Maestro Pedro Halffter to conduct the Nuremberg Philharmonic with works by Wagner and John Adams


This April 15th, the conductor and composer Pedro Halffter, from Madrid, will take up the baton before the Nuremberg Philharmonic to conduct “Prelude to Act One” and “Good Friday Spell” from Richard Wagner's Parsifal and also Harmonielehre by John Adams.
Pedro Halffter, who has conducted world-renowned orchestras in the greatest concert halls, was the principal guest director of the Nuremburg Symphonic from 2001 to 2004, and the principal director of the Youth Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival in 2002 and 2003.
A few days later Pedro Halffter will conduct Carmina Burana with the Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España at the Teatro de la Maestranza of Seville. The programme also includes works by Manuel García (Overture from La muerte de Tasso), Manuel de Falla (Spanish Dance no. 1 from La vida breve), Joaquín Turina (Orgía de Danzas fantásticas) and Cristóbal Halffter (Tiento del primer tono y batalla imperial).
And on April 30th, Maestro Halffter will be conducting an opera gala in an extraordinary concert planned as part of the celebration of three events that have been decisive in the history of music in Seville: the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla (ROSS); the 25th anniversary of the beginning of activities at the Teatro de la Maestranza and the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Choir of the Association of Friends of the Teatro de la Maestranza. This programme features pieces like Tannhauser and Twilight of the Gods, by Wagner, Carmen, by Bizet, The Merry Widow, by Lehár, Il Trovatore, by Verdi and Tosca, by Puccini.