Bundesjugendorchester (photo: Tom Wassenberg)

Kirill Petrenko conducts the German National Youth Orchestra

Working with the German National Youth Orchestra is something close to Kirill Petrenko’s heart, so on the occasion of the orchestra’s 50th anniversary, the chief conductor designate of the Berliner Philharmoniker couldn’t turn down the opportunity to join them for a jubilee concert. In addition to rousing compositions by Leonard Bernstein and Igor Stravinsky, the programme also includes a contemporary work: William Kraft’s First Timpani Concerto with the Philharmoniker’s principal timpanist Wieland Welzel as the soloist.

German National Youth Orchestra

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Wieland Welzel timpani

At the invitation of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Leonard Bernstein

West Side Story, Symphonic Dances

William Kraft

Concerto No. 1 for Timpani and Orchestra

Wieland Welzel timpani

Igor Stravinsky

Le Sacre du printemps

Dates and Tickets

Bundesjugendorchester (photo: Tom Wassenberg)

Kirill Petrenko (photo: Monika Rittershaus)