Kirill Petrenko conducts Korngold, Mozart and Norman
The hero of Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Slaughterhouse Five is “unstuck in time”, a phrase that inspired the American composer Andrew Norman to write his stormy, virtuosic orchestral work Unstuck.
The monumental Symphony in F sharp minor, which Erich Wolfgang Korngold composed during his exile in the US, also has American tones, although his European roots are always perceptible. Between these two works, in this concert with chief conductor Kirill Petrenko we will hear our first concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 1, a work full of brilliance and simple intimacy.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 B flat major KV 207