Sunday, April 20, 2014

Well-received in Aachen, Maestro Kazem Abdullah conducts Mozart's 'La Clemenza di Tito' in Nancy 5 times in April & May 2014

Kazem Abdullah

AfriClassical last wrote of the young African American Conductor Kazem Abdullah on August 1, 2012, the start of his 5-year tenure in Aachen, Germany:

Maestro Kazem Abdullah Assumes Post of 'Generalmusikdirektor of the city of Aachen, Germany' August 1, 2012

By the following Spring, the new General Music Director of Aachen had won praise for a variety of works he had conducted:

29 Apr 2013, Aachener Nachrichten, Pedro Obiera
Mozart in minor: an inspirational Dom concert with three funeral music pieces. Abdullah sets exclamation marks. Three funeral pieces in a row, but they were more enjoyable than some other secular concerts in beaming major keys. That is on the one hand because of the miracles in Mozart´s sic and on the other hand because of the quality of the interpretations, with which Aachen´s general music director Kazem Abdullah follows up on his success series with the Dom concert. Such a lucky symbiosis of spiritual expressiveness and musical details was not always to be heard in the Dom concerts of the past years

23 Apr 2013, Aachener Nachrichten, Pedro Obiera
Symphony concert at the Eurogress: Aachen´s Orchestra presents itself in top form – also with pieces of Alban Berg With standing ovations thanked the audience of the fifth Symphony concert in the well-visited Eurogress for an all-around successful interpretation of Mahler´s fifth symphony. It was a grandiose debut for Kazem Abdullah as Mahler conductor

08 Apr 2013, Die Deutsche Bühne, Andreas FalentinThe clarity of the staging finds its delightful equivalence in the fresh conducting of the GMD Kazem Abdullah. He clearly demonstrates the darkness of the score, the dominance of the subtle and diverse dark colors of the celli and basses, the bass clarinet and trombone, as well as the somber moments with crying violins

For Spring 2014, Maestro Kazem Abdullah conducts Opéra national de Lorraine, Nancy, in performances of Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito April 29 and May 2, 4, 6 and 8, 2014.

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