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Kyiv Symphony OrchestraAnnelien Van Wauwe (clarinet), Luigi Gaggero (conductor)

A young woman sits on a sofa with her clarinet in her hand.
Copyright: Annelien Van Wauwe

Annelien Van Wauwe interprets Mozart’s famous clarinet concerto. Her instrument rising above the orchestra, the Süddeutsche Zeitung described her play as “supple and brilliantly colourful”. Accompanying Van Wauwe will be the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra, which has found a temporary home in Gera.

Annelien Van Wauwe interprets Mozart’s famous clarinet concerto. Her instrument rising above the orchestra, the Süddeutsche Zeitung described her play as “supple and brilliantly colourful”. Accompanying Van Wauwe will be the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra, which has found a temporary home in Gera.

For Annelien Van Wauwe, music and yoga belong together. “I have implemented its positive influences on my clarinet playing,” says the young Belgian. That this approach yields in extraordinary artistic results is evidenced by her numerous awards, including at the ARD Music Competition. Receiving the Opus Klassik 2020 propelled her into the elite of instrumental soloists.

 

The orchestra opens the afternoon with the overture to Mozart’s Magic Flute – rich in mysterious strings, delightful woodwind colourations and festive fanfares. It concludes with what is undoubtedly the best-known motif in music history: with intoxicating rhythm, Beethoven’s Fifth takes us through haunting depths out into the brightness of pure joy.

  • Mozart: Overture to Magic Flute, K 620
  • Mozart: Concerto for clarinet and orchestra in A major, K 622
  • Beethoven: Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 67 Schicksals-Sinfonie