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Mr. Fagen is currently conducting the Richmond Symphony Orchestra with a program including Cesar Franck’s  Symphony in D minor, Beethoven’s Egmont Overture , and ‘Nanking! Nanking’, a Threnody for Orchestra and Pipa, - a four-stringed Chinese instrument ( often referred to as the Chinese lute) - by composer Bright Sheng. On November 22 he will conduct the Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo, joined by pianist Benedetto Lupo in Mozart’s Piano Concerto K. 448. The program  includes Haydn’s Symphony nr. 84 in E-Flat Major of the so-called Paris Symphonies. Mr. Fagen will open the evening with Beethoven’s Prometheus Overture op. 43.

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Arthur Fagen conducted the Orchester Musikkollegium Winterthur,  the oldest Orchestra in Switzerland, conducted in the past by Hermann Scherchen and Wilhelm Furtwängler and connected with composers like Richard Strauss, Igor Stravinsky and Anton Webern. Mr. Fagen performed the second version - rarely performed – of Mendelssohn’s Symphony n. 4 (Italian), edited in 1833/1834, and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto Op. 64, joined by soloist Sergej Krilov, as well as a première of Sommernachts-(tag)-Traum by Swiss composer Rolf Urs Ringger. The critics have been very enthusiastic ( please see reviews ).



Mr. Fagen returned to South America last month to conduct for the second time this year the  Orquesta Filarmonica de Bogota performing works by Elgar, Liadoff and Prokofiev.  Soon after Mr. Fagen appeared at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival conducting the NDR Radiophilharmonie Orchestra in an homage to jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman with soloists Sabine and Wolfgang Meyer. The first week of September he has been invited to lead the Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento on the last concert of the Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolzano. 


This month Arthur Fagen returns to South America to conduct the  Orquesta Filarmonica de Bogota after his successful appearance in Colombia last May, in two concerts on 14 and 15 of August performing works by Elgar, Liadoff and Prokofiev.  Soon after Mr. Fagen appears at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival conducting the NDR Radiophilharmonie Orchestra on August 20 and 21. The program is an hommage to jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman. Gershwin’s An American in Paris will open the evening, and soloists Sabine and Wolfgang Meyer will join Mr. Fagen in a program including Arnold’s and Copland’s Clarinet Concertos.

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JUNE 2009

ARTHUR FAGEN has concluded the recording for Naxos of complete piano concertos by Bohuslav Martinu

The last week of May Mr. Fagen concluded the recording of the complete piano concertos by Bohuslav Martinu, to be released in Autumn. Arthur Fagen is currently in Poland, conducting the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra. Program includes Respighi’s Fontane e Pini di Roma, and Paganini’s Violin Concerto Op. 6 with soloist Janusz Wawrowski.

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Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra, June 12 & 13, 2009

MAY 2009

Arthur Fagen has scored an enormous triumph in Atlanta where he has conducted Wagner’s Der Fliegende Hollaender the last week of April (see reviews). Soon after he traveled to South America where he conducted the oldest orchestra of Colombia, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogotà. Program included Schubert’s Symphony n. 9. On May 19 and 20 he has concerts in Italy with the Orchestra Haydn in Trento and Dobbiaco, with a program including Dvorak’s Biblische Lieder and Mendelssohn’s Symphony n. 5. The last week of May he will conclude with Naxos the recording of the complete piano concertos by Bohuslav Martinu.

Orquesta Filarmonica de Bogota, May 8 & 9, 2009

Haydn Orchestra, May 19 & 20, 2009

APRIL 2009

ARTHUR FAGEN returns to ATLANTA to conduct Wagner’s Der Fliegende Hollaender

After the  enormous success in the celebrated Glass's opera Akhnaten last January, Mr. Fagen returns to the Atlanta Opera to conduct a new production of Wagner’s Die Fliegende Hollaender (The Flying Dutchman )  in April and May.  The cast includes the American baritone Mark Delavan in one of his signature roles, the Dutchman, and Swedish-American soprano Erika Sunnegardh.

The Atlanta Opera, April 25 & 28, May 1 & 3, 2009

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