Friday, February 17, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Royce Hall - Auditorium
Christoph Eschenbach, Conductor
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Christoph Eschenbach, Conductor and Ray Chen, Violin
- Mozart - Don Giovanni Overture
- Bruch - Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor featuring Ray Chen
- Beethoven - Symphony No.3, "Eroica"
Over the course of 70 years, the Bamberg Symphony has become not only the musical hub of the entire region, but also one of Germany's most-traveled orchestras. It was the first to tour abroad after World War II, notching up almost 7,000 concerts in more than 500 cities and 60 countries worldwide and is now cultural ambassador for Bavaria and all of Germany.
With its origins as the German Philharmonic in Prague, the Bamberg Symphony continues a musical tradition that stretches back to the 18th and 19th centuries. In the years 1885 & 1886, Gustav Mahler conducted the orchestra that would later become the German Philharmonic Prague, whose forebears played the world premiere of Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
Legendary conductor Christoph Eschenbach made his concert debut as a soloist with the Bamberg Symphony in 1965. In recognition of a collaboration that has now lasted for 50 years, the Orchestra recently named him the Honorary Conductor.
Ray Chen is one of the most compelling young violinists today, praised for his perfect tone, masterful technique and rock star charm.