New Year’s Eve celebrations

Askonas Holt artists ring in the New Year with celebratory concerts around the world. Here are a few highlights:


  • Susana Gaspar performs with the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra at the Brighton Dome (31 December 2014).Germany & Austria
  • Alexandre Bloch conducts the Manchester Camerata’s New Year Celebrations concerts at the Bridge Water Hall on 1 January 2015 (further concert on 2 January 2015).
  • Sophie Bevan performs Handel’s Messiah in Glasgow (2 January 2015).
  • Rebecca Bottone joins the Hallé for their Viennese concerts (2, 3, 4 January 2015).
  • Gergely Madaras and Lucy Crowe join the Scottish Chamber Orchestra for their ‘New Year on the Danube’ concerts with (1-5 January 2015).
  • Duncan Ward makes his debut with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducting ‘The Magic of Vienna’ concerts with Kate Royal (3 & 4 Januaury 2015).
  • ZhengZhong Zhou sings in the Grand Opera Gala at the Barbican Hall in London (30 December 2014).
  • Thomas Søndergård makes his debut with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, conducting works by Borodin, Bizet, Debussy, Saratase and Smetana with violinist James Ehnes – 31 December 2014 (3pm & 7pm) & 1 January 2015.
  • Alexander Shelley conducts works by Weber, Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Strauss and Bernstein with soprano Simone Kermes and the Konzerthaus Berlin Orchester and (31 December 2014 & 1 January 2015).
  • Robin Ticciati conducts the Bamberger Symphoniker’s celebratory New Year’s Eve concert, and is joined by Alina Ibragimova for Ravel’s famous ‘Tzigane’ and Chausson’s ‘Poème’ on 31 December 2014.
  • Anne Schwanewilms sings the role of Hanna Glawari in Die lustige Witwe at Oper Koln (opens 31 December 2014).
  • Angela Gheorghiu sings in the famous Silvester Gala in Baden Baden 31 December, 2015 with Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken.
  • Angela Denoke performs R Strauss’ ‘Vier letzte Lieder’ with the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien Orchestra at the Theater an der Wien, 31 December 2014.France & Switzerland
  • Alisa Weilerstein with Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich (31 December 2014).
  • Wayne Marshall conducts the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, 31 December 2014 & 1 January 2015.Norway
  • Enrique Mazzola made his debut with the Norske Opera on Sunday 21 December and continues to conduct performances of Il Barbiere at the opera house in Oslo over the festive period.US
  • Sir Thomas Allen sings Baron Mirko Zeta in a new production of The Merry Widow at the Metropolitan Opera, New York (opens 31 December 2014).
  • Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts The Philadelphia Orchestra in a festive New Year’s eve concert with Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham.Japan
  • Mihoko Fujimura performs a New Year Opera Concert at the NHK Hall in Tokyo with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra (3 January 2015).
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