Gala Concert of the 47th Orchestra Week


The first part of the concert programme focuses on Gustav Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen. In them, man’s forlornness, the fragility of his soul and an omnipresent nearness to death are thematised, but the beauty of the world and its nature are also sung about. Edvard Grieg’s rarely performed ballad Den Bergtekne and the orchestral song Kom nu hit, död by Jean Sibelius, which is based on a Shakespeare sonnet, also revolve around these motifs; we place these two small masterpieces alongside Gustav Mahler’s great song cycle. The soloist is the young Icelandic baritone Oddur Jónsson.
The first half of the concert will be concluded by Sibelius’ brilliant symphonic poem Lemminkäinen zieht heimwärts; it tells the story of the Kalevala hero Lemminkäinen, who is awakened from death by his magical mother and powerfully returns to life.

The second part of the concert programme features Dimitri Shostakovich’s famous Jazz-Suite Nr. 2.

Admission: € 38 / 32 / 24 plus advance booking fee (usual reductions). Big jubilee action: 50% early bird discount in bloc C and F prolonged until 31.12.22!

Information and bookings: Philharmonie,, and box office.

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Deutsch-Skandinavische Jugend-Philharmonie
Andreas Peer Kähler and Martin Braun

Oddur Jónsson, Baritone (Reykjavík, Iceland)

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Den Bergtekne
Ballad for Baritone and Orchestra op. 32

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)   
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Kom nu hit, död
Orchestral song after Shakespeare op. 60,1

Lemminkäinen zieht heimwärts
Symphonic poem op. 22,4

Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Suite Nr. 2 for Jazz-Orchester (Suite for Varietéorchester, 1938)





4. January 2023



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