Coro I

March


April 2017

New and old, innovation and tradition, choir and orchestra: Coro I, conducted by Artistic Partner Teodor Currentzis, is a study of contrasts. This tour, which marks the first collaboration between the MCO and Teodor Currentzis’ MusicAeterna Choir, features concerts in Ferrara, Munich and Cologne – all cities in which the MCO regularly performs. In Ferrara and Cologne, a selection of Bach motets is set against Berio’s Coro; in Munich, Coro is complemented by two lesser-known 20th century masterpieces by Iannis Xenakis and Claude Vivier.

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. 

Due to organisational reasons, Iannis Xenakis' Nuits has been replaced by Luciano Berio's Call and György Ligeti's Lux Aeterna in the concert on the 1st of April 2017 in Munich. 

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CONCERTS THIS TOUR

30 March 2017 Ferrara

Thursday 20:30pm / Teatro Comunale

Works by: Johann Sebastian Bach, Luciano Berio

With: Conductor Teodor Currentzis, MusicAeterna Choir

01 April 2017 Munich

Saturday 19:00pm / Prinzregententheater

Works by: Luciano Berio, György Ligeti, Claude Vivier 

With: Conductor Teodor Currentzis, Soprano Sophia Burgos, MusicAeterna Choir


02 April 2017 Cologne

Sunday 20:00pm / Kölner Philharmonie

Works by: Johann Sebastian Bach, Luciano Berio

With: Conductor Teodor Currentzis, MusicAeterna Choir