Fabien Gabel Announces his 2017-2018 Season

Fabien Gabel Announces his 2017-2018 Season

Following his debut with the Cleveland Orchestra, the conductor continues to lead major orchestras across the United States (the National Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra and others), often collaborating with a star lineup of soloists.

In his sixth season as Music Director of the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, Gabel extends his influence across Europe as well, taking over for David Zinman as Music Director of the Orchestre Fran├žais des Jeunes (National Youth Orchestra of France), in their Summer Project 2017 and guest conducting major European orchestras.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 — For immediate release - New York, NY – Conductor Fabien Gabel launches an exciting 2017-18 season, following a highly anticipated debut with the Cleveland Orchestra (Blossom Music Festival). Returning for his sixth season as the Quebec Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director, Gabel will perform Rachmaninov’s Le rocher and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra in the opening night program.

Gabel’s upcoming performances will then continue to take him across the United States and Europe. American appearances include performances with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, and the San Diego Symphony. After an acclaimed debut with the Deutches Sinfonie Orchestra last season, Gabel’s European engagements will again feature concerts throughout Germany (Staatskapelle Weimar, Hessischer Rundfunk Orchester), multiple appearances at the Great Hall Pierre Boulez in Paris (including performances with the Orchestre de Paris and Measha Brueggergosman), and welcome returns to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Helsinki Philharmonic.

His programs continue to showcase a marked diversity in both repertoire and collaborators. With Gabel at the podium, the Helsinki Philharmonic welcomes trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger in a performance of Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s rare Nobody Knows De Trouble I See, a trumpet concerto written at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, as well as the lesser-known Austrian composer Hans Rott’s Symphony No. 1. Percussion rock star Colin Currie will join Gabel with the Houston Symphony Orchestra for John Corigliano’s Conjurer for Percussionist, Strings and Brass in a program also featuring Ravel’s beloved Daphnis and Chloé. Other collaborations include pianists Marc-André Hamelin and Louis Schwizbegel, cellist Alban Gerhardt, soprano Measha Brueggergosman, among others.

Recently named the new Music Director of the Orchestre Français des Jeunes (National Youth Orchestra of France), taking over for David Zinman in their Summer Project 2017, Gabel continues to inspire a new generation of young performers. The intensive summer training will culminate in a concert with the orchestra in the Grand Salle Pierre Boulez in Paris in December, with Gabel at the podium.

Gabel’s exciting 2016-2017 season featured acclaimed performances in Houston, San Diego and Rochester, as well as in Europe with the London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and his debut with the Deutches Sinfonie Orchester.

 

Full 2017-2018 season information below and at:
http://www.fabiengabel.com/performances

 

Fabien Gabel 2017-18 Season Dates

August 19, 2017
The Cleveland Orchestra |  Juho Pohjonen, piano
Cuyahoga Falls, OH | Blossom Music Center

September 2, 6, 7, 9 & 10, 2017
French Youth Orchestra Tour | Alexandra Soumm, violin
Includes performances at Young Euro Classic Music Festival, New Century of Lille, Laon Music Festival, and Besançon Music Festival

September 20 & 21, 2017
Québec Symphony Orchestra | Alain Lefévre, piano
Ville de Québec, QC | Grand Théâtre de Québec

September 28, 2017
Québec Symphony Orchestra | Karen Gomyo, violin
City of Québec, QC | Grand Théâtre de Québec

October 10-15, 2017
Royal Flemish Philharmonic
Antwerp, Belgium | Koningin Elisabethzaal

October 25, 2017
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra | Louis Schwizgebel, piano
Poole, U.K. | The Lighthouse

November 4, 2017
Hessischer Rundfunk Orchester | Matthew Barley, cello
Stuttgart, BW | Staatstheater

November 8 & 9, 2017
Québec Symphony Orchestra
City of Quebec, QC | Grand Théâtre de Québec

November 18 & 19, 2017
Detroit Symphony Orchestra | Bertrand Chamayou, piano
Detroit, MI | Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center

December 3 & 4, 2017
Staatskapelle Weimar | Alexej Gorlatch, piano
Weimar, Germany | Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar

December 12, 2017
French Youth Orchestra
Paris, France | Great Hall Pierre Boulez

January 26 & 27, 2018
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra | Louis Schwizgebel, piano
Milwaukee, WI | The Marcus Center for Performing Arts

February 2, 3 & 4, 2018
Houston Symphony Orchestra | Colin Currie, percussion
Houston, TX | Jones Hall

February 8, 2018
National Symphony Orchestra | Alban Gerhardt, cello
Washington, D.C. | Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

February 21 & 22, 2018
Québec Symphony Orchestra
City of Québec, QC | Grand Théâtre de Québec

February 28, 2018
Québec Symphony Orchestra
City of Québec, QC | Grand Théâtre de Québec

March 23, 2018
Helsinki Philharmonic | Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet
Helsinki, Finland | The Helsinki Music Centre

March 29, 2018
Québec Symphony Orchestra | Alexandra Dariescum piano
City of Québec, QC | Grand Théâtre de Québec

April 15, 2018
Québec Symphony Orchestra | Nicolas Altstaedt, cello
City of Québec, QC | Grand Théâtre de Québec

April 18, 2018
Québec Symphony Orchestra | Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano
City of Québec, QC | Palais Montcalm

April 28 & 29, 2018
Detroit Symphony Orchestra | Nicolas Altstaedt, cello
Detroit, MI | Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center

May 4, 2018
San Diego Symphony Orchestra
San Diego, CA | Copley Symphony Hall

May 23, 2018
Québec Symphony Orchestra
City of Québec | Palais Montcalm

May 30, 2018
Québec Symphony Orchestra | Marc-André Hamelin, piano
City of Québec | Grand Théâtre de Québec

May 31, 2018
Québec Symphony Orchestra
City of Québec | Grand Théâtre de Québec

June 9 & 10, 2018
Orchestra of Paris | Measha Brueggergosman, soprano
Paris, France | Great Hall Pierre Boulez

DEBUSSY La mer

KHACHATURIAN Violin Concerto