Symphony Concert 23

English Chamber Orchestra | Wolfram Christ | Anuk Steffen

Mozart | Prokofiev

Sun, 09.09. | 11.00 | No. 18347

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

Vergangenes Konzert

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Summer Festival

17.08.-16.09. 2018




    Symphony Concert 23

    English Chamber Orchestra | Wolfram Christ | Anuk Steffen

    English Chamber Orchestra  
    Wolfram Christ  conductor
    Anuk Steffen  narrator
    Wolfgang Amadé Mozart (1756–1791)
    Cassation in G major, K. 63
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953)
    Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 Symphonie classique
    Wolfgang Amadé Mozart (1756–1791)
    Symphony in E-flat major, K. 16
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953)
    March in B-flat major, Op. 99 (arranged by Otfried Büsing)
    Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67 (in German)

    Prokofiev’s most-famous work is a symphonic fairy-tale for children: the indestructible story of the intrepid Peter and the evil wolf that is captured and handed over in triumph to a zoo. Born in 2005, the Swiss actress Anuk Steffen, who became famous in 2015 as Heidi in the film version of the Spyri novel by Alain Gsponer, will narrate from a new perspective: that of a child. Prokofiev’s catchy music also allows listeners to get to know the instruments of the orchestra. The flute plays the bird, the oboe is the duck, the clarinet represents the cat, Grandfather is characterized by the bassoon, and Peter himself by the strings. Wolfram Christ, well-known to Festival audiences as principal violist of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA, will additionally conduct Prokofiev’s Symphonie classique, an early stroke of genius by the composer. And he will present two works by the child prodigy Mozart: his very first Symphony, composed when he was eight, and the K. 63 Cassation from five years later. 

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    Wolfram Christ

    Wolfram Christ, who received his training under Ulrich Koch in Freiburg, Germany, became principal violist of the Berlin Philharmonic in 1978, remaining in that position until 1999. During this period he performed more than sixty solo concertos with the orchestra under such conductors as Karajan, Abbado, Maazel, Haitink, and Ozawa. He was among the founding members of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA in 2003 and has performed with the ensemble every summer since. Christ himself has been engaged as an orchestral leader since 1995. He has conducted such ensembles as the Royal Danish Orchestra, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the German Radio Philharmonic, the Sinfónica de la Juventud Venezolana, and the Orchestra Mozart. From 2004 to 2008 he held the chief position with the Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester Mannheim, and from 2009 to 2013 he served as Principal Guest Conductor of the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra. Since 1999 Christ has been Professor of Viola at the Freiburg Music Academy.

    August 2014