Orchestra Jakobsplatz Munich, directed by Daniel Grossmann, makes its New York debut at Symphony Space on Monday October 21, 2013. The concert features music by Mendelssohn, Klein, Mahler, and Schulhoff.
LBI is proud to be a cultural sponsor of this concert. Unfortunately, the ticket giveaway is now closed.
Founded by conductor Daniel Grossmann in 2005, the orchestra takes its name from the Jakobsplatz Jewish Cultural Center in Munich, and is dedicated to fostering the presence and resurgence of Jewish culture in Europe, specifically in Germany. The orchestra’s performances, which focus on the works of Jewish composers, allow audiences to discover rarely-heard works in the context of the music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Musicians from more than twenty countries make Orchestra Jakobsplatz a truly international ensemble which draws perspectives from all over the globe. More information about Orchestra Jakobsplatz is at Orchester-Jakobsplatz.org.
The performance on October 21 features saxophone soloist Daniel Gauthier performing Erwin Schulhoff’s Hot Sonata (arranged for saxophone and chamber orchestra by Harry White). Daniel Gauthier, a native of Quebec, is Professor of Saxophone at the Hochschule for Musik in Cologne and is a two time winner of the prestigious Echo Klassik award. Also on the program is Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No. 12, Gideon Klein’s Partita for Strings, and Mahler’s Adagio from Symphony No. 10.
A pre-concert talk with conductor Daniel Grossmann, led by Symphony Space Artistic Director Laura Kaminsky and New York University’s Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of Music, Michael Beckerman begins at 7:15pm and is free to ticket-holders.
Mendelssohn: String Symphony No. 12 g-minor (1823)
Erwin Schulhoff: Hot Sonata (1930)
– arranged for saxophone and chamber orchestra by Harry White, 2002
Gideon Klein: Partita for Strings (1944)
Mahler: Adagio from Symphony No. 10
– arranged for chamber orchestra by Daniel Grossmann, 2012