(photo: Heribert Schindler)

Organ

Isabelle Demers organ

Christophe Horák violin

Absolutely Beethoven

Max Reger

Fantasy and Fugue in D minor, op. 135b

Ludwig van Beethoven

Romance in G major, op. 40 (Version for Violin and Organ by Isabelle Demers)

Christophe Horák violin

Rachel Laurin

New Work for Organ Première

Ludwig van Beethoven

Romance in F major, op. 50 (Version for Violin and Organ by Isabelle Demers)

Christophe Horák violin

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, op. 67 (Version for Organ by Isabelle Demers)

Dates and Tickets

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Sun, 26 Apr 2020, 11:00

Philharmonie | Introduction: 10:15

Programme

You’ve probably never heard this before: Ludwig van Beethoven’s entire Fifth Symphony on the organ. But does Beethoven’s music even suit the “queen of the instruments”? Definitely, says Isabelle Demers, Canadian star organist. The beauty and orchestral splendour of sound of his scores can be demonstrated congenially on a large concert hall organ such as that in the Philharmonie Berlin. Last but not least, the concert is a wonderful addition to the Beethoven marathon taking place this weekend in the Chamber Music Hall.

Isabelle Demers, professor of organ at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, will be supported by Christophe Horák, second violinist in the Berliner Philharmoniker. Together they will play Beethoven’s Romances – arranged for violin and organ. With works by Max Reger and the premiere of a new composition by the Canadian composer Rachel Laurin, Isabelle Demers will also present herself as a soloist.

(photo: Heribert Schindler)

Isabelle Demers (photo: privat)