Trust, flexibility and radiant joy in music-making - this is how Marie Jacquot characterises her relationship with the Wiener Symphoniker. As Principal Guest Conductor in the 2023-24 season, she will lead programmes of rarely performed repertoire from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
At the Musikverein in September, poetic works by Olivier Messiaen and Lili Boulanger are on the programme, as well as Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy's symphonic cantata Lobgesang with the Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde. An appreciation of human enlightenment.
Two Konzerthaus evenings in January will juxtapose Ravel's Valses nobles et sentimentales and Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra (soloists: Arthur Jussen and Lucas Jussen) with works by a contemporary of Rimsky Korsakov and a Vienna-born child prodigy, respectively: Anatoly Liadov - whose fairy-tale painting Volshebnoye ozero (The Enchanted Lake) infuses dazzling colours in the orchestra - and Erich Wolfgang Korngold, who was only 15 when his Sinfonietta for large orchestra was premiered.
On the following Austrian tour, Marie Jacquot and the Wiener Symphoniker will once again delve into Liadov's and Korngold's scores and interpret Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto. The conductor will also take over the traditional Advent concert in Vienna's St. Stephen's Cathedral, where the brass will come to the fore. A reminiscence of Jacquot's musical beginnings with the trombone and her first encounter with the orchestra in 2020 at a living room concert during the Corona pandemic.