Coro II

29 May 2017

Hamburg

Monday 20:00 / Elbphilharmonie

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Presented by:

HamburgMusik

PROGRAMME

LUCIANO BERIO: Call

GYÖRGY LIGETI: Lux Aeterna

CLAUDE VIVIER: Lonely Child

LUCIANO BERIO: Coro

  • Conductor Teodor Currentzis
  • Soprano Barbara Hannigan
  • Choir Music Aeterna Choir
ABOUT THIS CONCERT

On this tour, the MCO reconvenes with Artistic Partner Teodor Currentzis and his MusicAeterna Choir for further performances, in Hamburg and Saint-Denis, of two programmes performed on the Coro I tour earlier this year.

In the MCO’s second appearance this season at the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg’s newly inaugurated concert hall, Berio’s Coro is complemented by lesser-known 20th century masterpieces: Berio's Call, scored for two trumpets, one horn, one trombone and one bass tuba; György Ligeti's Lux Aeterna, performed by the MusicAeterna Choir; and Claude Vivier’s Lonely Child, featuring renowned soprano Barbara Hannigan. 

Coro is a piece that not only brings out the chamber music aspect of the MCO’s music making; it also breaks down the conventional idea of orchestra and choir as separate entities. Throughout Coro, different combinations of musicians and singers are featured as small groups. Furthermore, singers and musicians of the orchestra are distributed across the stage in an arrangement specifically set out by Berio in his score.

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CONCERTS THIS TOUR

30 May 2017 Saint-Denis

Tuesday 20:30pm / Basilique Cathédrale de Saint-Denis

Works by: Johann Sebastian Bach, Luciano Berio

With: Conductor Teodor Currentzis, Music Aeterna Choir

11 June 2017 Saint-Denis

Sunday 17:00pm / Legion d'Honneur

Works by: Franz Schubert, Efrain Oscher, Alfred Schnittke     

With: Musicians of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra