The Big Goodbye / Part III

20 August 2022

Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja is not only known for her extraordinary musical skills but also for the trailblazing staged projects, in which she does not shy away from current world issues. 

In Les Adieux, a project of Patricia with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, she focuses on climate change and the rapid deterioration of our planet. How much time have we got left on Earth? When will our natural resources be used up? When will natural disasters, rising sea levels and new illnesses bring us to our knees?

The Between the Bars team met up with Patricia whilst touring through Hamburg. 

Les Adieux stands for many goodbyes. Goodbye to the environment, animal and plant species, and nature, ... according to Patricia, the final goodbye we'll have to say is one to ourselves. Listen to the last episode of this mini-series to discover the groundbreaking violinist's opinions on our situation and perspectives.

Enjoy listening to the latest episode of the MCO's podcast, Between The Bars, on your favourite streaming service.


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'Les Adieux' is generously supported by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media through "NEUSTART KULTUR", with the kind support of Rudolf Augstein Foundation.


photo: Julia Wesely