The World in Rhythm

After exploring the nineteenth-century European salon and the musical worlds of the Renaissance, Thomas Hengelbrock finally breaks all boundaries in presenting works from New Zealand, Europe and North, Central, and South America. He not only brings his Balthasar Neumann Orchestra along with him, but other ensembles as well – such as the Cuban-European Youth Academy. You can look forward to a concert you will never forget, since everything is unusual, new and exciting: the musicians, the program, and last but not least the visual projections that will accompany the performance.


The world in rhythm

John Psathas
Orbital for percussion quartet and orchestra

György Ligeti
Lux aeterna for a cappella choir

Heitor Villa-Lobos
Symphonic poem

William Levi Dawson
The Bond of Africa from Negro Folk Symphony

William Grant Still
Poem for Orchestra

Jenny Peña Campo
Cuban Suite

and other works


José Antonio Mendez Padrón Conductor
Jakob Pilgram Choir Director
Cuban-European Youth Academy
Repercussion Percussion Ensemble
Stefan Walke Videos

Cooperation and partnership

Patrons of the Concert: Klaus Nussbaum and Gabriela Schätzle