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.

7/14

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Paavo Jarvi, conductor
Eva-Maria Westbroek, soprano

Ludwig van Beethoven: LeonoreOverture No. 3 in C Major, Op. 72
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 60
Richard Wagner (orchestrated by Felix Mottl and Richard Wagner): Wesendonck Songs

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Simon Rattle, conductor
Elina Garanca, soprano

Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20
Maurice Ravel: Scheherazade
Alban Berg: Seven early songs: 2. Schilflied (Song amid the reeds), 3. Die Nachtigall (The nightingale), 7. Sommertage (Summer days)

7/21

West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Erich Kleiber and Gunter Wand, conductors
Arabella Steinbacher, violin

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61
Sergei Prokofiev:  Sonata, Op. 115 - I.
Jean Sibelius:  Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43
Carl Maria von Weber:  Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 19 - III.
Franz Schubert:  Selections fromRosamunde

7/28

Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Teodor Currentzis, conductor

Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D minor
Gyorgy Ligeti: Lontano

MusicAeterna
Teodor Currentzis, conductor
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin
Nadine Koutcher, soprano; Natalya Buklaga, mezzo soprano; Stanislav Leontieff, tenor; Vasiliy Korostelev, bass

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 - II.
Igor Stravinsky: The Wedding
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 14, Op. 135 - IX.

8/4

Dresden Festival Orchestra
Ivor Bolton, conductor
Thomas Zehetmair, violin

Johannes Brahms:  Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op. 56a
Johannes Brahms:  Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77
Johannes Brahms:  Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73

8/11

Sholto Kynoch, Nicholas Rimmer, Hilko Dumno piano; Anna Stephany, mezzo-soprano; Holger Falk, baritone; Han Kim, clarinet; Tianwa Yang, violin; Gabriel Schwabe, cello

Robert Schumann:  Selections from Scenes of Childhood, Op. 15
Robert Schumann:  Pictures from the East, Op. 66
Robert Schumann:  Selections from Myrtles, Op. 25
Robert Schumann:  Three Romances for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 94 - I. and II.
Robert Schumann:  Piano Trio No. 3 in G minor, Op. 110
Sebastian Currier:  Verge
Robert Schumann:  Dichterliebe, Op. 48

8/18

Gurzenich Orchestra, Cologne
Francois-Xavier Roth, conductor
Tabea Zimmermann, viola

Richard Wagner:  Overture to The Mastersingers of Nuremberg
Richard Wagner:  Ride of the Valkyries from The Valkyrie
Richard Wagner:  Overture to Parsifal
Bernd Alois Zimmermann:  Music for King Ubu's Suppers
York Holler:  Viola Concerto

West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Emilio Pomarico, conductor

Bernd Alois Zimmermann:  Overture to The Soldiers
Bernd Alois Zimmermann:  Symphony in One Movement

Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Choir of the Bach Association Cologne
Michael Wendeberg, conductor
Georg Nigl, baritone

Johann Sebastian Bach:  Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen, BWV 56

8/25

Gewandhaus Orchestra, Leipzig
St. Thomas Boy Choir
Gotthold Schwarz, conductor
Gerlinde Samann and Anja Binkenstein, sopranos; Stefan Kahle, male alto; Markus Brutscher and Robert Pohlers, tenors; Gun Wook Lee, bass; Ullrich Bohme and Stefan Altner, organists

Johann Sebastian Bach:  Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565
Johann Hermann Schein:  Herr Gott, dich loben wir
Johann Hermann Schein:  Three motets from Israelsbrunnlein
Heinrich Schutz:  Four motets from Geistliche Chormusik
Felix Mendelssohn:  Verleih uns Frieden gnadiglich

Gotthold Schwarz, baritone; Rolf Schonstedt, organ

Othmar Schoeck:  Psalm
Max Reger:  Wohl denen, die ohne Wandel

Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Stuttgart Chamber Chorus
Frieder Bernius, conductor
Ruth Ziesak, soprano; Christoph Pregardien, tenor; Gotthold Schwarz, baritone

Felix Mendelssohn:  Nicht unserm Namen, Herr