Staatskapelle Weimar Orchestra – Friday, Feb. 23, 7pm

Vadym Kholodenko*

In their first tour in North America, this will be your chance to hear an orchestra with a glorious history, including close associations with Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Liszt and Richard Strauss. Founded in 1491, the world renowned Staatskapelle (which means “Court Chapel”) Weimar Orchestra is the oldest in Germany. Piano soloist, Vadym Kholodenko is the 2013 winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Leading the orchestra will be the 2013 Royal Philharmonic Music Awards “Conductor of the Year,” Maestro Kirill Karabits, who will bring his energizing presence to the podium.


Kirill Karabits, Conductor

BRAHMS                   Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

BEETHOVEN             Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

BRAHMS                   Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

* Soloist Change