Ralph Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
›Sudden Time‹ for large orchestra
Scherzo capriccioso for Orchestra – with Jazz Improvisation for Piano and Violoncello
›Poème‹ for Violin and Orchestra
- Lisa Batiashvili – Violin
- Rolf Zielke – Piano
- Stephan Braun – Violoncello
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
About the Concert
The Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (DSO) turns 75! Founded on 15 November 1946 by the radio in the American sector as the RIAS Symphony Orchestra, renamed the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin in 1956, the DSO has borne its present name since 1993. Through its stylistic confidence, its commitment to contemporary music and its outstanding CD and radio productions, the DSO has earned an excellent international reputation. The orchestra will celebrate its birthday with anniversary concerts on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 November at the Berlin Philharmonie. Principal conductor Robin Ticciati and top-class guests will present a multi-faceted programme. With works by Sir George Benjamin, Ernest Chausson, Antonín Dvorák, Richard Strauss and Ralph Vaughan Williams, it spans a broad panorama: from the 19th century to the present, with recourse to the Renaissance, experiments with the perception of time, sidelong glances at improvisation and jazz, and glimpses of the future of music. With Lisa Batiashvili, who will interpret Chausson's highly expressive 'Poème', the DSO is looking forward to a violin soloist with whom it shares great concert experiences. In Dvorák's popular Scherzo capriccioso, it builds a bridge to America with jazz musicians Rolf Zielke and Stephan Braun, to whose initiative the orchestra owes its founding. Celebrate with us!
The anniversary concert on 19 November will be broadcast live on video by ARTE CONCERT and will be available afterwards as video-on-demand. The anniversary concert on 20 November will be broadcast live by rbbKultur and will also be broadcast by Deutschlandfunk Kultur on 23 November.