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Dresden Festival Orchestra – Bolton – Zehetmair

Mon 21 May

Dresden Music Festival

Dresden Festival Orchestra– Bolton – Zehetmair

The concert of the Dresden Music Festival’s own ensemble, which is committed to historical performance…

  • 11:00
  • Semperoper
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Dresden Festival Orchestra– Bolton – Zehetmair

The concert of the Dresden Music Festival’s own ensemble, which is committed to historical performance practice, and its chief conductor Ivor Bolton, is dedicated entirely to Johannes Brahms, one of the greatest composers of the romantic era. The program features the Haydn Variations, which the composer himself laconically called an »orchestral exercise«, and the light-filled Second Symphony, which he wrote in a relatively short period of time – having spent more than twenty years on his first symphony! The centerpiece is the opulent Violin Concerto in D major, for which the orchestra is joined by the renowned violinist Thomas Zehetmair, who will interpret the work on gut strings. An inspiring musical liaison!

Dresden Festival Orchestra
Ivor Bolton, Conductor
Thomas Zehetmair, Violin

  • Johannes Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn in B flat major Op. 56a
  • Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major Op. 77
  • Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major Op. 73
10.15 PM PRE-CONCERT TALK (OPERNKELLER)
  • 11:00
  • Semperoper
  • 75 / 55 / 35 / 20 / 10 / 8 EUR
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Werkstattkonzert

Sun 10 Jun

Dresden Music Festival

Workshop Concert

»I could not resist [...] the ideas for a concerto for violin and cello, much as I tried to convince myself…

  • 11:00
  • 25 EUR

Workshop Concert

»I could not resist [...] the ideas for a concerto for violin and cello, much as I tried to convince myself otherwise.« A sentence from a letter by Johannes Brahms, telling the violinist Joseph Joachim about his Double Concerto for Violin and Cello. This warning to his friend and colleague concerned the unusual form of the concerto, which was conceived not as a bravura showpiece, but as an intimately interwoven dialogue. The work for what Brahms called an »enormous eight-string violin« will be the focus of the workshop concert with the Dresden Festival Orchestra, performing on instruments from its composer’s time. Devoting itself to the original sound of Brahms’ era and to the form of the double concerto, it provides a perfect introduction to the final concert later that same evening.

Dresden Festival Orchestra
Ivor Bolton, Conductor
Thomas Zehetmair, Violin
Jan Vogler, Violoncello and Host  

 

Kindly supported by the »Society of Friends of the Dresden Music Festival e.V.«

  • 11:00
  • 25 EUR
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Abschlusskonzert: Dresdner Festspielorchester – Bolton – Zehetmair – Vogler

Sun 10 Jun

Dresden Music Festival

Final Concert: Dresden Festival Orchestra – Bolton – Zehetmair – Vogler

It has become a tradition for the Festival Orchestra to sound the final chord of the season, and thus the…

  • 20:00
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Final Concert: Dresden Festival Orchestra – Bolton – Zehetmair – Vogler

It has become a tradition for the Festival Orchestra to sound the final chord of the season, and thus the orchestra’s members perform works by the great triumvirate of romantic composers: Mendelssohn’s imaginative overture to Shakespeare’s »Midsummer Night’s Dream« and Robert Schumann’s famous »Rhenish« Symphony. »Prepare yourself for a small scare,« Brahms wrote to his friend, the violinist Joseph Joachim, about his Double Concerto for Violin and Cello. Today, however, the work is considered an ideal model of a spirited dialogue between two solo instruments.

Dresden Festival Orchestra
Ivor Bolton, Conductor
Thomas Zehetmair, Violin
Jan Vogler, Violoncello

  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Ouverture to the Incidental Music for Shakespeare‘s »A Midsummer Night’s Dream«
  • Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra in A Minor Op. 102
  • Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E flat Major Op. 97 »Rhenish«
7 PM PRE-CONCERT TALK (CONCERT HALL)
  • 20:00
  • 75 / 60 / 45 / 30 / 20 EUR
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