Due to logistic postponements caused by the corona restrictions during the last months, the opera performances of »Die Zauberflöte« have to be rescheduled for the 2023 season. We are very happy that the Dresden Festival Orchestra and Jean-Christophe Spinosi will open the Dresden Music Festival's season of "MAGIC" with a concert at the Kulturpalast.
Pianist Jan Lisiecki will be the soloistof the concert making his debut on the pianoforte for Beethovens Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flaz major Op. 71. Since his Festival debut at the age of 16, Jan Lisiecki is a regular and welcome guest of the Dresden Music Festival. The program also includes the overture to Mozart's and »Zauberflöte« and his Symphony No. 41 C major K. 551 »Jupiter.
In the 2016 season the Dresden Festival Orchestra celebrated its 5th year of existence and on this occasion has recorded its first CD under its chief conductor Ivor Bolton and with Jan Vogler as soloist. Featuring Schumann's Smphony No. 2 and his cello concerto the musicians turned to its core repertoire by composers of the 19th and early 20th century who left their musical calling card in Dresden.
Being an ensemble that dedicates itself to the historical performance practice, the Festival Orchestra explores the original sound of Schumann whose work is connected to Dresden. The second Symphony was written between December 1845 and October 1846 in Dresden, the cello concerto immediately after he had left the city. On original instruments of the time of its origin a thrilling interpretation of two outstanding compositions by Schumann is offered and invites to an impressive journey on the traces of the great composer.
The CD is available