John Storgårds conducts Bruckner’s Sixth and a world premiere

John Storgårds conducts Bruckner’s Sixth and a world premiere

Berliner Philharmoniker
John Storgårds

Matthew McDonald

  • Carl Nielsen
    Helios, overture, op. 17

  • Gerald Barry
    Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra, commissioned by the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation (premiere)

    Matthew McDonald double bass

  • Anton Bruckner
    Symphony No. 6 in A major

Anton Bruckner wrestled with self-doubt, frequently revising his symphonies – but not his Sixth. He called the unconventional work with the eerie Scherzo, not without seriousness, his “cheekiest”. It will be conducted by John Storgårds, who makes his debut with the orchestra. Before the symphony, Matthew McDonald, 1st principal bass of the Philharmoniker, presents a world premiere: Gerald Barry describes his concerto for double bass as a dreamlike scene.

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