Philharmonia Orchestra / Johan Dalene / Ryan Bancroft

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Johan Dalene
Johan Dalene © Mats Bäcker
Ryan Bancroft
Ryan Bancroft © Benjamin Ealovega

Bold panache from the north of Europe

In this concert, the excellent Philharmonia Orchestra from London takes its audience on a trip to Scandinavia. It is led by the Swedish-Norwegian violinist Johan Dalene – one of today’s top young violin stars. Unfortunately, Esa-Pekka Salonen, who was originally scheduled to conduct the concert, is unable to do so due to illness. He will be replaced by the young American star conductor Ryan Bancroft, who recently made his debut at the Elbphilharmonie. Instead of the Leonore Overture No. 2, the concert will open with No. 3. Tickets retain their validity. Ticket purchasers and subscribers will be notified of the change by email.

Dalene gives his special support to the music of North European composers such as Carl Nielsen. Nielsen belongs to the standard repertoire in his native Denmark and in the English-speaking world, but he is still too rarely heard in Germany. His Violin Concerto, Op. 33, with its bold panache is as much of a hit today as it was at the 1912 premiere.

Finnish composer Jean Sibelius took his inspiration from the world of the Scandinavian myths, preserved in ancient runes, and not published as a collection till the mid-19th century. The national hero Lemminkäinen, for example, a kind of Finnish Siegfried, inspired his suite of the same name. First performed in 1896, it is now one of the composer’s most popular works. The concert opens with Beethoven’s »Leonore« Overture; this was intended as a prelude to the composer’s sole opera, originally entitled »Leonore« before it achieved worldwide fame as »Fidelio«. Different versions of the opera gave rise to several overtures, which have remained in the repertoire as concert pieces.


Philharmonia Orchestra

Johan Dalene violin

conductor Ryan Bancroft


Ludwig van Beethoven
Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72a

Carl Nielsen
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 33


Johann Sebastian Bach
Gavotte / aus: Partita für Violine solo Nr. 3 E-Dur BWV 1006

– Interval –

Jean Sibelius
Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22


Johannes Brahms
Ungarischer Tanz Nr. 21 e-Moll

Pre-Concert Talk

with Verena Mogl (in German)

19:00 / Elbphilharmonie, Großer Saal

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The concert will be broadcast live in the Elbphilharmonie Mediatheque.

Promoter: HamburgMusik

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