Opening concert


Fri 9.9.2016, 8 p.m., 2016-9-9T20:00 Beethovenhalle

Opening concert

Hilary Hahn (Violin)
Tschechische Philharmonie
Jiří Bělohlávek (Conductor)

György Ligeti:
‘Concert Românesc’ for orchestra (1951)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Concerto no. 5 in A major for violin and orchestra (K. 219)

Viktor Ullmann:
‘Don Quixote dances the fandango’. Overture for orchestra (1944), based on the short score with orchestration by Bernhard Wulff (1994)

Antonín Dvořák:
‘Nature, Life, Love’. Three overtures for orchestra, op. 91, nos. 1-3

In the heartland of Europe

Though the great political upheavals of the 20th century sometimes cause us to forget it, the Czech Republic lies in the very heartland of Europe! Now the Czech Philharmonic, headed by its principal conductor Jiří Bělohlávek, will present a varied programme that surveys the musical culture of our neighbours to the East. György Ligeti and Viktor Ullmann were both victims of politics: Ligeti‘s ‚Concert Românesc‘ was blacklisted, and Ullmann wrote his ‚Don Quixote dances the fandango‘ while interned in Theresienstadt. A touch of brilliance is ensured by Hilary Hahn‘s appearance in what is perhaps Mozart‘s loveliest violin concerto, and Dvořák‘s triptych of overtures, ‚Nature, Life, Love‘, will offer moving insight into the Czech soul.

Additional Information:

"For 8 at 8" Non-bookable reserved seats for students.

Deutsche Welle Festival Concert.
Sponsored by Ernst & Young GmbH and Deutsche Bank.

Hilary Hahn © Michael Patrick O'Leary

Hilary Hahn © Michael Patrick O'Leary

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