March 21, 2022, 8:00 p.m.
Richard Strauss was an avid mountain hiker. As a 15-year-old he got lost on one of his mountain adventures in the Bavarian Alps and experienced an impressive thunderstorm up close – the next day he was already fantasizing about it on the piano. His Alpine Symphony, which he wrote in 100 days, contains everything that fascinates mountaineers: waterfalls, pastures with cows, dangerous glaciers, marmots, thunderstorms and of course: the glorious arrival on the summit.
In cooperation with the BUND Kassel, the musicians of the Staatsorchester Kassel will engage concert goers with information about the effects of climate change on the Alps before the concert and during the break.
Robert Schumann Ouvertüre, Scherzo und Finale E-Dur op. 52
Richard Strauss Eine Alpensinfonie op. 64
Mario Hartmuth, Dirigent