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SEPTEMBER 20, 2023

Love, murder out of jealousy, rebellion against fate, reconciliation with fellow human beings and with nature - these are the themes that Arnold Schoenberg weaves together, sometimes with a song-like delicacy, sometimes with overwhelming musical power, in the concert piece with the largest ensemble in the entire orchestral literature: Gurre-Lieder.Gabriel Bebeșelea leads over 400 instrumentalists and lyrical artists from Germany and Romania in performances of this monumental work on the 22. and 23. September at the Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Gera and on the 28. and 29. September in the Roses' Park Timisoara.Part of Timisoara's European Capital of Culture 2023 programme, the Gabriel Bebeșelea led production is performed by the "Banatul" Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir Timisoara, the Philharmonisches Orchester Altenburg Gera, the Opernchor des Theaters Altenburg Gera, Choir of the National Opera House Timisoara, the Konzertchor Rutheneum, the "Ion Vidu" National College of Art's Choir and features Roy Cornelius Smith (Waldemar), Michaela Kaune (Tove), Ruxandra Donose (Waldtaube), Cosmin Ifrim (Klaus Narr), Alejandro Lárraga Schleske / Bogdan Baciu (Peasant) and Johannes Schwärsk (the Narrator) as soloists.

SEPTEMBER 09, 2023
Sunday, the 10th of September, Gabriel Bebeșelea returns to the "George Enescu” Festival, where he leads Musica Ricercata in the "Transilvania (Bel)cantans" entitled programme, which features music by Gioachino Rossini, Gaetano Donizetti and excerpts from Valentino Fioravanti’s opera "La foresta d’Hermanstad”.

The concept of the "Transilvania (Bel)cantas” programme originates from "La Foresta d'Hermanstad", an opera composed in 1812 in Naples by Valentino Fioravanti, one of Gioachino Rossini's mentors, which is set in Sibiu/Hermannstadt, that periods’s capital of Transylvania. The connection between this opera and the two bel canto titans - Rossini and Donizetti - is the archive in Naples, where all the manuscripts of the works that will be performed in Sunday’s concert can be found. "La Foresta d'Hermanstad" was discovered by Gabriel Bebeșelea in Naples after extensive research. He also undertook the transcription and editing of the 800 pages manuscript, preparing it for a modern premiere of the opera. 
Taking center stage as soloists for this concert are tenor Lawrence Brownlee, soprano Rodica Vica and baritone Mihail Dogotari. 



AUGUST 01, 2023

On the 4th of August, Gabriel Bebeșelea leads the “Banatul” Philharmonic Orchestra of Timisoara and a community choir in a performance of Beethoven’s landmark Ninth Symphony. The orchestra and choir are joined onstage by soloists Adela Zaharia, Roxana Constantinescu, Cosmin  Ifrim and Serban Vasile. Beethoven’s joyful anthem for humanity will be performed in the Roses Park in Timisoara, in the frames of the city’s European Capital of Culture season 2023. 

JULY 10, 2023

Between 20. - 26. July, the Musica Ricercata Op. 5, whose founder and artistic director Gabriel Bebeșelea is, takes place in Sibiu. This year’s edition is dedicated to Ligeti's Centenary and is titled LIGESTEZIA. Under the slogan “Look to the sound, listen to the colour", the seven-day festival will take the audience through a musical, literary and architectural rainbow, featuring extraordinary concerts and recitals, audience talks, experimental concerts, leading cultural personalities, architectural diversity and symbolic lights. It will all culminate in an extraordinary concert by the "Transilvania" State Philharmonic in the Grand Square, whose repertoire will be closely linked both to Sibiu and to Ligeti's innovative concepts.

JUNE 01, 2023
On the 2nd of June, Gabriel Bebeșelea leads the “Banatul” Philharmonic Orchestra of Timisoara, two choirs and a trio of soloists in a performance of Britten's “War Requiem”. The epic monument to peace is presented in a spatialized setting at the “Millenium" Cathedral in Timisoara, in the frames of the city’s European Capital of Culture season 2023. 

MAY 12, 2023

Gabriel Bebeșelea leads a new production of Puccini’s "Manon Lescaut" at the Slovene National Theatre Maribor. The premiere is set on the 12th of May with follow-up performances on the 14., 16., 18. and 20 of May.

MAR 29, 2023
On the 31st of March, Gabriel Bebeșelea leads the “Banatul” Philharmonic Orchestra Timisoara, presenting Wagner / Maazel’s “The Ring Without Words”. The exceptional concert-format entitled “The Word” will have the „Ion Românu” Philharmonic Choir led by Iosif Todea perform an a cappella program in the first part of the concert, presenting works by R. Strauss and R. Wagner, while orchestral music will resound in the second part, with the Romanian premiere of “The Ring Without Words” - a unique synthesis of orchestral music from Wagner's “Ring” cycle, in the arrangement of Lorin Maazel.

MAR 16, 2023

Gabriel Bebeșelea makes his debut with the PKF-Prague Philharmonia on the 19th of March in a concert at the Rudolfinum in Prague. The evening's programme comprises Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 (Soloist: Simon Trpceski), his Youth Symphony and the Symphony No. 9 by Shostakovich. This performance precedes a series of concerts in Germany, where the PKF-Prague Philharmonia under Gabriel Bebeșelea and featuring Simon Trpceski as soloist will present Smetana’s "The Secret” Overture, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 "From the New World” in Erlangen, Bielefeld and Cologne.

MAR 07, 2023

This week sees Gabriel Bebeșelea return to the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra. On Friday the 10th of March, the orchestra under Bebeșelea’s leadership will present Vatroslav Lisinski's "Večer, idila” and the Manfred Symphony by P.I Tchaikovsky at the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall.

FEB 14, 2023

Gabriel Bebeșelea returns to the "George Enescu" Philharmonic Orchestra for 2 concerts on the 16th and 17th of February, leading a program featuring György Ligeti's "Atmosphères" (marking the composer's 100th anniversary), Beethoven's Piano Concert No. 1 (soloist: Federico Colli) and "The Planets" by Gustav Holst.

JAN 10, 2023

In his first concert of 2023, Gabriel Bebeșelea leads the “Transylvania” State Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir in a programme presenting the cantata “O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort” BMW 60 by J.S. Bach featuring mezzo Melinda Duffner, tenor Tony Bardon and bass Ştefan-Ioan Muţ, as well as Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto in the first part. Taking center stage as soloist for the Violin Concerto is ARD Competition awardee Alexandra Tirsu. In the second part of the concert, Paul Hindemith most famous orchestra work "Mathis der Maler” will be performed. The concert takes place on the 13. January starting 19:00 at the Auditorium Maximum in Cluj-Napoca.

NOV 18, 2022

Gabriel Bebeșelea leads the “Transylvania” State Philharmonic Orchestra at the National Philharmonic in Warsaw on the 20th of November. In the first part of the concert, the orchestra will perform Ligeti's Romanian Concerto and Żeleński's Piano concerto in E flat major op. 60 (Soloist: Piotr Sałajczyk) while in the second part, Three Romanian Dances by Rogalski, Enescu's Pastorale-Fanaisie and Weinberg Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes will be heard.

The concert is part of the Eufonie Festival Warsaw and will be streamed live starting 19:30 CET under: https://youtu.be/oOIPEnfD-Rs

OCT 17, 2022

Gabriel Bebeșelea returns to the Ulster orchestra for two concerts, presenting Brian Irvine's The Singing Stopped and Carl Orff's Carmina Burana in the frames of the Derry Choral Festival on the 19th of October, and leading a programme featuring Ligeti's Romanian Concerto, Grieg's Piano Concerto (Soloist: Simon Trpceski) and the Symphony No. 8 by Beethoven on the 21st of October at the Ulster Hall in Belfast. The audience will be actively involved in this concert, performing Ligeti's Poéme symphonique pour 100 metronomes.

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