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Bernhard Gueller leading Symphony Nova Scotia, Johannesburg Philharmonic
This month Maestro BERNHARD GUELLER has led concerts far south of the equator, in South Africa with the Johannesburg Philharmonic, where he is Principal Guest Conductor.
He now returns to his home orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, for a concert tonight featuring Jacques Hétu's Antinomie, Schumann's Piano Concerto in A Minor, and Mozart's Symphony No. 40, "Jupiter."
Gueller and the Symphony Nova Scotia have a strong relationship with the CBC/Radio Canada. Here is a CBC Radio 2 broadcast of a concert from last year's Dvorak Festival from May 2010; SNS's 2011 Scandinavian Festival (focusing on works by Grieg and Sibelius) will also be broadcast by the CBC in late April/early May. (April 2011)
Bernhard Gueller leads Dvorak Fest at Symphony Nova Scotia
BERNHARD GUELLER and his home orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, celebrate Dvorak this week in their annual composers festival.
They kick off the celebrations hosting a cycle of the Dvorak string quartets, with Maestro Gueller in conversation about Dvorak's love interests and their influence on his compositions. Other concerts feature the Violin Concerto (with violinist Giora Schmidt), the Cello Concerto and Symphonies Nos. 8 and 9 "From the New World".
"Gueller's invention, along with his encyclopedic knowledge of the symphonic repertoire, is both remarkable and amazing...The orchestra responded to this music with the crisply alert, precisely refined playing that is one of the hallmarks of their style under Gueller's direction." - THE CHRONICLE HERALD
Next week, Gueller and Symphony Nova Scotia host the highly popular 18th annual "Beer and Beethoven" concerts. (April 2010)
Recent highlights include concerts with the Calgary and Buffalo philharmonic orchestras, among others.
BERNHARD GUELLER re-signs with Symphony Nova Scotia, leads a Brahms Fest
Last month Symphony Nova Scotia announced that BERNHARD GUELLER will continue his role as Music Director for five more years. Since 2002, when he was the unanimous choice a selection committee of musicians, board, staff and consultants, Maestro Gueller's tenure has been marked by financial stability and artistic excellence.
This week Maestro Gueller leads an expanded SNS in a Brahms Festival. In performances of Symphonies Nos. 1and 3, Piano Concerto No.1, the German Requiem and more, the Festival embodies the rich working relationship between Mo. Gueller and the SNS.
This month Maestro Gueller also leads concerts with the Nuremberg Symphony, where he has been Music Director since 2005. (November 2007)
Maestro Bernhard Gueller leads a "Titanic" Mahler Symphony No. 1
Early this month maestro Bernhard Gueller led his North American orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, in a gala performance with the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra. The joint ensemble performed Mahler Symphony No.1 in a rousing version of the "Titanic" work, a concert that thrilled the community, and involved performers both experienced and eager to learn. The occasion embodied the Maestro's commitment to educating young musicians and audiences alike.
This week, Mo. Gueller leads the ensemble in a performance of Canadian composer Richard Forsyth's Trumpet Homage, as part of a full festival celebrating the composer's works and contributions to Canadian arts.
Maestro Gueller leads his European orchestra, the Nuremberg Symphony, in performances of Rachmaninov, Mussorgsky and Berlioz next month, before returning to Halifax for the annual "Beer and Beethoven" festival. (March 2007)
Bernhard Gueller steps up to the podium beginning Music Directorship in Nuernberg.
New to the Colbert management, Bernhard Gueller begins his tenure as Music Director of Germany's Nuernberger Symphoniker in the city's Meistersingerhalle on September 17, 2005. The season opening program features the Bruckner Symphony #7 and Mozart's Piano Concert K.595 with Andreas Haefliger as soloist. Later in the Autumn he returns to Canada for his fourth season as Symphony Nova Scotia's Music Director and a week mentoring the remarkable young musicians of the Orchestra of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. (August 2005)