• Fri. 28.06.
  • 9.00 p.m.
  • Bremen
    ·Knoops Park

Summer in Lesmona – Bremen Friday Night

Programme

    • Arturo Márquez (*1950)
    • Conga del Fuego
    • Édouard Lalo (1823–1892)
    • Symphonie espagnole in D Minor op. 21: III. Intermezzo (Allegretto non troppo)
    • Édouard Lalo
    • Symphonie espagnole in D Minor op. 21: V. Rondo (Allegro)
    • Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)
    • Une nuit à Lisbonne op. 63
    • Arturo Márquez
    • Danzón No. 2
    • Anna Clyne (*1980)
    • Masquerade
    • Camille Saint-Saëns
    • Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso op. 28
    • Jules Massenet (1842–1912)
    • Hérodiade - Acte III - 2ème tableau - Scène VIII: Prélude
    • Jules Massenet
    • Méditation from ›Thaïs‹
    • Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
    • Boléro: Tempo Di Boléro Moderato Assai

Conductor

Joshua Weilerstein

Joshua Weilerstein is currently Artistic Director with the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. He is also a much sought-after guest conductor with an internationally successful career across Europe and the USA. He is well-known for the clarity of musical expression, his easy-going manner and deep natural musicality. In 2009 at the Malko Competition, this young conductor won both First Prize and the Audience Prize, on the strength of which he was offered a position as Assistant Conductor with the New York Philharmonic. In July 2017 Weilerstein gave his BBC Proms debut and this season will see him return to this world-famous festival.

The 2018/19 season sees Weilerstein give his debut with the Lausanne Opera, conducting Mozart’s ›Cosi Fan Tutte‹; a work he has also conducted with the Cincinnati Symphony and the New World Symphony Orchestras. He also continues his collaboration with well-known orchestras such as the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. In Europe he returns to the Oslo Philharmonic, The Netherlands Philharmonic, the NDR Radio Philharmonic, the German Radio Philharmonic, the Nörrkoping Symphony Orchestra and the Mozarteum Orchestra.

His great enthusiasm for a broad repertoire -from the traditional to the contemporary – connects this musician with his ambition to attract a new audience into the concert hall. As important as the continual, vital dialogue between musician and audience is the particular emphasis Weilerstein places on the audience’s musical education. As host of the successful classical music podcast ›Sticky Notes‹, he aims to reach music lovers and newcomers alike.

Violin

Ray Chen

Ray Chen took up a place at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, USA aged 15, receiving international acclaim. In 2008 he was awarded first prize at the Yehudi Menuhin Competition, an accolade he repeated the following year at the Queen Elizabeth Competition. Thanks to his outstanding musical talent, he regularly appears with major orchestras and conductors, including Riccardo Chailly, Vladimir Jurowski, Sakari Oramo, Manfred Honeck, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig, the Scala Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as well as numerous others. He has been described by the specialist magazines ›The Strad‹ and ›Grammophone‹ as »One to watch«.

Since 2017 Ray Chen has been on contract with Decca Classics and brought out his CD ›The Golden Age‹ in June 2018 to follow on from his previous three much celebrated CDs on the Sony label. As a violinist, Ray Chen has redefined the image of the classical musician in the 21st century. His presence on social media makes Ray Chen a pioneer of the digital relationship with the public.

He has also appeared as guest performer at a number of major events such as the French National Holiday, the Nobel Prize Ceremony in Stockholm and at the BBC Proms. Chen plays the 1715 ›Joachim‹ Stradivarius on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation and which was once owned by the famous Hungarian violinist Joseph Joachim (1831-1907).

Conductor

Joshua Weilerstein

Joshua Weilerstein is currently Artistic Director with the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. He is also a much sought-after guest conductor with an internationally successful career across Europe and the USA. He is well-known for the clarity of musical expression, his easy-going manner and deep natural musicality. In 2009 at the Malko Competition, this young conductor won both First Prize and the Audience Prize, on the strength of which he was offered a position as Assistant Conductor with the New York Philharmonic. In July 2017 Weilerstein gave his BBC Proms debut and this season will see him return to this world-famous festival.

The 2018/19 season sees Weilerstein give his debut with the Lausanne Opera, conducting Mozart’s ›Cosi Fan Tutte‹; a work he has also conducted with the Cincinnati Symphony and the New World Symphony Orchestras. He also continues his collaboration with well-known orchestras such as the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. In Europe he returns to the Oslo Philharmonic, The Netherlands Philharmonic, the NDR Radio Philharmonic, the German Radio Philharmonic, the Nörrkoping Symphony Orchestra and the Mozarteum Orchestra.

His great enthusiasm for a broad repertoire -from the traditional to the contemporary – connects this musician with his ambition to attract a new audience into the concert hall. As important as the continual, vital dialogue between musician and audience is the particular emphasis Weilerstein places on the audience’s musical education. As host of the successful classical music podcast ›Sticky Notes‹, he aims to reach music lovers and newcomers alike.