The Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock starts its new concert season in a passionate and legendary way, once again in the industrial charm of Halle 207.

Star percussionist Alexei Gerassimez has been invited as a soloist, whose phenomenal percussion power and virtuosity will give the old walls a special vibe. The exceptional percussionist has brought along the Concerto Leviathan by New Zealander John Psathas, which was created for the Beethoven project Pastorale, an initiative by UN Climate Change and BTHVN2020 in the year of Beethoven's 250th birthday to address climate and environmental change. Alexei Gerassimez himself premiered this concerto at the Berlin Philharmonie in 2021.

After the interval, the orchestra, under the direction of chief conductor Marcus Bosch, embarks on a 70-minute symphonic journey through Richard Wagner's tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen, which the American conductor Lorin Maazel created from Wagner's musical text. With the most important leitmotifs and without sung words, the result is an independent orchestral opus that also brings Bayreuth Festival flair to the concert stage.
September 15 to 17, 2024