Ping-pong and percussion meet Beethoven, Mozart & Haydn
Percussionist Georgi Varbanov 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”
WA MOZART · Overture "Abduction from the Seraglio" goes percussion
A. AKIHO · Concerto “Ricochet” · Ping-Pong concert · Austrian premiere
L. v. BEETHOVEN · Symphony No. 5, C minor, op. 67, “Destiny Symphony”
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 “Fate Symphony”, often without knowing who composed it. His music inspires everyone. Percussion and ping-pong play an important role in the work of the American Andy Akiho. In addition to various percussion instruments, this contemporary work also brings a table tennis table as an instrument to the Mozarteum stage and turns the ping-pong players into percussionists.
Georgi Varbanov Percussion
Lia Tang · Solo violin
Kento Waltl & Leo Hlawa Ping pong players
Elisabeth Fox · Conductor
Wed9 December 2020 · 19: 30
Great Hall Mozarteum, Salzburg
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Organizer · Maps: Philharmonic Salzburg
Estimated end of concert approx. 21:35 p.m.
Concert with a break.
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