BEETHOVEN – 250

11/07/2020 19:00

Tartu St John's church

BEETHOVEN – 250
May 27, 2020
KANNEL-BAROQUE
May 27, 2020

Wiener Kammersymphonie (Austria)
Beethoven, arrangements of Beethoven

The Wiener Kammersymphonie (WKS, Vienna Chamber Symphony) is an ensemble composed of highly talented musicians performing in Vienna. The group brings to its’ audiences a vast musical repertoire from classics to 19th century to contemporary compositions, often performing works by (unjustly) forgotten and overlooked composers – bringing out the very best of the ensemble members. The WKS usually performs as a string quintet. The ensemble was founded in March 2006 in the “Year of Mozart” and made its outstandingly successful debut with a series of concerts in Spain that met with both public and critical acclaim describing the group as the best performers of a long season entirely dedicated to Mozart.Following this experience the WKS realised a series of projects dedicated to the musical contempories of Mozart. In 2008 they performed at the Umbria Music Festival with a “crossover project” fusing the pure Viennese classic style with that of hip-hop dance. This was followed by performances at the prestigious Vienna Musikverein and led to invitations to play at numerous international festivals including the Ankara Festival in April 2009 and many Italian theatres like the Teatro N. Piccinni in Bari, Ravello Festival, Alba Music Festival and Side Music Festival in Turkey. Subsequently, the WKS has performed in South America (Brazil, Argentina and Colombia) and Istanbul. And of course in Europe – Spain, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, England, Poland…
The WKS performs as a string quintet following similar musical and artistic components of the chamber orchestra, with a “symphonical” concept. For example an unique version of the Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony in an arrangement for string quintet. At Glasperlenspiel will be performed Coriolan Overture, Symphony No 7, and, incredible as it may sound, even string arrangement of Sonata Pathétique.