Kremerata Baltica Performs Two Concerts at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg with the Music by Mieczysław Weinberg
Kremerata Baltica and Gidon Kremer continue to celebrate the centenary year of the great Polish-Russian composer Mieczysław Weinberg – this time at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. We performed two concerts at one of the most outstanding concert halls in Europe with the program focused on the music of Mieczysław Weinberg.
During our first concert on October 22 we performed Weinberg’s Symphony No. 10 lead by Gidon Kremer. On the second half of the concert our artist in residence Georgijs Osokins had his Elbphilharmonie debut – joining forces with our friend and incredible trumpet player Sergei Nakariakov they performed Schostakovich’s Concerto for Piano and Trumpet and Leonid Desyatnikov’s music from the movie “Target”.
For our second concert, which we performed on October 29 at the Kleiner Saal of Elbphilharmonie Hamburg we prepared our special project “Chronicle of Current Events” with the soloists Gidon Kremer, Vida Mikneviciute and Georgijs Osokins. The project is based on the music of Mieczysław Weinberg which is accompanied by the silent visuals created by director Artem Firsanov. During the first half of the concert, Gidon Kremer and Madara Pētersone performed Weinberg’s Sonata for Two Violins and the bass Aleksei Mochalov joined Kremerata Baltica to present Schostakovich’s “Anti-Formalist Rayok”.
We are proud to be one of the pioneers of Weinberg’s music. We are happy to see that this great composer and his creations are becoming increasingly common in the programs of big concert halls and his name is recognized all over the world today!