Markus Stenz in the US in April 2018
The first of Markus Stenz’s two remaining season programmes with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will bring together Beethoven’s First Symphony and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances. In addition to principal guest conductor Stenz, violinist Arabella Steinbacher joins the ensemble as soloist in Korngold’s Violin Concerto. Concerts are 8 p.m. April 6 and 3 p.m. April 8 at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and 8 p.m. April 7 at Strathmore.
The last programme includes two titans of the classical repertoire. Beethoven’s Triple Concerto features three soloists, including two BSO leaders, Concertmaster Jonathan Carney and Principal Cello Dariusz Skoraczewski. The piano part will be played by Ryo Yanagitani. Mahler said that, “A symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything.” The massive orchestral forces of the “Titan", Mahler's First Symphony, can be experienced in this series of concerts. Concerts are 8 p.m. April 19 at Strathmore and 8 p.m. April 20 and 21 at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.
In between these two series of concerts with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Markus Stenz joins the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra for two concerts. On the programme are Wagner’s beautiful chamber work Siegfried Idyll, Liszt’s glittering Piano Concerto No. 1 and the soaring Symphony No. 2 by Schumann. Soloist will be the Canadian pianist Louis Lortie. Concerts are 8 p.m. April 13 and 14 at the Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis.