Nicholas Carter conducts his inaugural concert as Principal Conductor of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra on 13 February. Joined by the celebrated Canadian violinist James Ehnes the orchestra performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto to open the programme. A very contrasting second half follows, with Act 1 from Wagner’s infamous ‘Die Walküre’. The second of four works forming Wagner’s Ring Cycle, ‘Die Walküre’ is a much loved chapter taking inspiration from Norse mythology, performed here with Michelle DeYoung, Simon O’Neill and Shane Lowrencev.
In Australia Nicholas collaborates regularly with many of the country’s leading orchestras and ensembles. He has also appeared with the Malaysian Philharmonic, and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras and, in 2011, led a Gala concert with Sydney Symphony and Anne Sofie von Otter. In 2010 Nicholas founded a period orchestra in Sydney focusing on the music, instruments and historical performance practices of the early 19th century.
The 2015/16 season sees ‘La bohème’, ‘Die Entführung aus dem Serail’, and Prokofiev’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (with Staatsballet Berlin) added to Nicholas’ repertoire of performances at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Forthcoming symphonic guest conducting includes with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and a gala concert with Maxim Vengerov and Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
Find out more about this concert on the ASO website.