Helmuth's fall tour includes US
OBF Artistic Director Helmuth Rilling hits the road for guest conducting appearances this fall, including a set of performances in Minneapolis. Rilling conducts the Vocal Essence ensemble of Minneapolis in a program entitled Romance in E Minor, with works by Mendelssohn and Bruckner, including the latter’s Mass in E Minor. The concert takes place Friday October 19 in the Cathedral of St. Paul. From there it’s on to Europe and northeastern Italy for performances of Mendelssohn’s Elijah in Bruneck and Bozenen October 27-28. Soloists Letizia Scherrer, Barbara Hölzl, Lothar Odinius, and Michael Volle join the Choir of the Collegium Musicum (Bruneck) and the String Academy Bozen. On October 31 Rilling will be in Leipzig to accept the Martin Luther Medal of the Council of the Evangelical Church of Germany. He will be the seventh recipient of the honor. [caption id="attachment_9644" align="alignleft" width="122"] Hanna-Elisabeth Mueller is the soprano soloist for the Brahms Requiem Nov 10-11 in Stuttgart[/caption] Rilling returns to Stuttgart and the Bachakademie November 10-11 for performances of the Brahms Requiem with soloists Hanna-Elisabeth Müller and Michael Nagy, with the Gaechinger Kantorei and Stuttgart Radio Orchestra. Handel’s Messiah is the program November 21 when Rilling travels to Prague’s Smetana Hall to conduct the Czech Philharmonic Choir of Brno and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, with soloists Michaela Srumova, Stanislava Jirku, Jaroslav Brezina, and Mathias Hausmann. After the holidays, Rilling heads to Hollywood for the Mozart Requiem as guest conductor of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the USC Thornton Chamber Singers. Stacey Tappan, Calista Hoffman, Nicholas Phan, and Michael Dean are the soloists for the January 26-27 concerts in the Alex Theatre and in Royce Hall. The maestro's complete schedule is online at the Helmuth Rilling website, with further information on his Facebook page.