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Dec 18

Silvesterkonzert with Michele Mariotti and Mischa Maisky

Bamberg, Konzerthalle, Joseph-Keilberth-Saal
17:00 Uhr

Before embarking on a new chapter in 2019, a host of delights to celebrate the turn of the year: together with the Italian Michele Mariotti, we would like to invite you to join us for a richly varied evening full of catchy tunes. We will also be welcoming a legendary soloist to the stage: Mischa Maisky is one of the most famous contemporary cellists, whose performances are celebrated across the globe. He loves telling romantic tales on his instrument, once saying in an interview: »If you want to reach people’s hearts, you need to play from the heart. It is not enough to make music with your head or your hands.« In Bamberg, he will be interpreting Piotr Tchaikovsky’s emotional »Rococo Variations« alongside other musical treats: the Variations will take us into a world where everything seemed to be in good order – a world of powdered wigs and grand balls. To mark New Year’s Eve, we will be playing several other works from the magic box of »symphonic tales«, of which musical history contains many: Rossini’s »William Tell«, for example, with its setting of the legendary shooting of the apple. Piotr Tchaikovsky’s magical »Nutcracker Suite« includes the popular »Flower Waltz«. Wagner set the fabled tale of the »Flying Dutchman«. The corks will almost literally start popping as we embark on even more musical surprises. These compositions, with their effervescent narrative brilliance, will be our goodbye to our 2018 audience – and a way of looking forward to the beginning of the year to come. For, as the Italian author Cesare Pavese once said: »Telling a story is like dancing. The narrator moves towards reality in the rhythm of a dancer.«

Michele Mariotti Conductor
Mischa Maisky Violoncello

Gioachino Rossini Ouvertüre und Tänze aus der Oper »Wilhelm Tell«
Piotr I. Tschaikowski Variationen über ein Rokoko-Thema für Violoncello und Orchester op. 33
Richard Wagner Ouvertüre zur Oper »Der fliegende Holländer«
Piotr I. Tschaikowski »Der Nussknacker«, Suite op. 71a

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