Livestream on 22 September at 20:05: Midori with Bernstein’s Serenade with the WDR Sinfonieorchester at the Cologne Philharmonie (September 2023)

Violinist Midori will perform Bernstein’s Serenade for violin, strings, harp and percussion in Cologne – the concert on Friday, 22 September together with the WDR Sinfonieorchester conducted by Constantinos Carydis will be broadcast live on YouTube as well as on the website of the WDR Sinfonieorchester and on the radio on WDR 3 and will also be available afterwards to listen to and watch. The work by the U.S. composer has been with Midori for what feels like her entire life; with 14, she played it under the composer’s baton in her debut performance at Tanglewood. During the performance, her string broke twice and Midori quickly exchanged her ¾-instrument for the concert master’s violin and then for another one. The special moment is also available on YouTube, but unfortunately in poor quality, nevertheless you get an impression:

Information about the concert can be found here. The concert program includes:

Gustav Mahler: Blumine, Symphonic Movement
Leonard Bernstein: Serenade for violin, strings, harp and percussion
Dimitri Mitropoulos: Burial
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major op. 70

Another concert will take place on Saturday, 23 September in Duisburg.

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