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Thu, May 06, 2021, 8.00 pm | Elbphilharmonie, Großer Saal

Hamburg International Music Festival - Opening Concert Stream

Kent Nagano conducts Blank and Beethoven

William Blank: "Alisma" Tripel concerto for Violin, Cello, Clarinet and Orchestra

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67 "Fate"

Conductor: Kent Nagano
Cello: Jan Vogler
Violin: Mira Wang
Clarinet: Daniel Ottensamer
Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg

Reaching into the gaping maw of fate – for the opening of the 2021 Hamburg International Music Festival, Kent Nagano and the Philharmonic State Orchestra present Beethoven’s Fifth as well as the world premiere of the triple concerto “Alisma”, a work for violin, cello, clarinet and orchestra by the Swiss composer William Blank. The soloists in this homage to Beethoven are cellist Jan Vogler, violinist Mira Wang and the principal clarinettist of the Vienna Philharmonic, Daniel Ottensamer.

“Alisma” was commissioned by the Dresden Music Festival with generous support from the Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden.

click here for the concert stream at YouTube

Venue: Elbphilharmonie, Großer Saal, Platz der Deutschen Einheit 4, 20457 Hamburg

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