Orchestra Concert

Dvořák and Shostakovich

Oboe Concerto and Farewell Symphony - a programme full of contrasts


Sunday | 10/29/2023
11:00 am Start of Concert

The concert introduction in the event hall of the Central Library (1st floor) begins one hour before the concert.
Konzertsaal im Kulturpalast, Dresden
Floor Plan
59 | 49 | 42 | 36 | 27 | 20 €
9 € Young People

About the Concert

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The eyes of every oboist begin to light up when one speaks of Martinu's Oboe Concerto. After all, it is one of the most demanding, but also most beautiful solo concertos for the queen of the woodwind instruments. Our solo oboist Johannes Pfeiffer will bring this sunny and cheerful work to the stage of the Kulturpalast. Shostakovich's 15th Symphony should also be cheerful, at least that was the composer's intention. It begins with a kind of scherzo full of humorous echoes. But from the second movement on, the mood changes: Sadness, solemnity, doubt, sarcasm and a longing for death gain the upper hand. Shostakovich probably suspected that this would be his last work. All the more poignant are the last notes, which sound as if a heart had stopped beating.


Antonín Dvorák
"Carnival" Overture

Bohuslav Martinu
Concerto for oboe and small orchestra (1955)

Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony No. 15 in A major


Robert Treviño
Johannes Pfeiffer
Dresdner Philharmonie


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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