For this concert, Vienna Philharmonic Principal Trombonist Dietmar Küblböck brings the popular Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra by Launy Grøndahl. The rich arrangement and outstanding presentation is definitely something to look forward to.
And choosing two composers with completely different styles, rising conducting star Tung-Chieh Chuang presents the fantasical Oberon Overture by Carl Maria von Weber and the lively Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber by Paul Hindemith.
The romantic polish found in the overture from von Weber’s last opera Oberon can be considered as the herald of 19th century Romanticism. Weber is known for his skills to tell stories with music; and in his overture, he introduced the characters and story the audiences will meet and see later in the opera with different sections of music. Hindemith rearranged and integrated three of Weber’s piano four-hand pieces and excerpts from the opera Turandot into a modernized symphonic composition, showing a rare glimpse of the composer’s humorous side.
C. Nielsen: Maskarade Overture
Launy Grøndahl: Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra
C. M. von Weber: Oberon Overture
P. Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber