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CONCERT
May 16, 2008

Jalisco Philarmonic
Klauspeter Seibel, Guest- Conductor
Daniel Müller-Schott, Violoncello
Teatro Degollado
20:30 P.M.

Program:

Overture to “Iphigenia en Aulide” Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)
[9 min]

“Kol Nidrei” for viloncello and orchestra Op.47. Max Bruch (1838-1920)
{10 min]

Concerto N°1 for viloncello and orchestra Op. 33. Camille Saint-Saëns (1836-1921)
I-Allegro non troppo
II-Alegretto con moto
III- Allegro non troppo

Intermission

“Don Juan” Op. 47. Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
[20 min]

Symphony N°8 Op. 93. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
[25 min]

I-Allegro vivace e con brio
II-Allegretto scherzando
III-Tempo di Menuetto
IV- Allegro vivace

KLAUSPETER SEIBEL, orchestra conductor

Currently Principal Guest Conductor of the Louisiana Philharmonic and a regular guest conductor at the opera houses in Frankfurt and Dresden, Klauspeter Seibel has been a major figure on the musical stages of both Europe and the United States. With an emphasis on late romantic and American repertoire, he conducts a vast number of contemporary works in addition to the standard 18th and 19th century operatic and orchestral literature. Previous music directorships include the Nuremberg Symphony, Freiburg Opera and Philharmonic, Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra, Kiel Opera and Philharmonic and the Louisiana Philharmonic.

In North America.,Mr. Seibel’s active guest conducting schedule includes the Charlotte Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Omaha Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Utah Symphony and the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, as well as the Chautauqua and Texas festivals. In Europe, he has appeared with the orchestras of Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Bratislava, Copenhagen, Dublin and Reykjavik, among others.

In addition to his permanent opera positions, Klauspeter Seibel has guest conducted the Deutsche Oper and Deutsche Staatsoper unter den Linden in Berlin, the Hamburg Opera, Vienna State Opera, Zurich Opera, New Orleans Opera, Opera Colorado and the Utah Opera. On tour with the Hamburg Opera, he conducted highly acclaimed performances of Romeo and Juliet in Israel and of Wozzeck and Samson and Dalilah in Moscow.

Mr. Seibel has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, RBM, Colosseum and CPO. Recordings include: Wings of Song with James Galway and the London Symphony Orchestra for Deutsche Grammophon, the world premiere recording of Der Ring des Polykrates (an opera by Erich Wolfgang Korngold) for CPO, and the first recording of orchestral works by Franz Lehár for CPO

Born in Offenbach, Germany, Klauspeter Seibel studied piano, composition, conducting, flute and horn in Nuremberg and Munich. He made his conducting debut at the age of twenty-one at Munich's Theater am Gärtnerplatz. Mr. Seibel has been a recipient of the City of Munich Richard Strauss Award and a prizewinner at both the Malko Competition in Copenhagen and the Mitropoulos Competition in New York.
      

DANIEL MÜLLER-SCHOTT, violonchelo

 "The world now has a new, great cellist.”
Politiken, Dänemark

One of the finest cellists in the world today, Daniel Mueller-Schott electrifies audiences everywhere with his cool passion and sheer technical brilliance. Often cited for insightful and imaginative interpretations of the standard repertoire, he is also deeply committed to and fluent in the music of our time.

Mr. Mueller-Schott has appeared with the BBC Symphony, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, NDR-Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, New Japan Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France, Oslo Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra London, Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Vancouver Symphony and the Wiener Symphoniker. His numerous festival appearances include Aspen, Ravinia, Tanglewood, Vail, Lucerne, Rheingau, Salzburg and Schleswig-Holstein. Among the renowned conductors with whom he has collaborated are Vladimir Ashkenazy, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Michael Gielen, Alan Gilbert, Dmitrij Kitajenko, Yakov Kreizberg, Andrew Litton, Kurt Masur, Gianandrea Noseda, Sakari Oramo, and Sir André Previn.

Upcoming highlights include a return engagement with the Boston Symphony under Bernard Haitink at Tanglewood, a return engagement with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Charles Dutoit, a residency at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, and debuts with the Göteborg Symphony, London Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Spanish National Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl and the Baltimore Symphony. He will also appear in a special concert honoring the composers who perished at Theresienstadt in Carnegie’s Zankel Hall in May 2009.

An active recitalist and chamber musician, Daniel Mueller-Schott will play numerous recitals in 2008 with Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt: cities in which they will appear include Stuttgart, Copenhagen, London, Vancouver, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Lincoln Center in New York. Among Mr. Mueller-Schott’s chamber music partners are Sir André Previn, Renaud Capuçon, Julia Fischer, Robert Kulek, Olli Mustonen, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Christian Tetzlaff, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Lars Vogt and the Vogler Quartet.

Because of his life-long devotion to the music of J.S. Bach, Daniel Mueller-Schott chose the six solo cello suites for his first recording (Glissando Records). Since then, he has created a comprehensive discography on Orfeo, Deutsche Grammophon, Pentatone and EMI Classics. His recordings have won several awards, including the Gramophon “Editor’s Choice,” the Strad “Selection” and the Vierteljahrespreis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik. A new CD of the Shostakovich cello concertos will be released on Orfeo in the spring of 2008 with the orchestra of the Bayerischer Rundfunk under Yakov Kreizberg.

Mr. Mueller-Schott studied under Walter Nothas, Heinrich Schiff and Steven Isserlis. At the age of fifteen, he received worldwide acclaim by taking first prize at Moscow’s International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians. More recently, he has benefited from the personal sponsorship and support of Anne-Sophie Mutter as the holder of a scholarship from her foundation.

Born in 1976, Daniel Mueller-Schott lives in his hometown of Munich. He plays the Saphir ex-Shapiro Matteo Goffriller cello made in Venice in 1727.

REVIEWS

DANIEL MUELLER-SCHOTT’S BOSTON SYMPHONY TRIUMPH!
The magnetic young German cellist Daniel Müller-Schott administered a dose of adrenaline with a compelling performance of Haydn’s Concerto in C. Mr. Müller-Schott, a fearless player with technique to burn, made child’s play of the work’s difficulties. But even more impressive were his gorgeous, plush tone and his meticulous attention to expression. He did not slather on vibrato but applied fine gradations, or none at all, to shape phrases graciously.

James R. Oestreich, The New York Times July, 2007

Tchaikovsky's “Rococo Variations for Orchestra and Cello” are the highlight. Daniel Müller-Schott, the soloist, performs sublimely and elegantly, yet with energetic liveliness. With vitality and musical humour, the young and extremely handsome musician draws a fast tempo from his sonorous cello .... ….Daniel Müller-Schott was discovered by the Anne Sophie Mutter foundation and catapulted into the classical music charts.

Michael G. Müller, Neue Ruhr/Rhein-Zeitung, July, 2007

 

Jalisco Philarmonic Orchestra

In 1915, under the initiative of Maestro José Rolón, a group of musicians from Jalisco started offering symphonic and camera concert music to Guadalajara audiences, thus establishing the starting point for what in the future would be the Guadalajara Symphonic Orchestra (Orquesta Sinfónica de Guadalajara). The orchestra was managed by the Concert Society (Sociedad de Conciertos) between 1915-1924, which had a director’s board, was sponsored by private institutions and received the State Government subsidy, interrupted in 1923 and this caused the disappearance of the organisation. Nevertheless, the musicians continued working to prevent the Orchestra from being completely obliterated, and obtained economical support from Governor José Guadalupe Zuno. It must be mentioned that Don Pedro González Peña was completely devoted to the Orchestra up to 1939.

In February 1942, while Guadalajara was celebrating its 4th Centennial, Maestro Leslie Hodge was on holiday there, and when he heard classical music played by some musicians, he approached them, willing to get acquainted encouraging them to constitute a formal orchestra. He was invited to organize it and conduct it, but at that moment he already had other commitments, promising to return after the end of World War II, and in view of this offering, the Friends of Music Association (Asociación de Amigos de la Música) requested from the Governor, Marcelino García Barragán to guarantee the survival of the orchestra until Mr. Hodge returned, and thus he became the first conductor of the Guadalajara Symphonic Orchestra. This sponsorship was sustained until 1950, year on which an association was constituted, Conciertos Guadalajara, A.C. (Guadalajara Concerts, A.C.), which sponsored the Guadalajara Symphonic Orchestra with state, municipal and private institutions funding.

The Guadalajara Symphonic Orchestra became part of the Arts Department in the State of Jalisco in 19971, which since then, has taken care of its artistic level and economic concerns.

Directors working with the orchestra have recognized it as adaptable and versatile, averaging 60 yearly appearances among concerts, opera and ballet. It has been conducted by famous musicians, such as Leslie Hodge, Abel Eisenberg, Helmut Goldman, Eduardo Mata, Kenneth Klein, Hugo Jan Huss, Francisco Orozco, Manuel de Elías, José Guadalupe Flores, Guillermo Salvador and Luis Herrera de la Fuente. Some of the soloists have been Paul Badura-Skoda, Claudio Arrau, Jörg Demus, Henryk Szering, Plácido Domingo; Alfred Brendel, Bernard Flavigny, Jean Pierre Rampal, and Narciso Yepez, among others.

The Guadalajara Symphonic Orchestra changed its name in 1988, giving birth to the Jalisco Philharmonic (Filarmónica de Jalisco). It was intended that the whole State of Jalisco would receive its benefits. Every member of the orchestra has been selected for the quality of auditions given by aspiring interpreters, selecting its members among the very best to guarantee uniformity in sound and technical perfection of performance each of them should have. This allows us to consider that the Jalisco Philharmonic can gallantly measure up to all kinds of repertoire, including the most ambitious modern compositions. Héctor Guzmán has been the new conductor in charge of the Jalisco Philharmonic since May 2004.


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