Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic’s seminal concert ‘Live from the Berlin Philharmonie’ from January 2014 will be broadcast on Mezzo TV, the station of reference for classical music around the world. BYP’s Founding Conductor and Music Director, Kristjan Järvi, devised the programme of major works from composers of the Baltic Sea region, from J.S. Bach to Hugo Alfvén. Featuring classical music global stars pianist Valentina Lisitsa and violinist Julia Fischer, the electrifying concert received a rapturous reception: “The music boils and steams like lava, repeatedly heralding the big eruption, until everything ends in a huge burst of sound. The public loved it.” [Der Tagesspiegel]
The concert will be shown several times throughout May and, due to Mezzo’s substantial international network spanning seven time zones, will reach over 16 million households in 39 countries.
BYP’s Paris concert debut to be broadcast in September on Mezzo TV
The May transmission precedes that of a special Kristjan Järvi series of broadcasts in September, which will present key concerts and interviews by the conductor, renowned for his innovative concert programmes and exhilarating live concert experiences. Highlights of the series include the broadcast of BYP’s concert filmed at Paris’s Théâtre des Champs Elysées in March 2015, where the orchestra presented their renowned programme ‘Baltic Sea Voyage’. The original programme, which celebrates the rich musical landscape of the ten countries bordering the Baltic Sea, was met with substantial critical acclaim. Concert reviews heralded “the programme’s excellent and careful structuring, following hot with cold, energetic with sensual, violent with passionate.” [Bachtrack 4*]
Broadcast information of BYP’s Berlin concert on Mezzo TV:
6 May 2015 – 20:30
12 May 2015 – 13:28
16 May 2015 – 13:30
18 May 2015 – 11:00
28 May 2015 – 11:12
30 May 2015 – 14:50
BALTIC SEA YOUTH PHILHARMONIC: LIVE FROM THE BERLIN PHILHARMONIE
Conductor: Kristjan Järvi
Soloists: Valentina Lisitsa (piano), Julia Fischer (violin)
Richard Strauss Don Juan
Sergei Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Valentina Lisitsa, piano)
Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A-minor, BWV 1041, (Julia Fischer, violin)
Alexander Scriabin Le Poème de l’Extase
Richard Wagner The Ride of the Valkyries from The Valkyrie
Edvard Grieg Triumphal March from Sigurd Jorsalfar
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Dance of the Buffoons from The Snow Maiden
Hugo Alfvén Finale from the Ballet Suite The Prodigal Son
Recorded at the Berlin Philharmonie (Germany) on 22 January 2014.
Valentina Lisitsa appears courtesy of Decca Classics.
Julia Fischer appears courtesy of Unitel Classica.