Genius and Faith
Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
Alexey Shor: Crystal Palace Suite
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 5
A concert combining a symphony by one the most important German composers of the 19th century with a ballet by one of the most renowned composers of our time. Carmen Giannattasio is the soloist in Alexey Shor's Suite Crystal Palace, based on the historic figure of Anna Ionnanovna. When the overture was performed during the 40th Gramophone Classical Music Awards Ceremony in London, it was the first time ever that a contemporary composition was included in the festivity. With his Symphony No. 5, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, baptized in the Lutheran faith, wanted to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Augsburg Confession, one of the most important documents of Protestant Christianity. Composed in 1830, it was not premiered until 1868 as both an example of Mendelssohn's symphonic genius and an expression of his faith.
Dress code: Smart Casual
Doors open: 7:00pm
Event starts: 8:00pm