Violin Concerto and Symphonie fantastique take you into the dream world of emotions —

Ioana Cristina Goicea (Photo: Zuzanna Specjal)

Reichernbach/Greiz. Dream. Escape from reality. I’m sure you’ve often had this wish in the last few months. The Vogtland Philharmonie takes up this topic at the end of the 2021/22 symphony concert season. On Wednesday, May 18th, in the Neuberinhaus Reichenbach and on Friday, May 20th, in the Vogtlandhalle Greiz at 7.30 p.m., it will illuminate with powerful sound what the dream world has to evoke in emotions. Tickets and subscriptions are available from the Tourist Info Reichenbach (03765-3259240) or in the Vogtlandhalle (03661-62880). At 6.30 p.m., visitors will learn more about the concert in a concert introduction. Chief Conductor Dorian Keilhack is in charge.

The violinist Ioana Cristina Goicea, who is sponsored by the German Music Council and the GVL, was the first prizewinner of the German Music Competition in 2018 and is presenting Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35. The work was composed, so to speak, in musical exile when Korngold fled the war in Europe at the end of the 1930s . During its duration, he refused to compose classical music and instead wrote film music, for which he even received two Oscars. A few of his best melodies for the Hollywood dream factory later flowed into his violin concerto.

The second work of the evening is the fantastic symphony by Hector Berlioz. It is one of the most important works of the 19th century. After consuming opium, an artist falls into a terrible dream: he has killed his girlfriend and is now going to be executed. At the end he experiences a Sabbath night with ghosts, witches and other monsters. This music still sets standards today.

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