Sounds of Central Europe: From Istanbul to Berlin

December 2019

Composed deep within the heart of the continent, the music of Martinů, Ligeti and Haydn embodies the rich Sounds of Central Europe, the focus of our winter tour with François-Xavier Roth.

Great music’s essential qualities remain audible throughout the centuries. Listen out for Ligeti’s quicksilver shifts, Haydn’s effortless drive, and Martinů’s radiant intensity, a perfect outlet for the MCO’s agile and energetic approach.

Francios-Xavier Roth, a conductor who is always striving for new discoveries, has immersed the MCO in the music of this region over the last two years. This tour is the third installment of that collaboration.

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13 December 2019 Istanbul

Friday 20:30 / İş Sanat Concert Hall

Works by: Joseph Haydn, Bohuslav Martinů, György Ligeti

With: Conductor François-Xavier Roth, Horn Stefan Dohr, Piano Holger Groschopp, Timpani Martin Piechotta

14 December 2019 Hamburg

Saturday 20:00 / Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Works by: Joseph Haydn, Bohuslav Martinů, György Ligeti

With: Conductor François-Xavier Roth, Horn Stefan Dohr, Piano Holger Groschopp, Timpani Martin Piechotta

15 December 2019 Berlin

Sunday 20:00 / Philharmonie Berlin, Chamber Music Hall

Works by: Joseph Haydn, Bohuslav Martinů, György Ligeti

With: Conductor François-Xavier Roth, Horn Stefan Dohr, Piano Holger Groschopp, Timpani Martin Piechotta