LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D minor op. 61
ARVO PÄRT: Psalom
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Symphony no. 7 in A major op. 92
- Conductor Teodor Currentzis
- Violin Pekka Kuusisto
ABOUT THIS CONCERT
On this tour, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra pays tribute to one of classical music’s most notorious revolutionaries, Ludwig van Beethoven. The orchestra shares the stage with two musical revolutionaries of this day and age: conductor Teodor Currentzis, one of the MCO’s Artistic Partners, and violinist Pekka Kuusisto, a close partner of the MCO.
The Merano Music Festival, held annually in the idyllic surroundings of South Tyrol, has brought musicians and ensembles from all around the world to Merano since 1986. Known for its spectacular landscapes, mild climate, and thermal baths, Merano has long been well acquainted in classical music circles: many of the music world’s personalities, from Richard Strauss to Arnold Schönberg, used to spend their summer months here.
The MCO performs at the Merano Music Festival for the first time since 2001, in a programme bringing together works by Beethoven and Pärt.