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Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra & Olga Scheps, piano


Divertimento in B flat major, K. 137
Piano Concerto No. 1
String Sextet from Capriccio, Op. 85 (arr. for string orchestra)
Serenade for Strings, Op. 48


Matthias Foremny
Olga Scheps

Following a triumphant Paris debut in 1949 as the first German orchestra to perform post-war, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra has remained in consistent demand all over the world. Tonight it is led by Chief Conductor Matthias Foremny and joined by Sony Award-winning artist Olga Scheps for a performance of Chopin’s deeply expressive Piano Concerto No. 1.

In January 2014, Olga Scheps released her second Chopin album with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra; the first earned her a prestigious ECHO Klassik Award – Germany’s highest musical accolade.

The orchestra ends the night with Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, a charming and dream-like piece often used in ballets and films, recognized as one of the late Romantic era’s definitive compositions.

Part of the Zurich International Orchestra Series 2014-15

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