Das Bild zeigt einen Mann mit einer Gitarre.
Daniló Kunze | Photo: Alexandra Münch

Plucked night thoughts

‘Symphonic Dialogue’ with world premiere and two soloists on concert guitars

The Weimar Music University is inviting audiences to Weimar and Erfurt for a delightful concert experience. Under the title ‘Symphonic Dialogue’, a student chamber orchestra under the direction of Johannes Daniel Schneider will perform two concerts on Saturday, 18 May at 7:30 p.m. in the Schießhaus Weimar and on Whit Sunday, 19 May at 5:00 p.m. in the Kaufmannskirche in Erfurt.

The programme includes works by Joseph Haydn and Joaquin Rodrigo as well as a world premiere. Tickets for Weimar are available for 8 euros, concessions 5 euros, from the Weimar Tourist Information Centre and at the box office. Tickets for Erfurt are available at the box office in the Kaufmannskirche.  

The main work on the programme is Joseph Haydn's last symphony No. 104 in D major Hob. I:104, as well as Joaquin Rodrigo's ‘Concierto Madrigal’ for two guitars and orchestra, which is based on a madrigal from the 16th century. The two soloists Panagiotis Tzortzis and Daniló Kunze from Prof. Ricardo Gallén's guitar class in Weimar promise an artistic, virtuoso and dialogue-based performance of the ten dance movements.

A world première will also set the tone: guitarist Daniló Kunze has composed the piece ‘Night Thoughts’, which has its roots in late Romanticism, especially for this concert project. 

Daniló Kunze studied at the Music High School Schloss Belvedere with Prof Thomas Müller-Pering and since 2022 in the class of Prof Ricardo Gallén at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar. Last year, he also began studying music theory in Weimar. 

Panagiotis Tzortzis is currently studying for his concert exam with Prof Ricardo Gallén at the Music university in Weimar. He previously received his training in Greece and at the Mozarteum Salzburg in the class of Prof Eliot Fisk. Both guitarists have won numerous national and international competitions and have been playing chamber music together in various formations since 2020.

[15 May 2024]