Philharmonie Grand Auditorium
The “cross-border” concert, conducted by German conductor Roland Kluttig, begins with Mozart’s famous Symphony No. 31, nicknamed “Parisienne”, the fruit of his stay in the French capital at the age of 22, then to Belgium with the Troisième suite d’orchestre by composer Joseph Jongen, born in 1873 in Liège and died in Sart-lez-Spa in 1953.
And a place for contemporary creation with the work silent blue for 2 percussionists and chamber orchestra, a commissioned work by Luxembourg composer Claude Lenners, giving particular importance to the timbre. In 1933, the Princess de Polignac (Winnaretta Singer, the sewing machine heiress) commissioned Symphonie N° 2 from Kurt Weill, who completed its first movement in Berlin before fleeing to Paris in March. Bruno Walter, who conducted the first one at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, wanted to call it “Fantaisie Symphonique”
Symphonie N° 31 D-Dur KV 297 («Pariser Symphonie»)
Troisième suite d’orchestre
silent blue for 2 percussionists and chamber orchestra (world premiere)
Symphonie N° 2
free entry for children under 12