May 27, 2016
It’s the third year of WDR Sinfonieorchester’s residency in Salzburg at the Großes Festspielhaus, and this year they return with works by Brahms, Beethoven, Sibelius and Stravinsky. Yefim Bronfman joins them to perform Beethoven’s second and third piano concertos.
Later in the summer, on 25 August, they perform Sibelius’ Fifth symphony at the Rheingau Festival in Wiesbaden, where they appear regularly. This is the third time they present a major piece by the Finnish composer in Wiesbaden, following an initial plan to play all his symphonies at the Rheingau Festival.
On 8 September, they make an appearance at the Grafenegg Festival, performing Bruckner’s Fifth symphony. This is Jukka-Pekka’s third visit to the festival, and his first with the WDR Sinfonieorchester.