The orchestra of the State Theatre on Gartnerplatz is one of Munich’s most important orchestras. In line with the mission of the Gartnerplatz Theatre to present musical theatre in all its diversity, the orchestra’s repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary compositions and, with opera, operetta, musical and ballet, covers all the genres of musical theatre. The orchestra, which is made up of 77 musicians and which was raised to the ranking of an A-class orchestra in 2003, also makes regular appearances in concerts and in concert performances of stage works. In 2006, 2008 and 2012, the orchestra was host to the ‘Gartnerplatz Open Air’ concert series. In addition, the musicians of the orchestra have, since 2000, organised a chamber music series which has moved to Munich’s City Museum whilst the main building is being refurbished. The orchestra has also made guest appearances in Germany and abroad.
Johannes Klumpp ranks among the most promising exponents of the current generation of young German conductors. He was a scholarship holder of the German Music Council’s conductors’ development program, and graduated to its highest level. A second prize in the 2007 Besancon conducting competition brought him into the international spotlight, and in the German conservatoire competition “in memoriam Herbert von Karajan”. In 2008, he won not only the first prize but also the special award. In 2011 he was a prize winner in the German Conducting Competition. Supported by the German music council as “maestro of tomorrow”, Johannes Klumpp doubtlessly belongs to the most promising emerging talents of today.
PROGRAM (subject to change)
Symphony No. 1 E-flat Major, KV 16 Mozart
Sinfonietta No. 1 in A Major Bach
Symphony No. 17 in G Major, KV 129 Mozart
Songs Without Words
Andante con moto (Op. 19 No. 1)
Agitato con fuoco (Op. 30 No. 4)
Allegretto tranquillo ‘Venetian Gondola Song’ (Op. 30 No. 6)
Allegretto con moto (Op. 85 No. 6)
Moderato (Op. 67 No. 5)
Allegretto non troppo ‘Lullaby’ (Op. 67 No. 6)
Allegro di molto (Op. 30 No. 2) Mendelssohn
Symphony No. 44 in E Minor, ‘Mourning’ Haydn