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19 Oct 2018

Claus Peter Flor is back to the Dallas Symphony

Amazing success for M. Claus Peter Flor on the occasion of his return to the podium of the Dallas Symphony of which he was guest principal conductor eight years ago. Scott Cantrell on the Dallas Morning News wrote: "Claus Peter Flor hasn't lost his magic. Returning to lead the Dallas Symphony Orchestra after an eight-year absence, in a program of Wagner and Strauss, the German conductor once again demonstrated a visceral grip on musical tension and fastidious control of dynamics. Imparting never-ending urgency, it shaped crescendos and decrescendos, controlled balances and signaled important entrances. [...] In Death and Transfiguration, Flor's meticulous control of dynamics, over an enormous range, was amazing. From hushed opening lappings of strings, solemnly punctuated by timpani, to shattering climaxes, everything was gauged and balanced just so. But the effect felt wholly organic — indeed, inevitable — never contrived."

16 Sep 2018

Claus Peter Flor conducts LaVerdi at Teatro alla Scala

Following the tradition, the opening concert of LaVerdi's new season will be held at Teatro alla Scala on Sunday 16 September, conducted this year by Claus Peter Flor, musical director of the orchestra since June 2017. The program will include Beethoven Piano Concerto n.5 "Emperor" (soloist Enrico Pace) and Mahler Simphony n.1 "Titan".

http://www.laverdi.org/en/events/2018%20-%202019/laverdi-alla-scala

23 Nov 2017

FLOR CONDUCTS MAHLER WITH ORCHESTRA VERDI IN MILAN

For his first concert in the 2017-2018 season as Principal Conductor of the Orchestra Verdi in Milan, Claus Peter Flor has chosen one of the greatest work in the symphonic repertorie: Symphony n.9 by Gustav Mahler. 
For an Italian orchestra, Maestro Flor is indeed the best conductor to perform such a monumental piece of music with, as he is known as one of the most oustanding expert for the German repertoire. The concert will be held at the Auditorium in Milan on Thursday 23/11 (20.30), Friday 24/11 (20.00) and Sunday 26/11 (16.00)

15 Jun 2017

CLAUS PETER FLOR

We are delighted to announce that Maestro Claus Peter Flor has been named the Music Director of LaVerdi. The initial three-year tenure will begin with the 2017/18 season.

Maestro Flor’s long-term relationship with the orchestra began in 2003 when its then Music Director (now Conductor Emeritus) Riccardo Chailly invited him to become Principal Guest Conductor. Since then, the collaboration has evolved to be both artistically celebrated and one cherished by its audience.

Ruben Jais, Executive and Artistic Director of LaVerdi said: "It is a great honour for all of us at the La Verdi Foundation to announce such and important development in our long-lasting relationship with Maestro Claus Peter Flor. Through the years, this partnership has created countless memorable concerts. We have no doubt that in his new position of Music Director of our Orchestra and Choir, these brilliant musical experiences will expand and continue to the delight of our musicians and audiences."

Maestro Flor said: "This appointment as Music Director is a great honour and pleasure for me. Thanks to these many years of collaboration, I feel devoted to La Verdi’s Orchestra and Choir. We now have the opportunity to build on this shared understanding and respect to create a unique sound and recognisable identity for the orchestra in Italy and beyond."

The first step in this new role will be the performance of the complete Beethoven Symphonies in July.