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Thomas Dausgaard Leads “Exceptional Night” With The Seattle Symphony

On June 16, the Seattle Symphony’s principal guest conductor Thomas Dausgaard returned to the podium “much to the delight of the audience” (Seattle Times). The program featured “Vier Ietze Lieder” (“Four Last Songs”) and “Eine Alpensinfonie” (“Alpine Symphony”) which...

Thomas Dausgaard to Return to the BBC Proms 2017

After receiving critical acclaim for his performances at the 2016 BBC Proms, Thomas Dausgaard returns to the Royal Albert Hall in what will be his first Proms appearance as Chief Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. In Prom 36 on Saturday 12th August,...

Thomas Dausgaard Leaves Audiences Spellbound in Toronto

During his leadership of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at Roy Thomson Hall on April 7, Thomas Dausgaard “exhibited full mastery over this complex score”, leaving audiences “spellbound” (Musical Toronto). The integrity of Symphony No. 10 by Gustav Mahler has...

A “Brutally Intense” Performance with The BBCSSO in Glasgow

Mr Dausgaard's recent performances with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra have been hailed as "brutally intense", making a "fantastic noise". Mr Dausgaard was performing the UK premiere of fellow Dane Rued Langaard's Symphony No. 6 The Heaven Rending in Glasgow's...

Five Stars for Celtic Connections – Brahms in Budapest

On Wednesday 1st February, Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performed a concert as part of the Celtic Connections festival, collaborating with the Hungarian five-piece gipsy band "Budapest Bar" and the young, talented German baritone Benjamin...

Mahler 10 Wins Europadisc’s Disc of The Year

Thomas Dausgaard's recording of Mahler 10 with the Seattle Symphony has been selected as Europadisc's Disc of The Year. The accolade rounds off a fabulous year for the recording, and Mr Dausgaard, which was also selected as one of iTunes Best of 2016 and Gramophone's...

SWR2 About The Person: Thomas Dausgaard

"The Daily Telegraph described the Danes Dausgaard as a "conductor of rare conviction and expressiveness". No wonder he has been the new chief executive of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra since the beginning of the 2016/17 season. But not only in the UK is...

INCONTRI – Applauded by Alex Ross of The New Yorker

The 2016 release of Incontri: Works for Orchestra (De Capo), featuring Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen's works Incontri, Mirror II, Symphony and Antiphony, has been applauded by the New Yorker's Alex Ross. The recording, which was recorded live with the BBC Symphony...

Mahler 10 Named one of iTunes Best of 2016

Thomas Dausgaard's acclaimed recording of Mahler: Symphony No. 10 with the Seattle Symphony has been named one of iTunes Best of 2016. Click here to listen to the acclaimed album that has been called "exceptional" (Gramophone), "fabulous...fearless" (MusicWeb...

Dausgaard’s “Impressive” Debut With The LA Chamber Orchestra

The LA Times has hailed Thomas Dausgaard's "impressive" debut with the LA Chamber Orchestra, even suggesting that he can be added to the list of prospective musical directors for the acclaimed chamber orchestra. The programme included the west coast premiere of...

Spotted in Glasgow…

The ever-decorated Duke of Wellington statue in Glasgow is, apparently, a supporter of Mr. Dausgaard... Courtesy of the BBC Scottish Symphony on Twitter: Spotted in Glasgow pic.twitter.com/4dGxIZyhEg — BBC ScottishSymphony (@BBCSSO) September 21,...

BBCSSO 16/17 Opening Night – 14th September 2016

Thomas Dausgaard, the new Chief Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, will be conducting on the opening night of the 2016/17 season at Glasgow City Halls on 14th September. The exciting opening programme includes Thomas's interpretations of Bruckner's...

Dausgaard “Outstanding” At BBC Proms 2016

Thomas Dausgaard has been lauded by critics for his two dates with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at this year's BBC Proms. Tim Ashley of The Guardian writes in his four-star review: "Both performances were superbly judged: Dausgaard’s Rite, controlled yet...

Dausgard To Perform at BBC Proms 2016: August 5 & 7

The BBC Proms 2016 have been announced and Thomas Dausgaard will be leading the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, of whom Thomas is to become Chief Conductor, at The Royal Albert Hall on August 5 and 7. The concerts will consist of recitals of Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky...

Review: Dausgaard with The Munich Philharmoniker

Thomas Dausgaard and the Munich Philharmonic have been praised for their performance of Bruckner’s Symphony No.2 in C minor. Mr Zweipfennig of Der Neue Merker described the performance as a “truly uplifting interpretation…. those who missed [the concert] had really...

REVIEW: Dausgaard Makes His “Intense, Windswept, Dynamic” Detroit Debut

Thomas Dausgaard made his Detroit debut with a repertoire featuring fellow dane Nielson, Liszt and Sibelius, with the performance described as “intense”, “dynamic”, and “vividly detailed”. “At once intense, windswept, potent, vividly detailed, yearning and dynamic,...

Dausgaard To Re-create 1808 Marathon Beethoven Concert

On a cold evening at the Theatre an der Wien in Vienna in 1808, Ludwig van Beethoven held a marathon concert lasting for four hours. The concert featured public premieres of his Fifth and Sixth Symphonies, The Fourth Piano Concerto and Choral Fantasy, as well as...

REVIEW: Dausgaard & Seattle Symphony Orchestra

On 10 March Thomas Dausgaard performed the first of three concerts with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra at Benaroya Hall. Dausgaard, who has recently been nicknamed the “Dynamic Dane“, lived up to his title as the Seattle Times writes, “In the opening Haydn Symphony...

Dausgaard Returns To Seattle Symphony

Thomas Dausgaard will perform with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra on March 10, 12 and 13 in a program including Mozart (Piano Concerto No.23), Haydn (Symphony No.88) and Schoenberg’s “Verklärte Nacht”. The “Dynamic Dane”, as Melinda Bargreen describes Dausgaard in an...

Seattle Symphony Announces Its 2016-17 Season

The Seattle Symphony Orchestra, who have just received a Grammy in the category of Best Classical Instrumental Solo, has announced its 2016-17 season which begins in September. Thomas Dausgaard, who is into his third season as the SSO’s Principal Guest Conductor, will...

BBC Proms 2015 To Celebrate Sibelius’ 150th Birthday

To celebrate the 150th birthday of Finland’s greatest composer, Jean Sibelius, the BBC World Service is broadcasting a performance of his most popular symphony. Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 in D Major will be performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by...

Sneak Preview: Dausgaard & OSESP In Rehearsal

Thomas Dausgaard is in São Paulo preparing for eight concerts with Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo (OSESP).  The audiences at Sala São Paulo will be treated to three programmes featuring music by Richard Strauss, Ravel and Nielsen. Dausgaard and the OSESP...

Dausgaard 9 June RPO Review

Thomas Dausgaard led the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a “compelling and convincing” programme that featured Schubert:Symphony No. 9 in C (Great) and, with soloist Natasha Paremski, Brahms: Piano Concerto in D minor at London’s Royal Festival Hall on 9 June. Colin...

Watch Thomas Dausgaard Conduct Danish Radio – Wagner/Berg

Watch Thomas Dausgaard conduct the Danish Radio in a concert awarded 6 out of 6 hearts from Berlingske Tidende. The programme features “Prelude and Liebestod” from Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde and Berg’s Violin Concerto with Isabelle Faust as soloist. Click here to...

“Sibelius Cycle Does Seattle Symphony Proud” – Musical America

Musical America’s Thomas May offers an insightful, in-depth review of the Seattle Symphony and Thomas Dausgaard’s Sibelius Festival closing programme, featuring the composer’s 5th, 6th and 7th symphonies. May writes, “With a program all to themselves, these final...

4 Stars from BachTrack for Luminous Landscapes Festival

BachTrack’s Thomas May weighs in on Thomas and the Seattle Symphony’s acclaimed Luminous Landscapes Sibelius festival. In his 4 Star review he writes, “The brass snarls beginning Finlandia sounded the opening salvo of an approach determined to give voice to the full...

Classical Press Cheers Thomas Dausgaard BBC SSO Announcement

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s announcement that Thomas Dausgaard is its next Chief Conductor has been met with cheers from the Classical press and audiences. Kate Molleson, in The Herald (Scotland), writes, “This is an intriguing, intelligent and potentially...

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THOMAS DAUSGAARD TO CONDUCT SEATTLE SYMPHONY’S FIRST-EVER MAHLER 10

Thomas Dausgaard is set to conduct Seattle Symphony’s first-ever Mahler: Symphony No. 10 (Cooke version) during the orchestra’s 2015/16 season. Seattle’s Principal Guest Conductor, now in his second season with the orchestra, will conduct three subscription...

LUMINOUS LANDSCAPES: THE SIBELIUS SYMPHONIES AT SEATTLE SYMPHONY

LUMINOUS LANDSCAPES: THE SIBELIUS SYMPHONIES IN CELEBRATION OF THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF JEAN SIBELIUS THOMAS DAUSGAARD LEADS THREE WEEKS OF FESTIVAL EVENTS IN HIS FIRST YEAR AS PRINCIPAL GUEST CONDUCTOR 24-HOUR SIBELIUS MARATHON WILL BE STREAMED ON...