Hommage to Gidon Kremer

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“With the homage to Gidon Kremer we honor this season one of the greatest violinists of our time.” (Konzerthaus Berlin)

The homage to Gidon Kremer, which the Konzerthaus Berlin organises  at the end of October, comprises eleven days: concerts for a large orchestra, chamber music, late-night and children’s concerts, presented by a large number of renowned artists, and, of course,  Gidon Kremer with his Kremerata Baltica himself. The repertoire ranges from Bach to Weinberg and shows the broad spectrum of the string orchestra, that Gidon Kremer founded more than 20 years ago.

This year, Kremerata and its artistic director dedicate a large number of their programs to the memory of the Polish composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg, whose birthday marks the 100th anniversary in December 2019. Among other things, Gidon Kremer conceived the multimedia project “Chronicles of Current Events”, in which music for the chamber orchestra, chamber music and solo works, as well as film music written by Weinberg, are combined with the video art of Valery Pecheykin, Artyom Firsanov and Daniil Orlov. The world premiere took place during this year’s Holland Festival, followed by performances in Berlin and Hamburg.

Homage to Gidon Kremer – Concerts with Kremerata Baltica
October 20, 2019 Konzerthaus Berlin – “Bach & Baltics” – Works by J. S. Bach
Iveta Apkalna, organ
October 24, 2019 Konzerthaus Berlin – F. Schubert: Polonaise in B flat major D 580 / M. Weinberg: Symphony No. 2 op. 30 / D. Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor op. 35 /
L. Desyatnikov: Music to the movie “Target”
Gidon Kremer, violin /  Lucas Debargue, piano / Sergei Nakariakov, trumpet /
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, conductor
October 25, 26, 27, 2019 Konzerthaus Berlin – V. Kissine: “Another question” – Essay for String and Symphonic Orchestras
(UA – Comissioned by Konzerthaus Berlin) / M. Weinberg: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in G minor op. 67 / D. Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor op. 47
Gidon Kremer, violin / Konzerthausorchester Berlin / Kremerata Baltica / Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
October 26, 2019 Konzerthaus Berlin – “Chronicles of Current Events I”  M. Weinberg: Symphony No. 10 in A minor op. 98 /
D. Shostakovich: „Antiformalist Rayok“, edited by A. Pushkarev
 Aleksey Mochalov, bass / Gidon Kremer, violin and direction
October 27, 2019 Konzerthaus Berlin – “Chronicle of Current Events II” – Works by M. Weinberg  
Marija Kovalevska, soprano / Georgijs Osokins, piano /  Kirill Serebrennikov, project curator / Artem Firsanov, Aleksey Venzos, Valeriy Pecheykin, video / Vilius Keras VJ / Gidon Kremer, violin and direction

Find all concerts related to the hommage here.

October 22, 2019  Elbphilharmonie Hamburg – M. Weinberg: Concertino op. 42 / Symphony No. 2 op. 30 /
D. Shostakovich: Concerto No. 1 in C minor op. 35 / L. Desyatnikov: Music to the movie Musik “Target” 
Sergei Nakariakov, trumpet / Georgijs Osokins, piano / Gidon Kremer, violin and direction
October 29, 2019  Elbphilharmonie Hamburg – M. Weinberg: Symphony No. 10 in A minor a op. 98 / 
“Chronicles of Current Events”
November 10, 2019  Martinů Festtage B. Martinů: – “Études rythmiques” for String Orchestra, H202a /
M. Weinberg: Sonata op.69 / A. Dzenītis: “Leaves Leaving Leipzig” / M. Weinberg: Concertino op.42 /
B. Martinů: from “Études faciles à deux violons” / B. Martinů – String Sextet for String Orchestra
Gidon Kremer, violin / Fuad  Ibrahimov, conductor

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