Venue: Konzerthaus Dortmund
Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
Soprano: Christiane Oelze
Ensemble: WDR Sinfonieiorchester
Date: 7 September 2012
Rising star Pablo Heras-Casado (top right), who scored a triumph with Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny in Madrid two years ago, leads the WDR Sinfonierchester in a gala concert celebrating the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Konzerthaus Dortmund. In addition to a world premiere by Fazil Say, Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, and Strauss’s tone poem Don Quixote, the wide-ranging program features songs from Weill’s German works performed by soprano Christiane Oelze (bottom right). A powerful start to the opening weekend of a momentous new concert season in Dortmund!