Music, Theatre, & Dance
Weimar Symphony Orchestra with Valeriy Sokolov, violin
Music / Singing - Performance
Thursday, March 1, 2018
7:30 PM-9:30 PM
Music Worcester presents the Weimar Symphony Orchesta, Kirill Karabits, Conductor, in a program of Richard Strauss' Till Eulenspiegel, Brahms' Violin Concerto, and the epic Beethoven Symphony No.5.
The Staatskapelle Weimar, founded in 1491, is not only the oldest orchestra in Germany, but also one of the most illustrious in the world. Its history is closely associated to some of the worlds best known musicians such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Franz Liszt and Richard Strauss. Under the aegis of Duchess Anna Amalia, the Weimar court orchestra became the premier musical institution of Classical Weimar after 1756 and part of the newly founded Hoftheater Weimar in 1791. During the 19th century, the orchestra continued to attract attention due the achievements of Liszt and Strauss who improved its quality and reputation. The positive progress of the orchestra, renamed the Weimarische Staatskapelle in 1919, came to an abrupt end when the National Socialists seized power in 1933. Following the calamitous events of World War II, the conductor Hermann Abendroth re-established the Staatskapelle Weimar to its former grandeur and quality, making it one of Germanys leading orchestras. The Ukrainian violinist, Valeriy Sokolov, is one of the most outstanding young artists of his generation. Working regularly with the worlds leading orchestras, he has enjoyed collaborations with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Cleveland Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Rotterdam Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, NAC Ottawa, Orchestre National de France and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
Cost: $7.50 youth, $17.50 College, $49, $55 adults
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Suggested Audiences:Middle School, High School, College, Adult, Elders
Last Modified: May 30, 2017 at 3:05 PM