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M.Weinberg Chamber Symphony No.1 op.145 (1987) for string orchestra
L.Abeliovich Aria for violin and orchestra (First performance in Germany)
Erkki-Sven Tüür “Leaving behind…” for piano and strings WORLD PREMIERE
D.Shostakovich/A.Stasevich Chamber Symphony op. 110a
and a lot more…
Erkki-Sven Tüür, Composer-in-Residence and Honorary Guest of the Concert
EAST-WEST CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
(Top-class soloists from over 15 countries, winners of most renowned international competitions such as ARD, Tchaikovsky and Queen Elisabeth, as well as concertmasters of famous orchestras who play rare instruments like Stradivarius and Guarneri and give the orchestra a remarkable sound)
Rostislav KRIMER, conductor
Soloist of the Berlin State Opera
Anna SAMUIL, soprano
Laureate of the Tchaikovsky- and Queen Elisabeth- Competitions
Tatjana SAMOUIL, violin
Preisträgerin des Wieniawski- Wettbewerbs
Alissa MARGULIS, violin
*Organizers keep the right of Program changes
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About the program:
Immerse yourself in the captivating story of this concert that will transport you to a world of passion, war, peace and hope. The program entitled “Ode to Peace” is dedicated to composers whose works were shaped by the effects of war and political systems. Through the power of music, their moving stories come to life and touch the hearts of the listeners.
One outstanding composer we meet in this concert is Mieczysław Weinberg, who fled Warsaw to Minsk during the Holocaust. Amid the turmoil of war and the invasion of the Soviet Union, he was evacuated to Tashkent and eventually invited to Moscow by Dmitri Shostakovich. The East-West Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Rostislav Krimer, has specialized in Weinberg’s music and has achieved worldwide recognition as well as several nominations for prestigious awards such as ICMA or Opus Klassik for the recording set of all four of his chamber symphonies.
Another notable composer in focus is Lev Abeliowitsch, who was a close friend and studied together with Weinberg in Warsaw and also fled to Minsk and their dream of returning to Warsaw together one day remained unfulfilled until the end of their lives. Abeliowitsch’s “Aria” for violin and orchestra, dedicated to the impassioned subject of the Holocaust, has rarely, if ever, been performed in Germany. Nonetheless, it offers a powerful connection to this painful chapter in history.
The concert will feature a WORLD PREMIERE: a new work written by one of the most famous composers of our time Erkki-Sven Tüür. The work which was written especially for the East-West Chamber Orchestra and Rostislav Krimer. Erkki-Sven Tüür’s music has been performed worldwide by renowned orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic and the Zurich Tonhalle, and under the baton of conductors such as Paavo Järvi. Erkki-Sven Tüür will be present at the concert as a Honorary Guest.
Dmitri Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony op. 110a (String Quartet in C minor op. 110), which reflects the composer’s struggle with the Soviet regime, will be performed as well. This impressive work is not presented in the well-known arrangement by Rudolf Barshai, but in the rarely performed arrangement by Abram Stassevich, which gives the work a unique tonal expression.
The String Quartet in C minor, Op. 110, is considered Dmitri Shostakovich’s most autobiographical quartet. It reflects his personal experiences of persecution, oppression and war. Shostakovich draws on motifs from his own earlier compositions and from other composers to illustrate the tension with the Soviet regime. Beginning with Shostakovich’s musical signature D-S-C-H, this moving piece is presented in a poignant interpretation.
There will also be musical surprises with impressive musicians, who will make the gala concert an unforgettable experience.
In addition to this rousing musical journey, it is of great importance to mention that profits from this concert also benefit charitable causes for children in need. By purchasing tickets for this unique concert experience, you are actively helping to help children in difficult situations.
“Whether it’s natural disasters, droughts, diseases, political unrest, or wars, an increasing number of children find themselves in life-threatening emergencies, sometimes overnight. They get injured, have to flee, need medicine, food, and a roof over their heads. On the other hand, there are many forgotten crises that have been overshadowing children’s lives for years, robbing them of any chance for a future in peace and dignity. In both cases, there are often not enough resources available because while one crisis suddenly emerges, the other has faded into obscurity over the years, as other events dominate the headlines. That’s why Save the Children has established the Children’s Emergency Fund. The donations that flow into the fund help children quickly and efficiently wherever the need is greatest and funds are urgently required.”
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