Conductor Stephen Frucht
Soloist Wenzel Fuchs – solo clarinet of Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Mendelssohn – Hebrides Ouverture
Mozart – Clarinet concerto A major, KV 622
Beethoven – Symphony 7, A major, op. 92
Sophia Philharmonic, Stephan Frucht and Wenzel Fuchs perform classicist and early romanticism masterpieces
Splendid combination of some of Mozart, Mendelssohn and Beethoven’s finest pieces – that is the program Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra brings to Varna! And what a soloist – solo clarinetist of Berlin Philharmonic, member of all the wind chamber ensembles of this renowned orchestra, he appears throughout the world as a soloist with some of the best orchestras, professor at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, his native town – this is Wenzel Fuchs! He teams on stage with the conductor Stephan Frucht, whose achievements include Opus Klassik for best recording in 2020. He is a regular member of the jury panel at prestigious international music competitions and artistic director of Siemens Arts Program. The musical heart of the evening is Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto – full of emotional depth and mature beauty, the last piece the genuis competely finished. It is combined with Mendelssohn’s affection from the stunning beauty of Hebrides while travelling in Scotland – affection that he converted into a beautiful and admired by audiences ouverture and Beethoven’s magnificent Seventh Symphony that captured the hearts of music lovers from the first moment of its premiere conducted by Beethoven himself. A program with masterpieces!