire, new compositions and cover versions of Brazilian evergreens.

Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Bernstein — Candide

Bergen Nasjonale Opera (Bergen, Norway)
Anthony Gregory, Candide

Noluvuyiso Mpofu, Cunegonde

Gidon Saks, Dr. Pangloss / Martin

Randi Stene, The Old Lady

Marcus Farnsworth, Maximillian / Captain

Kitty Whately, Paquette

Thom Southerland, stage director

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Bernstein — Candide

Bergen Nasjonale Opera (Bergen, Norway)
Anthony Gregory, Candide

Noluvuyiso Mpofu, Cunegonde

Gidon Saks, Dr. Pangloss / Martin

Randi Stene, The Old Lady

Marcus Farnsworth, Maximillian / Captain

Kitty Whately, Paquette

Thom Southerland, stage director

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.  
Bernstein — Candide

Bergen Nasjonale Opera (Bergen, Norway)

Anthony Gregory, Candide

Noluvuyiso Mpofu, Cunegonde

Gidon Saks, Dr. Pangloss / Martin

Randi Stene, The Old Lady

Marcus Farnsworth, Maximillian / Captain

Kitty Whately, Paquette

Thom Southerland, stage director

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

Göteborg Opera Orchestra and Chorus (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Annalena Persson, soprano

Mia Karlsson, soprano

Tomas Lind, tenor

Daniel Ralphsson, tenor

Mats Persson, baritone

Daniel Hällström, baritone

Karen Kamensek, conductor


Rachmaninov — The Bells
Orff — Carmina Burana

Friday, October 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Göteborg Opera Orchestra and Chorus (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Annalena Persson, soprano

Mia Karlsson, soprano

Tomas Lind, tenor

Daniel Ralphsson, tenor

Mats Persson, baritone

Daniel Hällström, baritone

Karen Kamensek, conductor


Rachmaninov — The Bells
Orff — Carmina Burana

 

Friday, September 21, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
University of Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Shostakovich — Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major, Op. 70
Schumann — Symphony No. 2, Op. 61

Thursday, September 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

The Norwegian Radio Orchestra (Oslo, Norway)
Oslo Radio Orchestra (KORK)

Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival

Ida Nielsen, electric bass

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Tansy Davies:  Dune of Footprints

Tansy Davies:  What Did We See?

David Bowie & Brian Eno:  Warszawa (arr. John Øivind Ness)

Rolf Wallin:  Spirit (world premiere of orchestral version, 2018)

Friday, September 7, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Norrköpings Symfoniorkester (Norrköping, Sweden)

Concert Hall Linköping

Peter Mattei, baritone

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Mozart — Overture to Le nozze di Figaro
Mahler — Selections from Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Mahler — Selections from Rückert-Lieder
Dvořák — Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88

Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m

Norrköpings Symfoniorkester (Norrköping, Sweden)

Louis de Geer Concert Hall

Peter Mattei, baritone

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Mozart — Overture to Le nozze di Figaro
Mahler — Selections from Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Mahler — Selections from Rückert-Lieder
Dvořák — Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88

Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

Bizet – Carmen

Israeli Opera (Tel-Aviv, Israel)

The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion

The Israeli Opera Chorus

Bat Kol Children's Choir

Gadi Shechter, director

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Elena Maximova / Na’ama Goldman, Carmen           

Gustavo Porta / Najmadin Mavlianov, Don Jose       

Hila Baggio / Alla Vasilevitsky, Micaela       

Dario Solari,  Escamillo          

Oded Reich / Yair Polishook, Morales           

Vladimir Braun / Noah Briger, Zuniga          

Shiri Hershkovitz / Tali Ketzef, Frasquita      

Anat Czarny / Shahar Lavi, Mercedes

Guy Mannheim / Noah Briger, Dancairo       

Aridan / Remendado  Yosef

 

Friday, July 27, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

Bizet – Carmen

Israeli Opera (Tel-Aviv, Israel)

The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion

The Israeli Opera Chorus

Bat Kol Children's Choir

Gadi Shechter, director

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

Bizet – Carmen

Israeli Opera (Tel-Aviv, Israel)

The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion

The Israeli Opera Chorus

Bat Kol Children's Choir

Gadi Shechter, director

Karen Kamensek, conductor  

Monday, July 23, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

Bizet – Carmen

Israeli Opera (Tel-Aviv, Israel)

The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion

The Israeli Opera Chorus

Bat Kol Children's Choir

Gadi Shechter, director

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

Bizet – Carmen

Israeli Opera (Tel-Aviv, Israel)

The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion

The Israeli Opera Chorus

Bat Kol Children's Choir

Gadi Shechter, director

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Friday, July 20, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

Bizet – Carmen

Israeli Opera (Tel-Aviv, Israel)

The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion

The Israeli Opera Chorus

Bat Kol Children's Choir

Gadi Shechter, director

Karen Kamensek, conductor  

Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

Bizet – Carmen

Israeli Opera (Tel-Aviv, Israel)

The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion

The Israeli Opera Chorus

Bat Kol Children's Choir

Gadi Shechter, director

Karen Kamensek, conductor

 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

Bizet – Carmen

Israeli Opera (Tel-Aviv, Israel)

The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion

The Israeli Opera Chorus

Bat Kol Children's Choir

Gadi Shechter, director

Karen Kamensek, conductor  

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