Munich Philharmonic

Saturday 5th October 2019, 7:30 PM
Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic

Munich Philharmonic


Munich Philharmonic
Thomas Hengelbrock
 – conductor
Munich Philharmonic Choir
Andreas Herrmann
– choirmaster
Christina Landshammer – soprano
Agnes Kovacs – soprano
Andrew Staples – tenor


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  – Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 Jupiter
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy – Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 52 Hymn of Praise

ADMISSION: 40, 36, 32 €     TICKETS

The conductor Thomas Hengelbrock was the guest of the BMF the last year leading the Orchestre de Paris, and his attractive performance of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony has remained in the memory of the listeners ever since. Tonight he comes with one of the world’s most significant orchestras, the Munich Philharmonic (established in 1893) and Munich Philharmonic Choir to present a programme consisting not only of the last and perhaps the best known symphony of W. A. Mozart, but also the iconic, though rarely staged work of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (210 years from his birth), the Symphony No. 2 ‘Hymn of Praise’. The composer finished the work in 1840. In it he set to music the words from the Holy Scripture. The ordinal number of the work and its genre classification as a symphony are misleading – it is more of a cantata and as such it is included into the latest register of the author’s works from 2009.