symphony concert01

  • Dimitrij Kitajenko(c)Paul Leclaire

09.10.2016 Sunday
Kölner Philharmonie

Works by Prokofjew, Schostakowitsch and Chatschaturjan | Yeol Eum Son - piano, Simon de Klein - trumpet, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Dmitrij Kitajenko - conductor

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30 years of Kitajenko

The first symphony concert of this season introduces another anniversary: for 30 years Dmitrij Kitajenko  works alongside the Gürzenich-Orchester, moreover he became a conductor of honor in 2009. Symphony concert01 presents works about heros and ideals by Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Khachaturian. In addition Yeol Eum Son and Simon de Klein enter into a dialogue with their instruments.

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concert in the cologne cathedral

The tradition of joint concerts of the Dommusik and the Gürzenich-Orchester will be continued. This year, Eberhard Metternich, the musical director of Cologne’s Cathedral, chose one of the most prominent pieces of musical literature: »Missa solemnis« by Ludwig van Beethoven.

29. Sep 16, 8 pm
Cologne Cathedral, free admission

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Youth and its perspectives

In chamber concert01 youth is confronted with the age of time. With his wind sextet »Mládí« Leoš Janáček fulfills the expectation of being an »ageless old man« once more. »Mládí« is a piece which Janáček composed for his 70th birthday and has been inspired by the adventures of his youth. On the other hand, young Benjamin Britten won an award for his »Phantasy–Quartet« in 1932, which combines the english Fantasy-tradition and romanticism.

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(c)Holger Talinski

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