Ping-pong and percussion meet Beethoven & Haydn
Percussionist and table tennis player on stage
"I'm more excited by pieces where you have to find instruments." Andy Akiho
J. HAYDN · Symphony No. 82, C major, “The Bear”
L. v. BEETHOVEN · Symphony No. 5, C minor, op. 67, “Destiny Symphony”
A. AKIHO · Concerto “Ricochet” · Ping-Pong concert · Austrian premiere
Joseph Haydn gave his 82nd Symphony the nickname “The Bear” because in the fourth movement you can hear the melody of a bear dance. Everyone around the world knows the first four notes of Beethoven's “Destiny Symphony”, often without knowing who composed it. His music inspires everyone. Percussion and ping-pong play a key role in the work of the American Andy Akiho. In addition to a wide variety of percussion instruments, this contemporary work also brings a table tennis table as an instrument to the stage and turns ping-pong players into percussionists.
Kiril Stoyanov Percussion
Lia Tang · Solo violin
Leo Hlawa & Christian Hlawa Ping pong players
Elisabeth Fuchs · Conductor
WED May 19, 2021 · 19: 30
Europa Hall Congress House, Salzburg
(originally December 9, 2020 or March 4, 2021 or May 18, 2021)
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Organizer · Tickets: Philharmonie Salzburg
Estimated end of concert approx. 21:00 p.m.
Concert without a break.
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