Chor und Orchester

Dresden Memorial Day

Marek Janowski conducts the traditional February 13 concert.


Tuesday | 2/13/2024
7:30 pm Start of Concert
Konzertsaal im Kulturpalast, Dresden
Floor Plan
59 | 49 | 42 | 36 | 27 | 20 €
9 € for young people
29 € for Dresden-Pass

About the Concert

First his newborn daughter dies, a year later two more children - during the composition of his "Stabat mater" Antonín Dvořák experiences blows of fate that hit his wife and him hard. And even though there is no one-to-one in the music, one believes one can also hear Dvořák's pain in the haunting sounds of his setting of the church hymn. Pain also accompanies the memory of the destruction of Dresden 79 years ago - it makes sense that Marek Janowski chose precisely this work for this occasion. He has invited such renowned soloists as Hanna-Elisabeth Müller and Tareq Nazmi, as well as the excellent MDR Radio Choir, with whom the Dresden Philharmonic has enjoyed a long-standing partnership.


Antonín Dvorák
Stabat mater


Marek Janowski
Hanna-Elisabeth Müller
Christian Elsner
Tareq Nazmi
Roxana Constantinescu
MDR Rundfunkchor
Dresdner Philharmonie


Marek Janowski

Marek Janowski first came to the Dresden Philharmonic as principal conductor from 2001 to 2003, during which time he already impressed with unusual and challenging programs. With the 2019/2020 concert season, he returned to the Dresden Philharmonic as principal conductor and artistic director.

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Hanna-Elisabeth Müller

The soprano studied with Rudolf Piernay, with whom she still works closely. The multiple award-winning soprano attended master classes with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Julia Varady, Elly Ameling and Thomas Hampson.

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Christian Elsner

The tenor Christian Elsner, born in Freiburg im Breisgau, has been an internationally sought-after soloist for many years, who now also passionately enjoys passing on his experience to the next generation as a professor of singing.

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Tareq Nazmi

The bass Tareq Nazmi studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich with Edith Wiens and Christian Gerhaher and privately with Hartmut Elbert. First as a participant in the Opera Studio, then as an ensemble member of the Bavarian State Opera, he appeared there in numerous roles such as Minister (Fidelio), Masetto (Don Giovanni), Speaker (Die Zauberflöte), Silvano (La Calisto), Zuniga (Carmen), Truffaldin (Ariadne auf Naxos), Publio (La clemenza di Tito), Caronte (L'Orfeo), Night Watchman (Meistersinger), Albert (La Juive) or Osman (Les Indes Galantes).

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