ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien
© Lukas Beck
RSO Wien

07.10.2022 - 19:30
Helmut List Halle
Shiva Feshareki, Margareta Ferek-Petric, Olga Neuwirth, Luna Alcalay, RSO Wien

With Yalda Zamani at the helm of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (RSO Wien) in 2022, we have an artist who, in addition to conducting, stands out as a creator of experimental performances. The works for orchestra and soloists she is premiering at this concert come from the British-Iranian artist Shiva Feshareki, who also appears onstage as a turntable soloist, and the Croatian-Austrian composer and organizer Margareta Ferek-Petric, whose piano concerto is performed by Austrian-Romanian pianist Maria Radutu. In the other half of the concert, we pick up on a musikprotokoll tradition, presenting the Austrian premiere of a commissioned work by Olga Neuwirth: a double concerto for cello and percussion, featuring cellist Tanja Tetzlaff. And because the word “whodentity” challenges the concept of identity, our program also includes a piece entitled identifications. It was composed in 1970 and reworked in 1996 by composer who, in the 1970s, embodied the notorious 0.6 percent share of women in this profession practically by herself: Luna Alcalay, who was born in Zagreb in 1928 and died in Vienna in 2012. She comments posthumously on our theme of Whodentity through her identifications.

Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (RSO Wien)
Conductor: Yalda Zamani
Piano: Maria Radutu
Cello: Tanja Tetzlaff
Percussion: Hans-Kristian Kjos Sørensen

Turntables: Shiva Feshareki


The composition by Olga Neuwirth was commissioned by Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, and ORF musikprotokoll. The compositions by Shiva Feshareki is the Emil-Breisach-Composition comission by the ORF musikprotokoll. The composition by Margareta Ferek-Petrić was commissioned by ORF musikprotokoll and supported by SKE. Supported by Verwertungsgesellschaft Rundfunk (VGR).