Clemens Unterreiner, baritone
Conductor: Jader Bignamini
Gioachino Rossini: Overture from the opera William Tell Gustav Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer) for voice and orchestra George Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody A major op. 11 No. 1 Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 G major op. 88
The most renowned orchestra in the Land of Carinthia, the KSO, and their chief conductor Alexander Soddy have blazed new trails. After last season’s great success, the church opera Jesu Hochzeit, the KSO, conducted by Jader Bignamini, will take the audience on a musical trip through Switzerland, Austria, Romanie and Czechia: Rossini’s popular William Tell overture, describing the idyllic Swiss mountains which the dashing march of freedom descends upon, will be the opener of the evening. Clemens Unterreiner, the versatile baritone from Vienna State Opera, will sing Gustav Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer, “invoking” the beautiful world which contrasts all the more with the artist’s grief of love. The first Romanian Rhapsody by George Enescu, in which the then twenty-year old composer used motifs from Romanian folk music and transformed them into elegant orchestral music in rhapsodic style, was much acclaimed. The highlight of the evening will be Antonin Dvořák’s 8th Symphony.