4. Symphony Concert

Alondra de la Parra / Albrecht Mayer

Works by Sergej Prokofjew, Edward Elgar / Gordon Jacob, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Arturo Márquez.
Sergej Prokofjew Symphony No. 1 D-major, op. 25 „Symphonie classique“
Edward Elgar / Gordon Jacob „Soliloquy“ for oboe and orchestra
Ralph Vaughan Williams Concert for oboe and strings a-minor
Arturo Márquez Sinfonía Imposible (german premiere)

Conductor Alondra de la Parra returns to the podium of the Staatsorchester Stuttgart and presents various works from Russia, England and her native Mexico. Guest for the first time is Albrecht Mayer, who will perform the longing, dreamy Oboe Concerto by Ralph Vaughan Williams as well as Edward Elgar's melancholic Soliloquy. With the latter, the star oboist has already enthused audiences on his album Longing for Paradise. The two works will be framed by two symphonies: one "classical" and one humorously described as "impossible". The epithet Symphonie classique of Sergei Prokofiev's First Symphony from 1917 owes its name to the parodic recourse to Joseph Haydn’s classical style. In the process Prokofiev also plays with the listeners’ expectations and provides many a surprise. His ironic view towards the symphonic genre connects Prokofiev with the Sinfonía Imposible, a new work by Arturo Márquez, which will have its German premiere in this concert.

Oboe Albrecht Mayer
Musical Direction Alondra de la Parra
Staatsorchester Stuttgart

approx. 1 h 45 min incl. interval

There will be an introduction 45 minutes before the concert.

First workshop, then concert: After a playful and musical introduction, children aged between 4 and 10 years experience the second part of the symphony concert.