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Arthur Fagen  returned to France to conduct the Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice on January 7 and 8. Mr. Fagen took up the baton to conduct a program devoted to Russia: Sadko by Rimski-Korsakov, the violin concerto op. 82 by Glazunov and the Symphony n. 5 by Sergej Prokofiev. Two seasons ago Mr. Fagen conducted in Nice a critically acclaimed production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Opera Critic  wrote: "l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice sous la baguette du chef Arthur Fagen a su rendre toutes les nuances et restituer toutes les émotions, en particulier ce moment de toute beauté entre les deux premiers actes", Diapason wrote : "....le meilleur Oberon.....sostenu de la fosse par Arthur Fagen, parfait de poésie et d’humour, transcendant les musiciens niçois comme le choeur d’enfants, mutin à souhait", Opera Magazine : "Le meilleur du compositeur britannique, on le trouve sans doute dans les pages orchestrales, celes évoquant la nuit et les songes, très bien servies par la formation réduite du Philharmonique de Nice, sous la direction attentive d’Arthur Fagen", Scenes Magazine: "Belle entrée au repertoire de L’Opéra de Nice  [ …]  La direction musicale, confiée à Arthur Fagen, est de haute qualité, avec des solistes impeccables de bout en bout, mais sans atteindre à la magie" the Nice Matin wrote : "Le spectacle du 'Songe d’une nuit d’été', plein de modernisme et de poésie [ …] portée par le très bon chef d’orchestre américan Arthur Fagen "
ARTHUR FAGEN conducts the world première of Alice nel Paese delle Meraviglie by Giovanni D’Aquila at the Teatro Massimo, Palermo, on November 16, 17, 18, 19  

This is the first of two world première operas which Mr. Fagen will be conducting this season. In April, 2011, Mr. Fagen will also conduct the world première of Bernard Rands' opera "Vincent" based on the life of Vincent Van Gogh.
The new CD of Bohuslav Martinu Concerti for Piano and Orchestra, Volume 2,  with Giorgio Koukl, pianist and Arthur Fagen, conductor, has just been released on Naxos.
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as Music Director 

The Atlanta Opera announced on August 18, that Arthur Fagen will become the Opera’s music director, effective September 2010. Mr.  Fagen has had an extensive history with The Atlanta Opera that includes critically acclaimed productions of La traviata, Turandot, Cold Sassy Tree, Akhnaten, The Flying Dutchman, and The Magic Flute. Mr. Fagen's career has been marked by a string of notable appearances with the world’s greatest opera companies and symphony orchestras, making him an exceptional candidate for this position. As music director, Mr. Fagen will conduct up to two productions each season beginning with the 2011-2012 season. Mr. Fagen will be immediately involved in singer auditions, repertoire selection, and casting for future seasons.
Arthur Fagen conducted the Haydn Orchestra at the Bolzano Festival on Thursday 19 August. The concert was broadcast live on RAI Radio 3, the most important Italian radio channel for classical music, and received very enthusiastic reviews. 

Arthur Fagen will appear at the Bolzano Festival on Thursday 19 August 2010, conducting a program featuring Liszt’s Sonata in B Minor in an exceptional transcription for orchestra by Leo Weiner. The enormous musical architecture of the piece is developed masterfully. The program includes a transcription for orchestra of the Wanderfantasy by Schubert - Liszt was influenced by Franz Schubert's work on the structure of his own sonata - and the Grande Fantaisie Symphonique on themes from Berlioz’s “Lelio“. Mr. Fagen will be joined by soloists Alexander Kobrin and Alexander Romanovsky, both winners of the Busoni Competition. The concert is broadcast live on RAI Radio 3, the most important Italian radio channel for classical music.

Orchestra Haydn Orchester , Bolzano, Italy
August 19, 2010
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After a very successful performances of Mozart’s Magic Flute in Atlanta, Arthur Fagen conducts the Orquestra Sinfonica at the Teatro Nacional Claudio Santoro in Brasilia on 8 and 15 June with two different programs. First program features Rimsky-Korsakov‘s  Sadko and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony n. 4, and second program includes Mozart’s Symphony KV 184 and Mahler’s Symphony n. 4. The Naxos CD with Martinu Piano Concertos, released in January 2010, received rave reviews from international critics. The recording was also included on the latest top bestsellings Naxos albums, as well as on Gramophone Magazine’s Specialist Classical Chart, where it retains a position among the top 20 albums.

Orchestra Sinfonica do Teatro Claudio Santoro, Brasilia - Brazil
June 8 and 15, 2010

APRIL 2010

As a regular guest of the Atlanta Opera, Mr. Fagen conducts in Atlanta a new production of Mozart’s Magic Flute in April and May, 2010.

Atlanta Opera
April 24, 27, 30 and May 2, 2010

MARCH 2010

Following his successful collaboration with the Orchestra Haydn Orchester, Arthur Fagen returns to Italy in March to conduct two concerts, in Bolzano on March 30th, and in Trento on March 31st. The program includes the world première of ‘Ndyah’ by Italian composer Michele Dall’Ongaro, and Mendelssohn’s Symphony n.3.

The recent Naxos recording of Martinu's Piano Concertos has been awarded an Editor's Choice in the March 2010 issue of Gramophone Magazine. The three works for piano and orchestra on the awarded disc span twenty years of the Czech composer's peripatetic career, from the Concertino to the Third and Fifth Piano Concertos. Mr. Fagen is devoted to Martinu's music and  has also completed the six symphonies for Naxos (please see reviews).

As a regular guest of the Atlanta Opera, Mr. Fagen will conduct a new production of Mozart’s Magic Flute in April and May, 2010.

Orchestra Haydn Orchester, Bolzano and Trento
March 30 and 31, 2010

Atlanta Opera
April 24, 27, 30 and May 2, 2010 


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