Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore.
It is with great pleasure that Christoph König returns this week to conduct the magnificent Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in a programme combining the two most diverse C-major endings in symphonic literature: Beethoven’s iconic Fifth, and Sibelius’ Swansong on European classical music, his Seventh. Alban Gerhard is going to play one of his signature pieces: Shostakovich cello concerto no. 1.
“The singing swan” (1655) by Reinier van Persijn
Christoph König conducts the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in a programme of Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2, Mussorgsky Scherzo in B-flat Major (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Premiere, and Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2, featuring the fabulously gifted 2010 Chopin Competition winner Yulianna Avdeeva. More info .