Monday, 29. June 2020
07:30 pm

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Kirill Petrenko

Jonas Kaufmann
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The series of Monday Concerts - and thus also the 2019/20 season - ends with an evening under the musical direction of Kirill Petrenko, with the Bayerisches Staatsorchester and its Orchestra Academy and Jonas Kaufmann as soloist. The General Music Director of the Bayerische Staatsoper conducts a programme of four works, which are either arranged for a chamber ensemble or, even as an adaptation of older pieces and styles, written specifically for a chamber orchestra.
Arnold Schönberg's Chamber Symphony is - in the composer's own words - a turning point in his creative work and at the same time a highlight of his first stylistic period; it will be performed by the Orchestra Academy of the Bayerisches Staatsorchester. In his neo-classical Pulcinella Ballet, Igor Stravinsky puts on the mask of the commedia dell'arte, which he sometimes laps mischievously with sharpened sounds; Schönberg has condensed the orchestration of Gustav Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen for a performance with chamber ensemble; and Richard Strauss revives the world of French classical music in his colorful music to Hugo von Hofmannsthal's arrangement of Molière's and Jean-Baptiste Lully's satirical ballet comedy Le bourgeois gentilhomme (The Bourgeois as a Nobleman), quoting not only the music of Lully but also composers of other eras, including Richard Wagner and, last but not least, himself.

Arnold Schönberg
Chamber Symphony No. 1 op. 9 for 15 Solo Instruments
     Langsam – Sehr rasch – Sehr langsam – Schwungvoll – Hauptzeitmaß

Orchesterakademie des Bayerischen Staatsorchesters

Igor Strawinsky
Suite from the Ballet Pulcinella for Orchestra
     1. Sinfonia (Ouvertüre)
     2. Serenata
     3. Scherzino. Allegro. Andantino
     4. Tarantella
     5. Toccata
     6. Gavotta con due Variazioni
     7. Vivo
     8. Minuetto. Finale

Gustav Mahler
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen Nr. 1 - 4
(arranged by Arnold Schönberg)
     1. Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht
     2. Ging heut' Morgen übers Feld
     3. Ich hab' ein glühend Messer
     4. Die zwei blauen Augen von meinem Schatz

Richard Strauss
Orchestersuite from Bürger als Edelmann byMolière Op.60
     1. Ouvertüre zum I. Aufzug (Jourdain - der Bürger)
     2. Menuett
     3. Der Fechtmeister
     4. Auftritt und Tanz der Schneider
     5. Das Menuett des Lully
     6. Courante
     7. Auftritt des Cleonte, nach Lully (Entry of Cléonte, after Lully)
     8. Vorspiel zum II. Aufzug (Intermezzo, Dorantes und Dorimene - Graf und Marquise)
     9. Das Diner, Tafelmusik und Tanz des Küchenjungen

Jonas Kaufmann, Tenor
Kirill Petrenko, Conductor

Bayerisches Staatsorchester


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Kirill Petrenko was born in Omsk in 1972 where he studied piano at the College of Music. At the age of eleven he gave his first public performance as a pianist with the Omsk Symphony Orchestra. In 1990 his family (his father a violinist and his mother a musicologist) relocated to Vorarlberg where his father worked as an orchestra musician and music teacher. Petrenko first continued his studies in Feldkirch before moving to Vienna to study conducting at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts. 

His first job after graduation took him directly to the Vienna Volksoper where he was hired by Nikolaus Bachler as Kapellmeister. From 1999 until 2002 Kirill Petrenko was General Music Director at the Meininger Theater. It was in 2001 in his role as conductor of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, in the production by Christine Mielitz and with scenery by Alfred Hrdlicka, that he first achieved international acclaim. In 2002 Kirill Petrenko became General Music Director of the Komische Oper Berlin where, until 2007, he was credited with a series of highly significant productions.

During his time in Meiningen and Berlin his international career also began to flourish. In 2000 Kirill Petrenko made his debut at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, in 2001 at the Vienna Staatsoper and the Dresden Semperoper, in 2003 at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Opéra National de Paris, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, the Bayerische Staatsoper, the New York Metropolitan Opera and in 2005 at the Oper Frankfurt. In Lyon, in collaboration with Peter Stein, he conducted all three Pushkin-inspired operas by Tchaikovsky (Mazeppa, Eugene Onegin and Pique Dame) from 2006 until 2008, which were also performed as a cycle in early 2010.

After moving on from the Komische Oper Berlin Kirill Petrenko worked as a freelance conductor. During this period his projects included conducting a new production of Leoš Janáček's Jenůfa (Production: Barbara Frey) at the Bayerische Staatsoper in 2009. In Frankfurt he conducted Pfitzner's Palestrina (Production: Harry Kupfer) and Puccini's Tosca (Production: Andreas Kriegenburg). In 2011 he worked on two new productions of Tristan and Isolde at the Opéra National de Lyon and at the Ruhrtriennale.

To date, the most important orchestras Kirill Petrenko has been invited to conduct include the Berlin Philharmonic, the Dresden Staatskapelle, the BR Symphony Orchestra, the Bayerische Staatsorchester, the WDR Cologne Symphony Orchestra, the Hamburg Philharmonic and the NDR Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, the Frankfurt Opern- und Museumsorchester, the Amsterdam Concertgebouworkest, the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome, the RAI National Symphony Orchestra in Turin and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Kirill Petrenko has also conducted concerts at the Bregenz and Salzburg Festivals. From 2013 to 2015 he swung his baton for the new production of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen during the Bayreuth Festival.

Since September 2013 Kirill Petrenko has been General Music Director at the Bayerische Staatsoper. He has held this position until the end of the 2019/20 season. Since 2013, he has taken to the rostrum for premieres of Die Frau ohne SchattenLa clemenza di TitoDie SoldatenLucia di Lammermoor, Lulu, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Lady Macbeth of the Mtsenk District and Tannhäuser as well as the world premiere of Miroslav Srnka’s South Pole and a revival of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen among other works. In June 2015, Kirill Petrenko was named future Chief Conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, starting this position in autumn 2019.

In the current season at the Bayerische Staatsoper Kirill Petrenko led an new production of Verdi's Otello  and Strauss' Salome. Furthermore, Kirill Petrenko conducts revivals of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Fidelio, and Parsifal as well as two Academy Concerts with the Bayerische Staatsorchester.

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