Spain’s Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León Appoints New Music Director

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Fischer’s contract will begin in September 2022 for an preliminary three seasons and with the opportunity of extending for an extra two seasons. He’ll preserve his positions as Music Director of the Sao Paulo Symphony — and of the Utah Symphony till Summer time 2023 when he turns into Emeritus after 14 years within the function.

In Valladolid, Fischer has led the ensemble twice final season. His upcoming season will characteristic concert events with Spanish pianist Javier Perianes as their 22/23 Artist-in-Residence. Performances may also embody a world premiere by Man Barker written for the orchestra, and repertoire starting from Haydn to Mahler, Bruckner, Stravinsky, and Florence Worth.

“Becoming a member of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León as Music Director within the 2022-23 season fills me with nice pleasure,” Fischer stated. “We’ll work collectively for very contrasting programmes throughout my first season in my new function. Engaged on the various completely different musical points of this vast repertoire will assist us form a brand new sound collectively, with the aim of taking the inventive proficiency of the orchestra to the subsequent stage. I can not wait to start out this lovely and thrilling journey collectively and I’m very proud to be part of this glorious group of individuals and artists.”

Two Conductors-in-Affiliation may also be a part of Fischer in Spain. Vasily Petrenko will serve from 2022-2023 and Elim Chan from 2023-24). The orchestra may also launch a brand new nationwide conducting competitors in collaboration with Jeunesses Musicales Spain with the intention of making the function of Assistant Conductor.

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