Gregor A. Mayrhofer

16.04. – 04.17.2023

Staatsorchester Braunschweig

8th symphony concert // cycle nature

16th of April 2023, 11 am
17th of April 2023, 8 pm

Works by Mayrhofer, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Debussy

Gregor A. Mayrhofer, direction
Braunschweig State Orchestra

Cycle nature

Gregor A. Mayrhofer
Insect Concerto for solo violin and orchestra

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
The Hebrides, op. 26

Claude Debussy
La Mer, three symphonic sketches for orchestra

The focus is on two contemporary compositions, each with its own unique perspective on nature, as well as a classic of nature tone paintings, one of the best-known examples of musical impressionism. In 2019, composer and conductor Gregor A. Mayrhofer wrote his »Insect Concerto«, the first piece that brings singing insects and classical musicians together in the concert hall. With the interaction of insects and humans, Mayrhofer points out the important role that insects play in our ecosystems. Insects, which account for about three quarters of the biomass on our planet, are at the beginning of the food chain as food for birds and pollinators for plants. Animals and humans feed on these in turn.

Musical direction: Gregor A. Mayrhofer
Braunschweig State Orchestra