between realities

10 April 2023

Berlin

Monday 17:00 / Radialsystem

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Presented by: Radialsystem and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra

PROGRAMME
  • C. IVES The Unanswered Question
  • F. MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY Suite from A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • N. MUHLY Violin Concerto Shrink (German premiere)

  • Pekka Kuusisto violin
  • Afanasy Chupin concertmaster
  • Henrik Oppermann 3D sound specialist
ABOUT THIS CONCERT

An immersive concert experience situated between analogue and virtual space makes up the Mahler Chamber Orchestra’s concert project “Between Realities” on Easter Monday. Together with violinist Pekka Kuusisto and sound specialist Henrik Oppermann/Schallgeber, the orchestra explores space and sound at the interface of different levels of reality, raising questions concerning the “realism” of performance as well as dreams, imagination and fantasy. A particular focus lies on Mendelssohn Bartholdy's suite from “A Midsummer Night's Dream”, which the Mahler Chamber Orchestra performs not only live but also for the first time in a virtual reality performance.

Over the course of a long concert night, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra presents works by composers including Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Charles Ives and Nico Muhly. The analogue concerts are complemented by the VR installations “Future Presence I, II & III”, which invite audiences to draw closer to the music of Mozart, Ives and Mendelssohn Bartholdy than ever before: with the aid of VR glasses and headsets, audience members can freely move around (or through/over/under) the ensemble, thereby expanding and rediscovering the process of listening.


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CONCERTS THIS TOUR

12 April 2023 Bari

Wednesday 20:30pm / Teatro Petruzzelli

C. IVES / F. MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY / L. v. BEETHOVEN

Pekka Kuusisto violin / Afanasy Chupin concertmaster

13 April 2023 Reggio Emilia

Thursday 20:30pm / Teatro Valli

C. IVES / F. MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY / L. v. BEETHOVEN

Pekka Kuusisto violin / Afanasy Chupin concertmaster