Concert

Konzerthausorchester Berlin

Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Haydn | Jost | Beethoven

Debut at the Musikfest Berlin: For the first time, Christoph Eschenbach and the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, which he has led as principal conductor since mid-2019, are guests at the Philharmonie. Their programme includes Christian Jost’s violin concerto “Concerto Noir Redux” with the German violinist Christian Tetzlaff as soloist as well as music by Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven.

Ueda Shoji, Mountain Carnival, Winter from Warabehoyomi, 1955–1965

Ueda Shoji, Mountain Carnival, Winter from Warabehoyomi, 1955–1965

© from a private collection

The 2020/21 season is a very special one for the Konzerthaus Berlin: The Royal Theatre, built by Friedrich Schinkel, which today is the Konzerthaus Berlin was opened on Gendarmenmarkt in May 1821. The following month Carl Maria von Weber’s “Freischütz” had its acclaimed premiere there. The programme for the anniversary season includes numerous commissioned works. One of them is Christian Jost’s violin concerto “Concerto Noir Redux” with Christian Tetzlaff as soloist. Influenced by the intensity with which the Covid 19 crisis surprised and affected everyone, Christian Jost has rethought the original conception of his violin concerto. The result is a work that is rather dark in colour and tone, “a one-movement organic structure characterised by pressing rhythmic cells, in which one thing constantly results in another, and which has only one tempo indication: quarter 76 espressivo”.

Concert Programme

Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809)
Symphony No. 21 in A major (Hob I:21)

Christian Jost (*1963)
Concerto Noir Redux
Concerto for violin and orchestra No. 2 (2020)
Commissioned by Konzerthaus Berlin on the occasion of its 200th anniversary
World premiere

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Symphony No. 8 in F major op. 93 (1812)

Cast

Christian Tetzlaff violin

Konzerthausorchester Berlin
Christoph Eschenbach conductor

Programme and cast are subject to change

A Konzerthaus Berlin event in cooperation with Berliner Festspiele / Musikfest Berlin.