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Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Christoph Eschenbach

Berlin, Konzerthaus Berlin — Großer Saal

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About the Event

Explore the beauty of classical music at Konzerthaus in Berlin, where music by Beethoven and Prokofiev comes to life in this incredible performance.

The program of chief conductor Christoph Eschenbach and his Konzerthausorchester begins with Beethoven's only violin concerto, which is very symphonically conceived. The violin does not appear as an artistic prima ballerina, but as an equal partner to the orchestra. Violinist Midori, a long‐time artistic companion of our principal conductor, takes on the solo part. Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5 from 1944, which is heard after the intermission, is an accessible work full of beautiful melodic ideas and the one of his symphonies that, along with the famous first 'Symphonie classique,' is played most often.

Program

  • Beethoven, Ludwig van – Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, op. 61
  • Prokofiev, Sergei Sergeyevich – Symphony no. 5 in B‐flat major, op. 100
Program is subject to change

Artists

Conductor: Eschenbach, Christoph

Christoph Eschenbach, born 1940 in Breslau, Germany (today Wroclaw, Poland) is a noted pianist and conductor. Orphaned by World War II, he won numerous first‐place piano competition prizes. In 1964 he made his first recording (of Mozart) for Deutsche Grammophon and signed a contract with the label.

Prior to being named to his positions as Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris and the Philadelphia Orchestra, he held principal conducting and directing positions with orchestras in Ludwigshafen and Hamburg (Germany) and the Ravinia Festival (outside Chicago, Illinois). In 1981 he became principal guest conductor of Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, and was chief conductor from 1982‐86. Other posts include music director of the Houston (1988‐99); chief conductor of the Hamburg NDR Symphony (1998‐2004); and music director of the Ravinia Festival, summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (1994‐2003). He has made numerous recordings both as piano soloist and conductor.

He is credited with helping and supporting talented young musicians in their career development including soprano Renée Fleming and pianists Tzimon Barto and Lang Lang.

Violin: Midori

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Konzerthaus Berlin, Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany — Google Maps

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