News | 2018/19 Season Update

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Available Fall 2018 on
Lyrita Records (SRCD 367)

Musicweb International

 

Two magnificent works which come, almost, from either end of the long and prolific career of South African-born John Joubert, now in his 91st year. Why the exciting Piano concerto has had to wait so long to be recorded or even performed again is quite beyond me. The symphony of course is only recent and, I gather, will prove to be almost his last work….. It is a fitting climax to his work as a symphonist.

All of this music is approachable, emotional and sincere, full of richness and marvellously performed under the direction of William Boughton, a conductor who has given many performances and who has made previous recordings of Joubert’s works. He is suitably and happily pictured in the booklet having a coffee with the composer.

Gary Higginson

New Haven Symphony Orchestra 2018/19 Season Announced

After twelve (12) wonderful and challenging years I start my final year as Music Director of America’s fourth oldest orchestra. The 18/19 Season sees the return of Chad Hoopes in Dvorak’s rarely performed Violin Concerto coupled with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherezade, a choral splendor with over 350 voices in Orff’s ‘Carmina Burana’ Boris Berman in Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto, Thai Murray making her NHSO debut in Prokofiev’s 2nd Violin Concerto and ending with Mahler’s glorious Third Symphony.

For further information visit: www.newhavensymphony.org

Yale Symphony Orchestra Interim Conductor 2018/19 Season

I’m both honored and delighted to be the YSO’s interim conductor for this forthcoming Season. These extremely talented Yale under-graduates will tackle music from Elgar’s In the South to Sibelius’ Sixth Symphony.

For further information visit: www.yso.yale.edu

In the Studio

In July I recorded Bernard Rand’s extraordinary orchestral song-cycle ‘Canti del sole’ with tenor Stephen Chaundy and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales for Lyrita Records.

I also recently recorded Mozart’s Piano Concertos in A major K488 and Eb K365 with Robert Blocker and the Eb Double Concerto with Peter Frankl and the Yale Philharmonia—which will eventually be released on the Nimbus Alliance Label.

Latest Release – John Joubert: Symphony No 3 and Piano Concerto with Martin Jones for Lyrita Records.

 

Available Fall 2018 on
Lyrita Records (SRCD 367)

Musicweb International

 

Two magnificent works which come, almost, from either end of the long and prolific career of South African-born John Joubert, now in his 91st year. Why the exciting Piano concerto has had to wait so long to be recorded or even performed again is quite beyond me. The symphony of course is only recent and, I gather, will prove to be almost his last work….. It is a fitting climax to his work as a symphonist.

All of this music is approachable, emotional and sincere, full of richness and marvellously performed under the direction of William Boughton, a conductor who has given many performances and who has made previous recordings of Joubert’s works. He is suitably and happily pictured in the booklet having a coffee with the composer.

Gary Higginson