Saturday 6. 10. o 19:30 h
Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic
Orchestre de Paris
Thomas Hengelbrock – conductor
Igor Levit – piano
Hector Berlioz – Béatrice et Bénédict, opera overture
Sergei Prokofiev – Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 16
Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
ADMISSION: 38, 34, 30 € TICKETS
Berlioz’s opera Béatrice and Bénédict on the subject of the comedy Much Ado About Nothing reveals his lifelong fascination by Shakespeare. Sergei Prokofiev in his eruptive Piano Concerto No. 2 began to manifest himself as a profound experimenter. Also Ludwig van Beethoven’s 7th Symphony appears as a fiery work, being in itself a Dionysius-like apotheosis of rhythm and vivacious motion, freedom of mind, liberated gesture.
Orchestre de Paris has its seat in newly built exclusive premises of Philharmonie de Paris. The orchestra is considered the most significant ensemble of the country of the Gallic rooster and its performance belongs to the most prestigious events of the festival. Inventive and eager to discover the mysteries of music, Thomas Hengelbrock is one of the most sought-after conductors. Together with another star of the festival Igor Levit they bring new impulses also in Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2. This year the festival offers a unique
opportunity to compare the rendition of the piece by two excellent representatives of contemporary performing art, as the concerto will sound also on Wednesday, 10th October.