The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra continues its collaboration with musicians from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra as it welcomes two more principals from its ranks: Principal Horn Stefan Dohr and Wolfram Christ, long-time legendary Principal Viola, who is now a distinguished conductor. The two musicians will meet on stage with musicians from the orchestra to present a concert series titled Starlight 2.
Dohr is one of the world’s greatest French horn soloists, proclaimed by the New York Chronicle as the “king of his instrument”. He will perform Richard Strauss’ Horn concerto no. 1, one of the most demanding concertos for this instrument. Fellow musician Christ is praised for his exhilarating and sensitive interpretations, and has worked with orchestras on five continents becoming highly regarded as a conductor epitomising sincerity and musical integrity.
Taking place in Limassol on November 24 and in Nicosia on November 25, the Starlight 2 concerts will open with excerpts from Felix Mendelssohn’s breathtakingly beautiful incidental music to Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream and will close with his Symphony no. 4, bursting forth with joie de vivre, energy and warmth, inspired by the composer’s visit in Italy.
Cyprus Symphony Orchestra concert with two musicians from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. November 24. Pattihio Municipal Theatre, Limassol. November 25. Strovolos Municipal Theare, Nicosia. 8.30pm. €17-35. www.cyso.org.cy