Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Thomas Søndergård & Augustin Hadelich

Thursday
15
June 2023
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal

Introduction: 6:45 pm

Subscription D
Friday
16
June 2023
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal

Introduction: 6:45 pm

Subscription D

Programme

Jean Sibelius
The Swan of Tuonela, op. 22 No. 2
György Ligeti
Violin Concerto
Interval
Antonín Dvořák
Symphony No. 7 in D minor, op. 70

Performers

Thomas Søndergård conductor
Augustin Hadelich violin
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Karina Canellakis unfortunately had to cancel her participation in the concerts for family reasons. We are grateful to have won Thomas Søndergård for the project, who can take over the direction of the concerts with a small programmatic change. As the opening work, Thomas Søndergård will conduct Der Schwan von Tuonela, op. 22 No. 2 by Jean Sibelius.

Concert video

Augustin Hadelich © BR\Peter Meisel

Information about the programme

The barely ten-minute “Legend for Orchestra” about the guardian of the Finnish realm of the dead, The Swan of Tuonela, is one of Jean Sibelius’ best-known compositions and a showpiece for English horn – it is entrusted with the elegiac song with which the swan attracts the souls of the deceased. Afterwards, violinist Augustin Hadelich will interpret Ligeti’s Violin Concerto. The work, composed thirty years ago, captivates the listener with its iridescent, shimmering soundscapes and rhythmically motoric pulse. Furthermore the concert will conclude with Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony, his formidable response to Brahms’ Third. With this symphony, the Czech composer wanted to set “a world in motion”. The work was written for London. Long before he achieved the recognition he deserved on the continent, Dvořák was already held in high regard by the English audiences of the time.

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