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Philharmonie Baden-Baden
9./10./11.01.2019
Philharmonie Baden-Baden

Ulrich Kern for the first time on stage with the Philharmonie Baden-Baden.

© Photo: Jörg Bongartz

Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt
6./17./25./26.12.18
Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt

Ulrich Kern to experience again in the Nikolaisaal Potsdam and in Frankfurt/Oder with Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester. more

© Photo: Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt

Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie
Review: Flowers for the bugle
“… Ulrich Kern brought the work to sharp contours, let the brass player shine and the bass thump. (...) The applause and the pounding of the audience in the sold-out hall was a clear sign. More of this fresh color!“ more

Sächsische Zeitung 20.10.2018, Karsten Blüthgen (about Sibelius‘ 2. Symphony)

© Photo: Sosnowski

Sibelius
18./19./23./24./26.10.18
Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 2 D-major

Ulrich Kern conducting the Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie with Sibelius‘ Symphony No. 2
© Photo: Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie

Venedig
29.09.19 Premiere Strauss "Night in Venice"
Ulrich Kern will perform the premiere Strauss „Night in Venice“ Gerhardt Hauptmann Theater in Görlitz » more
© Photo: GHT

UWAGA
27.09.18 | 8 pm
Music World without limits with UWAGA!
Ulrich Kern will conduct the Jenaer Philharmonie – on the program works from Elgar, Sibelius, Mahler. And together with UWAGA » more
© Photo: UWAGA

bild sep180918 web
23.09.18 | 11 am
NDR Kultur – „The Sunday Concert“
Ulrich Kern live on Radio NDR Kultur – final concert Cellofestival 360° Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with the Neubrandenburger Philharmonie: Three cello concertos – three soloists - Harriet Krijgh - Anastasia Kobekina - Daniel Müller-Schott.

A concert recording from July 8th, 2018 » more
© Photo: Oliver Borchert

Jenaer Philharmonie
11.09.18 Farewell concert for Lord Major Dr. Schröter
Ulrich Kern and the Jenaer Philharmonie: Farewell concert for Jena‘s long-term Lord Major Dr. Schröter
© Photo: Jenaer Philharmonie

Sala Sinfónica
16.08.18 Buenos Aires, Sala Sinfónica
Ulrich Kern will perform with Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil Nacional José de San Martín | On the programm: Beethoven 7. Symphony | Cavanna „Geek Bagatuelles“. » more
© Photo: Haupt & Binder

DMS
08.07.18 Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Ulrich Kern will made his debut at the Festspiele – 360º cello. Three cello concerts – three soloists - Harriet Krijgh - Anastasia Kobekina - Daniel Müller-Schott. » more
© Photo: Uwe Ahrens

Rheingau
01.07.18 Barocke Klänge aus dem Rheingau
Ulrich Kern will conduct in the cloister Hildegardis, Rheingau Germany „Baroque Sounds “ with works from Händel, Bach und Pachelbel with Elisabeth Scholl, soprano, Friedolin Obersteiner, counter tenor and the Camerata Rheingau. » more
©Photo: Abtei St. Hildegard

Die Regentrude
25.05.18 CD-Release Klaus Wüsthoff „Die Regentrude“
Ulrich Kern conducted the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt, speaker Martina Gedeck. » more
© Photo: razvandm/Morguefile

Tannhäuser
27.05.18 Ulrich Kern's debut with Richard Wagner's Tannhäuser
Ulrich Kern makes his debut with the great romantic opera Tannhäuser. » more
© Photo: Marlies Kross

Serail
28.04.18 MOZART Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Ulrich Kern’s premiere with Wolfgang A. Mozart‘s ballad opera „Die Entführung aus dem Serail“. » more
© Photo: GHT

Der Konsul
03.03.18 Der Konsul
Ulrich Kern will conduct Gian Carlo Menottis Opera „Der Konsul“. » more | watch the trailer
© Photo: Marlies Kross

MDR Sinfonieorchester
Ulrich Kern‘s debut with MDR Sinfonieorchester at the Impulsfestival 2017
Guillaume Conesson‘s: „Night Club“ – a selection of the concert from October 26th , 2017, Steintor-Varieté, Halle, Germany. » more
© Photo: Kathrin Singer

Jenaer Philharmonie
22.02.18 Jenaer Philharmonie
Ulrich Kern will conduct works from Stanič, Hovaness, Cavanna and Haydn. » more
© Photo: Jenaer Philharmonie

Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen
08.02.18 Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen
Ulrich Kern will conduct the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, Presentation: Lars Reichow » more
© Photo: WPR

Brandenburgische Staatsorchester
14.01.18 Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt
Ulrich Kern will conduct Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt/Oder. » more
© Photo: Tobias Tanzyna

Der Konsul
03./15.12.17 Der Konsul
Ulrich Kern will conduct Gian Carlo Menottis Opera "Der Konsul". » more | watch the trailer
© Photo: Marlies Kross

Ensemble Courage
16.11.17 Ensemble Courage
Ulrich Kern will conduct once again Ensemble Courage, Deutsches Hygienemuseum, Dresden. » more
© Photo: Christian Held

Jenaer Philharmonie
29.10.17 Jenaer Philharmonie
Ulrich Kern will conduct the Jenaer Philharmonie. » more
© Photo: Jenaer Philharmonie

MDR Sinfonieorchester
26.10.17 MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
Ulrich Kern’s debut at the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra. » more
LIVE! from 8.05 Uhr on MDR Kultur Radio
© Photo: MDR/Peter Adamik

lausitzer2017
22.10.17 Philrock
Dvorak‘s Symphony No. 9 “Aus der Neuen Welt” and John Lord’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra under the baton of Ulrich Kern. » more
© Photo: Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie

Grossherzogin von Gerolstein
07.10.17 Die Großherzogin von Gerolstein
Ulrich Kern is conducting the premiere of Jacques Offenbach’s „Die Großherzogin von Gerolstein“. » more
© Photo: Marlies Kross

Ensemble Resonanz Residenz
18.09.17 Flandern Festival, Gent
Ulrich Kern and Ensemble Resonanz Hamburg: Opening concert of Flandern Festival, Gent. » more
© Photo: Tobias Schult

LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS
09.07.17 Strawinsky‘s LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS
Ulrich Kern will conduct Strawinsky’s LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS. » more
© Photo: GHT

Kloster Hildegardis im Rheingau
02.07.17 The Baroque Sound
In the cloister Hildegardis, Rheingau Germany Ulrich Kern will conduct „Baroque Sound “ with works from Vivaldi, Telemann, Bach and Vinci Elisabeth Scholl, soprano and the Camerata Rheingau. » more
© Photo: Kloster Hildegardis

Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie
28./29.5.17 Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie
Ulrich Kern will conduct the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie – the program will include works from Bach, Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Schumann. » more
© Photo: Kai Myller

Jenaer Philharmonie
14.05.2017 Jenaer Philharmonie
Ulrich Kern at the Jenaer Philharmonie. » more
© Photo: Anna Schroll

Dramma lirico
06.05. 2017 Dramma lirico
Ulrich Kern will conduct Manon Lescaut, Dramma lirico by Giacomo Puccini. » more

Der Liebestrank
From 17.03.17 Gaetano Donizetti L’elisir d‘amore
Ulrich Kern will conduct Donizetti‘s "L´elisir d´amore". » more
© Photo: Marlies Kross

NWD
From 06.03.17 Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
Ulrich Kern at the Nordwestdeutschen Philharmonie. » more


Jenaer Philharmonie
22.01.17 Prinzensuite
Ulrich Kern at the Jenaer Philharmonie. » mehr


maskerade
Masquerade
Motto of the New Year concerts with the Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie – conducted by Ulrich Kern. » more


nacht der aengste
20.01.17 „Nacht der Geheimnisse“
Ulrich Kern will conduct Wolf-Ferarri’s "Il segreto di Susanna" und Nino Rota’s "La notte di un nevrastenico" more


Ensemble Courage
17. 11.16 Ensemble Courage
Ulrich Kern is conducting Ensemble Courage, Deutsches Hygienemuseum, Dresden. » more


Brandenburger Symphoniker
09.10.16 Brandenburger Symphoniker
Ulrich Kern will make his debut with Brandenburger Symphoniker. » more


Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester
03.10.16 Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester
Ulrich Kern will conduct a special concert. » more

anatevka
30.09.16 Anatevka, Theater Görlitz (revival)
Ulrich Kern conduct the musical from Jerry Bock. » more
© Photo: Marlies Kross

festklaenge
Anniversary concert of the Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie
Ulrich Kern and GMD Andrea Sanguineti will conduct together on stage: Earle Brown (1926–2002) Module 1 & 2 for two orchestras and two conductors. » more

02.09.16 Görlitz | 03.09.16 Zittau | 06.09.16 Görlitz | 07.09.16 Hoyerswerda | 08.09.16 Bautzen

Into the woods
18.06.2016 Premiere Into the woods
Musical by Stephen Sondheim
After the successful premiere Ulrich Kern will conduct more performances at the Gerhardt-Hauptmann-Theater Görlitz. » more
© Photo: Marlies Kross

Jenůfa
28.05.2016 Jenůfa Opera by Leoš Janáček with Ulrich Kern
"Jenufa is one of the most beautiful operas ever written. ..... You can forgive from the heart. Music that carries so much love in itself, is extremely rare. You should play every day." (Ingo Metzmacher, Conductor) » more
© Photo: Marlies Kross

Der Liebestrank
29.05.2016 L’elisir d’amore – Der Liebestrank
Comic Opera in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti with Ulrich Kern on the podium. » more
© Photo: Marlies Kross

Ensemble Resonanz
First performance Sven-Ingo Koch "Cella memoriae"
Laeiszhalle Hamburg with Ensemble Resonanz
© Ensemble Resonanz, Photo: Jann Wilken

Ensemble Resonanz
General rehearsal with Ensemble Resonanz Hamburg
© Ensemble Resonanz, Photo: Jann Wilken

Ensemble Resonanz
01.02.2016 Ulrich Kern conduct Ensemble Resonanz Hamburg
Ulrich Kern will conduct a first performance of a work from Sven-Ingo Koch together with Ensemble Resonanz Hamburg in the Laeiszhalle, Hamburg » more

Freischütz
„Der Freischütz“
Ulrich Kern makes his appearance with Carl Maria von Weber‘s “Freischütz” , a romantic opera in three acts. » more
© Photo: Marlies Kross

NWD
12.12.15 Christmas Concert
Ulrich Kern will perform the Christmas Concert together with the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie with a program from opera and concert.

Nikolaisaal Potsdam
06.12./16.12./17.12.15 Nikolaisaal Potsdam
26.12.15 Konzerthalle Frankfurt Oder

Ulrich Kern will conduct Gisbert Näther‘s Prinzensuite op. 84 with the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester and Stephan Holzapfel as a narrator. » more

Hänsel and Gretel Kinderchor
Hänsel and Gretel
29.11., 8.12., 15.12., 18.12. Theatre Görlitz

The fairytale Hänsel and Gretel conducted by Ulrich Kern at the Theatre Görlitz.
© Photo: Marlies Kross

21. November 2015
Ulrich Kern will conduct the opening "Orpheus in der Unterwelt" from Jacques Offenbach at the Gerhardt-Hauptmann-Theatre, Görlitz.

Millischer
23.10.15 reunion with Echo-classic prizewinner Fabrice Millischer
Ulrich Kern will perform the first performance "Quasidah II" a new composition from the well-known Italian composer Orazio Scortino. » more

Season 2014 / 2015

echo klassikGerman Music Award „Echo Klassik 2014“ for excellent CD recording
The CD „French Trombone Concertos“, published in January 2014, was given the German Music Award „Echo Klassik 2014“ in the category „Concert Recording of the Year – 20th century“. The trombonist Fabrice Millischer and the Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken are conducted by Ulrich Kern.

The German Music Award „ECHO“ counts among the established und best-known music awards of the world. The award ceremony will take place at Munich Philharmonie on October 26th, 2014.


At Görlitz Theatre Ulrich Kern will conduct among other works Humperdinck's opera „Hänsel und Gretel“, Prokofjew`s ballet „Romeo und Julia“ and the operetta „Die Csàrdasfürstin“ by Emmerich Kàlmàn. With the New Lausitz Philharmonic Orchestra he will perform a symphony concert including Beethoven`s Sixth Symphony as well as works by Tan Dun and Joseph Haydn.

As a guest conductor Ulrich Kern will be with the Brandenburg State Orchestra, where he will conduct the final concert of the „Märkische Musik Tage“ in October 2014. Moreover in spring of 2015 Ulrich Kern will lead their performance in Nikolaisaal Potsdam with Schumann's First Symphony, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto and César Franck's „Battle of Winter and Spring“.

At Munich Kammerphilharmonie he will conduct in springtime 2015 Schumann's Third Symphony as well as Schostakowitsch's Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra. In January and June 2015 he will give several concerts with the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie. On May 3rd, 2015 Ulrich Kern will perform a baroque concert in the convent church of St. Hildegardis near Rüdesheim with his Ensemble „Camerata Rheingau“, founded by him, and with Elisabeth Scholl, soprano.


Upcoming CD 2014

French Trombone Concertos
"French Trombone Concertos"
TOMASI / BURGAN / GUILLOU
Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
Trombone Fabrice Millischer
Conductor Ulrich Kern

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Season 2013 / 2014

In autumn 2013 the Saarländische Rundfunk and the record label PerPro will publish a compact disc with French works of the 20th century: Conducted by Ulrich Kern the Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken and award-winning trombonist Fabrice Millischer have produced trombone concertos by Henri Tomasi, Patrick Burgan and Jean Guillou.

Ulrich Kern will start his season at Musiktheater Görlitz with Otto Nicolai's comical opera „Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor“ (The Merry Wives of Windsor). Besides he will perform Robert Schumann's 2nd Symphony with the Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie.

He will make a guest appearance in the Concerthall Potsdam conducting the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester. The „Kammerorchester Forum Stuttgart“, founded by Ulrich Kern in 2001, will be conducted by him in a concert on May 4th, 2014 at Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart. They will perform pieces of music by Benjamin Britten, Luigi Boccherini and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. On June 6th, 2014 Ulrich Kern will conduct a baroque concert of the „Camerata Rheingau“ at Convent Church St. Hildegardis near Rüdesheim.


Honoured with Prize of the House
Ulrich Kern was chosen public's darling of the season 2012/13 and is awarded with the special prize of the „Musik- und Theaterverein“ for his successful work in 2013. Lately he conducted Mozart's „Figaro's Hochzeit“, Tschaikowsky's „Eugen Onegin“, Verdi's „La Traviata“, Zemlinsky's „Kleider machen Leute“ and the much discussed first night of „Der Tod eines Bankers“.

Schumann Symphony No. 2 „with fascinating charisma”
„...Conclusing part of the programme was Symphony Nr. 2 by Robert Schumann. Ulrich Kern conducted the work by heart, in a competent, superior way and with fascinating charisma.
His musicians he not only could get going and motivate for a brilliant performance, he also could enthrall the audience, so that already after the first movement there were spontaneous shouts of „Bravo“. To surpass this first passionate movement – at least keep up the tension – seemed to be a nearly unsolvable problem. But those musicians with this more and more flourishing conductor coped with it admirably. In the third heart-rending slow movement with that wonderful oboe-solo, the passionate vivacity subsided without any loss of the interpretation's intensity. Allegro molto vivace the whole matter went into the final and on to an enthusiastic applause.“
Sächsische Zeitung, Jens Daniel Schubert, 19h October 2013


First Night of „Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor“
Conducted by Ulrich Kern the „Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie“ played fully in the mood. A well-prepared chorus and an appropriate cast of soloists made the evening a hearing delight“.
(Sächsische Zeitung, 7th October 2013)


Season 2012 / 2013

During the season 2012/13 Ulrich Kern will conduct the following operas at the Theater Görlitz: „La Traviata“ by Verdi, „Eugen Onegin“ by Tschaikowsky and „Kleider machen Leute“ by Alexander von Zemlinsky, moreover a symphony concert with works of Benjamin Britten and Thomas Adès..

At the Semperoper Dresden he will lead the rehearsals of „Gisela!“, the latest opera by Hans Werner Henze.

With Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken he is planning to realize a CD-production with trombonist ARD-award winner Fabrice Millischer at the Saarländischer Rundfunk in June 2013.

The Südwestrundfunk (SWR) will broadcast a concert of Mahler's 9th Symphony with the Ensemble Transcendent under the direction of Ulrich Kern.
Besides Ulrich Kern will make several guest appearances, e.g. at Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester and Thüringen Philharmonie in the Concert Hall Itzehoe.


„On the conductor's stand of the Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie Ulrich Kern does a great job."
(Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten, 8th April 2013)
Reaction of the press regarding the premiere of "Tod eines Bankers" at the Theater Görlitz.

Standing Ovation for Mahler's Symphony No. 9 (arr. Klaus Simon)
Broadcast on Südwestrundfunk 29th June 2013, 8pm.


Intensely acclaimed première of Zemlinsky's opera „Kleider machen Leute“:
MDR Figaro broadcasting corporation 26-11-2012:
„This performance at Görlitz is really a matter of discovery (.....) It's a great delight to witness how the members of the Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie (New Lausitz Philharmonic)
conducted by Ulrich Kern make the opera sound brilliant.“

Sächsische Zeitung, 26th November 2012
„As a whole the musical performance of this opera at Görlitz is wonderfully done. Ulrich Kern conducting leads the orchestra, the choir and the soloists reliably through the high-quality composition. He finds a fine extent in between forcing drama and sumptuous lyric.“


Season 2011 / 2012

At the beginning of the new season Ulrich Kern is engaged as First Kapellmeister at the Opera House Görlitz. Amongst other things he will run two opera productions and will perform a symphony concert with works of Beethoven and H. W. Henze (www.theater-goerlitz.de).

Besides Ulrich Kern will make his debut conducting the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester in a guest appearance at Konzerthaus Metz in France. This will be followed by conducting commissions on repeated invitations with Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken and Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt. At the Saarländischer Rundfunk he is planning to realize a CD-production with trombonist ARD-award winner Fabrice Millischer. At the Opera House Bremen he will conduct Mozart`s Zauberflöte.

The Ensemble Consortium Rhenus with whom Ulrich Kern recently recorded the Symphonies of Baldassare Galuppi, is now online: www.consortium-rhenus.com

The live recording of Mahler`s 5th Symphony from May 2011 is now available on CD.