Bernhard Lang Felder for string orchestra
Camille Saint-Saëns Concert for violoncello and orchestra No. 1 a minor, op. 33
Arthur Honegger Symphony No. 3 „Symphonie liturgique“
An "intangible dematerialisation" characterizes the piece Felder for string orchestra by Bernhard Lang, whose new opera DORA will be premiered at Staatsoper Stuttgart in the 23/24 season. The virtuoso texture of Felder moves close to the border of disappearance. Moments of intangible tenderness can also be found in Arthur Honegger's Symphonie liturgique, which was written immediately after the Second World War and ends with a message of peace. Honegger prefaced each of the three movements with words from the Catholic requiem mass. Whilst in the 1st movement Dies irae (Day of Wrath) he draws a vision of the Last Judgement, the 2nd movement De profundis clamavi (From the depths I call) represents a "prayer without hope". In the 3rd movement Dona nobis pacem (Give us peace), Honegger first describes the horror of war before proclaiming that longed-for message of peace with delicate sounds. Under the baton of Ainārs Rubiķis, who recently impressed the Staatsorchester Stuttgart with works by Sergei Prokofiev and Sergei Rachmaninov, a pearl of the concerto literature for violoncello will also be heard: Concerto No. 1 by Camille Saint-Saëns. The solo part will be played by the young French cellist Victor Julien-Laferrière, winner of the first Queen Elisabeth Competition for cello in 2017.
Violoncello Victor Julien-Laferrière
Musical Direction Ainārs Rubiķis
There will be an introduction 45 minutes before the concert at Silchersaal.
First workshop, then concert: After aplayful and musical introduction, children aged between 4 and 10 years experience the second part of the symphony concert.