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Ensemble Berlin:
featuring members of Berlin Philharmonic


Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 7:00 PM EDT


Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall


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Concert Classics Series

About the Event

Maestro Dudamel’s relationship to the hallowed Berlin Philharmonic stretches back a decade and includes close personal connections with the orchestra’s most recent Music Directors, Claudio Abbado and Sir Simon Rattle. For this concert, Dudamel has chosen a handful of musicians from that august orchestra to perform a program that explores nature in all its forms – from science to the environment to the very nature of humanity itself. Works by Schubert and Wagner, as well as a new work by Princeton University faculty composer Steven Mackey, paint a broad musical portrait of the physical world and beyond that is perhaps most elegantly encompassed by a quotation from their contemporary, poet Heinrich Heine: “When words leave off, music begins.”  The musicians from the Berlin Philharmonic will be joined by fellows from KonstKnekt, the Berlin Philharmonic’s training academy.

Luiz Filíp Coelho, Violin+
Walter Küssner, Viola+
Øyvind Gimse, Cello*
Ulrich Wolff, Bass+
Magnus Mihm, Flute*
Christoph Hartmann, Oboe+
Ingeborg Moe, Clarinet*
Bryndis Tórsdóttir, Bassoon*
Tone Langsrud, French horn*

+Member of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
*Member of Konstknekt

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Exploring “Art & Nature”
Panel discussion including 
Nobel Prizewinning physicist Kip Thorne *65 following the concert, moderated by Gustavo Dudamel

RICHARD WAGNER Fantasia in F-sharp Minor, WWV 22
RICHARD WAGNER Prelude and Liebestod from “Tristan and Isolde”
STEVEN MACKEY Measuring, a new work written for the occasion
FRANZ SCHUBERT Fantasy in C Major, D. 760  “Wanderer”


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