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1st concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley invites listeners to relive his most memorable musical experiences since joining the orchestra in 2014. These concerts feature “repertoire that I love”, says the violinist, “or collaborations with wonderful conductors or soloists that stay in my memory very strongly”. In works both familiar and lesser-known, he offers a personal tour of his years in the orchestra so far.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor, op. 74 “Pathétique” Johannes Brahms Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in D minor, op. 15 Krystian Zimerman Piano Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 9 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 5 in A major, K. 219 Noah Bendix-Balgley violin and direction Richard Wagner Tristan und Isolde: Act 1 (concert performance) Eva-Maria Westbroek Soprano (Isolde) Stuart Skelton Tenor (Tristan) Sarah Connolly Mezzo-Soprano (Brangäne) Michael Nagy Bass-Baritone (Kurwenal) Stephen Milling Bass (König Marke) Roman Sadnik Tenor (Melot) Simon Stricker Baritone (Steersman) Thomas Ebenstein Tenor (Shepherd, Sailor) Rundfunkchor Berlin Simon Halsey Chorus Master Richard Strauss Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life), op. 40 Erich Wolfgang Korngold The Adventures of Robin Hood Richard Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus spoke Zarathustra), op. 30 John Adams The Gospel According to the Other Mary, A Passion Oratorio based on a Libretto compiled by Peter Sellars Kelley O’Connor Mezzo-Soprano (Mary) Tamara Mumford Mezzo-Soprano (Martha) Daniel Bubeck Countertenor Brian Cummings Countertenor Nathan Medley Countertenor Peter Hoare Tenor (Lazarus) Rundfunkchor Berlin Daniel Reuss Chorus Master Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 68 Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92