Based in 1986/87 by one of the crucial distinguished conductors of the final a long time, the late Claudio Abbado, the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra (GMYO) has been in a position lately to impose itself because the world’s most prestigious Youth Orchestra, acting at main venues and festivals with main conductors and soloists akin to Herbert Blomstedt, Pierre Boulez, Myung-Whun Chung, Sir Colin Davis, Christoph Eschenbach, Bernard Haitink, Paavo Järvi or Philippe Jordan.
For its first live performance on this season, the orchestra shall be performing within the magical setting of Al Jahili Fort in Al Ain. The night will begin with probably the most vital items of avant-garde classical music, György Ligeti’s mysterious and magnificently fluid shadow play Lontano from 1967. German Live performance violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann will then accompany the GMJO underneath the baton of David Afkham for the Hungarian composer Béla Bartók’s visionary Violin Concerto Nr2.
The second a part of the programme shall be specializing in the very thought of heroism with Beethoven’s third Symphony, written in 1803-04. Beethoven had initially deliberate to dedicate it to Napoléon Bonaparte, abandoning the concept in a while as a result of the First Consul of the younger French Republican Authorities had topped himself Emperor of France. However, Beethoven saved the “heroic” tone of the Symphony beginning it in E main and working variations of the epic thought all by the primary motion, the Allegro con brio. The primary version of the Symphony lastly bore the title “Sinfonia eroica, composta per festeggiare il sovvenire di un grand’uomo” and since then grew to become the right music for example the good achievements of humanity.
György Ligeti: Lontano
Béla Bartók: Violinkonzert Nr. 2 / Violin Concerto no. 2
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphonie Nr. three Es-Dur op. 55 / Symphony no. three E flat main op. 55
Mar 24 2016
AL Jahili Fort