Ensemble Philharmonix, © Max Parovsky2

Across the Borders

Ensemble Philharmonix - The Vienna Berlin Music Club

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Monday, 1. August 2022
5:00 pm
75 min, without interval
CHF 100 | 70 | 45
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A refreshing mix of classical music (Mozart, Brahms & Dvořák), jazz, folk and pop

They turn the Allegretto of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 7th Symphony into a steamy gypsy jazz number and Richard Wagner’s opera drama “Tristan and Isolde” into a yearning tango. The seven boys of Philharmonix know no stylistic limits for their highly musical mix. Most of them play with the Vienna Philharmonic or the Berlin Philharmonic. This is why they call their septet “Vienna Berlin Music Club” which also includes pianist Christoph Traxler and violinist Sebastian Gürtler. Here, everyone brings their own music, which they rearrange, embellish with improvisations and spice up a bit. These can be classics by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms or Antonín Dvořák, and even an Australian folk song like “Waltzing Matilda” resounds in a completely new way. This virtuoso boy band also has its own compositions. So there will be plenty of fireworks on Swiss National Day.

Ensemble Philharmonix – The Vienna Berlin Music Club
Daniel Ottensamer, Clarinet
Noah Bendix-Balgley, Violin
Sebastian Gürtler, Violin
Thilo Fechner, Viola
Stephan Koncz, Cello
Ödön Rácz, Double Bass
Christoph Traxler, Piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Oriental Overture,
arr. Stephan Koncz
Antonín Dvořák
arr. Stephan Koncz
Sebastian Gürtler
(* 1970)
"Žute Dunje"
Stephan Koncz
(* 1984)
"Waltzing Matilda"
Johannes Brahms
Hungarian Dance,
arr. Stephan Koncz