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Along The Danube: Strauss, Schubert, Brahms And Bartók

Musically Speaking

Orpheum Theatre

Event Details
  • 12 Oct 2019

    Saturday 8:00 pm

    Orpheum Theatre


Approx. 90 Minute Performance


  • Brahms
    Hungarian Dances
  • Bartók
    Violin Concerto No. 2
  • Schubert
    Rosamunde Ballet Excerpts
  • R. Strauss
    Der Rosenkavalier Suite
“...an authentic lesson of sensitivity.”— Bachtrack on Braunstein

Welcome to Musically Speaking where we present classical concerts with a twist: Video screens either side of the stage give fascinating close-ups of the musicians. The conductor invites you into the music with commentary and insights from the stage. World-class guest artists perform classical favourites and introduce you to new pieces that may just become your next favourite.

Along the Danube mixes irresistible Hungarian folk music with grand storytelling. Guy Braunstein brings his intimate sound to Hungarian composer Béla Bartók’s rich second Violin Concerto. Globe-trotting Viennese conductor Sascha Goetzel leads the VSO in charming musical tales from the Vienna Woods, featuring Richard Strauss and Franz Schubert.

Please join us after the concert for a post-concert Q&A with the guest artists.

This concert is part of the 2019-2020 Musically Speaking series and is also playing in Surrey on October 11, 2019.



Violinist Guy Braunstein was born in Tel Aviv and studied under the guidance of Chaim Taub, Glenn Dicterow and Pinchas Zuckerman. He was the youngest person ever to be appointed concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2000, and his chamber music collaborations have included projects with Issac Stern, András Schiff, Zubin Mehta, Maurizio Pollini, Yefim Bronfman, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle, Mitsuko Uchida and Angelika Kirschlager to name a few.



Viennese conductor Sascha Goetzel has crafted a dynamic global reputation as both a music director and guest conductor, appearing as a guest conductor all over the world with the NHK Symphony, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Dresden Philharmonic at the Abu Dhabi Music Festival, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Große Orchester Graz at the Stefaniensaal Graz, National Orchestra of Belgium, Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra and many more. Goetzel has worked with acclaimed soloists including Vadim Repin, Daniel Hope, Yuja Wang, Hillary Hahn, and Branford Marsalis.


Guy Braunstein plays Saint-Saëns



  • 12 Oct 2019

    Saturday 8:00 pm

    Orpheum Theatre


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