Summer concert with the Indianapolis Symphony
Marcelo Lehninger will conduct the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra on June 21st and 22nd. The program includes Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and will take place at Conner Prairie in Fishers, Indiana.
New Concert Announced in Brazil
Marcelo Lehninger will make another quick visit to his native Brazil to conduct the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra in Rio de Janeiro on June 1st. After great success with the orchestra last year, Maestro Lehninger will conduct at the historic Theatro Municipal, an opera house built at the beginning of the 20th century. On the program: Liszt, Dvorak and Tchaikovsky.
Closing Season with New West Symphony
Marcelo Lehninger will conduct the last concert of the New West Symphony Orchestra’s 2012-13 Season. Maestro Lehninger, the New West Symphony Orchestra, New West Symphony Chorus and Los Robles Master Chorale will perform Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. They will have the pleasure of being joined by the four winners of the SymphoNet Competition, an innovative YouTube competition for classical singers created by the New West Symphony in collaboration with iCadenza, a cutting-edge consulting and career development company based in Los Angeles.
Return to Brazil
Maestro Lehninger makes a quick visit to his native country of Brazil, conducting the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra (OSESP) on May 2nd, 3rd and 4th of 2013. The program includes three Preludes by Debussy orchestrated by Colin Matthews, Rodrigos’ Concierto de Aranjuez with guitar player Fabio Zanon as soloist and Vaughan-Williams’ Symphony No.2 “London”.
Recording in Paris
Marcelo Lehninger will record Christopher Culpo’s Murmurations with the Orchestre National de France on April 23, 2013. The recording will be broadcast by Radio France in Paris.
New Boston Symphony Concert Announced
Marcelo Lehninger will conduct a concert with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at 7:00PM on April 15th at Symphony Hall in Boston. The all-Beethoven program includes Piano Concerto No.5 “Emperor” with Gabriela Montero as soloist, and Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67.
Debut with New Jersey Symphony
Marcelo Lehninger will conduct the New Jersey Symphony in three cities: Trenton on March 8th, Red Bank on March 9th and Englewood on the 10th. Joined by soprano Joanna Mongiardo, the program includes Opera arias by Verdi, Puccini, Bellini and Donizetti, as well as Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony.
Visions of America
The next Masterworks Series of the New West Symphony brings something special. In a program of all-American music, Marcelo Lehninger will lead the orchestra on Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F, with Norman Krieger as soloist, and perform the west coast premiere of Visions of America: a Photo Symphony, with music by Grammy® award winner Roger Kellaway, lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman and projections of photos taken by Joseph Sohm. Clint Eastwood narrates the piece with vocal accompaniment by Steven Tyrell and Judith Hill.
Boston Symphony Chamber Players
Marcelo Lehninger will conduct the Boston Symphony Chamber Players at 3:00PM on Sunday, January 13th at the New England Conservatory`s Jordan Hall. The concert includes the original version for 13 instruments of Copland’s Appalachian Springs, as well as Lutosławski’s Dance Preludes.
Marcelo Lehninger now represented worldwide by Opus 3 Artists
Marcelo Lehninger is now represented by Opus 3 Artists. Maestro Lehninger is working with David Foster, the President and CEO of Opus 3. For more information, please visit the website www.opus3artists.com.
World Premiere at Bard College
Since graduating in 2006, Marcelo Lehninger returns to Bard College to conduct the Conservatory Orchestra on December 9th, 2012 at the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Maestro Lehninger continues to champion new music and will perform the world premiere of Christopher Swist’s newest piece “Abaprima”, written in 2011. For more information please visit http://fishercenter.bard.edu/calendar/event.php?eid=116513&year=2012&month=12&day=9.
Return to Canada
Following his highly praised debut in Canada in 2011, Marcelo Lehninger returns to conduct the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra in November 10th, 2012. Program includes Ravel and Shostakovich, with pianist Ian Parker as soloist.
The second Masterworks Series with the New West Symphony in November will present a program with Italian flavor, including Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony. Please call 805-497-5880 or visit www.newwestsymphony.org to subscribe.
Subscription week with the Florida Orchestra
Marcelo Lehninger will conduct three concerts with the Florida Orchestra on October 26, 27 and 28. The performances will take place in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater. On the program, Sibelius’s Violin Concerto (with Jeffrey Multer as soloist) and Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony.
Marcelo Lehninger renews his contract with the Boston Symphony
After two very successful seasons as Assistant Conductor for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Marcelo Lehninger’s contract with the BSO was extended for another year. He will also conduct another subscription week in October of 2012, the soloist will be violinist Joshua Bell.
Opening Season with the New West Symphony
Marcelo Lehninger starts his inaugural season as Music Director of the New West Symphony Orchestra. Joined by acclaimed violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, Marcelo will conduct the opening season concerts this coming September in a program that includes Wagner’s Die Meistersinger Overture, Barber’s Violin Concerto and Dvorak’s 8th Symphony. Call 805-497-5880 or visit www.newwestsymphony.org to subscribe.
Two concerts in Tanglewood
Boston Symphony Orchestra Assistant Conductor Marcelo Lehninger will make two appearances at Tanglewood this summer. On July 16th with the TMC Orchestra and on July 27th with the BSO. In the latter performance, Marcelo will play with his long time friend, pianist Nelson Freire, celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos’ birth.
Appointed Music Director of the New West Symphony Orchestra
After two very successful visits as guest conductor, Marcelo Lehninger is appointed Music Director of the New West Symphony Orchestra in the greater Los Angeles area. Performing in Oxnard, Thousand Oaks and Santa Monica, the New West Symphony is the best option for an audience that expects excellence in a symphonic performance. The orchestra has become an important musical institution on the West Coast and continues to grow. Maestro Lehninger will continue his duties as Assistant Conductor for the Boston Symphony Orchestra and he will divide his time between Los Angeles and Boston.
Visit to Brazil
Marcelo Lehninger will conduct two performances in Brazil in May, leading the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra in Brasília, as well as the University of São Paulo Symphony Orchestra at the impressive concert hall Sala São Paulo. Highlights of the programs include Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony (Brasília) and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition (São Paulo). For the performance in São Paulo on May 19th, Marcelo will have his mother, pianist Sônia Goulart, as soloist for Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto. The last time they played together was in Argentina in 2004.
Marcelo Lehninger Returns to the West Coast
After a successful debut in California in 2010, Marcelo Lehninger’s return to the New West Symphony is highly anticipated! From April 13-15th, the LA area audience will have the opportunity to view Marcelo’s talent in Thousand Oaks, Oxnard and Santa Monica.
Last minute substitution
Marcelo Lehninger will make another unexpected appearance with the Boston Symphony Orchestra on January 5th, 6th and 7th, filling in for conductor Andris Nelsons who will not be able to perform. The program consists of Haydn’s Symphony No.88, Turnage’s From the Wreckage (American premier) and Strauss’ Thus spake Zarathustra.
Debut in Canada
Maestro Lehninger performed in Canada for the first time on November 5th, 2011 conducting the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra at the Ronald V. Joyce Centre for the Performing Arts in Hamilton, Ontario. The program was: Ravel’s Alborada del gracioso, Debussy’a Puerta del vino (orch. Matthews), Manuel de Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain (with pianist Stewart Goodyear as soloist) and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel).
Collaboration with New England Conservatory
Marcelo Lehninger conducted a performance with the NEC Philharmonia in the fall of 2011. The concert took place at Jordan Hall in Boston on October 26th and the program included Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven’s 6th Symphony “Pastoral”.
Boston Symphony Orchestra Concert Announced
Marcelo Lehninger will conduct a subscription night with the BSO at Symphony Hall on February 21st, 2012. Program includes Ravel`s Mother Goose Suite, Stravinsky`s Concerto for piano and winds, with Peter Serkin as soloist, and Shostakovich`s Symphony No.5. Don`t miss it!
Debut with the Houston Symphony Orchestra
At the Miller Outdoor Theatre, in front of an audience of over five thousand, Marcelo Lehninger made his Houston Symphony debut on June 18th, 2011. The program included Wagner`s Tristan and Isolde, Bernstein`s West Side Story and Bruch`s 1st Violin Concerto with the young, rising star, violinist Chad Hoopes as soloist.
Great Success in Brazil
Lehninger made a short visit to his native country to conduct captivating performances of Mozart`s C minor Mass in the recently renovated and historic Rio de Janeiro Municipal Theater. The two thousand seats of the city`s opera house, built in 1909, were sold out on both performance days.
Raves for Carnegie Hall Debut
Marcelo Lehninger received rave reviews for his Carnegie Hall debut leading the Boston Symphony Orchestra and violinist Christian Tetzlaff in the New York premier of a new violin concerto by Harrison Birtwistle as well as the Bartok Violin Concerto No. 2. The laudatory sentiment was summarized in The New York Times review by Anthony Tommasini entitled, Boston Symphony Shows Verve Even Without Levine. Taking Mr. Levine`s place was Marcelo Lehninger, 31, a Brazilian-born assistant conductor at the Boston Symphony, who led the program this month in Boston. He was terrific, conducting all three works with impressive technique, musical insight and youthful energy. The orchestra sounded great.
Marcelo Lehninger Fills in for Ailing James Levine
With short notice, Marcelo Lehninger conducted the Boston Symphony Orchestra in four performances designated to Maestro Levine at Symphony Hall. Collaborating with German violinist Christian Tetzlaff, the program included Bartok`s 2nd Violin Concerto and the world premier of the BSO commissioned Harrison Birtwistle`s Violin Concerto.
2011 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview
Chosen as one of the six conductors from across the country to participate in the 2011 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview, organized by the League of American Orchestras, Marcelo Lehninger enthusiastically led the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans. Laurence Vittes wrote at the Huffington Post, Marcelo Lehninger… moved effortlessly on the podium, seemingly asking very little and yet always getting back a lot, often with lightly exhilarating élan. Feline in every move he made, less concerned with gaining ground through mindless movement than with beauty and grace of phrase.
First Time Visit to the West Coast
Called at the last minute, Marcelo Lehninger flew to Los Angeles to conduct three performances with the New West Symphony Orchestra. Rita Moran wrote in the Ventura County Star, All together, the musical team brought out the best in the music and Lehninger brought out the best in the players.
Marcelo Lehninger Concludes his Contract in Brazil
Marcelo Lehninger`s one year in Belo Horizonte resulted in a very successful season with the Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra. As Associate Conductor, he conducted more than twenty concerts with the ensemble, premiered five pieces of Brazilian contemporary composers at the Fresh Ink Festival, substituted last minute for guest conductor Sir Raymond Leppard on a subscription night, toured with the orchestra throughout the state of Minas Gerais, and cultivated a loyal following for the Sunday morning Family Concerts. Lehninger summarized his reasons for leaving Brazil and moving back to the US, `Flying between Belo Horizonte and Boston is certainly not an easy commute, I therefore needed to move back to the United States and dedicate my energies to working with the Boston Symphony. My relationship with the Minas Gerais Philharmonic will continue and I am returning to guest conduct the orchestra in 2012.`
Acclaimed Debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Marcelo Lehninger made his debut with the Boston Symphony, leading four concerts at Symphony Hall in October 2010. In a program that also included Barber and Tchaikovsky, Pinchas Zukerman was the soloist for Beethoven`s Violin Concerto. Jeremy Eichler wrote in the Boston Globe, Lehninger was impressively poised in the Tchaikovsky and maintained good musical contact with the orchestra. He drew an intriguingly dark and mysterious tone from the lower strings to open the Andante cantabile, and moments in the outer movements crackled with electricity. For its part, the orchestra played brilliantly for Lehninger. Judging from the ovation in the hall, the crowd was behind him, too.