• Sun. 02.05.
  • 8.00 p.m.

  • ·Klassik Cloud

Waltzing Delights

Works by Strauss (father), Strauss (son), Josef Strauss and Lehár

It is a great joy for The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen to perform in concert with the South African soprano Golda Schultz! The orchestra experienced the start of her stellar international career at first hand under the baton of Paavo Järvi in her Fidelio performance as ›Marzelline‹ in Yokohama in 2013.

After her time in Munich’s Opernstudio, she directly joined the ensemble of the Bayerische Staatsoper, where she stayed until 2018. With her infectious and radiant stage personality, Golda Schultz thrills audiences in various genres from opera to Lieder and right now is the ideal choice for an upbeat, cheerful concert programme.

It has long been a cherished wish of Paavo Järvi to compile a scintillating concert programme featuring assorted Strauss compositions: waltzes and polkas by Johann Strauss (son) and brother Josef, the famous Giuditta arias from Lehár’s operetta of the same name and of course the Radetzky March by Johann Strauss (father), which concludes every New Year’s concert on the Danube. This programme also guarantees a good mood in May on the River Weser!

Programme

    • Johann Strauss (son) (1825–1899)
    • Overture from ›Die Fledermaus‹
    • Johann Strauss (son)
    • Im Krapfenwaldl, polka française op. 336
    • Johann Strauss (son)
    • Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, fast polka op. 214
    • Johann Strauss (son)
    • Csárdás ›Klänge der Heimat‹ from ›Die Fledermaus‹
    • Johann Strauss (son)
    • Vergnügungszug, fast polka op. 281
    • Johann Strauss (son)
    • Rosen aus dem Süden, waltz based on themes from the operetta ›Das Spitzentuch der Königin‹ Op. 388
    • Johann Strauss (son) & Josef Strauss
    • Pizzicato polka for string orchestra
    • Johann Strauss (son)
    • Wein, Weib und Gesang, waltz op. 333
    • Franz Lehár (1870–1948)
    • Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiß from ›Giuditta‹
    • Johann Strauss (son)
    • Unter Donner und Blitz, fast polka op. 324
    • Josef Strauss (1827–1870)
    • Delirien op. 212
    • Johann Strauss (father) (1804–1849)
    • Radetzky March op. 228

Conductor

Paavo Järvi

Grammy Award winner Paavo Järvi is one of the most internationally sought-after conductors of our time. Born in Tallinn, Estonia, he studied percussion and conducting at the Tallinn School of Music and continued his studies in the USA at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute with Leonard Bernstein.

Paavo Järvi has been Artistic Director of The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen since 2004, making him the orchestra’s longest-serving principal conductor. Their joint successes with the Beethoven cycle are phenomenal. Among others, Paavo Järvi received the Echo Klassik 2010 Conductor of the Year award for his CD recording of Symphonies No. 2 and No. 6. His following project with The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, the symphonies of Robert Schumann, was as successful as the Beethoven Project. The Japanese Mostly Classics magazine effused: »Järvi’s Schumann is set to go down in Schumann concert history.« Together with The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, Paavo Järvi is now working on the Brahms cycle.

Paavo Järvi has been named Artist of the Year by the French magazine Diapason. This was the second major award in 2015 for Paavo Järvi who was also honoured with the same title in September by Gramophone Magazine in London.

Paavo Järvi is also Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris and Artistic Advisor to the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, the Pärnu Festival and the Järvi Academy. Furthermore, he is principal conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo. Guest conducting engagements regularly take him to leading orchestras such as the Berlin or Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam as well as American orchestras in New York, Cleveland and Chicago.

Soprano

Golda Schultz

South African soprano Golda Schultz is hailed as one of the most talented and versatile young artists on the classical music scene today, equally at home in leading operatic roles as she is as featured soloist with the world’s foremost orchestras and conductors, she garners consistent praise for a fresh, radiant stage personality and lustrous tone. The Financial Times wrote, »Golda Schultz sings with strength and assurance, her voice with its own distinctively thrilling radiance; she is a newcomer who simply has everything.«

Trained at New York’s Juilliard School and Bayerische Staatsoper’s Opernstudio, Schultz has found success on both sides of the Atlantic in the opening seasons of her professional career, delighting audiences and critics alike as Sophie (›Der Rosenkavalier‹) at Salzburger Festspiele, Pamina (›Die Zauberflöte‹) at The Metropolitan Opera, Contessa Almaviva (›Le nozze di Figaro‹) at Wiener Staatsoper, Opernhaus Zürich and Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

Equally at home on the concert stage, recent highlights include such as Mahler’s Symphony No.4 with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel, Mahler’s Symphony No.2 at the 2019 Verbier Festival under Fabio Luisi or as the featured soloist in the 2020 Last Night of the BBC Proms.

Conductor

Paavo Järvi

Grammy Award winner Paavo Järvi is one of the most internationally sought-after conductors of our time. Born in Tallinn, Estonia, he studied percussion and conducting at the Tallinn School of Music and continued his studies in the USA at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute with Leonard Bernstein.

Paavo Järvi has been Artistic Director of The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen since 2004, making him the orchestra’s longest-serving principal conductor. Their joint successes with the Beethoven cycle are phenomenal. Among others, Paavo Järvi received the Echo Klassik 2010 Conductor of the Year award for his CD recording of Symphonies No. 2 and No. 6. His following project with The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, the symphonies of Robert Schumann, was as successful as the Beethoven Project. The Japanese Mostly Classics magazine effused: »Järvi’s Schumann is set to go down in Schumann concert history.« Together with The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, Paavo Järvi is now working on the Brahms cycle.

Paavo Järvi has been named Artist of the Year by the French magazine Diapason. This was the second major award in 2015 for Paavo Järvi who was also honoured with the same title in September by Gramophone Magazine in London.

Paavo Järvi is also Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris and Artistic Advisor to the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, the Pärnu Festival and the Järvi Academy. Furthermore, he is principal conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo. Guest conducting engagements regularly take him to leading orchestras such as the Berlin or Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam as well as American orchestras in New York, Cleveland and Chicago.