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.

7/26

Beethoven Orchestra Bonn
Bonn Theater Chorus
Jacques Lacombe, conductor

Siobhan Stagg, Janai Brugger and Marigona Querkezi sopranos;  Annalisa Stroppa and Virginie Verrez, mezzo-sopranos;  Atalla Ayan and Joshua Guerrero, tenors;  George Gagnidze, baritone; 
Alexander Tsymbalyuk, bass

Gustave Charpentier:  "Depuis le jour" from Louise
Arrigo Boito:  "Son lo spirit" and "Ave Signor" from Mephistopheles
Georges Bizet:  Habanera from Carmen
Giuseppe Verdi:  "Cortigiani, vil razza dannata" from Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi:  Sinfonia and "Va pensiero" from Nabucco
Giuseppe Verdi:  "E strano … Sempre libera" from La Traviata
Ludwig van Beethoven:  "O war ich schon mit dir vereint" from Fidelio
Giacomo Puccini:  "Che gelida manina" from La Boheme
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  "Deh, per questo istante" from La Clemenza di Tito
Gaetano Donizetti:  "Caro elisir! sei mio! … Esulti pur la barbara" from Elisir d'Amore
Gaetano Donizetti:  "Quel guardo il cavaliere … So anch'io la virtù magica" from Don Pasquale
Jules Massenet:  "Va laisse couler les larmes" from Werther
Francesco Cilea:  "E la solita storia del pastore" from L'Arlesiana
Vincenzo Bellini:  "O quante volte" from Capuleti e I Montecchi
Umbergo Giordano:  "Nemico della patria" from Andrea Chenier
Gioachino Rossini:  "Una voce poco fa"from The Barber of Seville
Franz Lehar:  "Dein ist mein ganzes Herz" from Land des Lachelns

8/2

Ensemble Alamire
David Skinner, conductor

Josquin Desprez:  Mass L'homme arme
Josquin Desprez:  Ave Maria
Josquin Desprez:  Inviolata integra et casta es Maria
Josquin Desprez:  Absalon fili mi
Josquin Desprez:  Stabat mater
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina:  Mass L'homme arme
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina:  Sicut lilium inter spinas
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina:  Salve regina
Compagnia di Punto
Michael Hofstetter, conductor
Marie Friederike Schoder, soprano
Johann Sebastian Bach:  Ich bin vergnugt mit meinem Glucke, BWV 84
Johann Sebastian Bach:  Orchestral Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1076

8/9

Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, conductor

Richard Wagner:  Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov:  Scheherazade, Op. 35
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 60

8/16

Capella de la Torre
Katharina Bauml, conductor
RIAS Chamber Chorus
Florian Helgath, director

Moritz von Hessen:  Tromba Hollandica
Luca Marenzio:  Jubilate Deo
Orlando di Lasso:  Da pacem Domine
Heinrich Schutz:  Verleih uns Frieden
Jacobus de Kerle Missa:  Da pacem Domine: Agnus dei
Orazio Vecchi:  Cibavit nos
Giovanni Gabrieli:  Magnificat
Ascanio Trombetti:  Da Pacem
Johann Hermann Schein:  Da pacem
Martin Luther:  Verleih uns Frieden gnadiglich
Heinrich Schütz:  Gib unsern Fursten
Girolamo Parabosco:  Da pacem
Claudio Monteverdi:  Salve Regina
Michael Praetorius:  Erhalt uns Herr bei deinem Wort

8/23

Radio Hesse Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt
Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Javier Perianes, piano

Vladimir Tarnopolski:  Be@thoven - Invocation
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
Igor Stravinsky:  Petruschka

8/30

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