At the beginning of October, the WCO, led by its principal conductor, made four appearances at the “Niedersächsische Musiktage” Music Festival. Together with the soloists of this concerts – Veronika Eberle (violin) and Nils Mönkemeyer (viola) – they performed works of Mozart and Dvořák. The concerts sparked a unanimously positive echo everywhere, not only with the audience but also with the critics. The live recording of one of the performances will be broadcasted 7th of December 2014 at 11am on Radio NDR Kultur.
For the first time in its over 50 year history, the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn performed “Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta” by Béla Bartók. This masterpiece was combined with two brilliant creations of the First Viennese School: Mozart’s Piano Concerto K. 595 (with soloist Sebastian Knauer) and the “Jupiter”-Symphony. The reviewer from the “Heilbronner Stimme” hailed the evening as a “glorious moment of the Classic Modernism”. The “Augsburger Allgemeine” spoke of the same program performance in the second WCO subscription series in Ulm likewise with the highest of praises: “With a crystalline temperament, the orchestra, inspired by its omnipresent conductor, steered Mozart’s last symphony to concertante Olympus. How… Gazarian incorporated the pulsating fugato of the “Allegro molto” into the well-awakened overall sound is a mastery of dynamic arrangement.” Read more from the reviews in the link „Press“.