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Dresden Philharmonic

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The Dresden Philharmonic can look back on a 150-year-tradition as the orchestra of Saxony’s capital Dresden. Ever since 1870, when Dresden was provided with its first large concert hall, its symphony concerts have been an integral element of the city’s cultural life. The Dresden Philharmonic has remained a concert orchestra to this day, with regular excursions into concert performance and oratorio. Its homestead is the state-of-the-art concert hall inaugurated in April 2017 in the Kulturpalast building at the heart of the historic district. The principal conductor of the Dresden Philharmonic since 2011 is Michael Sanderling.

Starting with the 2019-20 season, Marek Janowski, who has already been principal conductor in Dresden from 2000-2004, will return as principal conductor and artistic director to the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra.

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He will, however,conduct the Dresden Philharmonic this season as well: in March, he will lead two short Italien operas (in concert version).

8 March 2019 | 7:30pm | Dresden | Kulturpalast
10 March 2019 | 6 pm | Dresden | Kulturpalast

Dresden Philharmonic
MDR Rundfunkchor
Melody Moore Soprano
Roxana Constantinescu Mezzo soprano
Elisabetta Fiorillo Alto
Brian Jagde Tenor
Khanyiso Gwenxane Tenor
Siemon Esper Tenor
Lester Lynch Baritone
Alexander Stavrakakis Bass
Marek Janowski conductor

Puccini: “Il tabarro” Opera in one movement (concert version)
Mascagni: „Cavalleria rusticana“ Opera in one movement (concert version)

The musical and stylistic bandwidth of the Dresden Philharmonic is great. On the one side, the orchestra has managed to preserve its very own “Dresden sound” in the romantic repertoire. And on the other, it has developed a tonal and stylistic flexibility for the music of the Baroque and First Viennese School as much as for modern works.

World premieres continue to play an important part in the programme to this day. Guest performances around the world attest to the high esteem enjoyed by the Dresden Philharmonic in the world of classical music.

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> Information about the concerts in March (in German)

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