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.

6/16

Hermann Max, conductor
Rheinische Kantorei Chorus
Das kleine Konzert

Sethus Calvisius: Our life lasts seventy years

Johann Hermann Schein:  Our life lasts seventy years
Johann Hermann Schein:  Behold, it was for the sake of my comfort that I was so fearful
Johann Hermann Schein:  Three beautiful things are

Johann Sebastian Bach:  Our life is a shadow

Johann Christoph Bach:  Fear not
Johann Christoph Bach:  Though the righteous man die too soon

Johann Kuhnau:  My soul is sad

Johann Ludwig Bach:  I never left you for a moment

Giacomo Carissimi:  Excerpts from Jephtah

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach:  Your heart frequently laments

Gottfried August Homilius:  I rejoice in the Lord
Gottfried August Homilius:  Our Father in Heaven

Johann Adam Hiller:  All flesh is as grass

Johann Sebastian Bach:  The spirit comes to help our weakness

6/23

Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Jakub Hrusa, conductor
Betsy Horne, soprano; Vesselina Kasarova, mezzo-soprano

Ernest Chausson: Poeme de l'amour et de la mer  
Gyorgy Ligeti: Lontano
Hector Berlioz: La mort de Cleopatre
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in C Major, D. 944 "The Great"

6/30

Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Francois Xavier Roth, conductor
Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello

Bela Bartok:  Rumanian Folk Dances
Bela Bartok:  Divertimento for Strings
Joseph Haydn:  Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major
Joseph Haydn:  Symphony No. 96 in D Major "Miracle"
Henri Dutilleux:  Three Verses on the name Paul Sacher

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, conductor
Sol Gabetta, cello

Bohuslav Martinu:  Cello Concerto No. 1 - II. and III.
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Lensky's Aria from Eugen Onegin

7/7

Thomas Neuhoff and Daniel Spaw, conductors
National Youth Orchestra of Germany
French National Youth Orchestra
Coventry Cathedral Girls' Choir
Polish National Youth Choir
Les Pastoureaux Choir, Belgium
Youth Choir of St. Luke's Church in Bonn
Choir of the Bach Association Cologne
Banu Boke, soprano; James Gilchrist, tenor; Erik Sohn, baritone

Benjamin Britten: War Requiem

Benjamin Britten: String Quartet No. 1, mvts. 1, 3, and 4
Emperor Quartet

7/14

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Paavo Jarvi, conductor
Eva-Maria Westbroek, soprano

Ludwig van Beethoven: LeonoreOverture No. 3 in C Major, Op. 72
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 60
Richard Wagner (orchestrated by Felix Mottl and Richard Wagner): Wesendonck Songs

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Simon Rattle, conductor
Elina Garanca, soprano

Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20
Maurice Ravel: Scheherazade
Alban Berg: Seven early songs: 2. Schilflied (Song amid the reeds), 3. Die Nachtigall (The nightingale), 7. Sommertage (Summer days)

7/21

West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Erich Kleiber and Gunter Wand, conductors
Arabella Steinbacher, violin

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61
Sergei Prokofiev:  Sonata, Op. 115 - I.
Jean Sibelius:  Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43
Carl Maria von Weber:  Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 19 - III.
Franz Schubert:  Selections fromRosamunde

7/28

Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Teodor Currentzis, conductor

Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D minor
Gyorgy Ligeti: Lontano

MusicAeterna
Teodor Currentzis, conductor
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin
Nadine Koutcher, soprano; Natalya Buklaga, mezzo soprano; Stanislav Leontieff, tenor; Vasiliy Korostelev, bass

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 - II.
Igor Stravinsky: The Wedding
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 14, Op. 135 - IX.