Bernhard Gander’s new piano concerto “Scorching Scherzo” dedicated to Joonas Ahonen got its premiere at the ECLAT Festival in Stuttgart on February 3, 2023. The SWR Symphony Orchestra was conducted by Titus Engel. Commissioned by Südwestrundfunk and the ÖRF, the piece will get its second performance at the Musikprotokoll Festival in Graz on October 7 with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Broadcast of the world premiere performance in Stuttgart can be heard on SWR webpage.
Ahonen returns to SWR Symphony Orchestra for Ligeti’s Piano Concerto in Freiburg on March 30 2023.