Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts
Sundays @ 8PM

The German festival season presents a cross-section of the world's most exciting classical music artists and a mix of repertoire from old favorites to new discoveries. Hosted by Rick Fulker, Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts is a weekly series of electrifying performances by top German orchestras along with superb ensembles from abroad.


Saxon Staatskapelle Dresden and the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Overture to Egmont
Hector Berlioz:  Symphonie fantastique
Paul Hindemith: Harmonie der Welt
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento in B-flat Major, K. 137


Heimbach Festival
Lars Vogt, director

Mikhail Glinka:  Variations on "The Nightingale"
Joseph Haydn:  String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 33 No. 4 "Russian"
Sergei Prokofiev:  String Quartet No. 1 in B minor, Op. 50
Johannes Brahms:  Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38 - II.
Dmitri Shostakovich:  Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67 - II.
Dmitri Shostakovich:  Two pieces for String Octet, Op. 11
Reinhold Gliere:  String Octet in D Major, Op. 5


Early Music Days in Herne

John Taverner: Christe Jesu Pastor Bonus
Philippe Verdelot: Nil Majus Superi Vident
Thomas Tallis: See Lord And Behold
Antonio Stradella: Amare et Fingere: aria of Rosalbo
Antonio Stradella: Amare et Fingere: recitative and aria of Clori
Heinrich Biber: Sonata á Quattro, from: Balletti Lamentabili
Heinrich Schutz: Ach Herr strafe mich nicht in deinem Zorn
Gioacchino Rossini: Hachis Romantique (Romantic Hash)
Gioacchino Rossini: Petite Valse de Huile de Ricin (Little Castor Oil Waltz)
Gioacchino Rossini: A Ma petite Perrche – Les Raisins (To my little Parrot – The Raisins)
Johann Sebastian Bach: Chromatic Fantasy, BWV 903
Johann Pisendel: Sonata in E minor - II.


Orchestra Rheinton
Orchestra l'arte del mondo

Christoph Spering and Werner Ehrhardt, conductors
Vox Bona Chamber Chorus, Bonn
Bonn Chamber Chorus
Chorus Musicus Cologne

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92 - II.
Andrea  Luchesi: Requiem
Ludwig van Beethoven: Cantata on the Death of Joseph II
Ferdinand Ries: Der Sieg des Glaubens Oratorio  


Elisabeth Weber and Petar Mancev, violins; Priscila Rodriguez-Cabaleiro, viola; Linda Mantcheva, cello; Christine Schornsheim, fortepiano; Verena Fischer and Christoph Huntgeburth, flutes; Johannes Geffert, organ

Felice Giardini: Piano Quintet in G Major, Op. 11 No. 1
Andreas Romberg: Quintet in C Major, Op. 1
Christian Gottlob Neefe: Variations on a theme from Mozart's The Magic Flute
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 11 in B-flat Major, Op. 22 - I.
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 11 in B-flat Major - II. and III.
Antonio Salieri: Overture to La scuola de' Gelosi
Christian Gottlob Neefe: Variations on a theme from Dittersdorf's Das rote Kappchen
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Major, WoO 36


Leslie Suganandarajah, Lalwani Suresh and Ashit Desai, conductors

SPLASH – Percussion North Rhine-Westphalia
Taal Yogi Ashram and Nad-Roop Percussion Ensemble
National Youth Orchestra of Germany
Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Government Chorus of the Ministry of Culture of the USSR

Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass: Meetings Along the Edge from Passages
Bawli Traditional: Chalan and Rela
Traditional: Teentaal Bandishes
Traditional: Takite Dina
Traditional-Bernard Schimpelsberger: Path of Rhythm
Param Vir: Uroborus from The Theatre of Magical Beings
Bernard Schimpelsberger and Rakesh Chaurasia: Raga Bhimpalasi in Rupak Taal
Philip Glass: Ragas in Minor Scale
Ravi Shankar: Shanti-Mantra
Steve Reich: Variations for Vibes - I.
Traditional: Dhun
Bernard Schimpelsberger and Rakesh Chaurasia: Kismet


Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard and Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductors

Jacques Loussier Trio
Concentus musicus Vienna
Concerto Koln

Fiona Kelly, flute; Antje Weithaas, violin; Mats Levin, cello; Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord; Sontraud Speidel and Evelinde Trenkner, pianists; Tabea Zimmermann and Brett Dean, violas

Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050
Uri Caine: Hamsa
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major, BWV 1046 - II.
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047 - III.
Johann Sebastian Bach (arranged by Max Reger): Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048 - III.
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049 - II.
Brett Dean: Approach - Prelude to a Canon
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat Major, BWV 1051