Concert of the Austrian Alban Berg Ensemble Vienna
In 1971, Alban Berg`s widow Helene Berg allowed the young musicians Günter Pichler, Klaus Mätzl, Hatto Beyerle and Valentin Erben to use the name „Alban Berg Quartet“ – the rest is history. 45 years later, the Alban Berg foundation decided to support again a young formation: The Hugo Wolf Quartet, pianist Ariane Haering, flutist Silvia Careddu and clarinetist Alexander Neubauer, both members of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, have joined together to form the Alban Berg Ensemble. A new story begins with the debut of the Alban Berg Ensemble at Musikverein. Only the basic idea has remained the same: to preserve the fire of the Viennese school, to carry it forward into the present and to keep alive itself and the public through an active contemporaneity. St. Petersburg Philharmonic Society is Russia`s oldest musical-social organization, founded in March 1802. As an impetus for the founding of the society was the message about the performance of the oratorio “The Creation” by Haydn in Vienna in 1801 in favor of the Vienna Society of widows and orphans of musicians. In its 115 years of existence, the society managed to organize more than 200 concerts and to bring to the audience many works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, symphonies and chamber works by Weber, Berlioz, List, Wagner, Glinka and many other important composers. For the past 26 years, the company has performed more than 600 symphonic, choral and chamber music concerts, including works by more than 100 Russian and foreign composers, and has performed a number of music cycles and festivals. Currently, the company has more than 550 active members and 40 honorary members.
29th October 2018
SMALL HALL (GLINKA ROOM) OF THE SAINT PETERSBURGER ACADEMIC PHILHARMONY D.D. SCHOSTAKOWITSCH
SAINT PETERSBURG, NEWSKIJ PROSPEKT 30
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