Grand Selection

  • Date: 24 February, 8 p.m.
  • Hall: Main Auditorium

Dvořák and Mahler for an unforgettable concert

Leipzig Gewandhausorchester is, today, the oldest orchestra in the world. It was founded in 1743 in the city of Leipzig, one of the European cradles of the history of music. Among its directors we find the names of Felix Mendelssohn, Arthur Nikisch, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Bruno Walter or Riccardo Chailly. Andris Nelsons has led since being appointed in 2018; he is recognised for his singular way of conducting and his huge personality.

The Leipzig Gewandhausorchester treasures a history which forms part of the universal patrimony of music: during Beethoven’s lifetime, it performed all his nine symphonies. It also premiered Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 “Scottish” and Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 “The Great”. Wagner, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Grieg and Strauss conducted their works with this legendary orchestra. Milestone after milestone, generation after generation.Today, more than one hundred musicians continue its tradition for a legacy full of life.

For this occasion, the orchestra invites German soprano Christiane Karg - born in Baviera and musically educated at the Mozarteum and in Verona - to be part of the programme. Since her debut at the Salzburg Festival, Karg has performed at the Frankfurt Opera, Semperoper of Dresden and in La Scala of Milan.

Dvořák and Mahler for an unforgettable concert.


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Leipzig Gewandhausorchester

  • Musical direction: Andris Nelsons
  • Soprano: Christiane Karg