Musik & Theater

Wiener Jeunesse Orchester
Orchestral concert featuring works by Bernstein, Berg and Mahler

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The WJO is a nationwide youth symphony orchestra which has garnered praise and prizes at an international level. It serves as a centre of excellence for developing new talent; audiences can be assured of hearing lively interpretations.
At the start of their summer tour, which sees them visit Romania for the second time, the young musicians of the Wiener Jeunesse Orchestra embark on a musical journey from Bernstein to Mahler.
The first piece in the programme is dedicated to that great promoter of young people, Leonard Bernstein. His orchestral suite “Candide” blends the story of the adventures of the heroine of the eponymous opera with a range of exciting rhythms that stretch from Paris to Buenos Aires. Leonard Bernstein’s huge appreciation of Gustav Mahler, which in the 1960s helped the composer gain recognition among Viennese audiences, is reflected in the choice of his Fourth Symphony, in which the WJO is supported by the marvellous soprano Ursula Langmayr. In the first part of the programme, she also lends her lyric voice to Alban Berg’s moving “Seven early songs”.

The orchestra appears under the baton of Principal Conductor Herbert Böck who has led the WJO with enormous passion and artistic commitment over the last 25 years, steering them from success to success.

Come and enjoy a summer evening concert, full of the joys of youthful music-making!
Leonard Bernstein: Orchestral suite from “Candide” (arr. Charlie Harmon, 1998)
Alban Berg: Seven early songs, for high voice and Orchestra (1905-08)
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G major (1899-1900)

  • Wiener Jeunesse Orchester
  • Soprano: Ursula Langmayr
  • Conductor: Herbert Böck