Season opening with Peter Eötvös and the SWR Symphonieorchester
In September Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Peter Eötvös gave the season opening concerts of the new SWR Symphonieorchester, performing Eötvös’ DoReMi Violin Concerto at the Liederhalle Stuttgart and at the Konzerthaus Freiburg.
The programme also includes Saariaho’s Cinq reflets with soprano Pia Freund and baritone Russell Braun, the Adagio from Mahler’s Symphony No.10 and Bartók’s The Miraculous Mandarin Suite.
Kopatchinskaja and Eötvös enjoy working together very regularly: they have performed DoReMi together with Berliner Philharmoniker and Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, and later this season they will perform it with the Gothenburg Symphony. Both artists also recorded Eötvös’ Violin Concerto, Seven, alongside Ligeti’s Violin Concerto and Bartók’s Violin Concerto No.2 for a Hungarian CD which was awarded Gramophone Record of the Year in 2013.