Monday, August 31, 2015 Maestro Rafael Payare, Chief Conductor of the Ulster Orchestra, conducts Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra September 10 & 11, 2015

Rafael Payare
(Copyright Henry Fair)

The Afro-Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare is Chief Conductor of the Ulster Orchestra.  On September 10 and 11, 2015 he will conduct the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra in Frankfurt Radio Hall, in performances of Brahms, Haydn and Shostakovich. 

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Rafael Payare has been Chief Conductor of the Ulster Orchestra since September 2014 and was recently appointed Principal Conductor of the Castleton Festival in Virginia, taking over from the late Lorin Maazel.

Developing into one of the most sought after young conductors, Payare has made recent debuts with the Vienna Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, London Symphony and the Chicago Symphony at the Ravinia Festival. Other highlights have included the City of Birmingham Symphony, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony and the Los Angeles and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic orchestras. 14-15 also saw his acclaimed opera debut conducting Madame Butterfly at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm. He has enjoyed collaborations with soloists including Jean-Yves Thibaudet,  Nikolai Lugansky, Alisa Weilerstein, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Sergey Khachatryan, Jonathan Biss and Alexander Melnikov.

Frankfurt Radio Hall, Frankfurt

Brahms - Haydn Variations
Haydn - Cello Concerto in C major
- Interval -
Shostakovich - Symphony No 5

Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra / Rafael Payare
Andreas Brantelid, Cello

Comment by email:
Thanks so much for this. He's really establishing quite a career.  S  [Sergio A. Mims]

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