Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts

Wednesday at 7:00 PM

If you can't fly to Germany for the music festival season, we'll bring it to you!

Concert Hour features live recordings of the world's music stars performing in Germany's palaces, churches and concert halls, conveying the full immediacy and festivity of these renowned musical events.

Hosted and produced by Rick Fulker, Concert Hour explores festivals like the Bach Festival in Leipzig, the Richard Wagner Festival in Bayreuth and the Beethoven Festival in Bonn. We also pay a visit to Germany's big, regional festivals, such as the statewide Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in the North, MDR Summer Music in the East and the Rheingau Festival in the center of the country.

The concerts are recorded live by Deutsche Welle and its sister broadcasters in the ARD -- Germany's public broadcasting network.

Aug  1    
PAER: Overture to the opera Leonora ossia L’Amor conjugale
BOISSELOT: Velleda, Cantata for Voice and Orchestra
BERLIOZ: Marguerite’s Romance from La damnation de Faust
CHERUBINI: Neris’s aria Ah! Nos Peines Seront Communes, from the opera Medee
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 8 in F
Aug  8    
MUSSORGSKY: Pictures of an Exhibition. Orchestral Suite
RIMSKI-KORSAKOV: Sheherazade, suite for Orchestra
BARBER: Adagio for Strings
GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue in B for Piano and Jazz Band or Orchestra
Aug 15    
COLEMAN: Drenched
HANDEL: Suite No. 2 in D
PRITSKER: Water Possessed Afresh
GLASS: Violin Concerto No. 2; Aguas da Amazonia
Aug 22    
HAYDN: Fantasy in C; Sonata No. 56 in D; Capriccio in G
RIES: The Dream in E-Flat
BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 13 in E-Flat; Fantasy in B; Sonata No. 14 in c-sharp
Aug 29    
MOZART: Overture in D
LYATOSHINSKY: On the Banks of the Vistula, Symphonic Poem
SEHIN: Galician Fantasy for Accordion Orchestra and Orchestra
HIPPE: New Work for Accordion Orchestra
BEETHOVEN: Concerto in c for Piano, Violin, Cello and Orchestra