As part of Andrés Orozco-Estrada's inaugural concert as the new chief conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra on October 10 an 11, Christiane Karg will interpret a selection from Erich Korngold's "Easy Songs” - rich in their orchestral variety of sound and richness of nuances despite the title suggesting simplicity - as well as Marietta's aria "Glück das mir verblieb" from his opera Die tote Stadt.
In addition to these Korngold compositions launched by the orchestra at the beginning of the 20th century, the programme is centered around "Ein Heldenleben", to be followed by other tone poems by Strauss over the course of the season. Furthermore, an especially commissioned "Fanfare" by the young Dutch composer Carlijn Metselaar will open this festive occasion.
On October 14 , 15 and 17, Christiane Karg can then be heard at the Wiener Musikverein alongside Benjamin Bruns and Florian Boesch in Haydn's The Creation once again conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada and his Wiener Symphoniker - their first common concerts at the Wiener Musikverein in Orozco-Estrada's new function as chief conductor of the orchestra.
Almost at the same time as the international release of her new solo album with the Harmonia Mundi label featuring songs by Gustav Mahler, Christiane Karg will eventually present this program also in a solo recital on October 22 in the Brahms- Saal of the Wiener Musikverein. On this very special occasion, Gerold Huber will be her congenial partner at the piano.