Igor Stravinsky’s famous ballet suite, The Firebird, a staple masterwork of the orchestral catalog, soars with your BPO. Complemented by Modest Mussorgsky’s chilling Night on Bald Mountain; the high-spirited homage to the city of Detroit, Motor City ReMix by contemporary composer Jonathan Holland; and two steamy tango works by Argentinean composer Ástor Piazzolla, Libertango and Cuatro Estaciones featuring hometown favorite Jason Vieaux on guitar; this performance is too hot to touch! Guest conductor Josep Caballé-Domenech, music director of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, makes his BPO debut with this sizzling concert.
Come one hour prior to each event to hear directly from the artists in “Musically Speaking.”
Josep Caballé-Domenech, conductor
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Julien Labro, bandoneon
JONATHAN BAILEY HOLLAND Motor City ReMix
PIAZZOLLA Las Cuatro Estaciones Portenas
KHACHATURIAN Adagio of Spartacus & Phrygia from Spartacus Suite No .2
STRAVINSKY The Firebird
Josep Caballé-Domenech, conductor
Now in his eighth season as Music Director of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Caballé-Domenech starts in 2018 as Artistic Director of the Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra. Former General Music Director of the Staatskapelle Halle (2013-18) and principal guest conductor of the Norköping Symphony (2005-07), Caballé-Domenech enjoys combining intense symphonic and operatic careers.
Caballé-Domenech has worked with prominent orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic, with which he recorded Respighi’s “Roman Trilogy” on Onyx Classics, BBC Philharmonic, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, Hr-Sinfonieorchester, Bayerischen Rundfunk, Bamberg Symphony, WDR Sinfonieorchester, DSO Berlin, Dresden Festspielorchester, Czech Philharmonic, RSO Wien, Tonkünstler Symphony, Belgian National Symphony, Antwerp Symphony, LaVerdi Milano, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony, Orchestre National du Capitol de Toulouse, Spanish National Symphony, Barcelona Symphony, New Japan Philharmonic, and the symphony orchestras of Baltimore, Houston, San Antonio and Fort Worth, among others.
He is also frequently invited to international summer festivals such as Aspen, Texas, Chautauqua, Moritzburg and Granada.
Recognized for his work with operatic repertoire, Caballé-Domenech made his debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and has conducted the company at the Savonlinna Festival and La Fenice in Venice. Caballé-Domenech has led new productions at the Staatsoper Berlin, Hamburg Staatsoper, State Opera Stuttgart, Dresden Semperoper, Theater an der Wien (with Plácido Domingo), Vienna’s Volksoper, Komische Oper, Essen Aalto Theater, Capitol du Toulouse, Theatre Royal du Versailles, San Carlo di Napoli, ABAO, Sao Carlos in Lisbon and Beijing National Opera.
Recent and future highlights include Wagner’s Ring, The Flying Dutchman, Aida, Tosca, Adriana Lecouvreur and Sweeney Todd at the Halle Opera; Fanciulla del West, Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticana at the Hamburg Staatsoper; Salomé, Rosenkavalier and Wozzeck at Teatro Mayor in Bogotá; debuts at Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid, at the Teatro Real in a concert with Bryn Terfel; appearances with Nuremberg Philharmonic, Dortmund Philharmonic, Tucson Symphony, Camera Musicae at the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, a collaboration with Lang Lang and the Orquesta del Palau de les Arts in Valencia, and a concert with Yo-Yo Ma in the 90th Anniversary Gala of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra.
Born in Barcelona into a family of musicians, Josep Caballé-Domenech studied piano, percussion, singing and violin. He took conducting lessons with David Zinman, Jorma Panula, Sergiu Comissiona and pursued studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Caballé-Domenech was awarded the Aspen Prize from the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen, and also selected as “Protégé” in the inaugural cycle of the Sir Colin Davis’ Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative 2002-03.