News Mozart – Les Noces de Figaro (Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt libretto) May 13th 2020 – Salle Ravel , Levallois Cancelled due to covid19 crisis The Marriage of Figaro by Beaumarchais was transformed by Mozart and his Italian librettist Da Ponte. Nevertheless, the original political intentions of the work were undermined by the imperial censure of Mozart’s Vienna. In Eric Emmanuel Schmitt’s revisited French text, he looks to revive the biting character of the original libretto without losing the beauty of the musical score. Excerpts of this new re-tanslation were performed in Paris’s Rive Gauche Theater in 2015 by Opera Fuoco and David Stern, who was intrigued by the subtle differences between Da Ponte and Schmitt. This performance will be a premiere of the integral Marriage de Figaro by Mozart and Eric Emmanuel Schmitt, reuniting the spirits of the 18th and 21st centuries. DUTILLEUX / BRAHMS – Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra Marseille Opera – June 21st 2020, 4 PM Cancelled due to covid19 crisis David Stern offers a program to Marseille’s audience that promises to be brilliant! From Dutilleux to Brahms, two essential symphonies, extraordinary and exciting, that explore different shades of the symphonic language. TANGLEWOOD MUSIC FESTIVAL GALA – Boston Symphony Orchestra Tanglewood Music Festival – July 26th 2020 at 2:30 PM Cancelled due to covid19 – crisis. In order to celebrate Isaac Stern’s centenary, his sons David and Michael will be conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a special gala concert at the Tanglewood Festival SHANGHAI ISAAC STERN INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition, the first world-class violin competition in Shanghai, was launched in 2015 and thereafter, a grand success for two consecutive editions in 2016 and 2018. Taking its name from the distinguished violinist Isaac Stern, the Competition aims to continue the legacy of Maestro’s musical spirit and carry forward the forty-year-long friendship between him and China bonded by music. Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition will usher in the 3rd edition in Shanghai on August 4 – 25, 2020, the year that also marks the centennial birthday of Maestro Isaac Stern.