Sounds of Central Europe

19 September 2017

Cologne

Tuesday 20:00 / Kölner Philharmonie

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PROGRAMME

BÉLA BARTÓK: Violin Concerto no. 2  Sz. 112

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK: Symphony no. 7 op. 70 in D minor

  • Conductor Rafael Payare
    Violin Patricia Kopatchinskaja
ABOUT THIS CONCERT

On this tour, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra continues its exploration of musical traditions stemming from Central Europe. This theme, which began with the MCO concert at this year’s Lucerne Festival, is one to which the orchestra will return regularly throughout the upcoming seasons.


Both Béla Bartók and Antonín Dvořák are known as composers strongly influenced by folk traditions in their works: Bartók, by Hungarian folk music, and Dvořák, by Slavic melodies. The programme on this tour brings together familiar works that the MCO has performed this year with both artists. Just a few weeks ago, at this year’s Lucerne Festival, the MCO and Patricia Kopatchinskaja joined forces in Bartók’s Second Violin Concerto, while Rafael Payare conducted an MCO performance of Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony at the Klara Festival in Brussels earlier this spring. 


The MCO performs regularly in Cologne’s Kölner Philharmonie, one of the orchestra’s close partners. Its most recent performance in Cologne took place in April 2017, in a concert featuring Artistic Partner Teodor Currentzis and his MusicAeterna Choir.  


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CONCERTS THIS TOUR

18 September 2017 Merano

Monday 20:30pm / Kursaal

Works by: Béla Bartók, Antonín Dvořák 

With: Conductor Rafael Payare, Violin Patricia Kopatchinskaja