Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts
Sundays @ 8PM

The German festival season presents a cross-section of the world's most exciting classical music artists and a mix of repertory from old favorites to new discoveries. Hosted by Rick Fulker, Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts is a weekly series of electrifying performances by top German orchestras like the Southwest German Radio Symphony and the Berlin Philharmonic, alternating with superb orchestras from abroad, including Russia's Mariinsky Theater Orchestra to the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. Lisa Batiashvili, Alisa Weilerstein and Christian Tetzlaff are among the soloists.

3/17

Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Christoph Poppen, conductor
Juliane Banse, soprano
Clara-Jumi Kang, violin

Ludwig Van Beethoven:  Overture to Coriolan, Op. 62
Ludwig Van Beethoven:  Violin Romance in F Major, Op. 50 
Ludwig Van Beethoven:  "Abscheulicher, wo eilst du hin?" from Fidelio
Camille Saint-Saens:  Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28
Franz Schubert (orchestrated by Benjamin Britten):  The Trout
Franz Schubert (orchestrated by Max Reger):  In the Red Dusk
Franz Schubert (orchestrated by Hector Berlioz):  Der Erlkonig
Franz Schubert:  Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, D. 485

3/24

Heimbach Festival
Lars Vogt, director

Antonin Dvorak:  Two Cypresses for String Quartet
Erkki-Sven Tuur:  Synergy for violin and cello
Bohuslav Martinu:  Cello Sonata No. 2
Edgar Varese:  Octandre
Gustav Mahler (arranged by Ian Farrington):  Symphony No. 1 in D Major "Titan"

3/31

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Marek Janowski, conductor

Albert Roussel:  Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 53 - 4th movement
Hans Pfitzner:  Preludes from Palestrina
Richard Wagner:  Excerpt from The Mastersingers of Nuremberg
Anton Bruckner:  Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Major "Romantic"

4/7

Munich Radio Orchestra
David Reiland, conductor
Davide Giovanni Tomasi, guitar; Sarah Christian, violin; Kyeong Ham, oboe; Wataru Hisasue, piano

Joaquin Rodrigo:  Concierto de Aranjuez - 3rd movement
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219 - 3rd movement
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Oboe Concerto in C Major, K. 314 - 1st movement
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K. 414 - 1st movement

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Michael Francis, conductor
Junhong Kuang, guitar; Andrea Obiso, violin; Juliana Koch, oboe; JeungBeum Sohn, piano

Joaquin Rodrigo:  Concierto de Aranjuez - 2nd movement
Sergei Prokofiev:  Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 19 - 2nd and 3rd movements
Richard Strauss:  Oboe Concerto in D Major
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23 - 1st movement

4/14

Le Concert Olympique
Arnold Schoenberg Chorus
Jan Caeyers, conductor
Susanne Bernhard, soprano;  Steve Davislim, tenor;  Dietrich Henschel, baritone
Kristian Bezuidenhout, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Christ on the Mount of Olives, Op. 85

4/21

Members of the Staatskapelle Dresden
Thomas Sanderling, conductor
Elisaveta Blumina, piano

Dmitri Shostakovich:  Fragments from The Nose, Op. 15
Mieczyslaw Weinberg:  Chamber Symphony No. 2, Op. 147
Mieczyslaw Weinberg:  Selections from Children's Books, Op. 16 and 19

Staatskapelle Dresden
Gennadi Roschdestvensky, conductor

Dmitri Shostakovich:  Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10

4/28

Opera Fuoco
David Stern, conductor
Karine Deshayes, mezzo soprano

Ferdinando Paer:  Overture to Leonora ossia L'Amor conjugale
Xavier Boisselot:  Velleda
Hector Berlioz:  Marguerite's Romance from the dramatic legend La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
Luigi Cherubini:  "Ah! Nos peines seront communes" from Medee
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93