Musik & Theater
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Vienna meets USA
A Junge Philharmonie Wien/ MuTh production

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Vienna Boys’ Choir and Junge Philharmonie Wien

Two Viennese composers with notable ties to America. In 1935, Alban Berg was commissioned to write a concerto by the American violinist Louis Krasner.
Tonight this wonderful violin concerto is entrusted to the hands of Albena Danailova, Concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic.
The evening will commence with the Bach choral which Berg developed in his “Andenken an einen Engel”.

The composer Gerhard Track, a former chorister in and conductor of the Vienna Boys’ Choir, is celebrating his 80th birthday. To mark the occasion, his First Symphony will be premiered at MuTh. The Symphony incorporates themes from his opera “Minnequa”. This was a commission he wrote for the USA’s Bicentennial celebrations which received its first performance in Colorado in 1976.

The evening will close with Ravel’s stirring “La Valse”, which is both a homage to Vienna and a farewell to a whole century.

Programme:
Johann Sebastian Bach: Choral: “Es ist genug”
Alban Berg: Violin concerto “Dem Andenken eines Engels”
Gerhard Track: First Symphony, “Minnequa”“ (premiere performance)
Maurice Ravel: La Valse

Tickets: €29/26/23; box seats €39; children and young people €20/15/9

  • Cello: Michael Lessky
  • Violin: Albena Danailova
  • Artistic director: Gerald Wirth