About the Event
Traditionally, the Gewandhaus Orchestra invites you to a benefit concert in the Great Hall on the eve of the first Advent. The proceeds are used to support the foundation 'Leipzig hilft Kindern' (Leipzig helps children), which is committed to providing more equal opportunities, better development chances and more joie de vivre for the children of Leipzig, the city of music. The Gewandhaus Orchestra can look back on a long tradition of social commitment. The first benefit concert 'For the benefit of the poor' took place as early as 1782. Since then, the Gewandhaus Orchestra has regularly supported social causes. As a founding member of the 'Leipzig hilft Kindern' foundation, the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig has been involved in the foundation together with the Leipziger Volkszeitung, Porsche Leipzig GmbH, Sparkasse Leipzig and VNG AG since 2009. Since its inception, 'Leipzig hilft Kindern' has supported regional associations and initiatives that have made it their mission to help needy young people in difficult life situations. More than 1.2 million euros have already been used to support around 200 projects in the areas of youth protection, youth welfare and youth work. We are pleased to be able to make an important contribution to supporting the foundation with our music again this season. Experience an emotional and extraordinary Grand Concert with the Gewandhaus Orchestra and star violinist Anne‐Sophie Mutter, and do something good at the same time.
- John Williams – 2. Konzert für Violine und Orchester
- John Williams – Ausschnitte aus Filmmusiken in Arrangements für Violine und Orchester
|Orchestra:|| Gewandhausorchester Leipzig |
The Leipzig Gewandhausorchester is a German orchestra based in Leipzig, Germany. It is named after the concert hall in which it is based, the Gewandhaus.
|Violin:|| Anne‐Sophie Mutter |
Anne‐Sophie Mutter was born in Rheinfelden in Baden. She embarked on her international career as a soloist in 1976 at the Lucerne Festival and a year later made her Salzburg debut at the Whitsun Concerts under Herbert von Karajan.