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International Regions Symphony Orchestra (IRO)

Making music at the highest level with overfloating enthusiasm in a multicultural formation - that´s IRO!

Retrospect

Last work periods, projects and achievements

2016

July 29th - August 7th, 2016

Program
Edouard Lalo: Cello Concerto in D minor
Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique op. 14

Conductor: Sebastian Tewinkel
Soloist: Maximilian Hornung

Recording of the concert in Sigmaringen on August 6th 2016

2014

July 7th - August 11th, 2014

Program
György Ligeti: atmosphères
Sergei Rachmaninow: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini op. 43
Richard Strauss: An Alpine Symphony op. 64

Soloist: Claire Huangci
Conductor: Sebastian Tewinkel

2013

August 14th - August 27th, 2013 Landesakademie Ochsenhausen

Program
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.

Program
"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.

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Concerts

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 1 in D major

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Clarinet Concerto in A major

date:
August 2nd 2018 Weikersheim
August 3rd 2018 Ehingen
August 4th 2018 Sigmaringen