LUCIANO BERIO: Call
GYÖRGY LIGETI: Lux Aeterna
CLAUDE VIVIER: Lonely Child
LUCIANO BERIO: Coro
- Conductor Teodor Currentzis
- Soprano Sophia Burgos
- Choir Music Aeterna Choir
ABOUT THIS CONCERT
As a result of irreconcilable scheduling difficulties Barbara Hannigan will be unable to perform in this concert. We are grateful that Puertorican-American soprano Sophia Burgos, who previously performed Vivier's Lonely Child with us in Munich, has agreed to appear at such short notice.
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.