The season’s first concert by the Beethoven Orchester Bonn regularly takes place at the Beethovenfest. Stefan Blunier conducts Richard Strauss’ Symphonic Poem for Orchestra op. 53, ‘Sinfonia Domestica’, Rudi Stephan’s ‘Music for Orchestra’ composed in 1912, and Paul Hindemith’s Chamber Music no. 5 op. 36 no. 4 for solo viola and large chamber orchestra, with the soloist Lars Anders Tomter.More information
Over a weekend of 19-21 September Beethovenfest hosts String Quartet Project 2014, where three young ensembles work together with the renowned Kuss Quartett in six different programmes across the weekend. Other quartets featured this year are the Bennewitz Quartet, the Heath Quartet and Quatuor Zaide. Thematically the project will focus on three dates: 1814, 1914 and 2014, three landmarks between which the string quartet has crucially changed as well as being key moments in European history.
Commissioned by the Beethovenfest Bonn, Ensemble Resonanz and Alte Oper Frankfurt, Helmut Oehring has composed ‘GOYA III. Veía la mano, pero como alelado’ for 18 Strings for the Ensemble Resonanz. To this end, Oehring chose Beethoven’s late String Quartet op.131 in C sharp minor as his formal and thematic basis. Following this first performance, the Ensemble Resonanz will then go on to play this String Quartet no. 14 by Beethoven in a version for string orchestra (22 Sept.).Read more
The youth orchestra includes more than 100 musicians from ten countries. Kristjan Järvi is the founding conductor and musical director of the orchestra. Under the title ‘Baltic Voyage’ we shall hear works by composers from countries with Baltic coastlines: Modest Mussorgsky, Jean Sibelius, Gediminas Gelgotas, Imants Kalnins and Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor op. 16 with Jan Lisiecki.
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