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December 18, 2023 @ 20:00

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 10: Adagio

and works inspired by Mahler's Tenth by leading composers of our time:

Philippe Manoury, Mark Andre, Jay Schwartz and Alexey Retinsky

Fragmentary and yet complete: The painfully beautiful Adagio from Gustav Mahler's 10th Symphony, its only half-completed movement, is both a legacy of late Romantic composing and a door opener to modernism. Time and again, attempts have been made to reconstruct the Tenth on the basis of Gustav Mahler's numerous sketches and drafts. Teodor Currentzis and the SWR Symphonieorchester are now going their own way. Currentzis has invited four composers - the Frenchmen Philippe Manoury and Mark Andre, the American Jay Schwartz and the Ukrainian Alexei Retinski - to explore Mahler's modernity individually with their different tonal languages. Mahler for the 21st century!

 

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programme

Philippe Manoury (1952-)
Remanences-Palimpsests

Mark Andre (1964-)
Four echographies

Jay Schwartz (1965-)
Theta - music for orchestra

Alexey Retinsky (1986-)
New work for orchestra

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Adagio from Symphony No. 10 (fragment)

 

SWR Symphonieorchester
Teodor Currentzis, Conductor

performers

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SWR Symphonieorchester

This SWR Symphonieorchester has its artistic home in the Liederhalle Stuttgart and the Konzerthaus Freiburg. Formed in September 2016 from the merger of the SWR Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart and the SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg, its artistic profile includes interpretative approaches from historically informed performance practice, the classical-romantic core repertoire and contemporary music in equal measure. Teodor Currentzis has been Chief Conductor of the SWR Symphony Orchestra since the 2018/2019 season; François-Xavier Roth will take over this position in the 2025/2026 season.

Annual fixtures in the SWR Symphony Orchestra's concert calendar include SWR's own concert series in Stuttgart, Freiburg and Mannheim as well as performances at the Donaueschingen Music Festival and the Schwetzingen SWR Festival. Since 2020, the SWR Symphonieorchester has been the resident orchestra of the Baden-Baden Whitsun Festival. Invitations regularly take the orchestra to the Salzburg Festival, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, Dortmund, Essen, Vienna, Edinburgh, London, Barcelona, Madrid and Warsaw.

Internationally sought-after conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, Peter Eötvös, Christoph Eschenbach, Sir Roger Norrington, Jakub Hrůša, Eliahu Inbal, Ingo Metzmacher, Kent Nagano, Michael Sanderling, Pablo Heras-Casado, Jonathan Nott, Dima Slobodeniouk and David Zinman have worked with the SWR Symphonieorchester . Among the top-class soloists are Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Antoine Tamestit, Gil Shaham, Nicolas Altstaedt, Vadym Kholodenko and Martin Grubinger as artists in residence, as well as many other renowned guests, including Hilary Hahn, Sabine Meyer, Julia Fischer, Yulianna Avdeeva, Renaud Capuçon, Anna Vinnitskaya, Janine Jansen, Mischa Maisky, Vilde Frang and Fazil Say.

With its extensive music education program, SWR Symphonieorchester reaches around 15,000 children, young people and adults in the SWR broadcasting area every year. Numerous live broadcasts and concert recordings for SWR2 and the web portal SWRClassic.de enable many music lovers all over the world to take part in the concerts of the SWR Symphony Orchestra.

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Teodor Currentzis

Conductor

Teodor Currentzis is chief conductor of the SWR Symphony Orchestra and founder and artistic director of the orchestra and choir musicAeterna. Born in Greece, Currentzis made Russia his adopted home in the early 1990s when he began his conducting studies at the State Conservatory in St. Petersburg with Ilya Musin. From 2004 to 2010, Currentzis was chief conductor of the opera house and ballet in Novosibirsk; from 2011 to 2019, he was artistic director of the opera and ballet in Perm. Teodor Currentzis has curated the Diaghilev Festival in Perm since 2012.

As chief conductor of the SWR Symphonieorchester, Teodor Currentzis focuses primarily on the symphonic oeuvre of Gustav Mahler and Russian symphonies in his programs, but he also frequently performs contemporary compositions, including works by Lachenmann, Schnittke, Crumb, Scelsi, Zender, Kourliandski and Nikodijevic.

With the SWR Symphonieorchester and musicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis regularly embarks on extensive guest tours with concerts at the Berlin Philharmonie, the Philharmonie de Paris, the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden, Milan's La Scala and the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid. He is also a welcome guest at the Salzburg Festival, the Ruhrtriennale, the Lucerne Festival, the Klara Festival in Brussels and the Festival in Aix-en-Provence.

Teodor Currentzis also works with the most famous theater directors, including Robert Wilson, Romeo Castellucci and Peter Sellars. Many of his CDs released by Sony Classical have won international awards. The web portal SWRClassic.de features numerous concert recordings that Teodor Currentzis has made together with SWR Symphonieorchester . In addition to symphonies by Mahler, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Shostakovich, there are also high-quality studio productions made under pandemic conditions, such as Hans Zender's "Schubert's Winterreise" and Gustav Mahler's "Lied von der Erde".

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Details

Date:
December 18, 2023
Time:
20:00
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Venue

Philharmonie Berlin - Great Hall
Philharmonie Berlin, Great Hall
Berlin, Germany