Antje Weithaas starts her 2016/2017 season with an anniversary concert at the Nikolaisaal in Potsdam (2 September 2016, 7:30pm) to celebrate the 15th birthday of the Kammerakademie Potsdam. Other musical congratulators will be Maximilian Hornung (violoncello) and Avi Avital (mandolin).
Founded in 2001, the Kammerakademie Potsdam (KAP) is the resident orchestra of Potsdam’s Nikolaisaal as well as the leading chamber orchestra in the state of Brandenburg. In 2015, the orchestra was awarded the ECHO Klassik prize in the “Ensemble/Orchestra of the Year” category for its recording of Franz Schubert’s Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4. Together with Antonello Manacorda, the orchestra’s conductor, KAP has made a name for itself with high artistic quality, stylistic interpretation, diverse programming and refreshing musicality.
Programme of the anniversary concert:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Ouverture to the opera „Così fan tutte“ K. 588
Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A minor (arranged for mandolin)
Jacques Ibert: Concerto for Violoncello and winds
Pablo de Sarasate: „Carmen-Phantasy“ for Violin and Orchestra op. 25
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 3 in A minor op. 56 “Scottish”