New Year's Concert, Großes Festspielhaus
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr. 5, Es-Dur, op. 73
Symphonie Nr. 9, e-Moll, op. 95 „Aus der neuen Welt“
Claudio Vandelli, conductor
Lars Vogt, piano
Under the direction of their Italian chief conductor Claudio Vandelli, who has presided over the orchestra since 2020, the Würth Philharmonic Orchestra makes its New Year's concert debut in the Großes Festspielhaus. The German pianist Lars Vogt, acclaimed by critics as a "touch and sound differentiator," will perform as soloist. The internationally acclaimed piano virtuoso and, since July 2020, also Directeur Musical of the Orchestre de chambre de Paris, will interpret Ludwig van Beethoven's 5th Piano Concerto at the New Year's Concerts. Beethoven composed the work during the turbulent time of the Napoleonic Wars and dedicated it to his friend, patron and pupil Archduke Rudolph. In contrast to the political situation, the festive piano concerto sparkled with optimism and euphoria and marked a new high point in the history of the symphonic piano concerto. The second part of the New Year's Concert features Antonín Dvořák's grand, atmospheric 9th Symphony "From the New World." During his three-year professorship in America, Dvořák was inspired by typical indigenous and African-American sounds. Not least because of its famous cor anglais melody, the 9th Symphony has been celebrated as Dvořák's greatest symphonic success since its world premiere in Carnegie Hall in 1893.
In and Around the Concert Hall:
It is only possible to visit the concert, if tested* or vaccinated** against and/or recovered*** from COVID-19. Please present the necessary confirmation as outlined below upon entering (without having to be asked to do so).
*Tested persons: A valid and negative COVID-19 test certificate. Antigen tests no older than 24 hours old; PCR tests no older than 72 hours old, officially documented; self-administered antigen tests no older than 24 hours old.
**Vaccinated persons: With the 2nd vaccination (except Johnson & Johnson), your vaccination card or a document confirming the vaccination is valid.
***Persons recovered from COVID-19: If your infection with COVID-19 commenced more than 6 months ago, presentation of a medical confirmation or the official document confirming self-isolation is valid. A neutralizing antibody test no older than 3 months old is also valid.