'Mendelssohn & Friends' - Autumn 2024

Cooperation project between Les Essences and WBYO


On the occasion of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's 215th birthday, Anton Bruckner's 200th birthday and Arnold Schönberg's 150th birthday in 2024, up to 13 musicians from Les Essences (LE) and 12 musicians from the WBYO come together and cooperate in the following transnational project: 


Rehearsals and concerts as a unifying ensemble with the following program:


Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Octet Op. 22 for four violins, two violas and two cellos

(Arr. for chamber orchestra D. Sulejmani, world premiere of the work in the

version with chamber orchestra)


Concerto for violin and piano in D minor (1823)

Solo: Önder Baloglu & Desar Sulejmani


Arnold Schoenberg

Suite in the old style in G major (1934)


Anton Brucker

Orchestral movement from the String Quartet Op.

More information to come.


The following concerts have been scheduled:


Date Activity City   
13.10.2024  Arrival of the participants Tirana (AL)  
14.-17.10.2024 Master classes and
orchestra rehearsals
Tirana, University of Arts   
18.10.2024 Concert  Shkodra (AL), Migjeni Theater   
19.10.2024 Concert Tirana (AL), University of Arts  
20.10.2024 Concert  Podgorica (MNE), Montenegro Music Centre  
22.10.2024 Concert Sarajevo (BIH), National Theatre  
23.10.2024 Concert Belgrade (SRB), Kolarac Hall  
25.10.2024 Concert Skopje (NMK), North Macedonian Philharmony   
26.10.2024 Concert Prishtina (RKS), Red Hall  
29.10.2024 Concert Gladbeck (D), Matthias-Jakobs Stadthalle  
02.11.2024 Concert Königswinter (D), KWHotspot  
03.11.2024 Concert Duisburg (D), Mercatorhalle  
06.11.2024 Concert Essen (D), Reformationskirche Essen-Rüttenscheid   
07.11.2024 Concert Kaiserslautern (D), Fruchthalle