Krzysztof Urbański – conductor
Julia Hagen – cello
Wojciech Kilar – Orawa for String Orchestra
Camille Saint-Saëns – Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 33
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
Admission 45, 39, 29 € Tickets
Last time the Dresden Philharmonic performed at the BMF in 2016. Tonight it will be led by the energetic young Polish conductor Krzysztof Urbański, who – together with the soloist of the evening Julia Hagen – will be welcomed here for the first time. From the Polish music the conductor has chosen a piece by Wojciech Kilar for his BMF concert, inspired by folklore and rich in spontaneity, temperament and energy. A native of Salzburg, the young cellist Julia Hagen belongs to the most distinctive performing figures of her generation. She has gained her technical skilfulness in the class of legendary Heinrich Schiff and will exhibit it in a popular cello concerto by Camille Saint-Saëns. Tchaikovsky dedicated his Fourth Symphony to his patron Nadezhda von Meck. He added a programme to the symphony at her request and in a letter to Taneyev he disclosed that the work is simultaneously a reflection of Beethoven’s “Fate Symphony”. Following his Classicist model he had been working with a signal fanfare motif through the whole piece.