• Wed. 06.10.
  • 8.00 p.m.
  • Bremen
    ·Die Glocke

Classical Vienna meets Slavonic modernism

Works by Lutosławski, Shostakovich and Beethoven

It is with great excitement that the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen announces a further project with Tarmo Peltokoski. This charismatic young Finn’s most recent guest appearance in June was with a programme that ranged from Mozart to Schnittke. This time he will be demonstrating a further facet of his mastery with a Beethoven symphony; core repertoire for the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, whose recordings of the complete symphonies are celebrated across the globe. The Polish composer, Witold Lutosławski’s ›Overture for Strings‹ is a rarely performed work; a dense network of motifs whose texture is reminiscent of Bartók. It is presented in just five minutes; the particular order in which they are played suggestive of the direction the later Lutosławski will take.  Dmitri Shostakovich’s 1st Cello Concerto stands together with other great works for this instrument by Schumann, Elgar and Dvorák. However, unlike these other giants, Shostakovich’s work is dominated from the outset by its rhythm but without compromising on the instrument’s vocal possibilities.

Tickets: for subscription holders, from Wednesday 15.09, available for general purchase from Monday 20.9.

Programme

    • Witold Lutoslawski (1913 – 1994)
    • Overture for strings
    • Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975)
    • Cello concerto No. 1 in E flat major op. 107
    • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
    • Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 36

Conductor

Tarmo Peltokoski

It was a stroke of luck that this Finnish multi talent gave his German debut in June with the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, the orchestra’s musical quality and precision created the perfect conditions for a collaboration with this extraordinary young talent, after which followed and entire series of return appearances. In February 2022 Tarmo Peltokoski was appointed ›Principal Guest Conductor‹ of the Kammer­philharmonie – the first time that this orchestra has bestowed the title in its 42-year history. In the 2021/22 season, Peltokosky gave his Berlin debut with the Orchester der Komischen Oper, the hr-Sinfonieorchester. Further debuts are expected at the Rheingau Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, also with the Köln Philharmonie, the Sinfonieorchester Basel, the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the Orchestre National du Caiptole de Toulouse and at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

At the age of just 14, this diverse musician began studying with the retired professor Jorma Panula. He is currently studying at the Sibelius Academy with Sakari Oramo, where he has also taken lessons with Hannu Lintu and Jukka-Pekka Saraste as well as piano lessons with Antti Hotti for, in addition to being a conductor, this 21-year-old Finn is also a celebrated pianist who has won several competitions. He has performed as soloist with all the celebrated Finnish orchestras and in 2018 was named
›Junger Musiker des Jahres‹ by the Pro Musica Foundation. Parallel to his conducting and piano studies, Tarmo Peltokoski also studied composition and arranging.

Cello

Jan Vogler

Jan Vogler’s greatest skill, namely to explore all the cello’s sound capabilities, has rewarded him with a remarkable career. He regularly works with international orchestras – including the New York Philharmonic – and renowned conductors such as Andris Nelsons, Manfred Honeck and Kent Nagano. He has also worked with the Chicago, Boston, Pittsburgh and Montreal Symphony Orchestras, with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Wiener Symphoniker, the London Philharmonic and with Lorin Maazel both in New York and as part of the Frauenkirche’s reopening in Dresden.

Vogler’s intensive dialogue with significant contemporary composers frequently brings premieres with it, most notably from John Harbison and Wolfgang Rihm. Jörg Widman has dedicated his cello concerto ›Dunkle Saiten‹ to this outstanding musician. Also, the work ›Drei Kontinente – Konzert für Cello und Orchester‹ by Nico Muhly, Sven Helbig und Zhou-Long, the recording of which appeared in 2020 performed by the WDR Sinfonieorchester under the baton of Cristian Măcelaru, was also expressly dedicated to this cellist.

Jan Vogler has directed the renowned Dresdner Music Festival since 2008 and has been Artistic Director of the Moritzburg Festival – one of the world’s top chamber music events – since 2001.

Vogler was awarded the European Culture Prize in 2006 and in 2011 he received the Erich Kästner Prize.  A prolific, multi-award-winning artist, Jan Vogler is an exclusive artist for Sony Classical. This cooperation has so far resulted in the release of approximately 20 CDs.

Conductor

Tarmo Peltokoski

It was a stroke of luck that this Finnish multi talent gave his German debut in June with the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, the orchestra’s musical quality and precision created the perfect conditions for a collaboration with this extraordinary young talent, after which followed and entire series of return appearances. In February 2022 Tarmo Peltokoski was appointed ›Principal Guest Conductor‹ of the Kammer­philharmonie – the first time that this orchestra has bestowed the title in its 42-year history. In the 2021/22 season, Peltokosky gave his Berlin debut with the Orchester der Komischen Oper, the hr-Sinfonieorchester. Further debuts are expected at the Rheingau Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, also with the Köln Philharmonie, the Sinfonieorchester Basel, the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the Orchestre National du Caiptole de Toulouse and at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

At the age of just 14, this diverse musician began studying with the retired professor Jorma Panula. He is currently studying at the Sibelius Academy with Sakari Oramo, where he has also taken lessons with Hannu Lintu and Jukka-Pekka Saraste as well as piano lessons with Antti Hotti for, in addition to being a conductor, this 21-year-old Finn is also a celebrated pianist who has won several competitions. He has performed as soloist with all the celebrated Finnish orchestras and in 2018 was named
›Junger Musiker des Jahres‹ by the Pro Musica Foundation. Parallel to his conducting and piano studies, Tarmo Peltokoski also studied composition and arranging.