25th Czech-German Culture Days

Opening concert


Thursday | 10/26/2023
7:00 pm Start of Concert
Konzertsaal im Kulturpalast, Dresden
Floor Plan
27 €

About the Concert

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For the opening of the Czech-German Cultural Days, the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra and its Czech partners will present a special programme. Leoš Janáček was ahead of his time not only as a composer. He composed his "Our Father" to raise funds for a women's shelter in Brno - a highly progressive institution at the time. But it is also musically forward-looking, and is fascinating simply because of the unusual accompaniment by harp and organ. Bohuslav Martinů, on the other hand, drew on dances from his homeland for his oboe concerto, but also used elements of jazz, which he had learned to love in America.

Johannes Brahms, for his part, loved the human voice and created other impressive choral works in addition to his famous "German Requiem". The "Schicksalslied" is undoubtedly one of them. He used a poem by Friedrich Höldelin for it, which describes the contrast between heavenly and earthly life.

The choral parts will be performed by the Prague Philharmonic Choir, the soloist for the oboe concerto will be the solo oboist of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, Johannes Pfeiffer.

Event in cooperation with Euroregion Elbe/Labe


Leos Janáček
"Otče náš"
for tenor solo, choir, harp and organ (1901/06)
(conductor Lukáš Vasilek)

Bohuslav Martinů
Concerto for oboe and small orchestra (1955)

Johannes Brahms
for choir and orchestra (1886)


Robert Treviño
Lukáš Vasilek
Conductor (Janáček)
Prager Philharmonischer Chor
Johannes Pfeiffer
Dresdner Philharmonie
Daniela Valtová Kosinová
Kateřina Englichová


Johannes Pfeiffer

Solo oboist

Johannes Pfeiffer studied oboe with Prof. Gerd-Albrecht Kleinfeld in his hometown of Berlin. After graduating in 2001, he became a member of the Orchestra Academy at the Staatskapelle Berlin e.V. and absorbed influences from numerous oboists of various Berlin orchestras. Just one year later he was engaged as Coordinated Principal Oboist with the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra. Guest engagements have taken him to the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the SWR Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, the Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin and the renowned Munich Chamber Orchestra, among others.

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Dresdner Philharmonie

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