Symphony Concert N° 9

Omer Meir Wellber Conductor
Steven Isserlis Violoncello
Sarah-Jane Brandon Sopran
Katija Dragojevic Mezzosopran
Luis Gomes Tenor
Milan Siljanov Bass
Dresdner Kammerchor

Henryk Górecki

  • »Amen« für gemischten Chor a cappella op. 34

Joseph Haydn

  • Cello Concerto No. 1 Hob. VIIb:2
  • »Missa in angustiis« d-Moll Hob. XXII:11 »Nelson-Messe«

Haydn secular and spiritual

In 2019 the traditional Palm Sunday Concert will once again be conducted by Omer Meir Wellber, who this season assumes the post of principal guest conductor of the Saxon State Opera in Dresden. The focus is on two works by Joseph Haydn, composed when he was music director to the Esterházy family: The popular Cello Concerto in D major, interpreted by Steven Isserlis, and the »Missa in angustiis« in D minor, which owes its epithet »Nelson Mass« to Napoleon’s British adversary, Admiral Nelson.

  • 14.04.2019
    20:00 Uhr
    Ticket price:
    36.00 – 82.00 €
  • 15.04.2019
    20:00 Uhr
    Ticket price:
    23.00 – 82.00 €

Omer Meir Wellber

Born in Be’er Sheva in 1981, Omer Meir Wellber is regarded as one of the most talented conductors of his generation. He is a regular guest conductor at the Israeli Opera and has been Music Director of the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra since 2009. From 2010 to 2014 he was the successor to Lorin Maazel as Music Director of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia. Between 2008 and 2010 he assisted Daniel Barenboim at Berlin State Opera as well as La Scala in Milan. 

He enjoyed great popular and critical success with a production of »Aida« for La Scala at the Israeli Opera. Subsequently Omer Meir Wellber has conducted Bizet’s »Carmen« at the State Opera in Berlin, an acclaimed new staging of Strauss’s »Daphne« at Dresden’s Semperoper, Puccini’s »Tosca« at the Berlin State Opera as well as symphony concerts in Verona and at La Fenice in Venice.      

Dresdner Kammerchor

Principal Conductor: Hans-Christoph Rademann

The Dresden Chamber Choir is one of Germany’s top choirs, famed for its unique sound, which displays great intensity of tone and vocal clarity. The choir’s brilliant reputation is confirmed by numerous radio and CD recordings as well as its collaborative work with leading orchestras and conductors. Hans-Christoph Rademann, one of the most highly esteemed choral directors at work today, developed the choir over the years

from its foundation in 1985 into a professional ensemble, which has enjoyed enormous success in concert trips through Europe and the USA, as well as to South Africa, India and China. The Dresden Chamber Choir has received many awards and accolades for its interpretations of the romantic and contemporary choral repertoire, including the Patronage Prize of the Ernst von Siemens Foundation.