Symphonic Concert

Orchestre de Paris

De Cuba à Gershwin - Thomas Hengelbrock - Hakan Hardenberger - Stefano Bollani

Thomas HengelbrockThomas Hengelbrock © Florence Grandidier
Hakan HardenbergerHakan Hardenberger © Marco Borggreve
Stefano BollaniStefano Bollani © Valentina Cenni
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Wednesday, 5 June 2019 — 8:30pm
Thursday, 6 June 2019 — 8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Duration: about 1h50 with 1 intermission


  • William Levi Dawson
    Negro Folk Symphony (The Bond of Africa)
  • William Grant Still
    Poem for Orchestra
  • George Gershwin
    Rhapsody in Blue
  • Bernd Alois Zimmermann
    Nobody knows the trouble I see
    concerto pour trompette
  • Jenny Peña Campo
    Suite cubaine
    Mouvements 1 - 3 - 4


  • Orchestre de Paris
  • Thomas Hengelbrock, conducting
  • Hakan Hardenberger, trumpet
  • Stefano Bollani, piano
Two strong works from African-American composers, both as essential parts of the rich repertoire of the twentieth century as Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue. Zimmerman’s Concerto offers a sombre and painful counterpoint to the irresistible Cuban accents from Jenny Peña Campo.

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William Levi Dawson : Negro Folk Symphony, I. The Bond of Africa - American Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski (direction)
Bernd Alois Zimmermann : Concerto pour trompette « Nobody Knows the Trouble I See » - SWF Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden, , SWF Sinfonie Orchester Baden-Baden & Michael Gielen (trompette), Michael Gielen (direction)
George Gershwin : Rhapsody in Blue - Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Stefano Bollani (piano), Riccardo Chailly (direction)