Photo: Norrköping Symphony Orchestra (Mats Bäcker)

This week Karl-Heinz Steffens steps in for Edo de Waart with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra in a programme comprising Richard Strauss’ Wind Serenade and Metamorphosen and Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll.  The concert is being recorded on Friday 12th March for streaming on Antwerp Symphony Orchestra platforms as well as for television broadcasting on the TV channel Podium 19 and their digital platform VRT NU.  Details can be found at

Last week Steffens was reunited with the Norrkӧping Symphony Orchestra for a 20th century programme comprising Franz Schreker’s Chamber Symphony and Stravinsky’s Piano Concerto, in which he was joined by soloist Roland Pӧntinen. The concert will be free to view online for 30 days from 13th March:

He can also be heard on MDR Kultur on 14 March 2021 at 19.30 conducting the MDR Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Schoenberg’s 2nd Chamber Symphony as well as the Brahms Violin Concerto with soloist Antje Weithaas: