Welcome Maestro Jader Bignamini, the DSO’s new music director this weekend at Orchestra Hall and catch an amazing violinist on-air or in-person this weekend at Orchestra Hall when Augustin Hadelich performs Paganini’s “Violin Concerto No. 1” with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. The Friday morning concert will be broadcast live on WRCJ 90.9 FM, beginning at 10:40 a.m. Performances also are on Saturday and Sunday.
Listen to WRCJ 90.9 FM Friday, Jan. 24, at 10:40 a.m., for a live broadcast of this DSO concert performance. Jader Bignamini leads the DSO in Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique” and violinist Augustin Hadelich performs Paganini’s “Violin Concerto No. 1.” Dave Wagner hosts.
This weekend’s performances also serve as a concert welcome to the DSO’s new music director. His thoughts on Detroit and the DSO include:
“I work with a lot of very good orchestras and I’ve done a lot of good concerts,” Maestro Bignamini said. “But the best atmosfera, the best energy I’ve found is in this orchestra, in these musicians, in this concert hall, with this audience. It’s almost impossible to find situations like this.This kind of chemistry is very special.”
About Jader Bignamini
Jader Bignamini is the newly appointed Music Director Designate of the Detroit Symphony, officially taking up his post as Music Director in the 2021-22 season. He continues as Resident Conductor of the Orchestra Sinfonica la Verdi, following his appointment as Assistant Conductor in 2010 by Riccardo Chailly.
Highlights of the 19-20 season include debuts with the Toronto, Houston, and Dallas Symphonies; Minnesota Orchestra; Canadian Opera Company conducting Aida; and Bayerische Staatsoper conducting La Traviata; and return engagements with the Detroit Symphony and Stadttheater Klagenfurt conducting Eugene Onegin. He continues to tour with soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Yusif Eyvazov.
Bignamini’s 18-19 season included debuts at the Vienna State Opera and Dutch National Opera conducting Madama Butterfly and a debut with the Milwaukee Symphony; return engagements with Oper Frankfurt conducting La forza del destino and Santa Fe Opera conducting La Bohème; La Traviata in Tokyo directed by Sofia Coppola; and return engagements with the Slovenian and Freiburg Philharmonic Orchestras.
Recent engagements include Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera, Manon Lescaut at the Bolshoi, Turandot at the Teatro Filarmonica, Il Trovatore at Rome’s Teatro dell’Opera, the opening concert of the Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna conducting Carmina Burana; La Bohème at the Municipal de São Paulo and La Fenice; L’Elisir d’Amore in Ancona; Tosca at the Comunale di Bologna; La Forza del Destino at the Verdi Festival in Parma; La Bohème, Cavalleria Rusticana, and L’Amor Brujo at Teatro Filarmonico di Verona; Aida at Rome’s Teatro dell’Opera; Madama Butterfly at La Fenice; engagements with Maggio Musicale in Florence, the Festival della Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca, and the MITO Festival conducting Berlioz’ Messe Solennelle. In 2013, Bignamini assisted Riccardo Chailly on concerts of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony in Milan. He made his concert debut at La Scala in 2015.
Bignamini was born in Crema and studied at the Piacenza Music Conservatory. Click here for insight and images from the DSO.
Details on the broadcast from team at WRCJ:
Listen to WRCJ 90.9 FM Friday, Jan. 24, at 10:40 a.m., for a live broadcast of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Ader Bignamini leads the DSO in Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique” and violinist Augustin Hadelich performs Paganini’s “Violin Concerto No. 1.” Dave Wagner hosts.
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