Orchestra Concert

Love for the Three Oranges

Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and musical fairy tale worlds by Prokofiev, Fauré and Roussel

1/13

Friday | 1/13/2023
7:30 pm 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
55 | 45 | 39 | 33 | 25 | 18 €
9 € for young people

1/14

Saturday | 1/14/2023
7:30 pm 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
55 | 45 | 39 | 33 | 25 | 18 €
9 € for young people

About the Concert

Fairy tales and myths have inspired composers throughout the ages - in this concert there are three opportunities to experience plots set to music. Prokofiev's "Love for Three Oranges," with its anarchic wit and ravishingly playful music, is one of the most entertaining opera compositions of the last century. Entertaining in the best sense is also Fauré's music for the drama about Pelléas and Mélisande, which was virtually en vogue in the music world at the beginning of the 20th century. Fauré found his very own voice for it - his suite is a symphonic masterpiece that intensely interprets the drama's shimmering mystical abysmalness. Finally, the orchestral climax of the program is reached with "Bacchus et Ariane," in which Roussel proves himself a master of the grand form and makes us emphatically aware that he is one of the composers of the past century who is far too little known in this country.

Program

Sergei Prokofiev
Suite from the opera
"The Love for Three Oranges

Peter Tchaikovsky
Violin Concerto in D major

Gabriel Fauré
"Pelléas et Mélisande" Suite

Albert Roussel
"Bacchus et Ariane" Suite No. 2

Contributer

Stéphane Denève
Conductor
Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider
Viola
Dresdner Philharmonie
Orchestra

Biographies

Stéphane Denève

Conductor

Stéphane Denève is Music Director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the Brussels Philharmonic, and recently concluded his six-year tenure as Principal Guest Conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra. He is also Director of the Brussels Philharmonic’s Centre for Future Orchestral Repertoire (CffOR). He previously served as Chief Conductor of Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR) and Music Director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

read biography

Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider

Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider inaugurates his first season as Music Director of the Orchestre national de Lyon in September 2021. He conducted the Orchestra’s 2019/20 season opening concerts and together they toured Russia in February 2020. Szeps-Znaider is a regular guest conductor of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Bamberg Symphony and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. 

read biography

Dresdner Philharmonie

Music for all

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 anchored the reputation of the Dresden Philharmonic in the international classical music world. Marek Janowski has been chief conductor and artistic director of the Dresden Philharmonic for the second time since the 2019/2020 concert season. Already in his first term from 2001 to 2003, he convinced with unusual and challenging programs.

read biography

Similar Concerts

  • Ticket

    Do you want to order concert tickets?
    We have compiled all the options for you under Ticket Info.

  • Newsletter

    With our newsletter we inform you about short-term offers and news about events of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra that are of particular interest to you.