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In September,  the Danish Chamber Orchestra could first be heard with great success at the Haydn Fesitival in Burgenland Austria. Adam Fischer will be back in Denmark for two projects to continue the Beethoven cycle he and the orchestra are currently working on.

At their past concert in Copenhagen they performed  and recorded Beethoven´s third Symphony „Eroica“.  This will be followed by his Symphony No 7 in a concert and recordings at the end of November, when Adam Fischer will be celebrating his 20 years as the orchestra´s Chief Conductor.

 


In their up-coming subscription concerts the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker and Principal Conductor Adam Fischer will continue their successful Mahler cycle with performances of Mahler´s 3rd Symphony.

Their recordings of Symphonies No 7 and 4 have already been published and won them high critical acclaim.

„Fischer maintains a clear sense of momentum through the five movements and firmly keeps the symphony on its "from dusk till dawn" trajectory. The Düsseldorf Symphony plays with skill and precision, keeping together without any signs of fatigue and playing with the commitment and passionate intensity of the world's great Mahler orchestras. (..) This Seventh is an excellent indicator of great things to come.“             (Allmusic.com,March 2017)

“Adam Fischer leads a completely convincing interpretation of the symphony. The truculent first movement flows with unusual coherence; the two Nachtmusiks are perfectly paced, the creepy scherzo has a nicely slithery transparency of texture, and the finale rises to an aptly raucous final.“ (Classictoday.com, March 2017)

 

 

 


Adam Fischer will conduct the Wiener Symphoniker at the Vienna Musikverein in two different projects this season. He and the Viennese orchestra enjoy a long standing relationship. At their up-coming concerts in early October they will present works by Haydn and Beethoven. In April they can be heard again together with the traditional concerts „Frühling in Wien“.

Read more in an interview Adam Fischer gave for the Musikverein´s monthly magazine.


Recently appointed Honorary Member of the Wiener Staatsoper, Adam Fischer returns to Vienna at the beginning of the new season to conduct four performances of „Le nozze di Figaro“.

The performance on September 15 can be followed live via streaming service on the internet.

Listen here to Adam Fischer and the Danish Chamber Orchestra playing the overture to Mozart´s master piece.


The Danish Chamber Orchestra have earned themselves  international reputation for their Mozart interpretations with thier Chief Conductor Adam Fischer. Their recording of the complete Mozart symphonies has received high cirtical acclaim – „You can imagine the composer smiling in approval“ wrote the Gramophone Magazine – and an International Classical Music Award.

This year, the orchestra will for the first time be a guest at the renowned Haydn Festival Burgenland. In their two concerts with Adam Fischer at the Basilika Frauenkirchen and in Raiding on September 1 and 3 they will perform Haydn´s „Hamoniemesse“ and his Symphony No 92 as well as Mozart´ s piano concerto in E flat major with Jasminka Stančul and his Symphony No 31 „Paris“. Listen to it here.

 


At the eleventh Budapest Wagner Festival, Adam Fischer and the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra together with outstanding soloists presented highly acclaiemd performances oft the "Ring cycle“ and "Parsifal“. Fischer, Founder and Artistic Director of the Festival, and the Hungarian Radio Symphony have been invited by the Ravello Festival to concduct the operning concert on July 1st at the Villa Rufolo, the place that gave inspiration to Richard Wagner for the second act of his "Parsifal“.

Excerpts from Wagner operas were on the concert programme – the first act of "Walküre“ and the final scene of "Siegfried“ with the soloists Elisabet Strid, Daniel Brenna and Sebastian Pilgrim.


Adam Fischer is a strong supporter of human rights. The Principal Conductor of the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker has initiated a Human Rights Prize to be awarded annually by the Tonhalle in Düsseldorf at a special Human Rights Concert. „Médecins sans Frontières" received the first award in 2016.

This year, Adam Fischer has chosen the community and the people of Lesbos to win the Human Rights Award honouring them for their humane and courageous work for refugees.

Stavros Myrogiannis, director of the refugee camp „Cara Tepe“, received the prize at a ceremony preceding the Human Rights concert on April 23, in which Adam Fischer and the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker performed Beethoven´s  9th Symphony.

„Kara Tepe is a sign of hope in Europe with its increasingly negative attitude against people who have to leave their homes because of war, hunger and religious or political repression“ said Adam Fischer.

 


Beethoven´s Symphony No 7 was the centrepiece of the last concert of Adam Fischer and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Their outstanding interpretation received enthusiastic applause from the audience at the Royal Festival Hall.

Read the excellent reviews:

 

„An inspired and inspiring performance from start to finish“ (Backtrack)

“Convincing choice of tempo, clear inner detail, subtleties abounded” (Classicalsource)


Adam Fischer made his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper, where his very first engagement was as répétiteur  in 1973, with Verdi´s "Otello"in 1980.

Since then he has conducted almost 350 performances in Vienna with a repertoire including 26 different operas.

Following the performance of "Don Giovanni" on January 26th honorary membership of the Wiener Staatsoper was publicly conferred upon him by Director Dominique Meyer.

To enthusiastic applause of the ensemble and the public, Adam Fischer accepted the document and the ring of honour.

 

 

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