The German Bundesjugendzupforchester – The Youth Mandolin Orchestra of Germany – had it’s third meeting in August 2021. The Bundesjugenzupforchester was founded in 2019 by three young mandolin players from Germany: Laura Engelmann, Charlotte Kaiser und Clara Weise
The orchestra is composed of the best young mandolin, mandola and guitar players in Germany. The orchestra is conduced by Lisa Hummel. After several days of hard work the orchestra played two concerts, the second concert was also streamed live at youtube and is available as a video on the youtube channel of the Bundesjugendzupforchester:
In the youtube channel you can as well find videos of the performances of the first two years.
The Program – Das Konzertprogramm 2021
The program of this year was dedicated to female composers, with the exception of the mandolin concerto by Daigo Marumoto. I have taken some screenshots from the performance video to illustrate my post.
Maria Anna Martinez (1744 – 1812) Continuo: Sophie Schlaubitz Sinfonie in C-Dur 1. Allegro con spirito 2. Andante ma non troppo 3. Allegro spirituoso
Kerstin Draken was awarded a special prize – the invitation to the Bundesjugendzupforchester and the performance of the mandolin concerto by Daigo Marumoto – for the best performance at the 2021 competition Jugend musiziert.
Clara Schumann (1819 – 1886) Bearbeitung: Lisa Hummel Drei Fugen über Themen von J. S. Bach 1. Fuge Es – Dur 2. Fuge E – Dur 3. Fuge g – Moll
Miwa Naito (* 1964) Okinawa – Suite Tagelied Matsuri Lullaby for Momo
Louise Farrenc (1804 – 1875) Bearbeitung: Christopher Grafschmidt Symphonie Nr. 1 op. 32 Andante sostenuto – Allegro
On April 7, 2019 I was at a concert of the SWR Sinfonie Orchester in Freiburg. The program was composed of works by Frank Zappa. It began with three pieces from the Yellow Shark project. In 1992 Frank Zappa worked together with the Ensemble Moderne to produce a concert with his works played by a classical orchestra.
The mandolin player in Freiburg was Denise Wambsgans.
The world premiere of Yellow Shark took place at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt on Sept. 17, 1992. The recording of this concert is now available at youtube.
Video – The Yellow Shark 1992
The mandolin player in 1992 was Detlef Tewes. I have made some screenshots from the video showing Detlef Tewes with his mandolin and with Frank Zappa. Jürgen Ruck played guitar and banjo. This concert is really enjoyable and has some great moments, especially in the second part of the concert.
The German mandolin player Anna Torge has studied modern and historical mandolin at the music university Köln/Wuppertal with Prof. Marga Wilden-Hüsgen. Anna Torge has played two mandolin concertos in a concert of the Haydn-Festival in Brühl. This concert has been recorded by the WDR radio station and is available for streaming for a limited time.
Joseph Haydn Sinfonie d-Moll, Hob I:34
Johann Andreas Kauchlitz Konzert D-Dur für Mandoline und Streicher
Joseph Haydn Sinfonie d-Moll “Lamentatione”, Hob I:26 / Ouvertüre D-Dur zur Oper “Acide e Galatea”, Hob Ia:5
Giovanni Hoffmann Konzert D-Dur für Mandoline, Streicher, 2 Oboen und 2 Hörner
Joseph Haydn Sinfonie f-moll “La Passione”, Hob I:49
Anna Torge, Mandoline; Concerto Köln, Violine und Leitung: Markus Hoffmann
Recording from Aug. 27th 2018 Schloss Augustusburg, Brühl
The concert is available for streaming until Nov. 17 2018 on the WDR website and also on Soundcloud.