Orchestra Concert

Beethoven's »Pastoral«

Beethoven's classic meets a sustained percussion concerto.


Saturday | 9/09/2023
7:30 pm Start of Concert
Konzertsaal im Kulturpalast, Dresden
Floor Plan
59 | 49 | 42 | 36 | 27 | 20 €
9 € Young People

About the Concert

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Plastic bottles, flower pots and coffee capsules - what sounds like household waste and a throwaway society becomes a musical instrument in this concert. Vivi Vassileva uses unusual objects for Gregor Mayrhofer's concert for recycling percussion and gets the audience thinking about an unsolved problem. It heralds the end of our "Luftwurzel" project: after several months on the Kulturpalast forecourt, the willows are now being auctioned off. Whether Beethoven had willows in mind when he composed his Sixth Symphony, the famous "Pastoral", we do not know. But quite clearly we hear the babbling of a brook, birdsong and experience a tangible musical thunderstorm. And probably imagine an untouched nature that we long for more than ever.


Gregor Mayrhofer
Concerto for Recycling Percussion and Orchestra

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 6 F major "Pastorale


Duncan Ward
Vivi Vassileva
Dresdner Philharmonie


Duncan Ward

British conductor Duncan Ward has established himself as one of the most exciting and versatile conductors of his generation. He is Chief Conductor of philharmonie zuidnederland and Music Director of the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra, a new position created by the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.

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Dresdner Philharmonie

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That is the claim of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra. The orchestra stands for concerts at the highest artistic level, musical education for all ages and looking beyond the musical horizon. Guest performances on almost every continent and collaborations with guests from all over the world have established the reputation of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra in the international classical music world.  

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