Debut with Orchestra Rossini in Pesaro

Benjamin will make his debut with the Orchestra G.Rossini in Pesaro, conducting a concert with the acclaimed mezzo soprano Anna Bonitatibus as soloist. Organised by the Fondazione Rossini, the program explores the tradition of "La Gran Scena" and features music by Rossini, Generali and Mayr. 

RETURN TO THE HONG KONG PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Following the enormous success in February 2016 of Benjamin’s debut with the Hong Kong Philharmonic - directing all six of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos and playing the fiendishly difficult solo harpsichord part of the fifth - he has been invited back this season to direct a special performance of Purcell’s timeless opera Dido & Aeneas.

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the opening concert of the Orchestra Filharmonica di Torino’s season

At extremely short notice, Benjamin will jump in to conduct the opening concert of the Orchestra Filharmonica di Torino’s season. The programme features Poulenc’s glorious “Sinfonietta”, his enchanting “Babar the Elephant”, and the world premiere of François Narboni’s sequel to the same story, “Il viaggio di Babar”. The concert will take place at Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Torino.

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MOZART AND SCHUBERT IN SPAIN

Benjamin returns once more to Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias for two concerts: at Teatro Jovellanos in Gijón and Auditorio Príncipe Felipe in Oviedo for Schubert’s monumental Symphony no.9, the “Great’. The programme also includes Mozart’s evergreen Clarinet Concerto, with the orchestra’s principal clarinettist Andreas Weisgerber as soloist.

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AUSTRALIAN ROMANTIC & CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA

       

Formerly “orchestra seventeen88”, Benjamin is the co-Founder and Principal Guest Conductor of the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra, who specialise in 18th and 19th century music on period instruments. He will return to Sydney and Melbourne in March 2017 to lead them in concerts featuring music of Beethoven and Mendelssohn.

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RETURN TO WROCLAW FOR A JUBILEE PERFORMANCE

Benjamin returns to conduct the Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra and Chór NFM (previously known as the Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir) in the Ensembles' 10th anniversary concert at the impressive National Forum of Music. The programme includes Purcell’s Ode to St. Cecilia and two fantastic, celebratory Bach Cantatas.

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TOUR IN LOMBARDY

Benjamin makes his debut with the Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali, conducting works by Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky and Dvorak on tour in Lombardy and in the Palazzo Reale of Milan.

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RETURN TO WARSAW MOZART FESTIVAL

Benjamin returns to conduct one of Poland’s most established period ensembles Musicae
Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense (from the Warsaw Chamber Opera) at the 26th Warsaw Mozart Festival in June.

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Purcell's The Fairy Queen AT THE HUNGARIAN STATE OPERA HOUSE

© Hungarian State Opera

© Hungarian State Opera

Benjamin conducts the final premiere of the Shakespeare Season at the Budapest State Opera -
Henry Purcell’s Fairy Queen, turned into an “opera noir” by director András Almási-Tóth, and featuring the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra and the Fekete-Kovács Quintet.

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Debut at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

On Sunday February 28th, Benjamin will make his debut at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, conducting the combined forces of Collegium Vocale Gent and Akademie für Alte Musik in a fantastic programme featuring two of Handel's most famous Odes: "The Ways of Zion do mourn" and the "Ode for St.Cecilia's Day". 

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RETURN TO DUTCH NATIONAL OPERA

© Dutch National Opera

© Dutch National Opera

Benjamin returns to Dutch National Opera, in collaboration with the Dutch National Youth
Orchestra, to lead in Cimarosa’s comic opera Il Matrimonio Segreto as part of the Opera Forward Festival: a new festival that explores the future of opera through innovative and groundbreaking projects.

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BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS IN HONG KONG

© Hong Kong City Hall

© Hong Kong City Hall

Benjamin leads the Hong Kong Philharmonic conducting Bach’s most celebrated works for
orchestra - the Six Brandenburg Concertos - from the harpsichord, as well as performing the virtuosic solo harpsichord part of the Fifth Concerto. Performances will take place at the Hong Kong City Hall.

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Debut at the Grand Theatre – National Opera in Warsaw

At short notice, Benjamin will jump in as conductor of Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito at the Polish National Opera. Benjamin, who is quickly becoming one of the most important young foreign conductors working in Poland - appearing frequently with Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra, Warsaw Chamber Opera and Wratislavia Cantans - takes over this production (a co-production with La Monnaie, Brussels) with performances on January 16th, 19th, 21st, 24th and 27th.

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© Opera Narodowa Warszawa

© Opera Narodowa Warszawa