Hilary Hahn © Patrick O'Leary
Houston Symphony / Hahn / Oroczo-Estrada
For its debut in the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Houston Symphony Orchestra will perform with the American star violinist Hilary Hahn as soloist. At the start of her career some 20 years ago, she chose a piece by Leonard Bernstein — his Serenade after Plato's Symposium — to perform on her first orchestral album. In this piece, the composer explores in musical form a series of speeches in praise of Eros by some of Greece’s greatest philosophers. It is a virtuoso piece which is both tender and passionate and Hilary Hahn is performing it this year to mark the 100th anniversary of Bernstein's birth.
Thursday, 15. March 2018, 07.30 PM
Tartüff © Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, Wiesbaden (Ausschnitt)
Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich / Strobel «Murnau: Tartüff»
Fans of silent film and of film music are in for a treat again in the Wiener Konzerthaus in March: The Tonkünstler-Orchestra Niederösterreich will perform Giuseppe Becces' music to Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau's film version of Moliere's «Tartuffe» in an arrangement by Detlev Glanert. On the podium will be none other than THE film music conductor Frank Strobel, who wowed Konzerthaus audiences in June 2017 with «Ivan the Terrible».
Tuesday, 20. March 2018, 07.30 PM