Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Carnegie Hall

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice...

...and that's exactly what the Bruckner Orchester Linz did! 
The last rehearsal before the big concert starts in two hours at the Carnegie Hall. The orchestra is ready to get on stage...

...Carnegie Hall - here we come!

Tonight we are celebrating.

 We’ve got multiple reasons for a huge celebration.

The Bruckner Orchester Linz has the honor to perform the world premiere of Philip Glass’ Symphony No. 11 at Carnegie Hall in New York City on his 80th birthday in front of a big audience. Also on the program is “Ifé: Three Yoruba Songs for Voice and Orchestra” – Songs” sung by the brilliant singer Angelique Kidjo and Days and Nights in Rocinha. It’s very clear that tonight is going to be all about Philip Glass and his magnificent work as a composer. So his 80th birthday is the perfect moment for a CD release:
Philip Glass – Violin Concerto No. 1, Bernstein – Serenade After Plato’s Symposium”, starring Renaud Capucon, violin, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies. In 2005 and 2009 the Bruckner Orchester Linz toured the USA with Renaud Capucon as soloist. We are looking forward to celebrate with Philip Glass tonight at Carnegie Hall. It’s going to be a proud moment.

 Happy Birthday Philip Glass!

Austrian Cultural Forum NY

Philip Glass received the 'Golden Medal of Merit of Upper Austria' by Governor Josef Pühringer yesterday evening in private ceremony held at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Arrived in NYC

16 hours later we finally checked in at our hotel at the central park only 150 meters away from Carnegie Hall. Although everybody is tired it's 6.30 pm and no-one really wants to go to sleep in the city, that never sleeps :-). A legend waits in front of the door.


The journey has started... 

We left early in the morning with 3 coaches - destinations to Munich.
At the moment we are waiting to board our Lufthansa-flight to New York.
pix: Tom Mesic

Start spreading the news, I'm leaving today
I want to be a part of it, New York, New York (Frank Sinatra)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Zu Gast im Kepler Salon

v.l.n.r.: Dr. Heribert Schröder, Norbert Trawöger, Foto: Tom Mesic
Das Bruckner Orchester Linz startet in wenigen Tagen seine bereits dritte USA-Tournee - ein weiteres Highlight in der bereits prall gefüllten Tourneechronik. Da steckt doch mehr dahinter? Was genau ist die Tätigkeit eines künstlerischen Orchesterdirektors?

Vorbereitungen im frühzeitigen Kontakt mit der durchführenden Agentur Columbia Artists in New York und die Erfahrungen aus insgesamt sechs USA-Tourneen mit drei Orchestern, Programmplanung und Dramaturgie und vieles mehr.

Auf Einladung von Norbert Trawöger gab Dr. Heribert Schröder, künstlerischer Direktor des Bruckner Orchesters Linz, vergangenen Montag zahlreichen interessierten Gästen einen umfassenden Einblick in die USA-Tournee.