Last work periods, projects and achievements
August 14th - August 27th, 2013 Landesakademie Ochsenhausen
Sergej Prokofjew: Romeo and Juliet, Highlights from the suites op.64 a-c
Gregor Hübner: Klavierkonzert op.2 Nr.45 (premiere)
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, op. 37
Conductor: Christian Lorenz
Concerts: August 22nd Ochsenhausen, August 23rd Ludwigsburg, August 24th Ehingen and August 26th Stuttgart
2011 - anniversary tour with "African Tales"
In August 2011 IRO celebrated its 20th working phase. On the occasion of this jubilee, the orchestra went on tour in Germany with a program concept by Swiss-American composer and saxophonist Daniel Schnyder.
The highlight of the program was the African hero epic "SUNDIATA KEITA" for orchestra, a women's choir and four African soloists (Ballaké Sissoko, Kora, Abdoulaye Diabaté, Lansine Kouyaté, Djembé, Michael Wimberly, Percussion). The bass virtuos Peter Herbert and Daniel Schnyder played the saxophone. The evening was conducted by conductor Hermann Bäumer.
The work combines African music tradition and European concert tradition in an unprecedented way.
2010 - en route with Mahler
The 2010 program was dominated by Gustav Mahler.
"Blumine", Songs from "Des Knaben Wunderhorn", Symphony No. 4 in G-Major
Conductor: Ariel Zuckermann
Soprano: Ruth Ziesack
2009 - The IRO at the Vatican
On October 8, 2009, the IRO gave a concert under the motto "Youth against the War" at the Auditorium Conciliazione in the Vatican in the presence of Pope Benedict XVI. as well as spiritual and secular celebrities.
The evening was a reminder of the outbreak of the war 70 years ago. The theme was "Reconciliation and Peace in Europe, the World and the Church," according to the German Cardinal Walter Kasper, who was responsible for ecumenism in the Vatican. Under the direction of Jochem Hochstenbach, the IRO played works of various Jewish composers. In addition to the "Italian Symphony" by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, the "Adagietto" from the 5th Symphony by Gustav Mahler as well as two songs from "Des Knaben Wunderhorn" with the renowned soprano Michelle Breedt were performed.
Between the works, austrian actor Klaus Maria Brandauer read German literature from Goethe, Heinrich Heine to Paul Celan. The evening was broadcast live from the Vatican Radio.