World Premiere: "3 Composers – 3 Continents"

18.05.2019 , Begin: 20.00 Uhr
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The WDR Symphony Orchestra presents itself with its new chief conductor Cristian Măcelaru for the first time in Dresden; starting in the 2019/20 season, he takes over as the music director of the tradition-steeped orchestra. The evening features a program reflecting fascinating sound visions. When Beethoven first performed his Symphony No. 3, it was rejected due to its radical musical ideas. Today, the »Eroica« is considered a key work of the 19th century. During the first part of the concert, Jan Vogler performs the solo part in a very special world premiere: the three movements of this truly world-encompassing Cello Concerto were commissioned from three composers representing three different continents – the American Nico Muhly, the German Sven Helbig and the Chinese Zhou Long – who lend the universal language of music their individual notes.

WDR Symphony Orchestra
Cristian Măcelaru – Conductor
Jan Vogler – Violoncello

»3 Composers – 3 Continents«
  • Nico Muhly/Sven Helbig/Zhou Long: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (World Premiere)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major Op. 55 »Eroica«

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