He once predicted that milkmen would whistle his tunes. Sadly, there are no milk deliveries any more, but a live global stream from Vienna would pretty much meet the composer’s expectations. It’s conducted tomorrow by Zubin Mehta and marks the 15th anniversary of the Arnold Schoenberg Centre, founded after his archives were shamefully thrown onto the street in 1997 by the University of Southern California.
Here’s what you need to know about tomorrow’s broadcast:
Saturday, March 16th at 19:30 CEST: Schönberg Fest with Zubin Mehta live webcast from Vienna on www.sonostream.tv
The Schönberg Fest in March celebrates 15 years of the Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna, which opened its doors for the first time in March 1998. The concert also celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Ensemble Wiener Collage.
This gala concert will take place on Saturday March 16th at 19:30 CEST and includes the highlight of the Schönberg Fest: a concert with Maestros Zubin Mehta and René Staar conducting members of the Vienna Philharmonic and the Ensemble Wiener Collage. This special program includes the famous Chamber Symphony op. 9 by Arnold Schönberg as well as new works by Stankovski, Sánchez-Chiong, Deutsch, Wysocki, and Staar, many of which are world premieres. Maestro Zubin Mehta is conducting this concert in recognition of his first public concert in Vienna (Brahms-Saal, Musikverein) as a student of Hans Swarowski in 1958 with the same Schoenberg piece.
Arnold Schönberg Kammersymphonie für fünfzehn Soloinstrumente op. 9
Alexander Stankovski Spiegel-Maske-Gesicht für Kammerensemble
Jorge Sánchez-Chiong Three studies für Klarinette solo
Bernd Richard Deutsch Variationen für Klarinette, Akkordeon, Violine, Viola und Kontrabass
Zdzisław Wysocki Etüde 7 op. 54 Nr. 7; Etüde 102 op. 69 Nr. 18 (World Premiere)
René Staar 8 Bagatellen auf den Namen György Ligeti op. 14/3a Nr. 1 und 8