Opening Concert

Union Hall, Maribor

10. 9. 2019 at 19:30

Haydn Philharmonic
Nicolas Altstaedt, Conductor and Cello

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33, for cello and orchestra
Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 60 in C major, Hob. I:60, “Il distratto”
Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 102 in B-flat major, Hob. I:102


Full of charm, lightness and a genuine sharing of emotion – such can be a pleasant blind date or a gathering of close acquatances after a long time. This is exactly how the next meeting with our resident orchestra, the Haydn Philharmonie, and their artistic director Nicolas Altstaedt will be.

This time our partnership takes place in a spirit of bridging distances and converging emotions. At the opening concert we will roam between “pure” music and narrative power in Haydn’s unusually theatric Symphony No. 60. Later the same composer’s Symphony No. 102 will show us how the Austrian master brought the festive gatherings of Burgenland Croats, which he had watched and listened to with great interest, not only to aristocratic symphonic form but also straight to the King’s Theatre in London. To close the concert, a leap into Russian romanticism awaits us – into melodic and music emotion-laden music that softens the heart even today: the Variations on a Rococo Theme, a work in which Tchaikovsky pays tribute to the cello while reliving the spirit of his beloved Viennese classicism.

May the rest of our meetings at this year’s Festival Maribor bring us together in a summery burst of joy as well!


* Tickets: Festival Pass 60 € / 25 € / Pre-sale 20 € / Senior 20 € / Students, Disability 12,50 €
 Discounted tickets can be purchased at the Information office of Narodni dom Maribor or at the concert venue up to an hour before the concert.
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