Widmann – Mozart – Rihm – Mozart
Stefan Dohr, solo horn of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, is horn-playing nobility, and we hear him perform two very different concertos in the same concert. In the first half we hear Mozart’s Third Horn Concerto, the most frequently heard of the composer’s four horn concertos. Like the others, it was written for Mozart’s good friend Joseph Leutgeb. We can be sure of hearing an authentic version of Wolfgang Rihm’s Horn Concerto, as it was composed especially for Stefan Dohr; it is now receiving its first Finnish performance. The concert ends with Mozart’s Symphony No. 29, the best-known of his earlier symphonies. The orchestra is conducted by its principal conductor, Dima Slobodeniouk.
During the 2017–18 concert season, small ensembles from the Lahti Conservatory will perform in the Forest Hall before the evening concerts. These ‘Preludes in the Forest Hall’ performances start half an hour before the main concerts begin. The instrumental combinations and programmes will vary from one performance to the next. Free admission.