Jaime Martín Debuts with the Dallas Symphony and Dresden Philharmonic

25 May 2023

Dynamic Spanish conductor Jaime Martín makes his debut performances in the coming weeks with two distinguished orchestras on either side of the Atlantic. This week, he conducts the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in an all-Hungarian programme ranging from Franz Liszt to the avant-garde genius of György Ligeti, whose 100th anniversary of his birth is celebrated in 2023. The centrepiece of the programme, performed at the Morton H. Myerson Symphony Center on 26, 27 and 28 May, is Bartok’s virtuosic Concerto for Orchestra.

In June, Martín makes his long-awaited debut with the venerable Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra – twice-delayed by the covid pandemic, the programme comprises two classics of the repertoire – Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor with the outstanding Spanish soloist Pablo Ferrández, and Sibelius’ majestic Symphony No. 5 in E flat major. The performances take place at the Dresden Philharmonie on 23, 24 and 25 June 2023.

Chief Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony 0rchestra since 2022, Jaime Martín is also Chief Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra (Ireland) and Music Director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. He is the Principal Guest Conductor of the Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España (Spanish National Orchestra) was Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of Gävle Symphony Orchestra from 2013 to 2022. Highlights of his 23/24 season include his debut performances with the prestigious Budapest Festival Orchestra, and return visits to the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Queensland and Colorado Symphonies, and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, with whom he appears at the 2023 BBC Proms on 8 August, with a programme featuring the music of Dora Pejacevic and Grace Williams, culminating in Holst’s evergreen tour-de-force, The Planets.

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Photo credit: Paul Marc Mitchell