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 repertoire 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 along with superb ensembles from abroad.


Beethoven Orchestra Bonn
Bonn Opera Chorus
Dirk Kaftan, conductor
Kristina Mkhitaryan, Heather Engebretson, and Elena Bezgodkova, sopranos; Aude Extremo and Anna Bonitatibus, mezzo-sopranos; Alessandro Scotto di Luzio and Ivan Magrì, tenors; Kartal Karagedik, baritone

Leonard Bernstein:  Overture and "Glitter and be Gay" from Candide
Gioachino Rossini:  "Cruda sorte" from The Italian Girl in Algiers
Giuseppe Verdi:  "Caro nome" fromRigoletto and other Verdi selections

Vincenzo Bellini: Ah! Per sempre io te perdeifrom I Puritani
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  "Martern aller Arten"from The Abduction from the Seraglio
Gaetano Donizetti:  "Esulti pur la Barbara" and "Una furtiva lagrima" from The Love Potion  
Charles Gounod: Waltz from Margarethe
Camille Saint-Saens:  "Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix" from Samson and Delilah
Jules Massenet: "Adieu notre petite table" from Manon
Giacomo Puccini:  "Vissi d'arte" from Tosca and"Che gelida manina" from La Boheme  
Henry Mancini:  "Crazy World" from Victor/Victoria
Carl Orff:  "O Fortuna" from Carmina burana


Russian National­ Orchestra
Mikhail Pletnev and Mstislav Rostropovich, conductors
Renaud Capucon, violin
Mikhail Pletnev, piano

Gioachino Rossini: Overture to William Tell
Robert Schumann: Violin Concerto in D minor
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15 in A Major, Op. 141 
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111 - 2
Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26 - 2


Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67
Dina Ugorskaja, piano; Gergana Gergova, violin; Alban Gerhardt, cello 

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 22
Antje Weithaas and Byol Kang, violins; Timothy Ridout, viola; Tanja Tetzlaff, cello

Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in B-flat Major
Isabelle Faust and Yura Lee, violin; Elisabeth Kufferath, viola; Alban Gerhardt, cello

Sergei Prokofiev: String Quartet No. 1 in B minor, Op. 50
Yura Lee and Byol Kang, violins; Tatjana Masurenko, viola; Tanja Tetzlaff, cello

Dmitri Shostakovich: Two pieces for String Octet, Op. 11 - Prelude and Scherzo
Florian Donderer, Byol Kang, Yura Lee, and Gergana Gergova, violins; Tatjana Masurenko and Hanna Weinmeister, violas; Alban Gerhardt and Tanja Tetzlaff, cellos

Reinhold Gliere: String Octet in D Major, Op. 5
Byol Kang,Yura Lee, Gergana Gergova and Florian Donderer, violins; Hanna Weinmeister and Timothy Ridout, violas; Tanja Tetzlaff and Alban Gerhardt, cellos


Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Symphony No. 4 in D Major, K. 19
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Major, K. 207
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Lowell Greer, horn

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat Major, K. 447

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 - II.


Central German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Stefan Asbury, conductor
Marino Formenti, piano

Bernhard Lang:  Monadologie XXXIV
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Richard Strauss:  Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks


Igor Levit, piano

Ferrussio Busoni:  Fantasy after Johann Sebastian Bach
Ferrussio Busoni:   Fantasia contrappuntistica
Johann Sebastian Bach:  Ricercar from A Musical Offering, BWV 1079
Johann Sebastian Bach:   Contrapunctus I, IV und XI from Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080
Johann Kaspar Kerll:  Passacaglia in D minor


Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Vladimir Yurovsky, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Josef Suk:  Scherzo fantastique, Op. 25
Antonin Dvorak:  Cello Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 104
Johannes Brahms:  Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73


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