One of Dresden’s most important concert halls was reopened with two festive concerts performed by the Dresden Philharmonic and the Festspielorchester Dresden after a three-and-a-half-year hiatus for the hall’s reconstruction. Following this reconstruction, the landmarked Kulturpalast, located in the heart of Dresden, offers optimal spatial and acoustic conditions for the first time in its nearly 150-year history.
Performing under the direction of Michael Sanderling, Julia Fischer and Matthias Goerne were among the soloists appearing at the festive concert of the Dresden Philharmonic. The program included Mendelssohn’s violin concerto, lieder by Schubert and Beethoven’s Ninth with its famous choral finale based on Schiller’s “Ode to Joy”. The concert of the Festspielorchester Dresden under the direction of Ivor Bolton featured works by Weber, Beethoven, and Schumann; the soloists were Nicola Benedetti, Alexander Melnikov, and Jan Vogler.
The highlights of the opening weekend were broadcast on Arte.
Festive Overture in A major op. 96
Violin Concerto in E minor op. 64
Three songs arranged for Baritone and Orchestra
“An Sylvia” D 891 / “Pilgerweise” D 789 / “Tränen regen” from “Die schöne Müllerin” D 795
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Symphony No. 9 in D minor op. 125,
4th movement “Ode to Joy”
|Ensembles:||Dresdner Philharmonie, MDR Radio Choir, Philharmonic Children's Choir Dresden|
|Soloists:||Julia Fischer (violin),
Christiane Libor (soprano)
Silvia Hablowetz (alto)
Daniel Kirch (tenor)
Matthias Goerne (baritone)
|A production of:||Accentus Music|
|Directed by:||Ute Feudel|
|In co-production with:||ZDF/Arte|
|In association with:||Arte Concert|
|Format:||Full HD 16:9|
|Picture Credit:||Landeshauptstadt Dresden|