Orchestra Concert

Masquerade

Khachaturyan's Violin Concerto and Shostakovich's Symphonic First

1/28

Saturday | 1/28/2023
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

1/29

Sunday | 1/29/2023
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
55 | 45 | 39 | 33 | 25 | 18 €
9 € for young people

About the Concert

Dmitri Shostakovich was only 18 years old when he introduced himself to a larger audience with his 1st Symphony. And the audience was rightly reminded of Stravinsky and his "Petrushka" ballet music as well as of Prokofiev. But Shostakovich probably thought even more of Charlie Chaplin, whose great fan he was. For in large parts this symphony could also be music for his films. Aram Khachaturian, on the other hand, was thinking of the eponymous jealousy drama by the poet Lermonotov, which he had just experienced in the theater when he composed his "Masquerade". The result is music full of passion and abysses And for one of the most famous violinists of the 20th century ever, for David Oistrakh, he composed his Violin Concerto. In our concert it is played by a namesake of the composer, which is pure coincidence.

Program

Aram Khachaturian
"Masquerade" Suite
Violin Concerto in D minor

Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony No.1 in F minor

Contributer

Cristian Măcelaru
Conductor
Sergey Khachatryan
Violin
Dresdner Philharmonie
Orchestra

Biographies

Cristian Măcelaru

Chief Conductor of the WDR Sinfonieorchester, Cristian Măcelaru is one of the fast-rising conductors in classical music. His tenure with the WDR, one of Europe’s leading radio orchestras, commenced in the 2019/20 season.

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Sergey Khachatryan

Sergey Khachatryan, born in Yerevan, Armenia, won first prize at the 8th International Jean Sibelius Competition in Helsinki in 2000, becoming the youngest winner in the competition's history. In 2005, he received first prize at the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels.

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