“Spanish Rhapsody” for orchestra
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Violin Concerto in D major, op. 35
“Le Bœuf sur le toit” – Orchestral Fantasy, op. 58
“Daphnis et Chloé” – Orchestral Suite No. 2 from the ballet of the same name
Alondra de la Parra
Alondra de la Parra - Conductor
Alondra de la Parra has gained widespread attention for her spellbinding and vibrant performances and her commitment to Latin American composers. She frequently works with some of the world’s most prestigious orchestras including Orchestre de Paris, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Bamberg Symphony, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.
In 2017, she began her term as Music Director of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, making her the first ever Music Director of an Australian orchestra.
She holds the distinction of being the first Mexican woman to conduct in New York City and is an official Cultural Ambassador of Mexico. In March 2017,
Alondra de la Parra was named brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz Mexico.
In July 2017, Deutsche Welle created Musica Maestra, a new classical format featuring Alondra de la Parra as both protagonist and reporter in a series of 26 web videos and six television shows.
In the 2018/19 season, she will return to the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, conduct the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra at Konzerthaus Berlin, open the season with Camerata Salzburg and join the London Philharmonic Orchestra for a UK tour, among other engagements.
Arabella Steinbacher - Violin
Celebrated worldwide as one of today’s leading violinists, Arabella Steinbacher has been praised as the “queen of the evening” for her “brilliant playing”, “extraordinary sound” and “softly blossoming tone”.
Highlights of the 18-19 season include appearances in Australia and New Zealand with the Sydney, Queensland, and Auckland Symphony Orchestras, a performance with the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Sir Roger Norrington, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, a tour of Germany with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and a tour of Japan with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Fabio Luisi.
Steinbacher frequently appears with world-class orchestras around the globe including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra. She has made acclaimed performances with the NDR Symphony Orchestra, Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig, Sao Paulo Symphony, Orchestra National de France, Vienna Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. She has collaborated with conductors including Lorin Maazel, Christoph von Dohnányi, Riccardo Chailly, Herbert Blomstedt, Christoph Eschenbach, Charles Dutoit, Marek Janowski, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Thomas Hengelbrock.
Her latest recording with Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski features the Hindemith and Britten violin concertos. Arabella Steinbacher has been recording exclusively for Pentatone Classics since 2009.
Among many international and national music prizes and nominations, she has been twice awarded the ECHO Klassik.
As CARE ambassador, Steinbacher is driven to use music as a means to uplift and support those in need. She launched a December 2011 Japan tour in response to the tsunami disaster earlier that year. The DVD release “Arabella Steinbacher – Music of Hope” featured her outreach, and youth recitals from this tour and was released shortly after.
Born into a family of musicians, Steinbacher has played the violin since the age of three and studied with Ana Chumachenco at the Munich Academy of Music since the age of nine. A source of musical inspiration and guidance of hers is Israeli violinist Ivry Gitlis.
Steinbacher currently plays the 1716 “Booth” Stradivari, generously loaned by the Nippon Music Foundation.
Brazilian-French-Spanish evening all about the sense of home and love
Concert introduction: No pre-concert talk
Mensch, Musik! #8 – „Zufällig FREI“
Bach, Klein, Satie, Abazari, Honegger, Pärt, Coulombe