Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts
Sundays @ 9PM

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 NDR Symphony and the Bamberg Symphony, alternating with superb orchestras from abroad, including Poland's Sinfonia Varsovia, Russia's Ural Symphony to Great Britain's Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and London Symphony Orchestra. Rudolf Buchbinder, Julia Fischer and Boris Berezovsky are among the soloists.


Beethovenfest Opening Concert

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Jirí Belohlávek, conductor
Hilary Hahn, violin

György Ligeti:  Romanian Concerto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219
Antonín Dvorák:  Nature, Life and Love Overtures, Op. 91


Les Siècles
Vlaams Radio Chorus
François-Xavier Roth, conductor
Judith van Wanroij, soprano;  Isabelle Druet, mezzo-soprano;  Julien Behr, tenor;  Nicolas Courjal, bass

Claude Debussy:  Prelude to the afternoon of a faun
Claude Debussy:  Jeux
Igor Stravinsky:  The Rite of Spring
Étienne-Nicolas Méhul:  Solemn mass for the Sacrifice of Napoleon


Marie-Luise Neunecker, horn;  Jana Boušková, harp;  Christian Tetzlaff, Isabelle Faust, Elisabeth Kufferath, Sophie Wang and Byol Kang, violins;  Maya Meron and Hanna Weinmeister, violas;  Gustav Rivinius and Kian Soltani, cellos;  Lars Vogt and Aaron Pilsan, pianos

Johannes Brahms:  Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 99
György Ligeti:  Trio for horn, violin and piano
Claude Debussy:  Two dances for harp and string quartet
Robert Schumann:  Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44


Ural Philharmonic Orchestra
Symphonic Chorus of the Yekaterinburg Philharmonic
Dmitri Liss, conductor

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Excerpts from The Creatures of Prometheus
Alexander Scriabin:  Prometheus, the Poem of Fire, Op. 60
Sergei Prokofiev:  Cantata on the 20th anniversary of the October Revolution