Maurice Steger’s year has got off to a busy start: in three wonderful concerts at the Theater Erfurt, the musician conducted the Philharmonic Orchestra in the overture suite ‘Les Elements’ by Jean-Féry Rebel. All four elements were presented in this surprise-filled programme: in Monza’s sinfonia ‘La Tempesta di Mare’, and in the programmatic concerti by the prete rosso.
In March, Maurice Steger will conduct the Hessischer Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester. Both concerts, which will feature German and English Baroque music, will take place in the Hessischer Rundfunk studio in Frankfurt am Main. Featuring on the programme: Telemann’s overture ‘La Bourse’, Heinichen’s famous concerto in G Major, and Geminiani’s energetic ‘La Follia’ variations.
In April, Steger will be standing at the lectern in Turkey: taking place in Ankara and featuring the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra as well as some amazing singers, the concerts will focus on Pergolesi’s ‘Stabat Mater’. During the first part of the programme, Steger will conduct operas by Handel for soprano, for alto – and for both as a duet.
Steger’s conducting engagements continue in May: during two performances at the Tonhalle St. Gallen, the musician will conduct the Symphony Orchestra in the musical fairytale ‘Tino Flautino’, which spirits us away into the fantastical world of the young, recorder-playing Prince Tino. Music by Vivaldi and Mozart.
The end of June marks the beginning of another rehearsal phase with the NDR Radiophilharmonie. There is a long-standing friendship between Steger and this orchestra, and in 2015 the musicians will be presenting Veracini’s famous overture in G minor, and Geminiani’s concerto grosso on ‘La Follia’. Steger will also conduct Vivaldi’s double concerto with two trumpets. In between, the musician will also be playing the recorder: the audience can look forward to Vivaldi’s best solo concertos such as ‘Il Gardellino’, ‘La Notte’ and the unknown RV 375.