Friday 20 December 2019


“From the moving and intense tearing of the trumpets at the beginning of Tchaikovsky 4th Symphony, John Axelrod made the music breathe by leaning on a superb gradation of the sound planes, which was achieved favorably by the extraordinary orchestral forces . The American conductor knew how to balance the weight of the sections and also concentrated especially on highlighting the prominence of the bass strings. There were details throughout the symphony of his way of working. […] The orchestra responded with complete satisfaction, sounding with dazzling roundness and presence in all its sections. In the very delicate Andantino, for example, the bass strings (yes, again) became real velvet. The Scherzo sounded with the required lightness, with no trace of mannerism, and in the Finale, in which the fortissimo bursts were always under control, the tensions ended up being resolved in a dazzling display (similar to that of the first movement), with a pulse and dynamism that had something of a Furtwänglerian quality. On November 30th, John Axelrod officially ceased to be artistic director of the ROSS. It will be very difficult to find a replacement for his artistic stature.”

Diario de Sevilla, Pablo J. Vayón - 20 Diciembre, 2019

Saturday 14 December 2019

Davide Giusti

Davide Giusti is Rodolfo in La Bohème at the Theater Basel, staged by Daniel Kramer. The first performance is on December 14th.
Winner of the second prize at the Placido Domingo's Operalia International Singing Competition in 2017, Davide has established himself as a refined performer. He has already performed this role at the Tchaikovsky State Opera in Perm (Teodor Currentzis) and at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow (Evan Rogister).
Here the are the dates of the performances.

Friday 13 December 2019


Tenor Davide Giusti is Rodolfo in La Bohème at Theater Basel conducted by Kristiina Poska and directed by Daniel Kramer. Performances from December 14 to May 2. 

Friday 13 December 2019


Maestro Tito Ceccherini debuts on the podium of Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, in Ankara, Saturday, December 14. Program:
A. Webern | Passacaglia, Op.1
M. Bruch | Violin Concerto No.1
R. Strauss | Tod und Verklärung, Op.24

Thursday 12 December 2019

Jaume Santonja

Jaume Santonja is for the first time on the podium of the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano LaVerdi. The program includes Tchaikovsky's The sleeping Beauty.

Concerts on December 12 (20h30), 13 (20h) and 15 (16h).

At his second season as Assistant Conductor of the world-renowned City of Birmingham Symphony, he recently got a great success on his debuts with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the RTVE Orchestra of Madrid as well as in his first subscription concert with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Saturday 7 December 2019

John Axelrod

Maestro John Axelrod returns on the podium of Filarmonica della Scala on December 9 and 11. Program: 

BERNSTEIN Candide, Ouverture and Danze Sinfoniche from West Side Story

DVORAK Sinfonia n°9 in mi min. op.95 “Dal Nuovo Mondo”