Nordwest Deutsche Philharmonic
The Nordwest Deutsche Philharmonic has over the course of the last 60 years fulfilled an active role within the concert life of northwestern Germany as important cultural ambassadors for the region, throughout Europe, and internationally. Under the musical direction of American conductor, Eugene Tzigane, the 68-piece orchestra will perform Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No 1 and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1. Performing Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 will be the highly acclaimed Israeli cellist, Amit Peled.

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- A renowned German orchestra, combined with a highly sought-after American conductor, and featuring an acclaimed cellist creates one night of unforgettable musicianship and artistry. Do not miss your chance to enjoy the Nordwest Deutsche Philharmonic at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, March 9 at 8 pm.

An integral part of concert life in northwestern Germany, the musicians of Nordwest Deutsche Philharmonic have served as cultural ambassadors for the region across and outside of Europe for 60 years. The high level of professionalism, captivating enthusiasm, and consummate technical skill of one of the North Rhine-Westphalia’s three regional state orchestras has brought a great deal of appreciation from famous conductors and high caliber soloists alike.

American conductor Eugene Tzigane, who has taken over since the orchestra’s 2010-2011 season, is quickly becoming a highly sought-after young artist.
Grand Prize-winner of the 8th International Fitelberg Competition (Katowice) along with many other prestigious awards, Tzigane has conducted extensively with many distinguished orchestras and participated in master classes with other outstanding conductors of this generation.

The program includes Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46, along with Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 107, and Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 by Brahms.

Cello soloist Amit Peled brings another facet of excitement to the evening with a “glowing tone, a seductive timbre, and an emotionally pointed approach to phrasing that makes you want to hear him again,” as described by the New York Times. This season alone, Peled will perform ten different concertos with orchestras around the world.