Date March 14  – April 6 2012
Place  Craiova, Romania
Orchestra Philharmonic Orchestra “Oltenia”

Over a period of three weeks Konrad von Abel is teaching and communicating musical phenomenology developed by Sergiu Celibidache. Within these three weeks you will find classes, lessons, concerts and associated rehearsals.

It takes place at the hall and other premises of the Philharmonic Orchestra”Oltenia” in Craiova in Romania.
Above and beyond the numerous events the idea behind is to offer an opportunity to live this approach to music not exclusively by doing but also by “breathing”………

We warmly recommend the participation of the orchestra rehearsals. You are asked to familiarize yourselves with the scores of the pieces as well.

The spaces in between – particularly at the free weekend March 31 / April 1 – there will be many chances to work on questions that will arise. In general the resources of the house offer to have a string quartet, other
instrumental ensembles or the choir – depending on your needs.

It goes without saying that we recommend to come for the whole period. Of course it is also possible to participate only at the master class, come for a weekend or just for a concert.

REPERTOIRE of the conducting class

Haydn – Symphony No. 92 in G major “Oxford”
Mozart – Symphony No. 38 in D major KV 504  „Prague“
Beethoven – Symphony No. 7 in A major
Brahms – Symphony No.2 in D major
Tchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet

CONCERT of 4 advanced students of Konrad von Abel
at March 23 – 2012  –  19 o’clock

Eric Ewazen    “Ballade for Bass Trombone, Harp and String Orchestra”
Hector Jesus Prieto Sanchez, Bass Trombone
Maurice Ravel   – “Ma mère l’oye”
Jean Sibelius  – “En Saga”
Richard Wagner  – “Tannhäuser” Overture

Several Conducting Sessions with small ensemble

March 26 – April 5, particularly on the weekend March 31/ April 1


Besides other works that will arise spontaneously during course and rehearsals:
Fauré – Requiem
Tchaikovsky – 1st String Quartet


Vlad Stanculeasa (Violin) & James Maddox (piano) will give an inside of their work

Date of concert: Wednesday, April 4  –  19 o’clock
Antonín Dvořák – Sonata in F Major
Olivier Messiaen – Fantasy
Sergej Prokofiev  –  Melodies
Bela Bartok  – Sonata no. 1

Symphonic Concert of the “Oltenia Philharmonic Orchestra” / Conductor: Konrad von Abel · Violin: Vlad Stanculeasa

Date April 6  –  19 o’clock
Program Antonín Dvořák – Violin Concerto in a minor / Sergej Prokofiev – Romeo and Juliet