Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts
Saturdays @ 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 Cristina Burack, Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts is a weekly series of electrifying performances by top German orchestras along with superb ensembles from abroad.

5/14

Orchestre des Champs Elysees
Philippe Herreweghe, conductor                  
Collegium Vocale Gent 
Dorothee Mields, soprano;  Kresimir Strazanac, baritone

Gabriel Faure:  Requiem, Op. 48
Anton Bruckner:  Two Aequale
Johannes Brahms:  Funeral Cant, Op. 13
Igor Stravinsky:  Symphony of Psalms

5/21

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor                      

Franz Schubert:  Symphony No. 8 in B minor,  D. 759 "Unfinished"
Anton Bruckner:  Symphony No. 4 E-flat Major "Romantic"

5/28

Beethoven Orchestra Bonn
Dirk Kaftan, conductor

Alexander Scriabin:  Prometheus, The Poem of Fire, Op. 60
Cameron Carpenter:  The Scandal, Op. 3
Franz Liszt:  Symphonic Poem No. 3 "Les preludes"

6/4

Bayreuther Festspielorchester
Oksana Lyniv, conductor
Daland, Georg Zeppenfeld; Senta, Asmik Grigorian; Erik, Eric Cutler; Mary, Marina Prudenskaya; Helmsman, Attilio Glaser;  Dutchman, John Lundgren

Richard Wagner:  The Flying Dutchman

6/11

Franz Schubert:  Rondo Brillant in B minor, D. 895
Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Aris Alexander Blettenberg, piano

Nino Rota:  Clarinet Trio
Sharon Kam, clarinet; Tanja Tetzlaff, cello; Aris Alexander Blettenberg, piano

George Enescu:  Violin Sonata No. 3, Op. 25
Elisabeth Kufferath, violin; Saskia Giorgini, piano

Ralph Vaughan Williams:  On Wenlock Edge
Ian Bostridge, tenor; Saskia Giorgini, piano; Florian Donderer and Byol Kang, violins; Jan Larsen, viola; Tanja Tetzlaff, cello

Johannes Brahms:  String Quintet in F Major, Op. 88
Byol Kang and Florian Donderer, violins; Jan Larsen and Elisabeth Kufferath, violas; Gustav Rivinius, cello

6/18

Johann Sebatian Bach: "Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn," BWV 23
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir
Ton Koopman, conductor      
 
Johann Sebastian Bach:  Excerpts from the Christmas Oratorio 
Academie fur Alte Musik Berlin
Thomanerchor Leipzig Choir                        
Gotthold Schwarz, conductor
 
Johann Sebastian Bach:  "Ich hatte viel Bekummernis," BWV 21
Johann Sebastian Bach:  Praludium und Fuge in C Major, BWV 547
Sachsisches Barockorchester
Leipzig Thomanerchor

Gotthold Schwarz, conductor

6/25

Kammerorchester Basel
Sylvain Cambreling, conductor                     
Carolin Widmann, violin; Lorelei Dowling, bassoon

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Romance No. 1 in G Major, Op.40
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Romance No. 2 in F Major, Op. 50
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 6 F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
Georg Friedrich Haas:  Was Beethoven mir erzahlt