Musik & Theater

25 Years of the Wiener Jeunesse Orchestra
An orchestral concert featuring works by Mahler, Sauseng (premiere performance) and Bruckner / Conductor: Herbert Böck / Soloist: Dominik Köninger, Baritone

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In the 25 years since its formation, the Wiener Jeunesse Orchestra has garnered a host of international praise and prizes. The orchestra has been an outstanding venue for forging new talent, and audiences can be assured of lively interpretations full of youthful élan. Fresh back from their guest appearance at the Young Euro Classic Festival in Berlin and ahead of a concert tour in Romania, the orchestra is making a stopover in its home town. The players invite you to join them for a summer evening concert, opening with Mahler’s “Blumine” movement, which will be followed by the eagerly awaited premiere of a new work by the Austrian composer Wolfgang Sauseng. His song cycle for baritone and full orchestra, “Rose aus Asche” (A Rose from the Ashes), was commissioned by the Wiener Jeunesse Orchestra for their anniversary season. This is a wonderful project for the German baritone Dominik Köninger, winner of the 2011 Wigmore Hall Song Competition, who takes on the challenge of interpreting a piece which, full of yearning, love and sadness as it is, sits squarely within the tradition created by such great exemplars as Mahler, Wagner and Henze.

What could be more exciting for a youth orchestra than to tackle one of the greatest symphonies in the orchestral literature? Bruckner’s Seventh, which features in the second part of the programme, is rightly counted as one of the great master’s most impressive works, with the expansive, fascinating primary motif in its first movement, the touching sadness of its second, and the heady, powerful passages in the third and fourth. Over 90 young musicians, performing under the baton of Principal Conductor Herbert Böck, will make this symphony a magnificent musical experience for their audience!


Gustav Mahler: “Blumine”. Andante-Allegretto

Wolfgang Sauseng: Rose aus Asche (A Rose from the Ashes). Four orchestral songs for baritone (premiere performance, a work commissioned by the WJO to celebrate their 25th anniversary)

Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 7, E Major

  • Conductor: Herbert Böck
  • Baritone: Domminique Könniger