The Underground Youth Orchestra Athens and the Chamber Orchestra Julius Stern of the University of the Arts Berlin join forces for a special programme at Young Euro Classic Festival.

Greek and German musicians come together and form an orchestra, under the direction of Christoph Eschenbach . With its programme, the orchestra delves deep into the Greek soul: first, there is Beethoven’s overture Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus, which tells the story of the rebel of antiquity who challenged the gods. Gluck’s opera Orpheus and Eurydice also takes us back to mythical times, and even without its soloists, it offers touching moments for chorus and orchestra. A bit closer to our own times are the Greek Dances by Nikos Skalkottas, who was a student of Arnold Schoenberg in Berlin. Pure Grecian soul shines through Mikis Theodorakis’ music for the film Zorba the Greek, which is performed in a new version in the form of a flute concerto on this evening. Finally, Beethoven’s great Choral Fantasy rounds out the programme of this unusually intriguing concert!

Saturday 27-07-2019 19.00

Konzerthaus Berlin

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Overture “The Creatures of Prometheus” Op. 43 (1801)
CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK: “Orpheus and Eurydice” (1762/74, excerpts)
MIKIS THEODORAKIS: Achilleas Wastor: “Zorbas Suite” for Flute and Orchestra (World Premiere)
NIKOS SKALKOTTAS: “Greek Dances” (1931-1936)
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Fantasy for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C Minor Op. 80 (1808)

Christoph Eschenbach, Conductor
Nina Adlon, Soprano
Stathis Karapanos, Flute
Triantafyllos Liotis, Piano
Cantus Domus, Choir