Håkan Hardenberger and the European Union Youth Orchestra

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HK Gruber’s Trumpet Concerto «Aerial» features the contemporary Austrian conductor’s typical love of surprises. Håkan Hardenbergeris soloist on trumpet and cow horn, as he was at the work’s premiere in 1999. The second part of the concert is a Romantic panorama. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the intoxicating «Symphonie fantastique» by Berlioz.

Program and cast

Instrumentation


European Union Youth Orchestra
Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet
Marin Alsop, conductor


Programme


AARON COPLAND
«Fanfare for the Common Man»


JOAN TOWER
«Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman»


HK GRUBER
«Aerial» Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra


IGOR STRAWINSKI
Suite from the ballet «Der Feuervogel» (version 1919)

Grafenegg Festival, Austria

The Grafenegg Music Festival is a new major international Austrian festival for classical music close to Vienna. The annual festival takes place on the grounds of Grafenegg Castle. Two major venues have been built for the festival in the park of the castle: The open-air stage Wolkenturm (capacity 1,730, opened 2007) as well as the new concert hall Auditorium (capacity 1,372, opened 2008).

The artistic director is pianist Rudolf Buchbinder. The festival's program consists of symphonic and chamber music as well as recitals. International guest orchestras are performing as well as the Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra, which serves as orchestra in residence. The first festival started on August, 23rd, 2007 and lasted until September, 9th, 2007.

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