Photo: Susanne Diesner
Opening the season in their Metropolregion Karl-Heinz Steffens and the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz present a lively series of music entitled Modern Times for the Metropolregion Summer Festival, presenting concerts in Ludwigshafen, Mannheim, Heidelberg and for the first time in Weinheim. The first concert – Modern Times 1 – is an anthem to London, bringing together works by British composers with Ralph Vaughan Williams’ London Symphony and Benjamin Britten’s Violin Concerto played by Ray Chen. Other highlights include Britten’s Four Sea Interludes and Les Illuminations with tenor Ian Bostridge, Stravinsky’s Histoire du Soldat with actor-narrator Cornelia Froboess, and Berio’s Sinfonia for 8 singers and strings, a work rarely heard in the concert hall.
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