Stravinsky x 6: V RSB Symphony Season Finale
Vladimir Jurowski and Sabine Devieilhe
Fairy tales and fantasy worlds to conclude the 2020/21 season
Sofia Gubaidulina “Märchenpoem” für Orchester
Benjamin Britten “Les Illuminations” für hohe Solostimme und Streichorchester op. 18
Text von Arthur Rimbaud
Igor Stravinsky “Der Feuervogel” – Orchestersuite Nr. 3 aus dem Ballett (1945)
Vladimir Jurowski - Conductor
Sabine Devieilhe - Soprano
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This concert is part of a compact cycle of 6 concerts as part of the Stravinsky Festival of the RSB in April, May and June 2021.
Vladimir Jurowski - Conductor
Vladimir Jurowski has been chief conductor and artistic director of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin since autumn 2017. The conductor, pianist and musicologist Vladimir Jurowski takes on all challenges whether they be stylistic, technical or music-historical.
After receiving training at the Moscow Conservatory Vladimir Jurowski emigrated to Germany in 1990. Here he continued his studies at the music conservatories in Dresden and Berlin – conducting with Rolf Reuter; correpetition and song accompaniment with Semion Skigin. In 1995 he made his international debut at the British Wexford Festival with Rimski-Korsakov’s “Mainacht” and in the same year at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden with “Nabucco”. Subsequently he was, among other things, First Kapellmeister of the Komische Oper Berlin (1997- 2001) and Music Director of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera (2001-2013). In 2003 Vladimir Jurowski was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and has been its Principal Conductor since 2007 and will stay on until summer 2021. He is also Artistic Director of the State Academic Symphony Orchestra Yevgeny Svetlanov of the Russian Federation until summer 2021, Artistic Director of the International George Enescu Festival in Bucharest and Principal Artist of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in Great Britain. He works regularly with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the ensemble unitedberlin. With the start of the 2021/2022 season, Vladimir Jurowski will take on one of the most prestigious roles in German musical life in addition to his engagement with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, by becoming General Music Director of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, a position for which he signed a contract in 2018.
Vladimir Jurowski is in high demand around the world as a guest conductor. He has conducted the major orchestras of Europe and North America, including the Berlin, Vienna and New York Philharmonic Orchestras, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, the Boston and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Staatskapelle Dresden and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. As a guest conductor, Vladimir Jurowski conducted Prokofiev’s “Semyon Kotko” with the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest of the Netherlands in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, made his debut at the Salzburg Easter Festival with the Staatskapelle Dresden, debuted with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, performed with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra at the Lucerne Festival and conducted a unique project with the London Sinfonietta in Moscow to mark the UK-Russian Year of Culture. Together with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin he performed in Japan in spring 2019 and at the George Enescu Festival in Bucharest in autumn 2019.
The first joint CD by Vladimir Jurowski and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin from 2015 immediately marked a milestone. Alfred Schnittke’s Symphony No. 3 was followed in 2017 by a Strauss/Mahler recording and a CD of violin concertos by Britten and Hindemith with soloist Arabella Steinbacher. In 2020, a critically acclaimed recording of Gustav Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde” was released.
Vladimir Jurowski has been the recipient of numerous awards for his achievements, including various international record prizes. In 2018, the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards named him Conductor of the Year. In 2016, he was bestowed an honorary doctorate from Prince Charles at the Royal College of Music in London. In 2020, Jurowski will be awarded the Order of Cultural Merit by the Romanian President in recognition of his work as Artistic Director of the George Enescu Festival.
Sabine Devieilhe - Soprano
Originally, from Normandy, Sabine Devieilhe first studied cello and musicology before devoting herself to her vocal training at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris. She is a much sought-after singer both in her native France and internationally, with a repertoire ranging from early music to contemporary compositions.
Shortly after her graduation, invitations followed to the Aix-en-Provence Festival as Serpetta in Mozart’s “La finta giardiniera” and to Lyon for her debut as the Queen of the Night. Since then she has appeared at all the major opera houses including the Opéra Nationale de Paris, the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, the Opéra Comique, the Monnaie in Brussels, the Zurich Opera House, the Vienna State Opera, La Scala in Milan, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Glyndebourne Festival and the Salzburg Festival.
Sabine Devieilhe’s most recent successes were as Ophélie in Thomas’ Hamlet at the Opéra Comique in Paris, followed by Strauss’ “Rosenkavalier” (Sophie) at Zurich Opera, Strauss’ “Ariadne auf Naxos” (Zerbinetta) at La Scala in Milan, in Donizetti’s “La fille du régiment” (Marie) at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and in Rameau’s “Les Indes galantes” at the Opéra National de Paris.
Despite Corona, the 2020-2021 season brought a recital tour with Alexandre Tharaud, where they presented their new lied album “Chanson d’Amour” in venues such as the Monnaie in Brussels, the Théâtre du Capitôle in Toulouse, the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, the Philharmonie in Berlin, La Scala in Milan and the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid. Scenic productions include Mozart’s “Magic Flute” (Queen of the Night) at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, at the Paris Opera, as well as at the Vienna State Opera and Offenbach’s “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” (Olympina) at the Vienna State Opera. Concert projects include Mozart arias at the Monnaie in Brussels with Raphaël Pichon, works by Ravel with Pablo Heras-Casado at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, Poulenc’s Gloria with Lorenzo Viotti at the Philharmonie in Paris, Mozart’s C minor Mass with the Ensemble Pygmalion and Raphaël Pichon, and Mozart arias with Ivor Bolton at the Salzburg Festival.
Sabine Devieilhe makes her RSB debut with Britten’s “Les Illuminations” under the direction of Vladimir Jurowski in June 2021.
Sabine Devieilhe has been an exclusive Erato/Warner Classics artist since 2012. Her discography includes the Mozart album “The Weber Sisters” with Ensemble Pygmalion and Raphaël Pichon, the album “Mirages” with Les Siècles under François-Xavier Roth and her album “Chanson d’Amour” with songs by Fauré, Debussy, Ravel and Poulenc.
Sun 20 June 2021 - 8 pm Philharmonie Berlin oder Haus des Rundfunks