International Mendelssohn Festival

Hensel / Poulenc / Bernstein

This concert has already taken place! 11 | 29 | 42 | 55
This concert has already taken place! 11 | 29 | 42 | 55
Hubert Rutkowski
Hubert Rutkowski © Raimar von Wienskowski
Asya Fateyeva
Asya Fateyeva © Neda Navaee
Jean-Louis Capezzali
Jean-Louis Capezzali

A dream finish

In festive mood and with a large body of musicians, the International Mendelssohn Festival ends with a programme dedicated entirely to the composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein and the philosopher Voltaire: »Let dreamers dream what worlds they please; / Those Edens can’t be found. / The sweetest flowers, the fairest trees / Are grown in solid ground.« The closing concert begins with one of the last and greatest works by Fanny Hensel, the Piano Trio in D minor of 1847. An idea of the International Mendelssohn Festival to place Fanny Hensel’s music in ever new contexts.


Patrick Gallois flute

Jean-Louis Capezzali oboe

Michel Lethiec clarinet

Christian Kunert bassoon

Asya Fateyeva saxophone

Szabolcs Zempléni french horn

Mark Gothóni violin

Matthias Lingenfelder violin

Hartmut Rohde viola

Niklas Schmidt violoncello

Jens Bomhardt double bass

Stepan Simonian piano

Hubert Rutkowski piano


Fanny Hensel
Klaviertrio d-Moll op. 11

Francis Poulenc
Chansons villageoises FP 117 / Arrangement: Jean-Pierre Caens
Sextett für Bläserquintett und Klavier FP 100

– Interval –

Leonard Bernstein
Ouvertüre zu »Candide« / Bearbeitung für Bläserquintett

Kazimierz Machala
American Folk Suite für Bläserquintett

Arvo Pärt

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sinfonie g-Moll KV 550 / Bearbeitung für Streich- und Bläserquintett: David Walter

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International Mendelssohn Festival

Promoter: International Mendelssohn Festival c/o Niklas Schmidt

During your visit

Elbphilharmonie Plaza

A public viewing platform on the 8th floor of the Elbphilharmonie

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Food and Drink

Before the concert and in the interval

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