Saturday, 21_04_2018 7 p.m. | 6th Subscription Concert D | with Introduction | Save date
Sunday, 22_04_2018 7 p.m. | 4th Subscription Concert k4 | with Introduction | Save date

Leonard Bernstein

He was one of the greatest all-rounders in 20th century music. As a conductor, he did outstanding work in all areas of the repertoire. He also made a major contribution to the performance of Gustav Mahler´s music, instituting the post-war...  more

"West Side Story", Songs and Dances arranged for two pianos and percussion by Irwin Kostal

Intermission

Luciano Berio

Luciano Berio Luciano Berio, the Nestor of Italy´s modern composers, who died in 2003 in Rome, was born in 1925 in Oneglia near Genoa in Upper Italy. Following his musical studies at the Milan Conservatory, he initially worked at RAI, where he...  more

"Sinfonia" for eight Voices and Orchestra

Sergei Rakhmaninov

Sergei Rakhmaninov, one of the greatest pianists of all time and one of the most outstanding melodists amongst composers, was born at Oneg, near Novgorod, on 20 March 1873 (1 April New Style), into a musical family. In 1888 Rakhmaninov began to study...  more

Symphonic Dances (Fantastic Dances), Opus 45

In Rachmaninov´s final large orchestral composition, the stress is on "symphonic" rather than "dance". This anything-but-terpsichorean, yet highly entertaining work is overlaid with dark pessimism, and if any dancing is taking place, it´s on the...

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Semyon Bychkov, conductor

Newly appointed as Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Czech Philharmonic, Semyon Bychkov will assume the title at the beginning of the 2018/19 season. Born in St Petersburg in 1952, Bychkov emigrated to the United States in 1975 and has been...  more

Katia und Marielle Labèque, piano

Katia and Marielle Labèque are sibling pianists renowned for their ensemble of synchronicity and energy. Their musical ambitions started at an early age and they rose to international fame with their contemporary rendition of Gershwin's Rhapsody in...  more

Raphaël Seguinier, percussion

Raphaël Séguinier, born in 1979, began to focus on percussion at the age of 15, after four years of studying piano. He developed throughout his international career a personal style that has led him to play with Rufus Wainright, Saul Williams, Micky...  more

Gonzalo Grau, percussion

Gonzalo Grau began his musical studies at the age of three in Caracas. Along his musical journey he developed skills in many instruments, from the viola da gamba and the cello to the flamenco cajón and his principal instrument, the piano. A Berklee...  more

London Voices, musical production: Ben Parry

London Voices have been at the forefront of professional choral music for the past four decades, not only in the United Kingdom but also in projects throughout Europe, Asia and the United States of America. The group can range from a small consort to...  more