Città di Castello, Chiesa di San Domenico
Jugendorchester der Bayerischen Philharmonie
Young orchestra of the Bavaria Philarmonic
David Frühwirth violin
Henri Bonamy director and piano
CARL MARIA VON WEBER Der Freischütz op. 77: Ouvertüre
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Concert for piano and orchestra n.3 in C minor op. 37
HEINZ SCHUBERT Concertante Suite for violin and chamber orchestra
FELIX MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY Symphony n. 5 in D major op. 107 The reform
Germany is the 2017 guest country, the same year marks the fifth centennary of the protestant reformation whose beginning conventionally coincides with the publication of Luther’s 95 theses in Wittenberg’s church.
The Festival remembers such important anniversary with the opening concert: one of Mendelssohn’s masterpieces, the Fifth Symphony, called The reformation. It was composed to celebrate three hundred years of the Augusta protestant denomination which fell in 1830.
The performance is by Jugendorchester der Bayerischen Philharmonie, the 34 years old Munich ensemble boasts which is the longest tradition of Bavaria. During the first part of the evening, the orchestra will perform two pieces of its repertoire: The Marksman’s ouverture by Weber, dated 1821, which is usually regarded as the German romanticism manifesto and Beethoven’s third concert, a real turning point in the concert history for piano and orchestra, one of Beethoven’s favourite. Besides Weber, Beethoven and Mendelssohn a seldom performed XX century piece by Heinz Schubert, a german composer and orchestra conductor who died during the second world war.