This weekend sees Kirill Karabits give his highly anticipated debut performance with the Dresden Philharmonie. He will conduct a programme of Silwestrow’s Serenade and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, as well as Penderecki’s Concertino for Trumpet and Orchestra with soloist Gábor Boldoczki. Karabits will conduct the first concert on Saturday 30 September followed by the second on Sunday 1 October both at the Kulturpalast Dresden. More information here.
Karabits’ 2016/17 season ended with his highly successful and critically acclaimed BBC Proms concert with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
“In a brisk, rhythmically emphatic performance, Karabits highlighted the dynamic contrasts, and the piquant wind with period timpani and valveless trumpets gave astringency to the orchestral textures … Karabits’ command of dramatic pacing, transitions and the multi-layered textures makes one eager to hear him conduct the complete staged work [of Die Frau ohne Schatten].”
**** John Johnston, Bachtrack, 9 August 2017
“A fine, eclectic Prom included a vital account of Walton’s tumultuous Belshazzar’s Feast, as well as Prokofiev and Strauss … delights in Kirill Karabits’s vital account with his Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the National Youth Choir of Great Britain were rhythmic precision and the voices’ fresh bloom.”
**** Geoff Brown, The Times, 9 August 2017
Kirill has started the 2017/18 season conducting the Russian National Orchestra at the Grand Festival. Other highlights for this season include a European tour with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra as well as a US tour with the Weimar Staatskapelle.