11.9.2016, 6 p.m.,
Beethovenhalle Beethovenhalle Wachsbleiche 1653111BonnBayerisches Staatsorchester
‘Lontano’ for large orchestra (1967)
Concerto no. 1 for violin and orchestra, Sz 36 (1907-08)
Symphony no. 5 in E minor, op. 64
Kirill Petrenko‘s absolute focus on the music has earned him the nickname ‘the anti-maestro’ in musical circles. Audiences adore him for this very reason. The designated principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, his main base of operations remains the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. He is arriving in Bonn with a cleverly conceived programme. György Ligeti, with ‘Lontano’, created a sort of sonic sculpture, a multi-hued fluttering tissue of sound. His fellow countryman Béla Bartók opens his First Violin Concerto with a long cantilena for the soloist. Then the orchestra enters and tells us about the young composer‘s ‘constant state of rapture’ – in short, a love story. The main work of the evening, Tchaikovsky‘s Fifth Symphony with its ‘fate motifs’, allows Petrenko to conduct his resident orchestra with the same ‘sweet surrender’ that he has coaxed from it from the very beginning.
Deutsche Welle Festival Concert.
Sponsored by Sparkasse KölnBonn.