Idyllic Christmas





Saturday, December 26, 2015, 16:00

Ernst Reuter Hall

Eichborndamm 219-235 in Rathaus Reinickendorf, 13437 Berlin



Philharmonic Orchestra Lower Silesian Jelenia Gora (Hirschberg)

Chikara Imamura - Conductor

Davide Alogna - Violin

Maxim Novikov - Viola



  • R. Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
  • WA Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in Es-Dur, K. 364
  • FR. SCHUBERT:. Symphony No. 5 in B-dur, D. 485



"As I woke up, my ear caught a sound, always full of it swelled, no longer in the dream I could imagine me, sounded music, and what music!"

(Cosima Wagner)

With Wagner connect most large feature-length stage works with a huge orchestral apparatus. That he did not understand less effective to compose for a smaller cast, is the impressive nature the Siegfried Idyll. Wagner wrote it on the occasion of the birth of his son Siegfried nes. It premiered Christmas 1870 Birthday of his wife Cosima in the house of the family Wagner instead. The composition is based on material from the finale of his not yet listed at the time the opera "Siegfried".

Chikara Imamura, who heads the Christmas concert, was born in 1954 in Osaka, Japan. He graduated from a diverse musical education and is a regular guest conductor of the State Opera of Warsaw. He has all of renowned th European and Japanese orchestras, including the Berliner Philharmoniker. The violinist Davide Alogna concerted te at more than 1,000 events around the world and has been honored with numerous awards. He is a lecturer at the Music Academy in Reggio Calabria in Italy and at the renowned Institut Supérieur thr Musique at the Pedagogie in Brussels and regularly gives master classes in Italy and around the world. Maxim Novikov was born in Moscow. He began his first lessons at the age of 6 years. He later moved to the viola class at the Academy of Music of the Moscow Conservatoire Staatliche. In his studies, his talent as brilliant in tes an outstanding interpreter of classical and of modern compositions. He led the premieres of many modern compositions.