This month, Alessandro Crudele comes back on the podium for a double appointment with the Orchesterzentrum|NRW, a joint institution of the four state colleges of music in North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) and the first inter-college training center in Europe for future orchestral musicians. He will conduct Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, the world’s most famous musical fairy tale.
The first concert will be held at the Orchesterzentrum NRW’s Konzerthaus in Dortmund on Saturday 27th, November with Tilmann Böttcher as narrator. The second one, on Sunday 28th, will take place in the Alfried Krupp Saal of the Philarmonie Essen with the famous Götz Alsmann as narrator, who “will lend his individual charming and humorous touch to the well-known story”, as the Theater website promises.
Keen to nurture young musicians, Crudele has devoted his time to working with young artists since the very beginning of his career; and collaboration with youth orchestras is still one of his priorities. From 2003 to 2006, Alessandro was a regular guest of the Orchestra dell’Accademia del Teatro alla Scala, and in 2014/2015 he conducted the Jeune Orchestre International de Monte-Carlo, an orchestra that includes some of the best young musicians from across Europe.
These concerts with the Orchesterzentrum|NRW consolidates Alessandro Crudele’s commitment with youth orchestras. The Orchesterzentrum|NRW offers the master’s degree Programme “Orchestra Playing”, in which students are provided over the course of four semesters with practical and targeted preparation for a career in renowned orchestras. With numerous public chamber and symphonic concerts, the Orchesterzentrum|NRW provides concertgoers and music-lovers with the opportunity to experience the musical results of the training courses, to follow the progress of the young musicians and to take advantage of an excellent and varied range of concerts, mostly free of charge.