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Jan 18

Our guests: Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and Ingo Metzmacher

Bamberg, Konzerthalle, Joseph-Keilberth-Saal
19:00 Uhr

Making music from sheer passion! As soon as the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie comes on, you sense how totally committed these budding musicians are. Nurturing such passion in German-speaking conservatoire students is a mission close to the Bamberg Symphony’s heart: since the 2015 / 2016 season, the Orchestra has been mentoring the up-and-coming ensemble, a scheme which sees the young players set up camp in Bamberg this season under Ingo Metzmacher. Cheekily titled »Sax & Crime«, the programme illustrates the season’s theme with music full of passion: Bernard Herrmann, legendary composer for Hitchcock, also wrote the music for Scorsese’s film about a taxi driver obsessed with rescuing a young prostitute from her situation. Bursting with energy, Birtwistle’s »Panic« shines the spotlight on the art of saxophonist Xavier Larsson Paez. To play the scintillating solo part in Gershwin’s »Rhapsody in Blue«, we’re delighted to welcome the pianist Alexandre Tharaud. Finally, Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from »West Side Story« retell the story of Romeo’s and Juliet’s love in modern dress. One thing is for sure this evening: music brings us together – and the enthusiasm of these young artists is guaranteed to get under your skin!

Ingo Metzmacher Conductor
Xavier Larsson Paez Saxophon
Alexandre Tharaud Piano

Bernard Herrmann »TAXI DRIVER: A Night Piece for Orchestra« (1976)
Harrison Birtwistle »Panic«
George Gershwin »Rhapsodie in Blue« für Klavier und Jazzband (1924)
Leonard Bernstein Symphonische Tänze aus der »West Side Story«