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.

9/1

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

9/8

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

9/15

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

9/22

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.

10/6

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

10/13

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

10/20

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

10/27

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