Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

Europe's best young musicians with Ingo Metzmacher as guests at the Kulturpalast


Monday | 8/26/2024
7:30 pm Start of Concert
Konzertsaal im Kulturpalast, Dresden
Schloßstr. 2, 01067 Dresden
Floor Plan
59 | 49 | 42 | 36 | 27 | 20 €
29 € for young people
29 € for Dresden-Pass
29 € for SB ab GdB80 (+ggf. Begleitung)

About the Concert

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

“Shared spirit”, “astonishing expressive maturity”, “moments that get under your skin” - the press can't stop praising the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester's concerts. Now the young musicians are back in Dresden, this time in our concert hall and with a program that packs a punch: Beethoven's overtures to “Fidelio” and the never-composed opera “Coriolan” are as gripping as they are rousing. And then things really get down to business with Shostakovich's Eighth Symphony, which was composed in the middle of the Second World War. Dramatic and at the same time ironically subtle. Shostakovich did not want to write music that glorified war and here he found artistic ways to superficially fulfill Stalin's expectations and at the same time cleverly undermine them.


Ludwig van Beethoven
“Coriolan” Overture in C minor

Arnold Schönberg
Five orchestral pieces op. 16

Ludwig van Beethoven
“Leonore” Overture No. 3

Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony No. 8 in C minor


Ingo Metzmacher
Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester


Ingo Metzmacher

Whether as an opera conductor, orchestra leader, festival director or book author: Ingo Metzmacher is consistently committed to music, especially of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Making the new sound familiar and the familiar sound new has been his focus since the beginning of his career.

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Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

Founded by Claudio Abbado in Vienna in 1986/87, the GMJO is today regarded as the world’s leading youth orchestra and is under the patronage of the Council of Europe. The GMJO was the first international youth orchestra to hold open auditions in the former Eastern Bloc. In 1992, the GMJO opened up to musicians aged up to 26 from all over Europe. At the annual auditions organized in more than 25 European cities, its members are selected from over 2500 applicants. The GMJO tour repertoire ranges from classical to contemporary music with an emphasis on symphonic works of the Romantic and late Romantic periods.

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