The Staatskapelle Weimar Orchestra of Germany
DIRECT FROM WEIMAR, GERMANY
KIRILL KARABITS, GENERAL MUSIC DIRECTOR AND PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR
The Lied Center is honored to host The Staatskapelle Weimar on its first tour of North America. Founded in 1491, it is one of the oldest, most illustrious orchestras in the world. In 1756, Duchess Anna Amalia made the orchestra the primary musical institution of the city of Weimar. There are many famous names in classical music history that have been associated with the orchestra, including Johan Hummel, Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss and many others.
Richard Wagner Overture The Flying Dutchman
Richard Wagner Wesendonck – Songs featuring Catherine Foster, soprano
Richard Strauss Don Juan, Op. 20
Richard Strauss Death & Transfiguration, Op. 24