Back in 2016, Case made a highly acclaimed German debut with the Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn for the final subscription performance of the 15/16 concert season. Heilbronner Stimme commented Precision, balance, and an almost weightless sound dominated the concert from the first bar…Mozart’s Linz Symphony was like a sun-lit wander along an alpine way. Following a second return to the orchestra conducting Beethoven’s 1st Symphony in Stuttgart’s Liederhalle, it was announced at a press conference in Heilbronn in July 2017 that Case Scaglione had been unanimously elected as the orchestra’s Chief Conductor effective from the 2018-19 season.
In their short time together, the orchestra has played with soloists such as Simone Lamsma, Johannes Moser and Sharon Kam.Enjoying an intense touring schedule, together with Case, Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn currently performs in some of the most distinguished venues across Europe including Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Vienna’s Musikverein and Herkulessaal in Munich, where they will present four different programs across 18/19 season. In the current and upcoming seasons, the theme of Transformation is the major thematic focus and to this end some of the programme highlights featuring in live performance are Transfigured Night by Arnold Schoenberg, Metamorphosen by Richard Strauss as well as a recording of the Six Symphonies (after Ovid’s Metamorphoses), by Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf. Further recording plans with Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn include an all-Copland CD with Sebastian Manz who will perform the clarinet concerto.
The Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn was founded in 1960 by Jörg Faerber and has performed and recorded with artists such as Martha Argerich, Alfred Brendel, Rudolf Buchbinder, James Galaway, Hilary Hahn, Sabine Meyer, Anne Sophie Mutter, and Thomas Quasthoff. The orchestra has recorded over 500 works for the labels Deutsche Grammophon and Teldec. Württembergisches Kammerorchester’s website can be found here.