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Best of Verdi Meets Kendlinger – United for Human Rights

Empty concert hall with black wood paneling, the floor and stage are light wood, black seating, on the stage a grand piano
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Classical music can hardly be more moving: When Verdi’s Patria oppressa meets Kendlinger’s Höre Mensch, the power of music is bundled in aid of human rights.

Classical music can hardly be more moving: When Verdi’s Patria oppressa meets Kendlinger’s Höre Mensch, the power of music is bundled in aid of human rights.

  • Ihor Muravyov, violin
  • Philipp Scheucher, piano
  • Yann Antonio, dance
  • K&K opera choir, choral soloists
  • Vasyl Yatsyniak, choirmaster
  • K&K Philharmoniker
  • Matthias Georg Kendlinger, Max Kendlinger; conductors
  • Matthias Georg Kendlinger, musical direction

If there is a common thread running through the work of the Austrian contemporary composer and maestro of Italian opera Matthias Georg Kendlinger, it is that people always take centre stage. On this varied evening, he shares the conductor’s podium with his son, Max Kendlinger. Together with their K&K Philharmoniker orchestra and K&K opera choir as well as vocal and instrumental soloists like the pianist Philipp Scheucher from Graz, that is the message they will convey with music that is both sensitive and evocative.

 

With over 28 million views on YouTube, Kendlinger’s recording of Verdi’s Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves, Va, pensiero, is one of the world’s most viewed classical recordings, topped only by Pavarotti and the Three Tenors. A further highlight: The internationally renowned hip-hop dancer Yann Antonio will render his interpretation to the overture to Giuseppe Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco.