Alexandre Bloch

Introduction

Admired for his enthusiasm and energy, Alexandre Bloch is Music Director of Orchestre National de Lille from the beginning of the 2016/17 season and Principal Guest Conductor of Düsseldorfer Symphoniker. The French conductor came to international attention as winner of Donatella Flick’s LSO Conducting Competition in October 2012, after which he served as Assistant Conductor at the London Symphony Orchestra.

The 2016/17 season includes debuts with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National d’Ile-de-France, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Métropolitain and Brussels Philharmonic. Return visits include to Orchestre National de France, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, Royal Northern Sinfonia, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. He will also conduct Donizetti’s l’Elisir d’Amore at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and a concert version of Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles with the Orchestre National de Lille.

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Schedule

Burgplatz Dusseldorf, DUSSELDORF

Georges Bizet, Carmen
Prélude
“Seguidilla”– Ramona Zaharia (short version without tenor)
“La fleur” – Corby Welch

Paul Dukas, L’apprenti sorcier

Gaetano Donizetti, L’elisir d‘amore
“Voglio dire, lo stupendo elisir“
(Ovidiu Purcel/Günes Gürle)
“Caro Elisir…Lallarallara...Esulti pur la barbara“ (Ovidio Purcel/Luiza Fatyol)
„Una furtiva lagrima“– Ovidiu Purcel
Giacomo Puccini, Gianni Schicchi
“O mio babbino caro” – Anke Krabbe

Giuseppe Verdi, Un ballo in maschera
„Eri tu“ – Bogdan Baciu

George Gershwin, Catfish Row (excerpts)
(1, 2, 5)

Leonard Bernstein, West Side Story
“Maria” – Corby Welch
“Tonight” – Corby Welch / Luiza Fatyol
Mambo

Dusseldorfer Symphoniker

Singers from Deutsche Oper am Rhein:

Ramona Zaharia
Corby Welch
Ovidiu Purcel
Günes Gürle
Luiza Fatyol
Anke Krabbe
Bogdan Baciu
Susan Maclean

Tonhalle Dusseldorf, DUSSELDORF

R STRAUSS Serenade für 13 Bläser Es-Dur, op. 7
LIGETI Mysteries of the macabre für Sopran und Kammerorchester
STRAVINSKY Symphony in Three Movements
- Interval -
BRAHMS Symphony No.2

Dusseldorfer Symphoniker
Eir Inderhaug, Soprano

Tonhalle Dusseldorf, DUSSELDORF

R STRAUSS Serenade für 13 Bläser Es-Dur, op. 7
LIGETI Mysteries of the macabre für Sopran und Kammerorchester
STRAVINSKY Symphony in Three Movements
- Interval -
BRAHMS Symphony No.2

Dusseldorfer Symphoniker
Eir Inderhaug, Soprano

Tonhalle Dusseldorf, DUSSELDORF

R STRAUSS Serenade für 13 Bläser Es-Dur, op. 7
LIGETI Mysteries of the macabre für Sopran und Kammerorchester
STRAVINSKY Symphony in Three Movements
- Interval -
BRAHMS Symphony No.2

Dusseldorfer Symphoniker
Eir Inderhaug, Soprano

Nouveau Siecle, LILLE

BERLIOZ Benvenuto Cellini, ouverture (dirigee par Jean-Claude Casadesus)
Alexandre Bloch:

PARRA InFALL
KHACHATURIAN Concerto pour violon
STRAVINSKY L'Oiseau de feu

Nemanja Radulovic: violin
Orchestre National de Lille

Nouveau Siecle, LILLE

BERLIOZ Benvenuto Cellini, ouverture (dirigee par Jean-Claude Casadesus)
Alexandre Bloch:

PARRA InFALL
KHACHATURIAN Concerto pour violon
STRAVINSKY L'Oiseau de feu

Nemanja Radulovic: violin
Orchestre National de Lille

Deutsche Oper am Rhein - Düsseldorf-Duisburg, DUSSELDORF

DONIZETTI L'elisir d'amore

Inszenierung: Joan Anton Rechi
Bühne: Alfons Flores
Kostüme: Sebastian Ellrich
Licht: Volker Weinhart
Chorleitung: Christoph Kurig
Dramaturgie: Bernhard F. Loges
Spielleitung: Philipp Westerbarkei

Adina: Luiza Fatyol
Nemorino: Ovidiu Purcel
Belcore: Laimonas Pautienius
Dulcamara: Günes Gürle
Giannetta: Annika Kaschenz

Chor: Chor der Deutschen Oper am Rhein
Orchester: Düsseldorfer Symphoniker

Tonhalle Dusseldorf, DUSSELDORF

BRAHMS Tragische Ouverture d-Moll op. 81
STRAVINSKY Konzert für Violine und Orchester D-Dur
- Interval -
Qigang CHEN The Five Elements
R STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche op. 28

Dusseldorfer Symphoniker
Kolja Blacher, violin

Tonhalle Dusseldorf, DUSSELDORF

BRAHMS Tragische Ouverture d-Moll op. 81
STRAVINSKY Konzert für Violine und Orchester D-Dur
- Interval -
Qigang CHEN The Five Elements
R STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche op. 28

Dusseldorfer Symphoniker
Kolja Blacher, violin

Deutsche Oper am Rhein - Düsseldorf-Duisburg, DUSSELDORF

DONIZETTI L'elisir d'amore

Inszenierung: Joan Anton Rechi
Bühne: Alfons Flores
Kostüme: Sebastian Ellrich
Licht: Volker Weinhart
Chorleitung: Christoph Kurig
Dramaturgie: Bernhard F. Loges
Spielleitung: Philipp Westerbarkei

Adina: Luiza Fatyol
Nemorino: Ovidiu Purcel
Belcore: Laimonas Pautienius
Dulcamara: Günes Gürle
Giannetta: Annika Kaschenz

Chor: Chor der Deutschen Oper am Rhein
Orchester: Düsseldorfer Symphoniker

Tonhalle Dusseldorf, DUSSELDORF

BRAHMS Tragische Ouverture d-Moll op. 81
STRAVINSKY Konzert für Violine und Orchester D-Dur
- Interval -
Qigang CHEN The Five Elements
R STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche op. 28

Dusseldorfer Symphoniker
Kolja Blacher, violin

Westmorland Hall, KENDAL

MENDELSSOHN Overture, Intermezzo, Nocturne & Scherzo from 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream'
FAURÉ Incidental Music from 'Shylock'
FAURÉ 'Requiem'

CONDUCTOR: ALEXANDRE BLOCH

SOPRANO: MALIN CHRISTENSSON
Baritone: Benjamin Appl

Royal Northern Sinfonia
Chorus Of Royal Northern Sinfonia

Sage One, GATESHEAD

MENDELSSOHN - A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 21: Overture
MENDELSSOHN - A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Intermezzo
MENDELSSOHN - A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Nocturne
MENDELSSOHN - A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Scherzo
FAURÉ - Shylock, Op. 57 (incidental music)
- Interval -
FAURÉ - Requiem, Op. 48 (full orchestra version)

Soprano: Malin Christensson
Baritone: Benjamin Appl
Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia
Royal Northern Sinfonia

Alex Theatre, Glendale

Mozart: Symphony No. 38 (Prague)
Adam Schoenberg Commission: Scatter (Concerto for Project Trio)
- Interval -
Mendelssohn: Symphony no.3, op. 56, A minor (Scottish)

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Project Trio, ensemble

Philharmonie de Paris, PARIS

BEETHOVEN Ouverture des créatures de Prométhée
BEETHOVEN Concerto pour piano, en mib maj., n°0, WoO 4
MOZART Ouverture des noces de Figaro
MOZART Concerto pour piano n°27, K595 en sib maj.

Alexei Lubimov, Piano
Remi Geniet, Piano

Conservatoire National de Paris

Deutsche Oper am Rhein - Düsseldorf-Duisburg, DUSSELDORF

DONIZETTI L'elisir d'amore

Inszenierung: Joan Anton Rechi
Bühne: Alfons Flores
Kostüme: Sebastian Ellrich
Licht: Volker Weinhart
Chorleitung: Christoph Kurig
Dramaturgie: Bernhard F. Loges
Spielleitung: Philipp Westerbarkei

Adina: Luiza Fatyol
Nemorino: Ovidiu Purcel
Belcore: Laimonas Pautienius
Dulcamara: Günes Gürle
Giannetta: Annika Kaschenz

Chor: Chor der Deutschen Oper am Rhein
Orchester: Düsseldorfer Symphoniker

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Orchestre National de Lille, Music Director

In 2016 Alexandre Bloch was announced as Music Director of Orchestre National de Lille, taking up his post at the beginning of the 2016-17 season.


Alexandre commented: "I am so thrilled and honoured to become the new Music Director of the Orchestre National de Lille, starting next September. It is a privilege for me to have the chance to work closely with the musicians of this orchestra, and I am very much looking forward to all the musical, cultural and social projects we will accomplish together in Lille and its region."

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Düsseldorf Symphoniker, Principal Guest Conductor

In February 2015 Alexandre was announced as Principal Guest Conductor of Düsseldorf Symphoniker from 15/16 season for an initial term of three years. He works alongside celebrated Hungarian conductor Adam Fischer who was appointed Chief Conductor.

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Press

*Debut* Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Adelaide Festival Theatre

'In tonight’s programme he excelled in eliciting the gentle and mellifluous melody lines that were a feature of all three works.'

'The Enchanted Lake, Anatoly Liadov’s gorgeous ‘tone painting’, was beautifully conducted and Bloch and the ASO gently lifted the weight of worldly cares from the audience’s shoulders.'

Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique - 'The symphony is celebrated for its agonizing poignancy and harsh climaxes and Bloch ensured that all sections of the orchestra gave their all without resorting to self-indulgence. The whole thing was beautifully controlled.'
Kym Clayton, 04 June, The Barefoot Review

Stravinsky

Dumbarton Oaks

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

'Stravinsky’s wit, rhythmic crispness and neo-classical elegance were almost a given, all present and correct – there was a joyful bounce to Bloch’s direction that drew some immaculately crisp playing from the SCO musicians, particularly the winds on especially splendid form. 

But there was also a richness and a gentle smoothing of Stravinsky’s hard edges that made Bloch’s account feel especially generous, as if together he and the musicians were delving deep to discover the music behind the notes. He came up with a persuasive solution for playing Stravinsky’s reimagining of Bach in the long-limbed slow movement, too, with forthright, heavily phrased, non-vibrato strings adding a distinctive period touch. Very clever.'
David Kettle, The Arts Desk 17 April 2016

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Debut

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

'After a slow start to the season, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra reached its stride. Thanks to the thrilling music-making of Alexandre Bloch, the French wunderkind of the conducting world, the diverse programme of Messiaen, Haydn, and Schubert showed off the orchestra at its very best' 

'Bloch retained admirable control over the orchestra through the three contrasting parts of the work, beautifully contrasting the profound meditation of the outer sections with the nightmarish, almost hysterical middle portion.'

'(...) it was Alexandre Bloch’s masterful storytelling that will make this concert an experience to remember.'
Par Kevin W Ng, Bachtrack 09 October 2015

Beethoven 2nd Symphony

Royal Northern Sinfonia

Sage Gateshead

"How refreshing to see Bloch having such fun; every conductorial twist, lurch and twink reflected in orchestral playing which oozed style and character." theartsdesk.com, Graham Rickson, 21 February 14

Donatella Flick

Conducting Final

Barbican

Bloch had the essence of this music at his fingertips, as he most assuredly also had of the ‘Play of the Waves’ middle movement from Debussy’s La mer, in which, as a Frenchman, he was on home ground, so to speak, but his direction and – indeed – interpretation of his compatriot’s masterpiece was head and shoulders above those of his competitors. Robert Matthew-Walker