• Tue. 07.05.
  • 8.00 p.m.
  • Bremen
    ·Die Glocke

High-flyer

3rd Highlight subscription concert

Works by Mozart, Chopin and Bartók

»Once you have mastered the technique, then you can concentrate on the music.« Sounds awfully simple, and when you experience Jan Lisiecki at his instrument, it would be so easy to think that playing the piano were no more than ten little elves dancing on the keys, worlds away from hard work and strict discipline. For Lisiecki, many things seem unimaginably easy; he is a veritable high-flyer. At school he was allowed to skip four years with just one sentence. His motto as a musician: »Music is basically there to be enjoyed. My job is to fill the music of yesteryear with the emotions of today.« Lisiecki moves through the history of music nimbly and with a keen creative sense, as if he has known its key episodes forever. With Alondra de la Parra, the orchestra welcomes a conductor who gave her Bremen debut at the 2016 ›Summer in Lesmona‹ and for whom this will be her third appearance as guest conductor with The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen.

Programme

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
    • Symphony No. 26 in E flat major K 184/161a
    • Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849)
    • Piano concerto No. 2 in F minor op. 21
    • Béla Bartók (1881–1945)
    • Music for strings, celesta and percussion, Sz 106 (BB 114)

Conductor

Alondra de la Parra

The Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra owes her international breakthrough to her rousing concerts and her commitment to music by Latin American composers. She is the official cultural ambassador of her homeland Mexico and to date has conducted over one hundred of the world’s most renowned orchestras, including the Orchestre de Paris, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bamberg Symphoniker and the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. Between 2017 and 2019, Alondra de la Parra was also General Music Director of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, making her the first ever female chief conductor of an Australian orchestra.

She became known to a wide audience due to her many live concert broadcasts and appearances, in particular through the web and television editions of the Deutsche Welle’s ›Musica Maestra‹ in which Alondra de la Parra was not only a protagonist but also appeared as the reporter. In the 2019/20 season, the concert she conducted in the Frauenkirche with the Staatskapelle Dresden was broadcast on ZDF, as indeed was her celebrated return to the Orchestre de Paris, which was broadcast live on ARTE. Further highlights of the last season include a world premiere of the new production about Carlus Padrissa – T.H.A.M.O.S. – at the Salzburg Mozart Week, together with the Camerata Salzburg and the Catalan theatre group La Fura dels Baus, as well as her debut at the Easter Festival in Aix-ex-Provence.

This artist has enjoyed a close and regular working relationship with the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen for many years.

Piano

Jan Lisiecki

For his unusual artistic maturity, his unmistakable sound, his poetic sensitivity and his technical brilliance, Jan Lisiecki has won widespread recognition. The New York Times called him »a pianist who gives meaning to every note«. According to London’s Financial Times, this 24-year old Canadian is already one of the greatest pianists of our time. In 2013, he was the youngest ever winner of Gramophone Magazine’s ›Young Artist of the Year Award‹ and also the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival’s Leonard Bernstein Award. In 2017 he also won the Echo Klassik and the Canadian Juno Award, both prizes resulting in a Chopin recording with Krzysztof Urbański and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra. Lisiecki’s current album, recorded with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, includes both Mendelssohn Concertos.

Lisiecki can be found on the international stage with the world’s most renowned orchestras. He has already worked closely with such famous conductors as Sir Antonio Pappano, Daniel Harding and Claudio Abbado. Recent highlights include recital tours throughout Europe and Asia, as well as subscription concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the Staatskapelle Dresden. This season, this young pianist will be returning to the Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. The concert in the Glocke is Lisiecki’s debut with the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen.

Conductor

Alondra de la Parra

The Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra owes her international breakthrough to her rousing concerts and her commitment to music by Latin American composers. She is the official cultural ambassador of her homeland Mexico and to date has conducted over one hundred of the world’s most renowned orchestras, including the Orchestre de Paris, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bamberg Symphoniker and the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. Between 2017 and 2019, Alondra de la Parra was also General Music Director of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, making her the first ever female chief conductor of an Australian orchestra.

She became known to a wide audience due to her many live concert broadcasts and appearances, in particular through the web and television editions of the Deutsche Welle’s ›Musica Maestra‹ in which Alondra de la Parra was not only a protagonist but also appeared as the reporter. In the 2019/20 season, the concert she conducted in the Frauenkirche with the Staatskapelle Dresden was broadcast on ZDF, as indeed was her celebrated return to the Orchestre de Paris, which was broadcast live on ARTE. Further highlights of the last season include a world premiere of the new production about Carlus Padrissa – T.H.A.M.O.S. – at the Salzburg Mozart Week, together with the Camerata Salzburg and the Catalan theatre group La Fura dels Baus, as well as her debut at the Easter Festival in Aix-ex-Provence.

This artist has enjoyed a close and regular working relationship with the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen for many years.