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Mar 17

Alondra de la Parra conducts Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky

Schweinfurt, Theater
19:30 Uhr

Calling all devotees of magical music! We open this concert with surprising, seductive sounds. Christoph Eß, Bamberg’s Horn Soloist, plays the »Appel interstellaire« of 1971 by the French master colourist in sound, Olivier Messiaen – a mystical piece, directed at the cosmic vastnesses of the Universe like a cry of longing. Shostakovich’s highly virtuosic Cello Concerto of 1959, dedicated to Rostropovich, includes grotesque, ironic sounds typical of the composer, modulated by pain-filled undertones. The soloist, giving his Bamberg debut, is Gautier Capuçon, lauded as a »star in the firmament of the cello.« We also welcome the outstanding Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra for the first time: her passionate style of music-making is sure to generate a few orchestral goose-bump moments – especially in Tchaikovsky’s stirring Fifth Symphony, marked throughout by the recurring idea of a fate motif. This musical confessional once again offers the solo horn a prominent role – a lyrical hymn in the lyrical second movement. As an encore, the brand new work by renowned British composer Emily Howard spirits us to heavenly spheres.

Alondra de la Parra Conductor
Gautier Capuçon Violoncello
Christoph Eß Horn

Olivier Messiaen »Appel interstellaire« für Horn solo
Dmitri Schostakowitsch Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester Nr.1 Es-Dur op. 107
Emily Howard »sphere« für Orchester, Uraufführung einer Zugabe
Piotr I. Tschaikowsky Symphonie Nr. 5 e-moll op. 64