One of Germany's most distinguished orchestras, the Bamberg Symphony, appears at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17, at the new Bob Hope Performing Arts Center, in Alumni Hall at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.
The program will include Dvorak's "Carnival" Overture and "New World" Symphony and Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1, with soloist Heinrich Schiff performing on his 1698 Stradivarius cello.
Founded 45 years ago by refugee musicians from Prague, the orchestra will be conducted by Christoph Eschenbach. Under his baton, the Bamberg Symphony has just released a series of recordings of the musicof Robert Schumann, on the Virgin classics label.