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Munich Philharmonic: Rachmaninoff / StraussThird Youth Concert, conducted by Rafael Payare

Conductor Rafael Payare sits on an armchair and looks frontally into the camera
Copyright: Gerardioi Collett

The Munich Philharmonic’s third Youth Concert will be conducted by Rafael Payare and will feature soloists Kyohei Sorita (piano), Jano Lisboa (viola) and Michael Hell (cello). Narrator Malte Arkona will once again lead the young audience through the evening.

The Munich Philharmonic’s third Youth Concert will be conducted by Rafael Payare and will feature soloists Kyohei Sorita (piano), Jano Lisboa (viola) and Michael Hell (cello). Narrator Malte Arkona will once again lead the young audience through the evening.

Third Youth Concert

  • Kyohei Sorita, piano
  • Jano Lisboa, viola
  • Michael Hell, cello
  • Malte Arkona, narrator
  • Rafael Payare, conductor

Cervantes’ novel about the grotesque experiences of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, which Cosima Wagner had recommended to him, made a lasting impression on Richard Strauss. His symphonic poem is not merely a series of “Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character“, but also a kind of sinfonia concertante, in which the solo cello represents Don Quixote, and the solo viola together with the low winds Sancho Panza. The Munich Philharmonic’s very own Jano Lisboa takes over the viola solo part, while Michael Hell, our long-time concert master on cello, bids farewell to the orchestra this colourful concert programme.

Programme

  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Concerto for piano and orchestra No 2 in C minor, Op 18
  • Richard Strauss: “Don Quixote”, Op 35, Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character for orchestra