Evening Concert

“Eight Bridges Festival” from Cologne on tonight’s “Evening Concert”


Tonight at 7:00 on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 we go to Cologne for music from the “Eight Bridges” Festival. You’ll hear Wagner’s “Overture to Parsifal and Ride of the Valkyires, plus music of Bernd Zimmermann such as the Overture to his opera “The Soldiers”. 

Thursday February 21: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF 18-08)

Eight Bridges Festival

Gürzenich Orchestra, Cologne (1,2,3,4,8)          

West German Radio Symphony Orchestra (5,6) 
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (7)               

Choir of the Bach Association Cologne (7) 
Conductor: Francois-Xavier Roth (1,2,3,4,8)     

Emilio Pomarico, conductor (5,6) 
Michael Wendeberg, conductor (7)                   

Tabea Zimmermann, viola (2) 

Georg Nigl, baritone (7)
(1) Wagner: Overture to The Mastersingers of Nuremberg 
(2) York Höller (b. 1944, Germany): Viola concerto (world premiere) 
(3) Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries from "The Valkyrie"             

(4) Wagner: Overture to "Parsifal"
(5) Zimmermann: Die Soldaten (The Soldiers): Overture 

(6) Zimmermann: Symphony in one movement
(7) Bach: Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen (I will gladly bear the cross, excerpt), BWV 56
(8) Zimmermann: Music for King Ubu's Suppers