Grafenegg Academy


1-8 JULY 2018



The new annually chosen Grafenegg Academy Orchestra is a new initiative of Campus Grafenegg and has been established especially for the two-week programme of the Grafenegg Academy. This year, the international personnel of the Orchestra with EUYO alumni at its heart met for the first time in Grafenegg under the direction of Campus Grafenegg Artistic Director Leon Botstein.

Sunday 1 July, 11:00

Programme 1. In the Wake of Catastrophe:
The Politics of Modernism, 1918–1945

Auditorium Grafenegg

Dennis Russell Davies Conductor

Thomas Hampson Soloist and speaker

Kurt Weill
Symphony No.2

Arnold Schönberg
Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte, op.41

Béla Bartók
Concerto for Orchestra


Sunday 1 July, 20:00

Programme 2. Chaos and Uncertainty:
The Music of Faith and Nostalgia

Wolkenturm Grafenegg

Leon Botstein Conductor

Ľuba Orgonášová Soprano
Elisabeth Kulman Alto
Bernarda Fink Alto
Christopher Maltman Baritone

Max Reger
Requiem op.144b

Richard Strauss
Die Tageszeiten (1928) op.76

Karol Szymanowski
Stabat Mater op.53


Sunday 8 July, 11:00

Programme 3. New Mores and Tastes:
The Reinvention of the Opera

Auditorium Grafenegg

Leon Botstein Conductor

Christiane Libor Soprano
Iris Vermillion Alto
Peter Lodahl Tenor
Christopher Maltman Baritone
Dietrich Henschel Baritone
and others

Ernst Krenek
Der Diktator

Paul Hindemith
Mörder, Hoffnung der Frauen
Sancta Susanna



Sunday 8 July, 20:00

Programme 4. The Conscience of the Artist

Wolkenturm Grafenegg

Neeme Järvi Conductor
Leon Botstein Conductor

Michael Nagy Baritone

Eduard Tubin
Symphony n.5

Othmar Schoeck
Lebendig begraben for Baritone and Orchestra op. 40 (1927)

Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony n. 5 in D minor op. 47 (1937)