This week, Pablo González returns to Germany to conduct a vibrant programme with the Dresden Philharmonic, in a series of three concerts from 26-28 May at the Konzertsaal im Kulturpalast, Dresden. The programme features Ligeti’s Lontano, Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 19 featuring Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova, and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite 1910. More information and tickets are available here.

Hailed as one of the most passionate conductors of his generation, Pablo González is currently in his fourth season as the Principal Conductor of the Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra (RTVE) and Artistic Adviser to the Orchestra and Choir, appearing regularly at Madrid’s Teatro Monumental. Pablo previously served as Music Director of the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona I Nacional de Catalunya (10/15).

Recent seasons were also dominated by a strong German presence, including debuts and return visits with some of Germany’s foremost symphony orchestras, taking Pablo to key venues such as Berlin’s Konzerthaus with The Konzerthausorchester Berlin; Cologne’s Philharmonie with Gürzenich-Orchester Köln; Großer Sendesaal des Hessischen Rundfunk with Frankfurt Radio Symphony; and Kulturpalast with Dresden Philharmonic. For his debut with Dresden Philharmonic, Sächsische Zeitung wrote: “both orchestra and conductor transform Manuel de Falla’s ballet suites into a brilliant and richly contrasting declaration of love to happiness, cheerfulness and fearlessness”. For his return to Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Kölner Stadtanzeiger commented “Pablo González rendered Schumann’s filigrane score with equal precision and expression”, and Opernfreund noted that “Pablo González’s vehement conducting was effectively accurate and succeeded in getting across a wide variety of emotions, bewitching the audience.”

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