American Quartet

Philharmonic Orchestra performs Dvořák's famous "American Quartet" and other works


Sunday | 12/01/2024
11:00 am Start of Concert
Konzertsaal im Kulturpalast, Dresden
Schloßstr. 2, 01067 Dresden
Floor Plan

About the Concert

Dvořák was happy in America, at least when he wrote his Symphony from the New World. And you can hear in the "American Quartet" that he was doing well on the other side of the ocean. His mission was nothing less than to contribute to the creation of an American national music, and it was almost desirable that he incorporate elements of the music of his Bohemian homeland. Thus, what we hear in this concerto, arranged for five wind instruments, was something quite new and at the same time familiar in his time. His compatriot Leoš Janáček also used familiar elements in his music, namely the specific tone of the Czech language. He composed the Mládí (Youth) suite shortly before his 70th birthday, when he was compiling musical memories from his life. The program of the Philharmonic Wind Ensemble will be rounded out by works by Josef Bohuslav Foerster and František Chaloupka, composers who also bring to life the special Bohemian-Czech "sound" of our neighboring country.


Antonín Dvořák
Quintet in F major after the "American Quartet" op. 96

František Chaloupka
Orestes by Euripides for wind quintet

Josef Bohuslav Foerster
Wind quintet in D major op. 95

Leoš Janáček
"Mládi" (Youth) - sextet for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and bass clarinet


Claudia Rose
Isabel Kern
Fabian Dirr
Felix Amrhein
Sarah Ennouhi
Dresdner Philharmonie


Claudia Rose

2nd flutist

Claudia Rose, born in Erfurt, studied at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden from 1995 to 2000 and subsequently completed a two-year postgraduate course there. From 1998 she was a substitute with the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra and became a permanent member of the orchestra in 1999.

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Isabel Kern

Solo English horn player

Isabel Kern, born in Switzerland, had already been playing the flute in her local brass band for several years when she discovered the oboe at the age of 12. Her passion was quickly awakened and with it her career aspirations - after graduating from high school, she began her studies at the Karlsruhe University of Music with Thomas Indermühle.

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Fabian Dirr

Solo Clarinettist

Fabian Dirr was born in Erlangen and began his musical education at the age of six. He was already a prize-winner in several competitions before he began his studies at the Hanover University of Music and Drama with Hans Deinzer, which he completed as a master student.

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Felix Amrhein

coordinated Solo Bassoonist

Born in 1994 in Aschaffenburg, Felix Amrhein began bassoon lessons at the age of 7, immediately inspired by the sound of the instrument. After studying for a year with Prof. Albrecht Holder at the HfM Würzburg, he began his bachelor's degree there in 2012, supported by scholarships from the Bischöfliche Studienförderung - Cusanuswerk and the Yehudi Menuhin - live music now organization.

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Sarah Ennouhi

Solo horn player

Sarah Ennouhi was born in Mulhouse and studied in Stuttgart, Freiburg and in her hometown with Virginie Maillard. She was principal horn of the Bavarian State Orchestra in Munich as well as with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg and also played in renowned orchestras such as the Munich Philharmonic, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and the Berlin Philharmonic.

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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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