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Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn

08 - 10.11.2019

Time | 7:30pm
Location | Prison Yard
Ticket | (08.11) $580, $380; (09 - 10.11) $480, $300

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For three nights in November, the Prison Yard becomes Hong Kong’s newest and most unusual concert venue for the performances by the renowned Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn (WKO), one of Germany’s most established ensembles. The three programmes, though exploring vastly contrasting moments of Berlin’s history, all share their starting point in a fascinating historical event which took place in May 1747, when the elderly JS Bach was summoned to the palace of Frederick the Great of Prussia. Bach was invited to improvise on a meandering theme written by the King. He rose to the challenge immediately, and took the theme much further, putting the original theme through a series of musical metamorphoses, and finishing A Musical Offering, a gift for the King in the following weeks. 

The three evenings feature renowned soloists alongside WKO, performing the most exquisite musical masterpieces by JS Bach, CPE Bach, Mendelssohn, R Strauss and more.


Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn

08.11 | Joy, Despair and Redemption

Conductor: Case Scaglione
Violin/Lead: Sergey Malov
Harpsichord: Irina Zahharenkova

JS BACH
Ricercar a 3 from The Musical Offering, BWV 1079
Harpsichord solo: Irina Zahharenkova


JS BACH/REGER
O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß , BWV 622


MENDELSSOHN
Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20 (version for string orchestra)


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R STRAUSS
Metamorphosen, study for 23 solo strings


DVOŘÁK
Nocturne in B major, Op. 40

09.11 | Evening in the Palace of Reason

Violin/Cello/Lead: Sergey Malov
Flute: Anne Freitag
Harpsichord: Irina Zahharenkova

JS BACH
Ricercar a 6 from The Musical Offering, BWV 1079
(version for string orchestra by Gustav Lenzewski)


FREDERICK II
Flute Concerto No. 3 in C major
Flute solo: Anne Freitag


JS BACH
Canon a 2 Quaerendo invenietis from The Musical Offering, BWV 1079
Harpsichord solo: Irina Zahharenkova


CPE BACH
String Symphony in B minor, H. 661


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JS BACH
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048


CPE BACH
Cello Concerto in B-flat major, H. 436
Cello solo: Sergey Malov

10.11 | Bach - Father and Son

Violin/Cello/Lead: Sergey Malov
Flute: Anne Freitag
Harpsichord: Irina Zahharenkova
Basso Continuo: Georg Oyen

JS BACH
Trio Sonata from The Musical Offering, BWV 1079


CPE BACH
Cello Concerto in A major, H. 439
Cello solo: Sergey Malov


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JS BACH
Canone perpetuo and Fuga canonica from The Musical Offering, BWV 1079 


JS BACH
Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
Violin solo: Sergey Malov


JS BACH
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050