Among the many beautiful projects that have been planned before and then sent out into the world only after a delay is this one: in 2020, Italian composer Luca Francesconi wrote a violin concerto for violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja.
A work for a daring artist who willingly engages in unusual playing techniques. Two years after her focus residency at the Alte Oper, which completely fell victim to the pandemic, the violinist returns to the Great Hall with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. And now she finally devotes herself to Francesconi's new contribution to the genre, with which the composer wants to "encourage the audience to stop thinking and follow instinct instead." New territory is followed by the familiar: Ludwig van Beethoven's rhythmically striking Seventh Symphony - the work of an equally daring artist - is on the program in the second part.