Kaspar Zehnder

Händel Mozart Bartók

Thursday, May 11, 2023, 7:00 PM, Season Cycle D
Concert Hall of SPh,
Price: 16, 13 €
Slovak Philharmonic
Kaspar Zehnder conductor
Cyril Šikula flute
Matúš Veľas 
Róbert Kis
french horn
Peter Kajan 
Georg Friedrich Händel
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Béla Bartók
Concerto grosso, Op. 6 No. 1 in G major, HWV319
Sinfonia concertante in E flat for Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon and Orchestra, K. 297b
Concerto for Orchestra Sz. 116

When most people think of the word ‘concert’ in classical music, they think of a soloist accompanied by an orchestra. But what if the entire orchestra performed as a soloist? This idea was dealt with by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the times of classicism, who places four wind players in the foreground. The idea was fully developed in the 20th century by Béla Bartók, who premiered his Concerto for Orchestra in Boston in 1944. Soloists are successively individual sections of the orchestra.
For two decades, Kaspar Zehnder led the Murten Classic Summer Festival, but we can also know him as the former chief conductor of  The PKF — Prague Philharmonia and he is also a regular guest of our concert seasons. The first four players of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra will perform as soloists at the concert.