In November 2016 Dutch conductor Raymond Janssen conducts the Gershwin Gala with The New Romanian Symphony Orchestra & Choir and internationally renowned soloists in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and the Doelen Rotterdam.
The New Romanian Symphony Orchestra & Choir
Conductor: Raymond Janssen
20 november 2016 Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Program Gershwin Gala 2016
Ouverture Girl Crazy
American in Paris
Rhapsody in Blue
Ms Frazier’s European engagements include the Zurich Opera, Rome Opera, Amsterdam Opera, Nice Opera, Hannover State Theater as well as the theaters in Dortmund, Aachen, Augsburg, Freiburg, Heidelberg, Hagen, Kaiserslautern and Bern with Yoram David and Mario Venzago in roles ranging from Vitellia in La Clemenza di Tito, Mimi in La Boheme, Elisabeth in Don Carlo, Abigaille in Verdi’s Nabucco, to roles such as Venus in Wagner’s Tannhäuser (Paris Version) to the title roles in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos and Verdi’s Aida.
Oratorio and orchestral engagements have included such works as the Verdi Requiem, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, Death of Cleopatra of Berlioz with the Staatsphilharmoni of Gdansk, Poland, the Philharmonie in Berlin, the Gasteig in Munich, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the Tonhalle in Düsseldorf and the Rosengarten in Mannheim, all in Germany; the Casino in Basel, Switzerland, the Residence Orchestra in The Hague, The National Radio Orchestra in Hilversum and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam in The Netherland
Guest performances already took the dramatic baritone Derrick Lawrence to Philadelphia, Santa Fe, Dallas, the Charlotte Opera, the Piemond Opera, the Zurich Opera, the Opera North, the Stuttgart State Opera, the Budapest Opera, to London and Lucerne as well as to numerous festivals such as the Mainau Festival, the Cleveland Blossom Festival, the Aspen Music Festival and the Ludwigsburg Festival, the Miskolci Nemzetkozi Opera Festival and the Chaliaplin Festival in the Russian City of Kazan.
The artist was a prize winner in numerous international singing contests, rewarded among others with the Grace Bumbry Award, the Mario Lanza Award, the George London Award, the Sullivan Foundation Award, the Richard Tucker Jacobson study grant and the 2006 Zelt Prize for Oustanding Classsical Artists.
Besides, in 1991 he wan the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions read more…..
The New York born soprano, JANICE DIXON attended the Aaron Copland School of Music where she completed studies in voice, piano and violin. After performing with renowned Orchestras, “New York Philharmonic”and “American Symphony” and”in venues such as “Carnegie Hall”,Alice Tully Hall, Ms. Dixon embarked upon an extensive tour performing the role of Bess in George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” which included not only the Continent of America, but also Australia, “Spoleto Festival” in Paris, Netherlands, Switzerland and London. It was this role that brought her to “Theater des Westens” in Berlin, Germany in which she celebrated her first of many successes in the extraordinarily well received production under the direction of Prof. Götz Friedrich. Since then she has been engaged in some of the largest and most important Opera houses in Germany such as”Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin”, “Deutsche Oper Berlin”, “Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf”, “Frankfurt Oper”,” National Theater Mannheim”, “Prinzregententheater München” and the State Theaters of Hannover, Wiesbaden, Saarbrücken and Kassel read more…
Antonii Baryshevskyi (piano)
Winner of the 14th Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition 2014
Antonii Brayshevskyi was invited to many renowned venues and festivals in Europe and USA (Piano Festival Ruhr in Essen, Germany, 2012, Busoni Festival in Bolzano, Italy, 2012, Gogolfest and Chamber Music Session both in Kiev 2010, “Svyatoslav Richter International Festival of Masters of Art” in Zhitomir, 2009, Ukraine and to polish festival “Per Aspera Ad Astra“ (2008).
In 2014 Antonii Baryshevskyi was not only invited by Martha Argerich to give his debut with a solo recital at the Festival Progetto in Lugano, but also to perform at Wigmore Hall (London), Gasteig Munich and Piano Festival Ruhr (Germany), the 69th International Chopin Piano Festival in Duszniki-Zdroj (Poland), Pablo Casals Festival Prades (France), Chautauqua Festival (New York) and many others.
The young pianist also is a participant of the programs JENESSES MUSICALES RUSSIA. He performed in the concert halls of Ukraine, France, Italy, Poland, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Iceland, Russia, Denmark, Luxembourg, Serbia, Romania and the USA. Antonii already played with some of the leading european orchestras, including Munich Radio Orchestra, The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine, the Gubernator`s Orchestra of St.-Petersburg, Heidelberg Philharmonic Orchestra, Ciudad de Granada Orchestra, under the baton of the maestros D. Bostock, G. Albrecht, G. Kostin, V. Sirenko, M. Dyadyura, S. Gorkovenko, and many others.
He has recorded for numerous CD labels, as well as radio and TV productions of the Italian, Danish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Serbian Radio and TV stations. CD “Antonii Baryshevskyi’s debut CD has been released by Naxos under the titel: Antonii Baryshevskyi – Piano Recital” (Catalogue No: NXS 8572573). Antonii Baryshevskyi’s actual CD „Scriabin, Mussorgskyi“ has been released by AvI Music.