Debussy and Strawinski

Stravinsky's "Sacre" and excerpts from Debussy's romantic opera "Pelléas and Melisande"


Saturday | 3/22/2025
7:30 pm Start of Concert
Konzertsaal im Kulturpalast, Dresden
Schloßstr. 2, 01067 Dresden
Floor Plan

About the Concert

Tickets for this event will be available from 12.06.2024 from 10 am.

Composed in 1913, "Le sacre du printemps" (The Rite of Spring) is considered one of the key works of the 20th century. The premiere of the ballet in Paris became a scandal. The music could only be played to the end with great difficulty and ignoring the boos from the audience. The ballet music, which is usually performed in concert today, shines with its almost acrobatic rhythms and exciting combinations of different instruments in a very large and elaborate orchestra. Twenty woodwinds, eight horns, several trumpets and trombones, numerous percussion instruments and a large string section alone create a powerful sound impression. Ligeti's "Lux aeterna" is completely different, in which the choir alone seems to transport us to distant regions on sound surfaces. No wonder Stanley Kubrick used this music in his monumental film "2001: A Space Odyssey".


Olivier Messiaen
"O Sacrum convivium" for choir a cappella

Claude Debussy
"Pelléas et Melisande" Symphonic Suite from the opera (compiled by Jonathan Nott)

György Ligeti
"Lux aeterna" for choir a cappella

Igor Stravinsky
Le sacre du printemps 1947 version


Jonathan Nott
Auditiv Vokal Dresden
Olaf Katzer
Dresdner Philharmonie


Jonathan Nott

British conductor Jonathan Nott is known for the intellectual and emotional depth of his interpretations and for his creativity in developing new concert formats. From 2000 to 2016, he was chief conductor of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, where he co-founded today's Mahler Competition for young conductors. In 2014, he took over the direction of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, and since 2017 he has also been at the helm of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.

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Olaf Katzer

Olaf Katzer studied music and psychology in Munich, Weimar and Dresden. While still a student, he founded the Ensemble AuditivVokal Dresden, which he has artistically directed ever since.

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Dresdner Philharmonie

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