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Review: Happy New Yeah!

January 17, 2018
Otto Paul Burkhardt, Südwestpresse

“It comes down to the “how”: The way the Philharmonie played under the new Principal Conductor Fawzi Haimor was simply intoxicating. The result: a diversely dazzling, precise and detailed audible sound, presented with […]

Review: Happy New Yeah!2018-03-19T19:32:20+00:00

For some Muslim classical artists, music can speak louder than politics

July 5th, 2017
John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune.

All performing and creative artists who hold complex identities also face complex journeys. Certainly, classical musicians of Middle Eastern heritage and/or Muslim faith often find themselves navigating very complex spaces in the […]

For some Muslim classical artists, music can speak louder than politics2017-09-02T23:18:59+00:00

Fawzi Haimor Anounced As Music Director Designate

December 20th, 2016
Website of the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen

Fawzi Haimor has been announced as Music Director Designate of Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen (WPR), following an impressive debut with the orchestra in December 2016. He will assume the role in September […]

Fawzi Haimor Anounced As Music Director Designate2017-09-02T23:17:44+00:00

Review: Die Philharmonie in der Stadthalle, Otto Paul Burkhardt

December 6th, 2016
Review from Reutlingen, Germany with the Württembergische Philharmonie

-Südwest Presse, Otto Paul Burkhardt
“…the philharmonic orchestra was hardly recognizable under guest director Fawzi Haimor. The Reutlingen orchestra seldom played so lucid, so transparent, so delicate.”

“…the potential […]

Review: Die Philharmonie in der Stadthalle, Otto Paul Burkhardt2017-09-05T23:30:37+00:00

Review: NZSO’s salute to Steve Reich, William Dart

October 9th, 2016
Review from Wellington, New Zealand with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

-NZ Herald, William Dart
“Conductor Fawzi Haimor, expertly keeping this great orchestral locomotive on its minimalist tracks, then chatted to us while traditional seating was restored behind […]

Review: NZSO’s salute to Steve Reich, William Dart2017-09-05T23:35:36+00:00

Review: NZSO, Bold Worlds: New Frontiers, John Button

October 9th, 2016
Review from Wellington, New Zealand with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

-Stuff, John Button
“The second half gave us a thrillingly direct performance of Dvorak’s perennial favourite – the Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” – in […]

Review: NZSO, Bold Worlds: New Frontiers, John Button2017-09-05T23:37:56+00:00

Review: A Performance to Remember, Patrick Shepherd

October 4th, 2016
Review from Christchurch, New Zealand with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

-Stuff, Patrick Shepherd
“Having heard and played Dvořák’s 9th Symphony “From the New World” many times, I was really here for the first half. However, I’m going […]

Review: A Performance to Remember, Patrick Shepherd2017-09-05T23:39:44+00:00

Review: Debussy’s Prelude showcases the deep talent of the Florida Orchestra

April 16th, 2016
Review from Tampa, Florida

-Tampa Bay Times, Jim Harper
“…guest conductor Fawzi Haimor had the whole ensemble, including the deeply resonant strings, billowing in voluptuous waves.”

“With stretching and flowing gestures, Haimor encouraged the entire orchestra to […]

Review: Debussy’s Prelude showcases the deep talent of the Florida Orchestra2017-09-05T23:42:43+00:00

Review: Neu-Ulmer Zeitung, Roland Mayer

February 22nd, 2016
Review from Ulm, Germany with the Württembergischen Kammerorchester.

-Neu-Ulmer Zeitung, Roland Mayer
“Within the effective radius of his supple conducting, Fawzi Haimor led the brilliantly arranged “King Arthur” Suite by Henry Purcell into the Baroque’s beacon with ease. […]

Review: Neu-Ulmer Zeitung, Roland Mayer2017-09-05T23:44:37+00:00

Review: Heilbronner Stimme, Ulrich Kneel

February 17th, 2016
Review from Heilbronn, Germany with the Württembergischen Kammerorchester

-Heilbronner Stimme, Ulrich Kneel
“But it must simply raise enthusiasm, the way in which WKO musicians conjure a gripping, captivating experience from an imaginative score under the clear, thoughtful baton […]

Review: Heilbronner Stimme, Ulrich Kneel2017-09-05T23:45:53+00:00