A musical premiere will take place at the VIII Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum — a concert by the Symphony Orchestra of the Silesian Philharmonic (Poland) under the direction of Israeli conductor Daniel Oren.
The concert organized by the International Music Festival "Petersburg Embankments" will be held on 14 November 2019 in the Armorial Hall of the State Hermitage Museum as part of the Public Flow of the Music Section. For the first time, a world-famous conductor from Israel, a Polish symphony orchestra and lead musicians and singers from Russia will meet in the music scene of Saint Petersburg. Daniel Oren together with the Symphony Orchestra of the Silesian Philharmonic will perform the works of Carl Maria von Weber, Joseph Haydn, and Giacomo Puccini. Along with Daniel Oren and the Orchestra of the Silesian Philharmonic, the concert will involve young Russian principal soloists: winner of the VII Amigdala International Music Competition Adam Gutseriev (piano) and winner of the S. Knushevitsky International Cello Competition Dali Gutserieva (cello).
Daniel Oren began his professional career in 1978 by taking the post of chief conductor at the Rome Opera House (Italy) at the age of 23. He is considered the best interpreter of operas by Verdi and Puccini, he has worked with such singers as Alfredo Kraus, José Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, Raina Kabaivanska, Ghena Dimitrova, Fiorenza Cedolins, Marcelo Alvarez, Ruggero Raimondi, Leo Nucci, and many others. He has been recorded by RCA, Decca, Arthaus Musik, TDK.
The maestro conducts with great success in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Asia and, of course, Italy, including Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Arena di Verona, Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi in Trieste, and Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa. He regularly performs at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Covent Garden in London, and the Vienna State Opera, as well as major opera houses in San Francisco, Houston, Buenos Aires, Paris, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, and Moscow. He also conducts such world-famous orchestras as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Israeli Philharmonic, and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich.
Daniel Oren used to be the musical director of the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv and now holds the title of Honorary Conductor of this opera theatre. Since 2007, the maestro has been the artistic director of the Verdi Theatre in Salerno.